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IBM Information Archive V1.2 introduces usage of 2 TB drives to double archive capacity within the IBM Information Archive Appliance

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-133
June 1, 2010

 
 ENUS110-133.PDF (86KB)

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Pricing Pricing

 
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Benefits of IBM® Information Archive V1.2:

  • Provides simple end-user access to help recover archived information, whether from e-mail, files, or other sources
  • Supports archiving applications through industry standard interfaces, such as Network File System (NFS), to allow immediate archiving with no custom application programming interfaces (API)
  • Delivers simple end-user management
  • Provides up to three information collections per Information Archive
  • Enables collections to be configured with different information protection levels (basic, intermediate, and maximum) for flexibility
  • Provides options for a general purpose or a compliant archive repository
  • Automates file lifecycle (from ingestion to deletion) via policy-driven administration
  • Enforces retention policies set forth by the application
  • Allows administrators set retention policies (time or event based)
  • Offers investment protection for existing IBM System Storage™ DR550 installations
  • Supports IBM System Storage Archive Manager (SSAM)
  • Offers a 2 TB HDD option to double raw and archive capacity, as compared to release V1.1
  • Enhanced disaster recovery features
  • Provides ability for local time zone configuration
  • Provides SnapLock integration improvements
  • Enables auto-deletes for files

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 Information Archive is designed to archive and retain records in non-erasable, non-rewritable formats. It supports businesses requirements for retaining and protecting information from premature deletion or malicious modifications. IBM Information Archive is a universal storage repository for all types of archived information that can help midsize and enterprise customers reduce storage costs and improve operational efficiencies within their data center. IBM Information Archive can help reduce the need for primary storage by enabling archiving applications to move inactive or unnecessary information off the primary storage tier to lower-cost storage tiers. When your primary storage tier has less information, applications can run faster and backup and recovery operations can be completed more quickly. In addition, IBM Information Archive can help reduce your business risk by providing a storage repository in which stored information cannot be altered or deleted until the compliance retention period has elapsed. Information Archive features the option to use the retention policies from archiving applications or to assign your own retention policies.

IBM Information Archive features the usage of 2 TB in order to increase and double the current archive capacity, while adding enhancements for disaster recovery scenarios.

Key features:

  • Able to store content from many different applications across standard-based interfaces via NSF, as well as the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager API.
  • Provides a fully integrated solution that is simple to implement and easy to use, enabling you to quickly begin realizing the value of archiving. You can manage your archived information from a single intuitive, secure interface.
  • Provides up to three information collections per Information Archive.
  • Enables collections to be configured with different information protection levels (basic, intermediate, and maximum) offering flexibility.
  • Ability to order 8 pack of 1 TB HDD or 8 pack of 2 TB HDDs.

You can store archived information on both disk and tape storage tiers, which may help reduce the overall cost of ownership for your archived information.

The base appliance frame (2231-IA3 machine type) has a drawer with a 16-drive capacity, and comes with one disk controller. For more storage, the controller can be attached to a maximum of six expansion drawers, each with the capacity for another 16-disk drives. You can configure each drawer in half-drawer increments, 8 disk drives at a time, so a minimum configuration will start with a total physical storage capacity of up to 8 TB raw or 3.6 TB useable. A fully populated base frame of one controller and six expansion drawers holds 112 1 TB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disks for a total physical storage capacity of up to 112 TB raw (72.9 TB useable).

With the introduction of 2 TB HDDs, the base appliance frame (2231-IA3 machine type) has a drawer with a 16-drive capacity, and comes with one disk controller. For more storage, the controller can be attached to a maximum of six expansion drawers, each with the capacity for another 16 disk drives. You can configure each drawer in half-drawer increments, 8 disk drives at a time, so a minimum configuration will start with a total physical storage capacity of up to 16 TB raw or 9 TB useable. A fully populated base frame of one controller and six expansion drawers holds 112 2 TB SATA disks for 224 TB raw (165 TB useable) using RAID6.

The 2231 machine type can be supplemented with another expansion rack (2231-IS3) that has the capacity for two additional disk controllers, plus a maximum of 10 expansion drawers. Each information collection requires another disk controller, so two additional controllers represents two additional document collections. Each expansion drawer can also be configured in half-drawer increments, 8 disk drives at a time. A fully populated expansion rack holds 192 disks, two controllers with up to 96 TB raw (63 TB useable) of total physical storage each, and provides up to 192 TB raw (126 TB useable) of total storage space. A primary rack, combined with an expansion rack holds 304 1 TB disks and provides up to 304 TB raw (198.9 TB useable) total physical storage capacity.

With the introduction of 2 TB HDDs, the 2231 machine type can be supplemented with another expansion rack (2231-IS3) that has the capacity for two additional disk controllers, plus a maximum of 10 expansion drawers. Each document collection requires another disk controller, so two additional controllers represents two additional document collections. Each expansion drawer can also be configured in half-drawer increments, 8 disk drives at a time. A fully populated expansion rack yields a capacity of 192 disks, two controllers with 192 TB raw (140 TB useable) of total physical storage each, and provides 192 TB raw (140 TB useable) of total storage space. A primary rack, combined with an expansion rack, holds 608 2 TB disks and provides up to 608 TB raw (445 TB useable) total physical storage capacity.

Feature exchange

None


 
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IBM Information Archive (machine type 2231) requires the software entitlement for the IBM Information Archive Software (5608-IAF). The IBM Information Archive comes preinstalled on the server. Orders for the IBM Information Archive models must be configured using the eConfigurator (ECMSSD) to support accurate and complete order entry. The IBM Information Archive software PID has to be ordered via Passport Advantage®.


 
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Planned availability date
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June 4, 2010


 
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Description
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IBM Information Archive, a universal storage repository solution for all information helping midsize and enterprise customers reduce storage costs and improve operational efficiencies within their data center, now introduces the usage of 2 TB drives and disaster recovery enhancements in order to double archive capacity within the appliance and make easier to manage disaster recovery scenarios.

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Organizations need a solution that is secure, scalable, flexible and cost-effective to address their long-term information retention needs.

IBM Information Archive is designed to help midsize and enterprise clients address their business, legal, and regulatory information retention needs.


 
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Refer to Software Announcement 210-160, dated June 01, 2010.


 
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                                          Machine   Model   Feature
Description                               type      number  number
 
Storage System Information Archive        2231      IA3
 Archive Rack
Install Fibre Channel Switch Kit                            1906*
Install 2-pack of shortwave SFPs                            4511*
Install 2-pack of longwave 10km SFPs                        4513*
Specify Primary Mirror Address                              4521**
 Configuration
Specify Secondary Mirror Address                            4522**
 Configuration
Fibre Channel Tape support                                  4530*
Specify LW Tape Connection                                  4551*
 
                                          Machine   Model   Feature
Description                               type      number  number
 
Storage System Information Archive        2231      D1A
 Disk Controller
Install ERM (Mirroring) Activation                          4504*
Specify Primary Mirror Address                              4521*
 Configuration
Specify Secondary Mirror Address                            4522*
 Configuration
8 pack of 1 TB HDDs                                         7115*
8 pack of 2 TB HDDs                                         7116
 
 
                                          Machine   Model   Feature
Description                               type      number  number
 
Storage System Information Archive        2231      D1B
 Disk Expansion Drawer
8 pack of 1 TB HDDs                                         7115*
8 pack of 2 TB HDDs                                         7116
 
 
                                          Machine   Model   Feature
Description                               type      number  number
 
Storage System Information Archive        2231      S2M
 Archive 2u server
Install 8 GB Additional Memory                              4200*
 
* Previously announced feature
** Previously announced feature, but not for this model
 

 
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Publications
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The following hardcopy publications are shipped with the appliance:

 
                                                Order
Title                                           number
 
Installing and Configuring IBM Information      GC27-2326-02
 Archive
IBM Information Archive V1.2 Service Guide      SC27-2327-02

The publications listed below will be shipped as PDFs on a CD with the appliance.

 
                                                Order
Title                                           number
 
IBM Information Archive V1.2 Introduction       SC27-2324-02
 and Planning Guide
IBM Information Archive V1.2 User's Guide       SC27-2325-02
Installing and Configuring IBM Information      GC27-2326-02
 Archive
 

The following publications can be downloaded from the IBM Publications Center:

                                                Order
Title                                           number
 
IBM Information Archive V1.2 Introduction       SC27-2324-02
 and Planning Guide
IBM Information Archive V1.2 User's Guide       SC27-2325-02
Installing and Configuring IBM Information      GC27-2326-02
 Archive
IBM Information Archive V1.2 Service Guide      SC27-2327-02
 

The IBM Publications Center

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

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

An online IBM information center will be available on the general availability date at the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/tivoli/documentation

 
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
 
               IA3        IS3
 
Weight (lb):   1595       1780
Height (in):   67.8125    67.8125
Width (in):    25.5625    25.5625
Depth (in):    43.3125    43.3125
Operating environment
 
Conditions    Temperature   Altitude range -   Humidity      Maximum dew
              range - C     Meter              range - %RH   point - C
 
Operating     16.0 C        0  - 2150          20% to 80%    23.0 C
              to 32.0 C
Non-operating 10.0 C        0 -  2150          8% to  80%    27.0 C
              to 43.0 C
Storage       1.0 C                            5% to  80%    29.0 C
              to 60.0 C
Shipping      -40.0 C                          5% to 100%    29.0 C
              to 60.0 C

Recommended power ratings for 2231-IA3 and 2231-IS3 (per line cord)

Product   Voltage AC  Frequency  Current  Inrush  Power    KVA   KBtu/hr
                                 (Amps)   current (Watts)
                                          (A)
2231-IA3  200-240Vac  50-60 Hz     24      250     4800    4.8    16.4

Leakage current

                         A-G                      B-G
AC line cord         264 Vac input            264 Vac input
                 (from variable source)(from variable source)
 
2231-IA3 left          10.0 mA                   11.0mA
2233-IA3 right         10.0 mA                   11.0mA
 
2231-IS3 left           9.0 mA                   10.0mA
2233-IS3 right          9.0 mA                   10.0mA
 

Acoustic information for 2231-IA3 and 2231-IS3

 
 LWAd (bels)
Oper     Idle
7.5      7.5
 
LWAd - Declared (upper limit) A-weighted sound power levels for a
random sample of machines, in bels.
 
Hardware requirements

Minimal hardware requirements:

  • 2231-IA3
    • IBM Information Archive Main Rack (#9910)
  • Remote Support Manager Server (#5601)
    • One quad-core Intel® Nehalem EP , 2GB RAM
  • KVM
    • Keyboard, Video and Mouse console
  • Management Server (#5600)
    • One quad-core Intel Nehalem EP, 4 GB memory
  • SMC Switch/Ethernet 10/100/1G (#1907)
    • Ethernet switch configuration for switch pair in 2231-IA3 (main rack)
  • 2231-S2M Server
    • Two quad-core Intel Nehalem EP, 24 GB memory (Six 4 GB DIMMs), 2 x Dual Ported 4 Gb FC HBAs, 2 146 GB 15K rpm SAS internal HDDs, RAID 1
  • 2231-D1A Disk Controller
    • DS4200 includes base 4 SFPs, DS4200 16 HDD slots, required at least 8 TB of Row capacity (#7115 - 8 Pack of 1 TB HDDs) or at least 15 TB of Row capacity (#7116 - 8 Pack of 2 TB HDDs)
Software requirements

IBM Information Archive (machine type 2231) requires the software entitlement for the IBM Information Archive Software (5608-IAF). The IBM Information Archive comes preinstalled on the server.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The IBM Information Archive machine type (2231) is designated as Customer Engineer (CE) installable. CE setup, operation, and service publications are available.

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

It is the customer's responsibility to provide the appropriate type, and length, of external cable which needs to be connected between the customer's host or network and the IBM Information Archive node or nodes.

The customer must provide cables to connect the Management Interface Server to the same customer network on which the nodes of the IBM Information Archive is connected. Additionally, the customer must provide the cables to connect the RSM server to the customer network.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded application software.

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.

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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.> Note: Any other warranty period requires review and approval from Contracts & Negotiations

Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine>


 
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                                       Machine   Model   Feature 
Description                            type      number  number  
 
Storage System Information Archive     2231      IA3             
 Archive Rack
Install Fibre Channel Switch Kit                         1906*   
Install 2-pack of shortwave SFPs                         4511*   
Install 2-pack of longwave 10km SFPs                     4513*   
Specify Primary Mirror Address                           4521**        
 Configuration
Specify Secondary Mirror Address                         4522**        
 Configuration
Fibre Channel Tape support                               4530*         
Specify LW Tape Connection                               4551*         
 
Storage System Information Archive     2231      D1A                   
 Disk Controller
Install ERM (Mirroring) Activation                       4504*         
Specify Primary Mirror                                   4521*         
Specify Remote Mirror                                    4522*         
8 pack of 1 TB HDDs                                      7115*         
8 pack of 2 TB HDDs                                      7116          
 
Storage System Information Archive     2231      D1B                   
 Disk Expansion Drawer
8 pack of 1 TB HDDs                                      7115*         
8 pack of 2 TB HDDs                                      7116          
 
Storage System Information Archive     2231      S2M                   
 Archive 2u server
Install 8GB Additional Memory                            4200*         
 
 
       Machine
       Model
       Feature          Plant/Field       MES
       Mach/Mod/Feat    install           removal       CSU
 
       2231/IA3/1906*   Both              No            No
       2231/IA3/4511*   Both              No            No
       2231/IA3/4513*   Both              No            No
       2231/IA3/4521**  Both              No            No
       2231/IA3/4522**  Plant             No            No
       2231/IA3/4530*   Both              No            No
       2231/IA3/4551*   Both              No            No
       2231/D1A/4504*   Both              No            No
       2231/D1A/4521*   Both              No            No
       2231/D1A/4522*   Both              No            No
       2231/D1A/7115*   Both              No            No
       2231/D1A/7116    Both              No            No
       2231/D1B/7115*   Both              No            No
       2231/D1B/7116    Both              No            No
       2231/S2M/4200    Both              No            No
 
* Previously announced feature
** Previously announced feature, but not for this model
Machine type Model Feature code Description Direct
2231 IA3 Storage System Information Archive Rack $16,703
2231 IA3 1906 Install Fibre Channel Switch Kit $25,884
2231 IA3 4511 Install 2-pack of shortwave SFPs $263
2231 IA3 4513 Install 2-pack of longwave 10km SFPs $4,619
2231 IA3 4521 Specify Primary Mirror Address Config $0
2231 IA3 4522 Specify Secondary Mirror Address Config $0
2231 IA3 4530 Fibre Channel Tape support $343
2231 IA3 4551 Specify LW Tape Connection $0
2231 D1A Storage System Information Archive Disk Controller $17,237
2231 D1A 4504 Install ERM (Mirroring) Activation $32,633
2231 D1A 4521 Specify Primary Mirror $0
2231 D1A 4522 Specify Remote Mirror $0
2231 D1A 7115 8 pack of 1 TB HDDs $9,720
2231 D1A 7116 8 pack of 2 TB HDDs $14,581
2231 D1B Storage System Information Archive Disk Exp Drawer $13,080
2231 D1B 7115 8 pack of 1 TB HDDs $9,720
2231 D1B 7116 8 pack of 2 TB HDDs $14,581
2231 S2M Storage System Information Archive 2u server $19,902
2231 S2M 4200 Install 8GB Additional Memory $879
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