libstlibm - shared library for communication to IBM 3494 silos
libstlibm.xxx is a shared library that handles the communication
between nsrjb and the IBM silo driver (on AIX) or daemon (on Solaris).
The IBM driver/daemon then handles the communication over the network
to the silo. There are no options, parameters or environment variables
that affect the operation of libstlibm. The correct path to this file
should be entered when an IBM silo is configured using jbconfig. The
default values specified by jbconfig match the default locations chosen
for the installation program, and in most cases can be accepted.
For NetWorker to work with the 3494, you must have first installed
IBM's Automated Tape Library support.
On AIX, you will need to install a driver called atldd (Automated Tape
Library Device Driver). You may also require the IBMtape driver
(Enhanced Tape and Medium Changer Device Driver) if you are using 3590
drives in your 3494.
On Solaris, you will need to install the lmcpd package, (IBM Automated
Tape Library Daemon) to use the silo. Again, if you are using 3590
drives, you will also need to install the IBMtape driver. Note that
when you are using IBMtape, there will be two sets of device files that
will access a given tape drive. There will be the standard Solaris
style /dev/rmt/Xmbn type, and there will be the IBMtape supported files
of the type /dev/rmt/Xstbn. You should use the IBM supported device
files for proper operation of your tape drives.
Note: EMC cannot supply these IBM drivers. They may be available on an
IBM Device Driver ftp site (126.96.36.199), but this is not
necessarily a long-term IBM committed site.
SEE ALSOnsrjb(8), jbconfig(8), dasadmin(8), libstlemass(8), ssi(8), mini_el(8),
Errors in communication between the NetWorker server and the IBM 3494
silo are difficult to diagnose. The best method is to use the IBM sup‐
plied utility mtlib to verify that you have properly configured the
3494 to communicate with your host, and that the entire pathway from
either the lmcp driver (on AIX) or the lmcpd daemon (on Solaris) is
functioning properly. If mtlib does not work, then there is no chance
that NetWorker will work.
If there are any questions about the connection between your host and
the 3494, it is best to consult IBM, as they support the connection
between the host and the silo. IBM supports both network and serial
cable connections to the silo. Since the nature of the connection is
hidden from NetWorker by the driver/daemon, there is no difference to
NetWorker between the two. Customers have successfully used both.
NetWorker 7.3.2 Aug 23, 06 IBM_silo(8)