IBM TS4500 Tape Library Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


The IBM® TS4500 tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and integrated management.

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today's and tomorrow's data growth require, with the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while preserving existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot, because the TS4500 can store up to 5.5 PBs of data in a single 10 square foot library frame, which is up to 3.4 times more capacity than the IBM TS3500 tape library.

This guide describes TS4500 components, feature codes, specifications, supported tape drives, encryption, the new integrated management console, and the command-line interface (CLI) and provides instructions for several specific tasks. It is for anyone who wants to understand more about the IBM TS4500 tape library. It is particularly suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM TS4500 tape library
Chapter 2. TS4500 Linear Tape-Open and 3592 tape drives
Chapter 3. Encryption
Chapter 4. TS4500 management graphical user interface (GUI)
Chapter 5. Command-line interface (CLI)


Publish Date
08 January 2015

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