What IBM Tape Manager for z/VM can do for your business

IBM® Tape Manager for z/VM® organizes information about tape resources in a tape catalog. It manages tapes across multiple IBM z/VM systems, allowing you to maintain one catalog of tape volumes. It monitors tape resources and notifies you when tape resources are running low or when tape catalog disk space is near capacity. Tape Manager for z/VM supports standard label (SL) and non-label (NL) tapes. In addition, it provides support for manual tape devices and physical and virtual tape libraries from IBM, Oracle® StorageTek, EMC® and Luminex.


Protect tape resources

Protects tape resources through the Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) or other External Security Manager (ESM) on z/VM – or through its internal security manager.

Dynamic sharing of tape devices

Use dynamic sharing of tape devices with other z/VM and non-z/VM systems.

Valuable utilities

Employ utilities to perform data security erase, tape catalog verification and ATL content verification.

Issue mount requests

Allow authorized users to request tape mounts and optionally supports No Label (NL) and Bypass Label Processing (BLP) mount requests.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.