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SAN Design for IBM i Tape and ProtecTIER

Document Author:

Mervyn Venter

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IBM Systems

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Product(s) covered:

SAN; Tape Drive; TS7610; TS7650

Abstract: This presentation outlines the rules and best practices for designing a SAN for IBM i Tape and ProtecTIER. It begins with an explanation of how tape libraries auto-configure on IBM I, and then uses diagrams to explain each rule.

Plan to get a coffee prior to reviewing this pitch - it's fairly complicated!

The presentation takes 40-50 minutes without questions. The file is approximately 2 MB. Run the presentation in screenshow mode to see the animation.

This presentation was given at the Edge 2012 conference in Orlando and the 2012 POWER Technical University in Las Vegas.

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Backup and Recovery


Business Innovation and Optimization (BIO)


IBM Power Systems; IBM System i; IBM Storage


i5/OS; IBM i


IBM I, AS/400, iSeries, SAN, Tape, ProtecTIER, Design, auto-config

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