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

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-801
October 21, 2008

 
 ENUS108-801.PDF (166KB)

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IBM® Virtualization Engine™ TS7700 Release 1.5 includes support for:

  • TS7720 disk-only virtual tape system with up to 70 TB of disk cache
  • Over 13 TB of disk cache capacity for new TS7740 configurations
  • Upgrades to 9 TB total disk cache capacity for existing TS7740 configurations
  • TS1130 Tape Drives as TS7740 back-end drives
  • Integrated Library Manager support
  • Workflow Management controls

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


 
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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 1.5 introduces the TS7720 Virtualization Engine, a new member of IBM's family of virtualization products. The TS7720 is a virtual tape system designed for use in a mainframe environment, supporting a Tape Volume Cache capacity up to 70 TB but without a physical tape library for back-end processing. Other TS7700 Release 1.5 enhancements include:

  • Larger disk cache models providing over 13 TB capacity for new TS7740 configurations
  • Support for two additional Model CX6 Cache Drawers providing a maximum disk cache capacity up to 9 TB for existing TS7740 configurations.
  • Integrated Library Manager support
  • TS1130 Model E06 and Model EU6 Tape Drive support
  • Workflow Management controls
Feature exchange

Not applicable


 
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A TS7700 Virtualization Engine Server can attach to FICON® channels on selected IBM System z® servers with the appropriate levels of System z software. From 4 to 16 3592 tape drives in a TS3500 Tape Library must be attached to the TS7740 Virtualization Engine, or from 4 to 12 3592 tape drives in a 3494 Tape Library must be attached to the TS7740 Virtualization Engine. Additional features may be required on the TS7700 Virtualization Engine components or automation frames. Refer to the Technical information section for details.


 
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December 5, 2008 for:

  • 3956 Model CC7 and its features
  • 3956 Model CX7 and its features (except feature #9355)
  • 3956 Model CS7 and its features
  • 3956 Model XS7 and its features (except feature #9355)
  • 3957 Model VEA and its features
  • 3952 Model F05 related features (except features #5642 and #5647)
  • 3584 Models L23 and D23 related features
  • 3953 Model F05 related feature

March 6, 2009 for:

  • Features #5642 and #5647 for 3952 Model F05
  • Feature #9355 for 3956 Models CX7 and XS7

 
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The TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 1.5 machine code is designed to deliver support for these capabilities:

  • The TS7720 Virtualization Engine disk only configuration with new disk cache models providing up to 70 TB disk cache capacity
  • Support for two additional Model CX6 Cache Drawers providing a maximum disk cache capacity up to 9 TB for existing TS7740 configurations
  • Larger disk cache models providing over 13 TB capacity for new TS7740 configurations
  • Integrated library manager support
  • New Grid adapters
  • TS1130 Model E06/EU6 Tape Drive support
  • Workflow Management controls and Customer Set alerts

The TS7720 Virtualization Engine: The TS7720 Virtualization Engine is a new member of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine family. The TS7720 does not attach to a physical tape library; it is a disk cache only configuration. The TS7720 is configured with different server and disk cache models from the TS7740. A TS7720 consists of a 3952 Model F05 Tape Frame containing:

  • One TS7720 Server, 3957 Model VEA
  • One TS7720 SATA Cache Controller, 3956 Model CS7
  • Three or six TS7720 SATA Cache Drawers, 3956 Model XS7

Each 3956 model for the TS7720 provides 10 TB of useable capacity. The maximum capacity for the TS7720 is 70 TB before compression.

The TS7720 will generate out of space warning messages to its attached hosts as available cache space falls below preset thresholds. It is then up to you to decide what to delete from the appliance's cache to provide space for continued workloads. If the amount of available cache falls below a critical threshold, all fast ready mount requests will be failed and the appliance will prevent any more writes to existing volumes (logical write protect).

The TS7720 also includes the integration of the library manager functionality, Workflow Management controls, and new Grid adapters as described below, along with the existing TS7700 functionality that is not related to physical tape library attachment or back-end tape drive support.

TS7720 Grids are supported in two and three site configurations where all attached clusters are TS7720s. The intermix of full TS7740s with TS7720s in a Grid is not supported at this time.

Additional cache drawers in a TS7740: An existing TS7740 configuration with four 3956 cache models installed may be upgraded in the field to a total capacity of 9 TB by installing two more 3956 Model CX6 Cache Drawers. These Model CX6 Cache Drawers will include the same 146 GB fibre channel HDD technology used in other Model CC6 and CX6 cache models. The existing TS7740 configuration must contain one 3956 Model CC6 and three 3956 Model CX6s before the fourth and fifth 3956 Model CX6s may be ordered. The fourth and fifth 3956 Model CX6s must be installed together.

Higher capacity cache models for the TS7740: Release 1.5 introduces new disk cache models for the TS7740. Each of these disk cache models includes 16 300 GB fibre channel HDDs, providing approximately 3.43 TB of usable capacity after RAID formatting. New Release 1.5 configurations, built in the plant, may include one 3956 Model CC7 Cache Controller. When the Model CC7 is included in the TS7740, the configuration may optionally include one or three 3956 Model CX7 Cache Drawers. The Model CX7s may be installed in the plant or in the field. The total usable capacity of a TS7740, with one Model CC7 and three Model CX7s, is approximately 13.72 TB before compression.

Integrated Library Manager support: The functionality of the library manager is integrated into the TS7720 and TS7740. All TS7700s updated to the Release 1.5 code level will no longer communicate with the 3953 Model L05 Library Manager for management of the TS3500 library. The key aspects of the integration:

  • Logical volume management is now completely controlled by the TS7700 instead of being split between the library manager and the TS7700. This means that all library related host commands are now executed by the TS7700 directly.
  • The set-up, policy management, and monitoring functions relating to the logical library (logical volume and drives), previously performed through the library manager are now part of the TS7700 Management Interface. In a 3494 configuration, the library manager console is only used for management of the native partitions or the physical volumes used by the TS7740.
  • In a TS3500 (3584) library configuration, the 3953 and its associated components in the 3953 F05 frame are no longer needed for the TS7700.
  • The TS7740 directly issues physical volume requests to the underlying automation. For the TS3500 (3584) library, the TS7740 issues SMC commands through the drive's interfaces. For the 3494 library, the TS7740 uses the LAN interface. In essence, the TS7740 looks like an AIX® server using the library.
  • An outage will be required to upgrade an existing TS7700 to the R1.5 code level. The machine code upgrade includes the migration of the TS7700 related database information from the 3953 or 3494 library manager into the TS7700 database, and any movement of components and cables that are required.
  • Other System z tape drives, such as tape controller attached drives or 3494 VTS back-end tape drives, still will require the 3953 when connected to the TS3500 library. These other System z drives and their associated media will be in a TS3500 logical library that is separate from the drives and media of the TS7700.

New Grid adapters: TS7700 Release 1.5 introduces new adapter features to support expanded grid interconnections. Support is provided for:

  • New features for dual ported 1Gb/sec Ethernet adapters. Feature #1032 provides a dual-port copper RJ45 Ethernet adapter. Feature #1033 provides a dual port shortwave optical fibre Ethernet adapter. These adapters have an LC Duplex connector. Only one port on each dual port adapter card will be activated.
  • As with the current Ethernet adapters, the new adapters may not be intermixed. Both Grid adapters installed must be the same feature.

TS1130 support: Support for the third generation of the 3592 drive family is included in TS7700 Release 1.5. The third generation of the 3592 drive family is the TS1130 Tape Drive, Models E06 and EU6. The 3592 Model EU6 Tape Drive is only available as a field upgrade from the TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05. When a TS1130 Tape Drive is attached to a TS7740, all attached drives must be TS1130 Tape Drives; no intermix is supported with 3592 J1A or 3592 E05 drives. If TS1130 drives are detected and there are also other generations of 3592 drives detected, the TS1130 drives will not be configured. TS1130 drives will read data that has been written by either of the prior generations of 3592 drives.

Workflow Management controls and Customer Set alerts: These functions operate through the host console request function to modify many of the workflow management controls of the TS7700, and to set alert thresholds for many of the resources managed by the TS7700. Workflow management controls supported include:

  • Enable/Disable copies to follow storage class preference
  • Set the premigration priority threshold
  • Set the premigration throttling threshold
  • Enable/Disable recalls preferred to be removed from cache
  • Enable/Disable full cache copy throttling
  • Set the deferred copy throttling value
  • Enable/Disable immediate mode copy throttling

For each TS7700 resource managed, two alert thresholds can be set. For each threshold, a message is sent to all attached hosts when the threshold is exceeded and when the resource falls back into an acceptable area. The resources that are monitored are:

  • The amount of data in cache that needs to be copied to a peer.
  • The amount of data resident in the cache (for a TS7740, this is also the amount of data that needs to be copied to physical tape).
  • Number of logical scratch volumes.
  • Number of physical scratch volumes.
  • Number of available physical tape drives.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 1.5 is available as of December 5, 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site

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


 
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The TS7700 Virtualization Engine tape solution is well suited for:

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

The TS7700 is designed to provide the following benefits:

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

The TS7700 incorporates extensive self-management capabilities consistent with IBM on demand initiatives. These capabilities are designed to help reduce the cost of a TS7700 solution, and avoid the potential impact of human errors. A TS7700 can help improve the efficiency of mainframe tape operations by efficiently using disk storage, tape capacity, and tape speed, and by providing a large number of tape addresses. These benefits help make the TS7700 a suitable repository for local and remote backups, and archival data. The TS7740 model uses disk storage and the performance and capacity of TS1130 tape drives to help reduce the total cost of ownership of tape solutions for System z environments. The TS7720 model uses 1 TB SATA disk drives to provide high capacity for customers with rapid recall requirements. The TS7700 supports the Grid Communication feature for remote dual copy that you can use for disaster backup and recovery. With the Grid Communication feature, the TS7700 operates in a grid configuration by interconnecting two or three TS7700s and automatically maintaining volume copies in each TS7700. This option can help improve sequential file data availability and recoverability. The redundant components of the TS7700 grid configuration can be separated, thus making it an excellent option for remote backup and recovery. If you have, or plan to have, a GDPS operation, a TS7700 cluster is compatible with GDPS and is well suited for the tape workload because of its remote dual copy capability. Alternatively, the entire TS7700 cluster can be used in a local environment to help improve data availability and recoverability. The TS7700 Grid Communication feature is the follow-on to the VTS Peer-to-Peer Copy feature. At this time, connecting TS7720s and TS7740s to the same grid is not supported. The TS7700 uses disk storage, and the unique performance and capacity of 3592 Tape Drives to help reduce the total cost of ownership of tape solutions for System z environments.

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=108-801

 
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Description                          Machine   Model    Feature
 
Redundant AC Power                   3952      F05      1904 *
Console Upgrade                      3952      F05      2719 *
TS3000 System Console                3952      F05      2730 *
Plant Install 3957 VEA               3952      F05      5626
Plant Install 3956 CS7               3952      F05      5636
Plant Install 3956 CC7               3952      F05      5639
Plant Install 3956 CX7               3952      F05      5641
Field Install 3956 CX7               3952      F05      5642
Plant Install 3956 XS7               3952      F05      5646
Field Install 3956 XS7               3952      F05      5647
TS7720 Frame                         3952      F05      7322
 
1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection 3957      V06      1032
1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Conn   3957      V06      1033
TS3500 Attach                        3957      V06      9219
 
TS7720 Virtualization Engine Server  3957      VEA
9 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter              3957      VEA      0201 *
9 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter              3957      VEA      0202 *
50 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter             3957      VEA      0203 *
50 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter             3957      VEA      0204 *
62.5 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter           3957      VEA      0205 *
62.5 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter           3957      VEA      0206 *
Functional Enhancement Field         3957      VEA      0521 *
1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper            3957      VEA      1032
1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW        3957      VEA      1033
Console Expansion                    3957      VEA      2714 *
Console Attachment                   3957      VEA      2715 *
FICON Short Wavelength Attach        3957      VEA      3441 *
FICON Long Wavelength Attach         3957      VEA      3442 *
FICON 10Km Wavelength Attach         3957      VEA      3443 *
Grid Enablement                      3957      VEA      4015 *
Remove Cluster from Grid             3957      VEA      4016 *
Cluster Cleanup                      3957      VEA      4017 *
100 MB/Sec Increment                 3957      VEA      5268 *
Mainframe Attachment                 3957      VEA      9000 *
100 MB/s Throughput - Plant          3957      VEA      9268 *
Plant Install in F05                 3957      VEA      9350 *
No Factory Cables                    3957      VEA      9700 *
 
TS7740 Cache Controller              3956      CC7
3.4 TB Fibre Storage                 3956      CC7      7121
Enable 1st Expansion Drawer          3956      CC7      7403
Plant Install in F05                 3956      CC7      9352
 
TS7740 Cache Module                  3956      CX7
3.4 TB Fibre Storage                 3956      CX7      7121
Plant Install in F05                 3956      CX7      9354
Field Merge in F05                   3956      CX7      9355
 
TS7720 SATA Cache Controller         3956      CS7
16 TB SATA Storage                   3956      CS7      7113 *
Plant Install in F05                 3956      CS7      9352
 
TS7720 SATA Cache Module             3956      XS7
16 TB SATA Storage                   3956      XS7      7113 *
Plant Install in F05                 3956      XS7      9354
Field Merge in F05                   3956      XS7      9355
 
Power Distribution Units             3584      L23,D23  1950
TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware       3584      L23,D23  4871
TS7700 BE 4Gb Switches               3584      L23,D23  4872
Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches         3584      L23,D23  4873
Adj Frame Support for BE Switches    3584      L23,D23  4874
Nema L6-30 Power Cord                3584      L23,D23  9954 *
RS 3750DP Power Cord                 3584      L23,D23  9955 *
IEC 309 Power Cord                   3584      L23,D23  9956 *
PDL 4.3m Power Cord                  3584      L23,D23  9957 *
Korean 4.3m Power Cord               3584      L23,D23  9958 *
Unterminated Power Cord              3584      L23,D23  9959 *
Unterminated Power Cord - China      3584      L23,D23  9966 *
 
Remove 4Gb Switch                    3953      F05      4748
 
* This feature has been previously announced on other models.

Model conversions

None

Feature conversions

3957 VEA:
 
        From      To
Type    feature   feature
 
3957     3441      3442
3957     3441      3443
3957     3442      3441
3957     3442      3443
3957     3443      3441

Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.


 
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The following TS7700 Virtualization Engine publication will be available by October 21, 2008:

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

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

http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/a3205676.pdf

The following publications will be available by December 5, 2008. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Title                               Part number
  
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700
 Customer InfoCenter CD             45E6192
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700
 Service InfoCenter CD              45E6193

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

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IBM Publications Center Portal

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

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

 
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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

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, including the TS7700, 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

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on Migration Services for tape systems, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/offering/its/a1029279

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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Specified operating environment

Operating environment
Temperature:  10 to 32.0 degrees C (50 to 89.6 degrees F)
              up to 5,000 ft
              10 to 28.0 degrees C (50 to 82.4 degrees F)
              5,001 to 7,000 ft
Relative humidity:  20% to 80%
Heat output (caloric value): 13.7 kBTU/hr, 3.43 kcal/hr
Wet bulb: 23 degrees C
Electrical power: 4000 watts
Capacity of exhaust: 591 m3/h
Noise level: 55 db
Leakage and starting current: 9.4 mA
Hardware requirements
TS7740
TS7740 minimum configuration
  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7700 Base Frame (#7312).
    • Plant Install 3957 V06 (#5628).
    • Plant Install 3956 CC6 (#5638) or Plant Install 3956 CC7 (#5639).
    • Integrated Control Path (#5759).
    • Dual AC Power (#1903).
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from features #9954 through #9959, or #9966.
  • One TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06) with the following required features:
    • One of 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267).
    • One of 100MB/sec Increment (#5268).
    • Attach 3592 Tape Drives (#5240).
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000).
    • One of either Attach to 3953 Library Manager (#9217) or Attach to 3494 LM (#9218) or Attach to TS3500 (#9219).
    • Plant Install V06 in 3952 F05 (#9350).
    • Two of either 1Gb Grid Copper Connection (#1030), 1Gb Grid Optical SW Connection (#1031), 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1032), or 1Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1033) to provide for Grid Communication between TS7700 servers.
    • Either two of host to Virtualization Engine FICON cables (#0201 through #0206) or one No Factory Cables (#9700).
    • Two of either FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441) or FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), or FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443).
    • Either Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).

      Note: 3957 Model VEA features #2714 and #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage® Master Console for Service (#2713).

      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2721) may be installed on 3953 Model F05, connecting to the TS7740 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).

      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7740 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).

      Note: When feature numbers 2714 or 2715 are installed on 3957 Model V06, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.

  • One TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC6 or 3956 Model CC7) is required as follows:
    • TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC6) with the following required features:
      • 1.7 TB Fibre Storage (#7120)
      • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
      • Attach to 3957 V06 (#9230)
      • Four of Intraframe Fibre Cable (#6003)
    • TS7740 Cache Controller (3956 Model CC7) with the following required features:
      • 3.4 TB Fibre Storage (#7121)
      • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
  • When #9217 is installed on the TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06), one 3953, Tape Frame Model F05 is required with the following:
    • One or two 3953 Model L05 Library Managers.
    • TS7700 Attach feature (#9013).
    • One Dual AC Power feature (#1903).
    • Two 4Gb Fibre Channel switches (feature #3488 or #4897)
      • From 4 to 16 3592 tape drives (Model J1A, E05, E06 or EU6) must be installed in a TS3500 Tape Library (3584 Tape Library) and connected to the TS7700 through the 4Gb FC Switches in the 3953 Tape Frame. All attached tape drives must operate in the same mode, therefore, 3592 Model E05 tape drives, operating in native mode, may not be intermixed with 3592 Model J1A or Model E06 / EU6 tape drives. 3592 Model E06 and EU6 tape drives may not be intermixed with other 3592 tape drives.

      Note: Feature #9217 is no longer supported beginning with Release 1.5 (machine code level 8.5.0.xx)

  • When #9218 is installed on the TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06), the following 3494 frames are required:
    • One 3494 Model Lxx Library Manager with:
      • One TS7700 Attach feature (#9013).
      • The LAN PCI Library Manager feature (#5047 or #9047).
    • One 3494 Model D22 Drive Frame with:
      • Two 4Gb Fibre Channel switch features (#3488).
      • One Dual AC Power (#1901).
      • From 4 to 12 tape drives (Model J1A, E05, E06 or EU6). All attached tape drives must operate in the same mode, therefore, 3592 Model E05 tape drives, operating in native mode, may not be intermixed with 3592 Model J1A or Model E06 / EU6 tape drives. 3592 Model E06 and EU6 tape drives may not be intermixed with other 3592 tape drives.
  • When #9219 is installed on the TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06), the following is required:
    • Two 4Gb Fibre Channel switches are required.

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

      • If the switches remain in the 3953 Model F05, two of feature #3488, 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches, or #4897, Reinstall 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches, provide the switches.
      • To remove the switches from the 3953 Model F05, order feature #4748, Remove 4 Gb Switch, for each switch to be removed.
      • The switches removed from the 3953 Model F05 may be installed in the 3584 Model L23 or D23 frame using feature number #4873, Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches.
      • Two new 4 Gb FC switches may be ordered for the 3584 frames using feature #4872, TS7700 BE 4Gb Switches.
      • To install new switches in a 3584 frame or reinstall switches removed from a different subsystem, the following features are required:
        • #4871 TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware
        • #1950 Power Distribution Units
        • One power cord feature #9954 through #9959 or #9966
    • One or more 3584 Model L23 or D23 frames with:
      • From 4 to 16 3592 tape drives. All attached tape drives must operate in the same mode. Therefore, 3592 Model E05 tape drives operating in native mode may not be intermixed with 3592 Model J1A or Model E06/EU6 tape drives. 3592 Model E06 and EU6 tape drives may not be intermixed with older generation 3592 tape drives.
      • Up to 16 feature #4874, Adjacent Frame Support for Backend Switches.

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

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
    • TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2730) with Console Upgrade (#2719).
  • TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1030 through #1033) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), and FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443) are two or four.
    • Additional 1 TB Cache Enablement (#5267) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 14.
    • Additional 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 6.
    • Encryption Configuration (#9900) allows this TS7700 Server to be configured to support encryption for designated storage pools. To use encryption with the TS7700, all attached tape drives must be TS1120 encryption capable tape drives, or TS1130 Tape Drives. TS1120 drives must be operating in 3592 Model E05 native mode.
  • TS7740 Cache Drawer
    • One, three, or five additional 3956 Model CX6 Cache Drawers may be installed. 3956 Model CX6 Cache Drawers must be attached to a 3956 Model CC6 Cache Controller. Valid total quantities of TS7740 Cache Drawers Model CX6 are zero, one, three, and five. The maximum number of 3952 Model F05 feature #5648, Plant Install 3956 CX6, is three. The total quantity of #5648 plus #5649, Field Install 3956 CX6, is five. Each 3956 Model CX6 must contain feature #7120.
    • One or three additional 3956 Model CX7 Cache Drawers may be installed. 3956 Model CX7 Cache Drawers must be attached to a 3956 Model CC7 Cache Controller. Valid total quantities of TS7740 Cache Drawer Model CX7 are zero, one, and three. Each 3956 Model CX7 must contain feature #7121.
    • Enable 1st Expansion Drawer, feature #7403, must be installed on the TS7740 Cache Controller Model CC7 when the first 3956 Cache Drawer Model CX7 is installed.
TS7720
TS7720 minimum configuration
  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with the following required features:
    • TS7720 Frame (#7322).
    • Plant Install 3957 VEA (#5626).
    • Plant Install 3956 CS7 (#5636).
    • Three of Plant Install 3956 XS7 (#5646).
    • Integrated Control Path (#5759).
    • Dual AC Power (#1903).
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966.
  • One TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEA) with the following required features:
    • 100MB/sec Throughput - Plant (#9268)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9350)
    • Two of either 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1032) or 1Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1033) to provide for Grid Communication between TS7700 servers
    • Either two of host to Virtualization Engine FICON cables (#0201 through #0206) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two of either FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), or FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), or FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443)
    • Either Console Expansion (#2714), or Console Attachment (#2715)

      Note: 3957 Model VEA features #2714 and #2715 may not be attached to a TotalStorage Master Console for Service (#2713).

      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2721) may be installed on 3953 Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).

      Note: The TS3000 System Console (#2730 and #2719) may be installed on 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, connecting to the TS7720 Server using Console Expansion (#2714) or Console Attachment (#2715).

      Note: When feature #2714 or #2715 is installed on 3957 Model VEA, the Console Upgrade (#2719) is required on the machine type model where feature #2718, #2720, #2721, or #2730 is installed.

  • One TS7720 SATA Cache Controller (3956 Model CS7) with the following required features:
    • 16 TB SATA Storage (#7113)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9352)
  • Three TS7720 SATA Cache Drawers (3956 Model XS7), each with the following required features:
    • 16 TB SATA Storage (#7113)
    • Plant Install in 3952 F05 (#9354)

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

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
    • TS3000 System Console (TSSC)(#2730) with Console Upgrade (#2719).
  • TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEA)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) allows this TS7700 Server to communicate to other TS7700 Servers through the grid. Grid Enablement must be installed on each TS7700 Server that participates in the communication grid. The customer must provide appropriate Ethernet cables to attach the Grid Connection adapters (#1032 or #1033) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3441), FICON Longwave Attachment (#3442), and FICON 10km Longwave Attachment (#3443) are two or four.
    • Up to five 100MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed.
  • TS7720 Cache Drawer
    • Three additional 3956 Cache Drawers Model XS7 may be installed. To include these additional XS7s in a new cluster coming from the plant, include feature #9354, Plant Install in F05, on each 3956 Model XS7, and include one feature #5646, Plant Install 3956 XS7, on the 3952 Model F05 for each additional XS7. To add these additional XS7s to an existing cluster in the field, order feature #9355, Field Merge in F05, on each 3956 Model XS7, and order one feature #5647, Field Install 3956 XS7, on the 3952 Model F05 for each additional XS7. The valid quantities of #5646 plus #5647 are 3 and 6.

 
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A TS7740 Server or TS7720 Server with the FICON Attachment features (#3441, #3442 or #3443) can attach to FICON channels of host System z9®, System z10, or S/390® systems using fibre cable features ordered on the TS7700 Server. A maximum of four fibre cables, each 31 meters in length, can be ordered. One cable should be ordered for each Host System Attachment by using the following cable features.

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

  • Feature #0201 - 9 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable
  • Feature #0202 - 9 Micron LC/SC 31 meter Fibre Cable

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

  • Feature #0203 - 50 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable
  • Feature #0204 - 50 Micron LC/SC 31 meter Fibre Cable
  • Feature #0205 - 62.5 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable
  • Feature #0206 - 62.5 Micron LC/SC 31 meter Fibre Cable

Additional cables, fabric components, and cabling solutions: Conversion cables from SC Duplex to LC Duplex are available as features on the System z servers for customers currently using cables with SC Duplex connectors that now require attachment to fibre components with LC Duplex connections. Refer to the IBM 2064 Sales Manual for more information on these conversion kits. Additional cable options, along with product support services such as installation, are offered by IBM Global Services' Networking Services. Refer to the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0567) for Fibre Channel cable planning information.

Software requirements

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

Operating
system      Release level
 
z/OS        V1R8, or later
z/VM        z/VM® 5.2.0, or later
z/VSE       V3.1.2, or later
z/TPF       V1.1, or later
TPF         V4.1, or later

With z/OS®, host software support is being provided for Release 1.5 of the TS7700. This includes enhanced support for the TS7740 and support for the new TS7720. Refer to APAR OA24966 for additional information on the support being provided. In general, the recommendation is to install the host software support. Refer to the "VTS", "PTP", and "3957" PSP buckets for the latest information on Software Maintenance.

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

  • z/VM V5R2, or later is required for both guest and native VM support.
  • DFSMS/VM™ Function Level 221 with the PTF for APAR VM64458 is required for native VM tape library support.
  • EREP V3.5 plus PTFs is required.

With z/VSE™, the TS7740 and TS7720 are transparent to host software. z/VSE supports the TS7740 and the TS7720 as a standalone system in transparency mode. z/VSE V3.1.2, or later is required, with appropriate PTFs.

With z/TPF and TPF V4.1, the TS7740 and TS7720 are supported in both a single node and a grid environment with the appropriate software maintenance. The category reserve and release functions are not supported in a grid environment.

  • z/TPF V1.1, or later
  • TPF V4.1, or later
Limitations

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

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

Cisco routers will not perform IPv4 to IPv6 translation.

Intermixing TS7720s and TS7740s on the same grid is not supported.

Only one port of the dual port Grid adapters, features #1032 and #1033, will be activated on each adapter.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed physical planning information for the TS3500 Tape Library is in IBM System Storage™ TS3500 Tape Library with ALMS Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0593). Detailed physical planning information for the TS7700 Virtualization Engine is in IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0567). It is the customer's responsibility to provide CAT 5e or CAT 6 cables to attach the 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1032) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed. Cat 6 cables are recommended to avoid potential performance degradation with Cat 5e cables. It is the customer's responsibility to provide multimode fiber cables to attach the 1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection (#1033) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed. It is the customer's responsibility to obtain the appropriate directors, adapters, and cables for FICON channel attachment. The customer is also responsible for ordering media. For information on which directors and channel extenders are supported, consult this link

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

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

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.

Cable orders

FICON cables for host attachment are available with features on the TS7740 Server (3957 Model V06) or TS7720 Server (3957 Model VEA).

Refer to the Cables section of the 3957 Model V06 or VEA Sales Manual for a list of available cable features.

Direct customer support

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

Supplies

None

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of 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 communications facilities.


 
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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

The service level is:

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

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM may attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

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

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM may attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

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

CRUs

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container is shipped with the replacement CRU and 2) you may be charged for the the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement. CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

Models for which there is a maintenance charge:

Machine
type         Model     Feature
 
3956         CC7
3956         CX7
3956         CS7
3956         XS7
3957         VEA
3957         VEA       3441
3957         VEA       3442
3957         VEA       3443
3957         VEA       4015
Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

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

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

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

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

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed machine code

IBM machine code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement at

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

IBM may release changes to the machine code. You may obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

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

Educational allowance

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

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


 
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                                          Field   Plant
               Machine      Feature       install install
Description    type  Model  number        only    only
 
Redundant AC   3952   F05    1904         N       N
 Power
Console        3952   F05    2719         N       N
 Upgrade
TS3000 System  3952   F05    2730         N       N
 Console
Plant Install  3952   F05    5626         N       Y
 3957 VEA
Plant Install  3952   F05    5636         N       Y
 3956 CS7
Plant Install  3952   F05    5639         N       Y
 3956 CC7
Plant Install  3952   F05    5641         N       Y
 3956 CX7
Field Install  3952   F05    5642         Y       N
 3956 CX7
Plant Install  3952   F05    5646         N       Y
 3956 XS7
Field Install  3952   F05    5647         Y       N
 3956 XS7
TS7720 Frame   3952   F05    7322         N       Y
 
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V06    1032         N       N
 Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V06    1033         N       N
 Port Optical SW Conn
TS3500 Attach  3957   V06    9219         N       N
 
TS7720         3957   VEA            
 Virtualization Engine Server
9 Micron LC/LC 3957   VEA    0201         N       N
 31 Meter
9 Micron LC/SC 3957   VEA    0202         N       N
 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   VEA    0203         N       N
 LC/LC 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   VEA    0204         N       N
 LC/SC 31 Meter
62.5 Micron    3957   VEA    0205         N       N
 LC/LC 31 Meter
62.5 Micron    3957   VEA    0206         N       N
 LC/SC 31 Meter
Functional     3957   VEA    0521         Y       N
 Enhancement Field
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   VEA    1032         N       N
 Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   VEA    1033         N       N
 Port Optical SW Conn
Console        3957   VEA    2714         N       N
 Expansion
Console        3957   VEA    2715         N       N
 Attachment
FICON Short    3957   VEA    3441         N       N
 Wavelength Attach
FICON Long     3957   VEA    3442         N       N
 Wavelength Attach
FICON 10km     3957   VEA    3443         N       N
 Long Wavelength Attach
Grid           3957   VEA    4015         N       N
 Enablement
Remove Cluster 3957   VEA    4016         Y       N
 from Grid
Cluster        3957   VEA    4017         Y       N
 Cleanup
100 MB/sec     3957   VEA    5268         N       N
 Increment
Mainframe      3957   VEA    9000         N       Y
 Attachment
100 MB/s       3957   VEA    9268         N       Y
 Throughput - Plant
Plant Install  3957   VEA    9350         N       Y
 in F05
No Factory     3957   VEA    9700         N       Y
 Cables
 
TS7740 Cache   3956   CC7            
 Controller
3.4 TB Fibre   3956   CC7    7121         N       Y
 Storage
Enable 1st     3956   CC7    7403         N       N
 Expansion Drawer
Plant Install  3956   CC7    9352         N       Y
 in F05
 
TS7740 Cache   3956   CX7            
 Module
3.4 TB Fibre   3956   CX7    7121         N       Y
 Storage
Plant Install  3956   CX7    9354         N       Y
 in F05
Field Merge    3956   CX7    9355         N       Y
 in F05
 
TS7720 SATA    3956   CS7            
 Cache Controller
16 TB SATA     3956   CS7    7113         N       Y
 Storage
Plant Install  3956   CS7    9352         N       Y
 in F05
 
TS7720 SATA    3956   XS7            
 Cache Module
16 TB SATA     3956   XS7    7113         N       Y
 Storage
Plant Install  3956   XS7    9354         N       Y
 in F05
Field Merge    3956   XS7    9355         N       Y
 in F05
 
Power          3584  L23,D23 1950         N       N
 Distribution Units
TS7700 BE SW   3584  L23,D23 4871         N       N
 Mounting Hardware
TS7700 BE 4Gb  3584  L23,D23 4872         N       N
 Switches
Reinstall      3584  L23,D23 4873         N       N
 TS7700 BE Switches
Adj Frame      3584  L23,D23 4874         N       N
 Support for BE Switches
Nema L6-30     3584  L23,D23 9954         N       N
 Power Cord
RS 3750DP      3584  L23,D23 9955         N       N
 Power Cord
IEC 309        3584  L23,D23 9956         N       N
 Power Cord
PDL 4.3m       3584  L23,D23 9957         N       N
 Power Cord
Korean 4.3m    3584  L23,D23 9958         N       N
 Power Cord
Unterminated   3584  L23,D23 9959         N       N
  Power Cord
Unterminated   3584  L23,D23 9966         N       N
  Power Cord - China
 
Remove 4Gb     3953  F05     4748         Y       N
  Switch
                                                   MES
               Machine         Feature    MES      removal
Description    type   Model    number     removal  charge
 
Redundant AC   3952   F05      1904       N        NC
 Power
Console        3952   F05      2719       N        NC
 Upgrade
TS3000 System  3952   F05      2730       N        NC
 Console
Plant Install  3952   F05      5626       N        NC
 3957 VEA
Plant Install  3952   F05      5636       N        NC
 3956 CS7
Plant Install  3952   F05      5639       N        NC
 3956 CC7
Plant Install  3952   F05      5641       N        NC
 3956 CX7
Field Install  3952   F05      5642       N        NC
 3956 CX7
Plant Install  3952   F05      5646       N        NC
 3956 XS7
Field Install  3952   F05      5647       N        NC
 3956 XS7
TS7720 Frame   3952   F05      7322       N        NC
 
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V06      1032       Y        NC
 Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   V06      1033       Y        NC
 Port Optical SW Conn
TS3500 Attach  3957   V06      9219       N        NC
 
Virtualization 3957   VEA
 Engine TS7720
9 Micron LC/LC 3957   VEA      0201       Y        NC
 31 Meter
9 Micron LC/SC 3957   VEA      0202       Y        NC
 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   VEA      0203       Y        NC
 LC/LC 31 Meter
50 Micron      3957   VEA      0204       Y        NC
 LC/SC 31 Meter
62.5 Micron    3957   VEA      0205       Y        NC
 LC/LC 31 Meter
62.5 Micron    3957   VEA      0206       Y        NC
 LC/SC 31 Meter
Functional     3957   VEA      0521       N        NC
 Enhancement Field
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   VEA      1032       Y        NC
 Port Copper Connection
1Gb Grid Dual  3957   VEA      1033       Y        NC
 Port Optical SW Conn
Console        3957   VEA      2714       Y        NC
 Expansion
Console        3957   VEA      2715       Y        NC
 Attachment
FICON Short    3957   VEA      3441       Y        NC
 Wavelength Attach
FICON Long     3957   VEA      3442       Y        NC
 Wavelength Attach
FICON 10km     3957   VEA      3443       Y        NC
 Long Wavelength Attach
Grid           3957   VEA      4015       N        NC
 Enablement
Remove Cluster 3957   VEA      4016       N        NC
 from Grid
Cluster        3957   VEA      4017       N        NC
 Cleanup
100 MB/sec     3957   VEA      5268       Y        NC
 Increment
Mainframe      3957   VEA      9000       N        NC
 Attachment
100 MB/s       3957   VEA      9268       N        NC
 Throughput - Plant
Plant Install  3957   VEA      9350       N        NC
 in F05
No Factory     3957   VEA      9700       N        NC
 Cables
 
TS7740 Cache   3956   CC7
 Controller
3.4 TB Fibre   3956   CC7      7121       N        NC
 Storage
Enable 1st     3956   CC7      7403       N        NC
 Expansion Drawer
Plant Install  3956   CC7      9352       N        NC
 in F05
 
TS7740 Cache   3956   CX7
 Module
3.4 TB Fibre   3956   CX7      7121       N        NC
 Storage
Plant Install  3956   CX7      9354       N        NC
 in F05
Field Merge    3956   CX7      9355       N        NC
 in F05
 
TS7720 Cache   3956   CS7
 Controller
16 TB SATA     3956   CS7      7113       N        NC
 Storage
Plant Install  3956   CS7      9352       N        NC
 in F05
 
TS7720 Cache   3956   XS7
 Module
16 TB SATA     3956   XS7      7113       N        NC
 Storage
Plant Install  3956   XS7      9354       N        NC
 in F05
Field Merge    3956   XS7      9355       N        NC
 in F05
 
Power          3584  L23,D23   1950       N        NC
 Distribution Units
TS7700 BE SW   3584  L23,D23   4871       N        NC
 Mounting Hardware
TS7700 BE 4Gb  3584  L23,D23   4872       N        NC
 Switches
Reinstall      3584  L23,D23   4873       N        NC
 TS7700 BE Switches
Adj Frame      3584  L23,D23   4874       N        NC
 Support for BE Switches
Nema L6-30     3584  L23,D23   9954       N        NC
 Power Cord
RS 3750DP      3584  L23,D23   9955       N        NC
 Power Cord
IEC 309        3584  L23,D23   9956       N        NC
 Power Cord
PDL 4.3m       3584  L23,D23   9957       N        NC
 Power Cord
Korean 4.3m    3584  L23,D23   9958       N        NC
 Power Cord
Unterminated   3584  L23,D23   9959       N        NC
  Power Cord
Unterminated   3584  L23,D23   9966       N        NC
  Power Cord - China
 
Remove 4Gb     3953  F05       4748       N        NC
  Switch

** If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

DescriptionTypeModelFeatureList price
TS7720 VE Server3957VEA $ 80,000
TS7740 Cache Controller3956CC7 $ 30,629
TS7740 Cache Module3956CX7 $ 12,112
TS7720 SATA Cache Cntlr3956CS7 $ 18,708
TS7720 SATA Cache Module3956XS7 $ 11,073
Redundant AC Power3952F051904 $ 2,150
Console Upgrade3952F052719 $ 1,750
TS3000 System Console3952F052730 $ 7,495
Plant Install 3957 VEA3952F055626 $ 720
Plant Install 3956 CS73952F055636 $ 835
Plant Install 3956 CC73952F055639 $ 835
Plant Install 3956 CX73952F055641 $ 2,260
Field Install 3956 CX73952F055642 $ 7,500
Plant Install 3956 XS73952F055646 $ 2,260
Field Install 3956 XS73952F055647 $ 7,500
TS7720 Frame3952F057322 $ 3,990
1Gb Grid Dual Copper Conn3957V061032 $ 650
1Gb Grid Dual Optical Conn3957V061033 $ 1,950
9 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter3957VEA201 $ 250
9 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter3957VEA202 $ 220
50 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter3957VEA203 $ 210
50 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter3957VEA204 $ 225
62.5 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter3957VEA205 $ 250
62.5 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter3957VEA206 $ 250
Functional Enhance Field3957VEA521 $ 500
1Gb Grid Dual Copper Conn3957VEA1032 $ 650
1Gb Grid Dual Optical Conn3957VEA1033 $ 1,950
Ficon Short Wavelength Att3957VEA3441 $ 12,850
Ficon Long Wavelength Att3957VEA3442 $ 12,850
Ficon 10K LG Wavelength Att3957VEA3443 $ 15,525
Grid Enablement3957VEA4015 $ 50,000
Remove Cluster from Grid3957VEA4016 $ 2,000
Cluster Cleanup3957VEA4017 $ 2,000
100 MB/sec Increment3957VEA5268 $ 67,500
3.4 TB Fibre Storage3956CC77121 $ 70,449
Enable 1st Expansion Drawer3956CC77403 $ 13,154
3.4 TB Fibre Storage3956CX77121 $ 70,449
16 TB SATA Storage3956CS77113 $ 36,648
16 TB SATA Storage3956XS77113 $ 36,648
Power Distribution Units3584L231950 $ 3,729
TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hdw3584L234871 $ 3,020
TS7700 BE 4GB Switches3584L234872 $ 32,700
Reinstall TS7700 BE Sw3584L234873 $ 480
Adj Frame Support - BE Sw3584L234874 $ 1,970
Power Distribution Units3584D231950 $ 3,729
TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hdw3584D234871 $ 2,000
TS7700 BE 4GB Switches3584D234872 $ 35,330
Reinstall TS7700 BE Sw3584D234873 $ 480
Adj Frame Support - BE Sw3584D234874 $ 1,970
Remove 4 GB Switch3953F054748 $ 250
Description Type Model Part number Code (0) or blank (1 or +) Price
3957VEA3957344134421$12,850.00
3957VEA3957344134431$15,525.00
3957VEA3957344234411$12,850.00
3957VEA3957344234431$15,525.00
3957VEA3957344334411$12,850.00

** If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Alternative service

ICA mintenance

IOR IBM same day On-site Repair (IOR, 24 x 7):
 
Machine  
type-model
 
3957-VEA     
3956-CC7 
3956-CX7 
3956-CS7 
3956-XS7 
 
IOR IBM same day On-site Repair (IOR, 24 x 7)
 
3957-VEA features  
 
3441  
3442  
3443  
4015  

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Feature conversion purchase price
              Feature       Returned    Continuous   
Type  From    To            parts       maintenance   
 
3957  3441    3442          Y *         Y
3957  3441    3443          Y *         Y
3957  3442    3441          Y *         Y
3957  3442    3443          Y *         Y
3957  3443    3441          Y *         Y
 
 * Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must
   be returned.
 
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