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what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

Kritao
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what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

hi, need advise on connecting a msl6030 tape library with two tape drives connected to a single host.

what is the cabling to be followed and also about the id settings.

simson
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Torsten.
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

What type of drives? Only SCSI or via fibre?

Hope this helps!
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Efrain Valencia
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

Hello,

I think this document will be helpful for you

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&objectID=c00659626

On diagram 1, the FC cable will go either to the host or switch, in case you are not using FC at all, diagram #2 shows 2 SCSI cables going out to the host. (So you will need either a dual port HBA or two single port HBAs)

The possition of the SCSI connectors on the drives may change, as shown on the diagrams, keep in mind that the terminators whould be on the drives and not on the library controller, and then just follow the same cabling pattern.

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Torsten.
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

I asked for the drive model, because for some older drives there are 2 per bus allowed. In such case you need only 1 SCSI HBA in the host.

For all newer types the linked document show the only possible connections - always 1 drive per bus.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Kritao
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

Hi,

we are using scsi based tape library. The document which came with the additional tape drive shows 2 host connectivity model only
Kritao
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

It is LTO-3 Drives on SCSI based tape library. There is no FC NSR.

regards,

Simson
Torsten.
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

You will get your answer by following the link above.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Kritao
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Re: what is cabling to be followed on upgrade of second drive in msl 6030 with single host cabling

Thank you