This IBM Redbooks publication is unique in its detailed coverage of sharing and partitioning IBM 3494 and IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataservers in multiple host system environments. It provides the following:
Introduction to sharing and partitioning an IBM Automated Tape Library Dataserver
Overview of IBM Automated Tape Library Dataservers including the IBM Magstar Virtual Tape Server
Description of software environments that support IBM IBM Automated Tape Library Dataservers
Discussion of the basic concepts of sharing and partitioning
Implementation steps required to share and partition IBM Automated Tape Library Dataservers on the MVS/ESA, VM/ESA, VSE/ESA, AIX/6000, OS/400, and TPF platforms.
This document is written for storage system specialists. Some knowledge of tape library systems is assumed.