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IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 stores more data

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Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG04-0275 dated April 27, 2004.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key Prerequisites
  • At a Glance
  • Description
  • Product Positioning
  • Product Number
  • Publications
  • Services
  • Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Integrated Technology Services (IBM Global Services)
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Warranty and Maintenance
  • Charges
  • Global Financing
  • External Attachment
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG04-0275 dated April 27, 2004.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    Title


    IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 stores more data


    Overview

    The new IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 offer high capacity, performance, and technology designed for the midrange open systems environment. These models incorporate a single Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, which more than doubles tape drive performance over the previous generation LTO Ultrium 1 Tape Drives (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 has the capability of writing twice as much data, up to 200 GB native capacity (400 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges at original Ultrium 1 capacities and with an improved performance of up to 20 MB/sec native data transfer rate (40 MB/sec with 2:1 compression). The Model L28 comes with a LVD Ultra160 SCSI attachment, while the Model F28 comes with a Native Switched Fabric Fibre Channel attachment, for connection to a wide spectrum of open systems servers.

    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 is an external 2U stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates a single IBM LTO Ultrium 2 tape drive. The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 capacity is eight tape cartridges, providing a media capacity of up to 1.6 TB (3.2 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit.

    Other Ultrium 2 Tape Drive functions include:

    • Digital speed matching -- to adjust the drive data rate with the host, which reduces backhitching and improves throughput performance
    • Power management -- to reduce power consumption
    • Channel calibration -- to customize each read/write data channel for optimum performance
    • Separate writing of multiple filemarks -- to improve performance when writing multiple files
    • Larger internal buffer -- the internal buffer size is 64 MB, double the buffer size of the Ultrium 1 drives
    • Faster drive speeds -- faster data access time, reduced rewind time, reduced cartridge load time, and faster cartridge fill time compared to the Ultrium 1 drives

    Key Prerequisites

    Appropriate levels of host software are required to attach the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 with IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives to selected IBM eServer iSeries, AS/400, IBM eServer pSeries, RS/6000, RS/6000 SP, IBM eServer xSeries, Netfinity, HP, Sun, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, and other UNIX and PC servers. Refer to the Technical Information section for details.

    At a Glance


    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. The new Models L28 and F28 support entry level unattended backup, open systems attachment flexibility, enhanced capacity and performance, and include:
    • LVD (Model L28) and HVD (Model L28 with HVD Converter Kit feature number 3104), Native Switched Fabric 2 Gbps Fibre Channel (Model F28)
    • LTO Ultrium 2 native data capacities up to 1.6 TB (up to 3.2 TB using 2:1 compression) with eight cartridge slots
    • Use of LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive with a drive data rate of 70 MB/second (2:1 data compression)
    • Optional bar code reader and/or remote management unit
    • Sequential or random access
    • Stand-alone or rack-mount option

    Planned availability date: May 7, 2004


    Description


    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit and contains a Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drive designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage. The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 capacity is eight tape cartridges, providing a media capacity of up to 1.6 TB (3.2 TB with 2:1 compression) data storage per unit. It is supported for Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) for Fibre channel attachment to iSeries, AS/400, pSeries, RS/6000, xSeries, Netfinity, HP, Sun, Linux, UNIX, and PC servers.

    The new Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 incorporate the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 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 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). 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).

      Note: Although the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 provides the capability for high tape performance, the actual throughput is a function of many components, such as system processor, disk data rate, data block size, data compressibility, I/O attachments, and the system or application software used. For example, the HVD Ultra SCSI converter interface has a maximum data transfer rate of 40 MB/sec, so Ultrium Tape Drives on that SCSI interface will have a lower data transfer rate. The compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media; however, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.

    • The tape cartridge capacity is doubled over the original Ultrium Data Cartridge up to 200 GB native capacity (400 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the new IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge. 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 tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed for durability and capacity.

    • 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 offers 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's 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 can 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 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.

    • LVD Ultra160 SCSI and HVD Ultra SCSI attachment - The Model L28 comes with an LVD Ultra160 SCSI attachment, while the HVD Converter Kit (feature number 3104) provides an HVD Ultra SCSI attachment, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. The Model F28 comes with native switched fabric 2 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment. They are supported on AIX, OS/400, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, and other open systems.

    • 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 200 GB data cartridge 12% faster, with a sustained data rate 128% better when compared to the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive filling an Ultrium 100 GB data cartridge. The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive can fill an Ultrium 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 200 GB data cartridge in 1 hour 44 minutes with a sustained data rate of 122.8 GB per 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 per 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 per hour.

    • Faster data access, rewind, and load times - The Ultrium 2 Tape Drive has the following improvements:
                                          Ultrium 2       Ultrium 1
                                          ----------      -----------
       Cartridge Load Time                15 seconds      18 seconds
       Maximum Rewind Time                80 seconds      110 seconds
       Average File Access Time           49 seconds      73 seconds
      
    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 Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581. 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. As users of LTO-DC, you can expect to achieve better data compression.

    • 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. SARS uses the cartridge performance history saved in the CM module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash EEPROM to determine the cause of failure. SARS can cause the drive to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

    With support for IBM LTO Ultrium-format tape data cartridges, the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT) 1/4-inch, 4mm, or 8mm/AIT tape drives. It is a cost-effective solution for backup, save and restore, and archiving functions.

    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.


    Product Positioning

    As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:
    • Capacity and performance requirements
    • Data protection, reliability, and availability
    • Storage usage and application requirements
    • Affordability
    • Loyalty to legacy or existing tape formats
    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 and storage management applications address these requirements and constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology. You also gain flexibility of tape library management and unattended save and restore operations. The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 is an excellent solution if you use tape or require a larger-capacity or higher-performance tape backup with or without random access. The 3581 models are an excellent choice for tape automation for pSeries, RS/6000, iSeries, AS/400, xSeries, and other popular open systems.

    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 offers one IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive and eight cartridge slots with an autoloader capacity of 3.2 TB (with 2:1 compression) or 1.6 TB native.

    The 3581 can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, and is part of a family of IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium tape products. The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 constitutes an excellent tape storage solution if you have an existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup. In addition to reading and writing on IBM LTO Ultrium-format tape cartridges, the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 provides an enhanced functional alternative to DLT/SDLT 1/4-inch, 4mm, 8mm/AIT, or IBM Magstar MP 3570 tape drives.

    For capacity requirements less than 400 GB (compressed), the external IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 should be considered.

    For capacity requirements greater than 3.2 TB (compressed), the new IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Library 3582 should be considered with its one or two IBM Ultrium 2 tape drives and 23 cartridge slots, with a capacity of 4.8 TB native to 9.6 TB (compressed) in an entry-level automation library.

    For capacity requirements greater than 7.2 TB (compressed) and scalable drives and numbers of cartridges, the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583 and IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 should be considered. You can tailor the TotalStorage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583 to address system capacity and performance needs of 7.2 TB, 14.4 TB, and 28.8 TB (with 2:1 compression), on 3583 Models L18, L36, and L72 respectively, using up to six IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives. The IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 can address system capacity and performance requirement from 28 TB to 496 TB (56 TB to 992 TB with 2:1 compression) using up to 192 IBM Ultrium tape drive in up to sixteen 3584 library frames.

    For protection of mission-critical data and hardware, optimized for enterprise multi-mode and host attachment, high-cycle and start/stop intensive tape applications, consider the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 or 3592 or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494.


    Product Number

    Description                     Machine     Model    Feature
    -----------------------------   -------   ---------  -------
    Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader        3581       L28
    Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader        3581       F28
    RMU                               3581     L28,F28    1660
    HVD Converter Kit                 3581       L28      3104
    SC-LC Fibre Cable Interposer      3581       F28      5096 *
    VHDCI/HD68 Cable Interposer       3581       L28      5099 *
    2.5 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable        3581       L28      5302 *
    5 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable          3581       L28      5305 *
    10 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable         3581       L28      5310 *
    25 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable         3581       L28      5325 *
    2.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable       3581       L28      5602 *
    4.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable       3581       L28      5604 *
    10 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable        3581       L28      5610 *
    25 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable        3581       L28      5625 *
    7 m LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable     3581       F28      5907 *
    22 m LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable    3581       F28      5922 *
    61 m LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable    3581       F28      5961 *
    5 m LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable     3581       F28      6005 *
    25 m LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable    3581       F28      6025 *
    61 m LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable    3581       F28      6061 *
    Rack Mount Kit                    3581     L28,F28    7003
    Bar Code Reader                   3581     L28,F28    7004
    1 Cleaning Cartridge              3581     L28,F28    8002 *
    1-Pack Ultrium 2 Data Cart        3581     L28,F28    8101 *
    Attached to HP-UX System          3581     L28,F28    9210 *
    Attached to Sun System            3581     L28,F28    9211 *
    Attached to Windows System        3581     L28,F28    9212 *
    Attached to Other Non-IBM Sys     3581     L28,F28    9213 *
    Attached to Linux System          3581     L28,F28    9215 *
    Attached to zSeries Linux         3581       F28      9216 *
    Attach to iSeries or AS/400       3581     L28,F28    9400 **
    Attach to pSeries or RS/6000      3581     L28,F28    9600 **
    2.5 m HD68/HD68 SCSI Cable        3581       L28      9702 *
    2.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable       3581       L28      9703 *
    2.7m Power Cord 125 V,US/Canada   3581     L28,F28    9800 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Fr/Germy    3581     L28,F28    9820 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Denmark     3581     L28,F28    9821 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,UK/China    3581     L28,F28    9825 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Israel      3581     L28,F28    9827 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Switzerd    3581     L28,F28    9828 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,S Africa    3581     L28,F28    9829 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Italy       3581     L28,F28    9830 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Australia   3581     L28,F28    9831 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,US/Canada   3581     L28,F28    9833 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,Uruguay     3581     L28,F28    9834 *
    2.7m Power Cord 250 V,China (PRC) 3581     L28,F28    9840 *
     
      * This feature is available on other models.
     ** This feature is available on other models but the
        description has changed.
    

    Note: The power cord features are used in the country listed and other countries. Refer to the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader Setup, Operator and Service Guide (GA32-0470) for specific country availability or contact your IBM representative.

    The 3581 Models L28 and F28 are available in all EMEA countries.

    Model Conversions:  None.
     
    Feature Conversions:  None.
     
    



    Publications

    The following publications are shipped with the product, as appropriate. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.
                                          Order
               Title                      Number
     --------------------------------     ---------
     IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape
     Autoloader 2U 3581 Models L28
     and F28 Setup, Operator and
     Service Guide                        GA32-0470
     
     IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U
     Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and
     F28 Quick Reference                  GX35-5071
     
     IBM Ultrium Device Driver
     Installation and User's Guide        GA32-0430
     
     IBM Externally Attached Devices
     Safety Information                   SA26-2004
    

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

    http://www.ibm.com/storage/lto
               Title
      ---------------------------------------------------------
      IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581
      Models L28 and F28 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:

    http://service5.boulder.ibm.com/pnsrege.nsf/messages/welcome

    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:

    http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

    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.
    The following translated publications will be included on CD-ROMs, with the product, when they are available. They will also be available from the following Web site:

    http://www.ibm.com/storage/lto
               Title                      Language
     --------------------------------     ------------
     IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U
     Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28
     Setup, Operator, and Service Guide   English
                                          Brazilian Portuguese
                                          German
                                          Japanese
                                          Korean
                                          Spanish
                                          Chinese - Simplified
                                          Turkish
                                          Hungarian
                                          Polish Language
                                          Russian
                                          Bulgarian
                                          Croatian
                                          Romanian
                                          Slovakian
                                          Slovenian
     
     
     IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U
     Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28   English
     Quick Reference                      Brazilian Portuguese
                                          German
                                          Japanese
                                          Korean
                                          Spanish
                                          Chinese - Simplified
                                          Hungarian
                                          Polish Language
                                          Russian
                                          Bulgarian
                                          Croatian
                                          Romanian
                                          Slovakian
                                          Slovenian
     
     IBM Ultrium Device Driver
     Installation and User's Guide        English
     
     IBM Ultrium Device Driver            English
     Programming Reference
    


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

    • pSeries:
      http://www.ibm.com/services/its/us/unix.html

    • iSeries:
      http://www.ibm.com/services/its/us/inteapps.html

    • zSeries:
      http://www.ibm.com/services/its/us/mainframe.html

    • SSG:
      http://www.ibm.com/services/its/us/san2.html

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      http://www.ibm.com/services/its/us/intel.html

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    http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

    Select your your country, and then select the product as the category.

    For more details on IBM Global Services capabilities, contact your IBM representative, or visit:

    http://www.ibm.com/services/

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


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Physical Specifications

    3581 Models L28 and F28

    Width:  Rack Mount 483 mm (19 in), Stand-alone 321 mm (16.6 in)
    Depth:  Rack Mount 864 mm (34 in), Stand-along 665 mm (26.2 in)
    Height: Rack Mount 89 mm (3.5 in), Stand-alone 86 mm (3.4 in)
    Maximum Weight: 5.7 kg (12.5 lbs) without Rack Mount
    
    To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

    Standards

    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 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

    3581 Models L28 and F28

    Temperature:  12 to 35 degrees C, 54 to 95 degrees F
    Relative Humidity:  20% RH to 80% RH (non condensing)
    Wet Bulb: 26 degrees C (79.0 degrees F) maximum
    Voltage:  100-240 V ac, 50-60 Hz auto-ranging
    Electrical Power:
      1.3 amps at 100 V ac, 0.7 amps at 240 V ac
      0.1 KVA
    Maximum Noise Level in bels (operating/idle):  5.9/5.7
    Heat Output:  100 watts (86 KCal/Hr.)
    

    Hardware Requirements

    The IBM Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 comes with raven black covers. The Model L28 has an Ultra160 SCSI Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface (for HVD through feature number 3104). The Model F28 has a Fibre Channel interface. The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 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 those 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.

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

    Cables: A SCSI or Fibre cable is required to attach the 3581 to the server host bus adapter. At least one SCSI or Fibre cable should be specified on the initial plant order. A terminator is included with each IBM Ultrium Tape Drive. An interposer or interposers may be required for attachment to various server adapters. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables and interposers to match the IBM LTO Ultrium SCSI interface and the server SCSI interface.

    SCSI Cables: The following cables are available for SCSI LVD attachment of the 3581.
    Cables with HD68 connectors on both ends:

    • 5302 - 2.5 meters
    • 5305 - 5 meters
    • 5310 - 10 meters
    • 5325 - 25 meters
    • 9702 - 2.5 meters
    Cables with a VHDCI connector on one end and an HD68 connector on the other end:
    • 5602 - 2.5 meters
    • 5604 - 4.5 meters
    • 5610 - 10 meters
    • 5625 - 25 meters
    • 9703 - 2.5 meters
    An interposer is required to connect a SCSI cable with HD68 connectors to a VHDCI connector. The following interposer is available:
    • 5099 - VHDCI/HD68 Cable/Interposer

    Fibre Channel Cables: A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 to host Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel Switches, or other Fibre Channel components. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Fibre Tape Drive comes with an LC Duplex connector.

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

    • 5907 - 7 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
    • 6025 - 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    • 6061 - 61 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
    A interposer may be required to connect a fibre cable with LC Duplex connectors to another SC Duplex connector. The following interposer is available:
    • 5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre

    Refer to the Special Features section of the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Sales Manual for detailed descriptions of these features.

    
    

    Fibre Channel Attachment 

    iSeries and AS/400: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to iSeries models that support Version 5 Release 1 (V5R1), or later (depending on adapter type), and the following adapter:

    • PCI Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#2765)
    • PCI Fibre Channel Tape Controller (#5704)

    pSeries and RS/6000: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to the following pSeries or RS/6000 models and the following adapters:

    • Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for PCI Bus (#6227). This adapter has an SC connector and is used in the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • 7013 - S70, S7A
      • 7015 - S70, S7A
      • 7017 - S70, S7A, S80
      • pSeries 680 (7017 - S85)
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • 7025 - F50, F80, H70
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • 7026 - H50, H70, H80, M80
      • 7043 - 270
      • 7044 - 170, 270

    • Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus (#6228). This adapter has an LC connector and is used in the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries 680 (7017 - S85)
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • 7025 - F50, F80, H70
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • 7026 - H50, H70, H80, M80
      • pSeries 610 (7028 - 6C1, 6E1)
      • pSeries 630 (7028 - 6C4, 6E4)
      • pSeries 650 (7038 - 6M2)
      • pSeries 655 (7039 - 651)
      • pSeries 670 (7040 - 671) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • pSeries 690 (7040 - 681) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • 7043 - 270
      • 7044 - 170, 270
      • 9112 - 265

    • 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel PCI-X Adapter (#6239). This adapter has an LC Duplex connector so you should order the LC/LC Fibre Cables for attachment. It is used in the following pSeries models:
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • pSeries 610 (7028 - 6C1, 6E1)
      • pSeries 630 (7028 - 6C4, 6E4)
      • pSeries 615 (7029 - 6C3, 6E3)
      • pSeries 650 (7038 - 6M2)
      • pSeries 655 (7039 - 651)
      • pSeries 670 (7040 - 671) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • pSeries 690 (7040 - 681) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • 7044 - 170, 270
      • 9112 - 265
      • 9114 - 275

    xSeries and Netfinity: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to systems supporting the following adapters:

    • Emulex LP8000 1 Gbps Fibre Channel PCI Bus Host Adapter
    • Emulex LP9002L 2 Gbps Fibre Channel PCI Bus Host Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2200F 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2310FL Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2340 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2340L Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2342 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2342L Fibre Channel Adapter
    • FAStT500 Host Bus Adapter, part number 00N6881
    • FAStT FC-2 Host Bus Adapter, part number 19K1246
    • FAStT FC-2 133 Host Bus Adapter, part number 24P0960

    zSeries: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to IBM zSeries 800 (z800) and zSeries 900 (z900) supporting Linux attachment with the following adapters:

    • FICON card (feature #2315 or #2318) with Fibre Channel Protocol support
    • FICON Express card (feature #2319 or #2320) with Fibre Channel Protocol support

    Intel-based Systems: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to systems supporting the following adapters:

    • Emulex LP8000 Fibre Channel PCI Bus Host Adapter
    • Emulex LP9002L Fibre Channel PCI Bus Host Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2200F 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2310FL Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2340 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2340L Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2342 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2342L Fibre Channel Adapter
    The 3581 Model F28 can also be attached to systems supporting certain Linux distributions and the following adapters:
    • QLogic QLA-2200F 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2310F/L Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2340/L Fibre Channel Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2342/L Fibre Channel Adapter

    Sun SPARC: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to models supporting Sun Solaris 7, 8, and 9 with the following adapters:

    • Emulex Light Pulse LP8000 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
    • Emulex Light Pulse LP9002L Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
    • Emulex Light Pulse LP9002S Fibre Channel SBus Host Bus Adapter
    • Emulex Light Pulse LP8000S Fibre Channel SBus Host Bus Adapter
    • QLogic QLA-2200F 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel Adapter
    • JNI FCE-6460 Fibre Channel PCI Host Bus Adapter
    • JNI FCE-1473 Fibre Channel SBus Host Bus Adapter
    Hewlett-Packard: The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model F28 can be attached to 64-bit rp54xx, rp74xx, and V-Class servers supporting HP-UX 11.0 and 11i with the following adapters:
    • HP A5158A Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
    • HP A6795A Fibre Channel PCI Tachyon XL2 Host Bus Adapter

    SCSI Attachment 

    iSeries and AS/400: The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 with HVD Converter Kit feature number 3104 can be attached to models that support OS/400 V5R1, or later, and the following adapters:

    • PCI Magnetic Media Controller (#2729) (HVD, HD68)
    • PCI Ultra Magnetic Media Controller (#2749) (HVD, HD68)
    • Magnetic Media Controller (#6534) (HVD, HD68)
    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 (LVD Drive) can be attached to models that support OS/400 V5R2, or later, and the following adapter:
    • PCI-X Ultra Tape Controller (#5702) (LVD, VHDCI)

    pSeries, RS/6000, and RS/6000 SP: The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 with HVD Converter Kit feature number 3104 can be attached to models supporting the following adapters:

    • The PCI Universal Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6204) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • 7017 - S80
      • pSeries 680 (7017 - S85)
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • 7025 - F80
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • 7026 - H80, M80
      • pSeries 610 (7028 - 6C1, 6E1)
      • pSeries 615 (7029- 6C3, 6E3)
      • pSeries 630 (7028 - 6C4, 6E4)
      • pSeries 650 (7038 - 6M2)
      • pSeries 655 (7039 - 651)
      • pSeries 670 (7040 - 671) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • pSeries 690 (7040 - 681) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • 7043 - 270
      • 7044 - 170, 270
      • 7046 - B50
      • 9112 - 265
    • The PCI Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6207) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • 7013 - S7A, S70
      • 7015 - S7A, S70
      • 7017 - S7A, S70
      • 7017 - S80
      • 7024 - E20, E30 (AIX 5.2 not supported)
      • 7025 - F30, F40 (AIX 5.2 not supported)
      • 7025 - F50, F80, H70
      • 7026 - H50, H70, H80
      • 7043 - 140, 240 (AIX 5.2 not supported)
      • 7043 - 150, 260, 270
      • 7046 - B50
    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 (LVD drive) can be attached to models supporting the following adapters:
    • The PCI-X Dual Ultra320 SCSI Blind Swap Adapter (#5710) for LVD attachment (with a VHDCI connector) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries Regatta MI (7038-6M2)
      • pSeries Regatta H (7040-61R)
    • The PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra 320 SCSI Adapter (#5712) for LVD attachment (with a VHDCI connector) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries 610 (7028 - 6C1, 6E1)
      • pSeries 615 (7029 - 6C3, 6E3)
      • pSeries 630 (7028 - 6C4, 6E4)
      • 7311-D11, D20
      • 9112 - 265
      • 9114-275
    • The PCI Dual Channel Ultra3 SCSI Adapter (#6203) for LVD/SE attachment (with a VHDCI connector) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries 680 (7017 - S85)
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • 7025 - F50, F80, H70
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • 7026 - H70, H80, M80
      • pSeries 610 (7028 - 6C1, 6E1)
      • pSeries 615 (7029 - 6C3, 6E3)
      • pSeries 630 (7028 - 6C4, 6E4)
      • pSeries 650 (7038 - 6M2)
      • pSeries 655 (7039 - 651)
      • pSeries 670 (7040 - 671) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • pSeries 690 (7040 - 681) through I/O drawer (7040 - 61D)
      • 7043 - 150
      • 7044 - 170, 270
      • 7046 - B50
      • 7311-D11, D20
      • 9112 - 265
      • 9114-275
    • The PCI Dual Channel Ultra2 SCSI Adapter (#6205) for LVD/SE attachment (with a VHDCI connector) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries 680 (7017 - S85)
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • 7025 - F40 (AIX 5.2 not supported)
      • 7025 - F50, F80, H70
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • 7026 - H50, H70, H80, M80
      • 7043 - 150, 260, 270
      • 7044 - 170, 270
      • 7046 - B50
    • The Integrated Ultra2 SCSI Adapter for LVD attachment (with a VHDCI connector) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries 620 (7025 - 6F0, 6F1)
      • 7025 - F80
      • pSeries 660 (7026 - 6H0, 6H1, 6M1)
      • pSeries 640 (7026 - B80)
      • 7026 - H80, M80
      • 7044 - 170, 270
    • The Integrated Ultra3 SCSI Adapter for LVD attachment (with a VHDCI connector) on the following pSeries and RS/6000 models:
      • pSeries 610 (7028 - 6C1, 6E1)
      • pSeries 630 (7028 - 6C4, 6E4)
      • pSeries 650 (7038 - 6M2)
      • pSeries 655 (7039 - 651)
      • 9112 - 265

      Note: Optimal performance is obtained when the 3581 is the sole device attached to the integrated SCSI adapter.

    xSeries and Netfinity Systems: The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 can be attached to xSeries and Netfinity systems supporting the following adapters:

    • Netfinity #33L5000 Wide Ultra2 SCSI PCI Adapter (LVD)
    • Netfinity #19K4646 PCI Wide Ultra160 SCSI PCI Adapter (LVD, VHDCI)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 17P8594 (LVD)

    Intel-Based Systems: The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 with HVD Converter Kit feature number 3104 can be attached to systems supporting the following adapter:

    • Adaptec AHA-2944UW PCI-to-Ultra Wide Differential SCSI Adapter (HVD)
    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 (LVD Drive) can be attached to systems supporting the following adapters:
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 29160 (LVD)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 39160 (LVD, VHDCI)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 39320-R (LVD)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 39320D-R (LVD, VHDCI)
    • Adaptec AHA-2940U2W Ultra2/Wide LVD SCSI adapter
    • LSI Logic SYM22910 64-bit PCI-to-Ultra2/SCSI Dual Channel Host Adapter (LVD, VHDCI)
    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 can be attached to systems supporting certain Linux distributions and the following adapters:
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 2940 U2W (LVD)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 2944 UW (HVD)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 29160 (LVD)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 29320 (Single Port LVD)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 39160 (LVD, VHDCI)
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 39320 (Dual Port LVD)
    • Adaptec AHA-2944UW PCI-to-Ultra Wide Differential SCSI Adapter (HVD)

    Sun SPARC: The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 with HVD Converter Kit feature number 3104 can be attached to models supporting Sun Solaris 7, 8, and 9 with the following adapters:

    • X1065A, Sun SBus Ultra Differential Fast/Wide Intelligent SCSI-2 Host Adapter (HVD, VHDCI connector)
    • X6541A, Sun Dual-Channel Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter (PCI, HVD, VHDCI connector)
    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Model L28 (LVD Drive) can be attached to models supporting Sun Solaris 7, 8, and 9 with the following PCI adapter:
    • X2222A, Sun PCI Adapter with two fast Ethernet and two SCSI (LVD, VHDCI)

    Hewlett-Packard: The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 can be attached to 64-bit PCI rp54xx, rp74xx, and V-Class servers supporting HP-UX 11.0 and 11i with one of the following adapters:

    • A4800A, Ultra Wide HVD SCSI Adapter (when attached to V-Class systems, adapter A4800A requires the Inline HVD SCSI Terminator, feature #5098)
    • A5150A, Ultra2 LVD Dual-Port SCSI Adapter (VHDCI)
    • A5149A, Ultra2 LVD Single-Port SCSI Adapter (VHDCI)

    Software Requirements

    The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 is supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

    • OS/400 V5R1, or later
    • AIX 5L 5.1, 5.2, or later
    • Sun Solaris 7, 8, 9
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 (build 2195, or later)
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or later)
    • HP-UX 11.0 and HP-UX 11i (64-bit)
    • Linux distributions:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3,
      • United Linux 1.0, which includes the following distributions:
        • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8)
        • Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 (TLES 8)
        • Connectiva Linux Enterprise Edition Powered by United Linux
    For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the 3581, 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 can provide storage and tape management software for the 3581. 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 the ISVs to support the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.

    
    

    Vendors of the following products plan to announce support of the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 on major platforms. The dates represent a best-effort estimate and do not imply commitments.

    By GA

    • IBM Backup Recovery and Media Management for AS/400 (BRMS).
    • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).
    • VERITAS NetBackup and Backup Exec.
    • Legato NetWorker.
    • Computer Associates BrightStor Enterprise Backup and BrightStor ARCserve Backup.

    By GA + 90 days

    • HP OpenView Storage Data Protector.
    • CommVault Systems Galaxy.
    • BakBone NetVault.
    • Network Appliance filers.
    • Atempo Software Time Navigator.

    On an as-needed basis

    • Help/Systems Robot/SAVE.
    • Dantz Retrospect.
    • Sun Microsystems SAM-fs.
    • LXI Systems TMS.
    • SyncSort Backup Express.
    • Arkeia Software.
    • Legato DiskXtender 2000 and DX/UL.

    IBM continues to work to support the Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 on the above products. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates. The list represents accurate information at the time of publication and does not imply completeness.

    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.

    Limitations

    Total HVD SCSI cable lengths are limited to 25 m (81 ft.) using point-to-point (that is, one host connected to only one tape drive), or multi-drop interconnection (that is, one host connected to more than one tape drive on the same SCSI bus). Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.2 m (0.66 ft).

    Total LVD SCSI cable length is 12 m (39 ft) due to an internal multi-drop interconnection. Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.1 m (0.33 ft).

    Installing more than one 3581 drive on a SCSI bus may impact tape drive or system performance. Intermixing of other SCSI devices on the same SCSI bus as the 3581 may impact performance of those devices.

    Planning Information

    Customer Responsibilities

    Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 Setup, Operator and Service Guide (GA32-0470). The Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 is designated as a customer setup unit (CSU). It is the customer's responsibility to install the unit. Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate SCSI adapters, cables, and interposers (if required) for system attachment. Customers are also responsible for ordering media. For optimum performance, the customer must obtain the latest level of firmware prior to installing the unit. Customers can download the latest level of firmware from the LTO Web site:

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

    Cable Orders

    A SCSI or Fibre cable is required to attach the 3581 to the server. At least one cable should be specified on the initial plant order. A SCSI terminator is included with each SCSI Ultrium Tape Drive (Model L28). An interposer or interposers may be required for attachment to various server adapters. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables and interposers to match the IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive interface and the server interface.

    Refer to the Cablessection at the end of Hardware Requirements for a list of available cables and interposers.

    Refer to the Specify or Special Features section of the 3581 Sales Manual for a detailed description of the cables and interposers available.

    Installability

    Installation time for the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581, when rack-mounted, is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, and when stand-alone installed is approximately 1.5 hours. Refer to the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA32-0470.

    Packaging

                                                                   Number of
    Product  Items Included                                        Boxes
    -------  ---------------------------------------------------   ---------
    3581     Ultrium 2 Tape 2U Autoloader 3581                        1
             Power cord
             LVD Terminator (Model L28 only)
             SCSI or Fibre cable (as specified or ordered)
             SCSI wrap tool (Model L28 only)
             Fibre wrap tool (Model F28 only)
             IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge
             IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
             Setup, Operator and Service Guide
             Quick Reference Card
             Warranty Information
             Open Systems device drivers
             Device Driver Installation and User's Guide
    

    Supplies

    For End Users:

    The IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges and the IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge, for use in the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, can be purchased from IBM using feature numbers with the initial order. IBM media can also be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3589. Refer to the 3589 Sales Manual for further information.

    The part numbers for additional supplies are:

      IBM Part
      Number     Supply Item
      ---------  -------------------------------------------------------
      08L9120    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge (100 GB)
      08L9870    IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge
      35L2086    IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
      08L9129    Leader Pin Attachment Kit
      08L9130    Manual Rewind Tool
    

    For information about IBM branded media, such as additional IBM LTO Ultrium data or cleaning cartridges, refer to the following Web site:

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

    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.


    Integrated Technology Services (IBM Global Services)

    Please contact your IBM Representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation and/or integration of this product.


    Terms and Conditions

    This product is available from IBM under the Terms and Conditions for Purchase.

    Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

    Warranty and Maintenance

    Warranty Period

    Three years. IBM Ultrium media warranted separately.

    Warranty Service

    IBM Customer Replaceable Unit ("CRU") Service

    : CRU (On-site exchange) service is available in Belgium, Germany, Norway, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Israel, and South Africa but may not be available in other locations. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country, region, or location specific information for other countries.

    CRU:

    If your problem can be resolved with a CRU, IBM will ship the machine 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

    Maintenance Service Offerings

    These machines are eligible under Terms and Conditions of the IBM ServiceSuite, the IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA) or under the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM representative for details.

    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

    No

    Machine Installation 

    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.


    Charges

    For all local charges, contact your IBM Representative.


    Global Financing

    IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium & large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

    http://www.ibm.com/financing

    IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice.

    Financing offering/capabilities:

    Terms and conditions:


    External Attachment

    Installation and technical support is usually available from the local Field Technical Specialists (FTSs) and Installation Support Center (ISC). Additional support is available through the Worldwide Question and Answer (WWQA), QASearch function on ViewBlue or EHONE.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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