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Course Catalog » Data Center Storage Management Curriculum » Data Center Storage Management 2.4 Series

Storage - Understanding Tape Storage 2.4

Duration
3 hours

Overview

Description

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.

Audience

Operators, System Programmers or Storage Administrators that require an understanding of tape capabilities and tape system operation.

Prerequisites

General understanding of data processing in a z/OS operating environment.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to describe:

  • How tape is used by Data Centers today
  • The benefits of Virtual tape

Course Content

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

Logical Volumes

Tape Virtualization Process

Displaying VTS Status and Attributes

Monitoring VTS Activity

VTS Reporting Tools

Storage - Understanding Tape Storage 2.4 Mastery Test

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