IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 with software version 11.5.1 delivers support for 6 TB self-encrypted drives

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG15-0037
January 27, 2015

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IBM® XIV® Storage System Gen3 now includes support for 6 TB self-encrypted drives (SEDs). These larger drives enable 50 percent more capacity in the same footprint and up to 12 percent reduced cost per terabyte over the 4 TB drives while maintaining similar performance levels. IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 also includes Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) 1.6 support and is optimized, green footprint with ENERGY STAR-certified.



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Overview
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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 for machine types 2810 and 2812 with software version 11.5.1 is designed to help improve your total cost of ownership through cost-efficient and higher density 6 TB SEDs. XIV with 6 TB disk drives enables you to store 50 percent more data than 4 TB drives using the same space and power, delivering up to 12 percent lower price per TB and 33 percent lower power consumption per TB.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with XIV software version 11.5.1 is certified with SMI-S 1.6 and offers an ENERGY STAR-certified environmental footprint for your data center.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 6 TB drives with IBM XIV software version 11.5.1, or later, installed.



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Planned availability date
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February 12, 2015



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Description
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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 is designed to offer a performance boost for 6 TB SED-based systems. Customers can now choose to empower their systems with 6 TB SEDs to deploy large-scale clouds even more efficiently with tuning-free storage. XIV with 6 TB disk drives enables you to store 50 percent more data than 4 TB drives using the same space and power, delivering up to 12 percent lower price per TB and 33 percent lower power consumption per TB.

Exceptional rebuild speed: The XIV system can rebuild a 6 TB drive in about an hour on average, with minimal impact on system service. The exceptional speed results from performing the rebuild using all disks in the system simultaneously and rebuilding the written data only.

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 6 TB SED disk drives:

6 TB SED HDD modules

Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
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Usable          169    267    311    338    382    409    453    485
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2041)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2042)
Disk Drives      72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
Fibre Channel    8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
iSCSI 1GbE Ports 6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
iSCSI 10GbE      4      8     8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
Memory (GB)      288    432   480    528    576    624    672    720

Flash Cache extension (TB)

 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0
(with feature number 2255)
800GB/module    4.8    7.2    8.0    8.8    9.6    10.4   11.2   12.0
(with feature number 2265)

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and IBM XIV Cloud Storage for Service Providers are now ready for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOL) which are designed to enable upcoming VMware vSphere environments to easily automate XIV provisioning, offload snapshots and cloning, and instantly reclaim space, all at the virtual-machine level. Systems will also benefit from XIV hotspot-free performance predictability and extreme capacity utilization, delivered efficiently through the "one-stop-shop" IBM Storage Integration Server.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with XIV software version 11.5.1 is certified with SMI-S 1.6 support to help build dynamic, scalable, secure storage infrastructures and instant integration with Microsoft™ System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is now ENERGY STAR certified, ensuring reduced energy waste and cooling needs for cost-saving value. For current storage products with ENERGY STAR certification, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/energy-star/index.html

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is high-end, flash-optimized, ENERGY STAR-certified disk storage that is designed to support the need for high performance, reliability, flexibility, and security, while helping keep costs and complexity low. Efficient by design and created to simplify storage, the XIV Storage System Gen3 exemplifies IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing, empowering thousands of organizations worldwide to treat their data as an economic asset that is the basis for new business opportunity. Designed for consistent Tier 1 performance and high availability, XIV storage offers low total cost of ownership and can help address even the most demanding and diverse workloads.

XIV storage is designed to deliver smart, autonomous, rapidly deployed security solutions with data-at-rest encryption available across all XIV hard drives, and software-based encryption of optional flash drives from software version 11.4. Unlike some traditional storage systems, XIV is designed to offer tuning-free encryption while sustaining high performance. Customers can upgrade to encryption when they wish, nondisruptively, and use IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager to centrally manage and simplify the encryption key lifecycle. XIV supports diverse industry security, identity, and access-protocol standards. A recognized leader in storage manageability, XIV is designed to deliver a simple and exceptional user experience through its highly intuitive user interface. Now implemented through the IBM storage portfolio, the interface is able to automate many tasks, consolidate management of multiple XIV systems, and deliver a rich and comprehensive command-line interface for tailoring the system to user requirements.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is designed to deliver strengths that are well-suited to the requirements of cloud computing. The system is designed to be hotspot-free, eliminate the need for tuning, and is particularly adept at handling dynamic, heterogeneous workloads. Through IBM Hyper-Scale technologies, XIV storage offers scale-out capabilities that set a new standard for efficiently managed, cost-saving growth:

These empowering features support the IBM goal of enabling seamless XIV scale out and management, driving operational agility and efficiency for large deployments. IBM empowers IT staff through the XIV Mobile Dashboard, an app that supports mobile devices running on iOS and Android operating systems. The app supports the monitoring of storage performance, capacity status, and health across XIV systems.



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For information on IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, refer to:

For information on IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager, refer to Software Announcement ZP11-0136, dated April 12, 2011, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS® V1.1 manages encryption keys for storage, simplifying deployment and maintaining availability to data at rest.



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                                              Machine           Feature
Description                                   type      Model   number

6TB SED Interface Module 1GbE                 2810      214     2061
6TB SED Data Module                           2810      214     2062
6TB SED CoD Interface Module 1GbE             2810      214     2063
6TB SED CoD Data module                       2810      214     2064
6TB SED Interface Module 10GbE                2810      214     2161
6TB SED CoD Interface Module 10GbE            2810      214     2163
6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE               2810      214     4061
6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE              2810      214     4161
 
 
                                              Machine           Feature
Description                                   type      Model   number

6TB SED Interface Module 1GbE                 2812      214     2061
6TB SED Data Module                           2812      214     2062
6TB SED CoD Interface Module 1GbE             2812      214     2063
6TB SED CoD Data module                       2812      214     2064
6TB SED Interface Module 10GbE                2812      214     2161
6TB SED CoD Interface Module 10GbE            2812      214     2163
6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE               2812      214     4061
6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE              2812      214     4161
 


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Publications
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The following publications are shipped with this product:

Title                                               Order number
 
Licensing Documentation CD                          98Y5055
IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Safety Notices          GA32-0832
 (standard - 29 languages)
IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Machine                 GC27-2268
 type 2810 and 2812 Statement of Limited Warranty
 

Product publications can be viewed and downloaded online from the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STJTAG/com.ibm.help.xivgen3.doc/xiv_kcwel comepage.html


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The 2810-214 and 2812-214 must have the 5639-YYB or 5639-YYC software for operation.

Software requirements

IBM XIV software version 11.5.1 (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC), or later, must have the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (Machine type 2810 or 2812) Model 214 for operation.

IBM XIV software version 11.5.1 (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC) supports attachment in multiple host operating system environments.

Information about the IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit can be found at

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/strhosts/ic/topic/com.ibm.help.strghosts.doc/hak-home page.html

For current supported software levels and related XIV interoperability, visit the XIV Support website

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

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Intermixing of port bandwidth between 10 GbE and 1 Gb within the same system is not supported (mutually exclusive).

Partially populated IBM XIV Storage Systems Gen3 that are shipped from the factory with any of the raw capacity per drive options must continue to be populated with the same raw capacity per drive option.

Intermixing of any of these capacity options in a single XIV Storage System Gen3 frame is not allowed: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, or 6 TB.

Intermixing of 400 GB SSD, 800 GB SSD, or no SSD modules in a single XIV Storage System Gen3 frame is not allowed. 800 GB SSD is only available on 4 TB and 6 TB configurations.

Data-at-rest encryption and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager support are not available for China.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Installation planning

Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Installation planning and usage documentation and resources may be found at the IBM product support website

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

Customer documentation, safety, and warranty information for the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and IBM XIV software (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC) products can also be found at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STJTAG/com.ibm.help.xivgen3.doc/xiv_kcwel comepage.html

Logical configuration planning and creation

Logical configuration planning and creation are customer responsibilities. Logical configuration refers to defining hosts, volumes, and LUNs mapping to hosts, defining event notifications, defining target connectivity, defining mirroring, defining snapshots, and all actions related to implementation of the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 within the customer's IT environment, other than physical installation. Creation of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration are customer responsibilities. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the IBM XIV GUI or XCLI. Additional services are also available. Refer to the Services section for more information on available services.

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

There are two types of cables available for host attachment to the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. Feature number 3900 should be used to attach iSCSI hosts, and feature numbers 3910 and 3920 are to be used to connect hosts with fiber optic cables. All FC connections to the XIV device should be made with 50 micron (multimode) fiber optic cables.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or 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.

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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, or integration of this product.



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Yes

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One year or three years

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Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine

Optional features warranty period


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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

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