Preventive Service Planning
Configuration Information for IBM Magstar 3592
IBM Magstar 3592
Segmentation support is available. For more information, see "Scale Capacity" in the the "Defining and Updating 3592 Device Classes" section of Administrator's Guide and the "DEFINE DEVCLASS" section in Administrator's Reference for more information. These publications can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.
IBM Magstar 3592 has a native capacity of 300GB per cartridge and approximately 900GB per cartridge with 3:1 compression.
Device Class Information:
In order to utilize this new hardware through TSM, the devtype and format values need to be known. Thus, when defining a devclass that uses 3592 drives, use:
The 3592 format is uncompressed. If this format uses the tape drive hardware compression feature, depending on the effectiveness of compression, the actual capacity may be greater than 300GB.
DEFine DEVclass devclass_name LIBRary=library_name DEVType=3592 FORMAT=3592
DEFine DEVclass devclass_name LIBRary=library_name DEVType=3592 FORMAT=3592C
IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge
The IBM device driver is required for IBM 3592. The drivers are available for download at ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr.
For OS/400 PASE, IBM 3592 is accessed via the OS/400 operating system and tape APIs provided by OS/400 for tape devices being accessed by applications running in PASE.