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PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library - iSCSI Target Reconnecting in Microsoft™ Windows®

Article Summary: This article provides information on the "PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library - iSCSI Target Reconnecting in Microsoft™ Windows®".

Table of Contents:
  1. Situation
  2. Resolution

Issue 1.


After upgrading the Dell EqualLogic HIT Kit to version 4.5.0, library and drive targets presented from a Dell PowerVault TL2000 or TL4000 iSCSI bridge display "Reconnecting" as reported in iSCSI Initiator Properties -> Targets and are inaccessible.

Figure 1 - iSCSI Reconnect Example

Excluding the subnet in HIT Kit or uninstalling the HIT Kit does not restore library and drive functionality.

NOTE: Use the following link to know how-to check the firmware revision for Equallogic: Displaying Member Configuration and Status

Issue 2.


This particular situation is corrected, generally, by updating the TL2000 / TL4000 iSCSI Bridge firmware.

Upgrade the firmware to v1.02.02 or higher. The "Fixes and Enhancements" from the Dell Support site include:
  • Fix for iSCSI Bridge devices going offline after an upgrade to Dell EqualLogic HIT Kit to version 4.5
  • Fix for a lockup to the iSCSI Bridge when using HTTPS

Use the following link for a step-by-step process on how-to update the TL2000 / TL4000 iSCSI Bridge firmware:

PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 Tape Library - How to Update the iSCSI Bridge Firmware

Or use the 1GB iSCSI to SAS User's Guide, on how-to perform the firmware update for the iSCSI Bridge.

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Identifikátor článku: SLN164030

Dátum poslednej zmeny: 03/28/2017 11:01 AM

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