Scalar, P-Series, and PX-Series Libraries: How Should the Topology and Link Speed Settings Be Configured for My Fibre Channel Library and Tape Drive(S)?

Question:

How should the topology and link speed settings be configured for my Fibre Channel library and tape drive(s)?

Answer:

Fibre Channel connection settings vary depending on the environment the library is installed into. As a Best Practice for Quantum libraries, however, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • If connecting into a SAN environment using a Fibre Channel switch, use the Point-to-Point topology setting and Auto for the link speed.
     
  • If connecting directly into the HBA (Host Bus Adapter) of a server, use the Arbitrated Loop topology setting and Auto for the link speed.

 

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2013-11-15
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