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Mixing tape and diskshelf access on the same FC initiator - supported/recommended?

Is it supported to use the same FC initiator port to simultaneously access both disk shelves and tape devices?

Or should tape and disk be separated on different initiators?

Magne

Re: Mixing tape and diskshelf access on the same FC initiator - supported/recommended?

No, it is not (and is not technically possible).

Re: Mixing tape and diskshelf access on the same FC initiator - supported/recommended?

Thanks! Could you also point me to where this is documented?

Magne

Re: Mixing tape and diskshelf access on the same FC initiator - supported/recommended?

Ok, I see that it would be impossible to cable this in a sensible way for a standard filer appliance, but in a fabric-attached MetroCluster one could, theoretically at least, configure it...

Magne

Re: Mixing tape and diskshelf access on the same FC initiator - supported/recommended?

In fabric MC switches used for shelf connection are dedicated to it; it is not supported to connect anything else. At least that is what I have learned so far ☺

Re: Mixing tape and diskshelf access on the same FC initiator - supported/recommended?