IBM System Storage Productivity Center V1.2 supports IBM DS3000 and DS4000 series and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for ReplicationIBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-317
May 13, 2008
|At a glance|
System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC) provides a management focal point for:
- System Storage DS8000 series
- System Storage DS3000 and DS4000 series
- System Storage SAN Volume Controller
- System Storage TS3310 and TS3500 Tape Libraries
- TotalStorage Productivity Center (Basic Edition, Standard Edition, Disk, Data, Fabric, and Replication)
Both the server hardware and software preloaded on SSPC can be easily upgraded to accommodate growth.
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The System Storage Productivity Center is a server designed to provide a consolidated point of management and configuration for the storage infrastructure. IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center Basic Edition offers valued capabilities for heterogeneous storage management, whereas device utilities can be limited. SSPC allows for quicker deployment of what traditionally would require multiple servers, greater cost, and complexity. SSPC V1.2 is preloaded with the following software:
- TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition
- TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
- DS3000 and DS4000 Storage Manager GUI
- System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), Common Information Model (CIM) agent, and SVC Console GUI
SSPC is directly linked to the DS8000 Storage Manager GUI, which is embedded in the System Storage DS8000.
System Storage TS3310 and TS3500 tape library administrators can take advantage of SSPC by using IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, which provides the following:
- Discovery, monitoring, and asset and capacity reporting
- Interception of tape-related indications
- Centralized launching of the library Web GUIs
- Topology Viewer Integration
The SSPC (2805-MC2) server is based on the IBM System x3550 server running Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Enterprise Edition. SSPC offers optional features for performance upgrades and a second power supply to ensure availability. The performance upgrade option includes two additional processors and 4 GB of RAM. The redundant power supply option is designed to enhance reliability by providing failover support from one power supply to another.
The SPPC (2805-MC2) server requires that the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition license be purchased along with the server. Refer to Software Announcement 207-263 , dated October 23, 2007, TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition V3.3. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition includes capabilities such as storage topology viewer, monitoring, alerting, reporting, and provisioning.
Greater value can be gained by the purchase of additional software, which can easily be enabled on a single SSPC server. These separately purchased software products include:
TotalStorage Productivity Center Standard Edition
- TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk
- TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data
- TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric
TotalStorage Productivity for Replication
- TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two-Site BC
- TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three-Site BC
Note: The hardware and software interoperability for the products referenced in this announcement will vary. Refer to the Storage Support Web site
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SSPC (machine type 2805) requires the software entitlement to TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition.
The primary storage management software preinstalled on SSPC is TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition. The software can be easily purchased and upgraded to provide additional value. The follow software, while preinstalled, is purchased separately:
- TotalStorage Productivity for Disk
- TotalStorage Productivity for Data
- TotalStorage Productivity for Fabric
- TotalStorage Productivity for Replication
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|Planned availability date|
June 10, 2008
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Accessibility by people with disabilities
A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
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Refer to Software Announcement 207-263 , dated October 23, 2007, TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition V3.3.
Refer to Software Announcement 207-054 , dated March 27, 2007, IBM System Storage Productivity Center, Consolidated Device Management.
Refer to Software Announcement 208-114 , dated May 13, 2008, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4.3.
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).
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The following publications have been updated to reflect this announcement.
Order Title number IBM System Storage(TM) Productivity Center SC23-8822 Hardware Installation and Configuration Guide V1.2 IBM System Storage Productivity Center SC23-8823 Software Installation and User's Guide V1.2 IBM System Storage Productivity Center SC23-8824 Introduction and Planning Guide V1.2 IBM System Storage Productivity Center GI11-8139 Read this first flyer
Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.
These publications will also be available June 10, 2008, at
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Specified operating environment
Physical specifications: System Storage Productivity Center (machine type 2805)
- Width: 440 mm (17.3 in)
- Depth: 711 mm (28.0 in)
- Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
Approximate shipping dimensions and weight:
- Single pack dimensions: 838.20 x 590.55 x 95.00 mm (33 x 23.25 x 9.5 in)
- Single pack weight: 18.44 kg (40 lbs)
- Quantity per pallet: 10
- Pallet load dimensions: 1016.00 x 1219.20 x 1397.00 mm (40 x 48 x 55 in)
- Pallet load weight: 204.12 kg (450 lbs)
- Estimated safe stacking: 2 high
To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.
- 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) (Server on)
- 0° to 60°C (-32° to 140°F) (Server off)
- Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
- Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
- 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 47 Hz or 63 Hz; 7.1 A
- 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 47 Hz or 63 Hz; 3.5 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
- Minimum configuration: 0.24 kVA
- Maximum configuration: 0.70 kVA
- Minimum configuration: 819 Btu/hr (240 watts)
- Maximum configuration: 2390 Btu/hr (700 watts)
Acoustical noise level emission level: Sound power levels
- 6.9 bels (idling)
- 6.9 bels (operating)
For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:
- USB keyboard
- USB mouse
Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.
System Storage Productivity Center (2805) requires the software entitlement to TotalStorage® Productivity Center Basic Edition V3.3.1, or later. The 2805 comes with TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition V3.3.1 preinstalled. Purchase of the 2805 does not include the necessary software license. You must purchase TotalStorage Productivity Center in addition to the 2805.
Customer responsibilities: Customers should complete the "Planning Worksheet" located in the IBM System Storage Productivity Center Introduction and Planning Guide V1.2 (SC23-8824). The planning worksheet contains information that must be gathered before a new SSPC can be correctly installed.
Planning for and provisioning the power and environmental support of the required IBM System Storage Productivity Center is a customer responsibility. Customers are also responsible for maintaining their licensed software, operating system, and machine code versions. This currency includes all the software components listed in the Overview section. Refer to the IBM System Storage Productivity Center Hardware Installation and Configuration Guide V1.2 (SC23-8822) more information
It is recommended that customers managing an System Storage DS8000 series with System Storage Productivity Center also run the CIM Agent. The CIM Agent is located on each IBM System Storage DS8000 series hardware management console (HMC).
Customers that will manage an IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with System Storage Productivity Center should have the System Storage Productivity Center server located in line of sight of the System Storage SAN Volume Controllers being managed.
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 Web site 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: No cables required.
Security, auditability, and control
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
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|Terms and conditions|
MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount
Field-installable feature: Yes
Warranty period: One year
This feature or features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.
Customer setup: No
No license terms apply
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The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Machine Feature Purchase Description type Model number price System Storage Productivity Center 2805 MC2 Dual Power Supply Option 1810 $199 Plant/Field MES Feature install removal CSU 1810 Both No No
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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