Updating the Tape Library Firmware Using the Serial Port
The following equipment and software are required to update a new version of the tape library firmware using the serial port:
Note: The communication program that you choose depends on the operating system that is loaded onto the PC or laptop computer.
If OS/2 is resident, HyperACCESS Lite is a good choice; if DOS or Windows is resident, PROCOMM is a good choice.
Make sure to set the protocol properties to the correct settings (see 'Terminal Emulation Programs').
If you choose an alternate communication program, make sure that the protocol properties are compatible with the properties in 'Serial Interface'.
After choosing the settings, you may want to save them so that they will be available when you re-boot.
Note: If several tape libraries are to be updated, it is advisable to copy the .ASC file onto the hard drive of the PC or laptop, and perform the upload from the hard drive. Also, as diskettes may get lost or overwritten, it is best to create a firmware directory to maintain previous levels of firmware.
To update the library firmware using the serial port:
-Attention- The tape library must be in remote diagnostic mode to communicate with the PC or laptop (see 'Enabling the Remote Diagnostic Mode').
The tape library erases the alternate flash memory bank.
If the upload is unsuccessful, the current flash memory bank will remain active; the procedure does not allow the switching of flash memory banks to occur.
After the tape library successfully erases the alternate flash memory bank, it displays a message that indicates it is ready to upload the firmware.
a:\150.asc (for a diskette drive)
c:\firmdirc\150.asc (for a hard drive)
The tape library uploads the update file. Depending on the speed of the PC or laptop, the upload normally takes approximately 20 minutes.
When the upload is complete, an upload status message displays, and the tape library automatically re-boots.
The new firmware immediately takes effect.
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