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