Presuming multiple tape devices in the tape library device (VTL or
physical). We do that all the time with both physical tape and VTL. We've
only been able to saturate the 8Gb fibre a couple of times, although we come
very close in several cases......

Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects

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Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:52 PM
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Subject: Re: VTL - Fiber vs SAS

Not to forget the little detail: NPIV enables multiple parallel sessions at
the same time! If the DASD subsystem is fast, one can backup multiple LPARs
to the VTL in parallel.


Am 30.01.2020 um 00:04 schrieb DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

b) Install VIOS and a single FIBER card and connect the VTL to an
NPIV Capable fiber switch and the VTL will be available to each partition.

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