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New drive features for IBM 7226 Model 1U3 Multi-Media Enclosure - HVEC/XCC

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-017
February 5, 2013

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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IBM® System Storage® 7226 Model 1U3 Multi-Media Enclosure attaches to specific IBM POWER® systems, IBM Blade servers, IBM BladeCenter® models, and IBM PureFlex™ systems. Features of the 7226 include:

The 7226 is designed to deliver ease-of-use data transfer options between systems with similar tape, RDX, and DVD-RAM drive archival storage and retrieval technologies.



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IBM System Storage 7226 Model 1U3 Multi-Media Enclosure (SEO number 72261UX) can accommodate up to two tape drives, two RDX removable disk drive docking stations, or up to four DVD-RAM drives. The 7226 offers SAS, USB, and FC electronic interface drive options for attachment to IBM POWER6 , IBM POWER7 , and IBM PureFlex systems, IBM POWER7 Systems™ Director Management Console (SDMC), IBM POWER BladeCenters, and to other Linux-based OEM systems.

IBM 7226 is a storage enclosure that is designed to deliver external tape, removable disk drive, and DVD-RAM drive options that allow data transfer within similar system archival storage and retrieval technologies installed in existing IT facilities. The 7226 offers an expansive list of drive feature options.

IBM 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure options

Removable RDX drives are in a rugged cartridge that inserts in a RDX removable (USB) disk docking station (feature number EU03). RDX drives are compatible with docking stations installed internally in IBM POWER6 and POWER7 servers.

Media used in the 7226 DAT160 SAS and USB tape drive features are compatible with DAT160 tape drives installed internally in IBM POWER6 and POWER7 servers, and in IBM BladeCenter systems.

Media used in half-high LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives is compatible with HHLTO5 tape drives installed in IBM TS2250 and TS2350 external tape drives, IBM LTO5 tape libraries, and HHLTO5 tape drives installed internally in IBM POWER6 and IBM POWER7 servers.

Media used in half-high LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives is compatible with HHLTO6 tape drives installed in IBM TS2260 and TS2360 external tape drives, IBM LTO6 tape libraries, and HHLTO6 tape drives installed internally in IBM POWER6 and IBM POWER7 servers.

The 7226 offers customer replaceable unit (CRU) maintenance service to help make installation or replacement of new drives efficient. Other 7226 components are also designed for CRU maintenance.



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Mandatory software

The IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure is compatible with most IBM POWER6 and POWER7 systems, as well as IBM BladeCenter models (PS700, PS701, PS702, PS703, and PS704) and IBM PureFlex systems that offer current level AIX , IBMi, and LINUX operating systems.

System support of IBM 7226 features

IBM POWER Systems supports all SAS, USB, and FC tape drives, DVD-RAM, and RDX Removable drive features on the 7226.

IBM BladeCenters support DAT160, HHLTO5, and HHLTO6 SAS tape drive features, and also support attachment of RDX Removable drive features on 7226. BladeCenters do not support DVD-RAM device or LTO FC tape drive attachment. IBM PureFlex systems support attachment of HHLTO5 and HHLTO6 FC tape drive features, DVD-RAM USB drive features, and RDX Removable drive features. PureFlex systems do not support SAS tape drives and DVD-RAM devices.

For a complete list of host software versions and release levels that support the 7226, refer to the following System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) website

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic/index.jsp

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 System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following website
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral


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March 8, 2013



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Description
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The IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure has two bays designed to accommodate up to two tape drives, two RDX removable HDD docking stations, or four DVD-RAM drives. The 7226 attaches to most IBM POWER6 and POWER7 servers, POWER7 SDMC, IBM PureFlex server Models x240, p260, and p460, and IBM BladeCenter models PS701, PS702, PS703, and PS704.

Orderable 7226 options

7226 Multi-Media Enclosure (SEO number 72261UX)

The 7226 enclosure is designed to fit in one EIA (1U) of space in a 19-inch system rack. The enclosure includes a chassis with an installed power supply and two cooling fans. There are two open bays in the front of the enclosure for installing one or two tape drives, RDX docking stations, or DVD-RAM drives. The rear of the 7226 enclosure is designed to accommodate SAS, USB, or FC drive ports.

Half-high LTO Ultrium 6 SAS Tape Drive (SEO number 46C2857)

The HHLTO6 SAS drive feature is a high-performance SAS tape drive with a native capacity of up to 2.5 TB (6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression). The LTO Ultrium 6 drive offers a data rate of up to 320 MB/s with compression. HHLTO6 also provides read-write compatibility with Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 media formats, and read-only compatibility with Ultrium 4 media formats. The HHLTO6 SAS tape drive feature in 7226 includes a test cartridge, a cleaning cartridge, a half-high drive latch, an interface assembly, and an external cable. Data encryption and a IBM Linear Tape File System™ software application are available on the HHLTO6 SAS tape drive.

Half-high LTO Ultrium 6 FC Tape Drive (SEO number 46C2858)

The HHLTO6 FC drive feature is a high-performance FC tape drive with a native capacity of up to 2.5 TB (6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression). The LTO Ultrium 6 drive offers a data rate of up to 320 MB/s with compression. The HHLTO6 tape drive features include a test cartridge, a cleaning cartridge, a half-high drive latch, an interface assembly, and an external cable. HHLTO6 also provides read-write compatibility with Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 media formats, and read-only compatibility with Ultrium 4 media formats. The HHLTO6 SAS tape drive feature in 7226 includes a test cartridge, a cleaning cartridge, a half-high drive latch, an interface assembly, and an external cable. Data encryption and a IBM Linear Tape File System software application are available on the HHLTO6 FC tape drive.

LTO Ultrium 6 Media compatibility: Media used in HHLTO6 2.5 TB SAS and FC tape drives is compatible with HHLTO6 tape drives installed in IBM TS2260 and TS2360 external tape drive, IBM TS2900, TS3100, and TS3200 tape libraries and HHLTO6 tape drives installed internally in IBM POWER6 and POWER7 servers.

Data encryption: The HHLTO5 and HHLTO6 tape drive feature on IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure supports data encryption on the base drive with media meeting LTO consortium specifications and application managed encryption (IEEE P1619.1-2007 compliant AES-GCM 256 bit encryption algorithm).

Linear Tape File System : IBM Linear Tape File System software application is available only on HHLTO5 and HHLTO6 tape drive features and leverages tape partitioning.


Note: Performance on tape drive feature numbers 5619, EU16, 8247, 8248, 8348, and EU11 offered in the 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure may be limited by other components of the system. Data compression technology is designed to double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, although the actual degree of compression achieved is sensitive to the characteristics of the data that is being compressed.

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The following are the features available in the IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure.

                                             Machine
Description                                  type     Model    Feature

HHLTO6 SAS Tape Drive                        7226     1U3      EU11
1.5 TB Removable RDX Drive                   7226     1U3      EU15
HHLTO6 Fibre Channel Tape Drive              7226     1U3      8348
Ultrium 6 5-pack Tape Cartridge 2.5 TB       7226     1U3      8605
 
Single Entity Offerings (SEOs):

                                             Machine           SEO
Description                                  type     Model    number

Ultrium 6 5-pack Tape Cartridge 2.5 TB       7226     1UX      35P1902**
1.5 TB Removable RDX Drive                   7226     1UX      46C2856
HHLTO6 SAS Tape Drive                        7226     1UX      46C2857
HHLTO6 Fibre Channel Tape Drive              7226     1UX      46C2858
 

** Previously announced SEO number

Business Partner information

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 IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-017


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The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available after planned availability.

                                   Order         Part
Title                              number        number

7226 Model 1U3 Multi-Media         SA23-2271-06  46C2673
Enclosure Setup, Operator and
Service Guide (English)
 
A CD containing multiple language translations.


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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 visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Operating systems

For a complete list of host software versions and release levels that support the IBM System Storage 7226 Milti-Media Enclosure, refer to the following website

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic/index.jsp

Note: IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive firmware documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following website
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

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 "Storage Systems".
  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 Device 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.

Storage device drivers

The IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide can be found at the following website

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=577&uid=ssg1S7002972
Compatibility

The 7226 Multi-Media Storage Enclosure is compatible with the following systems:

Media: DAT160, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 6 data cartridges and cleaning cartridges are interchangeable with similar drives offered internally on these systems. Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 6 data cartridges and cleaning cartridges are interchangeable with media used on the 3580 LTO5 and LTO6 models, and on Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 6 tape libraries. RDX drive cartridges are interchangeable with those used on POWER systems internal RDX drives, and are compatible with most industry standard RDX drive cartridges.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure is designated as customer setup. Customer setup, operation, and service publications are included with all 7226 storage enclosure shipments, are available by ordering the IBM 7226 Model 1U3 Multi-Media Enclosure Setup, Operator and Service Guide (English version document SA23-2271-06 or multiple language CD).

The specific 7226 configuration ordered will arrive fully assembled and with drive firmware installed. External SAS, USB, or FC cables and a power cord will also be included.

IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive firmware levels and storage documentation on the Internet. Obtain them by accessing the IBM Fix Central at

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

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: At least one SAS external cable will be provided with each tape or DVD-RAM drive specified on the IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure. Each SAS device attaches to a separate IBM POWER system or BladeCenter SAS HBA. IBM PureFlex systems do not support SAS devices.

If the availability of IBM Power® System SAS HBA ports are limited, a Quad External SAS Cable may be ordered by specifying feature number 5544.

The Quad External SAS Cable allows the attachment of up to four SAS tape or DVD-RAM drive devices to a single POWER server. BladeCenters do not support the quad cable feature.

FC cables: One FC external cable will be provided with each HHLTO5 and HHLTO6 tape drive specified on the IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure. Each LTO tape drive attaches to a separate FC host bus adapter port (HBA FCs 5273 or 5276 on POWER7 systems; feature #1764 on the IBM PureFlex server).

USB cables: One USB external cable will be provided with each USB drive or RDX docking station specified on the IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure. Each USB device attaches to a separate IBM System USB port. USB device features on 7226 are supported for attach to the internal USB ports on IBM POWER , IBM BladeCenters, and PureFlex systems. POWER systems also offers an external USB HBA (feature #2728).

Security, auditability, and control

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



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IBM Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

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

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledge base. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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


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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. 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 effective on its date of installation. 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.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine

Optional features warranty period

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. 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 effective on its date of installation. 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.



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                                 Machine        Feature  SEO      
Description                      type     Model number   number   

HHLTO6 SAS Tape Drive            7226     1U3   EU11     46C2857  
1.5 TB Removable RDX Drive       7226     1U3   EU15     46C2856  
HHLTO6 Fibre Channel Tape Drive  7226     1U3   8348     46C2858  
Ultrium 6 5-pack Tape Cartridge  7226     1U3   8605     35P1902**  
 2.5 TB
  
                Field      Plant
Feature         install    install   MES         Cables
number          only       only      removal     required

EU11            Y          Y         Y           Y
EU15            Y          Y         N           N
8348            Y          Y         Y           Y
8605            N          Y         N           N
 

** Previously announced SEO number

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-113-017-LIST_PRICES_2013_02_05.PDF ENUS-113-017-LIST_PRICES_2013_02_05.PDF

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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