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Can I use same HBA from the server to zone storage and Tape library? Is it recommended

  • 1.  Can I use same HBA from the server to zone storage and Tape library? Is it recommended

    Posted 02-02-2018 07:06 AM

    Can I use same HBA from the server to zone storage and Tape library?

    I know theoretically we can do it, but is it recommended? because of the way the two (Tape and Disk) deals data differently , such as Tape does all sequentially and Disk does all random, wont that effect each other?


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  • 2.  Re: Can I use same HBA from the server to zone storage and Tape library? Is it recommended

    Posted 02-02-2018 07:19 AM

    @anirban.bose

     

    you should specified a bit more.

     

    --->>>Can I use same HBA ....

     

    the answer is yes, you can do - but is not high recommended - however related to the "HBA" as physical component

     

    and NO! if you question is related to the same "HBA Port" Single Port

     

    in feew word example you have a Dual Port HBA, Port_0 and Port_1, then you can safely zone 0 to Storage and 1 to Library,

    for a simple reason that the best practices is One Target One Initiatior.

     

     

     

     


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  • 3.  Re: Can I use same HBA from the server to zone storage and Tape library? Is it recommended

    Posted 02-02-2018 02:57 PM
    Keep tape and SAM targets in separate zones
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  • 4.  Re: Can I use same HBA from the server to zone storage and Tape library? Is it recommended

    Posted 02-02-2018 09:56 PM

    @Nate.K

     

    the main question is:

     

    --->>>Can I use same HBA from the server

     

    The HBA is a physical component, depend on Model have 1, 2 or 4 Ports

     

    assuming he have a DUAL Port HBA, then can be safely created TWO Zone, one for a Library, and one for Storage Ports.

     

    there is not mandatory to have more than ONE HBA in the same physical Server

     

    I've suggested in my preview answer to crete single zone to different HBA_Port as Target/Initiator


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