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TS3100 with 2 drives connect to Brocade B300 san switches

Hi,

I have Tape Libaray TS3100 with two FC Drives and two Brocade B300 san switches.

 

my question is about connectivity of Tape Libaray with SAN Switches.

i have been connected to One FC drive with SAN Switch-1 and Second Drive connect to SAN Swicth-2   am i correct or not ?

 

Regards,

Ayaz

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Re: TS3100 with 2 drives connect to Brocade B300 san switches

Most tape libraries do not allow multipathing. Most tape libraries should be connected to a single fabric only.

 

Depending on the controlability of the tape library, there are "creative" ways that a TL could be connected to a dual fabric. But, that does require that each tape drive in a library be single fabric only. I've only seen this done once and that device would be hard pressed to be truely called a "library".

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Re: TS3100 with 2 drives connect to Brocade B300 san switches

From my experience, you may connect drive to both fabrics. After link failure you may switch to second path and reschedule backups.

Unfortunatelly i don't remember now if its driven by tape library or backup software.

 

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Marian Bezeg
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Re: TS3100 with 2 drives connect to Brocade B300 san switches

Thank you for your reply and Support . The issue has been resovled.

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