I need to know how can i connect tape drive OR tape library TO Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Mount Server ?
how the connection done between this component and what the type of connection ?
AS I have have HP Server now having Symantec backup exec Solution and the tape library or tape device connect Direct through HBA card or Scsi Card wha ever the type on connection ?
How can i replace this server with Cisco Rack server and attach the tape to C-Series ?
Q. are you talking about a standalone server, or a UCS managed rack mount server ?
f you need a direct connection to the server, it is best to connect it to a FC HBA (the Cisco VIC adaptors are CNA's; using it as a HBA is possible, but not straight forward).
eg. for a Cisco UCS C240 M3 High-Density Rack Server (Small Form Factor Disk Drive Model)
Host Bus Adapters (HBAs):
(Emulex LPe 11002 Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA
(Emulex LPe 12002 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA)
(QLogic QLE2462 Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA)
You would need to use an HBA in the rack mount. Be aware that our CNAs do FCoE not native FC. Be sure the tape device supports FCoE before attempting to use a CNA. It looks like Walter has provided several options for HBAs in this thread.
Working on my ticket and found the Few options.
Cisco Adapter Supports only SFF8644 Mini SAS, Not SFF-8088 Port.
However there is a cable where you can convert SFF-8644 to SFF-8088, Again this has to be evaluated or Tested in LAB.
Cisco Product ID
Cisco 12G 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA for external JBOD attach
2 Mini-SAS HD SFF8644
This supports Vmware as well.
Check out Regarding LSI SAS 9207-8E,
Cables SFF-8088 to SFF-8088