IBM System Storage Linear Tape File System Library Edition Version 2.1

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP11-0163
May 9, 2011


Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number AP distribution AP distribution


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IBM® System Storage® Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition V2.1 enables read, write, search, and indexing of user metadata as well as access to the user data. Metadata is the descriptive information about user data stored on a cartridge and enables searching and accessing of files via the graphical user interface of the operating system. With graphic search, read, and write, it can be easier to write and read files using LTFS Library Edition as compared to using traditional tape management software.



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IBM LTFS Library Edition extends the capability of the IBM LTFS File Manager Single Drive Edition to the IBM System Storage TS3500, TS3200, and TS3100. LTFS Library Edition enables mounting of the library as a file system and indexing of LTO data, while the file manager manages the automation and provides operating system level access to all the content in the library. LTFS Library Edition is based on the LTFS format specification, enabling tape library cartridges to be 100% interchangeable with cartridges written with the open source, single drive versions of LTFS.

IBM LTFS Library Edition supports selected IBM tape library systems. PID Software is required to be installed on customer server supporting RedHat Enterprise Linux® R5.5 with connection and support of selected IBM tape libraries.



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  • An IBM TS3500 Tape Library Engine solution with IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition V2.1 software.
  • An IBM TS3100/TS3200 Tape Libraries Engines solution with IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition V2.1 software
  • Linux RHEL 5.5 installed


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Planned availability date
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June 17, 2011



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Description
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IBM LTFS Library Edition extends the capability of the IBM LTFS file manager Single Drive edition (SDE) to the TS3500, TS3200 and TS3100. Customers who would benefit from indexing their LTO data stored in these tape libraries for ease of use can now do so with LTFS Library Edition. LTFS Library Edition enables mounting of the library as a file system, while the file manager manages the automation and provides Operating system-level access to all the content in the library. LTFS Library Edition is based on the LTFS format specification, so tape library cartridges are 100% interchangeable with cartridges written with the open source, single drive versions of LTFS.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


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With LTFS, accessing data stored on an IBM tape cartridge became as easy and intuitive as using a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Flash drive. With LTFS and the operating system's graphical file manager, reading data on a tape cartridge is as easy as dragging and dropping. Users can run any application designed for disk files against tape data without concern for the fact that the data is physically stored on tape.

IBM LTFS Library Edition (LE) adds support for IBM tape automation in addition to the single drive-use LTFS. LE provides the ability to create a single file system mount point for a logical library managed by a single instance of LTFS, running on a single computer system. In addition, it provides for caching of tape indices in memory and for searching, querying and displaying tapes' contents within an IBM tape library without the requirement to mount tape cartridges.

Since the invention of disk storage, tape has been viewed as complex and difficult to use since, until now, it has required tape device specific software to read, write and manage data stored on tape cartridges in tape libraries. Even with tape management software, file access was not intuitive since it required knowledge of what cartridge volume contained the file you needed. And, the standard disk interfaces of operating systems did not enable direct reading and writing to tape cartridges stored in tape libraries. Operating systems were not typically shipped with 'built-in' tape library support.

IBM recognizes that in order to be an attractive, more widely usable storage medium, tape must be as easy to use as the other storage media like disk and removable flash media. This requires a file system interface that behaves like disk, as well as the flash drive-like ability to share data without regard to platform.

Designed to meet these needs, LTFS Library Edition offers:

The ability to manage scheduling and accessing tape cartridges in multiple drives The ability to recognize the cartridges in a library at library mount time and create a file system directory (under the library) for each cartridge in the library. Optionally, the cartridges' file system directories can be pre-populated with information from the cached index at library mount time, allowing listing/searching the contents of all known tape cartridges without having to physically load each cartridge into a tape drive.



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Program number
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CC#1 Library Edition for TS3500 Tape Library with each
two drives
 
Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
5639-LT1      2.1.0    IBM LTFS Library Edition V2.1
 
 
Software maintenance
 
 5639-LT2            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year Registration and Renewal
 5639-LT3            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year After License
 5639-LT4            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     2year Registration
 5639-LT5            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Registration
 5639-LT6            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Renewal
 5639-LT7            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year After License
 5639-LT8            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     4year Registration
 5639-LT9            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     5year Registration
 
CC#2 Library Edition for TS3100 / TS3200 Tape Library each
with two drives
 
Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
5639-LT1      2.1.0    IBM LTFS Library Edition V2.1
 
 
Software maintenance
 
 5639-LT2            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year Registration and Renewal
 5639-LT3            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     1year After License
 5639-LT4            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     2year Registration
 5639-LT5            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Registration
 5639-LT6            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year Renewal
 5639-LT7            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     3year After License
 5639-LT8            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     4year Registration
 5639-LT9            IBM LTFS Library Edition
                     5year Registration
 

Product identification number

CC#1 Library Edition for TS3500 Tape Library with each
two drives
  
                    First Yr Reg and          Maintenance 1 year
                    Maintenance 1 year        After License
Program PID number  Renewal PID number        PID number

5639-LT1            5639-LT2                  5639-LT3
  
 
                    Maintenance 3 year        Maintenance 3 year
                    Registration PID number   Renewal PID number
 
                    5639-LT5                  5639-LT6
 
                    Maintenance 3 year
                    After License
                    PID number

                    5639-LT7
 
                    Maintenance 2 year        Maintenance 4 year
                    Registration PID number   Registration PID number

                    5639-LT4                  5639-LT8
 
                    Maintenance 5 year
                    Registration PID number

                    5639-LT9
 
CC#2 Library Edition for TS3100 / TS3200 Tape Library each with
two drives
  
 
                    First Yr Reg and          Maintenance 1 year
                    Maintenance 1 year        After License
Program PID number  Renewal PID number        PID number

5639-LT1            5639-LT2                  5639-LT3
 
 
                    Maintenance 3 year        Maintenance 3 year
                    Registration PID number   Renewal PID number
 
                    5639-LT5                  5639-LT6
 
                    Maintenance 3 year
                    After License
                    PID number
 
                    5639-LT7
 
                    Maintenance 2 year        Maintenance 4 year
                    Registration PID number   Registration PID number
 
                    5639-LT4                  5639-LT8
 
                    Maintenance 5 year
                    Registration PID number
 
                    5639-LT9


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.

Publications with software relevance included in the TS3500, TS3100, TS3200 Publications DVD-ROM, when the media supply feature is ordered for IBM LTFS Library Edition Version 2.1.0.

Publications are available on the IBM Publications Center website and are included on the IBM System Storage TS3500, TS3100, TS3200 automation.

To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, visit the IBM Publications Center website

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

General platform prerequisites

IBM Tape Library with one or more LTO 5 Tape Drives PC with x86 or x64 processor architecture:

  • DVD-ROM drive for LTFS software installation
  • One or more SAS or Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter with matching connection type LTO 5 tape cartridges

The runtime memory and disk space requirements may be found in documentation accompanying the program.

Software requirements

Operating system prerequisites

Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Version 5.5 needs to be installed on the PC prior to installing LTFS Library Edition. LTFS Library Edition depends on the following software components, and are installed and configured by default OS installation:

libfuse
libxml2
libuuid
libicu
openssl
python

Connectivity prerequisites

LTO 5 Ultrium drive supported Fiber Channel switches listed in the System Storage Operation Center (SSIC) located at

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

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Companion products

None

Compatibility

The tape cartridges formatted and written by this software comply with the LTFS Format Specification 2.0.0, and can be read by LTFS Single Drive Edition 1.2.0 or later, when the cartridge is exported from the library.

Limitations
  • No Additional operating systems support for LTFS Library Edition beyond Linux RHEL 5.5 at this time.
  • Data Path Failover with LTFS Library Edition is not supported at this time.
  • "Per Install" LTFS Library Edition license feature is for each selected IBM Tape Library with each two Tape Drives.

For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Information Center

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ltfs/cust/index.jsp
Packaging

For new orders of IBM LTFS Library Edition V2.1.0 (5639-LT1), the following media are shipped:

  • With media feature 5806:
    • LTFS LE Version 2.1.0 (LCD7-5224)

Security, auditability, and control

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



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Charge metric
 
                     Part number or
Program name         PID number           Charge metric

IBM LTFS             5639-LT1             Per Install
Library Edition
V2.1 for TS3500
and TS3100/TS3200
Tape Libraries

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. An Install is an installed copy of the Program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each Install of the Program.

5639-LT1 - IBM LTFS Library Edition V2.1
(Option name)
 
Basic license one-time charge
upgrade path
 
Feature                                                  Feature
description                                              number

LTFS Library Edition V2.1                                5806
 

CC#1 Library Edition for TS3500 Tape Library with each two drives

Program name: IBM LTFS Library Edition
Program PID: 5639-LT1
5639-LT1:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install with 1 Year SW        E3QF
Maintenance
Per 250 Install with 1 Year       E3QG
SW Maintenance
 

IBM LTFS Library Edition Software Maintenance

5639-LT2:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 No Charge Registration
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QH
No Charge Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QJ
No Charge Registration
 
One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QK
1 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QL
1 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT3:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QM
1 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QN
1 Year After License
 
 
5639-LT4:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QP
2 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QQ
2 Year Registration
 
5639-LT5:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QR
3 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QT
3 Year Registration
 
5639-LT6:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QU
3 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QV
3 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT7:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QW
3 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3RA
3 Year After License
 
5639-LT8:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3RB
4 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3RC
4 Year Registration
 
5639-LT9:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3RD
5 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3RE
5 Year Registration
 

CC#2 Library Edition for TS3100 / TS3200 Tape Library each with two drives

Program name: IBM LTFS Library Edition
Program PID: 5639-LT1
5639-LT1:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install with 1 Year SW        E3WA
Maintenance
Per 250 Install with 1 Year       E3WB
SW Maintenance
 

IBM LTFS Library Edition Software Maintenance

5639-LT2:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 No Charge Registration
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3WJ
No Charge Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3WK
No Charge Registration
 
One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3WL
1 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3WM
1 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT3:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E3WV
1 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3WW
1 Year After License
 
 
5639-LT4:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E4AE
2 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4AF
2 Year Registration
 
5639-LT5:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E4AL
3 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4AM
3 Year Registration
 
5639-LT6:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E4AT
3 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4AU
3 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT7:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E4BC
3 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4BD
3 Year After License
 
5639-LT8:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E4BJ
4 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4BK
4 Year Registration
 
5639-LT9:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

Per Install SW Maintenance        E4BQ
5 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4BR
5 Year Registration
 

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

CC#1 Library Edition for TS3500 Tape Library with each two drives

Order Software Maintenance Registration corresponding to each CC#1 Library Edition for TS3500 Tape Library with each two drives

Order renewals prior to the expiration of the original Software Maintenance registration period or previous Software Maintenance renewal.

5639-LT2:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 No Charge Registration
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QH
No Charge Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QJ
No Charge Registration
 
One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QK
1 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QL
1 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT3:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QM
1 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QN
1 Year After License
 
 
5639-LT4:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QP
2 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QQ
2 Year Registration
 
5639-LT5:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QR
3 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QT
3 Year Registration
 
5639-LT6:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QU
3 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3QV
3 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT7:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3QW
3 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3RA
3 Year After License
 
5639-LT8:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3RB
4 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3RC
4 Year Registration
 
5639-LT9:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3500 Tape
 Library with each 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3RD
5 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3RE
5 Year Registration
 

CC#2 Library Edition for TS3100 / TS3200 Tape Library each with two drives

Order Software Maintenance Registration corresponding to each CC#2 Library Edition for TS3100 / TS3200 Tape Library each with two drives

Order renewals prior to the expiration of the original Software Maintenance registration period or previous Software Maintenance renewal.

5639-LT2:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 No Charge Registration
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3WJ
No Charge Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3WK
No Charge Registration
 
One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3WL
1 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3WM
1 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT3:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E3WV
1 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E3WW
1 Year After License
 
 
5639-LT4:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E4AE
2 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4AF
2 Year Registration
 
5639-LT5:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E4AL
3 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4AM
3 Year Registration
 
5639-LT6:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E4AT
3 Year Renewal
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4AU
3 Year Renewal
 
5639-LT7:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E4BC
3 Year After License
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4BD
3 Year After License
 
5639-LT8:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E4BJ
4 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4BK
4 Year Registration
 
5639-LT9:
IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition V2.1
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 IBM LTFS Library Edition
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Install for TS3100/TS3200 Tape
 Library each with 2 drives
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                           
Per Install SW Maintenance        E4BQ
5 Year Registration
Per 250 Install SW Maintenance    E4BR
5 Year Registration
 


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

LICR ID # L-SSCZ-8FXQUN

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

IBM Library Tape File System V2.1 software (5639-LT1) is licensed on a per Install basis.

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

15% to qualified educational institution customers.



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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Country/region               Announced
 
AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
 * Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
   Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
   Afghanistan
Trademarks

IBM, System Storage and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. 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/

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