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

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 20 November 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431834
ISBN-13: 9780738431833
IBM Form #: SG24-7520-01
(576 pages)

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Authors: Babette Haeusser, Nikhil Bagalkotkar, Ullrich Mahlo, Daniel Wendler, Youn-Ho Yang


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 Engine.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introducing the TS7500 Virtualization Engine
Chapter 1. The TS7500 Virtualization Engine
Chapter 2. Backup architecture
Part 2. TS7500 architecture and planning
Chapter 3. TS7530 components and features
Chapter 4. TS7520 architecture
Chapter 5. Configuration and planning
Part 3. Setting up the TS7500
Chapter 6. Initial setup
Chapter 7. Enhanced setup
Part 4. Using, operating, and upgrading TS7500
Chapter 8. Using TS7530 with Tivoli Storage Manager
Chapter 9. Using TS7500 with i5/OS
Chapter 10. Using TS7530 with other backup systems
Chapter 11. Reporting and monitoring
Chapter 12. Operation
Chapter 13. Upgrade and migration considerations
Part 5. Appendices
Appendix A. Introduction to IBM Open System Tape
Appendix B. IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager (IRMM) product overview
Appendix C. Feature codes
Appendix D. Installation and implementation checklists

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