StorageTek Fibre Channel TapeSAN for McDATA

    Data ONTAP™ 7.1 Solution Information

    StorageTek/McDATA TapeSAN Solutions for:

    The StorageTek solutions for fibre channel TapeSAN with McDATA switches are listed below. All components are described in the table below. For information about switch configurations, please visit our McDATA 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
    SwitchMcDATA 3016, 3032, 3216, 3232 (min fw
    McDATA 6064, 6140 (min fw
    McDATA 4500 (min fw 6.01.001)
    McData 4400, 4700 (min fw 8.0)


    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
    9840A/B/Cmin 1.34.xx
    HP LTO2 FCmin K3A1
    HP LTO2 SCSImin F462
    HP LTO3 FCmin L25S
    IBM LTO FCmin 3CKE
    IBM LTO2 FCmin 38D0
    IBM LTO3 FCmin 54K1
    bridgeCrossroads 4250min fw 2009b
    Crossroad 10k (single-port only)min fw 4.03.25
    notesCrossroad 10k (single-port only)
    • 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) 9840 drives can be configured in an L180
    • Up to (12) 9840 drives can be configured in an L700


    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 changer**Only through ACSLS or SCSI attach**min fw 2.3.0
    tape devices9840B FCmin 1.32.307
    9940B FCmin 1.32.421
    IBM LTO (Gen 1)Min 27Q1
    9840 SCSI w/Crossroadsmin 1.30.113
    9940 SCSI w/Crossroadsmin 1.32.215
    IBM LTO2min 38D0
    bridgeCrossroads 4250min fw 2009b
    Crossroads 10kmin fw 4.03.25
    notesACSLS 6.1
    Required Setup
    • Only Qlogic 2342 Adapter is supported in the NetApp platforms.
    • McDATA switches require "Open system Management" license installed in order to work with NetApp.
    • Must create a valid zone for NetApp platforms and Library.
    • Only NetApp platforms and tape library are allowed in the zone.
    • Zoning must be done using WWN if switch is used In "OPEN FABRIC" mode. If "McDATA Fabric" mode is used, then Port-level or WWN-level zoning is sufficient.
    NDMP ApplicationsSymantec/Veritas: NetBackup 5.x and NDMP module.
    General NotesEach 9840B &9940B drive has 2 FC ports. One port per drive should be used.
    Each 9840 &9940B drive requires an individual cable/port connection into the Fibre Channel switch.