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IBM TS4500 Tape Library Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server (formerly TSM)

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Abstract

Configuration Information for IBM TS4500

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Beginning with Version 7.1.3, IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager is now IBM Spectrum Protect™. Some applications such as the software fulfillment systems and IBM License Metric Tool use the new product name. However, the software and its product documentation continue to use the Tivoli Storage Manager product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.

IBM TS4500

Notes:
  • Library capacity
    • One base frame, up to 17 expansion frames with maximum of 7 Dx5 frames
    • Up to 16 drives per frame (up to 12 in frame 1). Up to 128 drives per library
    • Up to 17,550 3592 tape cartridges per library
    • Up to 23,170 LTO tape cartridges per library
  • Bar codes are supported.

  • ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.
  • PERForm LIBAction is supported.
Drive Support Requirements:
  • IBM Ultrium 7 support requires IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.3 or subsequent maintenance release
  • IBM Ultrium 8 support requires IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.3 or subsequent maintenance release
  • IBM TS1155 (3592-55F) support requires IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.2 or subsequent maintenance release
  • IBM TS1160 (3592-60F) support requires IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.2 or subsequent maintenance release

Note: IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2 includes significant security updates. Before you install the V8.1.2 server, review the product documentation, including the following topics:

The IBM device driver is required. IBM device drivers are available at IBM Fix Central . Choose the following options from the drop-down menus.
  • Product Group -> System Storage
  • System Storage -> Tape systems
  • Tape systems -> Tape drivers and software
  • Tape drivers and software -> Tape device drivers
  • Platform -> Select the platform for the device driver

Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation process:
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server 6.2.3)
Library ID : IBM 3584-L22 --- Firmware : 1102
Drive ID : IBM 03592E07 --- Firmware : 38A9

 
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server 7.1.4)
Library ID : IBM 3584-L53 --- Firmware : F030
Drive ID : IBM ULT3580-TD7 --- Firmware : F980

 
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server 8.1.2)
Library ID : IBM 3584-L22 --- Firmware : 1401
Drive ID : IBM 3592-55F --- Firmware : 4807

 
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server 8.1.4)
Library ID : IBM 3584-L22 --- Firmware : 1401
Drive ID : ULT3580-TD8 --- Firmware : HB80

 
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server 8.1.6.100)
Library ID : IBM 3584-L22 --- Firmware : 1501
Drive ID : IBM 0359260F --- Firmware : 5450

   

Library and drive may require different minimum TSM levels. Therefore, ensure that both library and drive hardware are supported. See " Supported Devices for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows " or " Supported Devices for Linux " for minimum supported version levels and platforms for these devices.

More information regarding device configuration is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide, which can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center .

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Component: Server

Software version: 6.3.4, 7.1, All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1676230

Modified date: 11 January 2019