New IBM FlashSystem V9000 16 Gb Fibre Channel 4-Port Adapter delivers increased connectivity

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-134
October 6, 2015


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IBM FlashSystem® V9000 Control Enclosure Model AC2 delivers new 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) 4-Port Adapter for expanded connectivity.



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An operational IBM FlashSystem V9000 system is required.

For additional details, refer to the IBM® System Storage® Interoperation Center (SSIC) at

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


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December 18, 2015



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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosure (9846-AE2 and 9848-AE2) delivers a new 16 Gb FC 4-Port Adapter for expanded connectivity.

This new adapter supports fixed FlashSystem™ V9000 configurations with direct cabling between the controllers and storage enclosures, as well as scalable FlashSystem V9000 configurations that are connected through FC switches.



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The following are newly announced features on model AC2 of the IBM FlashSystem 9846 and 9848 machine types:

Description Machine type Model Feature
16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter 9846 AC2 AF44
Description Machine type Model Feature
16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter 9848 AC2 AF44



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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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 115-134


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To view online information and link to a download site, visit

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For physical specifications, refer to the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Sales Manual.

Hardware requirements

Visit IBM SSIC for latest hardware requirements and compatibility information

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

Software requirements

Visit IBM SSIC for latest hardware requirements and compatibility information

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

Planning information

Cable orders

Not applicable

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount


Field installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

One year for machine type 9846.

Three years for machine type 9848.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. 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. 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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The following are newly announced features on the specific model of the IBM FlashSystem 9846 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature Initial/MES/Both/Support CSU RP MES
16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter 9846 AC2 AF44 Both Yes No

The following are newly announced features on the specific model of the IBM FlashSystem 9848 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature Initial/MES/Both/Support CSU RP MES
16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter 9848 AC2 AF44 Both Yes No

CSU = Customer setup

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-115-134-LIST_PRICES_2015_10_06.PDF ENUS-115-134-LIST_PRICES_2015_10_06.PDF

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FlashSystem is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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