Backup dilemma

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Backup dilemma

I have been asked to provide a Backup network using Fibre Channel.  I am new to this technology and backup software, so need assistance.


The kit list is as follows


6 * Proliant DL series servers consisting of DL380 G4 and DL385 storage servers.

1 * HP MSL6000 1 LTO-3 Ultrium 960 Drive 2Gb FC Library

1 * HP MSL6060 2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 Drive 4Gb FC Library

1 * Spare HP e1200-320 4Gb Fibre Channel Interface Card

1 * HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16

6 * HP StorageWorks FC1142SR 4Gb PCI-e HBA


Data Protector 6.5 backup software


I have started off simple and just connected a single DL380 to the MSL6000 FC Library, although I can see the libary HBA, I cannot see the LTO drives.  If I connect the MSL 6060 I get connection errors, so cannot even see the Library HBA


How can I check if the FC cards are working correctly. 


Any help would be appreciated.