TS7700 R4.0 delivers faster performance and larger maximum capacity with the new TS7760 offering to support business in the cloud

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 116-042
May 10, 2016


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(Corrected on August 9, 2016)

The Install type for feature number 9219 in the Prices section has been updated.


(Corrected on July 27, 2016)

Removed statement about returned parts that does not apply from the Prices section.



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IBM® TS7760 delivers faster performance and larger maximum capacity than the previous TS7720 and TS7740 offerings while maintaining the reliability and availability of the enterprise storage platform to support business in the cloud era. TS7760 extends enterprise storage system leadership for System z® virtual tape by combining the capabilities of the former TS7720 and TS7740 into a single offering. TS7760 is comprised of:

  • TS7760 Server 3957 Model VEC
  • TS7760 Controller 3956 Model CSA and Cache Module Model XSA
  • TS7760 Tape Frame 3952 Model F06

TS7760 supports the functionality of the previous TS7720 and TS7740 offerings, while delivering these additional enhancements:

  • Dynamic Disk Pooling (DDP) for improved reliability and serviceability
  • Maximum repository capacity of more than 1.3 PB before compression
  • Support for connections to a TS4500 Tape Library


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With cloud infrastructures on the rise and data volumes expanding exponentially, organizations need a cost-effective way to manage both primary and backup data that is active, inactive, or even archived. Long-term retention of data is a business priority, as is continuous availability from anywhere at any time, but the storage solution must also fit within today's budget constraints. Storing infrequently accessed data on costly disk storage simply doesn't make sense. At the same time, physical tape libraries can require long access times and high administrative requirements, making the use cost-prohibitive in transactional storage infrastructures. TS7700 virtualized tape storage delivers a solution to all of these issues.

TS7700 Release 4.0 introduces the TS7760 offering which combines and replaces the previous TS7720 and TS7740 offerings.

IBM POWER8® processor technology

TS7760 Model VEC features IBM POWER8 server technology to help support high performance. Model VEC delivers significant performance improvements over POWER7-based TS7720 and TS7740 server models.

DDP

The TS7760 repository is formatted with DDP. The dynamic RAID functionality of DDP supports higher availability and faster rebuild times than the RAID 5 and RAID 6 protection used on previous TS7700 repositories.

Increased capacity

TS7760 Tape Controller Model CSA and TS7760 Cache Module Model XSA support an increase of more than 30% of the maximum capacity for a TS7700 cluster, compared to the maximum capacity of the previous TS7720 cluster.

TS4500 Tape Library

TS7700 R4.0 supports the TS4500 Tape Library as a physical tape automation platform. The TS3500 Tape Library is also supported. When connecting a TS7760 Server Model VEC with a TS3500 or TS4500 Tape Library, 16 Gb Fibre Channel switches are required.



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TS7700 servers attach to FICON® channels on select IBM System z servers and require the appropriate levels of System z software.

TS7700 R4.0 requires a minimum of 32 GB RAM. Memory Upgrade feature number 3462 is required on TS7720 Server Model VEB and TS7740 Server Model V07 before R4.0 machine code can be installed.

16 Gb Fibre Channel switches are required when connecting TS7760 Model VEC with a TS3500 or TS4500 Tape Library.

Additional features may be required on the TS7760 components or automation frames. Refer to the Technical information section for details .



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June 3, 2016: All models and features except feature number 9339 for 3952-F06

August 19, 2016: Feature number 9339



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TS7700 Release 4.0 introduces the TS7760 offering that combines and replaces the previous TS7720 and TS7740 offerings, building upon and expanding the capabilities of the earlier TS7700 offerings.

TS7700 R4.0 offers Model VEC featuring IBM POWER8 server technology to help support high performance. Model VEC delivers significant performance improvements over the POWER7-based TS7720 and TS7740 server models. TS7700 R4.0 may be installed on TS7720 Model VEB and TS7740 Model V07 servers. The 16 GB memory upgrade is required on these servers before R4.0 may be installed.

Dual-port 10 Gb long wavelength grid adapters are supported on TS7760 Model VEC, in addition to the dual-port 1 Gb grid adapters supported on TS7700 models V07 and VEB. The Enable Dual Port Grid Connections feature can now be used with the 10 Gb grid adapter to double the available 10 Gb grid links supported, compared to previous offerings. TS7700 grid support has been expanded to enable R4.0 systems to connect to grids with systems running two other levels of machine code, at R2.1 or higher.

16 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs are supported in TS7760 Model VEC, delivering increased bandwidth for connections to the disk repository and to backend physical tape.

TS7700 R4.0 supports the ability to connect a TS4500 or TS3500 library with TS1100 family drives to a TS7760, similar to the support provided since R3.2 on the TS7720T. Enable TS7720/TS7760 Tape Attach and Tape Library Attach are required on TS7700 Server Model VEC to define a TS7760T. Fibre Channel switches must be installed in the tape library to complete the connection between the TS7700 and the tape drives. Model VEC server requires 16 Gb FC switches. These switches are installed in the same TS4500 frame with the tape drives, or in TS3500 Model TR1, and may be used with the TS7720T and TS7740, as well as the TS7760T. See Hardware requirements below for specific features required on the machine type 3584 libraries.

Tape-attached TS7760 partitions

Up to eight cache partitions, CP0 through CP7, may be defined in a TS7760T or TS7720T. Each partition has a customer configurable capacity associated with it. The capacity or size assignment will determine how much content of the partition will reside in disk cache. Each partition's capacity is managed independently using its own size restraints, and maintains a segregated LRU algorithm taking only into account those volumes assigned to that partition. CP0 will be viewed as the resident-only partition where CP1 through CP7 will be customer-sized tape managed partitions. The amount of capacity which remains within the disk cache after deducting the cumulative assigned capacities of CP1 through CP7 is the resulting size of the disk only residency partition CP0. Both PG0 and PG1 content will target a particular partition CP1 through CP7 and penalize only that partition with respect to capacity.

Cache resident partition (CP0)

The cache resident partition will always be present with a minimum size of 2 TB and a maximum size of the disk capacity minus the size of any configured tape managed partitions. The size of CP0 is calculated and is not configurable by the customer. The resident-only partition will be treated as a disk-only solution and all content residing within it will have automatic removal policy attributes associated with it. Pinned, retained, prefer keep, and prefer remove will apply to content contained within the resident-only partition.

Tape-attached partitions (CP1 through CP7)

Tape-attached partitions (CP1 through CP7) are only available when the tape attach feature is installed. CP1 is automatically created with a default capacity of 3 TB when the tape attach feature is installed. The customer can alter the size of CP1 and create optional additional partitions CP2 through CP7. The size of each partition is defined in 1 TB increments. Content landing in CP1 through CP7 will require a preference group assignment of PG1 or PG0 similar to the previous TS7740 offering. Hierarchical storage management manages the content of each partition independently.

See IBM Knowledge Center and other product planning documentation for additional information on management and use of TS7760T cache partitions and associated concepts.

TS7760T physical tape encryption

TS7760T supports encryption of data residing on its physical tape cartridges. The same mechanisms for managing encryption used within the TS7720T and TS7740 are supported on the TS7760T. Feature #9900 is required to enable physical tape encryption. Disk encryption and back-end tape encryption are independent of each other on the TS7760T, as they were on the TS7720T and TS7740.

TS7760 disk cache and DDP

The TS7760 disk repository is created from the TS7700 Cache Controller Model CSA and optional TS7700 Cache Module Model XSA. Each disk unit contains twelve 4 TB self-encrypting disk drives delivering approximately 31.43 TB of usable capacity (before compression). This disk repository is formatted using Distributed Disk Pools (DDP). The dynamic RAID functionality of DDP supports higher availability and faster rebuild times than the RAID 5 and RAID 6 protection used on previous TS7700 repositories.

Disk cache encryption

Disk cache encryption may be selected and enabled to deliver protection for data as it resides in the TS7700 disk repository. Options enable the user to choose encryption using externally managed keys, or using local or internally managed keys. All disk units in the entire TS7700 cluster must be encryption capable for encryption to be enabled. Cache Controller models CSA and CS9, and their Cache Module models XSA and XS9 are encryption-capable devices. The Cache Controller maintains the encryption keys when local or internal key management is selected. For external key management, encryption keys are maintained outside of the TS7700, and passed to the TS7700 from an encryption key manager. Only IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM) and its predecessor Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager will be supported.

To enable TS7700 disk-based encryption using externally managed keys, feature #5276 must be installed on the TS7700 server, and feature #7404 must be installed on every 3956 disk model in the TS7700 configuration. For the TS7700 to successfully communicate with the SKLM servers, an X.509 encryption certificate is required. Beginning with this release, every TS7700 system shipped with R3.3 will contain a Public Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) file using format #12, even if encryption is not initially enabled on the TS7700. Feature #9277, PKCS #12 File - Plant, will be included on each of these systems to indicate the certificate file is installed. To enable external key-managed encryption on TS7700 systems shipped prior to R3.3, feature #5277, PKCS #12 File must be installed before feature #5276, Disk Encrypt - External Key, can be installed.

Clients using encryption with internally managed keys may convert to externally managed keys by ordering a feature conversion from feature #5272 to feature #5276. If feature #9277 is not present on the TS7700, then feature #5277 must be ordered when the conversion is ordered.

Disk encryption using externally managed keys with SKLM requires software entitlements for every hard disk drive in the TS7700 machine type 3956 disk models installed in the configuration.

For more information on SKLM, see the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager website.

TS1150

Prior to Release 3.3, back-end tape drives were required to be all of the same type and model. The TS1150 drive has sunset the ability to write or read Generation 1 or 2 media, including JA, JJ, and JB cartridges. Limited heterogenous tape drive support was included beginning with R3.3 in order to enable the ability to migrate data from those older generation media types to Generation 3 or 4 media, including JC, JK, JD, or JL cartridges.

Beginning with R3.3, TS1150 back-end drives have been supported as the only generation tape drives attached to the TS7700 when Generation 3 and 4 media is used exclusively. Because the TS1150 drive cannot read or write Generation 1 and 2 media, the TS7700 will not go online if there is Gen 1 or Gen 2 media in the library with active data and only TS1150 tape drives are attached. One other set of machine type 3592 drive models must be attached along with the TS1150 drives when active data resides on Gen 1 or Gen 2 media. The combined maximum number of drives remains at 16. A minimum of four TS1150 drives must be present and a minimum of two drives from the previous drive generation must be present. All Gen 1 and Gen 2 media will be marked as read only. All recalls from Gen 1 and Gen 2 media will be directed to the non-TS1150 drives. All recalls from Gen 3 or 4 media will be directed to the TS1150 drives. All writes and appends will be directed to TS1150 drives. Previously written content on Gen 3 media which requires appending will be written by the TS1150 drives in the E07 format.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tape Frame Model F06, TS7700 Cache Controller Model CSA, TS7700 Cache Module Model XSA, and TS7700 Server Model VEC are capable as of June 3, 2016, 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 found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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The TS7700 family of systems combines 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. The TS7700 tape solution is well-suited for:

  • Single or multisite disaster recovery
  • Single or multisite data consolidation
  • Single or multisite continuous data protection
  • Single or multisite data sharing

The TS7700 is designed to deliver the following benefits:

  • Attachment to tape libraries or disk cache only virtual tape storage
  • Lower operating costs in areas including:
    • Power
    • Maintenance
    • Operations and support staff
  • Batch window reduction
  • Reduction in the amount of floor space consumed by data protection operations
  • Automated tape operation
  • High data availability
  • Data security through disk-based encryption and support for physical tape encryption
  • Ability to provide fast access to data
  • Cross server system z data sharing
  • Remote replication for use with:
    • Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®)
    • Disaster backup and recovery
    • Remote tape vault

The TS7700 incorporates extensive self-management capabilities consistent.



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For more information about TS7700 R3.3, see Hardware Announcement 115-101, dated August 25, 2015.



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Description Machine type Models Feature number
Tape Frame 3952 F06  
TAA Compliance 3952 F06 0983*
Dual Power 3952 F06 1903*
Redundant Power 3952 F06 1904*
Console Expansion -- 26 Port 3952 F06 2704*
Rackmount TS3000 System Console 3952 F06 2725*
Optical drive 3952 F06 2748*
KVM 3952 F06 5512*
Install 3957 VEC 3952 F06 5630
Plant Install 3956 CSA 3952 F06 5657
Plant Install 3956 XSA 3952 F06 5658
Field Install 3956 XSA 3952 F06 5659
Integrated Control Path 3952 F06 5758*
TS7700 Encryption Capable Base Frame 3952 F06 7333
TS7700 Encryption Capable Expansion Frame 3952 F06 7334
Expansion Frame Attach 3952 F06 9323*
Replaces TS7740 System 3952 F06 9339*
NEMA L6-30 Power Cord 3952 F06 9954*
RS 3750DP Power Cord 3952 F06 9955*
IEC 309 Power Cord 3952 F06 9956*
PDL 4.3M Power Cord 3952 F06 9957*
KOREAN 4.3M Power Cord 3952 F06 9958*
Unterminated Power Cord 3952 F06 9959*
CHINA Unterminated Power Cord 3952 F06 9966*
Shipping and Handling -- NC 3952 F06 AG00*
Shipping and Handling -- F06 3952 F06 AGGA*
Ship with R4.0 Machine Code 3952 F06 AGK0

Description Machine type Models Feature number
TS7700 Cache Controller 3956 CSA  
TAA Compliance 3956 CSA 0983*
48 TB SAS Storage 3956 CSA 7117
Encryption 3956 CSA 7404*
Plant Install 3956 CSA 9352*

Description Machine type Models Feature number
TS7700 Cache Module 3956 XSA  
TAA Compliance 3956 XSA 0983*
48 TB SAS Storage 3956 XSA 7117
Encryption 3956 XSA 7404*
Plant Install 3956 XSA 9354*
Field Merge 3956 XSA 9355*

Description Machine type Models Feature number
TS7700 Server 3957 VEC  
9 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter 3957 VEC 0201*
50 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter 3957 VEC 0203*
TAA Compliance 3957 VEC 0983*
Enable Dual Port Grid Connection 3957 VEC 1034*
1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection 3957 VEC 1036*
1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection 3957 VEC 1037*
10Gb Dual Port Grid Optical LW Connection 3957 VEC 1038
Console Attachment 3957 VEC 2715*
Enable 8Gb FICON Second Port 3957 VEC 3401*
8Gb FICON Short Wavelength Attachment 3957 VEC 3438*
8Gb FICON Long Wavelength Attachment 3957 VEC 3439*
Grid Enablement 3957 VEC 4015*
Remove Cluster from Grid 3957 VEC 4016*
Cluster Cleanup 3957 VEC 4017*
Dual Port 16 Gb FC HBA 3957 VEC 5242
100 MB/sec Increment 3957 VEC 5268*
Increased logical volumes 3957 VEC 5270*
Selective Device Access Control 3957 VEC 5271*
Disk Encrypt-Internal Key Mgr 3957 VEC 5272*
TS7720/TS7760 Tape Attach 3957 VEC 5273*
Enable 1 TB Pending Tape Capacity 3957 VEC 5274*
Additional Virtual Drives 3957 VEC 5275*
Disk Encrypt-External Key Mgr 3957 VEC 5276*
Mainframe Attachment 3957 VEC 9000*
Tape Library Attach 3957 VEC 9219*
100 MB/s Throughput - Plant 3957 VEC 9268*
PKCS #12 File Plant 3957 VEC 9277*
Plant Install 3957 VEC 9350*
No Factory Cables 3957 VEC 9700*
Encryption Enablement 3957 VEC 9900*
Ship with R4.0 Machine Code 3957 VEC AGK0

* These features were previously announced on other model

Feature conversions

Machine type-model From feature To feature
3957-VEC 5272 5276


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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 116-042


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The following TS7700 publication is now available:

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

To order, contact your IBM representative or access the Introduction and Planning Guide on the web.

IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single point of reference where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access by going to IBM Knowledge Center for all your product information needs.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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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, 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 go to the http://www.ibm.com/services/ website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Tape Frame 3952-F06

  • Width: 635 mm (25 in)
  • Depth: 1397 mm (55.5 in)
  • Height: 1930.4 mm (76 in)
  • Weight*: 746 kg (1645 lb)

* Fully configured

TS7700 Cache Controller 3956-CSA

  • Width: 449 mm (17.7 in)
  • Depth: 540 mm (21.3 in)
  • Height: 86 mm (3.4 in)
  • Weight: 27.0 kg (59.6 lb)

TS7700 Cache Module 3956-XSA

  • Width: 449 mm (17.7 in)
  • Depth: 540 mm (21.3 in)
  • Height: 86 mm (3.4 in)
  • Weight: 26.3 kg (57.9 lb)

TS7700 Server 3957-VEC

  • Width: 427.5 mm (16.8 in)
  • Depth: 747.5 mm (29.4 in)
  • Height: 86.5 mm (3.4 in)
  • Weight: 29.5 kg (65 lbs)

Operating environment

TS7760 Maximum configuration frame with all components

Total frame including VEC, CSA, nine XSA, TSSC, and Integrated control path:

  • Temperature:
    • 10°C to 32°C (50°F to 89.6°F) up to 5,000 ft
    • 10°C to 28.°C (50°F to 82.4°F) 5,001 to 7,000 ft
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80%
  • Heat output (caloric value): 11.0 kBTU/hr, 2.76 kcal/hr
  • Wet bulb (caloric value): 23° C
  • Electrical power: 3140 watts
  • Capacity of exhaust: 700 m3/h
  • Noise level: 58 db
  • Leakage: 10 mA

Hardware requirements

TS7760 minimum configuration with R4.0 Machine Code

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F06 with the following required features:
    • TS7700 Encryption-Capable Base Frame (#7333)
    • Plant Install 3957 VEC (#5630)
    • Plant Install 3956 CSA (#5657)
    • Integrated Control Path (#5758)
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • Ship with R4.0 Machine Code (#AGK0)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • One TS7700 Server (3957 Model VEC) with the following required features:
    • 100 MB/sec Throughput - Plant (#9268)
    • Mainframe Attach (#9000)
    • Ship with R4.0 Machine Code (#AGK0)
    • Plant Install (#9350)
    • Two grid adapters:
      • 1 Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036),
      • 1 Gb Grid Dual Optical SW Connection (#1037), or
      • 10 Gb Dual Port Grid Optical LW Connection (#1038)
    • Either two of host to TS7700 FICON cables (#0201 or #0203) or one No Factory Cables (#9700)
    • Two FICON adapters:
      • Two of 8 Gb FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3438)
      • Two of 8 Gb FICON Longwave Attachment (#3439)
    • Console Attachment (#2715)
    • PKCS #12 File Plant (#9277)
  • One TS7700 Cache Controller (3956 Model CSA) with the following required features:
    • 48 TB SAS Storage (#7117)
    • Plant Install (#9352)

TS7760 upgrades

The following options may be installed to modify the minimum TS7760 encryption-capable configuration. These options may be installed in the plant or ordered as field upgrades unless explicitly stated otherwise.

  • 3952 Tape Frame Model F06
    • Rackmount TS3000 System Console (TSSC) (#2725) with Console Expansion 26 Port Enet Switch (#2704), Optical Drive (#2748), and KVM (#5512).
    • Redundant Power (#1904) is required when TSSC features are installed.
  • TS7700 Server (3957 Model VEC)
    • Grid Enablement (#4015) enables 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 (#1036 or #1037 or #1038) to the communication grid when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
    • Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) provides instructions to remove a cluster from a grid one time only. If the cluster rejoins a grid and is to be removed from that grid in the future, another instance of #4016 must be purchased. Feature #4016 is field install only. Up to 99 instances of #4016 may be ordered for a single TS7700 server.
    • Cluster Cleanup (#4017) facilitates a one-time cluster cleanup. If the cluster is configured with Grid Enablement (#4015), Remove Cluster from a Grid (#4016) must be performed before Cluster Cleanup. Each instance of #4017 provides a single cleanup operation. If the cluster is returned to production and requires cleanup in the future, another instance of #4017 must be purchased. #4017 is field install only. Up to 99 instances of #4017 may be ordered for a single TS7700 server.
    • Enable Dual Port Grid Connections (#1034) activates the second port on the dual port grid adapters to enable four active 1 Gb Ethernet links (with #1036 or #1037) or four active 10 Gb Ethernet links (with #1038) for Grid communications.
    • Two additional FICON attachments may be installed to provide a total of four FICON attachments on the TS7700 Server. Valid total quantities of 8 Gb FICON Shortwave Attachment (#3438), or 8 Gb FICON Longwave Attachment (#3439) are two or four.
    • Enable 8 Gb FICON Second Port (#3401) may be used to activate two ports on every 8 Gb FICON adapter installed in the server.
    • Additional 100 MB/sec Increment (#5268) may be installed. The maximum number of #5268 is twenty-four.
    • Additional increments of 200,000 logical volumes, Increased Logical Volumes (#5270), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of 15.
    • Selective Device Access Control (#5271) may be installed.
    • Disk Encrypt-Internal Key Mgr (#5272) may be installed.
      • When #5272 is installed, Encryption (#7404) is required on all 3956 Cache Controller Model CSA and 3956 Cache Modules Model XSA in the TS7700 system, including expansion frames.
    • Disk Encrypt-External Key Mgr (#5276) may be installed.
      • When #5276 is installed, Encryption (#7404) is required on all 3956 Cache Controller Model CSA and 3956 Cache Modules Model XSA in the TS7700 system, including expansion frames.
      • The user must secure IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software entitlements for all hard disk drives installed in each model 3956-CSA and 3956-XSA device installed in this TS7700 system, including expansion frames.
    • Additional Virtual Devices (#5275), may be installed, up to a maximum quantity of fifteen. Each increment of #5275 increases the number of available virtual tape drives by sixteen. 8 Gb FICON adapters are required before installing #5275.
    • To create a tape-attached TS7760 (often referred to as a TS7760T) the following features are required, and may be installed in the plant or in the field:
      • TS7720/TS7760 Tape Attach (#5273) enables this TS7760 Server to recognize that physical tape drives have been attached to the cluster.
      • Enable 1 TB Pending Tape Capacity (#5274) designates that up to 1 TB of data across all tape-managed partitions may be waiting to be written to a physical tape cartridge. One instance of #5274 is required on a TS7760T. Up to 10 instances of #5274 may be installed.
      • Tape Library Attach (#9219)
      • Two 16 Gb Fibre Channel switches are required:

        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), Two of Power Distribution Units (#1751).

        Switches for a TS4500 library are installed in model L25 or D25 using the following features: TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hdw (#4879), Two of TS7700 BE 16 Gb Switch (#4880).

      • One or more TS3500 Model L23 or D23 frames with from four to sixteen 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, and 3952 Model E07 tape drives may not be intermixed with older generation 3592 tape drives.
      • One or more TS4500 Model L25 or D25 frames with from four to sixteen TS1140 or TS1150 tape drives.
      • Up to sixteen feature #4874, Adjacent Frame Support for Back End Switches
      • Encryption Configuration (#9900) is optional for the TA7760T, and may be installed in the plant or in the field. #9900 enables this TS7700 Server to be configured to support physical tape encryption for designated storage pools. To use encryption with the TS7700, all attached tape drives must be TS1120 encryption-capable tape drives, or newer. TS1120 drives must be operating in 3592 Model E05 native mode. Physical tape encryption is independent of disk-based encryption.
    • Dual Port 16 Gb FC HBA (#5642) is required to attach TS7700 Expansion frames to the base frame containing this TS7700 Server model VEC. See below for additional expansion frame rules.
  • TS7700 Cache Drawer
    • Up to nine 3956 Cache Drawers Model XSA may be installed in the #7333 F06 frame. To include Model XSAs in a new cluster coming from the plant, include feature #9354, Plant Install, on each 3956 Model XSA, and include one feature #5658, Plant Install 3956 XSA, on the 3952 Model F06 for each XSA. To field install Model XSAs in an existing TS7760, include feature #9355, Field Merge, on each 3956 Model XSA, and include one feature #5659, Field Install 3956 XSA, on the 3952 Model F06 for each XSA.

TS7760 Encryption-Capable Expansion Frame

One or two TS7700 Encryption-Capable Expansion frames may be attached to a TS7700 base frame running R4.0 machine code, using the following configurations:

  • One 3952 Tape Frame Model F06 with the following required features:
    • TS7700 Encryption-Capable Expansion Frame (#7334)
    • One of Plant Install 3956 CSA (#5657)
    • Zero to fifteen of Plant Install 3956 XSA (#5658)
    • Zero to fifteen of Field Install 3956 XSA (#5659) Note: Valid quantities of #5655 plus #5656 are zero to fifteen.
    • Dual AC Power (#1903)
    • A power cord appropriate for the country of installation must be selected from feature #9954 through #9959, or #9966
  • When a second expansion frame is attached to a system with one TS7700 Encryption-Capable Expansion Frame (3952 Model F06 feature #7334), the first expansion frame must contain fifteen Model XSA Expansion Modules, and the TS7700 Server Model VEC must be installed in the TS7700 Base Frame. Other configuration rules apply to the second #7332 expansion frame.
  • When the #7334 expansion frame is attached to a TS7760 encryption-capable base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F06 with feature #7333), the following features are required on the base frame in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • One of Expansion Frame Attach (#9323) for each expansion frame attached
    • Nine of #5659 plus one #5658 are required
    • #5642 is required on Model VEC installed in this base frame, as described above
  • When the #7334 expansion frame is attached to a TS7720 encryption-capable base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with feature #7331), the following features are required:
    • One of Expansion Frame Attach (#9323) for each expansion frame attached
    • Nine of #5655 plus one #5656 are required
    • #5641 is required on Model VEB installed in this base frame
  • When the #7334 expansion frame is attached to a TS7720 base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with feature #7322), the following features are required:
    • One of Expansion Frame Attach (#9323) for each expansion frame attached
    • #5641 is required on Model VEB installed in this base frame
  • On a TS7720 base frame (3952 Tape Frame Model F05 with feature #7322), the following features are required in addition to the minimum configuration and optional requirements defined above:
    • One of Expansion Frame Attach (#9323) for each expansion frame attached
    • #5641 is required on Model VEB installed in this base frame
  • When a #7334 expansion frame is attached to a TS7720 base frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7322 or #7331) with one TS7720 Encryption-Capable Expansion Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7332), the first expansion frame must contain fifteen Model XS9 Expansion Modules.
  • When a #7334 expansion frame is attached to a TS7720 Base Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7322) with one TS7720 Expansion Frame (3952 Model F05 feature #7323), the first expansion frame may contain zero to ten Model XS7 Expansion Modules.

Software requirements

Software support is available for System z FICON channel attachment to the TS7700. Operating system software support is available for the following release levels:

Operating system Release level
z/OS® V1R13, or later
z/VM® z/VM 5.4.0, or later
z/VSE® V5.1, or later
z/TPF V1.1, or later

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/OS V2R1 or later, refer to OAM APAR OA49373 for optional changes that are being provided in support of R4.0 for the TS7700. When OAM APAR OA49373 is installed, all of the supporting APARs will be brought in.

With z/VM, the TS7700 is transparent to host software.

  • z/VM V5R4, or later, with the PTFs for APAR VM64979 is required for both guest and native VM support providing base CP functions.
  • Native VM Tape library support for these drives is provided by DFSMS/VM FL221 with PTFs for RMS APAR VM64773 and VM65005 and their prerequisite service.
  • EREP V3.5 plus PTFs is required.

z/VSE V5.1, or later, transparently supports TS7700 R4.0. z/VSE V5.1, or later, and supports a TS7700 both as a standalone system and in a multi-cluster grid environment. z/VSE V5.1, or later, support the COPY EXPORT function.

With z/TPF, TS7700 is supported in both a single node and a grid environment with the appropriate software maintenance. The category reserve and release functions are not supported by the TS7700.

Limitations

TS7700 Server models V07 and VEB must install the 16 GB memory update, feature #3462, before installing TS7700 R4.0 machine code.

Each TS7700 node must be located within 100 feet of the TSSC.

Clusters running R4.0 machine code can only be joined in a grid with clusters running R2.1, or higher, machine code. No more than three machine code levels can be active across all clusters of a grid at any time.

Disk-based encryption requires disk cache models CS9, CSA, XS9, and XSA to be installed as the exclusive disk cache models in the TS7700 system. Previous generation disk cache models do not support disk-based encryption.

TS7700 Release 4.0 machine code is not supported on TS7720 systems using TS7720 Server Model VEA.

TS7700 Release 4.0 machine code is not supported on TS7740 systems using TS7740 Server Model V06.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

It is the customer's responsibility to:

  • Provide CAT 5e or CAT 6 cables to attach the 1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection (#1036) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed. Cat 6 cables are recommended to avoid potential performance degradation with Cat 5e cables.
  • Provide multi-mode fiber cables to attach the 1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection (#1037) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
  • Provide single-mode fiber cable to attach the Grid Optical LW Connection (#1035) to the IP network when Grid Enablement (#4015) is installed.
  • Obtain the appropriate directors, adapters, and cables for FICON channel attachment. The customer is also responsible for ordering tape media. For information on which directors and channel extenders are supported, see the IBM Techdocs FAQ.

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 more information.

IBM may release changes to the TS7700 series Licensed Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine). IBM may make TS7700 series Licensed Machine Code changes available for download by the TS7700 series system from the IBM System Storage® technical support website. Not all Licensed Machine Code changes may be available through the support website. If the machine does not function as warranted and a problem can be resolved through the application of downloadable Licensed Machine Code, the customer is responsible for downloading and installing these designated Licensed Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. A request can be made for IBM to install downloadable Licensed Machine Code changes, however there may be a charge for that service.

Cable orders

FICON cables for host attachment are available with features on the TS7700 Server (3957 Model VEC).

Refer to the IBM TS7700 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0567) for cable planning information.

Direct customer support

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

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of hardware, host software, and 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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One year

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

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 through 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. 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.

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 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
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
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average response, same business day

Models for which there is a maintenance charge:

Machine type Model
3952 F06
3956 CSA
3956 XSA
3957 VEC
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.

General terms and conditions

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 (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

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 from the License Agreement for Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code website.

Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

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.

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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Description Machine type Model Feature number
Tape Frame 3952 F06  
TAA Compliance 3952 F06 0983
Dual Power 3952 F06 1903
Redundant Power 3952 F06 1904
Console Expansion -- 26 Port 3952 F06 2704
Rackmount TS3000 System Console 3952 F06 2725
Optical drive 3952 F06 2748
KVM 3952 F06 5512
Install 3957 VEC 3952 F06 5630
Plant Install 3956 CSA 3952 F06 5657
Plant Install 3956 XSA 3952 F06 5658
Field Install 3956 XSA 3952 F06 5659
Integrated Control Path 3952 F06 5758
TS7700 Encryption Capable Base Frame 3952 F06 7333
TS7700 Encryption Capable Expansion Frame 3952 F06 7334
Expansion Frame Attach 3952 F06 9323
Replaces TS7740 System 3952 F06 9339
NEMA L6-30 Power Cord 3952 F06 9954
RS 3750DP Power Cord 3952 F06 9955
IEC 309 Power Cord 3952 F06 9956
PDL 4.3M Power Cord 3952 F06 9957
KOREAN 4.3M Power Cord 3952 F06 9958
Unterminated Power Cord 3952 F06 9959
CHINA Unterminated Power Cord 3952 F06 9966
Shipping and Handling -- NC 3952 F06 AG00
Shipping and Handling -- F06 3952 F06 AGGA
Ship with R4.0 Machine Code 3952 F06 AGK0
Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS7700 Cache Controller 3956 CSA  
TAA Compliance 3956 CSA 0983
48 TB SAS Storage 3956 CSA 7117
Encryption 3956 CSA 7404
Plant Install 3956 CSA 9352
Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS7700 Cache Module 3956 XSA  
TAA Compliance 3956 XSA 0983
48 TB SAS Storage 3956 XSA 7117
Encryption 3956 XSA 7404
Plant Install 3956 XSA 9354
Field Merge 3956 XSA 9355
Description Machine type Model Feature
TS7700 Server 3957 VEC  
9 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter 3957 VEC 0201
50 Micron LC/LC 31 Meter 3957 VEC 0203
TAA Compliance 3957 VEC 0983
Enable Dual Port Grid Connection 3957 VEC 1034
1Gb Grid Dual Port Copper Connection 3957 VEC 1036
1Gb Grid Dual Port Optical SW Connection 3957 VEC 1037
10Gb Dual Port Grid Optical LW Connection 3957 VEC 1038
Console Attachment 3957 VEC 2715
Enable 8Gb FICON Second Port 3957 VEC 3401
8Gb FICON Short Wavelength Attachment 3957 VEC 3438
8Gb FICON Long Wavelength Attachment 3957 VEC 3439
Grid Enablement 3957 VEC 4015
Remove Cluster from Grid 3957 VEC 4016
Cluster Cleanup 3957 VEC 4017
Dual Port 16 Gb FC HBA 3957 VEC 5242
100 MB/sec Increment 3957 VEC 5268
Increased logical volumes 3957 VEC 5270
Selective Device Access Control 3957 VEC 5271
Disk Encrypt-Internal Key Mgr 3957 VEC 5272
TS7720/TS7760 Tape Attach 3957 VEC 5273
Enable 1 TB Pending Tape Capacity 3957 VEC 5274
Additional Virtual Drives 3957 VEC 5275
Disk Encrypt- External Key Mgr 3957 VEC 5276
Mainframe Attachment 3957 VEC 9000
Tape Library Attach 3957 VEC 9219
100 MB/s Throughput - Plant 3957 VEC 9268
PKCS #12 File Plant 3957 VEC 9277
Plant Install 3957 VEC 9350
No Factory Cables 3957 VEC 9700
Encryption Enablement 3957 VEC 9900
Ship with R4.0 Machine Code 3957 VEC AGK0

MMMC = Monthly Minimum Maintenance Charge

Machine type Model Feature Install type* MES removal MES removal charge CSU
3952 F06 0983 Plant No No No
3952 F06 1903 Plant No No No
3952 F06 1904 Both No No No
3952 F06 2704 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 2725 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 2748 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 5512 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 5630 Plant No No No
3952 F06 5657 Plant No No No
3952 F06 5658 Plant No No No
3952 F06 5659 Field No No No
3952 F06 5758 Plant No No No
3952 F06 7333 Plant No No No
3952 F06 7334 Plant No No No
3952 F06 9323 Both No No No
3952 F06 9339 Plant No No No
3952 F06 9954 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 9955 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 9956 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 9957 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 9958 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 9959 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 9966 Both Yes No No
3952 F06 AG00 Plant No No No
3952 F06 AGGA Plant No No No
3952 F06 AGK0 Plant No No No
Machine type Model Feature Install type* MES removal MES removal charge CSU
3956 CSA 0983 Plant No No No
3956 CSA 7117 Plant No No No
3956 CSA 7404 Both No No No
3956 CSA 9352 Plant No No No
Machine type Model Feature Install type* MES removal MES removal charge CSU
3956 XSA 0983 Plant No No No
3956 XSA 7117 Plant No No No
3956 XSA 7404 Both No No No
3956 XSA 9354 Plant No No No
3956 XSA 9355 Plant No No No
Machine type Model Feature Install type* MES removal MES removal charge CSU
3957 VEC 0201 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 0203 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 0983 Plant No No No
3957 VEC 1034 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 1036 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 1037 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 1038 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 2715 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 3401 Both No No No
3957 VEC 3438 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 3439 Both Yes No No
3957 VEC 4015 Both No No No
3957 VEC 4016 Field No No Yes
3957 VEC 4017 Field No No Yes
3957 VEC 5242 Both No No No
3957 VEC 5268 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 5270 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 5271 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 5272 Both Yes No Yes
3957 VEC 5273 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 5274 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 5275 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 5276 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC 9000 Plant No No No
3957 VEC 9219 Both No No No
3957 VEC 9268 Plant No No No
3957 VEC 9277 Plant No No No
3957 VEC 9350 Plant No No No
3957 VEC 9700 Plant Yes No No
3957 VEC 9900 Both No No Yes
3957 VEC AGK0 Plant No No No

*Install type:

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

CSU = Customer setup

No cables are required with these feature numbers.

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-116-042-LIST_PRICES_2016_05_10.PDF ENUS-116-042-LIST_PRICES_2016_05_10.PDF

Alternative service

Machine type-model - Feature IOR IBM same day on-site repair (IOR, 24 x 7)
3952-F06  
3956-CSA  
3956-XSA  
3957-VEC  
3957-VEC - 1038  
3957-VEC - 3438  
3957-VEC - 3439  
3957-VEC - 4015  
3957-VEC - 5242  

ServiceElect (ESA) charges

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

Feature conversion purchase price

Feature Returned parts Continuous maintenance
From To  
5272 5276 N N

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