IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries

IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Abstract

The IBM® TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are well-suited for handling the backup, restore, and archive data-storage needs for small-to-medium environments. See latest abstract here: http://w3.itso.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1342.html

Contents

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries, which are well-suited for handling backup, restore, and archive data-storage needs for small-to-medium environments. The TS3100 and TS3200 units are shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. TS3100  (3573 L2U) Tape Library and TS3200 (3573 L4U) Tape Library
Figure 1. TS3100 (3573 L2U) Tape Library and TS3200 (3573 L4U) Tape Library

The TS3100 library with its use of one IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6 or LTO Ultrium 5 Full-High tape drive, or up to two LTO Ultrium 6 or LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High tape drives and 24 tape cartridge capacity has a library capacity of 150 TB compressed 2:5:1 (60 TB native). The TS3200 48 tape cartridge capacity and use of up to two LTO Ultrium 6 or 5 Full-High tape drives or up to four LTO Ultrium 6 or 5 Half-High tape drives scale to 300 TB compressed 2:5:1 (120 TB native). The LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive supports up to 160 MBps native data transfer; LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive supports up to 140 MBps native data-transfer.

Both libraries include, as standard, a bar-code reader, supporting their operation in sequential or random access mode. The design of the remote library management through a standard web interface offers flexibility and greater administrative control of storage operations. Path Failover, an optional feature for the libraries, provides automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path, if a host adapter or control path drive is lost, without aborting the current job in process.


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The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are designed for storage management, capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability, and application requirements. They are functionally rich, high-capacity, entry-level tape-storage solutions that incorporate the latest generation of IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape technology. Both IBM TS3100 and TS3200 models are excellent solutions for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access. They are also excellent choices for tape automation for IBM Power Systems, IBM System x®, System x (Lenovo), and other open systems.

Highlights

The IBM TS3100 and TS3200 take advantage of LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements:

  • The TS3100 uses one LTO Full-High tape drive or up to two LTO Half-High tape drives and 24 tape cartridges capacity. The library is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). In addition, the left magazine includes a single mail slot to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media.
  • The TS3200 scales with the use of up to two LTO Full-High tape drives or up to four LTO Half-High tape drives and 48 tape cartridges capacity. The library is configured with four removable cartridge magazines, two on the left (24 data cartridge slots) and two on the right (24 data cartridge slots). In addition, the lower left magazine includes a three-slot I/O station to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media.

LTO Technology

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive supports up to 160 MBps native data-transfer. IBM LTO standards leadership continues with the LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive, doubling the storage capacity of the LTO Ultrium 4 tape drive with 3.0 TB compressed (1.5 TB native) on LTO Ultrium 5 media, and LTO Ultrium 6, doubling the storage capacity of the LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive with 6.25 TB compressed 2:5:1 on LTO Ultrium 6 media. The backward compatibility (read and write) is as follows: the LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 tape cartridges; read and write to LTO Ultrium 5 tape cartridges; and read LTO Ultrium 4 tape cartridges with improved data rates. The LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 tape cartridges and can read and write to LTO Ultrium 4 media.

Security

Data is one of the most highly valued resources in a competitive business environment. Protecting that data, controlling access to it, and verifying its authenticity while maintaining its availability are priorities in our security–conscious world. Increasing regulatory requirements are also helping to direct the need for the adequate security of data. LTO Ultrium 6, 5, and 4 drive technology helps address security and compliance requirements with its continued Write Once Read Many (WORM) and Application Managed Encryption (AME) capability.

Advanced encryption through Library Managed Encryption (LME) and System Managed Encryption (SME) are available as optional Transparent LTO Encryption feature 5900. For key management for encryption, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2 (formerly IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager) is required. Whether encryption is application- or hardware-based, vital data can securely be stored to help ensure compliancy with data security, information disclosure, and privacy regulations for data at rest.


IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works in conjunction with LTO generation 5 tape technology to set a new standard for ease-of-use and portability for open systems tape storage. This drive is the first LTO generation to introduce media partitioning, which allows LTO Ultrium 5 media to be divided into segments, improving accessibility by providing the ability to quickly locate data to retrieve or update.

IBM Spectrum Archive™, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, enables direct, intuitive and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries by incorporating the Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) format standard for reading, writing and exchanging descriptive metadata on formatted tape cartridges. Spectrum Archive eliminates the need for additional tape management and software to access data. Spectrum Archive offers three software solutions for managing your digital files with the LTFS format: Single Drive Edition, Library Edition, and Enterprise Edition. The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries also support IBM LTFS Library Edition software for IBM LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 tape drives.

With LTFS, accessing data stored on an IBM tape cartridge became as easy and intuitive as using a USB flash drive. With LTFS file manager, reading data on a tape cartridge is as easy as dragging and dropping. Users can run any application designed for disk files against tape data without being concerned that the data is physically stored on tape. Originally built on the LTO Ultrium 5 format standard, IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition provides a direct, intuitive, graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries using LTO Ultrium 5 or 6 tape cartridges.

Benefits of LTFS Library Edition (LE) are as follows:
  • The graphical user interface helps reduce complexity by enabling an icon-based view of an LTO Ultrium 5 or LTO Ultrium 6 library, including tape cartridges and files using the operating system's file manager.
  • LE helps reduce costs because it does not require any additional tape management software or utilities.
  • The file system API of the operating system is used to provide a basic read/write interface to the tape library for applications without any additional operating system enhancements such as “plug-ins” or service packs.
  • “Mount-less” cartridge inquiry for fast access is achieved after the tape library is inventoried. Tape cartridges do not have to be remounted to retrieve content index data, and basic cartridge information like volume name, serial number, and others.
  • LTFS LE software can be ordered concurrently with hardware, or as software only for installed supported tape libraries. LTFS LE for LTO Ultrium 5 or 6 tape drives can be ordered as product identifier (PID) software base order number 5639-LT1. The feature number is 5806.

Part number information

Table 1 lists part numbers and feature codes for the TS3100 and TS3200.

Table 1. TS3100 and TS3200 ordering information

TS3100TS3200DescriptionHVECMTM
Yes
No
Tape Library Model L2U Driveless35732UL3573 L2U
No
Yes
Tape Library Model L4U Driveless35734UL 3573 L4U
Drive optionsPart numberFeature code
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 6 Full-High8 Gbps Fibre Channel35P16098344
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 6 Half-High6 Gbps SAS35P16198347
Yes
Yes
8 Gbps Fibre Channel35P16248348
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 5 Full-High6 Gbps SAS46X26838245
Yes
Yes
8 Gbps Fibre Channel46X26828244
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 5 Half-High6 Gbps SAS46X26858247
Yes
Yes
8 Gbps Fibre Channel 46X26848248
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 4 Full-HighLVD SCSI95P50028143
Yes
Yes
3 Gbps SAS95P50068145
Yes
Yes
4 Gbps Fibre Channel95P50048144
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 4 Half-High6 Gbps SAS46X71178149
Yes
Yes
8 Gbps Fibre Channel46X69128148
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 3 Half-High6 Gbps SAS46X71228049
Optional feature codes
Yes
Yes
Path Failover (at least 2 drives required)45E95031682
Yes
Yes
Transparent LTO Encryption45E30815900
Yes
Yes
Rack mount23R69987002
Yes
Yes
Right-side magazine set23R69998106
Yes
No
Left-side magazine45E22378109
No
Yes
Left-side magazine, upper45E22258107
No
Yes
Left-side magazine, lower45E22318108
Ultrium tape cartridges
WORM media*
Ultrium 6 media 5-packs35P19028605
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 5 media 5-packs46C20848505
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 4 media 5-packs95P42788405
Yes
Yes
Ultrium 3 media 5-packs95P20208305
Yes
Yes
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge23R7008 8002
No
Yes
Additional Power Supply23R7263 1901
* Ultrium 3, 4, 5, and 6 WORM media and tape cartridge options can be ordered at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/media/

The IBM Ultrium WORM cartridges (Machine Type 3589) were designed for applications, such as archiving and data retention, and for applications that require an audit trail. IBM Ultrium 3, 4, 5, and 6 Tape Drive WORM support allows vital data to be stored in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format provided for these types of applications. The IBM Ultrium WORM cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. In addition, IBM took several steps to reduce the possibility of tampering with the information:
  • The bottom of the cartridge is molded in a different color than rewritable cartridges.
  • The special cartridge memory helps protect the WORM nature of the media.
  • A unique format is factory-written on each WORM cartridge.

Table 2 lists the cabling ordering information for the TS3100 and TS3200.

Table 2. TS3100 and TS3200 cabling ordering information
CablesPart number
4.5 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable23R7134
10.0 m VHDCI/HD68 SCSI Cable23R7135
13.0 m LC/LC Fibre Cable23R7137
25.0 m LC/LC Fibre Cable23R7138
LC-SC Fibre Cable Interposer23R7140
2M SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable95P4711
2M Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable95P4713
SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer95P4994
Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 4x Interposer95P4996

Table 3 lists the common specifications for the TS3100 and TS3200.

Table 3. TS3100 and TS3200 specifications
Specifications
Tape drive type
  • IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Full-High and Half-High
  • IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Full-High and Half-High
  • IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Full-High and Half-High
  • IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High
Tape drive physical capacity
  • Up to 6.25 TB per cartridge compressed 2:5:1; 2.5 TB native with LTO-6 media
  • Up to 3.0 TB per cartridge compressed; 1.5 TB native with LTO-5 media
  • Up to 1.6 TB per cartridge compressed; 800 GB native with LTO-4 media
  • Up to 800 GB per cartridge compressed; 400 GB native with LTO-3 media
Data transfer rate (per drive)
  • Up to 160 Mbps native with LTO-6 tape drive
  • Up to 140 MBps native with LTO-5 tape drive
  • Up to 120 MBps native with LTO-4 tape drive
  • Up to 80 MBps native with LTO-3 tape drive
Attachment support
  • 8 Gbps fibre channel and 6 Gbps SAS interfaces
  • LVD SCSI (LTO-4 Full-High)
  • 4 Gbps fibre channel and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces (LTO-4 Full-High)
WarrantyThree-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) service in most countries
Operating environment
Temperature 50 to 113 degrees F (10 to 45 degrees C)
Relative humidity10% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Electrical power4.0 amps at 100 V ac; 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA

Table 4 lists the unique specifications of the TS3100.

Table 4. TS3100 unique specifications
TS3100 specifications
Number of drives1 Full-High or up to 2 Half-Highs
Number of tape cartridges24
Number of mail slots1
Library physical capacity
  • Up to 150 TB per tape library compressed 2:5:1; 120 TB native with LTO Ultrium 6 media
  • Up to 72 TB per tape library compressed; 36 TB native with LTO Ultrium 5 media
  • Up to 38.4 TB per tape library compressed; 19.2 TB native with LTO Ultrium 4 media
  • Up to 19.2 TB per tape library compressed; 9.6 TB native with LTO Ultrium 3 media
Dimensions (width x height x depth)
Stand-alone17.6 in. (447.5 mm) x 3.84 in. (97.6 mm) x 31.9 in. (810 mm)
Rack-mount17.6 in. (447.5 mm) x 3.44 in. (87.6 mm) x 29.13 in. (740 mm)
Weight33 lb (15 kg) without rack mount


What’s in the TS3100 shipping box?

The box contains the following items:
  • Tape Library Model L2U Driveless
  • 12 data cartridge left magazine
  • 12 data cartridge right magazine
  • IBM Ultrium Drives (ordered separately)
  • Power cord (must be selected)
  • One IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
  • IBM System Storage® TS3100/TS3200 Tape Setup, Operator and Service Guide
  • IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library Installation Quick Reference
  • Quality hotline card
  • Device driver readme sheet
  • Safety pointer multi-language readme sheet
  • License Agreement for Machine Code
  • NLS Translated Safety CD
  • Misc documents CD

Table 5 lists the unique specifications for the TS3200.
    Table 5. TS3200 unique specifications
    TS3200 specifications
    Number of drivesUp to 2 Full-Highs or up to 4 Half-Highs
    Number of tape cartridges48
    Number of mail slots3
    Library physical capacity
    • Up to 300 TB per tape library compressed 2:5:1; 120 TB native with LTO Ultrium 6 media
    • Up to 144 TB per tape library compressed; 72 TB native with LTO Ultrium 5 media
    • Up to 76.8 TB per tape library compressed; 38.4 TB native with LTO Ultrium 4 media
    • Up to 38.4 TB per tape library compressed; 19.2 TB native with LTO Ultrium 3 media
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Stand-alone17.6 in (447.5 mm) x 7.29 in (185.2 mm) x 31.9 in (810 mm)
    Rack-mount17.6 in (447.5 mm) x 6.89 in (175.2 mm) x 29.13 in (740 mm)
    Weight47 lb. (21.3 kg) without rack mount

    What’s in the TS3200 shipping box?

    The box contains the following items:
    • Tape Library Model L4U Driveless
    • 12 data cartridge left upper magazine
    • 12 data cartridge left lower magazine
    • Two 12 data cartridge right magazines
    • IBM Ultrium drives (ordered separately)
    • Power cord (must be selected)
    • One IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
    • IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Setup, Operator and Service Guide
    • IBM System Storage TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library Installation Quick Reference
    • Quality hotline card
    • Device driver readme sheet
    • Safety pointer multi-language readme sheet
    • License Agreement for Machine Code
    • NLS Translated Safety CD
    • Misc documents CD


    Supported hardware platforms

    Supported hardware platforms for TS3100 and TS3200 are as follows:
    • IBM BladeCenter®
    • IBM Flex System®
    • IBM Power Systems (p6 or later)
    • IBM System p® (p5 or older)
    • IBM System i®
    • IBM System x
    • System x (Lenovo)
    • IBM System z® and S/390®
    • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
    • Hewlett Packard
    • Intel (x86 and x86_64)
    • Sun


    Supported operating systems

    Supported operating systems for TS3100 and TS3200 are as follows:
    • IBM AIX® 7.1 or later
    • IBM i 7.1 or later
    • IBM VIOS 2.2.0 or later with client IBM i
    • HP HP-UX 11iv2 (11.23) or later
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 or later
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 or later
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 or later
    • Oracle Solaris 11.1
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5.8 or later
    • Sun Solaris 9 and 10

    Check the latest support levels and configuration information for LTO drives, platforms, operating systems, and attachments at the Systems Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC):
    http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic


    Supported software products

    Supported software products for TS3100 and TS3200 are as follows:
    • IBM Backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS)
    • IBM High Performance Storage System (HPSS)
    • IBM Linear Tape File System Library Edition
    • IBM Spectrum Protect: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
    • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
    • Atempo Time Navigator 4.1/4.2
    • CA ARCserve Backup
    • CommVault Systems Galaxy
    • Dell NetVault (formerly BakBone Software NetVault)
    • EMC NetWorker
    • Front Porch Digital DIVArchive
    • HP OpenView Storage Data Protector 5.5/6.0/6.1
    • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
    • Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and 2010
    • Symantec NetBackup
    • Thales Encryption Manager for Storage
    • Yosemite Backup

    For current IBM software products and independent software vendor products that support TS3100 and TS3200, see the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) matrix for 3592 and LTO tape drives:
    http://www.ibm.com/systems/resources/lto_isv_matrix.pdf


    Warranty period and warranty service

    Every TS3100 and TS3200 is covered by the following warranty:
    • System three-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) service in most countries

    Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM system carry the same warranty and warranty service support category as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

    Customer-replaceable unit (CRU) service


    IBM provides replacement CRUs for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are included with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

    Table 6 lists the various warranty options for the TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries.

    Table 6. Warranties and maintenance
    IBM ServicePac® TS3100 L2UTS3200 L4U
    Warranty and maintenance option
    3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response42V134642V1541
    3 Year Onsite Repair 9x5 Next Business Day42V134542V1540
    5 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response42V134742V1542
    Maintenance agreement
    1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response42V134942V1544
    1 Year Onsite Repair 9x5 Next Business Day42V134842V1543
    2 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response42V135142V1546
    2 Year Onsite Repair 9x5 Next Business Day42V135042V1545
    Remote technical support
    RTS for Tape Devices: 1-year91Y885591Y8855
    RTS for Tape Devices: 3-year91Y885691Y8856

    Note
    : Each ServicePac is country-specific and is valid only when purchased and registered in the country in which IBM service will be provided. For a complete list of the ServicePac part numbers that are specific to your country, see the IBM ServicePac Worldwide Product Matrix:
    https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac/extProductSelectorWWW.do

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