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TITLE: IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A
Overview

  • Key Prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Planned Availability Dates:
    Product Number
    Description
    Supplemental Information
    Technical Information
    Planning Information
    Security, Auditability, and Control
    Terms and Conditions
  • Prices
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    LETTER NUMBER AG03-0291 PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT SEPTEMBER 9, 2003


    TITLE: IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A

    enhances performance and capacity
    
    

    Overview

    The IBM TOTALSTORAGE ENTERPRISE TAPE DRIVE 3592 MODEL J1A is designed to provide higher levels of performance, reliability, and cartridge capacity than the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590. The 3592 Model J1A is designed to meet the needs of tape customers across a broad range of computing environments, including selected IBM eServer zSeries, S/390, IBM eServer iSeries, AS/400, IBM eServer pSeries, RS/6000, IBM eServer xSeries, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Microsoft Windows and Linux. The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive has a dual-ported 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interface Fibre Channel attachment to host systems or a switched fabric environment. It has a new high-technology design that increases the native data rate to up to 40 MB/sec, over 2.5 times the 14 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 E or H Models, and over 4 times the 9 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 B Models. With data compression and a 32 K blocksize, the Model J1A is designed to offer up to 2.5 times the data rate of the 3590 E or H Model. With the use of the IBM TotalStorage Tape Data Cartridge 3592, the 3592 Model J1A provides a native cartridge capacity of up to 300 GB (900 GB with 3:1 compression), five times more than the maximum capacity of a 3590 H Model. The 3592 Model J1A is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to the 3590 tape cartridges, which allows it to be used in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 and StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS) solutions. If you require a stand-alone drive outside of a library, the 3592 Model J1A will also be available for installation in a stand-alone rack. The smaller size of the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive allows more drives to be installed in a rack or frame than with the 3590 Tape Drive. The 3592 Model J1A is designed to support capacity scaling of an individual tape cartridge to 60 GB. The effect of capacity scaling to 60 GB capacity is to reduce the average locate time to a random record (from load point) to 30% of the normal locate time. Additional enhancements have been made to the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive that may help improve availability, performance, and capacity.

    Key Prerequisites

    The Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A is supported in a wide range of environments including selected iSeries, AS/400, pSeries, RS/6000, xSeries, zSeries Linux, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Linux or Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003. A tape controller is required for attaching to ESCON or FICON channels on S/390 or zSeries servers. Refer to the TECHNICAL INFORMATION section for details.

    At a glance

    With its higher performance, greater capacity, and smaller size, as compared to an Enterprise Tape Drive 3590, the use of the ENTERPRISE TAPE DRIVE 3592 MODEL J1A may result in cost savings as you reduce your number of tape drives and cartridges, and the associated floor space. Enhancements over the 3590 include: o Up to 40 MB/sec native data rate, over 2.5 times the 14 MB/sec for the 3590 E or H Models o Up to 300 GB native cartridge capacity, a five times increase over the 60 GB for the 3590 H Models o Dual-ported switched fabric 2-Gbps Fibre Channel attachments o Small form factor that allows double the drives in a single 3494 frame, as compared to the 3590 Tape Drive o High reliability and availability design

    Planned Availability Dates:

    o November 21, 2003, for feature numbers 8802 and 8820 o September 12, 2003, for 3592 J1A and feature codes: 5907, 5913, 5922, 5961, 6005, 6013, 6025, 6061, 9212, 9215, 9216, 9590, 9600, 9673. o September 30, 2003, for J1A feature codes: 4674, 4772, 4802, 4812, 9200. o October 31, 2003, for J1A feature codes: 0500, 4801, 4803, 4804, 4811, 9000, 9210, 9211, 9213, 9400, 9675.

    Product Number

    To order please specify: Description Machine Models Feature ----------------------------- ------- --------------- ------- Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 J1A Drive Microcode Update 3592 J1A 0500 Install J1A in rack 3592 J1A 4674 Remove J1A from rack 3592 J1A 4772 Rack Left Cradle 3592 J1A 4802 Rack Right Cradle 3592 J1A 4812 7 M LC/SC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 5907 13 M LC/SC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 5913 22 M LC/SC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 5922 61 M LC/SC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 5961 5 M LC/LC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 6005 13 M LC/LC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 6013 25 M LC/LC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 6025 61 M LC/LC Fibre Cable 3592 J1A 6061 3592 Cleaning Cartridge 3592 J1A 8802 3592 Data Cart (20-pack) 3592 J1A 8820 zSeries ESCON/FICON Attach 3592 J1A 9000 Open System Device Drivers 3592 J1A 9200 HP-UX Attachment 3592 J1A 9210 Sun Attachment 3592 J1A 9211 Windows Attachment 3592 J1A 9212 Other Non-IBM Attachment 3592 J1A 9213 Other Linux Attachment 3592 J1A 9215 zSeries Linux Attachment 3592 J1A 9216 iSeries OS/400 Attachment 3592 J1A 9400 No Data Cartridges 3592 J1A 9590 pSeries AIX Attachment 3592 J1A 9600 Plant Install J1A in 3494 3592 J1A 9673 Plant Install J1A in C20 3592 J1A 9675 LC = Lucent Connector SC = Standard Connector Model Conversions: None Feature Conversions: None

    Description

    The Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A is a follow-on to the highly successful Enterprise Tape Drive 3590. It is designed for high-performance tape applications, including: o High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape. o Large-scale automated tape environments where performance and reliability are required. These are primarily half-inch tape drive environments. o Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall (examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications). The 3592 Model J1A is the first model of a new family of tape products that are designed to meet the growing needs of both new and existing IBM tape customers across a wide range of environments. Advantages of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A include: o Higher performance, which can help reduce the number of tape drives required o Larger capacity, to help you reduce the number of cartridges required and floor space needed o Smaller form factor, which can help reduce the automation foot print o Dual-ported native switched fabric interface, designed to enhance the attachment flexibility o High reliability, to help you improve operations CAPACITY The 3592 Model J1A is designed to provide 5 to 15 times the native cartridge capacity of a 3590 E or H Model, or 15 to 30 times the cartridge capacity of a 3590 B Model. The exact ratio depends on which cartridge is used with the 3590 drive. The following table compares the cartridge capacity versus the 3590 H, E, and B Models. 3590 3590 3590 3592 Model B Model E Model H Model J1A native native native native cartridge cartridge cartridge cartridge capacity capacity capacity capacity ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- 3590 High Performance Tape Cartridge 10GB 20GB 30GB N/A 3590 Extended High Performance Tape Cartridge 20GB 40GB 60GB N/A Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 N/A N/A N/A 300GB N/A = Not Applicable The following table compares the cartridge capacity of the 3590 drives with the 3592 J1A with 2:1 and 3:1 compression. 3590 3590 3590 3592 Model B Model E Model H Model J1A cartridge cartridge cartridge cartridge capacity capacity capacity capacity (2:1/3:1) (2:1/3:1 (2:1/3:1) (2:1/3:1) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- 3590 High Performance Tape Cartridge 20GB/30GB 40GB/60GB 60GB/90GB N/A 3590 Extended High Performance Tape Cartridge 40GB/60GB 80GB/120GB 120GB/180GB N/A Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 N/A N/A N/A 600GB/900GB PERFORMANCE The 3592 Model J1A uses a new design that increases the native data rate to 40 MB/sec, versus the 14 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 E or H Model or the 9 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 B Model. With compression and a 32 K blocksize, the 3592 Model J1A can offer up to 2.5 times the data rate of the E or H Model. The 3592 Model J1A is designed to offer improved access characteristics in load/ready time, search velocity, and rewind time versus the 3590. The 3592 Model J1A has other enhancements designed to help aid small file and Hierarchical Storage Manager performance. NOTE: The actual throughput a customer may achieve is a function of many components, such as system processor, disk data rate, data block size, data compressibility, I/O attachments, SAN, and the system or application software used. Although the drive is capable of a 40 MB/sec native data rate, other components may limit the actual effective data rate. CAPACITY SCALING The 3592 Model J1A is designed to support capacity scaling of an individual tape cartridge to 60 GB. The effect of capacity scaling to 60 GB capacity is to reduce the average locate time to a random record (from load point) to 30% of the normal locate time. The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive allows an application to issue a command to scale an individual cartridge to 60 GB. Customers using OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS can exploit the capacity scaling capability of the 3592 Model J1A. A new data class parameter will determine if a tape is to be scaled to 60 GB. Open processing will scale a tape when the associated data class requests it and the tape is being written from load point (DISP=NEW, file sequence 1). On a subsequent reading of a performance scaled MEDIA5 tape, the data will be entirely contained in the first 60 GB of the tape, yielding very fast locate and read times. DFSMShsm and DFSMSdfp OAM can exploit this new feature, as well as other applications that use standard Open/Close/EOV processing. Refer to the publication DFSMS Software Support for IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 (SC26-7514-00) for more information about software support for the 3592 Model J1A. Cartridges pre-scaled for 60 GB capacity are also available for order with the 3599 Model 011. These pre-scaled cartridges can be ordered (and labeled) for a specific VOLSER range. This allows capacity scaling to be exploited by an application that permits media pools to be defined by VOLSER range. For information on which Independent Software Vendors (ISV) support capacity scaling by command or with the pre-scaled cartridges, refer to the 3592 ISV site that can be accessed at: http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/conntrix/ For more information on using capacity scaling, refer to the capacity scaling considerations section of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0464). MEDIA AND CARTRIDGE CAPACITY The 3592 Model J1A uses a new tape cartridge with an advanced metal particle tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment, providing a native cartridge capacity of 300 GB (or up to 900 GB with 3:1 compression). This is a significant improvement over the 10 GB to 60 GB native cartridge capacity available with the 3590 B, E, or H Models. This can be very beneficial in space savings and economy of data storage since it can help lower the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges, this can help reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges may also help free up floor space for other requirements and reduce the number of automation slots used. The robust 3590-style cartridge shell is designed to sustain a 1 meter drop. The cartridge has a similar form factor as the 3590 and 3490, allowing it to be used in Enterprise Tape Library 3494 and STK Silo ACS solutions. The Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3599 also contains cartridge memory that is a passive, contactless silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive. ATTACHMENT OPTIONS The 3592 Model J1A has dual-ported 2-Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel interfaces. This offers attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. The drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Fibre Channel, or to ESCON or FICON servers with the 3590 A60 or 3592 J70 Controller. The 3592 Model J1A is supported in a wide range of environments including selected zSeries, S/390, iSeries, AS/400, pSeries, RS/6000, xSeries, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Microsoft Windows and Linux. The 3592 Model J1A can also attach to zSeries servers with FCP channels and Linux. The 3592 Model J1A may provide value-add when supported in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494 and in a StorageTek 9310 ACS environment. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND RECORDING SYSTEM The 3592 Model J1A uses the Statistical Analysis and Recording System to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. It is designed to use the cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure. It is designed to cause the drive to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded. AIX HIGH AVAILABILITY DATA PATH FAILOVER AND DYNAMIC LOAD BALANCING AIX High availability data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism in the AIX Atape device driver, that enables you to configure multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment with the 3592 Model J1A. 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. A function in the AIX Atape device driver, Dynamic Load Balancing, is also available for the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives used in an AIX SAN environment. The dynamic load balancing support is designed to optimize resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple Host Bus Adapters (HBA) in the same machine. When an application opens a device that has multiple HBA paths configured, the device driver determines which path has the HBA with the lowest usage, and assigns that path to the application. 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 improves overall performance. ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS The 3592 Model J1A also has additional enhancements that may help improve performance, capacity, and availability including: o N+1 power supplies: The 3592 Model J1A incorporates n+1 power supplies when it is installed in an automation frame. This is designed to help increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure. o Large internal data buffer: The 3592 Model J1A drive has a 128 MB internal data buffer versus a 16 MB maximum in the 3590 Tape Drive. o Digital speed matching: The 3592 Model J1A is designed to dynamically perform digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This is designed to help to reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance. o Channel calibration: The channel calibration feature is designed to allow for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization can enable compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. The 3592 Model J1A is designed to automatically perform recalibration in the field if it detects degraded performance. o High resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed: The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive maintains a new tape directory structure with a high granularity of information about the physical position of data blocks on the media. This feature plus the increased search speed allow the 3592 Model J1A to have improved nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives. o Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm: SLDC is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. It is an extension to Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. ACCESSIBILITY BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PRODUCT POSITIONING The Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A is the follow-on to the highly successful Enterprise Tape Drive 3590. The 3592 Model J1A is supported in a wide range of environments including selected zSeries, S/390, iSeries, AS/400, pSeries, RS/6000, xSeries, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Linux and Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003. It has significant performance and capacity benefits over the IBM 3590, as well as other half-inch tape drives such as the IBM 3480, 3490, or 3490E. The 3592 Model J1A is designed for high-performance computing environments where high reliability, capacity, and performance are mandated. You should consider it in the following environments: o Current Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 applications in Enterprise Tape Library 3494, STK Silo, or stand-alone environments where: - Space allocated to tape cartridges needs to be reduced within automation solutions or offline storage. - Backup windows are growing and there is a need for higher-performance tape drives to back up larger amounts of data in less time. - A Fibre Channel attached drive with native switched fabric capability is required. o Other large scale tape environments, such as: - High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape - Large-scale automated tape installations where performance, capacity, and reliability are requirements - Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall (examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications) STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION IBM plans to add three significant features to the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 in the future. They are Write Once Read Many (WORM) functionality, cartridge segmentation, and lower capacity cartridges. IBM will introduce a new 3592 tape cartridge that is designed to work in conjunction with the IBM 3592 Tape Drive to provide WORM capability. This is intended to provide a cost-effective solution for non-rewriteable, non-eraseable long term records retention. In addition, IBM plans to support segmentation of an individual tape cartridge into two parts: a smaller portion at the beginning of the tape and a larger portion as the balance of the tape. This segmentation is designed to provide the customer with rapid access to data at the beginning of the tape, and high capacity storage on the remainder of the cartridge. Finally, as the IBM 3592 Tape Drive technology is designed to be able to support tape cartridges of varying capacities, IBM plans to provide alternative tape cartridges at lower capacity points. This is intended to provide customers with cartridges that provide rapid access to data at low cartridge costs. All information being released represents IBM's current intent, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents only goals and objectives. All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. REFERENCE INFORMATION Refer to: o The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 attachment in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library Models L22, D22, and D24 in Hardware Announcement AG03-0292, dated September 9, 2003 o The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 attachment in the IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Tape Drive Frame 3592 Model C20 in Hardware Announcement AG03-0290, dated September 9, 2003 o The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 attachment to ESCON/FICON channels through the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3590 Model A60 in Hardware Announcement AG03-0289, dated September 9, 2003 o The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 attachment to ESCON/FICON channels through the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70 in Hardware Announcement AG03-0287, dated September 9, 2003 o The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 available with new models of the 3599 in Hardware Announcement AG03-0288, dated September 9, 2003

    Supplemental Information

    PUBLICATIONS The following publications, including support of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A, are available now at: http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/pubs/ Order Title Number ------------------------------------ --------- IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape GA32-0464 System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible GA32-0463 Tape Frame 3592 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Operator Guide (GA32-0465) is shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available with the planned availability of that attachment. The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Hardware Reference (GA32-0466) will include Model J1A Tape Drives and will be available after the planned availability. The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/ product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at: http://service5.boulder.ibm.com/pnsrege.nsf/messages/welcome The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Pubs Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1. The IBM Publications Center Portal: http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge. Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center. The following publications are available in the languages indicated. If they are updated to include the announced features, those updates will be available by November, 2003. Title Order Number Language ----------------------------- ------------ --------------------- IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide GA32-0464 English GA88-8791 Japanese GA30-2167 Korean GA40-0408 Traditional Chinese IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Operator Guide GA32-0465 English GA88-8792 Japanese GA40-0409 Traditional Chinese GA30-2168 Korean IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Tape Frame 3592 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide GA32-0463 English GA88-8798 Japanese GA30-2166 Korean

    Technical Information

    EMC CONFORMANCE Taiwan BSMI CNS13438 (Taiwan EMC Standard) ACA C-Tick (Australia & New Zealand) SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive canister: Width: 198 mm (7.8 in) Depth: 467 mm (18.4 in) Height: 95 mm (3.8 in) Weight: 5.7 kg (12 lb 7 oz) (1) (1) When mounted in a rack, up to four drive canisters can be mounted in two cradles on a shelf that requires 10 EIA of rack space. The weight of the rack-mount slides and shelf, two cradles, power supplies, and four tape drives is 69.2 kg (152 lb 7 oz). To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product specific installation requirements. OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Temperature: 10 to 43 degrees C (50 to 110 degrees F) powered on (no media in use) 16 to 32 degrees C (60 to 90 degrees F) in operation (media in use) Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media) Wet bulb temperature: 23 degrees C (73.4 degrees F) Individual drive: Heat output: 43 W (147 Btu /Hour) Electrical power: 4.75 amps at +5 volts; 1.6 amps at +12 volts In a cradle with ac power supply: Caloric value: 307 Btu /Hour per drive Electrical power: 0.1 kVA per drive Leakage current: 0.63 ma per drive power supply Inrush current: 30 amps per drive Operating current: 0.5 amps per drive Capacity of exhaust: 0.34 Cubic meter/min (12 CFM) per drive Noise level: 6.2 Bels idle; 6.3 Bels operating HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is for installation in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, a Silo Compatible Frame 3592 Model C20, or stand-alone rack. In a 3494 frame or stand-alone rack, each tape drive comes in a canister, and up to two tape drive canisters can be installed in a cradle. A left drive cradle with a shelf must be installed before the right drive cradle can be installed. Cradles must be installed before the tape drive canisters can be installed. When installed in a 3592 Model C20, up to two tape drive canisters can be installed on a drive shelf. A cradle, or Model C20 drive shelf, includes dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies for both tape drives, as well as logic cards for handling the dual power and the management of serial number and ID identifiers. Each 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive comes with dual-ported switched fabric 2-Gbps Fibre Channel attachments, for attachment to multiple servers or a single server with redundancy. It can also attach to the Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70 or 3590 Model A60 for attachment to ESCON or FICON channels on S/390 or zSeries systems. Up to four drives can be installed in a 3494 Model L22, up to 12 drives in a 3494 Model D22, or up to eight drives in a Model D24 with an ESCON/FICON attachable tape controller. Up to 20 drives can be installed in a 3592 Model C20. For installation in a rack, up to two Model J1A Tape Drives can be installed (#4674) in each cradle feature (#4802 or #4812). The cradle requires 10 EIA units of rack space. Two cradles can be mounted on a shelf, for a total of four tape drives on a shelf. A 2.0 meter rack, without a tape controller, can thus contain up to 16 tape drives. A 2.0 meter rack with a tape controller, or a 1.6 meter to 1.8 meter rack without a tape controller, can contain up to 12 tape drives. A 1.6 meter to 1.8 meter rack with a tape controller, can contain up to 8 tape drives. If space is available, an existing customer rack may be used. Refer to the 3590, 3592, or 3494 Sales Manuals for further information. For planning information refer to the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0464), the IBM ___________________________________________ ___ TotalStorage Silo Compatible Frame 3592 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide (GA32-0463), or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated ____________ _____________________________________ Tape Library 3494 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0448). Appropriate Fibre Channel cable(s) should be ordered for each tape drive. Refer to the CABLES section for a list of available cables. Also refer to the FIBRE CHANNEL CABLES section of the SPECIAL FEATURE CODES in the 3592 Model J1A Sales Manual for Fibre Channel cable information. Unlabeled and uninitialized 3592 Tape Cartridges can be included with the order of a new 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive (by specifying feature number 8820). Labeled or initialized Extended Length Cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3599. Refer to the SUPPLIES information. OPEN SYSTEM SUPPORT The Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A is supported in a wide range of environments including selected iSeries, AS/400, pSeries, RS/6000, pSeries Linux, xSeries, xSeries Linux, zSeries Linux, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as servers running Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003. For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for the 3592, refer to the following Web site: http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/drives/3592/3592opn.pdf ISERIES AND AS/400 The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive can be attached to iSeries and AS/400 servers that support the following Fibre Channel adapters: o PCI Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#2765) o PCI-X Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#5704) These iSeries controllers have a Lucent Connector (LC) Duplex connector, so you should order the LC/LC Fibre Cables on the tape drive. PSERIES, RS/6000, AND RS/6000 SP If attaching this product to a pSeries or RS/6000 running AIX, it can be attached to any of the following adapters: o Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227) o Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) o 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel PCI-X Adapter (#6239) If attaching this product to a pSeries or RS/6000 running Linux, it can be attached to the following adapter: o Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) The 3592 Model J1A is supported for attachment to the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227) on the following systems. This pSeries adapter has an Standard Connector (SC) Duplex connector, so 3590 Tape Drives attaching to this controller should order the LC/SC Fibre Cables on the tape drive. o 7013 - S70, S7A o 7015 - S70, S7A o 7017 - S70, S7A, S80 o pSeries 680 (7017-S85) o pSeries 620 (7025-6F0, 6F1) o 7025 - F50, F80, H70 o pSeries 660 (7026-6H0, 6H1, 6M1) o pSeries 640 (7026-B80) o 7026 - H50, H70, H80, M80 o 7043 - 270 o 7044 - 170, 270 The 3592 Model J1A is supported for attachment to the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 systems. This pSeries adapter has an LC connector so 3590 Tape Drives attaching to this controller should also order the LC/LC Fibre Cables on the tape drive. o 7013 - S7A o 7015 - S7A o 7017 - S7A, S80 o pSeries 680 (7017-S85) o pSeries 620 (7025-6F0, 6F1) o 7025 - F50, F80, H70 o pSeries 660 (7026-6H0, 6H1, 6M1) o pSeries 640 (7026-B80) o 7026 - H50, H70, H80, M80 o pSeries 610 (7028-6C1, 6E1) o pSeries 630 (7028-6C4, 6E4) o pSeries 650 (7038 - 6M2) o pSeries 655 (7039 - 651) o pSeries 670 (7040-671) through I/O drawer (7040-61D) o pSeries 690 (7040-681) through I/O drawer (7040-61D) o 7043 - 270 o 7044 - 170, 270 o 9112 - 265 The 3592 Model J1A is supported for attachment to the 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel PCI-X Adapter (#6239) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 systems. This pSeries adapter has an LC connector so 3590 Tape Drives attaching to this controller should also order the LC/LC Fibre Cables on the tape drive. o pSeries 620 (7025-6F0, 6F1) o pSeries 660 (7026-6H0, 6H1, 6M1) o pSeries 640 (7026-B80) o pSeries 610 (7028-6C1, 6E1) o pSeries 630 (7028-6C4, 6E4) o pSeries 615 (7029-6C3, 6E3) o pSeries 650 (7038-6M2) o pSeries 655 (7039-651) o pSeries 670 (7040-671) through I/O drawer (7040-61D) o pSeries 690 (7040-681) through I/O drawer (7040-61D) o 7044 - 170, 270 o 9112 - 265 o 9114 - 275 HP SYSTEMS The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is supported on Hewlett Packard (HP) HP 9000 L-Class, N-Class, and V-Class Enterprise Servers, or the HP Server rp2400 series, rp5400 series, or rp7400 series, with the following Fibre Channel adapter: o Fibre Channel A5158A Tachyon TL Host Bus Adapter o HP A6795A PCI Tachlite 2 Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for HP-UX SUN SYSTEMS The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is supported on Sun SPARC and UltraSPARC Architecture workstations and servers, including the Ultra/Enterprise Server family, supporting one of following Fibre Channel adapters: o Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2310F/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2340/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2342/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Emulex LP8000 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter o Emulex LP8000S Fibre Channel S-bus Host Bus Adapter o Emulex LP9002C Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter o Emulex LP9002S Fibre Channel S-bus Host Bus Adapter o Emulex LP9002L Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter o JNI FibreStar FCE-1473 SBus-to-Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter o JNI FibreStar FCE-6460 PCI-to-Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter o JNI FCE-6562 Compact PCI-to-Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter o JNI FCC2-6562 Dual-Port Compact PCI-to-Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter LINUX The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive can attach to an Intel-based server running Linux with the following Fibre Channel adapters: o Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2310F/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2340/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2342/L Fibre Channel Adapter WINDOWS SYSTEMS The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive can attach to an Intel-compatible server with Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 that supports the following Fibre Channel adapters: o Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2310F/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2340/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2342/L Fibre Channel Adapter o IBM xSeries and Netfinity FAStT Host Adapter #00N6881 o IBM xSeries and Netfinity FAStT Host Adapter #19K1246 o IBM xSeries and Netfinity FAStT Host Adapter #24P0960 o Emulex LP8000 LightPulse Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter o Emulex LP9002L LightPulse Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter o Emulex LP9402 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive can attach to an Intel-compatible server with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that supports the following Fibre Channel adapters: o Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2310F/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2340/L Fibre Channel Adapter o Qlogic QLA2342/L Fibre Channel Adapter o IBM xSeries and Netfinity FAStT Host Adapter #00N6881 o IBM xSeries and Netfinity FAStT Host Adapter #19K1246 o IBM xSeries and Netfinity FAStT Host Adapter #24P0960 ZSERIES LINUX The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive can attach to a zSeries server running Linux with the following FICON adapters: o FICON Card (#2315 or #2318) with Fibre Channel Protocol support o FICON Express Card (#2319 or #2320) with Fibre Channel Protocol support FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH ATTACHMENT The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is supported by a variety of Fibre Channel Switches and Fibre Channel Directors. The support is dependent on server, operating system, and host bus adapter that is being used. For a current list of supported products or more information on the support and prerequisites, refer to: http://ssddom02.storage.ibm.com/techsup/webnav.nsf/support/san ESCON/FICON ATTACHMENT The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive can be attached to ESCON and FICON channels of a S/390 or zSeries system via the 3592 Model J70 or 3590 Model A60 Controller. Up to eight Model J1A drives and a 3592 Model J70 or 3590 Model A60 Controller can be placed in either a 7014-T00, 7014-T42, or space in an existing customer rack. In an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, or 3592 Model C20 Silo Compatible Frame, up to 12 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives can be attached to a 3592 Model J70 or 3590 Model A60 Controller and connected to ESCON or FICON channels. Refer to the sales manuals of the 3494, 3592, or 3590 Models A60 or C10 for more information. OTHER NON-IBM SYSTEMS Other non-IBM systems vendors may support attachment of the 3592 Tape Drive. You should check with the non-IBM system vendor for specifics on hardware and software support requirements as any device drivers needed to support attachment to these systems must be provided by the non-IBM vendor. Feature number 9213 should be specified on the 3592 when this type of attachment is used. CABLES: A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive to host Fibre Channel adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 300 meters. The connector on the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is a LC duplex connector type. The Fibre Channel cables with LC or SC duplex connectors can be ordered on the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive in the lengths indicated with the following feature numbers: o 5907 - 7 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 5913 - 13 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 5922 - 22 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 5961 - 61 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 6005 - 5 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends o 6013 - 13 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends o 6025 - 25 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends o 6061 - 61 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends IBM Global Services' Product Support Services can provide additional fiber optic components, and fiber optic cabling solutions. IBM Site and Connectivity Services (I/T Consulting and Implementation Services in the U.S.) provides structured, modular, fiber optic data center connectivity solutions as part of its Fiber Transport Services (FTS) offering. Preterminated fiber optic trunk cables, in standard lengths up to 138 meters (450 feet), and fiber optic jumper cables in standard lengths up to 61 meters (200 feet), 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 can also be provided as part of IBM Site and Connectivity Services' solutions. Contact your local IBM Services Sales Specialist for additional information on Fiber Transport Services or IBM Site and Connectivity Services. Additional information can also be found at: http://www.as.ibm.com/asus/connectivity.html SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Support for the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is provided in OS/400, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun, and Windows NT, 2000, or 2003 operating system environments. Support for the z/OS, OS/390, z/VM, and VSE/ESA operating system environments is available through the 3592 Model J70 Controller and the 3590 Model A60 Controller. The installation of a 3592 Tape Drive may require code updates for S/390, AS/400, and 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 appropriate PSP buckets for S/390 or zSeries environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the 3592 Model J1A. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of: o The first new 3592 in an account, or o The first new 3592 model in an account 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 TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site. For details on supported software versions and release levels for the 3592, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following Web site: http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/drives/3592/3592opn.pdf ISERIES AND AS/400 Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided by: o OS/400 V5.1, and later (PTFs may be required) o OS/400 V5.2 plus PTFs, or later, is required for the PCI-X Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#5704) For required PTF information refer to informational APAR II13609 at: http://www.ibm.com/eserver/iseries/support PSERIES, RS/6000, AND RS/6000 SP Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided on: o AIX V4.3.3, and later releases o AIX 5L V5.1, and later releases, for Power-based servers Refer to the pSeries or RS/6000 Sales Manuals for specific software requirements on a particular processor. Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is also provided on pSeries servers with the following Linux distribution: o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0 Specific device support is provided by specify number 9200, the Open System Device Drivers, which is ordered on the 3592 Model J1A when installed in a rack. This support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the Enterprise Tape Library 3494. HP SYSTEMS Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided on: o HP-UX 11.0 (64-bit, PCI) o HP-UX 11.i (64-bit, PCI) Specific device support is provided by specify number 9200, the Open System Device Drivers, which is ordered on the 3592 Model J1A when installed in a rack. This support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3592 Model C20 or Enterprise Tape Library 3494. SUN SYSTEMS Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided on: o Solaris 7 o Solaris 8 o Solaris 9 Specific device support is provided by specify number 9200, the Open System Device Drivers, which is ordered on the 3592 Model J1A when installed in a rack. This support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3592 Model C20 or Enterprise Tape Library 3494. LINUX Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided on 32-bit Intel based servers with the following Linux distributions: o RedHat Enterprise Linux o United Linux 1.0, which includes the following distributions: - SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8) - Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 (TLES 8) - Conectiva Linux Enterprise Edition Powered by United Linux Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided on zSeries servers with the following Linux distribution: o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0 Specific device support is provided by specify number 9200, the Open System Device Drivers, which is ordered on the 3592 Model J1A when installed in a rack. This support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3592 Model C20 or Enterprise Tape Library 3494. WINDOWS SYSTEMS Device support of the 3592 Model J1A is provided on Intel based servers with Microsoft Windows as follows: o Windows NT Server V4.0 (with Server Pack 6A, or later) o Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater) o Windows Server 2003 (build 3790, or greater) Specific device support is provided by specify number 9200, the Open System Device Drivers, which is ordered on the 3592 Model J1A when installed in a rack. This support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3592 Model C20 or Enterprise Tape Library 3494. APPLICATION SOFTWARE Tivoli Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the 3592 Model J1A. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISV). For a list of compatible software and additional information, refer to the 3592 Model J1A ISV Matrix at the following Web site: http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/conntrix/ S/390 AND ZSERIES SYSTEMS The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is supported for attachment to ESCON and FICON channels on S/390 and zSeries systems through the 3590 Model A60 Controller or the 3592 Model J70 Controller. For details on supported software levels, refer to the SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS information in the 3590 Model A60 Sales Manual, or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0464). COMPATIBILITY: The 3592 Model J1A tape drives cannot read cartridges written by the 3590 or 3490. Cartridges written by the 3592 Model J1A cannot be read by the 3590 or 3490. Even though the cartridges are similar in size, they contain different media, and thus are not interchangeable. LIMITATIONS: o Although multiple systems may be attached to a 3592 Model J1A tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously. The 3592 Model J1A can only be varied online to one system at a time. o 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives cannot be attached to the same 3592 Model J70 or 3590 Model A60 Controller with 3590 Tape Drives. o 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives are not supported for attachment to a 3590 Model A50 or A00 Controller.

    Planning Information

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES: Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Current levels of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure the 3592 Model J1A is supported. The 3590 Model A60 Controller and Enterprise Tape Library 3494 may require subsystem microcode updates by the IBM service representative for the proper installation and operation of attached 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive. Inform your IBM representative to refer to 3592 Model J1A maintenance information for information on these requirements so they may be incorporated into your installation planning. Detailed physical planning information for the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives is in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0464). CABLE ORDERS: Appropriate Fibre Channel cable(s) should be ordered for each tape drive. Refer to the previous CABLES section for a list of available cables. Also refer to the FIBRE CHANNEL CABLES section of the SPECIAL FEATURE CODES in the 3592 Model J1A Sales Manual for Fibre Channel cable information. DIRECT CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search word 3592. PACKAGING: Number of Product Shipment Group Boxes ------------------- --------------------------------------- --------- 3592 Model J1A 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive 1 Maintenance Manual Power cord (for rack or frame attachment) Fibre Channel cables as ordered One data cartridge per subsystem One cleaning cartridge per subsystem SUPPLIES: FOR END USERS AND REMARKETERS: IBM data media supplies can be ordered directly through WTAAS using feature codes on the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive, 3592 Model C20 Silo Compatible Frame, or Enterprise Tape Library 3494 Frames. These features provide unlabled data cartridges. Labeled, initialized, or bulk IBM 3592 Model J1A data media can be ordered directly through WTAAS using machine type 3599. Refer to the 3599 Sales Manual. IBM data media supplies are also planned to be available through media distributors by February, 2004. For information about IBM branded media see http://www.storage.ibm.com/media The part numbers for additional supplies are: IBM Part Number Supply Item -------- ---------------------------------------------------------- 18P7534 IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Data) 18P7535 IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Cleaning) NOTE: The 3592 data cartridge has servo tracks written on it. These tracks enable the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive to accurately position the read/write head with respect to the media while the tape is in motion. If these servo tracks are damaged or removed (such as by Degausing), the cartridge is no longer useable.

    Security, Auditability, and Control

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

    Terms and Conditions

    This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Agreement Terms. IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply. VOLUME ORDERS: Contact your IBM representative. WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE: WARRANTY PERIOD: One year WARRANTY SERVICE: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for your machine below. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. 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 IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information. On-site Service - IBM On-site Repair (IOR), 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. SERVICESUITE AND SERVICEELECT (FORMERLY ESA) MAINTENANCE: For ServiceElect (Z125-5510) and ServiceSuite (Z125-5745) Statements of Work If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service upgrades depending on the type of service specified for your machine below. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information. On-site Service - IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. MAINTENANCE SERVICE: The preferred go-to-market offerings are ServiceElect and ServiceSuite. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn. If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service upgrades depending on the type of service specified for your machine below. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information. On-site Service - IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. USAGE PLAN MACHINE: No IBM HOURLY SERVICE RATE CLASSIFICATION: Three When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: FIELD INSTALLABLE FEATURES: Yes MODEL CONVERSIONS: No MACHINE INSTALLATION: Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7878), in other countries contact the local IBM office. Detailed physical planning information for the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0464). GRADUATED CHARGES: No LICENSED INTERNAL CODE: IBM Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is licensed for use by a customer on a Specific Machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM Agreement for Licensed Internal Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its Specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and for which the customer has paid. EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE: A 15% educational allowance is available to qualifying institutions in accordance with the Attachment for Educational Allowance. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

    Prices

    For all local charges contact your IBM representative. GLOBAL FINANCING: IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium & large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at: http://www.ibm.com/financing

    Ordering Information

    Orders can be entered into the Ordering System now. Schedule dates will be assigned sequentially. Orders involving multiple units are subject to an extension of schedule. No delivery commitments are to be made to customers until confirmed schedules are in the Ordering System. MES planned availability is October 31, 2003. Shipments will begin on this date. Schedule dates for MES orders will be based on sequence, parts availability, and customer-requested arrival date. MES orders for machines not yet shipped will be assigned a calculated arrival date within 30 days of the machine's calculated arrival date. TRANSLATED SHIP GROUP DOCUMENTATION: Yes PRODUCT STRUCTURE: SHIP GROUP: The ship group for the 3592 Model J1A includes the following components. o Model J1A Tape Drive o Maintenance information The following components are also supplied with the tape subsystem with the first tape drive shipment: o Cleaner cartridge o Blank data cartridge KEYBOARD: None POWER CORD: The Model J1A takes advantage of the external power cord of the rack, library, or frame in which it is installed, so no specify code is needed. PUBLICATIONS: The following publications are shipped with the tape subsystem. Title Order Number ---------------------------------------- ------------ IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Operator Guide GA32-0465 IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Maintenance Information Model J1A SPARE PARTS: None ACCESSORIES: None REQUIRED SOFTWARE: Support for the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is provided in OS/400, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, z/OS, OS/390, z/VM, and VSE/ESA operating system environments. Refer to the SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS section for detailed information. The installation of a 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive, may require code updates for S/390, AS/400, and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide (SA95-003), the account team or business partner should ensure that the customer checks the appropriate PSP buckets for S/390 or zSeries environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the 3592 Model J1A. A Solutions Assurance call is required on the installation of the first new 3592 Model J1A in an account. For details on supported Storage Area Network (SAN) servers, operating systems, fibre channel host bus adapters, and configurations, refer to the following Web site: http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/drives/3592 CABLES: A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive to host Fibre Channel adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 300 meters. The connector on the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is a Lucent Connector (LC) duplex connector type. The Fibre Channel cables with LC or Standard Connector (SC) duplex connectors can be ordered on the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive in the lengths indicated with the following feature numbers: o 5907 - 7 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 5913 - 13 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 5922 - 22 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 5961 - 61 meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end o 6005 - 5 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends o 6013 - 13 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends o 6025 - 25 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends o 6061 - 61 meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends POWER SUPPLY The Model J1A includes an auto-ranging power supply with input voltages of 90 to 259. SPECIFY CODES FOR COLOR/VOLTAGE/LANGUAGE COLOR: A specify code is not required. VOLTAGE: A specify code is not required. A rack or frame power cord is provided and the 3593 Model J1A takes advantage of the external power cord of the rack, library, or frame in which it is installed, so no specify code is needed. LANGUAGE: A specify code is not required.

    Business Partner Supplement


    BP - Marketing Information

    BP - MARKETING STRATEGY The requirement for high-performance and high-capacity data storage exists in all platform environments. The 3592 Model J1A performance can benefit customers who use tape strictly for backup, as well as customers who use tape for other applications. The additional cartridge capacity available with the 3592 Model J1A benefits customers who utilize applications, such as system backup and restore which utilize full tape cartridges. This may result in significant cost savings from using fewer tape drives, tape cartridge handling, reduced floor space requirements, and improved automation slot utilization. You should market the 3592 Model J1A in the following environments: o Customers with 3494 libraries o Customers with 3590 Tape Drives in stand-alone or STK Silo solutions o Other large-scale automated tape installations where performance, capacity, and reliability are requirements o Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall (examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications) The Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A is the follow-on to the highly successful 3590 Tape Drive and is designed for the following environments: o High-performance open attached Fibre Channel attached servers where performance, capacity, and reliability are demanded. Each Model J1A has two Fibre Channel ports for attachment to multiple servers or a single server with redundancy. o ESCON or FICON attached servers where customers depend on the mainframe-class reliability, performance, and capacity that the 3592 Model J1A provides. These include the following attachments: o Enterprise Tape Library 3494 o StorageTek 9310 PowderHorn Silo Automated Cartridge Systems (ACS) o Stand-alone rack

    BP - Planning Information

    Business Partner Responsibilities: Responsibilities assigned to the customer will be assumed by Business Partners for their end users, where appropriate. BP - EDUCATION SUPPORT BP - INSTALLATION SUPPORT BP - FIELD SUPPORT: Installation and technical support are available through IBMLink/SupportLink. Questions should be researched in Information Search -- Support using the search word 3592, with an IBM representative, and in publications before submitting a question.

    BP - Administrative Information


    BP - Ordering Information

    Orders should be forwarded via IBMLink, PartnerCommerce, or mailed to the local IBM office. Orders can be entered into WTAAS now. If the planned availability and customer requested arrival dates are within three calendar months, orders can be entered into WTAAS immediately. Schedule dates will be assigned sequentially. Orders involving multiple units are subject to an extension of schedule. No delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed calculated arrival dates are in WTAAS. MES planned availability is October 31, 2003. Shipments will begin on this date. Schedule dates for MES orders will be based on sequence, parts availability, and customer-requested arrival date. MES orders for machines not yet shipped will be assigned a calculated arrival date within 30 days of the machine's calculated arrival date. GLOBAL FINANCING IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to Business Partners and their credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, terms loans, acquisition facilities and inventory financing credit lines for manufacturers, distributors, resellers and service providers). Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at: http://www.ibm.com/financing

    BP - Terms and Conditions

    The following remarketer information applies: Business Partner Type: Distributor Solution Provider Schedule Inventory Systems Integrator Product A Adjustment Distributor Category Applies Category ------------------------ -------- ----------- ---------- 3592-J1A S1 Yes 10 (Business Partner Exhibit Z125-5505) Aggregation toward RS/6000 Annual System Revenue Performance applies. Aggregation toward AS/400 Annual System Revenue Performance applies. Aggregation toward Storage Products Annual Storage Revenue Performance applies. North American Business Partner Program guidelines, including eligibility for export, apply. Additional Information: ----------------------- This product requires installation by IBM, contains Licensed Internal Code. BP - SYSTEM SELECTION This announcement applies to IBM Solution Providers and Systems Integrators eligible to remarket the following systems or products: o IBM RS/6000, IBM eServer pSeries o IBM Application System/400, IBM eServer iSeries o IBM System/390 and zSeries, IBM eServer zSeries o IBM Storage Products o IBM High End xSeries This announcement applies to IBM Distributors eligible to remarket the following systems or products: o IBM RS/6000, IBM eServer pSeries o IBM Application System/400, IBM eServer iSeries o IBM Storage Products BP - SYSTEM SELECTION This announcement applies to IBM Solution Providers and Systems Integrators eligible to remarket the following systems or products: o IBM RS/6000, IBM eServer pSeries o IBM Application System/400, IBM eServer iSeries o IBM System/390 and zSeries, IBM eServer zSeries o IBM Storage Products o IBM High End xSeries This announcement applies to IBM Distributors eligible to remarket the following systems or products: o IBM RS/6000, IBM eServer pSeries o IBM Application System/400, IBM eServer iSeries o IBM Storage Products THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. IBM PRODUCTS CAN BE ORDERED ONLY UNDER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS REFLECTED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. SOME PRODUCTS REFERENCED MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL IBM SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR PRODUCT AVAILABILITY DETAILS.

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