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 ONTAP7.0
PlatformsNetApp platforms: F800, FAS900 Series, FAS270
V-Series (formerly gFiler): GF825, GF900 Series
NearStore: R100, R150, R200
Adapter CardsQlogic 2342 only
SwitchesCisco 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 changermin fw 3.06.00
tape devices9940A/B FCmin 1.34.xx
9840A/B/C FCmin 1.34.xx
IBM LTO gen 1 FCmin 3CKE
IBM LTO gen 2 FCmin 38D0
HP LTO gen 2 FCmin K3A1
IBM LTO2min 38D0
bridgesCrossroads 4250min fw 2009b
Crossroads 10kmin 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 changermin fw 2.16.10
tape devices9840 FC1.34.158
9840B FC1.34.358
9840C FC1.34.558
9940 FC1.34.207
9940B FC1.34.408
IBM LTO2 FC4770
HP LTO2 FCK3A1
notesACSLS 7.1 is required

StorageTek 9310/Powderhorn, L5500

media changermin fw 2.3.0
tape devices9840A/B/C FCmin 1.34.xx
9940A/B FCmin 1.34.xx
IBM LTO (Gen 1)min 3CKE
IBM LTO (Gen 2)min 38D0
bridgeCrossroads 4250min fw 2009b
Crossroads 10kmin fw 4.03.25
notesACSLS 7.0 and above

BridgeCrossroads 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 ApplicationsVeritas: 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