IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader supports LTO Ultrium 8 SAS half-high tape drives

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 117-080
October 24, 2017

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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At a glance

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IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. It is a low-entry tape storage solution incorporating half-high LTO™ Ultrium™ tape technology. IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Model S8H offers:

  • IBM Ultrium 8 Tape Drive data transfer rate of up to 300 MBps native
  • Support for LTO Generation 8 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 30 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression per cartridge
  • A 6 Gbps SAS interface attachment
  • Support for media partitioning and self-describing tape
  • Support for encryption capabilities with IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
  • An entry-level and compact tape library that is designed for high capacity, high performance, and high reliability
  • One removable magazine providing nine cartridge slots, including a single I/O station
  • A bar code reader that is standard and enables operation of the TS2900 in sequential or random access mode
  • Remote management capabilities to enable remote administration of the TS2900 through a web interface
  • Optional features such as rack mount kits, deskside covers, and additional cartridge magazines
  • Adherence to LTO Generation 8 media specifications



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Overview

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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader (machine type 3572) offers IBM tape reliability, density, and performance for entry-level and compact tape libraries in open system environments at a cost-effective price. The TS2900 is part of the IBM tape library family of offerings.

TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a rack-mountable or deskside unit that contains a single IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Half-high (HH) SAS tape with a capacity of nine cartridges employing IBM-patented high density (HD) slot technology.

TS2900 Tape Autoloader with the IBM Ultrium 8 HH SAS Tape Drive is designed to support the LTO Generation 8 native data rate performance of up to 300 MBps. The TS2900 supports LTO Generation 8 media specifications for LTO tape drive technology with a compressed capacity of up to 30 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 12 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 7 compressed capacity of up to 15 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 6 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge.

TS2900 Tape Autoloader Model S8H can also read and write to Ultrium 7 cartridges. Ultrium 8 tape drives are encryption-capable and designed to support library-managed encryption.

The TS2900 comes standard with a bar code reader and a removable magazine to provide nine cartridge slots, including a single I/O station. It has remote management capabilities to enable remote administration of the TS2900 through a web interface. The TS2900 can be configured to run in sequential (autoloader) or random (library) access mode. Optional features available for the TS2900 include rack-mount kits, deskside covers, and additional cartridge magazines.

The TS2900 leverages IBM Spectrum Archive™ for direct, intuitive, and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries by incorporating the IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) format standard. LTFS compatibility enables tape-stored data to be accessed as if it were on disk or flash storage

IBM Spectrum Archive enables users of LTO Ultrium 8 tape library systems to inventory cartridges and read, write, and search data on any cartridge, allowing writing of metadata and tagging of individual files for easy and fast access to files stored on cartridges



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Key prerequisites

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Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the TS2900 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 8 to a wide range of environments, including select IBM Power Systems™, IBM System p, IBM Z, and other servers running Linux® and Microsoft™ Windows™ operating system environments with SAS interface support. See the Technical information section for details.



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Planned availability date

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November 10, 2017



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Description

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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader (machine type 3572) is an entry-level, compact 1U tape autoloader that is designed to offer IBM tape reliability, density, and performance for entry-level and compact tape libraries at a cost-effective price.

With a capacity of nine cartridges and employing patented IBM HD slot technology, the TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a rack-mountable or deskside unit that contains either a single IBM LTO Ultrium 8 HH SAS Tape Drive (Model S8H), an IBM LTO Ultrium 7 HH SAS Tape Drive (Model S7H), or an IBM LTO Ultrium 6 HH SAS Tape Drive (Model S6H) in a 1U form factor height.

The TS2900 is suitable for use in network-attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multiterabyte capacities are required. Storage and tape management is provided by software such as IBM Spectrum Protect™, IBM Spectrum Archive, and other compatible software offerings.

TS2900 leverages IBM Spectrum Archive for direct, intuitive, and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries by incorporating the IBM LTFS format standard. LTFS compatibility allows tape-stored data to be accessed as if it were on disk or flash storage.

IBM Spectrum Archive allows users of LTO Ultrium 8 tape library systems to inventory cartridges and read, write, and search data on any cartridge, enabling writing of metadata and tagging of individual files for easy and fast access to files stored on cartridges.

The TS2900 Tape Autoloader includes:

  • Ultrium 8 and Ultrium 7 tape drive encryption support, including application-managed encryption, system-managed encryption, and library-managed encryption. Transparent LTO Encryption is enabled through a license key Encryption Key Manager for LTO Ultrium 8 and LTO Ultrium 7 SAS drives.
  • A single I/O station to help support continuous library operations while importing and exporting media, with little or no disruption to library operation.
  • Remote management capabilities to enable remote administration of the tape library through a web interface.
  • One removable magazine that houses nine data cartridges to enable quick population of the tape library, as well as ease of storage for media. Additional magazines may be ordered as an option (feature number 8111).
  • A standard bar code reader that enables operation of the TS2900 in sequential (autoloader) or random (library) access mode with labeled media. Labeled Ultrium 7 media can be ordered at the time of purchase through the following feature codes:
    • 8706 Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge (5-pack)
    Or through the 3589 LTO Ultrium media machine type. You can also order through IBM Media at 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334).
  • Data cartridges are sold separately and subject to availability.
  • Optional rack mount kits, deskside covers, and additional cartridge magazines.
  • Performance for maximum tape drive throughput and LTO Generation 8 media native data rate performance of up to 300 MBps for IBM Ultrium 8 tape drives.
  • Mixed media support, including IBM Ultrium 8 and 7 WORM media. Ultrium 8 tape drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridges and read and write LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridges at original Ultrium 7 capacities.
  • A 6 Gbps SAS attachment for connection to select IBM Power®, IBM System p, and other Microsoft Windows and Linux servers, including HP and Sun Sparc servers.

LTO Generation 8 media specification compressed of up to 30 TB WORM tape cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving, data retention, and those applications requiring an audit trail, preventing the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium WORM tape cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:

  • Color coding and prelabeling with the ability to specify a starting volume serial number.
  • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk.
  • Cartridge memory built into every cartridge to enhance functionality and media reliability by storing access history and media performance information for use by the tape drive every time the cartridge is accessed.
  • Half-inch barium-ferrite tape with up to 30 TB WORM compressed capacity in a single cartridge.



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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS2900 Tape Autoloader with LTO Ultrium 8 Half-high SAS Tape Drive 3572 S8H  
TAA Compliance 3572 S8H 0983
2.0 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable 3572 S8H 5402
2.0 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable 3572 S8H 5502
4m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS 1X Cable 3572 S8H 5507
LTO Library Managed Encryption 3572 S8H 5901
3572 Rack Mount Kit 3572 S8H 7006
3572 Deskside Covers 3572 S8H 7010
OEM - No IBM Logo 3572 S8H 7703
LTO Cleaning Cartridge 3572 S8H 8002
3572 Additional Magazine 3572 S8H 8111
Ultrium 7 Data Cartridges (5-pack) 3572 S8H 8706
Attached to Sun Solaris 3572 S8H 9211
Attached to Windows System 3572 S8H 9212
Attached to Other Non-IBM Systems 3572 S8H 9213
Attached to Linux System 3572 S8H 9215
Attached to z-Series Linux System 3572 S8H 9216
Attached to i5/OS or OS/400® 3572 S8H 9400
Attached to IBM AIX® System 3572 S8H 9600
2.8 m Power Cord 125V US/Canada 3572 S8H 9800
2.8 m Power Cord 250V France/Germany 3572 S8H 9820
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Denmark 3572 S8H 9821
2.8 m Power Cord 250V UK/China 3572 S8H 9825
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Israel 3572 S8H 9827
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Switzerland 3572 S8H 9828
2.8 m Power Cord 250V S.Africa 3572 S8H 9829
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Italy 3572 S8H 9830
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Australia 3572 S8H 9831
2.8 m Power Cord 250V US/Canada 3572 S8H 9833
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Uruguay/Argentina 3572 S8H 9834
2.8 m Power Cord 125V Taiwan 3572 S8H 9835
2.8 m Power Cord 250V China (PRC) 3572 S8H 9840
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Taiwan 3572 S8H 9841
2.8 m Power Cord 125V Japan 3572 S8H 9842
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Korea 3572 S8H 9844
2.8 m Power Cord 250V India 3572 S8H 9845
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Brazil 3572 S8H 9847
VersaStack Solution Indicator 3572 S8H AHZC
OEM 1 FC Order Indicator 3572 S8H ACW1
OEM 1 Order Indicator 3572 S8H ACY1
No Rules Order Indicator 3572 S8H ADNR
Shipping and Handling - No charge 3572 S8H AG00
Shipping and Handling - Charge 3572 S8H AGGF

Description Machine type Model Feature number
OEM 1 FC Order Indicator 3572 S6H, S7H ACW1



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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 117-080


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Publications

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The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available by November 10, 2017. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Title Order number
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Setup, Operator, and Service Guide GC27-2212-06
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Installation Quick Reference Guide GA76-0423-01
IBM Storage Translated Safety Notices G229-9054-10
Multi-language Statement of Limited Warranty TS02-0114-00

IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
  • Width: 445 mm (17.6 in.)
    • 445 mm (17.52 in.) (chassis)
    • 483 mm (19.02 in.) (bezel)
  • Depth: 847 mm (33.3 in.)
  • Height: 43.6 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Weight: 13 kg (28.66 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment
  • Temperature: 10°C to 38°C (50°F to 100°F)
  • Relative humidity: 20% - 80%
  • Wet bulb (caloric value): 26°C (78.8°F) maximum
  • Electrical power: (100 V AC) 1.3 A (240 V AC) 0.7 A
  • Noise level: 6.6 dBa (idle), 6.8 dBa (maximum)
Hardware requirements

The TS2900 Tape Autoloader contains a single IBM LTO Ultrium HH SAS Tape Drive in a 1U form factor height.

The TS2900 will attach to select IBM Power Systems, IBM System p, and other Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

A current list of supported open system configurations is available at the IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center (SSIC) website.

Cables

A SAS cable is required to attach a TS2900 Tape Autoloader with an LTO Ultrium SAS Tape Drive to a host SAS adapter. At least one SAS cable must be specified on the initial plant order.

The IBM Ultrium 8 single-port SAS Tape Drive comes with two Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors.

The following cable options are available for SAS attachment:

  • Feature 5402 - 2 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8470 to target SFF-8088)
  • Feature 5502 - 2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8088 to target SFF-8088)
  • Feature 5507 - 4 m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS 1X Cable (from HBA with SFF-8644 to drive with SFF-8088)

See the Specify or Special Features section of the Sales Manual for a detailed description of the above features.

Software requirements

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS2900, go to the IBM SSIC website.

IBM Spectrum Protect and other compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management software for the TS2900. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISVs). A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at the IBM Tape Storage website.

Select Compatibility Information , then Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix for LTO for the product.

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the TS2900. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.

Note: All new IBM tape device drivers will be posted to the web through the Fix Central download portal. IBM maintains the latest levels of Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet.

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  1. In the first pull down menu labeled Product Group select System Storage.
  2. In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled Product Family select Tape Systems.
  3. With the next pull down menu, Product Type, select Tape drivers and software
  4. This will bring up the Product menu, which provides selections for Platform drivers, Tools, or Software.
  5. Under Platform drivers, in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  6. Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click Continue.
  7. The next screen can be used to narrow the search, however just click Continue to view what is available.

See the IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide website.

LTO Ultrium 8 encryption

Encryption for the TS2900 Tape Autoloader with an LTO Ultrium 8 HH SAS Tape Drive and Ultrium 7 Half-high SAS Tape Drive is provided in AIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

The installation of an Ultrium 8 and 7 tape drives with encryption may require code updates for System p and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained from the Fix Central download portal.

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  1. In the first pull down menu labeled Product Group select System Storage.
  2. In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled Product Family select Tape Systems.
  3. With the next pull down menu, Product Type, select Tape drivers and software.
  4. This will bring up the Product menu, which provides selections for Platform drivers, Tools, or Software.
  5. Under Platform drivers, in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  6. Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click Continue.
  7. The next screen can be used to narrow the search, however just click Continue to view what is available.

See the IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide website.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the Ultrium 8 Tape Drive, as well as hardware support information, go to the IBM Storage Tape website.

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

  • System managed (available for AIX, Linux, Windows)
  • Library managed (available for OS/400, i5/OS, AIX, Linux, and Windows)
  • Application managed (IBM Spectrum Protect)

Limitations

IBM Ultrium 8 tape cartridges can be used with the IBM Ultrium 8 tape drives.

Ultrium 8 tape drives have encryption capability.

For LTO Ultrium 8, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1.0 or V2.0 is required for enabling system-managed and library-managed encryption.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning and installation is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Setup, Operator, and Guide (GC27-2212-06). The TS2900 is designated as a customer setup unit (CSU).

It is the customer's responsibility to install and service the unit. Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters and cables for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media. For optimum performance the customer must obtain the latest level of firmware prior to installing the unit and must update the unit as new firmware release become available. Customers can download the latest level of drive and library firmware from the Fix Central website.

IBM offers IBM Installation and Maintenance support at an additional cost if the customer does not wish to install or maintain the TS2900 Tape Autoloader. The customer is responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS ), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. Customers may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, there is a charge for that service.

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

SAS cables for the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 SAS HH Tape Drive are required to attach the TS2900 to the server. At least one cable should be specified on the initial plant order. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables to match the IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive interface and the server interface.

See the Cables section at the end of Hardware requirements section for a list of available cables. See the Specify or Special Features section of the TS2900 Tape Autoloader Sales Manual for a detailed description of the cables available.

Packaging
Product Shipment group Number of boxes
3572-S8H TS2900 Tape Autoloader Model S8H with IBM Ultrium 8 Half-high SAS Tape Drive 1
  Power Cord (must be selected)  
  SAS wrap tool  
  Rack Mount Kit with Device to PDU line cord or Deskside Cover (one must be selected)  
  IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Installation Quick Reference Guide  
  IBM Storage Translated Safety Notices  
  Multi-language Statement of Limited Warranty  
  Statement of Limited Warranty Pointer Sheet  
  Quality Hotline Card  
  China RoHS Statement  
  Device Driver README sheet  

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and application software to which is attached.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.



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Terms and conditions

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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

One year. IBM media is warranted separately.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty a period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Standard Warranty Service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • TS2900 Tape Autoloader Model S8H

Calls must be received by 5:00 PM. local time in order to qualify for NBD service.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

Maintenance service options
On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average, same business day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response, same day
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS2900 Tape Autoloader with LTO Ultrium 8 Half-high SAS Tape Drive 3572 S8H  
TAA Compliance 3572 S8H 0983
2.0 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable 3572 S8H 5402
2.0 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable 3572 S8H 5502
4m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS 1X Cable 3572 S8H 5507
LTO Library Managed Encryption 3572 S8H 5901
3572 Rack Mount Kit 3572 S8H 7006
3572 Deskside Covers 3572 S8H 7010
OEM - No IBM Logo 3572 S8H 7703
LTO Cleaning Cartridge 3572 S8H 8002
3572 Additional Magazine 3572 S8H 8111
Ultrium 7 Data Cartridges (5-pack) 3572 S8H 8706
Attached to Sun Solaris 3572 S8H 9211
Attached to Windows System 3572 S8H 9212
Attached to Other Non-IBM Systems 3572 S8H 9213
Attached to Linux System 3572 S8H 9215
Attached to z-Series Linux System 3572 S8H 9216
Attached to i5/OS or OS/400 3572 S8H 9400
Attached to IBM AIX System 3572 S8H 9600
2.8 m Power Cord 125V US/Canada 3572 S8H 9800
2.8 m Power Cord 250V France/Germany 3572 S8H 9820
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Denmark 3572 S8H 9821
2.8 m Power Cord 250V UK/China 3572 S8H 9825
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Israel 3572 S8H 9827
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Switzerland 3572 S8H 9828
2.8 m Power Cord 250V S.Africa 3572 S8H 9829
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Italy 3572 S8H 9830
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Australia 3572 S8H 9831
2.8 m Power Cord 250V US/Canada 3572 S8H 9833
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Uruguay/Argentina 3572 S8H 9834
2.8 m Power Cord 125V Taiwan 3572 S8H 9835
2.8 m Power Cord 250V China (PRC) 3572 S8H 9840
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Taiwan 3572 S8H 9841
2.8 m Power Cord 125V Japan 3572 S8H 9842
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Korea 3572 S8H 9844
2.8 m Power Cord 250V India 3572 S8H 9845
2.8 m Power Cord 250V Brazil 3572 S8H 9847
VersaStack Solution Indicator 3572 S8H AHZC
OEM 1 FC Order Indicator 3572 S8H ACW1
OEM 1 Order Indicator 3572 S8H ACY1
No Rules Order Indicator 3572 S8H ADNR
Shipping and Handling - No charge 3572 S8H AG00
Shipping and Handling - Charge 3572 S8H AGGF

Feature number Field/Plant install MES removal Cables required CSU
0983 Plant N N N
5402 Both Y N Y
5502 Both Y N Y
5507 Both Y N Y
5901 Both Y N Y
7006 Both Y N Y
7010 Both Y N Y
7703 Plant N N N
8002 Plant N N Y
8111 Field Y N Y
8706 Plant N N Y
9211 Plant N N N
9212 Plant N N N
9213 Plant N N N
9215 Plant N N N
9216 Plant N N N
9400 Plant N N N
9600 Plant N N N
9800 Both N N Y
9820 Both N N Y
9821 Both N N Y
9825 Both N N Y
9827 Both N N Y
9828 Both N N Y
9829 Both N N Y
9830 Both N N Y
9831 Both N N Y
9833 Both N N Y
9834 Both N N Y
9835 Both N N Y
9840 Both N N Y
9841 Both N N Y
9842 Both N N Y
9844 Both N N Y
9845 Both N N Y
9847 Both N N Y
AHZC Plant N N N
ACW1 Field N Y N
ACY1 Plant N Y N
ADNR Field N N N
AG00 Plant N N N
AGGF Plant N N N

Description Machine type Model Feature number
OEM 1 FC Order Indicator 3572 S6H, S7H ACW1

Feature number Field/Plant install MES removal Cables required CSU
ACW1 Field N Y N

CSU = Customer setup

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Annual minimum maintenance charges

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3572-S8H    

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