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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 is designed to bring efficiency to tape operation and offer versatile models that support attachment to tape libraries

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 111-054
May 9, 2011


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IBM® Virtualization Engine™ TS7700 Release 2.0 introduces the TS7720 Server model VEB and the TS7740 Server model V07, and includes support for:

  • Up to two million logical volumes
  • Four active 1Gb Ethernet links for Grid Communications
  • Two longwave Ethernet links for Grid Communications
  • 8Gb Fibre Channel interfaces for disk and back-end tape
  • Selective Device Access Control

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).



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IBM Storage Systems introduces the next generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers for System z® tape:

  • IBM Virtualization Engine TS7720 Server model VEB
  • IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740 Server model V07

Based on IBM Power® 7 technology, these Virtualization Engines offer improved performance for most System z tape workloads compared to the first generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers.

TS7700 Release 2.0 builds on the existing capabilities of the TS7700 family while introducing support for:

  • Up to two million logical volumes per grid domain
  • Four active 1Gb Ethernet links for Grid Communications
  • Selective Device Access Control restricting access for defined volume ranges to specified device addresses
  • 8Gb Fibre Channel interfaces for connections to Tape Volume Cache disk arrays and to the switches supporting back-end physical tape drives
  • Two longwave Ethernet links for Grid Communications (only available on TS7720 Server model VEB and TS7740 Server model V07).

TS7740 Server model V06 can be removed from existing TS7740 clusters using Disk Controller Models CC7 or CC8, and be replaced with a newly purchased TS7740 Server model V07. TS7720 Server model VEA may be removed from existing TS7720 clusters, and be replaced with a newly purchased TS7720 Server model VEB.

TS7700 Release 2.0 machine code can be installed on the previous generation of Virtualization Engine models - TS7740 Server Model V06 and TS7720 Server Model VEA - as well as the Virtualization Engine servers mentioned above.



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A TS7700 Virtualization Engine Server attaches to FICON® channels on selected IBM System z servers with the appropriate levels of System z software. Four to sixteen 3592 tape drives in a TS3500 Tape Library must be attached to the TS7740 Virtualization Engine through specified fibre channel switches. Additional features may be required on the TS7700 Virtualization Engine components or automation frames. Refer to the Technical information section for details.

TS7700 R2.0 machine code can be installed on any existing TS7720 Server model VEA or TS7740 Server model V06 with the following restrictions:

  • The existing cluster must be running TS7700 R1.6 machine code (8.6.x.xxx) or later
  • The existing server must have 16GB total Random Access Memory (RAM) installed
  • The TS7740 cluster is attached to a TS3500 Tape Library.


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June 3, 2011



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The TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 2.0 machine code is designed to deliver support for:

  • TS7720 Server model VEB
  • TS7740 Server model V07
  • 8Gb Fibre Channel interfaces for connections to Tape Volume Cache (TVC) disk arrays and to the switches supporting the back-end tape drives
  • Up to two million logical volumes per grid domain
  • Selective Device Access Control restricting access for defined volume ranges to specified device addresses
  • Four active 1Gb ethernet links for Grid Communications
  • Two longwave Ethernet links for Grid Communications

All TS7720 Server models VEB and TS7740 Server models V07 will be shipped with TS7700 R2.0 machine code, or later, installed.

TS7720 Server Model VEB: The TS7720 Server Model VEB is the next-generation server for the TS7720 Virtualization Engine. It replaces TS7720 Server Model VEA in a TS7720 Virtualization Engine configuration.

TS7720 Server Model VEB supports the same FICON adapters for host attachment as the model VEA and 8Gb/s connection to the TS7720 Disk Controller for the internal TVC.

Refer to the Hardware requirements section for specific feature codes required to support the removal of model VEA and the field installation of model VEB, and for the configuration requirements of a new cluster using model VEB.

TS7740 Server Model V07: The TS7740 Server Model V07 is the next-generation server for the TS7740 Virtualization Engine. It replaces TS7740 Server Model V06 in a TS7740 Virtualization Engine configuration.

TS7740 Server Model V07 supports the same FICON adapters for host attachment as the model V06 and supports 8Gb/s connection to the TS7740 Disk Controller for the internal TVC and to the Fibre Channel switches supporting the back-end physical tape drives in the TS3500 Tape Library.

Refer to the Hardware requirements section for specific feature codes required to support the removal of model V06 and the field installation of model V07, and for the configuration requirements of a new cluster using model V07.

Two million logical volumes: TS7700 R2.0 introduces the support for up to two million logical volumes within a TS7700 composite library, doubling the current one million logical volume limit. In order to support two million logical volumes, all TS7700 systems within the composite library (grid configuration) must have at least 16 GB of physical memory installed. This includes scenarios where merging of two or more clusters will result in more than one million logical volumes.

Each TS7700 cluster supports up to one million logical volumes by default. The additional logical volumes are enabled through the installation of feature code 5270. Each instance of feature code 5270 provides support for 200,000 logical volumes. To reach the two million logical volume limit, five instances of feature 5270 must be installed on each cluster in the grid composite library. The total number of logical volumes supported in a grid composite library is determined by the cluster with the lowest number of feature code 5270 installed.

Selective Device Access Control: Selective Device Access Control introduces a new function to allow only certain logical control units or subsystem ids within a composite library to have exclusive access to one or more volser ranges of virtual volumes for host initiated mounts, ejects, attributes, or categories changes. This provides customers the ability to configure hard partitions for independent host lpars or sysplexes at LIBPORT-ID granularity. Hard partitioning is primarily used to prevent one host with an independent tape management configuration from inadvertently modifying or removing data owned by another host. It may also be used to prevent applications and users on one system from accessing active data on volumes owned by another system.

This function will be enabled with feature code 5271. The feature enables up to eight selective device access groups to be defined in addition to the default group. The feature must be installed on all clusters in the grid before the function becomes enabled.

Fifty volser ranges will be allowed to be defined. Each volser range needs to be a unique set of volumes with no overlap between ranges. New volumes that are inserted and are not covered by an existing volser range will be covered by the default access group until a valid volser range is defined for it.

The access control is imposed as soon as a volume range is defined. This allows all pre-existing data to be retroactive with respect to selective device protection.

Four 1Gb Grid Ethernet Links: TS7700 R2.0 supports activation of a second 1Gb Ethernet port contained within the dual port Grid Ethernet adapters. With the enablement of these two additional ports (one additional port per Grid Communications adapter), four total 1Gb ports will be made available for Grid interconnectivity, enhancing the availability of Grid communications. For example, a customer may size their configuration so that a day's batch can replicate across a minimum of two 1Gb links. With a two link configuration where one link is lost, there is not enough bandwidth remaining to fully replicate the day's workload. Having four active Grid links improves the likelihood that at least two 1Gb links to be available at any one time.

Feature code 1034 may be installed to activate the second port on dual port grid communication adapters (features #1032, #1033, #1036 and #1037).

Longwave grid Ethernet adapters: For customers desiring a longwave connection for their grid communications, models V07 and VEB optionally support two PCIe 10Gb Long Wave® Fibre Ethernet adapters for Grid interconnectivity. Although the longwave connection is accomplished using single port 10Gb Ethernet adapters, the effective bandwidth utilization and performance is constrained by other resources in the grid, such as disk cache performance. It is not expected to approach the bandwidth capability of unconstrained 10Gb Ethernet connections.

Other R2.0 enhancements: TS7700 R2.0 supports additional enhancements, including:

  • Scratch Allocation Assist, for z/OS® with JES2 only, builds upon the existing device allocation assist support (for specific allocations) delivered in Release 1.5 of the TS7700. With the new scratch allocation assist support, scratch allocations (through management class polices established at the library), can be directed to a specific cluster(s).
  • 6,000 MiB logical volume size support is included in TS7700 R2.0 machine code. Note that all clusters in a grid must have this support enabled before volumes greater than 4,000 MiB may be defined. Grids comprised of clusters running R1.7 machine code and clusters running R2.0 machine code must install the 6 GB Logical Volume Size RPQ on the R1.7 clusters before volumes greater than 4,000 MiB may be defined.
  • Management Interface Historical Statistics Performance charts provide the ability to see and download various performance statistics for any 24 hour period from the last 90 days.
  • Authentication for remote service through Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 2.0 is available as of June 3, 2011, 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via

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


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The TS7700 combines disk storage and the unique performance and capacity of 3592 Tape Drives to help reduce the total cost of ownership of tape solutions for System z environments. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine tape solution is well suited for:

  • Disaster recovery
  • Data consolidation
  • Data protection
  • Data sharing

The TS7700 is designed to provide the following benefits:

  • Versatile models that support attachment to tape libraries or offer disk cache only
  • Low operating costs, in areas such as:
    • Power
    • Maintenance
    • Operations and support staff
  • Batch windows reduction
  • Amount of floor space consumed by tape operations is reduced
  • High operational quality
  • High level of tape automation
  • High tape data availability
  • Ability to provide fast access to data
  • Cross server data sharing
  • Remote dual copy for use with:
    • Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®)
    • Disaster backup and recovery
    • Remote tape vault

The TS7700 incorporates extensive self-management capabilities consistent with IBM on demand initiatives. These capabilities are designed to help reduce the cost of a TS7700 solution and avoid the potential impact of human errors. A TS7700 can help improve the efficiency of mainframe tape operations by efficiently using disk storage, tape capacity, and tape speed, and by providing a large number of tape addresses. These benefits help make the TS7700 a suitable repository for local and remote backups, and archival data.

The TS7740 model uses disk storage with the performance and capacity of TS1130 tape drives to help reduce the total cost of ownership of tape solutions for System z environments. The TS7720 model uses 2 TB SATA disk drives to provide high capacity for customers with rapid recall requirements.

The TS7700 supports the Grid Communication feature for remote dual copy that can be used for disaster backup and recovery. With the Grid Communication feature, the TS7700 operates in a grid configuration by interconnecting up to four TS7700s and automatically maintaining volume copies in each TS7700. This option can help improve sequential file data availability and recoverability. The redundant components of the TS7700 grid configuration can be separated, thus making it an excellent option for remote backup and recovery. If you have, or plan to have, a GDPS operation, a TS7700 cluster is compatible with GDPS and is well suited for the tape workload because of its remote dual copy capability. Alternatively, the entire TS7700 cluster can be used in a local environment to help improve data availability and recoverability. The TS7700 Grid Communication feature is the follow-on to the VTS Peer-to-Peer Copy feature.



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Description                                 Machine   Model    Feature

Back End 8Gb Switch                         3584      L23      4875  (1)
Back End 8Gb Switch                         3584      D23      4875  (1)
 
Remove 3957 V06/VEA                         3952      F05      4743
Install 3957 VEB                            3952      F05      5627
Install 3957 V07                            3952      F05      5629
Integrated Control Path                     3952      F05      5758
Ship with R1.7 Machine Code                 3952      F05      9110
Ship with R2.0 Machine Code                 3952      F05      9111
 
Enable Dual Port Grid Connection            3957      V06      1034
Increased Logical Volumes                   3957      V06      5270
Selective Device Access Control             3957      V06      5271
 
Enable Dual Port Grid Connection            3957      VEA      1034
Increased Logical Volumes                   3957      VEA      5270
Selective Device Access Control             3957      VEA      5271
 
TS7740 Virtualization Engine Server         3957      V07
9 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter                     3957      V07      0201 *
50 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter                    3957      V07      0203 *
Enable Dual Port Grid Connection            3957      V07      1034
Grid Optical LW Connection                  3957      V07      1035
1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection        3957      V07      1036
1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection    3957      V07      1037
Console Expansion                           3957      V07      2714 *
Console Attachment                          3957      V07      2715 *
FICON Short Wavelength Attachment           3957      V07      3441 *
FICON Long Wavelength Attachment            3957      V07      3442 *
FICON 10km Long Wavelength Attachment       3957      V07      3443 *
Grid Enablement                             3957      V07      4015 *
Remove Cluster from Grid                    3957      V07      4016 *
Cluster Cleanup                             3957      V07      4017 *
Dual Port FC HBA                            3957      V07      5241
1 TB Cache Enablement                       3957      V07      5267 *
100 MB/sec Increment                        3957      V07      5268 *
Increased logical volumes                   3957      V07      5270
Selective Device Access Control             3957      V07      5271
Mainframe Attachment                        3957      V07      9000 *
Ship with R2.0 Machine Code                 3957      V07      9111
TS3500 Attach                               3957      V07      9219 *
Plant Install in F05                        3957      V07      9350 *
Field Merge                                 3957      V07      9351
No Factory Cables                           3957      V07      9700 *
Encryption Enablement                       3957      V07      9900 *
 
TS7720 Virtualization Engine Server         3957      VEB
9 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter                     3957      VEB      0201 *
50 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter                    3957      VEB      0203 *
Enable Dual Port Grid Connection            3957      VEB      1034
Grid Optical LW Connection                  3957      VEB      1035
1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection        3957      VEB      1036
1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection    3957      VEB      1037
Console Expansion                           3957      VEB      2714 *
Console Attachment                          3957      VEB      2715 *
FICON Short Wavelength Attachment           3957      VEB      3441 *
FICON Long Wavelength Attachment            3957      VEB      3442 *
FICON 10km Long Wavelength Attachment       3957      VEB      3443 *
Grid Enablement                             3957      VEB      4015 *
Remove Cluster from Grid                    3957      VEB      4016 *
Cluster Cleanup                             3957      VEB      4017 *
Dual Port FC HBA                            3957      VEB      5241
100 MB/sec Increment                        3957      VEB      5268 *
Increased logical volumes                   3957      VEB      5270
Selective Device Access Control             3957      VEB      5271
Mainframe Attachment                        3957      VEB      9000 *
Ship with R2.0 Machine Code                 3957      VEB      9111
100MB/s Throughput - Plant                  3957      VEB      9268 *
Plant Install in F05                        3957      VEB      9350 *
Field Merge                                 3957      VEB      9351
No Factory Cables                           3957      VEB      9700 *
 
* This feature has been previously announced on other models
 
(1) This feature and its functions is available in all countries except in China.
 

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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).

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The following TS7700 Virtualization Engine publication will be available by June 3, 2011:

                                           Order
Title                                      number

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Series    GA32-0567
Introduction and Planning Guide

To order, contact your IBM representative or access it on the web at

http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/a3205675.pdf

The following publications will be available by June 3, 2011. To order, contact your IBM representative.

 
Title                              Part number

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700
Customer InfoCenter CD             46X5744
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700
Service InfoCenter CD              46X5745

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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

3957-V07

  • Width: 443 mm (17.3 in)
  • Depth: 730 mm (28.7 in)
  • Height: 173 mm (6.81 in)
  • Weight: 48.7 kg (107 lb)

3957-VEB

  • Width: 443 mm (17.3 in)
  • Depth: 730 mm (28.7 in)
  • Height: 173 mm (6.81 in)
  • Weight: 48.7 kg (107 lb)

I/O Drawer (3957-V07 and 3957-VEB)

  • Width: 440 mm (17.32 in) Total width for both drawers combined
  • Depth: 800 mm (31.5 in)
  • Height: 220 mm (8.66 in)
  • Weight: Each I/O drawer weighs 21.1 kg (46.4 pounds). This is the weight without any cassettes in the I/O drawer.
    Note: There are two I/O drawers in the frame.

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

Operating environment

3957 Model V07

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 32.0° C (50° to 89.6° F) up to 5,000 ft
    • 10° to 28.0° C (50° to 82.4° F) 5,001 to 7,000 ft
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 60%
  • Wet bulb: 23° C

TS7740 Maximum configuration frame with all components

  • Heat output (caloric value): 8.6 kBTU/hr, 2.15 kcal/hr
  • Wet bulb: 23° C
  • Electrical power: 2500 watts
  • Capacity of exhaust: 466 m3/h
  • Noise level: 53dB
  • Leakage and starting current: 8.2 mA

3957 Model VEB

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 32.0° C (50° to 89.6° F) up to 5,000 ft
    • 10° to 28.0° C (50° to 82.4° F) 5,001 to 7,000 ft
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% 60%
  • Wet bulb: 23° C

TS7720 Maximum configuration frame with all components

  • Heat output (caloric value): 9.9 kBTU/hr, 2.49kcal/hr
  • Wet bulb: 23° C
  • Electrical power: 2910 watts
  • Capacity of exhaust: 591 m3/h
  • Noise level: 58dB
  • Leakage and starting current: 9.4 mA
Hardware requirements

TS7740 minimum configuration with R2.0 machine code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7700 Base Frame (#7312)
    • Install 3957 V07 (#5629)
    • Plant Install 3956 CC8 (#5640)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5758)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R2.0 Machine Code (#9111)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from features #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7740 Server (3957 Model V07) with the following required features:
    • One of 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267)
    • One of 100MB/sec Increment (#5268)
    • Dual Port FC HBA (#5241)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Ship with R2.0 Machine Code (#9111)
    • Attach to TS3500 (#9219)
    • Plant Install in F05 (#9350)
    • Two of either Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035), 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036), or 1Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1037)
    • Either two of host to Virtualization Engine FICON cables (#0201 or #0203) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two of either FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441) or FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), or FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443)
    • Either Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715)
      Note: The obsolete TotalStorage® Master Console for Service (#2713) does not support TS7700 solutions. 3957 Model V07 features #2714 and #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713)
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) or TS3000 System Console with Internal Modem (#2732 and #2733) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7740 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715)
      Note: When feature numbers 2714 or 2715 are installed on 3957 Model V07, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed
  • One TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC8) is required as follows:
    • TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC8) with the following required features:
      • 9.6 TB Fibre Storage (#7123)
      • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
  • Two 4Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel switches are required:
    • Both switches must be the same type; mixing one 4Gb switch with one 8Gb switch is not supported
    • To install new switches in a 3584 L23 or D23 frame or reinstall switches removed from a different subsystem, the following features are required:
      • #4871 TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware
      • #1950 Power Distribution Units
      • One power cord feature #9954 through #9959 or #9966
    • Two new 8Gb FC switches may be ordered for the 3584 frames using feature #4875, BE 8Gb Switches

      Note: If the TS7740 was previously attached to the TS3500 Tape Library through the 3953 Model L05 Library Manager, the customer may choose to leave the FC switches in the 3953 Model F05 Tape Frame, or the switches may be removed and reinstalled in the TS3500 Tape Library.

    • If the switches remain in the 3953 Model F05, two of feature #3488, 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches, or #4897, Reinstall 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches, provide the switches
    • To remove the switches from the 3953 Model F05, order feature #4748, Remove 4Gb Switch, for each switch to be removed
    • The switches removed from the 3953 Model F05 may be installed in the 3584 Model L23 or D23 frame using feature number #4873, Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches
  • One or more 3584 Model L23 or D23 frames with:
    • From four to sixteen 3592 tape drives: All attached tape drives must operate in the same mode, therefore 3592 Model E05 tape drives operating in native mode may not be intermixed with 3592 Model J1A or Model E06 / EU6 tape drives, and 3592 Model E06 and EU6 tape drives may not be intermixed with older generation 3592 tape drives
    • Up to 16 feature #4874, Adjacent Frame Support for Back End Switches

TS7740 minimum configuration with R1.7 machine code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7700 Base Frame (#7312)
    • Plant Install 3957 V06 (#5628)
    • Plant Install 3956 CC8 (#5640)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5759)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R1.7 Machine Code (#9110)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from features #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06) with the following required features:
    • One of 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267)
    • One of 100MB/sec Increment (#5268)
    • Attach 3592 Tape Drives (#5240)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Attach to TS3500 (#9219)
    • 8 GB Memory Upgrade - Plant (#9461)
    • Plant Install V06 in 3952 F05 (#9350)
    • Two of either 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1032), or 1Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1033)
    • Either two of host to Virtualization Engine FICON cables (#0201, #0203 or #0204) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two of either FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441) or FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), or FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443)
    • Either Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715)
      Note: The obsolete TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713) does not support TS7700 solutions. 3957 Model V06 features #2714 and #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713).
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2721) may be installed on 3953 Model F05, connecting to the TS7740 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) or TS3000 System Console with Internal Modem (#2732 and #2733) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7740 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).
      Note: When feature numbers 2714 or 2715 are installed on 3957 Model V06, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.
  • One TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC8) is required as follows:
    • TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC8) with the following required features:
      • 9.6 TB Fibre Storage (#7123)
      • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
  • Two 4Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel switches are required:
    • Both switches must be the same type; mixing one 4Gb switch with one 8Gb switch is not supported
    • To install new switches in a 3584 L23 or D23 frame or reinstall switches removed from a different subsystem, the following features are required:
      • #4871 TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware
      • #1950 Power Distribution Units
      • One power cord feature #9954 through #9959 or #9966
    • Two new 8Gb FC switches may be ordered for the 3584 frames using feature #4875, BE 8Gb Switches

      Note: If the TS7740 was previously attached to the TS3500 Tape Library through the 3953 Model L05 Library Manager, the customer may choose to leave the FC switches in the 3953 Model F05 Tape Frame, or the switches may be removed and reinstalled in the TS3500 Tape Library.

    • If the switches remain in the 3953 Model F05, two of feature #3488, 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches, or #4897, Reinstall 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches, provide the switches
    • To remove the switches from the 3953 Model F05, order feature #4748, Remove 4Gb Switch, for each switch to be removed
    • The switches removed from the 3953 Model F05 may be installed in the 3584 Model L23 or D23 frame using feature number #4873, Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches
  • One or more 3584 Model L23 or D23 frames with:
    • From four to sixteen 3592 tape drives: All attached tape drives must operate in the same mode, therefore 3592 Model E05 tape drives operating in native mode may not be intermixed with 3592 Model J1A or Model E06 / EU6 tape drives, and 3592 Model E06 and EU6 tape drives may not be intermixed with older generation 3592 tape drives
    • Up to 16 feature #4874, Adjacent Frame Support for Back End Switches

TS7740 upgrades

The following options may be installed to modify the minimum TS7740 configuration:

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
    • TS3000 System Console (TSSC)(#2732) with Internal Modem (#2733)
  • TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1030 through #1033) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid, and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. #4016 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7740 server.
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with #4015, Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production, and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7740 server.
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters (#1032 or #1033) to provide four active 1Gb Ethernet links for Grid communications.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), and FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443) are two or four.
    • 8 GB Memory Upgrade - Field (#3461) may be installed on Model V06 servers without feature #9461, 8 GB Memory Upgrade - Plant.
    • Additional 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 28.
    • Additional 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 6.
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 5.
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed.
    • Encryption Configuration (#9900) allows this TS7700 Server to be configured to support encryption for designated storage pools. To use encryption with the TS7700, all attached tape drives must be TS1120 encryption capable tape drives, or TS1130 or TS1140 Tape Drives. TS1120 drives must be operating in 3592 Model E05 native mode.
  • TS7740 Server (3957 Model V07)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1035 through #1037) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid, and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. #4016 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7740 server.
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with #4015, Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production, and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7740 server.
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters (#1036 or #1037) to provide four active 1Gb Ethernet links for Grid communications.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), and FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443) are two or four.
    • Additional 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 28.
    • Additional 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 10.
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 5.
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed.
    • Encryption Configuration (#9900) allows this TS7700 Server to be configured to support encryption for designated storage pools. To use encryption with the TS7700, all attached tape drives must be TS1120 encryption capable tape drives, or TS1130 or TS1140 Tape Drives. TS1120 drives must be operating in 3592 Model E05 native mode.
  • TS7740 Cache Drawer
    • One, three, or five additional 3956 Model CX6 Cache Drawers may be installed. 3956 Model CX6 Cache Drawers must be attached to a 3956 Model CC6 Cache Controller. Valid total quantities of TS7740 Cache Drawers Model CX6 are zero, one, three, and five. The maximum number of 3952 Model F05 feature #5648, Plant Install 3956 CX6, is three. The total quantity of #5648 plus #5649, Field Install 3956 CX6, is five. Each 3956 Model CX6 must contain feature #7120.
    • One or three additional 3956 Model CX7 Cache Drawers may be installed. 3956 Model CX7 Cache Drawers must be attached to a 3956 Model CC7 or CC8 Cache Controller. Valid total quantities of TS7740 Cache Drawer Model CX7 are zero, one and three. Each 3956 Model CX7 must contain feature #7121 or #7123.
    • Enable 1st Expansion Drawer, feature #7403, must be installed on the TS7740 Cache Controller Model CC7 or CC8 when the first 3956 Cache Drawer Model CX7 is installed.

TS7720 minimum configuration with R2.0 machine code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7720 Frame (#7322)
    • Plant Install 3957 VEB (#5627)
    • Plant Install 3956 CS8 (#5635)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5758)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R2.0 Machine Code (#9111)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEB) with the following required features:
    • 100MB/sec Throughput - Plant (#9268)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Ship with R2.0 Machine Code (#9111)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9350)
    • Two of either Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035), 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036), or 1Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1037)
    • Either two of host to Virtualization Engine FICON cables (#0201 or #0203) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two of either FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), or FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), or FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443)
    • Either Console Expansion (#2714), or Console Attachment (#2715)
      Note: The obsolete TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713) does not support TS7700 solutions. 3957 Model VEA features #2714 and #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713).
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2721) may be installed on 3953 Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) or TS3000 System Console with Internal Modem (#2732 and #2733) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).
      Note: When feature #2714 or #2715 is installed on 3957 Model VEA, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.
  • One TS7720 SATA Cache Controller (3956 Model CS8) with the following required features:
    • 32 TB SATA Storage (#7114)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)

TS7720 minimum configuration with R1.7 machine code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7720 Frame (#7322)
    • Plant Install 3957 VEA (#5626)
    • Plant Install 3956 CS8 (#5635)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5759)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R1.7 Machine Code (#9110)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEA) with the following required features:
    • 100MB/sec Throughput - Plant (#9268)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9350)
    • 8 GB Memory Upgrade - Plant (#9461)
    • Two of either 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1032), or 1Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1033) to provide for Grid Communication between TS7700 servers
    • Either two of host to Virtualization Engine FICON cables (#0201, #0203, or #0204) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two of either FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), or FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443)
    • Either Console Expansion (#2714), or Console Attachment (#2715)
      Note: The obsolete TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713) does not support TS7700 solutions. 3957 Model VEA features #2714 and #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713).
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2721) may be installed on 3953 Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).
      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) or TS3000 System Console with Internal Modem (#2732 and #2733) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).
      Note: When feature #2714 or #2715 is installed on 3957 Model VEA, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.
  • One TS7720 SATA Cache Controller (3956 Model CS8) with the following required features:
    • 32 TB SATA Storage (#7114)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)

TS7720 upgrades

The following options may be installed to modify the minimum TS7720 configuration:

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
    • TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2732) with Internal Modem (#2733)
  • TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEA)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1032 or #1033) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid, and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. #4016 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7720 server.
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with #4015, Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production, and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7720 server.
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters (#1032 or #1033) to provide four active 1Gb Ethernet links for Grid communications.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), and FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443) are two or four.
    • 8 GB Memory Upgrade - Field (#3461) may be installed on Model V06 servers without feature #9461, 8 GB Memory Upgrade - Plant.
    • Up to five 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed.
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 5.
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed.
  • TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEB)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1036 or #1037) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid, and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. #4016 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7720 server.
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with #4015, Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production, and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is for Field Install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7720 server.
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters (#1036 or #1037) to provide four active 1Gb Ethernet links for Grid communications.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), and FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443) are two or four.
    • Up to nine 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed.
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 5.
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed.
  • TS7720 Cache Drawer
    • Up to six 3956 Cache Drawers Model XS7 may be installed in the F05 frame with #7322. To include Model XS7s in a new cluster coming from the plant, include feature #9354, Plant Install in F05, on each 3956 Model XS7, and include one feature #5646, Plant Install 3956 XS7, on the 3952 Model F05 for each XS7. To add Model XS7s to an existing cluster in the field, order feature #9355, Field Merge in F05, on each 3956 Model XS7, and order one feature #5647, Field Install 3956 XS7, on the 3952 Model F05 for each XS7. The valid quantities of #5646 plus #5647 are 0 to 6.

TS7720 Storage Expansion frame

To attach a TS7720 Storage Expansion frame to a TS7720 base frame, configure the following:

  • On TS7720 base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with feature #7322) the following features are required, in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • Expansion Frame Attach (#9323)
    • Six of #5646 plus #5647 are required
  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7720 Storage Exp Frame (#7323)
    • Two of Plant Install 3956 CS8 (#5635)
    • Zero to ten of Plant Install 3956 XS7 (#5646)
    • Zero to ten of Field Install 3956 XS7 (#5647)

    Note: Valid quantities of #5646 plus #5647 are zero to ten.
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • On the TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEA) installed in the TS7720 base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with features #7322 and #9323) the following feature is required in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • Dual Port FC HBA (#5240)
    • 8 GB memory upgrade (#3461 or #9461)

Cables

A TS7700 Server with the FICON Attachment features (#3441, #3442 or #3443) can attach to FICON channels of IBM host zEnterprise, System z9®, System z10®, or S/390® systems using FICON cable features ordered on the TS7700 Server. A maximum of four FICON cables, each 31 meters in length, can be ordered.

One cable should be ordered for each Host System Attachment by using the following cable features:

4-Gbps FICON Long-Wavelength Attachment feature (#3442 and #3443): The FICON long wavelength adapter shipped with feature #3442 (4-Gbps FICON Long-Wavelength Attachment) or feature #3443 (4-Gbps FICON 10 km Long-Wavelength Attachment) has an LC Duplex connector, and can connect to FICON long wavelength channels of zEnterprise, System z9, System z10, or S/390 servers utilizing a 9-micron single-mode fibre cable. If host attachment cables are desired, they can be specified with the following feature number 0201 - 9 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable.

4-Gbps FICON Short-Wavelength Attachment feature (#3441): The FICON short wavelength adapter shipped with feature #3441 has an LC Duplex connector, and can connect to FICON short wavelength channels of zEnterprise, System z9, System z10, or S/390 servers utilizing a 50-micron or 62.5-micron multimode fibre cable. If host attachment cables are desired, they can be specified with the following feature number 0203 - 50 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable.

Additional cables, fabric components, and cabling solutions: Conversion cables from SC Duplex to LC Duplex are available as features on the System z servers for customers currently using cables with SC Duplex connectors that now require attachment to fibre components with LC Duplex connections. Additional cable options, along with product support services such as installation, are offered by IBM Global Services' Networking Services. Refer to the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0568) for Fibre Channel cable planning information.

Software requirements

Software support is available for System z FICON channel attachment to the TS7740 and TS7720 servers. Operating system software support is available for the following release levels:

Operating
system      Release level
 
z/OS        V1R10, or later
z/VM        z/VM® 5.4.0, or later
z/VSE       V4.1, or later
z/TPF       V1.1, or later

With z/OS, host software support is being provided for Release 2.0 of the TS7700 at z/OS V1R10, or later. Refer to APAR OA32957 for additional information on the support being provided. Note that the new scratch allocation assist support is only being provided in the non-JES3 (JES2) environment. In general, the recommendation is to install the host software support. Refer to the "VTS", "PTP" and "3957" PSP buckets for the latest information on Software Maintenance.

With z/VM, the TS7740 and TS7720 are transparent to host software.

  • z/VM V5R4, or later is required for both guest and native VM support.
  • DFSMS/VM™ Function Level 221 with the PTF for APARs VM64458 and VM64773 is required for native VM tape library support.
  • EREP V3.5 plus PTFs is required.

With z/VSE™, the TS7740 and TS7720 are transparent to host software. z/VSE supports the TS7740 and the TS7720 as a standalone system in transparency mode. TS7740 Copy Export is not supported. z/VSE V4.1, or later is required.

With z/TPF the TS7740 and TS7720 are supported in both a single node and a grid environment with the appropriate software maintenance. The category reserve and release functions are not supported by the TS7700.

Limitations

Each TS7700 node (3957 Model V06 or VEA) must be located within 100 feet of the TSSC.

Intermix of 3592 Model E06 / EU6 tape drives with other 3592 tape drives is not supported.

The 3592 back end tape drives for a TS7740 cluster must be installed in a 3584 Tape Library. Connections to 3494 Tape Libraries are no longer supported as of R2.0 machine code.

Clusters running R2.0 machine code can only be joined in a grid with clusters running either R1.7 or R2.0 machine code.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed physical planning information for the TS3500 Tape Library is in the IBM System Storage® TS3500 Tape Library with ALMS Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0593). Detailed physical planning information for the TS7700 Virtualization Engine is in the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0567). It is the customer's responsibility to provide CAT 5e or CAT 6 cables to attach the 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed. Cat 6 cables are recommended to avoid potential performance degradation with Cat 5e cables. It is the customer's responsibility to provide multi-mode fiber cables to attach the 1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection (#1037) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.

It is the customer's responsibility to provide single-mode fiber cable to attach the Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.

It is the customer's responsibility to obtain the appropriate directors, adapters, and cables for FICON channel attachment. The customer is also responsible for ordering tape media. For information on which directors and channel extenders are supported, consult this link

http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/webindex/FQ116133

To utilize the remote support facility, phone lines need to be installed close to the TS3500 Tape Library or TS7700 Server.

This product is not intended to be connected directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications Networks, neither to be used in Public Services Network.

Cable orders

FICON cables for host attachment are available with features on the TS7740 Server (3957 Model V07) or TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEB).

Refer to the Cables section of the 3957 Model V07 or VEB Sales Manual for a list of available cable features.

Direct customer support

Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search word TS7700, TS7740, TS7720, 3956, or 3957.

Security, auditability, and control

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

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



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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature is the same as the machine it is installed.

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.

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 service level is:

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average, same day response

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 may 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.

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

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machines 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 may 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.

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:

  • 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 Units

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (e.g., keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement 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 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the Machines 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.

Models for which there is a maintenance charge:

Machine
type         Model     

3957         V07
3957         VEB

These products are provided with one year of standard warranty.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7878). In other countries contact the local IBM office.

Detailed physical planning information for the TS7700 Virtualization Engine is in the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Series Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0567).

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

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

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code.

You may obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through application of Machine Code, IBM will install the Machine Code changes.

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.



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                                      Field   Plant
               Machine       Feature  install install
Description    type  Model   number   only    only

Remove 3957    3952   F05    4743     Y       N
 V06/VEA
Install 3957   3952   F05    5627     N       N
 VEB
Install 3957   3952   F05    5629     N       N
 V07
Integrated     3952   F05    5758     N       Y
 Control Path
Ship with      3952   F05    9110     N       Y 
 R1.7 Machine Code
Ship with      3952   F05    9111     N       Y
 R2.0 Machine Code

BE 8Gb Switch  3584  L23,D23 4875(1)  N       N
 
Enable Dual    3957  V06,VEA 1034     Y       N
 Port Grid Connection
Increased      3957  V06,VEA 5270     N       N
 Logical Volumes
Selective      3957  V06,VEA 5271     N       N
 Device Access Control
 
TS7740         3957   V07           
 Virtualization Engine Server
9 Micron LC/LC 3957   V07    0201     N       N
 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   V07    0203     N       N
 LC/LC 31 Meter
Enable Dual    3957   V07    1034     N       N
 Port Grid Connection
Grid Optical   3957   V07    1035     N       N
 LW Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V07    1036     N       N
 Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V07    1037     N       N
 Port Optical SW Connection
Console        3957   V07    2714     N       N
 Expansion
Console        3957   V07    2715     N       N
 Attachment
FICON Short    3957   V07    3441     N       N
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON Long     3957   V07    3442     N       N
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON 10km     3957   V07    3443     N       N
 Long Wavelength Attachment
Grid           3957   V07    4015     N       N
 Enablement
Remove         3957   V07    4016     Y       N
 Cluster from grid
Cluster        3957   V07    4017     Y       N
 Cleanup
Dual Port      3957   V07    5241     N       Y
 FC HBA
1 TB Cache     3957   V07    5267     N       N
 Enablement
100 MB/sec     3957   V07    5268     N       N
 Increment
Increased      3957   V07    5270     N       N
 logical volumes
Selective      3957   V07    5271     N       N
 Device Access Control
Mainframe      3957   V07    9000     N       Y
 Attachment
Ship with      3957   V07    9111     N       Y
 R2.0 Machine Code
TS3500         3957   V07    9219     N       N
 Attach
Plant Install  3957   V07    9350     N       Y
 in F05
Field Merge    3957   V07    9351     N       Y
 
No Factory     3957   V07    9700     N       Y
 Cables
Encryption     3957   V07    9900     N       N
 Enablement
 
TS7720         3957   VEB           
 Virtualization Engine Server
9 Micron       3957   VEB    0201     N       N
 LC/LC 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   VEB    0203     N       N
 LC/LC 31 Meter
Enable Dual    3957   VEB    1034     N       N
 Port Grid Connection
Grid Optical   3957   VEB    1035     N       N
 LW Connection
1Gb Grid       3957   VEB    1036     N       N
 Dual Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid       3957   VEB    1037     N       N
 Dual Port Optical SW Connection
Console        3957   VEB    2714     N       N
 Expansion
Console        3957   VEB    2715     N       N
 Attachment
FICON Short    3957   VEB    3441     N       N
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON Long     3957   VEB    3442     N       N
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON 10km     3957   VEB    3443     N       N
 Long Wavelength Attachment
Grid           3957   VEB    4015     N       N
 Enablement
Remove         3957   VEB    4016     Y       N
 Cluster from Grid
Cluster        3957   VEB    4017     Y       N
 Cleanup
Dual Port      3957   VEB    5241     N       N
 FC HBA
100 MB/sec     3957   VEB    5268     N       N
 Increment
Increased      3957   VEB    5270     N       N
 logical volumes
Selective      3957   VEB    5271     N       N
 Device Access Control
Mainframe      3957   VEB    9000     N       Y
 Attachment
Ship with      3957   VEB    9111     N       Y
 R2.0 Machine Code
100MB/s        3957   VEB    9268     N       Y
 Throughput - Plant
Plant          3957   VEB    9350     N       Y
 Install in F05
Field          3957   VEB    9351     N       Y
 Merge
No Factory     3957   VEB    9700     N       Y
 Cables
 

                                                   MES
               Machine         Feature    MES      removal
Description    type   Model    number     removal  charge

Remove 3957    3952   F05      4743       Y        N/C
 V06/VEA
Install 3957   3952   F05      5627       N        N/C
 VEB
Install 3957   3952   F05      5629       N        N/C
 V07
Integrated     3952   F05      5758       N        N/C
 Control Path
Ship with R1.7 3952   F05      9110       N        N/C
 Machine Code
Ship with R2.0 3952   F05      9111       N        N/C
 Machine Code
 
BE 8Gb Switch  3584   L23,D23  4875(1)    N        N/C
 
Enable Dual    3957   V06,VEA  1034       Y        N/C
 Port Grid Connection
Increased      3957   V06,VEA  5270       Y        N/C
 Logical Volumes
Selective      3957   V06,VEA  5271       Y        N/C
 Device Access Control
 
TS7740         3957   V07
 Virtualization Engine Server
9 Micron LC/LC 3957   V07      0201       Y        N/C
 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   V07      0203       Y        N/C
 LC/LC 31 Meter
Enable Dual    3957   V07      1034       Y        N/C
 Port Grid Connection
Grid Optical   3957   V07      1035       Y        N/C
 LW Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V07      1036       Y        N/C
 Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V07      1037       Y        N/C
 Port Optical SW Connection
Console        3957   V07      2714       Y        N/C
 Expansion
Console        3957   V07      2715       Y        N/C
 Attachment
FICON Short    3957   V07      3441       Y        N/C
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON Long     3957   V07      3442       Y        N/C
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON 10km     3957   V07      3443       Y        N/C
 Long Wavelength Attachment
Grid           3957   V07      4015       N        N/C
 Enablement
Remove         3957   V07      4016       N        N/C
 Cluster from grid
Cluster        3957   V07      4017       N        N/C
 Cleanup
Dual Port      3957   V07      5241       N        N/C
 FC HBA
1 TB Cache     3957   V07      5267       Y        N/C
 Enablement
100 MB/sec     3957   V07      5268       Y        N/C
 Increment
Increased      3957   V07      5270       Y        N/C
 logical volumes
Selective      3957   V07      5271       Y        N/C
 Device Access Control
Mainframe      3957   V07      9000       N        N/C
 Attachment
Ship with      3957   V07      9111       N        N/C
 R2.0 Machine Code
TS3500         3957   V07      9219       N        N/C
 Attach
Plant Install  3957   V07      9350       N        N/C
 in F05
Field Merge    3957   V07      9351       N        N/C
 
No Factory     3957   V07      9700       N        N/C
 Cables
Encryption     3957   V07      9900       N        N/C
 Enablement
 
TS7720         3957   VEB
 Virtualization Engine Server
9 Micron       3957   VEB      0201       Y        N/C
 LC/LC 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   VEB      0203       Y        N/C
 LC/LC 31 Meter
Enable Dual    3957   VEB      1034       Y        N/C
 Port Grid Connection
Grid Optical   3957   VEB      1035       Y        N/C
 LW Connection
1Gb Grid       3957   VEB      1036       Y        N/C
 Dual Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid       3957   VEB      1037       Y        N/C
 Dual Port Optical SW Connection
Console        3957   VEB      2714       Y        N/C
 Expansion
Console        3957   VEB      2715       Y        N/C
 Attachment
FICON Short    3957   VEB      3441       Y        N/C
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON Long     3957   VEB      3442       Y        N/C
 Wavelength Attachment
FICON 10km     3957   VEB      3443       Y        N/C
 Long Wavelength Attachment
Grid           3957   VEB      4015       N        N/C
 Enablement
Remove         3957   VEB      4016       N        N/C
 Cluster from Grid
Cluster        3957   VEB      4017       N        N/C
 Cleanup
Dual Port      3957   VEB      5241       N        N/C
 FC HBA
100 MB/sec     3957   VEB      5268       Y        N/C
 Increment
Increased      3957   VEB      5270       Y        N/C
 logical volumes
Selective      3957   VEB      5271       Y        N/C
 Device Access Control
Mainframe      3957   VEB      9000       N        N/C
 Attachment
Ship with      3957   VEB      9111       N        N/C
 R2.0 Machine Code
100MB/s        3957   VEB      9268       Y        N/C
 Throughput - Plant
Plant          3957   VEB      9350       N        N/C
 Install in F05
Field          3957   VEB      9351       N        N/C
 Merge
No Factory     3957   VEB      9700       N        N/C
 Cables
 

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