The Question is:
Will OpenVMS support LTO tape drives? If so, then what is the time frame for
The Answer is :
For information on the devices and the platforms currently officially
supported by OpenVMS, please see the Software Product Description (SPD).
Devices (such as the HP Ultrium) and platforms (such as the Personal
Workstation -a series) are not currently listed in the SPD, therefore
these are not supported.
OpenVMS does not support the HP Ultrium 1 (LTO) devices, as existing HP
Ultrium 1 devices do not permit odd-byte transfers, and this capability
is required by OpenVMS.
OpenVMS expects to test various future HP devices for compatibility with
OpenVMS, when these devices have the necessary support.
The OpenVMS Wizard is not in a position to discuss device-support futures
in conjunction with timeframes.