fujitsulmf - The Fujitsu LMF Automated Tape Library
fujitsulmf is the Sun QFS and SAM-QFS software interface to
the Fujitsu LMF library. This interface utilizes the LMF
interface supplied by Fujitsu. For more information on LMF,
see the LMF MTL Server/Client User's Guide supplied by
It is assumed that the site has the LMF server configured
and operating with the LMF library.
The "equipment identifier" field in the mcf file, (see
mcf(4)), is the full path name to a parameters file used by
fujitsulmf. This file consists of a list of keyword = value
pairs or a keyword followed by a drivename = value pair.
All keywords and values are case-sensitive and must be
entered as shown.
There is one lmfdrive line for every drive assigned to
this client. Following the lmfdrive keyword is a
drivename = path, where:
is the drivename as configured in LMF.
path is the pathname to the device. This name must
match the "equipment identifier" of an entry in
the mcf file.
Here are sample parameters files and mcf entries for an LMF
# This is file: /etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/lmf50
# the name "LIB001DRV000" is from the LMF configuration
lmfdrive LIB001DRV000 = /dev/rmt/0cbn # a comment
# the name "LIB001DRV001" is from the LMF configuration
lmfdrive LIB001DRV001 = /dev/rmt/1cbn # a comment
The mcf file entries.
# Sample mcf file entries for an LMF library
/etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/lmf50 50 fj fj50 - /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/catalog/fj50_cat
/dev/rmt/0cbn 51 fd fj50 - /dev/samst/c2t5u0
/dev/rmt/1cbn 52 fd fj50 - /dev/samst/c2t6u0
Since the physical adding and removing of media in the LMF
library is done with LMF utilities, the import/export com-
mands will only affect the library catalog. The import com-
mand has an optional parameter (see import(1M)) (-v) for
supplying the volser to be added. fujitsulmf will verify
that LMF knows about the volser before updating the catalog
with the new entry. The export command (see export(1M))
will remove the entry from the catalog.
There are two utilities used to maintain the library catalog
used by LMF. build_cat (see build_cat(1M)) is used to build
the catalog. dump_cat (see dump_cat(1M)) and build_cat
together are used to change the size of the catalog.
To initialize a catalog with 1000 slots run:
build_cat /tmp/catalog_file < /dev/null
then move /tmp/catalog_file to the path pointed to in the
mcf file for this media changer. Use import to populate the
catalog with the volumes allowed by DAS. Or, you can create
a file with the list of volumes and supply it as input to
build_cat (see build_cat(1M)) for the format of the input
If the size of the catalog needs to be increased, execute
dump_cat file1 | build_cat -s 2000 /tmp/file2
This would create a new catalog file (/tmp/file2) with room
for 2000 entries and initialize it with the entries from
file1. This should only be done when the Sun QFS and SAM-
QFS software is not running and sam-amld has been shutdown
mcf The configuration file for the Sun QFS
and SAM-QFS software.
The LMF library supplied by Fujitsu.
build_cat(1M), dump_cat(1M), export(1M), import(1M), sam-