IBM SAN Volume Controller, FlashSystem V9000, and Storwize family deliver improved performance options and additional cache option for IBM Storwize V7000

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 117-068
August 22, 2017

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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IBM® Storwize® V7000 offers increased cache of up to 256 GB per system, 128 GB per canister.

IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and Storwize Family delivers an additional option with a 900 GB 15K rpm 2.5-inch SAS drive.

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 offers an option to order a pair of AC3 nodes without AE2 enclosures to scale performance.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 offers a single AC3 node for use as a hot spare node.



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The IBM Storwize Family of products offers increased capacity by adding a 900 GB 15K rpm 2.5-inch SAS drive option. IBM Storwize delivers increased memory cache of up to 128 GB per canister on Storwize V7000.



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The 900GB 15K RPM HDD requires Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.4, or later for operation.

The 256 GB Cache Upgrade feature requires Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.8.1.1, or later for operation. Full functionality of the cache upgrade feature requires IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ Software V8.1, or later.

The FlashSystem™ V9000 Additional Controller pair requires an existing V9000 system running FlashSystem software V7.8 or later.

The FlashSystem spare controller requires an existing FlashSystem V9000 system running FlashSystem software V8.1.

For a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations, go to the IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center website.



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  • September 8, 2017: All features, except as noted below.
  • September 22, 2017: Spare Controller (feature number AF3W).

The TAA Designated Country feature (feature number ADZ1) is not available in the US.



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The IBM Storwize family of products delivers the following enhancements:

  • 900 GB 15K rpm 2.5-inch SAS drive
  • IBM Storwize V7000 Model 624 feature to increase memory per system up to 256 GB
  • IBM FlashSystem V9000 offers a pair of AC3 nodes without AE2 enclosures to scale performance
  • IBM FlashSystem V9000 offers a single AC3 node for use as a hot spare node.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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



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Reference information
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Storwize family product information is available on the IBM Storwize family website.



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Storwize V7000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2076 624, 24F AHE3
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2076 92F AH71
256 GB Cache Upgrade 2076 624, AF6 ACHG
Power Cord - PDU C20 2076 624, AF6, 12F, 24F, AFF AHP6

Storwize V5000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2077 124, 224, 324, 24F AC59
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2077 112, 212, 312, 12F AC18
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2077 92F ACP1
Power Cord - PDU C20 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, 12F, 24F, AFF AHP6

Description

Machine type Model Feature number
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2078 124, 224, 324, 24F AC59
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2078 112, 212, 312, 12F AC18
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2078 92F ACP1
Power Cord - PDU C20 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, 12F, 24F, AFF AHP6
OEM Bulk Option AHLJ 2078 124, 224, 24F AHLJ
OEM Bulk Option AHL2 2078 112, 212, 12F AHL2
OEM Bulk Option AHMJ 2078 324, 24F AHMJ
OEM Bulk Option AHM2 2078 312, 12F AHM2

SVC

Description

Machine type Model Feature number
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2145 24F AH42
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2145 92F AH71
Power Cord - PDU C20 2145 SV1, 12F, 24F AHP6
Description Machine type Model Feature number
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2147 24F AH42
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2147 92F AH71
Power Cord - PDU C20 2147 SV1, 12F, 24F AHP6

FlashSystem V9000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
Additional Controller Pair 9846 AC3 AF3V
Spare Controller 9846 AC3 AF3W
Generic Bezel 9846 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZA
Generic Packaging 9846 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZF

Description Machine type Model Feature number
Additional Controller Pair 9848 AC3 AF3V
Spare Controller 9848 AC3 AF3W
Generic Bezel 9848 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZA
Generic Packaging 9848 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZF



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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 117-068


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these options. Refer to the publications that shipped with your base system for information.

Product documentation is available in IBM Knowledge Center.

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

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



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IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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

Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The 900 GB 15K rpm HDD requires Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.4, or later, for operation.

The 256 GB Cache Upgrade feature requires Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.8.1.1, or later, for operation.

The FlashSystem V9000 Additional Controller pair requires an existing V9000 system running FlashSystem software V7.8 or later.

The FlashSystem spare controller requires an existing FlashSystem V9000 system running FlashSystem software V8.1.

Software requirements

The 256 GB Cache Upgrade feature provides performance benefits only when Real-time Compression™ is used with Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.8.1.1. Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.1, or later, is required for Storwize V7000 Model 624 to also benefit from uncompressed workloads.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration and installation planning are customer responsibilities.

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

Security, auditability, and control

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

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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



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MES discount applicable

No


Field installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

Three years:

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

One year:

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

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


Customer setup

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

Machine code

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

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



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Storwize V7000

Description

Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2076 624, 24F AHE3 Both Yes
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2076 92F AH71 Both Yes
256 GB Cache Upgrade 2076 624, AF6 ACHG Both Yes
Power Cord - PDU C20 2076 624, AF6,12F, 24F, AFF AHP6 Both Yes

Storwize V5000

Description

Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2077 124, 224, 324, 24F AC59 Both Yes
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2077 112, 212, 312, 12F AC18 Both Yes
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2077 92F ACP1 Both Yes
Power Cord - PDU C20 2077 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, 12F, 24F, AFF AHP6 Both Yes
Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2078 124, 224, 324, 24F AC59 Both Yes
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2078 112, 212, 312, 12F AC18 Both Yes
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2078 92F ACP1 Both Yes
Power Cord - PDU C20 2078 112, 124, 212, 224, 312, 324, AF3, 12F, 24F, AFF AHP6 Both Yes
OEM Bulk Option AHLJ 2078 124, 224, 24F AHLJ Field Yes
OEM Bulk Option AHL2 2078 112, 212, 12F AHL2 Field Yes
OEM Bulk Option AHMJ 2078 324, 24F AHMJ Field Yes
OEM Bulk Option AHM2 2078 312, 12F AHM2 Field Yes

SVC

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2145 24F AH42 Both No
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2145 92F AH71 Both No
Power Cord - PDU C20 2145 SV1, 12F, 24F AHP6 Both No

Description

Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
900GB 15K 2.5 Inch HDD 2147 24F AH42 Both No
900GB 15K 3.5 Inch HDD 2147 92F AH71 Both No
Power Cord - PDU C20 2147 SV1, 12F, 24F AHP6 Both No

FlashSystem V9000

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
Additional Controller Pair 9846 AC3 AF3V Both Yes
Spare Controller 9846 AC3 AF3W Both Yes
Generic Bezel 9846 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZA Plant No
Generic Packaging 9846 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZF Plant No

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type CSU
Additional Controller Pair 9848 AC3 AF3V Both Yes
Spare Controller 9848 AC3 AF3W Both Yes
Generic Bezel 9848 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZA Plant No
Generic Packaging 9848 AC3, 12F, 24F, 92F, AE2 ACZF Plant No

CSU = Customer setup

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FlashSystem, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Real-time Compression are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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