- monitors events for SCSI tape devices and libraries
is the hardware event monitor for SCSI tape devices. It monitors all
instances of SCSI tape devices for the occurrence of abnormal events.
This includes individual tape devices and robotic tape libraries.
event monitoring requests are created using the Hardware Monitoring
Request Manager (monconfig). Monitoring requests for status changes
caused by events are created using the Event Monitoring Service (EMS)
and the Peripheral Status Monitor (PSM). Both event and status monitor‐
ing requests are handled by EMS.
NOTE! The following information reflects the tape products that were
supported by at the time of release. If your product is not listed,
refer to the product documentation to see if it is supported.
monitors all Hewlett-Packard tape devices bound to the following driv‐
stape - GSC (HSC)/PCI tape driver
tape2 - NIO (HP-PB) tape driver
dm_stape also monitors the following tape libraries and autoloaders:
DDS-2 Autoloader (A3400A)
DDS-3 Autoloader (A3716A)
DDS-4 Autoloader (C6370A, C6371A)
DLT4000 4/48 Library (A3544A)
DLT4000 2/48 Library (A3545A)
DLT4000 2/28 Library (A3546A)
DLT4000 & DLT7000 2/28 Library (A4850A)
DLT4000 & DLT7000 4/48 Library (A4855A)
DLT4000 & DLT7000 15-slot Library (A4851A)
DLT4000 & DLT7000 588-slot Library (A4845A)
DLT4000 & DLT7000 100-slot Library (A4846A)
DLT4000 & DLT7000 30-slot Library (A4853A)
DLT7000 8-slot Library (A5501A)
DLT8000 8-slot Library (A1375A)
DLT8000 9-slot Library (C7145T)
DLT8000 20-slot Library (A5583A, A5584A, A4680AZ, A4680AHP,
DLT8000 40-slot Library (A5585A, A5586A, A4682AZ, A4682AHP,
DLT8000 60-slot Library (A5587A, A5588A, A4684AZ, A4684AHP,
DLT8000 100-slot Library (A4665A, A4666A)
DLT8000 120-slot Library (A4667A, A4668A)
DLT8000 140-slot Library (A4669A, A4670A)
DLT8000 700-slot Library (A5597A)
DLT8000 180-slot Library (A5617A)
does not support any options.
Resource Class Paths
Event Monitor /storage/events/tapes/SCSI_tape
Status Monitor /storage/status/tapes/SCSI_tape
All hardware events are assigned a severity level by the monitor. These
severity levels reflect the potential impact of the event on system
operation. Monitoring requests are created based on the severity lev‐
An event that will or has already caused data loss, system down
time, or other loss of service. Immediate action is required to
correct the problem. System operation will be impacted and nor‐
mal use of the hardware should not continue until the problem is
corrected. If ServiceGuard is installed and this is a critical
component, it will perform a package fail-over.
An event that may cause data loss, system down time, or other
loss of service if left uncorrected. The problem should be
repaired as soon as possible. System operation and normal use of
the hardware may be impacted. If ServiceGuard is installed and
this is a critical component, it will perform a package fail-
An event that could escalate to a more serious condition if not
corrected. The problem should be repaired at a convenient time.
System operation should not be impacted and normal use of the
hardware can continue. If ServiceGuard
is installed, it will NOT perform a package fail-
An event that will not likely escalate to a more serious condi‐
tion if let uncorrected. The problem can be repaired at a conve‐
nient time. System operation will not be interrupted and normal
use of the hardware can continue. If ServiceGuard is installed,
it will NOT perform a package fail-over.
An event that occurs as part of the normal operation of the
hardware. No action is required. If ServiceGuard is installed,
it will NOT perform a package fail-over.
Event Monitoring Services (EMS) must be installed and running.
was developed by HP.
The resource dictionary for
Describes the location of various resources in the
Configuration file containing operating settings.
Configuration file containing event settings.
Startup configuration file containing entries for all
Log file for all monitors using the Event Monitoring Service, including
Any errors are logged here.
SEE ALSOmonconfig(1m), EMS(5), psmmon(1m)dm_stape(1m)