Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 17 MB
Operating System: Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Powered, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
Latest Version / Release Date: All 136T Updates, A20 / 04 Jan 2007
The Dell PV-136T-SNC device is used with the Dell PowerVault 136T tape library. This tape library solution can be efficiently connected to SAN environments (storage area network) via an optional SNC module (Storage Network Controller). An SNC module such as the Dell PV-136T-SNC device can act as a bridge among the Fiber channel and SCSI protocols and delivers extra operational, security and management features not available in almost all channel libraries of Fiber Channel. It is highly recommended that the 6101 SNC (also called the 2nd generation SNC or SNC2) be utilized for connectivity in Fiber Channel. By using this controller device, the Dell PowerVault 136T tape library performance can be maximized with the aid of LTO-3 drives inan environment of Fiber Channel. The 6101 storage network controller has twice the performance power of the 5101 storage network controller which is the 1st generation SNC for the Dell PowerVault 136T tape library.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The 6101 SNC’s maximum throughput is around 400 MB per second. On the other hand, the 5101 SNC’s maim throughput is only around 200 MB per second. The native throughput performance of the LTO-3 drives is 80 MB per second. In settings where higher through put such as 100 MB per second and up is required, the 5101 SNC can restrict the LTO-3 drives’ overall performance, specifically in library configurations using 3 or more drives. Because of this, Dell recommends utilizing the 6101 SNC for the Dell PowerVault 136T tape library’s Fiber Channel Connectivity with 3 or more LTO-3 drives since the highest performance is needed. The 5101 SNC may be easily recognized by the SCSI connectors’ orientations, of which all 4 are aligned. On the other hand, the 6101 SNC are paired by 2s. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Dell PV-136T-SNC errors before installing any driver updates.