IBM Fibre Channel TapeSAN with Cisco


Data ONTAP 7.1 and 7.0 Solution Information

The IBM solutions for fibre channel TapeSAN are listed below. All components are described in the table below. For information about Brocade SAN configuration, please visit our Cisco switch page.

Data ONTAP 7.0 and 7.1
Platforms NetApp platforms: F800, FAS900 Series, FAS270
V-Series (formerly gFiler): GF825, GF900 Series
NearStore: R100, R150, R200
Adapter Cards Qlogic 2342
Switch Cisco 9120 , 9140 (min fw 1.3(4a))
Cisco 9216 (min fw 1.3(4a))
Cisco 9506, 9509 (min fw 1.3(4a))

IBM 3584

media changer min fw 2640
tape devices IBM FC LTO min fw 25D4
IBM FC LTO 2 min fw 38D0
bridge None
  • The IBM 3584 has eight standalone FC LTO drives which requires separate connections to the switch.
  • The media changer usually is configured with Drive 0, but it is not necessary to have the media changer on Drive 0.
Bridge None
NDMP Applications
  • Veritas: NetBackup 5.0 and NDMP module
General Notes
  • When configuring Veritas or Legato, make sure media type is HCART and not DLT. The library is DLT type, but not the media itself.