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IBM Linear Tape File System Installation and Configuration
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 26 Feb 2013

The IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works in conjunction with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM Linear Tape File System Single Drive Edition (LTFS SDE), Library Edition (LTFS LE), and Storage Manager (LTFS SM). LTFS is a file system that is implemented on dual-partition linear ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R 2.0
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Nov 2011, last updated 20 Feb 2012

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 2.0. It is intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. It integrates 3592 Tape Drives, high-performance disks, and the new IBM System p® server into a storage hierarchy. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management firmware with extensive self-management capability. It includes ... [more]


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IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2011, last updated 26 Oct 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance. This solution consists of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.3 software and the IBM System Storage TS7650G Deduplication Gateway (3958-DD1 and DD3) hardware, as well as the IBM System Storage TS7650 Deduplication Appliance (3958-AP1). They are designed to address the disk-based data protection needs of enterprise data centers. We introduce data deduplication ... [more]


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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader
Tape storage

Product Guide, published 21 Oct 2011

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution, designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. See latest abstract here: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1343.html


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IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
Tape storage

Product Guide, published 21 Oct 2011

The IBM® System Storage® TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are well-suited for handling the backup, restore, and archive data-storage needs for small-to-medium environments. They are designed to take advantage of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.


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Implementing IBM Tape in UNIX Systems
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Oct 2007, last updated 6 Jul 2011

This IBM Redbooks publication follows The IBM TotalStorage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and will help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the TS1120 Tape Drive and libraries in UNIX environments. The book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries in both direct-attached SCSI and SAN configurations for the AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX operating systems. In the first part of the book, we describe how to attach and configure the drives and libraries, and covers basic installation and administration. We also describe ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R1.7
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2011, last updated 12 Apr 2011

The IBM® Virtualization Engine TS7700 provides tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers improved performance and capacity to help lower the total cost of ownership for tape processing. It introduces a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine is available as the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740 R1.7, which brings significant enhancements over its previous release. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine integrates the advanced performance, capacity, and data ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Tape Encryption Solutions
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 14 May 2009, last updated 15 Feb 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a comprehensive overview of the IBM System Storage™ Tape Encryption solutions that started with the TS1120 Tape Drive in 2006 and have been made available in the TS7700 Virtualization Engine in early 2007. Also in 2007, the IBM Ultrium Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Generation 4 Tape Drive was announced including its support for tape data encryption. In 2008, additional enhancements to the tape drives that support encryption and to key management have been made. This edition of the book has been updated with information about the TS1130 Tape Drive and the IBM ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption Solutions
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 8 Dec 2010

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption solutions. It specifically describes Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) Version 2, which is a Java software program that manages keys enterprise-wide and provides encryption-enabled tape drives with keys for encryption and decryption. The book explains various methods of managing IBM tape encryption. These methods differ in where the encryption policies reside, where key management is performed, whether a key manager is required, and if required, how the tape drives communicate with it. The security ... [more]


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TS7680 Deduplication ProtecTIER Gateway for System z
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2010, last updated 1 Sep 2010

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® TS7680 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway for System z® (3958-DE2) hardware and the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z V1.1 software. These are designed to help address the tape processing needs of System z data centers by improving the data protection infrastructure and more cost effectively managing and protecting critical client data. Managing this growth has become the primary source of pain for storage professionals, who are grappling with the following challenges: - Growing storage ... [more]


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IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library: A Practical Guide to Tape Drives and Tape Automation
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2009, last updated 14 Apr 2010

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the ninth edition of the best selling Tape Library Practical Guide, which was first published in 1996. This book is the indispensable companion for a successful implementation of IBM TotalStorage® Enterprise Tape Drives 3590, IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Drives and Controllers, IBM System Storage TS1120 and TS1130 Tape Drives and Controller, and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 in your environment. This book explains how to plan for and how to install the tape products and library in various enterprise platforms. It considers day-to-day ... [more]


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IBM TS3500 Tape Library with System z Attachment A Practical Guide to Enterprise Tape Drives and TS3500 Tape Automation
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2008, last updated 25 Jun 2009

The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library, also known as the IBM System Storage 3584 Tape Library, is designed for medium to large automated tape storage and backup solutions and is part of a whole family of tape libraries for small to large tape automation solutions. Originally designed for IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium Technology drives, the library was enhanced to also support the IBM System Storage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 in preparation of System z server attachment. Together with the IBM System Storage 3953 Tape System, the TS3500 Tape Library attaches to System z servers as ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 1.4a: Tape Virtualization for System z Servers
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2009, last updated 3 Apr 2009

The IBM® Virtualization Engine TS7700 provides tape virtualization for the System z® environment. As the follow-on product to the highly successful IBM TotalStorage® Virtual Tape Server, the TS7700 Virtualization Engine is designed to provide improved performance and capacity to help lower the total cost of ownership for tape processing. It introduces a new modular, scalable, high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine integrates the advanced performance, capacity, and data integrity design of the 3592 Tape Drives, industry-leading tape ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500: Planning, Implementation, and Usage Guide
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 20 Nov 2008

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM Virtualization Engine™ TS7500 and helps you plan, implement, and use the TS7500. This version of the book has been updated with the latest enhancements to the TS7520 and now also includes the TS7530 functions and features. This books is intended for system programmers, storage administrators, hardware and software planners, and other IT personnel involved in planning, implementing, and operating the TS7500 Virtualization Engine as well as anyone seeking detailed technical information about the TS7520 and the TS7530 versions of the Virtualization ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Tape in i5/OS
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2008

This IBM® Redbooks® publication follows The IBM System Storage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and can help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the TS1120 Tape Drive and libraries in i5/OS® environments. The book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries. The first part of the book gives an overview of the System i™ family of servers and describes how to attach and configure the drives and libraries. It also covers basic installation and administration. We describe the sharing and partitioning of libraries and ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Tape in Linux and Windows
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 4 Oct 2007

This IBM Redbooks publication follows IBM TotalStorage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and will help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the IBM TS1120 and 3592 tape drive and libraries with servers running Linux and Windows. This book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries in both direct-attached SCSI and SAN configurations. Part 1 describes how to attach and configure the drives and libraries, and covers basic installation and administration. It also covers the sharing and partitioning of libraries and ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510: Tape Virtualization for Open Systems Servers
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2006, last updated 28 Aug 2007

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 ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 29 Jun 2006

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 ... [more]


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IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server: Planning, Implementing, and Monitoring
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 5 Dec 2005

This IBM Redbooks publication is the seventh update (eighth edition) to the best-selling IBM Magstar VTS Implementation Guide, which was first published in 1997. Since the first VTS installations in May 1997, much has changed in the Virtual Tape Server area. The performance, capacity, and functionality of the VTS has been phenomenally enhanced. The focus of this book is to provide implementation and usage guidance for the latest changes to the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library VTS models B10 and B20. Minor additions and corrections have also been applied throughout the book. ... [more]


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