This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology and the implementation of corresponding IBM products. The book highlights the new generation IBM LTO-7 tape drives, which are the next-generation storage solution that is designed to help midsize and large enterprises respond to storage challenges.
This twelfth edition includes information about the latest enhancements to the IBM Ultrium family of tape drives and tape libraries. In particular, it includes details of the latest IBM LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive technology and its implementation in IBM tape libraries. It contains technical information about each IBM tape product for open systems and includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel connections and multipath architecture configurations.
This book also covers tools and techniques for library management. It is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM tape products and their implementation. It is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists. If you do not have a background in computer tape storage products, you might need to read other sources of information. In the interest of being concise, topics that are generally understood are not covered in detail.