Family 3584+10 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Model L23

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  November 21, 2014.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Machine elements
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3584-L23 2006/05/092006/06/09 - -

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Abstract

The IBM 3584 TS3500 Tape Library is part of a family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange to high-end systems.

Model abstract 3584-L23

The IBM 3584 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.
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Highlights

The TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. These models expand capacity and function and are designed to provide the following enhancements:


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Description

These models of the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) are designed to provide enhanced tape drive technology and support in reduced footprint frames 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 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. The 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.

The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is the next generation of patented IBM Multi-Path Architecture. ALMS is designed to provide enhanced automation functionality such as dynamic partitioning, including storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment. COD level additions can also be selected and implemented through license key upgrades with the TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or L23 frames, helping provide growth flexibility as required. The TS3500 Tape Library continues to offer a SAN-ready Multi-Path Architecture, and the ability to partition the library into 192 logical libraries. Tivoli Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management for the TS3500 Tape Library.

These advancements in performance, capacity, function, and footprint help reduce automation floor space requirements, enhance library management, and provide flexibility, growth, and a foundation for automation across an enterprise or business installation.

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:

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 a required 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 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:

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:

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:

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

Note: 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 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:

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).
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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Tape Drives Library Cart Slots Library Data Capacity (TB) (Native) Library Data Capacity (TB) (Comp.)
L23 0-12 58-260 29-130 87-390

Customer setup (CSU)

Some features are customer setup.

Devices supported

TS3500 Model D23:

TS3500 Model D53:

TS3500 Model L23:

TS3500 Model L53:

Model conversions

The following model conversions are now available for the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584):

Feature Conversions:

      From     To
Type  Feature  Feature  Conversion Requirements
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3584  1641     1643     Model conversion of L22 to L23 or L52 to L53
3584  1642     1644     Model conversion of L22 to L23 or L52 to L53
3584  1681     1682     Model conversion of L22 to L23 or L52 to L53
 

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Technical description
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The TS3500 Tape Library is designed to be a high-performance, reliable, scalable tape library subsystem for tape automation. Tape drives in the TS3500 can be attached to IBM System i, IBM System p, and IBM System z products or to IBM eServer xSeries, Netfinity, Sun, Hewlett Packard, UNIX, Linux, Windows and other open systems servers. Each aspect of the library subsystem has been optimized to support repeated, dependable unattended tape handling. The optimized dual gripper accessor moves cartridges within the library and the tape drives.

The Models D23 and L23 can contain the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives with a dual-ported 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface to support fast access and high capacity, performance, and reliability in automated library service. The TS1120 Tape Drive is designed for environments that require reliable, high performance tape support for backup, restore, archive, and data interchange. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives have sustained data rates of up to 100 MB/sec native. The physical tape capacity of the 3592 data cartridge is 500 GB per cartridge in native format (1.5 GB with 3:1 compression).

The Models D53 and L53 can contain the IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive Model F3B with a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface to support fast data transfer and reliability in automated library service. The IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives have been refined using the many years of IBM tape experience to help provide extremely fast data transfer and reliable automated handling. The TS1030 Model F3B Tape Drives have sustained data rates of up to 80 MB/sec native (up to 160 MB/sec at 2:1 compression). With the use of the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge, the physical tape capacity is 400 GB per cartridge in native format, and using LTO-DC (LTO Data Compression) (2:1) compression is 800 GB.

Each TS3500 Frame supports plant or field installation of up to twelve Fibre Channel attached tape drives. The TS3500 can have up to 192 tape drives and be configured to have up to 192 control paths and up to 192 logical libraries. The library contains the electronics and logic for autochanger operations. Each tape drive contains the electronics and logic for reading and writing data, control of the tape drive, management of the data buffer, and error recovery procedures. The TS3500 has its own power and cooling components.

Physical specifications

Approximate weights are as follows:

Model L23:

Operating environment

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:

Limitations

The internal modem option (#2733) and USB modem option (#2734) are qualified for use in the following countries:

Abu Dhabi City, Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla,
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan,
Bahamas (The), Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda,
Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin
Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China CCC, China
NALTE, Colombia, Congo (Republic of the), Croatia, Dominica,
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EEA**, Egypt, El Salvador,
Equatorial Guinea, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji,
French Polynesia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Guernsey,
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,
Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho,
Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Monaco,
Montserrat, Morocco (Western Sahara), Namibia, Netherlands
Antilles, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman,
Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar,
Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Pierre and
Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia,
Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland,
Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,
Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, UAE, Ukraine, United States,
Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and
Futuna, and Zimbabwe.
 
EEA = EU and EFTA: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK.
 
Oversea areas part of EU: Portugal: Acores, Madeira, Spain: Canarias,
 
France: Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion.
 
USA includes US Territories: American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Howland Islands, Jarvis
Island, Johnson Island, Kingma Reef, Midway Islands, Navarra Islands,
Palmyra, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Wake Island.
 

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 website:

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

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.

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.

When a 3584 Model HA1 is installed in a TS3500 Tape Library, the following feature numbers must be added to the 3584 Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 in that library:

A 3584 Model D22, D23, D52, or D53 must be ordered with the Model HA1 to provide the second accessor and serve as the Service Bay B for that accessor. It must be ordered with the following feature:

When a 3584 Model HA1 is installed in a TS3500 Tape Library, the following feature numbers must be present on one 3584 Model Dxx expansion frame in that library (other than the one one used as a Service Bay B):

It is also recommended that the Dual AC Power feature (#1901) be installed on the Model L22, L32 or L52 and on the D22, D32 or D52 Frames in a 3584 Tape Library containing a Model HA1. Dual AC power is standard on the Models L23 and L53, and is included with the Enhanced Frame Control Assembly feature (#1451) on the Models D23 and D53.

Each 3584 Tape Library configuration containing a Model HA1 requires a different set of X-Track cables for the dual accessors in the library, depending on the total number of frames in that TS3500 Tape Library. The following feature number must be ordered every time the number of attached frames is changed (either added or removed) in a TS3500 Tape Library that has a Model HA1:

This feature number will enable the proper X-Track cables to be shipped based on the presence of feature number 9040 and the quantity of feature number 9003 on the Model Lxx Frame.

Note: Feature number 1840 is not required with the first installation of a Model HA1. It is only required when the number of attached frames is changed after the installation of the Model HA1.

In a TS3500 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 and 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 without a Model HA1.

When frames are added to a TS3500 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 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:

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:

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):

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:

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:

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:

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.

The 3584 Model L23 and L53 subsystem can take advantage of the advanced call home capabilities for an open systems environment with the attachment to TSSC.

Feature #2704 provides a 26-Port Ethernet switch and an attachment cable for connection to a TS3000 System Console or Master Console for Service. Up to 24 additional connections are provided by this feature for connection of features #2714, #2715, or another #2704 feature.

Feature #2724 provides the enhanced mountable TSSC 1U server and an Ethernet cable for connection to the rack mount switch.

Feature #5512 provides a keyboard, display, and mouse.

With the introduction of the new TSSC feature #2724, in order for IBM to gain remote access to the machine, feature #2734, a new external homologated USB modem for approved countries, will be required or the customer will need to provide an external modem that is supported by the TSSC server for those regions not listed on the qualified country list.

The TSSC new server, USB modem, and 26 or 16 Port Ethernet Switch are available as features #2734, #2724, #2714, #2702, or #2704, with IBM Enterprise Tape Systems and Controllers 3584 Model L23 or L53, and 3952 Model F05 supporting attachment of 3592 Model C07, TS7700 components, 3958 Model DD5 and 3958 Model AP1.

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:

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

An interposer is available to connect a tape drive or server LC Duplex adapter to a SC Duplex cable with the following feature number:

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:

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

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 website:

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:

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:

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:

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

HP systems

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

Sun systems

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

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:

Windows systems

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

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 website:

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:


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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 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
 
 IBM 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

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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                                                                Plant/
                                                                Field
                                                                Only
                                Machine                 Feature Install
Description                      Type   Models          Number  Feature
------------------------------- ------- --------------- ------- -------
OEM - No IBM Logo                3584    L23              7703   Plant
Bull OEM Logo                    3584    L23              7704   Plant
Driveless Frame                  3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9001(1)Both
First Expansion Frame Attch      3584       L23,L53       9002(1)Both
Add Expansion Frame Attch        3584       L23,L53       9003(1)Both
High Availability Library        3584       L23,L53       9040(1)Both
High Density Library             3584       L22,L23       9050   Both
                                            L32,L52
                                            L53
Shuttle Complex Library          3584       L23           9070   Both
Enhanced Grippers/Pivot          3584       L23,L53       9205   Plant
Attached to HP-UX System         3584       L23,L53       9210(1)Plant
Attached to Solaris System       3584       L23,L53       9211(2)Plant
Attached to Windows System       3584       L23,L53       9212(1)Plant
Attached to Other Non-IBM System 3584       L23,L53       9213(1)Plant
Attached to Linux System         3584       L23,L53       9215(1)Plant
Attach to 3953 LM                3584       L23,L53       9217(1)Both
8-16 Frame X-Track Cbl. Plant    3584       L23,L53       9316(1)Plant
Attached to i5/OS or OS/400      3584       L23,L53       9400(2)Plant
Attach to AIX System             3584       L23,L53       9600(2)Plant
Plant Install E05 in 3584        3584       D23,L23       9680(1)Plant
Plant Install 3592 Model E07/EH7 3584       L23           9692   Plant
in 3584
3592 E08/EH8 Plant Install       3584       L25,D25,      9699   Plant
                                            L23,D23
No Host Cables from Plant        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9700(1)Plant
Encryption Configuration         3584       L32,D32,L23,  9900   Both
                                            L52,L53,             Both
                                            D22,D23              Both
                                            D52,D53              Both
Nema L6-30 Power Cord                 3584  L23,D23       9954   Both
RS 3750DP Power Cord                                      9955   Both
IEC 309 Power Cord                                        9956   Both
PDL 4.3m Power Cord                                       9957   Both
Korean 4.3m Power Cord                                    9958   Both
Unterminated Power Cord                                   9959   Both
Unterminated Power Cord - China                           9966   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord WT            3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9970(2)Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9972(1)Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Argentina     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9976   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Brazil        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9977   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Aust/NZ       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9978   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Japan         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9979   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord China         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9980   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Korea         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9981   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Taiwan        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9982   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord So.Africa     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9983   Both
Dual 4.3M Power Cord NEMA        3584       L23,D23       9984   Both
 L6-20 Non-Watertight                       L53,D53
Dual 4.3M Power Cord             3584       L23,D23       9985   Both
 Russellstoll                               L53,D53
 Watertight
Power Cord to adjacent           3584       L23           9989   Both
frame PDUs
Shipping and Handling NC         3584       L23           AG00   Plant
 

Note: (1) This feature has been previously announced on other models.

Note: (2) This feature has been previously announced on other models and the description has changed.

Note: (3) This feature was previously announced on the designated models, but the description has changed.

Miscellaneous

(#7703) OEM - NO IBM LOGO

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3500 Tape Library Model D23, D53, L23, L53, HA1, S24, or S54 without "IBM" or "System Storage" logos on the front doors.

(#7704) Bull OEM Logo

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3500 Tape Library Model D23, D53, L23, L53, HA1, S24, or S54 without IBM or System Storage logos and provides the OEM BULL logos on the front doors.

(#9070) Shuttle Complex Library

This feature must be ordered against the Lxx frame of a library string in which at least one shuttle station is to be installed. This feature code helps keep track of the number of TS3500 library strings that are connected to shuttle complexes. This feature also provides two IBM super logo rear side covers for plant only orders. This feature is not chargeable.

(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model L23 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

(#AGG2) Shipping and Handling - Model L23

This feature indicates each Model L23 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGG2 or feature #AG00 on the order.

System Attachment

The following specify codes indicate the type of server or servers to which the 3584 Tape Library is attached:

(#9050) High Density Library

This feature must be specified on TS3500 (3584) Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 that contains a High Density Frame Model S24 or S54. The feature notifies the plant that a Model S24 or S54 is attached so the proper associated hardware and interface cables are provided for the 3584 Tape Library.

When a Model S24 or S54 is installed in a high availability (HA) TS3500 Tape Library (feature #9040 on the base frame), the following features are required.

(#9205) Enhanced Grippers/Pivot

This feature is required for TS3500 Models L23 and L53 with plant feature #9050 (High Density Frame) installed.

(#9210) Attached to HP-UX

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a server running HP-UX.

(#9211) Attached to Solaris System

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a server running Sun Solaris.

(#9212) Attached to Windows System

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a server running Windows.

(#9213) Attached to Other Non-IBM System

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a non-IBM system running an other operating system.

(#9215) Attached to Linux System

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a server running Linux.

(#9217) Attached to 3953 Library Manager

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a 3953 Library Manager.

(#9218) Attached to HPSS

This indicates that the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) software is used to manage data on the TS3500 Tape Library.

(#9316) 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable - Plant

This feature must be added to any 3584 Tape Library coming from the plant that will have 15 to 16 frames (14 or 15 Expansion Frames attached to the Model L22, L23, L52, or L53). For ease of future expansion to 15 or 16 frame configurations, this feature can be added to any 3584 Tape Library coming from the plant that will have eight or more frames (seven or more Expansion Frames attached to the Model L22, L23, L52, or L53).

(#9400) Attached to i5/OS or OS/400 System

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a server running i5/OS or OS/400.

(#9600) Attached to AIX System

This indicates that tape drives in the library are attached to a server running AIX.

(#9680) Plant Install 3592 Model E05 in 3584

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E05 Tape into a 3584 Model D23 or L23 coming from the plant. Installation of a 3592 Model E05 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1513) be installed to contain the canister.

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.

(#9683) Plant Install 3592 Model E06 in 3584

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E06 Tape into a 3584 Model D23 or Model L23 coming from the plant. Installation of a 3592 Model E06 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) be installed to contain the canister.

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.

(#9692) PLANT INSTALL 3592 E07/EH7 IN 3584

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E07 into a 3584 Model D23 or Model L23 coming from the plant. Installation of the 3592 Model E07 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) be installed to contain the canister.

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.

(#9699) 3592 E08/EH8 Plant Install in 3584

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E08 into a 3584 Model D23 or Model L23 coming from the plant. Installation of the 3592 Model E08 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) be installed to contain the canister.

(#9700) No Host Cables From Plant

This feature must be placed on any 3584 frame shipping from the plant with no host attachment cables specified when a tape drive is ordered on the Frame. This feature is not required if the Driveless Frame feature (#9001) is specified. When this feature is on the order, the plant will not include any Fibre Channel tape drive host attachment cables with the shipment of this 3584 frame. Any required cables must be supplied by the customer.

(#9900) - Encryption Configuration

This feature should be ordered when encryption will be used in a TS3500 Tape Library. It includes publication updates with information on enabling and configuring the TS3500 Tape Library to support encryption. This feature also provides an EKM publication and device driver CD. Customer initiated procedures need to be completed for enabling and configuring the TS3500 Tape Library to support encryption with the TS1120 encryption capable tape drive.

Note: Only supported with encryption capable TS1120 (3592 Model E05) (not valid with 3592-J1A or 3590 Tape Drives).

(#9984) Dual 4.3M Power Cord NEMA L6-20 Non-Watertight

This feature provides dual 4.3 meter (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 15 Amp power cords with NEMA L6-20P non-watertight plugs for connection to NEMA L6-20R receptacles. If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9985) Dual 4.3M Power Cord Russellstoll Watertight

This feature provides dual 4.3 meter (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 15 Amp power cords with Russellstoll 3720DPU2 watertight connectors for connection to Russellstoll 3743U2 or 9R23U2W receptacles, or Russellstoll 3913U2 or 9C23U2 connectors. If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

Power Cords

The appropriate power cord will be shipped based on country code unless otherwise specified. If any power cord other than the default is required, it must be specified from one of the following specify codes:

(#9954) Nema L6-30 Power Cord

This feature provides a NEMA L6-30 non-watertight 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps, used in U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Japan.

(#9955) RS 3750DP Power Cord

This feature provides a Russellstoll 3750DP Watertight 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps, used in U.S, Chicago, Canada, LA, and Japan.

(#9956) IEC 309 Power Cord

This feature provides a IEC 309, p+n+g, 32A, 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 230 Vac, 24 Amps, used in EMEA.

(#9957) PDL 4.3m Power Cord

This feature provides a PDL 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 230-240 Vac, 23 Amps, used in Australia and New Zealand

(#9958) Korean 4.3m Power Cord

This feature provides a non-watertight 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps, with Korean plug SJ-3302, used in North and South Korea.

(#9959) Unterminated Power Cord

This feature provides an unterminated, non-watertight 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps power cord with IRAM and BSMI agency certifications. This is the recommended cord for Argentina and Taiwan.

(#9966) Unterminated Power Cord - China

This feature provides an unterminated, non-watertight 4.3 meter (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps power cord with CCC agency certification. This is the recommended power cord for China.

(#9970) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord

This feature provides dual 4.3 meter (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 16 Amp power cords with IEC 309 Type 2P+GND 16A connectors, Hubbell type HBL316P6W for connection to Hubbell type HBL316R6W receptacles. This is the default power cord if no other feature is specified, in all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9972) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Non-Watertight

This feature provides dual 4.3 meter (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 15 Amp power cords with a non-watertight connector NEMA L6-15P for connection to NEMA L6-15R receptacles. This is the default power cord if no other feature is specified, in the United States, Canada, and Philippines.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9976) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Argentina

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an IRAM 2073 plug for Argentina. This is the default power cord for Argentina if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9977) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Brazil

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 15 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an Earth Pin InMetro NBR 14136 plug for Brazil. This is the default power cord for Brazil if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9978) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Australia/New Zealand

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an AS/NZS 3112/2000 plug for Australia and New Zealand. This is the default power cord for Australia and New Zealand if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9979) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Japan

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 15 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a JIS C8303, C8306 plug for Japan. This is the default power cord for Japan if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9980) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord China

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a GB 2099.1, 1002 plug for China. This is the default power cord for China if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9981) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Korea

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 12 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an earth pin KS C8305, K60884-1 plug for Korea. This is the default power cord for Korea if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9982) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord Taiwan

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a CNS 10917-3 plug for Taiwan. This is the default power cord for Taiwan if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9983) Dual 4.3 Meter Power Cord South Africa

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 meter (14-foot) 16 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a SANS 164-1 plug for South Africa. This is the default power cord for South Africa if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 meter power cords.

(#9989) Power Cord to adjacent frame PDUs

This feature provides two power cords 4.3 meters (14 feet) in length, rated at 250 Vac, 10 amps with IEC C14 plugs. These power cords may be plugged into the spare outlets on the two PDUs provided by a FC 1950 that is installed in an adjacent frame of the library or into customer- provided PDUs that are mounted external to the library frames. One or two adjacent frames may be powered by the spare outlets available on the FC 1950 PDUs. The adjacent frame to be powered may be up to three frames away from the frame containing the FC 1950 PDUs. By using this feature, up to three library frames can be powered by the two customer facility outlets that feed the FC 1950 PDUs.

Features - Chargeable

                                                                Plant/
                                                                Field
                                                                Only
                                Machine                 Feature Install
Description                      Type   Models          Number  Feature
------------------------------- ------- --------------- ------- -------
Library & Drive Code Update      3584       L23,L53       0500(1)Field
Add'l LC/LC Patch Cable          3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   1461(1)Both
3592 Fibre Drive Mtg Kit         3584       D23,L23       1513   Both
Web Camera Mounting Hardware     3584       L23           1530   Both
Transparent LTO Encryption       3584       L22,L32,      1604   Field
                                            L52,                 Field
                                            L23,L53              Both
Intermed. Cap. On Demand         3584       L23,L53       1643(1)Both
Base Capacity on Demand          3584       L23,L53       1644(1)Both
16 Additional LTO I/O Slots      3584       L23,L53       1658(1)Both
16 Additional 3592 I/O Slots     3584       L23,L53       1659(1)Both
Drive Removal                    3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   1663(1)Field
3592 Drive Field Install         3584       D23,L23       1674(1)Plant
3592 E07/E08 Drive Field         3584       L23,D23       1675   Both
 Install
Path Failover                    3584       L23,L53       1682   Both
Advanced Lib Mgt System          3584       L23,L53       1690(1)Both
Entry ALMS                       3584   L22,L23,L52,L53   1692
Intermediate ALMS                3584   L22,L23,L52,L53   1693
Full ALMS                        3584   L22,L23,L52,L53   1694
1-2 Frame X-Track Cable          3584       L23,L53       1802(1)Field
3-6 Frame X-Track Cable          3584       L23,L53       1806(1)Field
7-14 Frame X-Track Cable         3584       L23,L53       1814(1)Field
8-16 Frame X-Track Cable         3584       L23,L53       1816(1)Field
Change HA X-Track Cable          3584       L23,L53       1840(1)Field
Single Power Source              3584       L23,L53       1909   Both
 Bifurcated Cable                           D23,D53
Power Distribution Units         3584       L23,D23       1950   Both
Enhanced Grippers/Pivot          3584       L22,L23       2205   Field
                                            L32,L52
                                            L53
Enhanced Accessor                3584       L22,L23       2304   Field
                                            L32,L52
                                            L53
Console Expansion 26Port         3584       L23,L53       2704   Both
 Enet Switch/Rackmount
Remote Support Facility          3584       L23,L53       2710(1)Both
Remote Support Attachment        3584       L23,L53       2712(1)Both
TS3000 System Console            3584       L23,L53       2720   Both
Console Expansion                3584       L23,L53       2714   Both
Console Attachment               3584       L23,L53       2715   Both
Rackmount TS3000 System          3584       L23,L53       2724   Both
 Console
Rackmount TS3000 System          3584       L23,L53       2725
 Console
Customer Rackmountable           3584       L22,L32       2730   Field
TS3000 Service Console                      L52,                 Field
                                            L23,L53              Both
TS3000 System Console            3584       L23           2732   Both
Internal Modem                   3584       L23           2733   Both
USB Modem                        3584       L23,L53       2734   Both
Optical Drive                    3584       L23,L53       2748
TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware                            4871   Both
TS7700 BE 4Gb Switches                                    4872   Both
Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches                              4873   Both
Adj Frame Support for BE Switches                         4874   Both
Back End 8Gb Switch              3584       L23           4875(1)Both
CU BE Switch Mounting H/W        3584      L23,D23        4876   Both
Reinstall CU 8Gb BE Switches               L23,D23        4877   Both
CU Adj Frame Support for                   L23,D23        4878   Both
 BE Switches
Interposer SC-LC Fibre           3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   5096(1)Both
KVM Display/Keyboard             3584      L23,L53        5512   Both
 /Mouse
22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   5922(1)Both
5 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6005(1)Both
13 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6013(1)Both
25 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6025(1)Both
61 Meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6061(1)Both
3592 Cleaning Cartridge          3584       D23,L23       8802(1)Plant
Shipping and Handling L2x        3584       L23           AGG2   Plant
 

Note: (1) This feature has been previously announced on other models.

Note: (2) This feature has been previously announced on other models and the description has changed.

Note: (3) This feature was previously announced on the designated models, but the description has changed.

Feature descriptions

(#0500) Library and Drive Code Update

This feature provides an update to the microcode firmware of an installed tape library and the tape drives. Newer microcode firmware levels may be required when adding new functions or attaching tape drives in the library to new environments. For more details on minimum required levels, refer to the Hardware Requirements section.

(#1461) Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

This feature provides one additional 2.0 meter LC/LC Fibre Channel cable to attach the second interface port on a 3592 or TS1050 Tape Drive to the Fibre Channel Patch Panel.

(#1513) 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled and one LC/LC drive-to-patch panel cable and coupler for installing a 3592 Tape Drive canister feature (#1674 or #9680 or #9683.) This feature can be pre-installed to simplify future tape drive installation.

Note: If a TS1130 Tape Drive, Model E06 or EU6 is installed in a Model D23 or L23, then feature #1515 is required for each tape drive. Feature #1513 is not compatible with the TS1130.

(#1515) 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled and one LC/LC drive-to-patch panel cable and coupler for installing a 3592 Tape Drive canister feature (#1674 or #1675 or #9680 or #9683 or #9692, or #9699). This feature can be pre-installed to simplify future tape drive installation.

(#1530) Web Camera Mounting Hardware

This feature provides mounting brackets for attaching a customer provided video camera with a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount. The web camera mounting hardware can be installed on either a front or rear frame support in any frame.

(#1604) Transparent LTO Encryption

This feature provides license keys to support System Managed Encryption and Library Managed Encryption on TS1040, TS1050, and TS1060 Tape Drives (3588 F4A, F5A, and F6A).

Note: The 3588 Model F4A, F5A, or F6A Tape Drive must be separately ordered. As the 3588 Tape Drive is designated as customer setup, if assistance is required to field install the drive the 3588 Tape Drive Field Install Assist feature (#1678) should be added to the order.

(#1643) Intermediate Capacity On Demand

This feature provides on-demand activation of additional storage elements within the tape library to increase the available cartridge slot capacity from 58 to 117 3592 cartridges for a Model L22/L23, and from 64 to 129 LTO cartridges for a Model L52/L53.

(#1644) Base Capacity On Demand

This feature provides on-demand activation of additional storage elements within the tape library to increase the available cartridges to the maximum capacity of 199-260 3592 cartridges (depending on features ordered) for the Model L22/L23, and to the maximum capacity of 219-287 LTO cartridges (depending on features ordered) for the Model L52/L53.

For the Model L22/L23: The maximum 3592 cartridge capacity of 260 is reduced by 12 cartridges when five to eight 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kits (#1513) are installed, and by 11 cartridges when nine to twelve Drive Mounting Kits are installed. The installation of a 16 Additional I/O Slots feature (#1658 or #1659) reduces the maximum cartridge capacity by 38 cartridges.

For the Model L52/L53: The maximum LTO cartridge capacity of 287 is reduced by 14 cartridges when five to eight 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kits (#1514) are installed, and by 12 cartridges when nine to twelve Drive Mounting Kits are installed. The installation of a 16 Additional I/O Slots feature (#1658 or #1659) reduces the maximum cartridge capacity by 38 cartridges.

(#1658) 16 Additional LTO I/O Slots

This feature provides an additional 16 I/O slots for LTO Ultrium cartridges. It is for a 3584 Model L22 or L23 with LTO mixed media requirements in the library, or for a 3584 Model L52 or L53 without LTO mixed media requirements in the library. The additional I/O slots provide the capability to simultaneously insert or remove LTO data cartridges in addition to the insert or remove of data cartridges with the standard I/O station.

(#1659) 16 Additional 3592 I/O Slots

This feature provides an additional 16 I/O slots for 3592 data cartridges. It is for a 3584 Model L22 or L23 without 3592 mixed media requirements in the library, or for a 3584 Model L52 or L53 with 3592 mixed media requirements in the library. The additional I/O slots provide the capability to simultaneously insert or remove 3592 data cartridges in addition to the insert or remove of data cartridges with the standard I/O station.

(#1663) Drive Removal

This feature provides removal of one tape drive from an installed tape library. In addition to the drive removal, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate these features as no longer existing within the library. This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to remove drives from existing frames and later install them in other frames. One 3592 tape drive feature (#1674 or #9680 or #9683) or one LTO tape drive feature (#9678, #9679, #9681, #9682, #9695, #9696, #9697, or #9698) should be removed from the library when a tape drive is removed. The 3588 Tape Drive is designated for customer setup. However, if assistance if desired to remove a 3588 Tape Drive, this feature can be ordered for that purpose also.

(#1674) 3592 Tape Drive Field Install

This feature field installs one 3592 Model J1A or E05 or E06 or EU6 Tape Drive canister into an installed 3584 Model D22 or L22 or D23 or L23. This feature is also required to field merge a customer-owned 3592 Model J1A or E05 or E06 or EU6 Tape Drive canister into a 3584 Frame coming from the plant. Installation of a 3592 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1503 or #1513 or #1515) be installed to contain the canister.

Note: The 3592 Tape Drive must be separately ordered. This feature is only to install that tape drive. If a TS1130 Tape Drive Model E06 or EU6 is installed in Model D22 or L22 or D23 or L23, then feature #1503 or #1513 or #1515 is required for each tape drive.

(#1675) 3592 E07/E08 Tape Drive Field Install

This feature field installs one 3592 Model E07 or E08 Tape Drive canister into an installed 3584 Model D22 or L22 or D23 or L23. This feature is also required to field merge a customer-owned 3592 Model E07 or E08 Tape Drive canister into a 3584 Frame coming from the plant. Installation of 3592 Model E07 or E08 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature #1515 be installed to contain the canister.

Note: The 3592 Model E07 or E08 Tape Drive must be separately ordered. This feature is only to install that tape drive. If a TS1140 or TS1150 Tape Drive, Model E07 or E08 is installed in Model D22, D23, L22, or L23, then feature #1515 is required for each tape drive.

(#1682) Path Failover

This optional feature provides automatic control path and data path failover for tape drives in the library. The control path failover is designed to provide automatic control path failover to a pre-configured redundant control path in the event of a loss of a host adapter or control path drive, without aborting the current job in progress. The data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism for configuring 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 can provide flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

(#1690) Advanced Library Management System

The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is a required feature that provides a license key to enable dynamic management of cartridges, storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries. Tape drives can be assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. ALMS is designed to allow logical libraries to be added, deleted, or changed while avoiding disruption to host application. The assignment of inserted cartridges to a logical library can be set manually, by the software application, or by user defined policies. Storage capacity can be changed while avoiding disruption to host applications.

(#1692) Entry Advanced Library Management System

This feature provides a license key to support dynamic management of cartridges, storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries in an entry configured TS3500 Tape Library. Tape drives can be easily assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. Logical libraries can be added, deleted, or changed non-disruptively. The assignment of inserted cartridges to a logical library can be set manually, by the software application, or by user defined policies. Storage capacity can be changed without any impact to host applications.

(#1693) Intermediate Advanced Library Management System

This feature supports dynamic management of cartridges, storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries in an intermediate configured TS3500 Tape Library. The license key was provided with feature #1692. Tape drives can be easily assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. Logical libraries can be added, deleted, or changed nondisruptively. The assignment of inserted cartridges to a logical library can be set manually, by the software application, or by user defined policies. Storage capacity can be changed without any impact to host applications.

(#1694) Full Advanced Library Management System

This feature supports dynamic management of cartridges, storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries in an fully configured TS3500 Tape Library. The license key was provided with feature #1692. Tape drives can be easily assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. Logical libraries can be added, deleted, or changed non-disruptively. The assignment of inserted cartridges to a logical library can be set manually, by the software application, or by user defined policies. Storage capacity can be changed without any impact to host applications.

(#1802) 1-2 Frame X-Track Cable

This feature should be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when frames are being removed from a library that has three or more frames, such that there will only be one or two frames remaining (one Model D22, D23, D32, D42, D52, or D53 Frame attached).

(#1806) 3-6 Frame X-Track Cable

This feature must be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when frames are being added to a library that has one or two frames, such that there will only be three to six frames in the 3584 library configuration (two to five Model D22, D23, D32, D42, D52, or D53 Frames attached).

This feature must also be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when frames are being removed from a library that has seven or more frames, such that there will only be three to six frames remaining (two to five Model D22, D23, D32, D42, D52, or D53 Frames attached).

(#1814) 7-14 Frame X-Track Cable

This feature must be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when one frame is being added to a library that has one to six frames, such that there will only be seven frames in the 3584 library configuration (six Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 Frames attached). If this feature is on the Model L32, then 7 to 14 total frames can be supported without changing this feature. This feature must also be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when frames are being removed from a library that has eight or more frames and the 8-16 X-Track Cable feature (#1816 or #9316) installed, such that there will only be seven frames remaining (six Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 Frames attached).

(#1816) 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable

This feature can be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when frames are being added to a library that has one to seven frames, such that there will be eight to 16 frames in the 3584 library configuration (7 to 15 Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 Frames attached).

This feature must be added to any 3584 Tape Library (that does not contain a Model HA1) when frames are being added to a library, such that there will be 15 to 16 frames in the 3584 library configuration (14 or 15 Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 Frames attached), unless feature #9316 is installed.

(#1840) Change HA X-Track Cable

This feature provides a different set of X-Track cables when the number of frames is changed in a 3584 Tape Library that has a 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1. Each 3584 Tape Library configuration containing a Model HA1 requires a different set of X-Track cables for the dual accessors in the library depending on the total number of frames in that 3584 Tape Library. This feature must be ordered every time the number of attached frames is changed (either added or removed), and the proper X-Track cables will be shipped based on the number of features #9003 on the Model Lxx Frame.

(#1909) Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable

This feature provides a single power outlet connection while maintaining drive redundant power to L23, L53, D23, D53 frames. This feature must be ordered in conjunction with normal power cord options.

(#1950) Power Distribution Units

This feature provides two power distribution units (PDU) for distributing AC power to loads within the frame. Each PDU comes with internal power cables to provide power to the enhanced frame control assembly (#1451). When ordering feature code #1950, customers must also order one of the dual line cord features #9954, #9955, #9956, #9957, #9958, #9959, or #9966. Note that these line cord features may require different customer facility outlets than frames without feature code #1950.

(#2205) Enhanced Grippers/Pivot

This feature provides enhanced grippers to Models Lx2 and Lx3 frames that do not have feature #9205 installed.

(#2304) Enhanced Accessor

This feature provides the complete accessor assembly with enhanced grippers for Models L22, L23, L32, L52, and L53 frames.

(#2704) Console Expansion 26Port Enet Switch/Rackmount

This feature provides a 26-Port Ethernet switch and an attachment cable for connection to a TS3000 System Console or Master Console for Service. Up to 24 additional connections are provided by this feature for connection of features #2714, #2715, or another #2704 feature.

Remote Support Features

(#2710) Remote Support Facility

This feature supplies a cable and connectors for connection to an IBM supplied modem to enable remote diagnostic support. This feature should be specified on the first unit in an installation.

(#2712) Remote Support Attachment

This feature provides an additional cable and connector. It should be ordered on the third through the fourteenth library attached to the Remote Support Switch in an installation site.

(#2714) Console Expansion

(No Longer Available as of July 27, 2012)

This feature provides an attachment cable for connection to the TS3000 System Console (#2720) or a Master Console For Service. It also includes an Ethernet hub for expanding the number of units that can be attached. Up to 14 additional connections are provided by this feature for connection of #2715 or another #2714.

(#2715) Console Attachment

This feature provides a cable to attach a unit to the Ethernet switch provided by the TS3000 System Console or Master Console for Service or the Console Expansion (feature #2704 or #2714). A maximum of 40 of the #2715 may be included in a single master console facility.

(#2719) Console Upgrade

(No Longer Available as of September 24, 2010)

This feature provides a memory upgrade to 2 GB total RAM and a second ethernet card for the Service Console to allow redundant connections into the service network. This feature only applies to consoles shipped with features #2718, #2720 and #2721. It is required on any console used by TS7700 features #2714, #2715 or #2720.

(#2720) TS3000 System Console

(No Longer Available as of October 31, 2008)

This feature provides the enhanced TS3000 System Console, an Ethernet hub, and a cable and connectors for connection of one machine to an IBM supplied modem to enable remote enhanced service. This feature should be specified on the first machine in an installation connected to a TS3000 System Console facility. The Ethernet hub provides 14 additional connections for cables supplied with features #2714 and #2715.

(#2724) Rackmount TS3000 System Console

(No Longer Available as of December 5, 2014)

This feature provides the enhanced rack-mountable TSSC 1U server and an ethernet cable for connection to the rack mount switch. This feature is an enhanced replacement of the IBM TS3000 System Console for Service (feature #2722, #2730, or #2732).

(#2725) Rackmount TS3000 System Console

This feature provides the enhanced rack-mountable TSSC 1U server and an ethernet cable for connection to the rack mount switch. This feature is an enhanced replacement of the IBM TS3000 System Console for Service (feature #2722, #2724, #2730, or #2732).

(#2730) Customer Rackmountable TS3000 System Console

(No Longer Available as of January 15, 2010)

This feature provides a rackmountable version of the TS3000 Service Console for a customer provided rack. Feature provides a 1U server, keyboard, display, mouse, and Ethernet switch. This feature replaces RPQ 8B3406.

(#2732) TS3000 System Console

(No Longer Available as of July 27, 2012)

This feature provides a rack mount version of TS3000 System Console for installation. Feature #2732 provides a 1U server, keyboard, display, mouse, and Ethernet switch. Includes console upgrade previously provided as FC #2719 (Memory upgrade to 2 GB total RAM and a second Ethernet card for the Service Console to allow redundant connections into the service network).

(#2733) Internal Modem

(No Longer Available as of July 27, 2012)

This feature provides an internal modem installed in the 1U server.

(#2734) USB Modem

(No Longer Available as of December 5, 2014)

This feature provides an optional USB modem for use with the TS3000 System Console feature #2724.

(#2748) Optical Drive

This feature provides an optical drive for use with the TS3000 System Console.

(#4871) TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware.

This feature provides mounting hardware for two Fibre Channel switches, two sets of fibre channel cables and internal power cables to power the switches from the power distribution units (#1950). Fibre patch panel (#1462) must be removed. This feature supports cabling for the top eight drives in the frame with these switches.

(#4872) TS7700 BE 4Gb Switches

(No Longer Available as of August 15, 2011)

This feature provides two 4 Gb Fibre channel switches.

(#4873) Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches.

This feature provides instructions to reinstall two 4 Gb or two 8 Gb Fibre channel switches. Intermix of 4 Gb and 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches in NOT supported.

(#4874) Adj Frame Support for BE Switches

This features provides two 5m LC-LC fibre channel cables to allow cabling from the backend fibre channel switch feature #4872 or #4873 or #4875 to an adjacent frame patch panel. Customer must order one feature for every drive installed in an adjecent frame which will be attached to the backend fibre channel switch. This feature may connect up to three adjacent frames on each side of the switch frame (Up to six total adjacent frames for each switch frame).

(#4875) Back End 8Gb Switch

Provides an 8 Gb Fibre channel switch. Includes internal power cord.

(#4876) Control Unit BE SW Mounting Hardware

This feature provides mounting hardware for up to two Fibre Channel switches, one or two sets of fibre channel cables and internal power cables to power the switches from the power distribution units (#1950). Fibre patch panel (#1462) must be removed. This feature supports cabling for the top eight drives in the frame with these switches.

(#4877) Reinstall CU 8Gb BE Switches

This feature provides instructions to reinstall one 8Gb Fibre channel switch. Intermix of the 4Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches is NOT supported.

(#4878) CU Adj Frame Support for BE Switches

This features provides one 5m LC-LC fibre channel cables to allow cabling from one backend fibre channel switch feature #4875, or #4877 to an adjacent frame patch panel. Customer must order qty one or two of this feature for every drive installed in an adjacent frame which will be attached to the backend fibre channel switch. This feature may connect up to three adjacent frames on each side of the switch frame (Up to six total adjacent frames for each switch frame).

(#5096) Interposer SC-LC Fibre

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a Fibre Channel cable assembly kit used to convert a 50 micron Fibre Channel cable from SC type to LC type connectors. It includes a 50 micron fibre cable 2 meters in length with a SC duplex female adapter on one end (that can connect to a 50 micron Fibre Channel cable with a SC duplex male connector, such as features #5913, #5922, or #5961) and a LC duplex male connector on the other end (for connection to a LC duplex adapter).

Fibre Channel Cables

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a Fibre Channel tape drive to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Channel Switch, or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the tape library in the lengths shown. The attaching Fibre Channel cable must be a 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength fiber-optic cable. The TS1030 Tape Drive comes with one LC duplex connector. The TS1120 Tape Drive is a dual-ported tape drive and the canister comes with two LC duplex connectors.

(#5512) KVM Display, Keyboard, Mouse

This feature provides the KVM Display, Keyboard, Mouse and mounting hardware to be plant installed in the frame or delivered for installation in a rack.

(#5922) 22 Meter SC-LC Fibre Cable

This feature provides a 22 meter (72.2 ft.) cable with a male LC duplex connector on one end (for connection to the tape drive) and an SC connector (for connection to a server adapter) at the opposite end.

(#6005) 5 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 5 meter (16.5 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

(#6013) 13 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 13 meter (43 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

(#6025) 25 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 25 meter (82.5 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

(#6061) 61 Meter LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 61 meter (201 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

(#8802) 3592 Cleaning Cartridge

This feature provides one 3592 cleaning cartridge, used to clean the 3592 Tape Drive.

Capacity and Frame Features

A 3584 frame can be ordered without any tape drives by specifying feature #9001.

(#9001) Driveless Frame

This feature directs the plant to ship the 3584 Tape Library frame without any tape drives installed.

Expansion Frame Attachments

These features notify the plant of control that expansion frames are attached to the Model Lxx base frame. Feature #9002 must be applied to the Lxx frame for the first Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 attached. Feature #9003 must be applied to the Lxx frame for each additional expansion frame attached, to assure that proper cables are shipped and configuration records are correct.

(#9002) First Expansion Frame Attachment

(#9003) Additional Expansion Frame Attachment

(#9040) High Availability Library

This feature must be specified on the 3584 Model Lxx of a 3584 Tape Library that contains a 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1. This feature notifies the plant that a Model HA1 is attached so the proper associated hardware and interface cables are provided for the 3584 Tape Library. This feature is required for all new Model HA1 orders including when adding a Model HA1 to an installed 3584 Tape Library.

Feature exchanges

Not available.
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Accessories

None.

Customer replacement parts

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Machine elements

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Supplies

None.

Supplemental media

None.

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