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V2.33

Minor Versionm

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This guide describes the necessary steps to setup up the Silent Brick System as a Commvault Backup & Recovery tape target.

  1. Choose 'Library' -> 'Add'
    • Choose 'Library' -> 'Add'

    • Library Name: Commvault

    • Library emulation: Adic Scalar 1000

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

    • Number of Logical Drives: As desired

    • Tape emulation: IBM ULT3580-TD5

    • 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 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
    • 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

    • Read the Class GUID of your iSCSI device

    • Set the' MaxTransferLength' in your Windows registry to a value of 256KB. This value will match your Tape Block size ( configured later ).

  4. 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
    • 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).

    • If the client is configured for "Everyone" make sure to use the left Port ( 1 )

    • Initiator WWN: Choose the WWN of your connected host

  5. Make sure the drivers for your Media Changer and for the Tape Drives are installed correctly.
    • Make sure the drivers for your Media Changer and for the Tape Drives are installed correctly.

  6. Connect the Tape Library to the Commvault host via iSCSI or FibreChannel
    • Connect the Tape Library to the Commvault host via iSCSI or FibreChannel

    • Add the tape library in Commvault

    • Make sure to set the Tape Block Size to 256 KB in Commvault Backup & Recovery

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Rene Weber

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