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IBM TS7700 Release 4.1 and 4.1.2 Guide

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Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R4.1 through R4.1.2. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation.

This publication explains the all-new hardware that is introduced with IBM TS7700 release R4.1 and the concepts associated with it. TS7700 R4.1 can be installed only on the IBM TS7720, TS7740, and the all-new, hardware-refreshed TS7760 Models. The IBM TS7720T and TS7760T (tape attach) partition mimics the behavior of the previous TS7740, but with higher performance and capacity.

The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM Z® environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions:


  • Policy management to control physical volume pooling

  • Cache management

  • Redundant copies, including across a grid network

  • Copy mode control


  • TS7700 delivers the following new capabilities:


  • 7 and 8 way Grid support through approved request for price quotation

  • 16 Gb FICON adapter support for TS7760 (R4.1.2)

  • Optimized host data compression which is based on software (not FICON adapter hardware) compression algorithm (R4.1.2)

  • Control-unit initiated reconfiguration (CUIR) for code load improvement (R4.1.2)[

  • Grid Resiliency Improvements (R4.1.2)

  • System Events Redesign (R4.1.2)

  • Remote System Log Processing Support in (R4.1.2)

  • Improvements to reliability, availability, and serviceability


  • The TS7760T writes data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1150 and IBM TS1140 tape drives installed in an IBM TS4500 or TS3500 tape library.

    The TS7760 models are based on high-performance and redundant IBM POWER8® technology. They provide improved performance for most IBM Z tape workloads when compared to the previous generations of IBM TS7700.

    Table of Contents

    1. Front cover
    2. Notices
      1. Trademarks
    3. Preface
      1. Summary of contents
      2. Authors
      3. Now you can become a published author, too
      4. Comments welcome
      5. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
    4. Summary of changes
      1. May 2018, Second Edition R4.1 through R4.1.2 update
      2. April 2017, First Edition minor update
    5. Part 1 Architecture and planning
    6. Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM TS7700
      1. 1.1 Overview
      2. 1.2 New capabilities
      3. 1.3 Concepts of storage virtualization
      4. 1.4 Benefits of tape virtualization
      5. 1.5 Managing the IBM TS7700
      6. 1.6 Data storage values
    7. Chapter 2. Architecture, components, and functional characteristics
      1. 2.1 TS7700 architecture
        1. 2.1.1 Monolithic design of a Virtual Tape Server
        2. 2.1.2 Modular design of the TS7700
        3. 2.1.3 Previous Peer-to-Peer Virtual Tape Server design
        4. 2.1.4 Principles of grid design
        5. 2.1.5 TS7700 Models
        6. 2.1.6 Introduction of the TS7700T
        7. 2.1.7 Management of the TS7700
      2. 2.2 Stand-alone cluster: Components, functions, and features
        1. 2.2.1 Views from the Host: Library IDs
        2. 2.2.2 Tape Volume Cache
        3. 2.2.3 Virtual volumes and logical volumes
        4. 2.2.4 Logical volumes and compression
        5. 2.2.5 Mounting a scratch virtual volume
        6. 2.2.6 Mounting a specific virtual volume
        7. 2.2.7 Logical WORM support and characteristics
        8. 2.2.8 Virtual drives
        9. 2.2.9 Selective Device Access Control
        10. 2.2.10 Physical drives
        11. 2.2.11 Stacked volume
        12. 2.2.12 Selective Dual Copy function
        13. 2.2.13 General TVC management in a stand-alone cluster
        14. 2.2.14 TVC Cache management in a TS7740 stand-alone cluster
        15. 2.2.15 About TVC cache management in a TS7700D and TS7700T CP0 stand-alone cluster
        16. 2.2.16 TVC Cache management in a TS7700T CPx stand-alone cluster
        17. 2.2.17 Expired virtual volumes and the Delete Expired function
        18. 2.2.18 TVC management processes for TS7740 or TS7700T CPx
        19. 2.2.19 TVC handling in outage situations
        20. 2.2.20 Copy Consistency Point: Copy policy modes in a stand-alone cluster
        21. 2.2.21 TVC selection in a stand-alone cluster
        22. 2.2.22 TVC encryption
        23. 2.2.23 Physical volume pools
        24. 2.2.24 Logical and stacked volume management
        25. 2.2.25 Secure Data Erase function
        26. 2.2.26 Copy Export function
        27. 2.2.27 Encryption of physical tapes
        28. 2.2.28 User Management: Roles and profiles
        29. 2.2.29 Security identification by using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
        30. 2.2.30 Grid Resiliency Functions
        31. 2.2.31 Service preparation mode
        32. 2.2.32 Service mode
        33. 2.2.33 Control Unit Initiated Reconfiguration
      3. 2.3 Multi-cluster grid configurations: Components, functions, and features
        1. 2.3.1 Rules in a multi-cluster grid
        2. 2.3.2 Required grid hardware
        3. 2.3.3 Data integrity by volume ownership
        4. 2.3.4 I/O TVC selection
        5. 2.3.5 Copy consistency points
        6. 2.3.6 Cluster family concept
        7. 2.3.7 Override settings concept
        8. 2.3.8 Host view of a multi-cluster grid and Library IDs
        9. 2.3.9 Tape Volume Cache
        10. 2.3.10 Virtual volumes and logical volumes
        11. 2.3.11 Mounting a scratch virtual volume
        12. 2.3.12 Mounting a specific virtual volume
        13. 2.3.13 Logical WORM support and characteristics
        14. 2.3.14 Virtual drives
        15. 2.3.15 Allocation assistance
        16. 2.3.16 Selective Device Access Control
        17. 2.3.17 Physical drives
        18. 2.3.18 Stacked volume
        19. 2.3.19 Selective Dual Copy function
        20. 2.3.20 General TVC management in multi-cluster grids
        21. 2.3.21 Expired virtual volumes and the Delete Expired function
        22. 2.3.22 TVC management for TS7740 and TS7700T CPx in a multi-cluster grid
        23. 2.3.23 TVC management for TS7760 or TS7720 in a multi-cluster grid
        24. 2.3.24 TVC management processes in a multi-cluster grid
        25. 2.3.25 Copy Consistency Point: Copy policy modes in a multi-cluster grid
        26. 2.3.26 TVC (I/O) selection in a multi-cluster grid
        27. 2.3.27 TVC handling in an unavailability condition
        28. 2.3.28 Remote (cross) cluster mounts
        29. 2.3.29 TVC encryption
        30. 2.3.30 Logical and stacked volume management
        31. 2.3.31 Secure Data Erase
        32. 2.3.32 Copy Export
        33. 2.3.33 Encryption of physical tapes
        34. 2.3.34 Autonomic Ownership Takeover Manager
        35. 2.3.35 Selective Write Protect for disaster recovery testing
        36. 2.3.36 FlashCopy for disaster recovery testing
        37. 2.3.37 Grid resiliency functions
        38. 2.3.38 Service preparation mode
        39. 2.3.39 Service mode
        40. 2.3.40 Control Unit Initiated Reconfiguration
      4. 2.4 Grid configuration examples
        1. 2.4.1 Homogeneous versus hybrid grid configuration
        2. 2.4.2 Planning for high availability or disaster recovery in limited distances
        3. 2.4.3 Disaster recovery capabilities in a remote data center
        4. 2.4.4 Configuration examples
    8. Chapter 3. IBM TS7700 usage considerations
      1. 3.1 Introduction
        1. 3.1.1 A short look at history
        2. 3.1.2 Challenges of today’s businesses
        3. 3.1.3 Challenges of technology progress
      2. 3.2 Gather your business requirements
        1. 3.2.1 Requirement types
        2. 3.2.2 Environment: Source of data
        3. 3.2.3 Backup data, active data, and archive data
        4. 3.2.4 IBM DB2 archive log handling
        5. 3.2.5 DFSMShsm Migration Level 2
        6. 3.2.6 Object access method: Object processing
        7. 3.2.7 Batch processing: Active data
        8. 3.2.8 Data type and cache control
      3. 3.3 Features and functions for all TS7700 models
        1. 3.3.1 Stand alone versus grid environments
        2. 3.3.2 Sharing a TS7700
        3. 3.3.3 Tape Volume Cache selection
        4. 3.3.4 Copy Consistency policy
        5. 3.3.5 Synchronous mode copy
        6. 3.3.6 Override policies
        7. 3.3.7 Cluster family
        8. 3.3.8 Logical Volume Delete Expire Processing versus previous implementations
        9. 3.3.9 Software compression (LZ4 and ZSTD)
        10. 3.3.10 Encryption
        11. 3.3.11 z/OS Allocation with multiple grids connected to a single host
        12. 3.3.12 z/OS Allocation assistance inside a grid
        13. 3.3.13 25 GB logical volumes
        14. 3.3.14 Grid resiliency function: “Remote” fence
        15. 3.3.15 Control Unit Initiated Reconfiguration
      4. 3.4 Features and functions available only for the TS7700T
      5. 3.5 Operation aspects: Monitoring and alerting
        1. 3.5.1 Message handling
        2. 3.5.2 Regularly scheduled performance monitoring
        3. 3.5.3 Optional checks
      6. 3.6 Choosing a migration method
        1. 3.6.1 Host-based migration
        2. 3.6.2 TS7700 internal data migration
        3. 3.6.3 Tape drive technology behind a TS7700
    9. Chapter 4. Preinstallation planning and sizing
      1. 4.1 Hardware installation and infrastructure planning
        1. 4.1.1 System requirements
        2. 4.1.2 TS7700 specific limitations
        3. 4.1.3 TCP/IP configuration considerations
        4. 4.1.4 Factors that affect performance at a distance
        5. 4.1.5 Host attachments
        6. 4.1.6 Planning for LDAP for user authentication in your TS7700 subsystem
        7. 4.1.7 Cluster time coordination
      2. 4.2 Planning for a grid operation
        1. 4.2.1 Autonomic Ownership Takeover Manager considerations
        2. 4.2.2 Defining grid copy mode control
        3. 4.2.3 Defining scratch mount candidates
        4. 4.2.4 Retain Copy mode
        5. 4.2.5 Defining cluster families
        6. 4.2.6 TS7720 and TS7760 cache thresholds and removal policies
        7. 4.2.7 Data management settings (TS7740/TS7700T CPx in a multi-cluster grid)
        8. 4.2.8 High availability considerations
      3. 4.3 Planning for software implementation
        1. 4.3.1 Host configuration definition
        2. 4.3.2 Software requirements
        3. 4.3.3 System-managed storage tape environments
        4. 4.3.4 Sharing and partitioning considerations
        5. 4.3.5 Sharing the TS7700 by multiple hosts
        6. 4.3.6 Partitioning the TS7700 between multiple hosts
        7. 4.3.7 Logical path considerations
      4. 4.4 Planning for logical and physical volumes
        1. 4.4.1 Volume serial numbering
        2. 4.4.2 Virtual volumes
        3. 4.4.3 Logical WORM
        4. 4.4.4 Physical volumes for TS7740, TS7720T, and TS7760T
        5. 4.4.5 Data compression
        6. 4.4.6 Secure Data Erase function
        7. 4.4.7 Planning for tape encryption in a TS7740, TS7720T, and TS7760T
        8. 4.4.8 Planning for cache disk encryption in the TS7700
      5. 4.5 Tape analysis and sizing the TS7700
        1. 4.5.1 IBM tape tools
        2. 4.5.2 BatchMagic
        3. 4.5.3 Workload considerations
        4. 4.5.4 Education and training
        5. 4.5.5 Implementation services
    10. Chapter 5. Disaster recovery
      1. 5.1 TS7700 disaster recovery principles
        1. 5.1.1 Data availability
        2. 5.1.2 Deferred Copy Queue
        3. 5.1.3 Volume ownership
      2. 5.2 Failover scenarios
      3. 5.3 Planning for disaster recovery
        1. 5.3.1 Disaster recovery site connectivity IODF considerations
        2. 5.3.2 Grid configuration
        3. 5.3.3 Planning guidelines
      4. 5.4 High availability and disaster recovery configurations
        1. 5.4.1 Example grid configurations
        2. 5.4.2 Restoring the host and library environments
      5. 5.5 Disaster recovery testing
      6. 5.6 A real disaster
      7. 5.7 Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex for z/OS
        1. 5.7.1 Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex considerations in a TS7700 grid configuration
        2. 5.7.2 Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex functions for the TS7700
        3. 5.7.3 Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex implementation
    11. Part 2 Implementation and migration
    12. Chapter 6. IBM TS7700 implementation
      1. 6.1 TS7700 implementation
        1. 6.1.1 Implementation tasks
      2. 6.2 TS4500/TS3500 tape library definitions
      3. 6.3 Setting up the TS7700
        1. 6.3.1 Definitions for TS7760T TS7740, or TS7720T
        2. 6.3.2 TS7700 definitions
      4. 6.4 Hardware configuration definition
        1. 6.4.1 Defining devices through HCD
        2. 6.4.2 Activating the I/O configuration
      5. 6.5 Setting values for the Missing Interrupt Handler
      6. 6.6 Defining fence actions
      7. 6.7 TS7700 software definitions
    13. Chapter 7. Hardware configurations and upgrade considerations
      1. 7.1 TS7700 hardware components
        1. 7.1.1 Common components for the TS7700 models
        2. 7.1.2 TS7760 components
        3. 7.1.3 TS7720 components
        4. 7.1.4 TS7740 components
        5. 7.1.5 TS7700 tape library attachments, drives, and media
        6. 7.1.6 TS3000 Total System Storage Console
        7. 7.1.7 Cables
      2. 7.2 TS7700 component upgrades
        1. 7.2.1 TS7700 concurrent system component upgrades
        2. 7.2.2 TS7700 non-concurrent system component upgrades
        3. 7.2.3 TS7760 Cache upgrade options
        4. 7.2.4 TS7720 Cache upgrade options
        5. 7.2.5 TS7740 Tape Volume Cache upgrade options
        6. 7.2.6 Upgrading drive models in an existing TS7740 or TS7700T
        7. 7.2.7 Frame replacement of old hardware with new hardware
      3. 7.3 TS7700 upgrade to Release 4.1
        1. 7.3.1 Planning for the upgrade
      4. 7.4 Adding clusters to a grid
        1. 7.4.1 TS7700 grid upgrade concept
        2. 7.4.2 Considerations when adding a cluster to the existing configuration
        3. 7.4.3 Considerations for merging an existing cluster or grid into a grid
      5. 7.5 Removing clusters from a grid
        1. 7.5.1 Reasons to remove a cluster
        2. 7.5.2 High-level description of the process
    14. Chapter 8. Migration
      1. 8.1 Migration to a TS7700
        1. 8.1.1 Host-based migration
        2. 8.1.2 Tape-based migration
      2. 8.2 Migration between TS7700s
        1. 8.2.1 Join and Copy Refresh processing
        2. 8.2.2 Copy Export and Copy Export Recovery / Merge
        3. 8.2.3 Grid to Grid Migration
      3. 8.3 Methods to move data for host-based migration
        1. 8.3.1 Phased method of moving data
        2. 8.3.2 Quick method of moving data
        3. 8.3.3 Products to simplify the task
        4. 8.3.4 Combining methods to move data into the TS7700
      4. 8.4 Moving data out of the TS7700
        1. 8.4.1 Host-based copy tools
        2. 8.4.2 Copy Export and Copy Export Recovery / Merge
        3. 8.4.3 DFSMShsm aggregate backup and recovery support
      5. 8.5 Migration of DFSMShsm-managed data
        1. 8.5.1 Volume and data set sizes
        2. 8.5.2 TS7700 implementation considerations
        3. 8.5.3 DFSMShsm task-related considerations
      6. 8.6 DFSMSrmm and other tape management systems
      7. 8.7 IBM Spectrum Protect
        1. 8.7.1 Native or virtual drives
        2. 8.7.2 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager parameter settings
      8. 8.8 DFSMSdss
        1. 8.8.1 Full volume dumps
        2. 8.8.2 Stand-Alone Services
      9. 8.9 Object access method
      10. 8.10 Database backups
        1. 8.10.1 DB2 data
        2. 8.10.2 CICS and IMS
        3. 8.10.3 Batch data
    15. Part 3 Operation
    16. Chapter 9. Operation
      1. 9.1 User interfaces
      2. 9.2 The tape library management GUI
      3. 9.3 TS7700 Management Interface
        1. 9.3.1 Connecting to the Management Interface
        2. 9.3.2 Using the TS7700 management interface
        3. 9.3.3 The Systems icon
        4. 9.3.4 The Monitor icon
        5. 9.3.5 Performance
        6. 9.3.6 The Virtual icon
        7. 9.3.7 The Physical icon
        8. 9.3.8 The Constructs icon
        9. 9.3.9 The Access icon
        10. 9.3.10 The Settings icon
        11. 9.3.11 The Service icon
      4. 9.4 Call Home and Electronic Customer Care
        1. 9.4.1 Electronic Customer Care
        2. 9.4.2 Assist On-site
      5. 9.5 Common procedures
        1. 9.5.1 The tape library with the TS7700T cluster
        2. 9.5.2 TS7700T definitions
        3. 9.5.3 TS7700 definitions
        4. 9.5.4 TS7700 multi-cluster definitions
      6. 9.6 Basic operations
        1. 9.6.1 Clock and time setting
        2. 9.6.2 Library in Pause mode
        3. 9.6.3 Preparing a TS7700 for service
        4. 9.6.4 The Tape Library inventory
        5. 9.6.5 Inventory upload
      7. 9.7 Cluster intervention scenarios
        1. 9.7.1 Hardware conditions
        2. 9.7.2 TS7700 LIC processing failure
    17. Chapter 10. Host Console operations
      1. 10.1 System-managed tape
        1. 10.1.1 DFSMS operator commands
        2. 10.1.2 MVS system commands
        3. 10.1.3 Host Console Request function
        4. 10.1.4 Library LMPOLICY command
        5. 10.1.5 Useful DEVSERV QUERY commands
        6. 10.1.6 Scratch volume recovery for volumes
        7. 10.1.7 Ejecting logical volumes
      2. 10.2 Messages from the library
        1. 10.2.1 CBR3750I Console Message
        2. 10.2.2 TS7700 Host Console messages
      3. 10.3 EXPIRE HOLD and scratch processing considerations
        1. 10.3.1 EXPIRE HOLD and low on scratch tapes in TS7760T, TS7740, or TS7720T
        2. 10.3.2 EXPIRE HOLD and cache utilization in TS7760D or TS7720D
      4. 10.4 Scratch count mismatch
      5. 10.5 Effects of changing volume categories
      6. 10.6 Library messages and automation
      7. 10.7 Mount Retry (R4.1.2 Enhancement)
        1. 10.7.1 Enhanced Mount Retry Defaults
        2. 10.7.2 Enhanced Mount Retry Example
      8. 10.8 CUIR for Tape (R4.1.2 Enhancement)
        1. 10.8.1 LIBRARY REQUEST commands to enable/disable CUIR
        2. 10.8.2 Additional commands built to support CUIR functionality
      9. 10.9 Return-to-scratch enhancement
      10. 10.10 Deleting Logical Volumes
    18. Chapter 11. Performance and monitoring
      1. 11.1 Overview
      2. 11.2 TS7700 performance characteristics
      3. 11.3 Basic performance overview
        1. 11.3.1 TS7700 components and task distribution
        2. 11.3.2 Grid considerations and replication modes
        3. 11.3.3 Workload profile from your hosts
        4. 11.3.4 Lifecycle Management of your data
        5. 11.3.5 Parameters and customization of the TS7700
        6. 11.3.6 Terminology of throughput
        7. 11.3.7 Throttling in the TS7700
      4. 11.4 Monitoring TS7700 performance
        1. 11.4.1 Base information: Types of statistical records
        2. 11.4.2 Using the TS4500 Management GUI
        3. 11.4.3 Using the TS3500 Tape Library Specialist for monitoring
        4. 11.4.4 Using the TS7700 Management Interface to monitor IBM storage
      5. 11.5 Cache capacity
        1. 11.5.1 Interpreting Cache Usage: MI
        2. 11.5.2 Interpreting Cache Usage: VEHSTATS
        3. 11.5.3 Interpreting Cache Usage: LI REQ,distlib,CACHE
        4. 11.5.4 Tuning cache usage - Making your cache deeper
        5. 11.5.5 Tuning cache usage - Management of unwanted copies
      6. 11.6 Cache throughput / Cache bandwidth
        1. 11.6.1 Interpreting Cache throughput: Performance graph
        2. 11.6.2 Interpreting cache throughput: VEHSTATS HOURFLOW
        3. 11.6.3 Tuning Cache bandwidth: Premigration
        4. 11.6.4 Premigration and premigration throttling values
      7. 11.7 TS7700 throughput: Host I/O increments
        1. 11.7.1 Host I/O in the performance graphs
        2. 11.7.2 Host I/O in the VEHSTATS
        3. 11.7.3 Host Throughput Feature Codes
        4. 11.7.4 Tuning for Host I/O
      8. 11.8 Grid link and replication performance
        1. 11.8.1 Installed grid link hardware: Mixing of different Grid link adapters
        2. 11.8.2 Bandwidth and quality of the provided network
        3. 11.8.3 Selected replication mode
        4. 11.8.4 Tuning possibilities for copies: COPYCOUNT Control
        5. 11.8.5 Tuning possibilities for copies: Deferred Copy Throttling
        6. 11.8.6 Grid link performance monitoring
      9. 11.9 Considerations for the backend TS7740 / TS7700T
        1. 11.9.1 Amount of Back-end drives
        2. 11.9.2 Monitor Backend drives in the MI
        3. 11.9.3 Monitor Backend drives in the VEHSTATS
        4. 11.9.4 Monitor Backend drives with a LI REQ command
        5. 11.9.5 Tune the usage of back-end drives
        6. 11.9.6 Number of back-end cartridges
        7. 11.9.7 Monitor the usage of back-end cartridges on the MI
        8. 11.9.8 Monitor the usage of back-end cartridges with VEHSTATS
        9. 11.9.9 Tuning of the usage of Back-end cartridges with VEHSTATS
      10. 11.10 Throttling the TS7700
        1. 11.10.1 Monitoring throttling with the MI
        2. 11.10.2 Monitoring throttling with VEHSTATS
        3. 11.10.3 Tuning to avoid the throttling
      11. 11.11 Adjusting parameters in the TS7700
      12. 11.12 Monitoring after service or outage
      13. 11.13 Performance evaluation tool: Plotting cache throughput from VEHSTATS
      14. 11.14 Bulk Volume Information Retrieval
        1. 11.14.1 Overview of the BVIR function
        2. 11.14.2 Prerequisites
        3. 11.14.3 Request data format
        4. 11.14.4 Response data format
        5. 11.14.5 Interpreting the BVIR response data
      15. 11.15 Alerts and exception and message handling
        1. 11.15.1 Alerting of specific events
        2. 11.15.2 Handling Replication Exceptions
      16. 11.16 IBM Tape Tools
        1. 11.16.1 Introduction to IBM Tape Tools
        2. 11.16.2 Tools download and installation
        3. 11.16.3 IBM Tape Tools for TS7700 monitoring
      17. 11.17 Using Volume Mount Analyzer
      18. 11.18 Using VEHSTATS and VEHGRXCL for monitoring and reporting
        1. 11.18.1 VEHSTATS tool overview
        2. 11.18.2 Running the VEHSTATS jobs
        3. 11.18.3 VEHSTATS reports
        4. 11.18.4 VEHGRXCL tool overview
        5. 11.18.5 VEHAUDIT overview
      19. 11.19 IBM z/OS commands for monitoring
        1. 11.19.1 DISPLAY SMS commands
        2. 11.19.2 LIBRARY command
      20. 11.20 What to look for and where
      21. 11.21 Virtual Device Allocation in z/OS with JES2
        1. 11.21.1 EQUAL allocation
        2. 11.21.2 BYDEVICES allocation
        3. 11.21.3 Allocation and Copy Consistency Point setting
        4. 11.21.4 Allocation and device allocation assistance
        5. 11.21.5 Allocation and scratch allocation assistance
    19. Chapter 12. Copy Export
      1. 12.1 Copy Export overview and considerations
        1. 12.1.1 Control of Copy Export
        2. 12.1.2 Workflow of a Copy Export process
        3. 12.1.3 General considerations for Copy Export
        4. 12.1.4 Copy Export grid considerations
        5. 12.1.5 Reclaim process for Copy Export physical volumes
        6. 12.1.6 Copy Export process messages
      2. 12.2 Implementing and running Copy Export
        1. 12.2.1 Setting up data management definitions
        2. 12.2.2 Validating before activating the Copy Export function
        3. 12.2.3 Running the Copy Export operation
        4. 12.2.4 Canceling a Copy Export operation
        5. 12.2.5 Host completion message
      3. 12.3 Using Copy Export Recovery
        1. 12.3.1 Planning and considerations for testing Copy Export Recovery
        2. 12.3.2 Performing Copy Export Recovery
        3. 12.3.3 Restoring the host and library environments
    20. Chapter 13. Disaster recovery testing
      1. 13.1 DR testing overview
      2. 13.2 DR testing methods
        1. 13.2.1 Method 1: DR Testing using FlashCopy
        2. 13.2.2 Method 2: DR Testing using Write Protect Mode on DR clusters
        3. 13.2.3 Method 3: DR testing without using Write Protect Mode on DR clusters
        4. 13.2.4 Method 4: Breaking the interconnects between the TS7700 grid
      3. 13.3 DR general considerations
        1. 13.3.1 The z/OS test environment represents a point in time
        2. 13.3.2 The data that is available in the DR cluster
        3. 13.3.3 Write Protect Mode
        4. 13.3.4 Protection of your production data
        5. 13.3.5 Separating production and disaster recovery hosts: Logical volumes
        6. 13.3.6 Creating data during the disaster recovery test from the DR host: Selective Write Protect
        7. 13.3.7 Creating data during the disaster recovery test from the disaster recovery host: Copy policies
        8. 13.3.8 Restoring the DR host from a production host
        9. 13.3.9 Scratch runs during the disaster recovery test from the production host
        10. 13.3.10 Scratch runs during the disaster recovery test from the DR host
        11. 13.3.11 Cleanup phase of a disaster recovery test
        12. 13.3.12 Considerations for DR tests without Selective Write Protect mode
        13. 13.3.13 Returning to scratch without using Selective Write Protect
      4. 13.4 DR for FlashCopy concepts and command examples
        1. 13.4.1 Basic requirements and concepts
        2. 13.4.2 DR Family
        3. 13.4.3 LIVECOPY enablement in a DR Family
        4. 13.4.4 Stopping FlashCopy and Write Protect Mode for a DR Family
      5. 13.5 DR testing methods examples
        1. 13.5.1 Method 1: DR Testing using FlashCopy
        2. 13.5.2 Method 2: Using Write Protect Mode on DR clusters
        3. 13.5.3 Method 3: DR Testing without Write Protect Mode
        4. 13.5.4 Method 4: Breaking the grid link connections
      6. 13.6 Expected failures during a DR test
    21. Part 4 Appendixes
    22. Appendix A. Feature codes and RPQ
      1. RPQ
      2. Feature code lists
    23. Appendix B. IBM TS7700 implementation for IBM z/VM, IBM z/VSE, and IBM z/TPF environments
      1. Software requirements
      2. Software implementation in z/VM and z/VSE
      3. Software implementation in z/OS Transaction Processing Facility
      4. Implementing Outboard Policy Management for non-z/OS hosts
    24. Appendix C. JES3 examples and information
      1. JES3 support for system-managed tape
      2. Example with two separate tape libraries
      3. Example with three Tape Libraries
      4. Processing changes
    25. Appendix D. DEVSERV QLIB command
    26. Appendix E. Sample job control language
      1. BVIR jobs to obtain historical data
      2. Extra BVIR reporting
      3. VEHSTATS reports
      4. Export list volume sample JCL
      5. JCL for TS7700 migration scenarios
    27. Appendix F. Library Manager volume categories
    28. Appendix G. IBM TS7700 parameter examples
      1. General example setup
      2. General example setup for Tape partitions
    29. Appendix H. Extra IODF examples
      1. General IODF principles
      2. Using switches to connect to the control unit
      3. Directly connecting
      4. Upgrading to 8-Gb channels
      5. Adding more devices
      6. Sharing ports
      7. LIBPORT-IDs in the MVSCP
    30. Appendix I. Case study for logical partitioning of a two-cluster grid
      1. Overview of partitioning
      2. Definitions and settings in z/OS
      3. Definitions on the TS7700 Management Interface
      4. Verification of changes
    31. Related publications
      1. IBM Redbooks publications
      2. Other publications
      3. Online resources
      4. Technical documents on the IBM Techdocs website
      5. Help from IBM
    32. Back cover