StorageTek Tape Libraries Essentials Exam

StorageTek Tape Libraries Essentials

Oracle's StorageTek Tape Libraries Essentials exam identifies professionals who are skilled in configuring StorageTek Tape Libraries and related software. The certification covers the configuration and administration of StorageTek Tape Libraries. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are highly recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle Partner Network who are focused on selling and implementing StorageTek Tape Libraries. OPN Members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Implementation Specialists, which helps their companies qualify for the StorageTek Tape Libraries Specialization.

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
StorageTek Tape Libraries Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
Number of Questions:
Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release StorageTek SL8500, SL3000, SL500 Modular
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


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Recommended Training
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Oracle PartnerNetwork Training
StorageTek Tape Libraries Implementation Specialist


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)
More Training Opportunities for Oracle Partners


Exam Topics
StorageTek Tape Overview
  • Explain key systems features by model (e.g., scalability, any drive/any slot, partitioning).
  • Describe modular design of each library.
  • Describe which drive types are supported by each library model.
  • Understand differences in capacity/through put based on combination of library and drives.
  • Describe tier 1 applications supported by libraries.

Enterprise and Midrange Tape Drives

  • Install and configure drives using the Virtual Operator Panel (VOP).
  • Understand cables, connectors and networking considerations.
  • Activate/install encryption.
  • Manage conversions from one library to another.

SL8500 Configuration & Best Practices

  • Evaluate tape application workloads.
  • Create a content management plan.
  • Add and configure libraries (PTP, ACSLS).
  • Manage cartridge access ports.
  • Configure network connectivity (dual TCP/IP, multi TCP/IP).
  • Optimize library performance.
  • Minimize elevator and PTP activity.
  • Perform library audit.
  • Create a partitioning plan.
  • Describe when to use logical vs. physical partitioning.

SL3000 Configuration & Best Practices

  • Install SLC.
  • Install a Hardware Activation Key.
  • Configure storage capacity.
  • Configure partitions within an SL3000 library.
  • Utilize library management reporting: libraries, drives, media.
  • Optimize library performance.
  • Run library diagnostic reports.
  • Perform library audit.

SL500 Configuration & Best Practices

  • Configure storage capacity.
  • Install SLC.
  • Install a Hardware Activation Key.
  • Configure partitions within a SL500 library.
  • Utilize Library management reporting: libraries, drives, media.


  • Install and configure ACSLS for the SL500, SL3000 and/or SL8500.
  • Perform the ACSLS commands.
  • Perform the backup and restore processes.
  • Perform tape pool maintenance.
  • Configure tape drives.
  • Manage cartridge locations.
  • Find missing cartridges.
  • Use the dynamic configuration utility . 
  • Change ACSLS library and component configuration.
  • Optimize mount and dismount performance.


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