What do you need to configure to be able to share a 3583 tape media library between two systems using BRMS? System A is running V5R4, System B is V6R1. Have BRMS with the network feature on each. Two tape drives in the 3583. Fiber channel connections through a SAN switch. Network feature works fine, Tape inventory, media classes, locations, containers all appear on both systems.
Current issue is that each system only recognizes ONE tape drive - unfortunately both only recognize drive #1 in the lib - so tape operations cannot run simultaneously between systems. Drive #2 reports in under a different IOP but is not accessable.
Have been running BRMS on one system for five years, just added the second system. Can run backups by staggering start times (system B starts after system A ends).
Have an open PMR with IBM service on this - problem of course is finding someone who knows BRMS, 3583 media libraries and how they all fit together.
9406-570 with V5R4. 8203-E4A with V6R1, BRMS, 3583 Tape Media Library
January 7, 2010 9:47 PM
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