IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 enables tape relabeling and DB2 10.5 support

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0026
January 10, 2017

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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IBM® Tape System Library Manager (TSLM) V1.2 delivers an upgrade to support DB2® V10.5 and a new tool for relabeling tape cartridges.



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  • IBM TS3500 or a TS4500 tape library
  • Server running one of the following operating systems:
    • AIX® 7.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 6.x (RHEL 6.x)
  • Client running one of the following operating systems:
    • AIX 7.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (RHEL 6.x)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (RHEL 7.x)
    • Windows™ server 2012 R2
    • Solaris 10 for SPARC processor

See product documentation, available at the IBM Publications Center website by January 20, 2017, for more information on OS supported versions.



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Planned availability date
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January 20, 2017



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Description
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IBM TSLM V1.2 adds the following new benefits:

Relabeling tape cartridges: The TSLM relabeling tool helps to write the Spectrum Protect label information to tape media. Labeling is defined in IBM Knowledge Center.

TSLM modifies the volume identifier and the creation date and does not change the value for other fields, which means that TSLM assumes that the target media has the records of the IBM standard volume label that was previously written by Spectrum Protect.

DB2 10.5 support: This will extend the life of the TSLM solution and enable newer operating system support.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 offers the following capabilities:

  • Enables clients with large tape environments, spanning multiple TS3500 and TS4500 tape libraries, to manage them as a single system comprised of one or more pools of drives and cartridges
  • Enables IBM Spectrum Protect™ support for the TS3500 shuttle complex
  • Simplifies the creation and management of IBM Spectrum Protect tape drive paths to the TS3500 and TS4500 in the storage area network
  • Provides investment protection of tape drives and cartridges for customers using applications designed for the IBM 3494 Tape Library


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Reference information
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For detailed information on IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.1 capabilities, refer to Software Announcement ZP12-0236, dated June 4, 2012.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5639-HAA 1.2.0 IBM Tape System Library Manager V1R2

Product identification number

IBM Tape System Library Manager V1R2

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-HAA 5639-HAB reg/ren 5639-HAD reg
  5639-HAC afl 5639-HAE ren
    5639-HAF afl

Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-HAG reg 5639-HAH reg 5639-HAI reg


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.

English publications for IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 are included in the IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 Documentation CD when the media supply feature is ordered for IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2.

Publications will be available at the IBM Publications Center website in additional languages by January 20, 2017.

To order select related hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.



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Services
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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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

General platform prerequisites

TS3500 and TS4500 (3584)

Software requirements

Operating system prerequisites

  • Server running one of the following operating systems:
    • AIX 7.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (RHEL 6.x)
  • Client running one of the following operating systems:
    • AIX 7.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (RHEL 6.x)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (RHEL 7.x)
    • Windows server 2012 R2
    • Solaris 10 for SPARC processor

See product documentation, available at the IBM Publications Center website by January 20, 2017, for more information about supported operating system versions.

Connectivity prerequisites

IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 is a software product, and accessibility is through the host server.

You must have the correct level of the firmware, microcode, and operating system for your adapter and host. For the most current information about supported host bus adapters (HBAs), firmware, and device driver information for your host system and host adapter, go to the System Storage® Interoperation Center (SSIC) website.

Companion products

IBM TS4500 Tape Library can be purchased with this product.

Limitations

Additional information can be found in the Usage restriction section of the Terms and conditions of this announcement. See also the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

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You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

For new orders of IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 (5639-HAA), the following is shipped with media feature 5806:

  • IBM Tape System Library Manager, Version 1.2.0; Includes DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.5 (LCD7-5606-03)
  • IBM Tape System Library Manager Version 1 Release 2 User's Guide (LCD7-5607-03)
  • IBM Tape System Library Manager, Version 1.2.0; Agreements and License Information (LCD7-5608-02)

For information on packaging, refer to the announcement listed in the Reference information section. 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.

Electronic delivery (ESD) is available for Software initial order, install upgrades, or product refreshes for IBM Tape System Library Manager. 

Clients with a current Software Maintenance Agreement (SWMA) can download software upgrades online without having to wait for an order to be processed or physical media to arrive.

Customers will be able to select physical media with an additional charge. 

For more information, go to the My Entitled Systems Support website.

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 Tape System Library Manager V1.2 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.



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Ordering information
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Consult your IBM representative.

New orders for 5639- HAA

New IBM Tape System Library Manager V1.2 software orders are made through AAS.

This section does not repeat the software order tables for 5639-HAA and its respective software maintenance because they have not changed from previously announced order tables. Refer to Software Announcement ZP12-0236, dated June 4, 2012, for the Tape System Library Manager V1.1 which contains the 5639-HAA order tables.

New orders for media  

Customers have the option to choose either ESD or physical media. ESD option is the default distribution. Customers are allowed to change the order from ESD to physical media with an additional charge through a software license PID. 

Customers requesting electronic software delivery

Downloading from the electronic software delivery website requires an active SW Maintenance Agreement for each product to be downloaded and registration with the ESS website.

Website registration requires:

  • A valid customer number
  • A software order number associated with the customer number

If you do not have and cannot obtain the customer number or software order number pair by any other means, you can process a PID upgrade order specifying electronic software delivery.

The following is the list of participating PID product for which upgrades and refreshes are available through ESD download:

Program number Description Feature number
5639-HAA Media Feature Charge 3437
  Electronic SW Delivery 3450

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Tape System Library Manager V1R2 5639-HAA Per Install


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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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

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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 Tape System Library Manager V1R1 (5639-HAA) is licensed on a per install basis.

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

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 by 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, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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.

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No

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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