This week I posted a new video for our IBM System Storage Tape Library Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946. The video includes a segment showing a tape cartridge being transported across libraries in the TS3500 Shuttle Complex. The TS3500 Shuttle Complex can access over 300,000 tapes and is now supported by IBMs Tape System Library Manager (TSLM) and High Performance Storage System (HPSS). Here is a figure from the book of the TS3500 Shuttle Complex. Select the link above to the book abstract web page to watch the video.
Figure showing tape cartridge movement across the TS7700 Shuttle Complex
I was reviewing my tape related blog postings and noticed that I needed to add an update for IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R3.0, SG24-8122. The TS7700 with R3.0 Draft was published several months ago and updated in July. There are extensive descriptions of setting up and using the TS3500 Tape Library in TS7700 configurations. Also, if you take the TS7700 3D tour there is a selection to see an animation showing TS3500 Tape Integration. Select the Show Tape integration button.
Lastly, LTFS EE is for the TS3500. We published the IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide, SG24-8143 draft for the product announce on June 10 and will be posting an installation video soon. The TS3500 is a great efficient green way to store all that data that needs to be kept around for years and years.