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

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 29 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497088
ISBN-13: 9780738497082
IBM Form #: SG24-6115-03

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

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    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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