IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 December 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738457345
ISBN-13: 9780738457345
IBM Form #: SG24-5946-15
(522 pages)

Authors: Larry Coyne, Michael Engelbrecht, Simon Browne, Illarion Borisevich

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to the latest 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 16th edition introduces the new TS1160 tape drive with up to 20 TB capacity on JE media and the latest updates to the IBM TS4500 and TS4300 tape libraries, 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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Tape technology introduction
Chapter 2. Overview of IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives
Chapter 3. IBM TS1100 tape drives
Chapter 4. IBM TS2280 tape drive
Chapter 5. IBM TS2270 tape drive
Chapter 6. IBM TS2260 tape drive
Chapter 7. IBM TS2360 tape drive
Part 2. IBM tape libraries for open systems
Chapter 8. IBM TS2900 tape autoloader
Chapter 9. IBM TS3100 tape library
Chapter 10. IBM TS3200 tape library
Chapter 11. IBM TS3310 tape library
Chapter 12. IBM TS4300 tape library
Chapter 13. IBM TS3500 tape library
Chapter 14. IBM TS4500 tape library
Chapter 15. IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER Systems
Chapter 16. Library management
Appendix A. Data storage values
Appendix B. IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media
Appendix C. IBM tape product names
Appendix D. IBM Fibre Channel storage area network product portfolio

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