IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 102-183
June 25, 2002

New IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Models H11 and H1A Enhance Tape Drive Capacity

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At a Glance

The new TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Models H11 and H1A offer Enterprise Class tape customers the following dramatic improvements in cartridge capacity and high performance:

  • A wide array of server and software attachment flexibility including SCSI, Fibre Channel, ESCON, and FICON
  • A 50% increase in native cartridge capacity (versus the E Model) to 60 GB when utilizing the 3590 Extended High Performance Tape Cartridge or to 30 GB when utilizing the 3590 High Performance Tape Cartridge
  • Up to 42 MB/sec sustained data rate (at 3:1 compression) or up to 70 MB/sec sustained data rate (with 256 KB blocksize and high compression) using Fibre Channel attachment
  • Up to 34 MB/sec sustained data rate (at 3:1 compression) using Ultra SCSI attachment
  • Investment protection with upgrades from current models and backward read compatibility of cartridges with B or E Models 

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

The TotalStorage™ Enterprise Tape System 3590 provides a high level of performance, reliability, data integrity, and cartridge capacity. The new 3590 Model H11 and H1A (H Model) Tape Drives offer increased cartridge capacity to meet the growing needs of new and existing customers across a broad range of computing environments. These environments include selected IBM eServer zSeries S/390®, iSeries AS/400®, pSeries RS/6000®, xSeries, Sun, and Hewlett Packard (HP) servers, as well as Intel®-compatible servers running Microsoft™ Windows NT®, Microsoft Windows® 2000, and Linux.

The H Model is supported in the TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494, TotalStorage Silo Compatible Tape Drive Frame 3590 Model C12 or C14, TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive Frame 3590 Model A14, and standalone racks.

The H Models employ a new narrow track magnetic recording head to increase the number of tracks on a tape cartridge from 256 to 384, utilizing the current 3590 media. They have a native capacity of 30 GB (or 90 GB with 3:1 compression) with the 3590 High Performance Cartridge or a native capacity of 60 GB (or 180 GB with 3:1 compression) with the 3590 Extended High Performance Cartridge. This is a 50% cartridge capacity increase versus the E Model, and three times the capacity of a B Model. These advancements can reduce the number of tape drives and cartridges required and the associated floor space.

The H Models have a 14 MB/sec native data rate (42 MB/sec with 3:1 compression), the same high performance of the current E Models, and over 50% higher than the 9 MB/sec data rate provided by the B Models. Installed 3590 Model B11, B1A, E11, and E1A Tape Drives can be field upgraded to the new H Models, providing investment protection to the thousands of customers who have 3590 Tape Drives installed worldwide.

Your investment in media is also protected. The new H Models will write on existing 3590 cartridges, and read cartridges written with the current B and E Models.

Key Prerequisites

The new 3590 H Models are supported in a wide range of environments including selected iSeries AS/400, pSeries RS/6000, xSeries, Sun, and HP servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Linux. The appropriate attachment adapter and software are required.

The new H Models can also attach to selected S/390 and zSeries servers with ESCON® and FICON™ attachment through the TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3590 Model A60.

Planned Availability Dates

  • July 26, 2002: all models
  • September 9, 2002: Custom Quickship feature number 1748

Description

The 3590 is for high-performance tape applications, including:

  • High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape.
  • Large-scale automated tape environments where performance and reliability are required. These are primarily half-inch tape drive environments.
  • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall. Examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications.

IBM enhanced the popular Enterprise Tape System 3590 by introducing new Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives (H Models). These enhanced models will meet the growing needs of both new and existing customers across a wide number of environments.

Advantages of the new 3590 H Model Tape Drive include:

  • Larger capacity, meaning that fewer cartridges are required and floor space can be reduced
  • Higher performance than the B Model (and the same performance as the E model), which can reduce the number of tape drives
  • A wide range of attachment options, enabling greater usage of the 3590
  • High reliability which can improve operations
  • Investment protection, allowing over 87,000 existing 3590 B Model and E Model Tape Drives to be upgraded and still read existing tape data cartridges

Capacity

The new 3590 H Models employ a new fifth-generation magneto-resistive (MR) head design that provides a 50% increase in the amount of data that can be stored on a cartridge (versus an E model) and three times the data that can be stored on a cartridge (versus a B model). The following table compares the cartridge capacity versus the current B and E Models:

                                                          Capacity
                 Native Cartridge Capacity                with 3:1
                                                          Compre
                                                          ssion
Description          B Model    E Model    H Model        H Model
 
3590 High             10 GB      20 GB      30 GB         90 GB
 Performance
 Tape
 Cartridge
3590 Extended         20 GB      40 GB      60 GB         180 GB
 High
 Performance
 Tape
 Cartridge

This capacity increase is due to increasing the number of tracks written to 384 tracks, versus 256 tracks written by the E model, and 128 tracks written by the B model. This can be very beneficial in space savings and economy of data storage, since it lowers the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges this can reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges can also free up floor space for other requirements as well as reduce the number of automation slots used.

Performance

The new 3590 H Models, with a 14 MB/s native transfer rate, offer a 50% higher data transfer rate than the B model and the same high-performance as the E Model. Higher data rate performance has the potential of reducing the number of tape drives required.

Attachment Options

The new 3590 H Models allow a wide range of attachment flexibility. The drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Ultra SCSI or Fibre Channel attachments, or to ESCON or FICON servers with the 3590 Model A60 Controller.

The new 3590 H Models are supported in a wide range of environments including selected zSeries S/390, iSeries AS/400, pSeries RS/6000, xSeries, Sun, and HP servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Linux. The new 3590 H Models provide exceptional value-add when supported in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494 and in a StorageTek 4410 or 9310 Automated Cartridge System (ACS) environment.

Investment Protection

Investment protection is another key benefit of the 3590 H Models. Your current 3590 B or E Model can be upgraded to the new 3590 H Model, allowing you to take advantage of the many benefits provided by the new H Models. In addition, as an accepted standard in the industry, there are millions of 3590 data cartridges in use by customers today, so your investment in media is also protected. The H Models will utilize the 3590 data cartridges in the following ways:

  • Read the current 128-track cartridge created by 3590 B Models. And, it can read them at the higher data rate of 14 MB/sec. The H Models can also read the current 256-track cartridges created by the 3590 E Models. Data stored for archive or retention purposes can be retained and read by the new models, thus preserving a sizable investment in media.
  • Read and write on the cartridges in 384-track format, increasing the amount of data stored.

The existing 3590 B Model and E Model tape drives will remain available after the general availability of the new models, and will continue to meet the needs of many customers.

The 3590 provides attachment to leading non-IBM servers, and attachments are tested as part of the TotalStorage Proven program to ensure compatibility and interoperability. The TotalStorage Proven means that applications and hardware you choose from leading companies, combined with IBM state-of-the art storage technology, provide you with flexible, ready to run solutions that help address your software and infrastructure needs. For more information, go to:

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Controls and latches operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.
  • As an alternative input method to touch-operated controls, most operator panel control can be done through the SCSI or Fibre Channel interface.
  • Keys are discernible by touch without activating them.
  • Media can be inserted and removed using minimal reach and manual dexterity.
  • Ports and connectors support connection of industry-standard devices.
  • Color is used to distinguish controls and labels.
  • The display operator panel can be repositioned.
  • Documentation is available in an accessible format.

Product Positioning

The new 3590 H Models are supported in a wide range of environments including selected zSeries S/390, iSeries AS/400, pSeries RS/6000, xSeries, Sun, and HP servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Linux. They offer significant enhancements in performance, capacity, data integrity, reliability, and availability over IBM 3480, 3490, or 3490E tape drives.

The H Models are for high-performance, capacity-conscious, and high-reliability environments. The 3590 is a proven tape solution with over 87,000 tape drive shipments worldwide, and over 16 million cartridges in use.

In 1998, the ANSI and ECMA tape standards committees endorsed the 3590 B Model  recording format, cartridge, and media as a tape industry Standard. The 3590 B, E, and H Models offer a combination of proven performance, reliability, and capacity to solve your data storage needs. In addition, as an accepted media standard, 3590 media is a great value measured in terms of price/megabyte.

The H Models are for high-performance computing environments where high reliability, capacity, and performance are mandated. They should be considered in the following environments:

  • High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape
  • Large-scale automated tape installations where performance, capacity, and reliability are requirements
  • Current 3590 E tape environments where:
    • Space allocated to tape cartridges needs to be reduced within automation solutions or offline storage and you can utilize the cartridge capacity increase with the H Models 
    • Read compatibility of existing 3590 data cartridges is Critical
  • Current 3590 B tape environments where:
    • Backup windows are growing and there is a need for higher-performance tape drives to backup larger amounts of data in less time
    • Space allocated to tape cartridges needs to be reduced within automation solutions or offline storage and you can utilize the cartridge capacity increase with the H Models 
    • Customers that would like the performance and distance benefits of using Fibre Channel
    • Read compatibility of existing 3590 data cartridges is Critical
  • Installations where an Enterprise Tape Library 3494 is used
  • StorageTek ACS environments where higher capacity, performance, or reliability is needed

The 3590 family of tape drives will continue to be the tape drive of choice for any environment where high reliability, capacity, and performance are mandated.

Although the 3590 provides the capability of very high tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved.

Statement of General Direction

IBM intends to support the new higher capacity TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model H1A in the TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, increasing the storage efficiency of the VTS.

All information being released represents IBM's current intent, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents only goals and objectives.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Reference Information

  • The original announcement of the 3590 Model E11 and E1A Tape Drives in Hardware Announcement 199-099 , dated April 20, 1999
  • The original announcement of the 3590 Model A60 Controller in Hardware Announcement 199-183 , dated July 27, 1999
  • Field merge features for the 3590 Models A50 and A60 in Hardware Announcement 199-270 , dated September 28, 1999
  • Support for the Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape for 3590 Tape Drives in Hardware Announcement 100-047 , dated February 29, 2000
  • Adjacent frame support for the 3590 Model A60 in a 3494 in Hardware Announcement 100-049 , dated February 29, 2000
  • Open Systems support for 3590 Tape Drives in Hardware Announcement 100-196 , dated June 20, 2000
  • Native Fibre Channel attachment for 3590 E Model Tape Drives in Hardware Announcement 100-197 , dated June 20, 2000
  • Attachment support for Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Sun Solaris on 3590 E Model Tape Drives in Hardware Announcement 100-249 , dated September 12, 2000
  • FICON long wavelength attachment for the 3590 Model A60 in Hardware Announcement 100-286 , dated October 3, 2000
  • FICON short wavelength attachment and Fibre Channel tape drive attachment in Hardware Announcement 101-131 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Expanded server and SAN native Fibre Channel attachment for 3590 E Model Tape Drives in Hardware Announcement 101-131 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Improved application performance and capacity utilization with the 3590 Model A60 Controller in Hardware Announcement 101-291 , dated October 2, 2001

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, xSeries, zSeries, pSeries, iSeries, TotalStorage, and FICON are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, AS/400, RS/6000, and ESCON are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

Updates to the following publications, including support of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Models H11 and H1A is available now at:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
TotalStorage(TM) Enterprise Tape             GA32-0329
 System 3590 Introduction and
 Planning Guide
 
TotalStorage Silo Compatible                 GA32-0366
 Tape Frame 3590 Introduction,
 Planning, and User's Guide

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Operator Guide (GA32-0330) will be updated to include these models and is shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available with the planned availability of that attachment.

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Hardware Reference (GA32-0331) will be updated to include the Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives and will be available after the planned availability.

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Pubs Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1.

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

The Publications Center is a WW central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Physical Specifications

3590 Model H1A (3494 library-mountable drive):

  • Width: 221 mm (8.8 in)
  • Depth: 750 mm (29.8 in)
  • Height: 262 mm (10.5 in) 6 EIA Units
  • Weight: 30.0 kg (66.0 lb)

3590 Model H11 (rack-mountable first or third drive):

  • Width: 230 mm (9.1 in)
  • Depth: 988 mm (39.0 in)
  • Height: 522 mm (20.6 in) 12 EIA Units
  • Weight: 46.7 kg (103.0 lb)1
1
Includes the tape system with the ACF and no cartridges (11.8 kg/26 lb), rack-mount slides, and rack shelf. The rack shelf extends across the full width of the rack and is included with feature #9221 (first drive) or feature #9223 (third drive). The drive and its slides take up half the width of the rack.

3590 Model H11 (rack-mountable second or fourth drive mounted side-by-side with another H11):

Feature 9222 should be ordered on any 3590 Model H11 that will be installed side-by-side in a rack on the same shelf with another H11. It takes advantage of the shelf supplied by the first or third H11. 38.6 kg (85 lb) is the weight for the H11 without its rack-mount slides.

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

Operating Environment

3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 43°C (50° to 110°F) powered on (no media in use)
    • 16° to 32°C (60° to 90°F) in operation (media in use)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
  • Wet bulb temperature: 23°C (73.4°F)
  • Caloric value: 770 Btu/hr
  • Electrical power: 0.225 kVA per drive
  • Leakage current: 0.7 ma per drive
  • Inrush current: 20 amps per drive
  • Operating current:
    • 2.4 amps per drive (at nominal 100 V)
    • 1.2 amps per drive (at nominal 200 V)
  • Capacity of exhaust: 3.4 Cubic meter/min per drive
  • Noise level: 5.8 Bels idle; 6.1 Bels operating

Hardware Requirements

3590 Model H1A Tape Drive: The 3590 Model H1A Tape Drive is for installation in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, or a 3590 Model C12 or C14 Silo Compatible Frame. Up to two drives can be installed in a 3494 Model L12 or L14. For attachment to SCSI or Fibre channels, up to six drives can be installed in a 3494 Model D12. For attachment to ESCON® or FICON™ channels, a 3590 Model A60 Controller is required, and up to four drives can be installed in a 3494 Model D14. Refer to the description of the 3494 for further information.

Four Model H1A drives can also be installed in a 3590 Model C12 or C14 Silo Compatible Frame for attachment to a StorageTek ACS. A 3590 Model  A60 Controller is required for attachment of these drives to ESCON or FICON channels on ES/3090™, ES/9000®, S/390®, or zSeries systems. SCSI cables for attaching Model H1A drives in a Model C12 or C14 to a Model  A60 Controller may be specified on the Model C12 or C14. Refer to the 3590 Model C12 or C14 sales manuals for additional information. Feature 2003 must be ordered on each new Model H1A drive that is to be installed in a Model C12 or C14. Feature 2004 must be ordered on an existing Model H1A to convert that drive in the field for installation in a C12 or C14. Feature 2005 must be ordered to remove a Model H1A from a C12 or C14 for reinstallation in a 3494 Tape Library.

3590 Model H11 Tape Drive: For installation in a rack, the Model H11 requires 12 EIA units of space. If space is available, an existing customer rack may be used. Two Model H11 Tape Drives can be mounted side by side on the same rack shelf and up to four H11s can installed in the same rack. They can also be installed with a Model A60 in the Model A14 frame. Each Model H11 drive installed in a rack must have a rack placement code (#9221, #9222, or #9223) and appropriate SCSI or Fibre Channel cables. The Model H11 can also be shipped for use as a deskside unit by specifying the Deskside Enclosure feature (#2200) which provides a sleeve, cover, and external power cord for the tape drive.

H Model Tape Drives: The 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives are orderable with either a SCSI or Fibre Channel attachment. To get the Fibre Channel attachment capability, add one of the following features to each tape drive:

  • 9510 (Fibre Channel Attachment — Plant) can be added to all new orders of 3590 Model H11 or H1A Tape Drives. If this feature is not included, the tape drive will have the standard Ultra SCSI attachment.
  • 3510 (Fibre Channel Attachment — Field) can be added to any installed 3590 Model H11 or H1A Tape Drive to change the tape drive attachment from the standard Ultra SCSI attachment to Fibre Channel attachment.

Installed 3590 H Model Tape Drives that are selected to be converted to Fibre Channel attachment must be the last drives on any SCSI bus in the frame, so the remaining SCSI bus can remain intact. Refer to the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329), the IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Frame 3590 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide (GA32-0366), or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0448) for planning information.

Appropriate Fibre Channel cables should be ordered for each tape drive. Refer to the Specify Feature Numbers section for Fibre Channel cable information.

The Install Fibre Channel Drive feature (#3511) must be added to the 3590 Model C12 frame, or the 3494 tape library Model L12 or D12 frame, to provide the hardware support for each 3590 Model  H1A Tape Drive with Fibre Channel Attachment features installed in those frames.

The 3590 Tape Drives can utilize either the 3590 Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape (Extended Length Cartridge) or the 3590 High Performance Cartridge Tape (Standard Length Cartridge). The Extended Length Cartridge has a native capacity that is twice the capacity of the Standard Length Cartridge.

Many solutions require that all 3590 drives in the subsystem have the Extended Media Support capability to optimize drive/media allocation. If Extended Length Cartridges are used, IBM recommends updating all tape drives, to allow flexibility to mount Extended Length Cartridges on any tape drive. However, if Extended Length Cartridges are to be used only on tape drives that are part of a defined subset, then all drives in that subset must be updated. Some examples are:

  • ESCON or FICON attached tape drives in individual Enterprise Tape Library 3494s and StorageTek Automated Cartridge Systems (ACS)
  • 3590 stand-alone drives in an MVS™ complex

All 3590 H Model Tape Drives support the Extended Length Cartridge. The Extended Media Support feature (#9780) must be added to the TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library Base Frame 3494 Model L10, L12, L14, or the TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive Expansion Frame 3494 Model  D12 or D14, to provide the library manager support for any 3494 tape library that will contain the new Extended Length Cartridges. If 3590 Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape is used in the Enterprise Tape Library 3494, this feature must be on the Tape Drive Expansion Frame 3494 Model D12 or D14 containing the 3590 Tape Drives with Extended Media Support, and also on the Tape Library Base Frame 3494 Model L10, L12, or L14.

The Extended Media Support feature (#9780) must be added to the 3590 Model A14 or C12 to provide the subsystem support for the new Extended Length Cartridges. If 3590 Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape is used in any 3590 Tape Drive installed in that 3590 Model A14 or C12, then this feature must be on that 3590 Model A14 or C12 frame also.

Unlabeled and uninitialized Extended Length Cartridges can be included with the order of a new 3590 Model H11 Tape Drive (by specifying feature 8140), Model C12 Silo Compatible Frame (by specifying #8240), or 3494 Tape Library frame (by specifying #8610). Labeled or initialized Extended Length Cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3599 or purchased through distributors. Refer to the Supplies information.

Open System Support

The following hardware and operating systems support the indicated attachment of the 3590 H Models:

System                        SCSI        Fibre Channel
 
IBM iSeries AS/400(R)         X           X (iSeries only)
IBM pSeries RS/6000(R)        X           X
Hewlett Packard (HP)          X           X
Linux (Intel(R))              X           X
Microsoft(TM) Windows(R)      X           X
Sun                           X           X

For the latest details on support, refer to:

iSeries and AS/400

The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drive can be attached to all AS/400 systems capable of running OS/400® V4.5, and later, software and supporting the following SCSI attachments:

  • AS/400 Magnetic Media Controller (#6534)
  • PCI External Tape Controller (#2729)
  • PCI Ultra Magnetic Media Controller (#2749)

The 3590 Model H11 Tape Drive requires 12 EIA units of space in a rack. If space is available, an existing customer rack may be used. Two Model H11 tape drives can be mounted side by side on the same rack shelf and up to four H11s can installed in the same rack.

One SCSI cable feature should be specified for each 3590 drive port attached to an AS/400 system adapter. The maximum SCSI cable length is 25 meters. Refer to the Specify Feature Numbers section and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329) for additional SCSI cable planning information.

The 3590 H Model Tape Drive with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510) can attach to iSeries systems capable of running OS/400 V5.1, and later, software and supporting the PCI Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#2765).

This iSeries controller has an LC connector, while the 3590 Tape Drive Fibre Channel attachment has an SC connector, so 3590 Tape Drives attaching to this controller should also order the LC/SC Fibre Cables on the tape drive. If you have existing SC/SC Fibre Cables, then the iSeries LC-SC Adapter Kit (iSeries #0371) can be used with those cables.

pSeries RS/6000, and RS/6000 SP™

If attaching this product to a pSeries or RS/6000, it can be attached to any of the following RS/6000 adapters:

  • PCI Universal Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6204)
  • PCI Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6207)
  • PCI SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Differential Adapter (#6209) — This adapter has been withdrawn from marketing
  • Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227)
  • Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228)

The fastest data rate is achieved by using the RS/6000 Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapters for PCI Bus (#6227 or #6228), which supports a 100 MB/sec burst data rate when attached to a 3590 Tape Drive with the Fibre Channel Attachment feature. The fastest SCSI data rate is achieved by using the RS/6000 PCI Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6207) which supports a 40 MB/sec burst data rate when attached to a 3590 Tape Drive with the Ultra SCSI attachment. The appropriate SCSI or Fibre Channel cables must be selected. Refer to the cable information in the Specify Feature Numbers section.

The 3590 is supported for attachment to the PCI Universal Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6204) on the following RS/6000 systems:

  • 7017 — S80
  • pSeries 680 (7017-S85)
  • pSeries 620 (7025-6F0, 6F1)
  • 7025 — F80
  • pSeries 660 (7026-6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
  • pSeries 640 (7026-B80)
  • 7026 — H80, M80
  • pSeries 610 (7028-6C1, 6E1)
  • pSeries 630 (7028-6C4, 6E4)
  • pSeries 670 (7040-671) through I/O drawer (7040-61D)
  • pSeries 690 (7040-681) through I/O drawer (7040-61D)
  • 7043 — 270
  • 7044 — 170, 270
  • 7046 — B50
  • 9112 — 265

The 3590 is supported for attachment to the PCI Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6207) on the following RS/6000 systems:

  • 7013 — S70, S7A
  • 7015 — S70, S7A
  • 7017 — S70, S7A, S80
  • 7024 — E20, E30
  • 7025 — F30, F40, F50, F80, H70
  • 7026 — H10, H50, H70, H80
  • 7043 — 140, 150, 240, 260, 270
  • 7046 — B50
  • 7317 — F3L

The 3590 is supported for attachment to the PCI SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Differential Adapter (#6209) on the following RS/6000 systems:

  • 7013 — S70, S7A
  • 7015 — S70, S7A
  • 7017 — S70, S7A, S80
  • 7024 — E20, E30
  • 7025 — F30, F40, F50, F80, H70
  • 7026 — H10, H50, H70
  • 7043 — 140, 240
  • 7248 — 100, 120, 132
  • 7317 — F3L

The 3590 H Model with the Fibre Channel Attachment feature is supported for attachment to the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227) on the following RS/6000 systems. This pSeries adapter has an SC connector, so 3590 Tape Drives attaching to this controller should order the SC/SC Fibre Cables on the tape drive.

  • 7013 — S70, S7A
  • 7015 — S70, S7A
  • 7017 — S70, S7A, S80
  • pSeries 680 (7017-S85)
  • pSeries 620 (7025-6F0, 6F1)
  • 7025 — F50, F80, H70
  • pSeries 660 (7026-6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
  • pSeries 640 (7026-B80)
  • 7026 — H50, H70, H80, M80
  • 7043 — 270
  • 7044 — 170, 270

The 3590 H Model with the Fibre Channel Attachment feature is supported for attachment to the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 systems. This pSeries adapter has an LC connector, while the 3590 Tape Drive Fibre Channel cables have an SC connector, so 3590 Tape Drives attaching to this controller should also order the LC/SC Fibre Cables on the tape drive. If you have existing SC/SC Fibre Cables, then the pSeries LC-SC Fibre Channel Converter Cable (pSeries #2456) can be used with those cables.

  • 7013 — S7A
  • 7015 — S7A
  • 7017 — S7A, S80
  • pSeries 680 (7017-S85)
  • pSeries 620 (7025-6F0, 6F1)
  • 7025 — F50, F80, H70
  • pSeries 660 (7026-6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
  • pSeries 640 (7026-B80)
  • 7026 — H50, H70, H80, M80
  • pSeries 610 (7028-6C1, 6E1)
  • pSeries 630 (7028-6C4, 6E4)
  • pSeries 670 (7040-671) through I/O drawer (7040-61D)
  • pSeries 690 (7040-681) through I/O drawer (7040-61D)
  • 7043 — 270
  • 7044 — 170, 270
  • 9112 — 265
AIX® High Availability Failover support is available for Storage Area Network (SAN) connections to the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) or the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227) adapters on an RS/6000 running AIX 4.3.3, or later.

The 3590 Model H11 requires a 7202, 7014-T00, 7014-T42, 7015-R00 rack, or space in an existing customer rack. The 7014-T00 or 7014-T42 racks should be ordered without the front door (refer to the IBM 7014 Model T00 or Model T42 sales manuals for details). They can also be installed in the 7014 Model S00 and S/70 Advanced Rack if the rack door is removed. Instructions for removing the door are included in the 3590 maintenance instructions.

HP Systems

The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported on HP 9000 A-Class, L-Class, N-Class, and V-Class Enterprise Servers, or the HP Server rp2400 series, rp5400 series, or rp7400 series, running HP-UX 11.0 and 11i with the following SCSI adapters:

  • Single Port F/W Differential SCSI-2 Interface Card (A4800A)
  • Dual Port F/W Differential SCSI-2 Interface Card (A5159A)
When attached to V-Class servers, these adapters require the Inline SCSI Terminator feature (#9798).

The 3590 H Model Tape Drives are also supported on HP 9000 Series 800 Business Servers and other servers that support HP Precision Bus (HP-PB) slots through the HP-PB Fast/Wide Differential 28696A Adapter.

Supported servers include the HP 9000 T, K, and D Class Servers running HP-UX 11.0. The maximum SCSI cable length is 25 meters. Refer to the Specify Feature Numbers section and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329) for additional SCSI cable planning information.

The 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510) can attach to HP servers running HP-UX 11.0 and 11.i (PCI, 64-bit) with the following Fibre Channel adapter:

  • Fibre Channel A5158A Tachyon TL Host Bus Adapter

Sun Systems

The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported on Sun SPARC and UltraSPARC Architecture workstations and servers, including the Ultra/Enterprise Server family, supporting one of the following SCSI host bus adapters:

  • Sun SBus Differential Fast/Wide Intelligent SCSI-2 Host Adapter (X1062A)
  • Sun SBus Ultra Differential Fast/Wide Intelligent SCSI-2 Host Adapter (X1065A)
  • Sun Dual-Channel Differential Ultra SCSI Host Adapter (PCI) (X6541A)

The appropriate length SCSI cables for your installation environment should be selected from those available on the 3590 Tape Drives. The VHDCI to HD68 Cable/Interposer (#9799) is required to connect an industry standard high-density 68-pin (HD68) cable connector, typically used on Fast/Wide devices, to the Sun PCI Dual-Channel Differential Ultra SCSI Host Adapter, which has a VHDCI connector. The maximum SCSI cable length is 25 meters. Refer to the Specify Feature Numbers section and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329) for additional SCSI cable planning information.

The 3590 H Model Tape Drives with the Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510) can attach to the following adapters in a Sun server with Sun Solaris V2.6, 7, or 8 installed:

  • Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter
  • Emulex LP8000 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
  • Emulex LP8000S Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
  • Emulex LP9002 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
  • JNI FibreStar FCE-1473 SBus-to-Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
  • JNI FibreStar FCE-6460 PCI-to-Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter

Linux: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported on 32-bit Intel servers running Linux with the appropriate adapter card and associated cable. The Adaptec AHA-2944UW PCI Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter is currently supported for SCSI attachment.

The maximum SCSI cable length is 25 meters. Refer to the Specify Feature Numbers section and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329) for additional SCSI cable planning information.

The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives with the Fibre Channel Attachment can also attach to an Intel based server running Linux with the Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter.

Windows Systems: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported on Intel-compatible processors with sufficient resources for running the Windows NT® Server V4 (with service pack 6A, or later) or Windows 2000 (with build 2195, or later) operating system. Also required is an appropriate adapter card and associated SCSI cable. The Adaptec AHA-2944UW PCI Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter is currently supported for SCSI attachment.

The maximum SCSI cable length is 25 meters. Refer to the Specify Feature Numbers section and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329) for additional SCSI cable planning information.

The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives with the Fibre Channel Attachment can also attach to an Intel-compatible server running Windows NT Server V4 (with service pack 6, or later) or Windows 2000 (with build 2195, or later) with the following Fibre Channel adapters:

  • Qlogic QLA2200F Fibre Channel Adapter
  • IBM xSeries and Netfinity® FAStT Host Adapter #00N6881
  • Emulex LP8000 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
  • Emulex LP9002 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter

Compaq Alpha Server: The 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510) can attach to Compaq Alpha Servers capable of supporting the 64 Bit PCI to Fibre Channel HBA (Compaq part# DS-KGPSA-CA) with Tru64 V5.1.

SAN Attachment

Native Fibre Attachment: The 3590 H Model Tape Drive with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510) is supported by a variety of Fibre Channel Switches and Fibre Channel Directors, such as:

  • TotalStorage SAN Switch 2109 Models S08 and S16
  • TotalStorage SAN Switch 2109 Model F16
  • INRANGE FC/9000 Fibre Channel Director 64 (IBM 2042-001)
  • INRANGE FC/9000 Fibre Channel Director (IBM 2042-128)
  • McDATA ES-1000 Loop Switch (IBM 2031-001)

The McDATA ES-1000 Loop Switch is required to attach the 3590 H Model  to the McDATA ES-3016 and ES-3032 Fabric Switches, McDATA ED-5000 Enterprise Fibre Channel Director (IBM 2032-001), and McDATA ED-6064 Enterprise Fibre Channel Director (IBM 2032-064).

The support is dependent on server, operating system, and host bus adapter that is being used. For a current list of supported products or more information on the support and prerequisites, refer to:

The 3590 H Model is not supported by the IBM 2108 SAN Data Gateway.

FICON Attachment: The 3590 H Model is supported in native FICON environments when attached to the Enterprise Tape Controller 3590 Model A60 with a variety of Fibre Channel Directors. Supported products include:

  • INRANGE FC/9000 Fibre Channel Director 64 (IBM 2042-001)
  • INRANGE FC/9000 Fibre Channel Director (IBM 2042-128)
  • McDATA ED-5000 Enterprise Fibre Channel Director (IBM 2032-001)
  • McDATA ED-6064 Enterprise Fibre Channel Director (IBM 2032-064)

For more information on the FICON/FC Director support and prerequisites, refer to:

ES/3090, ES/9000, S/390, zSeries Systems

The 3590 Model H11 and H1A can be attached to ESCON and FICON channels of an ES/3090, ES/9000, S/390, or zSeries system via the 3590 Model A60 Controller. Up to four Model H11 drives and one Model A60 Controller, can be placed in a Model A14 for non-library attachment to an ES/3090, ES/9000, S/390, or zSeries system. Up to four Model H11 drives and a 3590 Model A60 Controller can be placed in either a 9309-002, 7014-S00, 7014-T00, 7014-T42, 7015-R00, or space in an existing customer rack. Also each H11 drive installed in a rack, must have a rack placement code (#9221, #9222, or #9223) and appropriate SCSI or Fibre Channel cables.

For use with an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, up to four Model H1A drives can be attached through one Model A60 Controller in a 3494 frame. Up to ten Model H1A drives can be attached to one Model A60 Controller in a 3494 frame when utilizing Adjacent Frame Support. Four Model H1A drives can also be installed in a 3590 Model C12 or C14 Silo Compatible Frame attached to a StorageTek ACS and connected to ESCON or FICON channels through a 3590 Model A60 Controller.

Refer to the sales manuals of the 3494, 3590 Model A14, 3590 Model A60, or 3590 Models C10, C12, or C14 for more information.

Note: OS/390®, z/OS™, VM, z/VM™, and VSE system software and service updates are distributed on 3480/3490 format tape cartridges. In situations where 3590 Tape Drives are installed, it will be necessary to ensure the installation has at least one system-attached 3490 tape drive to read the system installation tapes, except for the following:

  • z/OS V1.3 ServerPac and Custom-Built Product Delivery Option (CBPDO) support delivery on 3590 media, including support for CBPDO service orders on 3590 media.
  • z/VM V4.3 and System Delivery Option (SDO) products are available for installation and service on 3590 tape cartridges, except in Japan.

Other Non-IBM Systems: Several non-IBM systems vendors support attachment of the 3590 Tape Drive. You should check with the non-IBM system vendor for specifics on hardware and software support requirements as any device drivers needed to support attachment to these systems must be provided by the non-IBM vendor. Feature number 9213 should be specified on the 3590 when this type of attachment is used.

Software Requirements

Support for the 3590 Tape Drive is provided in OS/400, AIX, HP-UX, Linux (Intel), Sun, Windows NT, Windows 2000, z/OS, OS/390, MVS/ESA™, z/VM, VM/ESA®, and VSE/ESA™ operating system environments.

The installation of a 3590 H Model Tape Drive, or the model conversion from a 3590 B Model or E Model to a H Model, may require code updates for S/390, AS/400, and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide You should ensure that the appropriate PSP buckets for MVS environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the 3590 H Model. A Solutions Assurance call is recommended on the installation of:

  • The first new 3590 in an account
  • The first new 3590 model in an account

An update of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure support for the attachment of the 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510) to Fibre Channel adapters on various servers is as shown below. Customers that have feature number 9200 installed may download these new device drivers via anonymous FTP from:

  • ftp.software.ibm.com under the directory storage/devdrvr

Further information can be found in the IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site.

For details on supported SAN servers, operating systems, fibre channel host bus adapters, and configurations, refer to the following Web site:

iSeries and AS/400

Device support of the IBM 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives, including support for the ACF in random mode, is provided by OS/400 V4.5, and later. PTFs may be required to attach the 3590 Model H11 or H1A Tape Drive to AS/400 systems, such as APAR II11472. Refer to AS/400 INFO APARs pertaining to the 3590 for details on any required PTFs.

OS/400 V5.1, or later, is required on iSeries models with the PCI Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#2765) that supports attachment of the 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510). This OS/400 release includes the iSeries device driver support.

pSeries RS/6000, and RS/6000 SP

The 3590 Models H11 and H1A are supported on AIX 4.3.3, and later releases, including support for the ACF in random mode. Refer to the RS/6000 Sales Manual for specific software requirements on a particular processor.

Specific device support for AIX is provided by specify number 9200, the Open System Device Drivers, which is ordered on the 3590 for the Model H11. For the Model H1A, this support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library.

AIX 4.3.3 with maintenance package 4330-08, or AIX 5L V5.1, or later, is required on pSeries or RS/6000 models with the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) that supports attachment of the 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510). AIX High Availability Failover support through SAN connections to the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) or the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227) adapters on a pSeries or RS/6000 requires AIX 4.3.3, or later, and a current level of the AIX Enhanced Tape and Medium Changer Device Driver (Atape). For new tape drives this support is provided by the Open System Device Drivers (#9200) which is ordered on the 3590 H Model Tape Drive. If you are adding these tape drives to a currently installed 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library you should get a new level of the device driver as shown above.

HP Systems: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported by HP-UX 11.0 and 11i when using the Single Port F/W Differential SCSI-2 Interface Card (A4800A) or the Dual Port F/W Differential SCSI-2 Interface Card (A5159A) on HP 9000 A-Class, L-Class, N-Class, and V-Class Enterprise Servers, or the HP Server rp2400 series, rp5400 series, or rp7400 series. They are also supported by HP-UX 11.0 when using the HP-PB Fast/Wide Differential 28696A Adapter on HP 9000 T, K, and D Class Servers. Specific tape drive device support is provided by specify feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) which is ordered on the 3590 Model H11. For the Model H1A, this support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library.

HP-UX 11.0 or 11i with PCI 64-bit support is required on HP-UX servers with the HP Host Bus Adapter A5158A (Fibre) that supports attachment of the 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drives with Fibre Channel Attachment (#9510 or #3510). If you are adding these tape drives to a currently installed 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library you should get a new level of the device driver as shown above.

Sun Systems: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported by Sun Solaris 2.6, 7, and 8 Releases. Specific tape drive device support is provided by specify feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) which is ordered on the 3590 Model H11. For the Model H1A, this support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library. A current level of the open systems device drivers is required for this support. If you are adding these tape drives to a currently installed 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library you should get a new level of the device driver as shown above.

Linux: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported on 32-bit Intel based platforms running Red Hat Linux 7.1. An appropriate adapter card and SCSI or Fibre Channel cable are required. Specific tape drive device support is provided by specify feature #9200 (Open System Device Drivers) which is ordered on the 3590 Model H11. For the Model H1A, this support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library. If you are adding these tape drives to a currently installed 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library you should get a new level of the device driver as shown above.

Windows Systems: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported by Microsoft Windows NT Server V4.0 with service pack 6A, or later. They are also supported by Microsoft Windows 2000 (build 2195 or greater). Specific tape drive device support is provided by specify feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) which is ordered on the 3590 Model H11. For the Model H1A, this support is included in feature number 9200 (Open System Device Drivers) ordered on the 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library. If you are adding these tape drives to a currently installed 3590 Model C12 or 3494 tape library you should get a new level of the device driver as shown above.

Tru64 UNIX® Version 5.1A (revision 1885) is the required operating system level for supporting the 3590 Model H11 or H1A (H Model) Tape Drive with Fibre Channel Attachment on Compaq Alpha Servers with the 64 Bit PCI to Fibre Channel HBA (Compaq part# DS-KGPSA-CA).

SAN Attachment: Software requirements for attachment to various Fibre Channel fabric components depends on the server and adapter being used. Refer to the list of supported servers for software requirements for various configurations at the following Web site:

Application Software: Application software supporting the 3590 is available from IBM and many leading tape application vendors. For a list of compatible software and additional information refer to the appropriate Independent Software Vendor Matrix at the following Web site:

ES/3090, ES/9000, S/390, zSeries Systems: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are supported for attachment to ESCON and FICON channels on ES/3090, ES/9000, S/390, and zSeries systems through the 3590 Model A60. The subsystem will operate in either 3590 or 3490E emulation mode. The 3590 H Models are added to the host system's I/O configuration as if they were device type 3590 or 3490E. The 3590 H Models are supported on the following minimum operating systems levels:

  • OS/390 V2.8 or 9 with DFSMS/MVS® V1.5
  • OS/390 V2.10 and the associated level of DFSMS
  • Basic Tape Library Support (BTLS) for DFSMS/MVS V1.5, or later
  • z/OS V1.1, and subsequent releases, and their associated levels of DFSMS
  • z/VM V3.1, and subsequent releases
  • VM/ESA V2.4, and subsequent releases
  • VSE/ESA V2.5, and subsequent releases

In most cases, PTFs will be required for 3590 H Model support.

OS/390 or z/OS: Support for the 3590 H Model Tape Drives provides controls to allow intermixing 3590 H Model, E Model, and B Model Tape Drive subsystems in an SMS-managed automated Enterprise Tape Library 3494 or in an IBM manual tape library. Allocations provide a desired drive type that is managed through a data class attribute for the 384-track recording format. Downward read compatibility of 128-track- and 256-track-recorded tapes on 384-track 3590 H Model Tape Drives is exploited in libraries with 128-track, 256-track and 384-track subsystems. Shared common media pools are used for 3590 H Model, E Model, and B Model subsystems. In an IBM tape library, the 3590 H Model drives are defined through HCD in the I/O configuration as device type 3590 (not as device type 3490E). The 3590 H Model software enhancements are required even if you are not intermixing H Model, E Model, and B Model subsystems in the library.

For 3590 H Model, E Model, or B Model Tape Drives not inside IBM tape libraries (non-library drives or drives located in Silo-compatible frames), the software support cannot manage allocation among multiple drive models that use the same emulation type (for example, 3590 H Model, E Model, and B Model Tape Drives that may each be defined in the I/O configuration as device type 3590). Allocation for different drive models having the same device type must be managed under SMS as a manual library (available on DFSMS/MVS V1.5, or later, for stand-alone drives; refer to 3590Device PSP bucket for PTFs), or through local procedures or software products, such as Basic Tape Library Support (BTLS) or StorageTek's Host Software Component (HSC). Although the 3590 H Model device support PTFs do not manage allocation issues for mixed H, E, and B Models outside libraries, this maintenance should be applied to realize capacity exploitation benefits with applications such as HSM, OAM Object support, and DFSORT™ and to enable EREP reporting by true device type or model. This maintenance is also required to enable the 3590 H Model devices to come online.

For details on supported software levels, refer also to the Software Requirements information in the 3590 Model A60 sales manual pages, or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329).

Note: OS/390, z/OS, VM, z/VM, and VSE system software and service updates are distributed on 3480/3490 format tape cartridges. In situations where 3590 Tape Drives are installed, it will be necessary to ensure the installation has at least one system-attached 3490 tape drive to read the system installation tapes, except for the following:

  • z/OS V1.3 ServerPac and Custom-Built Product Delivery Option (CBPDO) support delivery on 3590 media, including support for CBPDO service orders on 3590 media.
  • z/VM V4.3 and System Delivery Option (SDO) products are available for installation and service on 3590 tape cartridges, except in Japan.

Compatibility: The 3590 Model H11 and H1A Tape Drives are rack and frame install compatible with existing 3590 tape drives and use existing IBM supplied cables. They are also cartridge and data compatible with existing 3590 tape drives. The 3590 H Model tape drives can read cartridges created by the E or B Models. However, the H Models write data in a new 384-track format that cannot be read by the E or B Model tape drives.

Limitations: The SCSI interface supports a maximum 2 MB block size. The SCSI differential interface is a 2-byte wide Ultra SCSI interface.

Although multiple systems may be attached to a 3590 tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously. The 3590 can only be varied online to one system at a time.

Only two AS/400 systems may be attached to the 3590 tape drive, one to each of the two 3590 SCSI ports.

3590 Model H11 or H1A Tape Drives cannot be attached to the same 3590 Model A60 Controller with 3590 Model E11 or E1A Tape Drives, or with 3590 Model B11 or B1A Tape Drives. The H Model tape drives are not supported for attachment to the following:

  • 3590 Model A50 or A00 Controller
  • 3591 Model A01 Control Unit
  • 3494 Virtual Tape Server
  • 3495 Tape Library
  • 2108 SAN Data Gateway.
  • NUMA-Q® servers

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Current levels of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure the 3590 H Model is supported. The 3590 Model A60 Controller and 3494 tape library may require subsystem microcode updates by the IBM service representative for the proper installation and operation of attached 3590 Model H11 or H1A Tape Drives. Please inform your IBM representative to refer to 3590 maintenance information for information on these requirements so they may be incorporated into your installation planning. Detailed physical planning information for the 3590 Tape Drives is in the The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0329).

Cable Orders: The appropriate length SCSI cables for your installation environment should be selected from features #5106, #5112, #5118, #5125, #5128, #5129, #5134, #5138, or #5145 available on the 3590 Model H11 or H1A Tape Drives.

A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a 3590 H Model Tape Drive with the Fibre Channel Attachment feature #9510 or #3510 to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Channel Switch, or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the 3590 Tape Drive in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 500 meters. The connector on the 3590 H Model Tape Drive is a duplex SC connector type. If attaching to host adapters that have an LC connector, such as the PCI Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#2765) on an iSeries model, or the Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228) on a pSeries model, you should use the LC/SC cables. The Fibre Channel cables on the 3590 H Model Tape Drives provide these cables in the lengths indicated:

  • 5805 — 5 meter Fibre Channel cable with SC connectors on both ends
  • 5813 — 13 meter Fibre Channel cable with SC connectors on both ends
  • 5825 — 25 meter Fibre Channel cable with SC connectors on both ends
  • 5861 — 61 meter Fibre Channel cable with SC connectors on both ends
  • 5907 — 7 meter Fibre Channel cable with an SC connector on one end and an LC connector on the other end
  • 5913 — 13 meter Fibre Channel cable with an SC connector on one end and an LC connector on the other end
  • 5922 — 22 meter Fibre Channel cable with an SC connector on one end and an LC connector on the other end
  • 5961 — 61 meter Fibre Channel cable with an SC connector on one end and an LC connector on the other end

IBM Global Services' Product Support Services can provide additional fiber optic components, and fiber optic cabling solutions. IBM Site and Connectivity Services (I/T Consulting and Implementation Services in the U.S.) provides structured, modular, fiber optic data center connectivity solutions as part of its Fiber Transport Services (FTS) offering. Preterminated fiber optic trunk cables, in standard lengths up to 138 m (450 ft), and fiber optic jumper cables in standard lengths up to 61 m (200 ft), are available as part of the planing, fiber optic commodities, and installation activities performed by IBM personnel. Custom lengths and custom installation of fiber optic cables can also be provided as part of IBM Site and Connectivity Services' solutions. Contact your local IBM Services Sales Specialist for additional information on Fiber Transport Services or IBM Site and Connectivity Services. Additional information can also be found at:

Direct Customer Support: Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search word 3590.

Packaging

One box

  • 3590 Model H11:
    • 3590 Model H11 Tape Drive
    • Automatic Cartridge Facility
    • Maintenance Manual
    • Power cord (for rack attachment)
    • SCSI or Fibre Channel cables as ordered
    • One data cartridge per subsystem
    • One cleaning cartridge per subsystem
  • 3590 Model H1A:
    • 3590 Model H1A Tape Drive
    • Maintenance Manual
    • Power cord (for rack attachment)
    • SCSI or Fibre Channel cables as ordered
    • One data cartridge per subsystem
    • One cleaning cartridge per subsystem

Supplies

For End Users and Remarketers: IBM data media supplies can be ordered directly through AAS using feature numbers on the 3590 Tape Drives or 3494 Tape Library. IBM 3590 data media can also be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3599. Refer to the 3599 Sales Manual.

For information about IBM branded media call 888-IBM-Media (426-6324) in the U.S. and Canada or visit:

The part numbers for additional supplies are:

Part
Number      Supply Item
 
39F4762     Magazine
05H4435     IBM 3590 Cleaning Cartridge
 
For Use in 3590 Model C12 or C14
 
IBM 3590 Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape
(no media-type label)
 
08L6091     Data cartridge with no VOLSER Label
             (similar to feature #8240)
08L6092     Data cartridge with Black & White (B&W)
             Label Only
08L6093     Data cartridge with Color Label Only
08L6094     Initialized data cartridge with B&W Label
08L6095     Initialized data cartridge with Color Label
 
IBM 3590 High Performance Cartridge Tape
(no media-type label)
 
05H3302     Data cartridge with no VOLSER Label
             (similar to feature #8210)
05H8220     Data cartridge with B&W
             Label Only
05H8221     Data cartridge with Color Label Only
05H8222     Initialized data cartridge with B&W Label
05H8223     Initialized data cartridge with Color Label
 
For Use in Enterprise Tape Library 3494 or 3590
Model A14
 
IBM 3590 Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape
(media-type label K)
 
05H3188     Data cartridge with no VOLSER Label
             (similar to feature #8610)
08L6087     Data cartridge with B&W
             Label Only
08L6088     Data cartridge with Color Label Only
08L6089     Initialized data cartridge with B&W Label
08L6090     Initialized data cartridge with Color Label
 
IBM 3590 High Performance Cartridge Tape
(media-type label J)
 
05H4434     Data cartridge with no VOLSER Label
             (similar to feature #8510)
05H8220     Data cartridge with B&W
             Label Only
05H8221     Data cartridge with Color Label Only
05H8222     Initialized data cartridge with B&W Label
05H8223     Initialized data cartridge with Color Label

Note: The 3590 cartridge tape has servo tracks written on it. These tracks enable the 3590 drive to accurately position the read/write head with respect to the media while the tape is in motion. If these servo tracks are damaged or removed (such as by Degausing), the cartridge is no longer useable.

Security, Auditability, and Control

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

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

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA).

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply.

Volume Orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: Yes

Warranty Period: One year

Warranty Service

  • IBM On-Site Repair (IOR) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response

ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect (formerly ESA) Maintenance: For ServiceElect (Z125-5510) and ServiceSuite (Z125-5745) Statements of Work

Maintenance Services

  • IOR, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Maintenance Service: The preferred go-to-market offerings are ServiceElect and ServiceSuite. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn.

Maintenance Service

  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response.

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.

Rental Offering: No

Field-Installable Features: Yes

Model Conversions: Yes

Customer Setup: No

Graduated Charges: No

Licensed Internal Code: IBM Licensed Internal Code is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM Agreement for Licensed Internal Code.

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

Prices

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

                         Machine        Purchase
Description              Type/Model     Price       MMMC(2)
 
Enterprise Tape Drive    3590-H11       $46,500     $260
2
MMMC = Monthly Maintenance Charge

                                                    Field   Plant
                            Feature     Purchase    Install Install
Description                 Number      Price       Only    Only
 
Drive Microcode             0500        $  500      Y       N
 Update
Custom Quickship            1748(3)          0      N       Y
 Expedite
Deskside Enclosure          2200         1,900      N       N
U.S. English                2924(4)          0      N       Y
German                      2929(4)          0      N       Y
Spanish                     2931(4)          0      N       Y
Fibre Channel Attach --     3510(4)      7,800      Y       N
 Field
0.6 M SCSI Cable            5106(4)        140      N       N
12 M SCSI Cable             5112(4)        225      N       N
18 M SCSI Cable             5118(4)        275      N       N
25 M SCSI Cable             5125(4)        330      N       N
2.8 M SCSI Cable            5128(4)        165      N       N
2.9 M SCSI Cable            5129(4)        165      N       N
3.4 M SCSI Cable            5134(4)        170      N       N
4.0 M SCSI Cable            5138(4)        170      N       N
4.5 M SCSI Cable            5145(4)        175      N       N
5 M SC/SC Fibre Cable       5805(4)        165      N       N
13 M SC/SC Fibre Cable      5813(4)        225      N       N
25 M SC/SC Fibre Cable      5825(4)        330      N       N
61 M SC/SC Fibre Cable      5861(4)        427      N       N
7 M LC/SC Fibre Cable       5907           200      N       N
13 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5913           225      N       N
22 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5922           250      N       N
61 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5961           427      N       N
1 Magazine                  8001(4)        140      N       N
1 Cleaning Cartridge        8002(4)         80      N       N
30 Data Cartridges          8130(4)      1,600      N       Y
 (Plant)
30 Extended Length Carts    8140(4)      2,970      N       Y
Attach to S/390 zSeries     9000(4)          0      N       N
Pearl White Cover           9066(4)          0      N       Y
Raven Black Cover           9068(4)          0      N       Y
Open System Device          9200(4)          0      N       N
 Drivers
HP-UNIX Attachment          9210(4)          0      N       N
Sun Attachment              9211(4)          0      N       N
Attach to xSeries, Intel    9212(5)          0      N       N
Attached to Other Non-IBM   9213(4)          0      N       N
First 3590 Drive in Rack    9221(5)          0      N       N
Second or Fourth 3590       9222(5)          0      N       N
 Drive
Third 3590 Drive in Rack    9223(5)          0      N       N
Attach to AS/400 iSeries    9400(4)          0      N       N
Fibre Channel Attach --     9510(4)          0      N       Y
 Plant
No Data Cartridges          9590(4)          0      N       Y
Attach to RS/6000,          9600(4)          0      N       N
 pSeries
Plant Install Hxx           9669             0      N       Y
 SCSI Drive
Plant Install Hxx           9670             0      N       Y
 Fibre Drive
Interposer,                 9702(4)          0      N       N
 Double Byte
Inline SCSI Terminator      9798(4)          0      N       N
VHDCI Cable/Interposer      9799(4)          0      N       N
 
MMMC = $0

                         Machine        Purchase
Description              Type/Model     Price       MMMC(2)
 
Enterprise Tape Drive    3590-H1A       $43,500     $230

                                                    Field   Plant
                            Feature     Purchase    Install Install
Description                 Number      Price       Only    Only
 
Drive Microcode             0500        $  500      Y       N
 Update
Custom Quickship            1748(2)          0      N       Y
 Expedite
Attachment to               2003(4)          0      N       Y
 C12 or C14
Field Install               2004(4)        700      N       N
 Silo Attach
Remove Silo Attach          2005(4)      1,000      Y       N
 for 3494
U.S. English                2924(4)          0      N       Y
German                      2929(4)          0      N       Y
Spanish                     2931(4)          0      N       Y
Fibre Channel               3510(4)      7,800      Y       N
 Attach -- Field
0.6 M SCSI Cable            5106(4)        140      N       N
12 M SCSI Cable             5112(4)        225      N       N
18 M SCSI Cable             5118(4)        275      N       N
25 M SCSI Cable             5125(4)        330      N       N
2.8 M SCSI Cable            5128(4)        165      N       N
2.9 M SCSI Cable            5129(4)        165      N       N
3.4 M SCSI Cable            5134(4)        170      N       N
4.0 M SCSI Cable            5138(4)        170      N       N
4.5 M SCSI Cable            5145(4)        175      N       N
5 M SC/SC                   5805(4)        165      N       N
 Fibre Cable
13 M SC/SC                  5813(4)        225      N       N
 Fibre Cable
25 M SC/SC                  5825(4)        330      N       N
 Fibre Cable
61 M SC/SC                  5861(4)        427      N       N
 Fibre Cable
7 M LC/SC                   5907           200      N       N
 Fibre Cable
13 M LC/SC                  5913           225      N       N
 Fibre Cable
22 M LC/SC                  5922           250      N       N
 Fibre Cable
61 M LC/SC                  5961           427      N       N
 Fibre Cable
Attach to S/390,            9000(4)          0      N       N
 zSeries
HP-UNIX Attachment          9210(4)          0      N       N
Sun Attachment              9211(4)          0      N       N
Attach to xSeries,          9212(5)          0      N       N
 Intel
Attach to AS/400,           9400(4)          0      N       N
 iSeries
Fibre Channel               9510(4)          0      N       Y
 Attach -- Plant
Attach to RS/6000,          9600(4)          0      N       N
 pSeries
Plant Install Hxx           9669             0      N       Y
 SCSI Drive
Plant Install Hxx           9670             0      N       Y
 Fibre Drive
Interposer,                 9702(4)          0      N       N
 Double Byte
Inline SCSI Terminator      9798(4)          0      N       N
VHDCI Cable/Interposer      9799(4)          0      N       N
 
                                                    Field   Plant
                            Feature     Purchase    Install Install
Description                 Number      Price       Only    Only
 
Enterprise Tape Drive (3590-B11)
 
Drive Microcode             0500        $  500      Y       N
 Update
Deskside Enclosure          2200         1,900      N       N
 
Enterprise Tape Drive (3590-B1A)
 
Drive Microcode             0500           500      Y       N
 Update
 
Enterprise Tape Drive (3590-E11)
 
Deskside Enclosure          2200         1,900      N       N
7 M LC/SC Fibre Cable       5907           200      N       N
13 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5913           225      N       N
22 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5922           250      N       N
61 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5961           427      N       N
 
Enterprise Tape Drive (3590-E1A)
 
7 M LC/SC Fibre Cable       5907           200      N       N
13 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5913           225      N       N
22 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5922           250      N       N
61 M LC/SC Fibre Cable      5961           427      N       N
 
Enterprise Tape Drive Frame (3590-A14)
 
Replace B11/E11             4669             0      Y       N
 with H11
Field Install H11 Drive     4672         2,500      Y       N
Plant Install Hxx           9669             0      N       Y
 SCSI Drive
Plant Install Hxx           9670             0      N       Y
 Fibre Drive
Field Merge Drive           9672             0      N       Y
 in A14
 
Silo Compatible Frame (3590-C12)
 
Replace B1A/E1A with        4670             0      Y       N
 H1A
Field Install H1A           4671           700      Y       N
 Drive
Field Merge H1A             9671             0      N       Y
 in Cxx
Plant Install Hxx           9669             0      N       Y
 SCSI Drive
Plant Install Hxx           9670             0      N       Y
 Fibre Drive
 
Silo Compatible Frame (3590-C14)
 
Replace B1A/E1A             4670             0      Y       N
 with H1A
Field Install               4671           700      Y       N
 H1A Drive
 
                                                    Field   Plant
                            Feature     Purchase    Install Install
Description                 Number      Price       Only    Only
 
Tape Library Drive Expansion Frame (3494-D12/D14)
 
Replace B1A/E1A             4670        $    0      Y       N
 with H1A
Field Install               4671         2,500      Y       N
 H1A Drive
Field Merge Drive           9671             0      N       Y
 in 3494
Factory Install H1A         9669             0      N       Y
 SCSI Drive
Factory Install H1A         9670             0      N       Y
 Fibre Drive
 
Tape Library Base Frame (3494-L12)
 
Replace B1A/E1A             4670             0      Y       N
 with H1A
Field Install               4671         2,500      Y       N
 H1A Drive
Field Merge Drive           9671             0      N       Y
 in 3494
Factory Install H1A         9669             0      N       Y
 SCSI Drive
Factory Install H1A         9670             0      N       Y
 Fibre Drive
 
Tape Library Base Frame (3494-L14)
 
Replace B1A/E1A             4670             0      Y       N
 with H1A
Field Install               4671         2,500      Y       N
 H1A Drive
 
3590 Cartridges (3599-001/004)
 
384 track                   9072             0      N       Y
 initialized
 format
 
MMMC = $0
3
For countries authorized under the Premier Response Program.
4
These features were previously announced on other models.
5
The description has been changed for these features.

MES Removal: Yes, on all features, at no charge

                                                            Monthly
                                                  Feature   Rental
Description                                       Number    Charge
 
Tape Library Drive Expansion Frame (3494-D12/D14)
 
Replace B1A/E1A with H1A                          4670      $0
Field Install H1A Drive                           4671       0
Field Merge Drive in 3494                         9671       0
Factory Install H1A SCSI Drive                    9669       0
Factory Install H1A Fibre Drive                   9670       0
 
Tape Library Base Frame (3494-L12)
 
Replace B1A/E1A with H1A                          4670       0
Field Install H1A Drive                           4671       0
Field Merge Drive in 3494                         9671       0
Factory Install H1A SCSI Drive                    9669       0
Factory Install H1A Fibre Drive                   9670       0
 
                                                            Monthly
                                                  Feature   Rental
Description                                       Number    Charge
 
Tape Library Base Frame (3494-L14)
 
Replace B1A/E1A with H1A                          4670      $0
Field Install H1A Drive                           4671       0

For ServiceElect (ESA) Maintenance Service Charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Model Conversion Purchase Prices

       Model             Model Conversion
From           To        Purchase Price
 
B11            H11       $20,000(6)
B1A            H1A        20,000(6)
E11            H11        12,000(6)
E1A            H1A        12,000(6)
H11            H1A            1,500
H1A            H11            7,000
6
Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Specify Feature Numbers: The following charges apply to features ordered for field installation:

                                          Feature
Description                               Number            Charge
 
Attach to S/390 zSeries                   9000              $0
Open System Device Drivers                9200               0
HP-UNIX Attachment                        9210               0
Sun Attachment                            9211               0
Attach to xSeries, Intel                  9212               0
Attached to Other Non-IBM                 9213               0
First 3590 Drive in Rack                  9221               0
Second or Fourth 3590 Drive               9222               0
Third 3590 Drive in Rack                  9223               0
Attach to AS/400 iSeries                  9400               0
Attach to RS/6000 pSeries                 9600               0
Interposer, Double Byte                   9702               0
Inline SCSI Terminator                    9798               0
VHDCI Cable/Interposer                    9799               0

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

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