IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 Models now support the 3592 Tape Drive and expand capacity and function

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 104-135
April 27, 2004

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The IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. New models expand capacity and function, providing the following enhancements:

  • Reduction in the library footprint
  • Support for both IBM LTO Tape Drives and 3592 Tape Drives (in separate frames)
  • Expansion of the available storage capacity up to 5,634 TB (with 3:1 compression)
  • Intermix of the new models with installed 3584 libraries
  • Enhanced automation functionality with ALMS
  • Lower entry capacity configurations with Capacity On Demand (COD) level additions

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Overview

New models of the IBM TotalStorage® UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 provide enhanced tape drive technology and support in reduced footprint frames while helping to protect the investment of existing 3584 UltraScalable Tape library installations.

The IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is designed to be a highly scalable, automated tape library combining IBM automation technology for midrange to enterprise open systems environments. The new 3584 Model L52 and D52 Frames integrate IBM TotalStorage Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium Tape Drives, and the Model L22 and D22 Frames integrate the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 with 2-Gbps dual-ported switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment.

The new IBM 3584 Tape Library frames include an optimized dual-gripper cartridge accessor, portable drive canister packaging, and 16-slot Input/Output (I/O) stations. The new 3584 Model D22 and D52 Frames can be attached to Model L22 or L52 Frames, or to installed 3584 Model L32 or D32 Frames, and can be intermixed within the same 3584 library. With 3592 Tape Drives, the 3584 library can have an expanded available storage capacity of up to 5,634 TB (with 3:1 compression).

You can now tailor the library to match your system capacity, performance, and application requirements using up to 192 drives in up to sixteen 3584 library frames.

The new 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. Capacity On Demand (COD) level additions can also be selected and implemented through license key upgrades with the 3584 Model L52 or L22 Frames, providing growth flexibility as required. The 3584 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 3584.

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.
 
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Key prerequisites

Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives or the Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 to selected IBM eServer iSeries™, AS/400®, IBM eServer pSeries®, RS/6000®, RS/6000 SP™, IBM eServer xSeries®, Netfinity®, IBM eServer zSeries® Linux, Sun, Microsoft™ Windows NT™, Windows™ 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, and other UNIX® and PC servers. Refer to the Technical information section for details.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • June 11, 2004: All models and features, except feature numbers 1681 and 1690, and AAP features
  • August 27, 2004: Feature numbers 1681 and 1690, AAP features, and model conversions


 
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The IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is part of the family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange systems up to high-end open systems. Each aspect of the subsystem is designed to optimize access to data and reliability. The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 supports the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, in addition to the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive, and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592. IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives are compact storage devices that support the highly intensive read and write operations required by today's open system servers. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive is the second generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. The 3592 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 3584 Library Models L32 and D32 can be equipped with IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives, the Models L52 and D52 with IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives, and the Models L22 and D22 with the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592. The 3584 Models D22, D52, L22, and L52 have a smaller footprint than the Models D32 or L32, so they take up less floor space. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and data cartridges can be resident in the same UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 frame with original Ultrium 1 Tape Drives and data cartridges, and adjacent frames can have 3592 Tape Drives and data cartridges. The 3584 supports mixed media in the same library by supporting the intermix of the Models D22, D32, and D52 within a 3584 library. Input/Output (I/O) stations are located on the Models L22, L32, or L52 to facilitate tape loading and unloading.

The 3584 UltraScalable 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 protect your investment.

3584 UltraScalable Library means high performance

The IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and 3592 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 library data rates of up to 75 TB/hour (with maximum compression) for a fully configured UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 supports extremely high data transfer performance.

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

  • Save complete move operations
  • Improve overall library performance
  • Offer increased redundancy and higher reliability

3584 UltraScalable Library defines high reliability

Leading-edge technology positions the 3592 and IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives as 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 industry-leading Magneto Resistive (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 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 match a wide variety of customer requirements. You can attach up to 15 Model D22, D32, or D52 Expansion Frames to a Model L22, L32, or L52 Base Frame to tailor the library to match your system capacity and performance needs. This provides a cartridge capacity with Ultrium 2 data cartridges of up to 6,887 cartridges from 13 TB to 1,377 TB (26 TB to 2,755 TB with 2:1 compression), or with 3592 data cartridges of up to 6,260 cartridges from 17 TB to 1,878 TB (52 TB to 5,634 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 3584 library frames.

Model L22 (Base Frame)

The 3584 Model L22 Base Frame is designed for 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. The Model L22 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 3584 Model L22 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 L22 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 scans the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in typically less than 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

Model L52 (Base Frame)

The 3584 Model L52 Base Frame is designed for IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. The Model L52 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 3584 Model L52 is designed with an optimized gripper for use with LTO or 3592 tape cartridges. Data capacity for the Model L52 depends on the types of cartridges, up to 115 TB (at 2:1 compression) using LTO-DC with Ultrium 2 data cartridges. Up to 12 logical libraries (one per tape drive) can be configured for each frame.

Each Model L52 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 scans the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in typically less than 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

Model D22 (Expansion Frame)

The 3584 Model D22 Expansion Frame is designed for 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D22 Expansion Frames may be added to the 3584 Model L22, L32, or L52 Base Frame to increase 3592 cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D22 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 D52 (Expansion Frame)

The 3584 Model D52 Expansion Frame is designed for IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D52 Expansion Frames may be added to the 3584 Model L22, L32, or L52 Base Frame to increase LTO cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D52 supports up to 440 LTO cartridge slots and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium 2 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 preserves 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 without any impact to host systems.

ALMS is designed to eliminate outages when adding COD storage, adding or removing logical libraries, or when changing logical library storage allocation. The use of ALMS may also reduce outages when adding expansion frames, adding or removing tape drives, or changing logical drive allocation.

A Dual AC Power feature, supporting either 110 Volt ac or 220 Volt ac, provides a power switch to allow connection of two line cords to two independent customer branch circuits. This can enhance library availability by having an alternative power source in case of planned or unplanned power grid outages.

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path Architecture of the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 provides 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 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, or 3592 Tape Drives and cartridges, for applications which do not support mixing the drives in the same logical library.

Advanced Library Management System

The 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. Logical libraries can be added, deleted, or easily changed non-disruptively. Storage capacity can typically be changed without any impact to host applications.

Control Path Failover

For enhanced availability, you may use Control Path Failover. 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 AIX® and Linux when the IBM device driver is used.

Data Path Failover and Load Balancing

Data Path Failover and Load Balancing exclusively supports native Fibre Channel Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and 3592 Tape Drives in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 using the IBM device driver for AIX and Linux. Data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism in the IBM device driver, which enables you to configure 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 automatically selects a path through the host bus adapter (HBA) that has the fewest open tape devices, and assigns 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 provides autonomic self-healing capabilities similar to Control Path Failover, with transparent 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 2 Tape Drives attached to Linux or other operating systems requires an optional feature.

Fibre Channel connectivity

Tape drives in the 3584 UltraScalable Tape Library Models D22, D52, L22, and L52 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.

Ultrium 2 Tape Drive

The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive offers the following significant improvements over the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive:

  • Maximum tape drive performance is more than doubled, up to 35 MB/sec native data transfer rate (70 MB/sec with 2:1 compression) when using the Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge. 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 Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge.
  • Digital speed matching: The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive performs 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 helps provide 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 to support 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 can help improve 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 helps prevent 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.
  • 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 up to 12% faster, with a sustained data rate up to 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 up to 25% faster, with a sustained data rate up to 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/hour. 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/hour. 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/hour.
  • 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 Tape Drive. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This helps result 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 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.

High-performance LTO Ultrium 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. The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 supports the use of Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and 3592 data cartridges within the same library.

3592 Tape Drive

The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive has a native data rate of up to 40 MB/sec. With the use of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592, it provides a native cartridge capacity of up to 300 GB (900 GB 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 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to the 3590 and 3480 tape cartridges.

The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive has dual-ported 2-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 3592 Model J1A 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 3592 Model J1A also has additional enhancements that may help improve performance, capacity, and availability including:

  • Large 128 MB internal data buffer
  • Digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out) throughput performance
  • Channel calibration which is designed to allow for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance
  • High resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed to improve nominal and average access times
  • Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm which is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms

Refer to the 3592 Model J1A Sales Manual for more information.

3592 Tape Cartridge

The 3592 Model J1A 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 capacity of up to 300 GB (or up to 900 GB 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 1 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 capacity of up to 60 GB (or up to 180 GB with 3:1 compression) are available. In addition, WORM cartridges in both sizes are available. The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 supports the use of Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and 3592 data cartridges within the same library.

Additional information

All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.
 
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Product positioning

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

  • Library scalability: 1 to 16 frames, 1 to 192 tape drives, 58 to 6,887 cartridge slots
  • Capacity, performance, and library management requirements
  • Data integrity, reliability, and availability
  • Storage usage and application requirements
  • Affordability
  • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats, including LTO and 3592 drive technology
  • Server attachment and operating system support

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 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 UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 models are a smart choice for tape automation for pSeries, RS/6000, iSeries, AS/400, zSeries Linux, and other popular open systems. The IBM 3584 utilizes the patented Multi-Path Architecture, allowing homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems applications to share the library robotics, with ALMS for storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment.

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives should be considered when:

  • Both LTO and 3592 tape drives are required in the same library.
  • A lower capacity, lower price library than the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 is needed.
  • A smaller footprint, higher density library than the 3494 is desired.
  • ESCON® or FICON™ connections are not required.

The UltraScalable Tape Library Base Frame 3584 Model L52 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 57 TB.

The UltraScalable Tape Library Base Frame 3584 Model L22 offers 58 to 260 slots for 3592 tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM 3592 Tape Drives, with a library native capacity of up to 78 TB. The 3592 tape drives can provide higher 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 UltraScalable Tape Library Expansion Frame 3584 Models D22, D32, or D52 can be added to either the Model L22, L32, or L52. The Model D22 provides up to 400 cartridge slots for 3592 media, and can contain up to 12 3592 Tape Drives. The Model D32 provides up to 440 slots for Ultrium media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives. The Model  D52 provides up to 440 slots for LTO media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. This can provide a total 3584 library capacity of up to 192 IBM LTO Ultrium or 3592 Tape Drives, with up to 6,887 Ultrium cartridge slots holding up to 1,377 TB native, or with up to 6,260 3592 cartridge slots holding up to 1,878 TB native.

The 3584, part of a family of IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium tape products, is 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 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 28.8 TB (compressed), a wide spectrum of tape libraries are available from the family of IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape products, depending on your storage usage and requirements. You may choose from the following tape automation products: IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583 (up to 28.8 TB compressed), IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Library 3582 (up to 9.6 TB compressed), and the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 (up to 3.2 TB compressed).

For high-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, with mission-critical data protection and high-capacity requirements, consider the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 or 3590, and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, which are optimized for enterprise multimode and host attachment.
 
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Reference information
  • The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A, Hardware announcement 103-235 , dated September 9, 2003
  • The improved functions and expanded attachment to 16 frames in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Hardware announcement 103-171 , dated June 3, 2003
  • The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Hardware announcement 103-004 , dated January 28, 2003
  • Expanded I/O and remote library access features for the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Hardware announcement 101-165 , dated June 12, 2001
  • Native Fibre Channel Support for the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Hardware announcement 101-041 , dated February 20, 2001
  • The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, Hardware announcement 100-237 , dated August 23, 2000

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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 TotalStorage(R) UltraScalable                 GA32-0469
 Tape Library 3584
 Introduction and Planning Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable                    GA32-0468
 Tape Library 3584
 Operator Guide
 
IBM Ultrium Device Driver                         GA32-0430
 Installation and User's Guide
 (English)
 
IBM TotalStorage Tape Device                      GA35-0154
 Driver Installation and User's
 Guide (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) (GA32-0454)
  • IBM Ultrium Device Driver Programming Reference (English) (GC35-0483)

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.

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Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)

IBM services range from business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

IBM technology services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure for e-business. We can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

Visit the appropriate link below for details on services available dependant on the brand the product belongs to.

For details on education offerings related to the products listed, visit

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Your IBM representative can help you determine availability of standard and customized services.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

  • Width: 782 mm (30.8 in)
  • Depth: 1212 mm (47.7 in)
  • Height: 1800 mm (70.9 in)

Approximate weights are as follows:

  • Model D22:
    • Minimum weight: 271 kg (596 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
    • Maximum weight: 494 kg (1,089 lb) (with 12 drives and 360 cartridges)
  • Model L22:
    • Minimum weight: 364 kg (802 lb) (with 1 drive and 0 cartridges)
    • Maximum weight: 535 kg (1,179 lb) (with 12 drives and 238 cartridges)
  • Model D52:
    • Minimum weight: 274 kg (604 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
    • Maximum weight: 483 kg (1,065 lb) (with 12 drives and 396 cartridges)
  • Model L52:
    • Minimum weight: 366 kg (806 lb) (with 1 drive and 0 cartridges)
    • Maximum weight: 526 kg (1,160 lb) (with 12 drives and 262 cartridges)

Standards: The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 is a Class A device for the following agency certifications:

Product Safety Conformance

  • CB Report
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • Mexico: NOM

Product Safety/EMC Conformance

  • CB-DOC Report
  • GOST (Russia)
  • CCC (China)
  • European Union: CE Mark

EMC Conformance

  • U.S.: FCC
  • Canada: ICES-003

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16° to 32°C (61° to 90°F)
  • Wet bulb (Temperature): 23°C (73.4°F) operating
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80%
  • Caloric value: 4.8 kBTU/Hour
  • Electrical power: 8.0 amps at 200-240 V ac, 1.6 kVA
  • Capacity of exhaust: 5.8 cubic meter/min (204 CFM)
  • Leakage current: 18 ma
  • Inrush current: 200 amps peak for 1/2 cycle at 200-240 V ac

The 3584 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 L22 or L52:

  • Sound Power Level (LwAd):
    • Idle: 7.3 bels
    • Operating: 7.5 bels
  • Sound Pressure Level:
    • Idle: 54 dB(A)
    • Operating: 56 dB(A)

Hardware requirements

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 can be attached to iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, AS/400®, RS/6000®, RS/6000 SP™ systems, Netfinity®, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support SCSI HVD, SCSI LVD, and Fibre Channel interfaces.

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 family now includes new models that take less floor space than the Models D32 or L32. The new models come with raven black covers, and have a new look and feel consistent with other IBM TotalStorage products. The Model D52 and L52 can contain up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives per frame. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives have a Fibre Channel interface. The Model D22 and L22 can contain up to 12 of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A per frame. The 3592 Tape Drives have a 2-Gbps dual-ported Fibre Channel interface.

A current list of supported open system configurations for the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive is available from the following Web site

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

One First Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9002) or one Additional Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9003) must be added to the 3584 Model L22 or L52 for each Model D22, D32, or D52 frame that is attached. This assures the proper cables are shipped and configuration records are correct. Up to 15 Model D22, D32, or D52 Expansion Frames can be attached to the Model L22 or L52, for a total of 16 frames.

The cartridge storage capacity of the Model L22 or L52 can be expanded by enabling the Capacity On Demand features in that frame. An Intermediate Capacity feature (#1641 or #1643) is required to add a Full Capacity feature (#1642 or #1644). The Full Capacity feature (#1642 or #1644) is required to add an Additional I/O Slots feature (#1658 or #1659), or to attach the optional Expansion Frame Models D22, D32, or D52.

When the total number of frames in the 3584 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 the Model L22 or L52. The 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) must be specified on the Model L22 or L52 if there will be a total of 15 or 16 frames (14 or 15 Expansion Frames) in the 3584 library.

When frames are added to the library 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

3584 Models D52 and L52

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 Models D52 or L52 can contain a maximum of 12 IBM 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 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the Model L52 have a Fibre Channel interface for either point-to-point or Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop attachment. An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1504) is required for installing a Fibre IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The Fibre IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive is chosen with the following feature number:

  • 1479 — LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister — which includes one IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface

If support for an IBM LTO Ultrium 2 LVD SCSI Drive is required, then an RPQ request should be submitted.

If a drive feature is not ordered on the Model D52 or L52, then the following feature must be specified on that Model D52 or L52:

  • 9001 — Driveless Frame

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

Unlabeled and uninitialized LTO Tape Cartridges can be included with the order of a new 3584 Model D52 or L52 frame (by specifying #8767). 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 3584 requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

The LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister feature (#1479) 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 (#1504) is required for installing an IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drive in a drive slot in a Model D52 or L52. An LTO Fibre Drive Move Kit feature (#1501) is required for moving an IBM LTO Ultrium Fiber Channel Tape Drive Canister feature (#1479) to a drive slot in a Model D32 or L32.

3584 Models D22 and L22

The UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 Models D22 or L22 can contain a maximum of 12 of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A per frame (for a total of up to 192 3592 Tape Drives in a 16 frame library). The 3592 Tape Drive comes with a dual-ported 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interface, for redundancy.

A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1503) is required for installing a 3592 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive must be ordered separately, and is installed in a 3584 frame with one of the following feature numbers:

  • 1674 — 3592 Model J1A Drive Field Install
  • 9677 — Plant Install 3592 Model J1A in 3584

If one of these drive features is not on the Model D22 or L22, then the following feature number must be specified on that Model D22 or L22:

  • 9001 — Driveless Frame

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

Unlabeled and uninitialized 3592 Tape Cartridges can be included with the order of a new 3584 Model D22 or L22 frame (by specifying #8820). Labeled or initialized 3592 Tape Cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3599. Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.

Note: The 3584 requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

Customer owned 3592 Tape Drives, or 3592 Tape Drives removed from a 3584 library frame by ordering the Drive Removal feature (#1663), can be installed in another 3584 Frame with the 3592 Drive Field Install feature (#1674). A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1503) is required for installing a 3592 Tape Drive in a drive slot in a 3584 Model D22 or L22 Frame.

Cables: Cables are required to attach tape drives in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 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. Refer to Cable orders in the Planning Information section for a list of cables for the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive and the 3592 Tape Drive.

Software requirements

The LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister (#1479), or 3592 Tape Drive, in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 are supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • OS/400® V5.1, or later
  • AIX® 5L V5.1, or later
  • Sun Solaris 7, 8, or 9
  • Microsoft™ Windows NT™ 4.0 with Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows™ 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
  • HP-UX 11.00 and 11i (64 bit)
  • Linux distributions: RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (RHEL 3.0) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8)

Note: 3592 WORM cartridges are not supported on hosts running Windows NT. Only the 3592 short-length 60 GB rewritable media and 300 GB rewritable cartridges are supported on Windows NT.

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

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the 3592, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following Web site

The installation of a 3592 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 3592 Model J1A. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new 3592 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 industry-leading compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the 3584. 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

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 3592 Model J1A tape drives cannot read cartridges written by the 3590 or 3490. Cartridges written by the 3592 Model J1A cannot be read by the 3590 or 3490. Even though the cartridges are similar in size, they contain different media, and thus are not interchangeable.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges can only be used on the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives.

IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges can be resident in the same UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 with IBM LTO Ultrium 1 Tape Drives and cartridges or with 3592 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 meters (1650 ft).
  • Although multiple systems may be attached to a tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously.
  • LTO Ultrium data cartridges cannot reside in the same library frame with 3592 data cartridges.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0469). Current levels of the open systems device drivers should be obtained to ensure the 3592 Model J1A is supported. Detailed physical planning information for the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives is in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0464).

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 cables should be specified on the frame.

Fibre Channel cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive Canister (#1479), or 3592 Tape Drive, in the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 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 cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 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 (#1503 or #1504). If additional cables are required, for example to attach the second interface on a 3592 Tape Drive, they can be ordered with the following feature number:

  • 1461 — Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

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

  • 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

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

  • 5096 — Interposer SC-LC Fibre

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

Direct customer support: Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance through ASK Support using the search word 3584 or 3592.

Supplies

For end users

IBM data media supplies can be purchased from IBM using feature numbers with the initial order of the UltraScalable Tape Library 3584. These features provide unlabeled data cartridges or cleaning cartridges. Labeled, initialized, bulk data media, or cleaning cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589 or 3599. Refer to the 3589 or 3599 Sales Manual.

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)
18P7534     IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge
             (Data)
18P7535     IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge
             (Cleaning)
18P7538     IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge
             (WORM)
24R0316     IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge
             (Economy)
24R0317     IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge
             (Economy WORM)

For information about IBM branded media, such as additional IBM LTO Ultrium data or cleaning cartridges, or 3592 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.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

Each IBM Machine is manufactured from parts that may be new or used. In some cases, a Machine may not be new and may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM's appropriate warranty terms apply.

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: UltraScalable Tape Library 3584, including IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and Enterprise Tape Drive 3592: One year

IBM LTO Ultrium and 3592 media: Warranted separately

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for your machine below. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) service — If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive, and other easily replaceable parts), IBM will ship these parts to you for replacement by you. If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

On-site service — IBM On-site Repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next-business-day response or 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM Machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect (formerly ESA) maintenance: For ServiceElect (Z125-5510) and ServiceSuite (Z125-5745) Statements of Work

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service upgrades depending on the type of service specified for your machine below. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information.

On-site service — IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next-business-day response or 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

CRU service — If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive, and other easily replaceable parts), IBM will ship these parts to you for replacement by you. If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

Maintenance service: The preferred go-to-market offerings are ServiceElect and ServiceSuite. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn.

Alternative Service (Warranty Service Upgrades)

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service upgrades depending on the type of service specified for your machine below. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information.

On-site service — IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next-business-day response or 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

CRU service — If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive, and other easily replaceable parts), IBM will ship these parts to you for replacement by you. If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

Usage plan machine: No

IBM hourly service rate classification: Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: Yes

Machine installation: Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), in other countries contact the local IBM office.

The Installation and Planning Guide specifies site preparation, physical requirements and installation (operating) environment and any cabling included in the installation along with the approximate installation time in hours. Customer requests for installation of items not covered in the installation guide may be performed at IBM's hourly service rate designated for the machine.

For features designated as Customer Setup, customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the Machine.

Graduated charges: No. This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.


 
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Prices

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

Product charges

                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
Tape Library      3584    L22           $45,000  $373
  Base Frame
Library and Drive Code Update   0500        500     0 Y       N
Add'l LC/LC Patch Panel Cable   1461         66     0 N       N
Fibre Channel Patch Panel       1462 *      420     0 N       N
3592 Fibre Drive Mtg Kit        1503        610     0 N       N
Intermediate Capacity           1641     15,000   116 N       Y
Full Capacity                   1642     15,000    NC N       Y
Intermed Cap On Demand          1643     15,000   116 Y       N
Full Capacity On Demand         1644     15,000     0 Y       N
16 Additional LTO I/O Slots     1658      1,800     0 N       N
16 Additional 3592 I/O Slots    1659      1,800     0 N       N
Drive Removal                   1663 *      675     0 Y       N
3592 Drive Field Install        1674        675     0 N       N
Control Path Failover           1680 *    9,000     0 N       N
Data Path Failover              1681      2,000     0 N       N
Advanced Lib Mgt System         1690     12,500     0 N       N
 
                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
1-2 Frame X-Track Cable         1802 *  $   137  $  0 Y       N
3-6 Frame X-Track Cable         1806 *      528     0 Y       N
7-14 Frame X-Track Cable        1814 *      783     0 Y       N
8-16 Frame X-Track Cable        1816 *    1,124     0 Y       N
Dual AC Power                   1901 *      597     0 N       N
Remote Support Facility         2710 *        0     0 N       N
Remote Support Switch           2711 *    3,995     0 N       N
Remote Support Attachment       2712 *        0     0 N       N
Interposer SC-LC Fibre          5096 *      110     0 N       N
7 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           5907 *      190     0 N       N
13 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5913 *      225     0 N       N
22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5922 *      310     0 N       N
61 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5961 *      427     0 N       N
5 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       6005 *      220     0 N       N
13 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6013 *      260     0 N       N
25 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6025 *      340     0 N       N
61 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6061 *      470     0 N       N
3592 Cleaning Cartridge         8802        140    NC N       Y
20-Pack 3592 300 GB Data Cart   8820      4,400    NC N       Y
Driveless Frame                 9001 *        0     0 N       N
First Expansion Frame Attach    9002 *        0     0 N       N
Add Expansion Frame Attach      9003 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to HP-UX System        9210 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Sun System          9211 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Windows System      9212 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to other Non-IBM System  9213 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Linux System        9215 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to zSeries Linux System  9216          0     0 N       N
8-16 Frame X-Track Cbl Plant    9316 *       NC    NC N       Y
Attached to iSeries or AS/400   9400 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to pSeries or RS/6000    9600 *        0     0 N       N
Plant Install J1A in 3584       9677         NC    NC N       Y
No Host Cables From Plant       9700 *       NC    NC N       Y
4.3M Power Cord                 9960          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M Chicago Pwr Cord WT        9961          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Non-Watertight    9962          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight        9963          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Cd Non-WT     9964          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M 110V Pwr Cord Non-WT       9965          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Power Cord            9970          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M Chi Pwr Cord WT       9971          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT       9972          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight   9973          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Non-WT   9974          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M 110V Pwr Cd Non-WT    9975          0     0 N       N

                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
Tape Library      3584    L52           $45,000  $373
 
  Base Frame
AAP Bulk Order MES              0003 *        0     0 N       N
AAP Light Mfg Order Indicator   0007 *        0     0 N       N
Library and Drive Code Update   0500        500     0 Y       N
Fibre Channel Patch Panel       1462 *      420     0 N       N
LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive       1479     18,390   196 N       N
LTO Fibre Drive Mtg Kit         1504        610     0 N       N
 
                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
Intermediate Capacity           1641    $15,000  $116 N       Y
Full Capacity                   1642     15,000    NC N       Y
Intermed Cap On Demand          1643     15,000   116 Y       N
Full Capacity On Demand         1644     15,000     0 Y       N
16 Additional LTO I/O Slots     1658      1,800     0 N       N
16 Additional 3592 I/O Slots    1659      1,800     0 N       N
Drive Removal                   1663 *      675     0 Y       N
LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall     1665 *      675     0 Y       N
Control Path Failover           1680 *    9,000     0 N       N
Data Path Failover              1681      2,000     0 N       N
Advanced Lib Mgt System         1690     12,500     0 N       N
1-2 Frame X-Track Cable         1802 *      137     0 Y       N
3-6 Frame X-Track Cable         1806 *      528     0 Y       N
7-14 Frame X-Track Cable        1814 *      783     0 Y       N
8-16 Frame X-Track Cable        1816 *    1,124     0 Y       N
Dual AC Power                   1901 *      597     0 N       N
Remote Support Facility         2710 *        0     0 N       N
Remote Support Switch           2711 *    3,995     0 N       N
Remote Support Attachment       2712 *        0     0 N       N
Interposer SC-LC Fibre          5096 *      110     0 N       N
7 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           5907 *      190     0 N       N
13 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5913 *      225     0 N       N
22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5922 *      310     0 N       N
61 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5961 *      427     0 N       N
5 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       6005 *      220     0 N       N
13 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6013 *      260     0 N       N
25 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6025 *      340     0 N       N
61 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6061 *      470     0 N       N
AAP X-Axis Cable, 3-6 Frames    6201 *        0     0 N       N
AAP N + 1 Redundant Power       6202 *        0     0 N       N
AAP Ultrium 2 Fibre Wrap Plugs  6207 *        0     0 N       N
AAP 220V Line Cord              6208 *        0     0 N       N
AAP 110V Line Cord              6209 *        0     0 N       N
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge      8750 *      113    NC N       Y
20-Pack Ultrium 2 Data Cart     8767 *    3,820    NC N       Y
Driveless Frame                 9001 *        0     0 N       N
First Expansion Frame Attach    9002 *        0     0 N       N
Add.Expansion Frame Attachment  9003 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to HP-UX System        9210 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Sun System          9211 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Windows System      9212 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to other Non-IBM System  9213 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Linux System        9215 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to zSeries Linux System  9216          0     0 N       N
8-16 Frame X-Track Cbl Plant    9316 *       NC    NC N       Y
Attached to iSeries or AS/400   9400 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to pSeries or RS/6000    9600 *        0     0 N       N
No Host Cables From Plant       9700 *       NC    NC N       Y
4.3M Power Cord                 9960          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M Chicago Pwr Cord WT        9961          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Non-Watertight    9962          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight        9963          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Cd Non-WT     9964          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M 110V Pwr Cord Non-WT       9965          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Power Cord            9970          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M Chi Pwr Cord WT       9971          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT       9972          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight   9973          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Non-WT   9974          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M 110V Pwr Cd Non-WT    9975          0     0 N       N

                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
Tape Library      3584    D22           $30,000  $ 81
  Expansion Frame
Frame Control Assembly          1453      5,752   132 N       N
Add'l LC/LC Patch Panel Cable   1461         66     0 N       N
Fibre Channel Patch Panel       1462 *      420     0 N       N
3592 Fibre Drive Mtg Kit        1503        610     0 N       N
Add D22/D52 to x32              1610      2,450     0 N       N
10/100 Ethernet Support         1660 *    3,775     0 N       N
Drive Removal                   1663 *      675     0 Y       N
3592 Drive Field Install        1674        675     0 N       N
Dual AC Power                   1901 *      597     0 N       N
Additional Power Supply         1902 *      623     0 N       N
Interposer SC-LC Fibre          5096 *      110     0 N       N
7 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           5907 *      190     0 N       N
13 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5913 *      225     0 N       N
22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5922 *      310     0 N       N
61 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5961 *      427     0 N       N
5 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       6005 *      220     0 N       N
13 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6013 *      260     0 N       N
25 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6025 *      340     0 N       N
61 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6061 *      470     0 N       N
3592 Cleaning Cartridge         8802        140    NC N       Y
20-Pack 3592 300 GB Data Cart   8820      4,400    NC N       Y
Driveless Frame                 9001 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to HP-UX System        9210 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Sun System          9211 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Windows System      9212 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to other Non-IBM System  9213 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Linux System        9215 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to zSeries Linux System  9216          0     0 N       N
Attached to iSeries or AS/400   9400 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to pSeries or RS/6000    9600 *        0     0 N       N
Plant Install J1A in 3584       9677         NC    NC N       Y
No Host Cables From Plant       9700 *       NC    NC N       Y
4.3M Power Cord                 9960          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M Chicago Pwr Cord WT        9961          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Non-Watertight    9962          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight        9963          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Cd Non-WT     9964          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M 110V Pwr Cord Non-WT       9965          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Power Cord            9970          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M Chi Pwr Cord WT       9971          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT       9972          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight   9973          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Non-WT   9974          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M 110V Pwr Cd Non-WT    9975          0     0 N       N

                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
Tape Library      3584    D52           $30,000  $ 81
  Expansion Frame
AAP Bulk Order MES              0003 *        0     0 N       N
AAP Light Mfg Order Indicator   0007 *        0     0 N       N
Frame Control Assembly          1453      5,752   132 N       N
Fibre Channel Patch Panel       1462 *      420     0 N       N
LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Drive       1479     18,390   196 N       N
LTO Fibre Drive Mtg Kit         1504        610     0 N       N
Add D22/D52 to x32              1610      2,450     0 N       N
10/100 Ethernet Support         1660 *    3,775     0 N       N
Drive Removal                   1663 *      675     0 Y       N
LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall     1665 *      675     0 Y       N
Dual AC Power                   1901 *      597     0 N       N
Additional Power Supply         1902 *      623     0 N       N
Interposer SC-LC Fibre          5096 *      110     0 N       N
7 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           5907 *      190     0 N       N
13 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5913 *      225     0 N       N
22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5922 *      310     0 N       N
61 M LC-SC Fibre Cable          5961 *      427     0 N       N
5 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable       6005 *      220     0 N       N
13 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6013 *      260     0 N       N
25 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6025 *      340     0 N       N
61 meter LC-LC Fibre Cable      6061 *      470     0 N       N
AAP N + 1 Redundant Power       6202 *        0     0 N       N
AAP Ultrium 2 Fibre Wrap Plugs  6207 *        0     0 N       N
AAP 220V Line Cord              6208 *        0     0 N       N
AAP 110V Line Cord              6209 *        0     0 N       N
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge      8750 *      113    NC N       Y
20-Pack Ultrium 2 Data Cart     8767 *    3,820    NC N       Y
Driveless Frame                 9001 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to HP-UX System        9210 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Sun System          9211 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Windows System      9212 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to other Non-IBM System  9213 *        0     0 N       N
Attached to Linux System        9215 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to zSeries Linux System  9216          0     0 N       N
Attached to iSeries or AS/400   9400 *        0     0 N       N
Attach to pSeries or RS/6000    9600 *        0     0 N       N
No Host Cables From Plant       9700 *       NC    NC N       Y
4.3M Power Cord                 9960          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M Chicago Pwr Cord WT        9961          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Non-Watertight    9962          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight        9963          0     0 N       N
 
1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Cd Non-WT     9964          0     0 N       N
 
4.3M 110V Pwr Cord Non-WT       9965          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Power Cord            9970          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M Chi Pwr Cord WT       9971          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT       9972          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Watertight   9973          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 1.8M 110V Chi Pwr Non-WT   9974          0     0 N       N
 
Dual 4.3M 110V Pwr Cd Non-WT    9975          0     0 N       N
*
These features have been announced previously on other models.

MMMC = Monthly Minimum Maintenance Charge
NC = No charge

                                                      Field   Plant
                  Machine       Feature Purchase      install install
Description       type    Model number  price    MMMC only    only
 
Tape Library      3584    L32
  Base Frame
Library and Drive Code Update   0500    $   500  $  0 Y       N
Fibre Drive Move Kit            1501      1,200     0 Y       N
Mixed Media/D22 Support         1608      7,900     0 Y       N
Data Path Failover              1681      2,000     0 N       N
Advanced Lib Mgt System         1690     12,500     0 N       N
Attach to zSeries Linux System  9216          0     0 N       N
 
 
Tape Library      3584    D32
  Expansion Frame
Fibre Drive Move Kit            1501      1,200     0 Y       N
Add D32 to x22/x52              1620      2,450     0 Y       N
Attach to zSeries Linux System  9216          0     0 N       N

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Alternative service charges

Annual minimum maintenance charges: For ServiceElect (ESA) Maintenance Service Charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Model conversion purchase prices

    Model       Model conversion
From     To     purchase price
 
D22      D52    $ 2,795
D52      D22      2,795
L22      L52      4,600
L52      L22      4,600

 
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