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New IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 high-performance flash storage systems

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-047
April 11, 2013


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(Corrected on May 9, 2013)

Updates have been made to the Title and the Description section.

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IBM RamSan High Performance Flash Storage System

IBM® FlashSystem 720 and IBM FlashSystem 820 deliver fast storage in a compact 1U rack mount design:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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IBM introduces the FlashSystem portfolio of flash-based storage systems. Leveraging flash solid state storage technology, FlashSystem devices are designed for cost-effective, high storage performance used to accelerate critical business applications. IBM FlashSystem 720 and IBM FlashSystem 820 devices feature Variable Stripe RAID, 2D Flash RAID, and other unique reliability technologies. Connectivity options include four 8 Gbps FC or four 40 Gbps QDR InfiniBand interface ports. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems occupy 1U of standard 19-inch rack space and are available in the following models:



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IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 support FC and InfiniBand attachment to selected:

Refer to the IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center (SSIC) for additional details

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic


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April 15, 2013



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IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems are external, shared flash solid state storage devices that provide high performance, density, and efficiency in small integrated rackmount footprints. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 have a unique combination of extremely low latency and high performance that offers customers scalable usable capacity points from 5 up to 20 TB (fully protected) using either SLC or eMLC flash storage media. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 products also incorporate advanced reliability technology, including 2D Flash RAID and Variable Stripe RAID self-healing data protection.

FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems are important building blocks for today's high-performance storage environments. As standard primary data storage devices, FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 products deliver performance beyond that of most traditional arrays, even those that incorporate solid state drives (SSDs) or other flash technology. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems can also be used as the top tier of storage in tiered storage architectures, such as the IBM Easy Tier® functionality available in IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) or Storwize® V7000 storage virtualization platforms. Variable Stripe RAID provides innovative data protection within each flash module of the FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage system. Variable Stripe RAID technology allows each flash storage module to recover internally from most common flash failures. The systems are designed to recover without requiring downtime, loss of usable capacity, or loss of data protection. Variable Stripe RAID rebuilds are managed by distributed controllers on each flash module, rather than centralized controllers. This higher granularity of Variable Stripe RAID versus traditional RAID arrangements minimizes rebuild times and helps to improve data availability.

2D Flash RAID technology within FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 provides two independent layers of RAID 5 data protection within each system: the module-level Variable Stripe RAID technology, and an additional system-level RAID 5 across flash modules. When operating in system-level RAID 5 mode, redundant centralized RAID controllers create a 10+1+1 RAID 5 arrangement across the twelve flash modules in the system. The system-level RAID 5 complements the Variable Stripe RAID technology implemented within each flash module, and provides protection against data loss and data unavailability resulting from flash module failures. It also allows data to be rebuilt onto a hot spare module, so flash modules can be replaced without data disruption.

In addition to 2D Flash RAID and Variable Stripe RAID data protection, FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems incorporate other reliability features, including:

IBM recommends implementing a data replication strategy in high availability environments to maximize data availability beyond the protections available within FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems.

Based on unique field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology, IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems are designed with the following attributes:

FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems require firmware version 5.6.0, or later. The following firmware features are included with all FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems:

Compatible with standard FC or InfiniBand SAN infrastructures, FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems interoperate with most common data center equipment, including IBM System x and Power Systems servers running a variety of operating systems.

Required feature codes

IBM FlashSystem 720 (9831-AS2) and FlashSystem 820 (9831-AE2) require the selection of one external interface feature code:

IBM FlashSystem 720 requires the selection of one SLC flash capacity feature code:

IBM FlashSystem 820 requires the selection of one eMLC flash capacity feature code:

Optional feature code

RAID 5 protection (#AF0K): Added by default to configure system in RAID 5 storage mode. Remove if RAID 0 mode is desired. RAID 5 mode is required for maximum data availability.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


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IBM FlashSystem 720 (9831-AS2) and FlashSystem 820 (9831-AE2) storage systems deliver high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, helping clients around the world address performance issues with their most important applications and infrastructure. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems may be used as data storage for important large-scale applications that need high performance (particularly, low latency). Such applications include large-scale databases supporting line of business applications, as well as virtualization platforms (virtual servers and VDI).

FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems form part of the IBM Flash portfolio, which also includes other shared flash storage systems, SSD devices provided in disk storage systems, and server-based flash devices.

FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems can either complement or replace traditional hard drive arrays in many applications. As standard shared primary data storage devices, FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems deliver performance beyond that of most traditional arrays, even those that incorporate SSDs or other flash technology. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems can also be used as the top tier of storage alongside traditional arrays in tiered storage architectures, such as the IBM Easy Tier functionality available in IBM System Storage SVC or Storwize V7000 storage virtualization platforms.

FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems may deliver significant benefits to server-based infrastructures which depend on large quantities of locally attached flash devices, such PCIe Flash cards or SAS/SATA SSDs. While locally attached flash devices typically work well for accelerating applications located on single servers, such devices can be more difficult to share across multiple servers, scale to large capacities, and centrally manage than FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems. Additionally, FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems have sophisticated reliability features like Variable Stripe RAID that are typically not present on locally attached Flash devices.

Based on SLC Flash, FlashSystem 720 storage systems are the appropriate choice for those with the following characteristics:

Based on eMLC Flash, FlashSystem 820 storage systems are the appropriate choice for large-scale enterprise environments with the following characteristics:

IBM recommends implementing a data replication strategy in high availability environments to maximize data availability beyond the protections available within individual FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems.



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                                Machine
Description                     type      Model      Feature
 
IBM FlashSystem 720             9831      AS2
 
IBM FlashSystem 820             9831      AE2
 
Host interface cards:
 
- 8 Gb FC 4 Port Ext Int        9831      AS2, AE2     AF04
- IB QDR 4 Port Ext Int         9831      AS2, AE2     AF05
 
Flash capacity:
 
- 6TB SLC RAID 0 (12-pack)      9831      AS2          AF02
- 12TB SLC RAID 0 (12-pack)     9831      AS2          AF03
- 12TB eMLC RAID 0 (12-pack)    9831      AE2          AF0E
- 24TB eMLC RAID 0 (12-pack)    9831      AE2          AF0F
- RAID 5 Protection             9831      AS2, AE2     AF0K
 
Bundle features:
 
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf1  9831      AE2          AF0W
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf2  9831      AE2          AF0X
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf3  9831      AE2          AF0Y
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf4  9831      AE2          AF0Z
 
Fibre Channel cables:
 
- 1 m Fiber Cable (LC-LC)       9831      AS2, AE2     3700
- 5 m Fiber Cable (LC-LC)       9831      AS2, AE2     3701
 
InfiniBand cables:
 
- 1 m IBM QSFP Cop IB           9831      AS2, AE2     A0RD
- 3 m IBM QSFP Cop IB           9831      AS2, AE2     A0RE
- 3 m IBM QSFP Opt QDR IB       9831      AS2, AE2     5989
- 10 m IBM QSFP Opt QDR IB      9831      AS2, AE2     5990
- 1 m Mlnx QSFP Cop FDR14 IB    9831      AS2, AE2     A2YG
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Cop FDR14 IB    9831      AS2, AE2     A2YH
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Opt FDR14 IB    9831      AS2, AE2     A2YL
- 10 m Mlnx QSFP Opt FDR14 IB   9831      AS2, AE2     A2YN
 
Line cords:
 
- Line cord - 2.8m (China)      9831      AS2, AE2     6210
- Line cord - 2.8m (Aus/NZ)     9831      AS2, AE2     6211
- Line cord - 2.8m (Europe)     9831      AS2, AE2     6212
- Line cord - 2.8m (Denmark)    9831      AS2, AE2     6213
- Line cord - 2.8m (S. Africa)  9831      AS2, AE2     6214
- Line cord - 2.8m (UK)         9831      AS2, AE2     6215
- Line cord - 2.8m (Swiss)      9831      AS2, AE2     6216
- Line cord - 2.8m (Ita/Chile)  9831      AS2, AE2     6217
- Line cord - 2.8m (Israel)     9831      AS2, AE2     6218
- Line cord - 2.8m (S Korea)    9831      AS2, AE2     6219
- Line cord - 2.8m (Argentina)  9831      AS2, AE2     6222
- Line cord - 2.8m (India)      9831      AS2, AE2     6269
- Line cord - 2.8m 120V (US)    9831      AS2, AE2     6313
- Line cord - 2.8m (Japan)      9831      AS2, AE2     6314
- Line cord - 2.8m (Taiwan)     9831      AS2, AE2     6386
- Line cord - 2.8m (Brazil)     9831      AS2, AE2     6532

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-047


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The following publications are shipped with the product.

Additional copies of individual publications are available at

http://ibm.com/systems/storage/flash
                                              Order      Availability
Title                                         number     date

IBM FlashSystem DVD                           SK5T-8819  04/11/13
 
Which contains:
  IBM FlashSystem 720 user information
  IBM FlashSystem 820 user information
  IBM FlashSystem SCSI interface information
  IBM FlashSystem SNMP information
  IBM FlashSystem web interface information
  IBM FlashSystem integration information
  IBM FlashSystem installation for ESXi
  IBM FlashSystem service information
  IBM FlashSystem Quick Start installation
  License Agreement for Machine Code (Z125-5468)
  Warranty flyer (GI11-9891)
  Safety Notices (G229-99054)
  Environmental notices (Z125-5823)
  Information about other IBM FlashSystem products


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Global Technology Services

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

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

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820:

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

IBM FlashSystem 9831

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

When equipped with FC interfaces (feature number AF04), IBM FlashSystem 720 (9831-AS2) and FlashSystem 820 (9831-AE2) storage systems are designed to support FC storage connectivity to the following:

Servers

Infrastructure

When equipped with InfiniBand interfaces (feature number AF05), FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems are designed to support InfiniBand storage connectivity to the following:

Servers

Infrastructure

FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems require two standard RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connections for redundant access to management and support interfaces.

For specific support information and hardware requirements, visit

http://ibm.com/systems/storage/flash
Software requirements

IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems typically do not require specific software packages to access data beyond standard FC (FCP only) or InfiniBand (SRP only) driver stacks typically included with the host adapters for those networks. On some operating systems, multipathing may require additional host software configuration. Some Power Systems operating environments may require the use of VIOS (Virtual I/O Server) for data access. IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems require a web browser with Java™ support for management web GUI access. SSH management and SNMP notifications require appropriate standard software support from server platforms.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

IBM FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 storage systems occupy one rack unit (RU) and can be supplied by either power distribution unit (PDU) or line cord power. FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 products use two RJ45 Ethernet connections for redundant management interface connections, and four host interface connections, which are either SFP+ FC or QSFP InfiniBand connections depending on selected features.

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

Cable orders

With the use of FC and InfiniBand host interfaces, either fiber optic or InfiniBand cables are required to attach the IBM FlashSystem products to the server. Customers are responsible for selecting and ordering the correct cables to match the IBM FlashSystem 720 and IBM FlashSystem 820 interface and the server interface. Refer to the feature descriptions section of the FlashSystem 710 and 810 Sales Manual for detailed information about the cables available.

Installability

Hardware installation time for FlashSystem 720 and FlashSystem 820 is estimated at less than one hour.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses a system log to record all changes.

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



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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

Non-IBM parts service

Warranty service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.


Note: Flash memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of program/erase cycles that each cell can incur. As a result, Flash modules have a maximum amount of program/erase cycles to which it can be subjected. IBM's warranty for Flash modules is limited to devices that have not reached the maximum number of program/erase cycles, as documented in the Official Published Specifications for the product. Any flash module that reaches this limit may fail to operate according to its specifications.

Maintenance service options

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed machine code

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

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System Storage technical support website

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/flash/

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

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

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

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

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.



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                      Machine    Feature  
Description           type Model number   
 
IBM FlashSystem 720   9831 AS2                                            
 
Host interface cards:
 
- 8 Gb FC 4 Port Ext  9831 AS2  AF04                                      
 Int
- IB QDR 4 Port Ext   9831 AS2  AF05                                      
 Int
 
Flash capacity:
 
- 6TB SLC RAID 0      9831 AS2  AF02                                      
 (12-pack)
- 12TB SLC RAID 0     9831 AS2  AF03                                      
 (12-pack)
- RAID 5 Protection   9831 AS2  AF0K        
 
Fibre Channel cables:
 
- 1 m Fiber Cable     9831 AS2  3700                            
 (LC-LC)
- 5 m Fiber Cable     9831 AS2  3701                            
 (LC-LC)
 
InfiniBand cables:
 
- 1 m IBM QSFP Cop IB 9831 AS2  A0RD                            
- 3 m IBM QSFP Cop IB 9831 AS2  A0RE                            
- 3 m IBM QSFP Opt    9831 AS2  5989                            
 QDR IB
- 10 m IBM QSFP Opt   9831 AS2  5990                            
 QDR IB
- 1 m Mlnx QSFP Cop   9831 AS2  A2YG                            
 FDR14 IB
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Cop   9831 AS2  A2YH                            
 FDR14 IB
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Opt   9831 AS2  A2YL                            
 FDR14 IB
- 10 m Mlnx QSFP Opt  9831 AS2  A2YN                            
 FDR14 IB
 
Line cords:
 
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6210                            
 (China)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6211                            
 (AS/NZ)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6212                            
 (Europe)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6213                            
 (Denmark)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6214                            
 (S. Africa)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6215                            
 (UK)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6216                            
 (Swiss)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6217                            
 (Ita/Chile)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6218                            
 (Israel)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6219                            
 (S Korea)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6222                            
 (Argentina)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6269                            
 (India)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6313                            
 120V (US)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6314                            
 (Japan)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6386                            
 (Taiwan)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AS2  6532                            
 (Brazil)
 
                      Machine    Feature 
Description           type Model number  
 
IBM FlashSystem 820   9831 AE2                                            
 
 
Host interface cards:
 
- 8 Gb FC 4 Port Ext  9831 AE2  AF04                                      
 Int
- IB QDR 4 Port Ext   9831 AE2  AF05                                      
 Int
 
Flash capacity:
 
- 12TB eMLC RAID 0    9831 AE2  AF0E                                      
 (12-pack)
- 24TB eMLC RAID 0    9831 AE2  AF0F                                      
 (12-pack)
- RAID 5 Protection   9831 AE2  AF0K                            
 
Bundle features:
 
- IBM FlashSystem     9831 AE2  AF0W                            
 Solution cf1
- IBM FlashSystem     9831 AE2  AF0X                            
 Solution cf2
- IBM FlashSystem     9831 AE2  AF0Y                            
 Solution cf3
- IBM FlashSystem     9831 AE2  AF0Z                            
 Solution cf4
 
Fibre Channel cables:
 
- 1 m Fiber Cable     9831 AE2  3700                            
 (LC-LC)
- 5 m Fiber Cable     9831 AE2  3701                            
 (LC-LC)
 
InfiniBand cables:
 
- 1 m IBM QSFP Cop IB 9831 AE2  A0RD                            
- 3 m IBM QSFP Cop IB 9831 AE2  A0RE                            
- 3 m IBM QSFP Opt    9831 AE2  5989                            
 QDR IB
- 10 m IBM QSFP Opt   9831 AE2  5990                            
 QDR IB
- 1 m Mlnx QSFP Cop   9831 AE2  A2YG                            
 FDR14 IB
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Cop   9831 AE2  A2YH                            
 FDR14 IB
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Opt   9831 AE2  A2YL                            
 FDR14 IB
- 10 m Mlnx QSFP Opt  9831 AE2  A2YN                            
 FDR14 IB
 
Line cords:
 
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6210                            
 (China)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6211                            
 (AS/NZ)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6212                            
 (Europe)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6213                            
 (Denmark)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6214                            
 (S. Africa)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6215                            
 (UK)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6216                            
 (Swiss)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6217                            
 (Ita/Chile)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6218                            
 (Israel)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6219                            
 (S Korea)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6222                            
 (Argentina)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6269                            
 (India)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6313                            
 120V (US)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6314                            
 (Japan)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6386                            
 (Taiwan)
- Line cord - 2.8m    9831 AE2  6532                            
 (Brazil)
 
 
                                           Field   Plant
                                Feature    Install Install
Description                     number     only    only
 
Host interface cards:
 
- 8 Gb FC 4 Port Ext Int        AF04       N       Y
- IB QDR 4 Port Ext Int         AF05       N       Y
 
Flash capacity:
 
- 6TB SLC RAID 0 (12-pack)      AF02       N       Y
- 12TB SLC RAID 0 (12-pack)     AF03       N       Y
- 12TB eMLC RAID 0 (12-pack)    AF0E       N       Y
- 24TB eMLC RAID 0 (12-pack)    AF0F       N       Y
- RAID 5 Protection             AF0K       N       Y
 
Bundle features:
 
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf1  AF0W       N       Y
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf2  AF0X       N       Y
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf3  AF0Y       N       Y
- IBM FlashSystem Solution cf4  AF0Z       N       Y
 
Fibre Channel cables:
 
- 1 m Fiber Cable (LC-LC)       3700       N       N
- 5 m Fiber Cable (LC-LC)       3701       N       N
 
InfiniBand cables:
 
- 1 m IBM QSFP Cop IB           A0RD       N       N
- 3 m IBM QSFP Cop IB           A0RE       N       N
- 3 m IBM QSFP Opt QDR IB       5989       N       N
- 10 m IBM QSFP Opt QDR IB      5990       N       N
- 1 m Mlnx QSFP Cop FDR14 IB    A2YG       N       N
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Cop FDR14 IB    A2YH       N       N
- 3 m Mlnx QSFP Opt FDR14 IB    A2YL       N       N
- 10 m Mlnx QSFP Opt FDR14 IB   A2YN       N       N
 
Line cords:
 
- Line cord - 2.8m (China)      6210       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (AS/NZ)      6211       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Europe)     6212       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Denmark)    6213       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (S. Africa)  6214       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (UK)         6215       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Swiss)      6216       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Ita/Chile)  6217       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Israel)     6218       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (S Korea)    6219       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Argentina)  6222       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (India)      6269       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m 120V (US)    6313       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Japan)      6314       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Taiwan)     6386       N       Y
- Line cord - 2.8m (Brazil)     6532       N       Y
 
NC = No charge
N = No
Y = Yes
 

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ENUS-113-047-LIST_PRICES_2013_04_11.PDF ENUS-113-047-LIST_PRICES_2013_04_11.PDF

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ICA Warranty upgrade

                                IOR
                            IBM same day
                            on-site repair
   Machine type-model       (IOR, 24 x 7)

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ICA Maintenance

                                IOR                IO8
                            IBM same day       IBM next day
   Machine                  on-site repair     on-site repair
   type-model-feature       (IOR, 24 x 7)     (IOR, NBD 9 x 5)

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