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)?


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


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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