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V2.39

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Approved FAST LTA Prozess-Dokumentation freigeben

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This guide describes how to connect Veeam Backup & Replication to a FAST LTA Silent Brick System configured as Virtual Tape Library.

This guide is tested with Veeam 11 and the Silent Brick System Version 2.39

Recommended configuration parameters:

  • Tape Library Emulation: Adic Scalar 1000
  • Tape Drive Emulation: IBM ULTRIUM
  • Block Size: 1 MB
  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. Connect the created library to your Veeam host via iSCSI or FibreChannel Set the max transfer length via regedit when using iSCSI. Path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - System - CurrentControlSet - Control - Class - &lt;iSCSI Class ID&gt; - &lt;ID&gt; - Parameters
    • Connect the created library to your Veeam host via iSCSI or FibreChannel

    • Set the max transfer length via regedit when using iSCSI. Path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - System - CurrentControlSet - Control - Class - <iSCSI Class ID> - <ID> - Parameters

    • Recommendation: 1M ( Hex: 0x100000 )

    • Set the Tape Block Size for Veeam via regedit

    • Recommendation: 1M ( Hex: 0x100000 )

  8. Rescan your tape server in Veeam
    • Rescan your tape server in Veeam

    • Add new tape server first if not configured yet

    • Enable 'Native SCSI Support' in the Library properties

    • Define the blocksize in the Tape Drive properties

    • Recommendation: 1M

    • Format new tapes when all values are configured properly

    • Blocksizes will be stored in the tape header. When changing the Blocksize after formatting, a reformat is necessary.

    • Follow the Veeam instructions for this step.

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