IBM System Storage N series adds new features for added functionIBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-282
May 22, 2007
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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
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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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FC, NFS, CIFS, or iSCSI protocol function is required on the host N series storage controllers and
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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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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.
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.
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).
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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
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Specified operating environment
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.
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.
Current information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products, supported by the N series storage controllers, is available at
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
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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
Same license terms and conditions as base machine
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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
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 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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