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LTO - Information on Number of Drives and Media Servers That Can be Shared (Doc ID 1363107.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2020

Applies to:

LTO Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Repeated issues like media stuck in drive FSC3E24 & drive communication issues FSC3E13, FSC3E14.

What is the maximum number of media server across which a drive can be shared ?
What is the maximum number of drives that can be connected to single HBA port ?


Configuration is as below :

L180 (with 10 HP LTO2 FC drives) --- connected to 130+ NBU media servers (unix + windows)
Problem is likely due to the large number of media servers and possible misconfiguration at SAN & OS/NBU level.

Troubleshooting Steps

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