LTFS Compliance Verification

The LTO Program’s Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Compliance Test Process establishes an infrastructure to test implementations of the LTFS specification to support compatibility between LTFS supported LTO product offerings.

LTFS Compliance Process

Step 1

To get detailed information about the process, including how to submit an LTFS supported offering to the LTO Program’s LTFS Compliance Verification Test Process, send an email to the LTO Program Licensing Administrator to request an LTFS confidentiality disclosure agreement (CDA).

Step 2

Upon your receipt of the CDA, complete it and mail it back to the Licensing Administrator at the address below, or email it directly to the Licensing Administrator.

Linear-Tape Open
License Management International
LMI, LLC
380 Tenant Ave., Unit 4
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-5478

Step 3

After the completed CDA is received, the following documents will be sent to you:

  • Instructions
  • The Test Specification
  • The Test Agreement
  • The Test Request Form

If you decide to proceed, then complete the agreement and test request forms and submit them with the test fee to LTO program at the address above. If you decide not to proceed, return the documents to the LTO program within 90 days.

Step 4

Instructions will be sent together with the 10 LTFS formatted LTO cartridge/s required to complete the test. Complete the process in accordance to the instructions and submit the results and LTO cartridges to the LTO program at the same address from STEP 1.

LTO Cartridges will be verified against the LTFS specification and the LTO Program will inform you of your test pass or fail results. If your test results were successful, your product name will be listed on the LTFS Compliance Solution Section of the website below.

Have questions?

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the LTO Program Licensing Administrator or check out our FAQ section.

LTFS Compliant Solutions

The following companies have entered the LTFS certification process and have successfully completed the required tests. These have asserted they have used the software product and version listed below to create the test cartridges.

Company Product Version LTFS Version LTO Generation Date tested
Quantum Quantum Scalar LTFS Appliance 2.0.2 2.0.1 LTO5 & 6 9/11/13
HP HP StoreOpen Standalone 2.1.0 2.1.0 LTO5 & 6 9/11/13
IBM IBM Single Drive Version 1.3.0 2.1.0 LTO5 & 6 9/11/13
IBM IBM LTFS Library Edition V1R3 2.1.0 LTO5 & 6 10/2/13
Quantum Quantum LTFS 2.1.0 2.1.0 LTO5 & 6 11/29/13
HP HP StoreOpen Automation 1.2.0 2.0.1 LTO5 & 6 11/29/13
Spectra Logic Spectra Logic Black Pearl 1.1 2.2 LTO5 & 6 9/11/15
MT-Consulting NODEUM 1.1 2.1.0 LTO5 & 6 7/05/16

The LTO program technology provider companies and the compliance verification testing process do not warrant or guarantee the offerings compliance with LTFS specifications or the compatibility of any LTFS supported LTO product offering with other LTFS supported offerings.