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by Rene Weber

Introduction

This guide describes the steps needed to connect the Silent Brick System to HPSS. This guide was tested with Silent Brick System Version 2.53.0.3 in combination with HPSS Version 9.3 Update 12.

Tested scenarios:

  • Write and Read
  • Shell command
  • Load/Unload
  • EOM check
  1. Choose 'Library' -> 'Add'
    • Choose 'Library' -> 'Add'

    • Library Name: HPSS

    • Custom revision: -

    • Library emulation: Adic Scalar 1000

    • Barcode range: Default

  2. Follow the wizard or choose the ‚Logical Drives‘-Tab in the library view in order to assign new drives to your library Logical Drive Name Prefix: As desired
    • Follow the wizard or choose the ‚Logical Drives‘-Tab in the library view in order to assign new drives to your library

    • Logical Drive Name Prefix: As desired

    • Number of Logical Drives: As desired

    • Tape emulation: IBM

    • Assign the needed number of Bricks

    • One Brick will be one Tape

  3. iSCSI connection is available if your Silent Brick System is equipped with a 10GB / 1GB Network card
    • iSCSI connection is available if your Silent Brick System is equipped with a 10GB / 1GB Network card

    • Follow the wizard or choose the ‚SAN Clients‘-tab in the library view in order to add a SAN Client to your library.

    • Client Name: Enter the name of your connecting host

    • Initiator Name: Enter the initiator name of your connecting host

    • Authentication: If desired

    • Connect iSCSI connection to your client

    • Make sure the iSCSI Transfer length on your HPSS machine is configured to a value matching the tape block size. Recommended: 256 KB - 1 MB

  4. FibreChannel connection is only available if your Silent Brick System is equipped with a FibreChannel Card
    • FibreChannel connection is only available if your Silent Brick System is equipped with a FibreChannel Card

    • Client Name: Enter the name of your connecting host

    • Target Port: Select the physical Fibre Channel Port.

    • Enumeration starts from right to left (Right: Port 0) (Left: Port 1).

    • Initiator WWN: Choose the WWN of your connected host

    • For iSCSI connections the Tape Blocksize must match the iSCSI Transfer Length set up in Step 3

    • Optimal tape blocksize: 1MB

    • Tapes have to be formatted after adjusting the tape blocksize

    • Run an "device_scan -i" and set up proper udev rules to link the tape drives to unique names by serial

    • Your Silent Brick System can now be addressed by HPSS.

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