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New IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller 3592 Model C06 enhances performance and connectivity

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Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0387 dated May 09, 2006.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • Product positioning
  • Reference information
  • Product number
  • Model conversions
  • Feature conversions
  • Supplemental information

  • Publications
  • Services
  • IBM Integrated Technology Services
  • Technical information
  • Specified operating environment
  • Planning information
  • Security, auditability and control
  • IBM Integrated Technology Services (IBM Global Services)
  • Terms and conditions
  • Maintenance offering
  • Pricing
  • External attachment
  • Announcement countries

  • Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0387 dated May 09, 2006.


    Last revised on May 16, 2006.


    This Announcement has been updated in the following section:
    

    - Automatic revision; no change to the content

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


    Title


    New IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller 3592 Model C06 enhances performance and connectivity


    Overview

    The new IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 is designed to provide performance and reliability for IBM System z customers. The TS1120 Tape Controller, 3592 Model C06, has up to four 4-Gbps FICON attachments, compared with the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70 offers. The TS1120 Tape Controller also has up to eight ESCON attachments, or an intermix of ESCON and FICON attachments. The TS1120 Tape Controller offers four 4-Gbps Fibre Channel adapters for attaching 3592 Tape Drives. Up to 16 of the IBM 3592 Tape Drives can be attached to a single TS1120 Tape Controller. The controller can be installed in an IBM 3953 Tape Frame Model F05, an IBM 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, or in a stand-alone rack, supporting 3592 Tape Drives installed in IBM 3494 frames, IBM 3584 frames, IBM 3592 Model C20 frames, and stand-alone racks.

    The TS1120 Tape controller with the TS1120 Tape Drive is designed to provide up to 1.7 times the throughput of the 3592 Model J70 Controller with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive.

    The TS1120 Tape Controller has many of the reliability and availability characteristics that the 3592 Model J70 offered, such as redundant power supplies with automatic failover and hot swap capabilities, redundant cooling, and support for the IBM TS3000 System Console (TSSC) attachment, previously known as the IBM TotalStorage Master Console (TSMC). The TS1120 Tape Controller also includes application performance and capacity enhancements that are available with the 3592 Model J70, such as capacity scaling commands. The effect of capacity scaling is to potentially reduce the average locate time to a random record (from load point) to as little as 30% of the normal locate time.


    Key prerequisites

    The new TS1120 Tape Controller can attach to ESCON and FICON channels on selected System z9, zSeries, and S/390 servers with the appropriate levels of system software. A fibre channel switch, which is available as a feature number or may be supplied by the customer, is required to attach more than four 3592 Tape Drives to the 3592 Model C06. Additional features may be required on the 3592 Model C06 or automation frames. Refer to the Technical information section for details.


    At a glance


    IBM's newest high-performance tape controller, the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller, 3592 Model C06, is designed to offer performance and connectivity, while laying the groundwork for your company's continued technological growth. The new 3592 Model C06 offers:
    • Support for up to four 4-Gbps FICON attachments
    • Support for up to eight ESCON attachments
    • Attachment of the new TS1120 Tape Drive 3592 Model E05 or the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives
    • Support for up to four 4-Gbps Fibre Channel attachments to the tape drives or switches
    • Up to 1.7 times the throughput of the 3592 Model J70, with 4-Gbps FICON attachment using the 3592 Model E05 Tape Drive

    Planned availability date:

    • June 16, 2006:
      3592 Model C06 and all features except those listed below.
    • July 21, 2006:
      Features 3492 and 3493 for 3494 Models D22 and D24
      Feature 3492 for 3494 Model L22
      Features 3492 and 3493 for 3592 Model C06
      Features 3492, 3493, and 4870 for 3952 Model F05
      Feature 4870 for 3953 Model F05
    • September 15, 2006:
      Feature 0520 for 3592 Model C06

    Description


    The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 is a follow-on to the highly successful IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70. It is designed for System z environments that require a high-performance tape solution. These environments include:
    • High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape.
    • Large-scale automated tape environments where performance and reliability are required. These are primarily half-inch tape drive environments.
    • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall. Examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications.
    The TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to help address the growing needs of both new and existing IBM tape customers across a wide range of environments. Advantages of the 3592 Model J1A or E05 Tape Drives with the TS1120 Tape Controller compared to previous IBM tape offerings include:
    • Higher performance, which can help reduce the number of tape drives required
    • Larger capacity, to help you reduce the number of cartridges required and floor space needed
    • High reliability, to help you improve operations

    FICON attachment 

    The new TS1120 Tape Controller supports up to four 4-Gbps FICON attachments, twice the capability of the 3592 Model J70 Controller. The FICON maximum channel link speed of up to 200 MB/sec full duplex versus 17 MB/sec simplex for ESCON can help support increased tape performance. The TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to be directly attached to host systems up to 10 kilometers away, or up to 100 kilometers with a FICON/FC switch with appropriate repeaters. The TS1120 Tape Controller with the TS1120 Tape Drive is designed to provide up to 1.7 times the throughput of the 3592 Model J70 Controller with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive. The TS1120 Tape Controller with the TS1120 Tape Drive is designed to provide up to 1.4 times the throughput of the 3592 Model J70 Controller with the TS1120 Tape Drive.

    In order to exploit the improved performance of the TS1120 Tape Controller and Tape Drive, there must be a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel infrastructure. This includes 4-Gbps FICON adapters on the TS1120 Tape Controller, and drive attachment via the 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switch feature, as well as 4-Gbps capability on the zSeries server and/or Fibre Channel Director.

    ESCON attachment 

    The TS1120 Tape Controller can support up to eight ESCON attachments, available by ordering up to four dual-ported ESCON adapters. The TS1120 Tape Controller can be directly attached to ESCON channels on a System z9, zSeries, or S/390 server, or to an ESCON director.

    ESCON and FICON intermix  The TS1120 Tape Controller can intermix ESCON and FICON attachments on the same controller in the following maximum combinations:

    Four FICON and zero ESCON attachments
    Three FICON and two ESCON attachments
    Two FICON and four ESCON attachments
    One FICON and six ESCON attachments
    No FICON and eight ESCON attachments

    Drive attachment  The TS1120 Tape Controller must be ordered with two dual-ported Fibre Channel adapters. Up to four 3592 Tape Drives may be directly attached to the TS1120 Tape Controller. Attaching more than four 3592 Tape Drives to the TS1120 Tape Controller requires the use of a Fibre Channel switch. The switch may be ordered as a feature on the controller or the customer may supply your own switch. Refer to Technical information for more specific switch requirements.

    TS1120 Emulation Mode Support  The TS1120 Tape Drive (3592 Model E05) now supports a new function called Static Emulation Mode. This function allows the 3592 Model E05 drives to be set in a mode to emulate the interface and format behaviors of the previous generation 3592 Model J1A drives. When Static Emulation mode is activated, the 3592 Model E05 drive reports that it is a 3592 Model J1A drive in inquiry data, and will only write and read 3592 data and WORM cartridges in the older 300 GB Model J1A data format (EFMT1) rather then the new 500 GB Model E05 data format (EFMT2). In this mode, cartridges written by the 3592 E05 drives are fully interchange compatible with older 3592 Model J1A drives with no format selection controls required. This mode may be useful for customers who purchase the newer 3592 Model E05 drives, but cannot upgrade software levels or other aspects of their system to support the new drives or data format at the present time. Order feature number 0500, Drive Microcode Update, on the 3592 Model E05 to schedule the IBM Customer Engineer setup activity whenever the Static Emulation Mode is to be changed after initial installation.

    Capacity scaling  The 3592 Tape Drive attached to a TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to allow an application to issue a command to scale an individual tape cartridge to 20% of its possible capacity. The effect of capacity scaling is to potentially reduce the average locate time to a random record (from load point) to as little as 30% of the normal locate time.

    Additional TS1120 Tape Controller capabilities  For details on the application performance and capacity enhancements, including capacity scaling, refer to the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0555).

    Note: The actual throughput a customer may achieve is a function of many components, such as system processor, disk data rate, data block size, data compressibility, I/O attachments, SAN, and the system or application software being used. Although the TS1120 Tape Drive is capable of up to a 100 MB/sec native data rate, other components may limit the actual effective data rate.

    TS3000 System Console  The TS3000 System Console is designed to provide enhanced remote support to improve availability. The TS3000 System Console can remotely monitor each attached device to determine if it is working properly and report any error alerts for early detection of problems. Use of the TS3000 may expedite microcode updates, reduce service times, and enhance local service. Feature number 2720, TS3000 System Console, replaces feature number 2713, Master Console for Service. For a rack-mountable console facility, feature number 2721, TS3000 System Console, replaces feature number 2718, Master Console for Service. Feature number 2714, Console Expansion and feature number 2715, Console Attachment, provide the same functions with the TS3000 System Console that were provided with the Master Console for Service.


    Product positioning

    The IBM System StorageTS1120 Tape Controller with the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A or IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (3592 Model E05) provides new levels of performance, cartridge capacity, and attachment capability for IBM System z customers. The 3592 Model J1A or E05 Tape Drive has significant performance and capacity benefits over the 3590 Tape Drive, as well as other half-inch tape drives such as the IBM 3480, 3490, or 3490E.

    The 3592 Model J1A or E05 Tape Drive with the TS1120 Tape Controller is designed for high-performance computing environments where high reliability, capacity, and performance are important. They should be considered by:

    • Current 3590 customers in 3494, StorageTek ACS, or stand-alone environments where:
      • Space allocated to tape cartridges needs to be reduced within automation solutions or offline storage.
      • Backup windows are growing and there is a need for higher-performance tape drives to back up larger amounts of data in less time.
    • Customers in other large-scale tape environments, including:
      • High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape.
      • Large-scale automated tape installations where performance, capacity, and reliability are requirements.
      • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall. (Examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications.)

    Reference information

    • The Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Enhances performance and connectivity, Hardware Announcement 103-236, (RFA 39007), dated September 9, 2003.
    • The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A, Hardware Announcement 103-235, (RFA 38822), dated September 9, 2003.
    • The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05, Hardware Announcement 105-413, (RFA 42282), dated October 11, 2005.

    For IBM statement on compliance with European Union Directive on Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002/95/EC) ("RoHS"), visit:

    http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/rohs.shtml

    Product number

                                    Machine           Feature
    Description                      type     Model   number
    -----------------------------   -------   -----   -------
     
    TS1120 Tape Controller           3592      C06
    Functional Enhancement Field                       0520
    Console Expansion                                  2714
    Console Attachment                                 2715
    TS3000 System Console                              2720
    Drive-to-Switch Cable/Rack                         3062
    Dual ESCON Attachment                              3440
    FICON Short-Wavelength Attachment                  3441
    FICON Long Wavelength Attachment                   3442
    FICON 10 km Long Wavelength Attachment             3443
    Dual Ported Fibre Adapters                         3478
    4Gb Fibre Channel Switch                           3488
    External Fabric Support/Field                      3492
    Direct Connect Drives Field                        3493
    Fibre Channel Switch Rack Mount Kit                3494
    Redundant FC Rack Attach                           3495
    Install Controller in Rack                         4641
    Reinstall 2 Gb FC Switch                           4887
    Reinstall 4 Gb Switch                              4897
    zSeries ESCON/FICON Attach                         9000
    3592 Tape Drive Attached to C06                    9478
    External Fabric Support/Plant                      9492
    Direct Connect Drives/Plant                        9493
    No Factory Cables                                  9700
    9-Micron LC/LC Fibre 31 m Cable                    9752
    9-Micron LC/SC Fibre 2 m Cable                     9753
    50-Micron LC/LC Fibre 31 m Cable                   9762
    50-Micron LC/SC Fibre 2 m Cable                    9763
    62.5-Micron MT-RJ/ESCON P-Cable                    9771
    62.5-Micron MT-RJ/ESCON Jumper                     9775
    62.5-Micron MT-RJ/MT/RJ P-Cable                    9789
    9-Micron LC/SC 31 m Fibre Cable                    9793
    50-Micron LC/SC 31 m Fibre Cable                   9794
    Field Merge C06 into 3952 F05                      9885
    Plant Install C06 into 3952 F05                    9886
    Field Merge C06 in 3953-F05                        9887
    Plant Install C06 in 3953-F05                      9888
     
    TS3000 System Console            3592      J70     2720
     
    Drive-to-Switch Cables           3494      D22     3061
    External Fabric Support/Field                      3492
    Direct Connect Drives Field                        3493
    Adjacent Frame FC x22 to D22                       4086
    Outbound C06 Controller                            5266
    Attached to Control Unit                           9015
    External Fabric Support/Plant                      9492
    Direct Connect Drives/Plant                        9493
     
    Drive-to-Switch Cables            3494     D24     3061
    External Fabric Support/Field                      3492
    Direct Connect Drives Field                        3493
    Outbound C06 Controller                            5266
    External Fabric Support/Plant                      9492
    Direct Connect Drives/Plant                        9493
     
    TS3000 System Console             3494     L22     2720
    External Fabric Support/Field                      3492
    Adjacent Frame FC x22 to D22                       4086
     
    TS3000 System Console             3494   B10,B20,  2720
                                             CX1,L12,
                                             HA1
     
    External Fabric Support/Field     3952     F05     3492
    Direct Connect Drives Field                        3493
    FC Switch Mount Kit                                3516
    Redundant FC Attach                                3517
    Replace Controller with C06                        4870
    Field Merge 3592 J70                               5875
    Field Install 3592 J70                             5877
    Field Merge 3592 C06                               5878
    Plant Install 3592 C06                             5879
    Field Install 3592 C06                             5880
    TS1120 Silo Compatible Controller                  7315
     Attachment
    Enterprise Tape Library Attachment                 7316
    External Fabric Support/Plant                      9492
    Direct Connect Drives/Plant                        9493
     
    TS3000 System Console             3953      F05    2721
    Replace Controller with C06                        4870
    Field Merge 3592 C06                               5878
    Plant Install 3592 C06                             5879
    Field Install 3592 C06                             5880
    

    Model conversions

    None.
    

    Feature conversions

             From      To
    Type     feature   feature    Conversion requirements
    -------  --------  --------   -------------------------------------
    3592 C06  3440      3442      Dual ESCON to FICON 4 Gb Longwave
    3592 C06  3440      3443      Dual ESCON to FICON 4 Gb 10 km Longwave
    3592 C06  3440      3441      Dual ESCON to FICON Shortwave
     
    3592 C06  3441      3442      FICON Shortwave to FICON 4 Gb Longwave
    3592 C06  3441      3443      FICON Shortwave to FICON 4 Gb 10 km
                                    Longwave
     
    3592 C06  3442      3443      FICON 4 Gb Longwave to FICON 4 Gb 10 km
                                    Longwave
    3592 C06  3442      3441      FICON 4 Gb Longwave to FICON Shortwave
     
    3592 C06  3443      3441      FICON 4 Gb 10 km Longwave to FICON
                                    Shortwave
    

    Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.

    Feature conversions are only available at the time of manufacture.


    Supplemental information



    Publications

    The following publications, including support of the TS1120 Tape Controller, are available at

    http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/pubs
                                             Order
               Title                         number
     ------------------------------------   ---------
     IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive   GA32-0555
     and Controller Introduction and
     Planning Guide
     
     IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive   GA32-0556
     and Controller Operator Guide
     
    

    The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Operator Guide (GA32-0555) is shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available with the planned availability.

    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.
    Product publications will be available in English language at announcement. Key product publications will be submitted to National Language Support for translation. When completed, translations will be available through country ordering systems and the Publications Center Portal.


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    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Physical specifications 

    Width:   442 mm (17.4 inches)
    Depth:   573 mm (22.6 inches)
    Height:  172 mm (6.8 inches) (1)
    Weight:  31 kg (68 lb) without mounting hardware
             35 kg (78 lb) with mounting hardware
     
    (1) When mounted in a rack it requires 7 EIA units of space.
    

    To support installability and serviceability in non-IBM, industry standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product specific installation requirements.

    Operating environment 

    Temperature:          16 to 32 degrees C (60 to  90 degrees F) operating
    Relative humidity:    20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
    Wet bulb temperature: 23 degrees C (73.4 degrees F)
    Caloric value:        2.05 Btu/hr maximum configuration
    Electrical power:     600 Watts
    Leakage current:      1.2 ma
    Inrush current:       100 amps at 115 V; 200 amps at 220 V
    Operating current:    6.0 amps at 115 V; 3.0 amps at 220 V
    Capacity of exhaust:  1.4 cubic meter/min (50 CFM)
    Noise level:          6.4 bels idle; 6.5 bels operating
     
    

    Hardware requirements  The TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to be placed in a 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, a 3953 Tape Frame Model F05, or an industry standard 19-inch rack. It supports 3592 Tape Drives installed in a TS3500 Tape Library, an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, a Silo Compatible Tape Frame 3592 Model C20, or a standard 19-inch rack (such as the IBM 7014 Model T00 or T42). The TS3500 Tape Library was previously known as the 3584 Tape Library.

    When installed in a 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 to control tape drives in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, the TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to attach to the library manager in the 3494 Model L10, L12, L14, or L22 through 3494 Attachment Concentrator feature (#5232) by specifying feature number 9060 on the 3494. When connected through the Attachment Concentrator, the Model C06 Controller does not require a tape control unit connection on the library manager. Feature number 5266 must be specified on the 3494 Model D22 or D24 when a 3592 Model C06 is attached. One of feature number 9060 must also be specified on the 3494 Model L10, L12, L14, or L22 for each TS1120 Tape Controller attached to the Enterprise Tape Library 3494. The TS1120 Tape Controller installed in a 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 must be located within 100 feet of the 3494 Lxx Library Manager.

    When installed in a 3953 Tape Frame Model F05 to control tape drives in a TS3500 Tape Library, the TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to attach to the 3953 Library Manager Model L05 through an internal LAN connection.

    The TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to attach to ESCON and FICON channels on selected System z9, zSeries, and S/390 servers or through a FICON/FC switch with the appropriate levels of system software. The 3592 is supported with a variety of Fibre Channel switch offerings. For more details on the exact switch support for the 3592, refer to the 3592 Tape Controller switch interoperability matrix located at the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/webindex/FQ115356

    ESCON and FICON attachment

    The TS1120 Tape Controller can intermix ESCON, FICON 4-Gbps long-wavelength, or FICON 4-Gbps short-wavelength attachments on the same controller. A Dual ESCON Attachment feature (#3440) provides a dual-ported ESCON host adapter. Up to four of these features can be ordered, for a total of up to eight ESCON port attachments. Each port can support up to 64 logical paths.

    The number of FICON long-wavelength adapters on the TS1120 Tape Controller is specified with features (#3442), 4-Gbps FICON Long Wavelength Attachment with a total cable length not to exceed 4 km, and (#3443) 4-Gbps 10 km FICON Long Wavelength Attachment, with a total cable length not to exceed 10 km. The number of FICON short-wavelength adapters on the 3592 Model C06 is specified with feature number 3441, 4-Gbps FICON Short Wavelength Attachment. Each FICON attachment can connect up to 128 logical channels. The FICON attachment features and the ESCON attachment features can be intermixed on a Model C06 but at least one of these features must be specified. Permitted maximum combinations of feature numbers 3440, 3441, 3442 and 3443 are as follows:

    Number of feature   Allowed number of   Number of  Attachments
    #3441+#3442+ #3443    feature #3440       FICON      ESCON
    -----------------   -----------------   ---------  -----------
           0                  4                 0        8
           1                  3                 1        6
           2                  2                 2        4
           3                  1                 3        2
           4                  0                 4        0
    

    Host attachment feature conversions are available as shown in the following table:

    From  To    Description
    3440  3442  Dual ESCON to FICON 4 Gb Longwave
    3440  3443  Dual ESCON to FICON 4 Gb 10 km Longwave
    3440  3441  Dual ESCON to FICON Shortwave
     
    3441  3442  FICON Shortwave to FICON 4 Gb Longwave
    3441  3443  FICON Shortwave to FICON 4 Gb 10 km Longwave
     
    3442  3443  FICON 4 Gb Longwave to FICON 4 Gb 10 km Longwave
    3442  3441  FICON 4 Gb Longwave to FICON Shortwave
     
    3443  3441  FICON 4 Gb 10 km Longwave to FICON Shortwave
    

    Drive attachment

    The TS1120 Tape Controller can attach up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives in a frame or automated solutions, and up to twelve 3592 Tape Drives in a stand-alone rack. The TS1120 Tape Controller must be ordered with feature number 3478 to deliver two short-wavelength 4-Gbps Dual Ported Fibre Channel adapters with LC connectors. Up to four 3592 Tape Drives may be directly attached to the TS1120 Tape Controller. When attaching more than four 3592 Tape Drives a Fibre Channel switch is required. A new switch may be ordered with the feature number 3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch, or an existing 2 Gb or 4 Gb switch may be used. Feature number 4887 allows the customer to provide a 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature (#3487) that was removed from a 3592 Controller Model J70 or a 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Tape Controller. Feature number 4897 allows the customer to provide a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature (#3488) that was removed from a 3592 Controller Model J70 or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller. Customer-supplied switches may be used with External Fabric Support. Two switches may be installed for redundancy. Intermix of the 2 Gb and 4 Gb Fibre Channel switches is not supported within the 3592 Tape Controller. The total cable length from the adapters to the drives or switch cannot exceed 150 meters at 4-Gbps.

    The following features are required for attaching a tape drive to a TS1120 Tape Controller in the various environments:

    Controlling drives in a TS3500 Tape Library  (previously known as the 3584 Tape Library)

    To control 3592 Tape Drives in a TS3500 Tape Library, the TS1120 Tape Controller must be installed in a 3953 Model F05 frame, which is external to the TS3500 Tape Library and may be placed away from the TS3500 library.

    • TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06)
      • Feature number 3478, Dual Ported Fibre Adapter is required on the 3592 Model C06 Tape Controller for attachment of 3592 Tape Drives
      • 3592 Drive Attached to Controller feature (#9478) must be specified on each TS1120 Tape Controller.
      • Feature number 9888, Plant Install C06 in 3953 F05, must be specified for each 3592 Model C06 Controller to be factory installed into a 3953 Model F05 frame. Feature number 5879 must appear on the 3953 Model F05 order.
      • Feature number 9887, Field Merge C06 in 3953 F05, must be specified for each 3592 Model C06 controller to be field installed or field merged into a 3953 Model F05 frame. One 3592 Model C06 Field Install feature (#5880) or Field Merge feature (#5878) must be ordered on the 3953 Model F05.
    • 3953 Tape Frame Model F05
      • One TS1120 Tape Controller may be installed in a F05 frame with Base User Interface feature (#5505).
      • Up to three 3592 Tape Controllers may be installed in a F05 frame with Expansion Connectivity feature (#5506). 3592 Model J70 and Model C06 controllers may be intermixed in the same F05 frame.
        • One feature number 5879, Plant Install 3592 C06, must be specified for each Model C06 controller to be installed in the plant.
        • One feature number 5878, Field Merge 3592 C06, must be specified for each customer supplied Model C06 controller to be field installed in a new F05 frame ordered from the plant.
        • One feature number 5880, Field Install 3592 C06, must be specified each customer supplied Model C06 controller to be field installed in a customer supplied F05 frame.
        • One feature number 4870, Replace Controller with C06, must be specified to replace a 3592 Model J70 controller with a 3592 Model C06 controller in a currently installed F05 frame.
    • TS3500 Tape Library
      • Feature number 9217, Attached to 3953 Library Manager, is required on the 3584 Models L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53.
    Direct connect drives: Up to four 3592 Tape Drives may be connected direct to the TS1120 Controller without using a Fibre Channel switch.
    • Specify feature number 3493, Direct Connect Drives/Field or feature number 9493, Direct Connect Drives/Plant on the 3592 Model C06
    • Feature number 9491, External Fabric Support/Plant, or feature number 3491, External Fabric Support/Field, on the 3953 Model F05 frame indicates that 3592 Tape Drives will be connected to a 3592 Tape Controller through an external customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch or directly connected to the controller.
    • When direct connecting drives to the Control Unit, cables can be ordered with the 3592 Tape Drives or supplied by the customer.
    Fibre Channel switch connected drives: Up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives may be connected to the TS1120 Controller through a Fibre Channel switch installed on the 3953 Model F05 frame. One or two 2 Gb or 4 Gb switches may be used.
    • Feature number 4888, FC Switch Mount Kit, on the F05 frame must be specified to provide the mounting hardware for up to two Fibre Channel switches on the 3953 Model F05 frame for each 3592 Tape Controller in the F05 frame.
    • Feature number 3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch, on the F05 frame provides a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch with 20 LC Shortwave ports for attachment to 3592 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library.
    • Feature number 3487, 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch, on the F05 frame provides a 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch with 20 LC Shortwave ports for attachment to 3592 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library.
    • Feature number 4897, Reinstall 4 Gb FC Switch, on the F05 frame allows the customer to provide a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature (#3488) that was removed from a 3592 Controller or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller.
    • Feature number 4887, Reinstall 2 Gb FC Switch, on the F05 frame allows the customer to provide a 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature (#3487) that was removed from a 3592 Controller or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller.
    External fabric connected drives: Up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives may be connected to the TS1120 Controller through an External Fibre Channel Fabric. The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Controller to a customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch.
    • Feature number 9491, External Fabric Support/Plant, or feature number 3491, External Fabric Support/Field, on the 3953 Model F05 frame indicates that 3592 Tape Drives will be connected to a 3592 Tape Controller through an external customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch or directly connected to the controller.
    • Cables from the switch or controller to the 3592 Tape Drives can be ordered with the 3592 Tape Drives or supplied by the customer.

    Controlling drives in a 3494 Tape Library 

    To control 3592 Tape Drives in a 3494 Tape Library, the TS1120 Tape Controller must be installed in a 3952 Model F05 frame, which is external to the 3494 Tape Library and may be placed away from the 3494 library. The TS1120 Tape Controller can attach 3592 Tape Drives in a 3494 Model D22 or Model D24 frame, either directly or via a FC switch. 3592 Tape Drives in 3494 Model D22 or Model L22 frames may use Adjacent Frame Support to attach to the TS1120 Tape Controller.

    • TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06)
      • Feature number 3478, Dual Ported Fibre Adapter is required on the 3592 Model C06 Tape Controller for attachment of 3592 Tape Drives
      • 3592 Drive Attached to Controller feature number 9478 must be specified on each TS1120 Tape Controller.
      • Feature number 9886, Plant Install C06 in 3952 F05, must be specified for each 3592 Model C06 Controller to be factory installed into a 3952 Model F05 frame. Feature number 5879 must appear on the 3953 Model F05 order.
      • Feature number 9885, Field Merge C06 in 3952 F05, must be specified for each 3592 Model C06 controller to be field installed or field merged into a 3952 Model F05 frame. One 3592 Model C06 Field Install feature (#5880) or Field Merge feature (#5878) must be ordere d on the 3952 Model F05.
    • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
      • Up to three 3592 Tape Controllers may be installed in a F05 frame. 3592 Model J70 and Model C06 controllers may be intermixed in the same F05 frame.
      • Feature number 7316, Enterprise Tape Library Attach, must be specified on the F05 frame when the installed TS1120 Tape Controller attaches 3592 Tape Drives in a 3494 Tape Library
      • One feature number 5879, Plant Install 3592 C06, must be specified for each Model C06 controller to be installed in the plant.
      • One feature number 5878, Field Merge 3592 C06, must be specified for each customer supplied Model C06 controller to be field installed in a new F05 frame ordered from the plant.
      • One feature number 5880, Field Install 3592 C06, must be specified each customer supplied Model C06 controller to be field installed in a customer supplied F05 frame.
    • 3494 Model Lxx
      • One feature number 9060 Attach Controller to 3494 Concentrator must be specified on the 3494 Lxx for each D22 or D24 directly attached to a 3592 C06 Tape Controller.
      • Feature number 5232 Attachment Concentrator and feature number 5246 Dual Path Concentrator must be specified on the 3494 Lxx.
    • 3494 Model D22 or D24 attaching to the TS1120 Tape Controller
      • Feature number 5266, Outbound C06 Controller must be specified on the 3494 Model D22 or Model D24 frame that will attach to a 3592 Model C06 Tape Controller within a standalone 3952 Model F05 frame.
      • Feature number 9015 Attached to Controller, designates that this 3494 Model D24 frame is associated with a C06 Tape Controller.

        This feature also indicates that the 3592 C06 Tape Controller in the outbound frame will be attached through the Attachment Concentrator (#5232). When connected this way, the Tape Controller does not require a tape control unit connection on the library manager.

    Direct connect drives: Up to four 3592 Tape Drives may be connected direct to the TS1120 Controller without using a Fibre Channel switch.
    • Specify feature number 3493 Direct Connect Drives/Field or feature number 9493 Direct Connect Drives/Plant on the 3592 Model C06
    • Feature number 9493, Direct Connect Drives Plant, or feature number 3493, Direct Connect Drives Field, on the 3494 Model D22 or Model D24 frame indicates that 3592 Tape Drives will be directly connected to a 3592 Tape Controller.
    • There must be a minimum of one, maximum of four 3592 Tape Drives in the Model D22 or Model D24
    • The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to the 3592 C06 Tape Control unit. Cables from the 3592 Tape Drives can be ordered with the 3592 Tape Drives or supplied by the customer.
    Fibre Channel switch connected drives: Up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives may be connected to the TS1120 Controller through a Fibre Channel switch installed on the 3494 Model D22 or Model D24 Frame, using Adjacent Frame Support. One or two 2 Gb or 4 Gb switches may be used for any 3592 control unit attached to a Model D24 frame. Two 4 Gb FC switches will be used for any 3592 control unit attached to a Model D22 frame.

    Adjacent Frame Support - D22 with Adjacent D22/L22 Frame:

    • Twelve 3592 Tape Drives are required in the Model D22 frame with feature number 9015 before Adjacent Frame Support may be used.
    • Feature number 4086, Adjacent Frame FC x22-to-D22 must be specified on the 3494 Model L22 or D22 frame that contains the other 3592 Tape Drives that will be attached to the Model C06 Controller with the 2 Gb or 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch.
    • Feature number 3486, FC Switch Mount Kit, on the D22 or D24 frame with feature number 9015 must be specified to provide the mounting hardware for two Fibre Channel switches on the 3952 Model F05 frame for each 3592 Tape Controller in the F05 frame.
    • Feature number 3061, 3592 Drive-to-Switch Cables - Quantity of two feature number 3061 for each 3592 Tape Drive should be ordered on the D22 with feature number 9015 to provide the cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to the 4 Gb Fibre Channel switches.
    • Two feature number 3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch, on the 3494 Model D22 are required to provide two 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switches with 20 LC Shortwave ports each for attachment to 3592 Tape Drives in the 3494 Tape Library.
    • The switches are installed in the 3494 Model D22 frame with feature number 9015.
    • Intermix of 2 Gb or 4 Gb switches for the same TS1120 Tape Controller is not supported.

    Model L22 or D22 with feature number 4086, Adjacent Frame FC X22 to D22: Feature number 4086, Adjacent Frame FC x22-to-D22 must be specified on the 3494 Model L22 or D22 frame that contains the other 3592 Tape Drives that will be attached to the Model C06 Controller with the 2 Gb or 4 Gb Fibre Channel switch.

    • There must be a minimum of one, and a maximum of four drives in the L22 or D22 with feature number 4086

    Adjacent Frame Support - D24 with Adjacent D22/L22 Frame:

    • Eight 3592 Tape Drives are required in the Model D24 frame with feature number 5266 before Adjacent Frame Support may be used.
    • Feature number 3486, FC Switch Mount Kit, on the D24 frame with feature number 5266 must be specified to provide the mounting hardware for two Fibre Channel switches on the 3952 Model F05 frame for each 3592 Tape Controller in the F05 frame.
    • At least one of the following three switch features must be ordered and installed in the D24 frame with feature number 5266:
      • Feature number 3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch on the 3592 Model C06 provides a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch with 20 LC Shortwave ports for attachment to 3592 Tape Drives in the 3494 Tape Library.
      • Feature number 4897, Reinstall 4 Gb FC Switch, on the 3592 Model C06 allows the customer to provide a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature (#3488) that was removed from a 3592 Controller or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller.
      • Feature number 4887, Reinstall 2 Gb FC Switch, on the 3592 Model C06 allows the customer to provide a 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature (#3487) that was removed from a 3592 Controller or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller.
    • Feature number 3490, Redundant Fibre Channel Attach, is required to include a second FC switch in the D24 frame. When two switches are desired, another one of switch feature numbers 3488, 4897, or 4887 must be ordered.
    • Intermix of 2 Gb or 4 Gb switches for the same TS1120 Tape Controller is not supported.
    • Feature number 4085, Adjacent Frame Fibre Channel must be specified on the 3494 Model L22 or D22 frame that contains the other 3592 Tape Drives that will be attached to the Model C06 Controller with the 2 Gb or 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch.
    • Feature number 3061, 3592 Drive-to-Switch Cables, should be ordered on the D24 for each 3592 Tape Drive to provide the cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to a 2 Gb or 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch in the D24 frame. If two switches are installed in the D24 frame, two of feature number 3061 should be ordered for each tape drive.

    Model L22 or D22 with feature number 4085, Adjacent Frame Fibre Channel: Feature number 4085, Adjacent Frame Fibre Channel must be specified on the 3494 Model L22 or D22 frame that contains the other 3592 Tape Drives that will be attached to the Model C06 Controller with the 2 Gb or 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch.

    • There must be a minimum of one, and a maximum of four drives in the L22 or a maximum of eight drives in the D22.

    External Fabric Connected Drives

    Up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives may be connected to the TS1120 Controller through an External Fibre Channel Fabric. The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Controller to a customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch.

    • Feature numbers 3492 or 9492 (External Fabric Support Field or Plant) is required on the TS1120 Tape Controller when attaching 3592 Tape Drives with a customer-supplied external fabric.
    • Feature numbers 3492 or 9492 (External Fabric Support Field or Plant) is required on each 3494 Model D22, D24 or L22 that contain the 3592 Tape Drives attaching to the TS1120 Tape Controller with a customer-supplied external fabric.
    • The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to a customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch. Cables from the 3592 Tape Drives can be ordered with the 3592 Tape Drives or supplied by the customer.

    Controlling drives in a Silo 

    To control 3592 Tape Drives in a StorageTek 9310 Powderhorn silo attached 3592 Model C20 frame, the TS1120 Tape Controller must be installed in a 3952 Model F05 frame, which is external to the silo and may be placed away from the silo. The TS1120 Tape Controller can attach 3592 Tape Drives in a 3592 Model C20 either directly or via a FC switch.

    • TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06)
      • Feature number 3478, Dual Ported Fibre Adapter is required on the 3592 Model C06 Tape Controller for attachment of 3592 Tape Drives
      • 3592 Drive Attached to Controller feature (#9478) must be specified on each TS1120 Tape Controller.
      • Feature number 9886, Plant Install C06 in 3952 F05, must be specified for each 3592 Model C06 Controller to be factory installed into a 3952 Model F05 frame. Feature number 5879 must appear on the 3952 Model F05 order.
      • Feature number 9885, Field Merge C06 in 3952 F05, must be specified for each 3592 Model C06 controller to be field installed or field merged into a 3952 Model F05 frame. One 3592 Model C06 Field Install feature (#5880) or Field Merge feature (#5878) must be ordered on the 3952 Model F05.
    • 3952 Tape Frame Model F05
      • Up to three 3592 Tape Controllers may be installed in a F05 frame. 3592 Model J70 and Model C06 controllers may be intermixed in the same F05 frame.
      • Feature number 7315, TS1120 Silo Compatible Controller Attachment, must be specified on the F05 frame when the installed TS1120 Tape Controller attaches 3592 Tape Drives in 3592 Model C20 silo attached frame.
      • Feature number 1903, Dual AC Power, is required on each Model F05 frame with feature number 7315.
      • One feature number 5879, Plant Install 3592 C06, must be specified for each Model C06 controller to be installed in the plant.
      • One feature number 5878, Field Merge 3592 C06, must be specified for each customer supplied Model C06 controller to be field installed in a new F05 frame ordered from the plant.
      • One feature number 5880, Field Install 3592 C06, must be specified for each customer supplied Model C06 controller to be field installed in a customer supplied F05 frame.

    Direct Connect Drives: Up to four 3592 Tape Drives may be connected directly to the TS1120 Controller without using a Fibre Channel switch. The 3592 Tape Drives may be installed in different Model C20 frames.

    • Specify feature number 3493 Direct Connect Drives/Field or feature number 9493 Direct Connect Drives/Plant on the 3592 Model C06
    • Feature number 9493, Direct Connect Drives Plant, or feature number 3493, Direct Connect Drives Field, on the 3952 Model F05 frame indicates that 3592 Tape Drives will be directly connected to a 3592 Tape Controller.
    • There must be a minimum of one, maximum of four 3592 Tape Drives in the Model C20 frames.
    • The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to the 3592 C06 Tape Control unit. Cables from the 3592 Tape Drives can be ordered with the 3592 Tape Drives or supplied by the customer.
    Fibre Channel Switch Connected Drives: Up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives in 3592 Model C20 frames can be attached to each 3592 Model C06 Controller through a Fibre Channel switch installed on the 3952 Model F05 Frame. One or two 2 Gb or 4 Gb switches may be used for any 3592 control unit attached to a Model C20 frame.
    • Feature number 3516, FC Switch Mount Kit, must be specified on the F05 Frame with feature number 7315 to provide the mounting hardware for Fibre Channel switches on the 3952 Model F05 frame for each 3592 Tape Controller in the F05 Frame.
    • Feature number 3517, Redundant FC Attach, may be specified on the F05 Frame with feature number 7315 when two Fibre Channel switches will be used with the TS1120 Tape Controller.
    • One of feature number 3488, 4887 or 4897 is required on the 3592 Model C06:
      • Feature number 3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch, on the 3592 Model C06 provides a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch with 20 LC Shortwave ports for attachment to 3592 Tape Drives.
      • Feature number 4897, Reinstall 4 Gb FC Switch, on the 3592 Model C06 allows the customer to provide a 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature number 3488 that was removed from a 3592 Controller or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller.
      • Feature number 4887, Reinstall 2 Gb FC Switch, on the 3592 Model C06 allows the customer to provide a 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch feature number 3487 that was removed from a 3592 Controller or 3953 Model F05 and reinstall it for attachment to this 3592 Controller.
    • A second switch feature of the same bandwidth (2 Gb or 4 Gb) must be ordered on the 3592 Model C06 when feature number 3517 is ordered on the Model F05 frame.
    • Intermix of 2 Gb or 4 Gb switches for the same TS1120 Tape Controller is not supported.
    • One Feature number 4831 or 9675 or 4833 or 4835 or 9679 must be installed on the 3592 Model C20 Frame for each attaching 3592 Tape Drive.
    • Fibre Channel Cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to the 2 Gb or 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch may be ordered as feature numbers 6013, 6025, or 6061 for each tape drive in the 3592 Model C20 Silo Compatible Frame.
    External Fabric Connected Drives: Up to sixteen 3592 Tape Drives may be connected to the TS1120 Controller through an External Fibre Channel Fabric. The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Controller to a customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch.
    • Feature number 3492 or 9492 (External Fabric Support Field or Plant) is required on the TS1120 Tape Controller when attaching 3592 Tape Drives with a customer-supplied external fabric.
    • The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Drives to a customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch. Cables from the 3592 Tape Drives can be ordered with the 3592 Tape Drives or supplied by the customer.

    Controlling drives in a Rack 

    To control 3592 Tape Drives in a customer supplied rack, the TS1120 Tape Controller must also be installed in a customer supplied rack. The TS1120 Tape Controller can attach 3592 tape drives directly or via a FC switch.

    • TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06)
      • Feature number 3478, Dual Ported Fibre Adapter is required on the 3592 Model C06 Tape Controller for attachment of 3592 Tape Drives.
      • Feature number 4641, Install Controller in Rack, must be specified on the TS1120 Tape Controller.
    • Direct Connect Drives: Up to four 3592 Tape Drives may be connected directly to the TS1120 Controller without using a Fibre Channel switch.
      • Specify feature number 9493 Direct Connect Drives/Plant or feature number 3493 Direct Connect Drives/Field on the 3592 Model C06
      • One feature number 3062 for each 3592 Tape Drive attaching to the TS1120 Tape Controller provides cables from the drive to the controller when they are installed in the same frame.
    • External Fabric Connected Drives: Up to twelve 3592 Tape Drives may be connected to the TS1120 Controller through an External Fibre Channel Fabric. The customer is responsible for providing the cables from the 3592 Tape Controller to a customer-supplied Fibre Channel switch.
      • Feature number 9492, External Fabric Support/Plant, or feature number 3492, External Fabric Support Field, is required on the TS1120 Tape Controller when attaching 3592 Tape Drives with a customer-supplied external fabric.

    Cables 

    Host System Attachment Cables:

    Dual ESCON Attachment for TS1120 Tape Controller feature (#3440): The 3592 Model C06 attaches with ESCON cables to ESCON channels of System z9, zSeries, or S/390 servers. If host attachment cables are desired they can be specified with two of the following cables:

    • Feature number 9771 - 62.5 Micron MT-RJ to ESCON Plenum-Rated 31 meter ESCON Cable
    • Feature number 9775 - 62.5 Micron MT-RJ to ESCON 2 meter ESCON Jumper Cable
    • Feature number 9789 - 62.5 Micron MT-RJ to MT-RJ Plenum-Rated 31 meter ESCON Cable
    If different ESCON cable lengths are needed they must be ordered separately. Refer to the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0555) for ESCON cable planning information.

    4-Gbps FICON Long-Wavelength Attachment feature (#3442 and #3443): The FICON long wavelength adapter shipped with feature number 3442 (4-Gbps FICON Long-Wavelength Attachment) or feature number 3443 (4-Gbps FICON 10 km Long-Wavelength Attachment) has an LC Duplex connector, and can connect to FICON long wavelength channels of System z9, zSeries, or S/390 servers utilizing a 9-micron single-mode fibre cable. If host attachment cables or jumper cables are desired they can be specified with one of the following feature numbers:

    • Feature number 9752 - 9 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable
    • Feature number 9753 - 9 Micron LC/SC 2 meter Fibre Jumper Cable
    • Feature number 9793 - 9 Micron LC/SC 31 meter Fibre Cable
    4-Gbps FICON Short-Wavelength Attachment feature (#3441): The FICON short wavelength adapter shipped with feature number 3441 has an LC Duplex connector, and can connect to FICON short wavelength channels of System z9, zSeries, or S/390 servers utilizing a 50-micron multimode fibre cable. If host attachment cables or jumper cables are desired they can be specified with one of the following feature numbers:
    • Feature number 9762 - 50 Micron LC/LC 31 meter Fibre Cable
    • Feature number 9763 - 50 Micron LC/SC 2 meter Fibre Jumper Cable
    • Feature number 9794 - 50 Micron LC/SC 31 meter Fibre Cable
    Fibre Channel Switch Attachment: Fibre cables are required to connect tape drives to the TS1120 Tape Controller, more than four tape drives are connected via a Fibre Channel switch. Feature number 3488, 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch requires 50-micron fibre cables with an LC duplex connector. These cables can be customer supplied or ordered with features on the TS1120 Tape Controller, 3494 frames or tape drives where required.

    Additional cables, fabric components, and cabling solutions: Conversion cables from SC Duplex to LC Duplex are available as features on the zSeries servers for customers currently using cables with SC Duplex connectors that now require attachment to fibre components with LC Duplex connections. Please refer to the IBM 2064 Sales Manual for more information on these conversion kits.

    In many situations, the configuration and facility specifications may require different cable lengths or the installation of cables. Product Support Services offered by IBM Global Services can provide additional fiber optic components and fiber optic cabling solutions. IBM Site and Connectivity Services (IT Consulting and Implementation Services in the U.S.) provides structured, modular, fiber optic data center connectivity solutions as part of its Fiber Transport Services (FTS) offering. Pre-terminated fiber optic trunk cables in standard lengths up to 138 m (450 ft) and fiber optic jumper cables in lengths up to 61 m (200 ft) are available as part of the planning, fiber optic commodities, and installation activities performed by IBM personnel. Custom lengths and custom installation of fiber optic cables, both multimode and single mode, can also be provided as part of IBM Site and Connectivity Services' solutions. Contact your local IBM Services Sales Specialist for additional information on Fiber Transport Services or IBM Site and Connectivity Services. In the United States, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). Additional information can be found at:

    http://www.as.ibm.com/asus/connectivity.html
    Refer to the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0555) for Fibre Channel cable planning information.

    Software requirements  Software support for the 3592 Model J1A and the 3592 Model E05 Tape Drives attached through the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 is available on System z9, zSeries, or S/390 servers through ESCON or FICON channels. Refer to the 3592 PSP bucket for the latest information on the required or recommended Software Maintenance for the 3592 drives. Attachment of the 3592 drives under the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 does not require any additional Software Maintenance. Refer to the Software Maintenance that is required for the 3592 drives.

    z/OS: Software support for the 3592 Model J1A and for the 3592 Model E05 is available on z/OS V1R4 and above with the appropriate PTFs. For the 3592 Model J1A support, refer to enabling APAR OA02208 and for the 3592 Model E05 support, refer to enabling APARS OA11388 and OA13110. Support for the 3592 Model J1A was also provided at earlier release levels, however those release levels are no longer in service. Refer to z/OS DFSMS Software Support for IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 (SC26-7514-02), for additional information on the software support for the 3592 family of drives.

    z/VSE: Software support for the 3592 Model J1A is available on VSE/ESA 2.7.3 and z/VSE 3.1.1. Software support for the 3592 Model E05 is available on z/VSE3.1.1, stand-alone or in a 3494 and 3584 Tape Library. 3592 Model J1A in a 3494 or 3584 Tape Library is supported with VSE/ESA 2.7.3 when running under VM only. Support for the 3592 Model J1A was also provided at earlier release levels, however those release levels are no longer in service.

    z/VM: Support for the 3592 Model J1A and 3592 Model E05 is provided on z/VM 4.4.0 and higher with CP APAR VM63812 and its prerequisite service. In addition, tape library support for these drives is provided by DFSMS/VM FL221 with RMS APAR VM63811 and its prerequisite service. Attachment of these 3592 drives under the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 does not require any additional Software Maintenance.

    TPF: Software support for the 3592 Model J1A is available on TPF 4.1 and later with the appropriate support PTFs. Software support for the 3592 Model E05 is not currently available in TPF.

    Linux on System z: Software support is available with the following Linux distributions and above:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

    Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the 3592. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISVs). For a list of compatible software and additional information, refer to the 3592 ISV Matrix at the following Web site:

    http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility/index.html

    Compatibility 

    • The 3592 Tape Drives cannot read cartridges written by the 3590 or 3490 Tape Drives, and cartridges written by the 3592 Tape Drive cannot be read by the 3590 or 3490 Tape Drives. Even though the cartridges are similar in size, they contain different media, and thus are not interchangeable.
    • TS1120 Tape Drives and 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives can be attached to the same 3592 Tape Controller.
    • The TS1120 Tape Drive is read-and-write compatible with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive.
      • The TS1120 Tape Drive can read and append to cartridges written by the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive.
      • The TS1120 Tape Drive can write cartridges in a 3592 Model J1A format that can be read and appended to by the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive.

    Limitations 

    • You cannot intermix 2 Gb and 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switches on a single TS1120 Tape Controller.
    • 3592 Model E05 Tape Drives will operate in J1A emulation mode when they are attached to the same TS1120 Tape Controller with 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives. This mode is set automatically by the microcode. In this mode, the E05 drive will read and write only in J1A format at the J1A capacity and approximate performance ratings.
    • 3590 Tape Drives are not supported with the TS1120 Tape Controller.
    • 3953 Model F05 feature (#4890), Reinstall 2109 Model F16 Switch, is not supported with the TS1120 Tape Controller.

    Planning information

    Customer responsibilities 

    Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed physical planning information for the TS1120 Tape Controller is in the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0555).

    Cable orders  ESCON and FICON cables for host attachment to those interfaces are available with features on the TS1120 Tape Controller.

    A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a 3592 Tape Drive to a TS1120 Tape Controller, or to a Fibre Channel switch. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with features on the TS1120 Tape Controller, 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A or E05, or 3494 frame. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 150 meters at 4-Gbps.

    Refer to the previous Cables section for a list of available cables. Also refer to the Fibre Channel cable information in the 3494 Sales Manuals or the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 and TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05 Sales Manuals.

    Supplies  None

    Security, auditability and control

    This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.

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

    IBM 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

    Maintenance offering

    Warranty period  One year

    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, and 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.

    On-site Service - IBM On-site Repair (IOR), 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.

    Warranty service upgrades and maintenance service options 

    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, and 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, 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.

    Usage plan machine  No

    IBM hourly service rate classification  Three

    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  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 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7878). In other countries contact the local IBM office.

    Detailed physical planning information for the TS1120 Tape Controller is in the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0555).

    Graduated program license charges apply  No

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    http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ machine_code.html
    or by contacting your IBM representative. Machine using LMC Type Model 3592-C06

    Pricing

    For all local charges, contact your IBM Representative.

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    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 solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle. For more financing information, please visit

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    External attachment

    The following promotional material can be ordered through the country publications ordering systems by May 2006.

                                                              Order
    Title                                                     number
    -------------------------------------------------------   ---------------
    Specification Sheets:
      IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive                    TSD01478-USEN
     
    IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library Introduction and       GA32-0448
      Planning Guide
    IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library Operator Guide         GA32-0449
    IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Silo Compatible Tape Frame    GA32-0463
      3592 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide
    IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller       GA32-0555
      Introduction and Planning Guide
    IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller       GA32-0556
      Operator Guide
    IBM System Storage 3953 Tape System Introduction and      GA32-0557
      Planning Guide
    IBM System Storage 3953 Library Manager Model L05         GA32-0558
      Operator Guide
     
    

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    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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