Family 3584+08 IBM 3584 Tape Library Model HA1

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  February 22, 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Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued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-HA1 2005/02/152005/03/04 2018/06/30 -

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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-HA1

The IBM TotalStorage 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1 may be added to the IBM TotalStorage 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 Model HA1 itself provides only a frame, that serves as the Service Bay A for the original accessor that came with the 3584 Model Lxx. It does not contain any tape drives or storage cells for customer data cartridges. An additional 3584 Model D22 or D52 Frame is required as a Service Bay B for the second accessor.
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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-HA1

  • Includes a second accessor and functions as a service bay for the accessor
  • Provides ability to add expansion frames to the library without scheduling downtime

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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 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 supports mixed media in the same library by supporting the intermix of the Models D22, D52, D32 within a 3584 library. Input/Output (I/O) stations are located on the Model L22, L52, L32 to facilitate tape loading and unloading.

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 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 reliability. 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. For example, a single library may have 3592, Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 media installed and configured. 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.
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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 Enterprise Tape Library 3494 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 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 1 or 2 Tape Drives. The Model D52 provides up to 440 slots for LTO media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. 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

Model Tape Drives Library Cart Slots Library Data Capacity (TB) (Native) Library Data Capacity (TB) (Comp.)
HA1 0 0 0 0

Maximum

One.

Customer setup (CSU)

None on this model.

Devices supported

The Model HA1 is supported for attachment to the following:

  • 3584 Model L22
  • 3548 Model L32
  • 3584 Model L52.

Model conversions

Not available.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


The IBM 3584 Tape Library is a high-performance, reliable, 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 3584 High Availability Frame 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 availability and reliability. 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.

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.

Physical specifications

  • Width: 782 mm (30.8 in)
  • Depth: 1212 mm (47.7 in)
  • Height: 1800 mm (70.9 in)
  • Weight: 261 kg (575 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16 to 32 degrees C (61 to 90 degrees F)
  • Wet bulb (Temperature): 23 degrees C (73.4 degrees F) operating
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80 percent
  • Caloric value: None
  • Electrical power: None
  • Capacity of exhaust: None
  • Leakage Current: None
  • Inrush Current: None

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 Model L22 or L52:

  • Sound Power Level (LwAd):
    • Idle: 7.2 bels
    • Operating: 7.5 bels
  • Sound Pressure Level:
    • Idle: 54 dB(A)
    • Operating: 56 dB(A)

Limitations

The Model HA1 cannot contain any customer tape drives or data cartridges as it serves as a Service Bay A for the original library accessor. Similarly, the last Model D22 or D52 on the 3584 Tape Library, which functions as a Service Bay B for the second accessor, cannot contain any customer tape drives or data cartridges.

  • Feature #0983 is not available in India.

Hardware requirements

The 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1, in conjunction with a service bay feature on the 3584 Model D22 or D52, provides for the installation and operation of a second library accessor in a 3584 Tape Library. The 3584 Model HA1 itself provides only a frame, that serves as the Service Bay A for the original accessor that came with the 3584 Model Lxx. The second accessor is provided by ordering the Service Bay B Configuration feature (#1440) on a 3584 Expansion Frame Model D22 or D52. When this feature is ordered on a Model D22 or D52, that Model D22 or D52 Frame will now be reserved and function as Service Bay B for the second accessor. It will not be available for customer tape drives or cartridges. This feature should initially be installed on a new Model D22 or D52 Frame that is added to the 3584 Tape Library with the order of the Model HA1. As subsequent frames are added to the 3584 Tape Library the last frame in the library will function as the actual Service Bay B. The feature number 1440 does not need to be moved to the last frame in the library, but needs to be on one frame in the library with a Model HA1. If you order a second accessor (by ordering #1440 on a Model D22 or D52), you must also order a 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1 Frame (as the Service Bay A). If a Model HA1 is present in a 3584 Tape Library, there must also be a minimum of two Model Dxx Frames attached to the library (one of which will function as the Service Bay B).

When a 3584 Model HA1 is installed in a 3584 Tape Library, the following feature numbers must be added to the 3584 Model L22, L32, or L52 in that library:

  • 1690 or 1692 - Advanced Library Management System (if not already present)
  • 9003 - Additional Expansion Frame Attachment (at least one additional frame to serve as Service Bay B)
  • 9040 - High Availability Library

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 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.

Software requirements

The 3584 Model HA1 is 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

The installation of a 3584 Model HA1 may require code updates for supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should ensure that the customer checks the support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the 3584 Model HA1. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first 3584 Model HA1 in an account.

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

ftp.software.ibm.com

Note: Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

Further information can be found in 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 Library GA32-0468
   Operator Guide
 
   IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library GA32-0469
   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 sites:

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

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

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

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


Features - No charge

                                                             Plant
                                                   Feature   or Field
Description                      Type      Model   Number    install
-------------------------        ----      -----   ------    -------
TAA Compliance                                      0983     Plant
OEM - No IBM Logo                3584      HA1      7703     Plant
Bull OEM Logo                    3584      HA1      7704     Plant
Shipping and Handling NC         3584      HA1      AG00     Plant
 

Features - Chargeable

                                                             Plant
                                                   Feature   or Field
Description                      Type      Model   Number    install
-------------------------        ----      -----   ------    -------
Web Camera Mounting Hardware     3584      HA1     1530      Both
LTO Test Hardware for HD         3584      HA1     1695      Both
3592 Test Hardware for HD        3584      HA1     1696      Both
Mixed Media HD Tests Slots       3584      HA1     1697      Both
Shipping and Handling HA1        3584      HA1     AGG8      Plant
 

Feature descriptions

(#0983) TAA Compliance

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature indicates that product is TAA compliant.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: Zero.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
  • Limitations: Feature #0983 is not available in India for use.
(#1530) Web Camera Mounting Hardware

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature provides mounting brackets for attaching a customer provided video camera with a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount. The web camera mounting hardware can be installed on either a front or rear frame support in any frame.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 4
  • Corequisite: None
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1695) LTO Test Hardware for HD

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature provides LTO test hardware for high-density frames. (This feature is required if any HD frame is installed on a High Availability subsystem with L32, L52, or L53 base frame.)

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One per frame of either #1695 or #1696
  • Installation: Plant or field
(#1696) 3592 Test Hardware for HD

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature provides 3592 test hardware for high-density frames. (This feature is required if any HD frame is installed on a High Availability subsystem with L22 or L23 base frame.)

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One per frame of either #1695 or #1696
  • Installation: Plant or field
(#1697) Mixed Media HD Test Slots

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature provides 2x test canisters of opposite type of feature 1695 or 1696 with diagnostic cartridges. This feature is required if any HD frame is installed on a mixed media HA subsystem.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Prerequisites: One of features 1695 or 1696

    Note: This option requires that service bay B must always be a Dxx frame so that the drive canister positions 3 and 4 in both service bays can be used for providing both LTO and 3592 types of HD test slots.

(#7703) OEM - NO IBM LOGO

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3500 Tape Library Model D23, D53, L23, L53, HA1, S24, or S54 without "IBM" or "System Storage" logos on the front doors.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant Only
(#7704) Bull OEM Logo

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3500 Tape Library Model D23, D53, L23, L53, HA1, S24, or S54 without IBM or System Storage logos and provides the OEM BULL logos on the front doors.

  • Feature Type: No Charge.
  • Required Feature: No.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant only.
  • Prerequisites: Feature #7703 is required.
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature indicates Model HA1 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#AGG8) Shipping and Handling - Model HA1

(No longer available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature indicates each Model HA1 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGG8 or feature #AG00 on the order.

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

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Accessories

None.

Customer replacement parts

Not available.
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Machine elements

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Supplies

None.

Supplemental media

Not available.

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