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IBM System Storage DS8000 series (machine type 2107) delivers HyperPAV

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-811
October 31, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Electronic Services
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 Publications  
 
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At a glance

IBM System Storage DS8000 series (M/T 2107) offers enhancements to Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) with support for HyperPAV.

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 IBM System Storage™ DS8000 series (M/T 2107) now offers enhancements to Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) with support for HyperPAV, which is designed to enable applications to achieve equal or better performance than with the original PAV feature alone while also using the same or fewer z/OS® resources.
 
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Key prerequisites

All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series, and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.2.400.xx (bundle version 6.2.400.xx), or later.


 
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Planned availability date

November 17, 2006
 
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Description

IBM performance enhancements for System z™ environments

Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) enables a single System z server to simultaneously process multiple I/O operations to the same logical volume, which can help to significantly reduce device queue delays. This is achieved by defining multiple addresses per volume. Dynamic PAV allows the assignment of addresses to volumes and can be automatically managed to help meet performance objectives and reduce overall queuing. Today's announcement allows many DS8000 series users to benefit from enhancements to PAV with support for HyperPAV. HyperPAV allows an alias address to be used to access any base on the same control unit image per I/O base. This capability also allows different HyperPAV hosts to use one alias to access different bases, which reduces the number of alias addresses required to support a set of bases in a System z environment with no latency in targeting an alias to a base. This functionality is also designed to enable applications to achieve equal or better performance than possible with the original PAV feature alone while also using the same or fewer z/OS resources.

HyperPAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series, available with the HyperPAV indicator feature number 0782 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-PAV HyperPAV feature number 7899). HyperPAV also requires the purchase of one or more PAV licensed features and the FICON™/ESCON® Attachment licensed feature. (The FICON/ESCON Attachment licensed feature applies only to the DS8000 Turbo Models 931, 932, and 9B2).

The HyperPAV capability is planned to be offered on z/OS 1.6 and later releases in November 2006.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the Lenovo™ ThinkPads' and ThinkCenters' accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM System Storage DS8100, IBM System Storage DS8300, and IBM System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit are capable, as of December 3, 2004, 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

For details, refer to the following announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement 106-642 , dated August 22, 2006 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series provides new price/performance options)
  • Hardware Announcement 104-383 , dated October 12, 2004 (IBM TotalStorage® DS8000 series — 2244 Function Authorizations)
  • Hardware Announcement 104-382 , dated October 12, 2004 (IBM TotalStorage DS8000 Series — Setting new standards for on demand enterprise disk storage)

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 106-811

Trademarks

 
System Storage, System z, and FICON are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, ESCON, and TotalStorage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lenovo is a trademark of Lenovo 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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Publications

The following publication has been updated to reflect this announcement and will be available by November 17, 2006.

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Title                                              number
 
IBM System Storage(TM) DS8000 Introduction         GC35-0515
 and Planning Guide

DS8000 publications are available at

Publications can be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or through the Publications Center Web site at

The DS8000 information center is designed to provide comprehensive, browser-based information. It can help provide easy access to tasks, concepts, reference information, tutorials, code samples, scenarios, and other product information. It contains assistance for the tasks that users must perform and links to additional information.

To find information, users can search, browse the contents, use the index, follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics they want to read offline. The information center is available at


 
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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: Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515). This publication is available by visiting

Hardware requirements

Licensed Machine Code: All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.2.400.xx (bundle version 6.2.400.xx), or later.

Some DS8000 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

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration planning: Physical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Your disk marketing specialist can help you plan and select the DS8000 series physical configuration and features. Introductory information, including required and optional features, can be found in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515).

Capacity and performance planning assistance is also available. Through the use of Disk Magic, your disk marketing specialist can help you plan and anticipate performance characteristics for specific workloads by modelling proposed configurations.

Installation planning: Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Information about planning the installation of your DS8000 series, including equipment, site, and power requirements, can be found in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515).

Logical configuration planning and application: Logical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Logical configuration refers to the creation of RAID ranks, volumes, and/or LUNs, and the assignment of the configured capacity to servers.

Application of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration is a customer responsibility. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, or DS Open API.

IBM Global Services will also apply and/or modify your logical configuration (fee-based services).

Licensed Machine Code planning and application: IBM may release changes to the DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code. IBM plans to make most DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code changes available for download by the DS8000 series system from the IBM System Storage technical support worldwide Web. Note that not all Licensed Machine Code changes may be available via the support Web site. If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Licensed Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Licensed Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. The DS8000 series includes many enhancements to make the Licensed Machine Code change process simpler, quicker, and more automated. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Licensed Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Calculating physical and effective capacity: Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515) for capacity calculation guidelines.

Direct customer support: Direct customer support for the DS8000 series is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to product and feature usage ("how to"), configuration, and product compatibility for eligible products. For a list of the products supported via Support Line, visit the following Web site

For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the 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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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Terms and conditions

MES discount applicable: No

Field-installable feature: Yes

Warranty period: Four years

Customer setup: No

Licensed Internal Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.
 
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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
 
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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 Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 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, IBMLink, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
eServer 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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