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iSCSI for TL-Series Tape Libraries: Direct Attach a Dell PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 to an iSCSI SAN

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Executive Summary

To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series of tape libraries (Dell PowerVault TL2000 & TL4000). This offering allows a customer to directly attach a tape backup target to their iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with little to no degradation in transfer speed, 90 MB/s in most cases. This white paper explores the setup, configuration and considerations associated with implementing this solution.

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