IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 101-119
April 23, 2001

IBM Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries — an Integrated Solution for Server Consolidation

 ENUS101-119.PDF (26KB)


At a Glance

All the benefits of an Integrated xSeries Server plus more scalability and adapter flexibility

  • Proven Application Solutions — xSeries server supports Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows Storage Area Network (SAN) Management
    • Disk space
    • RAID protection
    • Backup/recovery facilities
    • Storage management
  • Reduce User Administration Costs — Create users once, synchronize user profiles and passwords
  • Simplify Recovery Protection — OS/400 save operations backup OS/400 and Windows 2000 Server storage spaces
  • Improved Server Management — OS/400 operator can manage Windows Server operations and backup
  • Flexible Server Availability — If one Windows Server fails, applications can easily be brought back online

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

The IBM Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries — provides a direct high-speed attachment of an IBM e(logo)server xSeries server to an IBM e(logo)server iSeries.

The Integrated xSeries Adapter, installed in select xSeries servers, extends iSeries integration with Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 Server to xSeries high-performance n-way Intel architecture servers.

With the Integrated xSeries Adapter, more Windows users and more complex Windows applications can be integrated with iSeries.

Superior Integration — The Integrated xSeries Adapter uniquely integrates standard iSeries and xSeries servers.

Server, storage, and user management are consolidated on the iSeries server for up to 16 direct-attached xSeries servers, depending on iSeries model, with up to 2 TB of disk storage capacity per Windows Server.

Managing multiple Windows 2000 Servers from a single iSeries can help to reduce your costs.

Flex Your Application Options — The direct-attached xSeries server is a standard Windows 2000 Server supporting a wide variety of Windows applications including:

  • File
  • Print
  • Mail serving

You can deploy and manage applications easily with both OS/400® and Windows 2000 Server components.

Key Prerequisites

iSeries system requirements

  • OS/400 V5R1
  • Models 270 or 8XX

xSeries server requirements

  • xSeries 250 or 350
  • Netfinity® 7100 or 7600

Windows Server requirements

  • Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Planned Availability Date

May 25, 2001

Description

The Integrated xSeries Adapter, in conjunction with an xSeries server, extends iSeries integration with Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server to xSeries high-performance Intel servers.

A PCI-based Integrated xSeries Adapter is placed in the IBM xSeries server to connect to the iSeries server via the High Speed Link (HSL) and System Power Control Network (SPCN). SPCN integrates the xSeries server into the iSeries power control architecture. HSL connects iSeries disks, CD-ROM, DVD, and tape drives to the xSeries server. When integrated with the iSeries, the xSeries server contains no hard drives.

The xSeries 250, xSeries 350, Netfinity 7100, and Netfinity 7600 servers are supported in this configuration.

PCI slots in the xSeries server add the flexibility to attach more feature devices; for example, modems and CD-ROM towers. Placing IXA into n-way xSeries servers as they become available allows the iSeries to take advantage of the xSeries currency with Intel processors.

An xSeries server directly attached via the High-Speed Link to iSeries Models 8xx and 270 is operated just like today's Integrated xSeries Server. The xSeries server disks are housed in the iSeries, and its operations and backup can be integrated with OS/400 operations. The major difference with the Integrated xSeries Adapter is the scalability of the n-way xSeries servers. Also, it is housed in its own separate unit.

Integration benefits:

  • Automatic inclusion of xSeries server drives in iSeries backup operations
  • Synchronization of user passwords between OS/400 and Windows 2000 Server
  • Ability of iSeries operators to monitor and control the xSeries servers
  • Ability to attach multiple Intel architecture servers to the iSeries

The system maximum number of direct attach xSeries servers by model:

  • Model 270 — 2
  • Model 820 — 4
  • Model 830 — 8
  • Model 840 — 16

Maximums are in addition to the maximum number of I/O towers that can attach to these models.

The maximum direct attach xSeries servers per HSL loop by model:

  • Model 270 — 2
  • Model 820 — 4
  • Model 830 — 5 (limit on first loop is one)
  • Model 840 — 5

Maximums are in addition to the maximum number of I/O towers that can attach per HSL loop to these models.

Euro Currency

This product is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

You now have two options for PC servers integrated with iSeries:

  • Integrated xSeries Server (IXS) — (internal)
    • Plugs inside the iSeries
    • 850 MHz Intel Pentium™ III processor
    • Supports up to three LAN adapters, either Ethernet or token ring
  • Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries — (external)
    • Plugs into n-way xSeries servers, directly attaching them to iSeries
    • Enables identical integration features as Integrated xSeries Server
    • Enables support for up to 4-way 900 MHz Intel Pentium III Xeon processors
    • Can be configured with 1, 2, or 4 processors
    • Takes advantage of latest Intel processor offerings available on xSeries servers
    • Enables support for full set of ServerProven™ adapters

When the Integrated xSeries Server (internal) is the Better Choice

  • Intense processing not required
  • Cost-sensitive implementations
  • Space limitations

When the Integrated xSeries Adapter (external) is the Better Choice

  • Applications require intense processing
  • Processing requirements will continue to increase
  • Additional feature cards required for the xSeries server

Trademarks

 
e-business logo, xSeries, iSeries, and ServerProven are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/400 and Netfinity are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

The IBM e(logo)server iSeries Installation and Service Library CD-ROM (SK3T4096) publication is shipped with the product.

The IBM e(logo)server iSeries: Microsoft™ Windows™ Integration (GM13-0051) publication is available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Technical Information

Physical Specifications

  • Width: 4.2 in
  • Depth: 12.3 in
  • Height: 1.0 in

Operating Environment: Refer to xSeries 250 and 350; and Netfinity® 7100 and 7600

Hardware Requirements

  • iSeries Model 270, 820, 830, or 840
  • xSeries 250, xSeries 350, Netfinity 7100 or 7600
  • #0092 External xSeries Attach, must be ordered on the base iSeries to which the Integrated xSeries Adapter is attached
  • A minimum of one and up to two of the following HSL cables must be ordered on the base iSeries to which the Integrated xSeries Adapter is attached:
    • #1460 3 m Copper HSL Cable
    • #1461 6 m Copper HSL Cable
    • #1462 1 5m Copper HSL Cable (available on 8xx models only)

    HSL cables can be in a string or loop. If the Integrated xSeries Adapter is the first device added in a loop configuration, two cables are required. In all other instances, one HSL cable is required. These include cabling in a string configuration and adding the Integrated xSeries Adapter/xSeries server into a loop configuration that already has towers. In this situation, if possible, the Integrated xSeries Adapter/xSeries server should be inserted into the middle of the loop.

  • One of the following SPCN cables must be ordered on the base iSeries to which the Integrated xSeries Adapter is attached:
    • #1463 2 m SPCN Cable
    • #1464 6 m SPCN Cable
    • #1465 15 m SPCN Cable
    • #1466 30 m SPCN Cable

    SPCN cables are in a string configuration. Only one cable is required.

For further information regarding cable configuration, refer to Physical Planning for Your iSeries 400 or AS/400e™ at the following Web site:

Software Requirements

  • iSeries Server
    • OS/400® V5R1
    • iSeries Integration for Windows Server
  • xSeries Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Planning Information

Cable Orders: Refer to Hardware Requirements

Security, Auditability, and Control

iSeries servers use the security and auditability features of Operating System/400®. Use of these facilities is optional. The security measures supplied by OS/400 are designed to reduce the risk of users changing or destroying data resources, but do not prevent it. The OS/400 security features include the use of passwords, a security option to limit a user to only those functions provided by customer-designed menus, and a security option to limit read/write access for files, libraries, and folders during normal operations. To achieve increased security, the OS/400 controls should be combined with physical security, division of duties, and other appropriate measures.

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

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms 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 have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: Yes

Warranty Period: Three years

Warranty Service: IBM On-Site Repair (IOR) or IBM On-Site Exchange (IOE) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Maintenance Services (ESA)

For ServiceElect (Z125-5510) and ServiceSuite™ (Z125-5745) Statements of Work

Warranty Service Upgrades: IOR or IOE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Maintenance Services: IOR or IOE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Maintenance Service (ICA)

Currently available maintenance services for ICA legacy contracts. The preferred go to market offerings are ServiceElect and ServiceSuite. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn.

Alternative Service (Warranty Service Upgrades): IOR or IOE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Maintenance Service: IOR or IOE 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response

EasyServ Repair: Remotely Delivered Service

Usage Plan Machine: No

IBM Hourly Service Rate Classification: Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Rental Offering: No

Field-Installable Features: No

Model Conversions: No

Customer Setup: Yes

Graduated Charges: No

Educational Allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

Prices

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.

                              Machine        Purchase
Description                   Type/Model     Price        MMMC
 
Integrated xSeries            1519-100       $2,800       $103
  Adapter

For ServiceElect (ESA) Maintenance Service Charges, contact IBM Global Services 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed at:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
e-business logo, xSeries, iSeries, AS/400e, and ServiceSuite are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Netfinity, OS/400, and Operating System/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.