IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 103-004
January 28, 2003

IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Tape Drives Double the Capacity and Performance of the IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584

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At a Glance

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The IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. New features include:

  • LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives, which more than doubles drive data rate, up to 70 MB/sec (with 2:1 data compression), and enable library capacities to double up to 992 TB (using 2:1 compression)
  • Ultrium 1 and 2 Tape Drives and cartridge media in the same frame
  • SCSI and native switched fabric Fibre Channel drive attachments
  • Control Path Failover for AIX, for availability improvement
  • A 110 Volt ac attachment, to expand operation in open system environments
  • Manageability improvements, for improved remote administration, and support of drives and media

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

The IBM TotalStorage™ UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 provides a highly scalable, automated tape library repository combining proven IBM automation technology and high-performance IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drives for the midrange to enterprise open systems environment. The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 now supports the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Tape Drive , which more than doubles tape drive performance over the generation 1 LTO Ultrium Tape Drive (Ultrium 1), up to 35 MB/sec native data transfer rate (70 MB/sec with 2:1 compression). In addition, with the use of the new IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge, the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive doubles the tape cartridge capacity up to 200 GB native capacity (400 GB with 2:1 compression). Aggregate library data rates of up to 18 TB/hour (with 2:1 compression) for a fully configured 3584 library allow extremely high data transfer performance. The IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives come with SCSI Ultra160 LVD, Ultra SCSI HVD, or switched fabric 2 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges at original Ultrium 1 capacities and with improved performance. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 frame with original Ultrium 1 Tape Drives and data cartridges. You can now tailor the library to match your system capacity and performance requirements from 28 TB to 496 TB (56 TB to 992 TB with 2:1 compression), using up to 72 IBM Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives in up to six 3584 library frames.

Other enhancements to the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 include: control path failover for AIX®, a 110 Volt ac attachment, and manageability improvements. The 3584 continues to offer a SAN-ready patented Multi-Path architecture, and the ability to partition the library into 72 logical libraries. Tivoli® Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management for the 3584.

Product Preview

IBM intends to further introduce and integrate the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Tape Drive technology in additional or alternative IBM LTO Ultrium 358x products.

Previews provide insight into IBM plans and direction. Specific availability dates, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.

Key Prerequisites

Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives to selected IBM eServer iSeries™, AS/400®, IBM eServer pSeries™, RS/6000®, RS/6000 SP™, Sun, Microsoft™ Windows NT®, Windows® 2000, Linux, and other UNIX® and PC servers. Refer to the Technical Information section for details.

Planned Availability Date

February 14, 2003

Description

The IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is a tape library storage solution designed for the large, unattended storage requirements of today's mid-range systems as well as high-end network servers. Each aspect of the library is designed to optimize access to data and reliability. The 3584 can contain IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives, which are compact storage devices that support the highly intensive read and write operations required by today's network servers.

New 3584 Features

New features of the 3584 include:

  • Ultrium 2 Tape Drives
  • Control Path Failover for AIX
  • 110 Volt ac power attachment
  • Manageability improvements
  • High-performance tape cartridge

Ultrium 2 Tape Drives

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 now supports the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive in addition to the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive is the second generation LTO Ultrium tape drive in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 frame with original Ultrium 1 Tape Drives and data cartridges. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive:

  • Tape drive performance is more than doubled, up to 35 MB/sec native data transfer rate (70 MB/sec with 2:1 compression). Aggregate library data rates of up to 18 TB/hour (with 2:1 compression) for a fully configured 3584 library allow extremely high data transfer performance. IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges at original Ultrium 1 capacities and with improved performance up to 20 MB/sec native data transfer rate (40 MB/sec with 2:1 compression).
  • The tape cartridge capacity is doubled up to 200 GB native capacity (400 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the new Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge. The 3584 library can contain up to 496 TB (992 TB with 2:1 compression), using up to 72 IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives in up to six 3584 library frames.
  • Digital Speed Matching — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive will perform dynamic speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This provides the dual benefit of reducing the number of backhitch repositions and improving throughput performance.
  • Power Management — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive power management function controls the drive electronics to be either completely turned off or to be in a low-power mode. These power modes occur only when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation.
  • Channel Calibration — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive channel calibration feature allows for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization enables compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics.
  • Separate Writing of Multiple Filemarks — Separate writing of multiple filemarks causes any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature has two advantages. First, it improves performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark. Second, write of multiple filemarks typically indicates a point where an append operation might occur after the first of these filemarks. This change prevents having to rewrite datasets containing customer data and the first filemark in cases if such an append occurs.
  • Ultrium 1 Cartridge Compatibility — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can read and write on Ultrium 1 cartridges with improved transfer rates.
  • Wide Attachment Options — The IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives come with SCSI Ultra160 LVD, Ultra SCSI HVD, or switched fabric 2 Gbps Fibre Channel attachments for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.
  • Larger Internal Data Buffer — There is a 64 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive as compared to a 32 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive.
  • Faster Cartridge Fill Times (for both Ultrium 1 and Ultrium 2 data cartridges) — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can fill an Ultrium 2 200 GB data cartridge 12% faster, with a sustained data rate 128% better when compared to the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive filling an Ultrium 1 100 GB data cartridge. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can fill an Ultrium 1 100 GB data cartridge 25% faster, with a sustained data rate 33% better, when compared to the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can fill an Ultrium 2 200 GB data cartridge in 1 hour 44 minutes with a sustained data rate of 122.8 GB/hr. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can fill an Ultrium 1 100 GB data cartridge in 1 hour 29 minutes with a sustained data rate of 71.9 GB/hr. The Ultrium 1 Tape Drive can fill an Ultrium 1 100 GB data cartridge in 2 hours with a sustained data rate of 53.8 GB/hr.
  • Faster Data Access, Rewind, and Load Times — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive has the following improvements:

                                 Ultrium 2         Ultrium 1
 
Cartridge Load Time              10 seconds        15 seconds
Maximum Rewind Time              80 seconds        110 seconds
Average File Access Time         46 seconds        73 seconds

Proven IBM LTO Ultrium 1 features enhanced in IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive include:

  • Servo and track layout technology — There are 512 data tracks in Ultrium 2 verses 384 data tracks in Ultrium 1.
  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism — IBM's patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism guides the tape along the tape path in the IBM Ultrium 3580. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This results in less tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and less tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.
  • Magneto Resistive (MR) Head Design — Use of flat lap head technology in MR heads for Ultrium 2 minimize contact and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.
  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC) — The Ultrium 2 uses LTO-DC which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous lossless compression algorithms. Users of LTO-DC can expect to achieve better data compression as users of ALDC.
  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) — Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM is used to hold information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the LTO-CM is 4,096 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level RF field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.
  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS) — The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive uses SARS to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. The SARS use the cartridge performance history saved in the CM module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash EEPROM to determine the more likely cause of failure. SARS can cause the drive to request a cleaner tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

Control Path Failover for AIX

For enhanced availability, you may use Control Path Failover for AIX. This optional feature provides 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. Support is provided under AIX for both SCSI and Fibre Channel attachments when the IBM Atape device driver is used.

110 Volt AC Attachment

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 now supports a power cord for 110 Volt ac attachment. This is an alternative to the 220 Volt to 240 Volt ac power cord attachment previously provided and can expand operation of the 3584 in open system environments that require 110 Volt ac.

Manageability Improvements

The following improvements in administration and support of tape drives and media have been included:

  • The ability to monitor drive TapeAlert events in order to trigger Call Home and SNMP traps
  • Use of the IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library Specialist to remotely power cycle any canister tape drive
  • The capability to do specific and "wild-card" searches of the cartridge inventory in the 3584 library

High-Performance Tape Cartridge

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

Both cartridges have been designed to provide several enhancements over previous tape technologies. They are designed to work with tape drives that have increased tape speeds and high-density data recording. The case is specially designed for use in automated libraries and is designed for repeated, unattended, trouble-free handling. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed for durability and capacity.

3584 Library Features

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 continues to offer the following features:

  • High performance
  • High reliability
  • High granularity in library configurations
  • Multipath support

High Performance

Cartridge move time within the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is typically less than 3.0 seconds in a single-frame library. A dual-gripper accessor can retrieve the next cartridge to be mounted, unload the current cartridge, and load the next cartridge, providing the following benefits:

  • Saves complete move operations
  • Further improves overall library performance
  • Offers increased redundancy and higher reliability

The average drive search time to the first byte of data is 49 seconds for the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive. Sustained data rates during reads and writes on IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives have more than doubled to 70 MB/sec (using 2:1 compression) and 35 MB/sec in native mode. The 3584 library continues to support the original IBM LTO Ultrium 1 Tape Drives with data rates of 30 MB/sec (using 2:1 compression) and 15 MB/sec in native mode. The IBM LTO Ultrium 1 and 2 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, enhances performance even further. Aggregate data rates for the library of up to 18 TB/hour (with 2:1 compression) for a fully configured UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with 72 tape drives, allow extremely high data transfer performance.

High Reliability

Leading-edge technology positions the IBM LTO Ultrium 1 and 2 Tape Drives as industry leaders. Highly accurate recording is provided by an exclusive thin-film write module designed by IBM with read-after-write data verification. Data read is managed by IBM's industry-leading MR heads, designed for accuracy, high reliability, and durability. The 3584 drives and library robotics are TapeAlert-compatible, providing tape drive, and library error and diagnostic reporting. Drive cleaning is an automatic function performed by the library when required by the drive, without requiring operator intervention.

High Granularity in Library Configurations

Features and capacities are designed to match the wide variety of customer requirements. The Ultrium 1 and 2 Tape Drives can be placed in either the UltraScalable Tape Library Base Frame 3584 Model L32 or the UltraScalable Tape Library Expansion Frame 3584 Model D32. You can tailor the library to match your system capacity and performance needs from 28 TB to 496 TB (56 TB to 992 TB with 2:1 compression), using up to 72 IBM LTO Ultrium 2 tape drives in six 3584 library frames.

Model L32

The Model L32 Base Frame has 141 to 281 cartridge slots and support for up to 12 tape drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for more than four drives. Data capacity for the Model L32 depends on the types of cartridges, up to 112 TB (at 2:1 compression) using LTO-DC. Up to 12 logical libraries and/or up to 12 SCSI control paths can be configured for each frame.

Each Model L32 library has a standard 10-slot cartridge input/output station for importing or exporting cartridges from the library without requiring a re-inventory. 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, scans the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in less than 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

Model D32

Up to five Model D32 Expansion Frames may be added to the Model L32 Base Frame in order to increase storage or drive capacity. Each Model D32 frame supports up to 440 storage slots and up to 12 tape drives, with incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four drives installed. A fully configured 3584, with one Model L32 frame and five Model D32 frames, will support up to 72 tape drives or up to 2,841 storage slots. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths.

Multi-Path Support

The heterogeneous sharing, provided by the multi-path feature of the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, provides a sharing of the library robotics. This is accomplished by partitioning the library into up to 72 multiple logical libraries (up to the number of drives installed), and providing each logical library its own separate and distinct drives, storage slots, and control paths. Input/output (I/O) slots are shared on a first-come-first-served basis. This type of partitioning allows 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 2000 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 1 Tape Drives and cartridges from Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges, for applications which do not support mixing the drives in the same logical library.

Product Preview

IBM intends to further introduce and integrate the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Tape Drive technology in additional or alternative IBM LTO Ultrium 358x products.

Previews provide insight into IBM plans and direction. Specific availability dates, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.

Product Positioning

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Library scalability: 1 to 6 frames, 1 to 72 drives
  • Capacity and performance requirements
  • Data integrity, reliability, and availability
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 and industry-leading software applications lead in addressing these requirements and constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. You also gain flexibility of automated tape library management and unattended save/restore operations.

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 models are an excellent choice for tape automation for pSeries, RS/6000, iSeries, AS/400, and other popular open systems. The IBM 3584 utilizes the multi-path architecture allowing homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems servers to share the library robotics.

The UltraScalable Tape Library Base Frame 3584 Model L32 offers 141 to 281 slots and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives. It provides excellent price/performance in the open systems environments where the tape automation requirements are satisfied by one to twelve drives or a library capacity of 112 TB (with 2:1 compression) or 56 TB native.

The UltraScalable Tape Library Expansion Frame 3584 Model D32 offers 440 slots and up to 12 tape drives. Five Model D32 Frames can be attached to a Model L32 Frame providing a total library capacity of up to 72 IBM LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives or up to 2481 cartridge slots, holding up to 992 TB (with 2:1 compression) or 496 TB native.

The 3584 is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, and is part of a family of IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium tape products.

If you have existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup, the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 constitutes an excellent tape storage solution. In addition to reading and writing on IBM LTO Ultrium-format tape cartridges, the 3584 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 7 TB (native), the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583 should be considered. For capacity requirements less than 700 GB (native), the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Autoloader 3581 and the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 should be considered.

For mission-critical data protection, optimized for enterprise multi-mode and host attachment, high-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, consider the proven IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494.

Reference Information

Refer to the following:

  • The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, in Hardware Announcement 103-011 , dated January 28, 2003
  • Expanded I/O and remote library access features for the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, in Hardware Announcement 101-165 , dated June 12, 2001
  • Native Fibre Channel Support for the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, in Hardware Announcement 101-041 , dated February 20, 2001
  • The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, in Hardware Announcement 100-237 , dated August 23, 2000

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, TotalStorage, iSeries, pSeries, and SP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, AS/400, RS/6000, and Magstar are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative:

                                        Order
Title                                   Number
 
IBM TotalStorage(TM) UltraScalable
 Tape Library 3584
 Planning and Operator Guide            GA32-0408
 
IBM Ultrium Device Driver
 Installation and User's Guide          GA32-0430
 (English)
 
Translated Safety Notices for           SA26-7197
 External Storage Devices

The publications listed above and the following publications are also available at:

  • IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 SCSI Reference (English)
  • IBM Ultrium Device Driver Programming Reference (English)

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/ product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Pubs Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1.

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

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

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 can be attached to the Sun, Hewlett-Packard, iSeries™, pSeries™, xSeries™, AS/400®, RS/6000®, Netfinity®, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and open systems that support SCSI HVD, SCSI LVD, and Fibre Channel interfaces. The 3584 library comes with raven black covers.

One First Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9002) or one Additional Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9003) must be added to the 3584 Model L32 for each Model D32 frame that is attached. This assures the proper cables are shipped and configuration records are correct.

The capacity of the Model L32 can be expanded by enabling an additional four columns in that frame with the addition of the Capacity Expansion feature (#1603). This feature is also required to enable the use of the optional Expansion Frame Model D32.

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 contains a maximum of 12 IBM LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives per frame (total of 72 tape drives). The new IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives come with an Ultra/Wide SCSI High Voltage Differential (HVD) interface, a SCSI Ultra160 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface, or a Fibre Channel interface for either point-to-point or Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop attachment. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, with the desired interface, is chosen by selecting at least one of the following features:

  • 1474 — LTO Ultrium 2 LVD Drive Canister — which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with the SCSI Ultra160 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface
  • 1475 — LTO Ultrium 2 HVD Drive Canister — which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with the Ultra/Wide SCSI High Voltage Differential (HVD) interface
  • 1476 — LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister — which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface
A minimum of one of drive feature (#1454, #1455, #1456, #1474, #1475, or #1476) must be specified on a new Model L32. If one of these drive features is not ordered on the Model D32, then the following feature must be specified on that Model D32:
  • 9001 — Driveless Frame

A power cord feature number, if applicable, should also be specified.

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can be attached to the iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, AS/400, RS/6000, RS/6000 SP™ systems, Netfinity, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support the above interface specifications. A current list of supported open system configurations is available from the following Web site:

    http://www.ibm.com/storage/lto

    Select "LTO Support", then the "Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs", and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

Cables: Cables are required to attach tape drives in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed). A terminator is included with each tape drive feature number 1474 and 1475. An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. Refer to Cable Orders in the Planning Information section for a list of cables for the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive.

Software Requirements

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • OS/400® V5R1, or later
  • AIX® V4.3.3, or later
  • Sun Solaris 7, 8, or 9
  • Microsoft™ Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows® 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • HP-UX 11.00 and 11i (64-bit)
  • Linux distributions: Linux Red Hat 7.2 32-bit and 64 bit Kernels, Linux Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 Update

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the 3584, refer to the following Web site:

    http://www.ibm.com/storage/lto

    Select "LTO Support", then the "Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs", and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

Tivoli® Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings provides storage and tape management software for the 3584. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISV). A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at:

    http://www.ibm.com/storage/lto

    Select "LTO Support", then the "Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs", and view the "Supported Storage Management Software" for the product.

IBM continues to work together with ISVs to support the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584. 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.

Compatibility: The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges. The new LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges can only be used on the new IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives. However, IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 frame or library with IBM LTO Ultrium 1 Tape Drives and cartridges.

Limitations: Although the compression technology can increase the amount of data stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 m (1650 ft).

Total LVD SCSI cable length is limited to 25 m (81 ft) using point-to-point interconnection (for example, one host connected to only one tape drive). Total LVD SCSI cable length is 12 m (39 ft) using multi-drop interconnection (for example, one host connected to more than one tape drive on the same SCSI bus). Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.1 m (0.33 ft).

Total HVD SCSI cable lengths are limited to 25 m (81 ft.) using point-to-point or multi-drop interconnection. Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.2 m (0.66 ft).

For performance reasons, the AS/400 configurator limits the attachment to one LTO Ultrium Tape Drive (#1454, #1455, #1464, #1465, #1474, #1475) per adapter (IOP/IOA). Attaching more than one Ultrium Tape Drive on an IOP/IOA is supported, but may have an impact on tape performance.

Installing more than one IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive on a SCSI bus may impact system performance. Intermixing of other SCSI devices on the same SCSI bus as the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 may impact performance of those devices.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 Planning and Operator Guide (GA32-0408).

Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters, cables, and interposers (if required) for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media.

Cable Orders: Cables are required to attach tape drives in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed). An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. If no host attachment cables are required to be shipped with 3584 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 or SCSI cables should be specified on the frame.

Fibre Channel Cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with the Fibre Drive feature (#1476), via the Fibre Channel patch panel feature (#1462), to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Switch, or other Fibre Channel components. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Tape Drive (#1476) comes with an LC Duplex connector. One 2.0 meter LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Drive feature (#1476).

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

  • 5907 — 7 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5913 — 13 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5922 — 22 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 5961 — 61 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6005 — 5 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6013 — 13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6025 — 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6061 — 61 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

SCSI Cables: A SCSI cable is required to attach an UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with IBM LTO Ultrium LVD or HVD Drive features (#1474 and #1475) to each server connection (up to the number of tape drives installed).

One SCSI differential terminator and 0.5 meter drive-to-drive cable is included with each SCSI drive feature (#1474 and #1475). An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives come with a VHDCI connector for SCSI attachment. Features for specifying SCSI cables available for Ultra160 LVD or Ultra SCSI HVD attachment, and their respective lengths, are as follows:

Cables with a VHDCI connector on one end and an HD68 connector on the other end:

  • 5604 — 4.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5610 — 10 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5620 — 20 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
  • 5625 — 25 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable
Cables with a VHDCI connector on both ends:
  • 5704 — 4.5 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable
  • 5710 — 10 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable
  • 5720 — 20 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable
  • 5725 — 25 m VHDCI/VHDCI SCSI Cable

An interposer may be required to connect a SCSI cable with HD68 connectors to another connector. The following interposers are available:

  • 2895 — Interposer for attachment to the iSeries and AS/400 Magnetic Media Subsystem Controller feature (#6501) (not applicable for Ultrium 2 Tape Drive attachment)
  • 5099 — VHDCI/HD68 Cable/Interposer

An inline terminator is required when attaching the 3584 library to Hewlett-Packard V-Class systems with adapter A4800A. The following inline terminator is available:

  • 5098 Inline HVD SCSI Terminator

Installability: Installation time for each field-installed tape drive in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is approximately 0.4 hours.

Supplies

For End Users

The IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges and the IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge, for use with IBM LTO Ultrium 1 and 2 Drives, can be purchased from IBM using feature numbers with the initial order of the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584.

The part numbers for additional supplies are:

IBM Part
Number      Supply Item
 
08L9870     IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB
             Data Cartridge
35L2086     IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge
             (universal)

For information about IBM branded media, such as additional IBM LTO Ultrium data or cleaning cartridges, call 888-IBM-MEDIA (426-6334) in the U.S. or Canada or refer to the following Web site:

Security, Auditability, and Control

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

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

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.

MES Discount Applicable: No

Field Installable Feature: Yes

Warranty Period

UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, including IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives: One year

IBM LTO Ultrium media: Warranted separately

Customer Set-Up: No

Licensed Internal Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine

Prices

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

                                                      Field   Plant
                    Machine      Feature Purchase     Install Install
Description         Type   Model Number  Price   MMMC Only    Only
 
Tape Library        3584   L32
 Base Frame
LTO Ultrium 2 LVD                1474    $15,500 $155 N       N
 Drive
LTO Ultrium 2 HVD                1475     15,500  155 N       N
 Drive
LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre              1476     19,000  170 N       N
 Drive
Capacity Expansion               1603(1)  15,000   NC N(3)    N
3584 Specialist                  1662(1)       0   NC N       N
LTO Ultrium Drive                1665(1)     675   NC Y       N
 Reinstall
Control Path                     1680      9,000   NC N       N
 Failover
5 Meter LC-LC Fibre              6005        220   NC N       N
 Cable
13 Meter LC-LC Fibre             6013        260   NC N       N
 Cable
25 Meter LC-LC Fibre             6025        340   NC N       N
 Cable
61 Meter LC-LC Fibre             6061        470   NC N       N
 Cable
20-Pack Ultrium 2                8767      3,820   NC N       Y
 Data Cart
Attached to Linux                9215          0   NC N       Y
 System
No Host Cables From              9700          0   NC N       Y
 Plant
110 V Power Cord                 9951          0   NC N       Y
 
Tape Library        3584   D32
  Expansion Frame
LTO Ultrium 2 LVD                1474     15,500  155 N       N
 Drive
LTO Ultrium 2 HVD                1475     15,500  155 N       N
 Drive
LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre              1476     19,000  170 N       N
 Drive
10/100 Ethernet                  1660(2)   3,775   NC N       N
 Support
LTO Ultrium Drive                1665(1)     675   NC Y       N
 Reinstall
5 Meter LC-LC Fibre              6005        220   NC N       N
 Cable
13 Meter LC-LC Fibre             6013        260   NC N       N
 Cable
25 Meter LC-LC Fibre             6025        340   NC N       N
 Cable
61 Meter LC-LC Fibre             6061        470   NC N       N
 Cable
20-Pack Ultrium 2 Data           8767      3,820   NC N       Y
 Cart
Attached to Linux                9215          0   NC N       Y
 System
No Host Cables From              9700          0   NC N       Y
 Plant
110 V Power Cord                 9951          0   NC N       Y
 
                                                      Field   Plant
                    Machine      Feature Purchase     Install Install
Description         Type   Model Number  Price   MMMC Only    Only
 
Tape Library        3584   D42
  Expansion Frame
10/100 Ethernet                  1660(2) $ 3,775   NC N       N
 Support
DLT Drive Reinstall              1668(1)     675   NC Y       N
VHDCI/HD68 Cable/                5099(2)     180   NC N       N
 Interposer
No Host Cables From              9700          0   NC N       Y
 Plant
110 V Power Cord                 9951          0   NC N       Y

MMMC = Minimum Monthly Maintenance Charge
NC = No Charge
N=No
Y=Yes

1
This is not a new feature, but the description has changed.
2
This feature is available on other models.
3
This feature is now for both plant and field install.

Note: No cables are required with these features.

Order Now

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: YE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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