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Hardware configurations > VTS configuration requirements - Pg. 65

Table 3-2 VTS tape drive configuration VTS model B10 With IBM 3494 Tape Libraries 4 to 6 IBM 3590 or 4 to 12 IBM 3592 4 to 12 IBM 3590 or 4 to 12 IBM 3592 or 4 to 6 IBM 3590 plus 6 to 12 IBM 3592 With IBM TS3500 Tape Libraries 4 to 12 IBM 3592 B20 4 to 12 IBM 3592 We describe each component of a Peer-to-Peer VTS in the following sections. 3.1.2 VTS configuration requirements In this section, we describe the specific features of the VTS in a Peer-to-Peer configuration. For detailed descriptions of the other VTS features, please refer to IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server: Planning, Implementing, and Monitoring, SG24-2229. Model B10 VTSs in a Peer-to-Peer configuration must meet the following requirements: At least four 3590 Model B1A, E1A or H1A tape drives, or At least four 3592 Model J1A tape drives Tape Volume Cache of at least 216 GB capacity VTSs attachment to separate tape libraries Peer-to-Peer Copy base feature (FC4010) and Peer-to-Peer Copy increments (FC4011, 4012, 4013) if required (refer to Table 3-3) Model B20 VTSs in a Peer-to-Peer configuration must meet the following requirements: At least six 3590 Model B1A, E1A or H1A tape drives, or At least four 3592 Model J1A tape drives, or At least four IBM 3590 and four 3592 tape drives when using both device types. Section 3.1.10, "IBM TotalStorage 3592 tape drives Model J1A and E05 in a 3494 library" on page 72 describes the tape drive configuration options in more detail. The Tape Volume Cache must have at least 864 GB capacity. Both VTSs must be attached to separate tape libraries. Peer-to-Peer Copy base feature (FC4010) and Peer-to-Peer Copy increments (FC4011, 4012, 4013) if required (refer to Table 3-3) have to be installed. Section 3.1.10, "IBM TotalStorage 3592 tape drives Model J1A and E05 in a 3494 library" on page 72 describes the tape drive configuration options in more detail. Chapter 3. Preinstallation planning 65