- 3 hours
The Virtual Tape Server (VTS) course introduces the student to the concepts, functions, and capabilities of a VTS and explains how a VTS operates. Information describing the VTS hardware and software components is provided including the commands used to monitor and maintain a VTS in the z/OS operating environment.
Operators, System Programmers or Storage Administrators that require an understanding of VTS architecture and operation.
General understanding of data processing in a z/OS operating environment.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of a VTS
- Explain how a VTS is configured
- Enter commands to start and stop a VTS
- Describe how a host system interacts with a VTS
Data Center Storage Requirements
The Need for a Virtual Tape Server (VTS)
VTS Components and Configuration
VTS Startup and Shutdown Commands
Invoking an Inventory Update
Foreign Tape Processing
VTS Intervention Scenarios
VTS and Host Interaction
Mapping VTS Functions to Data Center Processing Scenarios
Display, Export, Import and Vary Commands