StorageTek Fibre Channel TapeSAN with Cisco

Data ONTAP 7.1 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 ONTAP7.1
PlatformsNetApp platforms: F800, FAS900 Series, FAS270, FAS3000 Series
V-Series (formerly gFiler): GF825, GF900, GF270c 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

SL500

media changermin fw 1016
tape devicesHP LTO3 FCmin fw L25S
HP LTO3 SCSImin fw G24S
IBM LTO3 FCmin fw 54K1
IBM LTO3 SCSImin fw 54K1
IBM LTO2 FC and SCSImin 4770
HP LTO2 FCmin K541
HP LTO2 SCSImin F462
bridgeCrossroads 4250min fw 2009b
Crossroads 10Kmin fw 4.03.25

L180, L700, L1400

media changermin fw 3.06.00
tape devices9940A/B/C1.34.XX
9840A/B/Cmin 1.34.xx
HP LTO2 FCmin K3A1
HP LTO2 SCSImin F462
HP LTO3min L25S
IBM LTO FCmin 3CKE
IBM LTO2min 38D0
IBM LTO2 FCmin 38D0
IBM LTO3min 54K1
T10000Min 3.11.2
bridgeCrossroads 4250min fw 2009b
Crossroad 10k (single-port only)min fw 4.03.25
notes
  • CSLS 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) 9840 drives can be configured in an L180
  • Up to (12) 9840 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
HP LTO3 FCL25S
IBM LTO3 FC54K1
T100002.40
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 5.x and NDMP module.
Tivoli Storage Manager 5.3.3
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