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IBM IBM 3573-L2U TS3100 Tape Library  .. Product #: TS3100-3573-L2U

IBM 3573-L2U TS3100 Tape Library 61732UL AS5W 6173-L2U

Brand: IBM
Model Number: TS3100-3573-L2U

IBM TS3100 3573-L2U LTO Tape Library 61732UL AS5W 6173-L2U 35732UL

IBM 3573 L2U TS3100 Tape Library is an external 2U LTO Tape unit that supports half-height (HH) and full height (FH) 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 6 Gb SAS and LVD SCSI LTO tape drives. The IBM TS3100 3573 L2U Tape Library can use LTO 8, LTO 7, LTO 6, LTO 5 or LTO 4 Ultrium Half-High or Full-High Tape Drives, supporting 24 Ultrium cartridge slots in two removable magazines, and includes a standard one-cartridge I/O station, remote management unit, bar code reader and is available in stand-alone or rack-mountable chassis. LTO 8 media tape cartridges allow compressed capacity of up to 30 TB with 2:5 to 1 compression. LTO-7 cartridges initialized as Type M media with appropriate level of drive firmware on LTO 8 tape drives, allows writing of 9 TB of data on a LTO 7 cartridge. The IBM 3573 L2U TS3100 Tape Library supports encryption on LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4 tape drives. The IBM TS3100 was replaced by IBM TS4300 3555-L3A LTO Tape Library.
 
 
The 3573 L2U TS3100 is also sold via several express model codes, and Midland can configure any IBM 3573 TS3100 to your specifications.
 
3573 L2U TS3100 Drive Type Configuration Options:
 
IBM LTO7 Ultrium 7 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive 8444 00WF765 ATP0
IBM LTO6 Ultrium 6 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive 8344 00NA115 AS1Y
IBM LTO5 Ultrium 5 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive 8244 00NA107 AS1S
IBM LTO5 Ultrium 5 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: 6 Gbps dual-port SAS Tape Drive 8245 00NA109 AS1T
IBM LTO4 Ultrium 4 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Tape Drive 8144 95P5817
IBM LTO4 Ultrium 4 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: LVD SCSI Tape Drive 8143 95P5002
IBM LTO4 Ultrium 4 Full-Height (FH) Tape Drive: 3 Gbps dual-port SAS Tape Drive 8145
IBM LTO8 Ultrium 8 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive 8548
IBM LTO8 Ultrium 8 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive 8547
IBM LTO7 Ultrium 7 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive 8448 00WF769 ATP2
IBM LTO7 Ultrium 7 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive 8447 00WF767 ATP1
IBM LTO6 Ultrium 6 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive 8348 00NA119 AS21
IBM LTO6 Ultrium 6 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive 8347 00NA117 AS1Z
IBM LTO5 Ultrium 5 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Half-High Tape Drive 8248 00NA113 AS1W
IBM LTO5 Ultrium 5 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 6 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive 8247 00NA111 AS1U
IBM LTO4 Ultrium 4 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 3 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive 8147 45E2243
IBM LTO3 Ultrium 3 Half-Height (HH) Tape Drive (up to 2): 3 Gbps SAS Half-High Tape Drive 8047 95P5000
 
3573 L2U TS3100 LTO Ultrium drive maximum data transfer rates and capacity:
 
LTO8: 300 MB/sec native | 30 TB with 2.5:1 compression
LTO7 Type M: 300 MB/sec native | 22.5 TB with 2.5:1 compression
LTO7: 300 MB/sec native | 15 TB with 2.5:1 compression
LTO6: 160 MB/sec native | 6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression
LTO5: 140 MB/sec native | 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
LTO4: 120 MB/sec native | 1.6 TB with 2:1 compression
 
LTO Tape Drive Media Backward Compatibility Chart

Format LTO8 LTO7 LTO6 LTO5 LTO4 LTO3 LTO2
LTO8 RW            
LTO7 RW RW          
LTO6   RW RW        
LTO5   R RW RW      
LTO4     R RW RW    
LTO3       R RW RW  
LTO2         R RW RW
 
Backup Software Compatibility:
 
IBM BRMS and native OS400 Commands
Arcserve Backup
ASG Time Navigator
Barracuda Yosemite Backup
CommVault Simpana
Dell NetVault Backup
EMC NetWorker
HP OpenView Storage Data Protector
IBM Spectrum Protect
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
Symantec Backup Exec
Symantec NetBackup
 
Width: Rack mount 17.6 in, stand-alone 17.6 in TS3100 3573-L2U Weight & Dimensions:
  • Depth: Rack mount 29.13 in, stand-alone 31.9 in
  • Height: Rack mount 3.44 in, stand-alone 3.84 in
  • Maximum weight: 33 lb without rack mount, 45 lbs with rack mount

The TS3100 Tape Library is supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

IBM i iSeries AS400
IBM BladeCenter
IBM Flex System
IBM Power Systems (p6 or later)
IBM System p (p5 or older)
IBM System z and S/390
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Hewlett Packard
Intel (x86 and x86_64)
Sun

Security & Encryption
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)
The 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. The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries also support IBM System Storage LTFS Library Edition and IBM System Storage LTFS Storage Manager 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.
  • Eliminate the need for additional tape management and software to access data. 
  • Accessing data stored on an IBM tape cartridge (instead of on disk) is transparent. 
  • Use hierarchical storage management functionality to load-balance resources for file writes and recalls. 
  • Create operational storage tiers with tape, rather than store static unchanging files on costly disk. 
  • Take advantage of on-disk metadata support, allowing faster searches for archived files based on user-defined metadata. 
  • Easily integrate with user applications through web-services application programming interface.