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EML-E As a Stand Alone System

ShadQad
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EML-E As a Stand Alone System

Hello

We have Eml-E series Tape library with two Lto-5 Drives that have configured with EVA 4400 SAN system

now days the EVA system is totally obsolete

Can i use the library as a stand alone backup solution ? what are the nessesary steps (OS types Drivers ..etc)

any help or Idea is Appriciate it

Shad

 

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Torsten.
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

>> that have configured with EVA 4400 SAN system

 

I don't understand this.

Is it connected to a SAN switch included in the EVA?

Do you have a kind of backup software that is using the array and the library.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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ShadQad
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

Hello Torsten,

thanks you for your replay

currently the EML-e Library is onnected to the San EVA 4400 System

My question is : Can i disconnect the San from the Library then use the Library Seperatly ?

Yes i have Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2012-R2 Software On windows server 2012-R2

how can i do this ?

many thanks

Torsten.
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

the switch inside the Eva is a normal brocade switch. just connect the lib to another switch and configure zoning etc.

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ShadQad
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

Many thanks for your Answer ,

can you please explain a little bit in terms

is my OS is supported Or My DPM212-r2 is working with the library ?

is there any guide to follow ?

best

Shad

 

Torsten.
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

Your EMLe in fact ever was stand-alone.

Obviously it was connected to an embedded b-series switch inside the EVA4400, so you now need to connect the cables to another switch. If you adjust zoning on that switch your server should be able to continue working with the library.


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ShadQad
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

again thanks for your replay SAN 11.jpgt

do ia have to install one more switch ?

after removing EVA 4400 box :

to witch device i have to connect the A B C D E Cables ?

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: EML-E As a Stand Alone System

From this point of view consider the EVA4400 as a SAN switch.

So you need now a new SAN switch to connect your server and the library or (if you have enough connectors free) a direct connection to the server for the 3 (at the moment 4) cables.

 

Something like this:

https://www.hpe.com/us/en/product-catalog/storage/storage-switches/pip.hpe-8-8-san-switch.3742046.html

IMHO the second cable from the lib (B) is not needed.

 

 

 

The EVA controllers shown are not only the EVA controllers, but they have *independent* b-series switches embedded. Now you need a replacememt for these switches.

Another some poor solution would be to keep everything as it is ... you could un-initialize the EVA, remove all the disk enclosures, keep the controllers and use the switches only.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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