STK Libraries Attached to ACSLS Server - Prerequisites

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Supported Software Versions

The following software versions are supported for the various components:

Component Software Version
ACSLS Server on Solaris 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
Library Attach for Windows 1.4.3

Note:

If using for Windows 2012 or Windows 2012 R2, see Oracle support documentation for more information on any platform specific caveats.

MediaAgents - Windows (including Cluster) Windows 2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows 2008 Server

Windows Server 2012 Editions

Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

MediaAgents - Solaris (including Cluster) 32-bit: Solaris 10 and Solaris 11

64-bit: Solaris 10 and Solaris 11

Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 x64

See System Requirements - MediaAgent for information about the platforms that are supported by MediaAgents.

Firewall Considerations

If the ACSLS Server and the MediaAgent computer are located on the opposite sides of firewalls, additional ports required by the ACSLS Server, might have to be opened on the firewalls. For more information about the required software and required ports, refer to STK-ACSLS documentation.

On Windows, the firewall should be configured using the Library Attach for Windows software. On Solaris install the ACSLS Client Service as described in Install ACSLS Client Service on Solaris. Follow the steps described in the Post-Install Considerations section of the above procedure to configure communication across a firewall.

Direct-Attached Library Configuration

In a direct-attached library configuration, the Windows or Solaris MediaAgents can be configured to use the StorageTek library controlled by ACSLS server: For the Windows MediaAgent, you must install an instance of StorageTek’s Library attach for Windows program on the MediaAgent computer in which the StorageTek library will be configured. (See Supported Software Versions for information on the supported versions.)

For the Sun Solaris MediaAgent, the ACSLS Client Service must be installed on the MediaAgent computer. (See Install ACSLS Client Service on Solaris for more information on installing this software.)

The ACSLS server is connected to the library’s media changer with a direct SCSI. Each MediaAgent communicates with the ACSLS server through the TCP-IP port. In addition, each MediaAgent must also be attached to the drives in the library using SCSI ports.

Within the StorageTek libraries, some or all drives must be assigned to the MediaAgents for exclusive use by the CommCell group. The unassigned drives will be available for other applications or another CommCell group.

The following diagrams provide an overview of the hardware configuration required for configuring the StorageTek library using the ACSLS Server:

Direct-Attached Library Configuration with SN6000 

The ACSLS server is connected to the library’s media changer with a direct SCSI. Each MediaAgent communicates with the SN6000 through the TCP-IP port. In addition, each MediaAgent must also be attached to SN6000 using Fibre Channel cables. The SN6000 is connected to all the drives in the library through Bridge/Router using Fibre Channel cables.

The following diagram provides an overview of the hardware configuration required for configuring the StorageTek library using the ACSLS Server in the system with StorageTek SN6000:

DDS Configuration

In a DDS configuration, all MediaAgents can be configured provided you have at least one of the Windows or Solaris MediaAgent. (See Supported Software Versions for information on the supported versions.)

This primary MediaAgent must have the following software:

  • If the primary MediaAgent is a Windows MediaAgent, you must install an instance of StorageTek's Library attach for Windows program on the MediaAgent computer.
  • If the primary MediaAgent is a Sun Solaris MediaAgent, the ACSLS Client Service must be installed on the MediaAgent computer. (See Install ACSLS Client Service on Solaris for more information on installing this software.)

The ACSLS server is connected to the library’s media changer with a direct SCSI. In addition, the primary MediaAgent must also be attached to the ACSLS server through the TCP-IP port. Each MediaAgent in the CommCell® communicates with the drives in the library through the following:

  • MediaAgent to Bridge/ Router/ Gateway using SCSI ports.
  • Bridge/ Router/ Gateway to a SAN switch using Fibre Channel cable.
  • SAN switch is connected to all the drives in the library using Fibre Channel cables.

The following diagram provides an overview of the hardware configuration required for sharing a StorageTek library among multiple MediaAgents with DDS configuration.

DDS Configuration with SN6000

The ACSLS server is connected to the library's media changer with a direct SCSI. In addition, the primary MediaAgent must also be attached to the ACSLS server and SN6000 through the TCP-IP port. Each MediaAgent in the CommCell group communicates with the drives in the library through the following:

  • MediaAgent to Bridge/ Router/ Gateway using SCSI ports.
  • Bridge/ Router/ Gateway to SN6000 using Fibre Channel cable.
  • SN6000 to a SAN switch using Fibre Channel cable.
  • SAN switch is connected to all the drives in the library using Fibre Channel cables. 

The following diagram provides an overview of the hardware configuration required for sharing a StorageTek library among multiple MediaAgents with DDS configuration using SN6000.