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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 1, 2021

IBM i VPM client partition backup on DataDomain VTL - add TS3500 support

System: IBM i V7R4 - Virtual Partition Manager (VPM)
Actor: User needing new feature

Product DellEMC DataDomain is a commonly used product that provide Media Library emulation. Actually, the only emulation usable and certified for IBM i is the TS3500. In IBM i client partition Virtual Partition Manager (VPM) the only models supported are ts2900 (seen as 3572), ts3100 and ts3200 (seen as 3573), ts4300 (seen as 3555).
In this list we whish add the TS3500 library to permit a client partition FC connected to a Datadomain to backup.

Use Case:

System: IBM i client partition Virtual Partition Manager (VPM)
Actor: Customer

Use cases for the system:

connect the client partition to DataDomain via Fiber Channel
Configure TS3500 library and drives
Perform backup using BRMS

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 12, 2021

    Dell/EMC is definitely the hold up on this RFE and is the vendor that will need to address what emulations they support for IBM servers.

  • Guest
    Apr 2, 2021

    IBM i does not support or test any Data Domain devices. At this time we can't support this RFE, please work with Dell/EMC.