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IBM System Storage TS1050 Tape Drive offers an Ultrium 5 Tape Drive for the TS3500 Tape Library

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-075
April 12, 2010

 
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The IBM® System Storage™ TS1050 is an IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive that combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices. The new Ultrium 5 Tape Drive:

  • Increases maximum data transfer rate, providing to up to 140 MB/sec native as compared to LTO Ultrium 4
  • Provides up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity per cartridge (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression) with Ultrium 5 1.5 TB cartridge
  • Includes a 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface attachment
  • Supports LTO5 media partitioning and self-describing tape
  • Supports encryption capabilities and requires IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) for encryption key management
  • Adheres to LTO specifications
  • Mounts in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32

TS3500 Tape Library functions and features include:

  • Supports TS1050 Ultrium 5 tape drive in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32
  • Mixed media support for TS3500 HA/HD libraries
  • Storage Authentication Service (LDAP via TPC or SSPC)
  • Floating home cell option for non-HD libraries
  • Customizable warning threshold for capacity utilization

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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The IBM System Storage TS1050 (machine type 3588, model F5A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 4 Tape Drive (Ultrium 4). It has a native data transfer of up to 140 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge, the TS1050 nearly doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges. The TS1050 has a 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1050 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 - Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.


Note: IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v1 (TKLM) is required for encryption key management with LTO Ultrium 5 drives.

IBM Ultrium 5 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include:

  • Native data transfer rate up to 140 MB/sec
  • Ultrium 5 tape cartridge native physical capacity of 1.5 TB
  • 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported drive attachment
  • A larger 512 MB internal buffer
  • Supports LTO5 media partitioning and self describing tape
  • LTO Ultrium 5 encryption support

Note: The TS1050 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, and D32. LTO 5 tape drive support and other selected TS3500 features require Advanced Library Management (ALMS).
Note: In order to support code level 9500 or higher, all node cards in the library must be xx3-equivalent node cards. For xx2 models, this requires a xx3 model conversion or the Enhanced Node Card(s) feature (Feature 1700 or 1701).

In addition to TS1050 LTO 5 support, additional TS3500 Tape Library functions include:

  • Mixed media support for TS3500 HA/HD libraries
  • Storage Authentication Service (LDAP via TPC or SSPC)
  • Floating home cell option for non-HD libraries
  • Customizable warning threshold for capacity utilization

 
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Appropriate levels of host and drive software are required to attach the TS1050 to a wide range of environments including selected IBM Power Systems™, IBM System i®, IBM System p®, IBM System x®, IBM System z® (zLinux), other servers running HP-UX, Linux®, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft® Windows® operating system environments that support Fibre Channel interfaces. Refer to the Technical information section for details.

LTO 5 tape drive support and other selected TS3500 features require Advanced Library Management (ALMS).

IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v1 (TKLM) is required for encryption key management with LTO Ultrium 5 drives.


Note: In order to support code level 9500 or higher, all node cards in the library must be xx3-equivalent node cards. For xx2 models, this requires a xx3 model conversion or the Enhanced Node Card(s) feature (Feature 1700 or 1701).
 
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April 16, 2010


 
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The IBM TS1050 is an IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 5 Tape Drive designed for the heavy demands of backup and archive tape storage. The TS1050 is designed to mount in a TS3500 Tape Library and has an 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface for attachment to a wide range of environments, including selected IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, IBM System z (zLinux), other servers running HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

The TS1050 incorporates fifth-generation IBM LTO Ultrium technology. It offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive:

  • Increased performance Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 140 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 4 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 3 capacities and rates.

    Note: Although the Ultrium 5 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 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression) with the use of the new IBM LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge, nearly doubling that of the Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density, track density, and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and increased capacity.
  • Encryption: The IBM System Storage TS1050 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 media, meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) access are all available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604, Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

    IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v1 (TKLM) is required for encryption key management with LTO Ultrium 5 drives.

  • Attachment options: The TS1050 Tape Drive comes with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported attachment models, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. They are supported on a wide range of environments including selected IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, IBM System z (zLinux), other servers running HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.
  • WORM media support: The IBM 3589 Ultrium 5 WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for archiving and data retention applications, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 5 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 1.5 TB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge
  • Larger internal data buffer: There is a 512 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive.
  • Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching (at one of fourteen speeds: 140.0, 130.0, 120.0, 112.7, 105.5, 98.2, 90.9, 83.6, 76.4, 69.1, 61.8, 53.5, 46.3 or 40.0 MB/s) 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 5 ranges from 40 to 140 MB/sec versus 30 to 80 MB/sec on Ultrium 4.
  • Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head design: Use of flat lap head technology in GMR heads from our Enterprise Tape Drives for Ultrium 5 helps minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • Dual-stage 16-channel head skew actuator: The actuator is designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity. Track following skew actuator supports flangeless tape guide rollers and dynamic skew to enable the head to follow skew tape motion and improve linear actuation.
  • Power management: The Ultrium 5 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. Improvements specifically in idle mode are improved over Ultrium 4.

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

  • Independent tape loader and threader motors and positive pin retention: These are designed to help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge, and to retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor, coupled with the positive pin retention, is designed to cause the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.
  • Graceful dynamic braking: In the event of power failure, reel motors are designed to maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, helping reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.
  • Servo and track layout technology: There are 1280 data tracks in Ultrium 5 versus 896 data tracks in Ultrium 4. 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 5 and 4 Tape Drive. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments: To help enhance reliability and prolong the life of drives, some of the most robust components available, such as an all metal clutch, steel ball bearings in loader, robust leader block design, and a single circuit card.
  • Adaptive read equalization: Designed to automatically compensate for dynamic changes in readback signal response.
  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation: This is designed to optimize readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks: Separate writing of multiple filemarks is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark. A write of multiple filemarks typically indicates a point where an append operation might occur after the first of these filemarks and this change helps prevent having to rewrite datasets containing customer data and the first filemark, if such an append occurs.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC): The Ultrium 5 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-thru mode) to help provide optimal 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 5 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 most 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.
  • Highly 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 fifth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

With support for LTO Ultrium-format tape data cartridges, the TS1050 with the TS3500 Tape Library can be a cost-effective solution for backup, save-and-restore, and archiving functions.

Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge physical capacity of the IBM Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge has nearly doubled over the IBM Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression). IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read Ultrium 3 data cartridges. Ultrium 5 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library with the Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 3 data cartridges. LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589, LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

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

TS3500 features and functions

  • TS1050 Ultrium 5 Tape Drive Support: TS1050 Ultrium 5 tape drive is supported in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32. Appropriate levels of host and drive software are required to attach the TS1050 to a wide range of environments, including selected IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, IBM System z (zLinux), other servers running HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments that support Fibre Channel interfaces.

    LTO 5 tape drive support and other selected TS3500 features require Advanced Library Management (ALMS).

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

  • Mixed media HA/HD support: Mixed media is supported in HA/HD configurations and requires testing each accessor in its respective service bay with both LTO HD slots and 3592 HD slots. The solution requires that service bay B must always be a Dxx frame so that the drive canister positions 3 and 4 in both service bays can be used for providing both LTO and 3592 types of HD test slots. This will require the current Model HA1 HD test hardware feature codes to match the type of the Lxx frame and a new Model HA1 "Mixed Media HD Test Slots" feature code (#1697) that has a prerequisite of one of the 2 current feature codes and results in shipping the other type of HD test slots. Feature 1697 (Mixed Media HD Test Slots) provides HD test canisters and diagnostic cartridges of the opposite media type of feature code 1695 or 1696. Feature code 1695 or 1696 is a prerequisite. Feature 1695 provides LTO HD test canisters and diagnostic cartridges. Feature 1696 provides 3592 HD test canisters and diagnostic cartridges. Feature 1658 (LTO I/O Station) or 1659 (3592 I/O Station) will be required for libraries not already with mixed media.
  • Storage Authentication Service: Storage Authentication Service allows users to login using common Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) registry and is designed to enable central common user management.
  • Floating Home Cell Option for Non-HD Libraries: This option can be configured on the Library Preferences page of the library GUI. When operating with floating home cell enabled, the library firmware will choose an optimum storage slot upon every demount operation rather than only at cartridge insertion (fixed home cell). The floating home cell behavior was originally introduced with HD libraries (those which include a Model S24 or Model S54 frame).
  • Customizable Warning Threshold for Capacity Utilization: Allows user to set percentage of capacity full at which library will initiate warning via Web Specialist indication and SNMP trap.

 
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As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Capacity and performance requirements
  • Data integrity and encryption, reliability, and availability
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats

The TS1050 and software applications are designed to address these requirements and deliver a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive technology.

The TS1050 is an excellent choice if you use tape drives that require larger-capacity or higher-performance tape backup. The TS1050 Tape Drive can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

The TS3500 Tape Library and IBM software applications excel in addressing these requirements and can constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium and 3592 tape technology. You also gain flexibility of automated tape library management and unattended save and restore operations.

The TS3500 Tape Library models are a smart choice for tape automation for IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, IBM System z products, or Linux, and other popular open systems. The TS3500 utilizes the patented Multi-Path Architecture, designed to allow homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems applications to share the library robotics, with Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) for storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment. Additional TS3500 features include: capacity on demand entry library frames, LTO and 3592 drive technology choices and integration, dual active accessors, and 16-frame expansion.

The TS3500 Tape Library Base Frame Model L53 offers 64 to 287 slots for LTO Ultrium tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. It is designed to provide excellent price and performance in the open systems environments.

The TS3500 Tape Library Base Frame Model L23 offers 58 to 260 slots for 3592 tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM TS1130 or 3592 Tape Drives. The TS1130 or 3592 Tape Drives are designed to provide high capacity, performance, and reliability in open systems environments with tape drive flexibility to accommodate capacity and fast access where these requirements are needed.

Up to 15 3584 or TS3500 Tape Library Expansion Frame Models D22, D23, D32, D52, D53, S24, or S54 can be added to either the Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53. The Model D23 or D22 provides up to 400 cartridge slots for 3592 media, and can contain up to 12 TS1130 or 3592 Tape Drives. The Models D32, D52, or D53 provide up to 440 slots for Ultrium media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Tape Drives. The Model S24 provides up to 1000 cartridge slots for 3592 media, and does not support tape drives. The Model S54 provides up to 1320 cartridge slots for LTO media, and does not support tape drives. When a Model HA1 is attached, the last Models D22, D23, D52, D53, S24, or S54 in the TS3500 Tape Library functions as a Service Bay B for the second accessor.

The TS3500, part of a family of IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium tape products, can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

If you have existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup, the TS3500 Tape Library constitutes an excellent tape storage solution. The IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library provide an excellent functional alternative to DLT/SDLT, 1/4 in, 4 mm, 8 mm, or IBM Magstar® MP 3570 tape drives.

Depending on capacity requirements, a wide spectrum of tape libraries are available from the IBM Ultrium Tape family of products, based on your storage usage and requirements. Tape automation products to choose from include the IBM System Storage TS3310, TS3200, or TS3100 Tape Libraries.

For high duty-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, with mission-critical data protection and high-capacity requirements, consider the IBM System Storage TS1130 or 3592 Tape Drive with the IBM System Storage TS3400 or TS3500 Tape Library.


 
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Refer to:

  • IBM System Storage TS1040 Tape Drive Model F4A Hardware Announcement 107-203, dated April 24, 2007
  • IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Libraries Supporting LT04 and 4X I/O Hardware Announcement 107-215, dated April 24, 2007
  • The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library, Hardware Announcement 106-320, dated May 09, 2006
  • The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05, Hardware Announcement 105-413, dated October 11, 2005
  • The 3584 Model HA1, Hardware Announcement 105-061, dated February 15, 2005
  • The 3588 Model F3A, Hardware Announcement 105-063, dated February 15, 2005
  • The 3584 Models D22, D52, L22, and L52, Hardware Announcement 104-135, dated April 27, 2004

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                                 Machine                  Feature
Description                      type       Model         number
 
TS1050 Ultrium 5 Tape Drive      3588       F5A
3588 F5A Plant Install           3588       F5A           9695
3588 F5A Field Install           3588       F5A           9696
 
 
3588 F5A Plant Install           3584       L53, D53      9695
3588 F5A Field Install           3584       L32, D32,     9696
                                            L52, D52,
                                            L53, D53
Mixed Media HD Tests Slots       3584       HA1           1697
 
 

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=110-075

 
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Information on the TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A is contained in the following TS3500 Tape Library publications. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                          Order
 Title                                    number
 
 
 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
 with ALMS
 Introduction and Planning Guide          GA32-0593
 
 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
 with ALMS
 Operator Guide                           GA32-0594
 
 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
 SCSI Reference                           GA32-0561
 
 IBM Tape Device Driver
 Installation and User's Guide            GC27-2130
 (English)
 

Notice: All new IBM tape device drivers will only be posted to the web through the Fix Central download portal and not through the ftpsite. The device driver FTP site will be sunset June 2010.

IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following Web site

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

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  • In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group" select "Storage Systems".
  • In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Product Family" select "Tape Systems".
  • With the next pull down menu, "Product Type", select "Tape Device Drivers and Software".
  • This will in turn bring up the "Product" menu, which provides selections for "Platform drivers, Tools, or Software".
  • Under "Platform drivers", in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  • Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click "Continue".
  • The next screen can be used to narrow the search, however just click "Continue" to view what is available.

The IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide can be found at the following Web site

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

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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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.


 
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Physical specifications
  • Width: 186 mm (7.3 in)
  • Depth: 455 mm (17.9 in)
  • Height: 89 mm (3.5 in)
  • Weight: 5.07 kg (11.2 lb)
Operating environment
  • Temperature: 16 to 38° C (60 to 100° F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80%
  • Wet bulb: 26° C (78.8° F) maximum
  • Voltage: 5 V dc and 12 V dc
  • Electrical power: 2.8 amps at 5 V dc and 1.5 amps at 12 V dc
  • Heat output: 28 watts (0.096 kBTU/hour)
  • Capacity of exhaust: 0.79 Cubic meter/min (28 CFM)
  • Maximum sound power levels: 4.8 bels idle, 6.4 bels operating
Hardware requirements

The TS1050 is designed for installation in the TS3500 Tape Library Model L53, D53, L52, D52, L32, or D32. Up to 12 TS1050s can be installed in one of these frames (for a total of up to 192 Ultrium Tape Drives in a 16-frame library). The TS1050s can be installed and intermixed within the same frame with other Ultrium 1, 2, 3, or 4 Tape Drives.

The TS1050 Model F5A has a 8-Gbps Fibre Channel interface that may attach in either Fabric topology or Arbitrated Loop topology. An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504 or #1514) is required on a TS3500 Tape Library frame to install a TS1050. The TS1050 must be ordered separately, and is designed for customer setup in the TS3500 Tape Library. When ordered with a new TS3500 (coming from the plant), one of the following feature numbers should be specified:

  • #9695 (3588 F5A Plant Install) should be specified on the TS1050, and the TS3500 Tape Library frame into which it will be installed, if it is going to be shipped with the TS3500 Tape Library frame.
  • #9696 (3588 F5A Field Install) should be specified on the TS1050 if it is going to be shipped for installation into an already installed TS3500 Tape Library frame.

The TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A is designed for customer setup. However, if the customer desires assistance with the installation, the following feature can be ordered on the TS3500 frame (one feature for each drive that is needed):

  • 1678 - 3588 Drive Field Install Assist

Customer-owned TS1050 or TS1040 Tape Drives, or 3588 tape drives removed from a TS3500 library frame can be installed in another TS3500 frame. A LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is required for installing a TS1050 or 3588 Tape Drive in a drive slot in a TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53 frame. A LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504) is required for installing a TS1050 or 3588 Tape Drive in a drive slot in a 3584 Model L32, D32, L52, or D52 frame.

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


Note: The TS3500 requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

A TS1050 in the TS3500 Tape Library can be attached to a wide range of environments, including selected IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, IBM System z (zLinux), other servers running HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments that support Fibre Channel interfaces.

A current list of supported open system configurations for the TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A is available from the following Web site

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

Select the model, then "Interoperability Matrix", and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

Cables: Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3500 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drive attachments installed). One or more of the following Fibre Channel cables should be specified on the TS3500 frame.

Fibre Channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS1050 in the TS3500 Tape Library via the standard Fibre Channel patch panel in the TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 or L53 to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Switch, or other Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the TS3500 Tape Library in the lengths shown. The attaching Fibre Channel cable must be a 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength fiber-optic cable for distances up to 500 meters. These tape drives come with LC Duplex connectors. One 2.0 meter LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Mounting Kit (#1504 or #1514). If additional cables are required, for example, to attach the second interface on a 3588 Model F5A Tape Drive, they can be ordered with the following feature number:

  • 1461 - Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

Features available for Fibre Channel cables, and their respective lengths, are available on the TS3500 frame, with the following feature numbers:

  • 6005 - 5 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6013 - 13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6025 - 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6061 - 61 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

An interposer is available to connect a tape drive or server LC Duplex adapter to a SC Duplex cable by ordering the Interposer SC-LC Fibre feature (#5096).

Refer to the Special Features section of the TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library Sales Manual for detailed descriptions of these features.

Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Support

For a current list of HBAs that support the TS1050 or TS3500, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic/index.jsp
Software requirements

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS3500 or 3584, refer to the following Web site

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

Notice: All new IBM tape device drivers will only be posted to the web through the Fix Central download portal and not through the ftpsite. The device driver FTP site will be sunset June 2010.

IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following Web site

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

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  • In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group" select "Storage Systems".
  • In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Product Family" select "Tape Systems".
  • With the next pull down menu, "Product Type", select "Tape Device Drivers and Software".
  • This will in turn bring up the "Product" menu, which provides selections for "Platform drivers, Tools, or Software".
  • Under "Platform drivers", in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  • Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click "Continue".
  • The next screen can be used to narrow the search, however just click "Continue" to view what is available.

The IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide can be found at the following Web site

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

Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS3500 or 3584. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or ISVs. A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or visit

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

Select the model, then "Product Details," and "Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix" for the product.

IBM continues to work together with ISVs to support the TS3500 Tape Library. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates. Consult with ISV providers for their support of mixed drive types and media types in the same logical library.

TS1050 Tape Drive and Encryption

Support for the TS1050 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in i5/OS®, AIX®, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows 2003 operating system environments. The installation of a TS1050 Model F5A Tape Drive with encryption may require code updates for System p, System i, System x, and System z 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 confirm that the customer checks the appropriate PSP buckets for System z environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS1050 Tape Drive. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1050 Tape Drive in an account.

Notice: All new IBM tape device drivers will only be posted to the web through the Fix Central download portal and not through the ftpsite. The device driver FTP site will be sunset June 2010.

IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following Web site

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

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  • In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group" select "Storage Systems".
  • In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Product Family" select "Tape Systems".
  • With the next pull down menu, "Product Type", select "Tape Device Drivers and Software".
  • This will in turn bring up the "Product" menu, which provides selections for "Platform drivers, Tools, or Software".
  • Under "Platform drivers", in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  • Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click "Continue".
  • The next screen can be used to narrow the search, however just click "Continue" to view what is available.

The IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide can be found at the following Web site

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

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS1050 and TS3500, refer to the following Web site

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic/index.jsp

Select the model, then "Product Details," and view "Interoperability matrix," for supported servers and operating systems for the product.

Tivoli Storage Manager, BRMS, and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS1050 or TS3500 family of products. 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

http://www-1.ibm.com/storage/tape/lto

Select the model, then "Product Details," then "LTO Compatibility," and view "Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix for LTO" for the product.

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the IBM TS1050 Ultrium Tape Drive or TS3500 family of products. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.

Compatibility

The TS1050 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 or 4 Data Cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridges can only be used on Ultrium 5 Tape Drives.

The LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridges are physically the same size as all previous LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges, and can therefore reside in the same 3584 library frames as those cartridges.

The TS1050 Tape Drive and LTO Ultrium 5 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and cartridges, IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges, or with TS1130 or 3592 Tape Drives and cartridges.

Limitations
  • Although the compression technology can increase the amount of data stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.
  • Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 meters (1,650 ft).
  • Although multiple systems may be attached to a tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously.

IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v1 (TKLM) is required for encryption key management with LTO Ultrium 5 drives.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0559). Current levels of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure the TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A is supported.

Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters, cables, and interposers (if required) for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media.

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

Cables are required to attach the TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A in the TS3500 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drive attachments installed). Refer to Cables in the Hardware requirements section for a list of cables for the TS1050 Tape Drive.

Installability

Installation time for the TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A is approximately 0.5 to 0.7 hours.

Direct customer support

Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search word 3584, 3588, TS3500, or TS1050.

Packaging
                                                               Number of
Product              Shipment group                            boxes
 
3588 Model F5A       3588 Tape Drive Model F5A                 1
 
Supplies

For end users and remarketers (IBM tape supplies):

IBM TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A supplies can be ordered directly through AAS as machine type 3589.

IBM TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A supplies can be also purchased through Priority Fulfillment Services and its distribution channel in North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. These TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A supplies can be purchased through Forex Telegistics BV and its distribution channel in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

For information about Priority Fulfillment Services distribution channels, call 1-888-IBM Media in the U.S. and Canada or visit

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

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, 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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Warranty period

One year

IBM options or features initially installed in an IBM system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty.

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. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. 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.

CRU and On-site service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average, same day response. Same day service level includes the installation of Tier 1 CRUs at no additional charge.

Non-IBM parts service

Warranty service

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

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

Maintenance service options

On-site service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance 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. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

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 are 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.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

Machine Exchange Service

IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of operation. You must pack the failed machine into the shipping container that contained the replacement machine and return the failed machine to IBM. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM. You may be charged for the replacement machine if IBM does not receive the failed machine within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Non-IBM parts service

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

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

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

This product is provided with one year of standard warranty. For your convenience, IBM has provided additional years of extended warranty services to make this offering. Please consult with your advisors about the appropriate financial treatment for this offering.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

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.

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 internal code and licensed machine code

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.


 
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                              Machine         Feature Purchase
Description                   Type    Model   Number  Price     MMMC
 
 
TS1050 Ultrium 5 Tape Drive    3588   F5A             
3588 F5A Plant Install         3588   F5A      9695     N/C      N/C
3588 F5A Field Install         3588   F5A      9696     N/C      N/C
 
 
3588 F5A Plant Install         3584   L53,D53  9695     N/C      N/C
3588 F5A Field Install         3584   L32,D32, 9696     N/C      N/C
                                      L52,D52,
                                      L53,D53
Mixed Media HD Tests Slots     3584   HA1      1697              N/C
 
 
MMMC = Monthly Minimum Maintenance Charge
 
                   Field    Plant             MES
Model    Feature   install  install  MES      removal
number   number    only     only     removal  charge
 
 F5A      9695        N        Y        Y        N
 F5A      9696        N        Y        Y        N
 L53,D53  9695        N        Y        Y        N
 L32,D32, 9696        N        N        Y        N
 L52,D52,
 L53,D53
 HA1      1697        N        N        Y        N
 
If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or
replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.
Machine type Model Feature Description List price
3584 HA1 1697 Mixed Media HD Tests Slots $ 1,995.00
3588 F5A N/A TS1050 Ultrium Tape Drive $23,940.00

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

ServicePac prices

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


 
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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
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            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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