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Multi -Library MS6060

Isaac_4
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Multi -Library MS6060

Hi:

I have a MSL 6060 and MSL 6040 using Pass-Through Mechanism, but.
I configure a Master and slave as is the logic.
But the Question is respect to the router configuracion I have 3 router cards ( 2 in the MSL6060 y 1 in the msl 6040) conect to the sam swith

Some body see this before !!!

Some idea about

Pls and Thks


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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Must be a MSL6060 and a MSL6030, MSL6040 does not exist.
This setup is correct and the recommended one in MSL6000 (which often uses Ultrium drives). Each Ultrium drive must be on a single channel, each NSR has 2 SCSI ports... So we have a NSR for each 2 drives.
Isaac_4
Frequent Advisor

Re: Multi -Library MS6060

sorry its MSL6030, and yes we have 1 NSR for each 2 drivers ,-- But the Question is exist some special configuration to do for each Router to see the library as one with 6 drives using data protector

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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Multi -Library MS6060

The PTM allows the libraries to move tapes from any magazine to any slot or drive, but you still have 2 library controller cards, that will appear as exchanger control devices in Dataprotector.
Maybe someone with more experience on this software can answer.
Torsten.
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

If you srack 2 or more libraries, only the controller of the master must be on the SCSI chain.

The SCSI ports of the slave controllers must not be on the chain (one port terminated, one port open).

The master will report the whole stack as a library with n drives.

The communication between the master/slave controllers is made over the "internal" network.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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bixley
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Isaac,

If I understnand this right you want your backup software to see both libraries, 6 drives & 90 slots as one library/entity?

What backup s/w are you using?

These are seperate tape libraries, each with NSRs (2 for 6060, 1 for 6030 as you stated).

One of the NSRs per tape library will have control over the robotic arm but you cannot make them look like one unit, unless they were physically added together (MSL6090?) as the robot only looks after the drives it can see.

This may be logically possible with the backup software, Data Protector can do pooling. If they're both SAN fabric zoned to be seen by the backup master & clients.
What backup software are you using.
Isaac_4
Frequent Advisor

Re: Multi -Library MS6060

1 have one msl6060 WITH 4 DRIVES and one msl 6030 WHITH 2 DRIVES AND Data Protector s/w FOR SOFTWARE BACKUP (CELL MANAGER IN WINDOWS)

aCTUALY Y HAVE 3 NSR 1200 INSTALL Y THE BOTH LIBRARY USING ONE PAST TH.

TWO NSR ARE INSTALL IN THE MSL6060 AND ONE IN THE LIBRARY MSL6030..

SOME ONE HAVE A IDEA WHO INSTALL THIS CORRECTY
AND THE 3 NSR NEED SOME SPECIAL CONFIGURATION TO SEE THE LIBRARY AS ONE. WITH 6 DRIVES
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Torsten.
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

read my first post again

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ruff1984
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Hallo Torsten,


dein Beitrag war fast hilfreich :)
Was geschieht mit dem Lan Hub was bei dem Upgrade kit dabei ist, oder wird dieser nicht benötigt.?

Grüà e
Ruff1984
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

was ich vergessen habe zu schreiben...

ein embedded Lan Hub.
RASHMI
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Hi Ruff,

Thanks for using HP forums!
Could you please converse in English? This will help everybody in the Forum understand the discussion and allow them to participate as well.

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Rashmi
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Ruff1984
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Hello RASHMI,

i wrote:


Hello Torsten,

Your comment was very helpful,

what is about the embedded LAN Hub,
including on the upgrade kit?

Where i have to install this ?

regards
Torsten.
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Install the embedded LAN hub in the master library, most left slot.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ruff1984
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Okay... i do that today. and understand it.

Now is the next problem, i have the guide : MSL6000 series pass-through mechanism reference guide


and there ist one cabling schema, but i dont understand this schema.

Iam really pissed off because this library, HP have no documentation for this.

Can anybody tell me, how i have to cable the liybrary to use the pass-through mechanism.

Befor i get the second library, my first library works fine. My first library will be the master , schould i have to change the cabling at the first library ?

How i have to setup the cabling in my second library ?

Can sombody please told me "in detail" how i have to cable both library.



STATUS:

library one: (Master) : FC Router and Controller pluged in.

library two: (Slave): FC Router and Controller pluged in.

Do i need the FC Router at the second library ?


Thanks a lot
Torsten.
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Of course you the the second FC router for connecting the drives.


The master remains unchanged.

For any slave you only need to connect the NSR with the drives - just put a terminator on one of the library controller ports and leave the second open. No SCSI cables needed on a slave library controller.

Just make sure to connect each modules library controller to the LAN hub.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Ruff1984
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

Hello torsten,

thanks for your replay.

I have one last question.

What ist the meening of NSR ?


i summarize:

Master: cabling unchanged: only LAB cable from conroller to LAN HUB.

Slave: controller card: port one terminator, port two open, LAN cable to LAN HUB.

FC Router: scsi port one to drive one with black SCSI cable, scsi port two to drive two with black SCSI cable. ?? is this right ?


the drives from the slave lib got 2 Ports, do i need put a terminator on port two ?

I hope you can fast wrote me back.
Torsten.
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Re: Multi -Library MS6060

>> What ist the meening of NSR ?


Network storage router - it translates from fibre channel to SCSI.


A terminator must be installed on each open port on any drive.




In a slave configuration the library controller is something special.

It is the slave of the master and receives the commands via LAN over the hub, for this reason there is no SCSI connection allowed.

But there must be 1 terminator installed, otherwise the library will tell an error.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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