Quantum Small Tape Libraries

Last updated on 17 March, 2023

Quantum tape libraries (such as the Scalar i80) automatically have the tape drives, libraries and hardware monitoring discovered.

However, they identify themselves as reporting other standard metrics (CPU load, etc) that they do not in fact support. While it does no harm to leave these datasources enabled, it is neater to disable them.

The datasources that should be disabled are:

  • CPU
  • Memory Usage
  • NTP
  • TCP UDP Stats
  • System Level IP Stats-

You may disable each of these datasources on each library device, or by putting all the library devices in a group, and disable the datasources on the group level.  More details here.