The front door of the tape library provides access for loading and unloading a tape cartridge magazine, or for reading the front of the robotics that handle the tape cartridges.
The front door also contains the operator panel that provides operational information about the tape library.
Above the front door, in the upper bezel, are the control keys and the front door lock.
The front door is hinged along the bottom and is secured by a solenoid and key.
When unlocked, you can open the door by rotating it down.
Whenever you open the front door, all robotics movement is disabled.
For information on how to use the front door key, operator panel, and control keys, see Chapter 3, 'Service Operations'.
-Attention- Whenever the front door is opened, the cartridge inventory is invalidated.
For information on how to set up the tape library to automatically run the tape inventory after the front door has been opened and closed, see 'Setup Procedure'.
Each time the front door is opened, the tape library reinitializes.
If the tape library was in the middle of a move operation when the front door was open and then closed, the library restarts from its last known position and finishes the operation.