Re: SCSI tape library & ISCSI
Mirco Piccin put forth on 4/9/2010 6:48 PM:
> Hi, thanks for replies.
>>>> it's possible to manage a SCSI tape library (IBM 3581) with ISCSI?
>>>> I need to use that library attached to a server into another server...
>>> well, the aim is to share the tape library across the network..
>>> Is there a way (iscsi or other) to do the job?
>> What you need is a SCSI to iSCSI bridge.
>> All you need is an iSCSI bridge such as one of these ATTO units:
> Atto device it's not a really cheap solution :-)
Neither was that IBM 3581 tape library.
> Since it's a temporary need, I'll try to find a workaround...
You should be able to do it with one of the iSCSI targets and a kernel 2.6.x
Linux box containing an ethernet port and a SCSI connector/interface
compatible with your library.
Try looking thoroughly here:
SCST is probably what you'll want. It apparently allows direct SCSI<->iSCSI
device pass through, which sounds like what you want/need.