Assignment of "virtual slot" for Dell/EMC DLM virtual tapes for vaulting

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Article ID: 224545

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Products

CA 1 Tape Management

Issue/Introduction

How can I get the "virtual slot" value of 9,999,999 assigned for virtual Dell/EMC volumes for vault management?  

Cause

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Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA 1 Tape Management

Resolution

The TMC ROBTY field of the Volume records need to be set to x'89' (VEMC)  (this can be done either manually via the TMSUPDTE utility, or when volumes are entered, and using a modified CBRUXENT exit which sets this robot type). 
When the volumes are processed by vault management, the tape vault slot numbers will be set to a dummy value of 9,999,999 ("virtual slot"). 

Additional Information

ROBTY info of TMC Volume record:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-1-tape-management-system/14-0/programming/record-definitions-and-keywords.html

 

Export Virtual Volume Considerations:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-1-tape-management-system/14-0/administrating/common-tape-system/use-the-vault-management-system-vms/execute-vms.html