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SAS autoloader

MAH_2
Regular Advisor

SAS autoloader

Hi , I am usning SAS autoloader. I am already conneceted one server to this autoloader. Now I want to connect one more server to this autoloader. I have seen one SAS fanout cable in the autoloader document. Is it possible to connect the 2 servers to the autoloader at a time.
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Ganz
Trusted Contributor

Re: SAS autoloader

The SAS autoloader is recommended for connecting only to one host. The 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader has only been tested as a direct attach SCSI/SAS device. The SAS Expander cable might be for a SAS drive mounted in a rackmount kit.

Following is a transcript from the getting started guide ::
SAS signal rates require clean connections with a minimum number of connections between the HBA and the Autoloader. Do not use adapters or converters between the HBA and the Autoloader. HP recommends a
maximum SAS cable length of six meters.

Link to getting started guide :: http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01482928/c01482928.pdf