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Overland REO Series VTL Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

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Configuration Information for Overland REO 1000, REO 4000, REO 4500, REO 4600, and REO 9000 VTL's


Overland REO 1000
Overland REO 1500
Overland REO 4000
Overland REO 4500
Overland REO 4600
Overland REO 9000
Overland REO 9100

Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Address

Overland REO Series Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL) is a disk-based backup and recovery appliance that emulates tape drive and tape autoloader devices over a Fiber Channel or iSCSI interface. The emulated tape and autoloader devices can be backup targets for Tivoli Storage Manager. Capacity can scale up to 100TB with up to 4 SnapServer EXP E2000's.

Overland REO Series VTL can emulate
  • Up to 64 stand alone virtual tape drives or
  • Up to 6 virtual tape libraries and 512 virtual tape cartridges can be created and configured with up to 32 virtual tape drives (16 drives maximum per library)


1. Barcodes are supported.

2. ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.

3. When defining device class for Overland REO Series, use
  • devtype=LTO
  • format=<DRIVE>
    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType=LTO FORMAT=DRIVE .....

4. Device identification and firmware level used during validation
    Validated with TSM 5.3.1
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 2-SCSI --- Firmware : F45H
    Validated with TSM
    Library ID : OVERLAND REO Series --- Firmware : 0425
    Library ID : OVERLAND NEO Series --- Firmware : 0425
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 2-SCSI --- Firmware : F45H
    Overland REO 1500 validated with TSM 5.4.1 (iSCSI interface)
    Library ID : OVERLAND REO Series --- Firmware: 0425
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 2-SCSI --- Firmware: F45H
    Overland REO 4600 with ProtectionOS - validated with TSM
    Library ID : OVERLAND REO Series --- Firmware: 0425
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 4-SCSI --- Firmware: B45H

5. The iSCSI is supported on Windows & Linux. iSCSI HBA & iSCSI Software Initiator are supported.

6. Application Managed Encryption (AME) is not supported.

7. SCSI Persistent Reservation is not supported.

Related Technotes:
  • Technote 1425849 - General Virtual Tape Library Considerations For Tivoli Storage Manager Servers

Library and drive may require different minimum Tivoli Storage Manager levels. Therefore, ensure that both library and drive hardware are supported. See "Supported Devices for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows" or "Supported Devices for Linux" for minimum supported version levels and platforms for these devices.

More information regarding device configuration is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide, which can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018