IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide

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Updated 07 April 2021

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IBM Form #: SG24-8333-08

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Authors: Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Khanh Ngo, Arnold Byron Lua, Larry Coyne

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive v1.3.1.2 for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale based environment. It helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the eighth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide.

IBM Spectrum Archive EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on a physical tape media. IBM Spectrum Archive EE supports the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 tape drives in IBM TS3310, TS3500, TS4300, and TS4500 tape libraries. In addition, IBM TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140 tape drives are supported in TS3500 and TS4500 tape library configurations.

IBM Spectrum Archive EE can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The use of IBM Spectrum Archive EE to replace disks with physical tape in tier 2 and tier 3 storage can improve data access over other storage solutions because it improves efficiency and streamlines management for files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive EE simplifies the use of tape by making it transparent to the user and manageable by the administrator under a single infrastructure.

This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Spectrum Archive EE planning and implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum Archive overview
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Installation
Chapter 5. Configuration
Chapter 6. Operations
Chapter 7. Hints, tips, and preferred practices
Chapter 8. Use cases
Chapter 9. Troubleshooting
Chapter 10. Reference

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