Family 2834+01 IBM DS8880 Models 981, 98E, 980, and 98B

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  December 04, 2018.

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TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2834-98B 2015/10/202015/12/04 - -
2834-98E 2015/10/202015/12/04 - -
2834-980 2015/10/202015/12/04 2016/12/31 -
2834-981 2015/10/202015/12/04 2016/12/31 -

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Abstract

The 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.

Repackage 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 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 enclosure 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 foot print 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.

Model abstract 2834-981

IBM 2834 DS8886 Model 981 features a 8-core to 24-core per complex processor, 355 TB (base model fully populated) to capacity (maximum capacity), 192 to 1536 disk drives, 30 to 120 flash cards, 128 GB to 2 TB processor memory, 8 to 32 host adapters, and from none to four 98E attach.

Model abstract 2834-98E

IBM 2834 associated DS8886 Expansion Unit Model 98E has 508.8 (including the 120 flash cards), 691.2 TB, 691.2 TB and 307.2 TB physical capacity, 288, 432, 432 and 192 disk drives for up to four expansions respectively, 16 or 0 host adapters, and attaches to Model 981.

Model abstract 2834-980

IBM 2834 DS8884 Model 980 features a 6-core per complex processor, 408 TB (base model fully populated) to 1.28 PB physical capacity (max capacity), 240 to 768 disk drives, 30 to 60 flash cards, 64 GB to 256 GB processor memory, 8 host adapters, and up to two 98B attach.

Model abstract 2834-98B

IBM 2834 associated DS8884 Expansion Unit Model 98B has 460.8 TB (including the 60 flash cards), 384 TB physical capacity, 288 and 240 disk drives for up to two expansions respectively, 16 or 0 host adapters, and attaches to Model 980.
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Highlights

IBM DS8880 delivers faster performance than the previous DS8000 models while maintaining the reliability and availability storage platform to support digital business. DS8000 has extended enterprise storage system 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

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Description

High-capacity flash drive set

IBM DS8880 offers a new high-capacity 15.36 TB flash drive set (feature number 1625) to provide additional performance options with flexible capacity to address application and business requirements.

This high-capacity flash drive is in addition to the already supported 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB high-performance flash drive sets, and 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB high-capacity flash drives.

Intermixing of high-performance and high-capacity flash drives in the same enclosure is not supported.

With this added flash option, the maximum flash storage capacity supported per flash enclosure pair is 737.28 TB raw.

Enable write operations for zHyperLink

zHyperLink is a short distance, mainframe attach link. zHyperLink is intended to accelerate Db2 12 for z/OS, update intensive transaction processing, and improve active log write for z/OS. zHyperLink technology delivers low latency by using a new short distance link technology which compliments transactional SAN attached DS8880/F systems. Low latency read and write operations are provided for storage systems within the 150-meter distance requirement using a point to point link from the z14 to the DS8880/F I/O bay. Low I/O latencies deliver value through improved workload elapsed times and faster transactional response times, and contribute to lower scaling costs. The DS8880/F implementation of zHyperLink I/O delivers service times fast enough to enable a synchronous I/O model in high- performance IBM Z servers. zHyperLink writes accelerates Db2 12 for z/OS transaction processing.

Restrictions

  • The zHyperLink write capability supports Metro Mirror and HyperSwap within 150-meter distances.
  • Asynchronous replication (Global Mirror, zGlobal Mirror (XRC), Global Copy), Safeguarded Copy, DS8882F, and any other 6-core configurations are not supported for zHyperLink write operations.

IBM Storage Insights

With the basic version available at no charge, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights provides a single dashboard that gives you a clear view of all your IBM block storage, including IBM DS8880. You will be able to make better decisions by seeing trends in performance and capacity. Storage Insights simplifies uploading logs, speeds resolution with online configuration data, and provides an overview of open tickets, all in one place.

IBM DS8880 is introducing the next-generation Call Home infrastructure that enables continuous updates of the system's configuration and health, helping both you and IBM support to be aware of areas needing attention.

High-capacity flash drive set

IBM DS8880 offers a new high-capacity 7.68 TB flash drive set (feature number 1624) to provide additional performance options with flexible capacity to address application and business requirements.

This high-capacity flash drive is in addition to the already supported 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB high-performance flash drive sets, and the 3.84 TB high-capacity flash drive.

Easy Tier has been enhanced to support the use of high-capacity flash drives and will treat them as a separate tier when combined with high-performance flash drives. This enables both types of flash drives to be contained in the same storage pool with Easy Tier promoting the most active data to the high-performance flash drives.

Intermixing of high-performance and high-capacity flash drives in the same enclosure is not supported.

With this added flash option, the maximum flash storage capacity supported per flash enclosure pair is 368.64 TB raw.

FlashCopy support in Transparent Cloud Tiering

Transparent Cloud Tiering currently supports migration and recall of data to simplex and volumes participating in a metro mirrored relationship. This provides the capability to recall data and maintain disaster recovery and high availability positions.

Transparent Cloud Tiering is adding support for migration and recall of data to volumes that are in a FlashCopy relationship, broadening its capabilities and use cases.

IBM Storage Enabler for Containers support

Container technology is a new, up-and-coming technology which enables prepackaged and configured software to be deployed easily in any environment. This simple, flexible technology fits perfectly with the advantages of private and public cloud computing environments.

Due to this lightweight and flexible capability, containers historically have used short-term storage for the application within. As adoption for this grows, there is an inherent need for enterprise capabilities such as disaster recovery, concurrent upgrades, and container movement within the hybrid cloud environment.

IBM Storage Enabler for Containers software, in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Connect V3.4 and an orchestration layer such as Kubernetes or IBM Cloud Private, enables an application to store data separate from the container itself, in persistent, highly available DS8880 block storage.

Transparent cloud tiering

Cloud object storage delivers a solution to consolidate and store various types of unstructured data that is both dense and cost effective, whether on-premise using IBM Cloud Object Storage or a public or hybrid cloud.

IBM DS8880 offers transparent cloud tiering, a software feature that enables users to migrate and recall data directly from the DS8880 to cloud object storage without the data going through the mainframe. With tight integration with IBM DFSMS software, data continues to be managed by DFSMShsm without major changes in the operational model.

The combination of server-less data movement through DS8880 and the efficiencies in DFSMS enable a reduction in CPU processing and frees up MIPS for use by other applications. This also helps with data management across the enterprise system by adding another tier for which cold data can be archived to. With transparent cloud tiering, this additional tier will enable an IBM TS7700 to be the target of DFSMShsm migration data.

Transparent cloud tiering is a software-only enhancement and does not require additional DS8000 hardware as it uses the existing Ethernet ports on DS8000 servers. Microcode support for this function is available for R8.2.3. This support also requires z/OS V2R1 with APAR OA51622 or z/OS V2R2 with APAR OA50667.

In this release, only ECKD data format type is supported and use is restricted to simplex devices only. Configuration to connect the DS8880 to cloud object storage is performed using DSCLI and ISMF panels via a new SMS construct in z/OS.

UNMAP command (VMware support)

VAAI Thin Provisioning Block Space Reclamation (UNMAP) Primitive feature is introduced in vSphere 5.0. This feature is designed to efficiently reclaim deleted space to meet continuing storage needs.

The VMware host will notify the storage device about freed space on a thin-provisioned LUN by sending a SCSI Unmap command. DS8880 will release any entire extents that have been allocated within that freed space.

On DS8880, the extent size is either 16 MB for small extents or 1 GB for large extents. Therefore, for any space to be released, the request must be for at least 16 MB. If the request is not aligned on extent boundaries, then only full extents contained within the requested range will be released.

The UNMAP command can help improve the efficiency of storage management and released space can be claimed for use by other applications.

This function is available for R8.2.3 and also required ESXi version 5.0, or higher, on the host.

IBM DS8880, the latest 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 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 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 either RAID-5 or RAID-10 are supported as default.

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 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 this 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 phase200-240 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, 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 256GB 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  Physical Disk            Host     9xE    Flash
             Processor capacity drives Processo adapters attach enclosure
             Complex                   memory
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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 Disk       Processor Host     9xx    Flash
      capacity  drives              memory    adapters attach enclosures
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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    Encryption RAID     Field
                    speed    drive      support  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 and Korea.

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM DS8880 storage family is capable as of December 4, 2015, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's website at

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


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Models

Model summary matrix

Base unit models

Physical capacity, disk drives, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with any attached expansion units.

Model Core Per Processor Complex Physical Capacity Flash cards/Disk Drives Processor Memory Host adapters
981 8-core 355 TB 120/192 256 GB 16
981 16-core 2.55 PB 240/1536 512 GB 32
981 24-core 2.55 PB 240/1536 2 TB 32
980 6-core 408 TB 60/240 64 GB 8
980 6-core 1.28 PB 120/768 256 GB 16

Expansion unit models:

Physical capacity, disk drives, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with the base unit.

Model Core Per Processor Complex Physical Capacity Flash cards/Disk Drives Processor Memory Host adapters 98x attach
98E N/A 508 TB 120/288 N/A 16 981
98E N/A 691.2 TB 0/432 N/A 0 981
98E N/A 307.2 TB 0/192 N/A 0 981
98B N/A 460.8 TB 60/288 N/A 16 980
98B N/A 384 TB 0/240 N/A 0 980

Customer setup (CSU)

The DS8000 is not designated as customer setup.

However, retrieval and installation of feature activation codes to activate licensed functions is a customer responsibility. Refer to IBM DS8000 Series - Function Authorizations (Machine types 283x) for more information.

Devices supported

Supported
expansion
units
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2834-98E
2834-98B

Information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the DS8000 series is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/

Model conversions

From     To Model Description
Model
-------- -------- ----------------
2424-961 2834-981 DS8886 Model 981
 
From     To Model Description
Model
-------- -------- ----------------
2424-961 2834-98E DS8886 Model 98E
2424-96E 2834-98E 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

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    Model From    To      Model To      Returned
Machine       feature Machine       feature parts(1) Descriptio
type                  type
------- ----- ------- ------- ----- ------- -------- ----------
2831    980   5308    2831    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    980   5618    2831    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    980   5708    2831    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    980   5768    2831    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    980   5868    2831    980   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98B   5308    2831    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98B   5618    2831    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98B   5708    2831    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98B   5768    2831    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98B   5868    2831    98B   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    981   5308    2831    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    981   5618    2831    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    981   5708    2831    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    981   5768    2831    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    981   5868    2831    981   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98E   5308    2831    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98E   5618    2831    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98E   5708    2831    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98E   5768    2831    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2831    98E   5868    2831    98E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    980   5308    2832    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    980   5618    2832    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    980   5708    2832    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    980   5768    2832    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    980   5868    2832    980   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98B   5308    2832    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98B   5618    2832    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98B   5708    2832    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98B   5768    2832    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98B   5868    2832    98B   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    981   5308    2832    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    981   5618    2832    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    981   5708    2832    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    981   5768    2832    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    981   5868    2832    981   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98E   5308    2832    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98E   5618    2832    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98E   5708    2832    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98E   5768    2832    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2832    98E   5868    2832    98E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    980   5308    2833    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    980   5618    2833    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    980   5708    2833    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    980   5768    2833    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    980   5868    2833    980   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98B   5308    2833    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98B   5618    2833    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98B   5708    2833    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98B   5768    2833    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98B   5868    2833    98B   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    981   5308    2833    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    981   5618    2833    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    981   5708    2833    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    981   5768    2833    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    981   5868    2833    981   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98E   5308    2833    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98E   5618    2833    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98E   5708    2833    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98E   5768    2833    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2833    98E   5868    2833    98E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    980   5308    2834    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    980   5618    2834    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    980   5708    2834    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    980   5768    2834    980   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    980   5868    2834    980   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98B   5308    2834    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98B   5618    2834    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98B   5708    2834    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98B   5768    2834    98B   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98B   5868    2834    98B   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    981   5308    2834    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    981   5618    2834    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    981   5708    2834    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    981   5768    2834    981   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    981   5868    2834    981   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98E   5308    2834    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98E   5618    2834    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98E   5708    2834    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98E   5768    2834    98E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2834    98E   5868    2834    98E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion

Note: (1) Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.

From feature                               To feature
------------------------------------- -----------------------------------
Model 9xE merge indicators:
0001                                       0001
0002                                       0002
0020                                       0020
0021                                       0021
Custom features:
0168                                       Not supported
0169                                       Not supported
0200                                       0200
0202                                       Not supported
0203                                       Not supported
Model 9xE position indicators:
0361                                       0371
0361/0362                                  0372
0362/0363                                  0373
0363                                       0374
BSMI certifications:
0400                                       0400
0401                                       Not supported
0983                                       0983
0403                                       0403
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
0601                                       Not supported
0602                                       Not supported
0603                                       0603
0604                                       0604
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
0802                                       0801
0805                                       0801
0810                                       0801
0815                                       0801
0820                                       0801
0825                                       0801
0830                                       0803
0835                                       0803
0840                                       0803
0845                                       0804
0850                                       0804
0855                                       0804
0860                                       0804
0865                                       0804
0870                                       0806
0871                                       0806
0872                                       0806
0873                                       0806
0874                                       0806
0875                                       0806
0876                                       0806
0877                                       0806
0878                                       0806 or 0807
0879                                       0807
0880                                       0807
0881                                       0807
0882                                       0807
0883                                       0807
0884                                       0807
0885                                       0807
0886                                       0807
0887                                       0807
0888                                       0807
0889                                       0807
0890                                       0807
Standby CoD indicators:
0900                                       Not supported
0901                                       Not supported
0902                                       Not supported
0903                                       Not supported
0904                                       Not supported
Administrative indicators:
0930                                       0930
0931                                       0931
0932                                       0932
0933                                       0933
0934                                       0934
0935                                       0935
0936                                       0936
0940                                       0940
0950                                       Not supported
0960                                       0960
0961                                       0961
0962                                       0962
0963                                       0963
0964                                       0964
0965                                       0965
0966                                       0966
Power:
1000                                       Not supported
1051                                       Not supported
1055                                       1055
Single phase power cords:
1061                                       1062
1068                                       1063
1072                                       1062
1073                                       1063
Line cords:
1080                                       1062 or 1063
1081                                       1062 or 1063
1082                                       1062 or 1063
1083                                       1062 or 1063
1084                                       1062 or 1063
1085                                       1062 or 1063
Special tool:
1101                                       1101
Management console:
1130                                       1150
Disk enclosures:
1241                                       1241
1242                                       1242
1244                                       1244
1245                                       1245
1255                                       1255
1256                                       1256
1257                                       1257
Disk cables:
1246                                       1246
1247                                       1247
1248                                       1248
1249                                       1249
1250                                       Not supported
I/O enclosures:
1301                                       1302
I/O cables:
1320                                       1320
1321                                       1321
1322                                       Not supported
Top exit bracket:
1400                                       1400
Fibre Channel cables (50 micron:
1410                                       1410
1411                                       1411
1412                                       1412
Fibre Channel cables (9 micron):
1420                                       1420
1421                                       1421
1422                                       1422
High Performance flash family:
1500                                       1500
1596                                       1596
1598                                       1598
1599                                       1599
Microcode bundle family:
1731                                       1880
1732                                       1880
1733                                       1880
1734                                       1880
1735                                       1880
1736                                       1880
Encryption Support:
1750                                       Not supported
1754                                       Not supported
1760                                       MT 2421-AP1 with
                                              feature code 1761
Microcode Bundle Family:
1831                                       1980
1832                                       1980
1833                                       1980
1834                                       1980
1835                                       1980
1836                                       1980
1906                                       1906
1999                                       1999
Disk enclosure filler:
2997                                       2997
2998                                       Not supported
2999                                       2999
Device adapters:
3053                                       3053
3054                                       Not supported
Host adapters:
3153                                       3153
3157                                       3157
3253                                       3253
3257                                       3257
3353                                       3353
3453                                       3453
Processor memory:
4311                                       Not supported
4312                                       Not supported
4313                                       4324, 4325, 4326, 4327,4328
4314                                       4324, 4325, 4326, 4327,4328
4315                                       4325, 4326, 4327. 4328
4316                                       4326, 4327, 4328
4317                                       4327, 4328
Processor license feature indicators:
4401                                       Not supported
4402                                       4422, 4423, 4424
4403                                       4422, 4423, 4424
4404                                       4423, 4424
4411                                       Not supported
4412                                       4422, 4423, 4424
4413                                       4422, 4423, 4424
4414                                       4423, 4424
Encryption disk drive sets:
5308                                       5308
5618                                       5618
5708                                       5708
5768                                       5768
5868                                       5868
Encryption standby CoD disk drive sets:
5309                                       5308
5619                                       5618
5709                                       5708
5769                                       5768
5869                                       5868
Encryption solid state disk drive sets:
6058                                       6058
6158                                       6158
6258                                       6258
6358                                       6358
 
 
From feature                      To
                                  feature
--------------------------------- -------
Disk enclosures:
1242                              1244
1242                              1245
1242                              1255
1242                              1256
1242                              1257
1245                              1256
1245                              1257
1255                              1245
1255                              1256
1255                              1257
1256                              1257
Host adapters:
3153                              3157
3153                              3253
3153                              3257
3157                              3153
3157                              3253
3157                              3257
3253                              3153
3253                              3157
3253                              3257
3257                              3153
3257                              3157
3257                              3253
3353                              3453
3453                              3353
Encryption disk drive sets:
5308                              5618
5308                              5708
5308                              5768
5308                              5868
5618                              5708
5618                              5768
5618                              5868
5708                              5618
5708                              5768
5708                              5868
Encryption SSD drive sets:
6058                              6158
6058                              6258
6058                              6358
6158                              6258
6158                              6358
6258                              6358
Encryption SAS to SSD drive sets:
5308                              6058
5308                              6158
5308                              6258
5308                              6358
5618                              6058
5618                              6158
5618                              6258
5618                              6358
5708                              6058
5708                              6158
5708                              6258
5708                              6358
5768                              6058
5768                              6158
5768                              6258
5768                              6358
5868                              6058
5868                              6158
5868                              6258
5868                              6358
 
 
From feature      To
                  feature
----------------- -------
Processor memory:
4223              4224
4223              4225
4224              4225
 
 
From feature                          To
                                      feature
------------------------------------- -------
I/O cables:
1320                                  1321
Processor memory:
4324                                  4325
4324                                  4326
4325                                  4326
4325                                  4327
4326                                  4327
4326                                  4328
4327                                  4328
Processor License feature indicators:
4422                                  4423
4422                                  4424
4423                                  4424
 
 
From feature                      To
                                  feature
--------------------------------- -------
Disk enclosures:
1242                              1244
1242                              1245
1242                              1255
1242                              1256
1242                              1257
1245                              1256
1245                              1257
1255                              1245
1255                              1256
1255                              1257
1256                              1257
Host adapters:
3153                              3157
3153                              3253
3153                              3257
3157                              3153
3157                              3253
3157                              3257
3253                              3153
3253                              3157
3253                              3257
3257                              3153
3257                              3157
3257                              3253
3353                              3453
3453                              3353
Encryption disk drive sets:
5308                              5618
5308                              5708
5308                              5768
5308                              5868
5618                              5708
5618                              5768
5618                              5868
5708                              5618
5708                              5768
5708                              5868
Encryption SSD drive sets:
6058                              6158
6058                              6258
6058                              6358
6158                              6258
6158                              6358
6258                              6358
Encryption SAS to SSD drive sets:
5308                              6058
5308                              6158
5308                              6258
5308                              6358
5618                              6058
5618                              6158
5618                              6258
5618                              6358
5708                              6058
5708                              6158
5708                              6258
5708                              6358
5768                              6058
5768                              6158
5768                              6258
5768                              6358
5868                              6058
5868                              6158
5868                              6258
5868                              6358

Machine types 283x Models 980, 981, 982, 98B, 98E, and 98F

From feature     To      Returned Description
                 feature parts(1)
---------------- ------- -------- -----------------------------
I/O enclosures:
1302             1303    Yes      I/O enclosure pair conversion
Flash card sets:
1610             1611    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1610             1612    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1610             1613    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1611             1612    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1611             1613    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1612             1613    Yes      Flash cards conversion

Machine type 283x Model 980

From feature      To      Returned Description
                  feature parts(1)
----------------- ------- -------- ---------------------------
Processor memory:
4233              4234    No       Processor memory conversion
4233              4235    No       Processor memory conversion
4234              4235    No       Processor memory conversion

Machine types 283x Model 981

From feature      To      Returned Description
                  feature parts(1)
----------------- ------- -------- ---------------------------
Processor memory:
4334              4335    No       Processor memory conversion
4334              4336    No       Processor memory conversion
4335              4336    No       Processor memory conversion
4335              4337    No       Processor memory conversion
4336              4337    No       Processor memory conversion
4336              4338    No       Processor memory conversion
4337              4338    Yes      Processor memory conversion

Note: (1) Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


Abstract

The IBM DS8000 offers two types of configurations:

  • DS8886 which consists of one base unit Model 981 and up to four expansion unit Models 98E
  • DS8884 which consists of one base unit Model 980 and up to two expansion unit Models 98B

Physical view

The physical configuration of the DS8880 consists of the following components:

Base unit

The base unit DS8886 Model 981 provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, device adapters, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to 12 drive sets that contain 16 disk drives and up to four high-performance flash enclosures that contains 120 flash cards.

The base unit DS8884 Model 980 provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, device adapters, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to 15 drive sets that contain 16 disk drives and up to two high-performance flash enclosures that contains 60 flash cards.

Expansion unit

DS8886 Model 98E provides the rack and packaging for an additional 18 drive sets of 16 drives (in the second position), 27 drive sets (in the third and fourth positions) or 12 drive sets (in the fifth position). Expansion frames in the second position can also contain additional host adapters, device adapters, I/O enclosures and up to four high-performance flash enclosures. They also contain their own set of power supplies, batteries, and cooling. Expansion frames can only be attached to DS8000 (16-core or 24-core) controllers.

DS8884 Model 98B provides the rack and packaging for an additional 18 drive sets of 16 drives (in the second position), 15 drive sets (in the third positions). Expansion frames in the second position can also contain additional host adapters, device adapters, I/O enclosures and up to two high-performance flash enclosures. They also contain their own set of power supplies, batteries, and cooling. Expansion frames can only be attached to DS8000 (6-core with minimum 128 GB) controllers.

Host adapters

Host adapters provide the I/O connections between the DS8880 and server/ fabric components. Up to 16 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON host adapters) can be installed in any combination in a DS8886 Model 981 (8-core). Up to 32 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8886 Model 981 (16-core or 24-core) system in any combination (16 in DS8886 base unit and another 16 in the first DS8886 expansion unit). Up to 16 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8884 Model 980 (6-core) system (8 in DS8884 base unit and another 8 in the first DS8884 expansion unit). The Fibre Channel adapters have four or eight ports. They are installed within I/O enclosures and can communicate with both processor complexes.

Storage facility

A storage facility is composed of a storage server and two or more storage enclosures that are packaged in one or more racks with associated power supplies, batteries, and cooling.

Storage server

A storage server is composed of two processor complexes, two or more I/O enclosures, and a pair of Rack Power Control (RPC) cards.

Processor complex

A processor complex controls and manages the storage facility to perform the function of a storage server. The two processor complexes form a redundant pair and execute Licensed Machine Code (LMC) to manage and control the operations and licensed function of the DS8880. The processor complex also has ethernet connections to allow management functions to be invoked over a network. The new DS8000 provides 6, 8, 16, and 24-core processor complex options within two models.

Sub-components in a processor complex include:

Processor

The processor complex contains one or more processors that share a common address space.

Processor memory

The memory on a processor complex is used to store instructions and data for the processors or is used to store data that is transferred between the processor complex memory and I/O adapters within the configuration. Some of the processor memory is used as Nonvolatile Storage (NVS) to store a second copy of write data to help protect against loss of data in the event of a processor or power failure. In addition, some of the processor memory is used for hardware caching to help improve the performance of the processor complex. The DS8884 (6-core) supports up to 256 GB, the DS8886 (8-core) supports up 256 GB, the DS8886 (16-core) supports up to 512 GB, and the DS8886 (24-core) supports up to 2,048 GB of processor memory.

I/O enclosures

An I/O enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external I/O adapters to the processor complex I/O interface. The I/O enclosure supports the following types of external I/O adapters:

  • Host adapters: A host adapter supports the attachment of host systems to the storage facility device adapters.
  • Device adapters: A device adapter supports the attachment of storage devices to the storage facility through one or more I/O ports. The attachment is a PCIe point-to-point connection in a DS8880 system. Each DS8884 Model 980 (6-core) system can have up to four device adapter pairs, each DS8886 Model 981 (8-core) system can have up to four device adapter pairs, and each DS8886 Model 981 (16-core or 24-core) system can have up to eight device adapter pairs.

Storage enclosure

A storage enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external storage devices to the I/O interface attached to a device adapter I/O port. Each storage enclosure contains a redundant pair of storage enclosure services cards.

Disk drives

The disk drives provide storage capacity for the DS8880. Disk drives are installed in disk enclosure pairs, in a disk install group of 16 identical drives of the same type (capacity and rpm).

The DS8880 offers a selection of disk drives, including Solid State Drives (SSD), nearline SAS drives, and SAS encrypting drives, allowing a DS8880 to scale up to 5 PB of capacity.

Flash cards

The flash cards provide additional capacity and performance for the DS8880. Flash cards are installed in a high-performance flash enclosure, in a size of 16 flash cards or 30 cards of the same type.

Size   Drive type   Drive    Encryption RAID     Field
                    speed    drive      support  supported
------ ------------ -------- ---------- -------- ---------
400 GB Flash        N/A      Yes        5        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
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

Logical view

To servers, the DS8000 series appears to be a set of disk volumes that can be configured to emulate disk device types that are compatible with the attaching servers.

The storage capacity of the DS8000 series is logically divided into groups of eight physical disk drives that are each configured as either a RAID-5, RAID-6, or RAID-10 array. The array is logically formatted to support either:

  • Count-key data (3380 or 3390 track format)
  • Fixed-block data (either 512 or 520 byte logical blocks)

Once formatted, the arrays are then subdivided, allocatable storage units that can be allocated to individual volumes or LUNs that can be assigned to the various attached servers.

The DS8880 logical configuration is created and managed using the IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager, IBM DS Command Line Interface (CLI), or IBM DS Open API and Graphical User Interface (GUI).

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 to 32.0 degrees C (60 to 90 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80 percent
  • 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)

Limitations

Not applicable.

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

Software requirements

Not applicable.
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Publications

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 CDROM 00VN159
IBM DS8000 Series License Documentation CDROM 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    GC52-1309
Guide
IBM DS Open Application Programming Interface Installation and GC27-4211
Reference
IBM DS8000 series Non-IBM_Licenses_and_Notices-Rel 5. x-7.x,   GA32-2204
8.0
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 GC27-3907
Application Programming Interface 5.8.0
IBM International License Agreement for Non- Warranted         98Y2827
Programs (ILAN)
Global Mirroring Utilities for ICKDSF Users and Open Systems   GC26-7644
Environments License Information

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 IBM Publications Center Portal is located at

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

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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Features
TOC Link Features - No charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature descriptions


Features - No charge

Description                            Machine Models            Feature
                                       type                      numbers
-------------------------------------- ------- ----------------- -------
Model 9xE merge indicators:
- 9xE factory merge                    2834    980, 981, 98B,    0001
                                               98E
- 9xE field merge                      2834    98B, 98E          0002
- PPA Software Order Indicator         2834    980, 981, 98B,    0017
                                               98E
- DoD indicator                        2834    980, 981, 98B,    0020
                                               98E
- JEMT indicator                       2834    980, 981, 98B,    0021
                                               98E
- Cables indicator                     2834    98E               0110
 
 
Custom features:
- Top Storage placement indicator      2834    980               0171
- Shipping weight reduction            2834    980, 981, 98B,    0200
                                               98E
 
Model 9xE position indicators:
- 981 - 98E position 1                 2834    981, 98E          0371
- 981 - 98E position 2                 2834    981, 98E          0372
- 981 - 98E position 3                 2834    981, 98E          0373
- 981 - 98E position 4                 2834    981, 98E          0374
 
Model 9xB position indicators:
- 980 - 98B position 1                 2834    980, 98B          0376
- 980 - 98B position 2                 2834    980, 98B          0377
 
Encryption not capable                 2834    980, 981          0403
TDCPP free indicator                   2834    980, 981, 98B,    0404
                                               98E
All-flash indicator                    2834    980, 981          0600
SAS-SSD mix indicators                 2834    980, 981, 98B,    0603
                                               98E
SSD custom placement indicators        2834    980, 981, 98B,    0604
                                               98E
 
Initial system capacity:
- Up to 5 TB capacity                  2834    980, 981, 98B,    0795
                                               98E
- 5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity             2834    980, 981, 98B,    0796
                                               98E
- 10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity            2834    980, 981, 98B,    0797
                                               98E
- 25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity            2834    980, 981, 98B,    0798
                                               98E
- 50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity            2834    980, 981, 98B,    0799
                                               98E
- 75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity           2834    980, 981, 98B,    0801
                                               98E
- 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity          2834    980, 981, 98B,    0803
                                               98E
- 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity          2834    980, 981, 98B,    0804
                                               98E
- 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity         2834    980, 981, 98B,    0806
                                               98E
- 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity        2834    980, 981, 98B,    0807
                                               98E
- 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity        2834    980, 981, 98B,    0808
                                               98E
- 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB capacity       2834    980, 981, 98B,    0809
                                               98E
 
Attachment indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance indicator      2834    980, 981, 98B,    0930
                                               98E
- IBM System i indicator               2834    980, 981, 98B,    0931
                                               98E
- IBM System p indicator               2834    980, 981, 98B,    0932
                                               98E
- IBM System x indicator               2834    980, 981, 98B,    0933
                                               98E
- IBM System z indicator               2834    980, 981, 98B,    0934
                                               98E
- IBM System z B/C indicator           2834    980, 981, 98B,    0935
                                               98E
- IBM System zEnterprise Cloud         2834    980, 981, 98B,    0936
indicator                                      98E
- Linux indicator                      2834    980, 981, 98B,    0940
                                               98E
- Storage Appliance indicator          2834    980, 981          0952
- IBM ProtecTIER indicator             2834    980, 981, 98B,    0960
                                               98E
- IBM Storwize V7000 indicator         2834    980, 981, 98B,    0961
                                               98E
- IBM N series indicator               2834    980, 981, 98B,    0962
                                               98E
- IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator  2834    980, 981, 98B,    0963
                                               98E
- IBM/EPIC attachment indicator        2834    980, 981, 98B,    0964
                                               98E
- VMware VAAI indicator                2834    980, 981, 98B,    0965
                                               98E
- OpenStack indicator                  2834    980, 981, 98B,    0966
                                               98E
- US TAA compliance indicator          2834    980, 981, 98B,    0983
                                               98E
 
Disk drive enclosure indicators:
- HD STD enclosure indicator           2834    981, 98E          1202
- 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator    2834    981, 98E          1204
 
Disk drive enclosures:
- HD disk enclosure pair               2834    980, 981, 98B,    1241
                                               98E
- HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator    2834    980, 981, 98B,    1245
                                               98E
- HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator    2834    980, 981, 98B,    1255
                                               98E
- HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator    2834    980, 981, 98B,    1256
                                               98E
- HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator    2834    980, 981, 98B,    1257
                                               98E
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
- DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator            2834    98B, 98E          1980
- DS8000 LMC R8.1 indicator            2834    98B, 98E          1981
- DS8000 LMC R8.2 indicator            2834    98B, 98E          1982
- DS8000 LMC R8.3 indicator            2834    98B, 98E          1983
- DS8000 LMC R8.4 indicator            2834    98B, 98E          1984
- DS8000 LMC R8.5 indicator            2834    98B, 98E          1985
 
Disk drive set indicators:
- 300 GB 15K drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          5001
- 600 GB 15K drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          5002
- 600 GB 10K drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          5003
- 1.2 TB 10K drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          5004
- 4 TB 7.2K half drive set indicator   2834    981, 98E          5005
 
SSD drive set indicators:
- 200 GB SSD drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          6001
- 400 GB SSD drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          6002
- 800 GB SSD drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          6003
- 1.6 TB SSD drive set indicator       2834    981, 98E          6004
 
Function Authorization indicators
Base function (BF) license:
- BF - Up to 100 TB capacity           2834    980, 981          8151
- BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity     2834    980, 981          8152
- BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity     2834    980, 981          8153
- BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity    2834    980, 981          8154
- BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity   2834    980, 981          8155
- BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity   2834    980, 981          8156
- BF - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB           2834    980, 981          8160
 
DS8000 series Function Authorizations
Base Function (BF) indicators:
- BF - Up to 100 TB capacity indicator 2834    981               8171
- BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity     2834    981               8172
indicator
- BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity     2834    981               8173
indicator
- BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity    2834    981               8174
indicator
- BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity   2834    981               8175
indicator
- BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity   2834    981               8176
indicator
- BF - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB indicator 2834    981               8180
 
Copy Services (CS) license:
- CS - Inactive                        2834    980, 981          8250
- CS - Up to 100 TB capacity           2834    980, 981          8251
- CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity     2834    980, 981          8252
- CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity     2834    980, 981          8253
- CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity    2834    980, 981          8254
- CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity   2834    980, 981          8255
- CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity   2834    980, 981          8256
- CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB           2834    980, 981          8260
 
Copy Services (CS) license indicators:
- CS - Up to 100 TB capacity indicator 2834    981               8271
- CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity     2834    981               8272
indicator
- CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity     2834    981               8273
indicator
- CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity    2834    981               8274
indicator
- CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity   2834    981               8275
indicator
CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity     2834    981               8276
indicator
- CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB indicator 2834    981               8280
 
z-synergy Services (zsS) license:
- zsS - Active                         2834    980, 981          8300
- zsS - Inactive                       2834    980, 981          8350
- zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity          2834    980, 981          8351
- zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity    2834    980, 981          8352
- zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity    2834    980, 981          8353
- zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity   2834    980, 981          8354
- zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  2834    980, 981          8355
- zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity  2834    980, 981          8356
- zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB          2834    980, 981          8360
 
z-synergy Services (zsS) license indicators:
- zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity          2834    981               8371
indicator
- zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity    2834    981               8372
indicator
- zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity    2834    981               8373
indicator
- zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity   2834    981               8374
indicator
- zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  2834    981               8375
indicator
- zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity  2834    981               8376
indicator
zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB indicator  2834    981               8380
 
Copy Services Manager (CSM on HMC)
license:
- CSM on HMC - Inactive                2834    980, 981          8450
- CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity   2834    980, 981          8451
- CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB      2834    980, 981          8452
capacity
- CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB      2834    980, 981          8453
capacity
- CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB     2834    980, 981          8454
capacity
- CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB    2834    980, 981          8455
capacity
- CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB    2834    980, 981          8456
capacity
- CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB 2834    980, 981          8460
 
IGF transaction:
- IGF transaction indicator            2834    980, 981          8999
 
Shipping and Handling NC               2834    980, 981, 98B,    AG00
                                               98E

Features - Chargeable

Description                           Machine Models             Feature
                                      type                       numbers
------------------------------------- ------- ------------------ -------
Custom features
- Top Expansion                       2834    981, 98E           0170
 
Power:
- Single phase DC-UPS                 2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1050
- Three phase DC-UPS                  2834    981, 98E           1052
- Extended PLD                        2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1055
 
Single phase line cords:
- SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin      2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1062
connector
- SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no         2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1063
connector
 
Three phase line cords:
- Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin  2834    981, 98E 1086
connector
- Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin  2834    981, 98E 1087
connector
- Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no     2834    981, 98E 1088
connector
- Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin  2834    981, 98E 1089
connector
 
Special tool:
- Overhead ladder - 5ft               2834    980, 981           1101
- Ladder - Top Expansion - 3ft        2834    981                1102
- Kick Step                           2834    980, 981           1103
 
Management Console:
- Mgmt console - Primary              2834    980, 981           1140
- Management console - Primary v2     2834    980, 981           1141
- Mgmt console - Secondary            2834    980, 981           1150
- Management console - Secondary v2   2834    980, 981           1151
 
Disk drive enclosures:
- HD STD enclosure indicator          2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1242
- 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator   2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1244
 
Disk drive cables:
- Disk drive cable group A            2834    981                1246
- HD disk drive cable group B         2834    98E                1247
- HD disk drive cable group C         2834    98E                1248
- HD disk drive cable group D         2834    98E                1249
- HD disk drive cable group E         2834    98E                1251
- Extended HD disk drive cable group  2834    98E                1252
C
- Extended HD disk drive cable group  2834    98E                1253
D
- Extended HD disk drive cable group  2834    98E                1254
E
- BC Disk drive cable group A         2834    980                1261
- BC disk drive cable group B         2834    98B                1262
- BC disk drive cable group C         2834    98B                1263
- Extended BC disk drive cable group  2834    98B                1266
C
 
I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3             2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1302
I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3            2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1303
 
I/O cables::
- PCI-E cable group 1                 2834    981                1320
- PCI-E cable group 2                 2834    981                1321
 
Top exit bracket:
- Top exit bracket for Fibre cable    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1400
 
Fibre Channel/FICON cables:
- 50 um Fibre cable (LC)              2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1410
- 50 um Fibre cable (LC/SC)           2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1411
- 50 um Fibre cable (Jumper)          2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1412
- 9 um Fibre cable (LC)               2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1420
- 9 um Fibre cable (LC/SC)            2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1421
- 9 um Fibre cable (Jumper)           2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1422
- 40m zHyperlink cable                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1450
- 150m zHyperlink cable               2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1451
 
High Performance flash family:
- 800GB 1.8" flash card set A         2834    980, 981, 98B,     1516
                                              98E
- 800GB 1.8" flash card set B         2834    980, 981, 98B,     1518
                                              98E
 
High-performance flash card sets:
- High-performance flash enclosure    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1500
- 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1596
(R)
- 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1598
(R)
- Flash enclosure filler set          2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1599
 
Micro-bay pair                        2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1601
High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1602
pair (Dynamic)
400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set        2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1610
800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set        2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1611
1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set       2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1612
3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set       2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1613
3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash   2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1623
7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash  2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1624
7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash  2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1625
Flash enclosure filler set            2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1699
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
- DS8000 LMC R8.0                     2834    980, 981           1880
- DS8000 LMC R8.1                     2834    980, 981           1881
- DS8000 LMC R8.2                     2834    980, 981           1882
- DS8000 LMC R8.3                     2834    980, 981           1883
- DS8000 LMC R8.4                     2834    980, 981           1884
- DS8000 LMC R8.5                     2834    980, 981           1885
 
Earthquake kit                        2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1906
Hardware installation MES             2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 1999
 
Disk enclosure filler sets:
- 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set  2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 2997
- 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set  2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 2999
 
Device adapters:
- Device adapter pair I               2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3053
 
Host adapters:
- 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3153
PCIe
- 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3157
PCIe
- 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3253
PCIe
- 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter    2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3257
PCIe
- 16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter   2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3353
PCIE
- 16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter   2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3453
PCIE
- zHyperlink adapter                  2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 3500
- Transparent cloud tiering
10Gb/1Gb ethernet                     2834    980                3600
pair for 2U controllers
- Transparent cloud tiering
10Gb/1Gb ethernet                     2834    981                3601
pair for 4U controllers
 
Processor memory:
- 64 GB Processor memory (6-core      2834    980                4223
only)
- 128 GB Processor memory (6-core     2834    980                4224
only)
- 256 GB Processor memory (6-core     2834    980                4225
only)
- 64 GB processor memory              2834    980                4233
- 128 GB processor memory             2834    980                4234
- 256 GB processor memory             2834    980                4235
- 128 GB Processor memory (8-core     2834    981                4324
only)
- 256 GB Processor memory (8-core or  2834    981                4325
16-core)
- 512 GB Processor memory (16-core    2834    981                4326
only)
- 1 TB Processor memory (24-core      2834    981                4327
only)
- 2 TB Processor memory (24-core      2834    981                4328
only)
- 128 GB processor memory
(8-core only)                         2834    981                4334
- 256 GB processor memory
(8-core only                          2834    981                4335
or 16-core)
- 512 GB processor memory
(16-core                              2834    981                4336
only)
- 1,024 GB Processor memory
(24-core                              2834    981                4337
only)
- 2,048 GB Processor memory
(24-core                              2834    981                4338
only)
 
Processor license indicators:
- 6-core processor indicator          2834    980                4421
- 8-core processor indicator          2834    981                4422
- 16-core processor indicator         2834    981                4423
- 24-core processor indicator         2834    981                4424
- 6 to 12 Core processor upgrade      2834    980                4425
 
Encryption disk drive sets:
- 300 GB 15K drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5308
- 600 GB 15K drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5618
- 600 GB 10K drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5708
- 1.2 TB 10K drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5768
- 1.8 TB 10K drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5778
- 4 TB 7.2K half drive set            2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5868
- 6 TB 7.2K half drive set            2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 5878
 
Encryption SSD drive sets:
- 200 GB SSD drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 6058
- 400 GB SSD drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 6158
- 800 GB SSD drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 6258
- 1.6 TB SSD drive set                2834    980, 981, 98B, 98E 6358
 
Shipping and handling 981             2834    981                AGA4
Shipping and handling 98E             2834    98E                AGA5
Shipping and handling 980             2834    980                AGA6
Shipping and handling 98B             2834    98B                AGA7

Feature descriptions

No charge features for Model 981

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature Description       Corequisite
------- ----------------- -------------
0001    9xE factory merge Feature #037x

This feature indicates an expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model, and notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#001x) Model conversion indicator
Feature  Description
-------  -------------------
0011     To MT2831 indicator
0012     To MT2832 indicator
0013     To MT2833 indicator
0014     To MT2834 indicator
 

These features are used to specify the correct machine type that the machine converts to and used for model conversion only.

These indicators inform manufacturing to update the inventory system with the correct machine type for model conversion orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Applicable to R7 to R8 conversions only
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install Only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature 0017 (along with feature 84xx) must be specified on the machine type 283x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before 84xx feature code can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature code #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
 
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#01xx) Input power indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------
0101    Single phase 200-220V, 30A
0102    Single phase 220-240V, 30A
 

This feature indicates how many HDD/SSD drive sets, flash enclosure, and host adapter cards can be supported on the base model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Total count (<=8) = (HDD or SSD drive set) / 3) x 2 + # Flash enclosure + #Host Adapter card/8 if feature code 0101 is selected.

Total count (<=10) = (HDD or SSD drive set) / 3) x 2 + # Flash enclosure + #Host Adapter card/8 if feature code 0102 is selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either RPQ8S1479 or 8S1481 must be selected
  • Limitations: Only for 8-core (#4422) or 16-core (#4423)
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#037x) Model 9xE position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0371    981 - 98E position 1 Model 98E with feature #0371
0372    981 - 98E position 2 Model 98E with feature #0372
0373    981 - 98E position 3 Model 98E with feature #0373
0374    981 - 98E position 4 Model 98E with feature #0374

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 9xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Features #0371, #0372, #0373, and #0374 are not supported if feature #4422 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0403) Encryption not capable

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into China and Russia. This feature ensures the non-encryption certification key is produced for China and Russia shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0404) - TDCPP free indicator

This indicator acts as a safety value to insure any assembly/PNs being shipped is TDCPP free. It is only required if the unit is going to be shipped to a jurisdiction that requires the removal of TDCPP from components.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0600) All-flash indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------------
0600    All-flash indicator

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with flash drives (features #6xxx) only. The maximum number of flash drives supported for this configuration will follow the rules of the existing flash drives (features #6xxx). It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0603) SAS-SSD mix indicator

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with solid state drives (features #6xxx) and SAS disk drives (#5xx8) within a storage enclosure. Development will provide a document to manufacturing where to place the drive sets. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature will remove enclosure indicator features #1242, #1245, and #125x from the configuration to avoid any confusion and errors on the configuration output file.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #0603 requires feature #0604 to be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0604) SSD custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0604    SSD custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select additional SSD enclosure indicators (feature #1245, or #125x) allowing the SSD's to be spread over additional DA pairs to optimize performance.

Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of SSD indicators cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of enclosure indicators cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

Assuming no HDDs, for example, where a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the normal quantity of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator) is two. This will result in two sets of SSDs being installed in the first enclosure pair and two sets of SSDs being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two DA pairs.

Alternatively, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of four of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator). This would result in a set of SSDs being installed in each of the four enclosure pairs, spread across four DA pairs.

Additionally, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of three of feature #1255. This would result in the installation of two sets of SSDs in the first enclosure pair, a set of SSDs in the second enclosure pair, and a set of SSDs in the third enclosure pair, spread across three DA pairs.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0795 - #08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature  Description
-------  -------------------------------
0795     Up to 5 TB capacity
0796     5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797     10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798     25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799     50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801     75.1 TB to 100.0 TB capacity
0803     100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804     250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806     500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807     1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808     3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809     6000.1 TB or 10,000 TB capacity
 

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #5xx8 and #6xxx disk drive features on the order for each disk drive capacity (each quantity represents 16 drives for #5xx8 except #58x8 represents 8 drives) and the total number of #15xx flash card features on the order (each quantity represents 16 cards for #15x6 and 14 cards for #15x8)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 600 GB, 800 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.6 TB, or 4 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0952) Storage Appliance indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with model AP1 (that is, will be attached to appliances running SKLM or CSM). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#120x) Disk drive enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------
1202    HD STD enclosure indicator
1204    3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
 

Both features are only used during model conversions. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Feature #1202 represents feature #1242 and feature #1204 represents #1244. These features are for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Four or three if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1202 requires one feature #5xxx. One of these features must be feature #5001-#5004 or #5xx8 (excluding #5005 and #58x8 features). Each #1204 feature requires one #5005 or #58x8 features.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • Features #5001-#5004 or #5xx8 (excluding features #5005 and #58x8) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed). Used during model conversions only.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#12x1) HD disk enclosure pair
Feature Description
------- ----------------------
1241    HD disk enclosure pair

This feature provides two disk enclosures. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives. (2.5-inch disk) or 24 disk drives (3.5-inch disk).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #5xx8, and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1245, #125x, and #1244.

  • Minimum required: None if feature #1500 is present in the configuration and one if feature #1500 is not present in the configuration
  • Maximum allowed: Four or three if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites: Each #1241 feature requires one of feature #1242, #1244, #1245, or #125x. The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1244, #1245, and #125x.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • #5xx8 and #6xx8 features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • Only #58x8 features can be installed within the 3.5-inch disk enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#12xx) SSD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- ---------------------------------
1245    HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1255    HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1256    HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1257    HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator

The number of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicators are based on the number of SSD capacity drive types selected by the user and each enclosure indicator indicates up to three sets of SSD drives of the same capacity type.

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

User have the options to spread the SSD drives on individual SSD enclosure or installed up to three SSD drive sets on one SSD enclosure.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four or three if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1245 requires a minimum of one #6158 feature. Each feature #1255 requires a minimum of one #6058 feature. Each feature #1256 requires a minimum of one #6258 feature. Each feature #1257 requires a minimum of one #6358 feature.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#5xxx) Disk drive set indicators
Feature Description
------- ----------------------------------
5001    300 GB 15K drive set indicator
5002    600 GB 15K drive set indicator
5003    600 GB 10K drive set indicator
5004    1.2 TB 10K drive set indicator
5005    4 TB 7.2K half drive set indicator
 

These features are used during model conversions only. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Any additional capacity of drive sets that are required during MES, select features #5xx8. Similar drive types (capacity and speed) are allowed within the same enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12 or nine if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #5308 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5001 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5618 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5002 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5708 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5003 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5768 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5004 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5868 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5005 as a representation on model 981
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Features #1204 and #2997 may be required for feature #5005
    • Features #1202 and #2999 may be required for features #5001-#5004
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#6xxx) Disk drive set indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
6001    200 GB SSD drive set indicator
6002    400 GB SSD drive set indicator
6003    800 GB SSD drive set indicator
6004    1.6 TB SSD drive set indicator
 

These features are used during model conversions only. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Any additional capacity of SSD drive sets that are required during MES, select features #6x58. Similar SSD drive types (capacity and speed) are allowed place within the same enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12 or nine if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #6058 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6001 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #6158 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6002 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #6258 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6003 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #6358 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6004 as a representation on model 981
    • Additional #1202 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a disk enclosure must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx)
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
(#8450, #8452-6, #8460)

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

Feature Description                              IBM 2836 corequisite
------- ---------------------------------------- -----------------------
8151    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8151
8152    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8152
8153    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8153
8154    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8154
8155    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8155
8156    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8156
8160    BF - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8160
8250    CS - Inactive                            Model LF8 feature #8250
8251    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8251
8252    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8252
8253    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8253
8254    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8254
8255    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8255
8256    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8256
8260    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8260
8300    zsS - Active                             Model LF8 feature #8300
8350    zsS - Inactive                           Model LF8 feature #8350
8351    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity              Model LF8 feature #8351
8352    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8352
8353    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8353
8354    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8354
8355    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8355
8356    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8356
8360    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB              Model LF8 feature #8360
8450    CSM on HMC - Inactive                    Model LF8 feature #8450
8451    CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8451
8452    CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8452
8453    CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8453
8454    CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB         Model LF8 feature #8454
        capacity
8455    CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8455
        capacity
8456    CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8456
        capacity
8460    CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB     Model LF8 feature #8460

For Copy Services Manager on HMC's entitlement, order on IBM Copy Services Manager 6.x.x (5725-Z54) is required before you can configure Copy Services Manager on HMC on MT283x on the required capacity. Ensure the number of years for software support and maintenance is purchased is tied to the warranty of the MT283x.

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 2839) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 2839 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2834 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #8151 - #8160 features
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x50: One
    • Feature #8300: One
    • Feature #8x51: 10 (each quantity represent per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x52: 10 (each quantity represent per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x53: 10 (each quantity represent per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x54: 10 (each quantity represent per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x55: 10 (each quantity represent per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x56: 10 (each quantity represent per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x60: 8 (188 for feature #8460) (each quantity represents per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature codes #8300 and #8350 cannot co-exist
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
Feature Description                         IBM 283x-LF8 corequisite
------- ----------------------------------- ------------------------
8171    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity          Model LF8 feature #8171
8172    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity    Model LF8 feature #8172
8173    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity    Model LF8 feature #8173
8174    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity   Model LF8 feature #8174
8175    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  Model LF8 feature #8175
8176    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity  Model LF8 feature #8176
8180    BF - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB          Model LF8 feature #8180
8271    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity          Model LF8 feature #8271
8272    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity    Model LF8 feature #8272
8273    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity    Model LF8 feature #8273
8274    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity   Model LF8 feature #8274
8275    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  Model LF8 feature #8275
8276    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity  Model LF8 feature #8276
8280    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB          Model LF8 feature #8280
8371    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8371
8372    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity   Model LF8 feature #8372
8373    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity   Model LF8 feature #8373
8374    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity  Model LF8 feature #8374
8375    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8375
8376    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8376
8380    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB         Model LF8 feature #8380
 

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine types 2836, 2837, 2838, and 2839) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 2836, 2837, 2838, and 2839 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2831, 2832, 2833, and 2834 machines, respectively.

These features are used during model conversions only. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Any additional licenses that are required during MES, select features #8x51-#8x60.

  • Minimum required: At least one of features #8171-#8180
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x71: 10 (each quantity represents per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x72: 10 (each quantity represents per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x73: 10 (each quantity represents per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x74: 10 (each quantity represents per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x75: 10 (each quantity represents per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x76: 10 (each quantity represents per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x80: 8 (each quantity represents per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: These feature code are used for model conversions only
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#8999) IGF transaction indicator

This feature is used to designate that a new 2834 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 2834 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using AAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 2834 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 981 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

No charge features for Model 98E

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------
0001    9xE factory merge
0002    9xE field merge

These features notify Manufacturing on whether the expansion unit model is subject to a factory merge or field merge with the base unit model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0001 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

Feature #0002 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered for an installed base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a field merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#001x) Model conversion indicator
Feature  Description
-------  -------------------
0011     To MT2831 indicator
0012     To MT2832 indicator
0013     To MT2833 indicator
0014     To MT2834 indicator
 

These features are used to specify the correct machine type that the machine converts to and used for model conversion only.

These indicators inform manufacturing to update the inventory system with the correct machine type for model conversion orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Applicable to R7 to R8 conversions only
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install Only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature 0017 (along with feature 84xx) must be specified on the machine type 283x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before 84xx feature code can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature code #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#01xx) Input power indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------
0101    Single phase 200-220V, 30A
0102    Single phase 220-240V, 30A
 

This feature indicates how many HDD/SSD drive sets, flash enclosure and host adapter cards can be supported on the first expansion model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Total count (<=12) = (HDD or SSD drive set) / 3) x 2 + # Flash enclosure + #Host Adapter card/8 if feature code 0101 is selected.

Total count (<=14) = (HDD or SSD drive set) / 3) x 2 + # Flash enclosure + #Host Adapter card/8 if feature code 0102 is selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either RPQ8S1479 or 8S1481 must be selected
  • Limitations: Only for 8-core (#4422) or 16-core (#4423)
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0110) Cables indicator

This feature is used to indicate that addition of cables is required to support the extended distance on previous expansion frame. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1252 or #1253 must be present on the existing configuration and features #1249 or #1251 must be ordered.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#037x) Model 9xE position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0371    981 - 98E position 1 Model 98E with feature #0371
0372    981 - 98E position 2 Model 98E with feature #0372
0373    981 - 98E position 3 Model 98E with feature #0373
0374    981 - 98E position 4 Model 98E with feature #0374

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 9xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Features #0371, #0372, #0373, and #0374 are not supported if feature #4422 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0404) - TDCPP free indicator

This indicator acts as a safety value to insure any assembly/PNs being shipped is TDCPP free. It is only required if the unit is going to be shipped to a jurisdiction that requires the removal of TDCPP from components.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0603) SAS-SSD mix indicator

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with solid state drives (features #6xxx) and SAS disk drives (#5xx8) within a storage enclosure. Development will provide a document to manufacturing where to place the drive sets. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature will remove enclosure indicator features #1242, #1245, and #125x from the configuration to avoid any confusion and errors on the configuration output file.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #0603 requires feature #0604 to be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0604) SSD custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0604    SSD custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select additional SSD enclosure indicators (feature #1245, or #125x) allowing the SSD's to be spread over additional DA pairs to optimize performance.

Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of SSD indicators cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of enclosure indicators cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

Assuming no HDDs, for example, where a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the normal quantity of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator) is two. This will result in two sets of SSDs being installed in the first enclosure pair and two sets of SSDs being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two DA pairs.

Alternatively, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of four of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator). This would result in a set of SSDs being installed in each of the four enclosure pairs, spread across four DA pairs.

Additionally, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of three of feature #1255. This would result in the installation of two sets of SSDs in the first enclosure pair, a set of SSDs in the second enclosure pair, and a set of SSDs in the third enclosure pair, spread across three DA pairs.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0795 - #08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature  Description
-------  -------------------------------
0795     Up to 5 TB capacity
0796     5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797     10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798     25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799     50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801     75.1 TB to 100.0 TB capacity
0803     100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804     250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806     500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807     1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808     3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809     6000.1 TB or 10,000 TB capacity
 

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #5xx8 and #6xxx disk drive features on the order for each disk drive capacity (each quantity represents 16 drives for #5xx8 except #58x8 represents 8 drives) and the total number of #15xx flash card features on the order (each quantity represents 16 cards for #15x6 and 14 cards for #15x8)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 600 GB, 800 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.6 TB, or 4 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 2839 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#120x) Disk drive enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------
1202    HD STD enclosure indicator
1204    3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
 

Both features are only used during model conversions. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Feature #1202 represents feature #1242 and feature #1204 represents #1244. These features are for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Six if feature #0371 exists, nine if feature #0372 or #0373 exist, and four if feature #0374 exists. If 1052 is selected, five is allowed if feature #0371 is ordered, eight are allowed if either features #0372, #0373, #0374 are ordered.
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1202 requires one feature #5xxx. One of these features must be feature #5001-#5004 or #5xx8 (excluding #5005 and #58x8 features). Each #1204 feature requires one #5005 or #58x8 features.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • Features #5001-#5004 or #5xx8 (excluding features #5005 and #58x8) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed). Used during model conversions only.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#12x1) HD disk enclosure pair:
Feature Description
------- ----------------------
1241    HD disk enclosure pair

This feature indicates the total number of disk enclosures pair. The HD disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives. (2.5-inch disk) or 24 disk drives (3.5-inch disk).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #5xx8 and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1244, #1245, and #125x.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1241.

Model 98E Model 98E - Model    Model
- #0373   #0372 Disk  98E -    981 -
Disk      enclosure   #0371    required
enclosure pair        required #1241
pair      quantity    #1241    minimum
quantity              minimum  quantity
                      quantity
--------- ----------- -------- --------
-         1           0        1
-         2           0        2
-         3           0        3
-         4           0        4
-         5           3        4
-         6 - 9       4        4
1         4 (min qty) 0        4
2         4 (min qty) 5        4
3         4 (min qty) 6        4
4         5 (min qty) 6        4
5         6 (min qty) 6        4
6         7 (min qty) 6        4
7         8 (min qty) 6        4
8 - 9     9 (min qty) 6        4
 
Model 98E Model 98E
- #0374   - #0373
Disk      Disk
enclosure enclosure
pair      pair
quantity  minimum
          quantity
          required
--------- ---------
1         2
2         3
3         4
4         5

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1241 if feature #1052 is selected.

Model 98E Model 98E - Model    Model
- #0373   #0372 Disk  98E -    981 -
Disk      enclosure   #0371    required
enclosure pair        required #1241
pair      quantity    #1241    minimum
quantity              minimum  quantity
                      quantity
--------- ----------- -------- --------
-         1           0        1
-         2           0        2
-         3           0        3
-         4 - 9       5        3
-         -           5        3
-         -           5        3
1         4 (min qty) 5        3
2         4 (min qty) 1        3
3         4 (min qty) 2        3
4         5 (min qty) 5        3
5         6 (min qty) 5        3
6         7 (min qty) 5        3
7 - 8     8 (min qty) 5        3
 
Model 98E Model 98E
- #0374   - #0373
Disk      Disk
enclosure enclosure
pair      pair
quantity  minimum
          quantity
          required
--------- ---------
1         2
2         3
3         4
4 - 8     5
  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six are allowed if feature #0371 is ordered and five are allowed if feature #0371 and #1052 are ordered. Nine are allowed if either features #0372 or #0373 are ordered. Four are allowed if feature #0374 is ordered. Eight are allowed if either features #0372, #0373, #0374, and #1052 are ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Each #12x1 feature requires one of features #5xxx or #6xxx
    • One of these features must be #5xx8 or #6xx8
    • Each #1241 feature requires one of feature #1242, #1244, #1245, or #125x
    • The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1244, #1245, and #125x
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed). If the disk enclosure pair is populated with 16 drives of a withdrawn type, a drive of the same capacity but a higher speed may be installed.
    • #5xx8 and #6xx8 features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • Only #58x8 features can be installed within the 3.5-inch disk enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#12xx) SSD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- ---------------------------------
1245    HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1255    HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1256    HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1257    HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator

The number of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB enclosure indicators are based on the number of SSD capacity drive types selected by the user and each enclosure indicator indicates up to three sets of SSD drives of the same capacity type.

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

User have the options to spread the SSD drives on individual SSD enclosure or installed up to three SSD drive sets on one SSD enclosure.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six are allowed if feature #0371 is ordered and five are allowed if features #0371 and #1052 are ordered. Nine are allowed if either features #0372 or #0373 are ordered. Four are allowed if feature #0374 is ordered. Eight are allowed if either features #0372, #0373, #0374, and #1052 are ordered.
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1245 requires a minimum of one #6158 feature. Each feature #1255 requires a minimum of one #6058 feature. Each feature #1256 requires a minimum of one #6258 feature. Each feature #1257 requires a minimum of one #6358 feature.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#198x) DS8000 LMC R8.x indicator
(#1980) DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

(#1982) DS8000 LMC R8.2 indicator

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description             System-level corequisite
------- ----------------------- --------------------------
1980    DS8000 LMC R8.0         #1880 feature on Model 981
        indicator
1981    DS8000 LMC R8.1         #1881 feature on Model 981
        indicator
1982    DS8000 LMC R8.2         #1882 feature on Model 981
        indicator
1983    DS8000 LMC R8.3         #1883 feature on Model 981
        indicator
1984    DS8000 LMC R8.4         #1884 feature on Model 981
        indicator
1985    DS8000 LMC R8.5         #1885 feature on Model 981
        indicator

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate drive types for the expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install/field install:
    • For feature #1980, #1981, #1984, #1985: Both
    • For feature #1982, #1983: Field only
(#5xxx) Disk drive set indicators
Feature Description
------- ----------------------------------
5001    300 GB 15K drive set indicator
5002    600 GB 15K drive set indicator
5003    600 GB 10K drive set indicator
5004    1.2 TB 10K drive set indicator
5005    4 TB 7.2K half drive set indicator
 

These features are used during model conversions only. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Any additional capacity of drive sets that are required during MES, select features #5xx8. Similar drive types (capacity and speed) are allowed within the same enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Maximum quantity is 18 if feature #0371 is ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 27 if feature #0372 or #0373 are ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 12 if feature #0374 is ordered
    • If feature #1052 is selected, then feature #0371 is ordered, the maximum quantity is 15, features #0372, #0373, or #0374 are ordered, the maximum quantity is 24 for each frame
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #5308 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5001 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5618 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5002 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5708 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5003 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5768 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5004 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #5868 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #5005 as a representation on model 981
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Features #1204 and #2997 may be required for feature #5005
    • Features #1202 and #2999 may be required for features #5001-#5004
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#6xxx) Disk drive set indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
6001    200 GB SSD drive set indicator
6002    400 GB SSD drive set indicator
6003    800 GB SSD drive set indicator
6004    1.6 TB SSD drive set indicator
 

These features are used during model conversions only. These features are not meant for initial order and MES order. Any additional capacity of SSD drive sets that are required during MES, select features #6x58. Similar SSD drive types (capacity and speed) are allowed within the same enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Maximum quantity is 18 if feature #0371 is ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 27 if feature #0372 or #0373 are ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 12 if feature #0374 is ordered
    • If feature #1052 is selected, then feature #0371 is ordered, the maximum quantity is 15, features #0372, #0373, or #0374 are ordered, the maximum quantity is 24 for each frame
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #6058 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6001 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #6158 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6002 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #6258 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6003 as a representation on model 981
    • Feature #6358 must be available on model 961 in order to use feature #6004 as a representation on model 981
    • Additional #1202 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a disk enclosure must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx)
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 98E will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

No charge features for Model 980

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------
0001    9xE factory merge

This feature indicates an expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model, and notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature 0017 (along with feature 84xx) must be specified on the machine type 283x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before 84xx feature code can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature code #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0171) Top Storage placement indicator

This feature is used to indicate the storage enclosure pair to be installed on the top and bypass the second, third, or fourth positions. Additional DA card pairs are require to support the storage enclosure pair.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One
  • Corequisites: Minimum of feature #1241 is two
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#037x) Model 9xB position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0376    980 - 98B position 1 Model 98B with feature #0376
0377    980 - 98B position 2 Model 98B with feature #0377

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 9xB expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #0376 and #0377 are not supported if feature #4323 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0403) Encryption not capable

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into China and Russia. This feature ensures the non-encryption certification key is produced for China and Russia shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0404) - TDCPP free indicator

This indicator acts as a safety value to insure any assembly/PNs being shipped is TDCPP free. It is only required if the unit is going to be shipped to a jurisdiction that requires the removal of TDCPP from components.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0600) All-flash indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------------
0600    All-flash indicator

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with flash drives (features #6xxx) only. The maximum number of flash drives supported for this configuration will follow the rules of the existing flash drives (features #6xxx). It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0603) SAS-SSD mix indicator

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with solid state drives (features #6xxx) and SAS disk drives (#5xx8) within a storage enclosure. Development will provide a document to manufacturing where to place the drive sets. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature will remove enclosure indicator features #1242, #1245, and #125x from the configuration to avoid any confusion and errors on the configuration output file.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #0603 requires feature #0604 to be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0604) SSD custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0604    SSD custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select additional SSD enclosure indicators (feature #1245, or #125x) allowing the SSD's to be spread over additional DA pairs to optimize performance.

Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of SSD indicators cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of enclosure indicators cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

Assuming no HDDs, for example, where a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the normal quantity of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator) is two. This will result in two sets of SSDs being installed in the first enclosure pair and two sets of SSDs being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two DA pairs.

Alternatively, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of four of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator). This would result in a set of SSDs being installed in each of the four enclosure pairs, spread across four DA pairs.

Additionally, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of three of feature #1255. This would result in the installation of two sets of SSDs in the first enclosure pair, a set of SSDs in the second enclosure pair, and a set of SSDs in the third enclosure pair, spread across three DA pairs.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0795 - #08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature  Description
-------  -------------------------------
0795     Up to 5 TB capacity
0796     5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797     10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798     25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799     50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801     75.1 TB to 100.0 TB capacity
0803     100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804     250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806     500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807     1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808     3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809     6000.1 TB or 10,000 TB capacity
 

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #5xx8 and #6xxx disk drive features on the order for each disk drive capacity (each quantity represents 16 drives for #5xx8 except #58x8 represents 8 drives) and the total number of #15xx flash card features on the order (each quantity represents 16 cards for #15x6 and 14 cards for #15x8)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 600 GB, 800 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.6 TB, or 4 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0952) Storage Appliance indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with model AP1 (that is, will be attached to appliances running SKLM or CSM). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#12x1) HD disk enclosure pair
Feature Description
------- ----------------------
1241    HD disk enclosure pair

This feature indicates the total number of disk enclosures pair. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives (2.5-inch disk) or 24 disk drives (3.5-inch disk).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #5xx8 and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1245, #125x, and #1244.

  • Minimum required: None if feature #1500 is present in the configuration and one if feature #1500 is not present in the configuration
  • Maximum allowed: Five
  • Corequisites: Each #1241 feature requires one feature #1242, #1244, #1245, or #125x. The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1244, #1245, and #125x.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • #5xx8 and #6xx8 features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • Only #58x8 features can be installed within the 3.5-inch disk enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#12xx) SSD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- ---------------------------------
1245    HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1255    HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1256    HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1257    HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator

The number of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicators are based on the number of SSD capacity drive types selected by the user and each enclosure indicator indicates up to three sets of SSD drives of the same capacity type.

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 GB SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

User have the options to spread the SSD drives on individual SSD enclosure or installed up to three SSD drive sets on one SSD enclosure.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Five
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1245 requires a minimum of one #6158 feature. Each feature #1255 requires a minimum of one #6058 feature. Each feature #1256 requires a minimum of one #6258 feature. Each feature #1257 requires a minimum of one #6358 feature.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
(#8450, #8452-6, #8460)

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

Feature Description                              IBM 2836 corequisite
------- ---------------------------------------- -----------------------
8151    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8151
8152    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8152
8153    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8153
8154    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8154
8155    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8155
8156    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8156
8160    BF - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8160
8250    CS - Inactive                            Model LF8 feature #8250
8251    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8251
8252    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8252
8253    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8253
8254    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8254
8255    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8255
8256    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8256
8260    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8260
8300    zsS - Active                             Model LF8 feature #8300
8350    zsS - Inactive                           Model LF8 feature #8350
8351    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity              Model LF8 feature #8351
8352    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8352
8353    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8353
8354    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8354
8355    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8355
8356    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8356
8360    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB              Model LF8 feature #8360
8450    CSM on HMC - Inactive                    Model LF8 feature #8450
8451    CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8451
8452    CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8452
8453    CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8453
8454    CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB         Model LF8 feature #8454
        capacity
8455    CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8455
        capacity
8456    CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8456
        capacity
8460    CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB     Model LF8 feature #8460

For Copy Services Manager on HMC's entitlement, order on IBM Copy Services Manager 6.x.x (5725-Z54) is required before you can configure Copy Services Manager on HMC on MT283x on the required capacity. Ensure the number of years for software support and maintenance is purchased is tied to the warranty of the MT283x.

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 2839) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 2839 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2834 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #8151 - #8160 features
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x50: One
    • Feature #8300: One
    • Feature #8x51: 10 (each quantity represent per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x52: 10 (each quantity represent per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x53: 10 (each quantity represent per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x54: 10 (each quantity represent per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x55: 10 (each quantity represent per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x56: 10 (each quantity represent per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x60: 8 (188 for feature code #8460) (each quantity represent per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature codes #8300 and #8350 cannot co-exist
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8999) IGF transaction indicator

This feature is used to designate that a new 2834 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 2834 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using AAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 2834 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 980 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

No charge features for Model 98B

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------
0001    9xE factory merge
0002    9xE field merge

These features notify Manufacturing on whether the expansion unit model is subject to a factory merge or field merge with the base unit model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0001 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

Feature #0002 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered for an installed base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a field merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature 0017 (along with feature 84xx) must be specified on the machine type 283x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before 84xx feature code can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature code #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#037x) Model 9xB position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0376    980 - 98B position 1 Model 98B with feature #0376
0377    980 - 98B position 2 Model 98B with feature #0377

These features indicate the base unit model number and the physical position of the expansion unit model relative to the base enclosure. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature #0376 and #0377 are not supported if feature #4323 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0404) - TDCPP free indicator

This indicator acts as a safety value to insure any assembly/PNs being shipped is TDCPP free. It is only required if the unit is going to be shipped to a jurisdiction that requires the removal of TDCPP from components.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0603) SAS-SSD mix indicator

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with solid state drives (features #6xxx) and SAS disk drives (#5xx8) within a storage enclosure. Development will provide a document to manufacturing where to place the drive sets. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature will remove enclosure indicator features #1242, #1245, and #125x from the configuration to avoid any confusion and errors on the configuration output file.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #0603 requires feature #0604 to be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0604) SSD custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0604    SSD custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select additional SSD enclosure indicators (feature #1245, or #125x) allowing the SSD's to be spread over additional DA pairs to optimize performance.

Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of SSD indicators cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of enclosure indicators cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

Assuming no HDDs, for example, where a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the normal quantity of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator) is two. This will result in two sets of SSDs being installed in the first enclosure pair and two sets of SSDs being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two DA pairs.

Alternatively, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of four of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator). This would result in a set of SSDs being installed in each of the four enclosure pairs, spread across four DA pairs.

Additionally, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of three of feature #1255. This would result in the installation of two sets of SSDs in the first enclosure pair, a set of SSDs in the second enclosure pair, and a set of SSDs in the third enclosure pair, spread across three DA pairs.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0795 - #08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature  Description
-------  -------------------------------
0795     Up to 5 TB capacity
0796     5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797     10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798     25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799     50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801     75.1 TB to 100.0 TB capacity
0803     100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804     250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806     500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807     1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808     3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809     6000.1 TB or 10,000 TB capacity
 

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #5xx8 and #6xxx disk drive features on the order for each disk drive capacity (each quantity represents 16 drives for #5xx8 except #58x8 represents 8 drives) and the total number of #15xx flash card features on the order (each quantity represents 16 cards for #15x6 and 14 cards for #15x8)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 600 GB, 800 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.6 TB, or 4 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 2839 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#12x1) HD disk enclosure pair
Feature Description
------- ----------------------
1241    HD disk enclosure pair

This feature indicate the total number of disk enclosures pair. The HD disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives. (2.5-inch disk) or 24 disk drives (3.5-inch disk).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #5xx8 and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1244, #1245, and #125x.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1241.

Model 98B Model 98B - Model
- #0377   #0376 Disk  981 -
Disk      enclosure   required
enclosure pair #1241  #1241
pair      quantity    minimum
quantity              quantity
--------- ----------- --------
-         1 - 6       5
1 - 5     6 (min qty) 5
  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six are allowed if feature #0376 is ordered. Five are allowed if #0377 is ordered
  • Corequisites:
    • Each #12x1 feature requires one of features #5xxx or #6xxx
    • One of these features must be #5xx8 or #6xx8
    • Each #1241 feature requires one of feature #1242, #1244, #1245, or #125x
    • The required quantity of feature #1241 is equal to the addition of features #1242, #1244, #1245, and #125x
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed). If the disk enclosure pair is populated with 16 drives of a withdrawn type, a drive of the same capacity but a higher speed may be installed.
    • #5xx8 and #6xx8 features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • Only #58x8 features can be installed within the 3.5-inch disk enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#12xx) SSD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- ---------------------------------
1245    HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1255    HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1256    HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
1257    HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator

The number of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicators are based on the number of SSD capacity drive types selected by the user and each enclosure indicator indicates up to three sets of SSD drives of the same capacity type.

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 GB SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

User have the options to spread the SSD drives on individual SSD enclosure or installed up to three SSD drive sets on one SSD enclosure.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six if feature #0376 exists and five if feature #0377 exists
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1245 requires a minimum of one #6158 feature. Each feature #1255 requires a minimum of one #6058 feature. Each feature #1256 requires a minimum of one #6258 feature. Each feature #1257 requires a minimum of one #6358 feature.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#198x) DS8000 LMC R8.x indicator
(#1980) DS8000 LMC R8.0 indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

(#1982) DS8000 LMC R8.2 indicator

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description             System-level corequisite
------- ----------------------- --------------------------
1980    DS8000 LMC R8.0         #1880 feature on Model 980
        indicator
1981    DS8000 LMC R8.1         #1881 feature on Model 980
        indicator
1982    DS8000 LMC R8.2         #1882 feature on Model 980
        indicator
1983    DS8000 LMC R8.3         #1883 feature on Model 980
        indicator
1984    DS8000 LMC R8.4         #1884 feature on Model 980
        indicator
1985    DS8000 LMC R8.5         #1885 feature on Model 980
        indicator

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate drive types for the expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install/field install:
    • For feature #1980, #1981, #1984, #1985: Both
    • For feature #1982, #1983: Field only
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 98B will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

Chargeable features for Model 981

(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the base rack has exceed the 40U height and additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Required if feature #1241 or #1602 quantity exceeds two or if feature #1052 coexists and #1241 or #1602 quantity equal to two or more
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1052) Three Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system. There is no upgrade path from three phase to single phase or vice-versa.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089 must be selected. Feature #1881 must be selected.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 2834 system. The 2834 system is defined as the 2834 base unit and all physically attached 2834 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------------------------------
1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords for external power supply to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Three phase line cords
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------------------
1086    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin connector
1087    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin connector
1088    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no connector
1089    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin connector

These features are used to specify a three phase power configuration.

These features provide two three phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1086, #1087,#1088, and #1089
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5-feet
Feature Description
------- ------------------------
1101    Overhead ladder - 5-feet

One overhead ladder is recommended per data center. This feature is required for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre Channel cables.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Any of these features #1062, #1063, and/or #1400 may be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1102) Ladder - Top Expansion - 3-feet
Feature Description
------- ------------------------
1102    Overhead ladder - 3-feet

One ladder is recommended per data center. This feature is required for installation of additional materials to expand the 40U to 46U top expansion.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0170 will be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1103) Kick Step
Feature Description
------- -----------
1103    Kick Step

One Kick Step is recommended per data center. This feature is required for service/installation of High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1602 is required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1140, #1150) Management console

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
1140    Management console - Primary
1150    Management console - Secondary

These features provide a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1140 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1150 provides a secondary management console for mounting into model 981 system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1150 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1140: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature to select feature #1141
    • Feature #1150: None. One, if copy services feature #82xx is selected. User is allowed to deselect this feature if required.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1150 can only be added to configurations with feature #1140 already selected
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1140. Feature #1150 is plant and field install.
  • Comments: Quantity one of feature #1140 or #1141 is required. Feature #1140 is the default.
(#1141) Management console - Primary v2

This feature provides a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display that is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
  • Comments: Quantity 1 of feature #1140 or #1141 is required
(#1151) Management console - Secondary v2

This feature provides a secondary management console for mounting into the system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.

  • Minimum required: 0 (1 if copy services feature #82xx is selected)
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1151 can only be added to configurations with feature #1141 already present
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: User is allowed to deselect this feature if required
(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------
1242    HD STD enclosure indicator

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for small form factor enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Four or three if feature #1052 is ordered
  • Corequisites: Each #1242 feature requires one #5xxx feature. One of these features must be feature #5xx8 (excluding #58x8 features).
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • #5xx8 features (excluding #58x8 features) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1244) 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
Feature Description
------- ---------------------------------
1244    3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5-inch spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for large form factor enclosure pair.

A 3.5-inch disk enclosure (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. The 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or 24 disk drives (features #58x8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four or three if feature #1052 is ordered
  • Corequisites: Each #1244 feature requires one #58x8 feature
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a 3.5-inch disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • The #58x8 features can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1246) Disk drive cables
Feature Description
------- ------------------------
1246    Disk drive cable group A

This feature provides a complete set of Fibre Channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#1302) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, two high-performance SSD DA pairs, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: One if feature #1241 is present in quantity of one
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, four PCIe connection to support the flash enclosure, and up to eight host adapters.

If feature #1303 is added, remove feature #1302.

  • Minimum required: One if feature #1241 is present in quantity of one
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Required if features #1601 or #3500 are ordered
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#132x) I/O cables
Feature Description        Corequisite
------- ------------------ --------------------
1320    PCIe cable group 1 None
1321    PCIe cable group 2 Two of feature #1302 or two of feature #1303
 

These features provide a complete set of PCIe interconnection cables.

  • Minimum required: One, either feature #1320 or #1321
  • Maximum allowed: One, either feature #1320 or #1321
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------
1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
Feature Description
------- ----------------------------------------------------------------
1410    50 micron, 40 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connectors
1411    50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connector
1412    50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable multimode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle
1420    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connectors
1421    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connector
1422    9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable singlemode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short- wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#145x) zHyperlink cable
Feature Description
------- ---------------------
1450    40m zHyperlink cable
1451    150m zHyperlink cable

These optional features provide one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14).

Each cable is a single 24-fiber cable with Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the single cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Two fiber type options are available with specifications supporting different distances for the zHyperLink Express:

  • 150 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm
  • 40 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm
  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #1450 or #1451 require #3500 zHyperlink adapter
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1500) High-performance flash enclosure

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
------- --------------------------------
1500    High-performance flash enclosure

This feature provides 1U (1 EIA) high-performance flash enclosure that supports up to 30 flash cards (1.8-inch cards).

Each enclosure will be populated with 16 cards (feature #15x6) and 14 cards (feature #15x8).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#15xx) High-performance flash card sets
(#1516) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1518) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1596) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1598) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------
1516    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A
1518    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B
1596    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)
1598    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

Feature #15x6 provides a set of 16 flash cards and feature #15x8 provides a set of 14 flash cards. Flash cards must be installed in a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500).

Note: Feature #15x6 must be selected before feature #15x8 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1500 features may be required
    • Feature #1881 or later is required for #1516 or #1518
  • Limitations: All flash cards installed within a High Performance Flash Enclosure must be the same capacity type (features #15xx). Features 1596 and 1598 cannot be intermixed with features 1516 and 1518 within a HPFE enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1599) Flash enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

This feature provides a set of 14 flash enclosure fillers.

If a high performance flash enclosure (feature #1500) is populated with 16 flash cards (one #15x6 features) only, it must be populated with one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1599).

If a high performance flash enclosure is populated with feature #1599, it must be removed once features #15x8 are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1601) Micro-bay pair
Feature Description
------- --------------
1601    Micro-bay pair

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of Micro-bay pairs used to support HPFE Gen2 pairs. Each Micro-bay pair supports one HPFE Gen2 pair.

When feature #1303 exists in quantity of one, one feature #1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is zero or one.

When feature #1303 exists in quantity of two, one feature #1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is three. Two feature #1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is zero, one or two.

When a HPFE Gen 2 pair is added (feature #1602) e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the base frame by default. This can be manually changed in e-config to add 1601 to the expansion frame instead if possible. If 1601 cannot be added to the base frame, e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the first expansion frame by default.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Required by feature #1602
  • Limitations: Not compatible with feature #1302. If feature #1302 is present, it must be replaced with feature #1303. No intermix of 1302 and 1303 allowed in the same frame.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1602) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)
Feature Description
------- ----------------------------------------------------
1602    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosure pairs used to support high performance flash (HPF) drive sets. Each enclosure pair can be populated with up to three HPF drive sets.

HPFE Gen 2 enclosures don't increase the total number of drive enclosures supported in a system. A HPFE Gen 2 must be installed in the first space available for a gigapack in the frame and will reduce the total number of enclosures supported by the DA pair affected by one.

The total number of feature #1602 allowed in a system depends on the number of feature #1601 that can be added to the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • In a single-phase configuration: Four
    • In a three-phase configuration: Three
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1602 requires one feature #1601. LMC R8.3 or higher is required.
  • Limitations: The maximum number of feature #1602 allowed at system level is four
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
Feature Description
------- -------------------------------------
1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives). All the flash cards installed within a storage system can be intermixed with different capacity.

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: Three
    • Feature 1624, 1625: 12 at system level (Initial order maximum: Nine if feature #1052 (three phase configuration) is present. Twelve if feature #1050 (single phase configuration is present.)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1602 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of raw capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of raw capacity with large extents.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#188X) DS8000 LMC R8.X
(#1880) DS8000 LMC R8.0

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

(#1881) DS8000 LMC R8.1

(No Longer Available as of January 12, 2018)

(#1882) DS8000 LMC R8.2

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
------- ---------------
1880    DS8000 LMC R8.0
1881    DS8000 LMC R8.1
1882    DS8000 LMC R8.2
1883    DS8000 LMC R8.3
1884    DS8000 LMC R8.4
1885    DS8000 LMC R8.5

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install/field install:
    • For feature #1880, #1881, #1884: Both
    • For feature #1882, #1883, #1885: Field only
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives. For MES upgrade, submit SCORE RPQ for your request.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
------- -------------------------
1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #15xx, #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#2997) 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of eight disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only eight disk drives (one #58x8 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as #58x8 features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight or six if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#2999) 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #5xx8 feature - except #58xx features), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as features #5xx8 (except #58xx features) are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight or six if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#3053) Device adapter pair I
Feature Description
------- ---------------------
3053    Device adapter pair I

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features #1241 that are present within Model 981, and if present, Model 98E expansion units attached to Model 981 (identified using features #0371 and #0372).

Since the third, fourth, and fifth Model 98E do not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the second Model 98E must be ordered on and installed within Model 981.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

With features #4422, #4423, or #4424:

------------------------ ---------------------------------
Model 981 #1241 quantity Model 981 required #3053 quantity
1                        1
2                        2
3                        3
4                        4

Note: Device adapters for disk enclosures installed in the first Model 98E (identified using feature #0371) are ordered on and installed within that Model 98E. Therefore, the feature #1241 quantity within the first Model 98E is not applicable for determining the required quantity of feature #3053 in Model 981.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to 32 host adapter ports. To support more than 32 host adapter ports, additional I/O enclosure pairs are required. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

    Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.

    Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None
  • A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 981:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: 8
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 981 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 32
      • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: Zero when feature #4422 (8-core processor) is present. Eight per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4423 (16-Core processor) is present. Twelve per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4424 (24-Core processor) is present. (Initial order maximum: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires features #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks.
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#3601) Transparent cloud tiering 10Gb/1Gb ethernet pair for 4U controllers

This feature provides a pair of 2-port 10 Gbps SFP+ optical / 2-port 1Gbps RJ-45 copper longwave adapters (one for each one of the 4U central electronics complexes) to improve bandwidth for a native cloud storage tier in IBM Z environments.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires LMC R8.3 (Feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: 10 km maximum distance
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4324    128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
4325    256 GB processor memory (8-core only or 16-core)
4326    512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
4327    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4328    2,048 GB Processor memory (24-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #4324 or #4325 require #4422 processor license feature
    • Either features #4325 or #4326 require #4423 processor license feature
    • Either features #4327 or #4328 require #4424 processor license feature
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4334    128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
4335    256 GB processor memory (8-core only or 16-core)
4336    512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
4337    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4338    2,048 GB Processor memory (24-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #4334 or #4335 require #4422 processor license feature
    • Either features #4335 or #4336 require #4423 processor license feature
    • Either features #4337 or #4338 require #4424 processor license feature
    • Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: No intermix of feature #432x with #433x
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#442x) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4422    8-core processor license indicator
4423    16-core processor license indicator
4424    24-core processor license indicator

These features provide a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Features #4422 require either #4324 or #4325 processor memory feature
    • Features #4423 require #4325 or #4326 processor memory feature
    • Features #4424 require either #4327 or #4328 processor memory feature
  • Limitations: Feature #4423 or #4424, is required to support feature #037x (expansion frame positions)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#5xx8) Disk drive sets
(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5618) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5868) 4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature Description
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5308    300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5618    600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5708    600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5768    1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5778    1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5868    4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5878    6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives, except features #58x8 which provide a set of eight disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241), except 4 TB disk drives which are installed in a 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and same capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12 or nine if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Features #1244 and #2997 may be required for features #58x8
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set
Feature Description
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6058    200 GB SSD drive set
6158    400 GB SSD drive set
6258    800 GB SSD drive set
6358    1.6 TB SSD drive set

Features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12 or nine if feature #1052 is selected
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1245 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a disk enclosure must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGA4) Shipping and Handling - Model 981

This feature indicates each Model 981 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA4 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

Chargeable features for Model 980

(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 2834 system. The 2834 system is defined as the 2834 base unit and all physically attached 2834 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
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1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (elect either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5-feet
Feature Description
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1101    Overhead ladder - 5-feet

One overhead ladder is recommended per data center. This feature is required for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre Channel cables.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Features #1062, #1063, or #1400 may be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1103) Kick Step
Feature Description
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1103    Kick Step

One Kick Step is recommended per data center. This feature is required for service/installation of High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1602 is required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1140, #1150) Management console

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
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1140    Mgmt console - Primary
1150    Mgmt console - Secondary

These features provide a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1140 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1150 provides a secondary management console for mounting into model 981 system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1150 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1140: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature to select feature #1141
    • Feature #1150: None. One, if copy services feature #82xx is selected. User is allowed to deselect this feature if required.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1150 can only be added to configurations with feature #1140 already selected
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1140. Feature #1150 is plant and field install.
  • Comments: Quantity one of feature #1140 or #1141 is required. Feature #1140 is the default.
(#1141) Management console - Primary v2

This feature provides a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display that is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
  • Comments: Quantity 1 of feature #1140 or #1141 is required
(#1151) Management console - Secondary v2

This feature provides a secondary management console for mounting into the system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.

  • Minimum required: 0 (1 if copy services feature #82xx is selected)
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1151 can only be added to configurations with feature #1141 already present
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: User is allowed to deselect this feature if required
(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
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1242    HD STD enclosure indicator

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for the small form factor on the enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Five
  • Corequisites: Each #1242 feature requires one #5xxx feature. One of these features must be feature #5xx8 (excluding #58x8 features).
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • #5xx8 features (excluding #58x8 features) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1244) 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
Feature Description
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1244    3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5-inch spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for the large form factor on the enclosure pair.

A 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. The 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or 24 disk drives (features #58x8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Five
  • Corequisites: Each #1244 feature requires one #58x8 feature
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a 3.5-inch disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • The #58x8 features can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#126x) BC Disk drive cables
Feature Description
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1261    BC Disk drive cable group A

This feature provides a complete set of Fibre Channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#1302) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, two high-performance SSD DA pairs, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, four PCIe connection to support the flash enclosure, and up to eight host adapters.

If feature #1303 is added, remove feature #1302.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Required #1601 and #1602
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
Feature Description
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1410    50 micron, 40 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connectors
1411    50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connector
1412    50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable multimode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle
1420    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connectors
1421    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connector
1422    9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable singlemode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short- wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1450) 40m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fiber cable with Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 40 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 40 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#1451) 150m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fiber cable with Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 150 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature# 3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 150m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#1500) High-performance flash enclosure

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
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1500    High-performance flash enclosure

This feature provides 1U (1 EIA) high-performance flash enclosure that supports up to 30 flash cards (1.8-inch cards).

Each enclosure will be populated with 16 cards (feature #15x6) and 14 cards (feature #15x8).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#15xx) High-performance flash card sets
(#1516) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1518) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1596) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1598) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
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1516    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A
1518    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B
1596    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)
1598    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

Feature #15x6 provides a set of 16 flash cards and feature #15x8 provides a set of 14 flash cards. Flash cards must be installed in a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500).

Note: Feature #15x6 must be selected before feature #15x8 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1500 features may be required
    • Feature #1881 or later is required for #1516 or #1518
  • Limitations: All flash cards installed within a High Performance Flash Enclosure must be the same capacity type (features #15xx). Features 1596 and 1598 cannot be intermixed with features 1516 and 1518 within a HPFE enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1599) Flash enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

This feature provides a set of 14 flash enclosure fillers.

If a high performance flash enclosure (feature #1500) is populated with 16 flash cards (one #15x6 features) only, it must be populated with one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1599).

If a high performance flash enclosure is populated with feature #1599, it must be removed once features #15x8 are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1601) Micro-bay pair
Feature Description
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1601    Micro-bay pair

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of Micro-bay pairs used to support HPFE Gen2 pairs. Each Micro-bay pair supports one HPFE Gen2 pair. One feature 1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is zero or one.

When a HPFE Gen 2 pair is added (feature #1602) e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the base frame by default. This can be manually changed in e-config to add 1601 to the expansion frame instead if possible. If 1601 cannot be added to the base frame, e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the first expansion frame by default.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Required by feature #1602
  • Limitations: Not compatible with feature #1302. If feature #1302 is present, it must be replaced with feature #1303. No intermix of 1302 and 1303 allowed in the same frame.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1602) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)
Feature Description
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1602    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosure pairs used to support high performance flash (HPF) drive sets. Each enclosure pair can be populated with up to three HPF drive sets.

HPFE Gen 2 enclosures don't increase the total number of drive enclosures supported in a system. A HPFE Gen 2 must be installed in the first space available for a gigapack in the frame and will reduce the total number of enclosures supported by the DA pair affected by one.

The total number of feature #1602 allowed in a system depends on the number of feature #1601 that can be added to the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1602 requires one feature #1601. LMC R8.3 or higher is required.
  • Limitations: The maximum number of feature #1602 allowed at system level is two
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives). All the flash cards installed within a storage system can be intermixed with different capacity.

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612,1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature numbers 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: Three
    • Feature 1624, 1625: Six
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1602 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of raw capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of raw capacity with large extents.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#188X) DS8000 LMC R8.X
(#1880) DS8000 LMC R8.0

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

(#1881) DS8000 LMC R8.1

(No Longer Available as of January 12, 2018)

(#1882) DS8000 LMC R8.2

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
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1880    DS8000 LMC R8.0
1881    DS8000 LMC R8.1
1882    DS8000 LMC R8.2
1883    DS8000 LMC R8.3
1884    DS8000 LMC R8.4
1885    DS8000 LMC R8.5

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install/field install:
    • For feature #1880, #1881, #1884: Both
    • For feature #1882, #1883, #1885: Field only
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives. For MES upgrade, submit SCORE RPQ for your request.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Requires feature #0170 to co-exist
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #15xx, #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#2997) 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of eight disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only eight disk drives (one #58x8 or #58x9 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as #58x8 or #58x9 features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 10
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#2999) 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #5xx8 - except #58xx features), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as features #5xx8 (except #58xx features) are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 10
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#3053) Device adapter pair I
Feature Description
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3053    Device adapter pair I

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features #1241 that are present within Model 980, and if present, Model 98B expansion units attached to Model 980 (identified using features #0376 and #0377).

Since the third, fourth, and fifth Model 98B do not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the second Model 98B must be ordered on and installed within Model 980.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

With feature #4421:

------------------------ ---------------------------------
Model 980 #1241 quantity Model 980 required #3053 quantity
1-4                      1
5                        2

Note: Device adapters for disk enclosures installed in the first Model 98B (identified using feature #0376) are ordered on and installed within that Model 98B. Therefore, the feature #1241 quantity within the first Model 98B is not applicable for determining the required quantity of feature #3053 in Model 980.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

    Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.

    Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 32 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 980:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 8
    • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: 4
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 980 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
      • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: 8
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 4 per system (Base and expansion frames) (Initial order maximum: 4 (1 or 3 cannot be ordered))
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires features #1303, #4425, and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2 or 4.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: zHyperlink is not available on configurations with 6-cores
(#3600) Transparent cloud tiering 10Gb/1Gb ethernet pair for 2U controllers

This feature provides a pair of 2-port 10 Gbps SFP+ optical / 2-port 1Gbps RJ-45 copper longwave adapters (one for each one of the 2U central electronics complexes) to improve bandwidth for a native cloud storage tier in IBM Z environments.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires LMC R8.3 (Feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: 10 km maximum distance
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4223    64 GB processor memory
4224    128 GB processor memory
4225    256 GB processor memory

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either features #4223, #4224, or #4225 require #4421 processor license feature
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4233    64 GB processor memory
4234    128 GB processor memory
4235    256 GB processor memory

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either features #4233, #4234, or #4235 require #4421 processor license feature. Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: No intermix of feature #422x with #423x
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#442x) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4421    6-core processor license indicator

This feature provides a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #4421 requires either #4223, #4224, or #4225 processor memory feature
  • Limitations: Either feature #4424 or #4425, are required to support feature #037x (expansion frame positions)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4425) 6 to 12 Core processor upgrade

This feature provides an additional 6 Core processor for a 12 Core configuration. This additional processor is available in new orders and as a field upgrade. It is required to have zHyperlink support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #4421 (6-core processor), 256 GB cache (features #4225 or #4235), zSynergy Services activated (feature #8300), and LMC R8.3.3 (feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: This feature is only required to support zHyperlink. If there are no zHyperlink adapters (feature #3500) in the order, this feature should be removed from the order.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: If this feature is selected, a minimum of 2 x #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) have to be added. Not available on Open environments.
(#5xx8) Disk drive sets
(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5618) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5868) 4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature Description
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5308    300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5618    600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5708    600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5768    1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5778    1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5868    4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5878    6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives, except features #58x8 which provide a set of eight disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241), except 4 TB disk drives which are installed in a 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and same capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 15
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Features #1244 and #2997 may be required for features #58x8
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set
Feature Description
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6058    200 GB SSD drive set
6158    400 GB SSD drive set
6258    800 GB SSD drive set
6358    1.6 TB SSD drive set

Features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 15
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1245 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a disk enclosure must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGA6) Shipping and Handling - Model 980

This feature indicates each Model 980 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA6 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

Chargeable features for Model 98E

(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the expansion rack have exceed the 40U height. Additional materials are require to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1241 quantity exceeds four and seven for position 1 (feature #0371) and positions 2 and 3 (features #0372/#0373) respectively or feature #1602 quantity exceeds four or feature #0170 already exists on Model 981. If feature code #1052 is selected, feature #1241 quantity equal to four or more and seven or more for position 1 (feature #0371) and positions 2, 3, and 4 (features #0372/#0373/#0374) respectively or feature #1602 quantity exceeds four or feature #0170 already exists on Model 981
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1052) Three Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system. There is no upgrade path from three phase to single phase or vice-versa.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089 must be selected.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 283x system. A 283x system is defined as the 283x base unit and all physically attached 283x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
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1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: The same power cord feature number is required on both Models 981 and 98E. Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Three phase line cords
Feature Description
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1086    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin connector
1087    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin connector
1088    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no connector
1089    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin connector

These features are used to specify a three phase power configuration.

These features provide two three phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1086, #1087, #1088, and #1089
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
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1242    HD STD enclosure indicator

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for the small form factor on the STD enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Six if feature #0371 exists, nine if feature #0372 or #0373 exist, and four if feature #0374 exists. Five if feature #0371 and #1052 exist, eight if feature #0372, #0373, #0374, and #1052 exist.
  • Corequisites: Each #1242 feature requires one #5xxx feature. One of these features must be feature #5xx8 (excluding #58x8 features).
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • #5xx8 features (excluding #58x8 features) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1244) 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
Feature Description
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1244    3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5-inch spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for the large form factor on the enclosure pair.

A 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. The 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or 24 disk drives (features #58x8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six if feature #0371 exists, nine if feature #0372 or #0373 exist, and four if feature #0374 exists. Five if feature #0371 and #1052 exist, eight if feature #0372, #0373, #0374, and #1052 exist.
  • Corequisites: Each #1244 feature requires one #58x8 feature
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a 3.5-inch disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • The #58x8 features can be installed within the same 3.5-inch disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#124x) Disk drive cables
Feature Description                       Corequisite
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1247    Disk drive cable group B          Feature #0371
1248    Disk drive cable group C          Feature #0372
1249    Disk drive cable group D          Feature #0373
1251    Disk drive cable group E          Feature #0374
1252    Extended Disk drive cable group C Feature #0372
1253    Extended Disk drive cable group D Feature #0373
1254    Extended Disk drive cable group E Feature #0374

These features provide a complete set of Fibre Channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

Selection of the appropriate feature is dependent upon the Model 9xE physical position (relative to the base unit) and base unit model number. The Model 981 indicator features (#03xx) are used to ensure the selection of the proper disk drive cable group feature.

If the Model 981 physical position (relative to the base unit) or the base unit model number is changed, a new disk drive cable group feature is required. A new disk drive cable group is obtained by ordering a feature remove of the installed #124x feature and a feature add of a new 124x feature.

The Extended Disk drive cable is meant for expansion frame place on adjacent position. The length is 20 meters.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations:
    • If feature #0371 is ordered, the maximum drives supported is 288
    • If features #0372 or #0373 are ordered, the maximum drives supported is 432
    • If feature #0374 is ordered, the maximum drives supported is 192
    • If feature #1052 is selected, then feature #0371 is ordered, the maximum drives supported is 240, features #0372, #0373, or #0374 are ordered, the maximum drives supported is 384 for each frame
    • Change from feature #1252 to #1248 is not allowed
    • Change from feature #1253 to #1249 is not allowed
    • Change from feature #1254 to #1251 is not allowed
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1302) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1302 is not compatible with feature #0372, #0373 or #0374
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, four PCIe connection to support the flash enclosure, and up to eight host adapters.

If feature #1303 is added, remove feature #1302.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Required if features #1601 or #3500 are ordered.
  • Limitations: Feature #1303 is not compatible with feature #0372, #0373, or #0374
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
Feature Description
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1410    50 micron, 40 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connectors
1411    50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connector
1412    50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable multimode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle
1420    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connectors
1421    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connector
1422    9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable singlemode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short- wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#145x) zHyperlink cable
Feature Description
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1450    40m zHyperlink cable
1451    150m zHyperlink cable

These optional features provide one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14).

Each cable is a single 24-fiber cable with Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the single cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Two fiber type options are available with specifications supporting different distances for the zHyperLink Express:

  • 150 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm
  • 40 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm
  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #1450 or #1451 require #3500 zHyperlink adapter
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1500) High-performance flash enclosure

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
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1500    High-performance flash enclosure

This feature provides 1U (1 EIA) high-performance flash enclosure that supports up to 30 flash cards (1.8-inch cards).

Each enclosure will be populated with 16 cards (feature #15x6) and 14 cards (feature #15x8).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#15xx) High-performance flash card sets
(#1516) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1518) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1596) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1598) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
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1516    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A
1518    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B
1596    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)
1598    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

Feature #15x6 provides a set of 16 flash cards and feature #15x8 provides a set of 14 flash cards. Flash cards must be installed in a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500).

Note: Feature #15x6 must be selected before feature #15x8 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four of each feature
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1500 features may be required
    • Feature #1881 or later is required for #1516 or #1518
  • Limitations: All flash cards installed within a High Performance Flash Enclosure must be the same capacity type (features #15xx). Features 1596 and 1598 cannot be intermixed with features 1516 and 1518 within a HPFE enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1599) Flash enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

This feature provides a set of 14 flash enclosure fillers.

If a high performance flash enclosure (feature #1500) is populated with 16 flash cards (one #15x6 features) only, it must be populated with one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1599).

If a high performance flash enclosure is populated with feature #1599, it must be removed once features #15x8 are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1601) Micro-bay pair
Feature Description
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1601    Micro-bay pair

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of Micro-bay pairs used to support HPFE Gen2 pairs. Each Micro-bay pair supports one HPFE Gen2 pair.

One feature #1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is three. Two feature #1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is zero, one or two.

When a HPFE Gen 2 pair is added (feature #1602) e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the base frame by default. This can be manually changed in e-config to add 1601 to the expansion frame instead if possible. If 1601 cannot be added to the base frame, e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the first expansion frame by default.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Required by feature #1602
  • Limitations:
    • Not compatible with feature #1302. If feature #1302 is present, it must be replaced with feature #1303. No intermix of 1302 and 1303 allowed in the same frame.
    • Only compatible with feature #0371
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1602) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)
Feature Description
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1602    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosure pairs used to support high performance flash (HPF) drive sets. Each enclosure pair can be populated with up to three HPF drive sets.

HPFE Gen 2 enclosures don't increase the total number of drive enclosures supported in a system. A HPFE Gen 2 must be installed in the first space available for a gigapack in the frame and will reduce the total number of enclosures supported by the DA pair affected by one.

The total number of feature #1602 allowed in a system depends on the number of feature #1601 that can be added to the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1602 requires one feature #1601. LMC R8.3 or higher is required.
  • Limitations: The maximum number of feature #1602 allowed at system level is four
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives). All the flash cards installed within a storage system can be intermixed with different capacity.

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: Six or twelve (depend on quantity of feature #1602 exists on the frame)
    • Feature 1624, 1625: 12 at system level
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1602 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of raw capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of raw capacity with large extents.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives. For MES upgrade, submit SCORE RPQ for your request.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #15xx, #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#2997) 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of eight disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only eight disk drives (one #58x8 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as #58x8 features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Twelve if feature #0371 is ordered, eighteen if either feature #0372 or #0373 is ordered, and eight if feature #0374 is ordered. Ten if feature #0371 is ordered, sixteen if either feature #0372, #0373, or #0374 is ordered, and if feature #1052 is ordered.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#2999) 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #5xx8 feature - except #58xx features), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as features #5xx8 (except #58xx features) are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Twelve if feature #0371 is ordered, eighteen if either feature #0372 or #0373 is ordered, and eight if feature #0374 is ordered. Ten if feature #0371 is ordered, sixteen if either feature #0372, #0373, or #0374 is ordered, and if feature #1052 is ordered.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#3053) Device adapter pair I
Feature Description
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3053    Device adapter pair I

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

This feature is only supported on the first Model 98E attached to a Model 981 (identified using feature #0371).

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features present in the first Model 98E.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

Model 98E with #0371 - #1241 quantity Model 98E - Required #3053 quantity
------------------------------------- -----------------------------------
1                                     1
2                                     2
3                                     3
4                                     4
5                                     4
6                                     4
7                                     4
 
Model 98E - #3053 quantity Model 98E - Required #1302 quantity
-------------------------- -----------------------------------
1 - 4                      2

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053 if #1052 is selected.

Model 98E with #0371  Model 98E - Required
- #1241 quantity      #3053 quantity          Model 981 - Required #3053
--------------------  --------------------    --------------------------
1                     1                       -
2                     2                       -
3                     3                       -
4                     4                       -
5                     -                       1 (additional on the base)
 
 
Model 98E - #3053 quantity    Model 98E - Required #1302 quantity
--------------------------    -----------------------------------
1-4                           2
 
  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Two #1302 features are required for up to four #3053 features
  • Limitations: Feature #3053 is not compatible with feature #0372, #0373, or #0374
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

    Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.

    Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Features #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Features #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the expansion model.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 98E:
    • Model 98E with feature #0371 and any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16.
    • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: Eight
    • Model 98E with feature #0372, #0373 or #0374: None
    • Maximum allowed per multi-model system: 32
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Features #3153, #3157, #3253, #3257, #3353, and #3453 are not compatible with features #0372, #0373 and #0374
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: Zero when feature #4422 (8-core processor) is present. Eight per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4423 (16-Core processor) is present. Twelve per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4424 (24-Core processor) is present. (Initial order maximum: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires features #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks.
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#5xx8) Disk drive sets
(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5618) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5868) 4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature Description
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5308    300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5618    600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5708    600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5768    1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5778    1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5868    4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5878    6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives, except features #58x8 which provide a set of eight disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241), except 4 TB disk drives which are installed in a 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and same capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Maximum quantity is 18 if feature #0371 is ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 27 if feature #0372 or #0373 are ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 12 if feature #0374 is ordered
    • If feature #1052 is selected, then feature #0371 is ordered, the maximum quantity is 15, features #0372, #0373, or #0374 are ordered, the maximum quantity is 24 for each frame.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1241 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Features #1244 and #2997 may be required for features #58x8
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set
Feature Description
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6058    200 GB SSD drive set
6158    400 GB SSD drive set
6258    800 GB SSD drive set
6358    1.6 TB SSD drive set

Features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Maximum quantity is 18 if feature #0371 is ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 27 if feature #0372 or #0373 are ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 12 if feature #0374 is ordered
    • If feature #1052 is selected, then feature #0371 is ordered, the maximum quantity is 15, features #0372, #0373, or #0374 are ordered, the maximum quantity is 24 for each frame.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1245 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a disk enclosure must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGA5) Shipping and Handling - Model 98E

This feature indicates each Model 98E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA5 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

Chargeable features for Model 98B

(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 283x system. A 283x system is defined as the 283x base unit and all physically attached 283x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
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1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: The same power cord feature number is required on both Models 980 and 98B. Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator
Feature Description
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1242    HD STD enclosure indicator

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for the small form factor on the enclosure pair.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Six if feature #0376 exists and five if feature #0377 exists
  • Corequisites: Each #1242 feature requires one #5xxx feature. One of these features must be feature #5xx8 (excluding #58x8 features).
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • #5xx8 features (excluding #58x8 features) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1244) 3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator
Feature Description
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1244    3.5-inch disk enclosure indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5-inch spinning hard disk drives. It will drive the bill of materials for the large form factor on the enclosure pair.

A 3.5-inch disk enclosure (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. The 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or 24 disk drives (features #58x8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six if feature #0376 exists and five if feature #0377 exists
  • Corequisites: Each #1244 feature requires one #58x8 feature
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a 3.5-inch disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed)
    • The #58x8 features can be installed within the same 3.5-inch disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#126x) BC Disk drive cables
Feature Description                          Corequisite
------- ------------------------------------ -------------
1262    BC Disk drive cable group B          Feature #0376
1263    BC Disk drive cable group C          Feature #0377
1266    Extended BC Disk drive cable group C Feature #0377

These features provide a complete set of Fibre Channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

Selection of the appropriate feature is dependent upon the Model 9xE physical position (relative to the base unit) and base unit model number. The Model 980 indicator features (#03xx) are used to ensure the selection of the proper disk drive cable group feature.

If the Model 980 physical position (relative to the base unit) or the base unit model number is changed, a new disk drive cable group feature is required. A new disk drive cable group is obtained by ordering a feature remove of the installed #124x feature and a feature add of a new 124x feature.

The Extended Disk drive cable is meant for expansion frame place on adjacent position. The length is 20 meters.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations:
    • If feature #0376 is ordered, the maximum drives supported is 288
    • If feature #0377 is ordered, the maximum drives supported is 240
    • Change from feature #1266 to #1263 is not allowed
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1302) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One if either feature #1241 quantity is four and above, feature #1500 quantity is one and above, or features #3x5x quantity is one and above on the first expansion frame.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1302 is not compatible with feature #0377
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe G3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, four PCIe connection to support the flash enclosure, and up to eight host adapters.

If feature #1303 is added, remove feature #1302.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Required #1601 and #1602
  • Limitations: Feature #1303 is not compatible with feature #0377
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
Feature Description
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1410    50 micron, 40 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connectors
1411    50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode with LC
        connector
1412    50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable multimode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle
1420    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connectors
1421    9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable singlemode with LC
        connector
1422    9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable singlemode with
        a LC connector and SC receptacle

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short- wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1450) 40m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fiber cable with Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 40 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Compatibility conflicts: This feature is not compatible with feature #0377 (Second expansion frame)
  • Limitations: 40 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. Not available to order on feature #0377 (Second expansion frame).
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#1451) 150m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fiber cable with Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 150 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature# 3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Compatibility conflicts: This feature is not compatible with feature #0377 (Second expansion frame)
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#1500) High-performance flash enclosure

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
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1500    High-performance flash enclosure

This feature provides 1U (1 EIA) high-performance flash enclosure that supports up to 30 flash cards (1.8-inch cards).

Each enclosure will be populated with 16 cards (feature #15x6) and 14 cards (feature #15x8).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Support for the first expansion frame only (feature #0376)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#15xx) High-performance flash card sets
(#1516) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1518) 800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1596) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1598) 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------
1516    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A
1518    800 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B
1596    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)
1598    400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)

Feature #15x6 provides a set of 16 flash cards and feature #15x8 provides a set of 14 flash cards. Flash cards must be installed in a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500).

Note: Feature #15x6 must be selected before feature #15x8 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two of each feature
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1500 features may be required
    • Feature #1881 or later is required for #1516 or #1518
  • Limitations: All flash cards installed within a High Performance Flash Enclosure must be the same capacity type (features #15xx). Features 1596 and 1598 cannot be intermixed with features 1516 and 1518 within a HPFE enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1599) Flash enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

This feature provides a set of 14 flash enclosure fillers.

If a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500) is populated with 16 flash cards (one #15x6 features) only, it must be populated with one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1599).

If a high-performance flash enclosure is populated with feature #1599, it must be removed once features #15x8 are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1601) Micro-bay pair
Feature Description
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1601    Micro-bay pair

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of Micro-bay pairs used to support HPFE Gen2 pairs. Each Micro-bay pair supports one HPFE Gen2 pair. One feature #1601 can be added if the number of feature #1500 is zero or one.

When a HPFE Gen 2 pair is added (feature #1602) e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the base frame by default. This can be manually changed in e-config to add 1601 to the expansion frame instead if possible. If 1601 cannot be added to the base frame, e-config will try to add one feature #1601 to the first expansion frame by default.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Required by feature #1602
  • Limitations:
    • Not compatible with feature #1302. If feature #1302 is present, it must be replaced with feature #1303. No intermix of 1302 and 1303 allowed in the same frame.
    • Only compatible with feature #0376
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1602) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)
Feature Description
------- ----------------------------------------------------
1602    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)

This feature notifies manufacturing regarding the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosure pairs used to support high performance flash (HPF) drive sets. Each enclosure pair can be populated with up to three HPF drive sets.

HPFE Gen 2 enclosures don't increase the total number of drive enclosures supported in a system. A HPFE Gen 2 must be installed in the first space available for a gigapack in the frame and will reduce the total number of enclosures supported by the DA pair affected by one.

The total number of feature #1602 allowed in a system depends on the number of feature #1601 that can be added to the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1602 requires one feature #1601. LMC R8.3 or higher is required.
  • Limitations: The maximum number of feature #1602 allowed at system level is two
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives). All the flash cards installed within a storage system can be intermixed with different capacity.

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: Three or Six (depend on quantity of feature #1602 exists on the frame)
    • Feature 1624, 1625: Six
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1602 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of raw capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of raw capacity with large extents.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives. For MES upgrade, submit SCORE RPQ for your request.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #15xx, #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#2997) 3.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of eight disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only eight disk drives (one #58x8 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as #58x8 features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Twelve if feature #0376 is ordered and ten if feature #0377 is ordered
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#2999) 2.5-inch disk enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #5xx8 - except #58xx features), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as features #5xx8 (except #58xx features) are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Twelve if feature #0376 is ordered and ten if feature #0377 is ordered
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#3053) Device adapter pair I
Feature Description
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3053    Device adapter pair I

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

This feature is only supported on the first Model 98B attached to a Model 980 (identified using feature #0376).

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features present in the first Model 98B.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

Model 98B with #0377 - #1241 quantity Model 98B with #0376 - #1241
quantity Model 98B required #3053 quantity
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                                      4 - 6                      1
                                        2                        2
  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: One #1302 feature is required for up to two #3053 features
  • Limitations: Feature #3053 is not compatible with feature #0377
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#315x, #325x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

    Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.

    Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Features #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Features #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 32 ports on the expansion model.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 98B:
    • Model 98B with feature #0371 and any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: Eight
    • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: Four
    • Model 98B with feature #0372, #0373 or #0374: None
    • Maximum allowed per multi-model system: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Features #3153, #3157, #3253, #3257, #3353, and #3453 are not compatible with features #0372, #0373 and #0374
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 4 per system (Base and expansion frames) (Initial order maximum: 4 (1 or 3 cannot be ordered))
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires features #1303, #4425, and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2 or 4.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: None
(#5xx8) Disk drive sets
(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5618) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
(#5868) 4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature Description
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5308    300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5618    600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5708    600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5768    1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5778    1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5868    4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5878    6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives, except features #58x8 which provide a set of eight disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241), except 4 TB disk drives which are installed in a 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5-inch disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and same capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Maximum quantity is 18 if feature #0376 is ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 15 if feature #0377 are ordered
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1241 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Features #1244 and #2997 may be required for features #58x8
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set
Feature Description
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6058    200 GB SSD drive set
6158    400 GB SSD drive set
6258    800 GB SSD drive set
6358    1.6 TB SSD drive set

Features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Maximum quantity is 18 if feature #0376 is ordered
    • Maximum quantity is 15 if feature #0377 is ordered
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1245 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 283x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a disk enclosure must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGA7) Shipping and Handling - Model 98B

This feature indicates each Model 98B on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA7 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only

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