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V1.1

Major VersionM

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This guide describes the procedure of connecting Atempo Tina V4.6 with the Silent Brick System V2.10 as a Tape Library.

Recommended Emulation

Media Changer: HP MSL 6480

Drives: HP Ultrium-5

  1. Open the Silent Brick System GUI via a web browser Choose 'Libraries'
    • Open the Silent Brick System GUI via a web browser

    • Choose 'Libraries'

    • Click 'Add'

    • Enter a name

    • Choose the desired library type

  2. Edit 'Drive Name Prefix' if needed.
    • Edit 'Drive Name Prefix' if needed.

    • Choose a number of drives.

    • Choose the desired drive type.

  3. Choose the desired amount of Bricks from the list.
    • Choose the desired amount of Bricks from the list.

    • Use 'CTRL' to choose multiple Bricks.

    • Confirm by clicking 'Add'

  4. Best use with 10GB ethernet Get your iscsi initiator name from Windows
    • Best use with 10GB ethernet

    • Get your iscsi initiator name from Windows

    • Set up an iscsi client via Silent Brick web interface by choosing protocol iSCSI

    • Client Name: Enter the IP or the name of the client windows host

    • Initiator name: Enter the initiator string you retrieved in step 1

    • Authentication: If needed, authentication may be set up. Recommendation is no authentication

  5. Open your Windows Computer Manager  and expand "Storage Controllers" Select your iSCSI Initiator and choose properties Switch to Details and choose the property "Class Guid"
    • Open your Windows Computer Manager and expand "Storage Controllers"

    • Select your iSCSI Initiator and choose properties

    • Switch to Details and choose the property "Class Guid"

    • Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - System - CurrentControlSet - Control - Class - <iSCSI Class ID> - <ID> - Parameters

    • In Parameters adjust the' MaxTransferLength'. This value must match your Tape Block size ( configured later ). 1 MB=0x100000, 512KB=0x80000, 256KB=0x40000. Recommended minimum 256 K

  6. Only supported for controllers with fibre channel
    • Only supported for controllers with fibre channel

    • Client Name: Enter the IP or the name of the client windows host.

    • Target Port: Choose port to connect to.

    • Port enumeration is from right to left.

    • When set to 'Everyone' the left Port 2 is used.

    • Initiator WWN: Choose partner WWN to connect with.

  7. Make sure a proper driver is installed for your Tape Drives
    • Make sure a proper driver is installed for your Tape Drives

    • Make sure the Windows Driver is removed of your Media Changer

  8. Open the Device Detection Wizard under Devices Make sure your library and your drives where successfully found
    • Open the Device Detection Wizard under Devices

    • Make sure your library and your drives where successfully found

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