I confirm that. Just for grins I just went to the computer room and connected the 5735 up to the 3573 tape library (random mode) and moved it to an IBM i V7 LPAR.

It showed up and ran just fine.

That statement is true if, and only if, you are trying to use NPIV to virtualize the tape library in VIOS.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 10/30/2012 4:56 PM, DrFranken wrote:
FALSE. I have in fact used that combination for both restores and
backups with no switch at all. Not sure where they are getting that.....

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 10/30/2012 2:44 PM, Graap, Kenneth wrote:
> My TS3100 has a 4gb card in it and the Power7 has an 8gb interface card (FC 5735)...
> According to IBM, the connectivity option for the TS3100 and Power7 are:
> 8 Gbps fibre channel and 6 Gbps SAS interfaces
> LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps fibre channel and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces (LTO-4 FH)
> I've been told that the use of a 5735 interface card in the Power7 REQUIRES a fibre switch be used.
> Is this the truth?
> Reply or Forwarded mail from: Kenneth E Graap

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