Hello! Just some more information about it, sorry, if this is not relevant anymore or not relevant at all.
I saw a similar error message yesterday with "IBM Ultrium 5 HH 3580 Tape Drive (Tape0)".
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8.07.2014 17:33:20 Warning Tape drive alert: The tape in the drive is a cleaning cartridge..
8.07.2014 17:33:20 Marking tape Tape 2 as a cleaning cartridge
8.07.2014 17:34:20 Error Failed to inventory tape in Drive 1 (Tape0) Error: WinApi function 'GetTapeParameters(ETapeInformation.Media)' failed, code '21', message 'The device is not ready'
The first two are very strange errors, because it wasn't a cleaning cartridge that was in the drive.
After power cycling the device (it is external), I could inventory the drive without such error and even the backup to the tape worked after that.
I installed nonexclusive drivers after reading the IBM help text about it for some time, and even then just guessing because I had no idea which one is needed for Veeam, or how Veeam behaves with tape drives. The driver that I got for W12R2 from IBM Fix Central had date 15.04.14 and version is 18.104.22.168.