Family 3573+01 IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model L2U

IBM Japan Sales Manual
Revised:  May 01, 2018.

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Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3573-L2U 2006/04/112006/05/12 2018/03/24 -

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Abstract

The IBM 3573 System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U (machine type 3573) now incorporates the new LTO Ultrium 8 half-high 8 Gb Fibre Channel and half-high 6 Gb SAS tape drives, maintaining tape performance as previous generation of IBM LTO Ultrium 7 tape drives with a native data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/sec.

Model abstract 3573-L2U

The 3573 TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U is an external 2U stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that is designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage. The TS3100 Tape Library can incorporate a single IBM LTO Ultrium Full-High Tape Drive or up to two IBM LTO Ultrium Half-High Tape Drives.
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Highlights

The TS3100 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open system prices. The TS3100 Tape Library is designed to support entry-level, unattended backup, open system attachment flexibility, and enhanced capacity and performance.

The TS3100 Tape Library includes support for:

  • IBM LTO Ultrium 8 half-high 6 Gb SAS and 8 Gb Fibre Channel (feature numbers 8547 and 8548)
  • LTO Generation 8 media specification native data transfer rate up to 300 MB/sec
  • LTO Generation 8 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 30 TB with 2:5 to 1 compression. Support for LTO-7 cartridges initialized as Type M media (using the appropriate level of drive firmware on LTO 8 tape drives), allowing to write 9 TB of data on a brand new LTO-7 cartridge, instead of the 6 TB as specified by the LTO-7 format
  • Encryption on LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4 tape drives
  • LTO-8 media partitioning and self-describing tape with IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition and IBM LTFS Storage Manager software
  • Adherence to LTO specifications

The TS3100 can accommodate up to two Ultrium half-high tape drives or one Ultrium full-high tape drive with 24 cartridge slots in two removable magazines, including a standard one-cartridge I/O station, a remote management unit, and barcode reader.

The TS3100 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. This model supports entry-level unattended backup and archive, open systems attachment flexibility, and enhanced capacity and performance, and includes:

  • Support for a single IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Full-High Tape Drive:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive (#8444)
  • Support for a single IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Full-High Tape Drive:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive (#8344)
  • Support for a single IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Full-High Tape Drive:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive (#8244)
    • 6 Gbps dual-port SAS Tape Drive (#8245)
  • Support for a single IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drive:
    • LVD SCSI Tape Drive (#8143)
    • 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive (#8144)
    • 3 Gbps dual-port SAS Tape Drive (#8145)
  • Support for up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Half-High Tape Drives:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive (#8548)
    • 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive (#8547)
  • Support for up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Half-High Tape Drives:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive (#8448)
    • 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive (#8447)
  • Support for up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High Tape Drives:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive (#8348)
    • 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive (#8347)
  • Support for up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High Tape Drives:
    • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive (#8248)
    • 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive (#8247)
  • Support for up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drives:
    • 3 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive (#8147 for US, CAN, AP, LA only)
  • Support for Ultrium 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 Tape Drives
    • Ultrium 8 drive data rate of up to 300 MB/sec native
    • Ultrium 7 drive data rate of up to 300 MB/sec native
    • Ultrium 6 drive data rate of up to 160 MB/sec native
    • Ultrium 5 drive data rate of up to 140 MB/sec native
    • Ultrium 4 drive data rate of up to 120 MB/sec native
    • Ultrium 8 Tape Cartridge capacity of up to 12 TB (30 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
    • Ultrium 7 Type M Tape Cartridge capacity of up to 9 TB (22.5 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
    • Ultrium 7 Tape Cartridge capacity of up to 6 (15 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
    • Ultrium 6 Tape Cartridge capacity of up to 2.5 TB (6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
    • Ultrium 5 Tape Cartridge capacity of up to 1.5 TB (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression)
    • Ultrium 4 Tape Cartridge capacity of up to 800 GB (1.6 TB with 2:1 compression)
  • Support 24 cartridge slots, including a standard one-cartridge I/O station, remote management unit, and bar code reader
  • Encryption support for LTO Ultrium 8,7, 6, Ultrium 5, and 4 SAS and Fibre Channel Tape Drives
  • Adherence to LTO specifications
  • Optional features include a rack mount kit option, Path Failover, additional removable tape cartridge magazines, or Transparent LTO Encryption features

In addition, the IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model L2U (machine type 3573) is available for ordering via Type-Model-Feature (TMF) through System x order entry and also as a SEO part number offering in HVEC.
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Description

Mixed LTO Ultrium generations and attachment tape drive types are supported where drive space is available. Ultrium 8 SAS and Fibre Channel tape drives are encryption capable.

The TS3100 Tape Library incorporate IBM Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries equal to the number of drives installed. Ultrium 8 tape drives for the TS3100 Tape Library is only available as feature numbers in AAS.

LTO Ultrium 8 tape drives support the LTO Generation 8 media specification of more than double the 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 2:1 compression (up to 6 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. IBM Ultrium 8 tape drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridges and can read and write LTO Ultrium 7 initialized as Type M media.

The TS3100 Tape Library can accommodate up to two LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives or one LTO Ultrium full-high tape drive, and comes standard with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). The left magazine includes a single cartridge I/O station designed to allow for continuous library operation while importing or exporting media. A remote management unit and a barcode reader are standard in the library, allowing the library to run in sequential or random access mode. Optional features available include a rack mount kit, additional attachment cables, transparent LTO encryption, path failover, additional drives, interposers, and power cords.

Optional features available include a rack mount kit, additional removable cartridge magazines, transparent LTO encryption, path failover, additional drives, attachment cables, interposers, and power cords.

The TS3100 Tape Library also supports IBM System Storage LTFS Library Edition and IBM System Storage LTFS Storage Manager software for IBM Ultrium 8, 7, 6 and 5 tape drives.

The IBM 3573 System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model L2U is designed to offer high capacity, performance, and technology for the midrange open systems environment and is the first in a family of IBM System Storage tape library offerings.

The TS3100 Tape Library is external, stand-alone or rack-mountable units that contain LTO Ultrium tape drives designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage.

TS3100 Tape Library

TS3100 has the capacity for 24 tape cartridges and supports:

  • A single IBM LTO Ultrium 7 full-high tape drive with Fibre Channel attachment or up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 8 half-high tape drives with SAS or Fibre Channel attachment
  • A combination of up to a maximum of one IBM LTO Ultrium full-high tape drives or up to a maximum of two IBM LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives

The TS3100 Tape Library offers the following significant improvements over existing 2U Tape Libraries:

  • Increased cartridge capacity: The TS3100 is configured to hold two removable magazines, one on the left side (11 slots plus 1) and one on the right side (12 slots) for a total of 24 data cartridges. Standard barcode reader: With the addition of the standard bar code reader, the TS3100 can be operated as a random access tape library with labeled media. Labeled Ultrium media can be ordered at the time of purchase via the 3589 LTO Ultrium media machine type, or through IBM Media at 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334). Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.
  • I/O station: Standard on the TS3100 is a single-cartridge I/O station on the left cartridge magazine, designed to allow for continuous library operation during import or export of data cartridges.
  • Removable cartridge magazines: The TS3100 has two removable magazines that house 24 data cartridges. This enables quick population of the tape library, as well as ease of storage for media. Additional magazines may be ordered as an option.
  • Customer replacement units (CRUs): Drives, power supply, and cartridge magazines are customer replacement parts.

TS3100 Tape Library

Ultrium 8 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 8 tape drive is the eight-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 8 tape drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 7 tape drive:

Increased performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 300 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 32 at a time. IBM LTO 8 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 7 capacities and rates and read and write LTO Ultrium 7 Type M media data cartridges.

Note: Although the Ultrium 8 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Increased tape cartridge capacity: The TS3100 Tape Library supports the LTO Generation 8 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity of up to 30 TB compressed physical capacity, double that of the Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density, and track density. The IBM Ultrium 8 tape itself is an advanced Barium Ferrite tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

Data cartridges are sold separately and subject to availability.

Note: Actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Encryption: The IBM TS3100 Tape Library will support data encryption on the base Ultrium 8, Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 drive with Ultrium 8, Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 media, meeting LTO Generation 8 media specification and application- managed encryption. Library-managed encryption is supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (feature number 5900). IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1 is required with this feature.

Attachment options: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive comes with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Fibre Channel Tape Drive comes with two LC Duplex connectors.

WORM media support: LTO 8 WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail, supporting LTO Generation 8 media specification compressed capacity of up to 30 TB. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data.

Internal data buffer: There is a 1 GB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 8 Tape Drive.

Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching ranging from 112 to up to 300 MB/sec to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance.

Tunnel Magneto Resistive (TMR) head design: LTO8 has a TMR head technology used for first time in LTO drives. Use of flat lap head technology in TMR heads from the Enterprise Tape Drives for Ultrium 8 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Dual-stage 32-channel head actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity. Track following skew actuator supports flangeless tape guide rollers and dynamic skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.

Power management: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features in the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive include:

  • Independent tape loader, threader motors, and positive pin retention: These are designed to help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge, and to retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor, coupled with the positive pin retention, is designed to cause the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.
  • Graceful dynamic braking: In the event of a power failure, reel motors are designed to maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, helping reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 6,656 data tracks in Ultrium 8 versus 3,584 data tracks in Ultrium 7. The high- bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: The Surface Control Guiding Mechanism patented by IBM is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 Tape Drives. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: Using some of the most robust components available, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, these Ultrium features help to enhance reliability and prolong the life of drives.
  • Adaptive read equalization: This feature is designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation: This is designed to optimize readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: This is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark.

LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 8 uses LTO-DC which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-thru mode) to help provide optimal data compression and increase data throughput. The compression ratio for LTO Ultrium 8 is 2.5 to 1.

LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the Generation 8 LTO-CM is 16320 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level radio frequency field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.

SARS: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the Cartridge Memory module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash to help determine the most likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The sixth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 7 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive is the seventh-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 7 tape drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 6 tape drive:

Increased performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 300 MB/ sec. Data tracks are written 32 at a time. IBM LTO 7 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 6 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 5 capacities and rates.

Note: Although the Ultrium 7 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Increased tape cartridge capacity: The TS3100 Tape Library supports the LTO Generation 7 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity of up to 15 TB compressed physical capacity, more than double that of the Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density, track density, and the media length. The IBM Ultrium 7 tape itself is an advanced Barium Ferrite tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

Encryption: The IBM TS3100 Tape Library will support data encryption on the base Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 drive with Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 media, meeting LTO Generation 7 media specification and application-managed encryption. System-managed and library-managed encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (feature number 5900). IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1.0 or V2.0 is required with this feature.

Attachment options: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive comes with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Tape Drive comes with two LC Duplex connectors.

WORM media support: LTO 7 WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail, supporting LTO Generation 7 media specification compressed capacity of up to 15 TB. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data.

Larger internal data buffer: There is a 1 GB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 7 Tape Drive.

Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching (at one of fourteen speeds: 300, 287, 268, 250, 231, 213, 194, 175, 157, 138, 120, 101 MB/s) to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 7 ranges from 100 to 300 MB/sec versus 40 to 160 MB/ sec on Ultrium 6.

Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head design: Use of flat lap head technology in GMR heads from the Enterprise Tape Drives for Ultrium 6 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Dual-stage 32-channel head actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity. Track following skew actuator supports flangeless tape guide rollers and dynamic skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.

Power management: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation. Improvements specifically in idle mode are improved over Ultrium 6.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive include:

  • Independent tape loader, threader motors, and positive pin retention: These are designed to help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge, and to retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor, coupled with the positive pin retention, is designed to cause the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.
  • Graceful dynamic braking: In the event of a power failure, reel motors are designed to maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, helping reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 3,584 data tracks in Ultrium 7 versus 2,176 data tracks in Ultrium 6. The high- bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: The Surface Control Guiding Mechanism patented by IBM is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 7, 6, and 5 Tape Drives. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: Using some of the most robust components available, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, these Ultrium features help to enhance reliability and prolong the life of drives.
  • Adaptive read equalization: This feature is designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation: This is designed to optimize readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: This is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature help improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark.

LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 7 uses LTO-DC which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-thru mode) to help provide optimal data compression and increase data throughput. The compression ratio for LTO Ultrium 7 is 2. 5 to 1.

LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the Generation 7 LTO-CM is 16320 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level radio frequency field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.

SARS: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the Cartridge Memory module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash to help determine the most likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The sixth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 6 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive is the sixth-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 6 tape drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 5 tape drive:

  • Increased performance: LTO Generation 6 specification native data transfer rate is up to 160 MB/sec and data tracks are written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 6 tape drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 or 6 data cartridges, and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges. Note: Although the Ultrium 6 tape drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, but the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.
  • Increased tape cartridge capacity: LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 6.25 TB compressed physical capacity, more than doubling that of the Ultrium 5 data cartridges. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is a Barium Ferrite tape developed to help provide durability and increased capacity.
  • Ultrium 5 cartridge compatibility: The Ultrium 6 tape drive can read and write Ultrium 5 cartridges.
  • Encryption supported on Ultrium 6, 5, and 4 Fibre Channel and SAS tape drives: The IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library support data encryption on the base drive with LTO-6, 5, and 4 media meeting LTO Generation 8 media specifications and Application Managed encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature number 5900. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager v1.0 or v2.0 is required with this feature.
  • Attachment options: The TS3100 Tape Library come with 6 Gbps SAS or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel LTO-6 tape drive attachment for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. They are supported on IBM Power Systems, System p, System i, System x, System z, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and other open systems.
  • WORM media support: With LTO Generation 6 media specification of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression, IBM 3589 LTO-6 WORM tape cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM LTO-6 WORM tape cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:
    • Prelabeling with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and color-coding
    • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk

    Cartridge memory is 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 6.25 TB WORM compressed capacity in a single cartridge.

  • Larger internal data buffer: There is a 1 GB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 6 full-high tape drive and a 512 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 6 half-high tape drive.
  • Digital speed matching: Speed matching on Ultrium 6 ranges from 40 to up to 160 MB/sec versus 40 to up to 140 MB/sec on Ultrium 5.
  • Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head design: Use of flat lap head technology in GMR heads from the Enterprise tape drives for Ultrium 6 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Dual-stage 16-channel head skew actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity. The track following skew actuator supports flangeless tape guide rollers and dynamic skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.
  • Power management: The Ultrium 6 tape drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in a low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation. Improvements specifically in idle mode are improved over Ultrium 5.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features in the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive include:

  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 2,176 data tracks in Ultrium 6 versus 1,280 data tracks in Ultrium 5. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: The patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism from IBM is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 6 and 5 tape drive. This method is designed to use the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion to reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and accumulation in the head area. Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: With the most robust components available, such as all-metal clutch, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, the drives offer enhanced reliability and prolonged life.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: Separate writing of multiple filemarks is designed to evoke any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark, and helps prevent having to rewrite data sets containing customer data and the first filemark if such an append occurs.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 6 uses LTO-DC, which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. Patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression from IBM is designed to look ahead at incoming data and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-through mode) to help optimize data compression and increase data throughput. The compressed ratio is up to 2.5 to 1 for LTO Ultrium 6.
  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the Generation 6 LTO-CM is 16,320 byes, double the capacity of Generation 5 and 4 LTO-CM of 8,160 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level RF field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.
  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS): The Ultrium 6 tape drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the CM module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash EEPROM to help determine the likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.
  • Highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, resulting in a more reliable drive. The fourth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 6.25 TB compressed data cartridge

The LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge physical compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB (with 2.5 to 1 compression) more than doubles the IBM Ultrium 5 data cartridge compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression. IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives can read and write Ultrium 5 or 6 data cartridges, and read Ultrium 4 data cartridges. LTO data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges, or as a feature number at the time of purchase.

These cartridges have been designed to provide several enhancements over previous tape technologies. They are designed to work with tape drives that have increased tape speeds and high-density data recording. The case is specially designed for use in automated libraries and is designed for repeated, unattended handling. The tape itself is a Barium Ferrite tape developed for durability and capacity.

Data cartridges are sold separately and subject to availability.

Path failover option

With the introduction of IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive support, the TS3100 Tape Library will support Control Path Failover and Data Path Failover for all generations of IBM LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives.

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path feature of the libraries supports sharing of the library robotics. The library can be partitioned into one or two logical libraries, and can provide each logical library its own separate and distinct drives, storage slots, and control paths. You can partition the library into as many logical libraries as there are drives in the library. Each logical library must contain at least one drive.

Note: This type of partitioning is designed to allow heterogeneous applications to share the library robotics independent of each other. Cartridges under library control are not shared between logical libraries, nor allowed to be moved between logical libraries. An example of heterogeneous sharing is a Microsoft Windows application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library while a UNIX application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

The TS3100 Tape Library is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that can contain an IBM LTO Ultrium Full-High Tape Drive or up to two IBM LTO Ultrium Half-High Tape Drives. The TS3100 is designed for the heavy demands of backup or archive tape storage.

Ultrium 5 Tape Drive

The TS3100 capacity is 24 tape cartridges. It is supported or will be supported for Fibre channel and SAS attachment for System p, System i, System z, System x, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers with LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives.

The TS3100 Tape Library offers the following functions and features:

  • Increased Cartridge Capacity: The TS3100 is configured to hold two removable magazines, one on the left side (11 + 1 slots) and one on the right (12 slots) for a total of 24 data cartridges.
  • Standard Barcode Reader: With the addition of the standard bar code reader, you will be able to operate the TS3100 as a random access tape library with labeled media. Labeled Ultrium media can be ordered as a feature at the time of purchase, or via the 3589 LTO Ultrium media machine type, or through IBM Media at 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334). Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.
  • I/O Station: Standard on the TS3100, a single-cartridge I/O station on the left cartridge magazine, is designed to allow for continuous library operation during import or export of data cartridges.
  • Removable Cartridge Magazines: The TS3100 has two removable magazines that house 24 data cartridges. This helps allow for quick population of the tape library, as well as ease of storage for media. You may order additional magazines as an option.
  • Customer Replacement Units (CRUs): Drives, power supply, cartridge magazines are customer replacement parts.

Ultrium 5 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is the fifth-generation LTO Ultrium Tape Drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over existing 2U Tape Libraries:

  • Increased Performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 140 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 4 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 3 capacities with improved rates.

    Note: Although the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

  • Increased Tape Cartridge Capacity: The tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the new IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge, nearly double that of the Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.
  • Ultrium 4 Cartridge Compatibility: The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive can read and write Ultrium 4 cartridges.
  • Encryption Supported on Ultrium 5 and 4 Fibre Channel and SAS Tape Drives: The IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries support data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 5 and 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (Feature #5900). IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager v1.0 or v2.0 is required for encryption key management with LTO Ultrium 5 drives.
  • Attachment options: The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries come with 6 Gbps SAS or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel LTO5 tape drive attachment for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. They are supported on selected IBM System Servers, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and other open systems.
  • WORM Media Support: The IBM 3589 Ultrium 5 1.5 TB WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 5 1.5 TB WORM Tape Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:
    • Pre-labeling, with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and color-coding
    • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
    • Cartridge memory, built into every cartridge, which helps 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 particle tape with a 800 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge
  • Larger Internal Data Buffer: There is a 512 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Full-High Tape Drive or 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Half-High Tape Drive
  • Digital Speed Matching: The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching at one of 14 speeds to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 5 ranges from 40 to 140 MB/sec versus 30 to 120 MB/sec on Ultrium 4
  • Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) Head Design: LTO 5 introduces the Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head with beveled contouring for reducing stiction/friction, especially with smoother LTO 5 media type. This head design is well proven in Enterprise Tape products and helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Dual-Stage 16-Channel Head Skew Actuator: The actuator for the LTO 5 Full-High drive is designed to provide precision head alignment to help skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.
  • Power Management: The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in a low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation. Improvements specifically in idle mode are improved over Ultrium 4.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features in the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive include:

  • Servo and Track Layout Technology: There are 1280 data tracks in Ultrium 5 versus 896 data tracks in Ultrium 4. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: IBM's patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 5 and 4 Tape Drive. This method is designed to use the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Robust Drive Components Optimized for Automation Environments: Using some of the most robust components available, such as all-metal clutch, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, to help enhance reliability and prolong the life of the drives.
  • Separate Writing of Multiple Filemarks: Separate writing of multiple filemarks is designed to evoke any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. It helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark. This change helps prevent having to rewrite data sets containing customer data and the first filemark if such an append occurs.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 4 uses LTO-DC, which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM's patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data, and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-through mode) to help optimize data compression and increase data throughput.
  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the LTO-CM is 8 KB. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level RF field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.
  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS): The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the CM module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash EEPROM to help determine the likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.
  • Highly Integrated Electronics Using IBM Engineered Copper Technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The fourth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge physical capacity of the IBM Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge has nearly doubled over the IBM Ultrium 4 800 GB Data Cartridge to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression). IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 4 data cartridges, and read only Ultrium 3 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges or feature #8505 at the time of purchase.

These cartridges have been designed to provide several enhancements over previous tape technologies. They are designed to work with tape drives that have increased tape speeds and high-density data recording. The case is specially designed for use in automated libraries and is designed for repeated, unattended handling. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed for durability and capacity.

Multi-Path Support

The Multi-Path feature of the TS3100 Tape Library supports sharing of the library robotics. With the introduction of half-high LTO drives, the library can be partitioned into one or two logical libraries and can provide each logical library its own separate and distinct drives, storage slots, and control paths. You can partition the library into as many logical libraries as there are drives in the library. Each logical library must contain at least one drive.

Note: This type of partitioning is designed to allow heterogeneous applications to share the library robotics independent of each other. Cartridges under library control are not shared between logical libraries, nor allowed to be moved between logical libraries. An example of heterogeneous sharing is a Microsoft Windows application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library while a UNIX application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

Ultrium 4 Tape Drive

The TS3100 capacity is 24 tape cartridges, providing an Ultrium 4 media physical capacity of up to 19.2 TB (38.4 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit. It is supported or will be supported for LVD SCSI, Fibre channel, and SAS attachment for System p, System i, System z, System x, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers with LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives.

The TS3100 Tape Library offers the following significant improvements over the existing 3581 Tape Autoloader:

  • Increased cartridge capacity: The TS3100 is configured to hold two removable magazines, one on the left side (11 + 1 slots) and one on the right (12 slots) for a total of 24 data cartridges.
  • Standard bar code reader: With the addition of the standard bar code reader, you will be able to operate the TS3100 as a random access tape library with labeled media. Labeled Ultrium 4 media can be ordered as feature #8405 at the time of purchase via the 3589 LTO Ultrium media machine type, or through IBM Media at 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334). Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.
  • I/O station: Standard on the TS3100, a single-cartridge I/O station on the left cartridge magazine, is designed to allow for continuous library operation during import or export of data cartridges.
  • Removable cartridge magazines: The TS3100 has two removable magazines that house 24 data cartridges. This helps allow for quick population of the tape library, as well as ease of storage for media. You may order additional right side magazines as an option.
  • Customer Replacement Units: Drives, power supply, cartridge magazines are customer replacement parts.

Ultrium 4 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is the fourth-generation LTO Ultrium Tape Drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive: Tape Drive:

  • Increased performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 120 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 3 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 2 capacities with improved rates.

    Note: Although the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

  • Increased tape cartridge capacity: The tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the new IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, double that of the Ultrium 3 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.
  • Ultrium 3 cartridge compatibility: The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive can read and write Ultrium 3 cartridges.
  • Encryption supported on Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel and SAS tape drives: The IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (#5900).
  • Attachment options: The TS3100 supports SCSI Ultra160 LVD, Fibre Channel, and SAS attachment on IBM Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drives and will attach to System p, System i, System x, Sun Solaris, HP-UX servers that support Microsoft Windows, Linux and other open system servers.
  • WORM media support: The IBM 3589 Ultrium 4 800 GB WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 800 GB WORM Tape Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:
    • Pre-labeling, with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and color-coding
    • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
    • Cartridge memory, built into every cartridge, which helps 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 particle tape with a 800 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge
  • Larger internal data buffer: There is a 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive as compared to a 128 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive.
  • Integrated electronics using IBM engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The fourth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive include:

  • Dual-stage 16-channel head actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity.
  • Independent tape loader and threader motors and positive pin retention: These are designed to help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge, and to retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor, coupled with the positive pin retention, is designed to cause the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.
  • Graceful dynamic braking: In the event of power failure, reel motors are designed to maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, helping reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 896 data tracks in Ultrium 4, 704 in Ultrium 3, and 512 in Ultrium 2. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: IBM's patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive. This method is designed to use the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Magneto Resistive (MR) head design: Use of flat lap head technology in MR heads for Ultrium 4 helps minimize contact, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching (at one of six speeds: 30, 48, 66, 84, 103, or 120 MB/sec) to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 4 ranges from 30 to 120 MB/sec versus 30 to 80 MB/sec on Ultrium 3.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: Using some of the most robust components available, such as all-metal clutch, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, to help enhance reliability and prolong the life of the drives
  • Power management: The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in a low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation. Adaptive read equalization: Designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Adaptive read equalization: Designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation: This is designed to optimize readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: Separate writing of multiple filemarks is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature has two advantages: first, it helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark; second, write of multiple filemarks typically indicates a point where an append operation might occur after the first of these filemarks. This change helps prevent having to rewrite datasets containing customer data and the first filemark if such an append occurs.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 4 uses LTO-DC, which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM's patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data, and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-through mode) to help optimize data compression and increase data throughput.
  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the LTO-CM is 8 KB. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level RF field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.
  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS): The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the CM module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash EEPROM to help determine the likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 4 drive features, the TS3100 Tape Library is designed to provide:

  • Support for Ultrium 4 media as well as Ultrium 4 WORM media
  • Support for Ultrium 4 SAS and Fibre Channel encryption management methods: Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed
  • IBM's Multi-Path Architecture for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications on the TS3100
  • Standard bar code reader and remote management unit
  • Stand-alone free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack

The TS3100 Tape Library 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 Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings.

The TS3100 is designed for stand-alone operation, but an optional rack-mounting kit allows installation into an ANSI/EIA standard 19-inch rack. If you require extra redundancy in your storage operations, an additional dc power supply option is available.

Ultrium 4 800 GB Data Cartridge:

The tape cartridge physical capacity of the IBM Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 3 data cartridges, and read only Ultrium 2 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 800 GB data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges or feature #8405 at the time of purchase.

These cartridges have been designed to provide several enhancements over previous tape technologies. They are designed to work with tape drives that have increased tape speeds and high-density data recording. The case is specially designed for use in automated libraries and is designed for repeated, unattended handling. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed for durability and capacity.

With support for IBM LTO Ultrium-format tape data cartridges, the TS3100 Tape Library provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-inch, 4mm, or 8mm Tape Drives. The libraries can be cost-effective solutions for backup, save-and-restore, and archiving functions as the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products.
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Product positioning

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Capacity and performance requirements
  • Data protection, reliability, and availability
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats
  • Work environment - limited space

The TS3100 Tape Library and storage management applications help address these requirements and constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. It is designed to give you flexibility of tape library management and unattended save, archive, or restore operations. The TS3100 Tape Library is an excellent solution if you use tape or require a larger-capacity or higher-performance tape backup with or without random access. They are excellent choices for tape automation for selected IBM System Servers, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers.

The TS3100 offers one IBM Ultrium Full-High Tape Drive or up to two IBM LTO Ultrium Half-High Tape Drives, 24 cartridge slots (including one-cartridge I/O station). The TS3200 offers up to two IBM LTO Ultrium Full-High Tape Drives or up to four IBM LTO Ultrium Half-High Tape Drives and 48 cartridge slots (including a three-cartridge I/O station).

The TS3100 and TS3200 can be the answers to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, and are part of a family of IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium tape products. These products constitute excellent tape storage solutions if you have an existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup.

For lower capacity requirements with less than 24 or 48 cartridges, the IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader and the IBM System Storage TS22xx or TS23xx or 3580 Tape Drive should be considered.

For larger capacity requirements greater than 48 cartridges, with drives and cartridge capacity scalability, the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library (machine type 3576) should be considered. Customers can now tailor the TS3310 Tape Library to match system capacity and performance needs with up to 18 IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives total in an L5B plus four E9U systems.

For even larger capacity requirements, the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) should be considered. The 3584 Tape Library can address system capacity using up to 192 IBM Ultrium Tape Drives in up to sixteen 3584 library frames.

For protection of mission-critical data needs, hardware optimized for enterprise multimode and host attachment, high duty-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, consider the IBM System Storage TS11xx 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive with the IBM System Storage TS3500 (3584) Tape Library.
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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Description Cart Slots Data Capacity (Native) Data Capacity (Comp.) IBM Ultrium Tape Drives
L2U TS3100 Tape Library 22 8.8 TB 17.6 TB 1

Customer setup (CSU)

Yes

Devices supported

None

Model conversions

Not applicable
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The TS3100 Tape Library is an external stand-alone or rack- mountable unit that is designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage. The TS3100 can incorporate the IBM LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 Tape Drives.

The TS3100 Tape Library has two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side and one on the right side, providing 24 data cartridge slots.

With support for LTO Ultrium-format tape data cartridges, the TS3100 Tape Library provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-inch, 4mm, or 8mm Tape Drives.

Ultrium 8 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 8 tape drive is the eight-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 8 tape drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 7 tape drive:

Increased performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 300 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 32 at a time. IBM LTO 8 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 7 capacities and rates and read and write LTO Ultrium 7 Type M media data cartridges.

Note: Although the Ultrium 8 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Increased tape cartridge capacity: The TS3100 Tape Library supports the LTO Generation 8 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity of up to 30 TB compressed physical capacity, double that of the Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density, and track density. The IBM Ultrium 8 tape itself is an advanced Barium Ferrite tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

Data cartridges are sold separately and subject to availability.

Note: Actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Encryption: The IBM TS3100 Tape Library will support data encryption on the base Ultrium 8, Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 drive with Ultrium 8, Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 media, meeting LTO Generation 8 media specification and application- managed encryption. Library-managed encryption is supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (feature number 5900). IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1 is required with this feature.

Attachment options: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive comes with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Fibre Channel Tape Drive comes with two LC Duplex connectors.

WORM media support: LTO 8 WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail, supporting LTO Generation 8 media specification compressed capacity of up to 30 TB. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data.

Internal data buffer: There is a 1 GB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 8 Tape Drive.

Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching ranging from 112 to up to 300 MB/sec to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance.

Tunnel Magneto Resistive (TMR) head design: LTO8 has a TMR head technology used for first time in LTO drives. Use of flat lap head technology in TMR heads from the Enterprise Tape Drives for Ultrium 8 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Dual-stage 32-channel head actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity. Track following skew actuator supports flangeless tape guide rollers and dynamic skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.

Power management: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features in the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive include:

  • Independent tape loader, threader motors, and positive pin retention: These are designed to help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge, and to retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor, coupled with the positive pin retention, is designed to cause the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.
  • Graceful dynamic braking: In the event of a power failure, reel motors are designed to maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, helping reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 6,656 data tracks in Ultrium 8 versus 3,584 data tracks in Ultrium 7. The high- bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: The Surface Control Guiding Mechanism patented by IBM is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 Tape Drives. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: Using some of the most robust components available, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, these Ultrium features help to enhance reliability and prolong the life of drives.
  • Adaptive read equalization: This feature is designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation: This is designed to optimize readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: This is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark.

LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 8 uses LTO-DC which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-thru mode) to help provide optimal data compression and increase data throughput. The compression ratio for LTO Ultrium 8 is 2.5 to 1.

LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the Generation 8 LTO-CM is 16320 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level radio frequency field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.

SARS: The Ultrium 8 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the Cartridge Memory module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash to help determine the most likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The sixth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 7 Tape Drive

The IBM LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive is the seventh-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 7 tape drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 6 tape drive:

Increased performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 300 MB/ sec. Data tracks are written 32 at a time. IBM LTO 7 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 6 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 5 capacities and rates.

Note: Although the Ultrium 7 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Increased tape cartridge capacity: The TS3100 Tape Library supports the LTO Generation 7 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity of up to 15 TB compressed physical capacity, more than double that of the Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density, track density, and the media length. The IBM Ultrium 7 tape itself is an advanced Barium Ferrite tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

Encryption: The IBM TS3100 Tape Library will support data encryption on the base Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 drive with Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, or Ultrium 5 media, meeting LTO Generation 7 media specification and application-managed encryption. System-managed and library-managed encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (feature number 5900). IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1.0 or V2.0 is required with this feature.

Attachment options: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive comes with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Tape Drive comes with two LC Duplex connectors.

WORM media support: LTO 7 WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail, supporting LTO Generation 7 media specification compressed capacity of up to 15 TB. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data.

Larger internal data buffer: There is a 1 GB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 7 Tape Drive.

Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching (at one of fourteen speeds: 300, 287, 268, 250, 231, 213, 194, 175, 157, 138, 120, 101 MB/s) to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 7 ranges from 100 to 300 MB/sec versus 40 to 160 MB/ sec on Ultrium 6.

Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head design: Use of flat lap head technology in GMR heads from the Enterprise Tape Drives for Ultrium 6 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Dual-stage 32-channel head actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity. Track following skew actuator supports flangeless tape guide rollers and dynamic skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.

Power management: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation. Improvements specifically in idle mode are improved over Ultrium 6.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive include:

  • Independent tape loader, threader motors, and positive pin retention: These are designed to help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge, and to retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor, coupled with the positive pin retention, is designed to cause the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.
  • Graceful dynamic braking: In the event of a power failure, reel motors are designed to maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, helping reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 3,584 data tracks in Ultrium 7 versus 2,176 data tracks in Ultrium 6. The high- bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: The Surface Control Guiding Mechanism patented by IBM is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 7, 6, and 5 Tape Drives. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: Using some of the most robust components available, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, these Ultrium features help to enhance reliability and prolong the life of drives.
  • Adaptive read equalization: This feature is designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation: This is designed to optimize readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: This is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature help improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark.

LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 7 uses LTO-DC which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-thru mode) to help provide optimal data compression and increase data throughput. The compression ratio for LTO Ultrium 7 is 2. 5 to 1.

LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the Generation 7 LTO-CM is 16320 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level radio frequency field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.

SARS: The Ultrium 7 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the Cartridge Memory module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash to help determine the most likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The sixth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 6 Tape Drives

The TS3100 Tape Library can incorporate a single IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Full-High Tape Drive or up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High Tape Drives with Fibre Channel or SAS attachment and will attach to IBM Power, System p, System i, System x, Sun Solaris, HP-UX servers that support Microsoft Windows, Linux and other open system servers.

The TS3100 Tape Library supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 6, 5, and 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (#5900).

With Ultrium 6 Tape Drives, the cartridge capacity is up to 2.5 TB native physical capacity (6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression), with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 2.5 TB Data Cartridge, almost double that of the Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is a Barium Ferrite particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

There is a 1 GB MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 6 Full High Tape Drive and 512 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 6 Half High Tape Drive.

Ultrium 5 Tape Drives

The TS3100 Tape Library can incorporate a single IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Full-High Tape Drive or up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High Tape Drives with Fibre Channel or SAS attachment and will attach to IBM Power, System p, System i, System x, Sun Solaris, HP-UX servers that support Microsoft Windows, Linux and other open system servers.

The TS3100 Tape Library supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 5 and 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (#5900).

With Ultrium 5 Tape Drives, the cartridge capacity is up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge, almost double that of the Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

There is a 512 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Full High Tape Drive and 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Half High Tape Drive compared to a 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive.

Ultrium 4 Tape Drives

The TS3100 Tape Library can incorporate a single IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drive with SCSI Ultra160 LVD, Fibre Channel, and SAS attachment and will attach to System p, System i, System x, Sun Solaris, HP-UX servers that support Microsoft Windows, Linux and other open system servers.

The TS3100 Tape Library supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (#5900).

With Ultrium 4 Tape Drives, the cartridge capacity is up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, double that of the Ultrium 3 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.

There is a 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive as compared to a 128 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive.

Physical specifications

3573 Model L2U:

  • Width: Rack mount 447.5 mm (17.6 in), stand-alone 447.5 mm (17.6 in)
  • Depth: Rack mount 740 mm (29.13 in), stand-alone 810 mm (31.9 in)
  • Height: Rack mount 87.6 mm (3.44 in), stand-alone 97.6 mm (3.84 in)
  • Maximum weight: 15.6 kg (34.3 lb) without rack mount

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

Operating environment

3573 Model L2U:

  • Temperature: 10 to 35 degrees C, 50 to 95 degrees F
  • Relative humidity: 15% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
  • Wet bulb: 26 degrees C (79.0 degrees F) maximum
  • Voltage: 100-240 V ac, 50-60 Hz auto-ranging
  • Electrical power:
    • 4 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac
    • 0.1 KVA
  • Maximum acoustical noise sound power levels LwAd in bels: 6.6/6.8
  • Heat output: 100 watts (86 KCal/Hr.)

Limitations

  • SAS cable lengths are limited to a maximum of 6 meters (20 ft.).
  • Fibre channel cable lengths are limited to 500 meters (1650 ft.).
  • For LTO Ultrium 6 and 5, IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager V1.0 or V2.0 is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption.
  • Some Control Path Failover environments are not supported at this time.
  • Feature number 5506 (5.5 M Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable) is not supported with feature numbers 5400 (SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer) or 5500 (Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer).
  • The TS3100 Tape Library operating environment must not conflict with media operating and storage requirements. If media is stored in the TS3100 Tape Library for more than ten hours, the media storage temperature requirements must be met.
  • Feature #0983 is not available in India.

Hardware requirements

The TS3100 Tape Library comes with raven black covers.

The TS3100 Model L2U supports the Ultrium 6 half-high SAS and Fibre Channel and full-high Fibre Channel tape drives and can be attached to IBM Power Systems, System p, AIX, Linux, and Windows servers, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support those interface specifications.

A current list of supported open system configurations is available at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/tape/lto
  1. Select the model, "Product Details,"
  2. Then "Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix for LTO " for the product.

A power cord feature number, if applicable, should also be specified.

The TS3100 Model L2U supports:

  • Fibre Channel interface (Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 4)
  • SAS interface (Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 4)

The TS3100 Model L2U and TS3200 Model L4U support the Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 4 SAS and Fibre Channel Tape Drive and can be can be attached to selected IBM System Servers, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and other non-IBM open system servers, workstations, and personal computers that support those interface specifications.

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

A power cord feature number, if applicable, should also be specified.

Cables

A SCSI, Fibre Channel, or SAS cable is required to attach the TS3100 Tape Library to the server host bus adapter. For the initial plant order, at least one SCSI, Fibre Channel or SAS cable should be specified.

An interposer or interposers may be used for attachment to various server adapters. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables and interposers to match the IBM LTO Ultrium SCSI interface and the server SCSI interface.

For a current list of HBAs that support the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library visit

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

SCSI cables

The following cables are available for SCSI LVD attachment of the TS3100 Tape Library. Cables with a VHDCI connector on one end and an HD68 connector on the other end:

  • 5602 - 2.5 meters
  • 5604 - 4.5 meters
  • 5610 - 10 meters

Fibre Channel cables

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3100 Tape Library to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel Switches, or other Fibre Channel components. The IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Tape Drive comes with an LC Duplex connector.

Features available for Fibre Channel cables, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

  • 6005 - 5 m LC-LC Fibre Channel cable
  • 6013 - 13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel cable
  • 6025 - 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel cable
  • AGK1 - 10 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
  • AGK2 - 25 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)

An interposer may be required to connect a fibre cable with LC Duplex connectors to another SC Duplex connector. The following interposer is available:

  • 5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre

SAS cables

A SAS cable is required to attach a TS3100 Tape Library 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. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables to match the IBM LTO Ultrium SAS interface and the server SAS interface.

The following cable options are available for SAS attachment:

  • 5402 - 2.0 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (from HBA with SFF-8470 to drive with SFF-8088)
  • 5502 - 2.0 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (from HBA with SFF-8088 to drive with SFF-8088)

SAS interposers

A 1x4 interposer with either SAS/Mini-SAS or Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS connectors is available for connecting up to four 2.0M Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables and their respective SAS drives to a single host bus adapter port. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables (#5502) to connect the interposer to the drive, need to be ordered separately.

The following interposers are available:

  • 5400 - SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer (from HBA with SFF-8470 to maximum four cables with SFF-8088)
  • 5500 - Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer (from HBA with SFF-8088 to maximum four cables with SFF-8088)

Note: Feature number 5506 is not supported with either feature number 5400 or 5500.

Refer to the Special Feature Codes section of the TS3100 Tape Library Sales Manual for detailed descriptions of these features.

Software requirements

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS3100 Tape Library, and compatible software, refer to the following website

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

Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management software for the TS3100 Tape Library. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISVs).

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the TS3100 and TS3200. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.

Note: All new IBM tape device drivers will only be posted to the web through the Fix Central download portal and not through the ftp site. The Device Driver ftp site will be sunset June 2010. 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

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 in turn 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.

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

LTO Ultrium 6 Encryption Encryption for the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, with SAS and Fibre Channel versions of the IBM LTO Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 tape drives, is provided in AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

The installation of a Ultrium 6 tape drive 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 via anonymous FTP from

ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/tape

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

  • System Managed (available for AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows)
  • Library Managed (available for OS/400, i5/OS, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows)
  • Application Managed (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager)

LTO Ultrium 5 and 4 Encryption

Encryption for the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, with SAS and Fibre Channel versions of the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is provided in selected IBM System Servers, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and other open system environments.

The installation of a Ultrium 5 and 4 Tape Drive with encryption may require code updates for IBM Power, System p and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from:

ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the Ultrium 5 and 4 Tape Drive, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following website

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

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

  • System Managed (available for AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows)
  • Library Managed (available for OS/400, i5/OS, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows)
  • Application Managed (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager)

For LTO Ultrium 5, the IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v1.0 is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption.

For LTO Ultrium 4, the IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager or the IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption. To receive the Encryption Key Manager to run on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows, the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center (TPC) Basic Edition (TPC-Basic Edition replaces TPC-Limited Edition), licensed program product 5608-B01 is required. TPC Basic Edition electronic availability via Passport Advantage and media availability via Passport Advantage and AAS will include the IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform to run on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. Note that TPC Basic Edition is a chargeable program product, whereas the previous TPC-Limited Edition was a no-charge offering. Several maintenance options are also available for ordering with the TPC Basic Edition.

For more information on ordering and pricing for TPC Basic Edition, licensed program product 5608-B01, refer to US Software Announcement, 207-263, dated October 23, 2007, or the announcement letter specific to your geography. Additional information is also available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/software/center /index.html

System p

System p supports System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

AIX V5.2, or later is required for System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the AIX system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following website
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/AIX/

Library Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a System p server with AIX:

  • AIX V5.2, or later, is required.
  • One of the following IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 bit and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 bit and 64 bit)

Updates to the AIX Java SDK may be obtained at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/index.html

System i

System i supports Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100 Tape Library.

i5/OS V6R1, or later is required for Library Managed Encryption.

System i support of Library Managed Encryption on the TS3100 requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

The Encryption Key Manager is supported on i5/OS V6R1, or later. If the Encryption Key Manager component is run on i5/OS, then the following program product is required:

  • IBM Developer Kit for Java - Java Developer Kit 5.0 (5722-JV1)

Linux

System x and other Intel-based or AMD Opteron-based Linux servers, System p servers, and System z servers support System Managed and Library Managed with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Use of System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption on Linux requires one of the following:

  • REHL 4
  • REHL 5
  • Novell SLES 9
  • Novell SLES 10
  • Asianux 2.0

System Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Linux system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following website
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Linux/

Library Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Linux:

  • One of the following is required:
    • REHL 4
    • REHL 5
    • Novell SLES 9
    • Novell SLES 10
    • Asianux 2.0
  • One of the following IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 bit and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 bit and 64 bit)

Updates to the Linux Java SDK may be obtained at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/linux/index.html

Microsoft Windows

System x and other Intel-based or AMD Opterson-based Windows servers support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Windows is required for System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Windows system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following website
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Windows/

Library Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Windows:

HP-UX

HP-UX servers support Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

HP-UX 11iv1 or 11iv2 is required for Library Managed and Application Managed Encryption.

Library Managed Encryption with HP-UX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with HP-UX:

Sun Solaris

Sun Solaris servers support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Use of System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption on Solaris requires one of the following:

  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun Solaris 9
  • Sun Solaris 10

System Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Solaris system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. The drivers may be downloaded from the following website
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Solaris/

Library Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 drives and media

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Solaris:

Application software

Tivoli Storage Manager supports Application Managed Encryption.
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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product, as appropriate. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                      Order
 Title                                number
 ------------------------------       ---------
 IBM System Storage TS3100 and        GA32-0545
 TS3200 Library Setup, Operator,
 and Service Guide
 
 IBM System Storage TS3100 and        GA32-0548
 TS3200 Tape Library Getting Started
 Guide
 

The publications listed above and the following publications are also available at the following website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/lto

The device driver publications are also available at:

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Doc/
Title
--------------------------------------------------------
IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library
SCSI Reference (GA32-0547)
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Programming Reference (GC32-0566)
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide
(GC27-2130)
 

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Features
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Features - No charge

                                                            Plant
                                                    Feature or field
Description                          Type  Models   number  install
-----------------------------------  ----  -------  ------- --------
TAA Compliance                                      0983    Plant
OEM NO IBM LOGO                      3573    L2U    7703    Plant
Driveless Library Unit               3573    L2U    9001    Plant
Attached to HP-UX                    3573    L2U    9210    Plant
Attached to Sun Solaris              3573    L2U    9211    Plant
Attached to Windows System           3573    L2U    9212    Plant
Attached to Linux System             3573    L2U    9215    Plant
Attached to i5/OS or OS/400 System   3573    L2U    9400    Plant
Attached to IBM AIX System           3573    L2U    9600    Plant
No Rules Order Indicator                            ADNR    Plant
Shipping and Handling - No charge    3573    L2U    AG00    Plant
 
SP WSU 3Y 24x7 SD                                  B0PC    Both
ServicePac Not Selected                            B0LG    Both
Service Renewal Requested                          B0LH    Both
 

Features - Chargeable

                                                            Plant
                                                    Feature or field
Description                          Type  Models   number  install
--------------------------           ----  -------  ------- --------
TS3100 Tape Library                  3573    L2U
 
Path Failover                        3573    L2U     1682    Both
Ultrium 3 Half-high SAS Tape         3573    L2U     8049    Both
 Drive V2
Ultrium 4 Half-high Fibre Channel    3573    L2U     8148    Both
 Drive V2
Ultrium 4 Half-high SAS Tape         3573    L2U     8149    Both
 Drive V2
Interposer SC-LC Fibre               3573    L2U     5096    Both
SAS/Mini-SAS 4X Interposer           3573    L2U     5400    Both
2 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1X Cable            3573    L2U     5402    Both
5.5 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1X Cable          3573    L2U     5406    Both
Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4X Interposer      3573    L2U     5500    Both
2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1X Cable       3573    L2U     5502    Both
5.5 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1X Cable     3573    L2U     5506    Both
4m Mini SASHD/Mini SAS1X Cbl         3573    L2U     5507    Both
3m Mini SASHD/Mini SAS2X Cbl         3573    L2U     5509    Both
2.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable          3573    L2U     5602    Both
4.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable          3573    L2U     5604    Both
10 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable           3573    L2U     5610    Both
LTO Lib Managed Encryption           3573    L2U     5900    Both
5 m LC/LC Fibre Cable                3573    L2U     6005    Both
13 m LC/LC Fibre Cable               3573    L2U     6013    Both
25 m LC/LC Fibre Cable               3573    L2U     6025    Both
10 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)        3573    L2U     AGK1    Both
25 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)        3573    L2U     AGK2    Both
Rack Mount Kit                       3573    L2U     7002    Both
Cleaning Cartridge L1 UCC            3573    L2U     8002    Plant
Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Drive             3573    L2U     8043    Both
Ultrium 3 4Gb Fibre Drive            3573    L2U     8044    Both
Ultrium 3 Half-High LVD SCSI         3573    L2U     8046    Both
  Tape Drive
Ultrium 3 Half-High SAS Tape         3573    L2U     8047    Both
  Drive
Right Side Magazine                  3573    L2U     8106    Both
Left Side 2U Magazine                3573    L2U     8109    Both
Ultrium 4 LVD SCSI Drive             3573    L2U     8143    Both
Ultrium 4 Fibre Drive                3573    L2U     8144    Both
Ultrium 4 SAS Drive                  3573    L2U     8145    Both
Ultrium 5 Fibre                      3573    L2U     8244    Both
 Channel Drive
Ultrium 5 SAS Drive                  3573    L2U     8245    Both
Ultrium 5 Half-High                  3573    L2U     8247    Both
 SAS Drive
Ultrium 5 Half-High                  3573    L2U     8248    Both
 Fibre Channel Drive
Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel              3573    L2U     8344    Both
 Drive
Ultrium 6 Half-High SAS              3573    L2U     8347    Both
 SAS Drive
Ultrium 6 Half-High Fibre            3573    L2U     8348    Both
 Channel Drive
Ultrium 3 Data Cart (5-Pack)         3573    L2U     8305    Plant
Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges            3573    L2U     8405    Plant
 (5-pack)
Ultrium 5 Data                       3573    L2U     8505    Plant
 Cartridges (5-Pack)
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge             3573    L2U     8605    Plant
 (5-Pack)
TAA Compliant                        3573    L2U     8067   Plant
Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive        3573    L2U     8444   Both
Ultrium 7 Half-High SAS Drive        3573    L2U     8447   Both
Ultrium 7 Half-High Fibre Channel
 Drive                               3573    L2U     8448   Both
Ultrium 8 Half-High SAS Drive        3573    L2U     8547   Field
Ultrium 8 Half-High Fibre Channel
 Drive                               3573    L2U     8548   Field
 
Power Cord Options:
 2.8M Power Cord 125V US/Canada                    9800    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V France/Germany               9820    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Denmark                      9821    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V UK/China                     9825    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Israel                       9827    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Switzerland                  9828    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V S. Africa                    9829    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Italy                        9830    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Australia                    9831    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V US/Canada                    9833    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Uruguay/Argentina            9834    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 125V Taiwan                       9835    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V China (PRC)                  9840    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Taiwan                       9841    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 125V Japan                        9842    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Japan                        9843    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Korea                        9844    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V India                        9845    Both
 2.8M Power Cord 250V Brazil                       9847    Both
 Rack Device to PDU Line Cord                      9848    Both
 
 Shipping and Handling - Charge      3573    L2U   AGGG    Plant
 

Note: There are no field MES removals for the TS3100 Tape Library.

Feature descriptions

(#7703) OEM - NO IBM LOGO

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3100 Tape Autoloader without "IBM" or "System Storage" logos on the front doors.

  • Feature type: No charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant only
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#1682) Path Failover

This optional feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover and data path failover for tape drives in the Tape Library. The control path failover is designed to provide automatic control path failover to a pre-configured redundant control path in the event of a loss of a host adapter or control path drive, without aborting the current job in progress. The data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism for configuring multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically re-try the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This helps provide flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8049) Ultrium 3 Half-high SAS Tape Drive V2

(No Longer Available as of December 28, 2012)

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-high SAS native 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8049, #8147, #8148, #8149, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8049, #8147, #8148, #8149, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8148) Ultrium 4 Half-high Fibre Channel Drive V2

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2016)

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-high Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a native 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8049, #8147, #8148, #8149, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8049, #8147, #8148, #8149, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8149) Ultrium 4 Half-high SAS Tape Drive V2

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2016)

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-high SAS Tape Drive with a native 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8049, #8147, #8148, #8149, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8049, #8147, #8148, #8149, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Interposers

(#5096) LC-SC Fibre Cable Interposer

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a Fibre Channel cable assembly kit used to convert a 50 micron Fibre Channel cable from SC type to LC type connectors. It includes a 50 micron fibre cable 2 meters in length with a SC duplex female adapter on one end (that can connect to a 50 micron Fibre Channel cable with a SC duplex male connector) and a LC duplex male connector on the other end (for connection to a LC duplex adapter).

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No. Only available on feature (#8044).
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#5400) SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer

This feature provides a 1 by 4 interposer with SAS/Mini-SAS connections for connecting the TS3100 Tape Library and SAS drives to host a bus adapter. 2.0 Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS cables (feature number 5402) need to be ordered separately to connect the interposer to the drive.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 5
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Note: Feature number 5506 is not supported with either feature number 5400 or 5500.

(#5500) Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer

This feature provides a 1 by 4 interposer with SAS/Mini-SAS connections for connecting the TS3100 Tape Library and SAS drives to host a bus adapter. 2.0 M Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS cables (feature number 5502) need to be ordered separately to connect the interposer to the drive.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 5
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Note: Feature number 5506 is not supported with either feature number 5400 or 5500.

SAS Cables

The following SAS cables are available as optional features for attaching the SAS tape drives to servers and other adapters.

Cables with a SAS (SFF-8470) connector on one end and a Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connector on the other end:

(#5402) 2.0 Meter SAS/Mini-SAS Cable
(#5406) 5.5 Meter SAS/Mini-SAS Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Cables with a Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connector on one end and a Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connector on the other end:

(#5502) 2.0 Meter Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS Cable
(#5506) 5.5 Meter Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Note: Feature number 5506 is not supported with either feature number 5400 or 5500.

(#5507) 4m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS 1X Cable

4 meters Mini-SAS HD to Mini-SAS cable for attachment of a single Tape Drive (from HBA with SFF-8644 to drive with SFF-8088).

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum Number of Features: None
  • Maximum Number of Features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Installation: Plant and Field
(#5509) 3m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS 2X Cable

3 meters Mini-SAS HD to Mini-SAS cable for attachment of one or two Tape Drives (from HBA with SFF-8644 to drive with SFF-8088).

Note: A SAS external cable may also be ordered as a second cable for linking to another SAS device.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum Number of Features: None
  • Maximum Number of Features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Installation: Plant and Field

SCSI Cables

The following Ultra2 SCSI cables are available as optional features for attaching the TS3100 Tape Library to servers and other adapters.

The following cables are available with a VHDCI connector on one end and an HD68 connector on the other end:

(#5602) 2.5 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

(#5604) 4.5 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of April 16, 2016)

(#5610) 10 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of April 16, 2016)

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#5900) LTO Library Managed Encryption

This feature provides license keys to enable System Managed Encryption and future Library Managed Encryption on the TS3100 Tape Library.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
  • Prerequisites: LTO Ultrium 5 Drive, feature #8244, or feature #8245, or feature #8247, or feature #8248; or LTO Ultrium 6 Drive, feature #8344, or feature #8347, or feature #8348; or LTO Ultrium 7 Drive, feature #8444, or feature #8447, or feature #8448; LTO Ultrium 8 Drive,feature #8547, or feature #8548
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Fibre channel cables

A Fibre channel cable is required to attach a TS3100 Tape Library to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel Switches, or other Fibre Channel components. The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Tape Drive comes with an LC Duplex connector.

Features available for Fibre Channel cables, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

(#6005) 5 m LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

(#6013) 13 m LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable
(#6025) 25 m LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#AGK1) 10 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 10 meter 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors.

  • Feature Type:Chargeable.
  • Required feature:No.
  • Maximum Number of Features:99
  • Minimum Number of Features:0.
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Customer setup:Yes
  • Installation:Plant or Field.
(#AGK2) 25 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 25 meter 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors.

  • Feature Type:Chargeable.
  • Required feature:No.
  • Maximum Number of Features:99
  • Minimum Number of Features:0.
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Customer setup:Yes
  • Installation:Plant or Field.
(#7002) Rack Mount Kit

This feature provides the necessary hardware to mount the TS3100 Tape Library in a standard 19-inch EIA equipment rack. Two EIA units are required. Feature (#9848) Rack to PDU Line Cord must be ordered.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
  • Prerequisites: One feature #9848 is required with feature #7002.
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Cartridge Features

The following are optional cartridge features for the TS3100 Tape Library:

  • Tape cartridge media features can be ordered only with the initial order.
  • One Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge is included with each library order. Additional data and cleaner cartridges are optional and need to be ordered, as needed. All media and cleaner cartridges are warranted separately from the TS3100 Tape Library.
(#8002) Cleaning Cartridge L1 UCC

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature provides one cleaning cartridge, used to clean the Ultrium Tape Drives.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: 5
  • Initial order only: Plant Only
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8305) Data Cartridge (GEN3) 5-Pack

(No Longer Available as of December 28, 2012)

This feature provides five unlabeled 400 GB data cartridge for use with TS3100 Tape Library.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum number of features: 10
  • Installation: Plant Only
(#8405) Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges (5-Pack)

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2016)

This feature provides five unlabeled 800 GB data cartridges for use with the TS3100 Tape Library.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 10
  • Installation: Plant Only
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8505) Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges (5-pack)

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature provides five unlabeled 1.5 TB data cartridges for use with the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 10
  • Installation: Plant Only
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8106) Right Side Magazine

This feature provides one additional removable right side 12-cartridge magazine.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: Two
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8109) 3573 Left Side 2U Magazine

This feature provides one additional removable left side 12-cartridge magazine for a TS3100 Tape Library.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Drive Features

(#8043) Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Drive

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra 160 SCSI interface into a TS3100 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the tape drive in the TS3100 to host adapters or server connections.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8044) Ultrium 3 4GB Fibre Drive

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 drive with a native 4Gbps Fibre Channel interface into a TS3100 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the tape drive in the TS3100 to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8046) Ultrium 3 Half-High LVD SCSI Drive

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra 160 SCSI interface into a TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the tape drive in the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Libraries to host adapters or server connections.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8047) Ultrium 3 Half-High SAS Drive

(No Longer Available as of April 15, 2011)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High Drive with a native 3 Gbps SAS interface into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to host a SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8143) Ultrium 4 LVD SCSI Drive

(No Longer Available as of April 29, 2016)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra160 SCSI interface into a TS3100 Tape Library, or installs an additional Ultrium 4 LVD SCSI Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3100 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the tape library in the TS3100 to host LVD SCSI adapters, switches, or components. It includes a SCSI terminator.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8144) Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Drive

(No Longer Available as of April 29, 2016)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a native switched fabric 4Gbps Fibre Channel interface into a TS3100 Tape Library, or installs an additional Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3100 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the drives in the TS3100 to host Fibre Channel adapters, switches, or components. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8145) Ultrium 4 SAS Drive

(No Longer Available as of April 29, 2016)

This feature installs a sled containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a native 3 Gbps dual-ported SAS interface into a TS3100 Tape Library, or installs an additional Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3100 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the tape library in the TS3100 to host a SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100
      • One FH Drive (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Two HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200
      • Two FH Drives (#8043, #8044, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8244, #8245)
      • Four HH Drives (#8046, #8047, #8147, #8247, #8248)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8244) Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Full-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a native 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8245) Ultrium 5 SAS Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Full-High SAS Tape Drive with a native 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8247) Ultrium 5 Half-high SAS Drive

(No longer available as of Septermber 15, 2018)

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High SAS Tape Drive with a native 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8248) Ultrium 5 Half-high Fibre Channel Drive

(No longer available as of Septermber 15, 2018)

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a native 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8344) Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Full-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a native 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8347) Ultrium 6 Half-High SAS Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High SAS Tape Drive with a native 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8348) Ultrium 6 Half-High Fibre Channel Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a native 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8605) Ultrium 6 Data Cartridges (5-pack)

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature provides five unlabeled 2.5 TB data cartridges for use with the TS3100/TS3200 tape drive.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 10
  • Installation: Plant Only
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#8444) Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Full-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a single port 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
(#8447) Ultrium 7 Half-High SAS Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Half-High SAS Tape Drive with a dual port 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8448) Ultrium 7 Half-High Fibre Channel Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Half-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a single port 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (##8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8547) Ultrium 8 Half-High SAS Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Half-High SAS Tape Drive with a dual port 6 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host SAS adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Field only.
(#8548) Ultrium 8 Half-High Fibre Channel Drive

This feature is a drive containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Half-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive with a single port 8 Gbps interface, which may be installed into a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. Cables, ordered separately, are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to a host Fibre Channel adapter.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features:
    • TS3100:
      • One FH Drive (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Two HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
    • TS3200:
      • Two FH Drives (#8244, #8245, #8344, #8444)
      • Four HH Drives (#8247, #8248, #8347, #8348, #8447, #8547, #8448, #8548)
      • Drives can be intermixed
  • Installation: Field only.
(#9001) Driveless Library Unit

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U or TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U without any tape drives.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: This feature is required only if there is no drive feature #8043, #8044, #8046, #8047, #8143, #8144, #8145, #8147, #8244, #8245, #8247, or #8248 on the 3573 Model L2U or 3573 Model L4U.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Installation: Plant only.
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

System Attachment

The following specify codes indicate the type of server to which the TS3100 Tape Library is attached:

(#9210) Attached to HP-UX

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

(#9211) Attached to Sun Solaris

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

(#9212) Attached to Windows System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

(#9215) Attached to Linux System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

(#9400) Attached to i5/OS or OS/400 System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

(#9600) Attached to IBM AIX System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

The following attributes apply to the system attachment codes listed above:

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: Yes, Plant Only
  • Limitations: When feature ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.

Power Cords

One of the following power cords must be selected:

(#9800) 2.8 m Power Cord, 125 V, 15 A, US/Canada
(#9820) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 16 A, France, Germany, & others
(#9821) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 11 A, Denmark
(#9825) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 13 A, United Kingdom, China, & others
(#9827) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 6-16 A, Israel
(#9828) 2.8 m Power Cord, 255 V, 10 A, Switzerland
(#9829) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 16 A, South Africa
(#9830) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 10 & 16 A, Italy
(#9831) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 10 A, Australia
(#9833) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 15 A, US/Canada
(#9834) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 10 A, Uruguay
(#9835) 2.8 m Power Cord, 125V, 10 A, Taiwan
(#9840) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250 V, 10 A, China
(#9841) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250V, 10 A, Taiwan
(#9842) 2.8 m Power Cord, 125V, 12 A, Japan
(#9843) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250V, 12 A, Japan

(No Longer Available as of December 27, 2013)

(#9844) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250V, 12 A, Korea
(#9845) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250V, 10 A, India
(#9846) 2.8 m Power Cord, 125V, 10 A, Brazil

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

(#9847) 2.8 m Power Cord, 250V, 10 A, Brazil

The following attributes apply to the power cords listed above:

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: The power cord shipped with the Tape Library must be selected as well as a Rack to PDU Line Cord if required. Use the features above if a different power cord is needed.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#9848) Rack to PDU Line Cord, 110V, 10 A

The following additional Rack to PDU Line Cord can be ordered:

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
  • Corequisites: Feature #9848 is required with the feature #7002.
  • Limitations: When feature ADNR or ACY1 is present on order, the maximum quantity allowed is 99 and pre-requisite features are not applicable.
(#9900) Encryption Configuration

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature should be ordered when encryption will be used in a TS3100 Tape Library. It includes publication updates with information on enabling and configuring the TS3100 Tape Library to support encryption. This feature also provides an EKM publication. Customer-initiated procedures need to be completed for enabling and configuring the TS3100 Tape Library to support encryption with the Ultrium 4 SAS or Fibre Channel encryption-capable tape drive.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Required Feature: No
  • Prerequisites: Feature code 5900
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Miscellaneous Features

(#0983) TAA Compliant

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature indicates that product is TAA compliance.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: Zero.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
  • Limitations: Feature #0983 is not available in India for use.
(#ADNR) No Rules Order Indicator

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature indicates the order will not be validated by e-config. It is used for: Field install (MES upgrade) orders for machines purchased through IBM System x High Volume Easily Configured (HVEC) and Xccelerator (Xcc) order entry systems Bulk ordering of enclosures and optional features for inventory stocking purposes. When this feature is specified:

  • All features designated as "Both" plant install and field install can be ordered as a field upgrade at a maximum quantity of 99.
  • All features designated as "Field install only" can be ordered as a field upgrade at a maximum quantity of 99.
  • Requisite features are not applicable.

If this feature is present on the machine (regardless of whether it was specified with the initial machine order or during a field upgrade to the machine), all subsequent field upgrade orders will not be validated by e-config.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: Zero.
  • Maximum allowed: 99 (but only one per order).
  • Comments:
    • Not compatible with feature ACY1.
    • Only the following features are allowed on the initial machine order:
      • TAA compliance (feature 0983).
      • Shipping and handling charge (features AGxx).
      • ServicePac indicators (features B0xx and B1xx).
  • Plant install / field install: Plant and Field.
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature indicates Machine type 3573 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#AGGG) Shipping and Handling - Charge

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)

This feature indicates each Machine type 3573 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGGG or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#8067) TAA Compliant

(No longer available as of September 24, 2014)

This feature indicates that product is TAA compliance.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: Zero.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#B0PC) ServicePac Warranty Service Upgrade 3 YR 24x7 Same Day ORT 6hrCL/4hrPD

This feature indicates a priced ServicePac (machine type 666x) is included on the order. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: 0.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Comments:
    • Not compatible with features B0MT or B17H.
    • This feature is available in only select countries. Contact IBM Global Services for additional information.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#B0LG) ServicePac services not selected for this configuration

(No Longer Available as of November 24, 2015)

This feature indicates that no ServicePac was selected for the machine. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: 0.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Comments:
    • Not compatible with features B0LH, B0MT, B0PC, B0YH, or B17H.
    • This feature is available in only select countries. Contact IBM Global Services for additional information.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#B0LH) Service renewal requested upon expiration

(No Longer Available as of November 24, 2015)

This feature indicates a renewal for a ServicePac selected for the machine. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: 0.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Comments:
    • Not compatible with feature B0LG.
    • Features B0MT or B0PC or B0NU or B1K3 or B0YH or B17H are a corequisite.
    • This feature is available in only select countries. Contact IBM Global Services for additional information.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

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Supplies

For users and remarketers

IBM LTO Ultrium data cartridges and the IBM LTO cleaning cartridges can be purchased from IBM with the initial TS3200 order. IBM media can also be ordered directly through AAS using Machine Type 3589. Refer to the 3589 Sales Manual for further information.

IBM LTO Ultrium data and cleaning cartridges can also be ordered online through website

http://ibm.com/storage/media

and specifying the LTO media product.

For users

The IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges and the IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge can be purchased from IBM using feature numbers with the initial library order. IBM media can also be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3589. Refer to the 3589 Sales Manual for further information.

IBM LTO Ultrium data and cleaning cartridges can also be ordered online through website

http://ibm.com/storage/media

and specifying the LTO media product.

Supplemental media

None

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