This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive Enterprise Edition (EE) Version 18.104.22.168 for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries.
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale based environment. It also helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment.
This edition of this publication is the tenth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide.
IBM Spectrum Archive EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on a physical tape media. IBM Spectrum Archive EE supports the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 9, 8, 7, 6, and 5 tape drives. and the IBM TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140 tape drives.
IBM Spectrum Archive EE can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The use of IBM Spectrum Archive EE to replace disks with physical tape in tier 2 and tier 3 storage can improve data access over other storage solutions because it improves efficiency and streamlines management for files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive EE simplifies the use of tape by making it transparent to the user and manageable by the administrator under a single infrastructure.
This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Spectrum Archive EE planning and implementation. This book is suitable for IBM customers, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.
Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum Archive overview
Chapter 3. Planning for IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 4. Installing IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 5. Configuring IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 6. Managing daily operations of IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 7. Hints, tips, and preferred practices
Chapter 8. IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition use cases
Chapter 9. Troubleshooting IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 10. Reference