IBM Elastic Storage Server V5.3.2 offers new models and upgrades

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG18-0114
October 9, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Product numberProduct numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries


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Overview

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IBM 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 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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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 7 for Power® (le)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™ for IBM Elastic Storage Server
  • IBM® Select Support for xCAT V2


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Planned availability date

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November 2, 2018



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Description

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New models

The new 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 Conversion requirements
GS1S GS2S Feature EFDP - ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GS1S to GS2S
GS2S GS4S Feature EFDQ - ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GS2S to GS4S
GL1S GL2S Feature EFDR - ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GL1S to GL2S
GL2S GL4S Feature EFDS - ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GL2S to GL4S
GL4S GL6S Feature EFDT - ESS Model Upgrade Specify; GL4S to GL6S

In addition, 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.

For more information on the High Capacity 4U106 Storage Drawer, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0083, dated October 9, 2018.

For more information on the IBM Ethernet Switch 8831-00M (32 x 100 GbE), see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0111, dated October 9, 2018.



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Reference information

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For more information on the High Capacity 4U106 Storage Drawer, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0083, dated October 9, 2018.

For more information on the IBM Ethernet Switch 8831-00M (32 x 100 GbE), see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0111, dated October 9, 2018.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 5148, 7014, and 7965 machine type:

New features available October 19, 2018

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD)
- 756TB raw disk capacity                         5148  22L     EST1 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 8TB HDD)
- 1420TB raw disk capacity                        5148  22L     EST2 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD & 10TB
HDD) - 1752TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     EST3 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 4TB
HDD) - 1033TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     EST4 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 8TB
HDD) - 1697TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     EST5 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH12 Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD & 10TB
HDD) - 2029TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     EST6 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42      
    

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 5148, 7014, and 7965 machine type:

New features available November 2, 2018

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

4.5M, 12Gb/s MINI SAS HD ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE     5148  22L     AJGB 
4.3M, 12Gb/s MINI SAS HD ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE     5148  22L     AJGC 
4M 12Gb/s MINI SAS HD to MINI SAS HD COPPER CABLE 5148  22L     ECE6 
5M 12Gb/s MINI SAS HD to MINI SAS HD COPPER CABLE 5148  22L     ECE7 
Rack Content Specify for 8831-00M 1EIA            7014  T42     ER2L 
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GL1C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 1040TB
raw disk capacity                                 5148  22L     ESTS 
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GL2C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 2100TB
raw disk capacity                                 5148  22L     ESTT 
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GL4C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 4220TB
raw disk capacity                                 5148  22L     ESTU 
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GL6C Solution Specify (10TB HDD) - 6340TB
raw disk capacity                                 5148  22L     ESTW 
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GL4C with copper SAS Cables Solution Specify
(10TB HDD) - 4220TB raw disk capacity             5148  22L     ESTX 
                                                  7965  S42   
       



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Publications

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Technical information

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Hardware requirements

All required hardware ships with the Elastic Storage Server solution.

Software requirements

All required software ships with the Elastic Storage Server solution, including:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale for IBM Elastic Storage Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (le)
  • IBM Select Support for xCAT V2

Planning information

Cable orders

No cable orders required.

Security, auditability, and control

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The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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Terms and conditions

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Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

Elastic Storage Server comes with three years of hardware support.

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.


Client setup

No.


Machine code

No license terms apply.


Optional features warranty period

  • Not applicable



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Prices

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Announcement countries

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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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