A client has an old MSL6030 Tape Library with a pair of LTO4 Ultrium 1840 tape drives in the back. Both have failed.
We have procured identical replacements (same part # anyway) and have been unable to get the library to recognise them. I've installed LTT and everything looked great until a colleague pointed out that the firmware for the new drives is 'B63D/Standalone' compared to the failed drives which are 'B63W/MSL Library'.
I've got a copy of the B63W firmware but I cannot get any of HP's firmware tools to recognise that this firmware needs to be installed on this drive.
Further reading suggested that this drive needs installing into the library, and the library needs to push the updated firware, however I cannot get the library to recognise the drive (probably because of the standalone firmware!?).
I've since created firmware tape but I don't understand the mechanism for writing that firmware back to the drive once the tape is created... HP have this detailed and useful page but that doesn't help.
Anyone know if I can do this or am I wasting my time.