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Will the MSL4048 FC Tape Library Direct attach to the VC FlexFabric module

chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Will the MSL4048 FC Tape Library Direct attach to the VC FlexFabric module

Martin had a Fibre Channel Tape Library question for VC FlexFabric:

 

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Please can someone confirm that it is or is not supported to directly attach an MSL4048 to VC FlexFabric.

 

Sorry but I am not in the office and need to prevent the customer ordering the wrong kit

 

Also are there 2 FC ports on a 2 drive MSL4048?

 

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Input from Dave:

 

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We only support 3PAR directly attached to VC-FlexFabric

 

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We do support FC tape libraries using FlexFabric and connecting through a Fibre Channel switch.

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NMcClintock
Occasional Contributor

Re: Will the MSL4048 FC Tape Library Direct attach to the VC FlexFabric module

As far as I am aware 3PAR Storage is the only hardware that can be directly connecto to any VC Interconnect be it Flex 10, FlexFabric, VC FC.

 

Remember to connect the MSL4048(s) or any VLSxxxx for that matter as close as you can to port 0 on your SAN Switches.

 

Doing so will save you hours and hours and hours of fault finding random SAN and Windows Server issues such as dropped paths etc.