FC/AL connection to tape library.
2002-07-01 10:18:32 GMT
Is anyone using FC/AL to connect filers to tape libraries? I am using Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (ie no switch) to connect my filer running 6.2R2 to an ATL P3000 tape library. When I first did this the filer could not see the tape drives until it was rebooted (although it could see the FC bridge in the library a soon as it was plugged in). I just had to power cycle the library. Now the filer can't see the tape drives ("sysconfig -t" or "storage show tape" say "No tapes found.") but it can see the FC bridge. Is anyone else seeing this? Is there any workaround, apart from buying a switch or rebooting the filer every time the library is power cycled? - Bruce -- Bruce Arden arden <at> nortelnetworks.com barden2 <at> csc.com CSC, Nortel, London Rd, Harlow, England +44 1279 40 2877