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amount of data has been buffered at the local Cisco MDS switch, the read operations to the tape drive
are flow controlled by the remote Cisco MDS switch by not issuing any further reads. On completion of
a read operation, when some data buffers are freed, the remote Cisco MDS switch resumes issuing reads.
The default flow control buffering uses the automatic option. This option takes the WAN latencies and
the speed of the tape into account to provide optimum performance. You can also specify a flow control
buffer size (the maximum buffer size is 12 MB).
We recommend that you use the default option for flow- control buffering.
Do not enable time- stamp control on an FCIP interface with tape acceleration configured.
If one end of the FCIP tunnel is running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.0(1) or later, and the other end
is running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.x, and tape acceleration is enabled, then the FCIP tunnel will
run only tape write acceleration, not tape-read acceleration.
Tape Library LUN Mapping for FCIP Tape Acceleration
If a tape library provides logical unit (LU) mapping and FCIP tape acceleration is enabled, you must
assign a unique LU number (LUN) to each physical tape drive accessible through a target port.
provides LUN mapping, then all the four tape drives should be assign unique LUNs.
For the mappings described in
Host 2 has access to Drive 3 and Drive 4.
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
shows tape drives connected to Switch 2 through a single target port. If the tape library
FCIP LUN Mapping Example
describes correct tape library LUN mapping.
40-2, Host 1 has access to Drive 1 and Drive 2, and
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