New advanced functions and features for the IBM System Storage DS3500IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-224
November 27, 2012
|Table of contents|
|At a glance|
IBM® DS3500 introduces new Controller Firmware (CFW) 7.84, and adds more powerful premium features and simplified premium feature ordering.
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IBM System Storage® combines major premium features to simplify ordering of DS3500 systems. Some premium features are now included in the base CFW for no additional charge, and other premium functions are now included in separate premium feature bundle options.
CFW version 7.84 now includes additional functions and features:
Additional premium feature options include:
All other premium feature keys remain available and functional with CFW version 7.84. Customers that upgrade to CFW version 7.84 will find that the keys that have already been purchased and activated still work as the functions worked before the firmware upgrade. Also, upgrading with the keys that were previously announced will still continue to unlock in the latest CFW version 7.84 the functionality that was delivered in earlier versions of CFW.
For example, a customer may have already purchased some earlier FlashCopy instances, and if it would be more efficient to continue with those features, then those options are available and still work under the new CFW. Other features, such as the Turbo Performance Option and the 96 to 192 Drive Enclosure Expansion keys, continue to be available for the new code under current terms and conditions.
The new Solaris Host Kit for DS3500 provides entitlement and support for servers using DS3500 Disk Systems and hosting Solaris operating systems.
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DS3512/DS3524 1746 Disaster Recovery Option 3951 00W1454 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Back Up & Restore Option 3952 00W1455 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Performance Read Cache 3953 00W1456 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Super Key 3970 00W1462 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Solaris Host Kit 4705 00W1463 CFW 7.83, or later for DS3500
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|Planned availability date|
December 7, 2012
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Machine Model Feature SEO Description type number number number Disaster Recovery Option 1746 C2A,C4A,C4T 3951 00W1454 for DS3500 Back Up & Restore Option 1746 C2A,C4A,C4T 3952 00W1455 for DS3500 Performance Read Cache 1746 C2A,C4A,C4T 3953 00W1456 for DS3500 Super Key 1746 C2A,C4A,C4T 3970 00W1462 for DS3500 Solaris Host Kit 1746 C2A,C4A,C4T 4705 00W1463 for DS3500
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The following publications are shipped with the product:
Title Order number Shipped in hard copy: System Storage DS3500 and EXP3500 81Y1157 (Part number) Rack Installation and Quick Start Guide Shipped on Host Kit DVD: IBM System Storage DS3500 and GA32-0952 EXP3500 Installation, User's, and Maintenance Guide IBM System Storage DS3000, GA32-0961 DS4000®, and DS5000 Command Line Interface and Script Commands Programming Guide IBM System Storage DS® Storage GA32-2221 Manager Version 10.8 Installation and Host Support Guide IBM System Storage DS Storage GA32-0964 Manager Version 10 Copy Services User's Guide On the web: All of the above publications.
All of the above publications are available on the IBM support website:
Publications and product documentation are available at the IBM System Storage Support site
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Global Technology Services
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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.
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Specified operating environment
DS3512/DS3524 1746 (Base - Snowmass) FC P/N Prerequisites Disaster Recovery Option 3951 00W1454 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Back Up & Restore Option 3952 00W1455 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Performance Read Cache 3953 00W1456 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Super Key 3970 00W1462 CFW 7.84, or later for DS3500 Solaris Host Kit 4705 00W1463 CFW 7.83, or later for DS3500
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.
No cables required.
Direct customer support
Direct customer support for DS3500 Disk Systems is provided by IBM Operational Support Services--Support Line. This fee service provides voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services--Support Line helps 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
For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware.
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 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.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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|Terms and conditions|
MES discount applicable
Equal to the volume commitment discount
Field installable feature
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.
Same license terms and conditions as base machine
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Feature number Description 3951 Disaster Recovery Option for DS3500 3952 Back Up & Restore Option for DS3500 3953 Performance Read Cache for DS3500 3970 Super Key for DS3500 4705 Solaris Host Kit for DS3500 SEO number Description 00W1454 Disaster Recovery Option for DS3500 00W1455 Back Up & Restore Option for DS3500 00W1456 Performance Read Cache for DS3500 00W1462 Super Key for DS3500 00W1463 Solaris Host Kit for DS3500 Machine Model Feature SEO Install Description type number number number type* Disaster Recovery Option 1746 C2A,C4A, 3951 00W1454 Both for DS3500 C4T Back Up & Restore Option 1746 C2A,C4A, 3952 00W1455 Both for DS3500 C4T Performance Read Cache 1746 C2A,C4A, 3953 00W1456 Both for DS3500 C4T Super Key 1746 C2A,C4A, 3970 00W1462 Both for DS3500 C4T Solaris Host Kit 1746 C2A,C4A, 4705 00W1463 Both for DS3500 C4T * Install type: - "Plant" denotes plant installation only. - "Field" denotes field installation only. - "Both" denotes both plant and field installation.
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