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PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library - How to Check the Firmware Revisions for the Tape Library and Tape Drives


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Table of Contents:

  1. Preferred Method - Through the Remote Management Unit (RMU)
  2. Alternate Method - Through the Front Operator Control Panel (OCP)


This article provides information on the PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 - How to Check the Firmware Revisions for the tape library and tape drives

Preferred Method - Through the Remote Management Unit (RMU)

The PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library and Tape Drive(s) firmware can be check through the following process through the RMU (Remote Management Unit) or Web Interface:

  1. If the TL2000 / TL4000 RMU has not been configured, please consult the User's Guide using the following links:

    1. PowerVault TL2000 User's Guide
    2. PowerVault TL4000 User's Guide

  2. Access the RMU / Web Interface using a web browser such as Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, or Chrome®.
  3. After you have logged into the RMU, on the front web page / interface, you'll be able to see the firmware of the library under - "Current Installed Library Firmware" (Figure 1).



    Figure 1 - Library Firmware Revision


  4. Or use menu of - Monitor Library > Library Identity. Then, use the same as above to see what the firmware is for the library.
  5. The tape drive firmware can be check through the following menu path:
    Monitor Library > Drive Identity > look for Firmware Revision
    Do this for each tape drive listed (Figure 2).


    Figure 2 - Tape Drive Firmware Revision


  6. If the firmware is out-of-revision for either the tape library and/or tape drive(s) - go to Dell's Support Site to check, and, if necessary, download the firmware.
  7. Use the following links on how-to update the firmware tape library tape drive(s):

    PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library - How to Upgrade the Firmware for the Tape Library and Tape Drives

    Or use the User's Guide links, as mentioned above to update the firmware.

Alternate Method - Through the Front Operator Control Panel (OCP)

The firmware for the tape library and tape drive(s) can be checked through the Front Operator Control Panel (OCP), as follows:

  1. Standing in front of the TL2000 / TL4000, the OCP will be displayed.
    NOTE: Please consult the User's Guide, if guidance is needed to operate the TL2000 / TL4000 OCP:


    1. PowerVault TL2000 User's Guide
    2. PowerVault TL4000 User's Guide

  2. For Tape Library Firmware - OCP Menu > Monitor > Library > Identity > Version
  3. For Tape Drive Firmware -
    Monitor > Drive > Identity > Drive (#) > Firmware Rev
  4. If the firmware is out-of-revision for either the tape library and/or tape drive(s), go to Dell's Support Site to check, and, if necessary, download the firmware.
  5. Use the following links on how-to update the firmware tape library tape drive(s):

    PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library - How to Upgrade the Firmware for the Tape Library and Tape Drives

    Or use the User's Guide links, as mentioned above to update the firmware.


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Last Date Modified: 03/29/2017 02:19 AM


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