Family 3584+01 IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library Model D32

IBM Europe Sales Manual
Revised:  September 04, 2018.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Machine elements
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3584-D32 2000/08/232000/09/01 2004/10/012017/06/30

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Abstract

The IBM 3584 TS3500 Tape Library is part of a family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange to high-end systems.

Model abstract 3584-D32

The IBM 3584 Model D32 expansion frames may be added to the base frame (Model L32) in order to add storage and/or drive capacity. Up to five D32 expansion frames may be added to each base frame. Each 3584 Model D32 frame supports up to 440 storage slots and up to twelve drives, with incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four drives installed. Each Model D32 frame can have up to 12 logical libraries and 12 control paths.
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Highlights

The TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. These models expand capacity and function and are designed to provide the following enhancements:

  • Support for both IBM LTO Tape Drives and TS1120 Tape Drives (in separate frames)
  • Enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly
  • Expansion of the available physical storage capacity up to 9,390 TB (with 3:1 compression)
  • Intermix of the new models with installed TS3500 or 3584 libraries
  • Enhanced automation functionality with ALMS
  • Lower-entry capacity configurations with capacity on demand (COD) level additions

Model highlights 3584-D32

  • Includes capability to install up to twelve IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives
  • Each Model D32 Frame can have up to twelve logical libraries and twelve control paths
  • Tape Drives in the Model D32 can have Fibre Channel, Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI, or High Voltage Differential (HVD) SCSI interfaces
  • Cartridge capacity up to 440 cartridges

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Description

3584 Tape Library Overview

The IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library is part of a family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange systems to high-end open systems. Each aspect of the subsystem is designed to optimize access to data and reliability. The 3584 Tape Library supports the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 1, 2, and 3 Tape Drives and the IBM TotalStorage 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive. IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives are compact storage devices designed to support the highly intensive read and write operations required by today's open system servers.

The IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is the third generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and data cartridges can be resident in same 3584 Tape Library frame with Ultrium 2 or Ultrium 1 Tape Drives and data cartridges, and adjacent frames can have 3592 Tape Drives and data cartridges. The 3592 Tape Drives are designed to provide high levels of performance, functionality, and cartridge capacity supporting the 3592 tape format, including Write Once Read Many (WORM) media support.

The 3584 Library Models L32 and D32 can be equipped with IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 1, 2, or 3 Tape Drives, the Models L52 and D52 with IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives, and the Models L22 and D22 with the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592. The 3584 Models D22, D52, L22, and L52 have a smaller footprint than the Models D32 or L32, so they take up less floor space. The Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and data cartridges can be resident in the same 3584 Tape Library frame with Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives and data cartridges, and adjacent frames can have 3592 Tape Drives and data cartridges. The 3584 supports mixed media in the same library by supporting the intermix of the Models D22, D32, and D52 within a 3584 library. Input/Output (I/O) stations are located on the Models L22, L32, or L52 to facilitate tape loading and unloading. The 3584 High Availability Model HA1 may be added to the 3584 Tape Library Base Frame Models L22, L32, or L52. In conjunction with a service bay feature on the 3584 Model D22 or D52, the Model HA1 provides for the installation and operation of a second library accessor in a 3584 Tape Library to help improve availability and performance.

The 3584 Tape Library is designed to provide an excellent network data backup/archive solution. With the granularity and scalability to follow your requirements from a few servers to hundreds of clients, from gigabytes to terabytes, this powerful pairing can grow with you, helping protect your investment.

3584 Tape Library means high performance

The IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 3592 Tape Drives are designed for high performance in a streaming mode of operation. Automatic data caching, using an expanded cache memory and read/write buffering, enhances performance even further. Aggregate library data rates for a fully configured 3584 Tape Library supports extremely high data transfer performance.

Cartridge move time within the 3584 Tape Library is typically less than 3.0 seconds in a single-frame library. The dual-gripper accessor can retrieve the next cartridge to be mounted, unload the current cartridge, and load the next cartridge, providing the following potential benefits as compared to a single gripper:

  • Save complete move operations
  • Improve overall library performance
  • Offer increased redundancy and higher reliability

3584 Tape Library defines high reliability

Leading-edge technology positions the 3592 and IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives as industry leaders. Highly accurate recording is supported by an exclusive thin-film write module designed by IBM with read-after-write data verification. Data read is managed by IBM's industry-leading Magneto Resistive (MR) heads, designed for accuracy, high reliability, and durability. The 3584 drives and library robotics are TapeAlert-compatible, providing tape drive, and library error and diagnostic reporting. Drive cleaning is an automatic function that can be performed by the library when required by the drive, without requiring operator intervention.

High granularity in library configurations

Features and capacities are designed to match a wide variety of customer requirements. You can attach up to 15 Model D22, D32, or D52 Expansion Frames to a Model L22, L32, or L52 Base Frame to tailor the library to match your system capacity and performance needs. This provides a cartridge capacity with Ultrium data cartridges of up to 6,887 cartridges, or with 3592 data cartridges of up to 6,260 cartridges You can intermix cartridges and drive types in different frames and have up to 192 tape drives in up to 16 total 3584 library frames.

Model D32 (Expansion Frame)

The 3584 Model D32 Expansion Frame is designed for IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D32 Expansion Frames may be added to the 3584 Model L22, L32, or L52 Base Frame to increase LTO cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D32 supports up to 440 LTO cartridge slots and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives, with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four tape drives installed. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive).

Designed for availability

If you are looking to maximize availability with minimum downtime for service-related activities, you will appreciate that the library preserves tape drive configuration settings, such as Fibre Channel World Wide Node Names (WWNN), when a tape drive is replaced. This helps to ensure that the replacement drive has the same WWNN as the original drive and may help avoid the need to re-IPL or reconfigure host systems. Fibre Channel drives require only a quiesce of the individual drive. Redundant hot-swap library and drive power supplies can also be replaced without any impact to host sytems.

ALMS is designed to eliminate outages when adding Capacity On Demand (COD) storage, adding or removing logical libraries, or when changing logical library storage allocation. The use of ALMS may also reduce outages when adding expansion frames, adding or removing tape drives, or changing logical drive allocation.

A Dual AC Power feature, supporting either 110 Volt ac or 220 Volt ac, provides a power switch to allow connection of two line cords to two independent customer branch circuits. This can enhance library availability by having an alternative power source in case of planned or unplanned power grid outages.

3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1

The 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1 is designed to improve the performance and availability of the 3584 Tape Library. The Model HA1, in conjunction with service bay features on the 3584 Models D22 and D52, provide for the installation of a second library accessor that is designed to operate simultaneously with the first accessor and service mount requests in the 3584 Tape Library at the same time. It is designed to non-disruptively failover to a redundant accessor when any component of either accessor fails, which helps maintain availability and relibility. Additionally, this design includes the ability to add one or more Model D52 or D22 Frames to a 3584 Tape Library that has an attached Model HA1 with minimal disruption.

Dual active accessor support is provided in a mixed media library. This includes any combination of 3592 and LTO Ultrium media types. Advanced Library Management Systems (ALMS) will be required for support of dual accessors and two or more 3584 frames are required in a high availability configuration.

A dual accessor library will have two garage areas called service bays. Service Bay A (the 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1) is to left of and adjacent to the L-frame, when facing the front door. Service Bay B (a modified 3584 Model D22 or D52) is to the right of the last active frame in the library. The service bays will be regular library frames but they will not have any drives, power supplies, or node cards. Storage slots within the service bays will only be used to test service actions.

The actual performance of the 3584 Tape Library is determined by a number of factors, such as: accessor capacity, number of library frames, number of tape drives, location of tape drives and tape cartridges, and tape cartridge residency.

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path Architecture of the 3584 Tape Library provides the capability for sharing of the library robotics. This is accomplished by partitioning the library into up to 192 multiple logical libraries (up to the number of drives installed), and providing each logical library its own separate and distinct drive(s), storage slots, and control path(s). I/O slots are shared on a first-come-first-served basis. This type of partitioning allows 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.

Logical libraries can also be used for separating different generations of Ultrium Tape Drives and cartridges, or 3592 Tape Drives and cartridges, for applications which do not support mixing the drives in the same logical library.

Advanced Library Management System

The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is the next generation of patented IBM Multi-Path Architecture. ALMS provides a license key to enable dynamic management of cartridges, cartridge storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries. Tape drives can be assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. Logical libraries can be added, deleted, or easily changed non-disruptively. Storage capacity can typically be changed without any impact to host applications. ALMS is required when a 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1 is installed in the 3584 Tape Library.

Control Path Failover

Two types of path failover capabilities exist: Control Path Failover (CPF) and Data Path Failover (DPF). Control refers to the command set that controls the library (the SCSI Medium Changer command set on LUN 1 of the tape drives). Data refers to the command set that carries the customer data to and from the tape drives (the SCSI-3 Stream Commands (SSC) device on LUN 0 of the tape drives). Path failover means the same thing in both: that is, where there is redundancy in the path from the application to the intended target (the library accessor or the drive mechanism), the device driver transparently fails over to another path in response to a break in the active path.

Both types of failover include host-side failover when configured with multiple host bust adapter (HBA) ports into a switch, but CPF includes target-side failover through the control paths that are enabled on more than one tape drive. DPF includes target-side failover for 3592 Tape Drives only by using the dual-ported interface of the drive.

For enhanced availability you may use CPF. This optional feature is designed to provide 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 currently provided under AIX, Solaris, and Linux when the IBM device driver is used. Additional operating systems support will be provided in the future for installed CPF users.

Data Path Failover and Load Balancing

Data Path Failover (DPF) and Load Balancing exclusively supports native Fibre Channel Ultrium Tape Drives and 3592 Tape Drives in the 3584 Tape Library using the IBM device driver. Support is currently provided for AIX, Linux, and Solaris. Additional operating systems support will be provided in the future for installed DPF users. DPF 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 automatically selects a path through the HBA that has the fewest open tape devices, and assigns 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, DPF provides autonomic self-healing capabilities similar to CPF, with transparent failover to an alternate data path in the event of a failure in the primary host-side path.

Note: DPF and Load Balancing for Ultrium 3 Tape Drives, or Ultrium 2 Tape Drives attached to operating systems other than AIX, requires an optional feature. Load Balancing is not currently supported for Solaris.

Fibre Channel connectivity

Tape drives in the 3584 Tape Library Models D22, D52, L22, and L52 are designed to connect to host systems using Fibre Channel interfaces. An LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface or 3592 Tape Drive can be selected for attachment to host systems and servers utilizing Fibre Channel adapters. Fibre Channel connection distances up to 300 meters (at 2-Gbps) are possible. By utilizing selected Fibre Channel Switches, distances exceeding 300 meters are possible.

Ultrium 3 Tape Drive

The IBM TotalStorage 3588 Tape Drive Model F3A is an IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 3 Tape Drive designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage. The 3588 Tape Drive Model F3A is designed to mount in an IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library and has a 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for attachment to IBM eServer p5 or pSeries, IBM eServer i5 or iSeries, IBM eServer xSeries, AS/400, RS/6000, HP, Sun, UNIX, and Intel servers.

The Ultrium 3 Tape Drive incorporates third-generation IBM LTO Ultrium technology. It offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive:

  • Maximum tape drive throughput data rate performance is more than doubled, up to 80 MB/sec native data transfer rate. Data tracks are now written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write, at eight data tracks at a time, LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 2 rates, and read LTO Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 1 rates.

    Note: Although the 3588 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.

  • 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 new 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 LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges.
  • 2-Gbps Fibre Channel attachment - The 3588 Model F3A comes with a 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interface 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.
  • New dual stage 16 channel head actuator - designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity.
  • New independent tape loader and threader motors and positive pin retention - 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 or a 32 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive.
  • Highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology - 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 generation 3 drive electronics are also designed to provide "on-the-fly" error correction capability for 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-down.

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

  • Servo and track layout technology - There are 704 data tracks in Ultrium 3 verses 512 data tracks in Ultrium 2 and 384 data tracks in Ultrium 1. 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 IBM Ultrium Tape Drive. 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.
  • Magneto Resistive (MR) head design - Use of flat lap head technology in MR heads 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 five speeds, 40, 50, 60, 70, 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 improve throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 3 ranges from 40 to 80 MB/sec versus 17.5 to 35 MB/sec on Ultrium 2.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments - Drive designed 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 drive.
  • Power management - The power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or to be in a low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation.
  • Channel calibration: The channel calibration feature allows for customization of each read/write data channel to support optimum performance. The customization enables compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics.
  • Adaptive read equalization - designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation - designed to dynamically optimize readback signals for linear readback response from magneto resistive 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, the 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 in cases if such an append occurs.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC) - The IBM Ultrium Tape Drives use 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 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 IBM Ultrium Tape Drives use SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. The SARS use 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, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

With support for LTO Ultrium-format tape data cartridges, the 3588 Tape Drive with the 3584 Tape Library can be a cost-effective solution for backup, save-and-restore, and archiving functions.

Ultrium 2 Tape Drive

The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive:

  • Maximum tape drive performance is more than doubled, up to 35 MB/sec native data transfer rate (70 MB/sec with 2:1 compression) when using the Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge. IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges at original Ultrium 1 capacities and with improved performance up to 20 MB/sec native data transfer rate (40 MB/sec with 2:1 compression).
  • The tape cartridge capacity is doubled up to 200 GB native capacity (400 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge.

High-performance LTO Ultrium Tape Cartridge

The tape cartridge capacity of the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge to 400 GB native capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression). The Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge has a 200 GB native capacity (400 GB with 2:1 compression) and the Ultrium 1 Data Cartridge has a 100 GB native capacity (200 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 2 data cartridges, and read Ultrium 1 data cartridges. IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original Ultrium 1 data cartridges. Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same 3584 Tape Library frame with Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives and data cartridges.

LTO Ultrium data 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. The 3584 Tape Library supports the use of Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and 3592 data cartridges within the same library.
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Product positioning

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Library scalability: 1 to 16 active frames, 1 to 192 tape drives, 58 to 6,887 cartridge slots
  • Capacity, performance, and library management requirements
  • Data integrity, reliability, and availability
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats, including LTO and 3592 drive technology
  • Server attachment and operating system support

The 3584 Tape Library and IBM software applications excel in addressing these requirements and can constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium and 3592 tape technology. You also gain flexibility of automated tape library management and unattended save/restore operations.

The 3584 Tape Library models are a smart choice for tape automation for p5 or pSeries, RS/6000, i5 or iSeries, AS/400, zSeries Linux, xSeries, and other popular open systems. The IBM 3584 utilizes the patented Multi-Path Architecture, designed to allow homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems applications to share the library robotics, with ALMS for storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment. Additional 3584 features include: Capacity on demand entry library frames, LTO and 3592 drive technology choices and integration, dual active accessors, and 16-frame expansion.

The 3584 Tape Library with 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives should be considered when:

  • Both LTO and 3592 tape drives are required in the same library.
  • A lower capacity, lower price library than the IBM TotalStorage 3494 Enterprise Tape Library is needed.
  • A smaller footprint, higher density library than the 3494 is desired.
  • ESCON or FICON connections are not required.

The 3584 Tape Library Base Frame Model L52 or L32 offers 64 to 287 slots for LTO Ultrium tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. It is designed to provide excellent price/performance in the open systems environments.

The 3584 Tape Library Base Frame Model L22 offers 58 to 260 slots for 3592 tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM 3592 Tape Drives. The 3592 Tape Drives are designed to provide high capacity, performance, and reliability in open systems environments with tape drive flexibility to accommodate capacity as well as fast access where these requirements are needed.

Up to 16 3584 Tape Library Expansion Frame Models D22, D32, or D52 can be added to either the Model L22, L32, or L52. The Model D22 provides up to 400 cartridge slots for 3592 media, and can contain up to 12 3592 Tape Drives. The Model D32 provides up to 440 slots for Ultrium media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Tape Drives. The Model D52 provides up to 440 slots for LTO media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. 12 Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. This can provide a total 3584 library capacity of up to 192 IBM LTO Ultrium or 3592 Tape Drives, with up to 6,887 Ultrium cartridge slots, or with up to 6,260 3592 cartridge slots. When a Model HA1 is attached, the last Model D22 or D52 in the 3584 Tape Library functions as a Service Bay B for the second accessor.

The 3584, part of a family of IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium tape products, is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

If you have existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup, the 3584 Tape Library constitutes an excellent tape storage solution. The IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the 3584 Tape Library provide an excellent functional alternative to DLT/SDLT, 1/4-inch, 4mm, 8mm, or IBM Magstar MP 3570 tape drives.

For capacity requirements less than 25 TB (native), a wide spectrum of tape libraries are available from the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape family of products, depending on your customer's storage usage and requirements. Tape automation products to choose from include the IBM TotalStorage 3582 and 3583 Tape Libraries and the IBM TotalStorage 3581 Tape Autoloader.

For mission-critical data protection needs, optimized for enterprise multimode and host attachment, high-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, consider the proven IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Drive with the IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library or the IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library.
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Models

Model summary matrix

3584 Library With Expansion Features 1603 or 1653

Model Tape Drives Library Cart Slots Library Data Capacity (TB) (Native) Library Data Capacity (TB) (Comp.)
D32 0-12 440-396 158-176 316-352

Note: Compression technology can increase the amount of data stored on the media. Data characteristics impact the actual degree of compression. Values listed represent maximum possible values.

Maximum

A 3584 Tape Library can contain one Model Lxx Frame, one Model HA1 Frame, and up to 16 Model Dxx Frames.

Customer setup (CSU)

None.

Devices supported

  • 3584 Model D22
  • 3584 Model D32
  • 3584 Model D42
  • 3584 Model D52
  • 3584 Model HA1
  • 3588 Model F3A

Model conversions

  • D42 to D32

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Technical description
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The IBM 3584 Tape Library is a high-performance, reliable, linear scalable tape library subsystem, designed for tape automation. Tape drives in the 3584 Tape Library can be attached to i5, iSeries, AS/400, p5, pSeries, RS/6000, xSeries, Netfinity, Sun, Hewlett-Packard, and other open systems servers.

The libraries use the IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives for faster data transfer and certainty in automated library service. Each aspect of the library subsystem has been optimized for repeated, dependable unattended tape handling. The dual-gripper accessor solidly moves cartridges within the library and the IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives. The drives have been refined using the many years of IBM tape experience to provide extremely fast data transfer and stands up to the rigors of automated handling.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives in the 3584 Model D32 have sustained data rates of up to 80 MB/sec native (up to 160 MB/sec at 2:1 compression). The tape capacity of the LTO Ultrium 3 cartridge is 400 GB per cartridge in native format, and using LTO-DC (LTO Data Compression) (2:1) compression is 800 GB. Tape capacity of the LTO Ultrium 2 cartridge is 200 GB per cartridge in native format, and using LTO-DC (LTO Data Compression) (2:1) compression is 400 GB. Tape capacity of the LTO Ultrium 1 cartridge is 100 GB per cartridge in native format, and using LTO-DC (LTO Data Compression) (2:1) compression is 200 GB. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives have sustained data rates of 35 MB/sec native (70 MB/sec at 2:1 compression). The IBM LTO Ultrium 1 Tape Drives have sustained data rates of 15 MB/sec installation of up to twelve IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives, in any combination of Fibre Channel, LVD, or HVD drives.

The IBM 3584 Tape Library can have up to 192 tape drives and can be configured to have up to 192 control paths and up to 192 logical libraries. The library contains the electronics and logic for autochanger operations. Each IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive contains the electronics and logic for reading and writing data, control of the tape drive, management of the data buffer, and error recovery procedures. The IBM 3584 Tape Library has its own power and cooling components.

Physical specifications

  • Width: 725 mm (28.5 in)
  • Depth: 1520 mm (59.8 in)
  • Height: 1800 mm (70.9 in)
  • Minimum Weight: 355.4 kg (783.5 lb) (Includes 1 drive, 0 cartridges
  • Maximum Weight: 556.6 kg (1227.0 lb) (Includes 12 drives, 324 cartridges)

Operating environment

Note: Values shown are for a library with twelve IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives installed.

  • Temperature: 16 to 32 degrees C (60.8 to 89.6 Degrees F)
  • Relative Humidity: 20 to 80 (percent)
  • Wet Bulb:
    • Operating: 23 degrees C (73.4 degrees F) maximum
    • Power Off: 26 degrees C (78.8 degrees F) maximum
  • Electrical Power: 8.0 amps at 200-240 V AC, 1.6 KVA, 1.4 kilowatt (nominal). Inrush current: 200 amps peak for 1/2 cycle at 200-240 VAC
  • Heat Output (kBtu per hour): 4.8

The 3584 tape library is classified as a Category 1 product as defined in C-S 1-1710-006. The following table shows the maximum (operating/idle) Sound Power Level (in bels) and the average 1 meter bystander Sound Pressure Level (in dB) for a Model L32/D32:

  • Sound Power Level (LwAd):
    • Idle: 7.4 bels
    • Operating: 7.5 bels
  • Sound Pressure Level:
    • Idle: 50 dB(A)
    • Operating: 51 dB(A)

Limitations

Although the compression technology can increase the amount of data stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 m (1640 ft.) at 1-Gbps and 300 m (990 ft.) at 2-Gbps.

Total LVD SCSI cable length is limited to 25 m (81 ft) using point-to-point interconnection (e.g. one host connected to only one tape drive). Total LVD SCSI cable length is 12 m (39 ft) using multi-drop interconnection (e.g. 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).

Total HVD SCSI cable lengths are limited to 25 m (81 ft.) using point-to-point or multi-drop interconnection. Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.2 m (0.66 ft).

LTO Ultrium data cartridges cannot reside in the same library frame with 3592 data cartridges.

For performance reasons, the AS/400 configurator limits the attachment to one Ultrium Tape Drive (features #1454, #1455, #1464, #1465, #1474, or #1475) device per adapter (IOP/IOA). Attaching more than one Ultrium tape drive on an IOP/IOA is supported, but may have an impact on tape performance.

Installing more than one IBM LTO Ultrium drive on a SCSI bus may impact system performance. Intermixing of other SCSI devices on the same SCSI bus as the 3584 Tape Library may impact performance of those devices.

Each 3584 Tape Library can be divided into logical libraries (up to the number of drives).

Each logical library must contain at least one IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive and one cartridge slot.

Hardware requirements

The 3584 Tape Library can be attached to i5, iSeries, p5, pSeries, xSeries, AS/400, RS/6000, RS/6000 SP systems, Netfinity, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support SCSI HVD, SCSI LVD, and Fibre Channel interfaces. The 3584 library comes with raven black covers.

A current list of supported open system configurations for the IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive is available from the following Web site:

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

  1. Select "Product details",

  2. Then select "LTO compatibility", and under the "Compatibility information" you can view the supported servers and operating system information for the product.

When a 3584 Model HA1 is installed in a 3584 Tape Library, the following feature numbers must be present on one 3584 Model Dxx in that library (other that the one used as a Service Bay B):

  • 1453 - Frame Control Assembly (or feature number 1452 if the frame is a Model D32)
  • 1902 - Additional Power Supply (one is required, but it is recommended that two of these be present for redundancy)

It is also recommended that the Dual AC Power feature (#1901) be installed on the Model Lxx and Dxx Frames in a 3584 Tape Library containing a Model HA1.

Each 3584 Tape Library configuration containing a Model HA1 requires a different set of X-Track cables for the dual accessors in the library, depending on the total number of frames in that 3584 Tape Library. The following feature number must be ordered on the Model Lxx every time the number of attached frames is changed (either added or removed) in a 3584 Tape Library that has a Model HA1:

  • 1840 - Change HA X-Track Cable

This feature number will enable the proper X-Track cables to be shipped based on the presence of feature number 9040 and the quantity of feature number 9003 on the Model Lxx Frame.

Note: Feature number 1840 is not required with the first installation of a Model HA1. It is only required when the number of attached frames is changed after the installation of the Model HA1.

In a 3584 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 and the total number of frames in the 3584 library coming from the plant is going to number 8 to 14 frames (7 to 13 Expansion Frames), the 7-14 Frame X-Track Cable will be shipped with the library unless the 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) is specified on the Model L22 or L52. The 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) must be specified on the Model L22 or L52 if there will be a total of 15 or 16 frames (14 or 15 Expansion Frames) in the 3584 library without a Model HA1.

When frames are added to a 3584 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 as a field upgrade, a new X-Track Cable may be required according to the following table of total installed frames:

Installed       New       X-Track Cable
Frame Qty    Frame Qty    feature number required
---------    ---------    ----------------------------
 1 - 2         3 - 6      1806
 1 - 6           7        1814
 1 - 6         8 - 14     1814 or 1816
 1 - 14       15 - 16     1816 (if 9316 not installed)
 

When frames are removed from a 3584 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 as a field upgrade, a new X-Track is required according to the following:

Installed       New       X-Track Cable
Frame Qty    Frame Qty    feature number required
---------    ---------    -----------------------------
 8 - 16          7        1814 (if 9316/1816 installed)
 7 - 16        3 - 6      1806
 3 - 16        1 - 2      1802
 

3584 Model D32

The 3584 Tape Library Model D52 can contain a maximum of 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives per frame (for a total of up to 192 Ultrium Tape Drives in a 16 frame library).

IBM LTO Ultrium 3 drive integration is accomplished with the 3588 Ultrium Tape Drive Model F3A. For detailed information on the 3588 Tape Drive, refer to the 3588 sales manual. The 3588 Tape Drives can be installed and intermixed within the same frame with other IBM LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives. An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504) is required for installing a 3588 Tape Drive in a drive slot.

The 3588 Tape Drives have a 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for either point-to-point or Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop attachment. The 3588 Tape Drive Model F3A must be ordered separately, and is designed for customer setup in the 3584 Tape Library. The following feature should be ordered on the 3584 Frame Model D32 into which a 3588 Model F3A Tape Drive will be installed:

  • 9679 - 3588 Drive Field Install - one feature should be specified on an installed 3584 Frame for each tape drive that will be field installed in that 3584 Frame

The 3588 Model F3A is designed for customer setup. However, if the customer desires assistance with the field installation, the following feature can be ordered on the 3584 Frame (one feature for each drive that is needed):

  • 1678 - 3588 Field Install Assist

Customer-owned 3588 Tape Drives or 3588 Tape Drives removed from a 3584 library frame can be installed in another 3584 Frame. If assistance is desired to remove the 3588 Tape Drive, order the Drive Removal feature (#1663).

The LTO Ultrium 1 Tape Drive with the desired interface is chosen by selecting at least one of the following features:

  • #1454 - LTO Ultrium LVD Drive Canister - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with the Ultra2/Wide SCSI Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface, VHDCI connector
  • #1455 - LTO Ultrium HVD Drive Canister - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with the Ultra/Wide SCSI High Voltage Differential (HVD) interface, VHDCI connector
  • #1456 - LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive Canister - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop interface, SC connector
  • #1464 - LTO Ultrium HD68 LVD Drive on Tray - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with the Ultra2/Wide SCSI Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface, HD68 connector
  • #1465 - LTO Ultrium HD68 HVD Drive on Tray - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with the Ultra/Wide SCSI High Voltage Differential (HVD) interface, HD68 connector
  • #1466 - LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive on Tray - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop interface, SC connector

A terminator is included with each #1454, #1455, #1464, and #1465 tape drive. Fibre Channel or SCSI cables and appropriate interposers, as required, should be ordered for attachment to a server. Refer to the Cables section for detailed descriptions of these Fibre Channel and SCSI cable features. A power cord feature number, if applicable, should also be specified.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives come with an Ultra/Wide SCSI High Voltage Differential (HVD) interface, a SCSI Ultra160 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface, or a Fibre Channel interface for either point-to-point or Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop attachment. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, with the desired interface is chosen by selecting at least one of the following features:

  • 1474 - LTO Ultrium 2 LVD Drive Canister-which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with the SCSI Ultra160 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface
  • 1475 - LTO Ultrium 2 HVD Drive Canister - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with the Ultra/Wide SCSI High Voltage Differential (HVD) interface
  • 1476 - LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister - which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface

A minimum of one of drive feature (#1454, #1455, #1456, #1474, #1475, or #1476) must be specified on a new Model D32. If a drive feature is not on the Model D32, or all tape drives have been removed from the Model D32, then the following feature must be specified on that Model D32:

  • 9001 - Driveless Frame

A power cord feature number, if applicable, should also be specified. An additional Power Supply feature (#1902) can be added to a Model D32 Expansion Frame for further redundancy to the N+1 redundancy of the two library power supplies provided in the Model L32 Frame.

Note: The Model L32 includes two hot-swap library power supplies for N+1 redundancy of the power supplied to the accessor for any library size (separate hot-swap drive power supplies provide N+1 redundancy for the tape drives). The Model D32 Frame Control Assembly feature (#1452) does not require or include a library power supply. However, the Model D32 Frame Control Assembly does support placement of a library power supply in the Model D32 Frame for power configuration flexibility.

Labeled or bulk quantities of LTO cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589 or purchased through distributors. Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.

Note: The 3584 requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

Cables

Cables are required to attach tape drives in the 3584 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drive attachments installed). An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. If no host attachment cables are required to be shipped with 3584 frame from the plant, then the No Host Cables From Plant feature (#9700) should be specified on the frame. Otherwise, one or more of the following Fibre Channel or SCSI cables should be specified on the frame.

Fibre Channel Cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a LTO Ultrium 3 Fibre Channel Tape Drive (3588 Model F3A) or other Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drive (features #1476, #1456, or #1466) in the 3584 Tape Library via the Fibre Channel patch panel feature (#1462), to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Switch, or other Fibre Channel components. The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive comes with an LC Duplex connector and one LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Mounting Kit (#1504). The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Tape Drive (#1476) comes with an LC Duplex connector. One LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Drive feature (#1476). The IBM LTO Ultrium 1 Fibre Tape Drive (#1456 or #1466) comes with an SC Duplex connector. One 2.0 meter SC-SC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Drive feature (#1456).

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

  • 5805 - 5 m SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5813 - 13 m SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5825 - 25 m SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5861 - 61 m SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5907 - 7 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5913 - 13 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5922 - 22 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5961 - 61 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6005 - 5 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6013 - 13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6025 - 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6061 - 61 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

Fiber Transport Services (FTS) offered by IBM Global Services can provide additional fiber optic components, and fiber optic cabling solutions. IBM FTS provides structured, modular, fiber-optic data center connectivity solutions. Pre-terminated fiber optic trunk cables and fiber-optic jumper cables are available as part of the planning, fiber optic commodities, and installation activities performed by IBM personnel. Custom lengths and custom installation of fiber optic cables, both multimode and single mode, can also be provided as part of IBM Networking and Connectivity solutions. Contact your local IBM Installation Planning Representative, Product Specialist or Connectivity Services Specialist for more information. In the US, contact IBM Inside Sales at 888-426-4343; ask for Fiber Optic Cabling Services.

Additional FTS information can also be found at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/services/nc/integration/

An interposer may be required to connect a Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector to drive features #1456 or #1466, which has a female SC connector. The following interposer, with an SC adapter on one end and an LC adapter on the other end, is available:

  • 5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre

SCSI Cables: A SCSI cable is required to attach an 3584 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium LVD or HVD Drive features (#1454, #1455, #1464, #1465, #1474 and #1475) to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed).

Note: Drive features #1454 and #1455 shipped prior to August 31, 2001 have HD68 SCSI connectors. Drive features #1454 and #1455 shipped on or after August 31, 2001 have VHDCI SCSI connectors on the drive cannisters. Drive features #1464 and #1465 are equipped with HD68 SCSI connectors. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive features #1474 and #1475 come with a VHDCI connector.

One SCSI differential terminator and 0.3 meter drive-to-drive cable is included with each drive feature #1454, #1455, #1464, #1465, #1474, and #1475. An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters.

Features for specifying SCSI cables available for SCSI LVD or HVD attachment, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

Cables with HD68 (high density 68-pin) connectors on both ends:

  • 5305 - 5 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5310 - 10 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5318 - 18 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5325 - 25 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable

Cables with a VHDCI connector on one end and an HD68 connector on the other end:

  • 5604 - 4.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5610 - 10 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5620 - 20 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5625 - 25 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

Cables with a VHDCI connector on both ends:

  • 5704 - 4.5 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable
  • 5710 - 10 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable
  • 5720 - 20 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable
  • 5725 - 25 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable

An interposer may be required to connect a SCSI cable with HD68 connectors to another connector. The following interposers are available:

  • 2895 - Interposer for attachment to the iSeries and AS/400 Magnetic Media Subsystem Controller feature (#6501) (not applicable for Ultrium 2 Tape Drive attachment)
  • 5099 - VHDCI/HD68 Cable/Interposer

An inline terminator is required when attaching the 3584 library to Hewlett-Packard V-Class systems with adapter A4800A. The following inline terminator is available:

  • 5098 Inline HVD SCSI Terminator

Refer to the Special Features section of the Sales Manual for detailed descriptions of these features.

Software requirements

The 3584 Model HA1 and IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives in the 3584 Tape Library are supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • OS/400 V5R1, V5R2, V5R3, or later
  • AIX 5L V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, or later
  • Sun Solaris 8 or 9
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
  • HP-UX 11.00 and 11i (64 bit)
  • Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8)

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the 3584, refer to the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility /pdf/3584opn.pdf

Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should have the customer check the support levels required for their particular software environment prior to installation.

An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from:

ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

Further information can be found in the IBM Ultrium Device Driver's Installation and User's Guide (GA32-0430), or the IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site.

Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the 3584. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or ISVs. A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility /pdf/lto_isv_matrix.pdf

IBM continues to work together with ISVs to support the 3584 Tape Library. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates. Consult with ISV providers for their support of mixed drive types and media types in the same logical library.
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Publications

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

                                      Order
           Title                      Number
   --------------------------------   ---------
   IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape         GA32-0468
   Library Operator Guide
 
   IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape         GA32-0469
   Library Introduction and
   Planning Guide
 
   IBM Ultrium Device Driver's        GA32-0430
   Installation and User's Guide
   (English)
 
   IBM TotalStorage Tape Device       GC35-0154
   Driver Installation and User's
   Guide (English)
 
   Translated Safety Notices for      SA26-7197
   External Storage Devices
 

The publications listed above are available at the following Web site:

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

The following publications are also available at the above Web site:

           Title
  --------------------------------------------------------------------
  3584 Tape Library SCSI Reference (English)
  IBM Ultrium Device Driver Programming Reference (English)
  IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Drivers Programming Reference (English)
 

The following translated publications will be included on a CD-ROM with the product when they are available. They will also be available from the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape
           Title                      Language
   --------------------------------   --------------------
   IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape         English
   Library Operator Guide             Brazilian Portuguese
                                      Japanese
                                      Korean
                                      Spanish
                                      Simplified Chinese
                                      Traditional Chinese
                                      Turkish
 
   IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape         English
   Library Introduction and           Japanese
   Planning Guide                     Korean
                                      Spanish
                                      Simplified Chinese
                                      Traditional Chinese
                                      Turkish
 
   IBM Ultrium Device Driver          English
   Installation and User's Guide
 
   IBM TotalStorage Tape Device       English
   Driver Installation and User's
   Guide
 
   IBM Ultrium Device Driver          English
   Programming Reference
 
   IBM TotalStorage Tape Device       English
   Drivers Programming Reference
 

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Features
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Features - No charge

                                                           Plant/
                                                           Field
                                                           Only
                         Machine               Feature     Install
Description              Type        Model     Number      Feature
-----------------------  -------     -----     -------     -------
Tape Library Expansion   3584        D32
  Frame
 
Capacity & Frame Features
Driveless Frame                                9001        Plant
 
Attachment Features
Attached to HP-UX System                       9210        Both
Attached to Sun System                         9211        Both
Attached to Windows System                     9212        Both
Attached to Other Non-IBM System               9213        Both
Attached to Linux System                       9215        Both
Attached to zSeries Linux System               9216
Attached to iSeries or AS/400 System           9400        Both
Attached to pSeries or RS/6000 System          9600        Both
 
Additional Features
3588 Drive Field Install                       9679        Both
3588 F5A Plant Install                         9695        Plant
3588 F5A Field Install                         9696        Both
3588 F6A Drive Field Install                   9698        Both
No Host Cables From Plant                      9700        Plant
OEM Power Cord Feature                         9724        Plant
Encryption Configuration                       9900        Field
110 V Power Cord                               9951        Plant
Watertight Power Cord, 250 V, 30 A             9988        Plant
 

Drive Options

The Model D32 can be ordered without any tape drives by specifying feature #9001.

(#9001) Driveless Frame

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This features directs the plant to ship the 3584 Tape Library Model D32 without any tape drives installed.

  • Availability: This feature is only valid on the Model D32
  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: This feature is required if there is no tape drive feature ordered on the Model D32.
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: Plant or Field

System Attachment

The following specify codes indicate the type of server or servers to which the 3584 Tape Library is to be attached.

(#9210) Attached to HP-UX

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

(#9211) Attached to Sun System

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

(#9212) Attached to Windows System

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

(#9213) Attached to Other Non-IBM System

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

(#9215) Attached to Linux System

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

(#9216) Attached to zSeries Linux System
(#9400) Attached to iSeries or AS/400 System

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

(#9600) Attached to pSeries or RS/6000 System

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

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

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Initial order only: No

Additional Specify Features

(#9679) 3588 F3A/F3B/F4A field install

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature indicates that one 3588 Tape Drive Model F3A, F3B, or F4A will be field installed into a 3584 Model D32, D52, D53, L32, L52, or L53. If it is added to the order of a new 3584 frame coming from the plant, it indicates that the drive will be installed in the field rather than at the plant. Installation of a 3588 Tape Drive canister requires that a LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504 on the Model D32, D52, L32, or L52; #1514 on the Model D53 or L53) be installed in the 3584 Frame to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: 12 LTO drives (#1665 + #9678 + #9679 + #9681 + #9682 + #9695 + #9696) per frame
  • Prerequisites: The quantity of the LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504 or #1514) must be equal to or greater than the quantity of LTO Fibre Channel Tape Drives installed (feature #9678 + #9679 + #9681 + #9682 + #9695 + #9696 + #1479 plus Fiber Channel tape drives reinstalled with feature #1665)
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Note: The 3588 Model F3A, F3B, or F4A Tape Drive must be separately ordered. As the 3588 Tape Drive is designated as customer setup, if assistance is required to field install the drive the 3588 Tape Drive Field Install Assist feature (#1678) should be added to the order.

(#9695) 3588 F5A Plant Install

This feature informs the plant to install one TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A (3588 Model F5A) into a new TS3500 Tape Library Model D53 or L53 coming from the plant. Installation of a 3588 Tape Drive canister requires that a LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) be installed in the TS3500 Frame to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: Twelve
  • Installation: Plant Only

    Note: The TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A must be separately ordered and feature #9695 must also be specified on that drive.

(#9696) 3588 F5A Field Install

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature informs the plant that a 3588 F5A Tape Drive will be field merged for field merging into this TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library Frame. Installation of a tape drive canister requires that the proper LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504 or #1514) be installed in the library frame to contain the tape drive canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: Twelve
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Note: You can optionally order feature #1678 on 3584 Models L52, D52, L53, D53, L32, D32 if field drive assist is needed.

Note: The TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A must be separately ordered and feature #9696 must also be specified on that drive.

(#9698) 3588 F6A Drive Field Install

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature informs the plant that a 3588 F6A Tape Drive will be field merged for field merging into this TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library Frame. Installation of a tape drive canister requires that the proper LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504 or #1514) be installed in the library frame to contain the tape drive canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Minimum: Zero.
  • Maximum: Twelve.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
  • Prerequisites: If a library string has an L32 then feature #2205 or feature #2304 is required.

Note: You can optionally order feature #1678 on 3584 Models L52, D52, L53, D53, L32, D32 if field drive assist is needed.

Note: The TS1060 Tape Drive Model F6A must be separately ordered and feature #9698 must also be specified on that drive.

(#9700) No Host Cables From Plant

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature must be placed on any 3584 frame shipping from the plant with no host attachment cables specified when a tape drive is ordered on the Frame. This feature is not required if this is a Model D32 or D42 with the Driveless Frame feature (#9001). When this feature is on the order, the plant will not include any SCSI or Fibre Channel tape drive host attachment cables with the shipment of this 3584 frame. Any required cables must be supplied by the customer.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None.
  • Installation: Plant Only
(#9900) Encryption Configuration

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature should be ordered when encryption will be used in a TS3500 Tape Library. It includes publication updates with information on enabling and configuring the TS3500 Tape Library to support encryption. This feature also provides an EKM publication. Customer-initated procedures need to be completed for enabling and configuring the TS3500 Tape Library to support encryption with the TS1120 or TS1040 encryption capable tape drive.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Required feature: No
  • Prerequisites: The TS1120 Model E05 (with feature codes 9592 or 5592) encryption-capable tape drive or the TS1040 Model F4A, (with feature code or 9679 or 9682) encryption-capable tape drive.
  • Installation:
    Models L32, D32 - Field
    Models L52, L53, D22, D23, D52, D53 - Plant or Field

Power Cords

The appropriate power cord will be shipped when the Frame Control Assembly (#1452) is ordered, based on country code unless another power cord feature is specified.

Note: If the Frame Control Assembly (#1452) is installed, a different power cord cannot be ordered.

If any power cord other than the default is required, it must be specified from one of the following specify codes:

(#9724) OEM Power Cord Feature,

(No Longer Available as of December 27, 2013)

Provides a World Trade Power Cord.

The following attributes apply to the power cords listed above:

  • Feature type: No charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One, except for the combinations allowed with feature #9986 or #9987 as noted above.
  • Initial order only: Yes for feature numbers 9724 and 9951. Feature numbers 9986, 9987, and 9988 are available for both plant and field installation. If a power cord feature other than the default is desired, it should be ordered when the Frame Control Assembly feature (#1452) is ordered. After feature #1452 is installed, the power cord feature cannot be changed.

    Note: Feature 9724 is available to qualified OEM customers only.

COLOR: A specify code for color is not required. The IBM 3584 Tape Library is Raven Black in color.

VOLTAGE: A specify code is not required. Voltage/power will be determined by the plant based on the country code of the order.

LANGUAGE: A specify code for color is not required.

Features - Chargeable

                                                           Plant/
                                                           Field
                                                           Only
                         Machine               Feature     Install
Description              Type        Model     Number      Feature
-----------------------  -------     -----     -------     -------
Tape Library Expansion   3584        D32
  Frame
 
Capacity & Frame Features
Frame Control Assembly                         1452        Both
 
Drive Ordering Features
LTO Ultrium LVD Drive Canister                 1454        Both
LTO Ultrium HVD Drive Canister                 1455        Both
LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive Canister               1456        Both
Additional LC/LC patch panel cable             1461        Both
Fibre Channel Patch Panel                      1462        Both
LTO Ultrium HD68 LVD Drive on Tray             1464        Both
LTO Ultrium HD68 HVD Drive on Tray             1465        Both
LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive on Tray                1466        Both
LTO Ultrium 2 LVD Drive                        1474        Both
LTO Ultrium 2 HVD Drive                        1475        Both
LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive                      1476        Both
 
Remote Management & Support Features
Fibre Drive Move Kit                           1501        Field
LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit                   1504        Field
Add Model D32 to Installed Model               1620        Field
    D22/D52/L22/L52
10/100 Ethernet Support                        1660        Both
Drive Removal                                  1663        Field
Patch Panel Removal                            1664        Field
LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall                    1665        Field
Drive Install, 1663/1455                       1666        Field
Drive Install, 1663/1456                       1667        Field
Patch Panel Install, 1664/1462                 1670        Field
Drive Install, 1663/1464                       1671        Field
Drive Install, 1663/1465                       1672        Field
Drive Install, 1663/1466                       1673        Field
3588 Tape Drive Field Install Assist           1678        Field
Enhanced Node Card                             1701        Field
Dual AC Power                                  1901        Both
Additional Power Supply                        1902        Both
 
Cables & Interposers
Interposer, AS/400 Feature 6501                2895        Both
Interposer SC-LC Fibre                         5096        Both
Inline HVD SCSI Terminator                     5098        Both
VHDCI/HD68 Cable/Interposer                    5099        Both
5 Meter HD68 to HD68 SCSI Cable                5305        Both
10 Meter HD68 to HD68 SCSI Cable               5310        Both
18 Meter HD68 to HD68 SCSI Cable               5318        Both
25 Meter HD68 to HD68 SCSI Cable               5325        Both
4.5 Meter VHDCI to HD68 SCSI Cable             5604        Both
10 Meter VHDCI to HD68 SCSI Cable              5610        Both
20 Meter VHDCI to HD68 SCSI Cable              5620        Both
25 Meter VHDCI to HD68 SCSI Cable              5625        Both
4.5 Meter VHDCI to VHDCI SCSI Cable            5704        Both
10 Meter VHDCI to VHDCI SCSI Cable             5710        Both
20 Meter VHDCI to VHDCI SCSI Cable             5720        Both
25 Meter VHDCI to VHDCI SCSI Cable             5725        Both
5 Meter SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable              5805        Both
13 Meter SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable             5813        Both
25 Meter SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable             5825        Both
61 Meter SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable             5861        Both
7 Meter SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable              5907        Both
13 Meter SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable             5913        Both
22 Meter SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable             5922        Both
61 Meter SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable             5961        Both
5 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable              6005        Both
13 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable             6013        Both
25 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable             6025        Both
61 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable             6061        Both
 
Cartridge Features
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge                     8750        Plant
20-Pack of Ultrium Data Cartridges             8757        Plant
20-Pack of Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges           8767        Plant
 

Feature descriptions

Frame Control Assembly Feature

The Frame Control Assembly Feature is required when a Model D32 frame contains one or more IBM Ultrium drives.

(#1452) Frame Control Assembly Feature

(No Longer Available as of September 24, 2010)

This feature provides the hardware and firmware required to support IBM LTO Ultrium drives within the Model D32 Expansion Frame. This feature, when installed in a Model D32, also provides a redundant AC line feed for the Model L32 accessor.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: Yes, if feature #1454, #1455, or #1456 are present
  • Prerequisite: Feature #1603 or #1653 on the Model L32
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Drive Ordering Information

Customers desiring IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives for plant or field installation should order them using features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1474, #1475, or #1476. Drive canisters installed at the plant are installed sequentially beginning with position 1 and in the following order: feature #1456, #1455, #1454, #1466, #1465, #1464, #1476, #1475, #1474. An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504) is required to install a 3588 Tape Drive. The 3588 Tape Drive Model F3A must be ordered separately, and is designed for customer setup.

Customers desiring hot-swap capability should order drive features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1474, #1475, and #1476 which are comprised of a cannister designed for hot-swapping of the Ultrium drive.

(#1454) LTO Ultrium LVD Drive Canister

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides a canister containing one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra2 SCSI interface with VHDCI connector. Also included is a power supply, fans, a terminator, and one 0.3 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a new Model L32 or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

Features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1474, #1475, and #1476 can be intermixed within the library. However, LVD and HVD interfaces cannot be connected on the same SCSI bus.

(#1455) LTO Ultrium HVD Drive Canister

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides a canister containing one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a High Voltage Differential (HVD) Ultra SCSI interface with VHDCI connector. Also included are a power supply, fans, a terminator, and one 0.3 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a new Model L32 or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

(#1456) LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive Canister

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides a canister containing one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) interface. Also included is a power supply, fans, and a drive-to-patch panel cable. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a new Model L32 or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

The Fibre Channel Patch Panel (feature #1462) is required with the first LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive ordered in each frame.

(#1461) Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

This feature provides one additional 2.0 meter LC/LC Fibre Channel cable to attach the second interface port on a 3592 or TS1060 or TS1050 Tape Drive to the Fibre Channel Patch Panel.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum: Zero.
  • Maximum: None.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#1462) Fibre Channel Patch Panel

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides a patch panel for the Fibre Channel host cables. Host server connections are made to the Fibre Channel Patch Panel. Each FC-AL drive (feature #1456) installed is connected via the 2.0 m Fibre Channel cable (included with each drive feature #1456 and #1466) to the Fibre Channel Patch Panel.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: Yes, with the first feature #1456 or #1466 in each frame
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: One per frame
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1464) LTO Ultrium HD68 LVD Drive on Tray

(No Longer Available as of November 29, 2002)

This feature provides a tray containing one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra2 SCSI interface with an HD68 connector. Also included is a power supply, fans, a terminator, and one 0.3 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a new Model L32 or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

Features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, and #1466 can be intermixed within the library. However, LVD and HVD interfaces cannot be connected on the same SCSI bus.

(#1465) LTO Ultrium HD68 HVD Drive on Tray

(No Longer Available as of November 29, 2002)

This feature provides a tray containing one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a High Voltage Differential (HVD) Ultra SCSI interface with an HD68 connector. Also included are a power supply, fans, a terminator, and one 0.3 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a new Model L32 or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

(#1466) LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive on Tray

(No Longer Available as of November 29, 2002)

This feature provides a tray containing one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) interface. Also included is a power supply, fans, and a drive-to-patch panel cable. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a new Model L32 or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

The Fibre Channel Patch Panel (feature #1462) is required with the first LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive ordered in each frame.

Features #1454, 1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, and #1466 can be intermixed within the library. However, LVD and HVD interfaces cannot be connected on the same SCSI bus.

The following attributes apply to the drive canister feature codes listed above:

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: One of #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, or #9001.
  • Prerequisite:
    • requires the previous or concurrent installation of feature #1452 if features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1665, #1666, #1667, #1671, #1672, or #1673 are selected.
    • One feature #1462 is required with the first feature #1456 or #1466 ordered in each frame.
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve total per frame in any combination of features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1665, #1666, #1667, #1671, #1672, and #1673.
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1474) LTO Ultrium 2 LVD Drive Canister

(No Longer Available as of December 29, 2006)

This feature provides a canister containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra160 SCSI interface. Also included is a power supply, fans, a terminator, and one 0.3 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive into a new Model L32 or D32, or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

Features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1474, #1475, and #1476 can be intermixed within the library. However, LVD and HVD interfaces cannot be connected on the same SCSI bus.

(#1475) LTO Ultrium 2 HVD Drive Canister

(No Longer Available as of December 29, 2006)

This feature provides a canister containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a High Voltage Differential (HVD) Ultra SCSI interface. Also included are a power supply, fans, a terminator, and one 0.3 meter SCSI cable for drive-to-drive connection. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive into a new Model L32 or D32, or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

Features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1474, #1475, and #1476 can be intermixed within the library. However, LVD and HVD interfaces cannot be connected on the same SCSI bus.

(#1476) LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister

(No Longer Available as of December 29, 2006)

This feature provides a canister containing one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a 2 Gbps Fibre Channel interface for Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) or point-to-point connection. Also included is a power supply, fans, and a drive-to-patch panel cable. This feature is required to add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive into a new Model L32 or D32, or add one additional IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive into a currently installed 3584 Tape Library.

The Fibre Channel Patch Panel (feature #1462) is required with the first LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Fibre Channel Drive ordered in each frame.

The following attributes apply to the drive canister feature codes #1474, #1475, and #1476 listed above:

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: One of feature #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1474, #1475, or #1476 if Model L32.
  • Prerequisite: One feature #1452 is required with the first feature #1456 or #1476 ordered in each frame.
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: None. A maximum of 12 per frame in any combination of features #1454, #1455, #1456, #1464, #1465, #1466, #1474, #1475, #1476, #1665, #1666, and #1667 can be installed in a frame at one time.
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1501) Fibre Drive Move Kit

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled, power supply, and LC/LC drive-to-drive patch panel cable and coupler for installing a LTO Fibre tape drive canister feature (#1479 or #1665) removed from a 3584 Model D52 or L52. The drive can be reinstalled with the Drive Reinstall feature #1665.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: 12 per frame
  • Installation: Field only
(#1504) LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled, power supply, and one LC/LC drive-to-patch panel cable and coupler for installing a 3588 Tape Drive canister. This feature can be pre-installed to simplify future tape drive installation.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Prerequisites: Feature #1462 must be installed.
  • Minimum: Zero.
  • Maximum: Twelve.
  • Installation: Field Only.

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3588 Model F6A or F5A Tape Drive.

Remote Management & Support Features

(#1620) Add D32 to X22/X52/X23/X53/S24/S54

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature is required when a long depth frame (Model D32) is added to an installed short depth frame (Model D22, D23, D52, D53, L22, L23, L52, L53, S24, or S54) in a 3584 library. This feature includes a short rear side cover for one side of the Model D32 frame and the Model D32 front and rear side covers for the other side.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Field only
(#1660) 10/100 Ethernet Support

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature on the Model D32 or D42 provides a redundant 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection for the Ethernet LAN connection feature (#9660 or #1660) in the 3584 Model L32 Frame. This redundant Ethernet connection is mounted in the Model D32 or D42 Frame.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Maximum Number of Features: One
  • Prerequisite: The Frame Control Assembly feature (#1452) must be installed.
  • Installable: Plant or Field.
(#1663) Drive Removal

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides removal of one tape drive from an installed tape library. In addition to the drive removal, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate these features as no longer existing within the library. This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to remove drives from existing frames and later install them in other frames. One 3592 tape drive feature (#1674 or #9680 or #9683) or one LTO tape drive feature (#9678, #9679, #9681, #9682, #9695, or #9696) should be removed from the library when a tape drive is removed. The 3588 Tape Drive is designated for customer setup. However, if assistance if desired to remove a 3588 Tape Drive, this feature can be ordered for that purpose also.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: Twelve
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1664) Patch Panel Removal

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides removal of feature #1462, Fibre Channel Patch Panel, from existing 3584 Library installations. In addition to the drive removal, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate this feature as no longer existing within the library.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to remove the Fibre Channel Patch Panel from existing frames and later install the feature in other frames. See feature #1670 for installation.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: One
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1665) 3588 LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided LTO Ultrium Drive, previously removed via feature #1663, into an installed 3584 Library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a drive is not included. This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed drives into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve (#1665 + #9678 + #9679 + #9681 + #9682 + #9695 + #9696) per frame
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1666) Drive Install, 1663/1455

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided LTO Ultrium HVD Drive Canister, previously removed via feature 1663, into an existing 3584 Library. After installation, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate feature #1455 as installed within the library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a drive is not included.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed drives into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1667) Drive Install, 1663/1456

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive Canister, previously removed via feature 1663, into an existing 3584 Library. After installation, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate feature #1456 as installed within the library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a drive is not included.

Note: The first installation in a frame of drive feature #1456 requires the concurrent or previous installation of feature #1462, Fibre Channel Patch Panel, or the concurrent or previous installation of feature #1670, Patch Panel Install, 1664/1462.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed drives into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1670) Patch Panel Install, 1664/1462

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided Fibre Channel Patch panel, previously removed via feature 1664, into an existing 3584 Library. After installation, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate feature #1462 as installed within the library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a patch panel is not included.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed patch panels into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: One
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1671) Drive Install, 1663/1464

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided LTO Ultrium HD68 LVD Drive on Tray (formerly known as an LTO Ultrium LVD Drive Sled), previously removed via feature 1663, into an existing 3584 Library. After installation, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate feature #1464 as installed within the library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a drive is not included.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed drives into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1672) Drive Install, 1663/1465

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided LTO Ultrium HD68 HVD Drive on Tray, (formerly known as an LTO Ultrium HVD Drive Sled), previously removed via feature 1663, into an existing 3584 Library. After installation, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate feature #1465 as installed within the library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a drive is not included.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed drives into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1673) Drive Install, 1663/1466

(No Longer Available as of April 25, 2003)

This feature provides installation of a customer-provided LTO Ultrium FC-AL Drive on Tray, previously removed via feature 1663, into an existing 3584 Library. After installation, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate feature #1466 as installed within the library. Incidental hardware may be provided with this feature; however, a drive is not included.

Note: The first installation in a frame of drive feature #1456 or #1466 requires the concurrent or previous installation of feature #1462, Fibre Channel Patch Panel, or the concurrent or previous installation of feature #1670, Patch Panel Install, 1664/1462.

This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to install previously removed drives into existing libraries.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of plant or field features: Twelve
  • Installation: Field Only
(#1678) 3588 Tape Drive Field Install Assist

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

The 3588 is designed as a customer set up tape drive. This optional feature provides the field installation of one 3588 Tape Drive Model F3A, F3B, F4A, F5A, and F6A by an IBM representative if the customer needs assistance. This feature can provide that assistance for a new 3588 Tape Drive canister into a new 3584 Frame coming from the plant, or to reinstall a customer owned 3588 Tape Drive canister into an installed 3584 Frame. Installation of a 3588 Tape Drive canister requires that a LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504, on the Model D32, D52, L32, or L52; #1514 on the Model D53 or L53) be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum: Zero.
  • Maximum: None.
  • Prerequisites: The quantity of feature #1504 or #1514 must be equal to or greater than the quantity of 3588 Tape Drives installed.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.

Note: The 3588 Tape Drive must be separately ordered. This feature is only to install that tape drive when customer assistance is required.

(#1701) Enhanced Node Card

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides a node card with computing resources equivalent to Models D23 and D53.

Note: In order to support code level 9500 or higher, all node cards in the library must be xx3-equivalent node cards. For xx2 models, this requires a xx3 model conversion OR the Enhanced Node Card(s) feature (Feature 1700 or 1701).

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites:
    • ALMS is required
    • Feature #1452 (Frame Control Assembly) for Model D32
    • Feature #1453 (Frame Control Assembly) or #1440 (Service Bay B) for Models D22 and D52 must be installed
  • Installation: Field Only

    Note: For best customer value, if a D22 or D52 frame has #1440 installed and doesn't have #1453 installed, a Dx2-to-Dx3 model conversion is recommended instead of ordering #1701.

Power Features

(#1901) Dual AC Power

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides a power switch and two line cords for connection to two independent branch power circuits (either 110 V ac or 220 V ac). The power switch monitors the ac line voltage and automatically switches to the backup branch power circuit if the main circuit loses power. When ordering this feature, the type of line cord plug provided is determined by a combination of specify codes #9951, #9986, #9987, #9988.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Prerequisites: Feature #1452
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1902) Additional Power Supply

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature provides an additional 37 V dc power supply, for further redundancy, in the Model D32 Expansion Frame.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Prerequisites: Feature #1452
  • Maximum number of features: Two
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Cables & Interposers

Interposers are provided for attachment to various servers and adapters.

(#2895) Interposer for AS/400 Feature #6501

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides an interposer for connection of a SCSI cable with an HD68 connector to an AS/400 server feature #6501 (Magnetic Media Subsystems Controller).

(#5096) Interposer SC-LC Fibre

(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).

(#5098) Inline HVD SCSI Terminator

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This inline terminator provides the required host termination to connect a SCSI cable from drive features 1454 or 1455 with an industry standard high-density 68-pin (HD68) cable connector, to a HP F/W Differential SCSI 2 adapter (A4800A) on an HP V-Class system.

(#5099) VHDCI/HD68 Cable/Interposer

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 16-bit SCSI cable used to convert from a Mini-68 pin VHDCI connector to a 68 pin HD68 connector. This feature is used to attach to the pSeries feature #6205 or any other SCSI adapter using a VHDCI connector. The 0.3 meter cable has male Mini-68 pin VHDCI connector on one end and a female 68-pin HD68 connector on the other. This feature requires a SCSI cable to connect the device with the VHDCI Cable/Interposer, such as features #5305, #5310, #5318, or #5325.

To minimize cabling errors, it is recommended that server adapters with VHDCI connectors use a cable such as features #5604, #5610, #5620, and #5625 which eliminates the need for feature #5099.

The following attributes apply to the features #2895, #5098, and #5099 listed above:

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

SCSI Cables

Note: Drive features #1454 and #1455 shipped prior to August 31, 2001, have HD68 SCSI connectors. Drive features #1454 and #1455 shipped on or after August 31, 2001, have VHDCI SCSI connectors on the drive cannisters. Drive features #1474 and #1475 are equipped with VHDCI SCSI connectors. Drive features #1464 and #1465 are equipped with with HD68 SCSI connectors.

The following SCSI cables are available as optional features for attaching the 3584 Tape Library to servers and other host system adapters. A SCSI terminator and 0.3 meter drive-to-drive SCSI cable are included with features #1454, #1455, #1464, #1465, #1474, and #1475.

The following cables are designed for attachment to Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Ultra2/Wide SCSI adapters and High Voltage Differential (HVD) Ultra/Wide adapters:

Each of the following cables has an HD68 connector on each end:

(#5305) 5 Meter HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 5 meter (16 ft.) cable.

(#5310) 10 Meter HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 10 meter (33 ft.) cable.

(#5318) 18 Meter HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides a 18 meter (66 ft.) cable.

(#5325) 25 Meter HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 25 meter (82 ft.) cable.

Each of the following cables has a VHDCI connector on one end and an HD68 connector on the other end (for connection to a systems adapter with a VHDCI connector):

(#5604) 4.5 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 4.5 meter (14.8 ft.) cable.

(#5610) 10 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 27, 2013)

This feature provides a 10 meter (33 ft.) cable.

(#5620) 20 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides a 20 meter (66 ft.) cable.

(#5625) 25 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 25 meter (82 ft.) cable.

Each of the following cables has a VHDCI connector on each end:

(#5704) 4.5 Meter VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 4.5 meter (14.8 ft.) cable.

(#5710) 10 Meter VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 10 meter (33 ft.) cable.

(#5720) 20 Meter VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides a 20 meter (66 ft.) cable.

(#5725) 25 Meter VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable

This feature provides a 25 meter (82 ft.) cable.

The following applies to the Fibre Channel and SCSI cable features listed above:

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Fibre Channel Cables

A Fibre Channel cable is required for attaching a 3588 Tape Drive or an IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Drive (feature #1476, #1466, or #1456) to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Channel Switch, or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the 3584 Tape Library in the lengths shown. The attaching Fibre Channel cable must be a 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength fiber-optic cable. The 3588 Tape Drive and the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive (feature #1476) comes with a LC Duplex connector and the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive (features #1466 or #1456) comes with a SC Duplex connector type I.

The following cables have duplex SC connectors on each end.

(#5805) 5 M SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 5 meter (16.5 ft.) cable.

(#5813) 13 M SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 13 meter (43 ft.) cable.

(#5825) 25 M SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 29, 2006)

This feature provides a 25 meter (82.5 ft.) cable.

(#5861) 61 M SC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 61 meter (201 ft.) cable.

Each of the following 50 micron cables has an SC connector on one end and a LC connectors at the opposite end:

(#5907) 7 M LC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 7 meter (22.9 ft.) cable.

(#5913) 13 M LC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 13 meter (43 ft.) cable.

(#5922) 22 M LC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides a 22 meter (72.2 ft.) cable.

(#5961) 61 M LC-SC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 29, 2006)

This feature provides a 61 meter (201 ft.) cable.

The following cables have duplex LC connectors on each end.

(#6005) 5 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 5 meter (16.5 ft.) cable.

(#6013) 13 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides a 13 meter (43 ft.) cable.

(#6025) 25 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of March 17, 2018)

This feature provides a 25 meter (82.5 ft.) cable.

(#6061) 61 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of July 14, 2015)

This feature provides a 61 meter (201 ft.) cable.

Cartridge Features

The following are optional cartridge features for the 3584 Tape Library. Features #8750, #8757, and #8767 can be ordered only with the initial order.

One IBM LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge, one data cartridge, and one diagnostic cartridge are included with each Model L32 library order. Additional data and cleaning cartridges are optional and can be ordered by ordering machine type 3589. All media and cleaning cartridges are warranted separately from the 3584 Tape Library.

(#8750) IBM LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides one cleaning cartridge, used to clean the IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: 10
  • Initial order only: No
(#8757) 20-pack of IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides 20 unlabeled data cartridges for use with IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum number of features: 22
  • Installation: Plant Only
(#8767) 20-pack of IBM LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2004)

This feature provides 20 unlabeled IBM LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges data cartridges for use with IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum number of features: 20
  • Initial order only: Yes

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Accessories

None.

Customer replacement parts

Not available.
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Machine elements

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Supplies

Labeled, initialized, bulk data media, or cleaning cartridges can be ordered for LTO tape drives using machine type 3589. Refer to the 3589 Sales Manual.

For information about IBM branded media, such as additional IBM LTO Ultrium data or cleaning cartridges, or 3592 data or cleaning cartridges, refer to the following Web site:

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

The part numbers for additional supplies are:

  IBM Part
  Number     Supply Item
  ---------  ---------------------------------------------------
  24R1922    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge
  08L9870    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge
  08L9120    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 100 GB Data Cartridge
  35L2087    IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
 

Supplemental media

Not available.

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