IBM System Storage N5500 adds new software features

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-201
February 28, 2006

 

 ENUS106-201.PDF (70KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
TOC link Feature descriptions  
 
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At a glance

The IBM TotalStorage® N5500 has new features, providing additional function and a broader array of licensed function.

IBM is adding the following functional support to the N5500:

  • Partially populated expansion units
  • SnapManager for SQL
  • SnapManager for Exchange
  • SnapDrive for HP-UX and Solaris
  • Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR)
  • Fiber Channel host attach kits for HP-UX and Solaris

For ordering, contact:

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

The N5500 has new features that are designed to help complete the N5500 portfolio, and to add function. These features include:

  • Partially populated expansion units — The N5500 now supports attachment of EXN1000 and EXN2000 expansion units that are not fully populated.
  • SnapManager for SQL — This feature adds SnapManager support for Microsoft™ SQL servers.
  • SnapManager for Exchange — This feature adds SnapManager support for Microsoft Exchange servers.
  • Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR) — These features add advanced function to the SnapManager for Exchange feature.
  • Fibre Channel host attach kits — These features are designed to improve host-side Fibre Channel attachment to HP-UX and Solaris hosts.

 
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Key prerequisites

The IBM System Storage™ N5500 requires FCP, NFS, CIFS, or iSCSI protocol function on one or more host N5500 filers.
 
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Planned availability dates

  • March 17, 2006, except for support for fewer than 14 drives in an expansion unit, SnapManager for Exchange, and Single Mailbox Recovery
  • April 7, 2006, for fewer than 14 drives in expansion units
  • April 21, 2006, for SnapManager for Exchange and SMBR

 
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Description

The N5500 filers now support attachment of EXN1000 and EXN2000 expansion units with configurations of fewer than 14 disk drives. The initial order for an N5500 and any expansion unit must include no more than two drive types (rotational speed, capacity, and drive interface [FC or SATA]) to be attached to the N5500 filer. Additional drive types may be added later, to an installed N5500 system, resulting in more than two types on the system.

All of the licensed functions necessary to support the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) on HP-UX and Solaris are also now supported for the N5500. These include SnapDrive for HP-UX and Solaris. All necessary host attach kits for these platforms are also available.

Other licensed functions for the N5500, now available, include Disk Sanitization, SnapManager for SQL, SnapManager for Exchange, and Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR).

Disk Sanitization is a no-cost, licensed solution that is designed to allow physical removal of all data on one, or more, physical disk drives in a manner that prevents recovery of that data by known recovery methods.

SnapManager for SQL is designed to help reduce backup and restore times of SQL databases by using backups based upon snapshot copies. It is designed to allow simultaneous backup of multiple databases and using minimal disk space for each additional full backup.

SnapManager for Exchange is designed to help streamline storage management while simplifying configuration, backup, and restore operations for Microsoft Exchange databases.

Single Mailbox Recovery is designed to work with SnapManager for Exchange, and restore individual mail items from any recent (hourly, daily, or weekly) snapshot. This helps allow rapid search of archived snapshot copies of previously deleted messages that are no longer in the current mailbox. Single Mailbox Recovery also includes Extract Wizards for Microsoft NT Backup, VERITAS Backup Exec, and, optionally, Extract Wizards for CA BrightStor ARCserve, Legato NetWorker, and VERITAS Net Backup. The Extract Wizards are designed to restore both private and public exchange information and stored data from tape or disk backups to any alternate location (machine, volume, or folder), thereby helping eliminate the need for a recovery server.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM System Storage N5500 is capable, as of March 17, 2006, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at


 
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Reference information

Refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 105-464 , dated November 8, 2005, IBM System Storage N5500 offers midrange Network Attached Storage
  • Hardware Announcement 105-460 , dated November 8, 2005, IBM System Storage N series function authorizations establish authorization for use of licensed functions on IBM TotalStorage N series machines
  • Hardware Announcement 106-202 , dated February 28, 2006, IBM System Storage N series function authorization

Business Partner information

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 106-201

Trademarks

 
System Storage is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TotalStorage, AIX, and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Feature descriptions

Licensed function features

Licensed functions are authorized at the 2865 system level. Only one feature is required per 2865 system, regardless of the physical capacity within the 2865 system or the number of attached expansion units.

The following additional licensed functions are available on the N5500 Models A10 and A20 as optional features:

Model        Model
A10          A20
feature      feature      Description
 
7418         7470         Disk Sanitization
7419         7471         SnapManager/Exchange -- Filer
7420         7472         SnapManager/SQL -- Filer
8000         8000         SnapDrive -- AIX(R) 1-2 Procs
8001         8001         SnapDrive -- AIX 3-4 Procs
8002         8002         SnapDrive -- AIX 5-8 Procs
8003         8003         SnapDrive -- AIX 9+ Procs
8004         8004         SnapDrive -- HP-UX 1-2 Procs
8005         8005         SnapDrive -- HP-UX 3-4 Procs
8006         8006         SnapDrive -- HP-UX 5-8 Procs
8007         8007         SnapDrive -- HP-UX 9+ Procs
8008         8008         SnapDrive -- Solaris 1-2 Proc
8009         8009         SnapDrive -- Solaris 3-4 Proc
8010         8010         SnapDrive -- Solaris 5-8 Proc
8011         8011         SnapDrive -- Solaris 9+ Procs
8020         8020         SnapDrive -- Linux(TM) 1-2 Procs
8021         8021         SnapDrive -- Linux 3-4 Procs
8022         8022         SnapDrive -- Linux 5-8 Procs
8023         8023         SnapDrive -- Linux 9+ Procs
8040         8040         SnapDrive for UNIX(R) Media Kit
8121         8121         FCP Host Attach Kit -- HP-UX
8122         8122         FCP Host Atch Kit -- Solaris
8131         8131         SnapManager/Exchange -- Host
8132         8132         SnapManager/Exch -- Media Kit
8141         8141         SnapManager for SQL -- Host
8142         8142         SnapManager/SQL -- Media Kit
8150         8150         Single Mbox Recovery 100pk
8151         8151         Single Mbox Recovery 500pk
8152         8152         Single Mbox Recovery 1000pk
8153         8153         Single Mbox Recovery 2500pk
8154         8154         Single Mbox Recovery 5K pk
8155         8155         Single Mbox Recovery 10K pk
8156         8156         Single Mbox Recovery 50K pk
8157         8157         Single Mbox Recovery Med Kt
8158         8158         SMBR CA-ARCSERVE Extract Wiz
8159         8159         SMBR Tivoli(R) Tape Extract Wiz
8160         8160         SMBR Legato Tape Extract Wiz
8161         8161         SMBR NetBackup Extract Wiz
8162         8162         SMBR PST Tape Extract Wiz
8163         8163         SMBR HP Extract Wiz

Licensed function indicators

(#7418 and #7470) Disk Sanitization: This feature enables the Disk Sanitization licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. This feature is also used for maintenance billing purposes.

The corequisite IBM 2870 feature number must be purchased to establish authorization for use of the Disk Sanitization licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

(#7419 and #7471) SnapManager/Exchange — Filer: This feature enables the SnapManager/Exchange — Filer licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. This feature is also used for maintenance billing purposes.

This feature allows connection of any number of exchange servers to a filer.

The corequisite IBM 2870 feature number must be purchased to establish authorization for use of the SnapManager/Exchange — Filer licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

(#7420 and #7472) SnapManager/SQL — Filer: This feature enables the SnapManager/SQL — Filer licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. This feature is also used for maintenance billing purposes.

This feature allows connection of any number of SQL servers to a filer.

The corequisite IBM 2870 feature number must be purchased to establish authorization for use of the SnapManager/SQL — Filer licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

Host software

SnapDrive for AIX

These features provide a software application designed to enhance the storage management capabilities in an AIX environment, including easier management of dynamic volume, cluster, snapshot, and replication management. One feature must be ordered for each host on which it will be installed.

Note: Use of these features with FCP attachment requires the FCP Protocol (#7417 or #7469) on the N5500, as well as the corequisites, feature numbers 8110 and 8119.

Note: If running with iSCSI, the iSCSI Host Support Kit is required. The iSCSI Host Support Kit is available for download from

(#8000) SnapDrive — AIX 1-2 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for AIX support for a single host with one or two processors.

(#8001) SnapDrive — AIX 3-4 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for AIX support for a single host with three or four processors.

(#8002) SnapDrive — AIX 5-8 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for AIX support for a single host with five to eight processors.

(#8003) SnapDrive — AIX 9+ Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for AIX support for a single host with nine or more processors.

SnapDrive for HP-UX

These features provide a software application designed to enhance the storage management capabilities in an HP-UX environment, including easier management of dynamic volume, cluster, snapshot, and replication management. One feature must be ordered for each host on which it will be installed.

Note: Use of these features with FCP attachment requires the FCP Protocol (#7417 or #7469) on the N5500, as well as the corequisite, feature number 8121.

Note: If running with iSCSI, the iSCSI Host Support Kit is required. The iSCSI Host Support Kit is available for download from

(#8004) SnapDrive — HP-UX 1-2 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for HP-UX support for a single host with one or two processors.

(#8005) SnapDrive — HP-UX 3-4 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for HP-UX support for a single host with three or four processors.

(#8006) SnapDrive — HP-UX 5-8 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for HP-UX support for a single host with five to eight processors.

(#8007) SnapDrive — HP-UX 9+ Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for HP-UX support for a single host with nine or more processors.

SnapDrive for Solaris

These features provide a software application designed to enhance the storage management capabilities in a Solaris environment, including easier management of dynamic volume, cluster, snapshot, and replication management. One feature must be ordered for each host on which it will be installed.

Note: Use of these features with FCP attachment requires the FCP Protocol (#7417 or #7469) on the N5500, as well as the corequisite, feature number 8122.

Note: If running with iSCSI, the iSCSI Host Support Kit is required. The iSCSI Host Support Kit is available for download from

(#8008) SnapDrive — Solaris 1-2 Proc: This feature enables SnapDrive for Solaris support for a single host with one or two processors.

(#8009) SnapDrive — Solaris 3-4 Proc: This feature enables SnapDrive for Solaris support for a single host with three or four processors.

(#8010) SnapDrive — Solaris 5-8 Proc: This feature enables SnapDrive for Solaris support for a single host with five to eight processors.

(#8011) SnapDrive — Solaris 9+ Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for Solaris support for a single host with nine or more processors.

SnapDrive for Linux

These features provide a software application designed to enhance the storage management capabilities in an Linux environment, including easier management of dynamic volume, cluster, snapshot, and replication management. One feature must be ordered for each host on which it will be installed.

These features are supported only for iSCSI; they are not supported for Fibre Channel Protocol. iSCSI Host Support Kits must be installed on the N5500. The iSCSI Host Support Kit is available for download from

(#8020) SnapDrive — Linux 1-2 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for Linux support for a single host with one or two processors.

(#8021) SnapDrive — Linux 3-4 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for Linux support for a single host with three or four processors.

(#8022) SnapDrive — Linux 5-8 Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for Linux support for a single host with five to eight processors.

(#8023) SnapDrive — Linux 9+ Procs: This feature enables SnapDrive for Linux support for a single host with nine or more processors.

(#8040) SnapDrive for UNIX Media Kit: This feature provides a physical media kit that includes SnapDrive for Linux, Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX.

(#8121) FCP Host Atch Kit — HP-UX: These features provide a software application designed to enhance the storage management capabilities in an HP-UX environment, including easier management of dynamic volume, cluster, snapshot, and replication management. One feature must be ordered for each host on which it will be installed.

(#8122) FCP Host Atch Kit — Solaris: These features provide a software application designed to enhance the storage management capabilities in a Solaris environment, including easier management of dynamic volume, cluster, snapshot, and replication management. One feature must be ordered for each host on which it will be installed.

(#8131) SnapManager/Exchange — Host: This feature allows connection of one exchange host server to a filer. One of this feature is required for each exchange host. The Fibre Channel Protocol feature or iSCSI must be installed on the attached filer.

(#8132) SnapManager/Exch — Media Kit: This feature provides the physical media kit for SnapManager for Exchange. Only one media kit is needed for a single SnapManager for Exchange — Filer or Host license. Customers may order more than one, but a single media kit may be installed on multiple hosts or filers.

(#8141) SnapManager for SQL — Host: This feature allows connection of one SQL host server to a filer. One of this feature is required for each SQL host. The Fibre Channel Protocol feature or iSCSI must be installed on the attached filer.

(#8142) SnapManager/SQL — Media Kit: This feature provides the physical media kit for SnapManager for SQL. Only one media kit is needed for a single SnapManager for SQL — Filer or Host license. Customers may order more than one, but a single media kit may be installed on multiple hosts or filers.

Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR)

SMBR for Microsoft™ Exchange software can help provide rapid recovery of single mailboxes, individual folders, or single messages from a valid SnapManager backup to the production Exchange server, to any off-line Exchange server, or an Outlook .pst file. The software can help save time and money by avoiding the need for cumbersome and disk-intensive brick level backups or investments in a dedicated recovery server infrastructure.

(#8150) SMBR 100 pk: This feature provides support for 100 mailboxes.

(#8151) SMBR 500 pk: This feature provides support for 500 mailboxes.

(#8152) SMBR 1000 pk: This feature provides support for 1,000 mailboxes.

(#8153) SMBR 2500 pk: This feature provides support for 2,500 mailboxes.

(#8154) SMBR 5K pk: This feature provides support for 5,000 mailboxes.

(#8155) SMBR 10K pk: This feature provides support for 10,000 mailboxes.

(#8156) SMBR 50K pk: This feature provides support for 50,000 mailboxes.

(#8157) SMBR Med Kt: This feature provides the physical media kit for SMBR. Only one media kit is needed for a single SMBR license. Customers may order more than one, but a single media kit may be installed on multiple Exchange Hosts.

(#8158) SMBR CA-ARCSERVE Extract Wiz: The CA-ARCSERVE Extract Wizard is designed to restore both private and public exchange information, and stored data, from tape and disk backups, to any alternate location, for example, machine, volume, or folder, eliminating the need for a recovery server.

(#8159) SMBR Tivoli Tape Extract Wiz: The Tivoli extract wizard is designed to restore both private and public exchange information, and stored data, from tape and disk backups, to any alternate location, for example, machine, volume, or folder, eliminating the need for a recovery server.

(#8160) SMBR Legato Tape Extract Wiz: The Legato extract wizard is designed to restore both private and public exchange information, and stored data, from tape and disk backups, to any alternate location, for example, machine, volume, or folder, eliminating the need for a recovery server.

(#8161) SMBR NetBackup Extract Wiz: The NetBackup extract wizard is designed to restore both private and public exchange information, and stored data, from tape and disk backups, to any alternate location, for example, machine, volume, or folder, eliminating the need for a recovery server.

(#8162) SMBR PST Tape Extract Wiz: The PST extract wizard is designed to restore both private and public exchange information, and stored data, from tape and disk backups, to any alternate location, for example, machine, volume, or folder, eliminating the need for a recovery server.

(#8163) SMBR HP Extract Wiz: The HP extract wizard is designed to restore both private and public exchange information, and stored data, from tape and disk backups, to any alternate location, for example, machine, volume, or folder, eliminating the need for a recovery server.

Configuration indicators

Feature numbers 9557, 9558, and 9559 must be specified to verify that sufficient Fibre Channel ports (and sufficient FC HBA for Disk, Dual-port adapters, #1004) are included in the initial order for an N5500 filer.

For an N5500 Model A10, the maximum number of feature number 9557 that may be specified is four and the total of feature numbers 9558 and 9559 may not exceed four.

For an N5500 Model A20, the maximum number of feature number 9557 that may be specified is eight and the total of feature numbers 9558 and 9559 may not exceed eight.

(#9557) Number of FC Target Ports: This no-charge feature specifies the number of onboard Fibre Channel ports that are to be configured as FCP target ports. FCP target ports are used for Fibre Channel attachment of the N5500 to application servers (containing Fibre Channel HBAs) or to Fibre Channel SANs.

This feature is only relevant if you intend to use the Fibre Channel Protocol feature on the N5500. For an N5500 Model A10, valid choices are 0, 2, and 4. For a Model A20, valid choices are 0, 4, and 8.

(#9558) Number of FC Storage Loops: This no-charge feature specifies, on the initial order of an N5500 filer, the number of dual-path Fibre Channel storage loops that are to be configured for the attachment of EXN2000 storage expansion units. The EXN2000 expansion units, included in the initial order, will be distributed across the specified number of storage loops.

(#9559) Number of SATA Storage Loops: This no-charge feature specifies, on the initial order of an N5500 filer, the number of dual-path Fibre Channel storage loops that are to be configured for the attachment of EXN1000 SATA storage expansion units. The EXN1000 expansion units, included in the initial order, will be distributed across the specified number of storage loops.
 
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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available immediately.

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
Shipped in hardcopy:
 
IBM System Storage(TM) N5200 and                  GC26-7784
 N5500 Installation and Setup
 Instructions
 
IBM System Storage N5200 and                      GC26-7785
 N5500 Hardware and Service
 Guide
 
MES/FRU Flyer                                     NA
 
                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
WEEE Flyer                                        NA
 
IBM Statement of Limited Warranty                 NA
 
IBM Translated Safety Notices                     GA27-4338
 
On the Web, all above, and:
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0529
 Software Setup Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GC26-7787
 Error Messages and
 Troubleshooting Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GC26-7791
 Software Upgrade Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0543
 Introduction and Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0518
 Release Notes(R) 7.1
 
IBM System Storage File Access                    GA32-0520
 and Protocols Management Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GC26-7789
 Diagnostics Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0521
 Storage Management Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series Data                  GA32-0522
 Protection Online Backup and
 Recovery Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series Data                  GA32-0523
 Protection Tape Backup and
 Recovery Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0524
 MultiStore Management Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0525
 Network Management Guide
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0526
 Commands:  Manual Page Reference,
 Volume 1
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0527
 Commands:  Manual Page Reference,
 Volume 2
 
IBM System Storage N series Block                 GC26-7863
 Access Management Guide for
 iSCSI and FCP
 
IBM System Storage N series                       GA32-0529
 System Administration Guide
 
IBM System Storage iSCSI SuSE                     GA32-0532
 Linux Initiator Support Kit
 1.3 Setup Guide
 
IBM System Storage iSCSI SuSE                     GA32-0533
 Linux Initiator Support Kit
 1.2 Release Notes
 
                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IBM System Storage SuSE Enterprise                NA
 Linux iSCSI Commands for Support
 Kit 1.3 Quick Reference
 
IBM System Storage N series iSCSI
 Novell NetWare Initiator Support
 Kit 1.0 Setup and Configuration
 Guide
 
IBM System Storage iSCSI Red Hat                  GA32-0536
 Linux Initiator Support Kit
 1.2 Setup Guide
 
IBM System Storage Red Hat Linux                  NA
 iSCSI Commands for Support Kit
 1.2 Quick Reference
 
IBM System Storage iSCSI Red Hat                  GA32-0538
 Linux Support Kit 1.2 Release
 Notes
 
IBM System Storage MicroSoft Windows(TM)          NA
 iSCSI Commands for Support Kit
 2.0 Quick Reference
 
IBM System Storage N series iSCSI                 GA32-7779
 Microsoft Windows Initiator
 Support Kit 2.0 Release Notes
 
IBM System Storage N series iSCSI                 GA32-0529
 Microsoft Windows Initiator
 Support Kit 2.0 Setup Guide

NA = Not applicable

All publications are available to be ordered. To order, contact your IBM representative.

The IBM Publications Center Portal

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.

Displayable softcopy publications: The product books are offered in displayable softcopy form. The files are available from the Web at

The N5500 Quick Reference card is only available as hardcopy.
 
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Services

IBM Integrated Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM System Storage N5500

  • Width: 449 mm (17.7 in)
  • Depth: 518 mm (24.3 in)
  • Height: 130 mm (5.13 in)
  • Weight: 34.0 kg (75.0 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product specific installation requirements.

Standards

Safety

  • EN 60950: 2000
  • CE Mark (EU)
  • UL60950-2000
  • CSA 60950-00
  • CB IEC 60950 Ed.3 (worldwide)
  • EN60825-1: 1994+A11
  • IRAM
  • GOST-R

EMC

  • FCC Class A
  • EN55022: 1998
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • CE
  • ACA C-Tick
  • VCCI

Immunity

EN55024: 1998

Operating environment

  • Temperature:

    • Maximum range: 10° to 40°C (50° to 104°F)
    • Recommended: 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
    • Non-operating: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)

  • Relative humidity:

    • Recommended operating range: 40% to 55%
    • Maximum wet bulb: 28°C
    • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft.)

    Note: Operating at extremes of environment may increase risk of failure.

  • Wet bulb (Caloric Value): 1,215 Btu/hr (fully loaded shelf)
  • Maximum electrical power: 100-240 V ac, 10-5A, 47-63 Hz
  • Nominal electrical power: 100 to 120 V ac, 4 A; 200 to 240 V ac, 2 A
  • Noise level:
    • 49 dBa @ 1 m @ 23°C
    • 5 bels @ 1 m @ 23°C

Hardware requirements

Licensed Machine Code (LMC)

The N5500 requires LMC level 7.1.0, or later. Some N5500 features and functions may not be available or supported in all environments. Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating systems levels is available at

Current license terms for the machine code provided with this product prohibit transfer of the machine code without approval from Network Appliance.

Licensed functions

The following licensed function is required on the N5500: DataONTAP (#7400 or #7450)

Licensed functions require the selection of N5500 Model A10 or A20 features and the acquisition of the corresponding IBM 2870 Model 651 or 652 function authorization features.

Software requirements

Current information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the N5500 is available at

Limitations

  • The N5500 is supported only in rack installations.
  • This product is functional with the IBM eServer iSeries™ and OpenPower™ platforms. However, on the iSeries, support is only available on Power Linux and AIX partitions, not i5OS.
  • Current license terms for the machine code provided with this product prohibit transfer of the machine code without approval from Network Appliance.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: In order to follow good safety practice, IBM recommends that two or more persons install this product.

Physical configuration and installation planning for the 2865 is a customer responsibility. Information about physical configuration and installation requirements, including equipment, site, and power requirements, can be found in the Installation and Setup Instructions for the IBM TotalStorage® N5500 (GA32-0517).

A customer-supplied Ethernet cable is required to connect the machine to a server or Ethernet network.

Cable orders: Fibre Channel cables are required to connect an expansion unit to a 2865 system. Cables can be purchased using expansion unit features.

For the two-node Model A20, cables are required to connect the nodes.

Installability: Estimated time to unpack an IBM System Storage N5500, install it in the rack, and perform a simple discovery and configuration is one hour.

Packaging

                                             Number
Product             Shipment group           of boxes
 
2865-A10            Model A10 base           1
                     unit, LMC, and
                     rackmount kit
                     (as ordered)
 
2865-A20            Model A20 base           2
                     unit, LMC, and
                     rackmount kit
                     (as ordered)

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.

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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Terms and conditions

MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature: Yes

Warranty period: Three years

Customer setup: Yes

Machine code: Same license terms and conditions as base machine


 
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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            Feature  Purchase
Description                    type     Model     number   price
 
Licensed function indicators
 
Disk Sanitization              2865     A10       7418     $ 0
SnapManager/Exchange -- Filer  2865     A10       7419       0
SnapManager/SQL -- Filer       2865     A10       7420       0
Disk Sanitization              2865     A10       7470       0
SnapManager/Exchange -- Filer  2865     A20       7471       0
SnapManager/SQL -- Filer       2865     A20       7472       0
SnapDrive -- AIX 1-2 Procs     2865     A10, A20  8000       0
SnapDrive -- AIX 3-4 Procs     2865     A10, A20  8001       0
SnapDrive -- AIX 5-8 Procs     2865     A10, A20  8002       0
SnapDrive -- AIX 9+ Procs      2865     A10, A20  8003       0
SnapDrive -- HP-UX 1-2 Procs   2865     A10, A20  8004       0
SnapDrive -- HP-UX 3-4 Procs   2865     A10, A20  8005       0
SnapDrive -- HP-UX 5-8 Procs   2865     A10, A20  8006       0
SnapDrive -- HP-UX 9+ Procs    2865     A10, A20  8007       0
SnapDrive -- Solaris 1-2 Proc  2865     A10, A20  8008       0
SnapDrive -- Solaris 3-4 Proc  2865     A10, A20  8009       0
SnapDrive -- Solaris 5-8 Proc  2865     A10, A20  8010       0
SnapDrive -- Solaris 9+ Procs  2865     A10, A20  8011       0
SnapDrive -- Linux 1-2 Procs   2865     A10, A20  8020       0
SnapDrive -- Linux 3-4 Procs   2865     A10, A20  8021       0
SnapDrive -- Linux 5-8 Procs   2865     A10, A20  8022       0
SnapDrive -- Linux 9+ Procs    2865     A10, A20  8023       0
SnapDrive for UNIX Media Kit   2865     A10, A20  8040       0
FCP Host Attach Kit -- HP-UX   2865     A10, A20  8121       0
FCP Host Atch Kit -- Solaris   2865     A10, A20  8122       0
SnapManager/Exchange -- Host   2865     A10, A20  8131       0
SnapManager/Exch -- Media Kit  2865     A10, A20  8132       0
SnapManager/SQL -- Host        2865     A10, A20  8141       0
 
                               Machine            Feature  Purchase
Description                    type     Model     number   price
 
SnapManager/SQL -- Media Kit   2865     A10, A20  8142     $ 0
Single Mbox Recovery 100 pk    2865     A10, A20  8150       0
Single Mbox Recovery 500 pk    2865     A10, A20  8151       0
Single Mbox Recovery 1000 pk   2865     A10, A20  8152       0
Single Mbox Recovery 2500 pk   2865     A10, A20  8153       0
Single Mbox Recovery 5K pk     2865     A10, A20  8154       0
Single Mbox Recovery 10K pk    2865     A10, A20  8155       0
Single Mbox Recovery 50K pk    2865     A10, A20  8156       0
Single Mbox Recovery Med Kt    2865     A10, A20  8157       0
SMBR CA-ARCSERVE Extract Wiz   2865     A10, A20  8158       0
SMBR Tivoli Tape Extract Wiz   2865     A10, A20  8159       0
SMBR Legato Tape Extract Wiz   2865     A10, A20  8160       0
SMBR NetBackup Extract Wiz     2865     A10, A20  8161       0
SMBR PST Tape Extract Wiz      2865     A10, A20  8162       0
SMBR HP Extract Wiz            2865     A10, A20  8163       0
Power Cord, Taiwan 250V        2865     A10, A20  9016       0
Num. of FC Target Ports        2865     A10, A20  9557      NC
Num. of FC Storage Loops       2865     A10, A20  9558      NC
Num. of SATA Storage Loops     2865     A10, A20  9559      NC

NC = No charge

                   Machine
                   type/model/    Plant/
                   feature        Field     MES      Cabl
Description        number         install   removal  req.  CSU(1)
 
Disk Sanitization  2865/A10/7418  Both(2)   N        N     Y
SnapManager/       2865/A10/7419  Both(2)   N        N     Y
 Exchange --
 Filer
SnapManager/       2865/A10/7420  Both(2)   N        N     Y
 SQL -- Filer
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8000  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 1-2
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8001  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 3-4
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8002  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 5-8
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8003  Both      N        N     Y
  AIX 9+ Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8004  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 1-2 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8005  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 3-4 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8006  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 5-8 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8007  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 9+ Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8008  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 1-2
 Proc
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8009  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 3-4
 Proc
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8010  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 5-8
 Proc
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8011  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 9+
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8020  Both      N        N     Y
  Linux 1-2
 Procs
 
                   Machine
                   type/model/    Plant/
                   feature        Field     MES      Cabl
Description        number         install   removal  req.  CSU(1)
 
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8021  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 3-4
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8022  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 5-8
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A10/8023  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 9+
 Procs
SnapDrive for      2865/A10/8040  Both      N        N     Y
 UNIX Media
 Kit
FCP Host Attach    2865/A10/8121  Both      N        N     Y
 Kit --
 HP-UX
FCP Host Atch      2865/A10/8122  Both      N        N     Y
 Kit --
 Solaris
SnapManager/       2865/A10/8131  Both      N        N     Y
 Exchange --
 Host
SnapManager/       2865/A10/8132  Both      N        N     Y
 Exch -- Media
 Kit
SnapManager for    2865/A10/8141  Both      N        N     Y
 SQL --
 Host
SnapManager/       2865/A10/8142  Both      N        N     Y
 SQL -- Media
 Kit
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8150  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 100 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8151  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 500 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8152  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 1000 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8153  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 2500 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8154  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 5K pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8155  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 10K pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8156  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 50K pk
Single Mbox        2865/A10/8157  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 Med Kt
SMBR CA-ARCSERVE   2865/A10/8158  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR Tivoli        2865/A10/8159  Both      N        N     Y
 Tape Extract
 
 Wiz
SMBR Legato        2865/A10/8160  Both      N        N     Y
 Tape Extract
 Wiz
SMBR NetBackup     2865/A10/8161  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR PST Tape      2865/A10/8162  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR HP Tape       2865/A10/8163  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
 
                   Machine
                   type/model/    Plant/
                   feature        Field     MES      Cabl
Description        number         install   removal  req.  CSU(1)
 
Power Cord,        2865/A10/9016  Plant     N        N     Y
 Taiwan 250V
Num. of FC         2865/A10/9557  Plant     N        N     Y
 Target Ports
Num. of FC         2865/A10/9558  Plant     N        N     Y
 Storage Loops
Num. of SATA       2865/A10/9559  Plant     N        N     Y
 Storage Loops
 
Disk Sanitization  2865/A20/7470  Both      Y        N     Y
SnapManager/       2865/A20/7471  Both      Y        N     Y
 Exchange --
 Filer
SnapManager/       2865/A20/7472  Both      Y        N     Y
 SQL --
 Filer
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8000  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 1-2
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8001  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 3-4
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8002  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 5-8
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8003  Both      N        N     Y
 AIX 9+
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8004  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 1-2
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8005  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 3-4
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8006  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 5-8
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8007  Both      N        N     Y
 HP-UX 9+
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8008  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 1-2
 Proc
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8009  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 3-4
 Proc
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8010  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 5-8
Proc
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8011  Both      N        N     Y
 Solaris 9+
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8020  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 1-2
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8021  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 3-4
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8022  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 5-8
 Procs
SnapDrive --       2865/A20/8023  Both      N        N     Y
 Linux 9+
 Procs
SnapDrive for      2865/A20/8040  Both      N        N     Y
 UNIX Media
 Kit
 
                   Machine
                   type/model/    Plant/
                   feature        Field     MES      Cabl
Description        number         install   removal  req.  CSU(1)
 
FCP Host Attach    2865/A20/8121  Both      N        N     Y
 Kit --
 HP-UX
FCP Host Atch      2865/A20/8122  Both      N        N     Y
 Kit --
 Solaris
SnapManager/       2865/A20/8131  Both      N        N     Y
 Exchange --
 Host
SnapManager/       2865/A20/8132  Both      N        N     Y
 Exch --
 Media Kit
SnapManager for    2865/A20/8141  Both      N        N     Y
 SQL --
 Host
SnapManager/       2865/A20/8142  Both      N        N     Y
 SQL --
 Media Kit
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8150  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 100 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8151  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 500 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8152  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 1000 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8153  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 2500 pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8154  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 5K pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8155  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 10K pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8156  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 50K pk
Single Mbox        2865/A20/8157  Both      N        N     Y
 Recovery
 Med Kt
SMBR CA-ARCSERVE   2865/A20/8158  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR Tivoli Tape   2865/A20/8159  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR Legato Tape   2865/A20/8160  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract
 Wiz
SMBR NetBackup     2865/A20/8161  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR PST Tape      2865/A20/8162  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
SMBR HP Tape       2865/A20/8163  Both      N        N     Y
 Extract Wiz
Power Cord,        2865/A20/9016  Plant     N        N     Y
 Taiwan
 250V
Num. of FC         2865/A20/9557  Plant     N        N     Y
 Target
 Ports
Num. of FC         2865/A20/9558  Plant     N        N     Y
 Storage
 Loops
Num. of SATA       2865/A20/9559  Plant     N        N     Y
 Storage
 Loops
1
Customer setup
2
The feature can be removed only through a feature conversion transaction.

Y = Yes
N = No

ICA maintenance

                    IO8
                    next-day
Machine             IBM
type/model/         On-site            IOR
feature             Repair             4-hr resp.
number              (IOR), 9 x 5       IOR, 24 x 7
 
2865-A10-7418       $  0               $    0
2865-A10-7419        180                  252
2865-A10-7420        180                  252
2865-A10-8000          8                   11
2865-A10-8001         15                   22
2865-A10-8002         26                   36
2865-A10-8003         41                   58
2865-A10-8004          8                   11
2865-A10-8005         15                   22
2865-A10-8006         26                   36
2865-A10-8007         41                   58
2865-A10-8008          8                   11
2865-A10-8009         15                   22
2865-A10-8010         26                   36
2865-A10-8011         41                   58
2865-A10-8020          8                   11
2865-A10-8021         15                   22
2865-A10-8022         26                   36
2865-A10-8023         41                   58
2865-A10-8040          0                    0
2865-A10-8121          0                    0
2865-A10-8122          0                    0
2865-A10-8131         39                   54
2865-A10-8132          0                    0
2865-A10-8141         39                   54
2865-A10-8142          0                    0
2865-A10-8150         10                   14
2865-A10-8151         22                   30
2865-A10-8152         34                   48
2865-A10-8153         70                   97
2865-A10-8154        113                  158
2865-A10-8155        193                  270
2865-A10-8156        943                1,320
2865-A10-8157          0                    0
2865-A10-8158          0                    0
2865-A10-8159          0                    0
2865-A10-8160          0                    0
2865-A10-8161          0                    0
2865-A10-8162          5                    7
2865-A10-8163          0                    0
 
2865-A20-7470          0                    0
2865-A20-7471        263                  368
2865-A20-7472        263                  368
2865-A20-8000          8                   11
2865-A20-8001         15                   22
2865-A20-8002         26                   36
2865-A20-8003         41                   58
2865-A20-8004          8                   11
2865-A20-8005         15                   22
2865-A20-8006         26                   36
2865-A20-8007         41                   58
2865-A20-8008          8                   11
2865-A20-8009         15                   22
2865-A20-8010         26                   36
2865-A20-8011         41                   58
2865-A20-8020          8                   11
2865-A20-8021         15                   22
2865-A20-8022         26                   36
2865-A20-8023         41                   58
2865-A20-8040          0                    0
2865-A20-8121          0                    0
2865-A20-8122          0                    0
 
                    IO8
                    next-day
Machine             IBM
type/model/         On-site            IOR
feature             Repair             4-hr resp.
number              (IOR), 9 x 5       IOR, 24 x 7
 
2865-A20-8131       $ 39               $   54
2865-A20-8132          0                    0
2865-A20-8141         39                   54
2865-A20-8142          0                    0
2865-A20-8150         10                   14
2865-A20-8151         22                   30
2865-A20-8152         34                   48
2865-A20-8153         70                   97
2865-A20-8154        113                  158
2865-A20-8155        193                  270
2865-A20-8156        943                1,320
2865-A20-8157          0                    0
2865-A20-8158          0                    0
2865-A20-8159          0                    0
2865-A20-8160          0                    0
2865-A20-8161          0                    0
2865-A20-8162          5                    7
2865-A20-8163          0                    0

Feature conversion purchase price

                                               Feature
                                               conversion
   Feature        Returned     Continuous      purchase
From     To       parts        maintenance     price
 
7418     7470     N            Y               $0
7419     7471     N            Y                0
7420     7472     N            Y                0

 
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