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Dell PowerVault 136T Tape Library, v.All 136T Updates, A21

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

Fixes & Enhancements

This release contains the latest firmware for all
components in the 136T. Below are the modifcations made in this release.

PowerVault 136T LTO2 Drive Firmware: 67U1
Previous version: 53Y3

PowerVault 136T LTO3 Drive Firmware: 6B20
Previous version: 5BG2

PowerVault 136T SNC2 Module (Second Generation FC Bridge) Firmware: 4.60.05
Previous version: 4.60.03

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 Procedures.

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.

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

SNC firmware
Fix an issue with fan speed alerts at very high altitudes

Fix and issue with IO errors during cleaning operation when using CommVault.


Version All 136T Updates, A21


Tape Automation

Release date

23 May 2013

Last Updated

24 May 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_POWERVAULT-136T-TAPE-LI_A21_R222332.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 22 MB
Format Description:This 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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File Format:GNU-Zip
File Name:R222332.tar.gz
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 21 MB
Format Description:This format consists of gnu zip files for software installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Supported Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Red Hat Ent Linux 4
Novell Netware
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000
Windows Powered
Windows Server 2003 x64
Applies to
BASE, LDT, PV136T, LTO2, 14U, X
BASE, LDT, PV136T, LTO3, 14U, X
BASE, LDT, PV136T, SDLT-320, 14U, X
BASE, RKMT, PV136T, SDLT320, 14U, X
BRDG, CONV, FC2 6101, MOD, 136T, V2
PowerVault 136T Tape Library
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-136T-TAPE-LI_A21_R222332.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\R222332.
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\R222332 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.
Important Information
If an error is encountered while attempting to use the Library and Tape Tools application for the LTO-1 drive, please ensure that the SCSI RAID driver on your system matches the latest available on Dell recommends that you reboot the PowerVault 136T Tape Library and any server connected to the library following the completion of any firmware upgrade.

Note: When performing SCSI based drive firmware upgrades in Linux, if Yosemite Tapeware is installed on your server it must be closed and the "twunxsvc" service 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.
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