IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and IBM Storwize family offer features to deliver expanded connectivity with increased performance

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 118-011
February 20, 2018

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OverviewOverviewProduct numberProduct number
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesPublicationsPublications
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTechnical informationTechnical information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices


At a glance

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SAN Volume Controller, FlashSystem V9000, and Storwize® family deliver expanded connectivity with increased performance through two new 25 Gb Ethernet iSCSI adapter cards with either iWarp RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) or RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) protocol support.



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Overview

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SAN Volume Controller, FlashSystem V9000, and Storwize family deliver the following features for expanded connectivity with increased performance:

  • 25 Gb Ethernet iSCSI adapter card with RoCE RDMA protocol support
  • 25 Gb Ethernet iSCSI adapter card with iWarp RDMA protocol support


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Key prerequisites

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The 25 Gb Ethernet iSCSI adapter card features require IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.1.1.1, or later, for operation.



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Planned availability date

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March 9, 2018



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Description

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Select SAN Volume Controller, FlashSystem V9000, and Storwize models deliver expanded connectivity options with increased performance through two new 25 Gb Ethernet iSCSI adapter cards with either RoCE or iWarp RDMA protocol support.

These 25 Gb adapters are hardware ready to deliver the next-generation RDMA over Ethernet capabilities to enable very low latencies, higher bandwidths, and low CPU utilization to satisfy the requirements of emerging workloads and maximize the return on investment of new and faster storage technologies.

Select SAN Volume Controller, FlashSystem V9000, and Storwize models will also support new OM3 fiber cable features in various lengths.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Statement of general direction

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  • IBM FlashSystem® 900: IBM® intends to enhance IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 to support FC-NVMe.
  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate™: IBM intends to enhance IBM Spectrum Accelerate software to support FC-NVMe on IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Model 425 systems that are ordered on or after February 27, 2018.
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize: IBM intends to enhance IBM Spectrum Virtualize software to support FC-NVMe on the 16 Gbps 4-port FC adapter and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) on the 25 Gbps Ethernet adapters on IBM FlashSystem V9000 Model AC3, IBM Storwize V7000 models 624 and AF6, and IBM SAN Volume Controller Engine Model SV1.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Product number

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Storwize V7000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Pair 2076 624, AF6, U7A AHB7
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Pair 2076 624, AF6, U7A AHB6
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2076 624, AF6, U7A ACSQ
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2076 624, AF6, U7A ACSR
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2076 624, AF6, U7A ACST

Storwize V5000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Pair 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 AC0F
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Pair 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 AC0E
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 ACSQ
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 ACSR
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 ACST

Description Machine type Model Feature number
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Pair 2078 112, 124 ,212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A AC0F
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Pair 2078 112, 124 ,212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A AC0E
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2078 112, 124 ,212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A ACSQ
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2078 112, 124 ,212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A ACSR
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2078 112, 124 ,212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A ACST
OEM Bulk Option AHNB 2078 212, 224 AHNB

SVC

Description Machine type Model Feature number
2 port 25GbE Card (iWARP) 2145 SV1 AH17
2 port 25GbE Card (RoCE) 2145 SV1 AH16
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2145 SV1 ACSQ
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2145 SV1 ACSR
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2145 SV1 ACST

Description Machine type Model Feature number
2 port 25GbE Card (iWARP) 2147 SV1 AH17
2 port 25GbE Card (RoCE) 2147 SV1 AH16
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2147 SV1 ACSQ
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2147 SV1 ACSR
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2147 SV1 ACST

FlashSystem V9000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
2 port 25Gb iWARP card 9846 AC3 AH17
2 port 25Gb RoCE card 9846 AC3 AH16
1m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3, AE3 ACSQ
5m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3, AE3 AF1W
10m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3 ACSS
25m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3, AE3 ACST

Description Machine type Model Feature number
2 port 25Gb iWARP card 9848 AC3 AH17
2 port 25Gb RoCE card 9848 AC3 AH16
1m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3, AE3 ACSQ
5m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3, AE3 AF1W
10m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3 ACSS
25m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3, AE3 ACST



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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 118-011


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with these options. See the publications that shipped with your base system for information.

Product documentation is available in IBM Knowledge Center.

IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single point of reference where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access by going to IBM Knowledge Center for all your product information needs.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

The 25 Gb Ethernet iSCSI adapter cards with RoCE RDMA or iWarp RDMA protocol support require Spectrum Virtualize V8.1.1.1, or later, for operation.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration and installation planning, along with machine installation and configuration, are customer responsibilities.

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

The 25 GbE adapter cards in this announcement support the following cables:

  • 1 m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC)
  • 5 m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC)
  • 10 m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC)
  • 25 m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC)

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.



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Terms and conditions

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MES discount applicable

No


Field installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

Three years:

  • Machine type 2076
  • Machine type 2078
  • Machine type 2147
  • Machine type 9848

One year:

  • Machine type 2077
  • Machine type 2145
  • Machine type 9846

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

  • Machine type 2076: Yes
  • Machine type 2077: Yes
  • Machine type 2078: Yes
  • Machine type 2147: No
  • Machine type 2145: No
  • Machine type 9846 : No
  • Machine type 9848 : No

Machine code

Machine type 2145 (SVC): Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.

Machine type 2147 (SVC): Same license terms and conditions as designated machine



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Prices

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Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Pair 2076 624, AF6, U7A AHB7 Both Yes
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Pair 2076 624, AF6, U7A AHB6 Both Yes
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2076 624, AF6, U7A ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2076 624, AF6, U7A ACSR Both Yes
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2076 624, AF6, U7A ACST Both Yes

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Pair 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 AC0F Both Yes
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Pair 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 AC0E Both Yes
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 ACSR Both Yes
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3 ACST Both Yes

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Pair 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A AC0F Both Yes
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Pair 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3,U5A AC0E Both Yes
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A ACSR Both Yes
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, U5A ACST Both Yes
OEM Bulk Option AHNB 2078 212, 224 AHNB Field Yes

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
2 port 25GbE Card (iWARP) 2145 SV1 AH17 Both Yes
2 port 25GbE Card (RoCE) 2145 SV1 AH16 Both Yes
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2145 SV1 ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2145 SV1 ACSR Both Yes
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2145 SV1 ACST Both Yes

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
2 port 25GbE Card (iWARP) 2147 SV1 AH17 Both Yes
2 port 25GbE Card (RoCE) 2147 SV1 AH16 Both Yes
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2147 SV1 ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2147 SV1 ACSR Both Yes
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 2147 SV1 ACST Both Yes

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
2 port 25Gb iWARP card 9846 AC3 AH17 Both Yes
2 port 25Gb RoCE card 9846 AC3 AH16 Both Yes
1m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3, AE3 ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3, AE3 AF1W Both Yes
10m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3 ACSS Both Yes
25m OM3 FC cable 9846 AC3, AE3 ACST Both Yes

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
2 port 25Gb iWARP card 9848 AC3 AH17 Both Yes
2 port 25Gb RoCE card 9848 AC3 AH16 Both Yes
1m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3, AE3 ACSQ Both Yes
5m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3, AE3 AF1W Both Yes
10m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3 ACSS Both Yes
25m OM3 FC cable 9848 AC3, AE3 ACST Both Yes

CSU = Customer setup

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