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IBM TS7700 Release 5.2.2 Guide

release date: Jul 07, 2022
IBM TS7700 Release 5.2.2 Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.2. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. Building on 25 years of experience, the R5.2 release includes many features that enable improved performance, usability, and security. Highlights include IBM TS7700 Advanced Object Store, an all flash TS7770, grid resiliency enhancements, and Logical WORM retention. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 (TS7770 and TS7760) can also off load to object storage. Because object storage is cloud-based and accessible from different regions, the TS7700 Cloud Storage Tier support essentially allows the cloud to be an extension of the grid. As of this writing, the TS7700C supports the ability to off load to IBM Cloud® Object Storage, Amazon S3, and RSTOR. This publication explains features and concepts that are specific to the IBM TS7700 as of release R5.2. The R5.2 microcode level provides IBM TS7700 Cloud Storage Tier enhancements, IBM DS8000® Object Storage enhancements, Management Interface dual control security, and other smaller enhancements. The R5.2 microcode level can be installed on the IBM TS7770 and IBM TS7760 models only. Note: The latest Release 5.2 was split into two phases: R5.2 Phase 1 (also referred to as and ) R5.2 Phase 2 ( and R) TS7700 provides tape virtualization for the IBM z environment. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. Tape virtualization can help satisfy the following requirements in a data processing environment. New and existing capabilities of the TS7700 5.2.2 release includes the following highlights: Eight-way Grid Cloud, which consists of up to three generations of TS7700 Synchronous and asynchronous replication of virtual tape and TCT objects Grid access to all logical volume and object data that is independent of where it exists An all-flash TS7770 option for improved performance Full Advanced Object Store Grid Cloud support of DS8000 Transparent Cloud Tier Full AES256 encryption for data that is in-flight and at-rest Tight integration with IBM Z® and DFSMS policy management DS8000 Object Store AES256 in-flight encryption and compression Regulatory compliance through Logical WORM and LWORM Retention support Cloud Storage Tier support for archive, logical volume version, and disaster recovery Optional integration with physical tape 16 Gb IBM FICON® throughput that exceeds 5 GBps per TS7700 cluster Grid Resiliency Support with Control Unit Initiated Reconfiguration (CUIR) support IBM Z hosts view up to 3,968 common devices per TS7700 grid TS7770 Cache On-demand feature that is based capacity licensing TS7770 support of SSD within the VED server The TS7700T writes data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1160, IBM TS1150, and IBM TS1140 tape drives that are installed in an IBM TS4500 or TS3500 tape library. The TS7770 models are based on high-performance and redundant IBM POWER9TM technology. They provide improved performance for most IBM Z tape workloads when compared to the previous generations of IBM TS7700.

IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.2.2: Installation and Configuration Guide

release date: Mar 10, 2022
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.2.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive Enterprise Edition (EE) Version 1.3.2.2 for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale based environment. It also helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This edition of this publication is the tenth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on a physical tape media. IBM Spectrum Archive EE supports the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 9, 8, 7, 6, and 5 tape drives. and the IBM TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140 tape drives. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The use of IBM Spectrum Archive EE to replace disks with physical tape in tier 2 and tier 3 storage can improve data access over other storage solutions because it improves efficiency and streamlines management for files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive EE simplifies the use of tape by making it transparent to the user and manageable by the administrator under a single infrastructure. This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Spectrum Archive EE planning and implementation. This book is suitable for IBM customers, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

IBM TS7700 Release 4.2 Guide

release date: Apr 19, 2019
IBM TS7700 Release 4.2 Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R4.2. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 has supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. Using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object storage. Given object storage is cloud based and accessible from different regions, the TS7760 Cloud Storage Tier support essentially allows the cloud to be an extension of the grid. As of the release of this document, the TS7760C supports the ability to off load to IBM Cloud Object Storage as well as Amazon S3. To learn about the TS7760 cloud storage tier function, planning, implementation, best practices, and support see IBM Redpaper IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide, redp-5514 at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp5514.html The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM Z® environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions: Improved reliability and resiliency Reduction in the time that is needed for the backup and restore process Reduction of services downtime that is caused by physical tape drive and library outages Reduction in cost, time, and complexity by moving primary workloads to virtual tape More efficient procedures for managing daily backup and restore processing Infrastructure simplification through reduction of the number of physical tape libraries, drives, and media TS7700 delivers the following new capabilities: TS7760C supports the ability to off load to IBM Cloud Object Storage as well as Amazon S3 8-way Grid Cloud consisting of any generation of TS7700 Synchronous and asynchronous replication Tight integration with IBM Z and DFSMS policy management Optional Transparent Cloud Tiering Optional integration with physical tape Cumulative 16Gb FICON throughput up to 4.8GB/s 8 IBM Z hosts view up to 496 8 equivalent devices Grid access to all data independent of where it exists The TS7760T writes data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1150 and IBM TS1140 tape drives installed in an IBM TS4500 or TS3500 tape library. The TS7760 models are based on high-performance and redundant IBM POWER8® technology. They provide improved performance for most IBM Z tape workloads when compared to the previous generations of IBM TS7700.

IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System Network Guide

release date: Feb 17, 2021
IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System Network Guide
High-speed I/O workloads are moving away from the SAN to Ethernet and IBM® Spectrum Scale is pushing the network limits. The IBM Spectrum® Scale team discovered that many infrastructure Ethernet networks that were used for years to support various applications are not designed to provide a high-performance data path concurrently to many clients from many servers. IBM Spectrum Scale is not the first product to use Ethernet for storage access. Technologies, such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), scale out NAS, and IP connected storage (iSCSI and others) use Ethernet though IBM Spectrum Scale as the leader in parallel I/O performance, which provides the best performance and value when used on a high-performance network. This IBM Redpaper publication is based on lessons that were learned in the field by deploying IBM Spectrum Scale on Ethernet and InfiniBand networks. This IBM Redpaper® publication answers several questions, such as, "How can I prepare my network for high performance storage?", "How do I know when I am ready?", and "How can I tell what is wrong?" when deploying IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage® Server (ESS). This document can help IT architects get the design correct from the beginning of the process. It also can help the IBM Spectrum Scale administrator work effectively with the networking team to quickly resolve issues.

IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

release date: Nov 27, 2018
IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
This IBM® RedpaperTM publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. Clients face many common storage challenges and some have variations that make them unique. It describes various successful client storage cloud implementations and the options that are available to meet your current needs and position you to avoid storage issues in the future. IBM CloudTM Services (IBM Cloud Managed Services® and IBM SoftLayer®) are highlighted as well as the contributions of IBM to OpenStack cloud storage. This paper is intended for anyone who wants to learn about storage clouds and how IBM addresses data storage challenges with smart storage cloud solutions. It is suitable for IBM clients, storage solution integrators, and IBM specialist sales representatives.

Cataloging Unstructured Data in IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog with IBM Spectrum Discover

release date: Aug 11, 2020
Cataloging Unstructured Data in IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog with IBM Spectrum Discover
This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how IBM Spectrum® Discover integrates with the IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog (WKC) component of IBM Cloud® Pak for Data (IBM CP4D) to make the enriched catalog content in IBM Spectrum Discover along with the associated data available in WKC and IBM CP4D. From an end-to-end IBM solution point of view, IBM CP4D and WKC provide state-of-the-art data governance, collaboration, and artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics tools, and IBM Spectrum Discover complements these features by adding support for unstructured data on large-scale file and object storage systems on premises and in the cloud. Many organizations face challenges to manage unstructured data. Some challenges that companies face include: Pinpointing and activating relevant data for large-scale analytics, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) workloads. Lacking the fine-grained visibility that is needed to map data to business priorities. Removing redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) data and identifying data that can be moved to a lower-cost storage tier. Identifying and classifying sensitive data as it relates to various compliance mandates, such as the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This paper describes how IBM Spectrum Discover provides seamless integration of data in IBM Storage with IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (WKC). Features include: Event-based cataloging and tagging of unstructured data across the enterprise. Automatically inspecting and classifying over 1000 unstructured data types, including genomics and imaging specific file formats. Automatically registering assets with WKC based on IBM Spectrum Discover search and filter criteria, and by using assets in IBM CP4D. Enforcing data governance policies in WKC in IBM CP4D based on insights from IBM Spectrum Discover, and using assets in IBM CP4D. Several in-depth use cases are used that show examples of healthcare, life sciences, and financial services. IBM Spectrum Discover integration with WKC enables storage administrators, data stewards, and data scientists to efficiently manage, classify, and gain insights from massive amounts of data. The integration improves storage economics, helps mitigate risk, and accelerates large-scale analytics to create competitive advantage and speed critical research.

IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6 Installation and Configuration Guide

release date: Apr 19, 2019
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6 Installation and Configuration Guide
Note: This is a republication of IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6: Installation and Configuration Guide with new book number SG24-8445 to keep the content available on the Internet along with the recent publication IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.0: Installation and Configuration Guide, SG24-8333. This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM SpectrumTM Archive V1.2.6 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum ArchiveTM EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum ScaleTM based environment. It helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the sixth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on a physical tape media. IBM Spectrum Archive EE supports the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 tape drives in IBM TS3310, TS3500, TS4300, and TS4500 tape libraries. In addition, IBM TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140 tape drives are supported in TS3500 and TS4500 tape library configurations. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The use of IBM Spectrum Archive EE to replace disks with physical tape in tier 2 and tier 3 storage can improve data access over other storage solutions because it improves efficiency and streamlines management for files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive EE simplifies the use of tape by making it transparent to the user and manageable by the administrator under a single infrastructure. This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Spectrum Archive EE planning and implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide

release date: Jun 07, 2019
IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the new cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Web Services (AWS). The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object storage. Because object storage is cloud-based and accessible from different regions, the TS7760 Cloud Storage Tier support essentially allows the cloud to be an extension of the grid. In this IBM Redpaper publication, we provide a brief overview of cloud technology with an emphasis on Object Storage. Object Storage is used by a broad set of technologies, including those technologies that are exclusive to IBM Z®. The aim of this publication is to provide a basic understanding of cloud, Object Storage, and different ways it can be integrated into your environment. This Redpaper is intended for system architects and storage administrators with TS7700 experience who want to add the support of a Cloud Storage Tier to their TS7700 solution.

IBM Spectrum Discover: Metadata Management for Deep Insight of Unstructured Storage

release date: Oct 01, 2019
IBM Spectrum Discover: Metadata Management for Deep Insight of Unstructured Storage
This IBM® Redpaper publication provides a comprehensive overview of the IBM Spectrum® Discover metadata management software platform. We give a detailed explanation of how the product creates, collects, and analyzes metadata. Several in-depth use cases are used that show examples of analytics, governance, and optimization. We also provide step-by-step information to install and set up the IBM Spectrum Discover trial environment. More than 80% of all data that is collected by organizations is not in a standard relational database. Instead, it is trapped in unstructured documents, social media posts, machine logs, and so on. Many organizations face significant challenges to manage this deluge of unstructured data such as: Pinpointing and activating relevant data for large-scale analytics Lacking the fine-grained visibility that is needed to map data to business priorities Removing redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) data Identifying and classifying sensitive data IBM Spectrum Discover is a modern metadata management software that provides data insight for petabyte-scale file and Object Storage, storage on premises, and in the cloud. This software enables organizations to make better business decisions and gain and maintain a competitive advantage. IBM Spectrum Discover provides a rich metadata layer that enables storage administrators, data stewards, and data scientists to efficiently manage, classify, and gain insights from massive amounts of unstructured data. It improves storage economics, helps mitigate risk, and accelerates large-scale analytics to create competitive advantage and speed critical research.

IBM Spectrum Scale Security

release date: Sep 18, 2018
IBM Spectrum Scale Security
Storage systems must provide reliable and convenient data access to all authorized users while simultaneously preventing threats coming from outside or even inside the enterprise. Security threats come in many forms, from unauthorized access to data, data tampering, denial of service, and obtaining privileged access to systems. According to the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), data security in the context of storage systems is responsible for safeguarding the data against theft, prevention of unauthorized disclosure of data, prevention of data tampering, and accidental corruption. This process ensures accountability, authenticity, business continuity, and regulatory compliance. Security for storage systems can be classified as follows: Data storage (data at rest, which includes data durability and immutability) Access to data Movement of data (data in flight) Management of data IBM® Spectrum Scale is a software-defined storage system for high performance, large-scale workloads on-premises or in the cloud. IBM SpectrumTM Scale addresses all four aspects of security by securing data at rest (protecting data at rest with snapshots, and backups and immutability features) and securing data in flight (providing secure management of data, and secure access to data by using authentication and authorization across multiple supported access protocols). These protocols include POSIX, NFS, SMB, Hadoop, and Object (REST). For automated data management, it is equipped with powerful information lifecycle management (ILM) tools that can help administer unstructured data by providing the correct security for the correct data. This IBM RedpaperTM publication details the various aspects of security in IBM Spectrum ScaleTM, including the following items: Security of data in transit Security of data at rest Authentication Authorization Hadoop security Immutability Secure administration Audit logging Security for transparent cloud tiering (TCT) Security for OpenStack drivers Unless stated otherwise, the functions that are mentioned in this paper are available in IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.1 or later releases.

IBM Software-Defined Storage Guide

release date: Jul 21, 2018
IBM Software-Defined Storage Guide
Today, new business models in the marketplace coexist with traditional ones and their well-established IT architectures. They generate new business needs and new IT requirements that can only be satisfied by new service models and new technological approaches. These changes are reshaping traditional IT concepts. Cloud in its three main variants (Public, Hybrid, and Private) represents the major and most viable answer to those IT requirements, and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is its major technological enabler. IBM® technology, with its rich and complete set of storage hardware and software products, supports SDI both in an open standard framework and in other vendors' environments. IBM services are able to deliver solutions to the customers with their extensive knowledge of the topic and the experiences gained in partnership with clients. This IBM RedpaperTM publication focuses on software-defined storage (SDS) and IBM Storage Systems product offerings for software-defined environments (SDEs). It also provides use case examples across various industries that cover different client needs, proposed solutions, and results. This paper can help you to understand current organizational capabilities and challenges, and to identify specific business objectives to be achieved by implementing an SDS solution in your enterprise.

Enabling Hybrid Cloud Storage for IBM Spectrum Scale Using Transparent Cloud Tiering

release date: May 31, 2018
Enabling Hybrid Cloud Storage for IBM Spectrum Scale Using Transparent Cloud Tiering
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help you with the sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using the transparent cloud tiering (TCT) functionality of IBM SpectrumTM Scale. IBM Spectrum ScaleTM is a scalable data, file, and object management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets and several enterprise features. The IBM Spectrum Scale feature called transparent cloud tiering allows cloud object storage providers, such as IBM CloudTM Object Storage, IBM Cloud, and Amazon S3, to be used as a storage tier for IBM Spectrum Scale. Transparent cloud tiering can help cut storage capital and operating costs by moving data that does not require local performance to an on-premise or off-premise cloud object storage provider. Transparent cloud tiering reduces the complexity of cloud object storage by making data transfers transparent to the user or application. This capability can help you adapt to a hybrid cloud deployment model where active data remains directly accessible to your applications and inactive data is placed in the correct cloud (private or public) automatically through IBM Spectrum Scale policies. This publication is intended for IT architects, IT administrators, storage administrators, and those wanting to learn more about sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using IBM Spectrum Scale and transparent cloud tiering.

Hortonworks Data Platform with IBM Spectrum Scale: Reference Guide for Building an Integrated Solution

release date: Jun 26, 2018
Hortonworks Data Platform with IBM Spectrum Scale: Reference Guide for Building an Integrated Solution
This IBM® RedpaperTM publication provides guidance on building an enterprise-grade data lake by using IBM SpectrumTM Scale and Hortonworks Data Platform for performing in-place Hadoop or Spark-based analytics. It covers the benefits of the integrated solution, and gives guidance about the types of deployment models and considerations during the implementation of these models. Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is a leading Hadoop and Spark distribution. HDP addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications, and delivers robust analytics that accelerate decision making and innovation. IBM Spectrum ScaleTM is flexible and scalable software-defined file storage for analytics workloads. Enterprises around the globe have deployed IBM Spectrum Scale to form large data lakes and content repositories to perform high-performance computing (HPC) and analytics workloads. It can scale performance and capacity both without bottlenecks.

IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition and Library Edition: Installation and Configuration Guide

release date: Mar 22, 2018
IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition and Library Edition: Installation and Configuration Guide
The IBM® Linear Tape File SystemTM (LTFS) is the first file system that works along with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the IBM SpectrumTM Archive Single Drive Edition (SDE) and the IBM Spectrum ArchiveTM Library Edition (LE) products. LTFS is a file system that was originally implemented on dual-partition linear tape (IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives (LTO-5) and IBM TS1140 tape drives). Now IBM Spectrum Archive SDE and LE support IBM LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, or 5 tape drives, and IBM TS1155, IBM TS1150, and IBM TS1140 tape drives. IBM Spectrum Archive LE supports the IBM TS4500 tape library, IBM TS3500 tape library, IBM TS3310 tape library, IBM TS3200 tape library express, IBM TS3100 tape library express, and IBM TS2900 tape autoloader express. IBM Spectrum Archive makes tape look and work like any removable media, such as a USB drive. Files and directories appear on the desktop as a directory listing. It is now simple to drag files to and from tape. Any application that is written to use disk files works with the same files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive SDE supports stand-alone drives only. IBM Spectrum Archive LE supports tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive LE presents each cartridge in the library as a subdirectory in the LTFS file system. With IBM Spectrum Archive LE, you can list the contents and search all of the volumes in the library without mounting the volumes by using an in-memory index. This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Linear Tape System products and their implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.0.6: Installation and Configuration Guide

release date: Feb 11, 2020
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.0.6: Installation and Configuration Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive v1.3.0.6 for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale based environment. It helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the eighth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on a physical tape media. IBM Spectrum Archive EE supports the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 tape drives in IBM TS3310, TS3500, TS4300, and TS4500 tape libraries. In addition, IBM TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140 tape drives are supported in TS3500 and TS4500 tape library configurations. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The use of IBM Spectrum Archive EE to replace disks with physical tape in tier 2 and tier 3 storage can improve data access over other storage solutions because it improves efficiency and streamlines management for files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive EE simplifies the use of tape by making it transparent to the user and manageable by the administrator under a single infrastructure. This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Spectrum Archive EE planning and implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

IBM TS7700 Release 4.1 and 4.1.2 Guide

release date: Aug 24, 2018
IBM TS7700 Release 4.1 and 4.1.2 Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R4.1 through R4.1.2. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. This publication explains the all-new hardware that is introduced with IBM TS7700 release R4.1 and the concepts associated with it. TS7700 R4.1 can be installed only on the IBM TS7720, TS7740, and the all-new, hardware-refreshed TS7760 Models. The IBM TS7720T and TS7760T (tape attach) partition mimics the behavior of the previous TS7740, but with higher performance and capacity. The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM Z® environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions: Policy management to control physical volume pooling Cache management Redundant copies, including across a grid network Copy mode control TS7700 delivers the following new capabilities: 7 and 8 way Grid support through approved request for price quotation 16 Gb FICON adapter support for TS7760 (R4.1.2) Optimized host data compression which is based on software (not FICON adapter hardware) compression algorithm (R4.1.2) Control-unit initiated reconfiguration (CUIR) for code load improvement (R4.1.2) Grid Resiliency Improvements (R4.1.2) System Events Redesign (R4.1.2) Remote System Log Processing Support in (R4.1.2) Improvements to reliability, availability, and serviceability The TS7760T writes data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1150 and IBM TS1140 tape drives installed in an IBM TS4500 or TS3500 tape library. The TS7760 models are based on high-performance and redundant IBM POWER8® technology. They provide improved performance for most IBM Z tape workloads when compared to the previous generations of IBM TS7700.

IBM TS4500 R4 Tape Library Guide

release date: May 09, 2018
IBM TS4500 R4 Tape Library Guide
The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today's and tomorrow's data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot, because the TS4500 can store up to 8.25 petabytes (PB) of uncompressed data in a single frame library or scale up at 1.5 PB per square foot to over 263 PB, which is more than 4 times the capacity of the IBM TS3500 tape library. The TS4500 offers these benefits: High availability dual active accessors with integrated service bays to reduce inactive service space by 40%. The Elastic Capacity option can be used to completely eliminate inactive service space. Flexibility to grow: The TS4500 library can grow from both the right side and the left side of the first L frame because models can be placed in any active position. Increased capacity: The TS4500 can grow from a single L frame up to an additional 17 expansion frames with a capacity of over 23,000 cartridges. High-density (HD) generation 1 frames from the existing TS3500 library can be redeployed in a TS4500. Capacity on demand (CoD): CoD is supported through entry-level, intermediate, and base-capacity configurations. Advanced Library Management System (ALMS): ALMS supports dynamic storage management, which enables users to create and change logical libraries and configure any drive for any logical library. Support for the IBM TS1155 while also supporting TS1150 and TS1140 tape drive: The TS1155 gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security, and provide long-term retention, all at a lower cost than disk solutions. The TS1155 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. Also, this enhanced fifth-generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. The new TS1155 Tape Drive Model 55E delivers a 10 Gb Ethernet host attachment interface optimized for cloud-based and hyperscale environments. The TS1155 Tape Drive Model 55F delivers a native data rate of 360 MBps, the same load/ready, locate speeds, and access times as the TS1150, and includes dual-port 8 Gb Fibre Channel support. Support of the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8 tape drive: The LTO Ultrium 8 offering represents significant improvements in capacity, performance, and reliability over the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 7, while they still protect your investment in the previous technology. Support of LTO 8 Type M cartridge (M8): The LTO Program is introducing a new capability with LTO-8 drives. The ability of the LTO-8 drive to write 9 TB on a brand new LTO-7 cartridge instead of 6 TB as specified by the LTO-7 format. Such a cartridge is called an LTO-7 initialized LTO-8 Type M cartridge. Integrated TS7700 back-end Fibre Channel (FC) switches are available. Up to four library-managed encryption (LME) key paths per logical library are available. This book describes the TS4500 components, feature codes, specifications, supported tape drives, encryption, new integrated management console (IMC), and command-line interface (CLI)

A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Unified File and Object Storage

release date: May 24, 2017
A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Unified File and Object Storage
Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm that is called object storage has been developed. Object storage stores data in a flat namespace that scales to trillions of objects. The design of object storage also simplifies how users access data, supporting new types of applications and allowing users to access data by using various methods, including mobile devices and web applications. Data distribution and management are also simplified, allowing greater collaboration across the globe. OpenStack Swift is an emerging open source object storage software platform that is widely used for cloud storage. IBM® Spectrum Scale, which is based on IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFSTM) technology, is a high-performance and proven product that is used to store data for thousands of mission-critical commercial installations worldwide. Throughout this IBM RedpaperTM publication, IBM SpectrumTM Scale is used to refer to GPFS. The examples in this paper are based on IBM Spectrum ScaleTM V4.2.2. IBM Spectrum Scale also automates common storage management tasks, such as tiering and archiving at scale. Together, IBM Spectrum Scale and OpenStack Swift provide an enterprise-class object storage solution that efficiently stores, distributes, and retains critical data. This paper provides instructions about setting up and configuring IBM Spectrum Scale Object Storage that is based on OpenStack Swift. It also provides an initial set of preferred practices that ensure optimal performance and reliability. This paper is intended for administrators who are familiar with IBM Spectrum Scale and OpenStack Swift components.

Automating IBM Spectrum Scale Deployment with Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud and Juju Charms

release date: Dec 14, 2017
Automating IBM Spectrum Scale Deployment with Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud and Juju Charms
Automation is key to faster deployments with fewer resources. Now Juju charms can help to automatically deploy and operate IBM® Spectrum Scale with Ubuntu OpenStack cloud.

Cloud Data Sharing with IBM Spectrum Scale

release date: Feb 14, 2017
Cloud Data Sharing with IBM Spectrum Scale
This IBM® RedpaperTM publication provides information to help you with the sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using the Cloud data sharing feature of IBM Spectrum ScaleTM. IBM Spectrum Scale, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFSTM), is a scalable data and file management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets along with several enterprise features. Cloud data sharing allows for the sharing and use of data between various cloud object storage types and IBM Spectrum Scale. Cloud data sharing can help with the movement of data in both directions, between file systems and cloud object storage, so that data is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. This paper is intended for IT architects, IT administrators, storage administrators, and those who want to learn more about sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using IBM Spectrum Scale and Cloud data sharing.

IBM TS7700 Release 3.3

release date: Apr 11, 2017
IBM TS7700 Release 3.3
Note: The IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide, SG24-8366 is available at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248366.html IBM® TS7700 is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for IBM z SystemsTM data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. Its fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy takes advantage of both disk and tape technologies to deliver performance for active data and best economics for inactive and archive data. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the TS7700 R3.3 architecture, planning, migration, implementation, and operations. The latest TS7700 family of z Systems tape virtualization is offered as two models: IBM TS7720 features encryption-capable high-capacity cache that uses 3 TB SAS disk drives with RAID 6, which can scale to large capacities with the highest level of data protection. IBM TS7740 features encryption-capable 600 GB SAS drives with RAID 6 protection. Both models write data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1150 and earlier IBM 3592 model tape drives that are installed in IBM TS3500 tape libraries. Physical tape support is optional on TS7720. TS7700 R3.3 also supports external key management for disk-based encryption by using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager. This book intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation.

Implementing OpenStack SwiftHLM with IBM Spectrum Archive EE or IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management

release date: Jun 27, 2017
Implementing OpenStack SwiftHLM with IBM Spectrum Archive EE or IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
The Swift High Latency Media project seeks to create a high-latency storage back end that makes it easier for users to perform bulk operations of data tiering within a Swift data ring. In today's world, data is produced at significantly higher rates than a decade ago. The storage and data management solutions of the past can no longer keep up with the data demands of today. The policies and structures that decide and execute how that data is used, discarded, or retained determines how efficiently the data is used. The need for intelligent data management and storage is more critical now than ever before. Traditional management approaches hide cost-effective, high-latency media (HLM) storage, such as tape or optical disk archive back ends, underneath a traditional file system. The lack of HLM-aware file system interfaces and software makes it difficult for users to understand and control data access on HLM storage. Coupled with data-access latency, this lack of understanding results in slow responses and potential time-outs that affect the user experience. The Swift HLM project addresses this challenge. Running OpenStack Swift on top of HLM storage allows you to cheaply store and efficiently access large amounts of infrequently used object data. Data that is stored on tape storage can be easily adopted to an Object Storage data interface. This IBM® RedpaperTM publication describes the Swift High Latency Media project and provides guidance for installation and configuration.

Benefits of Spectrum Scale with OpenStack Deployments

release date: Jul 19, 2016
Benefits of Spectrum Scale with OpenStack Deployments
IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage, provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high performance with several enterprise features. IBM SpectrumTM Scale is used in clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocol (Swift and S3) with unified access capabilities. OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and is used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and network) to ease the sharing of the infrastructure across applications, use cases, or workloads. Configuring IBM Spectrum ScaleTM in systems that use OpenStack software offers benefits that are provided by the many enterprise features in IBM Spectrum Scale. It also consolidates storage for various OpenStack components and applications that are running on top of the OpenStack infrastructure under a single storage management plane. This IBM RedguideTM publication describes the benefits and best practice recommendations of the use of IBM Spectrum Scale in OpenStack environments. The intended audience for this publication is technical decision makers, cloud architects, IT architects, and those readers who want to learn more about deploying an OpenStack cloud environment with Spectrum Scale storage.

Active Archive Implementation Guide with IBM Spectrum Scale Object and IBM Spectrum Archive

release date: Mar 31, 2016
Active Archive Implementation Guide with IBM Spectrum Scale Object and IBM Spectrum Archive
Enterprises are struggling to provide the right storage infrastructure to keep up with the explosion of unstructured data in addition to facing increased pressure to retain this data for an extended period of time. Object storage is rapidly emerging as a viable method for building scalable big data archiving solutions to address these unstructured data growth challenges. OpenStack Swift is an emerging open source object storage platform that is widely used for cloud storage. IBM® Spectrum Scale V4.2 delivers a fast, highly available, highly scalable shared file system that enables transparent access to files and objects spanning different storage tiers such as flash, disk, and tape. IBM SpectrumTM Archive Enterprise Edition is designed to enable the use of IBM Linear Tape File SystemTM (LTFS) for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in IBM Spectrum ScaleTM to significantly reduce cost. This IBM RedpaperTM publication describes how to create an Enterprise class, low-cost, highly scalable object storage infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2, leveraging OpenStack Swift and IBM Spectrum ArchiveTM. It describes benefits of the solution and provides reference architectures, preferred practices, and runtime considerations. It is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide

release date: Jan 29, 2015
IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Linear Tape File SystemTM (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.1.1.2 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. LTFS EE enables the use of LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFSTM) based environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. LTFS EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape. LTFS EE supports IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6 and 5 tape drives in IBM TS3310, TS3500, and TS4500 tape libraries. IBM TS1140 and IBM TS1150 tape drives are supported in TS3500 and TS4500 tape libraries. LTFS EE can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The use of LTFS EE to replace disks with tape in Tier 2 and Tier 3 storage can improve data access over other storage solutions because it improves efficiency and streamlines management for files on tape. LTFS EE simplifies the use of tape by making it transparent to the user and manageable by the administrator under a single infrastructure. This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about LTFS EE planning and implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution

release date: Aug 15, 2014
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution
When you hear IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager, the first thing that you typically think of is data backup. Tivoli Storage Manager is the premier storage management solution for mixed platform environments. Businesses face a tidal wave of information and data that seems to increase daily. The ability to successfully and efficiently manage information and data has become imperative. The Tivoli Storage Manager family of products helps businesses successfully gain better control and efficiently manage the information tidal wave through significant enhancements in multiple facets of data protection. Tivoli Storage Manager is a highly scalable and available data protection solution. It takes data protection scalability to the next level with a relational database, which is based on IBM DB2® technology. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the evolving set of data-protection challenges and how capabilities in Tivoli Storage Manager can best be used to address those challenges. This book is more than merely a description of new and changed functions in Tivoli Storage Manager; it is a guide to use for your overall data protection solution.

IBM System Storage N series Data Compression and Deduplication: Data ONTAP 8.1 Operating in 7-Mode

release date: Jul 28, 2012
IBM System Storage N series Data Compression and Deduplication: Data ONTAP 8.1 Operating in 7-Mode
One of the biggest challenges for companies today continues to be the cost of data storage, which is a large and rapidly growing IT expense. IBM® System Storage® N series incorporates a variety of storage efficiency technologies to help organizations lower this cost. This IBM Redbooks® publication focuses on two key components: N series deduplication and data compression. In this book we describe in detail how to implement and use both technologies and provide information on preferred practices, operational considerations, and troubleshooting. N series data compression and deduplication technologies can work independently or together to achieve optimal savings. We explain how N series data compression and deduplication work with Data ONTAP 8.1 operating in 7-Mode. We help you decide when to use compression and deduplication based on applications and data types to balance space saving against potential overhead. Optimization and usage considerations are included to help you determine your space savings.

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R3.1

release date: Oct 22, 2014
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R3.1
This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 3.1. It is intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. It integrates 3592 Tape Drives, high-performance disks, and a new disk cache subsystem into a storage hierarchy. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management firmware with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions: Policy management to control physical volume pooling Cache management Redundant copies, including across a grid network Copy mode control The TS7700 Virtualization Engine offers enhanced statistical reporting. It also includes a standards-based management interface for TS7700 Virtualization Engine management. The new IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 3.1 continues the next generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers for System z tape: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7720 Server Model VEB with 3956-CS9 and 3-TB SAS drives with RAID 6 protection IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740 Server Model V07 with 3956-CC9 with 600-GB SAS drives with RAID 6 protection These Virtualization Engines are based on IBM POWER7® technology. They offer improved performance for most System z tape workloads compared to the first generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers. TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 3.1 builds on the existing capabilities of the TS7700 family. It also introduces the following capabilities: 8-Gb IBM FICON® adapters for host attachment Up to eight FICON channel host attachments, doubling the previous number of channels available Up to 512 logical path definitions per FICON channel, doubling the previous number of logical paths per channel IBM FlashCopy® for disaster recovery testing Support for a second TS7720 expansion frame attached to a TS7720 system for a total TS7720 system capacity up to 1 PB before compression New Time Delayed Copy policy

A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Object

release date: Sep 15, 2016
A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Object
Note: The installation and administration procedures documented in this paper have been superseded by integration of Object protocol into Spectrum Scale's Cluster Export Services. When using Spectrum Scale Cluster Export Services, in version 4.1.1 and later, please consult the install and maintenance procedures documented in the Spectrum Scale Knowledge Center. See: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STXKQY/ibmspectrumscale_welcome.html Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm called "Object Storage" has been developed. Object Storage stores data in a flat namespace that scales to trillions of objects. The design of object storage also simplifies how users access data, supporting new types of applications and allowing users to access data by various methods, including mobile devices and web applications. Data distribution and management are also simplified, allowing greater collaboration across the globe. OpenStack Swift is an emerging open source object storage software platform that is widely used for cloud storage. IBM® Spectrum ScaleTM (based on IBM General Parallel File System (GPFSTM) technology, which also is known formerly as code name Elastic Storage) is a high-performance and proven product that is used to store data for thousands of mission-critical commercial installations worldwide. (Throughout this IBM RedpaperTM publication, Spectrum Scale is used to refer to GPFS V4.1.) Spectrum Scale also automates common storage management tasks, such as tiering and archiving at scale. Together, Spectrum Scale and OpenStack Swift provide an enterprise-class object storage solution that efficiently stores, distributes, and retains critical data. This paper provides instructions about how to set up and configure Swift with Spectrum Scale. It also provides an initial set of preferred practices to ensure optimal performance and reliability. The goal of this paper is to describe the benefits of using Spectrum Scale as the underlying file system with OpenStack Swift, guide an administrator through the installation and configuration of Spectrum Scale Object, and describe the general set of configurations and scenarios that have been validated. It is intended for administrators who are familiar with Spectrum Scale and OpenStack Swift components.

IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide

release date: Apr 11, 2017
IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide
This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM TS7700 Release 4.0. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM zTM Systems environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions: Policy management to control physical volume pooling Cache management Redundant copies, including across a grid network Copy mode control The IBM TS7700 offers enhanced statistical reporting. It also includes a standards-based Management Interface (MI) for IBM TS7700 management. IBM TS7700 R4.0 continues the next generation of IBM TS7700 for z Systems® tape: The IBM TS7760 is an all new hardware refresh and features Encryption Capable, high-capacity cache that uses 4 TB serial-attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) HDDs in arrays that use dynamic disk pool configuration. This setup can scale to large capacities with the highest level of data protection. Release 4.0 introduces the option to attach to a TS4500 tape library, and to the previous TS3500 tape library, which contains back-end physical tape drives and policies to manage up to eight of the disk repositories in a tape-attached TS7760T. This TS7760T (Tape Attached) configuration mimics the behavior of a TS7740, with additional features that go beyond what a TS7740 can provide. The TS7760T writes data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1150 and IBM TS1140 tape drives installed in an IBM TS4500 or TS3500 tape library. The TS7760 models are based on high-performance and redundant IBM POWER8® technology. They provide improved performance for most z Systems tape workloads when compared to the previous generations of IBM TS7700.

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R3.0

release date: Oct 15, 2013
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R3.0
This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 3.0. It is intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. It integrates 3592 Tape Drives, high-performance disks, and a new disk cache subsystem into a storage hierarchy. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management firmware with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions: Policy management to control physical volume pooling Cache management Dual copy, including across a grid network Copy mode control The TS7700 Virtualization Engine offers enhanced statistical reporting. It also includes a standards-based management interface for TS7700 Virtualization Engine management. The new IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 3.0 continues the next generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers for System z tape: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7720 Server Model VEB with 3956-CS9 and 3 TB disk drive modules (DDMs) IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740 Server Model V07 with 3956-CC9 with 600 GB DDMs These Virtualization Engines are based on IBM POWER7® technology. They offer improved performance for most System z tape workloads compared to the first generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers. TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 3.0 builds on the existing capabilities of the TS7700 family. It also introduces the following capabilities: Up to 4,000,000 logical volumes per grid domain Disk cache refresh utilizing 3956-CC9 for TS7740 Model V07 and 3956-CS9 for TS7720 Model VEB Virtualization Engines IPv4 or IPv6 support for customer network and IP Security for grid communication

IBM System Storage Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

release date: Jun 28, 2013
IBM System Storage Tape Library Guide for Open Systems
This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology and the implementation of corresponding IBM products. The IBM Enterprise 3592 Tape Drive also is described. This tenth edition includes information about the latest enhancements to the IBM Ultrium family of tape drives and tape libraries. In particular, it includes details of the latest IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive technology and its implementation in IBM tape libraries. Information is included about the recently released, enhanced, higher-performance ProtecTIER servers and the features of the new version 3.2 server software. The new software also enables a new feature, the File System Interface (FSI). It also contains technical information about each IBM tape product for Open Systems. It includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel connections and multipath architecture configurations. This book also includes information about tools and techniques for library management. This edition includes details about Tape System Library Manager (TSLM). TSLM provides consolidation and simplification in large TS3500 Tape Library environments, including the IBM Shuttle Complex. This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM tape products and their implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists. If you do not have a background in computer tape storage products, you might need to reference other sources of information. In the interest of being concise, topics that are generally understood are not covered in detail.

IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

release date: Jan 01, 2020
IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems
This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to the latest (current) IBM tape and tape library technologies. Featured tape technologies include the IBM LTO Ultrium and Enterprise 3592 tape drives, and their implementation in IBM tape libraries. This 17th edition includes information about the latest TS4300 Ultrium tape library, TS1155 Enterprise tape drive, and the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8 tape drive, along with technical information about each IBM tape product for open systems. It includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel connections, and multipath architecture configurations. This book also covers tools and techniques for library management. It is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM tape products and their implementation. It is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists. If you do not have a background in computer tape storage products, you might need to read other sources of information. In the interest of being concise, topics that are generally understood are not covered in detail.
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