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Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

Martin_SK
Occasional Advisor

Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

Hello guys.
I would like to know what are supported OS platforms for tape libraries MSL4048 and 1/8 Ultrium 960 Tape Autoloader.
Does anyone know where Can I find these informations?

Thanks.

M.
8 REPLIES
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

The Enterprise Backup Solution Compatibility Matrix at:

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/techdoc/ebs/EBSMatrix-1006.pdf

should help you.
Martin_SK
Occasional Advisor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

Hi,
I know this web site, but it is not useful for me. I cannot find out which are supported OS platforms for mentioned libraries.
M.
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

Unfortunately, it's not quite as simple as that... Given a version of a backup software package supports a certain type of library and is runnable on an OS/version, you still have to ensure that the HBAs are compatible and have new enough firmware. It gets even more complicated with SAN-attached tape libraries - adding in the SAN switches, the FC to SCSI bridge device, and the firmware running in them. That's why the matrix is as complicated as it is.
Martin_SK
Occasional Advisor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

OK,
I want to be sure.
I am thinking about following configurations:
1. Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 4.0 (64-bit) (x64) with MSL 2024 (or MSL4048)
2. Linux Debian 3.0 with HP 1/8 Ultrium 960 Tape Autoloader

Is it supported?
Thanks.
M.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

Ok, I think you might be looking at this the wrong way...

1st: What servers will these be running on? Proliant DL's?

2nd: What software do you plan to use for Backup?

3rd: Are you looking to create a Central Backup Environment or want to keep individual servers separate and their backup (and backup devices) separate?

RHEL3 and 4 support all of the devices you mentioned. RHEL5 should as well. Not sure about Debian, but would think it would as well.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Martin_SK
Occasional Advisor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

Hi.
1. There will be Proliant server.
2. I plan to use DP 6.0.
3. There will be central backup server (RHEL) with MSL4048 and one server (Debian) with HP Autoloader.

M.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries


I do not see any issues with "os support" for the 4048. I am not at all familiar with Debian to comment, but I would expect that the autoloader would work just as well.

Will these devices be directly attached? or SAN Attached?

I just finished a DP6 Linux Cell Server installation so it is fresh in my head. Ask any questions you wish and I will try to answer.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Martin_SK
Occasional Advisor

Re: Suported OS platforms for tape libraries

The devices will be directly attached, there is no SAN.