StoreEver Tape Storage
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

 
Highlighted
Occasional Advisor

fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Hi,

I have a ML570 server currently running one ultrium2 tape drive from the on board scsi.

Is it possible for me to fit a second tape drive and if so what is the best way to go about it.

Unfortunately i cant bring the server down at the moment to have a look inside and see if there are any spare on board scsi slots available but from reading the specs this does not seem likely.
I would assume i am going to have to get a scsi card and run from that?

Any pointers would be a great help.

Cheers
11 REPLIES 11
Highlighted
Honored Contributor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Hi!

Which ML570 generation? G1?
Highlighted
Occasional Advisor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Hi Johan,

At a guess i would say it was G1, how can i confirm...?

Sorry fr the daft question...!
Highlighted
Occasional Advisor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

sorry just been through documentation and it is G2.
Highlighted
Honored Contributor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Storage Controller

Integrated Dual Channel Ultra SCSI-3 (Ultra SCSI - 4 ready)

I suppose one goes to your hard drives and one to the tape drive?

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/compatibility/tapebackup/ISS/Detail/16-0029-0067.html

Does not have the ML570 G2 listed anymore :/

But here you can see which parts are compatible with the ML570 G2:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11421_na/11421_na.html#Options
Highlighted
Occasional Advisor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Thanks for that Johan,

As soon as i get the chance i will bring the server down so i can check what is being used. Unfortunately this is our data server and it is working 24/6 the only day its free to be worked on is sunday...

Thanks for the links.
I can do some ground work so i have a clearer picture when i look in the server on sunday.
Highlighted
Honored Contributor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Sounds good, enjoy :)
Highlighted
Honored Contributor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

just warning you on two things:

be sure to have enough power
be sure to have enough cooling

these two things are critical
m
ay be better to have an external unit if you want to manage two LTO drives
Highlighted
Occasional Advisor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

the LTO drives are both external, sorry should have said that in the first place...!
Highlighted
Honored Contributor

Re: fitting 2x ultrium tape drives to a ML570 server

Ah!

But then you should be able to tell how many SCSI ports you have without opening the server.
Just look at the back of it :)