Using Manual Transports as RTDs in a Mainframe Virtual Tape Environment
(Doc ID 1022290.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2020
Applies to:Sun StorageTek Host Software Component (HSC) - Version 6.1 and later
Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Control Software (VTCS) - Version 6.1 and later
Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library Software (ELS) - Version 7.0 and later
IBM z/OS on System z
This article discusses using manual transports (non-library drives) as RTDs in a VTCS environment.
There are times, usually in a disaster recovery (DR) situation, where there is no Sun StorageTek automated library available and non-library drives must be used as RTDs. Without following the instructions in this document, non-library RTDs in VTCS 6.1 or higher would get messages such as the following:
SLS6898W RTD xxxx device type of 18TRACK not verified. LSM 00:00 is offline
SLS6619E RTD xxxx has an unrecognized device type of 18TRACK
And after those messages, the RTDs could not be used by VTCS for recalls or migrates.
To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.
Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!