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

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 21 October 2008, updated 25 June 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738431567
ISBN-13: 9780738431567
IBM Form #: SG24-6789-03

Authors: Babette Haeusser, Wolfgang Kessel, Mauro Silvestri, Claudio Villalobos and Chen Zhu

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    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 well as to Open Systems hosts.

    This book is intended for Hardware and Software Planners, System Programmers, Storage Administrators, and anyone involved in planning, implementing, and operating the TS3500 Tape Library in a System z environment. It is also suitable for everyone seeking detailed technical information about the TS3500 Tape Library and the IBM Tape System 3953 that allow attachment to System z hosts.

    In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss the enhancements that allow attachment of the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library to System z host systems through the IBM System Storage 3953 Tape System, which consists of the IBM System Storage 3953 Model L05 Library Manager and the Model F05 Frame. The IBM 3953 Tape System significantly broadens the attachment options of the TS3500 Tape Library, which is well established in Open Systems environments, and they allow nearly all platforms to share a single tape library. The latest version of the IBM Redbooks publication has been updated with the TS1130 Tape Drive (IBM 3592 Model E06/EU6) and Controller and enhancements to the TS3500 Tape Library, such as the High Density Frame that allows storage of up to 1320 cartridges in a single library.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library and IBM 3953 Tape System

    Chapter 2. TS3500 Tape Library components and architecture

    Chapter 3. Tape drives and controllers

    Chapter 4. Tape Encryption

    Chapter 5. IBM Tape Virtualization solutions

    Chapter 6. Basic concepts of sharing and partitioning

    Chapter 7. Preinstallation planning

    Chapter 8. Hardware setup and Hardware Configuration Definition

    Chapter 9. Software implementation in z/OS

    Chapter 10. Software implementation: Other System z platforms

    Chapter 11. Running z/OS production systems

    Chapter 12. Migration

    Chapter 13. Operation

    Appendix A. Monitoring and reporting

    Appendix B. IPv6 overview

    Appendix C. Library Manager volume categories

    Appendix D. JES3 examples and information

    Appendix E. Installation worksheets

    Appendix F. REXX utility to recover TCDB

    Appendix G. Feature codes

    Appendix H. IBM 3592 media and LTO Ultrium media

    Appendix I. IEHINITT usage


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