IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

IBM Tape Library Guide for Open System


This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology and the implementation of corresponding IBM products. The high-performance, high-capacity, and cost-effective IBM TS1150 tape drive is included. The book highlights the IBM TS4500 tape library, which is the next-generation storage solution that is designed to help midsize and large enterprises respond to storage challenges.

The IBM TS1150 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security, and provide long-term retention for less expense than disk solutions. TS1150 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This fifth-generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation.

This eleventh 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. It contains technical information about each IBM tape product for open systems and includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel connections and multipath architecture configurations. This edition also includes details about Tape System Library Manager (TSLM), which consolidates and simplifies large TS3500 tape library environments, including the IBM Shuttle Complex.

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.

Table of contents

Part 1. Tape basics of open systems
Chapter 1. Tape technology introduction
Chapter 2. Overview of IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives
Chapter 3. IBM TS1100 tape drives
Chapter 4. IBM TS2260 tape drive
Chapter 5. IBM TS2360 tape drive
Part 2. IBM tape libraries for open systems
Chapter 6. IBM TS2900 tape autoloader
Chapter 7. IBM TS3100 tape library
Chapter 8. IBM TS3200 tape library
Chapter 9. IBM TS3310 tape library
Chapter 10. IBM TS3500 tape library
Chapter 11. IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER Systems
Chapter 12. Library management
Appendix A. IPv6 support
Appendix B. IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media
Appendix C. IBM tape product names
Appendix D. Data storage values

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Publish Date
17 February 2015

Last Update
09 September 2015

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