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SCSI CLI for ASPI overview

 

The SCSI CLI for ASPI product allows the user to execute the SCSI commands from the command prompt via the ASPI on the Windows operating system platforms.

The product is optimized for Tape Drive and Media Changer devices.

The product is available in both End User and OEM versions.

 

Supported platforms

 

The following Windows operating system platforms are supported:

 

System requirements

 

Hardware requirements:

Software requirements:

NOTE: It is recommended to install all system patches from Windows Update site.

 

Command line interface

 

Each executable module is implemented as a console application that accepts the number of arguments in the command line. The command line arguments allow user to specify the SCSI device and the SCSI command parameters.

More information on command line interface can be found in the command line interface specification document.

 

SCSI bus rescanning

 

User can rescan the SCSI buses of the host bust adapters using the command line utility. During the rescanning the ASPI subsystem updates the list of the detected devices.

 

SCSI device enumeration

 

User can enumerate the detected SCSI devices using the command line utility. The utility prints in the console window the list of the detected devices.

 

Showing product information

 

User can view the information about the installed SCSI CLI for ASPI product and ASPI software package using the command line utility. The utility prints in the console window the version number and the licensing information for SCSI CLI for ASPI product. For ASPI software package the utility prints the version number of the package.

 

SCSI-3 support

 

The application supports the SCSI commands and the device parameters as described in the SCSI-3 standards documents. The implementation is based on the following standards documents.

Some features from the latest standards documents are also implemented. The application supports mandatory SCSI commands and device parameters, and some optional commands and device parameters.

 

Primary commands and parameters support

 

The following commands from the primary command set are supported.

The following shared vital product data pages are supported.

 

Sequential access device commands and parameters support

 

The following commands from the sequential access device (tape drive) command set are supported.

 

Media changer device commands and parameters support

 

The following commands from the media changer command set are supported.

 

OEM version

 

The product is available in OEM version in addition to the end user version. The OEM version of the product is intended to be used and redistributed only in the built-in form as a native part of the other solutions.

 

Additional information

 

Product PAD-file is located here.