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This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology and the implementation of corresponding IBM products.
This ninth edition of the book includes information about the latest enhancements to the IBM Ultrium family of tape drives and tape libraries. In addition, it includes a description of the IBM TS1140 Tape Drive, which can be installed in the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library. This book 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 edition includes details about the new IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Connector Model SC1. The Shuttle Complex enables extreme scalability of over 300,000 LTO cartridges in a single library image by supporting transport of cartridges from one TS3500 library string to another TS3500 library string.
This book also includes information about the tools and techniques for library management. The new IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition extends the capability of the
IBM LTFS Single Drive Edition (SDE) to the TS3500, TS3200 and TS3100. If you benefit from indexing your LTO data stored in these tape libraries for ease of use you can now do so with the IBM LTFS Library Edition.
This book is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about the general LTO technology specification, how it came about, and the IBM implementation of that specification.
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.
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. Overview of IBM System Storage TS1100 Tape Drives
Chapter 4. IBM System Storage LTFS Single Drive Edition
Chapter 5. IBM System Storage LTFS Library Edition
Part 2. IBM tape libraries for Open Systems
Chapter 6. IBM System Storage TS2200 Tape Drives
Chapter 7. IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive
Chapter 8. IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader
Chapter 9. IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library
Chapter 10. IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library
Chapter 11. IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library
Chapter 12. IBM System Storage TS3400 Tape Library
Chapter 13. IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
Chapter 14. IBM System Storage TS7600 ProtecTIER Systems
Chapter 15. Library management
Appendix A. IPv6
Appendix B. IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media
Appendix C. IBM tape product names
Appendix D. Data Storage Values
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