IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510: Tape Virtualization for Open Systems Servers

An IBM Redbooks publication


IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 offers a new architecture for backup of open systems. The storage industry refers to the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 as a virtual tape library. A virtual tape library provides high performance backup and restore by using disk arrays and virtualization software.

This IBM Redbooks publication introduces you to this new architecture, walking you through the process of sizing and rearchitecting your data backup environments. It explains how you can take advantage of your tape architecture by coupling it with virtual tape. It helps you to understand how tape and tape virtualization can enhance the backup process. It presents considerations for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. And it explains the different types of reports and monitoring aspects offered by the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510
Chapter 2. Architecture
Chapter 3. Configuration and sizing
Chapter 4. Installation planning and basic setup
Chapter 5. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager usage considerations
Chapter 6. Reporting and monitoring


Publish Date
15 April 2006

Last Update
28 August 2007

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