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IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library 3576 Models L5B and E9U offer new enhancements

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-555
July 15, 2008

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
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Overview

The IBM System Storage™ TS3310 Tape Library consists of the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model  L5B (3576 Model L5B) and the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model E9U (3576 Model E9U). The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is extremely modular, with physical scalability varying from the 5U Model L5B base library to an additional four Model E9U expansion units.

The TS3310 now supports the following new enhancements:

  • An Advanced Reporting feature license key that enables the Drive Resource Utilization Reporting and Media Integrity Analysis Reporting functions. These user-configurable reporting functions provide graphical displays for both diagnostic and trend analysis data, designed to help evaluate tape drive, and media performance and drive utilization parameters. The Drive Resource Utilization Report can help you identify drives or groups of drives that are nearing 100% utilization. It will also help identify drive resources that are not being fully utilized and provide information necessary to determine if additional drives are necessary. The Media Integrity Report can help you measure and evaluate media and drive performance in the library.
  • An Encryption Key Manager path diagnostic function to assist administrative users in the setup, configuration, or troubleshooting of Library Managed Encryption enabled libraries.

 
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Key prerequisites

Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the TS3310 Tape Library with IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives to selected IBM System p™, IBM System i™, IBM System z™, IBM System x™, HP-UX, Sun, UNIX®, Linux™, and Microsoft® Windows® servers.

Refer to the Technical information section for details.
 
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Planned availability date

July 18, 2008

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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Description

The TS3310 Tape Library is an excellent choice, if you are:

  • Experiencing growth in online storage requirements
  • Considering a tape automation solution for your data storage needs
  • Considering an Ultrium tape solution

The IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library is designed to offer high performance, capacity, and technology to help address the heavy demands of tape storage. The TS3310 Tape Library is highly modular with scalability varying from the base library 5U control module to additional expansion units of 9U height each.

This automated tape library incorporates high-performance IBM LTO Ultrium 4 or Ultrium 3 Tape Drives for the midrange to enterprise open systems environment. Tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression) with the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge (for use only with Ultrium 4 format drives), and drive performance is up to 120 MB/second native data transfer rate with the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives. IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 data cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drives in the TS3310 Tape Library also support LTO Ultrium 4 WORM cartridges.

New enhancements to the TS3310 Tape Library include:

  • An Advanced Reporting feature license key that enables the Drive Resource Utilization Reporting and Media Integrity Analysis Reporting functions. These user-configurable reporting features provide graphical displays for both diagnostic and trend analysis data designed to help evaluate tape drive, and media performance and drive utilization parameters. The Drive Resource Utilization Report can help you identify drives or groups of drives that are nearing 100% utilization. It will also identify drive resources that are not being fully utilized and provide information necessary to determine if additional drives are necessary. The Media Integrity Report can help you measure and evaluate media and drive performance in the library.
  • An Encryption Key Manager path diagnostic function to assist administrative users in the setup, configuration, or troubleshooting of Library Managed Encryption enabled libraries. For information on how to install, configure, and use the Encryption Key Manager, refer to the IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java™ platform, Introduction, Planning and User's Guide GA76-0418, and the IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform, Quick Start Guide for LTO Ultrium 4, GA76-0420. Both are available at

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Reference information

Refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 105-426 , dated October 11, 2005
  • Hardware Announcement 107-216 , dated April 24, 2007

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 108-555

Trademarks

 
System Storage, System p, System i, System z, and System x are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

The following publications and CD are shipped with the product.

Title                                 Order number   Part number
 
IBM System Storage(TM) TS3310 Tape    GA32-0592
 Library Installation Quick
 Reference
 
IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape        GA32-0478
 Library Maintenance
 Information for Service Personnel
 
Documentation CD                                     45E5250
 
Multilanguage Statement of Limited                   95P5637
 Warranty

The following publication is also available for the TS3310:

Title                                 Order number
 
IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape        GA32-0477
 Library Setup and Operator Guide

IBM Publications Center Portal

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Planning information

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated machine code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders: Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3310 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed).

An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. One or more of the following Fibre Channel or SAS cables should be specified on the TS3310.

Fibre channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with the Fibre Drive feature (#8142) to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel switches, or other Fibre Channel components. At least one Fibre Channel cable should be specified on the initial plant order. The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Fibre Tape Drive (#8142) comes with an LC Duplex connector.

Features available for Fibre Channel cables, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

  • 6005 — 5 meters LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6013 — 13 meters LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6025 — 25 meters LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

An interposer may be required to connect a Fibre cable with LC Duplex connectors to another SC Duplex connector. The following interposer feature is available:

  • 5096 — Interposer SC-LC Fibre

SAS cables: A SAS cable is required to attach a TS3310 Tape Library with the LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive (3 Gbps), feature #8139, to a host SAS adapters. The IBM Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive comes with two Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors. It is recommended that at least one SAS cable must be specified on the initial (plant) order for feature #8139. The following cable features are available for SAS attachment:

  • 5402 — 2 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8470 to target SFF-8088)
  • 5406 — 5.5 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8470 to target SFF-8088)
  • 5502 — 2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8088 to target SFF-8088)
  • 5506 — 5.5 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8088 to target SFF-8088)

SAS interposers: A 1x4 interposer with either SAS/Mini-SAS or Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS connector is available for connecting up to four Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables and their respective SAS drives to a single host bus adapter port. Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x cables (#5502 or #5506), to connect the interposer to the drive, need to be ordered separately.

The following interposer features are available:

  • 5400 — SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer
  • 5500 — Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer

Refer to the Specify or Special Features section of the Sales Manual for a detailed description of the above features.

Security, auditability, and control

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: No

Field installable feature: Yes

Warranty period: One year

This feature or features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Customer setup: Yes

Machine code: No license terms apply
 
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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.

                            Machine     Feat.   Purch.
Description               type  model   number  price
 
Advanced Reporting        3576  L5B     1650    $2,950
 
                                        Plant/
                                        Field    MES     Cabl
                          Mach/Mod/Feat install  removal req.
 
Advanced Reporting        3576/L5B/1650 Both     N       N

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System Storage and System x are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, eServer, and xSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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