DAT160 and Half-High LTO Ultrium 4 tape drive features for IBM System Storage 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure Model 1U2 on special models of IBM System p

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-243
April 8, 2008

 

 ENUS108243.PDF (24KB)

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Services
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Prices
TOC link Description TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

The IBM System Storage 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure Model 1U2 is an excellent choice for applications where:

  • The availability of internal server bays for storage devices is limited or no bays are available (depending on server model)
  • It is important to consolidate storage devices in a single, convenient location to minimize space and cabling impacts
  • 19-inch rack space is limited

The two bays of the 7214 Model 1U2 can accommodate the following new tape drive features:

  • DAT160 80 GB Tape Drive
  • Half-High LTO Ultrium 4 800 GB Tape Drive

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM System Storage™ 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure Model 1U2 (7214 Model 1U2) is designed to mount in one EIA unit of a standard System p™ 19-inch rack and can be configured with one or two tape drives, or either one or two slim DVD-RAM or DVD-ROM drives in the right-side bay. The 7214 Model 1U2 is designed to attach to specific models of the System p through an external Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adapter. The SAS electronic interface offered on the IBM 7214 Model 1U2 is designed to provide faster transfer rates compared to SCSI transfer rates. In addition to improved transfer rates, the system-to-device cabling on the 7214 SAS enclosure is thinner with smaller connectors than current SCSI-LVD enclosures, which results in a space savings on most rack-mount server configurations.

New optional drive technologies available in the 7214 Model 1U2 offering are:

  • DAT160 80 GB Tape Drive
    • DAT160 80 GB data cartridges are read-write compatible with media used in DAT72 and DDS4 tape drives.
  • Half-High LTO Ultrium 4 800 GB Tape Drive
    • LTO Ultrium 4 tape cartridges are read-write compatible with LTO Ultrium 3, and read-only compatible with media used in LTO Ultrium 2 tape drives.

 
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Key prerequisites

All features and functions in this announcement are supported in the 7214 Model 1U2 for attachment to specific models of System p using existing AIX® and Linux™ software.

System p software options:

  • AIX
    • Level 5L for POWER™ V5.3 with 5300-07 Technology Level
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-06 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
    • Level V6.1 with Service Pack 1 or 2, or later
  • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V4.6, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V5.1, or later

IBM System p software options required when tape drive feature #1404 is installed in the 7214:

  • AIX
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-07 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-06 Technology Level and Service Pack 7, or later
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-08 Technology Level
    • Level V6.1 with Service Pack 5, or later
    • Level V6.1 with 6100-01 Technology Level
  • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V4.6, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V5.1, or later

PCI-X DDR Dual-x4 External SAS Controller Adapters (feature #5900 or #5912) are available to attach the 7214-1U2 to the following System p models:

  • 8203-E4A
  • 8204-E8A
  • 9117-FHA
  • 9117-MMA
  • 9125-F2A
  • 7311-D11 I/O Drawer (attached to one of the above p6 models)
  • 7311-D20 I/O Drawer (attached to one of the above p6 models)

 
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Planned availability date

May 6, 2008
 
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Description

The IBM System Storage 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure Model 1U2 has two bays designed to accommodate up to two tape or DVD optical storage drives. New tape drive features in this announcement are:

DAT160 80 GB Tape Drive (#1401): This feature provides a migration and interchange path on System p servers from other 4-mm formatted tape drives and is designed to provide a solution for save, restore, and archiving functions. This tape drive provides physical storage capacity of up to 80 GB (160 GB with 2:1 compression) per data cartridge and is designed to achieve a data rate of up to 13.8 MB/sec with compression. It is designed to provide read/write compatibility with DAT72 and DDS4 media formats.

The DAT160 tape drive feature includes one data cartridge, one cleaning cartridge, one test cartridge, and an internal SAS cable.

Half-High LTO Ultrium 4 800 GB Tape Drive (#1404): The HHLTO4 feature is a high-performance tape drive with a native capacity of up to 800 GB (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression). This fourth generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives is designed to provide a solution for save, restore, and archiving functions and offers a data rate of up to 240 MB/sec with compression. It is also designed to provide read-write compatibility with Ultrium 3 and read-only compatibility with Ultrium 2 media formats.

The HHLTO4 tape drive feature includes one data cartridge, one cleaning cartridge, one test cartridge, and an internal SAS cable.

Note: Although the above tape drive features can give you high tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. In addition, the compression technology is designed to double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, although the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data that is being compressed.

Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 108-243

Trademarks

 
System Storage, System p, and POWER are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a 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.

 
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Publications

The following publications have been updated to reflect this announcement. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                          Order
Title                                     number
 
7214 Model 1U2 Storage Device Enclosure   SA23-2303
 Setup and Operator Guide
 
7214 Model 1U2 Storage Device Enclosure   SY38-0802
 Service Guide

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Services

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These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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Select your country, and then select the product as the category.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

System p™ support of the 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure: The 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure offers two bays for tape or optical drives, and can be attached to System p servers as listed below. Additional features offered in this announcement are:

                                                 Feature
Feature description                              number
 
DAT160 80 GB Tape Drive (4-mm format)            1401
Half-High LTO Ultrium 4 800 GB Tape Drive        1404

The 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure is supported for attachment to the PCI-X DDR Dual-x4 SAS Adapters (#5900 and #5912) in some System p models. Additional models supported with this announcement are:

  • 8203-E4A
  • 8204-E8A
  • 9117-FHA
  • 9125-F2A

System p cable orders: There is no change to existing 7214 cable options with this announcement.

System p power cords: There is no change to existing 7214 power cord options with this announcement.

Software requirements

All features and functions in this announcement are supported in the 7214 Model 1U2 for attachment to specific models of IBM System p using existing AIX® and Linux™ software.

System p software options:

  • AIX
    • Level 5L for POWER™ V5.3 with 5300-07 Technology Level
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-06 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
    • Level V6.1 with Service Pack 1 or 2, or later
  • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V4.6, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V5.1, or later

System p software options required when tape drive feature #1404 is installed in the 7214:

  • AIX
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-07 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-06 Technology Level and Service Pack 7, or later
    • Level 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-08 Technology Level
    • Level V6.1 with Service Pack 5, or later
    • Level V6.1 with 6100-01 Technology Level
  • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V4.6, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V5.1, or later

PCI-X DDR Dual-x4 External SAS Controller Adapters (feature #5900 or #5912) are available to attach the 7214-1U2 to the following System p models:

  • 8203-E4A
  • 8204-E8A
  • 9117-FHA
  • 9117-MMA
  • 9125-F2A
  • 7311-D11 I/O Drawer (attached to one of the above p6 models)
  • 7311-D20 I/O Drawer (attached to one of the above p6 models)

Limitations: Data cartridges and cleaning cartridges for the DAT160 and Half-High LTO Ultrium 4 tape drives are listed below. Additional media ordered at a later time must be ordered by calling 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334). Media must be ordered by part number.

                                        IBM part
Description                             number
 
DAT160 Cleaning Cartridge               23R5638
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge              35L2086
DAT160 80 GB Data Cartridge             23R5635
5-DAT160 Multi-media Kit                45E3299
Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge                95P4436
Ultrium 4 WORM Data Cartridge           95P4450
5-Ultrium 4 Multi-media Kit             45E3302

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The 7214 Tape and Optical Storage Device Enclosure is designated as customer setup. Customer setup, operation, and service publications are available.

The specific 7214 configuration ordered will arrive fully assembled and with drive firmware installed.

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

Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the host system and application programs.

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

MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-installable feature: Yes

Warranty period: One year

This feature or features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Customer setup: Yes

Machine code: No license terms apply
 
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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.

Product charges

 
 
                            Machine         Feature  Purchase
Description                 type     Model  number   price       MMMC
 
Tape and Optical Storage     7214     1U2
 Device Enclosure
 
DAT160 Tape Drive                            1401    $1,450.00   $22
HHLTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive                   1404     3,375.00    34
DAT160 Cleaning Cartridge                    2503        54.00    NC
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge                   2508       101.00    NC
DAT160 80 GB Data Cartridge                  2516        49.00    NC
5-DAT160 Multi-media Kit                     2518       250.00    NC
Ultrium 4 800 GB Data                        2520       159.00    NC
 Cartridge
Ultrium 4 800 GB WORM Data                   2521       216.40    NC
 Cartridge
5-Ultrium 4 Multi-media Kit                  2522       795.00    NC
 
 
               Plant/field       MES          Cables
Feature        install           removal      required      CSU
 
1401            Both             No           No            Yes
1404            Both             No           No            Yes
2503            Plant            No           No            Yes
2508            Plant            No           No            Yes
2516            Plant            No           No            Yes
2518            Plant            No           No            Yes
2520            Plant            No           No            Yes
2521            Plant            No           No            Yes
2522            Plant            No           No            Yes
 
MMMC = Minimum monthly maintenance charges

Feature conversion purchase prices

 
Feature          Returned     Continuous       Feature conversion
From    To       parts        maintenance      purchase price
 
1400   1401        No            Yes             $1,450
1400   1404        No            Yes              3,375
1401   1404        No            Yes              3,375
1404   1401        No            Yes              1,450
1440   1401        No            Yes              1,450
1440   1404        No            Yes              3,375

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IBMLink, System p, and POWER are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a 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.

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