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I've been thinking about creating a "noVTL" script, using Optical IMAGE CATALOGs. Today you can't save TAPE IMGCLG to a remote NFS, but you can do that with Optical (slower).
You can create the ISO and Volume List on the NAS and point a Virtual Optical Device to the NAS, but you won't be able to duplicate on physical tapes (maybe on DVDs).
Ideally the ability to create virtual tape AND optical files (including *RMS) on NFS shares is needed. Backfilled to V7R2 minimum release also highly desirable. While you are at it, why not support the VFYTYPE(*LIC) parameter on PWRDWNSYS *IMGCLG at V7R2?