IBM TotalStorage Peer-to-Peer Virtual Tape Server Planning and Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 29 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497088
ISBN-13: 9780738497082
IBM Form #: SG24-6115-03
(488 pages)

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Authors: Babette Haeusser, Martin Berger, Jodi Buechler, Michael Dede, Wolfgang Kessel


This IBM Redbooks publication discusses enhancements to the IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server (VTS) in the area of automated tape copying for z/OS systems.

These enhancements broaden the usage of the VTS extensively and make the VTS a possible replacement product for any existing z/OS tape solution. However, they also add another level of complexity in terms of planning for and implementing the Peer-to-Peer VTS solution.

Starting with a detailed description of the architecture and the design of the Peer-to-Peer VTS, we give you a comprehensive overview of all the planning tasks, provide guidance on a wide variety of possible configuration choices, and discuss several possible recovery scenarios as well as considerations for day-to-day operations.

A good knowledge of IBM virtual tape technology is assumed.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM TotalStorage Peer-to-Peer VTS
Chapter 2. Peer-to-Peer VTS Architecture
Chapter 3. Preinstallation planning
Chapter 4. Implementation
Chapter 5. PtP VTS migration and relocation
Chapter 6. Operations
Chapter 7. PtP VTS performance and monitoring
Chapter 8. Upgrade scenarios
Chapter 9. Disaster recovery scenarios
Appendix A. Availability Configurations
Appendix B. Library Manager volume categories
Appendix C. DEVSERV QLIB command
Appendix D. SMF type 94 record layout

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