IBM Elastic Storage Server 4U106 delivers a high-density storage platform to minimize your data center footprint and power consumption

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG18-0083
October 9, 2018

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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At a glance

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IBM Elastic Storage™ Server delivers the following benefits:

  • Scale your data center with this very high-density storage platform
  • Minimize data center footprint and power consumption while maximizing storage space
  • Eliminate efficiency-draining acoustic interference with proprietary noise attenuator
  • Maintain your data center easily with toolless drive carriers that save hours of time
  • Ensure data is constantly available with hot-swappable controllers, PSUs, system fan modules, and expander cards


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Overview

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Elastic Storage Server, the scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, is expanding its models, introducing nondisruptive capacity upgrade capabilities, and adding networking options.

Elastic Storage Server V5.3.2 offers:

  • New high-capacity models with 106 denser drive enclosures
  • Nondisruptive storage upgrades between select existing models
  • 100 Gb Ethernet as an available switch option

Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, Elastic Storage Servers can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements.



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Key prerequisites

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None



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Planned availability date

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  • November 2, 2018: All countries, except Mexico
  • January 25, 2019: Available in Mexico



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Description

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These Elastic Storage Server higher-density models take advantage of the newly announced 4U106 model storage drawer, offering 106 drives in 4U of rack space. This new storage drawer is supported by new higher-performance SAS adapters.

Model 4U drawers Drives Raw capacity (PB)
GL1C 1 104 1.04
GL2C 2 210 2.10
GL4C 4 422 4.22
GL6C 6 634 6.34

Model upgrades

For clients with existing Power Systems™ servers, nondisruptive upgrades are introduced with Elastic Storage Server V5.3.2. With nondisruptive upgrades, the original data is preserved and accessible in place, while the added capacity of the new storage drawers is integrated into the original capacity without interruption. The existing data is rebalanced across both the new and old storage drawers, again without interruption to the Elastic Storage Server cluster. The new storage capacity is immediately available for use.

Nondisruptive upgrades are now supported between the following models:

From To
GS1S GS2S
GS2S GS4S
GL1S GL2S
GL2S GL4S
GL4S GL6S

In order to support faster workloads using industry standard interconnects, a new Mellanox 100 Gb Ethernet switch is added as an available networking option. This offers the highest performance for Ethernet-connected Elastic Storage Server systems.

Each Elastic Storage Server Storage Expansion (4U106) enclosure includes:

  • 4U, 19-inch rack-mount enclosure with two AC power supplies (200 to 240 V)
  • 106 HDD slots
  • All one hundred and six slots will be populated with either 800 GB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs or 10 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs
  • Two ports connected per enclosure to NSD server interface
  • Dual, redundant 2000 W power supplies
  • SAS and power cables
  • Rack mount rail kit
  • Cable Management Arm (CMA)

For additional Elastic Storage Server information, see Hardware announcement ZG18-0114, dated October 9, 2018.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features and model on the specified model of the IBM System Storage® 5147 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature
ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GS1S to GS2S 5147 024 EFDP
ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GS2S to GS4S 5147 024 EFDQ
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD) - 756TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 024 EST1
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 8TB HDD) - 1420TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 024 EST2
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 10TB HDD) - 1752TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 024 EST3
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 4TB HDD) - 1033TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 024 EST4
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 8TB HDD) - 1697TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 024 EST5
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 10TB HDD) - 2029TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 024 EST6
ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GL1S to GL2S 5147 084 EFDR
ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GL2S to GL4S 5147 084 EFDS
ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GL4S to GL6S 5147 084 EFDT
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD) - 756TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 084 EST1
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 8TB HDD) - 1420TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 084 EST2
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 10TB HDD) - 1752TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 084 EST3
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 4TB HDD) - 1033TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 084 EST4
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 8TB HDD) - 1697TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 084 EST5
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 10TB HDD) - 2029TB RAW DISK CAPACITY 5147 084 EST6
ESS 4U106 Storage Elastic Storage Server 5147 106  
Rack Indicator None 5147 106 4650
Rack Indicator Rack 1 5147 106 4651
Rack Indicator Rack 2 5147 106 4652
Rack Indicator Rack 3 5147 106 4653
Rack Indicator Rack 4 5147 106 4654
Rack Indicator Rack 5 5147 106 4655
Rack Indicator Rack 6 5147 106 4656
Rack Indicator Rack 7 5147 106 4657
Rack Indicator Rack 8 5147 106 4658
Rack Indicator Rack 9 5147 106 4659
Rack Indicator Rack 10 5147 106 4660
Rack Indicator Rack 11 5147 106 4661
Rack Indicator Rack 12 5147 106 4662
Rack Indicator Rack 13 5147 106 4663
Rack Indicator Rack 14 5147 106 4664
Rack Indicator Rack 15 5147 106 4665
Rack Indicator Rack 16 5147 106 4666
Bulk Order Indicator 5147 106 5555
Month Indicator 5147 106 9461
Day Indicator 5147 106 9462
Hour Indicator 5147 106 9463
Minute Indicator 5147 106 9464
Quantity Indicator 5147 106 9465
Countable Member Indicator 5147 106 9466
Shipping and Handling NC 5147 106 AG00
800GB SSD Asm 5147 106 AJG4
10TB Drive Asm 5147 106 AJG7
Power ACP Solution Specify 5147 106 ECL0
CSC ORDER ROUTING INDICATOR - GUADALAJARA 5147 106 ECSM
INDICATOR - DRAWER NOT FACTORY INTEGRATED 5147 106 EFD0
Primary Unit 5147 106 EGS0
Sub System #1 Indicator 5147 106 EGS1
Sub System #2 Indicator 5147 106 EGS2
Sub System #3 Indicator 5147 106 EGS3
Sub System #4 Indicator 5147 106 EGS4
Sub System #5 Indicator 5147 106 EGS5
Sub System #6 Indicator 5147 106 EGS6
Sub System #7 Indicator 5147 106 EGS7
Sub System #8 Indicator 5147 106 EGS8
Sub System #9 Indicator 5147 106 EGS9
Sub System #10 Indicator 5147 106 EGST
Sub System #11 Indicator 5147 106 EGSU
Sub System #12 Indicator 5147 106 EGSV
Sub System #13 Indicator 5147 106 EGSW
Sub System #14 Indicator 5147 106 EGSX
Sub System #15 Indicator 5147 106 EGSY
Sub System #16 Indicator 5147 106 EGSZ
Storage Subsystem 01 5147 106 EN41
Storage Subsystem 02 5147 106 EN42
Storage Subsystem 03 5147 106 EN43
Storage Subsystem 04 5147 106 EN44
Storage Subsystem 05 5147 106 EN45
Storage Subsystem 06 5147 106 EN46
Storage Subsystem 07 5147 106 EN47
Storage Subsystem 08 5147 106 EN48
Storage Subsystem 09 5147 106 EN49
Storage Subsystem 10 5147 106 EN50
Storage Subsystem 11 5147 106 EN51
Storage Subsystem 12 5147 106 EN52
Storage Subsystem 13 5147 106 EN53
Storage Subsystem 14 5147 106 EN54
Storage Subsystem 15 5147 106 EN55
Storage Subsystem 16 5147 106 EN56
Storage Subsystem 17 5147 106 EN57
Storage Subsystem 18 5147 106 EN58
Storage Subsystem 19 5147 106 EN59
Storage Subsystem 20 5147 106 EN60
Storage Subsystem 21 5147 106 EN61
Storage Subsystem 22 5147 106 EN62
Storage Subsystem 23 5147 106 EN63
Storage Subsystem 24 5147 106 EN64
Storage Subsystem 25 5147 106 EN65
Storage Subsystem 26 5147 106 EN66
Storage Subsystem 27 5147 106 EN67
Storage Subsystem 28 5147 106 EN68
Storage Subsystem 29 5147 106 EN69
Storage Subsystem 30 5147 106 EN70
Storage Subsystem 31 5147 106 EN71
Storage Subsystem 32 5147 106 EN72
Storage Subsystem 33 5147 106 EN73
Storage Subsystem 34 5147 106 EN74
Storage Subsystem 35 5147 106 EN75
Storage Subsystem 36 5147 106 EN76
Storage Subsystem 37 5147 106 EN77
Storage Subsystem 38 5147 106 EN78
Storage Subsystem 39 5147 106 EN79
Storage Subsystem 40 5147 106 EN80
Storage Subsystem 41 5147 106 EN81
Storage Subsystem 42 5147 106 EN82
ESS Solution Specify 5147 106 ESS0
ESS GL1C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 1040 TB Raw Disk Capacity 5147 106 ESTS
ESS GL2C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 2100 TB Raw Disk Capacity 5147 106 ESTT
ESS GL4C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 4220 TB Raw Disk Capacity 5147 106 ESTU
ESS Restricted Offering 5147 106 ESTV
ESS GL6C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 6340 TB Raw Disk Capacity 5147 106 ESTW
ESS GL4C with copper SAS cables Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 4220 TB Raw Disk Capacity 5147 106 ESTX
IBM Systems Lab Implmnt Svcs 5147 106 SVC0



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Terms and conditions

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Contact your IBM representative.

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period
Warranty and additional coverage options Coverage summary 1
Warranty period

Service level
1 year plus 2 years Extended Support (3 years total)

IBM On-Site Limited, 9x5 Next Business Day
Service upgrade options  
Warranty service upgrade IBM On-Site Repair, 9x5 Same Day 2 and 24x7 Same Day options
Maintenance services (post-warranty) IBM On-Site Repair, Next Business Day and Same Day options
IBM Hardware maintenance services - Committed maintenance 3 Yes
1 See complete coverage details below
2 Offered in US and EMEA only
3 Not offered in the US

IBM Elastic Storage Server comes with three years of hardware support.

IBM Elastic Storage Server Storage (machine type 5147) has a one-year warranty and two years of Extended Support (3 years total).

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.

Extended Warranty Service

This product is provided with one year of standard warranty. For your convenience, IBM has provided two additional years of extended warranty services to make this offering. Consult with your advisors about the appropriate financial treatment for this offering.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Client Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Canister
  • Power supplies
  • HDDs
  • SSDs
  • Fans
  • Power cords
  • SAS cables
CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding public or national holidays, next business day response. Calls must be received by 15:00 local time in order to qualify for next business day response.

Warranty service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their clients, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

Maintenance service options
CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding public or national holidays, same business day response. Calls must be received by 12:00 local time in order to qualify for same business day response.
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response.

Client Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under the CRU and On-site Service level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.


Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

  • IBM On-Site Repair, Next Business Day Response Target, Monday-Friday. Calls must be received by 3:00 PM local time in order to qualify for next business day response.
  • IBM On-Site Repair, Same Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00 (excluding public holidays), Last Call Registration: 12:00.
  • IBM On-Site Repair, Same Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Sunday 00:00-24:00, 365 days a year.


IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance (1)

Organizations can lose as much as USD100 million per year to downtime related to information and communications technology. IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance can deliver various guaranteed hardware service for IBM equipment from the moment you call for support worldwide (based on the countries in which IBM has a presence) and around the clock. Through clear response targets and standardized service-delivery metrics, we help you optimize your IT infrastructure and reduce the threat of hardware-related outages.

For more information, see the IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance website.

(1) Currently not available in the US

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Client Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRUs: Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

For machines with On-site Same-day Response Service, IBM will replace a Tier 1 CRU part at your request, at no additional charge.

Tier 2 (optional) CRUs: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Canister
  • Power supplies
  • HDDs
  • SSDs
  • Fans
  • Power cords
  • SAS cables

Additional reference for Europe

The following European documents can be found on the IBM Maintenance and Technical Support Services website.

  • European Announcement Letter ZS03-0150 for IBM Customer Agreement (ICA)
  • European Announcement Letter ZS04-0135 for Enterprise Agreement Contract
  • European Announcement Letter ZS98-0118 for ServiceSuite Contract
CRU and Machine Exchange Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of operation. You must pack the failed machine into the shipping container that contained the replacement machine and return the failed machine to IBM. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM. You may be charged for the replacement machine if IBM does not receive the failed machine within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.


Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, clients are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Maintenance service offerings

These machines are eligible under terms and conditions of IBM ServiceElite, the IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA), or the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM representative for details.

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

No

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.



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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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