IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 101-119
April 23, 2001
IBM Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries an Integrated Solution for Server Consolidation
At a Glance
All the benefits of an Integrated xSeries Server plus more scalability and adapter flexibility
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
The IBM Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries provides a direct high-speed attachment of an IBM xSeries server to an IBM 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:
You can deploy and manage applications easily with both OS/400® and Windows 2000 Server components.
iSeries system requirements
xSeries server requirements
Windows Server requirements
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.
The system maximum number of direct attach xSeries servers by model:
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:
This product is not impacted by euro currency.
You now have two options for PC servers integrated with iSeries:
When the Integrated xSeries Server (internal) is the Better Choice
When the Integrated xSeries Adapter (external) is the Better Choice
The IBM iSeries Installation and Service Library CD-ROM (SK3T4096) publication is shipped with the product.
The IBM iSeries: Microsoft Windows Integration (GM13-0051) publication is available. To order, contact your IBM representative.
For further information regarding cable configuration, refer to Physical Planning for Your iSeries 400 or AS/400e at the following Web site:
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.
Maintenance Services (ESA)
For ServiceElect (Z125-5510) and ServiceSuite (Z125-5745) Statements of Work
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.
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.
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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.