SAS to fiber conversion kit

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello Experts,
I have a situation where I have to connect one HP MSL2024 tape library to 2 servers (active passive nodes, it is a windows 2003 cluster setup). Initially it was planned to connect only one server and we bought tape library with SAS connector where I can connect only one node. Now the manager wants to get it connected to both nodes in cluster. One of the options I have is to by two HBA cards, connect to fiber switch and connect tape library to switch. But the problem is I am not getting concrete answer on SAS to fiber drive for MSL2024. I tried calling hp but getting different answers from different department. Does anyone know how can I MSL2024-SAS to both nodes in cluster? If you have come across such situation and come out with solution kindly let me know. By the way I am using Veriatas Netbackup 6.5 as backup software.
Thank you
Question by:ramuchacha
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    How about this?

    Atto Faststream Sc 7500 Fibre Channel-to-SAS/SATA Raid Storage Controller 4, 2 Fibre Channel-to-sas/sata Bridge FastStream SC 7500 Fibre Channel-to-SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller is high-performance, scalable RAID controllers that deliver data protection for applications in DVA and IT infrastructures.

    FastStream" Storage Controllers are high-performance, scalable RAID controllers that deliver data protection for applications in DVA and IT infrastructures including 4K and 2K digital film production, high-definition video post-production, digital prepress, disk-to-disk backup, audio post, email compliance, data warehousing, data mining and transaction based environments.

    The FastStream SC 7500 was designed as a 1U external storage appliance which provides high-speed access, data protection and improved performance for SAS or SATA connected RAID or JBOD storage arrays. Featuring a one-button setup wizard that dramatically simplifies installation and configuration for video, audio, database and IT environments, FastStream SC appliances can provide multiple RAID levels with heterogeneous host and storage support.

    The FastStream SC 7500 also enables small workgroups to create a collaborative workflow without the need for a Fibre Channel switch to build a Storage Area Network (SAN). ATTO FastStream Storage Controllers provide intelligent solutions offering accelerated performance, simplified management and peace-of-mind RAID protection for all of your critical data.

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    FastStream SC 7500

    Four 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel host interface ports
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