Monday, August 18, 2008

LEARNING - IBM System Storage Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

If your anything like me, it has been impossible to try to figure out all the different models and versions of IBM tape solutions. This RED BOOK has everything you could ever want to know about IBM Tape Solutions.

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology and the implementation of corresponding IBM products. It describes both general LTO technology specifications and specific details of the unique design of IBM Ultrium tape drives and libraries. This sixth edition of the book includes information about the fourth-generation Ultrium drive including Tape Encryption and about the recently announced IBM System Storage™ TS3100, TS3200, TS3310, and TS3400 Tape Libraries. You will find technical information about each of the IBM tape products for Open Systems, including generalized sections about SCSI and Fibre Channel connections, multi-path architecture configurations, and IBM System Storage TS3500 features, such as the Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) and virtual I/O. The book also includes a detailed discussion of tools and techniques for Library Management.
This book is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about the general LTO technology specification and its evolution, as well as the IBM implementation of that specification and other IBM Tape products. It is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists. If you do not have a background in computer tape storage products, you might need to reference other sources of information. In the interest of being concise, topics that are generally understood are not covered in detail.

Part 1. Open Systems Tape Basics
Chapter 1. Tape technology perspective
Chapter 2. Overview of IBM tape technology
Part 2. IBM Open System Tape Libraries
Chapter 3. IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive
Chapter 4. IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive
Chapter 5. IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library
Chapter 6. IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library
Chapter 7. IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library
Chapter 8. IBM System Storage TS3400 Tape Library
Chapter 9. IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
Chapter 10. Library Management
Part 3. Previous IBM Tape Libraries
Chapter 11. IBM TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive
Chapter 12. IBM TotalStorage 3581 Tape Autoloader
Chapter 13. IBM TotalStorage 3581 2U Tape Autoloader
Chapter 14. IBM TotalStorage 3582 Tape Library
Chapter 15. IBM TotalStorage 3583 Tape Library
Appendix A. IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media
Appendix B. Renaming IBM Tape products
Appendix C. Additional material

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