This IBM Redbook follows The IBM TotalStorage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and will help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the 3592 Enterprise tape drive and libraries in UNIX environments. The book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries in both direct-attached SCSI and SAN configurations for the AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX operating systems.
The first part of the book describes how to attach and configure the drives and libraries, and covers basic installation and administration. It also describes the sharing and partitioning of libraries and explains the concept and usage of the Advanced Library Management System (ALMS).
Part two documents how to use these products with popular data backup applications such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and EMC Legato NetWorker.
This redbook will help IBM personnel, Business Partners, and customers to better understand and implement the IBM Ultrium LTO product line, and also the 3592 Enterprise tape drive in UNIX environments.
We assume that the reader is familiar with tape drives and libraries, and understands basic SAN concepts and technologies.