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IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library support for the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-163
November 6, 2012


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The TS3310 Tape Library combines IBM® tape and automation reliability and scalability at open systems prices. Features include:



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The IBM System Storage® TS3310 Tape Library consists of IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B (3576 Model L5B) and IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model E9U (3576 Model E9U).

The TS3310 Tape Library now incorporates the new IBM LTO Ultrium 6 full-high 8 Gbps dual-port Fibre Channel tape drives feature (#8342) to enhance drive performance over the previous generation IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives with a native data transfer rate of up to 160 MB/sec. Mixed Ultrium generations and attachment tape drive types are supported where drive space is available.

IBM new Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel tape drives are encryption capable. The TS3310 Tape Library incorporates IBM Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries equal to the number of drives installed.

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the LTO Generation 6 media specification of an over double compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 5 compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression (up to 1.5 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. IBM Ultrium 6 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 Data Cartridges, and can read LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges.

IBM Ultrium 6 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include:

Also new to the TS3310 Tape Library, the IBM Tape System Reporter (TSR) enables administrators to gather usage statistics for multiple TS3500 and TS3310 libraries using a centralized Java-based server application. Administrators can generate custom reports on the health and utilization of tape cartridges, tape drives and tape libraries by querying the TSR database directly or using the optional Windows-based client.

An additional enhancement for the TS3310 Tape Library reduces the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware for LTO Ultrium 5 and newer tape drives. With the web interface, users can transfer drive logs and drive firmware at very high speeds over an internal Ethernet interface. For tape drives in the base module TS3310 Model L5B, library-to-drive Ethernet cables feature (#6001) is required. For tape drives in the expansion module TS3310 Model E9U, an Ethernet Expansion Blade feature (#3470) is required.

Also, the IBM TS3310 Command Line Interface (CLI) program can now be used to access the TS3310 library from a CLI. This is in addition to the TS3310 web user interface.

The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is extremely modular with physical scalability varying from the 5U Model L5B base library to four additional Model E9U expansion units. This automated tape library is designed to provide:

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B is a 5U base library unit, which contains the library control module, fixed tape cartridge storage of 35 slots, a configurable I/O station of 6 slots, a touchscreen display, cartridge handling robotics, and up to two LTO Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 Tape Drives.

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model E9U is an optional 9U expansion module. Each E9U expansion module can accommodate up to four LTO Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 Tape Drives, additional storage slots, and a configurable I/O station of twelve slots. Up to four TS3310 E9U tape expansion modules can be added to the TS3310 Model L5B Tape Library, either at the time of purchase or as a follow-on upgrade to fill a full 41U rack. For configurations of 23U and above, the TS3310 Tape Library and expansion modules must be installed in a rack. Rack doors are required for any library that has more than 14 drives installed.



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Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the TS3310 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives to selected IBM System Servers, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX™ , Linux™ , and Microsoft™ Windows™ servers.

A current list of supported open system configurations is available from the following website

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

In order to use the TS3310 Tape Library CLI, the following prerequisites apply:



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December 7, 2012



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The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with physical scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library is designed to provide:

The TS3310 Tape Library is an excellent choice, if you are:

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is designed to offer high performance and capacity to help address the heavy demands of tape storage. The TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each. This automated tape library incorporates high-performance IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives for the midrange to enterprise open systems environment. The LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 6.25 TB compressed physical capacity, more than double the Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge, and drive performance is up to 160 MB/second native data transfer rate with the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives. IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 data cartridges, and read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library also support LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 WORM cartridges.

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B is the 5U base library unit which contains the library control module, fixed tape cartridge storage of up to 35 slots, a configurable I/O station of up to 6 slots, a touchscreen display, cartridge handling robotics, and up to two LTO Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 Tape Drives.

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model E9U

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model E9U is an optional 9U expansion module that can be stacked on top of or below a base TS3310 L5B Tape Library. Each E9U expansion module can accommodate up to four LTO Ultrium 6, Ultrium 5, or Ultrium 4 drives, additional tape cartridge slots, and a configurable I/O station of 12 slots. Feature #1640, ordered against the Model L5B Tape Library, is a license key that enables the Model E9U Expansion Library to access the remaining half of the cartridge slots and approximately half of the cartridge slots in the next Model E9U Expansion Library.

You can tailor the TS3310 Tape Library to match system physical capacity and performance needs in the base TS3310 L5B and with each TS3310 E9U expansion module, using up to two IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the TS3310 L5B Base Library and up to four Ultrium Tape Drives in each TS3310 E9U tape module. This is designed to provide enhanced functions, such as fast transfer of data, simultaneous backup, concurrent read/write operations, and high fault tolerance.

TS3310 Tape Library models support LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives with 8 Gbps dual-port Fibre Channel for connection to a selected wide spectrum of open system servers.

In addition to LTO Ultrium 6 drive features, the TS3310 is designed to provide:

The TS3310 Tape Library is suitable for use in network attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multi-terabyte capacities are required. Storage and tape management for the TS3310 is provided by software, such as Tivoli® Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings.

The TS3310 is designed for stand-alone operation, but an optional rack-mounting kit allows installation into an ANSI/EIA standard 19-inch rack. If you require extra redundancy in your storage operations, an additional DC power supply option is available. A Remote Manager Unit is designed to allow network control of the TS3310 Tape Library operations.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive supports the LTO Generation 6 media specification 2.5 TB Data Cartridge, designed for increased tape speeds and high-density data recording.

Ultrium 6 Tape Drives

The TS3310 Tape Library supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO 6 Tape Drive is the sixth-generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium family of products. Ultrium 6 Tape Drives and LTO 6 cartridges can be resident in the same TS3310 Tape Library with Ultrium 5 and 4 tape drives and with Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 data cartridges. The Ultrium 6 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive:

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium features enhanced in the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive include:

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path architecture of the TS3310 Tape Library supports sharing of the library robotics. This is accomplished by partitioning the library into multiple logical libraries, and providing each logical library its own separate and distinct drives, storage slots, and control paths. You can partition the library into as many logical libraries as there are drives in the library. Each logical library must contain at least one drive.
Note: This type of partitioning is designed to allow heterogeneous applications to share the library robotics independent of each other. Cartridges under library control are not shared between logical libraries, nor allowed to be moved between logical libraries. An example of heterogeneous sharing is a Microsoft Windows application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library while a UNIX application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

Path failover

The TS3310 Tape Library may use the optional path failover feature to help enhance availability. This optional feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event of a loss of a host adapter or control path drive, without aborting the current job in progress. Support is provided under selected operating systems when the IBM tape device driver is used. Path Failover not supported by IBM System i® or IBM i.

Data path failover and load balancing supports native Fibre Channel Ultrium 4, 5, and 6 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library using the IBM tape device driver for IBM System p® , Linux , Solaris, and Windows . Data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism in the IBM device driver to enable configuration of multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically provide error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This helps allow flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

When accessing a tape drive device that has been configured with alternate pathing across multiple host ports, the IBM device driver is designed to automatically select a path through the host bus adapter (HBA) that has the fewest open tape devices, and assign that path to the application. This autonomic self-optimizing capability is called load balancing. Dynamic load balancing support is designed to optimize resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple HBAs in the same machine. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This may help optimize HBA resources and improve overall performance. Further, data path failover is designed to provide autonomic self-healing capabilities similar to control path failover, and is designed to failover to an alternate data path in the event of a failure in the primary host-side path. Data path failover and load balancing for Ultrium Tape Drives requires the optional path failover feature.

Capacity on Demand

The Capacity Expansion feature (#1640), ordered against the TS3310 Model L5B base library, allows a user to enable the unused storage slots within an expansion library via a firmware license key.

I/O station features

The I/O station can be defined as I/O slots or data storage, and the definition affects the number of cartridges available for data storage. Refer to the table below for the various combinations and resulting data capacities.

                                                               Total
Library                Available            Available          available
configuration          storage slots        I/O slots          slots
 
L5B                    35                   6                   41
 
L5B + E9U without      76,70* or 64*        6,12* or 18*        82
Capacity on Demand
(COD) Feature
 
L5B + E9U w/1 COD      127,121*, or 115*    6,12*, or 18*      133
Feature
 
L5B + E9U + E9U w/1    168*,162*,156*,      6,12*,18*,24*,     174
COD Feature            150*, or 144*        or 30*
 
L5B + E9U + E9U w/2    219,213*,207*,       6,12*,18*,24*,     225
COD Features           201*, or 195*        or 30*
 
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  258*,252*,246*,      6,12*,18*,24*,     264
w/2 COD Features       240*,234*,228*,      30*,36*, or 42*
                       or 222*
 
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  311,305*,299*,293*,  6,12*,18*,24*,     317
w/3 COD Features       287*,281*, or 275*   30*,36*, or 42*
 
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  350,344*,338*,332*,  6,12*,18*,24*,     356
+ E9U w/3 COD Features 326*,320*,314*,308*, 30*,36*,42*,48*,
                       or 302*              or 54*
 
L5B + E9U + E9U + E9U  403*,397*,391*,385*, 6,12*,18*,24*,     409
+ E9U w/4 COD Features 379*,373*,367*,361*, 30*,36*,42*,48*,
                       or 355*              or 54*

Note: The E9U I/O station contains 12 slots, which can be configured as either I/O or storage slots. If the E9U I/O slots are configured as I/O, the L5B I/O slots can only be configured as storage slots.

Ethernet expansion blade

An additional enhancement for the TS3310 Tape Library reduces the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware for LTO Ultrium 5 and newer tape drives. The web user interface enables transfer of drive logs and drive firmware at very high speeds over an internal Ethernet interface. For tape drives in the base module TS3310 Model L5B, library-to-drive Ethernet cables are required. For tape drives in each expansion module TS3310 Model E9U, an Ethernet Expansion Blade is required.

IBM TS3310 CLI

The IBM TS3310 CLI program can be used to access the TS3310 library from a CLI. This is in addition to the TS3310s web user interface. To get the CLI visit

https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?mynp=OCSTCXRHW&mync=E&uid=ssg1S4000981&myns =s034

IBM Tape System Reporter (TSR)

IBM TSR enables administrators to gather usage statistics for multiple TS3500 and TS3310 libraries using a centralized Java-based server application. Administrators can then generate custom reports on the health and utilization of tape cartridges, tape drives, and tape libraries by querying the TSR database directly or using the optional Windows-based client.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


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As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

The TS3310 Tape Library and outstanding software applications from IBM excel in addressing these requirements, creating functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. You will gain the flexibility of automated tape library management with unattended save and restore operations.

TS3310 Tape Library models are an excellent choice for tape automation for selected IBM and other popular open systems. The TS3310 utilizes Multi-Path Architecture, designed to allow homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems servers to share the library robotics.

The TS3310 Tape Library offers excellent price and performance in small-to-medium business open systems environments where the tape automation requirements are satisfied by an expanding scalable modular design structure.

The TS3310 Tape Library is suitable for use in network-attached storage implementations, such as backups and mass storage archives where multi-terabyte capacities are required.

The TS3310 is part of a family of IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium tape products and can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup and archive windows.

The TS3310 Tape Library delivers an excellent tape storage solution for customers with existing digital linear tape experience or requiring high-performance automated tape backup. The TS3310 Tape Library provides an excellent functional alternative to DLT/SDLT, 1/4 in, 4 mm, 8 mm/AIT, IBM Magstar® MP 3570, or older LTO generation tape drives. You can tailor the TS3310 library to match your system capacity and performance needs.

For capacity requirements greater than that provided by the TS3310 Tape Library, the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library should be considered.

For capacity requirements with an entry-level automation need, the IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library should be considered with its one to four IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 48-cartridge capacity, or the IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library with its one to two IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 24-cartridge capacity.

For a single drive solution, the IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader, or TS2260, or TS2360 External Tape Drives should be considered.

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 TS1140 Tape Drive with the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library.



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IBM intends to introduce tape cartridge media meeting the LTO Generation 6 media specifications.

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                                Machine
Description                     type      Model   Feature

Ethernet Expansion Blade        3576      E9U     3470
Two Lib-to-Drv Ethernet Cables  3576      L5B     6001
Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive      3576      E9U     8342
Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive      3576      L5B     8342
 
All geographies except EMEA use the combined machine type/model
number as the ordering number
 

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The following publications are shipped with the products. Additional copies will be available by December 2012.

 
                                 Order
Title                            number
 
IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape   GA32-0477
 Library Setup and Operator
 Guide
 
IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape   GA32-0478
 Library Maintenance
 Information for IBM Service
 Personnel
 
IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape   GA32-0592
 Library Hardware Installation
 Quick Reference
 
IBM Tape Device Drivers          GC27-2130
 Installation and User's Guide
 

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

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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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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

3576-L5B:

3576-L5B plus E9U:

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

Operating environment

Models L5B and E9U

Hardware requirements

The TS3310 Tape Library can be attached to a selected wide spectrum of IBM System Servers and open system servers that support those interface specifications. A current list of supported open system configurations is available from the following website

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

The TS3310 Model L5B initially comes with the capability to access up to 35 cartridge slots. Each Model E9U has approximately half of its storage slots enabled by default. The capability to access the remaining cartridge slots of an attached Model E9U requires the addition of the Capacity Expansion feature (#1640).

Each model comes with one power supply, and an additional power supply can be added with Additional Power Supply feature (#1900).

In the Model L5B plus Model E9U configuration, if a second power supply is added to one model, it is recommended that it be added to both models. If ordered as an MES, feature #1900 will come with a power cord based on the original order. If the Additional Power Supply feature #1900 is ordered, then two power cords will be supplied based on the power cord feature ordered.

Path failover

This optional feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover and data path failover for tape drives in the TS3310 Tape Library. Path Failover not supported by IBM System i or IBM i. The data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism for configuring multiple redundant paths in selected SAN environments. This capability is ordered with the Path Failover feature (#1682).

Ethernet expansion blade

An additional enhancement for the TS3310 Tape Library reduces the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware for LTO Ultrium 5 and newer tape drives. The web user interface enables transfer of drive logs and drive firmware at very high speeds over an internal Ethernet interface. For tape drives in the base module TS3310 Model L5B, library-to-drive Ethernet cables are required. For tape drives in the expansion module TS3310 Model E9U, an Ethernet Expansion Blade is required.

Ultrium 6 Tape Drives

At least one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive can be ordered with each TS3310 Tape Library. The TS3310 L5B can have one or two tape drives, and the TS3310 E9U can have up to four additional tape drives. A Fibre Channel Ultrium 6 tape drive can be ordered with feature #8342 ( LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive - 8 Gbps) to install one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive with a dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment interface.

Using the 1-Cleaning Cartridge feature (#8002), additional cleaning cartridges for the tape drives can be ordered with a new TS3310 Tape Library.

Cables and interposers

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach the TS3310 Tape Library to the server HBA with the Ultrium 6 Tape Drive. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables and interposers to match the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel interface and the server or network controller Fibre Channel interface.

Fibre Channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with the LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive (8Gb) feature (#8342) to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components. At least one Fibre Channel cable is recommended to be specified on the initial plant order for feature #8342. The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive comes with an LC Duplex connector. Features available for Fibre Channel cables, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

An interposer may be required to connect a fibre cable with LC Duplex connectors to another SC Duplex connector. Feature #5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre is available.

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

Software requirements

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS3310, refer to the following website

Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the 3576 or TS3310 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 visit

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

Select "Compatibility Information", then "Independent Software Vendor Matrix (ISV) for LTO and 3592 Tape Drive" to view supported operating systems.

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the TS3310 Tape Library. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.


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

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

  1. In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group", select " System Storage ".
  2. In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Product Family", select "Tape Systems".
  3. With the next pull down menu, "Product Type", select "Tape drivers and software".
  4. This will bring up the "Product" menu, which provides selections for "Platform drivers, Tools, or Software".
  5. Under "Platform drivers", in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  6. Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click "Continue".
  7. 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 website

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

The IBM Ultrium 6 Tape Drives can read and write LTO 6 or 5 Data Cartridges, and can read LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges. The LTO Generation 6 media specification 2.5 TB native data cartridges can only be used on the new IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives.

Limitations

Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 m (1,650 ft).

The TS3310 operating environment must not conflict with media operating and storage requirements. If media is stored in the TS3310 for more than ten hours, the media storage temperature must be met.

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

For configurations of 23U and above, the TS3310 Tape Library and expansion modules must be installed in a rack. Rack doors are required for any library that has more than 14 drives installed.

Path Failover not supported by IBM System i or IBM i.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Setup and Operator Guide (GA32-0477). The TS3310 Tape Library is designated as a customer setup unit (CSU). It is the customer's responsibility to install the unit.

Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate Fibre Channel adapters, cables, and interposers (if required) for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media. For optimum performance, the customer must obtain the latest level of firmware prior to installing the unit. Customers can download the latest level of firmware from the LTO website

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

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

Cable orders

Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3310 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed).

An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. One or more of the following Fibre Channel cables should be specified on the TS3310.

Fibre Channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with the Ultrium 6 Fibre Drive feature (#8342) to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components. At least one Fibre Channel cable should be specified on the initial plant order. The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Tape Drive (#8342) comes with an LC Duplex connector.

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

An interposer may be required to connect a Fibre cable with LC Duplex connectors to another SC Duplex connector. Feature #5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre is available.

An additional enhancement for the TS3310 Tape Library reduces the time required to obtain logs and update drive firmware for LTO Ultrium 5 and newer tape drives. The web user interface enables the transfer of drive logs and drive firmware at very high speeds over an internal Ethernet interface. For tape drives in the base module TS3310 Model L5B, library-to-drive Ethernet cables are required. For tape drives in each expansion module TS3310 Model E9U, an Ethernet Expansion Blade is required.

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

Installability

Installation time for the TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B, when rack-mounted, is approximately 8 to 10 hours, and is approximately 6 to 8 hours for non-rack-mounted models. Installation time for each tape drive installed in the TS3310 Tape Library is approximately one hour. Refer to the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Setup and Operator Guide (GA32-0477) for installation instructions.

Supplies

For users and remarketers

IBM TS3310 Tape Library supports the LTO Generation 6 media specification of a more than double compressed capacity of 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (2.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 5 compressed capacity of 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression (1.5 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. The IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge, for use with IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives, can be purchased through the dealers around the world.

IBM TS3310 Tape Library supplies can be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3589.

IBM TS3310 Tape Library supplies can be also purchased through Priority Fulfillment Services and its distribution channel in North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. These TS3310 Tape Library 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 US and Canada or visit

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

Security, auditability, and control

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

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



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

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 that 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 are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply



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                                      Field   Plant
                Machine       Feature install install
Description     type    Model number  only    only
 
Ethernet        3576    E9U   3470    N       N
 Expansion Blade
Two Lib-to-Drv  3576    L5B   6001    N       N
 Ethernet Cables
Ultrium 6 Fibre 3576    L5B,  8342    N       N
 Tape Drive             E9U
  

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http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/

You may also contact us at 1-888-Shop-IBM.

Pricing terms

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

ENUS-112-163-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_06.PDF ENUS-112-163-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_06.PDF

Trademarks

Linear Tape File System and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/