IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Appliance provides greater capacityIBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-101
June 4, 2012
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(Corrected on July 20, 2012)The Overview and Physical specifications sections have been updated.
(Corrected on June 21, 2012)The description for feature number 3709 has been updated in the Product number and Product charges sections.
|At a glance|
IBM® System Storage® TS7620 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Appliance Express® is designed to improve backup and recovery operations without requiring major changes to the existing infrastructure.
The TS7620 Appliance Express requires IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition software, and may be configured as a virtual tape library, an OpenStorage system interfacing with Symantec NetBackup, or as the target for a Common Internet File System (CIFS) based backup application.
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express , comprised of the IBM System Storage TS7620 Appliance Express and IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3.2, is designed to improve backup and recovery operations without requiring major changes to the existing infrastructure. This is a great option for mid-size and enterprise customers with smaller remote offices that need to address rapid data growth.
Other enhancements included in ProtecTIER V3.2 are designed to provide Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) alerting improvements, and enhancements to the security interface for the ProtecTIER Manager GUI. When combined with the TS7620 ProtecTIER Express Model SM2 appliance, ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3.2 can help deliver up to twice the storage capacity of the TS7610 Model SM1.
ProtecTIER V3.2 continues support for the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) API announced with ProtecTIER V2.5, and for the Virtual Tape Library (VTL) interface that has been the foundation of ProtecTIER offerings. Supported replication grid configurations for ProtecTIER OST and ProtecTIER VTL systems are unchanged with ProtecTIER V3.2.
IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express includes:
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IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition software is loaded on the IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express to create a TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance solution.
A separate order for System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition software is required.
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|Planned availability date|
June 8, 2012
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IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3.2 software combined with TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express is a data deduplication and replication solution that compresses and stores backup data on a disk storage array. This combined software and hardware solution is referred to as TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express . The replication function allows ProtecTIER systems to be distributed across sites. To facilitate backup applications that are designed for use with tape storage, TS7620 Express emulates a TS3500 tape library unit containing LTO3 tape drives. This emulation capability is designed to help customers achieve the following operational and throughput efficiencies:
Data management and advanced features
ProtecTIER Entry Edition is designed with the following data management and advanced features.
ProtecTIER contains HyperFactor data factoring, or data deduplication, technology. This technology is designed to detect recurring data in multiple backups. The common data is merged into a single instance store, saving disk space needed to store multiple backups without sacrificing performance. HyperFactor is a breakthrough in several ways:
HyperFactor saves space by taking advantage of the fact that only a very small percentage of data actually changes from backup to backup. Incremental backups include all files whose modification dates have changed since the last full or incremental backup; and full backups back up all data, changed or not. The amount of space saved is a function of many factors, but mostly of the backup policies and retention periods, and the variance of the data between them. The more full backups retained on ProtecTIER , and the more intervening incremental backups, the more space that will be saved overall.
Replication provides system backup across sites. The replication function allows ProtecTIER deployment to be distributed across sites when connected through the WAN for replication.
Many-to-one and many-to-many replication
ProtecTIER many-to-one replication supports both single node and clustered ProtecTIER configurations. Many-to-many, bidirectional replication between two to four Virtual Tape Library (VTL).
It provides the following functionality and support:
The replication grid is defined as an entity that supports replication between its members. The replication grid members are ProtecTIER repositories and are configured using a Replication Manager. The Replication Manager is a software component that may be installed on a dedicated host or on a ProtecTIER machine. The Replication Manager should be able to see all the members of all the whole network the Replication Manager handles on both replication subnets.
A replication grid defines a set of ProtecTIER repositories and actions between them. The Replication Manager is server software that is separately deployed on a WAN or ProtecTIER machine. The Replication Manager can manage the configuration of multiple replication grids in an organization. An agent on each ProtecTIER system (specifically on every node) interacts with the server and maintains a table of its grid members.
Important: Be sure to coordinate between the replication sites to ensure that the servers at all locations are fully configured before using the ProtecTIER Replication Manager GUI to create the replication grid. Consult with Solution Assurance and your IBM representative for assistance and information.
Many-to-one replication defines the following two roles in a replication grid:
A group of 1 hub and 1 to 12 spokes is referred to as a topology group. A single grid may include up to eight hubs and therefore up to eight topology groups. Spokes do not need physical connections between them. All repositories need a network connection to the replication manager server.
Supported replication configurations
TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Express systems may participate in topology groups with TS7650 Appliances, TS7650G Gateways, and other TS7620 Express systems.
ProtecTIER Virtual Tape
ProtecTIER Virtual Tape service emulates traditional tape libraries. By emulating tape libraries, ProtecTIER Virtual Tape enables a transition to disk backup without having to replace the entire backup environment. The existing backup application can access virtual robots to move virtual cartridges between virtual slots and drives. The backup application perceives that the data is being stored on cartridges while ProtecTIER actually stores data on a deduplicated disk repository on the storage fabric.
System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition emulates up to:
The ProtecTIER Manager application can be installed on one or more workstations, enabling monitoring of the status of nodes and clusters in the ProtecTIER system, along with the accompanying repositories and services.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
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TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express fits neatly into IBM's storage and tape product portfolio by expanding data protection offerings to the lower end of mid-size customers.
By enabling storage of up to 25 times more data on a given amount of physical disk capacity, ProtecTIER greatly changes the economics of data protection.
TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance is designed with capacity, price, performance, function, and reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) characteristics to appeal to the mid-size customer, and to the enterprise customer with data backup and protection requirements in remote offices.
TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance integrates with and is complementary to many other IBM hardware and software offerings:
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For information on IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3.2, refer to Software Announcement 212-195, dated June 04, 2012 .
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Description Machine Model Feature TS7620 Appliance 3959 SM2 Dual Port Ethernet Card 3448(1) 8Gb FC Dual Port HBA - Host 3458(1) 2TB HDD - 12 PACK 3709 VTL 9022(1) OST 9023(1) FSI 9024 ProtecTIER V3.2 Entry Ed preload 9315 SMB SW capacity 6 TB 9316 SMB SW capacity 12 TB 9317 C13 to 5-15P power cord 9950(1) C13 to C14 power cord 9953(1) (1) This feature has been previously announced in another product
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The following publications are shipped with the product:
Order Part Title number number IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER GA32-0913-02 N/A Deduplication Appliance Express Introduction and Planning Guide, v.3.2 IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER GA32-0914-02 95P8931 Deduplication Appliance Express Installation and Setup Guide, v.3.2 IBM System Storage TS7610 and TS7620 GA32-0915-03 95P8933 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Service Guide, v.3.2 IBM System Storage TS7610 and TS7620 GA32-0916-03 N/A ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express - ProtecTIER User's and Maintenance Guide, v.3.2 IBM System Storage TS7610 and TS7620 LCD7-4787-03 95P8934 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Publications CD-ROM, v.3.2 IBM System Storage TS7610 and TS7620 N/A 95P8935 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Customer Information Center CD-ROM IBM System Storage TS7600 ProtecTIER N/A 95P8936 Deduplication Appliance Express Service Information Center CD-ROM
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.
Publications are available on the IBM Publications Center website and are included on the IBM System Storage TS7610 and TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Publications CD-ROM, LCD7-4787-03 (part number 95P8934).
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Specified operating environment
3U total rack space
To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.
Operating temperature / Humidity / Altitude:
Noise level horizontal position: 7.2 bels
Equipment approvals and safety:
* This storage system is certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.
General platform prerequisites
A TS7620 Appliance solution with IBM ProtecTIER Deduplication software requires IBM 3959 Model SM2 hardware with the following features:
Customer provided monitor and keyboard are required for system installation and maintenance.
ProtecTIER Manager is required for service or maintenance of ProtecTIER systems, and must be installed on a customer provided workstation.
The customer provided workstation must be capable of operating one of the following operating systems:
The workstation must also have:
The workstation must have access to the ProtecTIER service nodes at IP address (port 3501 is open on the firewall). ProtecTIER Manager can support more than one ProtecTIER server. If the ProtecTIER Manager workstation is connected to more that one ProtecTIER server, they can be connected to a workstation via a switch box or via a terminal server. The workstation and switch box must be provided by the customer.
Contact your IBM representative for workstation configuration alternatives.
TS7620 appliance offers two software configurations with usable repository sizes of approximately 6 TB and approximately 12 TB.
Tested platforms are listed in the Installation Guide under Release Notes .
Order the following ProtecTIER Entry Edition software license PID and maintenance PID when the TS7620 Appliance Express hardware is ordered.
Refer to IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3.2 Software Announcement 212-195, dated June 04, 2012 .
Operating system prerequisites
The appropriate Linux operating system is included with ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V3.2 software and is loaded on the TS7650 Appliance with your initial order.
The supported Fibre Channel switches are listed in the System Storage Operation Center (SSIC) located at
If this IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express is to be accessed via ProtecTIER Manager installed on another computer, network connections must be configured to allow access.
The IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Appliance Express emulates, in both stand-alone and clustered configurations, the IBM System Storage TS3500 tape library with IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives.
ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3.2 software is only supported for installation on TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express hardware (3959 Model SM2).
A TS7620 Express system serving as a replication hub may only support four spokes.
Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS7610 and TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Publications CD-ROM, LCD7-4787-03 (part number 95P8934).
This product is customer installable. This product can be easily installed in frame space at or below 52 inches. If installations are planned for higher frame space, it is recommended that the local service delivery center be contacted to have an IBM Service representative install the product under a local contract. This product carries limited on-site support, with mandatory CRU. The product must be installed at a reasonable height (52 inches or less) to enable easy access to CRUs. Products installed in higher frame space present accessibility problems. Should the customer desire IBM to service this hardware, warranty service upgrades are available.
Two person install: The total weight of this system is approximately 60 lbs and requires two people to install when fully assembled.
One person install: One person can install this if the twelve 1 TB HDDs and the two power supplies are removed making the total weight of the system approximately 39 lbs. The twelve 1 TB HDDs must be reinstalled in the order they were removed.
This product may not be certified in your country for connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Further certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact IBM for information.
You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM , and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.
Customer has to provide Fibre Channel cables for ProtecTIER VTL systems to connect TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express and backup host.
Direct customer support
Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search words TS7620, 3959-SM2, or 5639-PTC.
IBM Global Services
IBM Technical Support Services provides comprehensive hardware and software support including hardware and software implementation for the IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express . Technical Support Services are designed to support your installations of IBM Virtualization Engine hardware and software. Offering the best solutions for storage management and data migration, IBM Technical Support Services can assist you in developing and deploying storage solutions to enable your success and satisfaction. For more information, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner.
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
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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.
CRU and IBM 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. The customer must provide a workstation with a running copy of the ProtecTIER Manager GUI. A Keyboard and Monitor must also be available.
IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.
Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU
Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.
Tier 2 (optional) CRU
You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.
Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.
The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
This product carries limited on-site support, with mandatory CRU. The product must be installed at a reasonable height (52 inches or less) to enable easy access to CRU's. Products installed in higher frame space present accessibility problems. Should the customer desire IBM to service this hardware, warranty service upgrades are available.
IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.
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 will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.
Maintenance service options
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service
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 replacement 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 are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 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.
Available offerings are:
Customer Replaceable Units (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.
If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. 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.
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:
Machine Exchange Service
IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of operation. You must pack the failed machine into the shipping container that contained the replacement machine and return the failed machine to IBM . Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM . You may be charged for the replacement machine if IBM does not receive the failed machine within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.
Non-IBM parts service
Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.
This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.
If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.
Warranty service upgrades
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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.
Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.
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IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System Storage technical support website
You may also obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.
If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.
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Machine Feature Description type Model number TS7620 Appliance 3959 SM2 Dual Port Ethernet Card 3448 8Gb FC Dual Port HBA - Host 3458 2TB HDD - 12 PACK 3709 VTL 9022 OST 9023 FSI 9024 ProtecTIER V3.2 Entry Ed preload 9315 SMB sw capacity 6TB 9316 SMB sw capacity 12TB 9317 C13 to 5-15P power cord 9950 C13 to C14 power cord 9953 Field Plant MES Model Feature install install MES removal number number only only removal charge SM2 3448 N Y N N SM2 3458 N Y N N SM2 3709 N Y N N SM2 9022 N Y N N SM2 9023 N Y N N SM2 9024 N Y N N SM2 9315 N Y N N SM2 9316 N Y Y N SM2 9317 N N N N SM2 9950 N Y N N SM2 9953 N Y N N If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.
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