IBM Fibre Channel TapeSAN Solution for McDATA


Data ONTAP™ 7.1 Solution Information

IBM/McDATA TapeSAN Solutions for:

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

Data ONTAP 7.1
Platforms NetApp platforms: F800, FAS900 Series, FAS3000 Series, FAS270 V-Series (formerly gFiler): GF825, GF900 Series
NearStore: R100, R150, R200
Adapter Cards Qlogic 2342
Switch McDATA 3016, 3032, 3216, 3232, 6064, 6140 (min fw
McDATA 4500 (min fw 6.01.001)
McData 2640 (min fw 4.6..2.FF)

IBM 3584

media changer min fw 2640
tape devices IBM FC LTO* min fw 25D4
IBM FC LTO2 min fw 38D0
IBM FC LTO3 min fw 54K1
bridge none
  • The IBM 3584 has eight standalone FC LTO (or LTO2) 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.
  • *The LTO's only connect loop so the McData 4500 is the only option for connection (or direct to filer).
  • Note: For LTO2's the drive connection to the switch could be loop OR fabric—it is auto-sensing. The 4500 is the only switch that supports the loop connection.
Bridge none
NDMP Applications
  • Veritas: NetBackup 5.1, and NDMP module.
  • IBM TSM 5.2.2
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.