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IBM LTFS Library Edition announced for IBM LTO5 Tape Libraries is enhanced with support for the IBM TS1140 Enterprise Tape Drive in the IBM TS3500 Tape Library and on-disk metadata storage support

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-467
November 8, 2011


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IBM® System Storage® Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition V2.1.1 enables read, write, search, and indexing of user metadata, as well as access to the user data. Metadata is the descriptive information about user data stored on a cartridge and it enables searching and accessing of files via the graphical user interface of the operating system. With graphic search, read, and write, it can be easier to write and read files using LTFS Library Edition as compared to using traditional tape management software.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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IBM LTFS Library Edition announced for IBM LTO5 Tape Libraries is enhanced with support for the IBM System Storage TS1140 Enterprise Tape Drive in the IBM TS3500 Tape Library. Also announced is On-disk metadata storage support, Data Path Failover on selected operating systems, and additional LTFS Tools. LTFS Library Edition enables mounting of the library as a file system and indexing of data, while the file manager manages the automation and provides operating system-level access to all the content in the library. LTFS Library Edition is based on the LTFS format specification, enabling tape library cartridges to be 100% interchangeable with cartridges written with the open-source, single-drive versions of LTFS. IBM LTFS Library Edition supports selected IBM tape library systems. This LTFS Library Edition software is required to be installed on customer servers supporting RedHat Enterprise Linux™ R5.5, R5.6, or SLES 11 SP1 with connection and support of selected IBM tape libraries. IBM LTFS LE trial software is available on a limited basis through your IBM Marketing Representative.



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  • An IBM TS1140 Enterprise Tape Drive or an IBM LTO™ Gen5 Tape Drive in selected IBM Tape Libraries with IBM LTFS Library Edition V2R1.1 software
  • Generally supported with these operating systems, but some functional enhancements supported with selected operating systems only:
    • Linux RHEL 5.5, 5.6 installed
    • SLES 11 SP1
    • Linux RHEL 5.7, 6.1 on December 16, 2011 (as soon as qualification is completed)


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December 16, 2011



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IBM LTFS Library Edition announced for IBM LTO5 Tape Libraries is enhanced with support for the TS1140 Enterprise Tape Drive in the IBM TS3500 Tape Library. Also announced is On-disk metadata storage support, Data Path Failover on selected operating systems, and additional LTFS Tools. With LTFS Library Edition, LTO data stored in these tape libraries can be indexed for ease of use. LTFS Library Edition enables mounting of the library as a file system, while the file manager manages the automation and provides operating system-level access to all the content in the library. LTFS Library Edition is based on the LTFS format specification, so tape library cartridges are 100% interchangeable with cartridges written with the open source, single drive versions of LTFS.

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For more information on IBM LTFS Library Edition Software V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-168, dated May 09, 2011, and Software Announcement 211-239, dated July 12, 2011.



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IBM LTFS Library Edition V2R1.1

 
Program             Program
number      VRM     name
 
5639-LT1    2.1.1   IBM LTFS Library Edition V2R1.1
 
Software Maintenance:
 
5639-LT2            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year Registration and Renewal
 
5639-LT3            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year After License
 
5639-LT4            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     2year Registration
 
5639-LT5            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Registration
 
5639-LT6            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Renewal
 
5639-LT7            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year After License
 
5639-LT8            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     4year Registration
 
5639-LT9            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     5year Registration
 


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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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Reference: YE001

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