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IBM TS4500 Tape Library Guide

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The IBM® TS4500 tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and integrated management.

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today's and tomorrow's data growth require, with the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while preserving existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot, because the TS4500 can store up to 5.5 PBs of data in a single 10 square foot library frame, which is up to 3.4 times more capacity than the IBM TS3500 tape library.

This guide describes TS4500 components, feature codes, specifications, supported tape drives, encryption, the new integrated management console, and the command-line interface (CLI) and provides instructions for several specific tasks. It is for anyone who wants to understand more about the IBM TS4500 tape library. It is particularly suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. IBM Redbooks promotions
  4. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  5. Summary of changes
    1. January 2015, Second Edition
  6. Chapter 1. IBM TS4500 tape library
    1. 1.1 Overview of the IBM TS4500 tape library
    2. 1.2 TS4500 product description
      1. 1.2.1 TS4500 tape library frames for IBM LTO Ultrium Fibre Channel drives
      2. 1.2.2 TS4500 tape library frames for IBM 3592 Fibre Channel drives
      3. 1.2.3 TS4500 tape library storage-only HD frames S25 and S55
      4. 1.2.4 TS4500 tape library top rack frame TR1
    3. 1.3 TS4500 tape library components
    4. 1.4 Feature codes for the TS4500
    5. 1.5 Host platforms and device drivers
    6. 1.6 Specifications
      1. 1.6.1 Physical specifications
      2. 1.6.2 Floor requirements
      3. 1.6.3 Operating environment
      4. 1.6.4 Power and cooling specifications
  7. Chapter 2. TS4500 Linear Tape-Open and 3592 tape drives
    1. 2.1 IBM TS1100 tape drive for the TS4500 tape library
      1. 2.1.1 Technology enhancements
      2. 2.1.2 Reliability and availability
      3. 2.1.3 Features designed for capacity and performance
      4. 2.1.4 Performance or capacity scaling
      5. 2.1.5 Physical attachment
      6. 2.1.6 Media
      7. 2.1.7 3592 media cartridge
      8. 2.1.8 WORM functions
      9. 2.1.9 Tape encryption for TS1140 and TS1150
    2. 2.2 IBM TS1150 tape drive (Model 3592 EH8)
      1. 2.2.1 Physical attachment
      2. 2.2.2 TS1150 physical characteristics
      3. 2.2.3 Media
      4. 2.2.4 Capacity and performance
      5. 2.2.5 Access performance specifications and drive characteristics
      6. 2.2.6 Emulation
      7. 2.2.7 Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support
      8. 2.2.8 Data safe mode
      9. 2.2.9 Upgrade considerations
      10. 2.2.10 Firmware updates
      11. 2.2.11 RAS
      12. 2.2.12 Improved media SARS
      13. 2.2.13 Encryption
    3. 2.3 IBM TS1140 tape drive (Model 3592 EH7)
      1. 2.3.1 Drive attachment
      2. 2.3.2 3592 media
      3. 2.3.3 Capacity and performance
    4. 2.4 IBM TS1000 tape drive for the TS4500 tape library
      1. 2.4.1 LTO core technology
      2. 2.4.2 Data compression
      3. 2.4.3 Ultrium tape media
    5. 2.5 IBM TS1060 LTO 6 tape drive (Model 3588 F6C)
    6. 2.6 IBM TS1050 LTO 5 tape drive (Model 3588 F5C)
    7. 2.7 IBM Linear Tape File System storage
      1. 2.7.1 LTFS Single Drive Edition
      2. 2.7.2 LTFS Library Edition
      3. 2.7.3 IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition (EE)
  8. Chapter 3. Encryption
    1. 3.1 Tape encryption overview
      1. 3.1.1 Encryption-enabled tape drives
      2. 3.1.2 Encryption key management
    2. 3.2 Encryption policy
      1. 3.2.1 Encryption methods
      2. 3.2.2 Managing encryption on the TS4500
      3. 3.2.3 Application-managed encryption (AME)
      4. 3.2.4 Library-managed encryption (LME)
      5. 3.2.5 Prerequisites for using encryption on the IBM TS4500 tape library
  9. Chapter 4. TS4500 management graphical user interface (GUI)
    1. 4.1 Integrated management console (IMC)
    2. 4.2 Using the TS4500 management GUI
      1. 4.2.1 Connecting to the management GUI
      2. 4.2.2 System summary display
    3. 4.3 Settings
      1. 4.3.1 Library
      2. 4.3.2 Networking
      3. 4.3.3 Notifications
      4. 4.3.4 Licensed functions
      5. 4.3.5 Security
    4. 4.4 Access menu
      1. 4.4.1 Users
      2. 4.4.2 Roles
    5. 4.5 Cartridges menu
      1. 4.5.1 Cartridges
      2. 4.5.2 Cartridges by Logical Library
      3. 4.5.3 VOLSER ranges
      4. 4.5.4 VOLSER Range by Logical Library
    6. 4.6 Drives menu
      1. 4.6.1 Drives
      2. 4.6.2 Drives by Logical Library
    7. 4.7 Library menu
      1. 4.7.1 Advanced Library Management System
      2. 4.7.2 Create Logical Libraries window
    8. 4.8 Monitoring
      1. 4.8.1 System
      2. 4.8.2 Events
    9. 4.9 IBM Tape System Reporter
    10. 4.10 Tape System Library Manager (TSLM)
    11. 4.11 Remote support
      1. 4.11.1 Remote support through a system console
      2. 4.11.2 Remote support security
  10. Chapter 5. Command-line interface (CLI)
    1. 5.1 TS4500 command-line interface summary
    2. 5.2 Install the CLI
    3. 5.3 Commands
  11. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  12. Back cover
  13. IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Business problem and business value
    3. Reference architecture use
    4. Requirements
    5. InfoSphere BigInsights predefined configuration
    6. InfoSphere BigInsights HBase predefined configuration
    7. Deployment considerations
    8. Customizing the predefined configurations
    9. Predefined configuration bill of materials
    10. References
    11. The team who wrote this paper
    12. Now you can become a published author, too!
    13. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  14. Notices
    1. Trademarks