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 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
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.