With the TS3500 scheduled to appear next Monday, I am triple-checking my
list of things to do in preparation of the install, Memorial Day weekend.
I have a question related to the server software. In the past, when
installing a TSM server, I always excluded/ignored the option of installing
the TIVsm-tsmscsi modules since I didn't have any SCSI devices.
But with the TS3500 being seen as a "SCSI device", do I need to install
this missing module/feature on all of my TSM servers?
On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM, David Bronder <david-bronder AT uiowa DOT
> TSM controls the library via a second LUN on one or more of the tape
> drives. By default (or by the IBM CE at installation time), the first
> drive in the library has the control path enabled, but you can enable
> it on additional drives (I believe lin_tape should handle failover for
> them). On AIX, they would be discovered as smc* devices; a quick bit
> of Googling suggests with lin_tape, they're /dev/IBMchanger* devices.
> You define the library using the control path device.
> On the network side, though, you'll likely want TCP port 80 and/or 443
> open to the 3584 from somewhere to use the library's web interface, but
> that's unlikely to be needed from your TSM server unless you use the
> Java CLI from there to monitor or perform tasks on the library.
> If you're using a TS3000 System Console to manage your library, that's
> a whole other beast, which I've avoided so far. Maybe someone else can
> offer insight there, if you need to know.
> I'll defer to someone actually using AME or TKLM for drive encryption
> to speak to the networking requirements there. I'd guess that for AME,
> all communication is via the tape device, though.
> Zoltan Forray wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply but I need more details than that. Does it need
> > own fibre connection or does it piggy-back on one of the drives, in this
> > case TS1130? What does it look like on a server? Does it have a separate
> > drivers? For instance, my drives appear as /dev/IBMtapenn due to
> > installation of lin_tape? How do I define the TSM path to the library?
> > On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Thomas Denier <
> > Thomas.Denier AT jeffersonhospital DOT org> wrote:
> > > -----Zoltan Forray wrote: -----
> > >
> > > >I am trying to prepare for the move from our 3494 to a TS3500/3584.
> > > >
> > > >With the 3494, it needed port 3494 open on the host system that was
> > > >the
> > > >library manager, for the ibmatl program to function.
> > > >
> > > >What ports are needed open through the firewall of the Linux servers
> > > >that
> > > >are library managers (is it as simple as 3584?)? How about for AME?
> > > >Any
> > > >additional ports needed for this function from the TS3500 to each
> > > >library
> > > >manager server (I assume the keys are only stored with the server
> > > >that
> > > >manages the tapes, not each server that uses a tape - or is this a
> > > >bad/wrong assumption?)
> > >
> > > A TS3500 is eithter a relabeled 3584 or a compatible successor to
> > > the 3584; different Web sites give conflicting information on this
> > > point.
> > >
> > > All communications between the TSM server code and a TS3500 travel
> > > over the SAN connections between the two.
> > >
> > > Thomas Denier
> > > Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
> Hello World. David Bronder - Systems
> Segmentation Fault ITS-EI, Univ. of
> Core dumped, disk trashed, quota filled, soda warm.
> david-bronder AT uiowa DOT edu
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