connect tape library to server

Hossam Asfour
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hello,

i have tape library hp MSL2024 Fc i need to connect it to cisco ucs 240 server direct through fibre channel.

the operating system is windows server2016
the backup software is veeam
the HBA card installed on the server is emulex lightpulse HBA - storport miniport and the driver is installed.

the problem is i cannot connect the tape to the server, i fixed the speed to both to 8 Gb/s and the port type to fabric on the server and the tape drive. i swapped the cable RX and TX, still no luck

on the tape it gives me no light detected.

help please
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Top Expert 2014
Commented:
You have to set the port to FC/AL, not fabric if you are connecting without a switch.
Hossam AsfourSystems engineer

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Commented:
What about the tape drive, i have loop and fabric?
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
Both, although they default to loop before fabric anyway.
Hossam AsfourSystems engineer

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Commented:
I will try this first
Hossam AsfourSystems engineer

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i made the configuration on the server to be fabric al and on the tape library loop L- addressing mode soft and still no luck. it gives me no light detected
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
The server should be set to loop, you have no fabric switches!
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Yes I configured it Fabric-AL like you said before

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