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New advanced functions and features for the IBM System Storage DS3500

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-224
November 27, 2012


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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product number Product number Pricing Pricing


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At a glance
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IBM® DS3500 introduces new Controller Firmware (CFW) 7.84, and adds more powerful premium features and simplified premium feature ordering.



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Overview
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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
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December 7, 2012



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Product number
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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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Publications
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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:

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

Publications and product documentation are available at the IBM System Storage Support site

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


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Services
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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
 
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

Planning information

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

Cable orders

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

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 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
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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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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

Three years

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.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

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.

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-112-224-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_27.PDF ENUS-112-224-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_27.PDF

Trademarks

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IBM, System Storage, FlashCopy, DS4000 and System Storage DS are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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