IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 103-206
July 15, 2003
IBM ServeRAID-6M Controller Create high-performance, RAID-protected, data-storage solutions
At a glance
The new ServeRAID-6M Ultra320 SCSI controller provides advanced performance and RAID function at the enterprise level to satisfy mission-critical business applications.
Put together a winning combination. Satisfy mid-range to advanced high-availability data-storage applications by installing a high-performance ServeRAID-6M Controller and high-speed Ultra320 SCSI HDDs into your IBM xSeries® server.
Now you can take advantage of Ultra320 SCSI technology with a high-speed, PCI-X RAID controller to:
Solid performance with proven RAID Management
This two-channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID controller delivers excellent performance. It is architected with:
The new controller supports:
ServeRAID-6M Controller includes an advanced, Java-based ServeRAID Manager to provide leading setup, monitoring, and administration of the RAID array.
The ServeRAID-6M Controller has been rigorously tested on supported systems through the ServerProven® program with a wide range of popular network operating systems. It is backed by a three-year, limited warranty2.
Planned availability date
July 25, 2003
Alternatively, this information is also available by calling 800-772-2227
or contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available
Alternatively, this information is also available by calling 800-772-2227 or contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.
Growing family of Ultra320 SCSI offerings for xSeries servers
ServeRAID-6M Controller: The ServeRAID-6M Controller offers advanced RAID and Ultra320 SCSI technology. It is based on high-performance PCI-X architecture and powered by a 600 MHz Intel IOP321 I/O processor based on xScale technology. Teamed with 15,000-rpm Ultra320 SCSI HDD options, they provide a high-performance, wide bandwidth data path to yielding the highest levels of performance of the xSeries SCSI controller and HDD lines.
These offerings, coupled with a supported xSeries server, make an ideal combination to help solve your business-critical, high-speed data storage requirements.
This new Ultra320 SCSI RAID controller provides excellent performance for mid- to advanced-range high-availability storage applications.
Key features include:
The ServeRAID-6M Controller offers:
This advanced controller is positioned above the ServeRAID-5i Controller that provides a low-cost yet powerful solution for selected entry xSeries servers requiring limited ServeRAID functions. ServeRAID-6M Controller is supported across a wide range of xSeries servers providing excellent performance through 133 MHz PCI-X architecture and on-board microprocessor.
The ServeRAID-6M Controller exceeds the performance of the current family of ServeRAID Ultra160 SCSI Controllers due to the following:
ServeRAID-6M Controller will replace the ServeRAID-4Mx and -4H controllers in upcoming months.
ServeRAID-6M Controller (32P0033)/ServeRAID-6M Controller (256 MB Cache)(02R0988)
ServeRAID-6M Controller is backward-compatible with legacy SCSI modes:
Approximate dimensions: The ServeRAID-6M Controller is a full-length PCI-X adapter card.
The ServeRAID-6M Controller is designed to the PCI 2.2 and PCI-X 1.0 Specifications. It is supported in the following IBM xSeries® servers:
Machine Description Type Model xSeries 225 8647 All xSeries 235 8671 All xSeries 255 8685 All xSeries 335 8676, 8830 All xSeries 345 8670 All xSeries 360 8686 All xSeries 440 8687 All
The ServeRAID-6M Controller is supported with the following operating systems:
ServeRAID-6M Controller is supported with the following application software:
Part Description Number Other Devices EXP300 Storage Expansion Unit 35311RU(3) 20/40 GB DDS/4 4-mm Internal 00N7991 Tape Drive 110/220 GB Super DLT Internal 00N8015 SCSI Tape Drive 100/200 GB LTO Half-High 24P2396 Tape Drive 10/80 GB DLTVS Half-High 24P2398 Tape Drive Cables Netfinity(R) 2 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable 03K9310 Netfinity 4.3 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable 03K9311 Netfinity 20 M Ultra2 SCSI Cable 37L7101 IBM 24-inch ServeRAID-6M Internal 02R2068 Connection Cable
Cable orders required: External cables are required when attaching external SCSI storage enclosures. The 24-inch ServeRAID-6M Internal Connection Cable is required when using the ServeRAID-6M Controller to support internal HDD storage in xSeries 235 and 345 servers. Refer to the Compatibility section for supported SCSI cables.
Note: The Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for ServeRAID-6M Controller in U.S. English is available at:
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Terms and conditions
Field-Installable Yes Customer Setup Yes Warranty Period 3 Year(4) Service Type CCE(5) Maintenance Agreement No Optional Upgrade No Central Facility Maintenance No Service (CFMS) Option Licensed Programs No
Service and support information features and options
During the warranty period, for problem determination and placement of service calls, contact 800-IBM-SERV (436-7378), or your reseller.
The prices 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.
IBM Part List Description Number Price(6) ServeRAID-6M Controller 32P0033 $ 999 ServeRAID-6M Controller 02R0988 1,249 (256 MB Cache)
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