About device files for SAN Clients on AIX

Article:HOWTO90259  |  Created: 2013-10-02  |  Updated: 2014-04-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO90259
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About device files for SAN Clients on AIX

NetBackup SAN clients use tape drivers and SCSI pass-through methods for Fibre Transport traffic to NetBackup FT media servers. An AIX SAN Client that uses the standard tape driver can discover Fibre Transport targets on the FT media servers. The media server FT devices appear as ARCHIVE Python tape devices during SCSI inquiry from the SAN client. However, they are not tape devices and do not appear as tape devices in NetBackup device discovery.

During system startup, the AIX cfgmgr command configures all the devices that are necessary to use the system. If a NetBackup SAN Client cannot discover the FT devices, you can configure the device files on the client manually. Use the same procedure that you use for tape devices.

See Creating AIX no rewind device files for tape drives.

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