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Accessing tape menu options

This section explains how to access the tape reporting menus and describes each menu option.

To access the tape reporting menus

  1. Select Tape from the EZSRM Menu to advance to the TSCANLS view.

    TSCANLS lists the date-time stamps for all available tape scan linear data sets. It reflects the year, month, day, and time that the scan was run.


    If no tape scan data sets are displayed, perform a new tape scan following the instructions in Step 2.

  2. From the TSCANLS view, perform either of the following actions:
    • To start a new scan, type TSCAN on the COMMAND line and press Enter. Note that the scan takes some time to complete. To stop a TSCAN, issue the ENDTSCAN command.

    • To select an existing scan, place your cursor on the date-time stamp and press Enter to advance to the EZSRMT Tape

    1. From the EZSRMT tape menu, select the option that corresponds to the view you want to see.

      The following table summarizes the options from which you can select.

      EZSRMT tape menu options

      Menu option and view nameDescriptionFor more information

      ACS Contents (ACR)

      Provides a summary view of the STK automated cartridge system (ACS) contents.

      ACR is a selection view.

      See ACS contents

      Demand Enter Detail (DEDT)

      For the STK ACS, provides a detailed report on cartridges that were entered as a result of a mount request by a task, as opposed to entries by operator command or HSC utility

      Not applicable

      Library Aging (LAR1)

      Summarizes the number of cells and cleaning cartridges for each tape library and presents detailed information about the types of media and the last time the tapes were referenced.

      LAR1 is a selection view.

      See Library aging

      Library Contents (LCR)

      Reports on tape movements (enter and eject counts, pass-through events, and whether mounted as scratch or non-scratch), scratch count, free cells, and total cells; for StorageTek (STK), this is summarized by ACS

      LCR is a selection view. Select a library name to advance to the Contents EZCmd menu. The Contents EZCmd menu views summarize the options on this menu.

      Not applicable

      Library Media Sizing (TCSR)

      Reports totals for each media type within the library

      TCSR is a selection view. Select a library name to advance to view T03CH1V1. This view displays volumes sorted by total capacity. To sort the information by another column, type SORT on the COMMAND line, place your cursor in the desired column, and press Enter.

      Not applicable

      Library Utilization (LUR)

      Lists the total number of tapes, average utilization rate, and the total number of tapes by utilization ranges in 10 percent increments

      Not applicable

      MVC and VTV Migration (MVMR)

      For multiple-volume cartridges (MVC) and virtual tape volumes (VTV), lists the number of migrations and recalls by age, data set name, mounts, and data transferred

      Not applicable

      Pass-Through Mounts (PTMR)

      Reports the number of pass-through events that were required to process a mount, the time of the pass-through, and the number of library storage modules (LSM) that were required to pass through to service the mount

      Not applicable

      IBM Physical Tape

      Lists the following information about IBM physical tape volumes:

      • Multiple-volume cartridges (MVCs)

      • Number of virtual tape volumes (VTVs) on the physical tape

      • Volume status

      • Data set counts

      • Relevant dates

      • Media type

      • Other information about IBM physical tape volumes

      See IBM physical tape
      IBM VTS Statistics (EZSRMTV)

      Displays the VTS Statistics menu where you can select views that display up to 90 days of IBM TS7700 Hnode and Vnode statistics for:

      • Virtual Device Historical
      • Adapter Historical
      • HSM Historical
      • Library Historical
      • Grid Historical
      Not applicable

      Scratch Tape Location (SLR)

      Summarizes the location of physical and virtual scratch tapes

      SLR is a selection view.

      See Scratch tape location

      Tape Data Set Audit (TSAR2)

      Provides an audit based on data set name, with emphasis on the z/OS user catalog contents

      Not applicable

      Tape Data Sets (TAPEDSS)

      Provides data set record counts and size totals from the tape scan data collectors

      See Tape data sets

      Tape Details (VDR)

      Lists for each volume: library location, usage, media type, tape capacity, number of data sets, number of times accessed, scratch status, first data set name, date last referenced, catalog indicator, catalog count, uncataloged count and EDM indicator

      Not applicable

      Tape Last Referenced (TAR)

      Summarizes tape use by the date the tape was last referenced, and identifies the number of tapes that contain spanned or multiple data sets

      TAR is a selection view.

      See Tape last referenced

      Tape Summary (VSR)

      Summarizes the number of tapes of each media type are used by each tape library type

      Not applicable

      Tape Utilization (TUTIL)

      Summarizes the amount of data stored on each type of media within preset bands

      Not applicable

      Tape Volume Audit (TSAR1)

      Provides an audit based on volume serial number with emphasis on the tape management catalog (TMC)

      Not applicable

      Tape Data Set Filtering (TDSFILT)

      Provides you with the ability to specify filtering criteria for data in the Tape Management Data Set Details by DSN view (TDSDD)

      See Tape data set filtering


      Press F1 to access online Help that describes each field on the view.

  3. If you selected Tape Data Set Filtering, perform the following additional actions:

    1. Complete the fields on the panel or accept the default values.
    2. Press PF3 to process the request and advance to the view that displays the requested information.

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