Family 3584+09 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Model D23

IBM Canada Sales Manual
Revised: March 16, 2021


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Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3584-D23 2006-05-09 2006-06-09 2019-09-07 -


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Abstract

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The IBM 3584 TS3500 Tape Library is part of a family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange to high-end systems.

Model abstract 3584-D23

The IBM 3584 TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 expansion frame is designed for TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D23 expansion frames may be added to the TS3500 Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to increase 3592 cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D23 supports up to 400 3592 cartridge slots and up to 12 3592 Tape Drives, with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four tape drives installed. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive).



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Highlights

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The TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM tape and automation reliability at open systems prices. These models expand capacity and function and are designed to provide the following enhancements:

  • Support for both IBM LTO Tape Drives and TS1120 Tape Drives (in separate frames)
  • Enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly
  • Expansion of the available physical storage capacity up to 9,390 TB (with 3:1 compression)
  • Intermix of the new models with installed TS3500 or 3584 libraries
  • Enhanced automation functionality with ALMS
  • Lower-entry capacity configurations with capacity on demand (COD) level additions


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These models of the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) are designed to provide enhanced tape drive technology and support in reduced footprint frames while helping to protect the investment of existing IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library installations.

The TS3500 Tape Library is designed to be a highly scalable, automated tape library combining IBM automation technology for midrange to enterprise open systems environments. The new TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 and D53 frames integrate the IBM System Storage TS1030 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 3 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive, and the Model L23 and D23 frames integrate the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive with 4-Gbps dual-ported switched fabric Fibre Channel attachment.

The TS3500 Tape Library frames include an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly, an optimised dual-gripper cartridge accessor, portable drive canister packaging, and 16-slot Input/Output (I/O) stations. The TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 and D53 frames can be attached to Model L23 or L53 frames, or to installed 3584 Model L22, L32, L52, D22, D32, or D52 frames, and can be intermixed within the same TS3500 library.

You can tailor the library to match your system capacity, performance, and application requirements using up to 192 drives in up to 16 TS3500 Tape Library frames. It has an available physical storage capacity of up to 9,390 TB (with 3:1 compression) using TS1120 Tape Drives, or up to 5,510 TB (with 2:1 compression) using TS1030 Tape Drives.

The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is the next generation of patented IBM Multi-Path Architecture. ALMS is designed to provide enhanced automation functionality such as dynamic partitioning, including storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment. COD level additions can also be selected and implemented through license key upgrades with the TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or L23 frames, helping provide growth flexibility as required. The TS3500 Tape Library continues to offer a SAN-ready Multi-Path Architecture, and the ability to partition the library into 192 logical libraries. Tivoli Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management for the TS3500 Tape Library.

These advancements in performance, capacity, function, and footprint help reduce automation floor space requirements, enhance library management, and provide flexibility, growth, and a foundation for automation across an enterprise or business installation.

The TS3500 Tape Library is part of the family of tape library storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements from today's midrange to high-end systems. Each aspect of the subsystem is designed to optimize access to data and reliability. The TS3500 Tape Library includes an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly. This enhanced frame control assembly has fewer parts and is designed with hot-swappable redundant parts to help improve reliability. The enhanced frame control assembly comes standard on Models L23 and L53 and can be ordered as an optional feature on Models D23 and D53.

The TS3500 Tape Library supports the IBM System Storage TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drive and IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive. IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives are compact storage devices that are designed to support the highly intensive read and write operations required by today's open-system servers. The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is the third generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives in the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium family of products. The TS1120 Tape Drives are designed to provide high levels of performance, functionality, and cartridge capacity supporting the 3592 tape format, including Write Once Read Many (WORM) media support.

The TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library Models D32, D52, D53, L32, L52, and L53 can be equipped with IBM TS1030 or LTO Ultrium Tape Drives, and Models D22, D23, L22, and L23 with the TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives. The TS3500 Tape Library Models D22, D23, D52, D53, L22, L23, L52, and L53 have a smaller footprint than Model D32 or L32, so they take up less floor space. The Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and data cartridges can be resident in the same TS3500 Tape Library frame with Ultrium 1 or 2 Tape Drives and data cartridges, and adjacent frames can have TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and data cartridges. The TS3500 Tape Library supports mixed media in the same library by supporting the intermix of Models D22, D23, D32, D52, and D53 within a TS3500 Tape Library. Input/Output (I/O) stations are located on Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 to facilitate tape loading and unloading.

The TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide an excellent network data backup/archive solution. With the granularity and scalability to follow your requirements from a few servers to hundreds of clients, from gigabytes to terabytes, this powerful pairing can grow with you, helping to protect your investment.

TS3500 Tape Library means high performance

The IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and TS1120 Tape Drives are designed for high performance in a streaming mode of operation. Automatic data caching, using an expanded cache memory and read/write buffering, help enhance performance even further. The TS3500 Tape Library is designed for high data transfer performance.

Cartridge move time within the TS3500 Tape Library can be as short as 3.0 seconds or less in a single-frame library. The dual-gripper accessor is designed to retrieve the next cartridge to be mounted, unload the current cartridge, and load the next cartridge, helping provide the following potential benefits as compared to a single gripper:

  • Save complete move operations
  • Improve overall library performance
  • Increase redundancy and reliability

TS3500 Tape Library defines high reliability

Leading-edge technology positions the TS1120 Tape Drives and TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives as among the industry leaders. Highly accurate recording is supported by an exclusive thin-film write module designed by IBM with read-after-write data verification. Data read is managed by IBM's Magneto Resistive (MR) heads, designed for accuracy, high reliability, and durability. The TS3500 drives and library robotics are TapeAlert-compatible, and are designed to provide tape drive and library error and diagnostic reporting. Drive cleaning is an automatic function that can be performed by the library when required by the drive, without requiring operator intervention.

High granularity in library configurations

Features and capacities are designed to address a wide variety of customer requirements. You can attach up to 15 Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 expansion frames to a Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to tailor the library to match your system capacity and performance needs. This provides a cartridge capacity with Ultrium 3 data cartridges of up to 6,887 cartridges from 26 TB to 2,755 TB of physical capacity (51 TB to 5,510 TB with 2:1 compression), or with 3592 data cartridges of up to 6,260 cartridges from 29 TB to 3,130 TB of physical capacity (87 TB to 9,390 TB with 3:1 compression). Or, you can intermix cartridges and drive types in different frames and have up to 192 tape drives in up to 16 total TS3500 library frames.

Model L23 (base frame)

The TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 is a base frame designed for TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. The Model L23 base frame has 58 to 260 cartridge slots and support for up to 12 tape drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for more than four drives or with the additional I/O station installed. This model has a smaller footprint than the Model L32. The TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 is designed with an optimised gripper for use with LTO or 3592 tape cartridges. Up to 12 logical libraries (one per tape drive) can be configured for each frame.

Each Model L23 library has a standard 16-slot cartridge I/O station for importing or exporting 3592 tape cartridges from the library without requiring a re-inventory. An additional 16-slot cartridge I/O is optionally available for either LTO or 3592 data cartridges. Libraries containing a mixture of LTO and 3592 drive technologies must have one LTO I/O station and one 3592 I/O station. For bulk loading of tape cartridges, the library door can be opened. Each time the library door is closed, a bar code reader mounted on the autochanger is designed to scan the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in as little as 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

Model L53 (base frame)

The TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 is a base frame designed for IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. The Model L53 base frame has 64 to 287 cartridge slots and support for up to 12 tape drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for more than four drives or with the additional I/O station installed. This model has a smaller footprint than the Model L32. The TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 is designed with an optimised gripper for use with LTO or 3592 tape cartridges. Data capacity for the Model L53 depends on the types of LTO Ultrium cartridges, up to 230 TB of physical capacity (at 2:1 compression) using LTO-DC with Ultrium 3 data cartridges. Up to 12 logical libraries (one per tape drive) can be configured for each frame.

Each Model L53 library has a standard 16-slot cartridge I/O station for importing or exporting LTO tape cartridges from the library without requiring a re-inventory. An additional 16-slot cartridge I/O is optionally available for either LTO or 3592 data cartridges. Libraries containing a mixture of LTO and 3592 drive technologies must have one LTO I/O station and one 3592 I/O station. For bulk loading of tape cartridges, the library door can be opened. Each time the library door is closed, a bar code reader mounted on the autochanger is designed to scan the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in the library frame in as little as 60 seconds. A door lock is included to restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.

Model D23 (expansion frame)

The TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 expansion frame is designed for TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D23 expansion frames may be added to the TS3500 Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to increase 3592 cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D23 supports up to 400 3592 cartridge slots and up to 12 3592 Tape Drives, with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four tape drives installed. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive).

Model D53 (expansion frame)

The TS3500 Tape Library Model D53 expansion frame is designed for IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives and LTO data cartridges. Up to 15 Model D53 expansion frames may be added to the TS3500 Tape Library Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 base frame to increase LTO cartridge storage or drive capacity. Each Model D53 supports up to 440 LTO cartridge slots and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives, with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four tape drives installed. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive).

Designed for availability

If you are looking to maximise availability with minimum downtime for service-related activities, you will appreciate that the library is designed to preserve tape drive configuration settings, such as Fibre Channel World Wide Node Names (WWNN), when a tape drive is replaced. This helps to ensure that the replacement drive has the same WWNN as the original drive and may help avoid the need to re-IPL or reconfigure host systems. Fibre Channel drives require only a quiesce of the individual drive. Redundant hot-swap library and drive power supplies can also be replaced while avoiding impact to host systems.

The Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) is an optional feature that is designed to avoid outages when adding capacity on demand (COD) storage, adding or removing logical libraries, or when changing logical library storage allocation. The use of ALMS may also help reduce outages when adding expansion frames, adding or removing tape drives, or changing logical drive allocation.

The TS3500 Tape Library includes an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly. This enhanced power architecture has fewer parts and is designed with hot-swappable 2N power supplies and line cords. The enhanced frame control assembly includes features that were previously ordered separately from the 3584 frame control assembly including dual ac power, a Fibre Channel patch panel, additional redundant power supplies, and additional 10/100 Ethernet support.

Multi-Path support

The Multi-Path Architecture of the TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide the capability for sharing of the library robotics. This is accomplished by partitioning the library into up to 192 multiple logical libraries (up to the number of drives installed), and providing each logical library its own separate and distinct drive(s), storage slots, and control path(s). I/O slots are shared on a first-come-first-served basis. This type of partitioning is designed to allow heterogeneous applications to share the library robotics independent of each other. Cartridges under library control are not shared between logical libraries, nor allowed to be moved between logical libraries. An example of heterogeneous sharing is a Microsoft Windows 2003 application using the drive and storage slots of one logical library, while a UNIX application uses the drive and slots of another logical library.

Logical libraries can also be used for separating Ultrium 2 Tape Drives and cartridges from Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges, or TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and cartridges, for applications which do not support mixing the drives in the same logical library.

Advanced Library Management System (ALMS)

ALMS is the next generation of patented IBM Multi-Path Architecture. ALMS provides a license key to enable dynamic management of cartridges, cartridge storage slots, tape drives, and logical libraries. Tape drives can be assigned to any logical library using a Web user interface. It is designed to allow logical libraries to be added, deleted, or easily changed non-disruptively, and storage capacity to be changed while avoiding impact to host applications in many instances.

Path failover

You may use path failover to help enhance availability. This optional feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event of a loss of a host adapter or control path drive, without aborting the current job in progress. Support is provided under various operating systems such as, AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows for Fibre Channel attachments when the IBM device driver is used.

Data path failover and load balancing support native Fibre Channel Ultrium Tape Drives and TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library using the IBM device driver for AIX, Linux, Windows, and Solaris. Data path failover is designed to provide a failover mechanism in the IBM device driver, to enable configuration of multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically provide error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This allows you flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

When accessing a tape drive device that has been configured with alternate pathing across multiple host ports, the IBM device driver is designed to automatically select a path through the host bus adapter (HBA) that has the fewest open tape devices and assign that path to the application. This autonomic self-optimizing capability is called load balancing. The dynamic load balancing support is designed to optimize resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple HBAs in the same machine. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This may help optimize HBA resources and improve overall performance. Further, data path failover is designed to provide autonomic self-healing capabilities similar to control path failover, and is designed to failover to an alternate data path in the event of a failure in the primary host-side path. Data path failover and load balancing for Ultrium 3 Tape Drives require the optional path failover feature.

Fibre Channel connectivity

Tape drives in the TS3500 Tape Library Models D22, D23, D52, D53, L22, L23, L52, and L53 are designed to connect to host systems using Fibre Channel interfaces. An LTO Ultrium Tape Drive with a Fibre Channel interface or 3592 Tape Drive can be selected for attachment to host systems and servers utilizing Fibre Channel adapters. Fibre Channel connection distances up to 500 meters are possible. By utilizing selected Fibre Channel switches distances exceeding 500 meters are possible.

TS1030 Tape Drive Model F3B

The IBM System Storage TS1030 Tape Drive Model F3B provides integration of IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drives in the TS3500 Tape Library and offers enhancements in performance, capacity, and reliability over today's IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives. Continuing to build on the success and acceptance of IBM LTO Ultrium Tape technology, the TS1030 Tape Drive incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive, which more than doubles maximum tape drive throughput data rate performance over the IBM LTO generation 2 Tape Drive (Ultrium 2), to up to 80 MB/sec native data transfer rate (160 MB/sec with 2:1 compression). In addition, with the use of the new IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge, the 3588 doubles the tape cartridge capacity to up to 400 GB native physical capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges. The TS1030 Model F3B comes with a single port 4-Gbps native Fibre Channel interface, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The Fibre Channel TS1030 Tape Drives and LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges are supported in newly purchased TS3500 Model L53 and D53 frames and installed 3584 Model L52, L32, D52, and D32 frames with the same capabilities as are provided for hot-swap Ultrium 3 drives today. The TS1030 Tape Drive Model F3B has a 4-Gpbs Fibre Channel interface attachment. In addition, the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is designed to provide:

  • Ability to configure Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 tape drives in the same frame and/or the same logical library
  • Ability to distinguish between Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 Tape Drives on all user interfaces (using inquiry data), on the front of the drive, and at the rear of the drive canister
  • Ability to maintain the Ultrium 3 drive serial number during a FRU replacement in the same manner that the TS1120 or 3592 drive serial number is maintained
  • Dual-stage 16-channel head actuator - designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity and backwards compatibility with previous LTO generations
  • Independent tape loader and threader motors and positive pin retention - designed to help improve drive reliability
  • Graceful dynamic braking - designed to maintain tension to help prevent stretching or breaking the tape and loose tape wraps
  • Larger internal buffer - the internal buffer size has been doubled over Ultrium 2 to 128 MB
  • Highly integrated electronics using IBM engineered copper technology - designed to provide a more reliable drive

IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge

The tape cartridge capacity of the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge has doubled over the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge to 400 GB native physical capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write Ultrium 2 (200 GB) data cartridges and read Ultrium 1 (100 GB) data cartridges. Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, and Ultrium 3 data cartridges can be resident in the same 3584 Tape Library frame.

The 400 GB physical capacity is designed to help reduce solution costs and improve space utilization. Up to 80 MB/sec native throughput on Ultrium 3 tape drives helps reduce backup windows and speed data recovery. The proven durability of the cartridge helps reduce worry. Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) can help enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives during media load and unload cycles.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge is a cost-effective media offering that increases cartridge capacity over the IBM LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge and can help reduce the amount of equipment, space, and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, reducing the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations can help lower operational costs throughout the enterprise. The new blue-gray cartridge colour helps distinguish it from previous generations of IBM LTO media.

WORM media support

The IBM TotalStorage 3589 Ultrium 400 GB WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 400 GB WORM Data Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:

  • Pre-labeling, with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and colour-coding
  • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
  • Cartridge memory, built into every cartridge, which helps to enhance functionality and media reliability by storing access history and media performance information for use by the tape drive every time the cartridge is accessed
  • Half-inch particle tape with a 400 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge

TS1120 Tape Drive

The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive has a native data rate of up to 100 MB/sec. With the use of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592, it provides a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 500 GB (1.5 TB with 3:1 compression). It uses an optimal dynamic compression method called byte level compression scheme swapping, which is designed to achieve maximum data compression, and unlike other tape drive compression methods, it is designed to prevent data expansion. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to the 3590 and 3480 tape cartridges. The TS1120 Tape Drives and cartridges are supported in the TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 or D23 frames and in installed 3584 Tape Library Model L22 or D22 frames.

The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive has dual-ported 4-Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel interfaces. This offers attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. The drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Fibre Channel attachments. The TS1120 Model E05 uses SARS to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. It is designed to use the cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure. It is designed to cause the drive to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to support capacity scaling of JA tape cartridges to 100 GB. Capacity scaling is designed to allow the utilized length of tape to be logically shortened, helping improve data access times in trade-off for reduced capacity. The tapes can subsequently be scaled back to full capacity as needed. Multiple scale settings are supported on the Model E05 Tape Drive including a 100 GB, 20% scaled JA cartridge.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive allows an application to issue a command to scale the IBM TotalStorage Tape Data Cartridge 3592 to 100 GB. Cartridges pre-scaled for 100 GB physical capacity are also available for order with the 3599 Models E11, E21, 011, and 021. These pre-scaled cartridges can be ordered (and labeled) for a specific VOLSER range. This allows capacity scaling to be exploited by an application that permits media pools to be defined by VOLSER range. For information on which Independent Software Vendors (ISV) support capacity scaling by command or with the pre-scaled cartridges, refer to the TS1120 or 3592 ISV Web site that can be accessed at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape

The TS1120 Model E05 incorporates tape enhancements introduced with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive, which are designed to help improve performance, capacity, and availability, including:

  • N+1 power supplies: The TS1120 Model E05 incorporates n+1 power supplies when it is installed in an automation frame. This is designed to help increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure.
  • Digital speed matching: The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to dynamically perform digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This is designed to help allow slower hosts to stream the tape drive.
  • Channel calibration: The channel calibration feature is designed to allow for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization can enable compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to automatically perform recalibration in the field if it detects degraded performance.
  • High resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed: The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive maintains a tape directory structure with a high granularity of information about the physical position of data blocks on the media. This feature, plus the increased search speed, allows the TS1120 Model E05 to have improved nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives.
  • Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm: SLDC is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. It is an extension to Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms.

In addition, the TS1120 Model E05 offers the following enhancements over the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive:

  • Dual-stage 16-head actuator designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity.
  • Improvement in physical load/ready time of over 20% versus 3592 Model J1A.
  • Large internal data buffer: The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive has a 512 MB internal data buffer versus a 128 MB maximum in the 3592 Model J1A and a 16 MB maximum in the 3590 Tape Drive. Along with enabling higher performance characteristics, the data buffer is designed to use support read ahead of approximately 500 MB of compressed data from tape and provide high performance random skip forward sequential (short hop) locates common in database search and tape software recycle operations.
  • Improved error correction capabilities (ECC): The correction power of the ECC code has been increased over the previous design offered with the 3592 Model J1A format, which is designed to offer increased data reliability.
  • Offboard data string searching: The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive can search the data content of host records for string matches offboard from the host server. The tape drive is designed to perform this search at up to maximum data rate (100 MB/sec native) while it would take much longer for a host server to read the data, buffer the data to disk, and then parse the actual data stream with host software routines.
  • Enhanced logic to report Logical End-of-Tape (LEOT): LEOT is now reported based on a combination of capacity-based and position-based LEOT indicators. The TS1120 Model E05 is designed to monitor the total accumulated number of physical tape datasets written to the volume and report LEOT based on this capacity-based LEOT value. This is designed to allow tape copies to complete without overflow a much higher percentage of the time.
  • Native search speed increased to up to 10 MB per second.

Note: Refer to the TS1120 Model E05 Sales Manual for more information.

3592 Tape Cartridge

The TS1120 Model E05 uses the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592, which contains an advanced metal particle tape specifically optimised for the enterprise tape environment, providing a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 500 GB (or up to 1.5 TB with 3:1 compression). This can be very beneficial in space savings and economy of data storage since it can help lower the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges, this can help reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges may also help free up floor space for other requirements.

The robust 3590-style cartridge shell is designed to sustain a one-metre drop. The cartridge has a similar form factor as the 3590 and 3490 tape cartridges. It contains cartridge memory that is a passive, contactless silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive.

Economy cartridges with a native cartridge physical capacity of up to 100 GB (or up to 300 GB with 3:1 compression) are available. In addition, WORM cartridges in both sizes are available. The TS3500 Tape Library supports the use of Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and 3592 data cartridges within the same library.

TS1120 Tape Controller

The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06 is designed to provide better performance and improved reliability for S/390 and IBM System z customers. The TS1120 Tape Controller, 3592 Model C06, has up to four 4-Gbps FICON attachments, twice the FICON bandwidth connectivity that 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. Up to 16 of the TS1120 or IBM 3592 Tape Drives can be attached to a single TS1120 Tape Controller.

The TS1120 Tape Controller can be installed in an IBM 3953 Tape Frame Model F05, in an IBM 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, or in a stand-alone rack, supporting TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives installed in 3494 frames, 3584 frames, 3592 Model C20 frames, and stand-alone racks. To control TS1120 or 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 installed away from the TS3500 Tape Library frames.



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Product positioning

Top rule

As you compare competitive tape solutions, consider:

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

The TS3500 Tape Library and industry-leading software applications excel in addressing these requirements and can constitute a functionally rich tape storage solution incorporating LTO Ultrium and 3592 tape technology. You also gain flexibility of automated tape library management and unattended save/restore operations.

The TS3500 Tape Library models are a smart choice for tape automation for IBM System i, IBM System p, or IBM System z products, and IBM eServer xSeries and other popular open systems. The TS3500 Tape Library utilizes the patented Multi-Path Architecture, designed to allow homogeneous or heterogeneous open systems applications to share the library robotics, with ALMS for storage slot pooling and flexible drive assignment.

The TS3500 Tape Library Base Frame Model L53 offers 64 to 287 slots for LTO Ultrium tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. It is designed to provide excellent price/performance in the open systems environments where the tape automation requirements are satisfied by 1 to 12 drives or a library native capacity of up to 115 TB.

The TS3500 Tape Library Base Frame Model L23 offers 58 to 260 slots for 3592 tape cartridge media and up to 12 IBM TS1120 Tape Drives, with a library native capacity of up to 130 TB. The TS1120 Tape Drives are designed to provide high capacity, performance, and reliability in open systems environments with tape drive flexibility to accommodate capacity as well as fast access where these requirements are needed.

Up to 15 TS3500 Tape Library Expansion Frame 3584 Models D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 can be added to either the Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53. The Model D23 provides up to 400 cartridge slots for 3592 media, and can contain up to 12 TS1120 Tape Drives. The Model D53 provides up to 440 slots for LTO media, and can contain up to 12 Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives. This can provide a total TS3500 library capacity of up to 192 IBM LTO Ultrium or TS1120 Tape Drives, with up to 6,887 Ultrium cartridge slots holding up to 2,755 TB of native physical capacity, or with up to 6,260 3592 cartridge slots holding up to 3,130 TB of native physical capacity.

The TS3500, part of a family of IBM System Storage tape products, can be the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

If you have existing digital linear tape experience or require high-performance automated tape backup, the TS3500 Tape Library constitutes an excellent tape storage solution. In addition to reading and writing on LTO Ultrium-format tape cartridges, the TS3500 tape drives provide an enhanced functional alternative to DLT/SDLT, 1/4-inch, 4mm, 8mm, or IBM Magstar MP 3570 tape drives.

For capacity requirements less than 28.8 TB (compressed), a wide spectrum of tape libraries are available from the family of IBM System Storage Ultrium Tape products, depending on your storage usage and requirements. Tape automation products to choose from include the IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library (up to 169.6 TB compressed), IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library (up to 35.2 TB compressed), and IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library (up to 17.6 TB compressed).



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Models

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Model summary matrix

Model Tape Drives Library Cart Slots Library Data Capacity (TB) (Native) Library Data Capacity (TB) (Comp.)
D23 0-12 360-400 180-200 540-600

Customer setup (CSU)

Some features are customer setup.

Devices supported

TS3500 Model D23:

  • TS1120 Tape Drive

TS3500 Model D53:

  • TS1030 Tape Drive

TS3500 Model L23:

  • TS1120 Tape Drive

TS3500 Model L53:

  • TS1030 Tape Drive

Model conversions

Not applicable.



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Technical description

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Physical specifications Physical specifications Hardware requirements Hardware requirements
Operating environment Operating environment Software requirements Software requirements
Limitations Limitations


The TS3500 Tape Library is designed to be a high-performance, reliable, scalable tape library subsystem for tape automation. Tape drives in the TS3500 can be attached to IBM System i, IBM System p, and IBM System z products or to IBM eServer xSeries, Netfinity, Sun, Hewlett Packard, UNIX, Linux, Windows and other open systems servers. Each aspect of the library subsystem has been optimised to support repeated, dependable unattended tape handling. The optimised dual gripper accessor moves cartridges within the library and the tape drives.

The Models D23 and L23 can contain the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives with a dual-ported 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface to support fast access and high capacity, performance, and reliability in automated library service. The TS1120 Tape Drive is designed for environments that require reliable, high performance tape support for backup, restore, archive, and data interchange. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives have sustained data rates of up to 100 MB/sec native. The physical tape capacity of the 3592 data cartridge is 500 GB per cartridge in native format (1.5 GB with 3:1 compression).

The Models D53 and L53 can contain the IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive Model F3B with a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface to support fast data transfer and reliability in automated library service. The IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives have been refined using the many years of IBM tape experience to help provide extremely fast data transfer and reliable automated handling. The TS1030 Model F3B Tape Drives have sustained data rates of up to 80 MB/sec native (up to 160 MB/sec at 2:1 compression). With the use of the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge, the physical tape capacity is 400 GB per cartridge in native format, and using LTO-DC (LTO Data Compression) (2:1) compression is 800 GB.

Each TS3500 Frame supports plant or field installation of up to twelve Fibre Channel attached tape drives. The TS3500 can have up to 192 tape drives and be configured to have up to 192 control paths and up to 192 logical libraries. The library contains the electronics and logic for autochanger operations. Each tape drive contains the electronics and logic for reading and writing data, control of the tape drive, management of the data buffer, and error recovery procedures. The TS3500 has its own power and cooling components.

Physical specifications

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

Approximate weights are as follows:

Model D23:

  • Minimum weight: 271 kg (596 lb) (with 0 drives and 0 cartridges)
  • Maximum weight: 451 kg (994 lb) (with 12 drives and 360 cartridges)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16 to 32 degrees C (61 to 90 degrees F)
  • Wet bulb (temperature): 26 degrees C (79 degrees F) operating
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80 percent
  • Caloric value: 2.7 kBTU/hour maximum
  • Electrical power: 4.1 amps at 200-240 V ac, 0.8 kVA
  • Capacity of exhaust: 5.8 cubic metre/min (204 CFM)
  • Leakage current: 1 ma
  • Inrush current: 200 amps peak for 1/2 cycle at 200-240 V ac

The TS3500 Tape Library is classified as a Category 1 product as defined in C-S 1-1710-006. The following table shows the maximum noise level (operating/idle) in bels and dB, average 1 metre bystander positions for a Model L23 or L53:

  • Sound power level (LwAd):
    • Idle: 7.3 bels
    • Operating: 7.5 bels
  • Sound pressure level:
    • Idle: 54 dB(A)
    • Operating: 56 dB(A)

Limitations

  • Although the compression technology can increase the amount of data stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.
  • Fibre Channel cable lengths are limited to 500 meters (1650 ft).
  • Although multiple systems may be attached to a tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously.
  • LTO Ultrium data cartridges cannot reside in the same library frame with 3592 data cartridges.
  • Features 1451 and 1440 cannot be ordered together on initial plant orders of D23 or D53 frames.
  • Feature #0983 is not available in India.

Hardware requirements

The TS3500 Tape Library can be attached to selected IBM System i, IBM System p, or IBM System z products, and IBM eServer xSeries, Hewlett Packard, Sun, UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers that support Fibre Channel interfaces.

The TS3500 Tape Library family now includes enhanced power architecture models that take less floor space than Model D32 or L32. The new models come with raven black covers, and have a look and feel consistent with other IBM System Storage products. Model D53 and L53 can contain up to 12 IBM TS1030 or LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives per frame. Model D23 and L23 can contain up to 12 of the TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives per frame. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives have a 4-Gbps dual- ported Fibre Channel interface.

A current list of supported open system configurations for the IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is available from the following Web site:

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

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

For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for the 3592, refer to the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592

The cartridge storage capacity of the Model L23 or L53 can be expanded by enabling the capacity on-demand features in that frame. An Intermediate Capacity feature (#1643) is required to add a Full Capacity feature (#1644). The Full Capacity feature (#1644) is required to add an Additional I/O Slots feature (#1658 or #1659), or to attach an optional expansion frame Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53.

One First Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9002) or one Additional Expansion Frame Attachment feature (#9003) must be added to the TS3500 Model L23 or L53 for each Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 frame that is attached. This assures the proper cables are shipped and configuration records are correct. Up to 15 Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 expansion frames can be attached to Model L23 or L53, for a total of 16 frames.

When a 3584 Model HA1 is installed in a TS3500 Tape Library, the following feature numbers must be added to the 3584 Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 in that library:

  • 1690 - Advanced Library Management System (if not already present)
  • 9003 - Additional Expansion Frame Attachment (at least one additional frame to serve as Service Bay B)
  • 9040 - High Availability Library

A 3584 Model D22, D23, D52, or D53 must be ordered with the Model HA1 to provide the second accessor and serve as the Service Bay B for that accessor. It must be ordered with the following feature:

  • 1440 - Service Bay B Configuration and Second Accessor

When a 3584 Model HA1 is installed in a TS3500 Tape Library, the following feature numbers must be present on one 3584 Model Dxx expansion frame in that library (other than the one used as a Service Bay B):

  • On Model D22, D32, or D42:
    • 1453 - Frame control Assembly (or feature number 1452 if the frame is a Model D32)
    • 1902 - Additional Power Supply (one is required, but it is recommended that two of these be present for redundancy)
  • On Model D23 or D53:
    • 1451 - Enhanced Frame Control Assembly (which includes two power supplies and a redundant AC line feed for the accessor)
      Note: Features 1451 and 1440 cannot be ordered together on initial plant orders of D23 or D53 frames.

It is also recommended that the Dual AC Power feature (#1901) be installed on the Model L22, L32 or L52 and on the D22, D32 or D52 Frames in a 3584 Tape Library containing a Model HA1. Dual AC power is standard on the Models L23 and L53, and is included with the Enhanced Frame Control Assembly feature (#1451) on the Models D23 and D53.
Note: Features 1451 and 1440 cannot be ordered together on initial plant orders of D23 or D53 frames.

Each 3584 Tape Library configuration containing a Model HA1 requires a different set of X-Track cables for the dual accessors in the library, depending on the total number of frames in that TS3500 Tape Library. The following feature number must be ordered every time the number of attached frames is changed (either added or removed) in a TS3500 Tape Library that has a Model HA1:

  • 1840 - Change HA X-Track Cable

This feature number will enable the proper X-Track cables to be shipped based on the presence of feature number 9040 and the quantity of feature number 9003 on the Model Lxx Frame.
Note: Feature number 1840 is not required with the first installation of a Model HA1. It is only required when the number of attached frames is changed after the installation of the Model HA1.

In a TS3500 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 and the total number of frames in the TS3500 Tape Library coming from the plant is going to number 8 to 14 frames (7 to 13 expansion frames), the 7-14 Frame X-Track Cable will be shipped with the library unless the 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) is specified on Model L23 or L53. The 8-16 Frame X-Track Cable feature (#9316) must be specified on Model L23 or L53 if there will be a total of 15 or 16 frames (14 or 15 expansion frames) in the TS3500 Tape Library without a Model HA1.

When frames are added to a TS3500 Tape Library without an attached Model HA1 as a field upgrade, a new X-Track Cable may be required according to the following table of total installed frames:

Installed     New     X-Track Cable
frame qty  frame qty  feature number required
---------  ---------  ------------------------------
 1 - 2       3 - 6    1806
 1 - 6         7      1814
 1 - 6       8 - 14   1814 or 1816
 1 - 14     15 - 16   1816 (if 9316 not installed)
 

When frames are removed from the library, a new X-Track Cable is required according to the following:

Installed     New     X-Track Cable
frame qty  frame qty  feature number required
---------  ---------  --------------------------------
 8 - 16        7      1814 (if 9316/1816 installed)
 7 - 16      3 - 6    1806
 3 - 16      1 - 2    1802
 

The TS3500 Tape Library includes an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly. The enhanced frame control assembly comes standard on Model L23 and L53, and can be ordered with the following optional feature number on Model D23 and D53:

  • 1451 - Enhanced Frame Control Assembly

TS3500 Tape Library Models D53 and L53

The TS3500 Tape Library Models D53 or L53 can contain a maximum of 12 IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drives per frame (for a total of up to 192 Ultrium Tape Drives in a 16-frame library). The IBM TS1030 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives in the Model L53 have a Fibre Channel interface that may attach in either Fabric topology or Arbitrated Loop topology. An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is required for installing a TS1030 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The TS1030 Tape Drive must be ordered separately, and is designed for customer setup in the TS3500 Tape Library. One of the following features should be ordered on the library frame into which a TS1030 (3588) Tape Drive is installed:

  • 9679 - 3588 Drive Field Install - one feature should be ordered on the library frame coming from the plant for each tape drive that will be field installed in that frame
  • 9681 - 3588 Model F3B Plant Install - one feature should be ordered on both the tape drive and library frame coming from the plant for each tape drive that will be installed in that frame by the plant

The TS1030 Model F3B is designed for customer setup. However, if the customer desires assistance with the installation, the following feature can be ordered on the TS3500 Frame Model D53 or L53 (a quantity of one feature for each drive that is needed):

  • 1678 - 3588 Field Install Assist

If a LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is not ordered on the Model D53 or L53, then the following feature must be specified on that Model D53 or L53:

  • 9001 - Driveless Frame

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

Labeled or bulk quantities of LTO cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3589 or purchased through distributors. Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.
Note: The TS3500 Tape Library requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

The TS1030 Tape Drive can be removed by ordering the Drive Removal feature (#1663), and reinstalled in another frame with the LTO Ultrium Drive Reinstall feature (#1665). An LTO Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1514) is required for installing an IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel Tape Drive in a drive slot in a Model D53 or L53.

TS3500 Tape Library Models D23 and L23

The TS3500 Tape Library Models D23 or L23 can contain a maximum of 12 of the TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05 per frame (for a total of up to 192 TS1120 Tape Drives in a 16-frame library). The TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05 comes with a dual-ported 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for redundancy.

A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1513) is required for installing a TS1120 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive must be ordered separately, and is installed in a 3584 frame with one of the following feature numbers:

  • 1674 - 3592 Drive Field Install
  • 9680 - Plant Install Model E05 in 3584

If one of these drive features is not on the Model D23 or L23, then the following feature number must be specified on that Model D23 or L23:

  • 9001 - Driveless Frame

A power cord feature number should also be specified.

Labeled or initialized 3592 Tape Cartridges can be ordered using machine type 3599. Refer to the Supplies section for additional information.
Note: The TS3500 Tape Library requires that cartridges have appropriate bar code labels.

Customer-owned TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives, or TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives removed from a 3584 library frame by ordering the Drive Removal feature (#1663), can be installed in another TS3500 Tape Library frame with the 3592 Drive Field Install feature (#1674). A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1513) is required for installing a 3592 Tape Drive in a drive slot in a TS3500 Tape Library Model D23 or L23 frame.

TS3000 System Console:

Attachment of the TS3500 Tape Library to a TS3000 System Console can provide enhanced remote support to help improve availability. The TS3000 is designed to remotely monitor each attached device to determine if it is working properly and report any error alerts for the early detection of problems. Use of the TS3000 may help expedite microcode updates, reduce service times, and enhance local service. One of the following features can be ordered to provide this attachment:

  • 2714 (Console Expansion) provides a cable for attachment to a TS3000 System Console or Master Console for Service facility, and an Ethernet hub for expanding the number of units that can be attached.
  • 2715 (Console Attachment) provides a cable to attach to an Ethernet hub provided by the TS3000 System Console (#2720) Master Console for Service, or the Console Expansion (#2714).
  • 2720 (TS3000 System Console) provides the enhanced TS3000 System Console, an Ethernet hub, and a cable for connection of one machine to an IBM supplied modem.

Cables:

Cables are required to attach tape drives in the TS3500 Tape Library to each server connection (up to the number of tape drive attachments installed). An interposer may also be required for attachment to various server adapters. If no host attachment cables are required to be shipped with TS3500 frame from the plant, then the No Host/SAN Cable from Plant feature (#9700) should be specified on the frame. Otherwise, one or more of the following Fibre Channel cables should be specified on the frame.

Fibre Channel cables:

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a TS1030 or TS1120 Tape Drive in the TS3500 via the standard Fibre Channel patch panel in the TS3500 Model L23 or L53 Tape Library, to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Switch, or other Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied or ordered with the TS3500 in the lengths shown. The attaching Fibre Channel cable must be a 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength fibre-optic cable for distances up to 500 meters. These tape drives come with LC Duplex connectors. One 2.0 metre LC-LC Fibre Channel drive-to-patch panel cable is included with each Fibre Mounting Kit (#1513 or #1514). If additional cables are required, for example, to attach the second interface on a TS1120 Tape Drive, they can be ordered with the following feature number:

  • 1461 - Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

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

  • 5922 - 22 m SC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6005 - 5 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6013 - 13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6025 - 25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • 6061 - 61 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
  • AGK1 - 10 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)
  • AGK2 - 25 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)
  • AGK3 - 80 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)

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

  • 5096 - Interposer SC-LC Fibre

Software requirements

TS1030 Tape Drive

Support for the TS1030 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • OS/400 V5R2, or later
  • i5/OS V5R3, or later
  • AIX 5L 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, or later
  • Sun Solaris 8, 9, or 10
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
  • HP-UX 11.00, 11i (64 bit), and 11i v2
  • Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) and Asianux 2.0

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS1030 in the TS3500, refer to the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility

The installation of a TS1030 Tape Drive may require code updates for supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should ensure that the customer checks the support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS1030 Model F3B. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1030 in an account.

An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from

ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

Further information can be found in the IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site.

Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS3500. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or ISVs. A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/compatibility /pdf/lto_isv_matrix.pdf

IBM continues to work together with ISVs to support the TS3500 Tape Library. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates. Consult with ISV providers for their support of mixed drive types and media types in the same logical library.

TS1120 Tape Drive

Support for the TS1120 Tape Drive in the TS3500 Tape Library is provided in OS/400, i5/OS, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows 2000 or 2003 operating system environments. Support for the z/OS, z/VM, and VSE/ESA operating system environments is available through the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, 3592 Model J70 Controller, or 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20.

The installation of a TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive may require code updates for S/390, AS/400, and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should confirm that the customer checks the appropriate PSP buckets for System z9, zSeries, or S/390 environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS1120 Model E05. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1120 Model E05 in an account.

An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from:

ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

Further information can be found in the IBM TotalStorage Tape Device Driver Installation and User's Guide (GC35-0154), also available at the above FTP site.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the TS1120 Model E05, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592/interop.html

i5, iSeries, and AS/400

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided by:

  • OS/400 V5R2 plus PTFs, or later
  • i5/OS V5R3, or later

For required PTF information, refer to informational APAR II14083 at:

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/support/iseries /index.html

Currently, the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drives running under OS/400 can read but not write J1A format.

p5 and pSeries, RS/6000, and RS/6000 SP

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

  • AIX 5L 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and later releases, for Power-based servers

Refer to the pSeries or RS/6000 Sales Manuals for specific software requirements on a particular processor.

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is also provided on pSeries servers with the following Linux distribution:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Asiaux 2.0 (p5 servers only)

zSeries Linux: zSeries 890 and 990 servers with the following Linux distribution:

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

HP systems

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

  • HP-UX 11.0 (64-bit, PCI)
  • HP-UX 11.i (64-bit, PCI)
  • HP-UX11i, Version 2

Sun systems

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on:

  • Solaris 8
  • Solaris 9
  • Solaris 10

Linux

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on 32-and 64-bit Intel-, AMD-, and EM64T-based servers with the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
  • Asiaux 2.0 (32-bit AMD-and EM64T-based servers only)

Windows systems

Device support of the TS1120 Model E05 is provided on Intel-based servers with Microsoft Windows as follows:

  • Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • Windows Server 2003 (build 3790, or greater)

Application software

Tivoli Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS1120 Model E05. 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 TS1120 Model E05 ISV Matrix at the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592

System z9, zSeries, and S/390

The TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is supported for attachment to ESCON and FICON channels on System z9, zSeries, or S/390 servers through the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, 3592 Model J70 Controller, or 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20 as follows:

  • z/OS: Support for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is provided at z/OS V1R4 and above. For z/OS V1R4 and z/OS V1R5, refer to enabling APAR OA11388 and for z/OS V1R6 and z/OS V1R7, refer to enabling APAR OA13110.
  • z/VSE: Support for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is provided at z/VSE 3.1.1. No additional support PTFs are required.
  • z/VM: Support for the TS1120 Model E05 Tape Drive is provided at z/VM 4.4.0, and higher, with CP APAR VM3812. In addition, tape library support requires DFSMS/VM FL1221 with RMS APAR VM63811.


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Publications

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

                                      Order
           Title                      number
 ----------------------------------   ---------
 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape
 Library Introduction and Planning
 Guide                                GA32-0559
 
 IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape
 Library Operator Guide               GA32-0560
 
 IBM Ultrium Device Driver
 Installation and User's Guide        GA32-0430
 (English)
 
 IBM TotalStorage Tape Device
 Driver Installation and User's
 Guide (English)                      GA35-0154
 
 IBM eServer Safety Notices           G229-9054
 

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

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/lto
  • IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library SCSI Reference (English) (GA32-0561)
  • IBM Ultrium Device Driver Programming Reference (English) (GC35-0483)

Product publications will be available in English language. 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. They will also be available from the following Web site

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


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Features

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Features - No charge Features - No charge Feature descriptions Feature descriptions
Features - Chargeable Features - Chargeable Feature exchanges Feature exchanges


Features - No charge

                                                                Plant/
                                                                Field
                                                                Only
                                Machine                 Feature Install
Description                      Type   Models          Number  Feature
------------------------------- ------- --------------- ------- -------
TAA Compliance                                            0983   Plant
US RoHS Indicator                3584    D23              1776   Plant
OEM - No IBM Logo                3584    D23              7703   Plant
Bull OEM Logo                    3584    D23              7704   Plant
Driveless Frame                  3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9001(1)Both
Enh. Grippers/Pivot for HA       3584       D23,D53       9206   Plant
                                            S24,S54
Plant Install E05 in 3584        3584       D23,L23       9680(1)Plant
Plant Install 3592 E07/EH7       3584       D23           9692   Plant
in 3584
3592 E08/EH8 Plant Install       3584     L25,D25,        9699   Plant
                                          L23,D23
No Host/SAN Cable from Plant     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9700(1)Plant
3592 55F/55G Plant Install
in 3584                          3584       D23           9705   Plant
3592 60F/60G Plant Install in
3584                             3584       D23           9706   Plant
Encryption Configuration         3584       L32,D32       9900   Field
                                            L52,L53,             Both
                                            D22,D23              Both
                                            D52,D53              Both
Nema L6-30 Power Cord            3584       L23,D23       9954   Both
RS 3750DP Power Cord                                      9955   Both
IEC 309 Power Cord                                        9956   Both
PDL 4.3m Power Cord                                       9957   Both
Korean 4.3m Power Cord                                    9958   Both
Unterminated Power Cord                                   9959   Both
Unterminated Power Cord - China                           9966   Both
 
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord WT            3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9970(2)Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Non-WT        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9972(1)Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Argentina     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9976   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Brazil        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9977   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Aust/NZ       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9978   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Japan         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9979   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord China         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9980   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Korea         3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9981   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord Taiwan        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9982   Both
Dual 4.3M Pwr Cord So.Africa     3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   9983   Both
Dual 4.3M Power Cord NEMA        3584       L23,D23       9984   Both
 L6-20 Non-Watertight                       L53,D53
Dual 4.3M Power Cord             3584       L23,D23       9985   Both
 Russellstoll                               L53,D53
 Watertight
Power Cord to adjacent           3584       D23           9989   Both
frame PDUs
Shipping and Handling NC         3584       D23           AG00   Plant
 

Note: (1) This feature has been previously announced on other models.
Note: (2) This feature has been previously announced on other models and the description has changed.
Note: (3) This feature was previously announced on the designated models, but the description has changed.
Miscellaneous
(#0983) TAA Compliance

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature indicates that product is TAA compliant.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum required: Zero.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
  • Limitations: Feature #0983 is not available in India for use.
(#1776) US RoHS Indicator

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

The state of Wisconsin requires RoHS compliant equipment. This feature will be selected as needed in the configurator for equipment that will be shipped to or used in Wisconsin.

  • Feature type: No charge.
  • Minimum number of features per Model: None.
  • Maximum number of features per Model: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Installation: Plant only.
(#7703) OEM - NO IBM LOGO

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3500 Tape Library Model D23, D53, L23, L53, HA1, S24, or S54 without "IBM" or "System Storage" logos on the front doors.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant Only
(#7704) Bull OEM Logo

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature directs the plant to ship the TS3500 Tape Library Model D23, D53, L23, L53, HA1, S24, or S54 without IBM or System Storage logos and provides the OEM BULL logos on the front doors.

  • Feature Type: No Charge.
  • Required Feature: No.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant only.
  • Prerequisites: Feature #7703 is required.
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature indicates Model D23 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#AGG4) Shipping and Handling - Model D23

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature indicates each Model D23 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGG4 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
System Attachment

The following specify codes indicate the type of server or servers to which the 3584 Tape Library is attached:

(#9206) Enhanced Grippers/Pivot for HA

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature is required for TS3500 Models S24 and S54 with plant feature #1440 (Service Bay B Configuration with Accessor) installed. This feature is required for TS3500 Models D22 and D53 with plant feature #1440 installed if there is a Model S24 or Model S54 in the library string.

  • Feature type: No charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: Feature #1440 is required
  • Installation: Plant
(#9680) Plant Install 3592 Model E05 in 3584

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E05 Tape into a 3584 Model D23 or L23 coming from the plant. Installation of a 3592 Model E05 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1513) be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum Number of Features: 12 per frame, of feature #9680 plus #1674 plus #9683 plus #1675 plus #9692
  • Prerequisites: The quantity of feature #1513 plus #1515 must be equal to or greater than the quantity of features #9680 plus #1674 plus #9683 plus #1675 plus #9692
  • Installation: Plant Only

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.
(#9683) Plant Install 3592 Model E06 in 3584

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E06 Tape into a 3584 Model D23 or Model L23 coming from the plant. Installation of a 3592 Model E06 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705
  • Prerequisites: The quantity of feature #1515 must be equal to or greater than the quantity of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705.
  • Installation: Plant Only

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.
(#9692) Plant Install 3592 E07 in 3584

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E07 into a 3584 Model D23 or Model L23 coming from the plant. Installation of the 3592 Model E07 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) or (#1535) be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #1676 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705
  • Corequisite: None
  • Prerequisite: The quantity of feature #1515 or (#1535) must be equal to or greater than the quantity of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #1676 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705
  • Installation: Plant Only

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.
  • One feature #1404 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1140 (3592 Model E07/EH7) Tape drive ordered.
(#9699) 3592 E08/EH8 Plant Install in 3584

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model E08 into a 3584 Model D23 or Model L23 coming from the plant. Installation of the 3592 Model E08 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) or (#1535) be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674, plus #1675, plus #1676, plus #9680, plus #9683, plus #9692, plus #9699 plus #9705.
  • Corequisite: None
  • Prerequisite: The quantity of feature #1515 or (#1535) must be equal to or greater than the quantity of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #1676 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705.
  • Installation: Plant only.

Note: An additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable (#1461) is required to attach the second port of the 3592 Tape Drive.
  • One feature #1404 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1140 (3592 Model E07/EH7) Tape drive ordered.
  • One feature #1406 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1150 (3592 Model E08/EH8) or TS1155 (3592 Model 55F/55G/55E) or TS1160 (3592 Model 60F/60G) Tape drive ordered.
(#9700) No Host/SAN Cable from Plant

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature must be placed on any 3584 frame shipping from the plant with no host attachment cables specified when a tape drive is ordered on the Frame. This feature is not required if the Driveless Frame feature (#9001) is specified. When this feature is on the order, the plant will not include any Fibre Channel tape drive host attachment cables with the shipment of this 3584 frame. Any required cables must be supplied by the customer.

  • Prerequisites: Mutually exclusive with features #6013, #6025, #6061, #AGK1, #AGK2, and #AGK3.
  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None.
  • Installation: Plant Only
(#9705) 3592 55F/55G Plant Install in 3584

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model 55F into a 3584 Model D25 or Model L25, or one 3592 Tape Drive Model 55G into a 3584 Model D23 coming from the plant. Installation of the 3592 Model 55F Tape Drive requires a Quad Drive mounting kit to contain the drive. Installation of the 3592 Model 55G Tape Drive requires a Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) or (#1535) .

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674, plus #1675, plus #1676 plus #9677, plus #9680, plus #9683, plus #9692, plus #9699, plus #9705
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Prerequisite: The quantity of feature #1515 or (#1535) must be equal to or greater than the quantity of feature #1674, plus #1675, plus #1676, plus #9677, plus #9680, plus #9683, plus #9692, plus #9699, plus #9705
  • Customer setup: No
  • Installation: Plant only
  • The TS1155 Tape Drive Model 55G must be separately ordered and feature #9677 must be specified on that drive.
  • One feature #1406 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1150 (3592 Model E08/EH8) or TS1155 (3592 Model 55F/55G/55E) or TS1160 (3592 Model 60F/60G) Tape drive ordered.
(#9706) 3592 60F/60G Plant Install in 3584

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature tells the plant to install one 3592 Tape Drive Model 60F into a 3584 Model D25 or Model L25, or one 3592 Tape Drive Model 60G into a 3584 Model D23 coming from the plant. Installation of the 3592 Model 60F Tape Drive requires a Quad Drive mounting kit to contain the drive. Installation of the 3592 Model 60G Tape Drive requires a Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1515) or (#1535).

  • Feature type: No Charge.
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674, plus #1675, plus #1676 plus #9677, plus #9680, plus #9683, plus #9692, plus #9699, plus #9705, plus #9706
  • Corequisite: Must have one #1535 for each #9706.
  • Prerequisite: The quantity of feature #1515 or (#1535) must be equal to or greater than the quantity of feature #1674, plus #1675, plus #1676, plus #9677, plus #9680, plus #9683, plus #9692, plus #9699, plus #9705, plus #9706.
  • Customer setup: No
  • Installation: Plant only

Notes:

  • The TS1160 Tape Drive Model 60G must be separately ordered and feature #9677 must be specified on that drive.
  • One feature #1406 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1150 (3592 Model E08/EH8) or TS1155 (3592 Model 55F/55G/55E) or TS1160 (3592 Model 60F/60G/60E) Tape drive ordered.
(#9900) Encryption Configuration

This feature should be ordered when encryption will be used in a TS3500 Tape Library. It includes publication updates with information on enabling and configuring the TS3500 Tape Library to support encryption. This feature also provides an EKM publication. Customer-initated procedures need to be completed for enabling and configuring the TS3500 Tape Library to support encryption with the TS1120 or TS1040 encryption capable tape drive.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: None
  • Maximum number of features: 99
  • Required feature: No
  • Prerequisites: The TS1120 (Model E05 with feature #9592 or #5592) encryption-capable tape drive, or the TS1040 (Model F4A with feature #9679 or #9682) encryption-capable tape drive, or a 3592 Tape Drive Model E06/EU6/E07/E08/55G/60G, or a 3588 Tape Drive Model F5A/F6A/F7A/F8A.
  • Installation:
    Models L32, D32 - Field
    Models L52, L53, D22, D23, D52, D53 - Plant or Field
(#9984) Dual 4.3M Power Cord NEMA L6-20 Non-Watertight

This feature provides dual 4.3 metre (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 15 Amp power cords with NEMA L6-20P non-watertight plugs for connection to NEMA L6-20R receptacles. If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
  • Installation - Plant or Field
(#9985) Dual 4.3M Power Cord Russellstoll Watertight

This feature provides dual 4.3 metre (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 15 Amp power cords with Russellstoll 3720DPU2 watertight connectors for connection to Russellstoll 3743U2 or 9R23U2W receptacles, or Russellstoll 3913U2 or 9C23U2 connectors. If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
  • Installation - Plant or Field
Power Cords

The appropriate power cord will be shipped based on country code unless otherwise specified. If any power cord other than the default is required, it must be specified from one of the following specify codes:

(#9954) Nema L6-30 Power Cord

This feature provides a NEMA L6-30 non-watertight 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps, used in U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Japan.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9955) RS 3750DP Power Cord

This feature provides a Russellstoll 3750DP Watertight 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps, used in U.S, Chicago, Canada, LA, and Japan.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9956) IEC 309 Power Cord

This feature provides a IEC 309, p+n+g, 32A, 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 230 Vac, 24 Amps, used in EMEA.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9957) PDL 4.3m Power Cord

This feature provides a PDL 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 230-240 Vac, 23 Amps, used in Australia and New Zealand

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9958) Korean 4.3m Power Cord

This feature provides a non-watertight 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps, with Korean plug SJ-3302, used in North and South Korea.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9959) Unterminated Power Cord

This feature provides an unterminated, non-watertight 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps power cord with IRAM and BSMI agency certifications. This is the recommended cord for Argentina and Taiwan.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9966) Unterminated Power Cord - China

This feature provides an unterminated, non-watertight 4.3 metre (14 foot) power cord, 200-208, 240 Vac, 24 Amps power cord with CCC agency certification. This is the recommended power cord for China.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Comments: In order to use this power cord, FC #1950 should be installed in the tape library, otherwise, the power cord will be useless.
(#9970) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord

This feature provides dual 4.3 metre (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 16 Amp power cords with IEC 309 Type 2P+GND 16A connectors, Hubbell type HBL316P6W for connection to Hubbell type HBL316R6W receptacles. This is the default power cord if no other feature is specified, in all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9972) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Non-Watertight

This feature provides dual 4.3 metre (14-foot) 250 volt (V) AC 15 Amp power cords with a non-watertight connector NEMA L6-15P for connection to NEMA L6-15R receptacles. This is the default power cord if no other feature is specified, in the United States, Canada, and Philippines.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9976) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Argentina

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an IRAM 2073 plug for Argentina. This is the default power cord for Argentina if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9977) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Brazil

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 15 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an Earth Pin InMetro NBR 14136 plug for Brazil. This is the default power cord for Brazil if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9978) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Australia/New Zealand

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an AS/NZS 3112/2000 plug for Australia and New Zealand. This is the default power cord for Australia and New Zealand if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9979) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Japan

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 15 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a JIS C8303, C8306 plug for Japan. This is the default power cord for Japan if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9980) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord China

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a GB 2099.1, 1002 plug for China. This is the default power cord for China if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9981) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Korea

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 12 Amp 250 Vac power cords with an earth pin KS C8305, K60884-1 plug for Korea. This is the default power cord for Korea if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9982) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord Taiwan

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 10 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a CNS 10917-3 plug for Taiwan. This is the default power cord for Taiwan if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9983) Dual 4.3 Metre Power Cord South Africa

This feature provides dual (2x) 4.3 metre (14-foot) 16 Amp 250 Vac power cords with a SANS 164-1 plug for South Africa. This is the default power cord for South Africa if no other feature is specified.

If feature code 1909 (Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable) is also on your order, this feature provides one of the above 4.3 metre power cords.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Initial order only: No
(#9989) Power Cord to adjacent frame PDUs

This feature provides two power cords 4.3 meters (14 feet) in length, rated at 250 Vac, 10 amps with IEC C14 plugs. These power cords may be plugged into the spare outlets on the two PDUs provided by a FC 1950 that is installed in an adjacent frame of the library or into customer- provided PDUs that are mounted external to the library frames. One or two adjacent frames may be powered by the spare outlets available on the FC 1950 PDUs. The adjacent frame to be powered may be up to three frames away from the frame containing the FC 1950 PDUs. By using this feature, up to three library frames can be powered by the two customer facility outlets that feed the FC 1950 PDUs.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One (two if feature #4871 present)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Prerequisites:
    • Feature #1451 on Model D23 or Model D53
    • Mutually exclusive with #1950, #9954 thru #9959 and #9966
    • Mutually exclusive with #1909, #9970, #9972, and #9976 thru #9985
  • Installation: Plant or Field

Features - Chargeable

                                                                Plant/
                                                                Field
                                                                Only
                                Machine                 Feature Install
Description                      Type   Models          Number  Feature
------------------------------- ------- --------------- ------- -------
Service Bay B Config/Accessor    3584       D23,D53       1440(1)Plant
Enh. Frame Control Assembly      3584       D23,D53       1451   Both
Add'l LC/LC Patch Cable          3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   1461(1)Both
3592 Fibre Drive Mtg Kit         3584       D23,L23       1513   Both
Web Camera Mounting Hardware     3584       D23           1530   Both
3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit    3584       D23           1535   Field
Add D22/D23/D52/D53 to X32       3584       D23,D53       1610(2)Both
64 Additional I/O                3584       D23           1656   Plant
 Slots - 3592
Drive Removal                    3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   1663(1)Field
3592 Drive Field Install         3584       D23,L23       1674(1)Both
3592 E07/E08 Drive Field         3584       D23,L23       1675   Both
 Install
3592 60G Tape Drive Field
Install                          3584       D23           1676   Both
Single Power Source              3584       L23,L53       1909   Both
 Bifurcated Cable                           D23,D53
Power Distribution Units         3584       L23,D23       1950   Both
Enh. Grippers/Pivot for HA       3584   D22,D52,D23,D53   2206   Field
Enhanced Accessor for HA         3584    D22,D52          2305   Field
                                         D23,D53
                                         S24,S54
TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware                            4871   Both
TS7700 BE 4Gb Switches                                    4872   Both
Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches                              4873   Both
Adj Frame Support for BE Switches                         4874   Both
Back End 8Gb Switch              3584      D23            4875(1)Both
CU BE Switch Mounting H/W        3584      L23,D23        4876   Both
Reinstall CU 8Gb BE Switches               L23,D23        4877   Both
CU Adj Frame Support for                   L23,D23        4878   Both
 BE Switches
Interposer SC-LC Fibre           3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   5096(1)Both
22 M LC-SC Fibre Cable           3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   5922(1)Both
5 Metre LC-LC Fibre Cable        3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6005(1)Both
13 Metre LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6013(1)Both
25 Metre LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6025(1)Both
61 Metre LC-LC Fibre Cable       3584   D23,D53,L23,L53   6061(1)Both
10 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)           D23               AGK1   Both
25 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)           D23               AGK2   Both
80 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)           D23               AGK3   Both
3 Metre OM3 Quad Cables (LC)     3584   D23,L23           AGKQ   Both
3592 Cleaning Cartridge          3584       D23,L23       8802(1)Plant
Nema L6-30 Power Cord                                     9954   Both
RS 3750DP Power Cord                                      9955   Both
IEC 309 Power Cord                                        9956   Both
PDL 4.3m Power Cord                                       9957   Both
Korean 4.3m Power Cord                                    9958   Both
Shipping and Handling D2x        3584       D23           AGG4   Plant
 

Note: (1) This feature has been previously announced on other models.
Note: (2) This feature has been previously announced on other models and the description has changed.
Note: (3) This feature was previously announced on the designated models, but the description has changed.

Feature descriptions


Note: Not all of the following features are available in all countries. Check with your country representative for specific feature availability.
(#1440) Service Bay B Configuration with Accessor

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2018)

This feature provides a second accessor and hardware to support a tape library that includes the 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1. The Model HA1 frame installed adjacent to the Model Lxx in the 3584 Tape Library functions as a Service Bay A and the 3584 Model D22, D23, D52, D53, S54, or S24 Expansion Frame at the opposite end of the library functions as a Service Bay B. Any tape drives and cartridges in the frame that functions as the Service Bay B are not addressable by the customer. As additional frames are added to the library, the Service Bay B function will be assumed by the frame on the end without the need to move this feature.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Prerequisites: A Model HA1 must be installed in the tape library
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant only
(#1451) Enhanced Frame Control Assembly

(No longer available as of August 14, 2020)

This feature provides the hardware and firmware required to support the installation of IBM tape drives within this frame. This feature provides an enhanced power architecture and frame control assembly the Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 accessor. that includes two power supplies and also provides a redundant AC line feed for the Model L22, L23, L32, L52, or L53 accessor. It comes standard on the Models L23 and L53, and can be ordered as an optional feature on the Models D23 and D53. A fibre patch panel is included when ordered on the Model Dx3 frames.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field
    Note: Features 1451 and 1440 cannot be ordered together on initial plant orders of D23 or D53 frames.
(#1461) Additional LC/LC Patch Panel Cable

This feature provides one additional 2.0 metre LC/LC Fibre Channel cable to attach the second interface port on a 3592 or TS1050 Tape Drive to the Fibre Channel Patch Panel.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum: Zero
  • Maximum: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1513) 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit

(No Longer Available as of November 26, 2010)

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled and one LC/LC drive-to-patch panel cable and coupler for installing a 3592 Tape Drive canister feature (#1674 or #9680 or #9683.) This feature can be pre-installed to simplify future tape drive installation.
Note: If a TS1130 Tape Drive, Model E06 or EU6 is installed in a Model D23 or L23, then feature #1515 is required for each tape drive. Feature #1513 is not compatible with the TS1130.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame
  • Prerequisites: None on a Model L23; feature #1451 on Model D23
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1515) 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled and one LC/LC drive-to-patch panel cable and coupler for installing a 3592 Tape Drive canister feature (#1674 or #1675 or #9680 or #9683 or #9692, or #9699, or #9705). This feature can be pre-installed to simplify future tape drive installation.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frames.
  • Prerequisites: None on a Model L23; feature #1451 on Model D23.
  • Limitations: None
  • Installation: Plant and Field.
(#1530) Web Camera Mounting Hardware

This feature provides mounting brackets for attaching a customer provided video camera with a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount. The web camera mounting hardware can be installed on either a front or rear frame support in any frame.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 4
  • Corequisite: None
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1535) - 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit

This feature includes a Fibre-capable fixed sled and one LC/LC drive-to-patch panel cable and coupler for installing a 3592 Tape Drive canister feature (#9680 or #9683 or #9692, or #9699, or #9705, or #9706, or #1676). This feature can be pre-installed to simplify future tape drive installation.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum Number of Features: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 12 per frames.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Customer setup: No.
  • Plant install/field install: Plant or Field.
(#1610) Add Model D22/D23/D52/D53/S24/S54 to Installed Model D32/L32

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature is required when a short depth frame (Model D22, D23, D52, D53, S24, or S54) is added to an installed long depth frame (Model D32 or L32) in a 3584 library. This feature includes a short rear side cover for the Model D32/L32 frame and the Model D22/D23/D52/D53/S24/S54 front and rear side covers.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#1656) 64 Additional I/O Slots - 3592

(No Longer Available as of June 18, 2016)

This feature provides an additional 64 I/O slots for 3592 data cartridges. It is supported in 3592 media library environments only. There is no mixed media support with LTO media. The additional I/O slots provide the capability to simultaneously insert or remove 3592 data cartridges in addition to the insert or remove of data cartridges with the standard I/O station.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: One; requires FC 1451. Maximum of three in a total TS3500 Tape Library configuration.
  • Initial order only: Yes
  • Installation: Plant
(#1663) Drive Removal

This feature provides removal of one tape drive from an installed tape library. In addition to the drive removal, Machine Level Control records are updated to indicate these features as no longer existing within the library. This feature is intended for those customers who may have the need to remove drives from existing frames and later install them in other frames. One 3592 tape drive feature (#1674 or #9680 or #9683) or one LTO tape drive feature (#9678, #9679, #9681, #9682, #9695, #9696, #9697, or #9698) should be removed from the library when a tape drive is removed. The 3588 Tape Drive is designated for customer setup. However, if assistance if desired to remove a 3588 Tape Drive, this feature can be ordered for that purpose also.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum: Zero.
  • Maximum: Twelve.
  • Installation: Field Only.
(#1674) 3592 Tape Drive Field Install

(No Longer Available as of May 28, 2021)

This feature field installs one 3592 Model J1A or E05 or E06 or EU6 Tape Drive canister into an installed 3584 Model D22 or L22 or D23 or L23. This feature is also required to field merge a customer-owned 3592 Model J1A or E05 or E06 or EU6 Tape Drive canister into a 3584 Frame coming from the plant. Installation of a 3592 Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1503 or #1513 or #1515) be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #9680 plus #1674 plus #9683 plus #1675 plus #9692 plus #9699.
  • Prerequisite: Feature #1515 is required for 3592 E06 or EU6 Tape drives, #1503 or #1513 or #1515 for 3592 J1A/E05 Tape drives. The quantity of feature #1503 plus #1513 plus #1515 must be equal to or greater than the quantity of tape drives installed (feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #1675 plus #9692 plus #9699).
  • Installation: Plant or Field.

Note: The 3592 Tape Drive must be separately ordered. This feature is only to install that tape drive. If a TS1130 Tape Drive Model E06 or EU6 is installed in Model D22 or L22 or D23 or L23, then feature #1503 or #1513 or #1515 is required for each tape drive.
(#1675) 3592 E07/E08/55G Tape Drive Field Install

This feature field installs one 3592 Model E07 or E08 Tape Drive canister into an installed 3584 Model D22 or L22 or D23 or L23. This feature is also required to field merge a customer-owned 3592 Model E07 or E08 or 55G Tape Drive canister into a 3584 Frame coming from the plant. Installation of 3592 Model E07 or E08 or 55G Tape Drive canister requires that a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature #1503 or #1515 or #1535 be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum number of features: Zero.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #1676 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705.
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Prerequisite: Feature #1503 or #1515 or #1535 is required. The quantity of features#1503 plus #1513 plus #1515 plus #1535 must be equal to or greater than the quantity of tape drives installed (feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #1676 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705).
  • Installation: Plant or Field.

Note: The 3592 Tape Drive must be separately ordered. This feature is only to install that tape drive.
  • One feature #1404 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1140 (3592 Model E07/EH7)
  • One feature #1406 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1150 (3592 Model E08/EH8) or TS1155 (3592 Model 55F/55G/55E) or TS1160 (3592 Model 60F/60G) Tape drive ordered.
(#1676) - 3592 60G Tape Drive Field Install

This feature field installs one 3592 Model 60G Tape Drive canister into an installed 3584 Model D23 or L23. This feature is also required to field merge a customer-owned 3592 Model 60G Tape Drive canister into a 3584 Frame coming from the plant. Installation of 3592 Model 60G requires a 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature #1535 be installed to contain the canister.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Minimum Number of Features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 per frame, of feature #1674 plus #1675 plus #1676 plus #9680 plus #9683 plus #9692 plus #9699 plus #9705 plus #9706.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Prerequisites: One feature #1535 is required for each #1676.
  • Limitations: Mutually exclusive with #1515.
  • Customer setup: No.
  • Plant install/field install: Plant or Field.

Note: The 3592 Tape Drive must be separately ordered. This feature is only to install that tape drive.
  • One feature #1406 is required per Tape Library if this is the first TS1150 (3592 Model E08/EH8) or TS1155 (3592 Model 55F/55G/55E) or TS1160 (3592 Model 60F/60G/60E) Tapedrive ordered.
(#1909) Single Power Source Bifurcated Cable

This feature provides a single power outlet connection while maintaining drive redundant power to L23, L53, D23, D53 frames. This feature must be ordered in conjunction with normal power cord options.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Initial Order Only: No
  • Prerequisites:
    • Mutually exclusive with #1950, #9954 thru #9959 and #9966
(#1950) Power Distribution Units

This feature provides two power distribution units (PDU) for distributing AC power to loads within the frame. Each PDU comes with internal power cables to provide power to the enhanced frame control assembly (#1451). When ordering feature code #1950, customers must also order one of the dual line cord features #9954, #9955, #9956, #9957, #9958, #9959, or #9966. Note that these line cord features may require different customer facility outlets than frames without feature code #1950.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites:
    • One power cord feature #9954 thru #9959, or #9966 is required
    • Mutually exclusive with #1909, #9970, #9972, and #9976 thru #9985
(#2206) Enhanced Grippers/Pivot for HA

This features provides enhanced grippers to Models D22, D52, D23, and D53 frames with feature #1440 (Service Bay B Configuration with Accessor) that do not have feature #9206 (Enhanced Grippers/Pivot for HA) installed.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 99 (One per order)
  • Prerequisites: Feature #1440 is required
  • Installation: Field Only
(#2305) Enhanced Accessor for HA

This feature provides the complete accessory assembly with enhanced grippers for Models D22, D52, D23, D53, S24, and S54 frames with feature #1440 (Service Bay B Configuration with Accessor) installed.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: 99 (One per order)
  • Prerequisites: Feature #1440 is required
  • Installation: Field Only
(#4871) TS7700 BE SW Mounting Hardware.

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature provides mounting hardware for two Fibre Channel switches, two sets of fibre channel cables and internal power cables to power the switches from the power distribution units (#1950) or from customer-provided PDUs that are mounted external to the library frames (requires additional #9989). Fibre patch panel (#1462) must be removed. This feature supports cabling for the top eight drives in the frame with these switches.

  • Feature type:
  • Required Feature:
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Removable: No.
  • Prerequisite:
    • 1 #1950 or 2 #9989 are required.
    • #9217 is required on the 3584-Lxx frame.
    • 2 #4875 or 1 #4872 or 1 #4873 are required.
    • This Feature is mutually exclusive with #4876.
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#4872) TS7700 BE 4Gb Switches

(No Longer Available as of August 15, 2011)

This feature provides two 4 Gb Fibre channel switches.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: Yes
  • Prerequisites:
    • #1950 is required
    • #4871 is required
    • Mutually exclusive with #4873, #4875
(#4873) Reinstall TS7700 BE Switches.

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature provides instructions to reinstall two 4 Gb or two 8 Gb Fibre channel switches. Intermix of 4 Gb and 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches in NOT supported.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Removable: Yes.
  • Prerequisite:
    • #4871 is required.
    • Mutually exclusive with #4872 and #4875.
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#4874) Adj Frame Support for BE Switches

This features provides two 5m LC-LC fibre channel cables to allow cabling from the backend fibre channel switch feature #4872 or #4873 or #4875 to an adjacent frame patch panel. Customer must order one feature for every drive installed in an adjecent frame which will be attached to the backend fibre channel switch. This feature may connect up to three adjacent frames on each side of the switch frame (Up to six total adjacent frames for each switch frame).

  • Maximum Number of Features: 16
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisites:
    • #4871 is required
(#4875) Back End 8Gb Switch

(No Longer Available as of June 18, 2016)

Provides an 8 Gb Fibre channel switch. Includes internal power cord.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Required Feature: No.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 2
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
  • Removable: No
  • Prerequisite:
    • #1950 is required
    • #4871 or #4876 is required
    • Two #4875 are required with #4871
    • One or two #4875 are required with #4876
    • Mutually exclusive with #4872, #4873
(#4876) Control Unit BE SW Mounting Hardware

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature provides mounting hardware for up to two Fibre Channel switches, one or two sets of fibre channel cables and internal power cables to power the switches from the power distribution units (#1950). Fibre patch panel (#1462) must be removed. This feature supports cabling for the top eight drives in the frame with these switches.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required Feature: No.
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: Two.
  • Removable: No.
  • Prerequisite:
    • #1950 is required.
    • One of #4875 or #4877 is required for each #4876.
    • This Feature is mutually exclusive with #4871.
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#4877) Reinstall CU 8Gb BE Switches

(No longer available as of January 12, 2019)

This feature provides instructions to reinstall one 8Gb Fibre channel switch. Intermix of the 4Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches is NOT supported.

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required Feature: No.
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: Two.
  • Removable: No.
  • Prerequisite:
    • One Feature #4876 is required for each #4877 on the 3584 Model L23 or Model D23.
    • Mutually exclusive with #4872 and #4873.
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#4878) CU Adj Frame Support for BE Switches

This features provides one 5m LC-LC fibre channel cables to allow cabling from one backend fibre channel switch feature #4875, or #4877 to an adjacent frame patch panel. Customer must order qty one or two of this feature for every drive installed in an adjacent frame which will be attached to the backend fibre channel switch. This feature may connect up to three adjacent frames on each side of the switch frame (Up to six total adjacent frames for each switch frame).

  • Feature type: Chargeable.
  • Required Feature: No.
  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 32.
  • Removable: No.
  • Prerequisite:
    • #4876 is required.
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
Remote Support Features
(#5096) Interposer SC-LC Fibre

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a Fibre Channel cable assembly kit used to convert a 50 micron Fibre Channel cable from SC type to LC type connectors. It includes a 50 micron fibre cable 2 meters in length with a SC duplex female adapter on one end (that can connect to a 50 micron Fibre Channel cable with a SC duplex male connector, such as features #5913, #5922, or #5961) and a LC duplex male connector on the other end (for connection to a LC duplex adapter).

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field
Fibre Channel Cables

A Fibre Channel cable is required to attach a Fibre Channel tape drive to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Channel Switch, or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the tape library in the lengths shown. The attaching Fibre Channel cable must be a 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength fibre-optic cable. The TS1030 Tape Drive comes with one LC duplex connector. The TS1120 Tape Drive is a dual-ported tape drive and the canister comes with two LC duplex connectors.

(#5922) 22 Metre SC-LC Fibre Cable

This feature provides a 22 metre (72.2 ft.) cable with a male LC duplex connector on one end (for connection to the tape drive) and an SC connector (for connection to a server adapter) at the opposite end.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#6005) 5 Metre LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 5 metre (16.5 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#6013) 13 Metre LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 13 metre (43 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#6025) 25 Metre LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 25 metre (82.5 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#6061) 61 Metre LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of July 14, 2015)

This feature provides a 61 metre (201 ft.) cable with male LC duplex connectors on each end.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field
(#AGK1) 10 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 10 metre 50.0/125 micrometer fibre optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors. For each tape drive to be attached to switches that are installed in a model TR1 that is 2 or 3 frames away, order 2x of this feature.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum Number of Features: Zero.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 99.
  • Prerequisite: Mutually exclusive with feature #9700.
  • Customer setup: Yes.
  • Installation: Plant and Field.
(#AGK2) 25 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 25 metre 50.0/125 micrometer fibre optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors. For each tape drive to be attached to switches that are installed in a model TR1 that is 4 or more frames away, order 2x of this feature.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum Number of Features: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 99.
  • Prerequisite: Mutually exclusive with feature #9700.
  • Customer setup: Yes.
  • Installation: Plant and Field.
(#AGK3) 80 metre OM3 fibre Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 80 metre 50.0/125 micrometer fibre optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Maximum Number of Features: 99
  • Minimum Number of Features: 0.
  • Prerequisite: Mutually exclusive with feature #9700
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Installation: Plant or Field.
(#AGKQ) 3 Metre OM3 Quad Cables (LC)

Provides two space-efficient bundles of OM3 Fibre Channel cables for attaching a group of up to four drives to two nearby switches . For each set of 4 drive positions (drive rows 1-4 or 5-8) to be attached to TS7700 BE switches that are installed in a model TR1 directly above or 1 frame away, order 1x of this feature.

  • Feature Type: Chargeable.
  • Required feature: No.
  • Minimum Number of Features: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features: Three.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Installation: Plant and Field.
  • Customer setup: No.
(#8802) 3592 Cleaning Cartridge

(No longer available as of September 7, 2019)

This feature provides one 3592 cleaning cartridge, used to clean the 3592 Tape Drive.

  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum number of features: 10
  • Initial order only: Yes
Capacity and Frame Features

A 3584 frame can be ordered without any tape drives by specifying feature #9001.

(#9001) Driveless Frame

This feature directs the plant to ship the 3584 Tape Library frame without any tape drives installed.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: This feature is required if there is no tape drive feature ordered (#1674, #1675, #9677, #9680, #9683, #9692, #9699, or #9705 on a Model L23/D23)
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant or Field
Expansion Frame Attachments

These features notify the plant of control that expansion frames are attached to the Model Lxx base frame. Feature #9002 must be applied to the Lxx frame for the first Model D22, D23, D32, D52, or D53 attached. Feature #9003 must be applied to the Lxx frame for each additional expansion frame attached, to assure that proper cables are shipped and configuration records are correct.

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