Family 9837+03 IBM FlashSystem A9000R Utility Offerings

IBM Canada/Latin America Sales Manual
Revised:  June 12, 2018.

Table of contents
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Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
9837-U25 2018/02/272018/03/09 - -

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Abstract

Storage Utility Offerings include FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R models to provide a fixed total capacity, and a base and variable usage subscription of that total capacity.

IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights is used to monitor the system capacity usage. It is used to report on capacity used beyond the base subscription capacity, referred to as variable usage. The variable capacity usage is billed on a quarterly basis to enable you to grow or shrink usage and only pay for configured capacity.

The base system subscription is required to be facilitated through a three-year lease. The variable usage capacity will be billed through MES orders for the capacity used.

These systems are available worldwide, but there are specific client and program differences by location. Consult with your IBM Business Partner or sales representative for more information.

Model abstract 9837-U25

IBM 9837 Model U25 is the IBM FlashSystem A9000R utility offering with a three-year warranty. It delivers the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software to meet the needs of today's businesses. Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including pattern removal, deduplication, and compression, help lower total cost of ownership, while a new, highly intuitive user interface simplifies management. IBM FlashSystem A9000R transforms technology infrastructure into business innovation.
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Highlights

IBM Storage Utility Offerings include IBM FlashSystem A9000 (9838-U25) and A9000R (9837-U25) storage utility models provide the following:

  • Deliver variable capacity usage and billing
  • Provide fixed total capacity
  • Provide a base and variable usage subscription of that total capacity

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Description

Storage Utility Offering models are provided for customers who can benefit from a variable capacity system where billing is based on actual provisioned space above the base. The base subscription is covered by a three-year lease that entitles the customer to utilize the base capacity at no additional cost. If storage needs increase beyond the base capacity, usage is billed based on the average daily provisioned capacity per terabyte, per month, on a quarterly basis.

Example:

A customer has an A9000 utility model with 8.5 TB MicroLatency modules, for a total system capacity of 85 TB. The base subscription for such a system is 29.75 TB. During the months where the average daily usage is below 29.75 TB, there is no additional billing.

The system will monitor daily provisioned capacity and will average those daily usage rates over the month term. The result is the average daily usage for the month.

If a customer uses 35 TB, 55 TB, and 70. TB in three consecutive months, Storage Insights will calculate the overage as follows (rounding to the nearest terabyte):

Avgerage Base     Overage  To be
daily                      billed
-------- -------- -------- ------
35 TB    29.75 TB 5.25 TB  5 TB
55 TB    29.75 TB 25.25    25 TB
72.5 TB  29.75 TB 42.75 TB 43 TB

The capacity billed at the end of the quarter will be a total of 73 TB-months in this example.

The usage data collected by Storage Insights will be used by IBM to determine the actual physical data provisioned in the system. This data will be compared to the base system capacity subscription, and any provisioned capacity beyond that base subscription will be billed per terabyte, per month, on a quarterly basis. The calculated usage is based on the average use over a given month. In a highly variable environment, such as managed or cloud service providers, this enables the system to be utilized only as much as is necessary during any given month. Usage may increase or decrease, and will be billed accordingly. Provisioned capacity is considered capacity that is reserved by the system.

FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Utility Model U25 deliver the same capabilities as Model 425.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Model summary matrix

Model Description Warranty
9837-U25 IBM FlashSystem A9000R Utility Model 3-year

Customer setup (CSU)

No.

Devices supported

Not applicable

Model conversions

Not available.
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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


Physical specifications

IBM FlashSystem A9000R

  • Width: 644.4 mm (25.4 in.)
  • Depth: 1297 mm (51.1 in.)
  • Height: 2015 mm (79.3 in.)
  • Weight:
    • Entry configuration with two grid elements: 616 kg (1,358 lb)
    • Scaled out configuration with four grid elements: 774 kg (1,706 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Humidity: 25% - 80% noncondensing
  • Electrical power:
    • Input voltage: 200 - 240 V AC
    • Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz

IBM FlashSystem A9000R

  • Acoustical noise emission:
    • Idling: 7.7 bels LwAd
    • Operating: 7.7 bels LwAd
  • Power consumption:
    • Two grid elements: 3.085KW / 3.418 kVA
    • Three grid elements: 4.540KW / 5.031 kVA
    • Four grid elements: 5.996KW / 6.644 kVA
  • Heat dissipation:
    • Two grid elements: 10.5 BTU per hour
    • Three grid elements: 15.8 BTU per hour
    • Four grid elements: 21 BTU per hour

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware requirements

Go to the IBM SSIC website for the latest hardware requirements and compatibility information.

Software requirements

FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R require FlashSystem A9000/A9000R software V12.2.1, or later. It is preinstalled on, and shipped with, these systems.

Spectrum Control Storage Insights is used to monitor the system and is required for Storage Utility Offerings.

The usage data collected by Storage Insights will be used by IBM to determine the actual physical data provisioned in the system. This data will be compared to the base system capacity subscription, and any provisioned capacity beyond that base subscription will be billed per terabyte, per month, on a quarterly basis. The calculated usage is based on the average use over a given month. In a highly variable environment, such as managed or cloud service providers, this enables the system to be utilized only as much as is necessary during any given month. Capacity usage may increase or decrease, and will be billed accordingly.

Go to the IBM SSIC website for the latest software requirements and compatibility information.
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Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced products.

To view online information and link to a download site on or after general availability date, go to the IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R website.

To order additional selected hardcopy publications or download free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

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Call the Publications Support Group at 800-879-2755, and select option 1.
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Contact your IBM representative.

The IBM Publications Center

Hardcopies of select FlashSystem A9000 publications are available from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. 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, and they can all be downloaded.

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

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

National language support

Not applicable
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Features
TOC Link Features - No charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature descriptions
TOC Link Feature exchanges


Features - No charge

  • Administrative
    • (#AFAX) - Encryption Disable indicator
    • (#AFZA) - Cisco UCS Attachment Ind
    • (#AG00) - Shipping and Handling NC

Features - Chargeable

Special Features - Initial Orders

  • Rack Related
    • (#AFR2) - Height Reduction
    • (#AFR3) - Weight Reduction
  • Power
    • (#1001) - Base 425
    • (#1011) - T42 Rack
  • Module
    • (#AFE4) - Flash Enclosure with 12 x 3.6TB MicroLatency modules
    • (#AFE5) - Flash Enclosure with 12 x 8.5TB MicroLatency modules
    • (#AFE6) - Flash Enclosure with 12 x 18TB MicroLatency modules
  • Miscellaneous
    • (#5004) - Grid controller with 4x 10G iSCSI
    • (#5005) - Grid controller with 4x 16G FC/FC-NVMe + 2x 10G iSCSI
  • Administrative
    • (#AG9L) - Chargeable Shipping and Handling

Special Features - Plant and/or Field Installable

  • Rack Related
    • (#AFR1) - Rear Water-Cooled Door
    • (#AFR5) - RFID Labeling
    • (#AFR6) - Door lock
  • Power
    • (#1020) - 1ph 60A PDUs
    • (#1025) - 3ph 60A PDUs, non-EMEA (delta)
    • (#1026) - 3ph 32A PDUs, EMEA (wye)
    • (#1052) - 3ph 60A pin cords (IEC309)
    • (#1053) - 3ph 32A hard wired EMEA wye
    • (#1054) - 1ph 60A pin cords (IEC309)
    • (#1055) - 1ph 60A hard wired
    • (#1056) - 3ph 32A pin cords (IEC309), EMEA (wye)
  • Cable
    • (#1073) - 4th Grid-Element Cable Bundle
    • (#5901) - Fiber optics (LC to LC)
    • (#5902) - Fiber optics (LC to SC)
  • Storage utility offering - Variable usage
    • (#AE00) - 1 TB Variable Usage
    • (#AE01) - 10 TB Variable Usage
    • (#AE02) - 100 TB Variable Usage

Feature descriptions

Features for IBM FlashSystem A9000R (9837-U25)

The following is a list of all feature codes in numeric order for the IBM System Storage 9837 machine type.

(#1001) - Base 425

This feature includes the base installation material and dual Infiniband switches required for the grid scale-out connectivity.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1001)
    • Minimum required: 1
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1011) - T42 Rack

IBM T42 rack

  • For 9837-U25: (#1011)
    • Minimum required: 1
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1020) - 1ph 60A PDUs

A single Power Distribution Unit (PDU) option must be selected based upon your GEO and site requirements. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. This option supports single phase, 60 Amp power. Two PDUs are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1020)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1025 or #1026
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1025) - 3ph 60A PDUs, non-EMEA (delta)

A single Power Distribution Unit (PDU) option must be selected based upon your GEO and site requirements. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. This option supports three phase, 60 Amp, not-EMEA delta power. Two PDUs are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1025)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1020 or #1026
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1026) - 3ph 32A PDUs, EMEA (wye)

A single Power Distribution Unit (PDU) option must be selected based upon your GEO and site requirements. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. This option supports three phase, 32 Amp, EMEA, wye power. Two PDUs are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1026)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1020 or #1025
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1052) - 3ph 60A pin cords (IEC309)

In addition to selecting a single-phase or three-phase PDU feature, country and amperage specific line cords feature must be selected. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. The feature provides three phase, 60A, pin cords (IEC309), non-EMEA delta cords. Two cords are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1052)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #1025
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1054, #1055, #1053, or #1056
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if feature #1025 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1053) - 3ph 32A hard wired EMEA wye

In addition to selecting a single-phase or three-phase PDU feature, country and amperage specific line cords feature must be selected. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. The feature provides three phase, 32A, EMEA hard wired cords. Two cords are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1053)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #1026
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1054, #1055, #1052, or #1056
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must order feature #1053 or #1056 if feature #1026 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1054) - 1ph 60A pin cords (IEC309)

In addition to selecting a single-phase or three-phase PDU feature, country and amperage specific line cords feature must be selected. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. The feature provides single phase, 60A, pin cords (IEC309). Two cords are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1054)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #1020
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1055, #1052, #1053, or #1056
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must be ordered in quantity of 0 or 2
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1055) - 1ph 60A hard wired

In addition to selecting a single-phase or three-phase PDU feature, country and amperage specific line cords feature must be selected. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on power options. The feature provides single phase, 60A, hard wired cords. Two cords are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1055)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #1020
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1054, #1052, #1053, or #1056
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must be ordered in quantity of 0 or 2
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1056) - 3ph 32A pin cords (IEC309), EMEA (wye)

The feature provides three phase, 32A EMEA (wye) pin cords (IEC309). Two cords are included with each feature ordered.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1056)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #1026
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #1054, #1055, #1052, or #1053
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must order feature #1053 or #1056 if feature #1026 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#1073) - 4th Grid-Element Cable Bundle

This feature provides brackets and a bundle of cables required for configurations populating a 4th grid element (including grid controllers and a flash enclosure) in the upper half of the rack.

  • For 9837-U25: (#1073)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#5004) - Grid controller with 4x 10G iSCSI

This feature provides a grid controller with 4 x 10Gb iSCSI ports.

  • For 9837-U25: (#5004)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 8 (Initial order maximum: 8)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #5005
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #5005 is ordered. Must be ordered in quantities of 4, 6, or 8, and must double the quantity of feature #AFE4, #AFE5, or #AFE6 in the order
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#5005) - Grid controller with 4x 16G FC/FC-NVMe + 2x 10G iSCSI

This feature provides a grid controller with 4 x 16Gb FC/FC-NVMe ports and 2 x 10Gb iSCSI ports.

  • For 9837-U25: (#5005)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 8 (Initial order maximum: 8)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #5004
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #5004 is ordered. Must be ordered in quantities of 4, 6, or 8, and must double the quantity of feature #AFE4, #AFE5, or #AFE6 in the order
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#5901) - Fiber optics (LC to LC)

Fiber optics (LC to LC)

  • For 9837-U25: (#5901)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 99 (Initial order maximum: 99)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#5902) - Fiber optics (LC to SC)

Fiber optics (LC to SC)

  • For 9837-U25: (#5902)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 99 (Initial order maximum: 99)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AE00) - 1 TB Variable Usage

This feature is used to purchase the variable capacity used in the utility model. The feature provides (feature #AE00: 1, #AE01: 10, #AE02: 100) TB of capacity beyond the base subscription on the system. Usage is based upon the average capacity used, per month. The total of the prior three months' usage should be totaled, and the corresponding number of features #AE00, #AE01, and #AE02 ordered quarterly.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AE00)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: MES
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AE01) - 10 TB Variable Usage

This feature is used to purchase the variable capacity used in the utility model. The feature provides (feature #AE00: 1, #AE01: 10, #AE02: 100) TB of capacity beyond the base subscription on the system. Usage is based upon the average capacity used, per month. The total of the prior three months' usage should be totaled, and the corresponding number of features #AE00, #AE01, and #AE02 ordered quarterly.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AE01)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: MES
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AE02) - 100 TB Variable Usage

This feature is used to purchase the variable capacity used in the utility model. The feature provides (feature #AE00: 1, #AE01: 10, #AE02: 100) TB of capacity beyond the base subscription on the system. Usage is based upon the average capacity used, per month. The total of the prior three months' usage should be totaled, and the corresponding number of features #AE00, #AE01, and #AE02 ordered quarterly.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AE02)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: MES
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFAX) - Encryption Disable indicator

Encryption Disable indicator

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFAX)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: Must be present if the order comes from China
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFE4) - Flash Enclosure with 12 x 3.6TB MicroLatency modules

This feature provides a flash enclosure fully populated with 12x 3.6TB IBM MicroLatency modules.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFE4)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #AFE5 or #AFE6
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered in quantities of 2, 3, or 4, and must be ordered if no feature #AFE5 or #AFE6 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFE5) - Flash Enclosure with 12 x 8.5TB MicroLatency modules

This feature provides a flash enclosure fully populated with 12x 8.5TB IBM MicroLatency modules.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFE5)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #AFE4 or #AFE6
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered in quantities of 2, 3, or 4, and must be ordered if no feature #AFE5 or #AFE6 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFE6) - Flash Enclosure with 12 x 18TB MicroLatency modules

This feature provides a flash enclosure fully populated with 12x 18TB IBM MicroLatency modules.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFE6)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #AFE4 or #AFE5
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered in quantities of 2, 3, or 4, and must be ordered if no feature #AFE4 or #AFE5 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFR1) - Rear Water-Cooled Door

This feature provides an optional rear door water cooled heat-exchanger that can be attached to the back of the XIV rack to provide additional cooling options.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFR1)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFR2) - Height Reduction

This optional feature provides height reduced shipping option to the installation site. This feature is ordered for installations where receiving a full sized assembled storage unit would be impractical, due to door height limitations. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on this option.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFR2)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #AFR3
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFR3) - Weight Reduction

This optional feature provides weight reduced shipping option to the installation site. This feature is ordered for installations where receiving a full sized assembled storage unit would be impractical, due to greater weight limitations. The IBM FlashSystem A9000R Installation and Service Guide has additional information on this option.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFR3)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #AFR2
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFR5) - RFID Labeling

This feature provides one RFID tag which will be attached to the outside of the product for potential use with the customer-designated tracking systems. While discretion has been used in the placement of the tag on the product, this tag is not necessarily designed to be aesthetically pleasing and should not be added to the order. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one, and this feature is for initial plant order only.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFR5)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites:
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFR6) - Door lock

This feature provides a lock for the rack door.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFR6)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites:
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AFZA) - Cisco UCS Attachment Ind

This feature indicates the machine is a component within a Cisco UCS (VersaStack) environment. This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AFZA)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AG00) - Shipping and Handling NC

This feature indicates the order will not have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AG00)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #AG9L is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#AG9L) - Chargeable Shipping and Handling

This feature indicates the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • For 9837-U25: (#AG9L)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #AG00 is ordered
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None

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