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IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library new Models L23, D23, L53, and D53 support the TS1120 and TS1030 Tape Drives with enhanced performance and capabilities

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Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0394 dated May 09, 2006.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • Product positioning
  • Reference information
  • Product number
  • Model Conversions
  • Feature Conversions
  • Supplemental information

  • Publications
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  • Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0394 dated May 09, 2006.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    Title


    IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library new Models L23, D23, L53, and D53 support the TS1120 and TS1030 Tape Drives with enhanced performance and capabilities


    Overview

    New models of the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) are designed to provide enhanced tape drive technology and support while helping to protect the investment of existing IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library installations.

    The TS3500 Tape Library is designed to be a highly scalable, automated tape library combining IBM automation technology for midrange to enterprise open systems environments. The new TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 and D53 frames integrate the IBM System Storage TS1030 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 3 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive, and the Model L23 and D23 frames integrate the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive with 4-Gbps dual-ported switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment.

    The new TS3500 Tape Library frames include an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly, an optimized dual-gripper cartridge accessor, portable drive canister packaging, and 16-slot Input/Output (I/O) stations. Additional new functions and features associated with this TS3500 Tape Library include dual Ethernet ports, nondisruptive design for library firmware updates, IBM System Storage TS3000 System Console designed to provide remote reliability support, new Web UI option to enable operator panel security, and enhanced data gathering and reporting for library, drive, and media usage or performance via the Ethernet ports and call home.

    Previously announced features and capabilities such as, Multi-Path Architecture which is designed to partition the library into up to 192 logical libraries, ALMS which is designed to provide enhanced automation functionality, and COD level additions, can also be implemented through license key upgrades.

    The new TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 and D53 frames can be attached to Model L23 or L53 frames, or to installed 3584 Model L22, L32, L52, D22, D32, or D52 frames, and can be intermixed within the same TS3500 library. You can tailor the library to match your system capacity, performance, and application requirements using up to 192 drives in up to 16 TS3500 Tape Library frames. It has an available physical storage capacity of up to 9,390 TB (with 3:1 compression) using TS1120 Tape Drives, or up to 5,510 TB (with 2:1 compression) using TS1030 Tape Drives.

    These advancements in performance, reliability, and function help enhance library management, and provide flexibility, growth, and a foundation for automation across an enterprise or business installation.


    Key prerequisites

    Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the TS3500 Tape Library with the TS1030 or TS1120 Tape Drives to selected IBM System i, IBM System p, or IBM System z products, and IBM eServer xSeries, Hewlett Packard, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers. Refer to the Technical information section for details.

    At a glance


    The TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. New models expand capacity and function and are designed to provide the following enhancements:
    • Support for both IBM LTO Tape Drives and TS1120 Tape Drives (in separate frames)
    • Enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly
    • Dual Ethernet ports
    • Intermix of the new models with installed TS3500 or 3584 libraries
    • Enhanced automation functionality with Advanced Library Management System (ALMS), enhanced data gathering and reporting, and nondisruptive firmware update design
    • Lower-entry capacity configurations with capacity on demand (COD) level additions

    Planned availability date: June 9, 2006


    Description


    The TS3500 Tape Library is part of the family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange to high-end systems. Each aspect of the subsystem is designed to optimize access to data and reliability. The TS3500 Tape Library includes an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly. This enhanced frame control assembly has fewer parts and is designed with hot-swappable redundant parts to help improve reliability. The enhanced frame control assembly comes standard on Models L23 and L53 and can be ordered as an optional feature on Models D23 and D53.

    The TS3500 Tape Library supports the IBM System Storage TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drive and IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive. IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives are compact storage devices that are designed to support the highly intensive read and write operations required by today's open-system servers. The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is the third generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. The TS1120 Tape Drives are designed to provide high levels of performance, functionality, and cartridge capacity supporting the 3592 tape format, including Write Once Read Many (WORM) media support.

    The TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library Models D32, D52, D53, L32, L52, and L53 can be equipped with IBM TS1030 or LTO Ultrium Tape Drives, and Models D22, D23, L22, and L23 with the TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives. The TS3500 Tape Library Models D22, D23, D52, D53, L22, L23, L52, and L53 have a smaller footprint than Model D32 or L32, so they take up less floor space. The Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and data cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library frame with Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives and data cartridges, and adjacent frames can have TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and data cartridges. The TS3500 Tape Library supports mixed media in the same library by supporting the intermix of Models D22, D23, D32, D52, and D53 within a TS3500 Tape Library. Input/Output (I/O) stations are located on Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 to facilitate tape loading and unloading.

    The TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide an excellent network data backup/archive solution. With the granularity and scalability to follow your requirements from a few servers to hundreds of clients, from gigabytes to terabytes, this powerful pairing can grow with you, helping to protect your investment.

    TS3500 Tape Library means high performance

    The IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and TS1120 Tape Drives are designed for high performance in a streaming mode of operation. Automatic data caching, using an expanded cache memory and read/write buffering, help enhance performance even further. The TS3500 Tape Library is designed for high data transfer performance.

    Cartridge move time within the TS3500 Tape Library can be as short as 3.0 seconds or less in a single-frame library. The dual-gripper accessor is designed to retrieve the next cartridge to be mounted, unload the current cartridge, and load the next cartridge, helping provide the following potential benefits as compared to a single gripper:

    • Save complete move operations
    • Improve overall library performance
    • Increase redundancy and reliability

    TS3500 Tape Library defines high reliability

    Leading-edge technology positions the TS1120 Tape Drives and TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives as among the industry leaders. Highly accurate recording is supported by an exclusive thin-film write module designed by IBM with read-after-write data verification. Data read is managed by IBM's Magneto Resistive (MR) heads, designed for accuracy, high reliability, and durability. The TS3500 drives and library robotics are TapeAlert-compatible, and are designed to provide tape drive and library error and diagnostic reporting. Drive cleaning is an automatic function that can be performed by the library when required by the drive, without requiring operator intervention.

    High granularity in library configurations

    Features and capacities are designed to address a wide variety of customer requirements. You can attach up to 15 Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 expansion frames to a Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to tailor the library to match your system capacity and performance needs. This provides a cartridge capacity with Ultrium 3 data cartridges of up to 6,887 cartridges from 26 TB to 2,755 TB of physical capacity (51 TB to 5,510 TB with 2:1 compression), or with 3592 data cartridges of up to 6,260 cartridges from 29 TB to 3,130 TB of physical capacity (87 TB to 9,390 TB with 3:1 compression). Or, you can intermix cartridges and drive types in different frames and have up to 192 tape drives in up to 16 total TS3500 library frames.

    Model L23 (base frame)

    The TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 is a base frame designed for TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. The Model L23 base frame has 58 to 260 cartridge slots and support for up to 12 tape drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for more than four drives or with the additional I/O station installed. This model has a smaller footprint than the Model L32. The TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 is designed with an optimized gripper for use with LTO or 3592 tape cartridges. Up to 12 logical libraries (one per tape drive) can be configured for each frame.

    Each Model L23 library has a standard 16-slot cartridge I/O station for importing or exporting 3592 tape cartridges from the library without requiring a re-inventory. An additional 16-slot cartridge I/O is optionally available for either LTO or 3592 data cartridges. Libraries containing a mixture of LTO and 3592 drive technologies must have one LTO I/O station and one 3592 I/O station. For bulk loading of tape cartridges, the library door can be opened. Each time the library door is closed, a bar code reader mounted on the autochanger is designed to scan the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in as little as 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

    Model L53 (base frame)

    The TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 is a base frame designed for IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. The Model L53 base frame has 64 to 287 cartridge slots and support for up to 12 tape drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for more than four drives or with the additional I/O station installed. This model has a smaller footprint than the Model L32. The TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 is designed with an optimized gripper for use with LTO or 3592 tape cartridges. Data capacity for the Model L53 depends on the types of LTO Ultrium cartridges, up to 230 TB of physical capacity (at 2:1 compression) using LTO-DC with Ultrium 3 data cartridges. Up to 12 logical libraries (one per tape drive) can be configured for each frame.

    Each Model L53 library has a standard 16-slot cartridge I/O station for importing or exporting LTO tape cartridges from the library without requiring a re-inventory. An additional 16-slot cartridge I/O is optionally available for either LTO or 3592 data cartridges. Libraries containing a mixture of LTO and 3592 drive technologies must have one LTO I/O station and one 3592 I/O station. For bulk loading of tape cartridges, the library door can be opened. Each time the library door is closed, a bar code reader mounted on the autochanger is designed to scan the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in as little as 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

    Model D23 (expansion frame)

    The TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 expansion frame is designed for TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D23 expansion frames may be added to the TS3500 Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to increase 3592 cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D23 supports up to 400 3592 cartridge slots and up to 12 3592 Tape Drives, with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four tape drives installed. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive).

    Model D53 (expansion frame)

    The TS3500 Tape Library Model D53 expansion frame is designed for IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D53 expansion frames may be added to the TS3500 Tape Library Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to increase LTO cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D53 supports up to 440 LTO cartridge slots and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives, with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four tape drives installed. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive).

    Designed for availability

    If you are looking to maximize availability with minimum downtime for service-related activities, you will appreciate that the library is designed to preserve tape drive configuration settings, such as Fibre Channel World Wide Node Names (WWNN), when a tape drive is replaced. This helps to ensure that the replacement drive has the same WWNN as the original drive and may help avoid the need to re-IPL or reconfigure host systems. Fibre Channel drives require only a quiesce of the individual drive. Redundant hot-swap library and drive power supplies can also be replaced while avoiding impact to host systems.

    The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is an optional feature that is designed to avoid outages when adding capacity on demand (COD) storage, adding or removing logical libraries, or when changing logical library storage allocation. The use of ALMS may also help reduce outages when adding expansion frames, adding or removing tape drives, or changing logical drive allocation.

    The TS3500 Tape Library includes an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly. This enhanced power architecture has fewer parts and is designed with hot-swappable 2N power supplies and line cords. The enhanced frame control assembly includes features that were previously ordered separately from the 3584 frame control assembly including dual ac power, a Fibre Channel patch panel, additional redundant power supplies, and additional 10/100 Ethernet support.

    Multi-Path support

    The Multi-Path Architecture of the TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide the capability for sharing of the library robotics. This is accomplished by partitioning the library into up to 192 multiple logical libraries (up to the number of drives installed), and providing each logical library its own separate and distinct drive(s), storage slots, and control path(s). I/O slots are shared on a first-come-first-served basis. This type of partitioning is designed to allow heterogeneous applications to share the library robotics independent of each other. Cartridges under library control are not shared between logical libraries, nor allowed to be moved between logical libraries. An example of heterogeneous sharing is a Microsoft Windows 2003 application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library, while a UNIX application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

    Logical libraries can also be used for separating Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges from Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges, or TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and cartridges, for applications which do not support mixing the drives in the same logical library.

    Advanced Library Management System (ALMS)

    ALMS is the next generation of patented IBM Multi-Path Architecture. ALMS provides a license key to enable dynamic management of cartridges, cartridge storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries. Tape drives can be assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. It is designed to allow logical libraries to be added, deleted, or easily changed non-disruptively, and storage capacity to be changed while avoiding impact to host applications in many instances.

    Path failover

    You may use path failover to help enhance availability. This optional feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event of a loss of a host adapter or control path drive, without aborting the current job in progress. Support is provided under various operating systems such as, AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows for Fibre Channel attachments when the IBM device driver is used.

    Data path failover and load balancing support native Fibre Channel Ultrium Tape Drives and TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library using the IBM device driver for AIX, Linux, Windows, and Solaris. Data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism in the IBM device driver, to enable configuration of multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically provide error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This allows you flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

    When accessing a tape drive device that has been configured with alternate pathing across multiple host ports, the IBM device driver is designed to automatically select a path through the host bus adapter (HBA) that has the fewest open tape devices and assign that path to the application. This autonomic self-optimizing capability is called load balancing. The dynamic load balancing support is designed to optimize resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple HBAs in the same machine. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This may help optimize HBA resources and improve overall performance. Further, data path failover is designed to provide autonomic self-healing capabilities similar to control path failover, and is designed to failover to an alternate data path in the event of a failure in the primary host-side path. Data path failover and load balancing for Ultrium 3 Tape Drives require the optional path failover feature.

    Fibre Channel connectivity

    Tape drives in the TS3500 Tape Library Models D22, D23, D52, D53, L22, L23, L52, and L53 are designed to connect to host systems using Fibre Channel interfaces. An LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface or 3592 Tape Drive can be selected for attachment to host systems and servers utilizing Fibre Channel adapters. Fibre Channel connection distances up to 500 meters are possible. By utilizing selected Fibre Channel switches distances exceeding 500 meters are possible.

    TS1030 Tape Drive Model F3B

    The IBM System Storage TS1030 Tape Drive Model F3B provides integration of IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library and offers enhancements in performance, capacity, and reliability over today's IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives. Continuing to build on the success and acceptance of IBM LTO Ultrium Tape technology, the TS1030 Tape Drive incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive, which more than doubles maximum tape drive throughput data rate performance over the IBM LTO generation 2 Tape Drive (Ultrium 2), to up to 80 MB/sec native data transfer rate (160 MB/sec with 2:1 compression). In addition, with the use of the new IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge, the 3588 doubles the tape cartridge capacity to up to 400 GB native physical capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges. The TS1030 Model F3B comes with a single port 4-Gbps native Fibre Channel interface, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

    The new Fibre Channel TS1030 Tape Drives and LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges are supported in newly purchased TS3500 Model L53 and D53 frames and installed 3584 Model L52, L32, D52, and D32 frames with the same capabilities as are provided for hot-swap Ultrium 3 drives today. The TS1030 Tape Drive Model F3B has a 4-Gpbs Fibre Channel interface attachment. In addition, the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is designed to provide:

    • Ability to configure Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 tape drives in the same frame and/or the same logical library
    • Ability to distinguish between Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 Tape Drives on all user interfaces (using inquiry data), on the front of the drive, and at the rear of the drive canister
    • Ability to maintain the Ultrium 3 drive serial number during a FRU replacement in the same manner that the TS1120 or 3592 drive serial number is maintained
    • New dual-stage 16-channel head actuator - designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity and backwards compatibility with previous LTO generations
    • New independent tape loader and threader motors and positive pin retention - designed to help improve drive reliability
    • Graceful dynamic braking - designed to maintain tension to help prevent stretching or breaking the tape and loose tape wraps
    • Larger internal buffer - the internal buffer size has been doubled over Ultrium 2 to 128 MB
    • Highly integrated electronics using IBM engineered copper technology - designed to provide a more reliable drive
    For details on the TS1030 Model F3B Tape Drive, refer to Product Announcement letter ZG06-0395 dated May 09, 2006.

    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge

    The tape cartridge capacity of the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge to 400 GB native physical capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 2 (200 GB) data cartridges and read Ultrium 1 (100 GB) data cartridges. Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 data cartridges can be resident in the same 3584 Tape Library frame.

    The 400 GB physical capacity is designed to help reduce solution costs and improve space utilization. Up to 80 MB/sec native throughput on Ultrium 3 tape drives helps reduce backup windows and speed data recovery. The proven durability of the cartridge helps reduce worry. Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) can help enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives during media load and unload cycles.

    The IBM LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge is a cost-effective media offering that increases cartridge capacity over the IBM LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge and can help reduce the amount of equipment, space, and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, reducing the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations can help lower operational costs throughout the enterprise. The new blue-gray cartridge color helps distinguish it from previous generations of IBM LTO media.

    WORM media support

    The IBM TotalStorage 3589 Ultrium 400 GB WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 400 GB WORM Data Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:

    • Pre-labeling, with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and color-coding
    • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
    • Cartridge memory, built into every cartridge, which helps to enhance functionality and media reliability by storing access history and media performance information for use by the tape drive every time the cartridge is accessed
    • Half-inch particle tape with a 400 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge

    TS1120 Tape Drive

    The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive has a native data rate of up to 100 MB/sec. With the use of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592, it provides a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 500 GB (1.5 TB with 3:1 compression). It uses an optimal dynamic compression method called byte level compression scheme swapping, which is designed to achieve maximum data compression, and unlike other tape drive compression methods, it is designed to prevent data expansion. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to the 3590 and 3480 tape cartridges. The TS1120 Tape Drives and cartridges are supported in the TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 or D23 frames and in installed 3584 Tape Library Model L22 or D22 frames.

    The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive has dual-ported 4-Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel interfaces. This offers attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. The drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Fibre Channel attachments. The TS1120 Model E05 uses SARS to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. It is designed to use the cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure. It is designed to cause the drive to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

    The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to support capacity scaling of JA tape cartridges to 100 GB. Capacity scaling is designed to allow the utilized length of tape to be logically shortened, helping improve data access times in trade-off for reduced capacity. The tapes can subsequently be scaled back to full capacity as needed. Multiple scale settings are supported on the Model E05 Tape Drive including a 100 GB, 20% scaled JA cartridge.

    The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive allows an application to issue a command to scale the IBM TotalStorage Tape Data Cartridge 3592 to 100 GB. Cartridges pre-scaled for 100 GB physical capacity are also available for order with the 3599 Models E11, E21, 011, and 021. These pre-scaled cartridges can be ordered (and labeled) for a specific VOLSER range. This allows capacity scaling to be exploited by an application that permits media pools to be defined by VOLSER range. For information on which Independent Software Vendors (ISV) support capacity scaling by command or with the pre-scaled cartridges, refer to the TS1120 or 3592 ISV Web site that can be accessed at

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape

    The TS1120 Model E05 incorporates tape enhancements introduced with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive, which are designed to help improve performance, capacity, and availability, including:

    • N+1 power supplies: The TS1120 Model E05 incorporates n+1 power supplies when it is installed in an automation frame. This is designed to help increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure.

    • Digital speed matching: The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to dynamically perform digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This is designed to help allow slower hosts to stream the tape drive.

    • Channel calibration: The channel calibration feature is designed to allow for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization can enable compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to automatically perform recalibration in the field if it detects degraded performance.

    • High resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed: The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive maintains a tape directory structure with a high granularity of information about the physical position of data blocks on the media. This feature, plus the increased search speed, allows the TS1120 Model E05 to have improved nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives.

    • Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm: SLDC is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. It is an extension to Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms.

    In addition, the TS1120 Model E05 offers the following enhancements over the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive:

    • New dual-stage 16-head actuator designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity.
    • Improvement in physical load/ready time of over 20% versus 3592 Model J1A.
    • Large internal data buffer: The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive has a 512 MB internal data buffer versus a 128 MB maximum in the 3592 Model J1A and a 16 MB maximum in the 3590 Tape Drive. Along with enabling higher performance characteristics, the data buffer is designed to use support read ahead of approximately 500 MB of compressed data from tape and provide high performance random skip forward sequential (short hop) locates common in database search and tape software recycle operations.
    • Improved error correction capabilities (ECC): The correction power of the ECC code has been increased over the previous design offered with the 3592 Model J1A format, which is designed to offer increased data reliability.
    • Offboard data string searching: The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive can search the data content of host records for string matches offboard from the host server. The tape drive is designed to perform this search at up to maximum data rate (100 MB/sec native) while it would take much longer for a host server to read the data, buffer the data to disk, and then parse the actual data stream with host software routines.
    • Enhanced logic to report Logical End-of-Tape (LEOT): LEOT is now reported based on a combination of capacity-based and position-based LEOT indicators. The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to monitor the total accumulated number of physical tape datasets written to the volume and report LEOT based on this capacity-based LEOT value. This is designed to allow tape copies to complete without overflow a much higher percentage of the time.
    • Native search speed increased to up to 10 MB per second.
    Refer to the TS1120 Model E05 Sales Manual for more information.

    3592 Tape Cartridge

    The TS1120 Model E05 uses the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592, which contains an advanced metal particle tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment, providing a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 500 GB (or up to 1.5 TB with 3:1 compression). This can be very beneficial in space savings and economy of data storage since it can help lower the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges, this can help reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges may also help free up floor space for other requirements.

    The robust 3590-style cartridge shell is designed to sustain a one-meter drop. The cartridge has a similar form factor as the 3590 and 3490 tape cartridges. It contains cartridge memory that is a passive, contactless silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive.

    Economy cartridges with a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 100 GB (or up to 300 GB with 3:1 compression) are available. In addition, WORM cartridges in both sizes are available. The TS3500 Tape Library supports the use of Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and 3592 data cartridges within the same library.

    TS1120 Tape Controller

    The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 is designed to provide better performance and improved reliability for S/390 and IBM System z customers. The TS1120 Tape Controller, 3592 Model C06, has up to four 4-Gbps FICON attachments, twice the FICON bandwidth connectivity that the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70 offers. The TS1120 Tape Controller also has up to eight ESCON attachments, or an intermix of ESCON and FICON attachments. Up to 16 of the TS1120 or IBM 3592 Tape Drives can be attached to a single TS1120 Tape Controller.

    The TS1120 Tape Controller can be installed in an IBM 3953 Tape Frame Model F05, in an IBM 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, or in a stand-alone rack, supporting TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives installed in 3494 frames, 3584 frames, 3592 Model C20 frames, and stand-alone racks. To control TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives in a TS3500 Tape Library, the TS1120 Tape Controller must be installed in a 3953 Model F05 frame, which is external to the TS3500 Tape Library and may be installed away from the TS3500 Tape Library frames. For additional information on the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, refer to Product Announcement letter ZG06-0387 dated May 09, 2006. For additional information on the 3953 Tape Frame Model F05, refer to Product Announcement letter ZG05-0327 dated May 10, 2005.


    Product positioning

    As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

    • Library scalability: 1 to 16 frames, 1 to 192 tape drives, 58 to 6,887 cartridge slots
    • Capacity, performance, and library management requirements
    • Data integrity, reliability, and availability
    • Storage usage and application requirements
    • Affordability
    • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats, including LTO and 3592 drive technology
    • Server attachment and operating system support

    The TS3500 Tape Library and industry-leading software applications excel in addressing these requirements and can constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium and 3592 tape technology. You also gain flexibility of automated tape library management and unattended save/restore operations.

    The TS3500 Tape Library models are a smart choice for tape automation for IBM System i, IBM System p, or IBM System z products, and IBM eServer xSeries and other popular open systems. The TS3500 Tape Library utilizes the patented Multi-Path Architecture, designed to allow homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems applications to share the library robotics, with ALMS for storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment.

    The TS3500 Tape Library Base Frame Model L53 offers 64 to 287 slots for LTO Ultrium tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. It is designed to provide excellent price/performance in the open systems environments where the tape automation requirements are satisfied by 1 to 12 drives or a library native capacity of up to 115 TB.

    The TS3500 Tape Library Base Frame Model L23 offers 58 to 260 slots for 3592 tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM TS1120 Tape Drives, with a library native capacity of up to 130 TB. The TS1120 Tape Drives are designed to provide high capacity, performance, and reliability in open systems environments with tape drive flexibility to accommodate capacity as well as fast access where these requirements are needed.

    Up to 15 TS3500 Tape Library Expansion Frame 3584 Models D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 can be added to either the Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53. The Model D23 provides up to 400 cartridge slots for 3592 media, and can contain up to 12 TS1120 Tape Drives. The Model D53 provides up to 440 slots for LTO media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. This can provide a total TS3500 library capacity of up to 192 IBM LTO Ultrium or TS1120 Tape Drives, with up to 6,887 Ultrium cartridge slots holding up to 2,755 TB of native physical capacity, or with up to 6,260 3592 cartridge slots holding up to 3,130 TB of native physical capacity.

    The TS3500, part of a family of IBM System Storage tape products, can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

    If you have existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup, the TS3500 Tape Library constitutes an excellent tape storage solution. In addition to reading and writing on LTO Ultrium-format tape cartridges, the TS3500 tape drives provide an enhanced functional alternative to DLT/SDLT, 1/4-inch, 4mm, 8mm, or IBM Magstar MP 3570 tape drives.

    For capacity requirements less than 28.8 TB (compressed), a wide spectrum of tape libraries are available from the family of IBM System Storage Ultrium Tape products, depending on your storage usage and requirements. Tape automation products to choose from include the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library (up to 169.6 TB compressed), IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library (up to 35.2 TB compressed), and IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library (up to 17.6 TB compressed).


    Reference information

    • The 3588 Model F3B, Product Announcement letter ZG06-0395 dated May 09, 2006
    • The TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, Product Announcement letter ZG06-0387 dated May 09, 2006
    • The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05, Product Announcement letter ZG05-0651 dated October 11, 2005
    • The 3584 Model HA1, Product Announcement letter ZG05-0166 dated February 15, 2005
    • The 3588 Model F3A, Product Announcement letter ZG05-0170 dated February 15, 2005
    • The 3584 Models D22, D52, L22, and L52, Product Announcement letter ZG04-0296 dated April 27, 2004
    • The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A, Product Announcement letter ZG03-0509 dated September 09, 2003
    • The improved functions and expanded attachment to 16 frames in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Product Announcement letter ZG03-0368 dated June 03, 2003
    • The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Product Announcement letter ZG03-0126 dated January 28, 2003
    • Expanded I/O and remote library access features for the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Product Announcement letter ZG01-0327 dated June 12, 2001
    • Native Fibre Channel Support for the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Product Announcement letter ZG01-0214 dated February 20, 2001
    • The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Product Announcement letter ZG00-0180 dated August 23, 2000
    • For IBM statement on compliance with European Union Directive on Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002/95/EC) ("RoHS"), visit
      http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/rohs.shtml

    Product number

                                   Machine                   Feature
    Description                     type        Model        number
    -----------------------------  -------  ---------------  -------
    TS3500 Expansion Frame           3584         D23
    TS3500 Expansion Frame           3584         D53
    TS3500 Tape Library              3584         L23
    TS3500 Tape Library              3584         L53
     
    Library & Drive Code Update      3584       L23,L53       0500 (1)
    Service Bay B Config/Accessor    3584       D23,D53       1440 (1)
    Enh. Frame Control Assembly      3584       D23,D53       1451
    Add'l LC/LC Patch Cable          3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   1461 (1)
    3592 Fibre Drive Mtg Kit         3584       D23,L23       1513
    LTO Fibre Drive Mtg Kit          3584       D53,L53       1514
    Mixed Media D22/D23 Support      3584         L32         1608 (3)
    Add D22/D23/D52/D53 to X32       3584       D23,D53       1610 (2)
    Add D32 to X22/X52/X23/X53       3584         D32         1620 (3)
    Intermed. Cap. On Demand         3584       L23,L53       1643 (1)
    Full Capacity on Demand          3584       L23,L53       1644 (1)
    16 Additional LTO I/O Slots      3584       L23,L53       1658 (1)
    16 Additional 3592 I/O Slots     3584       L23,L53       1659 (1)
    Drive Removal                    3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   1663 (1)
    LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall      3584       D53,L53       1665 (1)
    3592 Drive Field Install         3584       D23,L23       1674 (1)
    3588 Field Install Assist        3584       D53,L53       1678 (1)
    Path Failover                    3584       L23,L53       1682
    Advanced Lib Mgt System          3584       L23,L53       1690 (1)
    1-2 Frame X-Track Cable          3584       L23,L53       1802 (1)
    3-6 Frame X-Track Cable          3584       L23,L53       1806 (1)
    7-14 Frame X-Track Cable         3584       L23,L53       1814 (1)
    8-16 Frame X-Track Cable         3584       L23,L53       1816 (1)
    Change HA X-Track Cable          3584       L23,L53       1840 (1)
    Remote Support Facility          3584       L23,L53       2710 (1)
    Remote Support Attachment        3584       L23,L53       2712 (1)
    Console Expansion                3584 L22,L52,L23,L53,L32 2714
    Console Attachment               3584 L22,L52,L23,L53,L32 2715
    TS3000 System Console            3584 L22,L52,L23,L53,L32 2720
    Interposer SC-LC Fibre           3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   5096 (1)
    22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   5922 (1)
    5 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6005 (1)
    13 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6013 (1)
    25 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6025 (1)
    61 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6061 (1)
    Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge       3584       D53,L53       8750 (1)
    3592 Cleaning Cartridge          3584       D23,L23       8802 (1)
    Driveless Frame                  3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9001 (1)
    First Expansion Frame Attch      3584       L23,L53       9002 (1)
    Add Expansion Frame Attch        3584       L23,L53       9003 (1)
    High Availability Library        3584       L23,L53       9040 (1)
    Attached to HP-UX System         3584       L23,L53       9210 (1)
    Attached to Solaris System       3584       L23,L53       9211 (2)
    Attached to Windows System       3584       L23,L53       9212 (1)
    Attached to Other Non-IBM System 3584       L23,L53       9213 (1)
    Attached to Linux System         3584       L23,L53       9215 (1)
    Attach to 3953 LM                3584       L23,L53       9217 (1)
    8-16 Frame X-Track Cbl. Plant    3584       L23,L53       9316 (1)
    Attached to i5/OS or AS/400      3584       L23,L53       9400 (2)
    Attached to AIX System           3584       L23,L53       9600 (2)
    3588 F3A Plant Install           3584       L52,D52       9678 (3)
    3588 Drive Field Install         3584       L53,D53       9679 (1)
    Plant Install E05 in 3584        3584       D23,L23       9680 (1)
    3588 F3B Plant Install           3584       D53,L53       9681
    No Host Cables from Plant        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9700 (1)
    Dual 4.3M Power Cord             3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9970 (1)
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9972 (1)
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Argentina     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9976
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Brazil        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9977
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Aust/NZ       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9978
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Japan         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9979
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord China         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9980
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Korea         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9981
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Taiwan        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9982
    Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord So.Africa     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9983
     
     (1) This feature has been previously announced on other models.
     (2) This feature has been previously announced on other models
         and the description has changed.
     (3) This feature was previously announced on the designated
         models, but the description has changed.
     
    

    Model Conversions

    Not applicable.

    Feature Conversions

    Not applicable.


    Supplemental information



    Publications

    The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.
                                          Order
               Title                      number
     ----------------------------------   ------------
     IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape
     Library Introduction and Planning
     Guide                                GA32-0559
     
     IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape
     Library Operator Guide               GA32-0560
     
     IBM Ultrium Device Driver
     Installation and User's Guide        GA32-0430
     (English)
     
     IBM TotalStorage Tape Device
     Driver Installation and User's
     Guide (English)                      GA35-0154
     
     eServer Safety Notices               G229-9054
    

    The publications listed above and the following publications are also available at

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/lto
    • IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library SCSI Reference (English) (GA32-0561)
    • IBM Ultrium Device Driver Programming Reference (English) (GC35-0483)
    The IBM Publications Center Portal

    http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications /cgibin/pbi.cgi

    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.
    Product publications will be available in English language at announcement. Key product publications will be submitted to National Language Support for translation. When completed, translations will be available through country ordering systems and the Publications Center Portal. They will also be available from the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/lto


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

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

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

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

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    http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

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


    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Physical specifications 

    Width:  782 mm (30.8 in)
    Depth:  1212 mm (47.7 in)
    Height: 1800 mm (70.9 in)
     
    Approximate weights are as follows:
    Model D23:
    Minimum weight: 271 kg (596 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
    Maximum weight: 451 kg (994 lb) (with 12 drives and 360 cartridges)
    Model L23:
    Minimum weight: 354 kg (781 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
    Maximum weight: 490 kg (1,079 lb) (with 12 drives and 238 cartridges)
    Model D53:
    Minimum weight: 274 kg (604 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
    Maximum weight: 440 kg (970 lb) (with 12 drives and 396 cartridges)
    Model L53:
    Minimum weight: 356 kg (786 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
    Maximum weight: 481 kg (1,061 lb) (with 12 drives and 262 cartridges)
    

    Operating environment 

    Temperature:  16 to 32 degrees C (61 to 90 degrees F)
    Wet bulb (temperature):  26 degrees C (79 degrees F) operating
    Relative humidity:  20 to 80 percent
    Caloric value: 2.7 kBTU/hour maximum
    Electrical power: 4.1 amps at 200-240 V ac, 0.8 kVA
    Capacity of exhaust: 5.8 cubic meter/min (204 CFM)
    Leakage current: 18 ma
    Inrush current: 200 amps peak for 1/2 cycle at 200-240 V ac
    

    The TS3500 Tape Library is classified as a Category 1 product as defined in C-S 1-1710-006. The following table shows the maximum noise level (operating/idle) in bels and dB, average 1 meter bystander positions for a Model L23 or L53:

    Sound power level (LwAd):
      Idle:       7.3 bels
      Operating:  7.5 bels
     
    Sound pressure level:
      Idle:        54 dB(A)
      Operating:   56 dB(A)
    

    Hardware requirements 

    The TS3500 Tape Library can be attached to selected IBM System i, IBM System p, or IBM System z products, and IBM eServer xSeries, Hewlett Packard, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers that support Fibre Channel interfaces.

    The TS3500 Tape Library family now includes enhanced power architecture models that take less floor space than Model D32 or L32. The new models come with raven black covers, and have a look and feel consistent with other IBM System Storage products. Model D53 and L53 can contain up to 12 IBM TS1030 or LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives per frame. Model D23 and L23 can contain up to 12 of the TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives per frame. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives have a 4-Gbps dual-ported Fibre Channel interface.

    A current list of supported open system configurations for the IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is available from the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/lto

    Select "LTO Support", then the "Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs", and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

    For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for the 3592, refer to the following Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592

    One First Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9002) or one Additional Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9003) must be added to the TS3500 Model L23 or L53 for each Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 frame that is attached. This assures the proper cables are shipped and configuration records are correct. Up to 15 Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 expansion frames can be attached to Model L23 or L53, for a total of 16 frames.

    The cartridge storage capacity of the Model L23 or L53 can be expanded by enabling the capacity on-demand features in that frame. An Intermediate Capacity feature (#1643) is required to add a Full Capacity feature (#1644). The Full Capacity feature (#1644) is required to add an Additional I/O Slots feature (#1658 or #1659), or to attach an optional expansion frame Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53.

    When the total number of frames in the TS3500 Tape Library coming from the plant is going to number 8 to 14 frames (7 to 13 expansion frames), the 7-14 Frame X-Track Cable will be shipped with the library unless the 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) is specified on Model L23 or L53. The 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) must be specified on Model L23 or L53 if there will be a total of 15 or 16 frames (14 or 15 expansion frames) in the TS3500 Tape Library.

    When frames are added to the library as a field upgrade, a new X-Track Cable may be required according to the following table of total installed frames:

    Installed     New     X-Track Cable
    frame qty  frame qty  feature number required
    ---------  ---------  ------------------------------
     1 - 2       3 - 6    1806
     1 - 6         7      1814
     1 - 6       8 - 14   1814 or 1816
     1 - 14     15 - 16   1816 (if 9316 not installed)
     

    When frames are removed from the library, a new X-Track Cable is required according to the following:

    Installed     New     X-Track Cable
    frame qty  frame qty  feature number required
    ---------  ---------  --------------------------------
     8 - 16        7      1814 (if 9316/1816 installed)
     7 - 16      3 - 6    1806
     3 - 16      1 - 2    1802
     

    The TS3500 Tape Library includes an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly. The enhanced frame control assembly comes standard on Model L23 and L53, and can be ordered with the following optional feature number on Model D23 and D53:

    • 1451 - Enhanced Frame Control Assembly

    TS3500 Tape Library Models D53 and L53

    The TS3500 Tape Library Models D53 or L53 can contain a maximum of 12 IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives per frame (for a total of up to 192 Ultrium Tape Drives in a 16-frame library). The IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the Model L53 have a Fibre Channel interface that may attach in either Fabric topology or Arbitrated Loop topology. An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is required for installing a TS1030 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The TS1030 Tape Drive must be ordered separately, and is designed for customer setup in the TS3500 Tape Library. One of the following features should be ordered on the library frame into which a TS1030 (3588) Tape Drive is installed:

    • 9679 - 3588 Drive Field Install - one feature should be ordered on the library frame coming from the plant for each tape drive that will be field installed in that frame
    • 9681 - 3588 Model F3B Plant Install - one feature should be ordered on both the tape drive and library frame coming from the plant for each each tape drive that will be installed in that frame by the plant
    The TS1030 Model F3B is designed for customer setup. However, if the customer desires assistance with the installation, the following feature can be ordered on the TS3500 Frame Model D53 or L53 (a quantity of one feature for each drive that is needed):
    • 1678 - 3588 Field Install Assist

    If a LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is not ordered on the Model D53 or L53, then the following feature must be specified on that Model D53 or L53:

    • 9001 - Driveless Frame
    A power cord feature number, if applicable, should also be specified.

    Labeled or bulk quantities of LTO cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589 or purchased through distributors. Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.

    Note: The TS3500 Tape Library requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

    The TS1030 Tape Drive can be removed by ordering the Drive Removal feature (#1663), and reinstalled in another frame with the LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall feature (#1665). An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is required for installing an IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drive in a drive slot in a Model D53 or L53.

    TS3500 Tape Library Models D23 and L23

    The TS3500 Tape Library Models D23 or L23 can contain a maximum of 12 of the TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05 per frame (for a total of up to 192 TS1120 Tape Drives in a 16-frame library). The TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05 comes with a dual-ported 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for redundancy.

    A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1513) is required for installing a TS1120 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive must be ordered separately, and is installed in a 3584 frame with one of the following feature numbers:

    • 1674 - 3592 Drive Field Install
    • 9680 - Plant Install Model E05 in 3584
    If one of these drive features is not on the Model D23 or L23, then the following feature number must be specified on that Model D23 or L23:
    • 9001 - Driveless Frame
    A power cord feature number should also be specified.

    Labeled or initialized 3592 Tape Cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3599. Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.

    Note: The TS3500 Tape Library requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

    Customer-owned TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives, or TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives removed from a 3584 library frame by ordering the Drive Removal feature (#1663), can be installed in another TS3500 Tape Library frame with the 3592 Drive Field Install feature (#1674). A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1513) is required for installing a 3592 Tape Drive in a drive slot in a TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 or L23 frame.

    TS3000 System Console:

    Attachment of the TS3500 Tape Library to a TS3000 System Console can provide enhanced remote support to help improve availability. The TS3000 is designed to remotely monitor each attached device to determine if it is working properly and report any error alerts for the early detection of problems. Use of the TS3000 may help expedite microcode updates, reduce service times, and enhance local service. One of the following features can be ordered to provide this attachment:

    • 2714 (Console Expansion) provides a cable for attachment to a TS3000 System Console or Master Console for Service facility, and an Ethernet hub for expanding the number of units that can be attached.
    • 2715 (Console Attachment) provides a cable to attach to an Ethernet hub provided by the TS3000 System Console (#2720) Master Console for Service, or the Console Expansion (#2714).
    • 2720 (TS3000 System Console) provides the enhanced TS3000 System Console, an Ethernet hub, and a cable for connection of one machine to an IBM supplied modem.

    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). An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. If no host attachment cables are required to be shipped with TS3500 frame from the plant, then the No Host Cables From Plant feature (#9700) should be specified on the frame. Otherwise, one or more of the following Fibre Channel cables should be specified on the frame.

    Fibre Channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS1030 or TS1120 Tape Drive in the TS3500 via the standard Fibre Channel patch panel in the TS3500 Model L23 or L53 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 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 2.0 meter LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Mounting Kit (#1513 or #1514). If additional cables are required, for example, to attach the second interface on a TS1120 Tape Drive, they can be ordered with the following feature number:

    • 1461 - Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

    Features available for Fibre Channel cables, and their respective lengths, are available with the following feature numbers:

    • 5922 - 22 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    • 6005 - 5 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    • 6013 - 13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    • 6025 - 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    • 6061 - 61 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    An interposer is available to connect a tape drive or server LC Duplex adapter to a SC Duplex cable with the following feature number:
    • 5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre


    Software requirements 

    TS1030 Tape Drive

    Support for the TS1030 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

    • OS/400 V5R2, or later
    • i5/OS V5R3, or later
    • AIX 5L V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, or later
    • Sun Solaris 8, 9, or 10
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
    • HP-UX 11.00, 11i (64 bit), and 11i v2
    • Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) and Asianux 2.0

    For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS1030 in the TS3500, refer to the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility

    The installation of a TS1030 Tape Drive may require code updates for supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per 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 TS1030 Model F3B. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1030 in an account.

    An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from

    ftp.software.ibm.com
    Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

    Further information can be found in the IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site.

    Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS3500. 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

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility/pdf/ lto_isv_matrix.pdf

    IBM continues to work together with ISVs to support the TS3500 Tape Library. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates. Consult with ISV providers for their support of mixed drive types and media types in the same logical library.

    TS1120 Tape Drive

    Support for the TS1120 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in OS/400, i5/OS, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows 2000 or 2003 operating system environments. Support for the z/OS, z/VM, and VSE/ESA operating system environments is available through the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, 3592 Model J70 Controller, or 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20.

    The installation of a TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive may require code updates for S/390, AS/400, and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should confirm that the customer checks the appropriate PSP buckets for System z9, zSeries, or S/390 environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS1120 Model E05. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1120 Model E05 in an account.

    An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from

    ftp.software.ibm.com
    Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

    Further information can be found in the IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site.

    For details on supported software versions and release levels for the TS1120 Model E05, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592/interop.html

    i5, iSeries, and AS/400

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided by:

    • OS/400 V5R2 plus PTFs, or later
    • i5/OS V5R3, or later

    For required PTF information, refer to informational APAR II14083 at:

    http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/support/iseries/index.html
    Currently, the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives running under OS/400 can read but not write J1A format.

    p5 and pSeries, RS/6000, and RS/6000 SP

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

    • AIX 5L V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, and later releases, for Power-based servers
    Refer to the pSeries or RS/6000 Sales Manuals for specific software requirements on a particular processor.

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is also provided on pSeries servers with the following Linux distribution:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    • Asiaux 2.0 (p5 servers only)

    zSeries Linux: zSeries 890 and 990 servers with the following Linux distribution:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

    HP systems

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

    • HP-UX 11.0 (64-bit, PCI)
    • HP-UX 11.i (64-bit, PCI)
    • HP-UX11i, Version 2

    Sun systems

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

    • Solaris 8
    • Solaris 9
    • Solaris 10

    Linux

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on 32- and 64-bit Intel-, AMD-, and EM64T-based servers with the following Linux distributions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
    • Asiaux 2.0 (32-bit AMD- and EM64T-based servers only)

    Windows systems

    Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on Intel-based servers with Microsoft Windows as follows:

    • Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
    • Windows Server 2003 (build 3790, or greater)

    Application software

    Tivoli Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS1120 Model E05. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISVs). For a list of compatible software and additional information, refer to the TS1120 Model E05 ISV Matrix at the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592

    System z9, zSeries, and S/390

    The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is supported for attachment to ESCON and FICON channels on System z9, zSeries, or S/390 servers through the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, 3592 Model J70 Controller, or 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20 as follows:

    • z/OS: Support for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is provided at z/OS V1R4 and above. For z/OS V1R4 and z/OS V1R5, refer to enabling APAR OA11388 and for z/OS V1R6 and z/OS V1R7, refer to enabling APAR OA13110.

    • z/VSE: Support for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is provided at z/VSE 3.1.1. No additional support PTFs are required.

    • z/VM: Support for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is provided at z/VM 4.4.0, and higher, with CP APAR VM3812. In addition, tape library support requires DFSMS/VM FL1221 with RMS APAR VM63811.

    Compatibility  The TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives cannot read cartridges written by the 3590 or 3490. Cartridges written by the TS1120 or 3592 cannot be read by the 3590 or 3490. Even though the cartridges are similar in size, they contain different media, and thus are not interchangeable.

    The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridges can only be used on LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives.

    IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives and cartridges or with TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and cartridges.

    Limitations 

    • Although the compression technology can increase the amount of data stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.
    • Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 meters (1650 ft).
    • Although multiple systems may be attached to a tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously.
    • LTO Ultrium data cartridges cannot reside in the same library frame with 3592 data cartridges.

    Planning information

    Customer responsibilities  Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0469). Current levels of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure the TS1030 Model F3B is supported.

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

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

    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). If no host attachment cables are required to be shipped with 3584 frame from the plant, then the No Host Cables From Plant feature (#9700) should be specified on the frame. Refer to Cables in the Hardware requirements section for a list of cables for the tape drives in the TS3500.

    Installability  Installation time for each field-installed tape drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is approximately 0.4 hours.

    Supplies 

    For end users:

    IBM LTO data media supplies including labeled, initialized, bulk data media, or cleaning cartridges can be purchased from IBM using machine type 3589. Refer to the 3589 Sales Manual.

    The part numbers for additional supplies are:

      IBM part
      number     Supply item
      ---------  ---------------------------------------------------
      24R1922    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400GB Data Cartridge
      35L2087    IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
     
    

    Labeled, initialized, or bulk data media for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive can be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3599. Refer to the 3599 Sales Manual.

    The part numbers for additional supplies are:

    IBM part
     number  Supply item
    -------- ----------------------------------------------------------
    18P7534  IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Data)
    18P7535  IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Cleaning)
     
    

    Note: The 3592 data cartridge has servo tracks written on it. These tracks are designed to enable the tape drive to accurately position the read/write head with respect to the media while the tape is in motion. If these servo tracks are damaged or removed (such as by Degausing), the cartridge is no longer useable.

    For information about IBM branded media, such as additional IBM LTO Ultrium data or cleaning cartridges, or 3592 data or cleaning cartridges, refer to the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/media

    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.

    IBM Integrated Technology Services (IBM Global Services)

    Please contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation and/or integration of this product.


    Terms and conditions

    Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

    Maintenance offering

    Warranty period 

    The TS3500 Tape Library: One year

    IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media: Warranted separately

    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- and location-specific information. This product is covered by the following types of service.

    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.

    • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day, 6-hour average response, IBM On-site Repair

    If your problem can be resolved with a Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM may ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on 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 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

    Non-IBM parts support

    Warranty Service

    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 and maintenance service options 

    WARRANTY SERVICE UPGRADES

    During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

    IBM will 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 service selections are available as warranty upgrades for your machine type.

    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, refer to 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 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. 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.

    • 11 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response, call registration before 15:00, IBM on-site repair
    • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, same-business-day, call registration before 12:00, IBM on-site repair
    • 11 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, same-business-day response, call registration before 12:00 (noon), IBM on-site repair
    • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day, 6-hour average response, IBM on-site repair

    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 replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

    Feature numbers/models for which there is a maintenance charge:

    • 3584 Models D23, D53, L23, and L53
    • Feature numbers 1451 and 1643

    Non-IBM parts support

    Under certain conditions, IBM repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

    IBM Service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services 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.

    Usage plan machine  No

    IBM hourly service rate classification  Two

    Maintenance service offerings  These machines are eligible under terms and conditions of the IBM ServiceSuite Agreement, IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA), or IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM representative for details.

    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 TS3500 in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), in other countries contact the local IBM office.

    Some features are designated as customer setup, and customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

    Customer requests for installation of items not covered in the installation guide may be performed at IBM's hourly service rate designated for the machine.

    Graduated program license charges apply  No This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.


    Pricing

    For all local charges, contact your IBM Representative.


    External attachment

    Installation and technical support is usually available from the local Field Technical Specialists (FTSs) and Installation Support Center (ISC). Additional support is available through the Worldwide Question and Answer (WWQA), QASearch function on ViewBlue or EHONE.


    Announcement countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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