IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition Version 2.1.4 now available for use on non-IBM tape libraries

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP14-0493
September 9, 2014

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IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Library Edition (LE) Version 2.1.4 now offers support for customers using non-IBM libraries to enable faster data access by splitting the cartridge into two media partitions with media partitioning.



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Overview
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IBM LTFS LE version 2.1.4 now extends tape library support to third-party tape libraries. This support is added for LTFS Library Edition for Windows™ with LTO5 and LTO6 tape drives, sharing the benefits of media partitioning to allow for faster data access by splitting the cartridge into two media partitions.

In addition to IBM tape libraries, IBM LTFS LE version 2.1.4 is designed to be compatible with third-party tape libraries, enabling read, write, search, and indexing of user metadata, in addition to access to the data on non-IBM hardware.

Third-party tape library customers can order LTFS LE software as stand-alone product through IBM direct or IBM Business Partner.



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Planned availability date
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September 19, 2014



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Description
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IBM LTFS LE extends its capability to tape library support to third-party tape libraries. With LTFS LE, LTO data stored in select non-IBM tape libraries can be indexed for ease of use. LTFS LE enables mounting of the library as a file system, while the file manager manages the automation and provides operating system-level access to all the content in the library. LTFS LE is based on the LTFS format specification, so tape library cartridges are 100 percent interchangeable with cartridges written with the open source, single drive versions of LTFS.

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Reference information
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For previous LTFS LE announcements, refer to Software Announcement ZP11-0215, dated May 09, 2011, and Software Announcement ZP11-0301, dated July 12, 2011.



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IBM LTFS Library Edition V2.1
 
Program             Program
number      VRM     name
 
5639-LT1    2.1.4   IBM LTFS Library Edition
 
Software Maintenance:
 
5639-LT2            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year Registration and Renewal
 
5639-LT3            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year After License
 
5639-LT4            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     2year Registration
 
5639-LT5            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Registration
 
5639-LT6            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Renewal
 
5639-LT7            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year After License
 
5639-LT8            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     4year Registration
 
5639-LT9            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     5year Registration

Product identification number

IBM LTFS Library Edition
 
                    First Yr Reg and          Maintenance 1 year
                    Maintenance 1 year        After License
Program PID number  Renewal PID number        PID number

5639-LT1            5639-LT2                  5639-LT3
 
 
                    Maintenance 3 year        Maintenance 3 year
                    Registration PID number   Renewal PID number

                    5639-LT5                  5639-LT6
 
                    Maintenance 3 year
                    After License
                    PID number

                    5639-LT7
 
                    Maintenance 2 year        Maintenance 4 year
                    Registration PID number   Registration PID number

                    5639-LT4                  5639-LT8
 
                    Maintenance 5 year
                    Registration PID number

                    5639-LT9


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Offering Information
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Product information is available at the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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Publications
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The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

Visit the IBM Publications Center

http://www-05.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

General platform prerequisites

The runtime memory and disk space requirements may be found in documentation accompanying the program.

Software requirements

Operating system prerequisites

Connectivity prerequisites

IBM LTO Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 drives in supported Dell Tape Libraries and Fibre Channel switches are listed in the LTFS landing pages located at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/ltfs-le/index.html

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Detailed planning information and IBM LTFS LE documentation is available online in IBM Knowledge Center

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STZMZN/
Packaging

For new orders of IBM LTFS Library Edition V2.1.4 (5639-LT1), the following media is shipped with media feature 5806:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM LTFS Library Edition uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, or application software to which it is attached. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services®

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Ordering information
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Consult your IBM representative.

IBM LTFS Library Edition

Program name: IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition
Program PID: 5639-LT1

Contact your local IBM representative for the applicable charges.

The current billing features and pricing information for IBM LTFS Library Edition remain unchanged.

5639-LT1:
IBM LTFS LE
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 per Install and per 250 Installs
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                    OTC
Feature                             Feature
description                         code
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library       UCAPC1
Libraries Per Install with
1Yr SW Maintenance
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library       BCAPF2
Libraries Per 250 Install with
1 Yr SW Maintenance
 

The current billing features and pricing information for IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition remain unchanged. For details, refer to Software Announcement ZP11-0301, dated July 12, 2011, IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition (LTFS LE) software PID (5639-LT1).

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition (LTFS LE) Software Maintenance

5639-LT2:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
No Charge Registration,
1 year Renewal
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    UCARC2
Per Install SW Maintenance
No Charge Registration
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    LCARF4
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
No Charge Registration
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    UCARC3
Per Install SW Maintenance
1 Year Renewal
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    LCARF5
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
1 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT3:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
1 year After License
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    UCASC4
Per Install SW Maintenance
1 Year After License
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    LCASF6
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
1 Year After License
 
5639-LT4:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
2 years Registration
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    MCATTA
Per Install SW Maintenance
2 years Registration
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    XCAT41
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
2 years Registration
 
5639-LT5:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
3 years Registration
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    UCAUC5
Per Install SW Maintenance
3 years Registration
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    LCAUF7
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
3 years Registration
 
5639-LT6:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
3 years Renewal
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    UCAVC6
Per Install SW Maintenance
3 years Renewal
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    LCAVF8
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
3 years Renewal
 
5639-LT7:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
3 years After License
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    UCAWC7
Per Install SW Maintenance
3 years After License
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    LCAWF9
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
3 years After License
 
5639-LT8:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
4 years Registration
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    MCAXTB
Per Install SW Maintenance
4 years Registration
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    XCAX42
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
4 years Registration
 
5639-LT9:
IBM LTFS LE Other Vendors Library
5 years Registration
Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    MCAYTC
Per Install SW Maintenance
5 years Registration
 
LTFS LE Other Vendors Library    XCAY43
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance
5 years Registration
 

Charge metric

                     Part number or
Program name         PID number           Charge metric

IBM LTFS             5639-LT1             Per Install
Library Edition                           Per 250 Installs
V2.1.4

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

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These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

IBM LTFS Library Edition (5639-LT1) for other Vendors Libraries is licensed on a per Install and per 250 installs basis.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.



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The billing features and pricing information for IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition remain unchanged. For details, refer to Software Announcement ZP11-0301, dated July 12, 2011, IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition (LTFS LE) software PID (5639-LT1).

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

Trademarks

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