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IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library supports LTO 4 Ultrium and 4X I/O stations with increased performance and capacities

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-215
April 24, 2007

 

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At a glance

The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. The models expand capacity and function, and are designed to provide:

  • Integration of the new IBM System Storage TS1040 Tape Drive 3588 Model F4A for improved performance
  • Support for both IBM LTO Tape Drives and TS1120 Tape Drives (in separate frames)
  • Expansion of the available physical storage capacity up to 13.14 PB (with 3:1 compression) for 3592 drives and cartridges, and 10.19 PB (with 2:1 compression) for Ultrium 4 drives and cartridges
  • Support for four I/O stations or 64 I/O slots on Model D23 or D53
  • Encryption capabilities designed to work with the new Encryption Key Manager component for TS1120 (3592 E05) and TS1040 (3588 F4A) tape drives
  • Lower entry capacity configurations with capacity on demand (CoD) level additions

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

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

It is designed to be a highly scalable, automated tape library combining IBM automation technology for midrange to enterprise open systems environments. The TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53 frames now integrate and support the IBM System Storage TS1040 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Tape Drive, with its enhanced native data rate of up to 120 MB/sec and 800 GB native LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridge physical capacity. The TS3500 Tape Library Models L23 and D23 frames integrate the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive with 4-Gbps dual-ported switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. Support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption, and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access is available as a chargeable licensed key feature under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

For bulk media handling and useful for customers who import and export many cartridges per day, the TS3500 Tape Library supports four I/O stations in newly purchased Models D23 or D53 frames. The D-frame with I/O installed is comprised of four independently accessible I/O station doors that have a total of 64 slots (16 in each I/O station door). Additionally, two LED indicators are provided for each I/O station in a D-frame in order to indicate if the I/O station is empty or full and if the I/O station door is locked or unlocked. This plant feature reduces the frame storage slot capacity by 160 for a Model D23 and by 176 for a Model D53. The I/O stations increase the maximum library I/O slot capacity from 32 to 224 due to a maximum of three D23 or D53 I/O frames in a 16-frame library. The multiple I/O stations double the maximum insert/eject throughput compared to L-frames only I/O stations. The D23 and D53 Models are compatible with existing Models L22, L32, L52, D22, D32, and D52.

Additional functions and features for the TS3500 Tape Library include a single feed bifurcated AC line cord, rack mountable TS3000 Service Console, and custom control of Web user interface access.

You can tailor the library to match your system capacity, performance, and application requirements by using up to 192 drives in up to 16 TS3500 Tape Library frames. The TS3500 Tape Library has an available physical storage capacity of up to 13,146 TB (with 3:1 compression) using TS1120 Tape Drives and 3592 Tape Cartridges Extended, or up to 11,020 TB (with 2:1 compression) using TS1040 Tape Drives and LTO Ultrium 4 800 GB tape cartridges.

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

Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the TS3500 Tape Library with the TS1040 or TS1120 Tape Drives to selected IBM System i™, IBM System p™, IBM System x™, IBM System z™ products, and Hewlett Packard, Sun, UNIX®, Linux™, and Windows™ servers. Refer to the Technical information section for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • April 27, 2007: Features 1663, 1678, and 9682
  • May 4, 2007: All features except features 1604, 1655, 1656, 1663, 1678, and 9682
  • June 8, 2007: Features 1604, 1655, and 1656
  • July 6, 2007: Encryption Key Manager for LTO Ultrium 4 on HP, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft™ Windows

 
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Description

The TS3500 Tape Library is part of the family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements in 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, an optimized dual-gripper cartridge accessor, portable drive canister packaging, and 16-slot Input/Output (I/O) stations. The enhanced frame control assembly has fewer parts than the previous generation of power architecture and is designed with hot-swappable redundant parts to help improve reliability. The enhanced frame control assembly is 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 TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 and TS1030 LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive and the 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 4 Tape Drive is the fourth generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives in the IBM 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 TS1040, 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 4 Tape Drives and data cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library frame with Ultrium 3 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. I/O stations are located on Models L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 and selected D23 and D53 models to facilitate tape loading and unloading.

Additional functions and features associated with the TS3500 Tape Library include dual Ethernet ports and library firmware upgrades, IBM System Storage TS3000 System Console designed to provide remote reliability support, Web user interface selections 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 capacity on demand (CoD) level additions, can also be implemented through license key upgrades.

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 TS1040 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.

TS3500 Tape Library defines high reliability

Leading-edge technology positions the TS1120 Tape Drives and TS1040 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 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 physical capacity with 800 GB Ultrium 4 data cartridges of up to 5,551 TB of physical capacity (102 TB to 11,020 TB with 2:1 compression), or with 3592 data cartridges of up to 4,382 TB of physical capacity (123 TB to 13,146 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 a total of 16 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 supports 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 another 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 or D23 frames with an optional I/O can also be used. 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 help 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 TS1040 or other 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 460 TB of physical capacity (at 2:1 compression) using LTO data compression (LTO-DC) with Ultrium 4 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 another 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 or D53 frames with an optional I/O can also be used. Each time the library door is closed, a bar code reader mounted on the autochanger is designed to scan the cartridge labels enabling another inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in as little as 60 seconds. A door lock is included to help 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).

A Model D23 can be ordered from the plant with feature number 1656, which provides I/O stations installed comprised of four independently accessible I/O station doors with a total of 64 slots (16 in each I/O station door). A maximum of three D23 I/O frames are allowed in any TS3500 library string. This will increase the maximum I/O slot capacity from 32 to 224. There will be a loss of storage capacity of 160 cartridge for each Model D23 with an optional I/O capability.

Model D53 (expansion frame)

The TS3500 Tape Library Model D53 expansion frame is designed for IBM TS1040 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 4 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).

A Model D53 can be ordered from the plant with feature number 1655, which provides I/O stations installed comprised of four independently accessible I/O station doors with a total of 64 slots (16 in each I/O station door). A maximum of three D53 I/O frames are allowed in any TS3500 library string. This will increase the maximum I/O slot capacity from 32 to 224. There will be a loss of storage capacity of 176 cartridges for each D53 with optional I/O capability.

Designed for availability

If you are looking to maximize availability and minimize 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 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 are designed to allow for replacement while avoiding impact to host systems.

The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is an optional feature that is designed to avoid outages when adding 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 than the previous generation power architecture 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 drives, storage slots, and control paths. 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 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 or 3 Tape Drives and cartridges from Ultrium 4 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.

ALMS

ALMS is the next generation of the 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 without disruption, and storage capacity to be changed while avoiding impact to host applications in many instances. ALMS is required in high availability and dual accessor environments and recommended where logical libraries and partitioning are being used.

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 Sun 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. For Ultrium 4 Tape Drives, data path failover and load balancing 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.

TS1120 encryption

The IBM System Storage TS1120 (3592 E05) Tape Drive and IBM System Storage TS1040 (3588 F4A) Tape Drive support encryption of data on a tape cartridge. TS1120 (3592 E05) Tape Drives, that are currently shipping, are encryption capable. A chargeable upgrade is available for previously installed TS1120 E05 tape drives. All 3592 media, including WORM cartridges, can be encrypted.

In addition, a required Encryption Key Manager program is designed to support advanced encryption methods. The Encryption Key Manager program uses standard key repositories on supported platforms. This software is required on a supported server and interface with the tape drive to support encryption in a System or Library Managed Encryption implementation.

Encryption is available for System z and open systems environments. Three different methods of encryption are supported.

Application Managed: The TS1120 Tape Drive supports Application Managed Encryption for open systems environments such as AIX, Linux, Solaris and Windows. The application controls the encryption process, and generates, and provides keys to the TS1120 tape drive. Tivoli® Storage Manager has been enhanced to support this capability.

Library Managed: Encryption by volume and drive policy is supported in open system environments. The user sets up and controls the encryption through the library interface. The Encryption Key Manager program is required for this support.

System Managed: With System Managed Encryption, the encryption policy is passed between the server and the drives. This is the only vehicle for z/OS® environments and requires the Encryption Key Manager program. DFSMS supports the Encryption Key Manager component. System Managed Encryption is also available for AIX and Solaris on open systems. This support requires a new tape device driver, as well as the Encryption Key Manager program.

The TS1120 Tape Drive may be installed and is supported in the IBM TS3500 Tape Library Models L23, D23, L22, and D22. Support for the TS1120 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware and it is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library. Feature number 9900 (Encryption Configuration) should be ordered on the TS3500 Tape Library. You need to download the latest version of library firmware.

TS1040 encryption

The TS1040 Tape Drive may be installed and is supported in IBM TS3500 Tape Library Models L32, L52, L53, D32, D52, and D53. Support for Application Managed Encryption is standard for TS1040 Tape Drives. Support for the TS1040 System Managed and Library Managed methods requires a license key that is provided with feature number 1604 (Transparent LTO Encryption).

Feature number 1604 may be ordered on Models L32, L52, and L53 libraries, and may be ordered on Models L22 and L23 where LTO D-frames are attached.

Feature number 9900 (Encryption Configuration) should be ordered on the TS3500 Tape Library. You will need to download the latest version of library firmware.

The TS1120 and TS1040 Tape Drive's encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide customers with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments. It is designed to provide a single point of control for all encryption keys and, most importantly, can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

TS1040 Tape Drive Model F4A

The IBM System Storage TS1040 Tape Drive Model F4A provides integration of IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library and offers enhancements in performance, capacity, encryption, and reliability over today's IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives. Continuing to build on the success and acceptance of IBM LTO Ultrium Tape technology, the TS1040 Tape Drive incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, which enhances tape drive throughput data rate performance over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3), from 80 MB/sec native data transfer rate to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the new IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the 3588 Model F4A doubles the tape cartridge capacity to up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 Model F4A 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 TS1040 Tape Drives and LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges are supported in newly purchased TS3500 Model L53 and D53 frames, and installed 3584 Models L52, L32, D52, and D32 frames with the same capabilities provided for hot-swap Ultrium 4 drives today. In addition, the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is designed to provide:

  • Ability to configure Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and Ultrium 4 tape drives in the same frame and same logical library
  • Ability to distinguish between Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and Ultrium 4 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 4 drive serial number during a FRU replacement in the same manner that the TS1120 or 3592 drive serial number is maintained
  • Data security through encryption capability
  • A larger 256 MB internal drive buffer
  • 8 KB cartridge memory with Ultrium 4 media
  • Customer centric Statistical Analysis Reporting System (ccSARS)
  • More highly integrated electronics using IBM-engineered copper technology

For details on the TS1040 Model F4A Tape Drive, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-203 , dated April 24, 2007.

IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge capacity of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 3 (400 GB) data cartridges and read Ultrium 2 (200 GB) data cartridges. Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and Ultrium 4 data cartridges can be resident in the same 3584 Tape Library frame.

The 800 GB physical capacity is designed to help reduce solution costs and improve space utilization. Up to 120 MB/sec native throughput on Ultrium 4 tape drives helps reduce backup windows and speed data recovery. The proven durability of the cartridge helps reduce worry. 8 KB Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) can help enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives during media load and unload cycles.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge is a cost-effective media offering that increases cartridge capacity over the IBM LTO Ultrium 400 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.

LTO WORM media support

The IBM 3589 Ultrium 800 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 4 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 800 GB WORM Data Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models and have 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 800 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 Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended-JB, it provides a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 700 GB (2.1 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 Statistical Analysis Reporting System (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 JB tape cartridges to 120 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 120 GB, JB cartridge.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive allows an application to issue a command to scale the IBM TotalStorage® Tape Data Cartridge 3592 to 120 GB. You can order cartridges pre-scaled for 100 GB physical capacity 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

Refer to the TS1120 Model E05 Sales Manual for more information.

3592 Tape Cartridge

The TS120 Model E05 uses the IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended Data (JB) or the IBM Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (JA), which contain an advanced metal particle tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment and provides a native physical cartridge capacity of up to 700 GB (2.1 TB with 3:1 compression) or 500 GB (1.5 TB with 3:1 compression).

The higher capacity tape cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention, as well as those applications requiring security or an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive to help prevent the unauthorized access, alteration, or deletion of user data and are supported by the encryption capability in the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive and its associated Encryption Key Manager component.

Write-once, read-many (WORM) versions of the cartridges are also available in 700 GB (JX media), 500 GB (JW media), or 100 GB capacities. Economy cartridges, with a native physical capacity of up to 100 GB (300 GB with 3:1 compression), are also available.

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 of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70. 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.

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 Hardware Announcement 106-339 , dated May 9, 2006. For additional information on the 3953 Tape Frame Model F05, refer to Hardware Announcement 105-176 , dated May 10, 2005.
 
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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 and encryption, 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 is designed to address these requirements and can constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium and 3592 tape technology. It is designed to give you the 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, IBM System z, or IBM System x products, and other popular open systems. The TS3500 Tape Library utilizes the 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 physical capacity of up to 230 TB with Ultrium 4 media.

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 physical capacity of up to 182 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.

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 additional capacity requirements, 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, IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library, and IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library.

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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(TM) TS3500 Tape Library         GA32-0559
 Introduction and Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape                     GA32-0560
 Library Operator Guide

The proceeding publications and the following publications are also available at

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Installation and User's     GA27-2130
 Guide (English)
 
IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library             GA32-0561
 SCSI Reference (English)
 
IBM Tape Device Driver Programming                 GA32-0566
 Reference (English)
 
eServer(R) Safety Notices                          G229-9054

The device driver publications are also available at:


    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Doc/

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

  • Width: 782 mm (30.8 in)
  • Depth: 1,212 mm (47.7 in)
  • Height: 1,800 mm (70.9 in)

Approximate weights are as follows:

Model D23 with feature number 1656:

  • Minimum weight: 296.6 kg (654 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
  • Maximum weight: 412.5 kg (909.36) (with 12 drives and 224 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 with feature number 1655:

  • Minimum weight: 296.6 kg (654 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
  • Maximum weight: 404.8 kg (892.4) (with 12 drives and 240 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)

Model HA1:

  • Weight: 241.1 kg (531.5 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16° to 32°C (61° to 90°F)
  • Wet bulb (temperature): 26°C (79°F) operating
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80%
  • Caloric value: 2.7 kBTU/hour maximum
  • Electrical power: 4.5 amps at 200-240 V ac, 0.9 kVA
  • Capacity of exhaust: 4.0 cubic meter/min (144 CFM)
  • Leakage current: 2.0 ma
  • Inrush current: 150 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™, IBM System z™, or IBM System x™, and 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 the Model D32 or L32. The 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 TS1040 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 4 Tape Drive is available from the following Web site

For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for the 3592, refer to the following Web site

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 the 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 (#1655 or #1656), 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 the 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 Models L23 and L53, and can be ordered with the following optional feature number on Models D23 and D53:

  • 1451 — Enhanced Frame Control Assembly

TS3500 Tape Library Models D53 and L53

The TS3500 Tape Library Model D53 or L53 can contain a maximum of 12 IBM TS1040 or 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 TS1040 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the Model L53 have a single-port 4 Gbps 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 TS1040 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The TS1040 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 TS1040 (3588) Tape Drive is installed:

  • 9679 — Field Merge 3588 Drive: 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.
  • 9682 — Plant Install 3588 F4A drive: One feature should be ordered on both the tape drive and library frame coming from the plant for each tape drive that will be installed in that frame by the plant.

The TS1040 Model F4A 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 where assistance is needed):

  • 1678 — 3588 Drive 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, 1909, if applicable, should also be specified on the Model L23, L53, D23, or D53.

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 TS1040 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 Model 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:

The TS3000 System Console is designed to perform call home operations for each attached device to report error information and provide heartbeat functionality. Call home connections can be established through a modem, or the new ECC broadband call home feature.

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 (#2730) Master Console for Service, or the Console Expansion (#2714).
  • 2730 (TS3000 System Console) provides the enhanced customer rack mountable TS3000 Service 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 the 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 TS1040 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:

  • 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

TS1040 Tape Drive

Support for the TS1040 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • OS/400® V5R3
  • i5/OS™ V5R3, or later
  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, V5.2, V5.3
  • Sun Solaris 8, 9, or 10
  • Microsoft™ Windows 2003 (build 3790, or later)
  • 64-bit HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2
  • Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9), Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10), and Asianux 2.0.

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS1040 in the TS3500, refer to the following Web site

The installation of a TS1040 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 TS1040 Model F4A. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1040 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 Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC27-2130), 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

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.

TS1040 Tape Drive and Encryption

Support for the TS1040 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in i5/OS, AIX®, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows 2003 operating system environments.

The installation of a TS1040 Model F4A Tape Drive with encryption may require code updates for System p, System i, System x, and System z, 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 z environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS1040 Tape Drive. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1040 Tape Drive 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 Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC27-2130), also available at the above FTP site.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the TS1040 Tape Drive, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following Web site

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

  • System Managed (available for AIX and Sun Solaris only)
  • Library Managed (available for AIX, i5/OS, Linux, Linux on System z FCP-connected tape drives, HP, Sun Solaris, and Windows)
  • Application Managed (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager only)

IBM System i

System i supports Library Managed encryption in conjunction with the TS3500 Tape Library.

System i support of Library Managed encryption on the TS3500 requires:

  • i5/OS V5R3, or later
  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape Library

The Encryption Key Manager is supported on i5/OS V5.3, or later. If the Encryption Key Manager component is run on i5/OS, then the following program product is required:

  • IBM Developer Kit for Java™ — Java Developer Kit 5.0 (5722-JV1)

i5/OS Library Managed Encryption support is planned for June 8, 2007.

IBM System p

System p supports System Managed Encryption and Library Managed Encryption in conjunction with the TS3500 tape library, and Application Managed encryption with Tivoli Storage Manager.

AIX V5.2, or later are required for Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the AIX system.
  • The ATAPE device drivers must be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site

    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/AIX/

AIX System Managed encryption support is planned for June 8, 2007.

Library Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape Library

AIX Library Managed encryption support is planned for June 8, 2007.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a System p server with AIX:

  • AIX V5.2, or later is required.
  • One of the following two IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 and 64 bit)
  • Updates to the AIX Java SDK may be obtained at the following Web site

Linux on System z

Library Managed Encryption is available for System z servers connected to the TS3500 via FCP, running one of the following Linux on System z distributions:

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 4)

Library Managed Encryption with Linux on System z requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape Library

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a Linux on System z partition, then one of the following Java 2 SDKs should be installed and updated:

Library Managed encryption support of the TS1040 Tape Drive, attached via FCP to a Linux on System z partition, is planned to be available June 8, 2007.

HP-UX systems

HP-UX supports Library Managed Encryption with the TS3500 Tape Library.

Library Managed Encryption with HP-UX requires:

  • HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2
  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape Library

Library Managed Encryption of HP servers is planned for June 8, 2007.

To run the Encryption Key Manager on HP-UX, the IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center — Limited Edition (TPC-LE), licensed program product 5608-VC6, is required and is planned for July 6, 2007.

Sun Solaris systems

Sun Solaris supports Application Managed, System Managed, and Library Managed Encryption with the TS3500 Tape Library.

System Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Solaris system.
  • The IBM Solaris device drivers must be installed, updated, and utilized. The drivers may be downloaded from the following Web site

      ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/

Solaris System Managed Encryption support is planned for June 8, 2007.

Library Managed Encryption with Sun Solaris requires:

  • Sun Solaris 8, 9, and 10
  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape Library

Library Managed Encryption of Sun servers is planned for June 8, 2007.

To run the Encryption Key Manager on Sun Solaris, the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center — Limited Edition (TPC-LE), licensed program product 5608-VC6, is required and is planned for July 6, 2007.

Linux

System x and other Intel®-based or AMD Opteron-based Linux servers and System p servers support Application Managed and Library Managed Encryption on the TS3500. Library Managed Encryption requires:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (REHL 4)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10)
  • Asianux 2.0
  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape Library

If the Encryption Key Manager component is run on Linux, then one of the following two Java 2 SDKs should be installed and updated:

  • Java 2 Standard Edition SDK 5
  • Java 2 Standard Edition SDK 1.4.2

Updates to the Linux Java SDK may be obtained at the following Web site:

Library Managed Encryption is planned for June 8, 2007.

Windows systems

Application Managed and Library Managed Encryption is supported on Windows with the TS3500 Tape Library. Library Managed Encryption requires:

  • Windows 2003
  • An Encryption Key Manager component available to the TS3500 Tape Library
  • A TS3500 Tape library

Library Managed Encryption of Windows servers is planned for June 8, 2007.

To run the Encryption Key Manager component on Windows, the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center — Limited Edition (TPC-LE), licensed program product 5608-VC6, is required and is planned for July 6, 2007.

Application software

Tivoli Storage Manager supports Application Managed encryption on May 4, 2007.

Compatibility: The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write IBM LTO Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridges can only be used on LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives.

IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 2 or 3 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 (1,650 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 in separate TS3500 frames.
  • LTO encryption is supported only with the TS1040 Tape Drives and Ultrium 4 800 GB media.

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 (GA32-0559). Current levels of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure the TS1040 Model F4A 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 the 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.

Direct customer support: Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search word TS3500, 3584, TS1040, 3588, TS1120, or 3592.

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. 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.

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, call 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334) in the U.S. or Canada, or refer to the following Web site

Security, auditability, and control

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

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
 
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Terms and conditions

MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature: Yes

Warranty period

The TS3500 Tape Library: One year

IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media: Warranted separately

Customer setup: Some features are customer setup.

Machine code: This product requires installation by IBM, does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                                      Field
                Machine              Feature Purchase Plant
Description     type    Model        number  price    Install MMMC
 
LTO Ultrium 2   3584    L53,D53      1479    $18,390  Field
 Fibre Drive
 Canister
 
Transparent LTO 3584    L22,L32,     1604     12,000  Field
 Encryption             L52                           Field
                        L23,L53                       Both
 
64 Additional   3584    D53          1655      9,000  Plant   $27
 I/O Slots --
 LTO
 
64 Additional   3584    D23          1656      9,000  Plant    27
 I/O Slots --
 3592
 
Drive Removal   3584    L22,D22,     1663        675  Field
                        L23,D23,L32,
                        D32,L52,D52
                        L53,D53
 
3588 Drive      3584    L32,D32,     1678        675  Field
 Field Install          L52,D52,                      Both
 Assist                 L53,D53                       Both
 
Single Power    3584    L23,L53,     1909        185  Both
 Source                 D23,D53
 Bifurcated
 Cable
 
Customer        3584    L22,L32,     2730      7,495  Field
 Rackmountable          L52,L23,L53                   Both
 TS3000
 Service
 Console
 
Encryption      3584    L32,D32      9900          0  Field
 Configuration          L52,L53                       Both
                        D22,D23                       Both
                        D52,D53                       Both
 
3588 F4A Plant  3584    L53,D53      9682         NC  Plant
 Install
 
Dual 4.3M Power 3584    L23,D23,     9984        275  Both
 Cord NEMA              L53,D53
 L6/20P
 Non-Watertight
 
Dual 4.3M Power 3584    L23,D23,     9985        745  Both
 Cord                   L53,D53
 Russellstoll
 Watertight

 
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             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
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