IBM DS8880 delivers faster performance than the previous DS8000 models with the reliability and availability to support digital business

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG15-0236
October 20, 2015

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

 


(Corrected on December 11, 2015)
The IBM DS8884 configuration options section in the Overview has been updated. The list under the Addressing capabilities section of the Description has also been updated. Feature conversion information for feature numbers 1243 and 5778 has been removed.


(Corrected on November 2, 2015)
The Choice of models and features list in the Description section and the Premium Support Services section under the Terms and conditions have been updated.



Top rule
At a glance
Bottom rule

IBM® DS8880 delivers faster performance than the previous DS8000® models while maintaining the reliability and availability of the enterprise storage platform to support digital business. DS8000 has extended enterprise storage systems leadership by offering the following options:

  • DS8886 Model 981 and Model 98E Expansion Unit
  • DS8884 Model 980 and Model 98B Expansion Unit
  • IBM POWER8® based processors
  • Scalable system memory and process cores in the controllers
  • Repackage rack power system
  • Improved I/O enclosure pairs
  • Reduced 19-inch rack footprint
  • Small form factor hardware management console (HMC)
  • Machine Type Model conversion from DS8870 to DS8886


Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Overview
Bottom rule

Our world is evolving faster than ever in this digital age. According to a Gartner report, more than 7 billion people will be connected to the Internet using 25 billion digital devices by 2020. We are already interconnected with each other and engage in a global network that delivers information to the palm of our hands. We are living smarter and more informative lives, with expectations to have constant access to our business transactions. With the shift in how business is conducted and people communicate, a digital business era has emerged.

As businesses accelerate their use of digital devices over the Internet, they struggle to protect consumer data from being stolen or accessed without authorization. IBM is introducing the new DS8880, a family of business-critical, hybrid data systems that span a wide range of price points. The family is powered by the next generation of the proven DS8000 platform from IBM and delivers critical application acceleration, uncompromising availability, and industry-leading capabilities.

The new IBM DS8880 family includes two high-performance models (DS8884 Model 980 with its associated DS8884 Expansion Unit Model 98B, and DS8886 Model 981 with its associated DS8886 Expansion Unit Model 98E) that can be ordered with one, two, three, or four years of support, which covers both the hardware and advanced function features.

The DS8880 is also designed to deliver new hardware features for a combination of price and efficiency that is right for all application needs. In order to fulfill different application needs, DS8880 enables both hybrid-flash and traditional disk configuration options. Incorporating DS8880 with advanced storage tiering and thin provisioning can improve storage efficiency and reduce the total cost of ownership.

DS8880 also boasts world-class high availability and special integration with z Systems™ to deliver extraordinary value. For organizations seeking an ideal combination of performance, high availability, resilience, and agility, DS8880 is the ideal choice.

IBM POWER8 processor technology

IBM DS8880 systems feature IBM POWER8 server technology to help support high performance. These DS8880 models deliver up to two times throughput improvement over DS8870.

Each model within the DS8880 enables a concurrent upgrade from the smallest to the largest configuration. This includes adding cache and processors for increased performance, adding host ports for increased connectivity, adding HDDs and SSDs and additional expansion frames to the base frame for increased capacity, and adding advanced feature functions.

Memory support

Total memory support with the new DS8880 has increased by 100% as compared to DS8870. These new models deliver from 64 GB to 2 TB of system processor memory, while continuing to be managed in 4 KB segments for optimal cache efficiency. The additional memory on the new DS8880 platform increases the system read and write cache capacity, improving its performance capability based on workload.

Repackaged rack power system

The DS8880 power distribution system is based on the DS8870 power supply. The power supply has been repackaged to fit the 19-inch rack. These repackaged power supplies maintain energy efficiency and are designed to support emerging energy efficiency standards. The repackaged power system provides 8 KW and is single phase power only.

Improved I/O enclosure pairs

The new I/O enclosure pairs are PCIe Gen3 capable. The new I/O enclosure supports 6 PCIe adapter slots and two additional direct attached, high-performance flash enclosure ports. The I/O enclosures are attached to the POWER8 servers by two 8x PCIe Gen3 cables. Internal transfer rate to each I/O bay is four times faster compared to the prior model.

Reduced footprint rack

The DS8880 is implemented in a standard 19-inch rack footprint. The rack footprint only occupies two floor tiles on a raised floor. The standard footprint assists clients in floor space planning and can help to reduce the footprint by up to 30%.

The rack ships as a 40U configuration that can be expanded to 46U at installation. The rack includes integrated anti-tip caster outriggers that stow under the rack, and also has an integrated keyboard and display pocket in the side wall accessed from the front of the rack. The keyboard and display do not take up additional rack space in the 19-inch rail area.

A small form factor HMC is used on the DS8880. One or two HMCs are supported in the base rack.

IBM DS8884 configuration options

This model delivers a lower cost system and smaller scale solution with performance on par with the DS8870. The DS8884 supports six core processors, up to 256 GB system memory, 64 host adapter ports, four high-performance flash enclosures, and 768 disk drives.

DS8884 and DS8886 advanced function features can now be purchased based on customer usage and not the total physical capacity of the system (exclude base function licenses).

IBM DS8884 Model cannot be upgraded to IBM DS8886 Model.

Drive support

DS8880 offers the following drive capacities which are encryption capable:

  • 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 4 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS
  • 200 GB SSD
  • 400 GB SSD
  • 800 GB SSD
  • 1.6 TB SSD

Machine Type Model conversion from DS8870 to DS8886

The field model conversion from DS8870 to DS8886 is available for existing customers. This offering will only be available for DS8870 Enterprise Configurations (2-core processors excluded). Some restrictions apply for the model conversions. Refer to the Model conversions section for details.

Value-based pricing and licensing

IBM DS8880 requires a corresponding advanced function license (283x-LF8) for the total physical capacity of the storage system.

For more information on the function authorizations, refer to the Hardware Announcement ZG15-0234, dated October 20, 2015.


Product preview

IBM plans to announce a new member of the DS8880 family in 2016.

This new model will be flash optimized to provide an all-flash, higher performance storage subsystem model.

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 remains at our sole discretion.



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Key prerequisites
Bottom rule

All announced features and functions are supported on the IBM DS8000 series and require DS8000 LMC 8.8.00.xx.xx (bundle version 88.0.xxx.xx), or later.



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Planned availability date
Bottom rule

  • December 4, 2015: All features and feature conversions, except feature number 1906 (Earthquake kit)
  • January 22, 2016: General availability for Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam
  • March 4, 2016: Feature number 1906

These products will not be available for ordering in Argentina.

Availability of programs with an encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Description
Bottom rule

IBM DS8880, the newest DS8000 family, has integrated IBM POWER8 processors to handle vast amounts of data, delivering new levels of performance and capacity for large-scale consolidation and growth.

IBM POWER8 processor technology

DS8880 high-performance flagship models feature IBM POWER8 server technology to help support high performance. Compared to the performance of the previous DS8000 system, this new processor aids the DS8880 in improving the performance of both sequential read and sequential write throughputs by over 100%, and delivers up to two times throughput performance.

The new DS8000 offers a single-socket, 6-core processor complex and up to a dual-socket, 24-core processor complex per controller.

Configuration options available

The new IBM DS8000 offers two types of configuration models. DS8886 Model 981 which enables a system to be configured with up to 1536 drives and 240 flash cards within the storage system. DS8884 Model 980 enables a system to be configured with up to 768 drives and 120 flash cards within the storage system.

DS8884 configuration is intended for environments where the price and capabilities of a smaller DS8880 configuration are preferred. DS8886 is optimized for performance and highly scalable configurations with large, long-term growth.

IBM DS8884 Model cannot be upgraded to IBM DS8886 Model.

Processor memory offerings

DS8884 Model 980 with 6-core configuration offers up to 256 GB of processor memory. DS8886 Model 981 with 8-core configuration offers up to 256 GB, with 16-core configuration offers up to 512 GB, and with 24-core configuration offers up to 2,048 GB. In addition, the write cache scales according to the processor memory size selected to help optimize performance. The total memory has been increased 100% when compared to the previous Model 961.

Enterprise disk drives

DS8880 offers a selection of disk drives, including a 2.5-inch form factor for increased density and performance per frame and 3.5-inch nearline SAS drives which offer larger capacities. All of the drives are Serial Attached SCSI third generation 12 Gbps SAS drives (SAS-3). The following options are available:

  • 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 1200 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 4 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS
Solid state drives (SSDs)

To improve data transfer rate (IOPS) and response time, the IBM DS8000 series enables support for SSDs. SSDs have improved I/O transaction-based performance over traditional platter-based drives. SSDs are a high-IOPS, enterprise class storage device targeted at Tier 0 applications that can use a high level of fast-access storage. SSDs offer a number of potential benefits over hard disk drives, including better IOPS performance, lower power consumption, less heat generation, and lower acoustical noise. SSDs are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 6xxx. RAID-6 is not supported for SSD arrays and RAID-10 are supported via RPQ.

The following capacities are offered for DS8880:

  • 200 GB SSD
  • 400 GB SSD
  • 800 GB SSD
  • 1600 GB SSD

Flash cards

Each Flash card capacity is 400 GB. Feature number 1596 offers 16 flash cards and feature number 1598 offers an additional 14 flash cards. Flash cards arrays are configured as RAID 5.

19-inch rack for a reduced footprint

The DS8880 is delivered in a reduced footprint 19-inch rack which will fit well in most data centers and eliminates the existing wide rack package. The I/O enclosure used for DS8870 has been replaced by a new I/O enclosure, attached to the POWER8 servers with PCIe Gen3 x8 cables. The new I/O enclosure has six PCIe adapter slots and two additional direct attached, high-performance flash enclosure ports.

The rack also has an integrated keyboard and display pocket in the side wall that can be accessed from the front of the rack. A small form factor HMC is used on the DS8880. One or two HMCs are supported in the base rack.

A unique feature of the new rack is the ability to expand from the height of 40U configuration to 46U concurrently. The expansion enables customers to have more capacity added to their storage systems.

Repackaged rack power system

The DS8880 power system provides up to 8 KW distribution with 4 second full rack battery backup for power line disturbance ride through. Extended power line disturbance ride through feature of 40 seconds is also available. Input power is single phase 200-240 V 60 A service.

Connectivity with Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters

The DS8880 series is designed to offer enhanced connectivity with the availability of four-port or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters. The 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters, offered in longwave and shortwave, auto-negotiate to either 16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, 4 Gbps, or 2 Gbps link speeds. This flexibility enables exploitation of the potential benefits offered by the higher performance, 16 Gbps SAN-based solutions, while also maintaining compatibility with existing 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps infrastructures. In addition, the individual ports on the adapter can be configured with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) or FICON®. This can help protect investment in Fibre Channel adapters and increase the ability to migrate to new servers. DS8886 Model 981 can support up to a maximum of 32 four-port or 16 eight-port host adapters, which equates to a maximum of 128 Fibre Channel ports.

DS8880 models offer extensive connectivity support, including Fibre Channel or FICON, across a broad range of server environments, such as IBM z Systems™, System p, System i®, and System x servers, as well as servers from Sun, Hewlett-Packard, and non-IBM Intel-based servers. This rich support of heterogeneous environments and attachments, along with the flexibility to easily partition the DS8880 series storage capacity among the attached environments, can help support storage consolidation requirements and dynamic, changing environments.

Concurrent upgrade path

The DS8880 continues supporting a concurrent upgrade from the smallest to the largest configuration on each model. This includes adding cache and processors for increased performance, adding host ports for increased connectivity, adding HDDs, SSDs, and additional expansion frames to the base frame for increased capacity, and adding advanced function features.

High availability

DS8880 models are designed and implemented with component redundancy to eliminate single points of failure.

Logical Unit Number (LUN) and volume management

Concurrent LUN and volume creation and deletion are supported. When a LUN or volume is deleted, the capacity can be reformatted and reused.

LUNs and volumes can be configured to span arrays, therefore the size of the volume or LUN is not constrained by the size of the array. LUNs up to 16 TB are supported. CKD volumes up to 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) are also supported.

Dynamic Volume Expansion supporting application data growth

The IBM DS8880 series supports Dynamic Volume Expansion, enabling the size of a logical volume to be increased while it is online to a host system. This capability can simplify management by enabling easier online volume expansion to support application data growth. The maximum volume size is limited to the currently supported maximum size for DS8880:

  • Open systems (Fixed Block - FB) volumes - 16 TB
  • System z® (CKD) volumes - 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders)

Volumes that are expanded can be online during and after the execution of the function. Volumes may not be in copy services relationships (Point-in-Time Copy, FlashCopy® SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Metro/Global Mirror, and z/OS® Global Mirror functions) while expansion is taking place. The function can be managed and configured through the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. IBM z Systems and System p servers support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8880.

All other servers may require additional steps to be put into place in order to support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8880. The Dynamic Volume Expansion capability is provided with the DS8880 series at no additional charge.

Addressing capabilities

Support for logical subsystems, logical devices, and logical paths defined as:

  • Up to 256 logical subsystems
  • Up to 65,280 logical devices
  • Up to 130,560 FICON logical paths (1,280 logical paths per port and up to 500 logical paths per control unit image)
  • Up to 8,000 process logins (509 per SCSI-FCP port)

Simplified storage management for z Systems with z/OS

For z Systems and z/OS environments, DS8880 models can support 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) 3390 volumes. It can help relieve addressing constraints, improve disk resource utilization, and improve storage administrator productivity by providing the ability to consolidate multiple disk volumes into a single address.

Administration and management

  • Online configuration capability features a web-based GUI designed to offer increased ease of use
  • A single command-line interface supports both logical configuration and copy services
  • Capabilities such as remote code distribution and email notification of link failures can also improve availability

Choice of models and features

DS8880 delivers extensive scalability as compared to previous DS8870 systems. With a 6-core processor complex, DS8884 Model 980 supports up to 240 2.5-inch disk drives and 60 flash cards for a maximum capacity of up to 408 TB. It also supports up to 256 GB of processor memory with up to 32 Fibre Channel/FICON ports. With an optional expansion unit (DS8884 Model 98B), it scales as follows:

  • With one DS8884 Model 98B Expansion Unit, the DS8884 Model 980 (128 or 256 GB memory) supports up to 64 fibre Channel/FICON ports, 528 disk drives and 120 flash cards, providing up to 892.8 TB of physical capacity with 1.6 TB SSD drives, up to 264 drives for up to 1.1 PB of physical capacity with 4 TB nearline SAS disk drives
  • With two DS8884 Model 98B Expansion Units, the DS8884 Model 980 (128 or 256 GB memory) supports up to 768 disk drives, providing up to 1.23 PB of physical capacity with 1.6 TB SSD drives, up to 384 drives for up to 1.54 PB of physical capacity with 4 TB nearline SAS disk drives

With 8, 16, and 24-core processor complex, the DS8886 Model 981 supports up to 192 2.5-inch disk drives and 120 flash cards for a maximum capacity of up to 355.2 TB. It also supports up to 2 TB of processor memory with up to 64 Fibre Channel/FICON ports. With an optional expansion unit (DS8886 Model 98E), it scales as follows:

  • With one DS8886 Model 98E Expansion Unit, the DS8886 Model 981 (16 or 24-core) supports up to 128 fibre Channel/FICON ports, 480 disk drives and 240 flash cards, providing up to 864 TB of physical capacity with 1.6 TB SSD drives, up to 240 drives for up to 1.06 PB of physical capacity with 4 TB nearline SAS disk drives
  • With two DS8886 Model 98E Expansion Units, the DS8886 Model 981 (16 or 24-core) supports up to 912 disk drives, providing up to 1.46 PB of physical capacity with 1.6 TB SSD drives, up to 456 drives for up to 1.82 PB of physical capacity with 4 TB nearline SAS disk drives
  • With a third DS8886 Model 98E Expansion Unit, the DS8886 Model 981 (16 or 24-core) supports up to 1,344 disk drives, providing up to 2.15 PB of physical capacity with 1.6 TB SSD drives, up to 672 drives for up to 2.69 PB of physical capacity with 4 TB nearline SAS disk drives
  • With a fourth DS8886 Model 98E Expansion Unit, the DS8886 Model 981 (16 or 24-core) supports up to 1,536 disk drives, providing up to 2.46 PB of physical capacity with 1.6 TB SSD drives, up to 768 drives for up to 3.1 PB of physical capacity with 4 TB nearline SAS disk drives

To meet performance and configuration needs, new DS8880 offers a 6-, 8-, 16-, or 24-core processor complex. Refer to the following table for more information about supported drive and adapter counts with the two available configuration options.

Model Core per Processor Complex Physical capacity Disk drives Processor memory Host adapters 9xE attach Flash enclosures
DS8886 configuration:
981 8-core 355 TB 192 256 GB 16 0 4
981 16-core 2.55 PB 1,536 512 GB 32 0 to 4 8
981 24-core 2.55 PB 1,536 2048 GB 32 0 to 4 8
DS8884 configuration:
980 6-core 408 TB 240 64 GB 8 0 2
980 6-core 1.28 PB 768 256 GB 16 0 to 2 4
Model Processor Physical capacity Disk drives Processor memory Host adapters 9xx attach Flash enclosures
DS8886 configuration first expansion:
98E N/A 508.8 TB 288 N/A 16 981 4
DS8886 configuration second/third expansions:
98E N/A 691.2 TB 432 N/A 0 981 0
DS8886 configuration fourth expansion:
98E N/A 307.2 TB 192 N/A 0 981 0
DS8884 first expansion configuration first expansion:
98B N/A 460.8 TB 288 N/A 8 980 2
DS8884 first expansion configuration second expansion:
98B N/A 384 TB 240 N/A 0 980 0

Variety of configuration options

Price, performance, and capacity flexibility to help address specific application and business requirements is provided through drive intermix support.

Physical capacity for the DS8880 series is purchased through disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives with the same capacity and rpm. For additional flexibility, feature conversions are available to exchange existing disk drive sets when purchasing new disk drive sets with higher capacity. The following disk drive sets are available :

Size Drive type Drive speed Encryption drive RAID support Field supported
300 GB SAS 15K rpm Yes 5, 6, 10 Yes
600 GB SAS 15K rpm Yes 5, 6, 10 Yes
600 GB SAS 10K rpm Yes 5, 6, 10 Yes
1.2 TB SAS 10K rpm Yes 5, 6, 10 Yes
4 TB SAS nearline 7.2K rpm Yes 6, 10 Yes
200 GB SSD N/A Yes 5, 10 Yes
400 GB SSD N/A Yes 5, 10 Yes
800 GB SSD N/A Yes 5, 10 Yes
1.6 TB SSD N/A Yes 5, 10 Yes
400 GB Flash N/A Yes 5 Yes

Encryption capability

IBM recognizes the requirement for data protection, not only from hardware or software failures, but also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. The DS8880 series storage controllers support encryption which helps mitigate the threat of theft, mismanagement, or loss of business critical data.

Encryption may be enabled for all data at rest using any of the available drives with key management services supported by Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM) software. Enabling encryption is optional, and may be activated using a storage appliance with SKLM installed.

The encryption support feature is not available for China or Russia.

Additionally, an environment verification process must be completed to support best practice configuration of the encryption solution. This verification can be requested from IBM Lab Based Services (recommended), or completed by the customer, but is a prerequisite of the encryption solution activation process.

Call home options

On DS8880, the call home function is no longer offered through a modem, and is only implemented through an Internet SSL-AOS connection.

The following availability dates apply worldwide, except for Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan, and Argentina.

General availability is December 4, 2015, for the following:

  • DS8886 Models 981 and 98E
  • DS8884 Models 980 and 98B
  • DS8000 LMC R8.0

General and field availability is March 4, 2016, for the Earthquake kit, feature number 1906.

Field (MES) availability is March 4, 2016, for the following:

  • Field install Model 98E
  • Field install Model 98B
  • Field merge of expansion frames
  • Cache and processor options
  • HD disk enclosure
  • PCIe I/O enclosure pair
  • PCIe HD cable groups
  • 8 Gbps device adapters
  • 8/16 Gbps PCIe based host adapters
  • Disk drive sets
  • Encryption SSD disk drive sets
  • Flash cards
  • High-performance flash enclosure
  • Model conversion from DS8870 to DS8886



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Reference information
Bottom rule

For more information on the function authorizations refer to the Hardware Announcement ZG15-0234, dated October 20, 2015.

For the IBM statement on compliance with the European Union Directive on Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002/95/EC) (RoHS), visit

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/rohs.shtml



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Product number
Bottom rule

Description Machine type Model Feature
DS8884 2833 980  
DS8884 Expansion Unit 2833 98B  
       
DS8886 2833 981  
DS8886 Expansion Unit 2833 98E  
       
Model 9xE merge indicators:      
- 9xE factory merge 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0001
- 9xE field merge 2833 98B, 98E 0002
- DoD indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0020
- JEMT indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0021
       
Custom features:      
- Top Expansion 2833 981, 98E 0170
- Top Storage placement indicator 2833 980 0171
- Shipping weight reduction 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0200
       
Model 9xE position indicators:      
- 981 - 98E position 1 2833 981, 98E 0371
- 981 - 98E position 2 2833 981, 98E 0372
- 981 - 98E position 3 2833 981, 98E 0373
- 981 - 98E position 4 2833 981, 98E 0374
       
Model 9xB position indicators:      
- 980 - 98B position 1 2833 980, 98B 0376
- 980 - 98B position 2 2833 980, 98B 0377
       
       
Encryption not capable 2833 980, 981 0403
       
All-flash indicator 2833 980, 981 0600
SAS-SSD mix indicators 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0603
SSD custom placement indicators 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0604
       
Initial system capacity:      
- Up to 100 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0801
- 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0803
- 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0804
- 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0806
- 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0807
- 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0808
- 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0809
       
Attachment indicators:      
- IBM/Openwave Alliance indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0930
- IBM System i indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0931
- IBM System p indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0932
- IBM System x indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0933
- IBM System z indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0934
- IBM System z B/C indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0935
- IBM System zEnterprise® Cloud indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0936
- Linux™ indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0940
- Storage Appliance indicator 2833 980, 981 0952
- IBM ProtecTIER® indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0960
- IBM Storwize® V7000 indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0961
- IBM N series indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0962
- IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0963
- IBM/EPIC attachment indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0964
- VMware VAAI indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0965
- OpenStack indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0966
- US TAA compliance indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 0983
       
Power:      
- Single phase DC-UPS 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1050
- Extended PLD 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1055
       
Single phase line cords:      
- SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1062
- SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1063
       
Special tool:      
- Overhead ladder - 5ft 2833 980, 981 1101
- Ladder - Top Expansion - 3ft 2833 981 1102
       
Management Console:      
- Mgmt console - Primary 2833 980, 981 1140
- Mgmt console - Secondary 2833 980, 981 1150
       
Disk drive enclosures:      
- HD disk enclosure pair 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1241
- HD STD enclosure indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1242
- 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1244
- HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1245
- HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1255
- HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1256
- HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1257
       
Disk drive cables:      
- Disk drive cable group A 2833 981 1246
- HD disk drive cable group B 2833 98E 1247
- HD disk drive cable group C 2833 98E 1248
- HD disk drive cable group D 2833 98E 1249
- HD disk drive cable group E 2833 98E 1251
- Extended HD disk drive cable group C 2833 98E 1252
- Extended HD disk drive cable group D 2833 98E 1253
- Extended HD disk drive cable group E 2833 98E 1254
- BC Disk drive cable group A 2833 980 1261
- BC disk drive cable group B 2833 98B 1262
- BC disk drive cable group C 2833 98B 1263
- Extended BC disk drive cable group C 2833 98B 1266
       
I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1302
       
I/O cables:      
- PCI-E cable group 1 2833 981 1320
- PCI-E cable group 2 2833 981 1321
       
Top exit bracket:      
- Top exit bracket for Fibre cable 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1400
       
Fibre Channel/FICON cables:      
- 50 um Fibre cable (LC) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1410
- 50 um Fibre cable (LC/SC) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1411
- 50 um Fibre cable (Jumper) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1412
- 9 um Fibre cable (LC) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1420
- 9 um Fibre cable (LC/SC) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1421
- 9 um Fibre cable (Jumper) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1422
       
High-performance flash card sets:      
- High-performance flash enclosure 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1500
- 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1596
- 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R) 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1598
- Flash enclosure filler set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1599
       
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:      
- DS8000 LMC R8.0 2833 980, 981 1880
- DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator 2833 98B, 98E 1980
       
Earthquake kit 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1906
Hardware installation MES 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 1999
       
Disk enclosure filler sets:      
- 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 2997
- 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 2999
       
Device adapters:      
- Device adapter pair I 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3053
       
Host adapters:      
- 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3153
- 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3157
- 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3253
- 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3257
- 16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3353
- 16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 3453
       
Processor memory:      
- 64 GB Processor memory (6-core only) 2833 980 4223
- 128 GB Processor memory (6-core only) 2833 980 4224
- 256 GB Processor memory (6-core only) 2833 980 4225
- 128 GB Processor memory (8-core only) 2833 981 4324
- 256 GB Processor memory (8-core or 16-core) 2833 981 4325
- 512 GB Processor memory (16-core only) 2833 981 4326
- 1 TB Processor memory (24-core only) 2833 981 4327
- 2 TB Processor memory (24-core only) 2833 981 4328
       
Processor license indicators:      
- 6-core processor indicator 2833 980 4421
- 8-core processor indicator 2833 981 4422
- 16-core processor indicator 2833 981 4423
- 24-core processor indicator 2833 981 4424
       
Encryption disk drive sets:      
- 300 GB 15K drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 5308
- 600 GB 15K drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 5618
- 600 GB 10K drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 5708
- 1.2 TB 10K drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 5768
- 4 TB 7.2K half drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 5868
       
Encryption SSD drive sets:      
- 200 GB SSD drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 6058
- 400 GB SSD drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 6158
- 800 GB SSD drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 6258
- 1.6 TB SSD drive set 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E 6358
       
Function Authorization indicators      
Base Function (BF):      
- BF - Up to 100 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8151
- BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8152
- BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8153
- BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8154
- BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8155
- BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8156
- BF - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB 2833 980, 981 8160
       
Copy Services (CS) license:      
- CS - Inactive 2833 980, 981 8250
- CS - Up to 100 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8251
- CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8252
- CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8253
- CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8254
- CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8255
- CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8256
- CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB 2833 980, 981 8260
       
z-synergy Services (zsS) license:      
- zsS - Active 2833 980, 981 8300
- zsS - Inactive 2833 980, 981 8350
- zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8351
- zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8352
- zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8353
- zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8354
- zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8355
- zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity 2833 980, 981 8356
- zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB 2833 980, 981 8360
       
IGF transaction:      
- IGF transaction indicator 2833 980, 981 8999
       
Shipping and Handling NC 2833 980, 981, 98B, 98E AG00
Shipping and handling 981 2833 981 AGA4
Shipping and handling 98E 2833 98E AGA5
Shipping and handling 980 2833 980 AGA6
Shipping and handling 98B 2833 98B AGA7

Model conversions

Remaining warranty (years) From Model To Model Description
2 to < 3 years 2423-961 2833-981 DS8886 Model 981
2 to < 3 years 2424-961 2833-981 DS8886 Model 981
From Model To Model Description
2423-961 2833-98E DS8886 Model 98E
2424-961 2833-98E DS8886 Model 98E
2423-96E 2833-98E DS8886 Model 98E
2424-96E 2833-98E DS8886 Model 98E

Conversion from Model 961 to Model 98E is for those base models with five disk enclosures since an additional expansion is required to contain the additional disk enclosure.

Every configuration that needs to perform a model conversion has to be submitted through SCORE process and have the configuration validated before the password is provided to enable the model conversion option on e-config. You can access SCORE at

https://scores.boulder.ibm.com/webapp/snicrs/int/ssic/logon.do

Note: This is a reminder that model conversions are disruptive. Customers are responsible for backing up all data on the DS8870 and restoring it when the DS8886 is ready for production. The approximate duration for the conversion is three days.
Note: Prerequisites for model conversions can be found in the IBM System Storage® DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-8525).
Note: Certain restrictions apply based on the machine and remaining warranty years, contact your sales representative for additional information.

* Parts removed as a result of a model conversion become the property of IBM.

Feature conversions

From feature To feature Returned parts* Description Remarks
Model 9xE merge indicators:        
0001 0001 N/A 9xE factory merge  
0002 0002 N/A 9xE field merge  
0020 0020 N/A DoD Indicator  
0021 0021 N/A JEMT indicator  
Custom features:        
0168 Not supported      
0169 Not supported      
0200 0200 N/A Shipping weight reduction  
0202 Not supported      
0203 Not supported      
Model 9xE position indicators:        
0361 0371 N/A 981 - 98E position 1 Required if model 961 has five disk enclosures (DE)
0361/0362 0372 N/A 981 - 98E position 2 Required if 961 exceeds four DE, 96E first expansion frame exceeds six DE
0362/0363 0373 N/A 981 - 98E position 3 Required if 96E second expansion frame exceeds eight DE
0363 0374 N/A 981 - 98E position 4 Required if 96E third expansion frame exceeds six DE
BSMI certifications:        
0400 0400 N/A BSMI Certificate - Taiwan  
0401 Not supported      
0983 0983 N/A US TAA compliance indicator  
0403 0403 N/A Encryption not capable  
Ultra-SSD I/O drawer placement indicators:        
0411 Not supported      
0412 Not supported      
0413 Not supported      
0414 Not supported      
0415 Not supported      
0416 Not supported      
0417 Not supported      
0418 Not supported      
0511 Not supported      
0512 Not supported      
0513 Not supported      
0514 Not supported      
0515 Not supported      
0516 Not supported      
0517 Not supported      
0518 Not supported      
Custom drive placement indicators:        
0600 0600 N/A Flash indicators  
0601 Not supported      
0602 Not supported      
0603 0603 N/A SAS-SSD mix indicators  
0604 0604 N/A SSD custom placement indicators  
0605 Not supported      
Licensed function indicators:        
0700 Not supported      
0703 Not supported      
0707 Not supported      
0708 Not supported      
0709 Not supported      
0713 Not supported      
0714 Not supported      
0715 Not supported      
0720 Not supported      
0730 Not supported      
0742 Not supported      
0744 Not supported      
0745 Not supported      
0746 Not supported      
0760 Not supported      
0763 Not supported      
0780 Not supported      
0782 Not supported      
0784 Not supported      
Initial system capacity:        
0800 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0802 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0805 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0810 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0815 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0820 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0825 0801 N/A Up to 100 TB capacity  
0830 0803 N/A 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity  
0835 0803 N/A 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity  
0840 0803 N/A 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity  
0845 0804 N/A 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity  
0850 0804 N/A 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity  
0855 0804 N/A 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity  
0860 0804 N/A 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity  
0865 0804 N/A 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity  
0870 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0871 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0872 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0873 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0874 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0875 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0876 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0877 0806 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  
0878 0806 or 0807 N/A 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity or 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0879 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0880 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0881 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0882 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0883 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0884 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0885 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0886 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0887 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0888 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0889 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
0890 0807 N/A 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  
Standby CoD indicators:        
0900 Not supported      
0901 Not supported      
0902 Not supported      
0903 Not supported      
0904 Not supported      
Administrative indicators:        
0930 0930 N/A IBM / Openwave alliance  
0931 0931 N/A IBM System i indicator  
0932 0932 N/A IBM System p indicator  
0933 0933 N/A IBM System x indicator  
0934 0934 N/A IBM System z indicator  
0935 0935 N/A IBM System z B/C indicator  
0936 0936 N/A IBM System zEnterprise® Cloud indicator  
0940 0940 N/A Linux™ indicator  
0950 Not supported      
0960 0960 N/A IBM System Storage ProtecTIER® indicator  
0961 0961 N/A IBM Storwize® V7000 indicator  
0962 0962 N/A IBM System Storage Nseries indicator  
0963 0963 N/A IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator  
0964 0964 N/A IBM / EPIC attachment indicator  
0965 0965 N/A VMware VAAI indicator  
0966 0966 N/A OpenStack indicator  
Power:        
1000 Not supported      
1051 Not supported      
1055 1055 No Extended PLD  
Single phase power cords:        
1061 1062 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector (US, Canada, LA, JP & AP) It requires feature number 1050
1068 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector (EMEA, ME & AP) It requires feature number 1050
1072 1062 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector (US, Canada, LA, JP & AP) It requires feature number 1050
1073 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector (EMEA, ME & AP) It requires feature number 1050
Line cords:        
1080 1062 or 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector or 63A, no connector. It requires feature number 1050
1081 1062 or 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector or 63A, no connector. It requires feature number 1050
1082 1062 or 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector or 63A, no connector. It requires feature number 1050
1083 1062 or 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector or 63A, no connector. It requires feature number 1050
1084 1062 or 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector or 63A, no connector. It requires feature number 1050
1085 1062 or 1063 Yes SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3 pin connector or 63A, no connector. It requires feature number 1050
Special tool:        
1101 1101 No Overhead ladder - 5 feet  
Management console:        
1120 1140 Yes Management console - primary  
1130 1150 Yes Management console - secondary  
Disk enclosures:        
1241 1241 No HD disk enclosure pair  
1242 1242 No HD STD enclosure indicator  
1244 1244 No 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator  
1245 1245 No HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator  
1255 1255 No 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator  
1256 1256 No 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator  
1257 1257 No 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator  
Disk cables:        
1246 1246 No HD Disk drive cable group A  
1247 1247 No HD Disk drive cable group B  
1248 1248 No HD Disk drive cable group C  
1249 1249 No HD Disk drive cable group D  
1250 Not supported      
I/O enclosures:        
1301 1302 Yes I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3  
I/O cables:        
1320 1320 No PCI-E cable group 1  
1321 1321 No PCI-E cable group 2  
1322 Not supported      
Top exit bracket:        
1400 1400 No Top exit bracket for fibre cable  
Fibre Channel cables (50 micron:        
1410 1410 No 50 um Fibre cable (LC)  
1411 1411 No 50 um Fibre cable (LC/SC)  
1412 1412 No 50 um Fibre cable (jumper)  
Fibre Channel cables (9 micron):        
1420 1420 No 9 um Fibre cable (LC)  
1421 1421 No 9 um Fibre cable (LC/SC)  
1422 1422 No 9 um Fibre cable (jumper)  
High Performance flash family:        
1500 1500 No High Perf. SSD enclosure  
1506 p-listed RPQ No 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A No MES upgrade since feature code is already withdrawn
1508 p-listed RPQ No 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B No MES upgrade since feature code is already withdrawn
1596 1596 No 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)  
1598 1598 No 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)  
1599 1599 No Flash enclosure filler set  
Microcode bundle family:        
1731 1880 No DS8000 LMC R8.0  
1732 1880 No DS8000 LMC R8.0  
1733 1880 No DS8000 LMC R8.0  
1734 1880 No DS8000 LMC R8.0  
1735 1880 No DS8000 LMC R8.0  
1736 1880 No DS8000 LMC R8.0  
Encryption Support:        
1750 Not supported      
1754 Not supported      
1760 MT 2421-AP1 with feature code 1761 and RPQ8S1426      
Microcode Bundle Family:        
1831 1980 No DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator  
1832 1980 No DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator  
1833 1980 No DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator  
1834 1980 No DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator  
1835 1980 No DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator  
1836 1980 No DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator  
         
1906 1906 No Earthquake kit It requires first expansion frame ordering
1999 1999 No Hardware installation MES  
         
Disk enclosure filler:        
2997 2997 No 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set  
2998 Not supported      
2999 2999 No 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set  
Device adapters:        
3053 3053 No 8 Gb 4 port device adapter pair I  
3054 Not supported      
Host adapters:        
3153 3153 No 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe  
3157 3157 No 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe  
3253 3253 No 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe  
3257 3257 No 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe  
3353 3353 No 16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe  
3453 3453 No 16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe  
Processor memory:        
4311 Not supported      
4312 Not supported      
4313 4324, 4325, 4326, 4327,4328 Yes 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048 GB processor memory If there are five storage enclosures, it requires additional expansion frame (I/O bay and DA adapters), min 16-core 256 GB processor memory
4314 4324, 4325, 4326, 4327,4328 Yes 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048 GB processor memory If there are five storage enclosures, it requires additional expansion frame (I/O bay and DA adapters), min 16-core 256 GB processor memory
4315 4325, 4326, 4327. 4328 Yes 256, 512, 1024, 2048 GB processor memory  
4316 4326, 4327, 4328 Yes 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB processor memory  
4317 4327, 4328 Yes 1 TB and 2 TB processor memory  
Processor license feature indicators:        
4401 Not supported      
4402 4422, 4423, 4424 Yes 8, 16, 24 P8 processor indicator  
4403 4422, 4423, 4424 Yes 8, 16, 24 P8 processor indicator  
4404 4423, 4424 Yes 16 or 24 processor indicator  
4411 Not supported      
4412 4422, 4423, 4424 Yes 8, 16, 24 P8 processor indicator  
4413 4422, 4423, 4424 Yes 8, 16, 24 P8 processor indicator  
4414 4423, 4424 Yes 16 or 24 processor indicator  
Encryption disk drive sets:        
5108 p-listed RPQ No 146 GB 15K SAS E drive set  
5308 5308 No 300 GB 15K SAS E drive set  
5618 5618 No 600 GB 15K SAS E drive set  
5708 5708 No 600 GB 10K SAS E drive set  
5768 5768 No 1.2 TB 10K SAS E drive set  
5868 5868 No 4 TB 7.2K SAS E drive set  
Encryption standby CoD disk drive sets:        
5109 p-listed RPQ No 146 GB 15K SAS E drive set  
5309 5308 No 300 GB 15K SAS E drive set  
5619 5618 No 600 GB 15K SAS E drive set  
5709 5708 No 600 GB 10K SAS E drive set  
5769 5768 No 1.2 TB 10K SAS E drive set  
5869 5868 No 4 TB 7.2K SAS E drive set  
Encryption solid state disk drive sets:        
6058 6058 No 200 GB SSD E drive set  
6158 6158 No 400 GB SSD E drive set  
6258 6258 No 800 GB SSD E drive set  
6358 6358 No 1.6 TB SSD E drive set  
From feature To feature Returned parts* Description
Disk enclosures:      
1242 1244 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
1242 1245 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1242 1255 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 200 GB SSD enclosure indictor
1242 1256 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1242 1257 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
       
1245 1256 No SSD enclosure indicator
1245 1257 No SSD enclosure indicator
       
1255 1245 No SSD enclosure indicator
1255 1256 No SSD enclosure indicator
1255 1257 No SSD enclosure indicator
       
1256 1257 No SSD enclosure indicator
       
Host adapters:      
3153 3157 Yes Host adapter conversion
3153 3253 Yes Host adapter conversion
3153 3257 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3157 3153 Yes Host adapter conversion
3157 3253 Yes Host adapter conversion
3157 3257 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3253 3153 Yes Host adapter conversion
3253 3157 Yes Host adapter conversion
3253 3257 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3257 3153 Yes Host adapter conversion
3257 3157 Yes Host adapter conversion
3257 3253 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3353 3453 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3453 3353 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
Encryption disk drive sets:      
5308 5618 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308 5708 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308 5768 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308 5868 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
       
5618 5708 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5618 5768 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5618 5868 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
       
5708 5618 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708 5768 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708 5868 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
       
Encryption SSD drive sets:      
6058 6158 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058 6258 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058 6358 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
       
6158 6258 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
6158 6358 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
       
6258 6358 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
       
Encryption SAS to SSD drive sets:      
5308 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5618 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5708 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5768 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5868 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5868 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5868 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5868 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
From feature To feature Returned parts* Description
Processor memory:      
4223 4224 No Processor memory conversion
4223 4225 No Processor memory conversion
       
4224 4225 No Processor memory conversion
From feature To feature Returned parts* Description
I/O cables:      
1320 1321 Yes I/O cable conversion
       
Processor memory:      
4324 4325 No Processor memory conversion
4324 4326 No Processor memory conversion
       
4325 4326 No Processor memory conversion
4325 4327 No Processor memory conversion
       
4326 4327 No Processor memory conversion
4326 4328 No Processor memory conversion
       
4327 4328 Yes Processor memory conversion
       
Processor License feature indicators:      
4422 4423 No Processor License feature conversion
4422 4424 No Processor License feature conversion
       
4423 4424 No Processor License feature conversion
From feature To feature Returned parts* Description
Disk enclosures:      
1242 1244 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
1242 1245 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1242 1255 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 200 GB SSD enclosure indictor
1242 1256 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1242 1257 No HD STD enclosure indicator to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
       
1245 1256 No SSD enclosure indicator
1245 1257 No SSD enclosure indicator
       
1255 1245 No SSD enclosure indicator
1255 1256 No SSD enclosure indicator
1255 1257 No SSD enclosure indicator
       
1256 1257 No SSD enclosure indicator
       
Host adapters:      
3153 3157 Yes Host adapter conversion
3153 3253 Yes Host adapter conversion
3153 3257 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3157 3153 Yes Host adapter conversion
3157 3253 Yes Host adapter conversion
3157 3257 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3253 3153 Yes Host adapter conversion
3253 3157 Yes Host adapter conversion
3253 3257 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3257 3153 Yes Host adapter conversion
3257 3157 Yes Host adapter conversion
3257 3253 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3353 3453 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
3453 3353 Yes Host adapter conversion
       
Encryption disk drive sets:      
5308 5618 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308 5708 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308 5768 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308 5868 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
       
5618 5708 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5618 5768 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5618 5868 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
       
5708 5618 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708 5768 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708 5868 Yes Encryption disk drive set conversion
       
       
Encryption SSD drive sets:      
6058 6158 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058 6258 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058 6358 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
       
6158 6258 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
6158 6358 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
       
6258 6358 Yes Encryption SSD drive conversion
       
Encryption SAS to SSD drive sets:      
5308 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5618 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5708 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5768 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
       
5868 6058 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5868 6158 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5868 6258 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5868 6358 Yes Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion

*Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.

N/A = Not applicable



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Publications
Bottom rule

The following publication has been updated to reflect this announcement and will be available October 20, 2015.

Title Order number
IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide GC27-8525

The following publications are shipped with the DS8000 series:

Title Order number
IBM DS8000 Customer Series Publications CD-ROM 00VN159
IBM DS8000 Series License Documentation CD-ROM 00VN160

The publications CD contains the following documents:

Title Order number
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide GC27-8525
IBM DS8000 Host Systems Attachment Guide SC27-8527
IBM DS Command-Line Interface User's Guide for DS8000 series SC27-8526
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem Device Driver User's Guide GC52-1309
IBM DS Open Application Programming Interface Installation and Reference GC27-4211
IBM DS8000 series Non-IBM_Licenses_and_Notices-Rel 5.x-7.x, 8.0 GA32-2204
IBM Warranty Information GC26-7919
READ ME FIRST for IBM Products GA32-1061
IBM System Storage Notice Regarding Storage Encryption 45W6389

The license CD contains the following documentation:

Title Order number
IBM System Storage DS® Storage Mgr R8.0 & CIM Agent for DS Open Application Programming Interface 5.8.0 GC27-3907
IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs (ILAN) 98Y2827
Global Mirroring Utilities for ICKDSF Users and Open Systems Environments License Information GC26-7644

DS8000 publications are available at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

You can search, view, and collaborate with documentation using IBM Knowledge Center.

IBM Knowledge Center is an IBM-wide view of technical information with multiple sources of offerings in a single location.

IBM Knowledge Center provides a centralized and consolidated way to access the information you need to use IBM products and also provides innovative ways to find information and to create your own set of information to cater to your needs. You will be able to personalize views, build customer documents, and interact with other information.

Visit IBM Knowledge Center to learn more

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/

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.

The IBM Publications Center Portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order


Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Services
Bottom rule

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 visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/zz/en?pageType=tp_search_new


Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Technical information
Bottom rule

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
  • Width: 606 mm (23.86 in)
  • Depth:
    • 1,200 mm (47.25 in) without doors
    • 1,380 mm (54.3 in) with doors
  • Height:
    • 40U: 1,924 mm (75.75 in)
    • 46U: 2,190 mm (86.22 in)
  • Weight:
    • 40U: 975.7 kg (2,151 lb)
    • 46U: 1,095 kg (2,413 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16°C to 32°C (60°F to 90°F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 - 80%
  • Wet bulb (caloric value):
    • DS8886
      • 24279 BTU for A rack
      • 23001 BTU for B rack
      • 17679 BTU for C or D rack
      • 7865 BTU for E rack
    • DS8884
      • 19731 BTU for A rack
      • 15969 BTU for B rack
      • 9832 BTU for C rack
  • Electrical power:
    • DS8886
      • 7.1 KW for A rack
      • 6.7 KW for B rack
      • 5.2 KW for C or D rack
      • 2.3 KW for E rack
    • DS8884
      • 5.8 KW for A rack
      • 5.0 KW for B rack
      • 2.9 KW for C rack
  • Capacity of exhaust:
    • 1300 cubic feet/minute for 981
    • 1500 cubic feet/minute for 98E
    • 1200 cubic meter/minute for 980
    • 1100 cubic meter/minute for 98B
  • Declared operating A-weighted sound power level: 7.9 bels
  • Leakage and starting current: 42.9 mA/<100 ampere

Power consumption

  • Model 980 (6-core) with 240 drives and 2 HPFE: 5.8 KW
  • Model 98B with 288 drives and 2 HPFE: 5.0 KW
  • Model 98B with 240 drives: 2.9 KW
  • Model 981 (8, 16, and 24-core) with 192 drives and 4 HPFE: 7.1 KW
  • Model 98E with 288 drives and 4 HPFE: 6.7 KW
  • Model 98E with 432 drives: 5.2 KW
  • Model 98E with 192 drives: 2.3 KW

DASD Subsystems

  • Product Category (2011 law): N
  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 2,457,600 Gigabytes
  • Power consumption: 21,300 watts
  • DASD Energy Consumption Efficiency: 0.009 watts/Gigabytes
Homologation

This product is not certified for connection to interfaces of public telecommunications networks in the following countries:

  • Chad
  • Eritrea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Macau (China)
  • Moldavia
  • Sri Lanka

This product is also restricted for use in the embargoed countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)
Hardware requirements

Licensed Machine Code

All announced features and functions are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and require DS8000 LMC 8.8.00.xx.xx (bundle version 88.0.xxx.xx), or later.

Some DS8000 series features and functions may not be available or supported in all environments. Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating system levels is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration planning

Physical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. A marketing specialist can help plan and select the DS8000 series physical configuration and features. Introductory information, including required and optional features, can be found in the IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide(GC27-8525).

Capacity and performance planning assistance is also available. Through the use of Disk Magic, a disk marketing specialist can help plan and anticipate performance characteristics for specific workloads by modeling proposed configurations.

Installation planning

Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Information about planning the installation of a DS8000 series, including equipment, site, and power requirements, can be found in the IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-8525).

Logical configuration planning and application

Logical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Logical configuration refers to the creation of RAID ranks, volumes, and LUNs, and the assignment of the configured capacity to servers.

Application of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration is a customer responsibility. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, or DS Open API, and also DS8000 Graphical User Interface (GUI).

IBM Global Services will also apply or modify the logical configuration (fee-based service).

Licensed Machine Code planning and application

IBM may release changes to the DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code. IBM plans to make the most current DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code changes available for download by the DS8000 series system from the IBM System Storage technical support website. Not all Licensed Machine Code changes may be available through the support website. If the machine does not function as warranted and a problem can be resolved through the application of downloadable Licensed Machine Code, the customer is responsible for downloading and installing these designated Licensed Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. The DS8000 series includes many enhancements to make the Licensed Machine Code change process simpler, quicker, and more automated. A request can be made for IBM to install downloadable Licensed Machine Code changes, however there may be a charge for that service.

Calculating physical and effective capacity

Refer to the IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide(GC27-8525) for capacity calculation guidelines.

Encryption planning

Encryption planning is a customer responsibility. There are three major planning components to the implementation of an encryption environment. Review all planning requirements and include them in the installation considerations.

  • Storage Appliance planning
  • Security Key Lifecycle Manager planning
  • Encryption activation review planning

Storage Appliance planning

Storage Appliance planning is a customer responsibility. Introductory information, including required and optional features, can be found in the IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-8525).

DS8880 requires at least two storage appliances and associated software for each site which has one or more encryption-enabled DS8000 systems, according to encryption best practices. One server must be isolated and the others can be of any supported appliance configuration. Any site that operates independently of other sites must have storage appliances for the encryption-enabled DS8000 systems at that site.

It is the customer's responsibility to replicate any key labels and their associated key material across all storage appliances attached to a given encryption-enabled DS8000 before configuring that key label on the DS8000.

Dual storage appliance server planning

DS8000 supports the ability to configure two independent key labels for each encryption-enabled DS8000. This capability enables the use of two independent storage appliance server platforms when one or both storage appliance server platforms are using secure-key mode key stores, enabling the isolated storage appliance server platform to be used in conjunction with a second appliance server platform that is operating with a secure-key mode key store.

For customers desiring NIST 800-131a compliance, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (formerly named IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM)) V2.5, or later, is required.

For customers needing dual platform key server support on the DS8000 system, the installation of SKLM IFIX 2 (SKLM Version 1.0.0.2, or later) is recommended to support displaying both key labels in the GUI. Additionally, for customers who intend to replicate keys between separate z Series Sysplexes using ICSF with the JCECCARACFKS key store in secure key mode and with the secure key configuration flag set in SKLM, SKLM Fix Pack 3 (SKLM Version 1.0.0.3, or later) is required.

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager planning

The DS8000 series supports IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V1.1.

Program number VRM Program name
5724-T60 2.5.0 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
5608-A99 2.5.0 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

To support enterprise-wide encryption-key management, a new set of pricing metrics is now available. These pricing metrics are simpler and more comprehensive for devices, users, and server capacity.

For self-encrypting disk drives, the metric is per client device with the disk drive feature number.

For more information on the licensing requirements and pricing of the metric, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0595, dated October 29, 2013.

Isolated key server ordering options:

  • Single/Dual storage appliance server - feature numbers 1761 and 1762: New storage appliance server options are available in addition to the existing SKLM isolated key manager (feature number #0204).
  • Customer acquired isolated key server: Refer to the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Installation and Configuration Guide(SC27-5335) for hardware and operating system requirements.

Note: Regardless of the ordering method, customers will need to acquire a SKLM license for use of the SKLM software ordered separately from the stand-alone server hardware.
Note: The licensing for SKLM includes both an install license for the SKLM management software as well as licensing for the encrypting drives.

Refer to the following publications:

  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Quick Start Guide (GI13-2316)
  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Installation and Configuration Guide (SC27-5335)

Encryption activation review planning

Encryption activation is a customer responsibility. IBM encryption offerings must be activated prior to use. This activation is part of the installation and configuration steps required for use of the technology. This installation and activation review is performed by the IBM Systems and Technology Lab Services group.

Send email to

storsvcs@us.ibm.com

Visit the website below and click on Contact now to submit your inquiry or request.

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/platforms/labservices_storage.html

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

Cables are required to connect DS8000 series 8 Gb or 16 Gb FCP/FICON host adapter ports to server or fabric ports. Cables can be purchased using DS8000 series feature numbers. Additional cable options, along with product support services such as installation, is offered by IBM Global Services' Networking Services.

Fibre Channel/FICON (shortwave)

Shortwave Fibre Channel and FICON ports on the DS8000 series require a 50 micron (multimode) Fibre optic cable terminated with a LC connector. Fibre Channel cables can be purchased using feature numbers 141x for 50 micron cables.

Fibre Channel/FICON (longwave)

Longwave Fibre Channel and FICON ports on the DS8000 series require a 9 micron (single-mode) Fibre optic cable terminated with a LC connector. Fibre Channel cables can be purchased using feature numbers 142x for 9 micron cables.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and application software to which it is attached.

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

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and/or integration of this product.



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
IBM Electronic Services
Bottom rule

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Terms and conditions
Bottom rule

Volume orders

Contact your IBM representative.

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

Three years

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.

Premium Support Services

IBM DS8880 models offer enhanced worldwide client care support, including the availability of three years Premium Support Services in a single machine type. The Premium Support Services enhance client communications regarding problem status and actions, and will include the following service enhancements:

  • Hardware installation and hardware configuration support
  • Improved client problem management
  • Faster initial response time to prioritize the resolution of high severity problems:
  • Improved coordination across support teams within IBM Technical Advisor support is included during the warranty period
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. Please consult with your advisors about the appropriate financial treatment for this offering.

Warranty service

On-site 24x7 Same Day (SD)

Improvement in the worldwide support processes, including addition response to severity 2 calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 via 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 Customer 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.

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.

Service level is:

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 6 hour average, same day response.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

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

24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 6 hour average, same day response. Same day service level includes the installation of Tier 1 CRUs at no additional charge. This machine is 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

Yes

Model conversions

Yes

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.

The following activities are a customer responsibility:

  • Installation planning
  • Retrieval and installation of feature activation codes
  • Encryption planning

Refer to the Customer responsibilities section for more information.

Customer requests for installation of items not covered in the installation guide may be performed at IBM's hourly service rate designated for the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Machine Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

You may also obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the Machine.



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Prices
Bottom rule

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing



Back to topBack to top

Top rule
Announcement countries
Bottom rule

All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

This product is not certified for connection to interfaces of public telecommunications networks in the following countries:

  • Chad
  • Eritrea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Macau (China)
  • Moldavia
  • Sri Lanka

This product is also restricted for use in the embargoed countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)
Trademarks

z Systems, IBM z Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, DS8000, POWER8, System Storage, Global Technology Services, System Storage DS, FICON, System i, System z, FlashCopy, z/OS, zEnterprise, ProtecTIER, Storwize and Tivoli are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at:

Terms of use

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/

Contact IBM

Considering a purchase?