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NetApp 2220/2240 and Tape Library Connectivity

Hi All,

Our company are looking to introduce a few 2200 series units and would like to use existing Overland NEO100S (IBM) tape backup units for direct connection to the filer. From what I can see the interfaces for SAS on the filer and SAS on the tape unit are different (smaller on the tape unit) can anyone confirm if there is any type of convertor/cable that would allow the connection? If it helps I believe the units we will be using will be running 7-modè software.We were hoping to use Snap Protect to manage the whole process too.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Garth.

Re: NetApp 2220/2240 and Tape Library Connectivity

X6543a-R6 is listed as a 2m QSFP+ to MINISAS cable on HW universe, this is the required cable for miniSAS to QSFP+

There are two options, 2M and 5M

Part No

Begin

End

Length

Description

SAS

X6543A-R6

miniSAS

QSFP

2m

Cable,miniSAS Cntlr-Shelf,2m

X6544A-R6

miniSAS

QSFP

5m

Cable,miniSAS Cntlr-Shelf,5m

Re: NetApp 2220/2240 and Tape Library Connectivity

dont forget to have a look at the compatability matrix to make sure the tape library is supported by the FAS and the ontap version

Re: NetApp 2220/2240 and Tape Library Connectivity

Thanks very much, just what I was looking for. Regards, Garth.