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IBM System Storage DS8000 series (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) delivers new flexibility and data protection options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-327
August 12, 2008

 
 ENUS108-327.PDF (120KB)

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(Corrected on February 9, 2009)

The "Description -- Flexibility with support for RAID-6" section was revised.


 
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New functional capabilities for the DS8000™ series (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) include:

  • RAID-6
  • 450 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel Disk Drive
  • Variable LPAR
  • Extended Address Volumes
  • IPv6

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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The IBM® System Storage™ DS8000 series (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) provides new functional capabilities, allowing clients to better choose the combination of price and efficiency that is right for their application needs. New options include:

  • RAID-6: Allows for additional fault tolerance by using a second independent distributed parity scheme (dual parity).
  • 450 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel Disk Drive - Provides additional capacity and another price/performance option for transaction processing workloads
  • Variable LPAR: Provides the ability for Dual DS8000 images where one image has more processor and cache than the other for increased flexibility.
  • Extended Address Volumes: Extends the addressing capability of System z™ environments to support volumes that can scale up to approximately 223 GB (262,668 cylinders). This capability can help relieve address constraints to support large storage capacity needs.
  • IPv6: The IBM System Storage DS8000 has been certified as meeting the requirements of the IPv6 Ready Logo program, indicating its implementation of IPv6 mandatory core protocols and the ability to interoperate with other IPv6 implementations.

 
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All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series, and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.4.0xx.xx (bundle version 64.0.xx.xx), or later.


 
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September 5, 2008

Refer to the Description section for more information.


 
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Flexibility with support for RAID-6

In the past, physical capacity on the DS8000 series could be configured as RAID-5, RAID-10, or a combination of both. Today's announcement provides support for RAID-6, allowing for additional fault tolerance by using a second independent distributed parity scheme (dual parity). Data is striped on a block level across a set of drives, similar to RAID-5 configurations, and a second set of parity is calculated and written across all the drives. With these two levels of parity, RAID-6 can support a high data fault tolerance. When RAID-6 is used in combination with the Fibre ATA (FATA) and Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives, it provides new price/performance options for users. The decision to configure capacity as RAID-6, RAID-5, or RAID-10, as well as the amount of capacity to configure for each type, can be made at any time. RAID-6, RAID-5, and RAID-10 arrays can be intermixed within a single system and the physical capacity can be logically reconfigured at a later date (for example, RAID-6 arrays can be reconfigured into RAID-5 arrays).

The RAID-6 capability is optional to the DS8000 series and requires new device adapter cards (#3041, #3051, and #3061). For DS8000 machines already installed, a feature conversion to the new device adapter cards will be available. For new DS8000 machine orders requiring RAID-5, RAID-6, and RAID-10 support, the new device adapter cards are required for a charge.

450 GB 15,000 rpm Disk Drive offers additional price/performance options

Physical capacity for the DS8000 series is purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives (same capacity and rpm). The DS8000 series now offers 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets, providing additional price/performance, and capacity flexibility to address specific application and business requirements. This support is in addition to the already supported 73 GB (15,000 rpm), 146 GB (15,000 rpm), and 300 GB (15,000 rpm) Fibre Channel disk drive sets, and 500 GB (7,200 rpm) FATA disk drive sets, as well as intermix of 73 GB, 146 GB, 300 GB, and 500 GB disk drives. The 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drives provides 50% more raw capacity than 300 GB drives, increasing the total capacity of high-performance drives supported in a DS8000 system.

For additional flexibility, feature conversions are available for the 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets to exchange existing disk drive sets when purchasing new disk drive sets with higher capacity. The 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 26xx.

450 GB 15,000 rpm Standby Capacity on Demand (Standby CoD) Disk Drive sets

The IBM Standby CoD offering for the DS8000 series allows inactive capacity to be installed and easily activated as business needs require. The DS8000 series now offers the 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets as part of the Standby CoD offering. This offering provides up to four Standby CoD disk drive sets (64 disk drives) that can be factory or field installed into your system. The 450 GB 15,000 rpm Standby CoD drive sets are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 26xx.

Variable System Storage Logical Partitions (LPARs) for increased flexibility

Today, the DS8300 Models 9A2 and 9B2 provide Logical Partition (LPAR) capabilities, allowing you to run two separate storage server images sharing resources equally (50/50 percent split). The variable LPAR capability provides additional flexibility in how resources are shared amongst the two server images. Each System Storage LPAR now has access to:

  • 50/50 or 25/75 percent of the processors
  • 50/50 or 25/75 percent of the processor memory

The System Storage LPAR continues to support up to 16 host adapters and up to 320 disk drives (for up to 160 TB of capacity). With these separate resources, each Storage System LPAR can run the same or different versions of microcode, and can be used for completely separate production, test, or other unique storage environments within this single physical system. This can enable storage consolidations where separate storage subsystems were previously required, helping to increase management efficiency and cost effectiveness. The Variable LPAR function is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

IBM Extended Address Volumes (EAV) for System z environments

The DS8000 series today supports System z CKD volumes up to 65,520 cylinders. With the Extended Address Volumes (EAV) function, this capability has been extended to support volumes that can scale up to approximately 223 GB (262,668 cylinders). This capability can help relieve address constraints to support large storage capacity needs in System z environments. Larger devices can help simplify storage management as it fosters management of fewer, large volumes as opposed to many small volumes. The HyperPAV function available today complements EAV by allowing scaling of I/O rates against a single, larger volume. In addition, Dynamic Volume Expansion can also support nondisruptive migration to the larger volume sizes now available. The function is supported on DS8000 series running on IBM System z servers with z/OS® V1.10, or later. The EAV capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Variable System Storage Logical Partitions (LPARs) for increased flexibility

IPv6

The IBM System Storage DS8000 has been certified by the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee as meeting the requirements of the IPv6 Ready Logo program, indicating its implementation of IPv6 mandatory core protocols and the ability to interoperate with other IPv6 implementations. IBM DS8000 Systems can be configured in native IPv6 environments.

Support SFTP for HMC code downloads

The IBM System Storage DS8000 will now have the capability to use secure FTP to download microcode bundles to the HMC for improved security, replacing the use of FTP. The use of secure FTP will allow resilient, secure downloads for DS8000 microcode updates.

Product Preview

Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives: IBM intends to enhance the configuration options of the DS8000 series with support for:

  • 1 TB 7,200 RPM SATA disk drives, doubling the raw capacity of existing models up to 1024 TB for DS8300 Turbo Models and up to 384 TB for DS8100 Turbo Models. IBM intends to provide this capability in early 2009.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced for general availability.

Planned availability dates:

September 5, 2008

Plant and field installation:

  • Device Adapters (#3041, #3051, and #3061)
  • Variable LPAR
  • Extended Address Volumes
  • IPv6
  • Microcode Bundle Family (#1701)

Plant installation only:

  • RAID-6
  • 450 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel Disk Drive

October 10, 2008

Field installation:

  • 450 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel Disk Drive

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. 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 U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM System Storage DS8100, IBM System Storage DS8300, and IBM System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit are capable, as of December 3, 2004, 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 Web site at:

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

 
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For details, refer to the following announcements:

Hardware Announcement 106-809, dated October 31, 2006 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a one-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)

Hardware Announcement 106-813, dated October 31, 2006 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a two-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)

Hardware Announcement 106-808, dated October 31, 2006 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a three-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)

Hardware Announcement 106-814, dated October 31, 2006 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a four-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)

Hardware Announcement 106-810, dated October 31, 2006 (IBM System Storage DS8000 - Machine Type 239x - Function Authorizations)


 
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Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8100                           2421     931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2421     932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2421     92E
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2421     9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2421     9AE
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8100                           2422     931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2422     932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2422     92E
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2422     9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2422     9AE
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8100                           2423     931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2423     932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2423     92E
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2423     9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2423     9AE
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8100                           2424     931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2424     932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2424     92E
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8300                           2424     9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit            2424     9AE
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                                         2626
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                                         2636
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                                     2627
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                                     2637
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                                       3051
- Device Adapter Pair II B                                       3061
 

Model conversions (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) - None

There are no new model conversions with this announcement. This is a reminder that model conversions are disruptive. In addition, data may not be preserved during the model conversion.

Feature conversions (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424)

Disk Drive Sets - Models 931, 932, and 92E:
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance
                                          
2616  2626  Disk drive set           No        Yes     
2616  2636  Disk drive set           No        Yes      
 
Disk Drive Sets - Models 9B2 and 9AE:
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance
                                              
2626  2616  Disk drive set           No        Yes     
2636  2616  Disk drive set           No        Yes                                                   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets - Models 931, 932, and 92E:
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance
                                               
2617  2616  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes     
2617  2627  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes     
2617  2637  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes      
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets - Models 9B2 and 9AE:
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance
                                             
2627  2626  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes     
2627  2617  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes     
                                            
2637  2636  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes     
2637  2617  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes      

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=108-327

 
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The following publication has been updated to reflect this announcement.

Title                                                     Order Number
 
IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide   GC35-0515

DS8000 publications are available at

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/index.html

Publications can be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or through the Publications Center Web site at

http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/ cgibin/pbi.cgi

The DS8000 information center is designed to provide comprehensive, browser-based information. It can help provide easy access to tasks, concepts, reference information, tutorials, code samples, scenarios, and other product information. It contains assistance for the tasks that users must perform and links to additional information.

To find information, users can search, browse the contents, use the index, follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics they want to read offline. The information center is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

 
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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

Hardware requirements

Licensed Machine Code

All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.4.0xx.xx (bundle version 64.0.xx.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 systems levels is available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.pdf

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration planning

Physical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Introductory information, including required and optional features, can be found in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515).

Installation planning

Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Information about planning the installation of your DS8000 series, including equipment, site, and power requirements, can be found in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515).

Logical configuration planning and application

Logical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Logical configuration refers to the creation of RAID ranks, volumes, or LUNs, and the assignment of the configured capacity to servers.

Application of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration is a customer responsibility. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, or DS Open API.

IBM Global Services will also apply or modify your logical configuration (fee-based services).

Licensed Machine Code planning and application

IBM may release changes to the DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code. IBM plans to make most DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code changes available for download by the DS8000 series system from the IBM System Storage technical support worldwide Web. Note that not all Licensed Machine Code changes may be available via the support Web site. If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Licensed Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Licensed Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. The DS8000 series includes many enhancements to make the Licensed Machine Code change process simpler, quicker, and more automated. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Licensed Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Calculating physical and effective capacity

Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515) for capacity calculation guidelines.

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.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support for the DS8000 series is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to product and feature usage ("how to"), configuration, and product compatibility for eligible products. For a list of the products supported via Support Line, visit

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

For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, or application software to which it is attached.

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 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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

 
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MES Discount Applicable

No

Field-installable feature

Yes

Warranty Period

Machine Type 2421: One year

Machine Type 2422: Two years

Machine Type 2423: Three years

Machine Type 2424: Four years

Customer setup

No

Licensed Internal Code

Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.


 
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

                               Machine       Feature  
Description                    Type    Model Number           
 
System Storage DS8100           2421    931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature  
Description                    Type    Model Number           
 
System Storage DS8300           2421    932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2421    9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
 
                                                                  
                                                                  
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2421    92E
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2421    9AE
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8100           2422    931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2422    932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2422    9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
                                                                  
                                                                  
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2422    92E
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2422    9AE
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8100           2423    931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2423    932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2423    9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2423    92E
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2423    9AE
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637  
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8100           2424    931
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2424    932
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
 
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8300           2424    9B2
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                      1701   
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
 
                                                           
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2424    92E
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                         2616   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                     2617   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II                       3041   
  
                               Machine       Feature 
Description                    Type    Model Number  
 
System Storage DS8000 Expansion 2424    9AE
 Unit
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A                       2626   
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B                       2636   
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A                   2627   
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B                   2637   
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II A                     3051   
- Device Adapter Pair II B                     3061   
 
 
 
For additional information and current prices, contact your
local IBM representative.
                                                Feature Change Options
                                               --------------------------
                            Feature Install*   Feature    Feature Feature
Description                 Number  Type       Conversion Exchange Remove
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family     1701  Both          No        No      No
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set        2616  Both          Yes       No      No
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set A      2626  Both          Yes       No      No
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set B      2636  Both          Yes       No      No
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set    2617  Both          Yes       No      No
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set A  2627  Both          Yes       No      No
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set B  2637  Both          Yes       No      No
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair II      3041  Both          No        No      No
- Device Adapter Pair II A    3051  Both          No        No      No
- Device Adapter Pair II B    3061  Both          No        No      No
 
* Install type of Both designates plant and field install.
Feature conversions
Disk Drive Sets (Machine Type 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424 -
Models 931, 932, and 92E):
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance    
 
2616  2626  Disk drive set           No        Yes           
2616  2636  Disk drive set           No        Yes           
 
Disk Drive Sets (Machine Type 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424 - Models 9B2
and 9AE):
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance    
 
2626  2616  Disk drive set           No        Yes           
2636  2616  Disk drive set           No        Yes           
 
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets (Machine Type 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424 -
Models 931, 932, and 92E):
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance    
 
2617  2616  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           
2617  2627  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           
2617  2637  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets (Machine Type 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424 -
Models 9B2 and 9AE):
 
Feature                            Returned Continuous 
From  To    Description            Parts    Maintenance    
 
2627  2626  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           
2627  2617  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           
 
2637  2636  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           
2637  2617  CoD Disk drive set       No        Yes           

 
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