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How to Initialize MVCs for Use by VTCS (Doc ID 1013155.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2021

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library Software (ELS) - Version 7.0 and later
Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Control Software (VTCS) - Version 6.1 and later
IBM z/OS on System z

Goal

This article describes various options for initializing an MVC for use with VTCS.

How to initialize an MVC for VTCS use.
Can VTCS be used to initialize an MVC?
How to initialize MVCs when there are no native drives available on which to initialize the tapes.
Is it possible to initialize an MVC with an RTD?

Solution

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