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Can LTO5 FC tape drive work standalone without library if connected to server's HBA

We bought wrongly 2 full height LTO5 FC drives & later swapped them
out & replaced with 4 half height LTO5 FC drives for an IBM TS3200
tape library

Can the 2 full tape drives be connected up directly (using LC-LC
cable) to a Windows server's HBA port for the drive to be used?  Or any
other things I'll need / configure to get it workable?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Excellent.

So if I have an Emulex HBA, I should set the port to "Loop" or
"F" port?  I tried connecting & HBAnywhere could detect the
speed (as 8Gbps).  Just that even after rebooting my Win 2008,
I still can't see "Tape drives" under "Device Manager"
sunhux

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and it's directly connection without going thru any FC switch
sunhux

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Just for my test server, so I'm not getting any tape library:
will be human operators manually inserting / ejecting tapes
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andyalder

Port should be set to loop since you are not using a switch. Does HBAnyware see the tape drive?
sunhux

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HBAnyware only see it's connected & the server's HBA port's WWN.

Btw, "loop" means F-port or L-port or ...  in HBAnyware?
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