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IBM TS3200 FC interface for BE 2012 VM backup.

Created: 14 Nov 2012 • Updated: 26 Nov 2012 | 6 comments
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Hi,

We were going for a Symantec BE 2012 deployment of the following infra.

Three VMware host server .

One Vcenter server.

The VMware VMs were inside the SAN storage server, with two SAN switch for high availability.

A Tape library is connected with the SAN switch.

I was checking the HCL of this Tape library but unable to find this model (Page no. 90 in the "be2012_hcl.pdf" document).

Is this not compatible with the Symantec BE 2012 media server?  surprise

Tape library details:-

IBM TS3200 with FC interface (dual Drive).

Thanks.

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

Pg. 87 on the HCL shows it as being supported. No worries on that.

Thanks!

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mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

Ooops...........cheeky I got  it but its in the page 89.

Thanks a lots.

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India

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CraigV's picture

Cool...but weird because pg. 89 on my side is NEC! :)

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Colin Weaver's picture

Is your media server a physical one or a virtual one (tape drive access is not supported inside a virtual one)

mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

The media server is a physical server and I guess the Tape Library is accessable from the media server using the FC interface.

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India

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ZeRoC00L's picture

Yes, if you have zoning implemented on your FC switches, make sure to add the tape library to a zone of the Backup Exec server.

If you can see the library in devicemanager, you will be able to use in with BE.

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