HP Fibre Channel TapeSAN with Cisco

 

Data ONTAP 7.3.x Solution Information

HP/Cisco TapeSAN Solutions for:

The HP solutions for Fibre Channel tapeSAN are listed below. All components are described in the table below. For information about switch configurations, please visit our Cisco switch page.

Data ONTAP7.3x
PlatformsNetApp platforms: F800, FAS900 Series, FAS270, FAS2000, FAS3000, FAS6000 series V-Series (formerly gFiler): GF825, GF900 Series NearStore: R100, R150, R200
Adapter CardsQlogic 2200, 2212, 2342
LSI 929,949
SwitchCisco MDS 9606, 9609, 9613 (min f/w 3.1(3a))
Cisco MDS 9216, 9216a, 9216i (min f/w ver 3.1(3a))
Cisco MDS 9120, 9124, 9124e, 9140 (min f/w 3.1(3a))
Cisco MDS 9513, 9509, 9506, 9222i, 9124, 9124e, 9134 (min f/w ver 4.1(3a))
Library
HP StorageWorks ESL E-Series (min supported firmware versions listed)
media changer 6.23
tape devicesHP Ultrium 1840 FCH36W
 HP Ultrium 960 FCL67W
 HP Ultrium 460 FCK48W
 HP Ultrium 460F6AW
 HP SDLT 600v41
interface controllere2400-FC 4Gb5.9.47
 e2400-FC 2Gb5.9.47
 e2400-1605.9.47
notesThe following notes apply to drives connected behind a Fibre Channel Interface Controller only:
  • Maximum of one drive per SCSI bus
  • Only drives configured behind FC port 0 will be accessible (limitation does not apply to Ultrium 1840 drives)
  • Ensure that each FC port has a LUN 0 configured for the first device
 

HP StorageWorks EML E-Series (min supported firmware versions listed)
media changer 1223
tape devicesHP Ultrium 1840 FCH36S
 HP Ultrium 960 FCL6CS
 HP Ultrium 460 FCK710
interface controllere2400-FC 4Gb5.9.47
 e2400-FC 2Gb5.9.47
notesThe following notes apply to drives connected behind a Fibre Channel Interface Controller only:
  • Only drives configured behind FC port 0 will be accessible (limitation does not apply to Ultrium 1840 drives)
  • Ensure that each FC port has a LUN 0 configured for the first device
 

HP StorageWorks MSL G3 Series (min supported firmware versions listed)
media changerMSL20244.60
 MSL40486.90
 MSL8048
MSL8096
9.40
9.30
tape devicesHP Ultrium 1840 FCH58W
 HP Ultrium 1840 SCSIB56W
 HP Ultrium 960 4Gb FCM63W
 HP Ultrium 960 FCL63W
 HP Ultrium 960 SCSIG63W
 HP Ultrium 920 SCSID23W
 HP Ultrium 448 SCSIS63W
interface controllerNSR N1200-3205.9.47
 NSR N12005.9.47

HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series (min supported firmware versions listed)
media changer 5.20
tape devicesHP Ultrium 1840B45W
 HP Ultrium 960G65W
 HP Ultrium 460F6AW
 HP SDLT600v41
interface controllere1200-320 4Gb5.9.47
 NSR e12005.9.47
Required Setup 
NDMP ApplicationsHP Solutions support all NDMP capable backup and restore applications that are certified with HP Tape Automation hardware. Please visit www.hp.com/go/ebs for a complete listing of supported backup and restore applications.

Refer to the backup and restore application vendor's website for specific NDMP configuration and hardware compatibility details.
General NotesDue to interoperability issues between Data ONTAP and the HP Interface controllers used in the ESL E-Series and EML E-Series libraries (dual Fibre Channel port models), only devices presented behind FC port 0 will be accessible to the hosts. Please note that this issue does not affect configurations with Ultrium 1840 drives.