IBM TS3500 Tape Library supports new TS7700 switch options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 116-026
May 10, 2016


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IBM® TS3500 offers z Systems™ synergy with support for 16 Gb Fibre Channel switches for attachment to TS7700.



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Overview
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IBM Storage Systems offers new switch options for IBM TS3500 systems with z Systems synergy, delivering support for 16 Gb Fibre Channel switch attachment to TS7700 for up to 100 PB of z System data storage.



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Prerequisites for using encryption

Certain hardware and software prerequisites must be met before using encryption with TS3500 tape libraries.

Encryption is managed at the logical library level in TS3500 tape libraries. All encryption-enabled drives that are assigned to a logical library use the same method of encryption. The rules for setting up encryption differ based on whether the library is installed with 3592 or LTO™ tape drives, and whether you use library-managed encryption (LME) or application-managed encryption (AME). If the library contains 3592 tape drives, the following prerequisites apply:

  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (formerly Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager) must be attached to the TS3500 and configured for LME
  • Tape drives must be enabled for encryption from the Logical Libraries page of the TS3500 management GUI

If the library contains LTO tape drives, the following prerequisites apply:

  • Tape drives must be enabled for encryption from the Logical Libraries page of the TS3500 management GUI
  • Feature code 1604, Transparent LTO Encryption, is required for LTO tape drives if using LME
  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager is required as the key manager when using LME with LTO



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  • June 3, 2016: All countries except Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, and Taiwan
  • July 15, 2016: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, and Taiwan



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Description
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The IBM Storage Systems division is offering new switch options for IBM TS3500 with z Systems synergy for 16 Gb Fibre Channel switch attachment to TS7700 systems.

TS7700 R4.0 supports the ability to connect a TS3500 library with TS1100 family drives to a TS7760. Fibre Channel switches must be installed in the tape library to complete the connection between the TS7700 and the tape drives. Server Model VEC requires 16 Gb Fibre Channel switches. These switches are installed in the TS3500 Model TR1. See the Hardware requirements section for specific features required on the TS3500 tape library.

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Reference information
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For more information, see the following announcements:

  • IBM TS1070 Model F7A, Hardware Announcement 115-133, dated October 6, 2015
  • IBM TS1140 Tape Drive Model EH7, Hardware Announcement 114-078, dated May 19, 2014
  • IBM TS4500 Tape Library, Hardware Announcement 114-072, dated May 19, 2014
  • IBM TS1060 Tape Drive Model F6A, Hardware Announcement 112-162, dated October 3, 2012
  • IBM TS1140 Tape Drive Model E07, Hardware Announcement 111-087, dated May 9, 2011
  • IBM TS1050 Tape Drive Model F5A, Hardware Announcement 110-075, dated April 12, 2010
  • IBM TS1150 Tape Drive models EH8 and E08, Hardware Announcement 114-165, dated October 6, 2014

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Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS7700 BE Sw Mounting Hdw 3584 TR1 4879
TS7700 BE 16 Gb Switch 3584 TR1 4880
3 Meter OM3 Quad Cables (LC) 3584 D23, L23 AGKQ



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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 116-026


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Information is available at the IBM Publications Center.

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IBM TS 3500 Introduction and Planning Guide GA32-0559

Additional planning information is available at Fix Central.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Switches for a TS3500 library are installed in Model TR1 using the following features:

  • TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hdw (#4879)
  • Two of TS7700 BE 16 Gb Switch (#4880)

A current list of supported open system configurations for TS3500 is available from the IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center.

Select the model, then Interoperability Matrix, and view the Supported Servers and Operating Systems for the product.

Cables

Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3500 tape library to each server connection, up to the number of tape drive attachments installed. A Fibre Channel cable should be specified on the TS3500 frame.

Fibre Channel cables

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach the TS3500 Tape Library through the standard Fibre Channel patch panel in the TS3500 Tape Library to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Switch, or other Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied or ordered with the TS3500 Tape Library in the lengths shown. The attaching Fibre Channel cable must be a 50.0/125 micrometer, short wavelength fiber-optic cable for distances up to 500 meters. These tape drives come with LC Duplex connectors. One LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each drive mounting kit.

The following features are available for Fibre Channel cables in the TS3500 frame:

  • Feature number AGK1 - 10 m OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
  • Feature number AGK2 - 25 m OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
  • Feature number AGK3 - 80 m OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
  • Feature number AGKQ - 3 m OM3 Quad Cable (LC) - For attachment to TS7700 BE switch

Refer to the Special Features section of the TS3500 or 3584 tape library Sales Manual for detailed descriptions of these features.

Host bus adapter (HBA) support

For a current list of HBAs that support the TS3500, go to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center.

Software requirements

LTO Ultrium™ or Enterprise Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library

For the latest supported hardware interoperability configurations, go to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center.

The installation of a TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library may require code updates for supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. According to the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should ensure that the customer checks the support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS3500 and its tape drives. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first TS3500 in an account.

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings deliver storage and tape management software for the TS3500 (machine type 3584). Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or ISVs. A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at the IBM Tape Storage website.

The IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide can be found at the IBM Support Portal.

Application software

For a list of compatible software for TS3500 and its tape drives, go to the IBM Tape Storage website.

  1. Click IBM TS3500 Tape Library > Product details
  2. Click Learn more > Interoperability matrix or ISV matrix for LTO

For complete IBM storage interoperability information, including operating systems, servers, switches, and adapters supported by the TS3500 tape library in a SAN configuration, go to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center.

Compatibility
Compatible servers and software

For a list of compatible software, operating systems, and servers, go to the IBM Tape Drives website.

For complete IBM storage interoperability information, including operating systems, servers, switches, and adapters supported by the TS3500 tape library in a SAN configuration, go to the IBM Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC). Contact your IBM sales representative.

Notes:

  1. IBM does not provide application software with the TS3500 tape library. To order software, contact your IBM sales representative, IBM Business Partner, or an Independent Software Provider.
  2. If you attach your library to a non-IBM platform with non-IBM software, it is recommended that you contact your software vendor to obtain a matrix of compatible hardware, software, firmware revisions, and adapter cards.
Limitations

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, and 3952 Model E07 tape drives may not be intermixed with older generation 3592 tape drives.

One or more TS3500 Model L23 or D23 frames with from four to sixteen 3592 tape drives.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM TS3500 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0559).

Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters, cables, and interposers (if required) for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media.

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.

Cable orders

Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3500 Tape Library to each server connection, up to the number of tape drive attachments installed.

Security, auditability, and control

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

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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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount


Field installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

One year

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Customer setup

No


Machine code

No license terms apply



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Description Machine type Model Feature number Installation type*
TS7700 BE Sw Mounting Hdw 3584 TR1 4879 Both
TS7700 BE 16 Gb Switch 3584 TR1 4880 Both
3 Meter OM3 Quad Cables (LC) 3584 D23, L23 AGKQ Both

* Install type:

  • "Plant" denotes plant installation only.
  • "Field" denotes field installation only.
  • "Both" denotes both plant and field installation.

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