Appliance 5220 OS 2.5 - Tape Drive presentation/configuration
I have recently been testing the installation and basic functionality of the Appliance 5220 with OS 2.5. Generally it has been pretty straightforward but we were unsure what to expect when it came to presenting the robot, LTO3 drives and Datastore LUNS.
After zoning in the devices the library became visible without having to do anything and the Datastore Luns needed a reset of the HBA through command line.
The LTO3 tape drives on the other hand CAN NOT be seen despite doing a Rescan and Reset of the HBA as well as a reboot of the appliance. Before you ask the zoning has been checked multiple times. The robot and tape drives all hang off of the same HBA within the library and the SAN config is also validated by the fact that the Master server can see the same robot and tape drives through the same zone config.
Have I missed something here in terms of what needs to be done for the tape drives to be visible from the Appliance OS ?
I did read that the Appliance encrypts by default so the test of destaging images to tape would not be possible without compatible LTO4 drives,
We put this down as the reason why we couldn't see the LTO3 drives but I'm not convinced as have seen mentioned of LTO3 with Appliances when googling.
Hope you can Help