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Dell PowerVault 132T Tape Library, v.All 132T updates, A13

Release of version v100 of SDLT320 drive firmware , along with all previous versions of drive and library firmware.


Other versions
All 132T updates,A12 09 Jan 20095:06:36 PM


Supported Operating Systems
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 3
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 4
  • Red Hat Linux 6.1
  • Red Hat Linux 6.2
  • Red Hat Linux 7.0
  • Red Hat Linux 7.1
  • Red Hat Linux 7.2
  • Red Hat Linux 7.3
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux 9.0
  • Novell Netware
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows NT 4.0
  • MS Windows 2000
  • MS Windows Powered
  • MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to



Release date
29 May 2009
Last Updated
21 May 2013


Recommended. Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_POWERVAULT-132T-TAPE-LI_A13_R222331.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 15MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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File Format:GNU-Zip
File Name:R222331.tar.gz
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 14MB
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Important Information

Please view the installation instructions included with this firmware release for important information. This firmware update must be run on a computer system that is attached to the PowerVault 132T. The utilities included with this package only run in Windows operating systems. It is important that you power cycle the PowerVault 132T tape library and all systems connected to it once the firmware update has completed.

Note: When performing SCSI based drive firmware upgrades if Yosemite Tapeware 7.0 is installed on your server it must be closed and the following service: twunxsvc must be stopped. At the terminal type /usr/local/tapeware/twunxsvc x to stop the service. Then perform the firmware upgrade steps. To restart the service type /usr/local/tapeware/twunxsvc s. If the above steps are not taken then the devices will not be found by the firmware upgrade tool.

Fixes & Enhancements

****Update January 08, 2009****
Documentation fix - Readme file updated with correct firmware version

LTO2 Fixes Release Notes:
Latest PGA6 release code for LTO2.

LTO3 Fixes Release Notes:
Latest PGA4.X release code for LTO3.

Includes multiple fixes for Read/Write, Error Handling, and Error Recovery

Also include addition of log pages 14 and 16.
Page 14 included statistical usage/event information for the drive.
Page 16 included a log of the last 6 errors that the drive has encountered.
The log includes the error and the cartridge barcode/serial number that
was present when the error occurred. This can aid in troubleshoot
bad media vs bad drive issues.

Both logs will be readable using PowerEdge Diagnostics V2.8
available Q1 '07.

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with HTML Pop-Up Window for

1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to
disk (Windows XP users, click Save) and click OK. The Save In: window
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
name icon appears on your desktop.

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled DELL_POWERVAULT-132T-TAPE-LI_A13_R222331.EXE.
The Self-Extractor window appears.
2.Click OK or Continue.
The Self-Extracting Driver Installation window appears and prompts to
extract files to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R222331.
3.Leave all of the default settings and click Unzip or OK. If the
directory doesn't exist, you'll be prompted to create one. Click Yes. A
Self Extractor window appears and indicates C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R222331 files were
4.Click OK.
Follow the on-screen installation instructions in the window.

HTML Pop-Up With Install Now Button
1.The Dell Software Installation Documentation window appears.
2.Click the Install Now button. A File Download window appears.
3.Click Run this program from its current location and click OK.
The Security Warning window appears.
4.Click Yes. The InstallShield Wizard window appears.
5.Follow the on-screen instructions.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Custom Instructions for R222331.tar.gz:

1. Copy the file R222331.tar.gz file to the Linux system.
2. Open a console session and go to the directory where the file was saved and type the command: tar zxvf R222331.tar.gz
3. follow the instructions in the readme file for further details.

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