IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Library models support LTO full-high and half-high tape drives to deliver enhanced tape performance for the demands of backup tape storage

Lenovo United States Hardware Announcement 114-127
October 1, 2014


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IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library

TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries combine IBM® tape and automation reliability at open system prices. Both libraries are designed to support entry-level, unattended backup, open system attachment flexibility, and enhanced capacity and performance.

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries include support for:

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

The TS3200 can accommodate up to four Ultrium half-high tape drives or two Ultrium full-high tape drives with 48 data cartridge slots in four removable magazines, including a standard three-cartridge I/O station and barcode reader.



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IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U (machine type 6173, SEO #61732UL) and IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U (machine type 6173, SEO #61734UL) incorporate the new LTO Ultrium 6 full-high 8 Gb Fibre Channel, half-high 6 Gb SAS, and half-high 8 Gb Fibre Channel tape drives, enhancing tape performance over the previous generation of IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives with a native data transfer rate of up to 160 MB/sec.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U (machine type 6173, SEO #61732UL) and IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U (machine type 6173, SEO #61734UL) also incorporate LTO Ultrium 5 and LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives. Available drives include LTO Ultrium 5 full-high and half-high Fibre Channel, LTO Ultrium 5 full-high and half-high SAS tape drives, along with LTO Ultrium 4 full-high and half-high Fibre Channel, LTO Ultrium 4 full-high and half-high SAS, and LTO Ultrium 4 full-high SCSI tape drives.

Mixed LTO Ultrium generations and attachment tape drive types are supported where drive space is available. Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 4 SAS and Fibre Channel tape drives are encryption capable.

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries incorporate IBM Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries equal to the number of drives installed. Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 4 tape drives for the TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are ordered separately as features or with their own SEO option number.

LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives support the LTO Generation 6 media specification of more than double the compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 5 compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2 to 1 compression (up to 1.5 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. IBM Ultrium 6 tape drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 and 6 data cartridges, and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U can accommodate up to two LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives or one LTO Ultrium full-high tape drive, and comes standard with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). The left magazine includes a single cartridge I/O station designed to allow for continuous library operation while importing or exporting media. A remote management unit and a barcode reader are standard in the library, enabling the library to run in sequential or random access mode. Optional available features include a rack mount kit, additional attachment cables, transparent LTO encryption, path failover, additional drives, interposers, and power cords.

IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U can accommodate up to four LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives or two LTO Ultrium full-high tape drives. The TS3200 comes standard with four removable cartridge magazines, providing 48 data cartridge slots and a three-slot I/O station. A remote management unit and a barcode reader are standard in the library, allowing the library to run in sequential or random access mode.

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

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries also support IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) and IBM LTFS Storage Manager software for IBM Ultrium 6 and 5 tape drives.



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Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach and support the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 6, 5, or 4 tape drives to a wide range of environments and servers. Refer to the Technical information section for details.



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October 10, 2014



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IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are external, stand-alone or rack-mountable units that contain LTO Ultrium tape drives designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U

TS3100 has the capacity for 24 tape cartridges and supports a combination of up to a maximum of one IBM LTO Ultrium full-high tape drive or up to a maximum of two IBM LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U offers the following significant improvements over existing 2U tape libraries:

IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U

The TS3200 has the capacity for 48 tape data cartridges and supports a combination of up to a maximum of two IBM LTO Ultrium full-high tape drives or up to a maximum of four IBM LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives. IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U offers the following significant improvements over existing 4U tape libraries:

IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive is the sixth-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 6 tape drive in the TS3100 and TS3200 offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 5 tape drive:

The following IBM LTO Ultrium features have been enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive:

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge

The LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge physical compressed capacity of the LTO 6 Data Cartridge has more than doubled the capacity of the IBM Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge with a capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression. IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 5 data cartridges, and read Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

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

The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive is the fifth-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 5 tape drive in the TS3100 and TS3200 offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 4 tape drive:

IBM LTO Ultrium features enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive include:

Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge

The LTO Generation 5 media specification tape cartridge physical compressed capacity of the LTO 5 Data Cartridge has more than doubled the capacity of the IBM Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge with a capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2 to 1 compression. IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 4 data cartridges, and read Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

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

LTO tape drives read and write non-WORM media so that you can load WORM-capable firmware on your tape drives and use any media that is supported by these drives. In this case, only the data that is written on WORM media is treated as WORM data. Data that is written on other types of media can be overwritten.

The LTO tape drives can read tapes that were written by non-IBM LTO drives. They also write to tapes that can be read by non-IBM LTO drives.

All supported generations of LTO tape drives and cartridges can reside in the same frame.

When a cartridge is labeled according to IBM bar code label specifications, the last character of its VOLSER number indicates the generation of the medium. For example, a cartridge with a VOLSER of 000764L6 is an LTO 6 cartridge and a cartridge with a VOLSER of 000764L5 is an LTO 5 cartridge.

To enhance library performance, the LTO tape drives include speed matching, channel calibration, and power management. Speed matching dynamically adjusts the drive's native (uncompressed) data rate to the slower data rate of a server. Channel calibration customizes each read and write data channel for optimum performance. The customization enables compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. Power management reduces the drive's power consumption during idle power periods.

To ensure that your tape drive conforms to IBM specifications for reliability, use only IBM LTO tape cartridges.

Encryption

The LTO 5 and later LTO tape drives are encryption capable, which means they can convert data into a cipher for data security. To perform encryption, the drive must be encryption enabled by your selection of one of three methods of encryption management. Two of these methods, system-managed and library-managed encryption, require the purchase of key feature number AS18 or SEO 00NA083, (Transparent LTO Encryption). A key is required to encrypt and decrypt the data. How a key is generated, maintained, controlled, and transmitted depends on the operating environment where the tape drive is installed. Some data management applications are capable of performing key management. For an alternative solution, IBM provides a key manager that works in conjunction with the keystore of your choice to perform all necessary key management tasks. There is no recovery for lost encryption keys. Also refer to the IBM Encryption Key Manager and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (formerly Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager) publications.

Path failover option

With the introduction of IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive support, the TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries will support Control Path Failover and Data Path Failover for all generations of IBM LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives.

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path feature of the libraries supports sharing of the library robotics. The library can be partitioned into one or two logical libraries, and can provide each logical library its own separate and distinct drives, storage slots, and control paths. You can partition the library into as many logical libraries as there are drives in the library. Each logical library must contain at least one drive.
Note: This type of partitioning is designed to allow heterogeneous applications to share the library robotics independent of each other. Cartridges under library control are not shared between logical libraries, nor allowed to be moved between logical libraries. An example of heterogeneous sharing is a Microsoft™ Windows™ application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library while a UNIX™ application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider the following factors:

The TS3100 and TS3200 and storage management applications help address these requirements and constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. This solution is designed to give you flexibility of tape library management and unattended save and restore operations. The TS3100 or TS3200 are excellent solutions if you use tape or require a larger capacity or higher performance tape backup with or without random access. They are excellent choices for tape automation for open systems servers.

The TS3200 supports IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 48 cartridge slots, including three configurable I/O slots.

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

For lower capacity requirements than the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Libraries, the IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader and the IBM TS2260 or TS2360 tape drive should be considered.



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IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U         61732UL
 
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U         61734UL
 

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM TS3100 Tape Library and IBM TS3200 Tape Library 6173 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U                  6173  L2U
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U                  6173  L4U
2 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8470 to target
SFF-8088)                                          6173  L2U     5402
                                                         L4U
25 m LC-LC Fibre Cable                             6173  L2U     6025
                                                         L4U
6173 Path Failover                                 6173  L2U     AS0R
                                                         L4U
Additional Power Supply for TS3200                 6173  L4U     AS0W
SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer                         6173  L2U     AS0X
                                                         L4U
Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer                    6173  L2U     AS0Y
                                                         L4U
2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable                     6173  L2U     AS0Z
(host SFF-8088 to target SFF-8088)                       L4U
4.5 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable                    6173  L2U     AS14
                                                         L4U
10 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable                     6173  L2U     AS15
                                                         L4U
6173 Transparent LTO Encryption                    6173  L2U     AS18
                                                         L4U
13 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable                 6173  L2U     AS1A
                                                         L4U
6173 Rack Mount Kit                                6173  L2U     AS1B
                                                         L4U
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge L1 UCC                  6173  L2U     AS1E
                                                         L4U
6173 Right Side Tape Magazine                      6173  L2U     AS1F
                                                         L4U
6173 Left Upper 4U Tape Magazine                   6173  L4U     AS1G
6173 Left Lower 4U Tape Magazine                   6173  L4U     AS1H
6173 Left Side 2U Tape Magazine                    6173  L2U     AS1J
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 LVD SCSI Drive Sled             6173  L2U     AS1L
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Drive Sled        6173  L2U     AS1M
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Drive Sled                  6173  L2U     AS1N
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Half High Fibre Channel Drive   6173  L2U     AS1P
Sled                                                     L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Half High SAS DriveV2  Sled     6173  L2U     AS1Q
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive             6173  L2U     AS1S
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled                  6173  L2U     AS1T
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 5  Half High  SAS  Drive Sled     6173  L2U     AS1U
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 5  Half High  Fibre Drive Sled    6173  L2U     AS1W
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive             6173  L2U     AS1Y
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 6  Half High  SAS  Drive Sled     6173  L2U     AS1Z
                                                         L4U
6173 LTO Ultrium 6  Half High  Fibre Drive Sled    6173  L2U     AS21
                                                         L4U
Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges 5-Pack                   6173  L2U     AS22
                                                         L4U
Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges 5-Pack                   6173  L2U     AS23
                                                         L4U
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridges 5-Pack                   6173  L2U     AS24
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord   6173  L2U     AS29
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord 6173  L2U     AS2A
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord  6173  L2U     AS2B
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord    6173  L2U     AS2C
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord    6173  L2U     AS2D
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2E
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa)
Line Cord                                          6173  L2U     AS2F
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line Cord 6173  L2U     AS2G
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2H
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/208V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord   6173  L2U     AS2J
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2K
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2L
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord 6173  L2U     AS2M
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/110V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2N
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2P
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line
Cord                                               6173  L2U     AS2Q
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord   6173  L2U     AS2R
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to NBR 6147 (Brazil) Line Cord 6173  L2U     AS2T
                                                         L4U
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power
Cable                                              6173  L2U     AS2U
                                                         L4U
EMEA Long Leadtime Configurations                  6173  L2U     1763
                                                         L4U
Hungary CHW plant 9SH                              6173  L2U     1764
                                                         L4U
Guad CHW plant 9KQ                                 6173  L2U     1765
                                                         L4U
ISTC CHW 9K2                                       6173  L2U     1766
                                                         L4U
RTP CHW 9NR                                        6173  L2U     1767
                                                         L4U
Offload Manufacturing to ISTC                      6173  L2U     1770
                                                         L4U
Capacity Scheduling Service                        6173  L2U     1772
                                                         L4U
Custom SLA Scheduling Service                      6173  L2U     1796
                                                         L4U
Consolidate Shipment                               6173  L2U     8031
                                                         L4U
TAA Compliant Order                                6173  L2U     8067
                                                         L4U
Custom Unit Carton Label                           6173  L2U     2220
                                                         L4U
Request for a new Vendor Logo Hardware             6173  L2U     2247
                                                         L4U
Request for a Classic RPQ                          6173  L2U     2248
                                                         L4U
IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U                  6173  L2U     AS5W
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U                  6173  L4U     AS5X

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Description                                             number

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U                       61732UL
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U                       61734UL

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=114-127


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The following publications are shipped with the products, as appropriate. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your local Lenovo representative.

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

The preceding publication and the following publications are also available at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/tape/lto
                                                Order
Title                                           number

IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library   GA32-0546
 Installation Quick Reference
 
 
IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library   GA32-0547
 SCSI Reference
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Programming Reference    GC32-0566
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Installation             GC27-2130
 and Users Guide
 


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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

6173 Model L2U:

6173 Model L4U:

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

Operating environment

6173 Model L2U:

6173 Model L4U:

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact your local Lenovo representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

The IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries come with raven black covers.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U and IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U support attachment to servers that support the Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, and Ultrium 4 half-high SAS and Fibre Channel drives, full-high SAS and Fibre Channel tape drives, and Ultrium 4 full-high SCSI tape drives interface specifications.

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

The TS3200 comes with one power supply and an additional power supply can be added with the Additional Power Supply (feature #AS0W or SEO # 00NA071) feature.

If ordered as an option, the additional power supply will come with a power cord based on the original order. If the Additional Power Supply feature is ordered, then two power cords will be supplied based on the power cord feature ordered.

Cables

Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed).

An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. One or more of the following Fibre Channel or SAS cables should be specified on the TS3100 or TS3200.

Fibre Channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library with Fibre Channel Ultrium tape drives to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components. At least one Fibre Channel cable should be specified on the initial Fibre Channel drive plant order. The IBM Ultrium 5 or 6 (8 Gbps) Fibre drive comes with an LC duplex connector.

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

SAS cables

A SAS cable is required to attach a TS3100 or TS3200 to the server host bus SAS adapter. SAS/Mini-SAS cables provide attachment from HBA with SFF-8470 to drives with SFF-8088 (Feature 5402 or SEO 00NA007). Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS cables provide attachment from HBA SFF-8088 to drives with SFF-8088 (Feature AS0Z or SEO 00NA009). At least one SAS cable should be specified on the initial plant order.

The following cable options are available for SAS attachment:

SAS Interposers

A 1x4 interposer with either SAS/Mini-SAS or Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS connectors is available for connecting up to four Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables and their respective SAS drives to a single host bus adapter port. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable (feature AS0Z) connect the interposer to the drive, and needs to be ordered separately.

The following interposers are available:

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

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management software for the TS3100 or TS3200. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISVs). A list of compatible software is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/library.html#compatibility

Select Compatibility Information , then ISV matrix for LTO for the product.

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


Note: All new IBM tape device drivers will be posted to the web through the Fix Central download portal. IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following website
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

There are several menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  1. On the first menu item Click Select Product > Product Group > System Storage
  2. Expand Select from System Storage > Tape Systems
  3. Expand Select from Tape systems > Tape drivers and software
  4. Expand Select from Tape drivers and software > user product
  5. Expand Platform > user operating system
  6. Click Continue to view what drivers are available

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

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

LTO Ultrium Encryption

Encryption for the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, with SAS and Fibre Channel versions of the IBM LTO Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 tape drives is provided in several operating system environments.

The installation of an Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 Tape Drives with encryption may require code updates for and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained from the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following website

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

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the Ultrium 6, 5, and 4 Tape Drives, including hardware support information, refer to the following website

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

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

Compatibility

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives can read and write IBM LTO Ultrium 5 or 6 data cartridges, and read IBM LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

The LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives support the LTO Generation 6 media specification.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives can read and write IBM LTO Ultrium 5 or 4 data cartridges, and read IBM LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 tape drives can read and write IBM LTO Ultrium 4 or 3 data cartridges, and read IBM LTO Ultrium 2 data cartridges.

Limitations

SAS cable lengths are limited to a maximum of 6 meters (20 ft).

Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 meters (1650 ft).

IBM Ultrium 5 tape cartridges can be used with the IBM Ultrium 6 tape drives.

For LTO Ultrium 6 and 5, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1.0 or V2.0 is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption.

Some Control Path Failover environments are not supported at this time.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning and installation is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library Setup, Operator, and Service Guide (GA32-0545). The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are designated as a customer setup unit (CSU).

It is the customer's responsibility to install and service, if required, the unit. Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters, cables, and interposers (if required) for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media. For optimum performance, the customer must obtain the latest level of firmware prior to installing the unit and must update the unit as new firmware release become available. Customers can download the latest level of drive and library firmware from the LTO website

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

Note: Lenovo offers Lenovo Installation and Maintenance support at an additional cost if the customer does not wish to install or maintain the IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U or IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U.

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request Lenovo to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

A SAS cable for IBM Ultrium SAS tape drives is required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 to the server. At least one cable should be specified on the initial plant order with the SAS drive feature. An interposer or interposers may be required for attachment to various server adapters. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables and interposers to match the IBM LTO Ultrium tape drive interface and the server interface.

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library with Fibre Channel Ultrium tape drives to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components. At least one Fibre Channel cable should be specified on the initial Fibre Channel drive plant order. The IBM Ultrium 6 (8 Gbps) Fibre drive comes with an LC duplex connector. Refer to the Cables section at the end of Hardware requirements section for a list of available cables and interposers. Refer to the Specify or Special Features section of the TS3100 or TS3200 Sales Manual for a detailed description of the cables and interposers available.

Packaging
                                                             Number of
Product              Shipment group                          boxes

IBM TS3100 Tape      One IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge      1
 Library Model L2U   One IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge
 (P/N 61732UL)        (universal)
                     Quality Hotline Card
                     IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200
                      Tape Library Setup, Operator, and
                      Service Guide
                     Quick Reference card
                     Warranty information
                     China RoHS Statement
                     Device Driver readme sheet
                     Safety Pointer multi-language readme
                      sheet
                     License Agreement for Machine Code
 
 
 
IBM TS3200 Tape      One IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge      1
 Library Model L4U   One IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge
 (P/N 61734UL)        (universal)
                     Quality Hotline Card
                     IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200
                     Tape Library Setup, Operator, and
                      Service Guide
                     Quick Reference card
                     Warranty information
                     China RoHS Statement
                     Device Driver readme sheet
                     Safety Pointer multi-language readme
                      sheet
                     License Agreement for Machine Code
 

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which is attached.

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



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Warranty service

If required, Lenovo provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. Lenovo will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with Lenovo. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that Lenovo specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and availability of parts. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside Lenovo's normal service area. Contact your local Lenovo representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

Lenovo provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from Lenovo at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If Lenovo installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request Lenovo to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your Machine.

Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. Lenovo specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to Lenovo. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if Lenovo does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts or features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

On-site Service

At Lenovo's discretion you will receive CRU service or Lenovo or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. If required, On-site Repair is provided, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the Lenovo machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an Lenovo service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is used.

Call Lenovo to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

Calls must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time in order to qualify for NBD service.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type and service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=GCOR-3FBJK2
Licensing

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Maintenance services

Lenovo Services

Lenovo Services provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

Non-Lenovo parts support

Warranty service

Lenovo is now shipping machines with selected non-Lenovo parts that contain a Lenovo field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the Lenovo machine warranty period. Lenovo is covering the service on these selected non-Lenovo parts as an accommodation to its customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the Lenovo machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services

Under certain conditions, Lenovo repairs selected non-Lenovo parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

Lenovo Service provides hardware problem determination on non-Lenovo parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, or memory) installed within Lenovo machines covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If Lenovo has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an Lenovo FRU label), Lenovo may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-Lenovo parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Warranty service upgrades

Lenovo hourly service rate classification

One

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions Lenovo provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed machine code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support Web site

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the Machine.



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                                        Part     
Description                             number   

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U       61732UL  
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U       61734UL   
 

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM TS3100 Tape Library and IBM TS3200 Tape Library 6173 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                                       Feature       Both/        RP
Description                   Model    number        Support  CSU MES

IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
                              L2U                             Yes
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
                              L4U                             Yes
2 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8470 to target
SFF-8088)
                              L2U      5402          Both
                              L4U                    Both
25 m LC-LC Fibre Cable
                              L2U      6025          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 Path Failover
                              L2U      AS0R          Both
                              L4U                    Both
Additional Power Supply for TS3200
                              L4U      AS0W          Both
SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer
                              L2U      AS0X          Both
                              L4U                    Both
Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer
                              L2U      AS0Y          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable
(host SFF-8088 to target SFF-8088)
                              L2U      AS0Z          Both
                              L4U                    Both
4.5 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
                              L2U      AS14          Both
                              L4U                    Both
10 Meter VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
                              L2U      AS15          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 Transparent LTO Encryption
                              L2U      AS18          Both
                              L4U                    Both
13 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable
                              L2U      AS1A          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 Rack Mount Kit
                              L2U      AS1B          Both
                              L4U                    Both
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge L1 UCC
                              L2U      AS1E          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 Right Side Tape Magazine
                              L2U      AS1F          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 Left Upper 4U Tape Magazine
                              L4U      AS1G          Both
6173 Left Lower 4U Tape Magazine
                              L4U      AS1H          Both
6173 Left Side 2U Tape Magazine
                              L2U      AS1J          Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 LVD SCSI Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1L          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1M          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1N          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Half High Fibre Channel Drive  Sled
                              L2U      AS1P          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Half High SAS DriveV2  Sled
                              L2U      AS1Q          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
                              L2U      AS1S          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1T          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 5  Half High  SAS  Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1U          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 5  Half High  Fibre Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1W          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive
                              L2U      AS1Y          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 6  Half High  SAS  Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS1Z          Both
                              L4U                    Both
6173 LTO Ultrium 6  Half High  Fibre Drive Sled
                              L2U      AS21          Both
                              L4U                    Both
Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges 5-Pack
                              L2U      AS22          Both
                              L4U                    Both
Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges 5-Pack
                              L2U      AS23          Both
                              L4U                    Both
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridges 5-Pack
                              L2U      AS24          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS29          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2A          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2B          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2C          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2D          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2E          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2F          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2G          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2H          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/208V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2J          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2K          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2L          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2M          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/110V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2N          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2P          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line
Cord
                              L2U      AS2Q          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2R          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to NBR 6147 (Brazil) Line Cord
                              L2U      AS2T          Both
                              L4U                    Both
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power
Cable
                              L2U      AS2U          Both
                              L4U                    Both
EMEA Long Leadtime Configurations
                              L2U      1763          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Hungary CHW plant 9SH
                              L2U      1764          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Guad CHW plant 9KQ
                              L2U      1765          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
ISTC CHW 9K2
                              L2U      1766          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
RTP CHW 9NR
                              L2U      1767          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Offload Manufacturing to ISTC
                              L2U      1770          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Capacity Scheduling Service
                              L2U      1772          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Custom SLA Scheduling Service
                              L2U      1796          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Consolidate Shipment
                              L2U      8031          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
TAA Compliant Order
                              L2U      8067          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Custom Unit Carton Label
                              L2U      2220          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Request for a new Vendor Logo Hardware
                              L2U      2247          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
Request for a Classic RPQ
                              L2U      2248          Initial
                              L4U                    Initial
IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
                              L2U      AS5W          Initial
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
                              L4U      AS5X          Initial
 

Pricing terms

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

ENUS-114-127-LIST_PRICES_2014_10_01.PDF ENUS-114-127-LIST_PRICES_2014_10_01.PDF

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