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10

IBM System Storage TS3200

Tape Library

The IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express (Machine Type 3573, Model L4U) is a mid-level desktop or a rack-mounted unit incorporating up to four tape drives that can operate in random or sequential mode. The robotics inside the library move the cartridges to and from the tape drive, which permits unattended backup. Four removable magazines can store a total of 48 cartridges. A dedicated three slot I/O station is available for importing and exporting cartridges.

The IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library incorporates the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Half-High and Full-High 6 Gbps serial-attached SCSI (SAS) and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) drives. Mixed Ultrium generations and attachment tape drive types are supported where drive space is available.

The following tape drives are available for the IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library:

Ultrium 5 Full-High 6 Gbps SAS

Ultrium 5 Full-High 8 Gbps FC

Ultrium 5 Half-High 6 Gbps SAS

Ultrium 5 Half-High 8 Gbps FC

Ultrium 4 Full-High 3 Gbps SAS

Ultrium 4 Full-High 4 Gbps FC

Ultrium 4 Half-High 6 Gbps SAS (V2)

Ultrium 4 Half-High 8 Gbps FC (V2)

Ultrium 4 Full-High Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI

Ultrium 3 Half-High 6 Gbps SAS (V2)

Up to four Half-High IBM Ultrium 3, Ultrium 4, and Ultrium 5 Tape Drives or two Full-High 3, Ultrium 4, and Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can be installed in the TS3200 Tape Library.

Tape encryption is supported on the IBM Ultrium LTO-4 and LTO-5 Tape Drive with the SAS and Fibre Channel interface. The IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library supports

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application-managed encryption (AME), system-managed encryption (SME), and library-managed encryption (LME). See Feature code 5900, Transparent LTO Encryption in Table 10-15 on page 452.

The tape library has four indicator LEDs and one LCD on the front. The LEDs can be used to indicate ready/activity, use cleaning tape, media attention, and error.

Standard features are a barcode reader and a Remote Management Unit (RMU). In this chapter the terms RMU and web user interface are used interchangeably.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Product description

TS3200 components

IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives

Physical attachments

Media

TS3200 Tape Library setup

Specifications

Feature codes

For the remainder of this chapter, we use the terms TS3200 or TS3200 Tape Library as abbreviations for the IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express.

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10.1 Product description

The IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express (Machine Type 3573, Model L4U) supports one LTO-4 or LTO-5 Full-High tape drive or two LTO-3, LTO-4 or LTO-5 Half-High tape drives.

Figure 10-1 shows the front view of the TS3200 Tape Library. The left and right sections hold the cartridge magazines. The I/O slot is accessible on the lower left side.

Figure 10-1 IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library

The IBM Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 5 LTO Tape Drive with an FC or a SAS interface are encryption capable. The TS3200 Tape Library supported encryption methods are AME, SME, and LME.

Depending on the IBM Ultrium Tape Drive that is installed in the TS3200 Tape Library, the following data cartridges can be used:

The TS3200 Tape Library uses the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge or 1.5 TB Write Once Read Many (WORM) Cartridge when the IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is installed. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive has the capability of writing up to 1.5 TB native capacity and up to 3.0 TB with a 2:1 compression ratio. IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges, can read Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges, and do not support Ultrium 1 and Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges

The TS3200 Tape Library uses the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge or 800 GB WORM Cartridge when the IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive is installed. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive has the capability of writing up to 800 GB native capacity and up to 1.6 TB with a 2:1 compression ratio. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges, can read Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges, and do not support Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges.

The TS3200 Tape Library uses the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge or the 400 GB WORM cartridge when the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive is installed. The Ultrium 3 Tape Drive has the capability of writing up to 400 GB native capacity and up to 800 GB with a 2:1 compression ratio. IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges and read LTO-1 Data Cartridges.

The library capacity is 48 tape cartridges, providing a media capacity of up to 72 TB (144 TB with a 2:1 compression ratio) data storage per TS3200 Tape Library. Table 10-1 on page 416 provides additional information.

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Table 10-1 Library storage capacity and data transfer rate

Characteristics

4U library specification

 

 

 

Maximum storage capacity: Ultrium 5 Data

 

48 data cartridges

Cartridges

 

Native: 72 TB

 

Compressed: 144 TB (a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

Maximum storage capacity: Ultrium 4 Data

 

48 data cartridges

Cartridges

 

Native: 38.4 TB

 

Compressed: 75.2 TB (a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

Maximum storage capacity: Ultrium 3 Data

 

48 data cartridges

Cartridges

 

Native: 19.2 TB

 

Compressed: 38.4 TB (a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

Maximum burst data transfer rate

 

SAS: 600 MBps

 

Fibre Channel: 800 MBps

 

 

 

Depending on the way that the TS3200 Tape Library is ordered, you specify the required number of tape drives and drive types through feature codes. Refer to Table 10-15 on page 452 for a summary.

TS3200 Tape Library Ultrium 5 models

The following models are available for the TS3200 Tape Library:

The 3573-L4U FC8244 comes with an IBM Ultrium 5 Full-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive. The Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel drive has an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel interface that can be connected to Fibre Channel host adapters. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive has a native data transfer rate of 140 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8245 comes with a Ultrium 5 Full-High Tape Drive that has a SAS interface and has a native data transfer rate of up to 6 Gbps. The SAS Ultrium 5 Tape Drive comes with dual-port Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) interfaces. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 140 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8247 comes with a Ultrium 5 Half-High Tape Drive that has a SAS interface and has a native data transfer rate of up to 6 Gbps. The SAS Ultrium 5 Tape Drive comes with dual-port Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) interfaces. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 140 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8248 comes with an IBM Ultrium 5 Half-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive. The Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel drive has an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel interface that can be connected to Fibre Channel host adapters. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive has a native data transfer rate of 140 MBps.

TS3200 Tape Library Ultrium 4 models

This section introduces the TS3200 Tape Library models.

The 3573-L4U FC8143 comes with an Ultrium 4 Full-High LVD SCSI Tape Drive. The Ultrium 4 LVD SCSI drive has an LVD Ultra 160 SCSI that can be connected to LVD Fast Wide adapters. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 120 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8144 comes with an Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drive with a 4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 120 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8145 comes with an Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drive that has a SAS interface, which has a native data transfer rate of up to 3 Gbps. The SAS Ultrium 4 Tape

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Drive comes with an SFF-8088 interface. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 120 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8148 comes with an Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drive (V2). The Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel drive has an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel interface that can be connected to Fibre Channel host adapters. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 120 MBps.

The 3573-L4U FC8149 comes with an Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drive (V2) that has a SAS interface, which has a native data transfer rate of up to 6 Gbps. The SAS Ultrium 4 Tape Drive comes with dual-port SFF-8088 interfaces. The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides a sustained native data transfer rate of 120 MBps.

TS3200 Tape Library Ultrium 3 models

The 3573-L4U FC8049 comes with a Ultrium 3 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (V2). The Half-High Ultrium 3 Tape Drive has a native data transfer rate of up to 80 MBps.

10.2 TS3200 Tape Library components

The ITS3200 Tape Library has an improved robotic system that moves along an axis from front to back between the cartridge magazines. This limited movement provides robust robotics. The standard barcode reader is installed on the accessor.

Figure 10-2 shows the top view of the TS3200 Tape Library.

Important: Figure 10-2 is for reference only. The customer is not authorized to remove the top cover of the library. No customer-serviceable components are inside the library. All customer-replaceable units (CRU) can be removed via the rear panel of the library.

The right side is the rear of the library, and the left side is the front of the library. The TS3200 Tape Library is a modular system, so that the client can change parts easily.

Figure 10-2 Internal top view

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The numbers in the following list correspond to the numbers in Figure 10-2:

1.Right cartridge magazines: these two magazine can hold up to 24 cartridges.

2.Left cartridge magazines: these two magazines can hold up to 24 cartridges and house the 3 slot I/O station.

3.Accessor: this component contains the library robot and the barcode reader. The accessor moves cartridges to and from the I/O station, storage slots, and tape drive.

4.Library control card: this component is a customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and stores the user configuration information and vital product data (VPD). The RMU is embedded in this card.

5.Tape drive sled: this library supports the Ultrium 3, Ultrium 4 or Ultrium 5 tape drive. The tape drive in the library is packaged in a container called a drive sled. The drive sled is a CRU and is for easy removal and replacement.

6.Power supply: the power supply is a CRU. No redundant power is available.

In Figure 10-3 on page 418 we show you the components viewed from the rear of the TS3200 Tape Library with a Fibre Full-High tape drive, Half-High SCSI tape drive, and a Half-High SAS tape drive.

Figure 10-3 Rear panel components

1.Power connector

2.Host interface connectors (in this example single port SAS, FC and SCSI)

3.Tape drive sled

4.Shipping lock and label storage location

5.USB port: to save library configuration information on a USB drive

6.Library Control Board (LCB) LED: if the LED is flashing (1 flash per second) this indicates normal operation

7.Serial port (IBM Service only)

8.Ethernet port: this port is used to connect the library to a network

9.Tape drive LED: this LED indicates the current status of the drive. When the LED is green, it indicates normal drive activity.

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10.Machine type, Model number, and Serial Number pull-out label

11.Fans

12.Electrostatic Discharge Label

10.2.1 Operator Control Panel

The library is equipped with an Operator Control Panel (OCP) on the front of the tape library. By using the OCP, you can perform simple actions with the medium changer. With the OCP interface, you can monitor the medium changer operation, make configuration changes, and perform media access commands.

The operator control panel is shown in Figure 10-4.

Figure 10-4 TS3200 operator control panel

Table 10-2 lists the functions of the keys on the TS3200 Tape Library control panel.

Table 10-2 TS3200 Tape Library control keys

Control keys

Description

 

 

1

UP (+) is the upper-left button, which is used to scroll upward through menu items.

 

 

2

CANCEL is the upper-right button, which is used to cancel a user action and return

 

to the previous menu.

 

 

3

SELECT is the lower-right button, which is used to display a sub-menu or force an

 

accessor action.

 

 

4

DOWN (-) is the lower-left button, which is used to scroll downward through menu

 

items.

 

 

To use the operator panel, follow these steps:

1. Press the UP or DOWN keys to enter Interaction Mode.

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2.In the Main Selection Menu that is displayed, where you see Monitor, Control, Configure, and Service, scroll to your selection, and then press the SELECT key.

From the submenu for the selected menu item, press the UP or DOWN key to scroll until you reach the option that you want to configure. Press the SELECT key to select the option. Alternatively, use the CANCEL key to move backward through the menu selections.

Figure 10-5 shows the top level menu tree structure of the OCP.

For an extensive description of all of the operator control panel functions, see the operator control panel specification in IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library and TS3200 Tape Library: Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA35-0545.

Note: When a user executes a medium access command through the OCP interface, the medium changer will report Not Ready to Ready status on the SCSI bus.

For information about the medium changer SCSI command, refer to IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library and TS3200 Tape Library SCSI Reference, GA32-0547.

Figure 10-5 Operator control panel menu tree

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10.2.2 Robotics

The TS3200 Tape Library uses a new independent tape loader, threader motors, and a positive pin retention. These features help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge and retain the pin even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor coupled with the positive pin retention threads the tape with a higher level of reliability.

10.2.3 Barcode reader

The barcode reader is part of the library accessor, and it does not affect the slot capacity. The barcode reader provides inventory feedback to the host application, operator panel display, and web user interface (web UI) by reading cartridge barcode labels. The library stores the customized inventory data in memory.

10.2.4 Cartridge storage

The TS3200 Tape Library has four removable magazines in the library. The total number of cartridge slots is 48. The right cartridge magazine and the left cartridge magazine can each hold up to 24 cartridges.

The maximum native storage capacity is 72 TB with Ultrium 5 Tape Drive, 38.4 TB with the IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive and 19.2 TB with the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive installed. The 3 slot I/O station is part of the left magazine. The magazines can be released by using the operator control panel or the web UI. Magazine access is password protected.

Figure 10-6 shows the right magazines.

Figure 10-6 Right magazines

When the magazines are filled with cartridges, you can use the web UI to see which cartridges are stored in which storage slot location as demonstrated in Figure 10-7.

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Figure 10-7 Inventory of the left magazine using the web UI

Figure 10-8 shows the left magazines with the I/O station on the lower left side.

Figure 10-8 Left magazine

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In Figure 10-9, you can see the lower left magazine with the I/O slot opened.

Figure 10-9 I/O station in the left magazine

10.3 IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives

This library supports Ultrium 3, Ultrium 4, and Ultrium 5 Tape Drives. Each tape drive in the library is packaged in a container called a drive sled. The drive sled is a CRU and is designed for quick removal and replacement in the library. This section summarizes the characteristics of the LTO-5, LTO-4 Full-High and Half-High Tape Drives and LTO-3 Half-High Tape Drive.

The Ultrium 5 Full-High and Half-High Tape Drive supports the following connectors:

6 Gbps SAS with dual-port SFF-8088 SAS connectors

8 Gbps Fibre Channel with two LC Fibre Channel connectors

The Ultrium 4 Full-High Tape Drive supports the following connectors:

LVD Ultra160 with two HD68 connectors

3 Gbps SAS with dual-port SFF-8088 SAS connectors

4 Gbps Fibre Channel with one LC Fibre Channel connector

The Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drive supports the following connectors:

6 Gbps SAS with dual-port SFF-8088 SAS connectors

8 Gbps Fibre Channel with two LC Fibre Channel connectors

The Ultrium 3 Half-High Tape Drive supports the following connectors:

6 Gbps SAS with dual-port SFF-8088 SAS connectors

For additional details about LTO Tape Drives, see Chapter 2, “Overview of IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives” on page 37.

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10.3.1 Ultrium 5 Tape Drives

The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive is the fifth-generation LTO Ultrium Tape Drive in the IBM LTO Ultrium family of products. The Ultrium 5 Tape Drive in the TS3200 Tape Library offers significant improvements over the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive. Like the IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, the IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive includes the electronics and logic for reading and writing data, controlling the tape drive, managing the data buffer, and handling error recovery procedures. The LTO-5 Tape Drive is designed as a CRU and can easily be replaced if necessary.

Cartridge compatibility

The Ultrium 5 drive uses the IBM LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge and is compatible with the cartridges of its predecessors, the IBM Ultrium Tape Drive Generation 4 and Generation 3. The drive performs the following functions:

Reads and writes Ultrium 5 cartridges to Ultrium 5 format, including WORM and data encryption.

Reads and writes Ultrium 4 cartridges to Ultrium 4 format, including WORM and data encryption.

Reads but does not write Ultrium 3 cartridges, including WORM.

Does not read or write Ultrium 2 and Ultrium 1 cartridges.

The drive reads tapes that have been written by other licensed Ultrium 3, Ultrium 4, and Ultrium 5 tape drives, and writes to tapes that can be read by other licensed Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 5 tape drives. In addition to using the IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge with up to 1.5 TB capacity, the drive offers read and write capability for all certified LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

Platform support

You can help increase the power of the TS3200 Tape Library by managing it with tape management solutions such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or other, third-party, storage software. The TS3200 Tape Library supported platforms are:

IBM platforms

Power Systems (p6 and newer)

–AIX V5.3 TL7 and above

–i 6.1.1-7.1

System p (p5 and earlier)

System i

System x

System z Linux

Supported Microsoft and Linux platforms

Other vendor platforms

Sun Microsystems

–Solaris 9, Solaris 10

Hewlett Packard

–HP-UX 11iV2-11iV3

Microsoft Corporation

–Microsoft Windows 2003 & Windows 2008

Linux

–Red Hat Advanced Server Enterprise Linux 4.6-5.5

–SUSE Enterprise Server 10 and 11

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Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

IBM Linear Tape File System, is the first file system that works in conjunction with the multiple partitioning available on LTO Generation 5 tape and brings a new level of use and portability to Open Systems tape storage. This storage software helps you reduce complexity in data management and access time through the enablement of a self describing tape that includes a simple file index. It helps to decrease tape, file management and archive costs while improving response time for new business needs.

Enhance your tape experience

Files and directories appear on desktop, directory listing.

Drag-and-drop files to/from tape.

Supports data exchange.

Simple, one-time installation.

This release of the IBM Linear Tape File System software application leverages LTO-5 tape partitioning. It is designed to enable a self-describing tape file format and to deliver an easy tape storage and distribution solution without the use of additional database applications. IBM LTFS Library Edition (LTFS LE) extends the file manager capability of the IBM LTFS Single Drive Edition (LTFS SDE) and allows a tape library, such as the TS3200 Tape Library, to be mounted and viewed as a single filesystem with the individual tape cartridges viewed as subdirectories within the filesystem. IBM LTFS LE is the perfect solution for those in the Media and Entertainment industry and other fields that need massive data storage on tape for long retention periods, such as banking, scientific research, and government sectors. For further information and list of supported operating systems, refer to the following website:

http://www.ibm.com/tape/ltfs

For additional information related to LTFS LE, refer to Chapter 5, “IBM System Storage LTFS Library Edition” on page 231.

The following section highlights the characteristics and the features of the IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives.

Performance highlights

If you run applications that are highly dependent on tape-processing speed, take advantage of the significant performance improvements provided by this tape drive. Table 10-3 shows the performance characteristics of the LTO-5 Tape Drive.

By using the built-in data-compression capability of the tape drive, greater data rates than the native data transfer rate can be achieved. However, the actual throughput is a function of many components, such as the host system processor, disk data rate, block size, data compression ratio, SCSI bus capabilities, and system or application software.

Table 10-3 Performance characteristics

Performance characteristics

Ultrium 5 Tape Drive

 

 

 

Native data rate

140

MBps (with Ultrium 5 media)

 

 

 

Maximum sustained data rate (at maximum

550

MBps

compression)

 

 

 

 

 

Burst data rate

600

MBps

 

 

Nominal load-to-ready time

12 seconds

 

 

Nominal unload time

17 seconds

 

 

Average rewind time

60 seconds

 

 

 

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Note: All sustained data rates depend on the capabilities of the interconnect.

Servo and track layout technology

There are 1280 data tracks in Ultrium 5 (as compared to 896 data tracks in Ultrium 4) that are used to read and write data to the data cartridge. These tracks are grouped in five servo bands as explained in “Servo tracks” on page 43. The high bandwidth servo system features a low mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less than optimal shock and vibration environments.

Surface Control Guiding Mechanism

The IBM patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism is designed to guide the tape along the tape path in the LTO Tape Drive. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. Ultrium 5 Tape Drives use the Surface Control Guiding Mechanism. This has been further enhanced with the removal of the guide flanges on all of the rollers on the LTO-5 Full-High drive. Flangeless roller further enhance the performance of the tape path and reduces the possibility of edge damage,

Skew actuator

The usage of flangeless rollers in the LTO-5 drive requires faster adjustment in the head actuator as well as skew motion. Previous generations of LTO required hard setting of skew at manufacturing. The skew actuator will allow dynamic skew adjustment with the motion of the head.

Channel calibration

The channel calibration feature of the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive customizes each Read/Write data channel for optimum performance. The customization enables compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and Read/Write head characteristics. The LTO-5 drive further enhances the performance of the Read/Write interface by extended hardware corrections handled by a process called Noise Predictive Maximum Likelihood (NPML). Several enhancements over previous generations will help with equalization and channel performance. These are related to data channel signal processing.

1.Adaptive NPML detection

2.Decoupled finite impulse response (FIR) read equalization loop. This required a new FIR gain calibration, which is now implemented for Ultrium 5 tape drives.

3.6-channel digital common global clock

Giant magneto resistive head design

Giant Magneto Resistive (MR) head design, has been adopted from the IBM Enterprise level tape drives by the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive. This reduces head wear, helps to minimize contact, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the Read/Write heads. This design also relies on a DTBS head coating to prevent corrosion, minimizing the possibility of MR shorting and the effects of pole tip recession over the life of the head.

Separate writing of multiple file marks

Separate writing of multiple file marks is designed to request any write command of two or more file marks to cause a separate data set to be written that contains all file marks after the first file mark. This feature has two advantages:

It helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first file mark.

Write of multiple file marks typically indicates a point where an append operation might occur after the first of these file marks.

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This change helps prevent you from having to rewrite data sets containing client data and the first file mark if this type of an append occurs.

Sleep mode

To save energy, the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive uses a feature called sleep mode. To enter sleep mode, the tape drive must be inactive for a minimum of 10 minutes. The tape drive goes out of this sleeping mode after receiving a SCSI command, a command across the Library/Drive interface (LDI) or RS-422, or on a load or unload request. When in sleep mode, the drive response time to commands that do not require media motion increases by up to ten microseconds. Commands that require media motion might be delayed an additional 20 seconds, because the tape must be retensioned. Ultrium 5 Half-High Tape Drive has expanded the capability of the sleep mode to use less than 50% the power at rest than previous Ultrium Tape Drive releases.

Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS)

The Ultrium 5 Tape Drives use SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. The SARS uses the data cartridge performance history saved in the Cartridge Memory (CM) module and the drive performance history kept in the drive flash Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) to help determine the likely cause of the failure. SARS can cause the drive to request a cleaning tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded. When a drive dump is taken from the drive, the IBM Support Center can determine if the failure is in the Tape Drive itself or on the data cartridge.

Dynamic speed matching

The Ultrium 5 Half-High Tape Drive is designed to perform dynamic speed matching to adjust the tape drive’s native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). Speed matching on the Ultrium 5 Half-High model ranges from 40 to 140 MBps at 14 speeds as compared to 31 to 120 MBps using six speeds on Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drives. There is the same size 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive as compared to the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive. In contrast the Ultrium 5 Full-High drive has a 512 MB buffer. Speed matching dramatically reduces backhitch, which is a condition that occurs when a tape stops, reverses, and restarts motion. A backhitch is the result of a mismatch between the data rates of the server and the drive.

Table 10-4 on page 428 shows the native data rates for the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive.

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Table 10-4 Ultrium 5 tape drive performance parameters

 

 

Ultrium Generation Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generation 5 Media

 

Generation 4 Media

 

Generation 3 Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed matching data

140

 

120

 

80

rates (MBps)

 

 

 

 

 

130

 

113.1

 

76.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

106

 

72.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

112.7

 

99.2

 

68.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105.5

 

92.3

 

64.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.2

 

85.3

 

60.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90.9

 

78.5

 

56.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83.6

 

71.4

 

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76.4

 

64.6

 

59.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69.1

 

57.6

 

45.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61.8

 

50.7

 

41.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53.5

 

43.8

 

37.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46.3

 

36.9

 

33.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

30.5

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.3.2 Ultrium 4 Tape Drives

Each IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive contains the electronics and logic for reading and writing data, controlling the tape drive, managing the data buffer, and handling error recovery procedures. Because of its special design as a CRU, the drive can easily be replaced if necessary.

Figure 10-10 shows the Ultrium 4 drive sled with a SCSI connector. The same drive sled can also contain the Fibre Channel drive or the SAS drive.

Figure 10-10 Library drive sled with an Ultrium 4 SCSI Tape Drive

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Cartridge compatibility

The Ultrium 4 drive uses the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge and is compatible with the cartridges of its predecessors, the IBM Ultrium Tape Drive Generation 3 and Generation 2. The drive performs the following functions:

Reads and writes Ultrium 4 cartridges to Ultrium 4 format, including WORM and data encryption.

Reads and writes Ultrium 3 cartridges to Ultrium 3 format, including WORM.

Reads but does not write Ultrium 2 cartridges.

Does not read Ultrium 1 cartridges.

The drive reads tapes that have been written by other licensed Ultrium 2, Ultrium 3, and Ultrium 4 tape drives, and writes to tapes that can be read by other licensed Ultrium 3 and Ultrium 4 tape drives. In addition to using the IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge with up to 800 GB capacity, the drive offers read and write capability for all certified LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

Platform support

You can help increase the power of the TS3200 Tape Library by managing it with tape management solutions such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or other, third-party, storage software. The TS3200 Tape Library supported platforms are:

IIBM platforms

Power Systems (p6 and newer)

–AIX V5.3 TL7 and above

–i 6.1.1-7.1

System p (p5 and earlier)

System i

System x

System z Linux

Supported Microsoft and Linux platforms

Other vendor platforms

Sun Microsystems

–Solaris 9, Solaris 10

Hewlett Packard

–HP-UX 11iV2-11iV3

Microsoft Corporation

–Microsoft Windows 2003 & Windows 2008

Linux

–Red Hat Advanced Server Enterprise Linux 4.6-5.5

–SUSE Enterprise Server 10 and 11

Performance highlights

The TS3200 Tape Library can utilize the more recent V2 versions of the LTO-4 Half-High tape drives, which offer better performance than their Full-High equivalents.

Servo and track layout technology

There are 896 data tracks in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, compared to 704 data tracks in the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive, that are used to read and write data to the data cartridge. These tracks are grouped in five servo bands as explained in “Servo tracks” on page 43. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo

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bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.

Surface Control Guiding Mechanism

The IBM patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism guides the tape along the tape path in the IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This technology helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.

Channel calibration

The channel calibration feature of the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive customizes each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization enables compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics.

Magneto resistive head design

Magneto-resistive (MR) head design uses flat-lap head technology in the MR heads for Ultrium 4. The MR helps minimize contact, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Separate writing of multiple file marks

The Separate writing of multiple file marks feature requests any write command of two or more file marks to cause a separate data set to be written that contains all file marks after the first file mark. This feature has the following advantages:

It helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first file mark.

Write of multiple file marks typically indicates a point where an append operation might occur after the first of these file marks.

This change helps prevent having to rewrite data sets that contain client data and the first file mark if this type of an append occurs.

Sleep mode

To save energy, the LTO-4 Tape Drives use a feature called sleep mode. To enter sleep mode, the LTO-4 Tape Drive must be inactive for a minimum of 30 seconds. The LTO-4 Tape Drive goes out of this sleeping mode again after receiving a SCSI command, a command across the Library/Drive Interface (LDI) or RS-422, or on a load or unload request. When in sleep mode, the drive response time to commands that do not require media motion increases by up to ten microseconds. Commands that require media motion might be delayed an additional 100 milliseconds, because the tape must be retensioned.

Statistical Analysis and Reporting System

The Ultrium 4 Half-High and Full-High Tape Drive uses Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS) to help isolate failures between media and hardware. The SARS determines the likely cause of a failure. The results are based on the data cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge memory module and the drive performance history kept in the Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) of the drive flash.

SARS can cause the drive to request a cleaning tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded. When a dump of the drive is done from the drive,

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the IBM Support Center can determine if the failure is in the tape drive or on the data cartridge. SARS is also used in the Ultrium 3 Half-High and Full-High Tape Drive.

Dynamic speed matching

To improve the performance of the LTO-4 Tape Drive, the tape drive uses speed matching to dynamically adjust its native (uncompressed) data rate to the slower rate of the host bus adapter (HBA) of the server. The LTO-4 Tape Drive negotiates with the HBA of the server, setting up a speed with the best performance. Up to fourteen speeds are available at the native rates shown in Table 10-5 when reading or writing the generation 4, 3 or 2 cartridge format.

Table 10-5 Ultrium 4 Half-High V2 tape drive performance parameters

Speed matching data rates (MBps)

Generation 4 Media

Generation 3 Media

Generation 2 Media

 

 

 

120

80

35

 

 

 

113.1

76.1

33.7

 

 

 

106.1

72.3

32.3

 

 

 

99.2

68.4

31

 

 

 

92.3

64.6

29.6

 

 

 

85.3

60.8

28.3

 

 

 

78.6

56.9

26.9

 

 

 

71.4

53.1

25.6

 

 

 

64.6

49.2

24.2

 

 

 

57.6

45.4

22.9

 

 

 

50.8

41.5

21.5

 

 

 

43.8

37.7

20.2

 

 

 

36.9

33.8

18.8

 

 

 

30.5

30

17.5

 

 

 

Table 10-6 shows the Ultrium 4 V1 speed matching data rates.

Table 10-6 Ultrium 4 V1 tape drive performance parameters

Speed matching data rates (MBps)

Generation 4 Media

Generation 3 Media

Generation 2 Media

 

 

 

120

80

30

 

 

 

103

70

26

 

 

 

84

60

22

 

 

 

66

50

19

 

 

 

48

40

15

 

 

 

40

30

 

 

 

 

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If the server is between two of the native rates, the drive calculates the appropriate data rate at which to operate. Speed matching reduces backhitching. Backhitching is the condition that occurs when a data cartridge stops, reverses, and restarts motion. A backhitch is the result of a mismatch between the data rates of the connected server and the tape drive.

10.3.3 Ultrium 3 Tape Drive

Each IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drive contains the electronics and logic for reading and writing data, controlling the tape drive, managing the data buffer, and handling error recovery procedures. Because of its special design as a CRU, the drive can easily be replaced if necessary.

Cartridge compatibility

The Ultrium 3 drive uses the IBM LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge and is compatible with the cartridges of its predecessors, the IBM Ultrium Tape Drive Generation 2 and Generation 1. The drive performs the following functions:

Reads and writes Ultrium 3 cartridges to Ultrium 3 format, including WORM.

Reads and writes Ultrium 2 cartridges to Ultrium 2 format.

Reads but does not write Ultrium 1 cartridges.

The drive reads tapes that have been written by other licensed Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2 and Ultrium 3 tape drives, and writes to tapes that can be read by other licensed Ultrium 2 and Ultrium 3 tape drives. In addition to using the IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge with up to 400 GB capacity, the drive offers read and write capability for all certified LTO Ultrium tape cartridges.

Platform support

You can help increase the power of the TS3200 Tape Library by managing it with tape management solutions such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or other third-party storage software. The TS3200 Tape Library supported platforms are:

IIBM platforms

Power Systems (p6 and newer)

–AIX V5.3 TL7 and above

–i 6.1.1-7.1

System p (p5 and earlier)

System i

System x

System z Linux

Supported Microsoft and Linux platforms

Other vendor platforms

Sun Microsystems

–Solaris 9, Solaris 10

Hewlett Packard

–HP-UX 11iV2-11iV3

Microsoft Corporation

–Microsoft Windows 2003 & Windows 2008

Linux

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–Red Hat Advanced Server Enterprise Linux 4.6-5.5

–SUSE Enterprise Server 10 and 11

Performance highlights

The TS3200 Tape Library can utilize the more recent V2 versions of the LTO-3 Half-High tape drives which offer better performance than their Full-High equivalents.

Servo and track layout technology

There are 704 data tracks in the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive are used to read and write data to the data cartridge. These tracks are grouped in five servo bands as explained in “Servo tracks” on page 43. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low-mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.

Surface Control Guiding Mechanism

The IBM patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism guides the tape along the tape path in the IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives. This method uses the surface of the tape, rather than the edges, to control tape motion. This technology helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.

Channel calibration

The channel calibration feature of the Ultrium 3 Tape Drive customizes each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization enables compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics.

Magneto resistive head design

Magneto-resistive (MR) head design uses flat-lap head technology in the MR heads for Ultrium 3. The MR helps minimize contact, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Separate writing of multiple file marks

The Separate writing of multiple file marks feature requests any write command of two or more file marks to cause a separate data set to be written that contains all file marks after the first file mark. This feature has the following advantages:

It helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first file mark.

Write of multiple file marks typically indicates a point where an append operation might occur after the first of these file marks.

This change helps prevent having to rewrite data sets that contain client data and the first file mark if this type of an append occurs.

Sleep mode

To save energy, the LTO-3 Tape Drives use a feature called sleep mode. To enter sleep mode, the LTO-3 Tape Drive must be inactive for a minimum of 30 seconds. The LTO-3 Tape Drive goes out of this sleeping mode again after receiving a SCSI command, a command across the Library/Drive Interface (LDI) or RS-422, or on a load or unload request. When in sleep mode, the drive response time to commands that do not require media motion increases by up to ten microseconds. Commands that require media motion might be delayed an additional 100 milliseconds, because the tape must be retensioned.

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Statistical Analysis and Reporting System

The Ultrium 3 Half-High and Full-High Tape Drive uses Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS) to help isolate failures between media and hardware. The SARS determines the likely cause of a failure. The results are based on the data cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge memory module and the drive performance history kept in the Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) of the drive flash.

SARS can cause the drive to request a cleaning tape, to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded. When a dump of the drive is done from the drive, the IBM Support Center can determine if the failure is in the tape drive or on the data cartridge.

Dynamic speed matching

To improve the performance of the LTO-3 Tape Drive, the tape drive uses speed matching to dynamically adjust its native (uncompressed) data rate to the slower rate of the host bus adapter (HBA) of the server. The LTO-3 Tape Drive negotiates with the HBA of the server, setting up a speed with the best performance. Up to fourteen speeds are available at the native rates shown in Table 10-7 when reading or writing the generation 3, 2 or 1 cartridge format:

Table 10-7 Ultrium 3 Half-High V2 tape drive performance parameters

Speed matching data rates (MBps)

Generation 3 Media

Generation 2 Media

Generation 1 Media

 

 

 

80

35

20

 

 

 

76.1

33.7

19.2

 

 

 

72.3

32.3

18.5

 

 

 

68.4

31

17.7

 

 

 

64.6

29.6

16.9

 

 

 

60.8

28.3

16.2

 

 

 

56.9

26.9

15.4

 

 

 

53.1

25.6

14.6

 

 

 

49.2

24.2

13.8

 

 

 

45.4

22.9

13.1

 

 

 

41.5

21.5

12.3

 

 

 

37.7

20.2

11.5

 

 

 

33.8

18.8

10.8

 

 

 

30

17.5

10

 

 

 

Table 10-8 on page 434 shows the Ultrium 3 V1 speed matching data rates.

Table 10-8 Ultrium 3 V1 tape drive performance parameters

Speed matching data rates (MBps)

Generation 3 Media

Generation 2 Media

Generation 1 Media

 

 

 

60

22

15

 

 

 

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Speed matching data rates (MBps)

50

17.5

40

30

If the server is between two of the native rates, the drive calculates the appropriate data rate at which to operate. Speed matching reduces backhitching. Backhitching is the condition that occurs when a data cartridge stops, reverses, and restarts motion. A backhitch is the result of a mismatch between the data rates of the connected server and the tape drive.

10.4 Physical attachments

The TS3200 Tape Library is available with the following interfaces:

SCSI Ultra Fast Wide 160 LVD

Native Fibre Channel 4 Gbps and 8 Gbps

SAS 3 Gbps and 6 Gbps

Designed for tape automation, the TS3200 Tape Library can be attached to

IBM BladeCenter

IBM Power Systems

IBM System p

IBM System i

IBM System x

IBM System z

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Hewlett Packard

Intel (x86 and x86_64)

Sun

To determine the latest supported servers, go to the tape management website at:

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

10.4.1 SCSI Ultra Fast Wide 160 LVD

IBM Ultrium 4 LVD tape devices support a bus length of 25 m (82 ft.) point-to-point and 12 m (39.4 ft.) using multidrop interconnection (daisy chaining). For each daisy-chained device, the maximum cable length must be reduced by 0.5 m (1.6 ft.).

Note: A faster bus does not imply that an attached device supports that data rate, but that multiple devices can operate on the bus at the maximum speed. To ensure the best performance, avoid daisy chaining if possible.

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HBA support

For SCSI hosts, verify that the HBA of your server is supported. Check the IBM interoperability matrix at the System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) page at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

On the page follow these steps to check for supported HBAs:

In the Product Family menu select IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium Tape.

In the Product Model menu select TS3200 (3573) with Ultrium 5 drives.

In the Product Version menu select your current firmware level

In the other menus you can drill down further based on your selections of host platform, operating system, and connection protocol (SCSI in this case).

Click Submit.

Click Export Data (xls version) to export the summary data to an Excel spreadsheet.

The library uses a single SCSI or Loop ID per drive and dual logical unit numbers (LUNs) to control the tape drive (LUN 0) and library accessor (LUN 1). The library requires an HBA that supports LUN scanning. If it is not enabled, your host system does not scan beyond LUN 0 and fails to discover the library. It only detects the tape drive.

Important: Certain HBAs, such as RAID controllers, do not support LUN scanning.

At the time this book was written, the following HBAs were supported:

Adaptec 29160, 29320ALP, 39160, 39320,

HP A5149A, A5150A, A6794A, A6828A, A6829A, A7173A, AB290A

IBM FC1912, FC1974, FC2749, FC5702, FC5710, FC5712, FC5715, FC5736, FC5775, FC5806, FC6203, 13N2249, 39R8743, 43W4324

Sun SG-XPCI1SCSILM320-Z, SG-XPCI2SCSILM320-Z

If you daisy chain the TS3200 Tape Library, the last device on the bus must have a SCSI terminator installed. The IBM Ultrium 4 LVD tape device supports a bus length of 25 m (82 ft.) point to point and 12 m (39.4 ft.) using a multidrop interconnection. For each daisy-chained device, you must reduce the maximum cable length by 0.5 m (1.6 ft.).

10.4.2 Fibre Channel interface

Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel tape drives use LC duplex fiber optic cables. The maximum distances that a library supports on a Fibre Channel link are determined by the link speed, the type of fiber (50-micron or 62.5-micron), and the device to which the library is attached.

If the library attaches to an HBA, refer to the distances that are supported by the HBA. If the library attaches to a switch, the distances shown in Table 10-9 on page 436 and Table 10-10 on page 437 are supported.

Table 10-9 50 micron cabling distances

Data rate/Link

M5 (OM2) cable

M5E (OM3)

M5F (OM4) cable

speed

 

cable

 

 

 

 

 

8 Gbps

50 m (164 ft.)

150 m (492 ft.)

190 m (623 ft.)

 

 

 

 

4 Gbps

150 m (492 ft.)

380 m (1 247 ft.)

400 m (1312 ft.)

 

 

 

 

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Data rate/Link

M5 (OM2) cable

M5E (OM3)

M5F (OM4) cable

speed

 

cable

 

 

 

 

 

2 Gbps

300 m (984 ft.)

Not specified

Not specified

 

 

 

 

1 Gbps

500 m (1640 ft.)

Not specified

Not specified

 

 

 

 

Table 10-10 62.5 micron cabling distances

 

 

 

 

 

Data rate/Link

M6 (OM1) cable

 

 

speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Gbps

21 m (69 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Gbps

70 m (230 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Gbps

150 m (492 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Gbps

175 m (574 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 4 and 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel drive ports can be configured by the following methods:

LN Port (default setting): An automatic configuration that tries arbitrated loop first and then switched fabric

L Port: Arbitrated loop

N Port: Point-to-point protocol in a switched fabric topology

Note: Direct attachment of the LTO Fibre Channel Tape Drive to an IBM System i, iSeries, or AS/400 requires that the Tape Drive's Topology Port setting be set to L-Port. Make this configuration change via the web User Interface.

HBA support

Make sure that the FC HBA of your server is supported. Check the IBM HBA support in the System Storage Interoperability Center (SSIC) at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

At the time this book was written, the following HBAs were supported:

Brocade 415, 425, 815, 825

Emulex LP10000, LP1050, LP11000, LP11002, LP1150, LPe11000, LPe11002, LPe1150, LPe12000, LPe12002, LPe1250

HP AB378A, AB378B, AB379A, AB379B, AH400A, AH401A, AH402A, AH403A

IBM FC1905, FC1910, FC1977, FC2765, FC2766, FC2787, FC3321, FC332, FC3323, FC3324, FC3325, FC3326, FC5273, FC5276, FC5704, FC5716, FC5735, FC5749, FC5758, FC5759, FC5760, FC5761, FC5773, FC5774, FC8240, FC8242, FC8271, 26R0890, 39M5894, 39M5895, 39R6525, 39R6527, 39Y9186, 39Y9306, 41Y8527, 42C2069, 42C2071, 42D0405, 42D0407, 42D0485, 42D0494, 42D0501, 42D0510, 43W6859, 44X1949, 44X1945, 46C7167, 46M6049, 46M6050, 46M6065, 46M6140, 59Y1987, 59Y1993

QLogic QLA2460, QLA2462, QLE2460, QLE2462, QLE2560, QLE2562

SUN SG-XPCI1FC-QF4, SG-XPCI2FC-QF4, SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4, SG-XPCIE1FC-EM8-Z, SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4, SG-XPCIE1FC-QF8-Z, SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4, SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-Z, SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4, SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z

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Note: When connecting Fibre Tape Drives to a Fibre HBA on the host server, make sure the Fibre Channel Tape Support option is enabled on the Fibre HBA so that proper class 3 error recovery is performed on the Fibre channel. See the HBA manufacturer for details about how to set this option.

10.4.3 SAS interface

The IBM Ultrium 5 Half-High and Full-High Tape Drives come with two SFF-8088 interfaces on the back of the drive. The IBM Ultrium 4 Full-High SAS Tape Drive comes with two SFF-8088 interfaces on the back of the tape drive. The IBM Ultrium 3 SAS Half-High Tape Drive comes with two SAS interface on the back of the drive. For a more detailed description of SAS, see “Serial-attached SCSI” on page 64.

Figure 10-11 shows the back side of the SAS Full-High Tape Drive with two SFF-8088 interfaces.

Figure 10-11 Back side of the SAS Full-High Tape Drive

No terminator is needed, because the SCSI bus is automatically terminated.

HBA support

Verify that the HBA of your server is supported. Check the IBM interoperability matrix at the System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) page at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

At the time this book was written, the following HBAs were supported:

HP AH303A

IBM FC5278, FC5900, FC5901, FC5912, 25R8060 and 44E8700

LSI Logic SAS3800X

SUN SG-XPCI8SAS-E-Z and SG-XPCIESAS-E-Z

10.4.4Persistent binding

When you start a server, the server discovers devices and assigns them SCSI target and LUN IDs. It is possible for these SCSI assignments to change between restarts. Certain operating systems do not guarantee that devices are always allocated the same SCSI target ID after restarting. Also, some software depends on this association. Therefore, you do not want it to change. Persistent binding addresses the issue of SCSI ID assignment.

Persistent binding is an HBA function that allows a subset of discovered targets to be bound between a server and device. Implemented by a worldwide node name (WWNN) or worldwide

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port name (WWPN), persistent binding causes the worldwide name (WWN) of a tape drive to be bound to a specific SCSI target ID.

After a configuration is set, it survives restarts and any hardware configuration changes, because the information is preserved. If a drive must be replaced, the new drive anticipates the WWNN of the old drive, because the WWNN for the drive is location-dependent within the library. Because the WWNN does not change, persistent binding does not need to be changed, which causes an outage.

You can find additional information about persistent binding in Implementing IBM Tape in UNIX Systems, SG24-6502, and Implementing IBM Tape in Linux and Windows, SG24-6268.

10.5 Media

To ensure that your IBM Ultrium Tape Drive conforms to IBM's specifications for reliability, use only IBM LTO Ultrium tape cartridges. You may use other LTO-certified data cartridges, but they may not meet the standards of reliability that are established by IBM.

10.5.1 Data cartridges

To ensure that your IBM Ultrium Tape Drive conforms to the IBM specifications for reliability, use only IBM LTO Ultrium tape cartridges. The IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB,

800 GB, and 1.5 TB Data Cartridges cannot be interchanged with the media used in other IBM non-LTO Ultrium tape products.

All fifth generations contain ½-inch, dual-coated, metal-particle tape. Table 10-11 lists the native data capacity of Ultrium data cartridges.

Table 10-11 Ultrium native capacity

Data cartridge

Native data capacity

 

 

Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 5 WORM

1.5 TB (3.0 TB at a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 4 WORM

800

GB (1.6 TB at a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

 

Ultrium 3 and Ultrium 3 WORM

400

GB (800

GB at a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

Ultrium 2

200 GB (400

GB at a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

Ultrium 1

100 GB (200

GB at a 2:1 compression ratio)

 

 

 

 

Table 10-12 shows the compatibility among the five types of Ultrium cartridges.

Table 10-12 Ultrium data cartridge compatibility

IBM Ultrium

 

IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge

 

Tape Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5 TB

800 GB

400 GB

200 GB

100 GB

 

(Ultrium 5)

(Ultrium 4)

(Ultrium 3)

(Ultrium 2)

(Ultrium 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrium 5

Read/Write

Read/Write

Read only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrium 4

 

Read/Write

Read/Write

Read only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrium 3

 

 

Read/Write

Read/Write

Read only

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IBM Ultrium

 

IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge

 

Tape Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrium 2

 

 

 

Read/Write

Read/Write

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrium 1

 

 

 

 

Read/Write

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.5.2 Write Once Read Many (WORM)

Certain records retention and data security applications require a WORM method for storing data on tape. To meet this data storage requirement, a WORM feature has been available since the release of IBM LTO Ultrium 3-generation drives. You can enable the WORM feature by upgrading to WORM-capable drive firmware and by using a special WORM tape cartridge.

A specially formatted WORM tape cartridge is required, because standard read/write media are incompatible with the WORM feature. Each WORM cartridge has a unique, worldwide cartridge identifier (WWCID). This ID consists of the unique cartridge memory chip serial number and the unique tape media serial number.

Certain built-in security measures help to ensure that the data written on a WORM cartridge does not become compromised, as in the following examples:

The format of an LTO-3 400 GB, LTO-4 800 GB, and LTO-5 WORM Tape Cartridge is unlike that of standard read/write media. This unique format prevents a drive that lacks WORM-capable firmware from writing on a WORM tape cartridge.

When the drive senses a WORM cartridge, the firmware prohibits changing or altering user data already written on the tape. The firmware keeps track of the last appendable point on the tape.

10.5.3Cleaning cartridges

A specially labeled IBM LTO Universal Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge cleans the drive in your library. One cleaning cartridge ships with the TS3200 Tape Library.

The drive itself determines when a head needs cleaning and communicates this information to the library. When the cleaning is finished, the drive ejects the cartridge, and the picker takes the cartridge and places it back in any storage slot. To remove a cleaning cartridge, export it from the library.

The IBM Cleaning Cartridge is valid for 50 uses. The LTO-CM chip of the cartridge tracks the number of times that the cartridge is used.

10.5.4 Cartridge memory chip (LTO-CM)

All generations of the IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges include a Linear Tape-Open Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip. This chip contains information about the cartridge and the tape (such as the name of the manufacturer that created the tape), and statistical information about usage of the cartridge.

The LTO-CM enhances the efficiency of the cartridge. For example, the LTO-CM stores the end-of-data location. Therefore, the next time that this cartridge is inserted and the Write command is issued, the drive is enabled to quickly locate the next available recording area and begin recording.

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The LTO-CM also helps to determine the reliability of the cartridge by storing data about its age, the number of times it has been loaded, and the number of errors it has accumulated. Whenever a tape cartridge is unloaded, the tape drive writes any pertinent information to the cartridge memory. The storage capacity of the LTO-CM is 4096 bytes for Ultrium 3 and 8192 bytes for Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 5. See “Cartridge memory (LTO-CM)” on page 53 for more details.

10.6 TS3200 Tape Library setup

This section provides an introduction to the necessary steps to implement, manage, and operate the TS3200 Tape Library. For a more detailed description, see IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library and TS3200 Tape Library: Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA35-0545.

After unpacking and installing the TS3200 Tape Library, you must perform a few steps to connect it to a host as explained in the following sections.

Important: The shipping lock, which prevents the library accessor from moving during shipment, must be removed before the library is powered on.

10.6.1 Attaching to a server

There are cables that need to be attached to the library: the power cable, the Ethernet cable for remote access, and the host interface cables (SCSI, SAS, or FC); see Figure 10-12.

Figure 10-12 Attaching to a server

Note: It is recommended that you shut down and turn off the associated server prior to connecting the host interface cable. Once the cable is attached, power on the library, wait for the library to complete initialization and only then power on the associated server.

1.Attach a SCSI cable to the HBA on your server and the SCSI port on the library (if required).

2.Attach a SAS cable to the HBA on your server and the SAS port on the library (if required).

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3.Attach a SCSI terminator to the SCSI port on the library (if required).

4.Attach an FC cable to the HBA on your server and the FC port on the library (if required).

5.Attach an Ethernet cable to an Ethernet hub/switch and to the Ethernet port on the library.

6.Attach a power cables to the library.

Power on the library by toggling the power switch on the power supply to the ON (|) position and wait for the library to initialize.

10.6.2 Initial configuration

When the library powers ON or resets, it goes through several internally controlled processes that allow it to get initialized and running. These processes are called Power-On-Self-Test (POST). During the POST the Operator Control Panel displays information that may be meaningless until POST is complete. When the POST is finished, the library displays the Startup panel, then the Home panel. The Startup panel is the first panel that appears after powering ON the library. It contains the following information:

Firmware Rev: the current level of library firmware

Drives: the total number of drives that the library can support

Magazines: the total number of magazines in the library

I/O Station: the current status of the I/O Station

You can now start to configure the IP addresses, selecting Configure Network IP stack. In the panel, configure the IP address for the TS3200 Tape Library and the following settings (where appropriate):

Configure Link Speed

Configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Change IP Address

Change Subnet Mask

Change Gateway

Configure the current date/time and set a Time Server

The TS3200 Tape Library can now be remotely controlled from any server on the network using the web User Interface, which is the recommended method for managing the tape library.

10.6.3 Web User Interface

To complete the configuration of your library using the web User Interface, follow these steps:

1.On your host computer, open an Internet browser.

2.In the browser address field, enter your library's IP Address.

3.After launching the web User Interface, the login window is displayed. You will receive a panel as shown in Figure 10-13 on page 443.

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Figure 10-13 Login panel

The factory default accounts and passwords are:

–Administrator User account is admin, and the password is secure.

–Service User account is service, and the password is ser001.

4.After you log in to the TS3200 Tape Library, a Welcome page is displayed. Here, you see the summary status of the TS3200 Tape Library, the accessor status, drive status, firmware level, and the serial number. Figure 10-14 shows an example of the web UI using the Administrator account.

Figure 10-14 Welcome panel

In the next section, we continue with other essential configuration steps. For a complete overview of all the configuration settings, refer to IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library and TS3200 Tape Library Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA32-0545.

10.6.4 Firmware

It is important to run the latest level of firmware. To ensure that the library has the latest levels of library firmware, drive firmware, and SNMP MIB (Management Information Base) file, complete this procedure. Verify the SNMP MIB file currently installed on your SNMP server. Verify the levels of library and drive firmware currently installed on your library by completing the following steps:

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1.Expand Monitor Library in the left navigation pane of the web User Interface.

2.Click Library Identity and make note of the Firmware revision.

3.Click Drive Identity and make note of the Firmware revision.

The latest firmware for the TS3200 Tape Library can be found on the Fix Central website:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

To locate the firmware, do the following:

In the Product Group menu select Storage Systems.

In the Product Family menu select Tape Systems.

In the Product Type menu select Tape autoloaders and libraries.

In the Product menu select TS3200 Tape Library (3573-L4U).

Because of the large number of drive combinations that are possible in this library, it is important to ensure that the firmware versions of both library and tape drives are correct. These are the current recommended levels:

LIBRARY FIRMWARE IBM_3573_A_40.fbi

LTO GEN 5 FH Drive Code Level:LTO-5_B6W0 (FC, SAS)

LTO GEN 5 HH Drive Code Level:LTO-5_B6W1 (FC, SAS)

LTO GEN 4 HH Drive Code Level:LTO-4_B6W1 (FC, SAS) V2 only

LTO GEN 3 HH Drive Code Level:LTO-3_B6W1 (SAS) V2 only

LTO GEN 4 FH Drive Code Level:LTO-4_B710 (FC, SAS, SCSI)

LTO GEN 4 HH Drive Code Level:LTO-4_B711 (SAS)

LTO GEN 3 FH Drive Code Level:LTO-3_93GP (FC, SCSI)

LTO GEN 3 HH Drive Code Level:LTO-3_93GQ (SAS, SCSI)

ITDT provides an alternative command line method of updating the firmware. The latest version of the ITDT is V6.0.0.037 and is available in two types:

ITDT-SE - This version is similar to the previous ITDT version and is mainly a command line driven tool.

ITDT-GE - This version is called ITDT Graphics Edition and is a Graphical User Interface version that you use if the operating systems running on the servers are Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. Install Java before using ITDT-GE. You can download a Java version from:

http://www.ibm.com/java

http://www.java.com

ITDT-SE is supported on the following servers:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit x86)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit x64)

Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit x86)

AIX 5L 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1(64-bit pSeries/System p)

Linux systems with Kernel 2.6, glibc 2.2.5 and later (32-bit IX86)

Linux systems with Kernel 2.6, glibc 2.2.5 and later (64-bit x64)

Linux systems with Kernel 2.6, glibc 2.2.5 and later (64-bit IA-64)

Linux systems with Kernel 2.6, glibc 2.2.5 and later (64-bit pSeries/System p)

Linux systems with Kernel 2.6, glibc 2.3.3 and later (64-bit zSeries/System z)

Mac OS X 10.5.6 and later (Leopard) (Intel, 32-bit)

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Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 and later (Intel, 32-bit)

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later (Intel, 32 and 64-bit)

Mac OS X Server 10.6 and later (Intel, 32 and 64-bit)

Solaris Version 9 and 10 (64-bit SPARC)

HP-UX Version 11i v1, v2 and v3 (64-bit PA-Risc and Itanium)

i5/OS V5R4, IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1 (iSeries/System i)

You can download the ITDT tool from the Fix Central website:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

To locate the tool, do the following:

1.In the Product Group menu select Storage Systems.

2.In the Product Family menu select Tape Systems.

3.In the Product Type menu select Tape device drivers and software.

4.In the Product menu select Tape Diagnostic Tool (ITDT).

Select your platform and press Continue.

In the readme file there are installation instructions, as well as instructions to use ITDT.

ITDT supports both SCSI and Fibre Channel drives. The tool does not use any installed device driver and, therefore, is also an excellent method to use to test the drives. After the TS3200 Tape Library is connected to the host and ITDT is started from a command prompt, the tool scans the bus and displays all IBM LTO devices.

10.6.5 Library settings

In this section, we describe the initial library settings and the two library modes available on the TS3200 Tape Library.

Library mode

You can select the Library Mode from the operator mode. In the web User Interface use Configure Library General to set the mode in your TS3200 Tape Library (Figure 10-15 on page 446).

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Figure 10-15 General settings configuration panel

Two modes are available for the TS3200 Tape Library:

In Random mode, the library allows the server’s (host’s) application software to select any data cartridge in any order. It is the application’s responsibility to move the cartridges between the I/O station, storage slots, and tape drives. If using Tivoli Storage Manager you must execute an audit library command to get the inventory from the TS3200 Tape Library so that the application is aware of the location of the data cartridges.

In Sequential mode, the library firmware predefines the selection of the cartridges. After initialization, the firmware causes the library to select the first available cartridge found (counting from 1 through 9) for loading into the drive. In combination with Sequential mode, you can turn on two additional modes: autoload and loop.

The way in which Sequential mode works depends on the autoload and loop settings, and they are:

–Autoload: Autoload mode is set to either ON or OFF:

•If the autoload option is set to ON, the accessor loads the cartridge located in the slot with the lowest column number into the drive when the library powers on. If the library powers on with a cartridge already in the drive, sequential mode starts with that cartridge unless the host issues a rewind and unload command to the drive. In that case, the next cartridge in sequence will be loaded into the drive.

•If the autoload option is set to OFF, sequential mode is started by selecting the Move Cartridge command to load the first cartridge into the drive. The sequence then starts with the cartridge loaded into the drive. Cartridges do not need to be in contiguous slots.

–Loop: Sequential mode with Loop mode ON loads the cartridge in the lowest Column cartridge position after the cartridge in the highest Column cartridge position has been filled and sent back to its home slot. The accessor will immediately start loading the first cartridge into the drive when the last cartridge (cartridge in the highest numeric

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slot) is unloaded and placed back into storage. This mode allows endless backup operations without user interaction.

I/O station

Decide if you want to define a dedicated I/O station. By default it is disabled.

1.Select Configure Library General.

2.Select I/O Station Enabled to enable the 1-slot I/O Station.

3.Click Apply Selections to apply the setting.

Active Slots

You should also define the number of Active Slots that you want to assign in your library. Slots can be reserved, for example for a cleaning tape, so that they are invisible to the host.

1.Select Configure Library General

2.Select the number of Active Slots you would like to assign for the logical library.

3.Click Apply Selections to apply the setting.

User privileges

There are four types of user privileges in the library that you can use:

Users

This user is allowed to monitor the library but not to perform actions

 

that affect the physical library.

Superusers

This user has authority to operate the physical and logical library but

 

not to perform actions that affect the library configuration.

Administrator

This user has access to the physical and logical libraries, including

 

configuration. One (limit of one) administrator user must be assigned

 

the login name admin.

Service

This user allows access to the entire physical and logical library. In

 

addition, the Service user can access diagnostic tools to help identify

 

and resolve library and drive problems.

Multiple users can be logged in the TS3200 Tape Library at the same time through the web User Interface, but it is not possible to define additional users.

Path Failover feature

Path Failover is a combination of two previous features: Control Path Failover (where the key was entered at the library user interface) and Data Path Failover (where the key is entered at the device driver interface).

The library Control Path Failover feature code must be installed prior to enabling the Path Failover support in the tape device driver. The device driver Path Failover support configures multiple physical control paths to the same logical library within the device driver and provides automatic failover to an alternate control path when a permanent error occurs on one path. This is transparent to the running application.

To configure it on the TS3200 Tape Library, open the web User Interface and click Configure Library Path Failover in the left navigation pane. Enter the Control Path Failover 12-digit feature key in the spaces provided and click Activate.

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10.6.6 Encryption

The LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 Tape Drives support host AME and SME, using T10 encryption methods, for SAS and Fibre Channel drives only. Data encryption is supported with LTO Ultrium 4 and LTO Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges only and library firmware version must be at version 6.x or later. EKM should no longer be downloaded for new tape encryption installations. EKM can still be downloaded by existing EKM customers that have previously implemented EKM, or by i5OS customers who want to run their key manager on i5OS. Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) is the IBM strategic new platform for storage and delivery of encryption keys to encrypting storage end-point devices. More information about this offering can be found on the TKLM website:

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/key-lifecycle-mgr/

In this section we use the term Key Manager to represent either product, although within the web User Interface the term EKM is used.

Note: Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v2.0 or later is required for enabling SME and LME.

The encryption-enabled drive contains the necessary hardware and firmware to encrypt and decrypt host tape application data. The encryption policy and encryption keys are provided by the host application or Key Manager. A drive digital certificate is installed at manufacturing time. Each drive receives a unique serial number and certificate. The T10 application can validate each drive instance by checking the digital certificate of the drive. AME is supported on AIX, Windows 2000 Server, Linux, and Solaris. Encryption requires the latest device drivers that are available from the Fix Central site at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 encryption environments can be complex and require knowledge beyond what a product-trained IBM service support representative (SSR) has. In the tape storage environment, the encryption function on tape drives (desktop, stand-alone, and within libraries) is configured and managed by the client. In certain instances, SSRs are required to enable encryption at the hardware level when service is required.

The installation of IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive with encryption might require code updates for System p and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. For details about supported software versions and release levels for the Ultrium 5 Tape Drive, and hardware support information, see the IBM Tape Storage Systems website at:

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

Tape encryption is available at no charge for AME. Feature Code (FC) FC5900 must be ordered when you are planning to work with SME.

Key Path Diagnostics

An Encryption Key Path Diagnostics (KPD) function is provided to assist the Administrative user in the setup, configuration, or troubleshooting of Library Managed Encryption (LME) enabled libraries. This diagnostic consists of four tests:

Drive Test - This is a drive communication test to ensure that the Library-Drive Interface (LDI) is functioning properly.

Ethernet Test – This is a key server “ping” test of all IP addresses associated with LME configured drives.

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Key Path Diagnostic – This is a communication test used to establish a link to a key manager and ensure that the communication paths between each drive and the EKM have been correctly installed and setup.

EKM Config Test – This is a final test to establish a link to a key manager and request a default key. This ensures that the drive has been correctly configured in the EKM to service key requests

To execute Key Path Diagnostics, from the web UI, go to Service Library Key Path Diagnostics and click Start Tests.

These tests are run sequentially on each IP address of each drive that is enabled for LME. If a particular test fails or a tape is mounted in the drive, the subsequent tests for that same IP address are not run, and the results will show N/A.

Figure 10-16 is an example of a successful Key Path Diagnostics test on Drive 1 but failed on Drive 2 with a N/A status. There was a tape mounted on the drive when the KPD test was run.

Figure 10-16 Key Path Diagnostics panel

For more detailed instructions about how to use Key Path Diagnostics on the TS3200 Tape Library, see IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library and TS3200 Tape Library Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA32-0545.

10.6.7 Notifications

There are a few optional settings to can be configured. From the Welcome page for the TS3200 Tape Library, select Configure Library. This function is not available on the Operator Control Panel. Two options are available for sending notifications to the host:

SMTP This feature, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), automatically sends an e-mail containing event information to the e-mail addresses specified whenever an event of a certain level occurs. The contents of the e-mail message are similar to the information that can be obtained by Single Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps without using SNMP management software.

SNMP This is a set of protocols for managing complex networks. SNMP works by sending messages called protocol data units (PDUs) to various parts of a network. Agents, which are SNMP-compliant devices, store data about

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themselves in Management Information Bases (MIBs) and return this data to the SNMP requesters, such as the host’s monitoring application.

SNMP traps are alerts or status messages that can be collected, monitored, and used to proactively manage attached libraries using the SNMP protocol with the host servers. The tape library supports transmission of SNMP traps and collection of MIB information as an SNMP agent. SNMP traps can be received using an SNMP manager, and MIB information can be collected using an MIB browser.

Use this menu item to set up email notification of library errors and warnings.

1.Click Configure Library Email Notification in the left navigation pane.

2.Fill in the details appropriate to your site (as shown in Figure 10-17)and click Submit.

Figure 10-17 SMTP configuration

Use this menu item to set up SNMP.

1.Click Configure Library SNMP in the left navigation pane.

2.Fill in the details appropriate to your site (as shown in Figure 10-18) and click Submit.

Figure 10-18 SNMP configuration

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10.6.8 Installing tape drive drivers

For the host to communicate with the TS3200 Tape Library, the appropriate tape device driver must be installed on your server. To obtain the latest, visit the Fix Central website:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

We do not discuss installing the device driver in this publication. Information about how to install the device driver is described step-by-step in these books:

Implementing IBM Tape in Unix Systems, SG24-6502

Implementing IBM Tape in Linux and Windows, SG24-6268

IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and Users Guide, GA27-2130

All publications can be downloaded from the web.

10.7 Specifications

The TS3200 Tape Library is a medium-sized tape library with the following dimensions.

10.7.1 Physical specifications

Table 10-13 lists the physical specifications for the library.

Table 10-13 Physical specifications

Specification

Measurement

 

 

Height

Rack mount 175.2 mm (6.9 in),

 

stand-alone 185.2 mm (7.3 in)

 

 

Width

447.5 mm (17.6 in.)

 

 

Depth

Rack mount 740 mm (29.13 in),

 

stand-alone 810 mm (31.9 in)

 

 

Weight with 1 drive and without media

21.32 kg (47 lbs.)

 

 

Weight with media

31.71 kg (69.9 lbs.)

 

 

Specification

4U library

 

 

10.7.2 Power specifications

Table 10-14 lists the power specifications for the library.

Table 10-14 Power specifications

Specification

Measurement

 

 

AC power voltage

100-127 VAC; 200-240 VAC (4 - 2 A)

 

 

Line frequency

50-60 Hz

 

 

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10.8 Feature codes

The TS3200 Tape Library can be ordered with the optional features listed in Table 10-15. For detailed information, see the TS3200 Tape Library Express Model web page at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/ts3200/index.html

Table 10-15 Optional features

Feature code

Description

 

 

1682

Path Failover (automatic data path and control path failover)

 

 

5604

4.5 m (14.8 ft.) VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

 

 

5610

10 m (32 ft.) VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable

 

 

5900

Transparent LTO Encryption. Provides license keys to enable SME and LME

 

 

6013

13 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

 

 

6025

25 m LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

 

 

7002

Rack Mount Kit with Power Cord

 

 

8002

Universal Cleaning Cartridge

 

 

8049

Ultrium 3 Half-High SAS Drive Version 2

 

 

8106

Right-side magazine set

 

 

8109

Left-side magazine

 

 

8143

Ultrium 4 Full-High LVD SCSI Tape Drive

 

 

8144

Ultrium 4 Full-High Fibre Channel Tape Drive

 

 

8145

Ultrium 4 Full-High SAS Tape Drive

 

 

8148

Ultrium 4 Half-High Fibre Channel Drive Version 2

 

 

8149

Ultrium 4 Half-High SAS Drive Version 2

 

 

8244

Ultrium 5 Full-High Fibre Channel Drive

 

 

8245

Ultrium 5 Full-High SAS Drive

 

 

8247

Ultrium 5 Half-High SAS Drive

 

 

8248

Ultrium 5 Half-High Fibre Drive

 

 

8305 or p/n 95P2020

Data Cartridge (Generation 3) 5-pack

 

 

8405 or p/n 95P4278

Data Cartridge (Generation 4) 5-packs

 

 

8505 or p/n 46C2084

Data Cartridge (Generation 5) 5-packs

 

 

9001

Driveless Library Unit

 

 

9210

Attached to HP-UX System

 

 

9211

Attached to Sun Solaris System

 

 

9212

Attached to Windows System

 

 

9215

Attached to Linux System

 

 

9400

Attached to i5/OS or OS/400 System

 

 

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Feature code

Description

 

 

9600

Attached to AIX System

 

 

9800-9847

Power cord (different feature code for each country)

 

 

9848

Additional Rack to Power Distribution Unit (PDU) Line Cord

 

 

Table 10-16 lists the feature codes that are available specifically for SAS attachment.

Table 10-16 SAS feature codes

Feature code/

Name

Description

high volume

 

 

 

 

 

5400

2.0 m (6.6 ft.) SAS/Mini-SAS

This feature provides a 2.0 meter (6.6 ft.) 1x4

 

4x Interposer

interposer from HBA with SFF-8470 to drive with

 

 

SFF-8088 with mini-SAS connections.

 

 

 

5402

2 m (6.6 ft.) SAS/Mini-SAS

This feature provides a SAS cable with a SAS

 

1x cable

(SFF-8470) connector on one end and a Mini-SAS

 

 

(SFF-8088) connector on the other end.

 

 

 

5500

5.5 m (18 ft.)

This feature provides a 5.5 meter (18 ft.) 1x4

 

Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x

interposer from HBA with SFF-8470 to drive with

 

Interposer

SFF-8088 with mini-SAS connections

 

 

 

5502

2 m (6.6 ft.)

This feature provides a SAS cable with a Mini-SAS

 

Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x

(SFF-8088) connector on one end and a Mini-SAS

 

cable

(SFF-8088) connector on the other end.

 

 

 

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