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I'm not an experienced TS7770 VTS user, but would like to create a cabling plan for a recently ordered TS7770. However either the IBM documentation miss important basic details, or I'm blind to not found which Ethernet ports used for device management.
As I know the following 1Gbps RJ45 copper ports need to be patched to our Eth switches:
And based on the IBM TS7700 Release 5.2.2 Guide Redbook page 269 these located in slot C7 and C12 on the 3957-VED unit:
However these are four port adapters, and I do not found information which of these eight ports are the MC1, MC2, TSSC or AOTM ports?
Would somebody help me out where can I found this information?
Thanks in advance!
Would any of these page help?TS7770 specifications and requirements - IBM Documentationhttps://www.ibm.com/docs/en/ts7700-virtual-tape/5.0?topic=components-ts7700-server https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/ts7700-virtual-tape/5.0?topic=requirements-ts7700-grid-interconnect-lanwan
Sorry Clarence,I am located in Europe, so do not have any contacts in the US on that front.However a customer of ours once had a similar issue. They actually approached various local computer museum and found one which helped them. Have you inquired with any of the northern american data recovery services?You could try posting the question on "Newest Questions - Server Fault" or here "Looking for help converting old reel-to-reel tapes (taperssection.com)"Hope you find a way and post it here for future reference.Regards,
Hello Mark,Unfortunately not. The first link not disclosure any information, and third one is about Grid connections. The second link mention only the TS7770 Server (3957-VED) System Unit's C7 and C12 sloted Quad port Ethernet adapters provides the MC1, MC2, TSSC or AOTM connectivity. However not specify which of those eight ports, for those four functions. However the rear view photo give a hing that only top two ports are in use, but still uncertain about the MC1, MC2, TSSC or AOTM function assignments.