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HCL Tape - ULT3580-TD4 QuestDell

Challenge

VeeamReadyTape

Product Information:

Company name: Quest Software
Product Family: DR Series Appliance
Status: Veeam Ready - Tape
Classification Description: Tape solution where available hardware features have been tested to work with Veeam.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: DR4300, DR4300e and DR6300
Library Firmware Version 0104
Drive firmware version: 0104
Driver for tape drive: 6.2.4.8
Driver for media changer: (Veeam Option: Use native SCSI commands instead of Windows driver)
Media type tested: DR-VTL
Additional Support:

General product family overview:
DR’s Virtual Tape Library (VTL) is an emulation of a physical tape library (SUN/STK L700) on a disk-based deduplication and compression system such as the DR Series system. The tape library is exposed to a Data Management Application (DMA) as if it is a physical library with tape drives and cartridges, which the application uses for backup.

Veeam testing configuration:

Veeam Build Number: 9.5.0.823

 

Vendor recommended configuration:

Vendor Settings:

  • Changer gets detected as "Unknown Medium Changer" and it is supported for Veeam. Just need to change the changer properties in Veeam to use native SCSI commands.
  • DR series system using iSCSI to access VTL
  • IBM tape Drivers are mandatory to install for Drives and can be downloaded from IBM site: Driver name - IBMTape.x64_w12R2_6248_WHQL_Cert
KB ID:
2278
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
2017-04-18
Last Modified:
2020-08-13
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