IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 100-099
April 18, 2000

IBM Netfinity Ultra160 SCSI Solutions — High-Speed Access to Stored Data

 ENUS100-099.PDF (79KB)

(Corrected on July 6, 2000)

Added footnote to Planned Availability Date second date. Added footnote to Software Requirements bullets. Changed Limitations section from none.

(Corrected on May 16, 2000)

Changed Planned Availability Date for 36 GB (7.2K) Ultra160 HDDs.

At a Glance

Advanced Netfinity ServeRAID using the latest Ultra160 SCSI technology, deliver phenomenal performance, scalability, and control across all networking environments.

  • Three new 64-bit, ServeRAID-4 Ultra160 SCSI controllers:
    • Supports new Ultra160 SCSI technology — 160 MB/s data transfers
    • Industry-leading RAID support — levels 0, 00, 1, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, 5E, and 10
    • IBM X-architected Active PCI
    • Supports clustering and failover
    • Provides choices in function and price
  • Netfinity EXP300 — advanced storage expansion unit:
    • Houses up to 14 HDDs — optimizes I/O performance and storage capacity
    • High-availability features — hot-swap redundant power, hot-swap HDD bays, and Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) on critical components
  • High-performance family of 10,000 rpm hot-swap HDDs
  • Family of economical 7200 rpm hot-swap HDDs

For technical support:

  • Call the HelpCenter® (800-772-2227)
    or
  • Request technical information via the IBM Personal Systems Group (PSG) Web site at http://www.pc.ibm.com or IBM Faxback (800-426-3395)

Overview

Choose from a complete portfolio of Netfinity® products designed to meet your needs for faster access to stored data. These products bring you the performance of Ultra160 SCSI technology, while providing advanced high-availability ServeRAID™ function and outstanding scalability.

Family of ServeRAID Ultra160 SCSI Controllers

Three ServeRAID controllers provide top-line performance and a choice of function and expansion capability. These 64-bit, Active PCI (hot-swap/hot-add) controllers support full RAID functions, FlashCopy, and clustering failover. They include advanced ServeRAID Manager that seamlessly integrates into Netfinity Manager™ to provide leading management and control of the RAID array.

  • Netfinity ServeRAID-4H Ultra160 SCSI Controller
    • Four channels — supports the most demanding high-end requirements
    • 128 MB ECC battery-backed cache, 32 MB processor memory, and 1 MB L2 cache
    • 266 MHz1 PowerPC 750™ processor with IBM exclusive copper technology — blazing performance
    • Removable/transferable cache — for high-availability environments
  • Netfinity ServeRAID-4M Ultra160 SCSI Controller
    • Two channels — supports mid-range RAID storage requirements
    • 64 MB ECC battery-backed cache
  • Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller
    • Economical single-channel controller — supports entry requirements
    • 16 MB ECC cache

Netfinity EXP300 Storage Expansion Unit

  • Fully redundant 3 U rack-mount, base unit — includes hot-plug redundant power supplies, fans, and drive bays supporting:
    • High-speed Ultra160 SCSI hard disk drives (HDDs) — 160 MB/s data transfers
    • 14 hot-swap slim-high bays — 509.6 GB2 of data storage
    • Both Ultra160 and Ultra2 technology HDDs with ServeRAID-4 controllers
  • Netfinity EXP300 Rack-to-Tower Conversion Kit — enables standard rack model to be converted to a tower configuration

Choices of Hot-Swap, Slim-High, Ultra160 SCSI HDDs

  • 10,000 rpm Hot-Swap HDDs — 9.1 GB, 18.2 GB, and 36.4 GB capacities
  • 7200 rpm Hot-Swap HDDs — 9.1 GB, 18.2 GB, and 36.4 GB capacities

Planned Availability Dates

  • April 28, 2000 — ServeRAID-4H, 9 GB, and 18 GB (7.2K) Ultra160 HDDs
  • June 30, 2000 — Remaining Options3
  • July 31, 2000 — 36 GB (7.2K) Ultra160 HDDs

Description

Netfinity Ultra160 SCSI Family

The Netfinity Ultra160 SCSI products offer the latest SCSI technology to help manage your business storage needs. Compared to the previous generation of SCSI products, this complete family offers:

  • Improved performance
  • Increased flexibility
  • Expanded capacity

Combining these Ultra160 SCSI products with Netfinity servers results in superior performance, availability, and scalability to meet your business storage requirements.

New ServeRAID Ultra160 SCSI Controllers

These ServeRAID-4 Ultra160 SCSI Controllers are the fourth generation of the popular ServeRAID SCSI Controller family. They continue to offer:

  • Leadership performance and reliability
  • Support for adapter fail-over and clustering
  • Manageability and ease-of-use through ServeRAID Manager software

Support for nine RAID levels now gives you more choices to meet unique business needs.

Netfinity ServeRAID-4H Ultra160 SCSI Controller: This advanced, high-performance controller for high-end applications contains:

  • A powerful 266 MHz PowerPC 750 processor, based on IBM copper technology.
  • A 128 MB of battery-backed ECC cache. The cache can be removed and reinstalled on another ServeRAID-4H Controller in the event the current controller fails.
  • 32 MB of on-board processor memory and 1 MB of L2 cache to handle complex RAID algorithms and to reduce host CPU operations.
  • Four Ultra160 SCSI channels provide 160 MB/s data transfer rates. Connection flexibility:
    • Two internal connectors — flexible internal connections
    • Four external industry-standard .8-mm VHDCI connectors — supports up to four channels enabling large RAID-protected storage solutions

Netfinity ServeRAID-4M Ultra160 SCSI Controller: This mid-range controller is:

  • Powered by a 100 MHz Intel i960 processor.
  • Includes 64 MB of battery-backed ECC cache.
  • Contains two channels supporting internal and external connections:
    • Two internal connectors — flexible internal connections
    • Two external industry-standard .8-mm VHDCI connectors — supports moderate external RAID-protected data storage

Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller: This entry-level controller provides a very affordable solution for applications not requiring massive data storage.

  • It is powered by a 100 MHz Intel i960 processor.
  • 16 MB of ECC cache are included to for balanced performance.
  • A single channel is provided that can support either an internal or an external connection. It includes:
    • One internal connector
    • One external industry-standard .8-mm VHDCI connector

Key Features of ServeRAID-4 Controllers

  • Support for Ultra160 SCSI data transfer rates — up to 160 MB/s
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 5E, 00, 10, 1E0, and 50 — RAID levels 1E, 1E0, and 5E are IBM exclusives
  • Up to 14 HDDs supported per channel
  • ServeRAID Manager RAID Configuration and Monitoring Software for powerful, easy-to-use RAID management across your storage assets
  • Support for Active PCI (hot-swap and hot-add of controllers) for Windows NT™, Windows™ 2000 and NetWare environments
  • Support for adapter failover in Windows NT environments
  • Support for clustering with Microsoft™ Cluster Services and Netware High-Availability Services

ServeRAID-4 Useability: Excellent useability features are provided by the ServeRAID-4 Controllers for setting up, monitoring, and modifying the disk array. Logical Drive Migration (LDM) is included with ServeRAID controllers. It allows various complex RAID setup and maintenance operations to be administered in a simple straight-forward manner.

Netfinity EXP300 Storage Expansion Unit

This highly available external storage expansion unit can hold fourteen slim-high Ultra160 SCSI or Ultra2 SCSI HDDs, providing a total capacity of 509 GB per unit. This is 40% more storage capacity than the previous product offered. When combined with a Netfinity ServeRAID-4 Ultra160 SCSI Controller, the EXP300 Storage Expansion unit supports both Ultra160 SCSI and Ultra2 SCSI HDDs in the same enclosure, and they operate at up to their maximum respective speeds.

The EXP300 contains two hot-swap, redundant power supply/fan assemblies. Potential failure-causing conditions are reported to the controller using PFA.

Key Features of the EXP300 Storage Expansion Unit:

  • Supports 14 slim-high HDDs — maximum capacity of 509 GB
  • Supports Ultra160 SCSI data transfer speeds — up to 160 MB/s
  • 3U form factor for minimum rack space usage
  • Accommodates single or dual SCSI bus configurations
  • Dual hot-swap, 500 W redundant power supplies with integrated fan assemblies
  • PFA for fans and HDDs
  • Tower capability through optional Rack-to-Tower Conversion Kit

Ultra160 SCSI HDD Options

Netfinity 9.1 GB, 18.2 GB, and Netfinity 36.4 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD Options are slim-high 10,000 rpm HDDs that can transfer data to and from supported Ultra160 SCSI controllers at up to 160 MB/s. They provide the highest performance of all Netfinity HDD options to meet the most demanding enterprise applications.

Netfinity 9.1 GB, 18.2 GB, and Netfinity 36.4 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD are slim-high 7200 rpm HDDs that transfer data to and from supported Ultra160 SCSI controllers at up to 160 MB/s. These HDD options provide solid economical performance to meet most network server applications.

The Netfinity Ultra160 SCSI hot-swap HDDs use a common hot-swap tray supported in many Netfinity servers and EXP Storage Expansion Units. Refer to the Hardware Requirements section of this announcement for details. These HDD options provide a wide range of capacity choices.

These HDDs support PFA. PFA, combined with Netfinity Manager, standard with Netfinity servers, can alert the system administrator of an impending drive failure up to 24 hours before it occurs. If a PFA alert occurs on one of these HDDs it is eligible for replacement under the warranty terms and conditions for this device.

Netfinity EXP300 Rack-to-Tower Conversion Kit

This kit enables the Netfinity EXP300 rack-drawer to be converted to a tower configuration. This economical conversion kit provides flexibility for customers who prefer tower configurations of the Netfinity EXP300, or who need this configuration at a later date.

SystemXtra™

SystemXtra offers service, support, and lease options to help qualified customers keep their PCs current with little or no money up front.

More Information

Note: SystemXtra is available to commercial and state and local government customers with valid credit. Eligibility for the Technology Exchange Option is based on a $50,000 commitment of IBM Personal Systems Group hardware over a 12-month period. Program is subject to change without notice. Additional terms, conditions, limitations, and fees may apply. IBM Global Financing offerings are made available through IBM Credit Corporation in the U.S. and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide.

Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is therefore Year 2000 ready.

Product Positioning

Netfinity ServeRAID-4H, -4M, -4L Ultra160 SCSI Controllers

These new controllers are the highest performing SCSI RAID controllers in the Netfinity family. They offer faster processor speeds, faster SCSI data transfer rates, more storage capacity, and more RAID functions than the current ServeRAID-3 offerings while maintaining similar price points.

They are scheduled to replace the ServeRAID-3 line in the upcoming months.

Netfinity EXP300

The Netfinity EXP300 is positioned above the Netfinity EXP200 due to its significantly higher performance, greater storage capability and flexibility, and expanded reliability features. The Netfinity EXP300 shares the same HDD options as the new Netfinity server platforms. This helps you reduce service and support costs associated with maintaining replacement drive options.

The Netfinity EXP300 is scheduled to replace the Netfinity EXP200 in the upcoming months.

Netfinity Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDDs

These HDD options provide the highest level of performance and maximum areal density of the Netfinity SCSI drive offerings.

They are intended to replace the current Ultra2 drive options.

Reference Information

1
MHz denotes the clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
2
When referring to hard drive capacity, GB stands for one thousand million bytes. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
3
Refer to the Limitations and Software Requirements sections for information on availability of full-functioned support for the Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller.

For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, call 800-772-2227 or contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.

Trademarks

 
ServeRAID, Netfinity Manager, PowerPC 750, and SystemXtra are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Netfinity, Predictive Failure Analysis, and HelpCenter are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Netfinity EXP300 (35311RU)

Netfinity® EXP300 Storage Expansion Unit

The Netfinity EXP300 is an ideal solution for enterprise, business-critical applications requiring high speed and large amounts of data storage protected by fault-tolerant, high-availability features. The Netfinity EXP300 contains 14 hot-swap HDD bays, capable of storing up to 509.6 GB of data. Two hot-plug, redundant power supplies with integrated fans provide the resiliency to keep network server applications up-and-running.

The 3531 1RU includes two U.S. line cords and U.S. English publications.

Technical Information

Physical Specifications

  • Cabinet dimensions
    • Approximate height: 127.5 mm (5.0 in)
    • Approximate width: 444.0 mm (17.5 in)
    • Approximate depth: 519.0 mm (20.4 in)
    • Approximate weight with HDDs: 34.5 kg (76 lb)
  • Shipping dimensions
    • Approximate height: 317.5 mm (12.5 in)
    • Approximate width: 584.2 mm (23.0 in)
    • Approximate depth: 685.8 mm (27.0 in)
    • Approximate weight: 39.5 kg (87.0 lb)

Operating Environment

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft.)
    • 10° to 32°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft.)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft.)

Electrical Specifications (per power supply)

  • 90 V — 136 V
  • 198 V — 257 V
  • 5.2 A — 2.2 A
  • 50/60 Hz

Agency Approvals

  • FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules for a Class A digital device
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A)
  • C-Tick Mark (AS/NZS 3548 Class A)
  • Canada (ICES/NMB)
  • VCCI Class A
  • UL 1950
  • CSA C22.2 Number 950
  • TUV/GS
  • NEMKO
  • NOM
  • Taiwan (BSMI Type Certification)
  • GOST
  • CCEE
  • CCIB

ENERGY STAR-Compliant: No

Hardware Requirements: The Netfinity EXP300 is supported in configurations where it is connected to an external SCSI connector of various supported SCSI adapters or controllers installed in Netfinity servers. The Netfinity EXP300 provides data transfer performance based upon the adapter or controller capability to which it is attached. It supports split SCSI bus and clustering configurations.

The Netfinity EXP300 is supported with the following adapters/controllers:

                                        Part
Description                             Number
 
Netfinity ServeRAID(TM)-4H Ultra160     37L6889(4)
  SCSI Controller
Netfinity ServeRAID-4M Ultra160         37L6080(4)
  SCSI Controller
Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160         37L6091(4)
  SCSI Controller
Netfinity ServeRAID-3H Ultra2           01K7207(4)
  SCSI Adapter
Netfinity ServeRAID-3HB Ultra2          37L6086(4)
  SCSI Adapter
Netfinity ServeRAID-3L Ultra2           01K7364(4)
  SCSI Adapter
Netfinity ServeRAID-3L Ultra2           19K0564(4)
  SCSI Adapter II
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Requires one of the following external cables:
  • 2 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable (03K9310) (Standard with the Netfinity EXP300)
  • 4.3 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable (03K9311)
  • 20 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable (37L7101)

For the latest information about adapters supported in your Netfinity server, visit our Web site at:

Netfinity EXP300 supports installation of the following Netfinity HDD options:

  • Ultra160 SCSI HDD options
    • Netfinity 9.1 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (37L7201)
    • Netfinity 18.2 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (37L7202)
    • Netfinity 36.4 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (37L7203)
    • Netfinity 9.1 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (37L7204)
    • Netfinity 18.2 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (37L7205)
    • Netfinity 36.4 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (37L7206)
  • Ultra2 SCSI HDD options
    • 9.1 GB Wide Ultra2 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (36L9744)
    • 18.2 GB Wide Ultra2 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (36L9745)
    • 9.1 GB 10K-3 Wide Ultra2 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (36L9748)
    • 18.2 GB 10K-3 Wide Ultra2 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD (36L9749)

Netfinity EXP300 is supported in the following Netfinity enclosures:

  • Netfinity Rack (9306900)
  • Netfinity NetBAY22 (9306200)
  • Netfinity Enterprise Rack (930842P)
  • Netfinity Enterprise Rack Expansion Cabinet (930842X)
  • Netfinity NetBAY3E (36L9701)
  • Netfinity NetBAY3™ (10L6912)

Rack requirements — Netfinity EXP300

  • 19-inch EIA-310-D Industry Standard Rack
  • Height is 3U (1U = 1.75 in): 133.35 mm (5.25 in)
  • Depth:
    • 609.6 mm (24 in) minimum
    • 787.4 mm (31 in) maximum

Software Requirements: Netfinity EXP300 functions with the network operating systems supported by the controller installed in the host system.

Compatibility: Netfinity EXP300 is compatible with the devices listed in the Hardware Requirements section.

Limitations

  • Half-high HDDs are not supported.
  • Hot-swapping of HDDs is restricted to an HDD that is inactive or where a lighted fault LED is indicated.
  • The standard Netfinity EXP300 configuration is supported as a rack-drawer and is not supported for stacking directly on top of one another.

The following table illustrates maximum cable lengths for the SCSI standards that the Netfinity EXP300 will support:

.---------------+--------------------+---------------------.
| Cable Length  | Ultra2 Controller  | Ultra160 Controller |
|---------------+--------------------+---------------------|
| 2 meter       | Ultra2 - 80 MB/s   | Ultra160 160 MB/s   |
|---------------+--------------------+---------------------|
| 4.3 meter     | Ultra2 - 80 MB/s   | Ultra160 160 MB/s   |
|---------------+--------------------+---------------------|
| 20 meter      | Ultra2 - 80 MB/s   | Ultra160 160 MB/s   |
'---------------+--------------------+---------------------'

Planning Information

Cable Orders Required: One or more external SCSI cables are required to attach Netfinity EXP300 to the host server adapter or controller. Refer to the Hardware Requirements section for those cables.

Configurations: On the rear panel of Netfinity EXP300 are two electronics cards, each with a .8-mm VHDCI connector. These cards are connected to the main system electronics board. The main system electronics board interfaces with the hot-swap backplane. This design enables multiple configurations for various conventional and clustering configurations.

Configuration 1 — Two Independent SCSI Buses

When configuring a Netfinity EXP300 with both buses independent of each other, one external SCSI cable is attached from the SCSI controller to one of the electronics cards on the back of the EXP300 storage unit. From the same or a separate server, a second external SCSI cable is attached from a SCSI controller to the other electronics card on the back of the EXP300.

This configuration provides a high-availability solution for duplexing or mirroring up to seven disk drives by using a supported ServeRAID controller.

Configuration 2 — One Bus

The Netfinity EXP300 can be configured as a single 14 drive SCSI channel. One external SCSI cable connects the SCSI controller and one of the electronic cards, located on the back of the EXP300.

This configuration is used with a RAID controller to protect stored data in the event of a drive failure.

Configuration 3 — Twintailing with ServeRAID-4 Controllers

A cluster of 13 drives on a single SCSI bus can be configured on a Netfinity EXP300 using a ServeRAID family controller. An external SCSI cable is connected between the SCSI adapter of one server and to an electronics card connector on the back of the EXP300 unit. A second external SCSI cable attaches a second ServeRAID SCSI controller installed in a second server to the other electronic card connector.

This configuration shares the data storage of the EXP300 between two clustered servers. It should be used with a SCSI RAID adapter for optimum data protection.

In a similar fashion 13 drives on a single SCSI bus can be supported from two ServeRAID controllers installed in the same server.

Installation Time: Approximately 30 minutes per device

Packaging: One box

Shipment Group

  • EXP300 storage unit
  • Rack mounting kit
  • Power cords (2)
  • 2 M Ultra2 SCSI cable
  • Installation publications and warranty information

Publications

                              Order               Part
Description                   Number              Number
 
Netfinity EXP300 HMM          S10L-9845           10L9845

Security, Auditability, and Control

Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), defined in the American National Institute (ANSI) standard X3.131-1986, provides a port for attachment of external devices. The SCSI bus can be internal or external to the system unit. Netfinity servers using a supported SCSI adapter, or integrated SCSI controller attached to the Netfinity EXP300, are in conformance with this standard by having external ports on both the server and the expansion storage unit.

The customer is responsible to ensure that the server and Netfinity EXP300 are secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed via the external SCSI ports. Some Netfinity servers can be secured through security cover options, while security of the Netfinity EXP300 must be maintained through the selection of a rack cabinet with appropriate security features.

It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that these products are secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed. Security for both the Netfinity EXP300 can be achieved through the selection of a rack cabinet with appropriate security features.

If a Netfinity EXP300 is converted to a tower configuration using the Netfinity EXP300 Rack-to-Tower Conversion Kit, it will contain a front locking door. However, the SCSI ports on the back of the chassis are still vulnerable to intrusion by unauthorized personnel unless the unit is maintained in a secure area.

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms and conditions of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA). IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may not be new and may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.

Volume Purchase Discount                No
IBM Credit Corporation Financing        Yes
Term Lease -- Commercial/State-Federal  Yes
  Government
Installment -- Commercial/State-Federal Yes
  Government
Field Installable Features              Yes
Customer Setup                          Yes
Model Conversions                       No
Product Availability Status             New
Warranty Period(5)
  System Hardware                       3 years

Note: Non-IBM Hardware is not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, is as provided by the original manufacturer.

Warranty Service
IOR 9 x 5 M-F (next business day)       Yes
Warranty Service Upgrades (ESA &
  Alternative Service)
    IOR 24 hours-7 days a week          Yes
International Warranty Service          Yes
Maintenance Service (ESA & ICA)
  IOR 9 x 5 M-F (next business day)     Yes
  IOR 24 hours-7 days a week            Yes
Hourly Service Rate                     1
Extended Maintenance Option             No
Central Facility Maintenance            No
  Service (CFMS) Option
Mid-Range System Option                 Yes
  Discount:  3/5 years                  17/22%
Corporate Service Option                Yes
  Discount Network:  3/5 years          25/30%
  Discount System:  3/5 years           17/22%

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine or part, the item IBM or your reseller replaces becomes its property and the replacement becomes yours. The replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Licensed Internal Code                  Yes
National Education Price (NEP)          No
Licensed Programs                       Yes

Note: IBM programs are licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreements that ship with the system. Non-IBM programs are available from IBM as distributed by the program supplier.

5
Copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty can be obtained by contacting your reseller or accessing the online services listed in the Help and Service Information section of this announcement, or by calling IBM in the United States, at 800-772-2227. In Canada, call IBM at 800-565-3344.

Help and Service Information — Features and Options

During the warranty period, technical support can be obtained by accessing IBM's online services or calling the HelpCenter®, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Accessing IBM Online Services

Help and Service Information — Machine Type

To make your computing experience more productive and enjoyable HelpWare is a comprehensive set of offerings designed to provide you with a full range of service and support options. As part of IBM's commitment to provide the support you demand, many HelpWare services are complimentary during the warranty period of your IBM Personal Computer. Additional services are available for purchase from the HelpWare Support Family.

Netfinity Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD Products (37L7201/37L7202/37L7203/37L7204/37L7205 /37L7206)

  • Netfinity 9.1 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD
  • Netfinity 18.2 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD
  • Netfinity 36.4 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD
  • Netfinity 9.1 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD
  • Netfinity 18.2 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD
  • Netfinity 36.4 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

Technical Information

Performance Specifications

Netfinity 9.1 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 9,100 MB6
  • Rotational speed: 7200 rpm
  • Average seek time (Read): 7.0 ms or less
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 160 MB/s
  • Average latency: 4.17 ms
  • Interface: Ultra160 SCSI
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1 MB equals 1,000,000 bytes. Total user-accessible capacity may vary based on operating environments.

Netfinity 18.2 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 18,200 MB
  • Rotational speed: 7200 rpm
  • Average seek time (Read): 7.0 ms or less
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 160 MB/s
  • Average latency: 4.17 ms
  • Interface: Ultra160 SCSI

Netfinity 36.4 GB Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 36,400 MB
  • Rotational speed: 7200 rpm
  • Average seek time (Read): 7.0 ms or less
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 160 MB/s
  • Average latency: 4.17 ms
  • Interface: Ultra160 SCSI

Netfinity 9.1 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 9,100 MB
  • Rotational speed: 10,000 rpm
  • Average seek time (Read): 5.5 ms or less
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 160 MB/s
  • Average latency: 2.99 ms
  • Interface: Ultra160 SCSI

Netfinity 18.2 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 18,200 MB
  • Rotational speed: 10,000 rpm
  • Average seek time (Read): 5.5 ms or less
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 160 MB/s
  • Average latency: 2.99 ms
  • Interface: Ultra160 SCSI

Netfinity 36.4 GB 10K-4 Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 36,400 MB
  • Rotational speed: 10,000 rpm
  • Average seek time (Read): 5.5 ms or less
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 160 MB/s
  • Average latency: 2.99 ms
  • Interface: Ultra160 SCSI

Physical Specifications

  • Approximate height: 25.4 mm (1.00 in)
  • Approximate width: 101.6 mm (4.00 in)
  • Approximate depth: 146.0 mm (5.75 in)
  • Approximate weight: 700 g (1.54 lb)

Operating Environment

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10° to 32°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 m to 2,133 (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80% (non-condensing)

Agency Approvals

  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • C-Tick Mark (AS/NZS 3548 Class A)
  • IEC
  • Korean EMI
  • Taiwan (BSMI Type Certification)

ENERGY STAR Compliance: No

Hardware Requirements

Netfinity Ultra160 Hot-Swap HDD Options

These HDD options are supported in Ultra2 or Ultra160 modes in the hot-swap drive bays of the following Netfinity products:

Server                       Ultra2               Ultra160
 
Netfinity 4500R              Yes                  Yes
Netfinity 5100               Yes                  Yes
Netfinity 5600               Yes                  No
Netfinity 7100               Yes                  No
Netfinity 7600               Yes                  No
Netfinity 8500R              Yes                  No
Netfinity EXP200             Yes                  No
Netfinity EXP300             Yes                  Yes

Software Requirements: There are no software requirements. These drive options are compatible with the network operating systems supported by the servers or external storage units in which they are installed.

Compatibility: These HDD options adhere to the SCSI-3 ANSI X3.131:1994 standard and are designed to be compatible with systems supporting Ultra160, Wide Ultra2 SCSI, Wide Ultra SCSI, and SCSI-2 controllers.

Limitations: None

Planning Information

Cable Orders Required: No

Installation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Packaging: One box

Shipment Group

  • An Ultra160 SCSI HDD mounted on a hot-swap tray
  • Installation publications and warranty

Security, Auditability, and Control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the system in which it is installed.

Terms and Conditions

Field-Installable                       Yes
Customer Setup                          Yes
Warranty Period                         3 Years(7)
Service Type                            CCE(8)
Maintenance Agreement                   No
Optional Upgrade                        No
Central Facility Maintenance            No
  Service (CFMS) Option
Licensed Programs                       No

Note: IBM programs are licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreements that ship with the product. Non-IBM programs are available from IBM as distributed by the program supplier.

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Optional features initially installed with a Netfinity server or Netfinity EXP storage unit carry the same warranty as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.
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These optional features are designated as Customer Carry-in Exchange/Repair (CCE/CCR); however, they become IBM On-site Repair (IOR) when installed in a Netfinity server or Netfinity EXP storage unit with an IOR warranty classification.

Help and Service Information

During the warranty period, call 800-772-2227 for technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. Additionally, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Netfinity ServeRAID and EXP300 Products (37L6889/37L6080/37L6091/09N7296)

  • Netfinity ServeRAID-4H Ultra160 SCSI Controller
  • Netfinity ServeRAID-4M Ultra160 SCSI Controller
  • Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller
  • Netfinity EXP300 Rack-to-Tower Conversion Kit

Technical Information

Physical Specifications: Netfinity ServeRAID-4H Ultra160 SCSI Controller:

  • Full-length PCI adapter card
  • Four VHDCI .8 mm external connectors
  • Two internal, industry standard, 68-pin connectors
  • Four RAID channels
  • Supports Ultra160 SCSI (160 MB/s)
  • Daughter card with 128 MB Battery-Backup ECC Cache

Netfinity ServeRAID-4M Ultra160 SCSI Controller:

  • Full-length PCI adapter card
  • Two VHDCI .8 mm external connectors
  • Two internal, industry standard, 68-pin connectors
  • Two RAID channels
  • Supports Ultra160 SCSI (160 MB/s)

Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller:

  • Full-length PCI adapter card
  • One VHDCI .8 mm external connector
  • One internal, industry standard, 68-pin connector
  • One RAID channel
  • Supports Ultra160 SCSI (160 MB/s)

The above Ultra160 SCSI controllers are backward compatible with legacy SCSI modes:

  • Wide Ultra2 SCSI (80 MB/s)
  • Wide Ultra SCSI (40 MB/s)
  • Fast/Wide SCSI (20 MB/s)

Operating Environment

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft.)
    • 10° to 32°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft.)
    • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%

Agency Approvals

  • Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules for a Class A digital device
  • CE Mark (EN 55022 Class A)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • IEC
  • VCCI-A
  • C-Tick (AS/NZS 3548:1995)

ENERGY STAR-Compliant: No

Hardware Requirements: The Netfinity ServeRAID Ultra160 SCSI Controllers are supported in the following Netfinity servers:

.-------------------+--------+-----------+-----------+----------.
|                   |Machine | ServeRAID | ServeRAID | ServeRAID|
|Description        |Type    |  -4L      |  -4M      |  -4H     |
|-------------------+--------+-----------+-----------+----------|
|Netfinity 1000     | 8477   |   Yes(1)  |   No      |   No     |
|Netfinity 3000     | 8476   |   Yes(1)  |   No      |   No     |
|Netfinity 4500R    | 8656   |   Yes     |   Yes     |   No     |
|Netfinity 5100     | 8658   |   Yes     |   Yes     |   Yes    |
|Netfinity 5500 M20 | 8661   |   No      |   No      |   Yes    |
|Netfinity 5600     | 8664   |   Yes     |   Yes     |   Yes    |
|Netfinity 7100     | 8666   |   Yes     |   Yes     |   Yes    |
|Netfinity 7000 M10 | 8680   |   No      |   Yes     |   Yes    |
|Netfinity 7600     | 8665   |   No      |   Yes     |   Yes    |
|Netfinity 8500R    | 8681   |   No      |   Yes     |   Yes    |
|-------------------+--------+-----------+-----------+----------|
|Notes:                                                         |
| (1)  Supports a single Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI   |
|      Controller.  Must be installed in slot number 3.         |
'---------------------------------------------------------------'

Software Requirements: These ServeRAID-4 Ultra160 SCSI Controllers are supported with the following network operating systems:

  • NetWare 4.29
  • NetWare 5.09
  • Windows NT™ 4.0 Server
  • Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows™ 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • SCO Open Server 5.0.59
  • UnixWare 7.19
  • Linux — Red Hat9
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Support for these operating systems is planned for availability by August 30, 2000. Any necessary software updates can be downloaded from our Web site at:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/support

In addition to the above, the Netfinity ServeRAID-4H Ultra160 SCSI Controller is supported by the following:

  • OS/2® Warp Server Advanced V4.0 SMP
  • OS/2 Server for e-Business V5.0

Note: Support will be available by August 15, 2000.

Compatibility: The Netfinity ServeRAID Ultra160 Controllers can be attached to the following:

                                        Part
Description                             Number
 
Storage Units
 
Netfinity EXP15                         35202RU
Netfinity EXP200                        35301RU
Netfinity EXP300                        35311RU
 
Cables
 
Netfinity 2 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable         03K9310
Netfinity 4.3 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable       03K9311
Netfinity 20 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable        37L7101

Limitations

  • The Netfinity ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller is capable of supporting numerous advanced functions. The following functions are planned to be supported by August 30, 2000:
    • Netfinity Director
    • FlashCopy
    • Failover
    • Hot-plug
    • Clustering
    • Drive Diagnostics
    • Co-existence with other ServeRAID controllers

Download this firmware without charge from our Web site at:

Planning Information

Cable Orders Required: External cables are required when attaching external SCSI storage enclosures. Refer to the Compatibility section for supported SCSI cables.

Installation Time: Approximately one hour

Packaging: One box per option

Shipment Group

  • Controller card assembly
  • ServeRAID support CD-ROM
  • ServeRAID User's Guide/Warranty

Security, Auditability, and Control

These products use the security and auditability features of the Netfinity in which they are installed.

Terms and Conditions

Field-Installable                       Yes
Customer Setup                          Yes
Warranty Period                         3 Years
Service Type                            CCE
Maintenance Agreement                   No
Optional Upgrade                        No
Central Facility Maintenance            No
  Service (CFMS) Option
Licensed Programs                       Yes

Note: IBM programs are licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreements that ship with the product. Non-IBM programs are available from IBM as distributed by the program supplier.

Help and Service Information

During the warranty period, call 800-772-2227 for technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. Additionally, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                           Part
Description                Number             ERP(10)
 
Netfinity EXP300           35311RU            $3,179
  Storage Expansion
  Unit
Netfinity 9.1 GB           37L7201               329
  Ultra160 SCSI
  Hot-Swap SL HDD
Netfinity 18.2 GB          37L7202               549
  Ultra160 SCSI
  Hot-Swap SL HDD
 
                           Part
Description                Number             ERP(10)
 
Netfinity 36.4 GB          37L7203               989
  Ultra160 SCSI
  Hot-Swap SL HDD
Netfinity 9.1 GB           37L7204               439
  10K-4 Ultra160
  SCSI Hot-Swap
  SL HDD
Netfinity 18.2 GB          37L7205               659
  10K-4 Ultra160
  SCSI Hot-Swap
  SL HDD
Netfinity 36.4 GB          37L7206            $1,189
  10K-4 Ultra160
  SCSI Hot-Swap
  SL HDD
ServeRAID-4H               37L6889             2,439
  Ultra160 SCSI
  Adapter
ServeRAID-4M               37L6080             1,435
  Ultra160 SCSI
  Adapter
ServeRAID-4L               37L6091               745
  Ultra160 SCSI
  Adapter
EXP300 Rack-to-Tower       09N7296               319
  Conversion Kit
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Estimated reseller price to end user. Actual reseller price may vary.

Maintenance Service, ServiceElect, and ServiceSuite (ESA) Charges

ESA Warranty Service Upgrade

Machine
Type/                    IOR
Model                   24 x 7
 
3531-1RU                 $200

ESA Maintenance Services

Machine
Type/                    IOR          IOR
Model                   9 x 5        24 x 7
 
3531-1RU                 $160         $240

Maintenance Service Charges (ICA)

Alternative Service (Warranty Service Upgrades)

Machine
Type/                    IOR
Model                   24 x 7
 
3531-1RU                 $200

Maintenance Service

Machine
Type/                    IOR          IOR
Model                   9 x 5        24 x 7
 
3531-1RU                 $186         $279

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Trademarks

 
ServeRAID and NetBAY3 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Netfinity, HelpCenter, HelpWare, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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