Family 3576+01 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library & Expansion Modules

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  May 08, 2018.

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Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3576-E9U 2005/10/112005/11/18 2018/09/01 -
3576-L5B 2005/10/112005/11/18 2018/03/24 -

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Abstract

The IBM 3576 System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is a member of the IBM family of Ultrium tape solutions. It consists of the 3576 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B and the 3576 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model E9U.

Model abstract 3576-L5B

The IBM 3576 System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B is a 5U base library unit which contains the library control module, fixed tape cartridge storage of 35 slots with the M2 Picker, a configurable I/O station of 6 slots, a touch screen display, cartridge handling robotics, and up to two LTO Ultrium tape drives. The library comes standard with enablement allowing access to one half of the total storage slots of the first Model E9U Expansion Module for future expansion of the TS3310 Tape Library.

Model abstract 3576-E9U

The IBM 3576 System Storage TS3310 Tape Module Model E9U is an optional 9U expansion module. Each E9U expansion module can accommodate up to four LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and up to 92 tape cartridge slots with the M2 Picker, and a configurable I/O station of 0-12 slots (dependent on the I/O configuration of the L5B). Up to four of these TS3310 E9U Tape Library can be added to a TS3310 Model L5B Tape Library forming an integrated tape library (5U base library and up to four 9U expansion modules). The license key included with the model L5B activates one half of the total available storage of the E9U. Enablement of the remaining storage slots for each E9U expansion module requires purchase of the capacity expansion feature (#1640).
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Highlights

The TS3310 Tape Library combines IBM tape automation, reliability, and scalability at open systems prices. Features include:

  • A space-efficient design with modular, stackable growth expansion to 41U
  • Improved Ultrium 8 tape drive data transfer rate, delivering up to 360 MB/sec native as compared to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 7 at 300 MB/sec native
  • Support for 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.
  • 8 Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment Ultrium 8 Tape Drives
  • Support for two encryption management methods: Application Managed and Library Managed;Library Managed Encryption management is available through theLTO Library Managed Encryption feature
  • Support for media partitioning and self-describing tape
  • Support for mixed generations of Ultrium tape drives and media
  • Adherence to LTO Generation 8 media specification
  • Support for Ethernet connections between the library and each LTO Ultrium 5 or newer tape drive for reducing the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware
  • Optional path failover for control and data paths
  • Rack-mount option
  • Capacity on Demand expansion units
  • Dual power (additional power supply)
  • Support for IBM TS3310 command-line interface (CLI) program
  • Support for IBM Tape System Reporter (TSR) application

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Description

IBM TS3310 is a highly modular tape library with physical scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library is designed to deliver:

  • A space-efficient design with modular, stackable growth options, as well as Capacity on Demand growth options
  • 8 Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 8 Tape Drives
  • Support for two encryption management methods: Application managed and library managed (library managed encryption management is available through theLTO Library Managed Encryption feature)
  • IBM-patented Multi-Path Architecture with logical library support for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover for both control paths and data paths
  • Capacity on Demand growth options in its expansion modules
  • Local user interface support with a color touchscreen
  • Stand-alone free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack

The TS3310 Tape Library is an excellent choice, if you are:

  • Experiencing growth in online storage requirements
  • Considering a tape automation solution for your data storage needs
  • Considering an Ultrium tape solution
  • Requiring an encryption secured tape solution

IBM TS3310 Tape Library is designed to offer high performance and capacity to help address the heavy demands of tape storage. This automated tape library incorporates high-performance IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives for midrange to enterprise open systems environments. The LTO Generation 8 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 30 TB compressed physical capacity, double the Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge, and drive performance is up to 360 MB/second native data transfer rate with the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drives. IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium 8 and 7 data cartridges and read and write LTO Ultrium 7 Type M media data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 7 Type M media cartridge physical capacity is up to 22.5 TB compressed physical capacity, 50% more than the Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge. The LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library also support LTO Ultrium 8 and 7 WORM cartridges.

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.

IBM TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B

IBM TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B is the 5U base library unit which contains the library control module, fixed tape cartridge storage of up to 35 slots, a configurable I/O station of up to 6 slots, a touchscreen display, cartridge handling robotics, and up to two LTO Ultrium Tape Library models support LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drives with 8 Gbps dual-port Fibre Channel for connection to a selected wide spectrum of open system servers.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 8 drive features, the TS3310 delivers:

  • Ultrium 8 media, Ultrium 8 WORM and LTO Ultrium 7 Type M media support (using the appropriate level of drive firmware on LTO 8 tape drives)
  • IBM Multi-Path Architecture for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover function for both control paths and data paths
  • Standard bar code reader and remote management unit
  • Capacity on Demand expansion units
  • Support for a local user interface with a color touchscreen
  • Free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack
  • Support for two encryption management methods: Application managed and library managed (library managed encryption is available through theLTO Library Managed Encryption feature)
  • Support for Ethernet connections between the library and each LTO Ultrium 5 or newer tape drive for reducing the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware

The TS3310 Tape Library is suitable for use in network-attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multi-terabyte capacities are required. Storage and tape management for the TS3310 is provided by software, such as IBM Spectrum Protect and other compatible software offerings.

The TS3310 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. A Remote Manager Unit is designed to enable network control of the TS3310 Tape Library operations.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive supports the LTO Generation 8 media specification 12 TB Data Cartridge, designed for increased tape speeds and high-density data recording.

Ultrium 8 Tape Drives

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO 8 Tape Drive is the eight-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. Ultrium 8 Tape Drives and LTO 8 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, and Ultrium 5 tape drives and with Ultrium 7, Type M, Ultrium 6 and 5 data cartridges. 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 360 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 TS3310 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 lineardensity, 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 TS3310 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 theLTO 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: IBM 3589 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. IBM LTO 8 WORM Tape Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:

  • Color coding and prelabeling with the ability to specify a starting volume serial number
  • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
  • Cartridge memory 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 a 30 TB WORM compressed capacity in a single cartridge

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 360 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. This represent an improvement versus 100 to 300 MB/sec on Ultrium 7.

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.

IBM TS3310 is a highly modular tape library with physical scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library is designed to deliver:

  • A space-efficient design with modular, stackable growth options, as well as Capacity on Demand growth options
  • 8 Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 7 Tape Drives
  • Support for three encryption management methods: Application managed, system managed, and library managed (system managed and library managed encryption management are available through the Transparent LTO Encryption feature)
  • IBM-patented Multi-Path Architecture with logical library support for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover for both control paths and data paths
  • Capacity on Demand growth options in its expansion modules
  • Local user interface support with a color touchscreen
  • Stand-alone free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack

The TS3310 Tape Library is an excellent choice, if you are:

  • Experiencing growth in online storage requirements
  • Considering a tape automation solution for your data storage needs
  • Considering an Ultrium tape solution
  • Requiring an encryption secured tape solution

IBM TS3310 Tape Library is designed to offer high performance and capacity to help address the heavy demands of tape storage. This automated tape library incorporates high-performance IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives for midrange to enterprise open systems environments. The LTO Generation 7 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 15 TB compressed physical capacity, more than double the Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge, and drive performance is up to 300 MB/second native data transfer rate with the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drives. IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium 7 and 6 data cartridges, and read LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library also support LTO Ultrium 7 and 6 WORM cartridges.

IBM TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B

IBM TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B is the 5U base library unit which contains the library control module, fixed tape cartridge storage of up to 35 slots, a configurable I/O station of up to 6 slots, a touchscreen display, cartridge handling robotics, and up to two LTO Ultrium Tape Library models support LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drives with 8 Gbps dual-port Fibre Channel for connection to a selected wide spectrum of open system servers.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 7 drive features, the TS3310 delivers:

  • Ultrium 7 media and Ultrium 7 WORM media support
  • IBM Multi-Path Architecture for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover function for both control paths and data paths
  • Standard bar code reader and remote management unit
  • Capacity on Demand expansion units
  • Support for a local user interface with a color touchscreen
  • Free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry- standard 19-inch rack
  • Support for three encryption management methods: Application managed, system managed, and library managed (system managed and library managed encryption are available through the Transparent LTO Encryption feature)
  • Support for Ethernet connections between the library and each LTO Ultrium 5 or newer tape drive for reducing the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware

The TS3310 Tape Library is suitable for use in network-attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multi-terabyte capacities are required. Storage and tape management for the TS3310 is provided by software, such as IBM Spectrum Protect and other compatible software offerings.

The TS3310 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. A Remote Manager Unit is designed to enable network control of the TS3310 Tape Library operations.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive supports the LTO Generation 7 media specification 6 TB Data Cartridge, designed for increased tape speeds and high-density data recording.

Ultrium 7 Tape Drives

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO 7 Tape Drive is the seventh-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. Ultrium 7 Tape Drives and LTO 7 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 6 and 5 tape drives and with Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 data cartridges. 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 TS3310 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 TS3310 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: IBM 3589 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. IBM LTO 7 WORM Tape Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:

  • Color coding and prelabeling with the ability to specify a starting volume serial number
  • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
  • Cartridge memory 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 a 15 TB WORM compressed capacity in a single cartridge
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 helps 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.

The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with physical scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library is designed to provide:

  • A space-efficient design with modular, stackable growth options, as well as capacity on demand growth options
  • 8-Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives, 3-Gbps SAS and 4-Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives, and LVD SCSI and 4 Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives
  • Support for encryption management methods for LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4: Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption management is available through the Transparent LTO Encryption feature
  • IBM's patented Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries support for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover for both control paths and data paths
  • Capacity on demand growth options in its Expansion Modules
  • Local user interface (UI) support, consisting of a color touchscreen
  • Standalone free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack.

The TS3310 Tape Library is an excellent choice, if you are:

  • Experiencing growth in online storage requirements
  • Considering a tape automation solution for your data storage needs
  • Considering an Ultrium tape solution
  • Requiring an encryption secured tape solution

The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is designed to offer high performance and capacity to help address the heavy demands of tape storage. The TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library incorporates high- performance IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives for the midrange to enterprise open systems environment. Tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression) with the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge (for use only with Ultrium 5 format drives), and drive performance is up to 140 MB/second native data transfer rate with the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives. IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library also support LTO Ultrium 5 WORM cartridges.

You can tailor the TS3310 Tape Library to match system physical capacity and performance needs using up to two IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the TS3310 L5B Base Library and up to four Ultrium Tape Drives in each TS3310 E9U Tape Module. This will give you enhanced functions such as fast transfer of data, simultaneous backup, concurrent read/write operations, and fault tolerance.

The TS3310 Tape Library models will support LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives with 8-Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 5 drive features, the TS3310 is designed to provide:

  • IBM's patented Multi-Path Architecture for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover function for both control paths and data paths
  • Standard bar code reader and remote management unit
  • Capacity on demand expansion units
  • Support for a local user interface (UI) consisting of a color touchscreen
  • Free-standing library or with optional rack mounting in an industry- standard 19-inch rack
  • Support for encryption management methods for LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4: Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption management is available through the Encryption Configuration feature

The TS3310 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 for the TS3310 is provided by software such as Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings.

Each TS3310 Tape Library has an operator control panel with a touchscreen display on the front of the machine, providing status information and menu options. From this panel, the operator can initiate actions, such as moving and loading tape cartridges or invoking diagnostics. A key lock provides front door locking.

The TS3310 is designed for stand-alone operation, but an optional rack-mounting kit allows installation into an ANSI/EIA standard 19-inch rack configurations of 23U or greater require rack mount installation. If you require extra redundancy in their storage operations, an additional DC power supply option is available. A Remote Manager Unit is designed to allow network control of the TS3310 Tape Library operations.

Tape cartridges with bar code labels are required for use in the TS3310 Tape Library. The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive supports the Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridges as well as Ultrium 800 GB and Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridges.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports the Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridges as well as Ultrium 400 GB and Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive supports the Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridges as well as Ultrium 200 GB and Ultrium 100 GB Data Cartridges.

Ultrium 5 Tape Drives

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is the fifth-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drives and Ultrium 5 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and data cartridges and Ultrium 3 tape drives and data cartridges. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive:

  • Increased performance - Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 140 MB/sec native data transfer rate. 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.

  • Larger capacity - The tape cartridge physical capacity is nearly doubled over the Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge, 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. 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 Fibre Channel tape drives - The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library will support data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 5 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. Advanced System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (#5900).
  • WORM media support - The IBM 3589 Ultrium 5 1.5 TB 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 5 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 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 1.5 TB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge
  • Attachment options - The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive comes with native switched fabric 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive comes with two LC Duplex connectors.
  • Larger internal data buffer - There is a 512 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive as compared to a 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive.
  • Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head design - Use of flat lap head technology in GMR heads from our Enterprise Tape Drives for Ultrium 5 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Digital speed matching - The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching at one of fourteen 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 120 MB/sec versus 30 to 120 MB/sec on Ultrium 4.
  • 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. 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 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 enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive include:

  • 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 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 uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This results in less 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 to help enhance reliability and prolong the life of the drives. - All metal clutch - Steel ball bearings in loader - Robust leader block design - Single circuit card
  • 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 helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC) - Ultrium 5 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-thru mode) to help provide optimal 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 used 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 5 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 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 fifth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide on-the-fly error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Ultrium 4 Tape Drives

  • Support for encryption management methods for LTO Ultrium 4: Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption management is available through the Transparent LTO Encryption feature
  • Support for mixed Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 3 tape drives and media
  • Adherence to LTO specifications
  • Optional path failover for control and data paths
  • Rack-mount option
  • Capacity on demand expansion units
  • Dual power (additional power supply)

The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with physical scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library is designed to provide:

  • Space-efficient design with modular, stackable growth options, as well as capacity on demand growth options
  • 3-Gbps SAS and 4-Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and LVD SCSI and 4 Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives
  • Support for encryption management methods for LTO Ultrium 4: Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption management is available through the Transparent LTO Encryption feature
  • IBM's patented Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries support for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover for both control paths and data paths
  • Capacity on demand growth options in its Expansion Modules
  • Local user interface (UI) support, consisting of a color touchscreen
  • Standalone free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack.

The TS3310 Tape Library is an excellent choice, if you are:

  • Experiencing growth in online storage requirements
  • Considering a tape automation solution for your data storage needs
  • Considering an Ultrium tape solution

The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is designed to offer high performance and capacity to help address the heavy demands of tape storage. The TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library incorporates high- performance IBM LTO Ultrium 3 and 4 Tape Drives for the midrange to enterprise open systems environment. Tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1600 GB with 2:1 compression) with the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge (for use only with Ultrium 4 format drives), and drive performance is up to 120 MB/second native data transfer rate with the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives. IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 data cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library also support LTO Ultrium 4 WORM cartridges.

You can tailor the TS3310 Tape Library to match system physical capacity and performance needs of up to 24 TB (48 TB with 2:1 compression) in the base TS3310 L5B and up to 73.6 TB (147.2 TB with 2:1 compression) with each TS3310 E9U Expansion Module, using up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives in the TS3310 L5B Base Library and up to four Ultrium 4 Tape Drives in each TS3310 E9U Tape Module. This will give you enhanced functions such as fast transfer of data, simultaneous backup, concurrent read/write operations, and fault tolerance.

The TS3310 Tape Library models will support LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives with either 3-Gbps SAS or 4-Gbps switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. These models attach to IBM System i, System p, System x, System z, HP, Sun servers, and other UNIX, Windows, or Linux servers.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 4 drive features, the TS3310 is designed to provide:

  • IBM's patented Multi-Path Architecture for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications
  • Optional path failover function for both control paths and data paths
  • Standard bar code reader and remote management unit
  • Capacity on demand expansion units
  • Support for a local user interface (UI) consisting of a color touchscreen
  • Free-standing library or with optional rack mounting in an industry- standard 19-inch rack
  • Support for encryption management methods for LTO Ultrium 4: Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption management is available through the Encryption Configuration feature

The TS3310 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 for the TS3310 is provided by software such as Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings.

Each TS3310 Tape Library has an operator control panel with a touchscreen display on the front of the machine, providing status information and menu options. From this panel, the operator can initiate actions, such as moving and loading tape cartridges or invoking diagnostics. A key lock provides front door locking.

The TS3310 is designed for stand-alone operation, but an optional rack-mounting kit allows installation into an ANSI/EIA standard 19-inch rack configurations of 23U or greater require rack mount installation. If you require extra redundancy in their storage operations, an additional DC power supply option is available. A Remote Manager Unit is designed to allow network control of the TS3310 Tape Library operations.

Tape cartridges with bar code labels are required for use in the TS3310 Tape Library. The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports the Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridges as well as Ultrium 400 GB and Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive supports the Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridges as well as Ultrium 200 GB and Ultrium 100 GB Data Cartridges.

Ultrium 4 Tape Drives

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is the fourth-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and Ultrium 4 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 3 tape drives and with Ultrium 3 and Ultrium 2 data cartridges. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive:

  • Increased performance - Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 120 MB/sec native data transfer rate. 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.

  • Larger capacity - The tape cartridge physical capacity is doubled over the Ultrium 3 Data Cartridge, up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1600 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB 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 TS3310 Tape Library will support data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. Advanced System Managed and Library Managed Encryption are supported with the LTO Library Managed Encryption feature (#5900).
  • 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
  • Attachment options - The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive comes with 3 Gbps SAS, or native switched fabric 4 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive comes with two Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors. They are supported on IBM System p, IBM System p, IBM System i, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, and other open systems.
  • 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.
  • 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 third-generation drive electronics are designed to provide on-the-fly 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 704 data tracks in Ultrium 3 and 4 versus 512 data tracks 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 uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This results in less 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: 1) all metal clutch, 2) steel ball bearings in loader, 3) robust leader block design, 4) 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.
  • 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-thru mode) to help provide optimal 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 used 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 4,096 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 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 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.

Ultrium 3 Tape Drives

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is the third-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and Ultrium 3 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 2 and Ultrium 1 data cartridges.

The Ultrium 3 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive:

  • Increased performance - Maximum tape drive throughput data rate performance is more than doubled, up to 80 MB/sec native data transfer rate compared to Ultrium 2. Data tracks are now written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write, at 8 data tracks at a time, LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 2 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 1 capacities with improved rates.(1)
  • Larger capacity - The tape cartridge capacity is doubled over the Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge, up to 400 GB native physical capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density, the number of tape tracks, and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.
  • Ultrium 2 cartridge compatibility - The Ultrium 3 Tape Drive can read and write on Ultrium 2 cartridges.
  • WORM media support - The IBM TotalStorage 3589 Ultrium 3 400 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 3 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 400 GB WORM Data 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 400 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge.
  • Attachment options - The Ultrium 3 Tape Drive comes with a SCSI Ultra160 LVD or native switched fabric 4 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. They are supported on AIX, OS/400, i5/OS, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, and other open systems.
  • 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. With an independent loader motor coupled with the positive pin retention, the tape threads with a higher level of reliability.
  • Larger internal data buffer - There is a 128 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive as compared to a 64 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive.
  • Highly integrated electronics using IBM engineered copper technology - This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The third-generation drive electronics also incorporate on-the-fly error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.
  • 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.

Note: (1) Although the Ultrium 3 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.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive include:

  • Servo and track layout technology - There are 704 data tracks in Ultrium 3 versus 512 data tracks 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 vibe 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 3 Tape Drive. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This results in less 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 3 helps minimize contact, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Digital speed matching - The Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching (at one of six speeds: 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, or 80 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 improves throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 3 ranges from 30 to 80 MB/sec versus 17.5 to 35 MB/sec on Ultrium 2.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments - To help enhance and prolong the life of the drive using some of the most robust components available, such as: 1) all metal clutch, 2) steel ball bearings in loader, 3) robust leader block design, 4) single circuit card, to help enhance reliability and prolong the life of the drives.
  • Power management - The Ultrium 3 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 - The drive automatically compensates for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation - Readback signals are dynamically optimized 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 3 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 determines the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-thru mode) to help provide optimal data compression and increased 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 used 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 4,096 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 3 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 more likely cause of failure. SARS can cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded graded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Multi-Path support

The optional patented Multi-Path feature architecture of the TS3310 Tape Library supports sharing of the library robotics. This is accomplished by partitioning the library into multiple logical libraries, and providing each logical library its own separate and distinct drives, storage slots, and control path(s).

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 2000 application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library while a UNIX application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

Path failover

You may use Path Failover to help enhance availability. This optional feature provides automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event of a loss of a host adapter or control path drive, without aborting the current job in progress. Support is provided under various operating systems such as AIX, LINUX, Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows for Fibre Channel attachments when the IBM tape device driver is used. Path Failover is not supported by IBM System i or IBM i.

Data path failover and load balancing supports native Fibre Channel Ultrium Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library using the IBM tape device driver for IBM System p, AIX, LINUX, Solaris, and Windows. Data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism in the IBM device driver, which enables you to configure multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically provide error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This allows you flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

When accessing a tape drive device that has been configured with alternate pathing across multiple host ports, the IBM device driver is designed to automatically select a path through the host bus adapter (HBA) that has the fewest open tape devices, and assign that path to the application. This autonomic self-optimizing capability is called load balancing. The dynamic load balancing support is designed to optimize resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple HBAs in the same machine. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This may help optimize HBA resources and improve overall performance. Further, data path failover provides autonomic self-healing capabilities similar to control path failover, and is designed to failover to an alternate data path in the event of a failure in the primary host-side path. Data path failover and load balancing for Ultrium Tape Drives requires the optional path failover feature.

Capacity on demand

The Capacity Expansion feature (#1640), ordered against the TS3310 Model L5B base library, allows a user customer to enable the unused storage slots within an expansion library via a firmware license key. Capacity Expansion license keys enable the remaining one half of the storage slots in the E9U Expansion Library and enable one half the storage slots in the next Model E9U Expansion Library.

I/O station features

The I/O station can be defined as I/O slots or data storage, and the definition affects the number of cartridges available for data storage. Refer to the table below for the various combinations and resulting data capacities.

                       Available Slots      Available        Total
Library Configuration  w/o I/O Slots        I/O Slots        Slots(2)
---------------------  -------------------- ---------------- --------
L5B                    35                   6                  41
L5B + E9U without      76,70* or 64*        6,12* or 18*       82
Capacity on Demand
(COD) Feature
L5B + E9U w/1 COD      127,121*, or 115*    6,12*, or 18*      133
Feature
L5B + E9U + E9U w/1    168*,162*,156*,      6,12*,18*,24*,     174
COD Feature            150*, or 144*        or 30*
L5B + E9U + E9U w/2    219,213*,207*,       6,12*,18*,24*,     225
COD Features           201*, or 195*        or 30*
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  258*,252*,246*,      6,12*,18*,24*,     264
w/2 COD Features       240*,234*,228*,      30*,36*, or 42*
                       or 222*
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  311,305*,299*,293*,  6,12*,18*,24*,     317
w/3 COD Features       287*,281*, or 275*   30*,36*, or 42*
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  350,344*,338*,332*,  6,12*,18*,24*,     356
+ E9U w/3 COD Features 326*,320*,314*,308*, 30*,36*,42*,48*,
                       or 302*              or 54*
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  403*,397*,391*,385*, 6,12*,18*,24*,     409
+ E9U w/4 COD Features 379*,373*,367*,361*, 30*,36*,42*,48*,
                       or 355*              or 54*
 

Note: * The E9U I/O station contains 12 slots which can be configured as either I/O or storage slots. If the E9U I/O slots are configured as I/O, the L5B I/O slots can be configured as storage slots.

Protocol Support

The TS3310 Tape Library is designed to support NTP (Network Time Protocol) which allows customers to synchronize the library date and time with other components of the IT infrastructure.

The TS3310 Tape Library is designed to support LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) which provides a means for account management with multiple libraries. Essentially, it is a way for a single server to create user accounts for multiple libraries on a network, as long as the libraries are configured for LDAP.

Advanced Reporting

The optional Advanced Reporting feature license key(feature code 1650) enables the Drive Resource Utilization Reporting and Media Integrity Analysis Reporting functions. These user-configurable reporting functions provide graphical displays for both diagnostic and trend analysis data, designed to help evaluate tape drive, and media performance and drive utilization parameters. The Drive Resource Utilization Report can help identify drives or groups of drives that are nearing 100% utilization. It will also help identify drive resources that are not being fully utilized and provide information necessary to determine if additional drives are necessary. The Media Integrity Report can help measure and evaluate media and drive performance in the library.

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.

Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge physical capacity of the IBM Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge has nearly doubled over the IBM Ultrium 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. Ultrium 5 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with the Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 3 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

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.

Ultrium 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 (1600 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. Ultrium 4 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with the Ultrium 3 and Ultrium 2 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 800 GB data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

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.

Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge physical capacity of the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge to 400 GB native capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 2 data cartridges, and read only Ultrium 1 data cartridges. Ultrium 3 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with the Ultrium 2 and Ultrium 1 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 400 GB data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

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, trouble-free handling. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed for durability and capacity.
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Product positioning

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Library scalability: number of expansion module units with multiple drives and cartridge slots within a single vertical rack
  • Capacity and performance requirements
  • Data integrity, reliability, and availability
  • Data security
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats

The TS3310 Tape Library and outstanding software applications from IBM excel in addressing these requirements, and constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. You also gain the flexibility of automated tape library management with unattended save/restore operations.

The TS3310 Tape Library models are an excellent choice for tape automation for selected IBM and popular open systems. The TS3310 utilizes the Multi-Path Architecture, designed to allow homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems servers to share the library robotics.

The TS3310 Tape Library offers excellent price/performance in the small-to-medium business open systems environments where the tape automation requirements are satisfied by an expanding scalable modular design structure.

The TS3310 Tape Library is suitable for use in network-attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multiterabyte capacities are required.

The TS3310 can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, and is part of a family of IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium tape products.

The TS3310 Tape Library constitutes an excellent tape storage solution for customers with existing digital linear tape experience or requiring high-performance automated tape backup. The TS3310 tape library provides an excellent functional alternative to DLT/SDLT, 1/4-inch, 4mm, 8mm/AIT, IBM Magstar MP 3570, or IBM 3583 tape libraries. You can tailor the TS3310 library to match your system capacity and performance needs.

For capacity requirements greater than that provided by the TS3310 Tape Library, the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library should be considered. The 3584 Tape Library can address system capacity Requirements using up to 192 IBM Ultrium Tape Drives in up to 16 3584 library frames.

For capacity requirements with an entry-level automation need, the IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library should be considered with its one or four IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 48-cartridge capacity or the IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library with its one or two IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 24-cartridge capacity .

For a single drive solution, the IBM System Storage TS2250 or TS2350 Tape Drive or TS2900 Tape Autoloader should be considered.

For mission-critical data protection needs, high duty-cycle, and start/stop intensive tape applications, consider the proven IBM System Storage TS1130 or TS1120 Tape Drive with the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library.
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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Description Tape Cartridge Configurable I/O Station Tape Drives
L5B Tape Library Module up to 41 slots 6 slots two LTO Ultrium
E9U Tape Expansion Module up to 92 slots 12 slots(1) four LTO Ultrium

Note: (1) Dependent on I/O configuration of Model L5B.

Customer setup (CSU)

Yes.

Devices supported

None.

Model conversions

None.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


None.

Physical specifications

Model L5B:

  • Width: 443.2 mm (17.45 in)
  • Depth: 801.4 mm (31.55 in)
  • Height: 219.7 mm (8.65 in)
  • Weight: 38.6 kg (85 lb)(1)

Note: (1) Maximum configuration (two drives, two power supplies).

Model E9U

  • Width: 443.2 mm (17.45 in)
  • Depth: 801.4 mm (31.55 in)
  • Height: 401.1 mm (15.79 in)
  • Weight: 49.9 kg (110 lb)(2)

Note: (2) Maximum configuration (four drives, two power supplies).

3576-L5B with E9U:

  • Width: 443.2 mm (17.45 in)
  • Depth: 801.4 mm (31.55 in)
  • Height: 620.8 mm (24.44 in)
  • Weight: 88.5 kg (195 lb) (3)

Note: (3) Maximum configuration (six drives, four power supplies)

Operating environment

Models L5B and E9U:

  • Temperature: 10 to 38 degrees C (50 to 110 degrees F)
  • Relative Humidity: 20 to 80 percent
  • Maximum Wet Bulb (Caloric Value): 26 degrees C, 79 degrees F kCal/Hr or BTU
  • Electrical Power: 0.2 kVA
  • Capacity of Exhaust: 54 cfm for 5U, 148 cfm for 9U
  • Caloric Value: 0.68 kBTU/hr
  • Sound Power Level (LwAd): 6.2 Bels idle, 6.7 Bels operating
  • Leakage current: 0.75 mA at 212 Vac per power supply

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

Limitations

Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 m (1,650 ft.).

The TS3310 operating environment must not conflict with media operating and storage requirements. If media is stored in the TS3 310 for more than ten hours, the media storage temperature must be met.

For LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5, the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1.0 or V2.0 is required for enablingLibrary Managed Encryption.

For configurations of 23U and above, the TS3310 Tape Library and expansion modules must be installed in a rack. Rack doors are required for any library that has more than 14 drives installed.

Path Failover is not supported by IBM System i or IBM i.

Tape Cartridges with bar code labels are required for use in the TS3310 Tape Library.

SAS cable lengths are limited to a maximum of 6 meters.

Feature number 5506 is not supported with feature numbers 5400 or 5500.

Total LVD SCSI cable length is limited to 25 m (81 ft.) using point- to-point interconnection (for example, one host connected to only one tape drive). Total LVD SCSI cable length is 12 m (39 ft.) using multi- drop interconnection (for example, one host connected to more than one tape drive on the same SCSI bus). Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.1 m (0.33 ft.).

Data transfer rates on the SCSI bus can be affected by the amount of IBM Ultrium Tape Drives attached to the bus. For optimal performance, it is recommended that no more than two IBM Ultrium Tape Drives be attached to an individual SCSI bus.

Note: Feature #0983 is not available in India for use.

Hardware requirements

The TS3310 Tape Library can be attached to a selected wide spectrum of IBM System Servers and open system serves that support those interface specifications.

A current list of supported open system configurations is available from the following Web site:

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

The TS3310 comes initially with the capability to access up to 41 cartridge slots. Each Model E9U has approximately half of its storage slots enabled by default. The capability to access the remaining cartridge slots of an attached Model E9U requires the addition of the following feature:

  • 1640 (capacity expansion)

This feature, ordered against the TS3310 Model L5B base library, expands the addressable storage capacity of the TS3310 Model E9U Expansion Library by one half of its total storage capacity. One of these features is required to enable the access to 100 percent of the storage capacity in an attached Model E9U and enables one half the storage capacity in an additional Model E9U. Without this feature, only one half of the usable storage capacity of the E9U is accessible.

Each model comes with one power supply and an additional power supply can be added with the following feature:

  • 1900 (additional power supply)

In the Model L5B plus Model E9U configuration, if a second power supply is added to one model it is recommended that it be added to both models. If ordered as an MES, feature (#1900) will come with a power cord based on the original order. If the Additional Power Supply feature (#1900) is ordered, then two power cords will be supplied based on the power cord feature ordered.

Path failover

This optional feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover and data path failover for tape drives in the TS3310 Tape Library. Path Failover is not supported by IBM System i or IBM i. The data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism for configuring multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment. This capability is ordered with the following feature:

  • 1682 (path failover)

Ultrium 8 Tape Drives

IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drives can be ordered as field install only in the TS3310 Tape Library. The TS3310 L5B can have one or two tape drives, and the TS3310 E9U can have up to four additional tape drives. A Fibre Channel Ultrium 8 tape drive can be ordered with feature #8542 (LTO Ultrium 8 Fibre Tape Drive - 8 Gbps) to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive with a dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface.

Using the 1-Cleaning Cartridge feature (#8002), additional cleaning cartridges for the tape drives can be ordered with a new TS3310 Tape Library.

Ultrium 7 Tape Drives

At least one IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive can be ordered with each TS3310 Tape Library. The TS3310 L5B can have one or two tape drives, and the TS3310 E9U can have up to four additional tape drives. A Fibre Channel Ultrium 7 tape drive can be ordered with feature #8442 (LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Tape Drive - 8 Gbps) to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface.

Using the 1-Cleaning Cartridge feature (#8002), additional cleaning cartridges for the tape drives can be ordered with a new TS3310 Tape Library.

Ultrium 5 Tape Drives

At least one IBM Ultrium 5 can be ordered with each TS3310 Tape Library. The TS3310 L5B can have one or two tape drives, and the TS3310 E9U can have up to four additional tape drives. A Fibre Channel Ultrium 5 Tape Drive can be ordered with the following features:

  • 8242 (LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Tape Drive) - to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape drive with a dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface

Ultrium 4 Tape Drives

At least one IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive can be ordered with each TS3310 Tape Library. The TS3310 L5B can have one or two tape drives, and the TS3310 E9U can have up to four additional tape drives. Either a 3-Gbps SAS or 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Ultrium 4 Tape Drive can be ordered with the following features:

  • 8139 (LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive) - to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface
  • 8142 (LTO Ultrium 4 Fibre Tape Drive) - to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape drive with a native switch fabric 4 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface

LTO Library Managed Encryption (#5900)

This optional feature provides license keys to enable System Managed Encryption and Library Managed Encryption on the TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B with LTO Ultrium 7, Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5 and 4 Tape Drives.

Ultrium 3 Tape Drives

At least one IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive can be ordered with each TS3310 Tape Library. The TS3310 L5B can have one or two tape drives, and the TS3310 E9U can have up to four additional tap e drives. Either a LVD SCSI or Fibre Channel Ultrium 3 Tape Drive can be ordered with the following features:

  • 8037 (LTO Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Tape Drive) - to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra160 SCSI interface
  • 8042 (LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Tape Drive) - to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape drive with a native switch fabric 4 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface
  • 8038 (LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Tape Drive) - to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive with a native switched fabric 2 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface (Withdrawn from marketing)

Using the following feature, additional cleaning cartridges for the tape drives can be ordered with a TS3310 Tape Library at the time of purchase only with the following feature:

  • 8002 (1-Cleaning Cartridge)

Cables

A SCSI, SAS, or fiber cable is required to attach the TS3310 Tape Library to the server host bus adapter. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables and interposers to match the IBM LTO Ultrium drive interface and the server adapter interface.

Fibre Channel cables

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with the Ultrium Fibre Tape Drive feature (#8042, #8038, #8142, or #8242) to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components. At least one Fibre Channel cable, or the No Host/SAN Cable feature #9700 must be specified on the initial plant order. 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)

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

  • 5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre

SAS cables:

A SAS cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with the LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive (3 Gbps), feature (#8139) to a host SAS adapters. The IBM Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive comes with two Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors. At least one SAS cable must be specified on the initial (plant) order for feature #8139. Features available for SAS cables, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

  • 5402 - 2 meters SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable
  • 5406 - 5.5 meters SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable
  • 5502 - 2 meters Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable
  • 5506 - 5.5 meters Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable

A 1x4 interposer with either SAS/Mini-SAS or Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS connectors may be used for connecting up to four Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables and the respective SAS drives to a single host bus adapter port. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS cables, to connect the interposer to the drive, need to be ordered separately. Available interposer features are:

  • 5400 - SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer SAS
  • 5500 - Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer SAS

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

Refer to the Specify or Special Features section of the Sales Manual for a detailed description of the above features.

SCSI cables

A SCSI cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Tape Drive (#8037) to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed). At least one SCSI cable should be specified on the initial plant order for each SCSI tape drive. A SCSI terminator is included with each IBM Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Tape Drive. An interposer or interposers may be required 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. One SCSI differential terminator and 0.5 meter drive-to-drive cable is included with each SCSI tape drive. The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Tape Drive comes with an HD68 connector for SCSI attachment.

Features for specifying SCSI cables, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

  • Cable features 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

Refer to the Specify or Special Features section of the Sales Manual for a detailed description of the above features.

Attachment and Interoperability

For the latest attachment and interoperability supported configurations, refer to:

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

Software requirements

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS3310, refer to the following Web site:

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

Tivoli Storage Manager and other offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS3310. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at:

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibil ity/index.html

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the TS3310 Tape Library. 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 Web site

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

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group", select "Storage Systems".
In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Product Family", select "Tape Systems".
With the next pull down menu, "Product Type", select "Tape Device Drivers and Software".
This will in turn bring up the "Product" menu, which provides selections for "Platform drivers, Tools, or Software".
Under "Platform drivers", in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click "Continue".

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 Web site

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wssrs=577&uid=s sg1S7002972

LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 Encryption

Encryption for the TS3310 Tape Library, with the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is provided in i5/OS, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows 2003 operating system environments.

The installation of a Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 Tape Drives 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:

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

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

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

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)

The Tivoli Key Library Manager (TKLM) or IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption.

More information on ordering and pricing 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 5 or Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3310 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 Web site:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Library Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An encryption key manager component be available to the TS3310 Tape Library.
  • A TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 or 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 5 and Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3310 Tape Library.

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

System i support of Library Managed Encryption on the TS3310 requires:

  • An encryption key manager component be available to the TS3310 Tape Library.
  • A TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 or 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 5 and Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3310 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 Web site:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Library Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An encryption key manager component be available to the TS3310 Tape Library.
  • A TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 or 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 5 and Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3310 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Windows 2003 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 Web site:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Library Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An encryption key manager component be available to the TS3310 Tape Library.
  • A TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 drives and media.

If the encryption key manager is run on a server with Windows:

  • Windows 2003 is required.
  • An encryption key manager is required.

HP-UX

HP-UX servers support Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 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 TS3310 Tape Library.
  • A TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the encryption key manager is run on a server with HP-UX:

  • HP-UX 11iv1 or 11iv2 is required
  • An encryption key manager is required.

Sun Solaris

Sun Solaris servers support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 5 or 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 Web site:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Library Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An encryption key manager component be available to the TS3310 Tape Library.
  • A TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 drives and media

If the encryption key manager is run on a server with Solaris:

  • One of the following is required:
    • Sun Solaris 8
    • Sun Solaris 9
    • Sun Solaris 10
  • An encryption key manager required.

Application software

Tivoli Storage Manager supports Application Managed Encryption.
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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be made available.

                                     Order
           Title                     number
 ------------------------------    ---------
 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape    GA32-0477
 Library Setup and Operator
 Guide
 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape    GA32-0476
 Library SCSI Reference
 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape    GA32-0478
 Library Maintenance
 Information for IBM Service
 Personnel
 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape    GA32-0592
 Library Hardware Installation
 Quick Reference
 
 IBM Tape Device Drivers		 GC27-2130
 Installation and User"s Guide
 

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single informa- tion center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your ac- cess. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

The following publications will be available:

           Title                      Language
 ------------------------------       --------------------
 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape
  Library Setup and Operator
  Guide                               English
                                      Spanish
                                      Japanese
                                      Brazilian Portuguese
 IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape
  Library SCSI Reference              English
                                      Spanish
                                      Japanese
                                      Brazilian Portuguese
 

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Features
TOC Link Features - No charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature availability matrix
TOC Link Feature descriptions


Features - No charge

                                                            Plant
                                                    Feature or field
Description                          Type  Models   number  install
-----------------------------------  ----  -------  ------- --------
TAA Compliance                                       0983    Plant
Expansion Library Attachment         3576    L5B     9002    Plant
Attached to HP-UX                    3576    L5B     9210    Plant
Attached to Sun                      3576    L5B     9211    Plant
Attached to Windows System           3576    L5B     9212    Plant
Attached to Other Non-IBM System     3576    L5B     9213    Plant
Attached to Linux System             3576    L5B     9215    Plant
Attached to zSeries Linux            3576    L5B     9216    Plant
Attached to iSeries, AS/400 System   3576    L5B     9400    Plant
Attached to pSeries, RS/6000 System  3576    L5B     9600    Plant
No Host/SAN Cable from Plant         3576  L5B,E9U   9700    Plant
Encryption Configuration             3576   L5B      9900    Both
Shipping and Handling NC             3576   L5B,E9U  AG00    Plant
 
(#0983) TAA Compliance

(No Longer Available as of September 01, 2018)(Model E9U)

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

This feature indicates that product is TAA compliant.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: Zero.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
  • Limitations: Feature #0983 is not available in India for use.
(#9002) Expansion Library Attachment

(No Longer Available as of May 9, 2006)

This feature notifies the plant that a Model E9U Expansion Library is attached to the Model L5B.

  • Feature type: No charge
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: One
  • Initial order only: Yes
(#9848) Rack Device to PDU Line Cord, 110V to 250V, 10 A

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

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequistes: Rack Mount Kit feature 7003. One cord will be assigned if you order feature number 9848. If you order feature number 1900, you will receive two cords for feature number 9848.
  • Initial order only: Plant or Field

System Attachment

The following specify codes indicate the type of server to which the TS3310 Tape Library is attached:

(#9210) Attached to HP-UX

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

(#9211) Attached to Sun System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

(#9212) Attached to Windows System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

(#9213) Attached to Other Non-IBM System

(No Longer Available as of May 9, 2006)

(#9215) Attached to Linux System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

(#9216) Attached to zSeries Linux

(No Longer Available as of May 9, 2006)

(#9400) Attached to iSeries, AS/400 System

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

(#9600) Attached to pSeries, RS/6000

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

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

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Initial order only: Yes

Power Cords

One of the following power cords must be selected:

(#9800) 2.8m Power Cord 125V US/Canada
(#9820) 2.8m Power Cord 250V France/Germany
(#9821) 2.8m Power Cord 250V Denmark
(#9825) 2.8m Power Cord 250V UK/China
(#9827) 2.8m Power Cord 250V Israel
(#9828) 2.8m Power Cord 250V Switzerland
(#9829) 2.8m Power Cord 250V S.Africa
(#9830) 2.8m Power Cord 250V Italy
(#9831) 2.8m Power Cord 250V Australia
(#9833) 2.8m Power Cord 250V US/Canada
(#9834) 2.8m Power Cord 250V Uruguay
(#9835) 2.8m Power Cord 125V Taiwan
(#9840) 2.8m Power Cord 250V China (PRC)
(#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 cords shipped with the TS3310 Tape Autoloader must be selected. Use the features above to select a power cord feature that is needed.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#9900) Encryption Config

This feature should be ordered when encryption will be used in a TS3310 Tape Library. It includes publication updates with information on enabling and configuring the TS3310 Tape Library to support encryption. This feature also provides an EKM publication. Customer-initated procedures need to be completed for enabling and configuring the TS3310 Tape Library to support encryption with the Ultrium 4 SAS or Fibre Channel encryption-capable tape drive.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #5900
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Features - Chargeable

                                                            Plant
                                                    Feature or field
Description                          Type  Models   number  install
-----------------------------------  ----  -------  ------- --------
TS3310 Tape Library                  3576    L5B
TS3310 Tape Expansion Module         3576    E9U
Library and Drive Code Update        3576    L5B      0500    Field
Capacity Expansion                   3576    L5B      1640    Both
Advanced Reporting                   3576    L5B      1650    Both
Path Failover                        3576    L5B      1682    Both
Additional Power Supply              3576  L5B,E9U    1900    Both
Ethernet Expansion                   3576    E9U      3470    Both
 Blade
Interposer SC-LC Fibre               3576  L5B,E9U    5096    Both
SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer           3576  L5B,E9U    5400    Both
2.0 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable          3576  L5B,E9U    5402    Both
5.5 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable          3576  L5B,E9U    5406    Both
Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer      3576  L5B,E9U    5500    Both
2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable       3576  L5B,E9U    5502    Both
5.5 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable     3576  L5B,E9U    5506    Both
2.5m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable           3576  L5B,E9U    5602    Both
4.5m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable           3576  L5B,E9U    5604    Both
10m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable            3576  L5B,E9U    5610    Both
LTO Lib Managed Encryption           3576  L5B        5900    Both
Two Lib-to-Drv                       3576  L5B        6001    Both
 Ethernet Cables
5m LC/LC Fibre Cable                 3576  L5B,E9U    6005    Both
13m LC/LC Fibre Cable                3576  L5B,E9U    6013    Both
25m LC/LC Fibre Cable                3576  L5B,E9U    6025    Both
10 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)        3576  L5B,E9U    AGK1    Both
25 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)        3576  L5B,E9U    AGK2    Both
Rack Mount Kit                       3576  L5B,E9U    7003    Both
1-Cleaning Cartridge                 3576    L5B      8002    Plant
LTO Ultrium 3 LVD SCSI Tape Drive    3576  L5B,E9U    8037    Both
Ultrium 3 Fibre Tape Drive           3576  L5B,E9U    8038    Field
LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Tape Drive(4 Gb) 3576  L5B,E9U    8042    Both
Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive             3576  L5B,E9U    8139    Both
Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Tape Drive   3576  L5B,E9U    8142    Both
Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive   3576  L5B,E9U    8242    Both
Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel              3576  L5B,E9U    8342    Both
 Tape Drive
Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Tape Drive   3576  L5B,E9U    8442    Both
Ultrium 8 Fibre Channel Tape Drive   3576  L5B,E9U    8542    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
 
Shipping and Handling L5B            3576    L5B      AGG0    Plant
Shipping and Handling E9U            3576    E9U      AGG1    Plant
 

Feature availability matrix

None.

Feature descriptions

(#0500) Library and Drive Code Update

(No Longer Available as of July 14, 2015)

This feature provides the customer the ability to have library and drive code updated by a CE. This feature should be charged each time a code update is ordered. This feature should not be ordered for customers who are upgrading function on existing libraries. This feature is only available upon the system and warranty contract.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: None (maximum of one per order).
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Installation: Field Only.
  • Customer Setup: No.

Note: For more details on minimum required levels, refer to the IBM LTO or TS3310 Web sites referenced in the Hardware Requirements section.

(#1640) Capacity Expansion

This feature, ordered against the TS3310 Model L5B base library, expands the addressable storage capacity of the TS3310 Model E9U Expansion Library by one half of its total storage capacity. One of these features is required to enable the access to 100 percent of the storage capacity in an attached Model E9U and enables one half the storage capacity in an additional Model E9U. Without this feature, only one half of the usable storage capacity of the E9U is accessible.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: Four; one per Model E9U, ordered against the TS3310 Model L5B
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1650) Advanced Reporting

This feature enables Media Integrity Analysis Reporting and Drive Resource Utilization Reporting functions. These user-configurable reporting functions provide graphical displays for both diagnostic and trend analysis data designed to help evaluate tape drive and media performance and drive utilization parameters. The Drive Resource Utilization Report can help you identify drives or groups of drives that are nearing 100% utilization. It will also identify drive resources that are not being fully utilized and provide information necessary to determine if additional drives are necessary. The Media Integrity Report can help you measure and evaluate media and drive performance in the library.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1682) Path Failover

This optional feature provides automatic control path failover and data path failover for tape drives in the TS3310 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 provide error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This can provide flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1900) Additional Power Supply

This feature provides an additional power supply to allow connection to two independent branch circuits. Two power cords, instead of a single power cord, of the specified power cord are provided when this feature is ordered.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

LC-SC interposer

(#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).

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

SAS cables and interposers

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) 2.5 METER SAS/Mini-SAS CABLE
(#5406) 5.5 METER SAS/Mini-SAS CABLE

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

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

(#5502) 2.5 METER Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS CABLE
(#5506) 5.5 METER Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS CABLE

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

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

SAS interposers

(#5400) SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer

This feature provides 1 by 4 Interposer with SAS/Mini-SAS connections for connecting up to four Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables and the associated SAS drives to host a single bus adapter port. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS cables, to connect the interposer to the drive, need to be ordered separately.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 5
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

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

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

This feature provides 1 by 4 Interposer with Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS connections for connecting up to four Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables and the associated SAS drives to host a single bus adapter port. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables, to connect the interposer to the drive, need to be ordered separately.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 5
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

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

SCSI Cables

The following SCSI cables are available as optional features for attaching the SCSI tape drives to servers and other adapters. A SCSI differential terminator is included with each tape drive.

Cables 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)

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Fibre Channel Cables

Fibre Channel cables are available as optional features for attaching the Fibre Channel tape drives to servers with Fibre Channel adapters.

Each of the following 50 micron cables has an LC connector on both ends:

(#6001) Two Lib-to-Drv Ethernet Cables

This feature reduces the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware for LTO Ultrium 5 and newer tape drives in a TS3310 Model L5B. The Web UI user can transfer drive logs and drive firmware at very high speeds over an internal Ethernet interface. This feature is not required if TS3310 Model E9U feature #3470 (Ethernet Expansion Blade) is installed on an adjacent expansion module.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Removable: No.
  • Prerequisite: Minimum of one of FC #8242, #8342, #8442, or #8542
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#6005) 5 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

(#6013) 13 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable
(#6025) 25 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Prerequisites: Mutually exclusive with feature number 9700.
  • 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: Mutually exclusive with feature #9700
  • 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: Mutually exclusive with feature #9700
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field.

Other Features

(#3470) Ethernet Expansion Blade

This feature reduces the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware for LTO Ultrium 5 and newer tape drives in a TS3310 Model E9U. The Web UI user can transfer drive logs and drive firmware at very high speeds over an internal Ethernet interface. This feature includes all hardware and cables required for 6 adjacent tape drives - 4 drives within this expansion module (E9U) as well as 2 drives in an adjacent base module (L5B) or an adjacent expansion module. For LTO Ultrium 5 or newer tape drives located in 7 or more adjacent tape drive locations, feature #6001 may be ordered for TS3310 Model L5B or feature #3470 may be ordered for another TS3310 Expansion Module E9U.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Removable: No.
  • Prerequisite: Minimum of one of feature #8242, #8342, #8442, or #8542
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#5900) LTO Library Managed Encryption

This feature provides license keys to enable System Managed Encryption and Library Managed Encryption on TS3310 Model L5B Tape Library.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: Ultrium 5 Tape Drive (feature #8242), Ultrium 6 Tape Drive (feature #8342), Ultrium 7 Tape Drive (feature #8442), or Ultrium 8 Tape Drive (feature #8542)
  • Corequisites: FC 9900
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#7003) Rack Mount Kit

The Rack Mount option provides necessary hardware to mount the TS3310 Tape Library in a standard 19-inch EIA equipment rack. Nine EIA units are required for the TS3310 Model E9U. A Rack Device to PDU Line Cord (#9848) is required with this feature.

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: One (per system)
  • Prerequisites: Feature #7003
  • Corequisites: Feature #9848
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#9700) No Host/SAN Cable from Plant

(No Longer Available as of September 01, 2018)(Model E9U)

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

This feature must be placed on any 3576 library shipping from the plant with no host attachment cables specified when a tape drive is ordered on the Frame. When this feature is on the order, the plant will not include any Fibre Channel tape drive host attachment cables with the shipment of this 3576 library. Any required cables must be supplied by the customer.

  • Prerequisites: Mutually exclusive with features #6013, #6025, #AGK1, and #AGK2.
  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum number of features: None.
  • Installation: Plant Only.
  • Prerequisites: Mutually exclusive with feature number 6013 or 6025.
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No Longer Available as of September 01, 2018)(Model E9U)

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

This feature indicates Models L5B and E9U 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.
(#AGG0) Shipping and Handling - Model L5B

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

This feature indicates each Model L5B on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGG0 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#AGG1) Shipping and Handling - Model E9U

(No Longer Available as of September 01, 2018)

This feature indicates each Model E9U Expansion Unit on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGG1 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.

Cartridge Features

(#8002) 1-Cleaning Cartridge

(No Longer Available as of March 24, 2018)(Model L5B)

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

  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: Five
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant initial only

Drive Ordering Information

The TS3310 Tape Library requires one tape drive to be ordered.

Drive Features

(#8037) LTO Ultrium 3 LVD Ultra-160 Drive

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature installs one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra160 SCSI interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or installs one additional Ultrium 3 LVD Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. It includes a terminator and one 0.5 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection.

  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8038) LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Drive

(No Longer Available as of December 29, 2006)

This feature installs one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive with a native switched fabric 2 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface into a TS3310 Tape Library, or installs one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Field
(#8042) LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Tape Drive (4 Gb)

(No Longer Available as of November 25, 2011)

This feature installs one IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive with a native switched fabric 4 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or installs one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8139) Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive

(No Longer Available as of December 5, 2014)

This feature installs one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a SAS interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or installs one additional Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The dual-ported IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive has two Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors.

  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Prerequisites: At least one SAS cable must be specified on the initial plant order.
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8142) LTO Ultrium 4 Fibre Tape Drive (4 Gb)

(No Longer Available as of April 29, 2016)

This feature installs one IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or installs one additional Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, or #8142 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Prerequisites: At least one Fibre Channel cable, or the No Host/SAN Cable feature #9700 must be specified on the initial plant order.
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#8242) Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides one IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive with a dual- port Fibre Channel interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or provides one additional Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in any combination in a Model E9U E9U
  • Prerequisites: At least one Fibre Channel cable, or the No Host/SAN Cable feature #9700 must be specified on the initial plant order.
(#8342) Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive (8Gb)

This feature provides one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive with a dual-port Fibre Channel interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or provides one additional Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Removable: Yes.
  • Prerequisites: At least one Fibre Channel cable, or the No Host/SAN Cable feature #9700 must be specified on the initial plant order.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#8542) Ultrium 8 Fibre Channel Tape Drive

This feature provides one IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive with a dual-port Fibre Channel interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or provides one additional Ultrium 8 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum Number of Features: One of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, #8142, #8242, #8342, #8442, or #8542 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum Number of Features: Two of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, #8142, #8242, #8342, #8442, or #8542 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8037, #8038, #8042, #8139, #8142, #8242, #8342, #8442, or #8542 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Removable: Yes
  • Prerequisites: At least one Fibre Channel cable, or the No Host Cable feature #9700 must be specified on the initial plant order.
  • Installation: Field only.
(#8442) Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Tape Drive

This feature provides one IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Drive with a dual-port Fibre Channel interface into a new TS3310 Tape Library, or provides one additional Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Tape Drive into a currently installed TS3310 Tape Library. The tape drive has a LC connector.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: One of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in a Model L5B; zero in a Model E9U
  • Maximum number of features: Two of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in any combination in a Model L5B; four of feature #8242, #8342, #8442 or #8542 in any combination in a Model E9U
  • Removable: Yes
  • Prerequisites: At least one Fibre Channel cable, or the No Host/SAN Cable feature #9700 must be specified on the initial plant order.
  • Installation: Plant or Field

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Accessories

None.

Customer replacement parts

  • LVD Drive Sled
  • FC Drive Sled
  • SAS Drive Sled
  • LCB (Library Controller Blade)
  • LCB Flash Memory
  • Power Supply
  • Chassis to Chassis Communication Cable
  • Foot pads
  • Fibre Wrap Tool
  • LVD SCSI Wrap Tool
  • LVD Multi-Mode Terminator
  • LTO Cleaning Cartridge
  • LTO Data Cartridge
  • Chassis Terminators
  • 9U EM Chassis
  • 5U CM Chassis
  • Cover Plates for Fan Slot
  • Cover Plate for empty power supply slot
  • Cover Plate for empty Drive slots
  • Top cover for 5U or 9U
  • Side cover for 5U
  • Side covers for 9U
  • 2.8 m 125v US/Canada Power Cord
  • 1.8 m 125v USA Chicago Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v US/Canada Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v France/German Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v Denmark Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v South Africa Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v United Kingdom Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v Switzerland Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v Italy Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v Israel Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v Argentina Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v China Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 250v Australia Power Cord
  • 2.8 m 125v Taiwan Power Cord
  • VHDCI/HD68 Cable/Interposer
  • 2.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 4.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 10 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • LC-LC Fibre Cable 5 m
  • LC-LC Fibre Cable 13 m
  • LC-LC Fibre Cable 25 m
  • SAS/Mini-SAS 4x interposer
  • 2.5 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable
  • 5.5 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable
  • Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x interposer
  • 2.5 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable
  • 5.5 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable

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Machine elements

Not available.
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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 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://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/media/distribut ors/index.html

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.

Trademarks

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UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
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