IBM TS7700 R3.3 introduces support for the TS1150 tape drive and for external key management of disk-based encryption

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG15-0174
August 25, 2015

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IBM® TS7700 Release 3.3 introduces support for:

  • TS1150 tape drives to TS7700 tape-attached systems
  • Centralized encryption key management using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM) for disk-based encryption in select TS7700 systems


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IBM TS7700 Release 3.3 supports the use of TS1150 tape drives as physical, back-end tape drives for TS7700 tape-attached systems. One additional 3952 drive type may be attached to the same TS7700 system to support read-only access to stacked tape cartridges on media that is not readable by the TS1150. The IBM SKLM external key manager may now be used for disk-based encryption in encryption-capable TS7700 systems.



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TS7700 R3.3 machine code can only be installed on TS7720 Model VEB or TS7740 Model V07. Release 3.3 machine code is not compatible with previous generations of TS7700 server models.



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September 4, 2015

Availability of programs with an encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



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IBM TS7700 Release 3.3 supports IBM TS1150 tape drives as the physical, back-end tape drives for TS7700 tape attached systems. TS7700 R3.3 also supports external key management for disk-based encryption using SKLM.

TS1150 tape drives

TS1150 tape drives may be attached to TS7720 tape-attached systems and TS7740 systems serving as physical, back-end tape drives. The TS1150 drives must be installed within a TS3500 tape library.

Prior to Release 3.3, back-end tape drives were required to be all of the same type and model. The TS1150 drive has sunset the ability to write or read Generation 1 or 2 media, including JA, JJ, and JB cartridges. Limited heterogeneous tape drive support is included in R3.3 in order to enable the ability to migrate data from those older generation media types to Generation 3 or 4 media, including JC, JK, JD, or JL cartridges.

Release 3.3 will allow only TS1150 back-end drives attached to the TS7700 when Generation 3 and 4 media is used exclusively. Because the TS1150 drive cannot read or write Generation 1 and 2 media, the TS7700 will not go online if there is Gen 1 or Gen 2 media in the library with active data and only TS1150 tape drives are attached. One other set of machine type 3592 drive models must be attached along with the TS1150 drives when active data resides on Gen 1 or Gen 2 media. The combined maximum number of drives remains at 16. A minimum of four TS1150 drives must be present and a minimum of two drives from the previous drive generation must be present. All Gen 1 and Gen 2 media will be marked as read only. All recalls from Gen 1 and Gen 2 media will be directed to the non-TS1150 drives. All recalls from Gen 3 or 4 media will be directed to the TS1150 drives. All writes and appends will be directed to TS1150 drives. Previously written content on Gen 3 media which requires appending will be written by the TS1150 drives in the E07 format.

Disk cache external key-managed encryption

Beginning with TS7700 R3.0, optional disk-based encryption has been available for all CC9/CS9 disk cache controllers. The initial encryption support used local or internally managed keys. In R3.3, a TS7700 and all its connected CC9/CS9 controller-based disk strings will support either internal or external key management. For external key management, only SKLM and its predecessor Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager will be supported.

To enable TS7700 disk-based encryption using externally managed keys, feature #5276 must be installed on the TS7700 server, and feature #7404 must be installed on every 3956 disk model in the TS7700 configuration. For the TS7700 to successfully communicate with the SKLM servers, an X.509 encryption certificate is required. Beginning with this release, every TS7700 system shipped with R3.3 will contain a Public Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) file using format #12, even if encryption is not initially enabled on the TS7700. Feature #9277, PKCS #12 File - Plant, will be included on each of these systems to indicate the certificate file is installed. To enable external key-managed encryption on TS7700 systems shipped prior to R3.3, feature #5277, PKCS #12 File must be installed before feature #5276, Disk Encrypt - External Key, can be installed.

Clients using encryption with internally managed keys may convert to externally managed keys by ordering a feature conversion from feature #5272 to feature #5276. If feature #9277 is not present on the TS7700, then feature #5277 must be ordered when the conversion is ordered.

Disk encryption using externally managed keys with SKLM requires software entitlements for every hard disk drive in the TS7700 machine type 3956 disk models installed in the configuration.

For more information on SKLM, please refer to:

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/key-lifecycle-manager

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Description Machine type Model Feature number
Disk Encrypt-External Key Mgr 3957 V07, VEB 5276
PKCS #12 File - Field 3957 V07, VEB 5277
Ship with R3.3 Machine Code 3952 F05 9116
Ship with R3.3 Machine Code 3957 V07, VEB 9116
PKCS #12 File - Plant 3957 V07, VEB 9277

Feature conversions

Machine type From feature To feature
3957 5272 5276


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The following TS7700 publication is now available.

Title Order number
IBM TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide GA32-0567

To order, contact your IBM representative or access it on the web at

http://publibfp.dhe.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/a320567j.pdf

The following publications are now available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Title Part number
IBM TS7700 Customer Knowledge Center CD 17R7050
IBM TS7700 Service Knowledge Center CD 17R7049

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. IBM Knowledge Center is located at

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

The IBM Publications Center Portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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.

Product publications will be available in English language on the general availability date. Key product publications will be submitted to National Language Support for translation. When completed, translations will be available through country ordering systems and the Publications Center Portal.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

TS7720 minimum configuration with R3.3 Machine Code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7720 Encryption Capable Base Frame (#7331)
    • Plant Install 3957 VEB (#5627)
    • Plant Install 3956 CS9 (#5651)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5758)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R3.3 Machine Code (#9116)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEB) with the following required features:
    • 100MB/sec Throughput - Plant (#9268)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Ship with R3.3 Machine Code (#9116)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9350)
    • Two of either 10 Gb Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035), 1 Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036), or 1 Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1037)
    • Either two of host to TS7700 FICON® cables (#0201 or #0203) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two FICON adapters chosen from the list below:
      • Two of 8 Gb FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3438) with one Memory Upgrade (#3462)
      • Two of 8 Gb FICON Longwave Attachment (#3439) with one Memory Upgrade (#3462)
    • PKCS #12 File - Plant (#9277)
    • Console Attachment (#2715)
      • The obsolete TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713) does not support TS7700 solutions. 3957 Model VEB feature #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713).
      • The TS3000 System Console (#2721) may be installed on 3953 Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Attachment (#2715).
      • The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) or TS3000 System Console with Internal Modem (#2732 and #2733) or Rackmount TS3000 System Console with USB modem (#2724 and #2734) or Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2725) with Optical Drive (#2748) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Attachment (#2715).
      • When feature number 2715 is installed on 3957 Model VEB, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.
  • One TS7720 Cache Controller (3956 Model CS9) with the following required features:
    • 36 TB SAS Storage (#7115)
    • Encryption (#7404)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
Refer to Hardware Announcement ZG11-0079, dated May 9, 2011, for the minimum configuration requirements for Machine Code R2.0/R2.1.

TS7720 upgrades

The following options may be installed to modify the minimum TS7720 encryption capable configuration. These options may be installed in the plant or ordered as field upgrades unless explicitly stated otherwise.

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
    • TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2732) with Internal Modem (#2733) or Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2724) with USB Modem (#2734), or Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2725) with Console Expansion 26 port Ethernet switch (#2704) and Optical Drive (#2748)
    • Redundant Power (#1904) is required when TSSC features are installed
  • TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEB)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) enables the TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1036 or #1037) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. Feature #4016 is field install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7720 server.
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with #4015, Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7720 server.
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters (#1036 or #1037) to provide four active 1 Gb Ethernet links for Grid communications.
    • Two additional FICON adapters may be installed to provide a total of four FICON adapters on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of 8 Gb FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3438) or 8 Gb FICON Longwave Attachment (#3439) are two or four. Features #3438 and #3439 are mutually exclusive with features #3441, #3442, and #3443.
    • Enable 8 Gb FICON Second Port (#3401) may be used to activate both ports on every 8 Gb FICON adapter installed in the server.
    • Additional 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed. When features #3441, #3442, or #3443 are installed in the TS7720 Server, the maximum number of #5268 is nine. When features #3438 or #3439 are installed in the TS7720 Server, the maximum number of #5268 is twenty-four.
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 15.
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed.
    • Disk Encrypt-Internal Key Mgr (#5272) may be installed, only if Model CS9 TS7720 Cache Controllers are the only disk controllers installed in the TS7720 system.
      • When #5272 is installed on the Model VEB server, Encryption (#7404) is required on all 3956 Cache Controller Model CS9 and 3956 Cache Modules Model XS9 in the TS7720 system.
    • Disk Encrypt-External Key Mgr (#5276) may be installed, only if Model CS9 TS7720 Cache Controllers are the only disk controllers installed in the TS7720 system. If #9277 is not present, then PKCS #12 File - Field (#5277) is required.
      • When #5276 is installed on the Model VEB server, Encryption (#7404) is required on all 3956 Cache Controller Model CS9 and 3956 Cache Modules Model XS9 in the TS7720 system.
      • The user must secure IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software entitlements for all hard disk drives installed in each model 3956-CS9 and 3956-CX9 device installed in this TS7720.
  • TS7720 Cache Drawer
    • Up to nine 3956 Cache Drawers Model XS9 may be installed in the F05 frame with #7331. To include Model XS9s in a new cluster coming from the plant, include feature #9354, Plant Install in F05, on each 3956 Model XS9, and include one feature #5655, Plant Install 3956 XS9, on the 3952 Model F05 for each XS9.

Tape-attached TS7720

Physical tape drives installed in a TS3500 Tape Library may be attached to the back-end of a TS7720, enabling the TS7720 to implement the full array of hierarchical storage management capabilities to handle the data within the cluster. A tape attached TS7720 (TS7720T) supports up to seven tape-managed partitions, defined by the user, to apply different management policies to the workloads directed to each partition. Another partition, required on every TS7720T, is a disk resident only partition where the data is never migrated to physical tape. Data in this partition is treated the same as data in a traditional TS7720. The following features are required for a TS7720T, and may be installed in the plant or in the field:

  • Enable TS7720 Tape Attach (#5273) enables the TS7720 Server to recognize that physical tape drives have been attached to the cluster.
  • Enable 1 TB Pending Tape Capacity (#5274) designates that up to 1 TB of data across all tape-managed partitions may be waiting to be written to a physical tape cartridge. One instance of #5274 is required on a TS7720T. Up to 10 instances of #5274 may be installed.
  • TS3500 Attach (#9219)
  • Two 4 Gb or 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches are required:
    • Both switches must be the same type; mixing one 4 Gb switch with one 8 Gb switch is not supported
    • To install new switches in a 3584 L23 or D23 frame or reinstall switches removed from a different subsystem, the following features are required:
      • #4871 TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware
      • #1950 Power Distribution Units
      • One power cord feature #9954 through #9959 or #9966
    • Two new 8 Gb FC switches may be ordered for the 3584 frames using feature #4875, BE 8 Gb Switches
  • One or more 3584 Model L23 or D23 frames with:
    • From four to sixteen 3592 tape drives: Refer to the Installation and Planning Guide for details on supported tape drive configurations.
    • Up to sixteen feature #4874, Adjacent Frame Support for Back End Switches

      The following feature is optional for the TS7720T, and may be installed in the plant or in the field:

    • Tape Encrypt Config (#9900) allows this TS7700 Server to be configured to support physical tape encryption for designated storage pools. To use physical tape encryption with the TS7700, all attached tape drives must be TS1120 encryption capable tape drives, or TS1130, TS1140, or TS1150 Tape Drives. TS1120 drives must be operating in 3592 Model E05 native mode. Physical tape encryption is independent of disk-based encryption.

TS7720 encryption capable expansion frame

One or two TS7720 encryption-capable expansion frames may be attached to a TS7720 base frame running R3.3 machine code, using the following configurations:

  • On a TS7720 encryption-capable base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with feature #7331), the following features are required in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • One of Expansion Frame Attach (#9323) for each expansion frame attached
    • Nine of #5655 plus one #5656 are required
  • On a TS7720 base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with feature #7322), the following feature is required in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • One of Expansion Frame Attach (#9323) for each expansion frame attached
  • On the TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEB) installed in the TS7720 base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with features #9323 and either #7322 or #7331), the following feature is required in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • Dual Port FC HBA (#5241) on the 3957 Model VEB
  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7720 Encryption Capable Expansion Frame (#7332)
    • One of Plant Install 3956 CS9 (#5651)
    • Zero to fifteen of Plant Install 3956 XS9 (#5655)
    • Zero to fifteen of Field Install 3956 XS9 (#5656)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • When a second expansion frame is attached to a system with one TS7720 Encryption Capable Expansion Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7332), the first expansion frame must contain fifteen Model XS9 Expansion Modules, and the TS7720 Server Model VEB must be installed in the TS7720 Base Frame. Other configuration rules for the #7332 expansion frame are unchanged.
  • When a TS7720 Encryption Capable Expansion Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7332), is attached to a TS7720 Base Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7322) with one TS7720 Expansion Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7323), the first expansion frame may contain zero to ten Model XS7 Expansion Modules. Other configuration rules for the #7332 expansion frame are unchanged.


Note: Valid quantities of #5655 plus #5656 are zero to fifteen.

TS7740 minimum configuration with R3.3 machine code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7740 Base Frame (#7330)
    • Install 3957 V07 (#5629)
    • Plant Install 3956 CC9 (#5652)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5758)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R3.3 Machine Code (#9116)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from features #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7740 Server (3957 Model V07) with the following required features:
    • One of 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267)
    • One of 100MB/sec Increment (#5268)
    • Dual Port FC HBA (#5241)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Ship with R3.3 Machine Code (#9116)
    • Attach to TS3500 (#9219)
    • Plant Install in F05 (#9350)
    • Two of either 10 Gb Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035), 1 Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036), or 1 Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1037)
    • Either two of host to TS7700 FICON cables (#0201 or #0203) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two FICON adapters chosen from the list below:
      • Two of 8 Gb FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3438) with one Memory Upgrade (#3462)
      • Two of 8 Gb FICON Longwave Attachment (#3439) with one Memory Upgrade (#3462)
    • PKCS #12 File - Plant (#9277)
    • Console Attachment (#2715)
      • The obsolete TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713) does not support TS7700 solutions. 3957 Model V07 feature #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713).
      • The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) or TS3000 System Console with Internal Modem (#2732 and #2733) or Rackmount TS3000 System Console with USB modem (#2724 and #2734) or Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2725) with Optical Drive (#2748) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7740 Server using Console Attachment (#2715).
      • When feature numbers 2714 or 2715 are installed on 3957 Model V07, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.
  • One TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC9) with the following required features:
    • 13.2 TB SAS Storage (#7124)
    • Plant install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
  • Two 4 Gb or 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches are required:
    • Both switches must be the same type; mixing one 4 Gb switch with one 8 Gb switch is not supported
    • To install new switches in a 3584 L23 or D23 frame or reinstall switches removed from a different subsystem, the following features are required:
      • #4871 TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware
      • #1950 Power Distribution Units
      • One power cord feature #9954 through #9959 or #9966
    • Two new 8 Gb FC switches may be ordered for the 3584 frames using feature #4875, BE 8 Gb Switches
    • If the switches remain in the 3953 Model F05, two of feature #3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switches, or #4897, Reinstall 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switches, provide the switches
    • To remove the switches from the 3953 Model F05, order feature #4748, Remove 4 Gb Switch, for each switch to be removed
    • The switches removed from the 3953 Model F05 may be installed in the 3584 Model L23 or D23 frame using feature number #4873, Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches
  • One or more 3584 Model L23 or D23 frames with:
    • From four to sixteen 3592 tape drives: Refer to the Installation and Planning Guide for details on supported tape drive configurations.
    • Up to sixteen feature #4874, Adjacent Frame Support for Back End Switches

Note: If the TS7740 was previously attached to the TS3500 Tape Library through the 3953 Model L05 Library Manager, the customer may choose to leave the FC switches in the 3953 Model F05 Tape Frame, or the switches may be removed and reinstalled in the TS3500 Tape Library.

TS7740 upgrades

The following options may be installed to modify the minimum TS7740 encryption-capable configuration:

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
    • TS7740 Replacement Frame (#9339) should be ordered on the Tape Frame model F05 when this new frame is replacing an already installed TS7740. This no charge feature directs Manufacturing to include instructions for the IBM installer to backup the existing system, install the new system, and restore the replaced system's database onto the new system
    • TS3000 System Console (TSSC)(#2732) with Internal Modem (#2733) or Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2724) with USB Modem (#2734), or Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2725) with Console Expansion 26 port Ethernet switch and Optical Drive (#2748)
    • Redundant Power (#1904) is required when TSSC features are installed
  • TS7740 Server (3957 Model V07)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1035 through #1037) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. #4016 is field install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7740 server
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with #4015, Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is field install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7740 server
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters (#1036 or #1037) to provide four active 1 Gb Ethernet links for Grid communications
    • Two additional FICON adapters may be installed to provide a total of four FICON adapters on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of 8 Gb FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3438), or 8 Gb FICON Longwave Attachment (#3439) are two or four. Features #3438 and #3439 are mutually exclusive with features #3441, #3442, and #3443
    • Enable 8 Gb FICON Second Port (#3401) may be used to activate both ports on every 8 Gb FICON adapter installed in the server
    • Additional 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 28
    • Additional 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed. When features #3441, #3442, or #3443 are installed in the TS7740 Server, the maximum number of #5268 is ten. When features #3438 or #3439 are installed in the TS7740 Server, the maximum number of #5268 is twenty-five
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 15
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed
    • Disk Encrypt-Internal Key Mgr (#5272) may be installed, only if Model CC9 TS7740 Cache Controllers are installed in the TS7740 system
      • When #5272 is installed on the Model V07 server, Encryption (#7404) is required on the 3956 Cache Controller Model CC9 and any 3956 Cache Modules Model CX9 in the TS7740 system
    • Tape Encrypt Config (#9900) allows this TS7700 Server to be configured to support physical tape encryption for designated storage pools. To use physical tape encryption with the TS7700, all attached tape drives must be TS1120 encryption capable tape drives, or TS1130 TS1130, TS1140, or TS1140 TS1150
      • Tape Drives. TS1120 drives must be operating in 3592 Model E05 native mode
      • Physical tape encryption is independent of disk-based encryption
    • Disk Encrypt-External Key Mgr (#5276) may be installed, only if Model CC9 TS7740 Cache Controllers are installed in the TS7740 system. If #9277 is not present, then PKCS #12 File - Field (#5277) is required
      • When #5276 is installed on the Model V07 server, Encryption (#7404) is required on the 3956 Cache Controller Model CC9 and all 3956 Cache Modules Model CX9 in the TS7740 system
      • The user must secure IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software entitlements for all hard disk drives installed in the model 3956-CC9 and 3956-CS9 device installed in this TS7720
  • TS7740 Cache Drawer
    • One or two additional 3956 Model CX9 Cache Drawers may be installed
    • 3956 Model CX9 Cache Drawers must be attached to a 3956 Model CC9 Cache Controller
    • Valid total quantities of TS7740 Cache Drawer Model CX9 are zero, one, and two
    • Each 3956 Model CX9 must contain feature #7124

Cables

Refer to the IBM TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0568) for cable planning information.

Software requirements

Software support is available for System z® FICON channel attachment to the TS7740 and TS7720 servers. Operating system software support is available for the following release levels:

Operating system Release level
z/OS® V1R13, or later
z/VM® z/VM 5.4.0, or later
z/VSE® V5.1, or later
z/TPF V1.1, or later

With z/OS, refer to OAM APAR OA47487 for the changes that are being provided in support of R3.3 for the TS7700. When OAM APAR OA47487 is installed, all of the supporting APARs will be brought in.

In general, the recommendation is to install the z/OS host software support. Refer to the "VTS", "PTP", and "3957" PSP buckets for the latest information about software maintenance.

With z/VM, TS7740 and TS7720 are transparent to host software.

  • z/VM V5R4, or later, with the PTFs for APAR VM64979 is required for both guest and native VM support providing base CP functions.
  • Native VM Tape library support for these drives is provided by DFSMS/VM FL221 with PTFs for RMS APAR VM64773 and VM65005 and their prerequisite service.
  • EREP V3.5 plus PTFs is required.

With z/VSE, the TS7740 and TS7720 are transparent to host software. z/VSE supports the TS7740 and the TS7720 in both a single node and a Multi Cluster GRID environment. z/VSE supports the COPY EXPORT function.

With z/TPF, TS7740 and TS7720 are supported in both a single node and a grid environment with the appropriate software maintenance. The category reserve and release functions are not supported by the TS7700.

Limitations

Each TS7700 node must be located within 100 feet of the TS3000 System Console.

Release 3.3 will support the ability to have an empty cluster running R3.3 machine code (new from manufacturing or empty through a manufacturing cleanup process) join into an existing grid with a restricted mixture of R2.1, R3.0 (on models VEA or V06 only), R3.1, R3.2, and R3.3 clusters. There can be three total code level differences across both targets and the joining machine during the MES where R2.1 can be the lowest of the three levels. One or more R3.3, R3.2, R3.1, R3.0 or R2.1 clusters may already exist in the grid as long as the total of all levels does not exceed three unique levels, including the joining cluster. Any PGA release is considered a unique release and therefore is classified as one of the three unique levels. Release 3.1 is only supported in this intermix on a temporary basis. Release 3.1 clusters must be upgraded to R3.2 or R3.3 for ongoing support.

All clusters involved in a grid merge where data exists in two grids that are being combined into a single grid must be running the same level of machine code.

Disk-based encryption requires 3956-CC9 or 3956-CS9 disk cache models to be installed as the exclusive disk cache models in the TS7700 system. Previous generation disk cache models do not support disk-based encryption.

Release 3.2 is not supported on the previous generation of TS7700 models, TS7740 Model V06 and TS7720 Model VEA.

4 Gb FICON adapters and 8 Gb FICON adapters may not be intermixed on the same TS7700 server.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The customer is responsible for:

  • Providing CAT 5e or CAT 6 cables to attach the 1 Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) for installation. Cat 6 cables are recommended to avoid potential performance degradation with Cat 5e cables.
  • Providing multimode fiber cables to attach the 1 Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection (#1037) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) for installation.
  • Providing single-mode fiber cable to attach the Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) for installation.
  • Obtaining the appropriate directors, adapters, and cables for FICON channel attachment. The customer is also responsible for ordering tape media. For information on which directors and channel extenders are supported, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/webindex/FQ116133

To utilize the remote support facility, phone lines need to be installed close to the TS3500 Tape Library or TS7700 Server.

This product may not be certified in your country for connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Further certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection.

Contact IBM for further information.

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.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of 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 communications 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, and/or integration of this product.



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Warranty period

One year

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Customer setup

No


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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