Chapter 4. Planning for IBM tape in i5/OS 97
Some customers with existing configuration of SCSI attached tape drives might want to
connect external tape devices through one of the following controllers in System i partition,
although they are withdrawn from market since June, 2006:
򐂰 PCI-X Tape/DASD Controller, feature number #5702
򐂰 PCI-X Tape/DASD Controller, feature number #5705
򐂰 PCI-X Tape/DASD Controller, feature number #5712
򐂰 PCI-X Tape/DASD Controller, feature number #5715
򐂰 PCI-X Disk/Tape Controller with IOP, feature number #5736
The listed SCSI adapters require minimum software level i5/OS V5R2.
4.1.3 Summary of required adapters and software
Table 4-1summarizes System i adapters and software level necessary to support different
tape drives. Required adapters and software level for attaching a tape library depends on the
tape drives installed in the tape library.
Table 4-1 System i prerequisites for tape drives
Tape drive SCSI LVD
adapter featur
Min. SW level for
SCSI LVD
Fibre Channel
adapter feature
Min. SW level for
Fibre Channel
LTO3, TS1000
3580 L33 #5736 i5/OS V5R2
TS1030 #5761 i5/OS V5R3
i5/OS V5R3
TS2230 #5736 i5/OS V5R2
3592, TS1100
3592 J1A #5761 i5/OS V5R3
i5/OS V5R3
TS1120 #5761 i5/OS V5R3
i5/OS V5R3
LTO4, TS100
TS2340 #5736 i5/OS V5R2
TS1040 #5761 i5/OS V5R3
i5/OS V5R3
Note: We recommend that you install the latest Cumulative PTF package on System i, and
also upgrade firmware on tape drive or tape library to the latest level, before connecting it
to a System i partition.
Later in this chapter, we refer to the #5704 PCI-X Fibre Channel Tape Controller and the
#5761 PCI-X Fibre Channel Tape Controller, as
FC adapter. However, if a subject refers to
only one of them, we also note the feature number, for example: FC adapter #5761.

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