Be it NPIV or native HBAs it shouldn't matter as long as the zoning is
correct. I don't know the difference between TAPGRT and TAPMLB but you
should end up with the two libraries showing. Now, i haven't done this but
AFAIK it should be like this.

Best Regards,

Roberto

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 12:10 PM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Should there then be a difference in:
- the VIOS server profile as shown on the HMC?
- some command I need to issue in vios to 'wake it up' or some such thing?
- each client profile as shown on the HMC?
Or is this all done simply by getting the san switch correct?

Would WRKHDWRSC *STG go from
Resource Type-mode Text
CMB03 6B25-001 Storage Controller
DC03 6B25-001 Storage Controller
TAPGRT01 3573-040 Tape Library
to
Resource Type-mode Text
CMB03 6B25-001 Storage Controller
DC03 6B25-001 Storage Controller
TAPGRT01 3573-040 Tape Library
TAPMLB02 3573-040 Tape Library


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From: Roberto José Etcheverry Romero <yggdrasil.raiker@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/22/2015 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: Multiple tape libraries into a single fiber port?
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Rob,

AFAIK the control channel for the library is part of the drive's sled so
each fiber you connect to a drive also connects to the library. Taking
that
into account you should be able to control as many libraries as you want
(within the hba's bandwidth of course).

Best Regards,


On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 9:58 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

As i type this I'm thinking this is not possible but let me try.

Can you have multiple tape libraries into a single port? Gut says yes,
brain says no.

I have one tape library, with multiple drives, shared by multiple lpars
of
IBM i, across two power 8's. VIOS lpar on one rack hosts it to all of
it's lpars of IBM i and has the physical fiber tape card. Similar
situation for the other rack.
Both connect to a SAN switch that supports all four drives.

Here's the catch, the fibers do not connect to the library, they connect
to each of the drives but they still show up as
WRKMLBSTS
Device/
Resource Status
TAPGRT01 ACTIVE
TAP01 OPERATIONAL
TAP02 OPERATIONAL
TAP04 OPERATIONAL
TAP03 ACTIVE

So, if I tried to control multiple libraries from one fiber port,
and you connect directly to the drives,
how would it know to put the drives on the other library on to a
different
library?


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