StorageTek Fibre Channel TapeSAN with Cisco

Data ONTAP 7.0 Solution Information

StorageTek/Cisco TapeSAN Solutions for:

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


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

StorageTek L180, L700

media changer min fw 3.06.00
tape devices 9940A/B FC min 1.34.xx
9840A/B/C FC min 1.34.xx
IBM LTO gen 1 FC min 3CKE
IBM LTO gen 2 FC min 38D0
HP LTO gen 2 FC min K3A1
IBM LTO2 min 38D0
bridges Crossroads 4250 min fw 2009b
Crossroads 10k min fw 4.03.25
notes
  • ACSLS config OK
  • Up to 10 DLT 8000 can be configured in an L180
  • Up to 20 DLT 8000 can be configured in an L700
  • Up to (6) 9840B drives can be configured in an L180
  • Up to (12) 9840B drives can be configured in an L700

SL8500

media changer min fw 2.16.10
tape devices 9840 FC 1.34.158
9840B FC 1.34.358
9840C FC 1.34.558
9940 FC 1.34.207
9940B FC 1.34.408
IBM LTO2 FC 4770
HP LTO2 FC K3A1
notes ACSLS 7.1 is required

StorageTek 9310/Powderhorn, L5500

media changer min fw 2.3.0
tape devices 9840A/B/C FC min 1.34.xx
9940A/B FC min 1.34.xx
IBM LTO (Gen 1) min 3CKE
IBM LTO (Gen 2) min 38D0
bridge Crossroads 4250 min fw 2009b
Crossroads 10k min fw 4.03.25
notes ACSLS 7.0 and above

Bridge Crossroads 4250 (min fw 2009b), 10k (min fw 4.03.25)
Required Setup
  • Only Qlogic 2342 Adapter is supported in the NetApp platforms
  • Data ONTAP 6.5.2 must be used for the solution to function
  • Switch must have a valid VSAN or the default VSAN should be used
  • Must create a valid zone for NetApp platform and library
  • Only NetApp platform and tape library are allowed in the zone
NDMP Applications Veritas: NetBackup 4.5 and NDMP module.
General Notes
  • Each 9840B, 9940 and 9940B drive requires an individual cable/port connection into the Fibre Channel switch
  • Library media changer requires an individual cable/port connection into the FC switch

Setup Procedure

  • Install Data ONTAP 6.5.2.
  • Install 2342 Qlogic Adapter
  • Switch must have a valid VSAN or the default VSAN should be used
  • Must create a valid zone for NetApp platform and library
  • Refer to Cisco Switch Documentation for switch configuration specifics
  • Only NetApp platform and tape library are allowed in the zone
  • Filer port must be set as an F port