Related information

This topic lists sources that provide additional information about the IBM® TS3500 and its associated products.

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Publications about the TS3500 tape library

Note: There are two versions of the IBM TS3500 Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide, as well as two versions of the IBM TS3500 Operator Guide. One version of each document is specific to the TS3500 tape library with the Advanced Library Management System (ALMS), and provides details about features and functions that are only available for libraries with ALMS installed and enabled. Refer to the titles of each guide in order to determine which version you need.
  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library with ALMS Introduction and Planning Guide, GA32-0593
  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library with ALMS Operator Guide, GA32-0594
  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide, GA32-0559
  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library Operator Guide, GA32-0560
  • IBM TS3500 Maintenance Information (provided with the TS3500 tape library)
  • IBM Tape System Reporter User's Guide, GA32-0589
  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library SCSI Reference, GA32-0561
    Note: The most current TS3500 SCSI reference information is contained within this online documentation. See SCSI Reference.

IBM i source

For information about the IBM i, System i®, and i5/OS, see the online product documentation available in IBM Knowledge Center at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ and select IBM Operating systems > IBM i.

IBM Power Systems source

For information about IBM Power Systems, System p, and AIX®, visit the web at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/pseries.

IBM System z source

For information about the IBM System z® servers, visit the web at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries.

Other Sources

  • For a list of compatible software, operating systems, and servers for tape drives, visit http://www.ibm.com/storage/lto. Under TS3500 Tape Library, select Product details. Under Learn more, select Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix for LTO.
  • For a list of compatible software, operating systems, and servers for TS1120 and later 3592 tape drives, visit the web at http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/drives. Under the appropriate tape drive, select Product details. Under Learn more, select Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix.
  • IBM Encryption Key Manager Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide, GA76-0418
  • IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager Quick Start Guide, GI11-8744
  • For information about the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (formerly Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager), see the online product information available in IBM Knowledge Center at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSWPVP/
  • IBM 3953 Tape System Introduction and Planning Guide, GA32-0557
  • IBM 3953 Library Manager Model L05 Operator Guide, GA32-0558
  • IBM Enterprise Silo Compatible Tape Frame 3592 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide Model C20, GA32-0463
  • IBM 3592 Tape Drives and TS1120 Controller Introduction and Planning Guide, GA32-0555
  • IBM 3592 Tape Drives and TS1120 Controller Operator Guide, GA32-0556
  • For customer information about the IBM 3592-C07, see the online 3592 Enterprise Tape System documentation in IBM Knowledge Center at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STCTNLZ/.
  • IBM 3592 Tape Drive SCSI Reference, GA32-0466
  • IBM TS3000 System Console (TSSC) Maintenance Information
  • IBM TS7700 Series: TS7700, TS7700 Cache Controller, and TS7700 Cache Drawer Introduction and Planning Guide, GA32-0567
  • For information about the IBM TS7700, see the online TS7700 Virtualization Engine documentation in IBM Knowledge Center at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STFS69/.
  • IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive SCSI Reference, GA32-0450
  • Systems Safety Notices, G229-9054. This publication is available at http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink. To access, register for a userid and password, then select Library in the navigation area.
  • IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide, GC27-2130. This user's guide is available for download from the IBM Support portal:
    1. Open the following URL in your web browser: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/us/.
    2. Enter the publication title within double quotation marks in the Search support text box and then click the blue button.
    3. Click IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide.
    4. Click the PDF file to download the user's guide.
  • IBM Tape Device Drivers Programmers Reference, GA32-0566
  • Implementing IBM Tape in Linux and Windows, SG24-6268. This book is available on the web at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246268.html?Open.
  • Implementing IBM Tape in Unix Systems, SG24-6502. This book is available on the web at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246502.html?Open.
  • The IBM Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946
  • The LTO Ultrium Primer for IBM eServer iSeries Customers, REDP-3580. This book is available on the web at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com. Search on REDP-3580.
  • IBM 3584 Tape Library Performance, a white paper that is available from your IBM representative.
  • To access installation instructions for customer-setup units (CSUs) from the web, go to http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/resource-library.html#publications. Under Technical Support, select 3584 Tape Library. Then, under Choose your page, select Documentation. Under Product documentation, click More results in order to display all of the available CSU installation instructions.
  • IBM LTO Ultrium Cartridge Label Specification (Revision 2). This document is available on the web at: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas13a5d79f6b225e18f862572330076b558&aid=1.
  • Label Specification for IBM 3592 Cartridges when used in IBM Libraries. This document is available on the web at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/media/3592/index.html. Under Learn more, select Barcode Label Specification for use with 3592 Tape Media.