Download  Print this page

Advertisement

IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo
Product Guide
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo (Machine Type 6171) is an entry-level compact 1U tape unit that
offers IBM tape reliability, density, and performance for entry-level and compact tape libraries at a cost-
effective price.
With a capacity of nine cartridges, the TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a rack-mountable or deskside unit that
contains a single IBM LTO Ultrium half-high SAS tape drive. The choice of the tape drives includes IBM LTO
Ultrium 8 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (Model S8H), IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (Model
S7H), IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (Model S6H), or IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High SAS Tape
Drive (Model S5H).
The TS2900 is an ideal solution if you need an entry-level larger capacity or higher performance tape backup
with or without random access. The TS2900 is an excellent choice for tape automation for Lenovo servers.
The TS2900 Tape Autoloader is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. TS2900 Tape Autoloader
Did you know?
The TS2900 Tape Autoloader uses patented high-density slot technology that allows you to maximize
available backup storage capacity by offering the nine-cartridge magazine in only 1U of rack space.
Featuring the latest LTO Ultrium 8 technology, the TS2900 Tape Autoloader provides up to 270 TB of 2.5:1
compressed backup storage capacity.
With IBM LTO Tape offerings that are available from Lenovo, Lenovo can be your trusted partner that offers
"one stop shop" and single point of contact for delivery of leading edge technologies and innovations from
Lenovo and other leading IT vendors. These offerings can satisfy the wide range of your end-to-end IT
infrastructure needs, including handheld devices, notebooks, personal computers, servers, storage,
networking, services, management software, and financing.
Click here to check for updates
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo
1

Advertisement

   Related Manuals for Lenovo IBM TS2900

   Summary of Contents for Lenovo IBM TS2900

  • Page 1 IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo Product Guide IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo (Machine Type 6171) is an entry-level compact 1U tape unit that offers IBM tape reliability, density, and performance for entry-level and compact tape libraries at a cost- effective price.
  • Page 2: Key Features

    Transparent LTO Encryption feature. Optional rack-mount kits, deskside covers, and extra cartridge magazines. A 6 Gbps SAS attachment for connection to select Lenovo servers that run Microsoft Windows and Linux server operating systems. Support from an extensive ecosystem of backup software vendors.
  • Page 3 EEPROM to help determine the likely cause of failure. SARS causes the drive to request a cleaner tape, mark the media as degraded, and indicate that the hardware is degraded. IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo...
  • Page 4: System Specifications

    LTO 7 initialized LTO 8 Type M (M8): 9 TB / 22.5 TB* compressed) LTO 7 (L7): 6 TB / 15 TB* LTO 6 (L6): 2.5 TB / 6.25 TB* LTO 5 (L5): 1.5 TB / 3.0 TB compressed** IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo...
  • Page 5 * With 2.5:1 compression ratio. * With 2:1 compression ratio. *** The operating systems shown are for Lenovo servers. The TS2900 might support other operating systems. For a full list of supported operating systems, refer to the System Storage Interoperation Center: http://ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic.
  • Page 6 Tape media The TS2900 ships with one removable tape magazine with nine cartridge slots that include a single I/O station (if enabled). Extra removable tape magazines can be ordered with the TS2900, if needed. IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo...
  • Page 7 Application Managed Encryption does not require a license. Library Managed Encryption requires an optional Transparent LTO Encryption license that is listed in the following table. Table 6. Software options Part Feature Maximum Description number code quantity 6171 Transparent LTO Encryption 00NA011 AS19 Power cables IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo...
  • Page 8: Physical Specifications

    The TS2900 Tape Autoloader has the following dimensions and weight (approximate): Height: 44 mm (1.7 in.) Width: Bezel: 483 mm (19.0 in.); chassis: 445 mm (17.5 in.) Depth: 850 mm (3.5 in.) Weight: 13 kg (28.7 lb) Operating environment IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo...
  • Page 9 If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs).
  • Page 10: Regulatory Compliance

    For service definitions, country-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents: Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty for Data Center Group (DCG) Servers and System Storage http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht503310 Lenovo Data Center Services Agreement http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht116628...
  • Page 11 Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC): http://ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic SAS connectivity The following table lists currently available Lenovo SAS adapters that are compatible with the TS2900 Tape Autoloader. Other SAS HBAs also might be supported (see the Interoperation Center for details). Table 8. SAS adapters...
  • Page 12 For more information, see the Independent Software Vendor matrix for IBM LTO, which is available at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/resources/lto_isv_matrix.pdf Rack cabinets The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the TS2900 Tape Autoloader in IT solutions. Table 9. Rack cabinets...
  • Page 13 Power distribution units The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the TS2900 Tape Autoloader in IT solutions. Table 10. Power distribution units Part Description number 0U Basic PDUs...
  • Page 14 For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the PDU category: http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu#rt=product-guide Uninterruptible power supply units The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the TS2900 Tape Autoloader in IT solutions. Table 11. Uninterruptible power supply units...
  • Page 15 Related publications and links For more information, see the following resources: Lenovo Storage product page: http://www.lenovo.com/systems/storage US Announcement Letter - IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo with LTO Ultrium 7 Drive: http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS115-155 US Announcement Letter - IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo: http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS114-131 Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC): http://dcsc.lenovo.com...
  • Page 16 Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk. Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment.
  • Page 17 Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, and For Those Who Do are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. A current list of Lenovo trademarks is available on the Web at http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/legal/copytrade/. The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo Services Lenovo®...

This manual also for:

6171

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: