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How do I configure the dip switch for the Dell™ PowerVault™ 100T DDS4 tape drive to work with a Novell® operating system? - Technical Tip - 146656


Instructions for How to configure the dip switch on the Dell™ PowerVault™ 100T DDS4 tape drive to work with a Novell® operating system.

Solution

Novell 4.11 or 4.2

There are two possible ways to configure the PowerVault 100T to work with Novell 4.11 or 4.2, depending on which tape driver you use.

Configuration 1

If you are using the existing Novell TAPEDAI.DSK driver or a version of the NWTAPE.CDM driver created before 11/3/99, you must change the Operating-System Configuration Dip switches so that switches 5 and 8 (OS1 and OS4) are OFF. This is different from their default settings (all switches ON).

Configuration 2

If you use the latest Novell NWTAPE.CDM driver (available to download and install from http://support.novell.com), the Operating-System Configuration Dip switches should be left in their default positions (all switches ON).

If you’d like to update the driver, follow these instructions:

  1. Browse to Dell Support.
    Click the link for Downloads.
  2. Search for the latest version of the Novell NWTAPE.CDM driver under ALL for your system.

    NOTE: For more information about searching for and downloading files from Dell, click the Help link.

  3. Download the updated version of the driver.
  4. From the administrator workstation, place the new NWTAPE.CDM driver in the same directory as the TAPEDAI.DSK driver (usually found in the system directory).
  5. Edit any .ncf files, such as autoexec.ncf, which call the TAPEDAI.DSK driver and replace calls to TAPEDAI.DSK with NWTAPE.CDM.

NOTE: To use NWTAPE.CDM the SCSI controller driver must be a .HAM file and not a .DSK file.

Novell 5.x

There are two possible ways to configure the Power Vault 100T to work with Novell 5.x, depending on which tape driver you use.

Configuration 1:

If you are still using the original Novell NWTAPE.CDM driver or any version created before 11/3/99, you must change the Operating-System Configuration Dip switches so that switches 5 and 8 (OS1 and OS4) are OFF. This is different from their default settings (all switches ON).

Configuration 2:

If you use the latest Novell NWTAPE.CDM driver (available at http://support.novell.com), the Operating-System Configuration Dip switches can be left in their default positions (all switches ON).

If you’d like to update the driver, follow these instructions:

  1. Browse to Dell Support.
  2. Click the link for Downloads.
  3. Search for the latest version of the Novell NWTAPE.CDM driver under ALL for your system.

    NOTE: For more information about searching for and downloading files from Dell, click the Help link.

  4. Download the updated version of the driver.
  5. Before installing the new NWTAPE.CDM driver, rename the old NWTAPE.CDM driver (usually found in the system directory)
  6. Copy the new version of NWTAPE.CDM into the same directory.

The information contained in the above article consists of excerpts from The Addendum DDS-4 Installation Manual provided by Seagate. For additional information or the complete manual, refer to the Seagate Web site at http://www.seagate.com/support/tape/iguides/dds/dds4add.pdf.



 


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Última fecha de modificación: 11/14/2010 12:00 AM


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