IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine offers master console memory upgrades

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-608
October 23, 2007

 

 ENUS107608.PDF (23KB)

 

Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
TOC link Education support  
 
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At a glance

Memory upgrades are available for all master consoles not already at maximum memory.

IBM System and Technology Group Lab Services are available as a feature of SVC engines.

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

Memory upgrade features for the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC) master console add memory to bring the master console to its maximum of 4 gigabytes. These optional memory features are designed to provide additional console resource for larger SVC configurations or for the possible addition of IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center.

A feature is also available to simplify the engagement of IBM System and Technology Group Lab Services for custom work to optimize datacenters and systems solutions with IBM System Storage products.
 
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Key prerequisites

All master console memory upgrade features require a hardware master console (feature number 4001).


 
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Planned availability date

October 26, 2007
 
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Description

A hardware master console (feature #4001) used with 2145 Model 4F2, 8F2, and 8F4 may require additional memory (RAM) if an increase in performance is desired or required. Three different master console machines have been used by SVC. The IBM xSeries® 305 server (8673 Model RA1) and the IBM xSeries 306 server (8836 Model 2KX) both have memory upgrade features available.

The IBM xSeries 306m server (8849 Model PBC) already has the maximum of 4 GB of memory installed; no upgrade features are available for this machine.

If additional memory is required, you should:

  1. Determine if the master console is an xSeries 305, xSeries 306, or xSeries 306m. The label on the front of the machine provides the model number.
  2. Determine how much memory is currently installed in the master console.
  3. Use the table below to determine which of the memory upgrade features to order. Memory type and speed differs between the 305 and 306; the memory features are not interchangeable.

The following table indicates the possible memory upgrade options.

                     Currently              Feature required
Master               installed              for upgrade to
console              memory                 4 GB
 
 
 
305                  1 GB                   #4204
305                  2 GB                   #4202
306                  2 GB                   #4211

MC Memory Upgrade x305 2-GB (#4202): This feature provides an additional 2 GB of memory for a currently installed 305 master console (#4001) with 2 GB memory installed. It is intended to increase the master console memory to 4 GB.

MC Memory Upgrade x305 3-GB (#4204): This feature provides an additional 3 GB of memory for a currently installed 305 master console (#4001) with 1 GB memory installed. It is intended to increase the master console memory to 4 GB.

MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB (#4211): This feature provides an additional 2 GB of memory for a currently installed 306 master console (#4001) with 2 GB memory installed. It is intended to increase the master console memory to 4 GB.

STG Lab Services (#1888)

This feature provides one day of Storage and Technology custom services and consulting. The STG Lab Services team must be contacted by the IBM account team, prior to placing the order for this feature, to allow sizing of the work to be completed by these services. STG Lab Services may be contacted at

Based on the sizing, this feature must be ordered in a quantity equal to the number of days estimated in the sizing.
 
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Reference information

For IBM statement on compliance with European Union Directive on Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002/95/EC) ("RoHS"), visit

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 107-608

Trademarks

 
System Storage is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TotalStorage and xSeries are registered trademarks 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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Education support

Courses regarding SAN Volume Controller planning, usage, and benefits can be found at

Select your country/region, then search on storage.
 
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Publications

The following publications are shipped as hardcopy with the SVC Storage Engine.

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
IBM System Storage(TM) SAN Volume Controller       GC27-2132
 Hardware Installation Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume                      GC26-7901
 Controller Service Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume                      GC26-7951
 Controller Read First
 
IBM Systems Safety Notices                         G229-9054

Other publications are available in PDF format. Refer to the Displayable Softcopy Publications section below.

Additional copies of the following publications are available.

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           GC27-2132
 Hardware Installation Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume                      GC26-7901
 Controller Service Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration Guide

You can use the following options to order additional copies:

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 publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. The files (publications) available from the Web, are PDF files that can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

These publications are available from the Web at

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           GC27-2132
 Hardware Installation Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume                      GC26-7901
 Controller Service Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           SC26-7903
 Command-Line Interface User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume                      GA32-0551
 Controller Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           SC26-7904
 CIM Agent Developer's Reference
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller           SC26-7905
 Host Attachment Guide
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem             GC27-2122
 Device Driver User's Guide

 
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Services

Global 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

Hardware requirements

Master Console (#4001) requirements: Master console memory upgrades are available for and supported on only those IBM hardware master consoles (feature number 4001) for which they are intended. Refer to the Description section for specifics.

Planning information

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders: No cables required.

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, go to

and select appropriate country, or contact your IBM representative for additional assistance.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded application software.

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: One year

Customer setup: No

Machine Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated 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    MMMC
 
JEMT Indicator               2145    4G4   0021        NC   NC
STG Lab Services             2145    4F2   1888    $2,500   NC
                                     8F2            2,500   NC
                                     8F4            2,500   NC
                                     8G4            2,500   NC
 
MC Memory Upgrade x305 2-GB  2145    4F2   4202     2,950   NC
MC Memory Upgrade x305 3-GB  2145    4F2   4204     3,725   NC
MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB  2145    4F2   4211     1,630   NC
MC Memory Upgrade x305 2-GB  2145    8F2   4202     2,950   NC
MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB  2145    8F2   4211     1,630   NC
MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB  2145    8F4   4211     1,630   NC

                             Machine       Field   Plant
                             Model         Install Install MES
                             Mach/Mod/Feat Only    Only    Remov CSU*
 
STG Lab Services             2145/4F2/1888 Y       N       N     N
MC Memory Upgrade x305 2-GB  2145/4F2/4202 Y       N       N     N
MC Memory Upgrade x305 3-GB  2145/4F2/4204 Y       N       N     N
MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB  2145/4F2/4211 Y       N       N     N
STG Lab Services             2145/8F2/1888 Y       N       N     N
MC Memory Upgrade x305 2-GB  2145/8F2/4202 Y       N       N     N
MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB  2145/8F2/4211 Y       N       N     N
STG Lab Services             2145/8F4/1888 Y       N       N     N
MC Memory Upgrade x306 2-GB  2145/8F4/4211 Y       N       N     N
JEMT Indicator               2145/8G4/0021 N       Y       N     N
STG Lab Services             2145/8G4/1888 N       N       N     N
 
* CSU:  Customer Setup

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System Storage is a 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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