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Created: 26 Oct 2012 • Updated: 15 Feb 2013 | 8 comments
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Can someone please provide me the robot/library internal parts?

  • Robot has an HBA card?
  • Robot has an LAN card?
  • Al drives have WWN number?
  • Each drive has a FC cable connected to SAN switch individually?
  • Each drive has a Ethernetcable connected to LAN switch individually?
  • command to check robot details from NBU master server?Like cap slots,library slots

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sazz.'s picture

    Robot has an HBA card? Yes it does, depends upon what kind of robot you are using
    Robot has an LAN card? Yes the lan card is to manage the library console remotely.
    Al drives have WWN number? Yes it does, depends upon the kind of drives. The wwn number are used when they are connected to san switch so zoning can be done
    Each drive has a FC cable connected to SAN switch individually? Yes it will be connected to san switch and then ports will be zoned.
    Each drive has a Ethernetcable connected to LAN switch individually? Drive don't have ethernet cable

    command to check robot details from NBU master server?Like cap slots,library slots? Robtest in NBU

You can find more details about all these if you search on google, if you have specific query about NBU post it here.
 

Nicolai's picture

What brand/model of robot ?

The question you are asking is impossible to answewer if we don't know the brand. 

E.g.:
Some robot has a HBA card - some don't
Some robot has - some don't (and is the LAN card for monitoring or for control)
Some tape drive got a dedicated FC cabler to the switch - Some don't, they uses a internal FC switch or SCSI to FC router.

Got my point laugh

Best Regards

Nicolai

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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sazz.'s picture

Hi Nicolai,yesCongrats to be Trusted Advisor.

Nicolai's picture

Thanks !

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Marianne's picture

In support of Nicolai's excellent post -
This is the wrong place to ask hardware questions.

Find out what the make and model is of the library in your environment, as well as make and model of date drives in the robot. Next, go to manufacturer's web site. Find your model library and look for specifications.
Some manufacturers also publish the hardware manuals for their devices.

command to check robot details on robot control host:
scan -changer

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mph999's picture

 

"Al drives have WWN number? Yes it does, depends upon the kind of drives. The wwn number are used when they are connected to san switch so zoning can be done"

 

Yes and No.

On some libraries, the WWN is associated to the slot position in the library that the drive fits in to.  So, you can replace a drive, and the WWN stays the same.  The IBM 3584 library is one such library that works like this.  It's very neat, as you can physically swap a drive and do not have to do any SAN zone adjustments.  

 

Martin

 

Regards,  Martin
 
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mikenew's picture

 Robot has an HBA card? Yes it does, depends upon what kind of robot you are using

 

What this HBA basically does on the library?

 

Details: robot of Dell TL2000

mph999's picture

What do you think an HBA does ?  It does the same thing on a library as it would do installed in a server

Howeever, as per Mariannes comment :

"This is the wrong place to ask hardware questions."

This is a Symantec NBU forum, not a forum for asking hardware questions, especically those which are easily found using google.

As I have said, the occasional what if/ interview question is fine, but not the rate that they are being asked.

Martin

 

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805