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SS27: IBM Tape Encryption Implementation

DURATION: 2 days

SCHEDULED DATES: TBD – Contact Us for more Information


Learn about the IBM TS1120 and LTO4 Tape Encryption and its components. The IBM tape encryption key manager is discussed along with the benefits provided by IBM tape encryption. System managed tape encryption using z/OS and DFSMS and the AIX device driver are presented. Application managed tape encryption using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is also discussed.This course will also go into details on the new EKM Release 2 along with the differences of using LTO4 tape encryption for open systems.


This basic course is intended for individuals responsible for implementing IBM Tape Encryption.


Describe IBM tape encryption and the benefits of using it.
Define the IBM tape encryption key manager (EKM).
Illustrate system managed using the AIX device driver.
Characterize application managed tape encryption using the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).
Discover what is new in EKM Release 2
Understandhow to use new EKM Release 2 with TS1120 tape drives
Know the differences between TS1120 encryption and LTO4
State system managed tape encryption system managed on System z using z/OS and DFSMS
Explain the purpose of IBM tape encryption z/OS keys and how they are used.
Specify the steps involved in configuring IBM tape encryption.