This course discusses how tape usage in data centers has evolved and looks at the purpose of this medium in today’s environment. An overview of tape storage capabilities is discussed before looking at the emergence of virtual tape and how it is either replacing traditional tape systems, or working with them, to meet the data storage demands of the enterprise.
Operators, System Programmers or Storage Administrators that require an understanding of tape capabilities and tape system operation.
General understanding of data processing in a z/OS operating environment.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
- How tape is used by Data Centers today
- The benefits of Virtual tape
Introduction to Tape Storage
How Tape Strategies have Evolved
Types of Enterprise Tapes
Tape Storage Capabilities
Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
Tape Usage Scenarios
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Tape
Virtual Tape Server Fundamentals
Data Center Tape Storage Requirements
The Need for a Virtual Tape Server (VTS)
Virtual Tape and the Cloud
Virtual Tape Security
Tape Virtualization Server Components
Tape Virtualization Process
Displaying VTS Status and Attributes
Monitoring VTS Activity
VTS Reporting Tools