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Quantum Scalar i3 and i6 Library Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server

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Abstract

Configuration Information for Quantum Scalar i3 and i6

Content

Quantum Scalar i3 Capacity

No. of Modules
Form Factor
Max Drives
and Addresses
Max Storage Slots
and Addresses
Changer Address
Number of I/O Slots
and Addresses
1(1CM)
3U
3 drives
(256-258)
50 slots
(4096-4145)
1
5 slots (16-20)
2(1CM,1EM)
6U
6 drives
(256-261)
100 slots
(4096-4195)
1
5 slots (16-20)
3(1CM,2EM)
9U
9 drives
(256-264)
150 slots
(4096-4245)
1
5 slots (16-20)
4(1CM,3EM)
12U
12 drives
(256-267)
200 slots
(4096-4295)
1
5 slots (16-20)


Quantum Scalar i6 Capacity

No. of Modules
Form Factor
Max Drives
and Addresses
Max Storage Slots
and Addresses
Changer Address
Number of I/O Slots
and Addresses
1(1CM)
6U
3 drives
(256-258)
100 slots
(4096-4195)
1
10 slots (16-25)
2(1CM,1EM)
12U
6 drives
(256-261)
200 slots
(4096-4295)
1
10 slots (16-25)
3(1CM,2EM)
18U
9 drives
(256-264)
300 slots
(4096-4395)
1
10 slots (16-25)
4(1CM,3EM)
24U
12 drives
(256-267)
400 slots
(4096-4495)
1
10 slots (16-25)
5(1CM,4EM)
30U
15 drives
(256-270)
500 slots
(4096-4595)
1
10 slots (16-25)
6(1CM,5EM)
36U
18 drives
(256-273)
600 slots
(4096-4695)
1
10 slots (16-25)
7(1CM,6EM)
42U
21 drives
(256-276)
700 slots
(4096-4795)
1
10 slots (16-25)
8(1CM,7EM)
48U
24 drives
(256-269)
800 slots
(4096-4895)
1
10 slots (16-25)


Notes:
1. Quantum i3 Capacity
12 drives 200 slots

2. Quantum i6 Capacity
24 drives 800 slots

3. ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.

4. Quantum Scalar i3 is available with the following half-height fiber channel and SAS drives:

5. Quantum Scalar i6 is available with the following full-height fiber channel drives:

6. Ultrium 8 (LTO-8) support requires IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.5 or subsequent maintenance release

7. Mixed generation LTO's (drive and media) support requires IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.6 or subsequent maintenance release

8. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation

Quantum Scalar i3
(validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6)
Library ID : Quantum Scalar i3-i6 --- Firmware : 110G
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-HH7 --- Firmware : G9Q1

(validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.4)
Library ID : Quantum Scalar i3-i6 --- Firmware : 150G
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-HH8 --- Firmware : HB81

(validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.6)
Library ID : Quantum Scalar i3-i6 --- Firmware : 150G
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-HH8 --- Firmware : HB83
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-HH7 --- Firmware : HB81

Quantum Scalar i6
(validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.1)
Library ID : Quantum Scalar i3-i6 --- Firmware : 111G
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD7 --- Firmware : G9Q4

(validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.4)
Library ID : Quantum Scalar i3-i6 --- Firmware : 150G
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD8 --- Firmware : HB80

(validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.6)
Library ID : Quantum Scalar i3-i6 --- Firmware : 150G
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD8 --- Firmware : HB82
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD7 --- Firmware : HB80

9. Quantum Scalar i3 supports the IBM Control Path Failover Support for Tape Libraries with fiber channel drives and the following drivers:

  • IBM Atape Driver for AIX: Atape 12.10.4.0
  • IBMTape Driver for Windows x64: IBMTape 6.2.5.5
  • IBM lin_tape Driver for Linux x64: IBM lin_tape 3.0.1

10. Quantum Scalar i6 supports IBM Control Path Failover Support for Tape Libraries, and IBM Data Path Failover and Load Balancing Support for Tape Drives with fiber channel drives and the following drivers:

  • IBM Atape Driver for AIX: Atape 12.10.4.0
  • IBMTape Driver for Windows x64: IBMTape 6.2.5.5
  • IBM lin_tape Driver for Linux x64: IBM lin_tape 3.0.1

11. The IBM device driver is required for the IBM Ultrium drives. 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 device driver for your platform

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Server

Software version: 7.1.6

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1994263

Modified date: 21 September 2018