CARTS-LogicalEdit

Solve Your Tape Storage Problems

CARTS is a suite of z/OS software solutions that are designed to meet the unique challenges of maximizing your removable storage media utilization. When you put CARTS to work in your data center, you will see real cost savings and operational benefits. Using CARTS to manage your removable media will significantly reduce your need for additional tapes, racks and tape hardware.

  • OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
  • AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
  • FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
  • RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
  • REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
  • SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS

OVERVIEW

CARTS-LogicalEject is an optional CARTS component that reduces the number of tapes that must be physically inserted and ejected from a robot. LogicalEject reads the eject list and stacks all eligible datasets from the tapes scheduled to be ejected from the robot. Eligibility rules for LogicalEject datasets are the same as those for CARTS-TapeStacker.

LogicalEject can stack datasets by two different methods:

  • If you have external drives, LogicalEject can stack datasets on tapes mounted on those drives. All processed tapes are scratched inside the robot. No physical ejects are required.
     
  • If you do not have external drives, LogicalEject stacks datasets on tapes in the robot. Tapes still must be ejected, but, the number of ejects is reduced because of stacking. For example, instead of ejecting five tapes containing one dataset each, the robot ejects a single tape containing five datasets.

In either case, the number of required physical ejects is substantially less. Because LogicalEject works with your existing robot software, it is easy to implement. After LogicalEject is installed, the only thing you have to do is customize the LogicalEject Control file to set the LogicalEject stacking schedule. If you want to change the criteria for ejecting tapes from robots, you simply change your existing software, just as you do now. LogicalEject accepts the change automatically.

AT-A-GLANCE

  • Maximize robot labor.
  • Decrease output datasets.

FEATURES

  • External Drive
    LogicalEject can stack datasets on tapes mounted on those drives. All processed tapes are scratched inside the robot. No physical ejects are required.
  • Non External Drive
    LogicalEject stacks datasets on tapes in the robot. Tapes still must be ejected, but, the number of ejects is reduced because of stacking. For example, instead of ejecting five tapes containing one dataset each, the robot ejects a single tape containing five datasets.

RESOURCES

REQUIREMENTS

  • Mainframe:
    IBM z/Architecture and compatible
  • Operating System:
    MVS/ESA
    OS/390 2.10 or later
    z/OS 1.8 or later
  • Tape Device and Media Support:
    CARTS supports all tape devices that can operate with Computer Associate’s CA-1/TMS tape management including:
    • 3420 reel
    • 3480 cartridge
    • 3490 cartridge
    • 3490E cartridge
    • 3590 cartridge
    • Redwood SD-3 cartridge including all STK compatible media
  • Tape Management System and Subsystem Software:
    The following software must be fully operational on the systems that will run CARTS-TapeStacker for:
    • IBM DFSMSrmm
    • CA-Dynam/TLMS
    • CA-1/TMS
    • JES2 | All CARTS components support JES2. CARTS-MountEliminator requires Version 4.3 or higher.
    • JES3 | All CARTS components support JES3 except CARTS-MountEliminator.
    • TSO | CARTS requires Version 2 and above.
    • ISPF | CARTS requires Version 3 and above.
    • Vendor Tape Robot Software

SUPPORTED ROBOTICS

Tape Robotics

CARTS supports tape robots and their accompanying software from the following vendors:

  • StorageTek HSC
  • Memorex (SUTMYN) LMS
  • GRAU Bosch ATL