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MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby KMcGarvey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:35 am

Hello,

I'm doing some development work using Veeam v7 Patch 1 installed on a Windows 2012 Server connected via iSCSI to a mhvtl Virtual Tape Library. I've configured mhvtl using various emulations of Tape Library and Drive, however, Veeam has only been able to detect the Tape Drives as Standalone units, it does not detect the Tape Library.

Has anyone had any success in this scenario and if you have, what Tape Library/Drive combination did you use? I've read that Veeam requires the correct Tape Library driver to be installed in Device Manager, however, some emulations are detected correctly but the Tape Drives remain as Standalone.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:48 am

Hi, Kevin.

As long as the both appliances (library, driver) are shown properly in Device Manager, VB&R should reflect them correctly under corresponding node “Tape -> Library ->Drives”. So, can you confirm it or post a screenshots of both Veeam tape node and Device Manager one?

As to the drivers, Windows ordinary drivers, not vendor-specific ones, are required.

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby KMcGarvey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:11 am

Hi. hopefully you'll be able to see the screenshots below:

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:22 am

Based on the provided screenshots, everything seems to be fine. Also, this tape device has been already been verified as the working one, so you should not be facing any issues.

Thus, I’d suggest that you open a ticket with our support team and let them investigate this behavior directly.

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby KMcGarvey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:26 am

Will do, many thanks.

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:27 am

You’re welcome. Please, post here your ticket number, once assigned, so that we can follow the case. Thanks.
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby KMcGarvey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:04 am

Ticket Number 00462581
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:06 am

Thank you. Let’s wait and see what support team says about this issue.
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby tsightler » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:48 am 1 person likes this post

I would suggest configuring something like the HP MSL and some newer tape drives. Also, you'll need to make sure that the library config has the proper serial number information for the drives. I've used Veeam v7 with MHVTL extensively so I know that it works fine with an MSL2024 and LTO5 drives with current HP drivers.
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby KMcGarvey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:22 pm 1 person likes this post

Many thanks, I'm not sure how I missed it!

I added the MSL G3 Series Library as I wasn't sure how to specify the MSL2024 as you suggest, and LTO 5 Drivers, installed the HP Drivers and voila! Does it matter that I've plumbed for the MSL G3 or should I manually configure for a MSL2024?

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby aleks y » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:46 pm

Just Extract drivers to some folder, then go to W2K8R2-x64 (I did this on my 2012) and right click -> Install on every INF file!
After this I see changer and 2 ultrium drives in dev manager. Just have to check how it works.
BTW, have you connected mhvtl iSCSI target in your server?
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby tsightler » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:48 pm

I think that MSL G3 just means "Generation 3" of the MSL series so you should be in good shape.
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby KMcGarvey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:49 pm

I am indeed in good shape! Many thanks all.

Best regards

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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby ccatlett1984 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:54 pm

I have the library setup properly and veeam can see both the library as well as the drive I have created. It sees the tapes, but fails on inventorying them. with the error "The parameter is incorrect" Tape read error.
Any ideas?
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Re: MHVTL Virtual Tape Library

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:01 am

I believe support team has already seen similar cases. So, it stands to reason to contact them in order to get this issue solved. Thanks.
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