IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Library Express Models with LTO 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (HVEC/Xcc/TMF)

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-101
February 12, 2008

 

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At a glance

. Available via type-model-feature (TMF) through System x order entry, the IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are designed to combine IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices.

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries include support for:

  • A new IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (SEO/part number 45E2243)
  • The TS3100 with Ultrium 4 Tape Drives, native physical data capacities of up to 19.2 TB (up to 38.4 TB using 2:1 compression) with 24 cartridge slots in two removable magazines, including a standard one-cartridge I/O station, a remote management unit, and bar code reader
  • The TS3200 with Ultrium 4 Tape Drives, native data physical capacities of up to 38.4 TB (up to 76.8 TB using 2:1 compression) with 48 data cartridge slots in four removable magazines, including a standard three-cartridge I/O station and bar code reader
  • An increased maximum data transfer rate, to up to 120 MB/sec native for each Ultrium 4 drive as compared to LTO Ultrium 3
  • Up to 800 GB native physical capacity per cartridge (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression) with Ultrium 4 800 GB media
  • Systems Managed and Library Managed Encryption on LTO Ultrium 4 SAS and Fibre Channel Tape Drives with a Transparent LTO Encryption feature (SEO/part number 45E3081)
  • Adherence to LTO specifications

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM System Storage™ TS3100 Tape Library Express Model and the IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model are designed to offer high capacity, enhanced performance, and technology for the midrange open system environments. The products are included as part of the IBM System Storage tape library family of offerings.

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries now incorporate the new IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drive, enhancing tape performance over the previous generation IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives, with a native data transfer rate of up to 120 MB/sec. IBM Ultrium 4 SAS tape drives are encryption capable and will support Transparent LTO Encryption (SEO/part number 45E3081), providing advanced Systems Managed and Library Managed Encryption through a new Web-based delivery system in August 2008. Transparent LTO Encryption is enabled through a license key Encryption Key Manager for LTO Ultrium 4 SAS and Fibre Channel drives.

By using the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive has the capability of writing twice as much data, up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), compared to the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges, and can read Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges.

The TS3100 Tape Library is an external 2U stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates a single LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Half-High Tape Drive (SEO/part number 3573S42). Up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drives can be installed by adding SEO/part number 45E2243.

The TS3100 comes standard with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side and one on the right side, providing 24 data cartridge slots, including a single I/O slot. Additional optional cartridge magazines are now available for the TS3100. The TS3100 provides a media physical capacity of up to 19.2 TB (38.4 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit.

The TS3200 Tape Library is an external 4U stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates a single new IBM Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (SEO/part number 3573S44). Additional drives are available as an option (SEO/part number 45E2243), allowing up to four Half-High Ultrium Tape Drives. Mixed Ultrium drives and media types are supported.

The TS3200 comes standard with four removable cartridge magazines, providing 48 data cartridge slots, including one three-slot I/O station. Additional optional cartridge magazines are now available for the TS3200. The TS3200 provides a media physical capacity of up to 38.4 TB (76.8 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit.

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries incorporate IBM's Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries equal to the number of drives installed.

New options available for the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Libraries include:

  • Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drive (SEO/part number 45E2243)
  • 3573 Left Side 2U Magazine (SEO/part number 45E2237)
  • 3573 Left Upper 4U Magazine (SEO/part number 45E2225)
  • 3573 Left Lower 4U Magazine (SEO/part number 45E2231)
  • Transparent LTO Encryption (SEO/part number 45E3081)
  • Encryption Configuration (SEO/part number 95P5008)

Transparent LTO Encryption (part number 45E3081 or feature number 5900) is a chargeable feature that provides license keys to enable System Managed Encryption and Library Managed Encryption on TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Libraries with LTO Ultrium 4 SAS or Fibre Channel Tape Drives.

Encryption Configuration (part number 95P5008 or feature number 9900) is a no charge feature that should be ordered when encryption will be used in a TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library. It includes publication updates with information on enabling and configuring the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to support encryption. This feature also provides an EKM publication. Customer-initiated procedures need to be completed for enabling and configuring the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library to support encryption with the LTO Ultrium 4 SAS or Fibre Channel encryption-capable tape drive.
 
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Key prerequisites

Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Libraries with IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives to selected IBM System p™, IBM System i™, IBM System z™, IBM System x™, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX®, Linux™, and Windows® servers. Refer to the Technical information section for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 14, 2008: For all part numbers except 45E3081 and 95P5008
  • August 1, 2008: For part numbers 45E3081 and 95P5008

 
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Description

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

TS3100 Tape Library

The TS3100 capacity is 24 tape cartridges, providing an Ultrium 4 media physical capacity of up to 19.2 TB (38.4 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit and including support for:

  • A single IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drive with SAS, SCSI, and Fibre Channel attachment and (up to two) IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drives with SAS attachment
  • A single IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Full-High Tape Drive with SAS, SCSI, and Fibre Channel attachment and (up to two) IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High Tape Drives with SAS and SCSI attachment

The TS3100 Tape Library offers the following significant improvements over the existing 3581 Tape Autoloader:

  • Increased cartridge capacity: The TS3100 is configured to hold two removable magazines, one on the left side (11 + 1 slots) and one on the right side (12 slots) for a total of 24 data cartridges.
  • Standard bar code reader: With the addition of the standard bar code reader, you will be able to operate the TS3100 as a random access tape library with labeled media. Labeled Ultrium 4 media can be ordered as part number 95P4278 at the time of purchase via the 3589 LTO Ultrium media machine type, or through IBM Media at 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334). Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.
  • I/O station: Standard on the TS3100 is a single-cartridge I/O station on the left cartridge magazine, which is designed to allow for continuous library operation during import or export of data cartridges.
  • Removable cartridge magazines: The TS3100 has two removable magazines that house 24 data cartridges. This helps allow for quick population of the tape library, as well as ease of storage for media. You may order additional magazines as an option.
  • Customer replacement units (CRUs): Drives, power supply, cartridge magazines are customer replacement parts.

TS3200 Tape Library

The TS3200 capacity is 48 tape data cartridges, providing an Ultrium 4 media physical capacity of up to 38.4 TB (76.8 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit and including support for:

  • Up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drives with SAS, SCSI, and Fibre Channel attachment and (up to four) IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drives with SAS attachment
  • Up to two IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Full-High Tape Drives with SAS, SCSI, and Fibre Channel attachment and (up to four) IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High Tape Drives with SAS and SCSI attachment

The TS3200 Tape Library offers the following significant improvements over the existing 3582 Tape Library:

  • Increased cartridge capacity: The TS3200 is configured to hold four removable magazines, providing 48 data cartridges, including a three-slot I/O station.
  • Standard bar code reader: With the addition of the standard bar code reader, you will be able to operate the TS3200 as a random access tape library with labeled media. Labeled Ultrium 4 media can be ordered as part number 95P4278 at time of purchase via the 3589 LTO Ultrium media machine type, or through IBM Media at 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334). Refer to the Supplies section, for additional information.
  • I/O station: Standard on the TS3200 is a three-slot I/O station on the lower-left cartridge magazine, which is designed to allow for continuous library operation during import or export of data cartridges.
  • Removable cartridge magazines: The TS3200 has four removable magazines which help allow for quick population of the tape library, as well as ease of storage for media. You may order additional magazines as an option.
  • CRUs: Drives, power supply, and cartridge magazines are customer replacement parts.

TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries

The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is the fourth-generation LTO Ultrium Tape Drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive in the TS3100 and TS3200 offer the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive:

  • Increased performance: Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 120 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 3 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 2 capacities with improved rates.

    Note: Although the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

  • Increased tape cartridge capacity: The tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the new IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, double that of the Ultrium 3 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.
  • Ultrium 3 cartridge compatibility: The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive can read and write Ultrium 3 cartridges.
  • Encryption supported on Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel and SAS tape drives: The IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption on LTO 4 Fibre Channel and SAS tape drives with a Transparent LTO Encryption feature (SEO/part number 45E3081).
  • Attachment options: The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries come with 3 Gbps SAS, 4 Gbps Fibre Channel, and SCSI attachment models, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. They are supported on System p, System i, System x, System z, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft® Windows 2003, Linux, and other open systems.
  • WORM media support: The IBM 3589 Ultrium 4 800 GB WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 800 GB WORM Tape Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:
    • Pre-labeling, with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and color-coding
    • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
    • Cartridge memory, built into every cartridge, which helps to enhance functionality and media reliability by storing access history and media performance information for use by the tape drive every time the cartridge is accessed
    • Half-inch particle tape with a 800 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge
  • Larger internal data buffer: There is a 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive as compared to a 128 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive.
  • Integrated electronics using IBM engineered copper technology: This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The fourth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features in the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive include:

  • Dual-stage 16-channel head actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 896 data tracks in Ultrium 4 versus 704 data tracks in Ultrium 3. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism: IBM's patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive. This method is designed to use the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Magneto Resistive (MR) head design: Use of flat lap head technology in MR heads for Ultrium 4 helps minimize contact, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Digital speed matching — The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching (at one of six speeds: 30, 48, 66, 84, 103, or 120 MB/sec) to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance. Speed matching on Ultrium 4 ranges from 30 to 120 MB/sec versus 30 to 80 MB/sec on Ultrium 3.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: Using some of the most robust components available, such as all-metal clutch, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and single circuit card, to help enhance reliability and prolong the life of the drives.
  • Power management: The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive power management function is designed to control the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or in a low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: Separate writing of multiple filemarks is designed to evoke any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. It helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark. This change helps prevent having to rewrite data sets containing customer data and the first filemark if such an append occurs.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 4 uses LTO-DC, which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM's patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression is designed to look ahead at incoming data, and determine the most efficient storage method (either ALDC or pass-through mode) to help optimize data compression and increase data throughput.
  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM): Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is designed to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the LTO-CM is 8 KB. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level RF field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.
  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS): The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the CM module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash EEPROM to help determine the likely cause of failure. SARS is designed to cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge physical capacity of the IBM Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 3 data cartridges, and read only Ultrium 2 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 800 GB data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges or feature number 8405 at the time of purchase.

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

The TS3100 or TS3200 Tape Library provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-inch, 4mm, or 8mm Tape Drives. The libraries can be cost-effective solutions for backup, save-and-restore, and archiving functions as the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 4 drive features, the TS3100 and TS3200 are designed to provide:

  • Support for Ultrium 4 media as well as Ultrium 4 WORM media
  • IBM's Multi-Path Architecture for single or multiserver attachment of homogeneous or heterogeneous systems or applications on the TS3200
  • Standard bar code reader, cartridge magazines, and remote management unit
  • Stand-alone free-standing library or optional rack mounting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are suitable for use in network-attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multiterabyte capacities are required. Storage and tape management is provided by software such as Tivoli® Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings.

The TS3100 or TS3200 is designed for stand-alone operation, but an optional rack-mounting kit allows installation into an ANSI/EIA standard 19-inch rack. If you require extra redundancy in your storage operations, an additional dc power supply option is available.

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path feature of the libraries support 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 U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Library Model LTO 4 Half-High are capable, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site


 
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Product positioning

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Capacity and performance requirements
  • Data protection, reliability, and availability
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats
  • Work environment — limited space

The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries and storage management applications help address these requirements and constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. The libraries are 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 System p, System i, System x, System z, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers.

The TS3100 offers up to two new IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drives, 24 cartridge slots (including one configurable I/O station) with a physical capacity of 38.4 TB (with 2:1 compression) or 19.2 TB native. The TS3200 offers up to four new IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drives and 48 cartridge slots (including a three-cartridge I/O station) with a library physical capacity of 76.8 TB (with 2:1 compression) or 38.4 TB native.

The TS3100 and TS3200 can be the answers to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, and are 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 capacity requirements less than 19.2 TB (native), the IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library and the IBM System Storage 3580 Tape Drive should be considered.

For capacity requirements in the 38.4 TB to 76.8 TB (with 2:1 compression) range with an entry-level automation need, the IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library should be considered with its one or two IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and 48-cartridge capacity.

For larger capacity requirements, with drives and cartridge capacity scalability, the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library (machine type 3576) should be considered. Customers can now tailor the TS3310 Tape Library to match system capacity and performance needs with up to 18 IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives total in an L5B plus four E9U systems.

For larger capacity requirements, the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) should be considered. The 3584 Tape Library can address system capacity from 102.4 TB to 10.8 petabyte (PB), 204.8 TB to 21.6 PB (with 2:1 compression), using up to 192 IBM Ultrium Tape Drives in up to sixteen 3584 library frames.

For protection of mission-critical data needs, hardware optimized for enterprise multimode and host attachment, high duty-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, consider the IBM System Storage TS1120 with the IBM System Storage TS3400 (3577) or IBM System Storage TS3500 (3584) Tape Library.

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BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 108-101

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System Storage, System p, System i, System z, and System x are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

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

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

The publication listed above and the following publications are also available at

The device driver publications are also available at


    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Doc/

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library             GA32-0547
 and TS3200 Tape Library SCSI Reference
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Programming Reference       GC32-0566
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Installation                GC27-2130
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Operating environment

3573 Models L2U, S42

  • Temperature: 10° to 35°C, 50° to 95°F
  • Relative humidity: 15% RH to 80% RH (noncondensing)
  • Wet bulb: 26°C (79.0°F) maximum
  • Voltage: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz auto-ranging
  • Electrical power:
    • 4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac
    • 0.1 kVA
  • Maximum acoustical noise sound power levels LwAd in bels: 6.6/6.8
  • Heat output: 100 watts (86 KCal/Hr.)

3573 Models L4U, S44

  • Temperature: 10° to 35°C, 50° to 95°F
  • Relative humidity: 15% RH to 80% RH (noncondensing)
  • Wet bulb: 26°C (79.0°F) maximum
  • Voltage: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz auto-ranging
  • Electrical power:
    • 4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac
    • 0.1 kVA
  • Maximum acoustical noise sound power levels LwAd in bels: 6.6/6.8
  • Heat output: 100 watts (86 KCal/hr)

Hardware requirements

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

The TS3100 Model L2U and TS3200 Model L4U support the new Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drive (45E2243). The TS3100 and TS3200 can be attached to System p™, System i™, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, UNIX®, Linux™, and Windows® servers, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support those interface specifications.

A current list of supported open system configurations is available at

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 following feature:

  • Additional Power Supply (23R7262)

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: A SAS cable is required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 to the server host bus adapter. For the initial plant order, a SAS cable should be ordered.

SAS cables: A SAS cable is required to attach a TS3100 or TS3200 to host a SAS adapter. SAS/Mini-SAS cables provide attachment from HBA with SFF-8470 to drives with SFF-8088. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS cables provide attachment from HBA SFF-8088 to drives with SFF-8088. At least one SAS cable should be specified on the initial plant order.

The following cable options are available for SAS attachment:

  • 95P4711 — 2.0 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (from HBA with SFF-8470 to drive with SFF-8088)
  • 95P4712 — 5.5 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (from HBA with SFF-8470 to drive with SFF-8088)
  • 95P4713 — 2.0 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (from HBA with SFF-8088 to drive with SFF-8088)
  • 95P4714 — 5.5 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (from HBA with SFF-8088 to drive with SFF-8088)

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. A 2.0 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable (95P4711) or 2.0 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cable (95P4713), to connect the interposer to the drive, needs to be ordered separately.

The following interposers are available:

  • 95P4994 — SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer (from HBA with SFF-8470 to maximum four cables with SFF-8088)
  • 95P4996 — Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer (from HBA with SFF-8088 to maximum four cables with SFF-8088)

Software requirements

The TS3100 and TS3200 are supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • System i with OS/400® V5R3, V5R3M5, V5R4
  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, V6.1
  • Sun Solaris 8, 9, and 10
  • System x and Intel 32-bit servers (x86) and 64-bit servers (ia64) with Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • AMD Opteron and EM64T servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64 Edition)
  • HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2
  • Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Version 4 and Version 5, Novell SLES 9, Novell SLES 10, Asianux 2.0

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS3100 or TS3200, visit

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 from your IBM representative or at

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.

LTO Ultrium 4 Encryption

Encryption for the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, with SAS and Fibre Channel versions of the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, is provided in AIX®, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows 2003 operating system environments.

The installation of a Ultrium 4 Tape Drive with encryption may require code updates for System p and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from


    ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, as well as hardware support information, visit

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

  • System Managed (available for AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows)
  • Library Managed (available for OS/400, i5/OS™, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows)
  • Application Managed (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager)

The IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java™ platform is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption. To receive the Encryption Key Manager to run on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows, the IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center (TPC) Basic Edition (TPC Basic Edition replaces TPC Limited Edition), licensed program product 5608-B01 is required. TPC Basic Edition electronic availability via Passport Advantage® and media availability via Passport Advantage and AAS will include the IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform to run on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. Note that TPC Basic Edition is a chargeable program product, whereas the previous TPC-Limited Edition was a no-charge offering. Several maintenance options are also available for ordering with the TPC Basic Edition.

For more information on ordering and pricing for TPC Basic Edition, licensed program product 5608-B01, refer to Software Announcement 207-263 , dated October 23, 2007, or the announcement letter specific to your geography. Additional information is also available at

System p

System p supports System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

AIX V5.2, or later is required for System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the AIX system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site

      ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/AIX/

Library Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a System p server with AIX:

  • AIX V5.2, or later, is required.
  • One of the following IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 bit and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 bit and 64 bit)

Updates to the AIX Java SDK may be obtained at

System i

System i supports Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.

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

System i support of Library Managed Encryption on the TS3100/TS3200 requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

The Encryption Key Manager is supported on i5/OS V6R1, or later. If the Encryption Key Manager component is run on i5/OS, then the following program product is required:

  • IBM Developer Kit for Java — Java Developer Kit 5.0 (5722-JV1)

Linux

System x and other Intel®-based or AMD Opteron-based Linux servers and System p servers support System Managed and Library Managed with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Use of System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption on Linux requires one of the following:

  • REHL 4
  • REHL 5
  • Novell SLES 9
  • Novell SLES 10
  • Asianux 2.0

System Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site

      ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Linux/

Library Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Linux:

  • One of the following is required:
    • REHL 4
    • REHL 5
    • Novell SLES 9
    • Novell SLES 10
    • Asianux 2.0
  • One of the following IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 bit and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 bit and 64 bit)

Updates to the Linux Java SDK may be obtained at

Microsoft Windows

System x and other Intel-based or AMD Opterson-based Windows servers support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Windows 2003 is required for System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Windows system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site

      ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Windows/

Library Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Windows:

HP-UX

HP-UX supports Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

HP-UX 11iv1 or 11iv2 is required for Library Managed and Application Managed Encryption.

Library Managed Encryption with HP-UX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with HP-UX:

Sun Solaris

Sun Solaris supports Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Use of System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption on Solaris requires one of the following:

  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun Solaris 9
  • Sun Solaris 10

System Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Solaris system.
  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. The drivers may be downloaded from the following Web site

      ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Solaris/

Library Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library.
  • A TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 drives and media

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Solaris:

Application software

Tivoli Storage Manager supports Application Managed Encryption.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Physical installation and service planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS3100 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 Web site

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

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 Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders: SAS cables for the new IBM Ultrium 4 SAS Half-High Tape Drive are required to attach the TS3100 or TS3200 to the server. At least one cable should be specified on the initial plant order. An interposer or interposers may be used 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.

Refer to the Cables section at the end of Hardware requirements 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.

Installability: Installation time for the IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library, when rack-mounted, is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, and when stand-alone, installation is approximately 1.5 hours.

Installation time for the TS3200 Tape Library is approximately four hours. Installation time for an additional tape drive installed in the TS3200 Tape Library is approximately one hour.

Refer to the IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library Setup, Operator, and Service Guide , GA32-0545.

Packaging

                                                      Number
                                                      of
Product  Items included                               boxes
 
3573     TS3100 Tape Library Express Model with       1
          IBM Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape Drive
           (SEO P/N 3573S42)
         125 V US/CAN Power Cord
         SAS wrap tool (SAS drive only)
         One IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge
         One IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge
          (universal)
         IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape
          Library
          Setup, Operator, and Service Guide
         IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape
          Library
          Getting Started Guide
         Quality Hotline Card
         China RoHS Statement
         Device Driver readme sheet
         Safety Pointer multilanguage README sheet
         License Agreement for Machine Code
 
3573     The TS3200 Tape Library Express Models       1
          with IBM Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Tape
          Drive (SEO P/N 3573S44)
         125 V U.S./CAN Power Cord
         SAS wrap tool
         One IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge
         One IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge
          (universal)
         IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape
          Library
          Setup, Operator, and Service Guide
         IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape
          Library
          Getting Started Guide
         Quality Hotline Card
         China RoHS Statement
         Device Driver readme sheet
         Safety Pointer multilanguage README sheet
         License Agreement for Machine Code

Supplies

For end users: The IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridges (95P4278) and the IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge (23R7008) can be ordered from IBM through 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334) in the U.S. and Canada.

For information about Priority Fulfillment Services distribution channels call 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334) in the U.S. and Canada, or visit

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and application software.

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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Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: No

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:


    Warranty Information
    P.O. Box 12195
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203

Warranty period

Three years. IBM Ultrium media is warranted separately.

IBM options or features initially installed in an IBM machine carry the same warranty period as the machine. If installed after the initial machine installation, they carry the balance of the machine warranty or optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM machine carry the same warranty period as the machine. If installed after the initial machine installation, they carry the balance of the machine warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs ) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

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. This product is covered by the following types of service.

CRU service and on-site for other selected parts

CRU service: IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU.

Tier 1 CRU: Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, (1) return instructions and a container is shipped with the replacement CRU and (2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRU parts:

  • L2U/L4U library without drives
  • Drive sled with drive (SCSI, Fibre, SAS)
  • Library Controller Card
  • Blank Out Cover for Optional Power Supply
  • Blank Out Cover for the Drive Bay
  • Adhesive attached feet for desk top application
  • 250 watt power supply
  • Magazine right
  • L4U magazine left upper
  • L4U magazine left lower

ServicePac® offerings

Warranty and maintenance options: The announced products may be eligible for ServicePacs for Warranty and Maintenance Options, convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Installation services: The announced products may be eligible for ServicePacs for Installation Services, convenient prepackaged offerings for installation services. Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ServicePac offerings.

For additional ServicePac information, visit

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

Field-installable features: No

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM 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 at

IBM may release changes to the machine code. IBM plans to make the machine code changes available for download from the IBM System Storage technical support Web site:

You may also obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

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.

Educational allowance: None
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Product charges

                                                   Field   Plant
                    Machine       Feature Purchase install install
Description         type    Model number  price    only    only
 
3573 Left Upper 4U  3573    L4U   8107    $  350   No      No
 Magazine
3573 Left Lower 4U  3573    L4U   8108       395   No      No
 Magazine
3573 Left Side 2U   3573    L2U   8109       395   No      No
 Magazine
Ultrium 4 Half-High 3573    L2U,  8147     4,500   No      No
 SAS Drive                  L4U

                                                    Field   Plant
                     Machine       SEO     Purchase install install
Description          type    Model number  price    only    only
 
TS3100 Tape          3573    L2U   3573S42 $ 8,500  No      Yes
 Library with Ultrium
 4 Half-High SAS
 Drive and US/CAN
 125V Power Cord
 
TS3200 Tape          3573    L4U   3573S44  12,005  No      Yes
 Library with Ultrium
 4 Half-High SAS
 Drive and US/CAN
 125V Power Cord
 
3573 Left Upper 4U   3573    L4U   45E2225     350  No      No
 Magazine
3573 Left Lower 4U   3573    L4U   45E2231     395  No      No
 Magazine
3573 Left Side 2U    3573    L2U   45E2237     395  No      No
 Magazine
Ultrium 4 Half-High  3573    L2U,  45E2243   4,500  No      No
 SAS Drive                   L4U
Transparent LTO      3573    L2U,  45E3081   2,500  No      No
 Encryption                  L4U
Encryption           3573    L2U,  95P5008       0  No      No
 Configuration               L4U

There are no field MES removals for the 3573.

Hardware models TS3100 (3573 Model L2U) and TS3200 (3573 Model L4U) Tape Libraries announced with this release will utilize existing U.S. ServicePacs. Refer to the following IBM Web site for applicable U.S. ServicePac information:

For the most updated listing of current U.S. ServicePacs (including the most recent product hardware announcements), it's suggested that the Product Selector Tool be used to select the appropriate ServicePac (link provided via the Web site listed above).

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System Storage, System x, System p, System i, iSeries, AIX 5L, i5/OS, and developerWorks are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, eServer, xSeries, OS/400, Tivoli, AIX, TotalStorage, Passport Advantage, and ServicePac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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