IBM System Storage N series adds new features for added function

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-282
May 22, 2007

 

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

New features for all IBM N series products:

  • iSCSI Protocol
  • FCP Host Utilities for VMWare

New features on the N5200, N5500, N5600, N7600 and N7800:

  • Advanced Single Instance Storage

New features for the IBM N series N5200 and N5500:

  • 4-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel HBA for disk
  • 1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC
  • 50-micron MMF cables for 10Gb Ethernet

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

New features that add function and flexibility to the IBM N series N3700, N5200, N5500, N5600, N7600, and N7800 include:

  • iSCSI Protocol: Designed to provide connectivity to clients that transfer data via the iSCSI protocol
  • FCP Host Utilities — VMWare: Adds drivers, support scripts, installation scripts, and documentation utilities for VMWare

A new feature for the IBM N series N5200, N5500, N5600, N7600, and N7800 include:

  • Advanced Single Instance Storage: Block-level data deduplication within the entire flexible volume on N series storage controllers — requires the NearStore feature

New features for the IBM N series N5200 and N5500 include:

  • 1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC: 10 Gbps Ethernet connectivity
  • 4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA — Disk: Added 4-Gbps connectivity to storage expansion units
  • 50-micron MMF Cables intended for use with 10-Gbps Ethernet

 
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Key prerequisites

FC, NFS, CIFS, or iSCSI protocol function is required on the host N series storage controllers and gateways.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • June 8, 2007: All features except as noted below
  • June 15, 2007: For iSCSI Protocol and FCP Host Utilities — VMWare features
  • August 10, 2007: Feature conversions
  • August 24, 2007: For the 1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC (#1008) and associated cables (#1045 and #1046) features, and the 4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA - Disk (#1027) features

 
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Feature descriptions

Adapters

These adapter features add Ethernet and disk storage connectivity to the N series N5200 and N5500 storage controllers and gateways.

1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC (#1008): This 10 Gb Ethernet PCI-X TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) adapter feature provides a single LC duplex connector. It supports a maximum distance of 300 meters using 850-nanometer (nm) multimode fiber (MMF) media. The Model A10 and Model G10 allow a maximum of two of this feature; Model A20 and Model G20 allow a maximum of four.

Cable features 5m 50-micron MMF Cable (#1045) or 30m 50-micron MMF Cable (#1046) may (optionally) be ordered with this feature.

4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA — Disk (#1027): This feature provides one PCI-x quad-port 4-Gbps HBA for attaching disk expansion units (EXN1000, EXN2000, and EXN4000). This adapter auto-negotiates connections of 1-Gbps, 2-Gbps, or 4-Gbps. Two small form factor (SFF) multimode optical ports, with LC connectors, support the following cable lengths:

Link           50 micron      62.5 micron
operating      multimode      multimode
speed          fiber          fiber
 
1 Gbps         500 m          300 m
2 Gbps         300 m          150 m
4 Gbps         150 m           70 m

The ports of this adapter may not be used as FCP target ports.

The Model A10 allows a maximum of three of this feature; Model A20 allows a maximum of six.

Ethernet cables

5m 50-micron MMF Cable (#1045): This feature provides one 5-meter 50-micron multimode optical fiber cable for use with the 1-Port 10GbE NIC (feature #1008).

30m 50-micron MMF Cable (#1046): This feature provides one 30-meter 50-micron multimode optical fiber cable for use with the 1-Port 10GbE NIC (feature #1008).

Licensed function indicators

iSCSI Protocol (#7x25/#7x75/#6x75): This feature enables the iSCSI Protocol licensed function which is designed to provide connectivity to clients that transfer data via the iSCSI protocol. You must apply a feature activation code made available by IBM. This feature is also used for maintenance billing purposes.

Note: All N series machines shipped prior to June 8, 2007. included iSCSI support as part of Data ONTAP. There is no advantage in ordering the iSCSI Protocol feature for those machines.

Adv. Single Instance Storage (#7x32/#7x82/#6082): This feature is designed to provide block-level deduplication within the entire flexible volume on an IBM N series storage controller that has the near-line Function feature enabled. Advanced Single Instance Storage only stores unique data blocks in the flexible volume and creates a small amount of additional metadata in the process. Each block of data has a digital "signature," that is compared to all other signatures in the flexible volume. If an exact byte-for-byte block match exists on the flexible volume, the duplicate block is discarded and its disk space is reclaimed.

Host software

FCP Host Utilities — VMWare (#8123): This feature provides a host attach kit for VMWare that includes various drivers, support scripts, installation scripts, and documentation.

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 107-282

Trademarks

 
System Storage is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TotalStorage is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

For detailed lists of publications for N series systems, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 105-265 , dated July 28, 2005, IBM TotalStorage® N3700 offers entry-level Network Attached Storage
  • Hardware Announcement 106-202 , dated February 28, 2006, IBM System Storage™ N5200 adds new software features
  • Hardware Announcement 106-201 , dated February 28, 2006, IBM System Storage N5500 adds new software features
  • Hardware Announcement 106-633 , dated August 22, 2006, IBM System Storage N7600 Model A10 and A20 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • Hardware Announcement 106-641 , dated August 22, 2006, IBM System Storage N7600 Model G10 and G20 offer enterprise-class Network Attached Storage gateways
  • Hardware Announcement 106-644 , dated August 22, 2006, IBM System Storage N7800 Model A10 and A20 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • Hardware Announcement 106-634 , dated August 22, 2006, IBM System Storage N7800 Model G10 and G20 offer enterprise-class Network Attached Storage gateways

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.

Displayable softcopy publications

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

The N5200 Quick Reference card is only available as hardcopy.
 
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Services

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Licensed machine code (LMC)

The N series requires LMC level 7.1.0, or later. Some N series 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 N series systems:

  • Data ONTAP
  • CFO or SAN Bundle (A20 and G20 models only)

Licensed functions require the selection of N series licensed function features and the acquisition of the corresponding IBM 2870 function authorization features.

Software requirements

Current information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products, supported by the N series storage controllers, is available at

Planning information

Cable orders: No cables are required by licensed function features. Feature #1027 requires FC cables.

Security, auditability, and control

These features use 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       Feat.   Purch.
Description                   type   model    number  price
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC          2864  A10, A20  1008    $15,000
                                    G10, G20
                              2865  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20
4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA Disk     2864  A10, A20  1027      4,000
                              2865  A10, A20
5m 50-micron MMF Cable        2864  A10, A20  1045        150
                                    G10, G20
                              2865  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20
30m 50-micron MMF Cable       2864  A10, A20  1046        250
                                    G10, G20
                              2865  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20

Licensed Function Indicators

Adv. Single Instance Storage  2864  A10       7232          0
                              2864  A20       7282          0
                              2865  A10       7432          0
                              2865  A20       7482          0
                              2866  A10       7632          0
                              2866  A20       7682          0
                              2867  A10       7832          0
                              2867  A20       7882          0
                              2868  A10       7632          0
                              2868  A20       6082          0
 iSCSI Protocol               2863  A10       7025          0
                              2863  A20       7125          0
                              2864  A10       7225          0
                              2864  A20       7275          0
                              2864  G10       7325          0
                              2864  G20       7375          0
                              2865  A10       7425          0
                              2865  A20       7475          0
                              2865  G10       7525          0
                              2865  G20       7575          0
                              2866  A10       7625          0
                              2866  A20       7675          0
                              2866  G10       7725          0
                              2866  G20       7775          0
                              2867  A10       7825          0
                              2867  A20       7875          0
                              2867  G10       7925          0
                              2867  G20       7975          0
                              2868  A10       7625          0
                              2868  A20       6075          0
FCP Host Utilities VMWare     2863  A10, A20  8123          0
                              2864  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20
                              2865  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20
                              2866  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20
                              2867  A10, A20
                                    G10, G20
                              2868  A10, A20

                                           Plant/
                                           Field     MES   Cabl CSU
                             Mach/Mod/Feat install removal req. (1)
 
iSCSI Protocol               2863/A10/7025 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2863/A10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2863/A20/7125 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2863/A20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2864/A10/1008 Both    N       N    Y
4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA Disk    2864/A10/1027 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2864/A10/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2864/A10/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2864/A10/7225 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2864/A10/7232 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2864/A10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2864/A20/1008 Both    N       N    Y
4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA Disk    2864/A20/1027 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2864/A20/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2864/A20/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2864/A20/7275 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2864/A20/7282 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2864/A20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2864/G10/1008 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2864/G10/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2864/G10/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2864/G10/7325 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2864/G10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2864/G20/1008 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2864/G20/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2864/G20/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2864/G20/7375 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2864/G20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2865/A10/1008 Both    N       N    Y
4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA Disk    2865/A10/1027 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2865/A10/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2865/A10/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2865/A10/7425 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2865/A10/7432 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2865/A10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2865/A20/1008 Both    N       N    Y
4-Port 4-Gbps FC HBA Disk    2865/A20/1027 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2865/A20/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2865/A20/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2865/A20/7475 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2865/A20/7482 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2865/A20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2865/G10/1008 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2865/G10/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2865/G10/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2865/G10/7525 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2865/G10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
1-Port 10GbE TOE NIC         2865/G20/1008 Both    N       N    Y
5m 50-micron MMF Cable       2865/G20/1045 Both    N       N    Y
30m 50-micron MMF Cable      2865/G20/1046 Both    N       N    Y
iSCSI Protocol               2865/G20/7575 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2865/G20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2866/A10/7625 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2866/A10/7632 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2866/A10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2866/A20/7675 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2866/A20/7682 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2866/A20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2866/G10/7725 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2866/G10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2866/G20/7775 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2866/G20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2867/A10/7825 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2867/A10/7832 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2867/A10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2867/A10/7875 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2867/A20/7882 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2867/A20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2867/G10/7925 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2867/G10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2867/G20/7975 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2867/G20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2868/A10/7625 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2868/A10/7632 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2868/A10/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
iSCSI Protocol               2868/A20/6075 Both    N       N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Storage 2868/A20/6082 Both    N       N    Y
FCP Host Utilities VMWare    2868/A20/8123 Both    N       N    Y
 
(1) Customer setup

ICA Maintenance

                          IO8                 IOR
                          IBM next day        IBM 4-hr resp.
                          on-site repair      on-site repair
Machine type-model        (IOR, 9 x 5)        (IOR, 24 x 7)
 
2863-A10-7025             $0                  $0
2863-A20-7125              0                   0
2864-A10-7225              0                   0
2864-A20-7275              0                   0
2864-G10-7325              0                   0
2864-G20-7375              0                   0
2865-A10-7425              0                   0
2865-A20-7475              0                   0
2865-G10-7525              0                   0
2865-G20-7575              0                   0
2866-A10-7625              0                   0
2866-A20-7675              0                   0
2866-G10-7725              0                   0
2866-G20-7775              0                   0
2867-A10-7825              0                   0
2867-A20-7875              0                   0
2867-G10-7925              0                   0
2867-G20-7975              0                   0
2868-A10-7625              0                   0
2868-A20-6075              0                   0
 
2864-A10-7232              0                   0
2864-A20-7282              0                   0
2865-A10-7432              0                   0
2865-A20-7482              0                   0
2866-A10-7632              0                   0
2866-A20-7682              0                   0
2867-A10-7832              0                   0
2867-A20-7882              0                   0
2868-A10-7632              0                   0
2868-A20-6082              0                   0
 
2863-A10-8123              0                   0
2863-A20-8123              0                   0
2864-A10-8123              0                   0
2864-A20-8123              0                   0
2864-G10-8123              0                   0
2864-G20-8123              0                   0
2865-A10-8123              0                   0
2865-A20-8123              0                   0
2865-G10-8123              0                   0
2865-G20-8123              0                   0
2866-A10-8123              0                   0
2866-A20-8123              0                   0
2866-G10-8123              0                   0
2866-G20-8123              0                   0
2867-A10-8123              0                   0
2867-A20-8123              0                   0
2867-G10-8123              0                   0
2867-G20-8123              0                   0
2868-A10-8123              0                   0
2868-A20-8123              0                   0

Feature conversion purchase price

Feature conversions

  Feature        Returned       Continuous    Feature conversion
from    to       parts          maintenance   purchase price
 
7025   7125      N              Y             $0
7225   7275      N              Y              0
7325   7375      N              Y              0
7425   7475      N              Y              0
7525   7575      N              Y              0
7625   7675      N              Y              0
7725   7775      N              Y              0
7825   7875      N              Y              0
7925   7975      N              Y              0
7625   6075      N              Y              0
7232   7282      N              Y              0
7432   7482      N              Y              0
7632   7682      N              Y              0
7832   6882      N              Y              0
7632   6082      N              Y              0

 
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Trademarks

 
System Storage is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TotalStorage is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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