ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller and IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 - New family of RAID controllers for System x servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-099
March 30, 2009

 
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The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689) provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1 and 1E capability. This RAID adapter provides investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA hard drive and tape drive configurations.

The IBM® 3Gb SAS HBA v2 (44E8700) provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. This HBA provides support for SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drive configurations.

IBM Virtual Media Keys

The IBM Virtual Media Key options take the Integrated Management Module to the next level, by providing full remote control of your System x® servers allowing administrators to fully manage servers.

For technical support:


 
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ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689)

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1, and 1E capability. Intended for general-purpose enterprise customers, the solution is suited for supporting mission critical applications for servers where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

The low-profile MD2 form factor ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller is based on the LSI 1068E processor and enables high performance internal connectivity to SAS/SATA drives.

Features and functions:

Supported systems are x3550 M2 and x3650 M2.

System Management and RAID configuration provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller includes a one-year, limited warranty1.

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 (44E8700)

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations requiring ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. The low-cost, host bus adapter supports direct attach to internal SAS/SATA II HDDs and tape or external tape or storage controller. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 compliments IBM SAS HBA (25R8060) with the addition of uEFI support and PCIe gen 2 compatibility.

The PCI small form-factor IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is based on LSI 1068E SAS processor offering. It can handle medium-to-large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI-Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four x1 internal 7-pin connectors.

Specialized development on the IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 enables support for integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E on System x3455 for an added overhead savings at lowest possible cost for high computing systems.

Features and functions:

Supported tape attach for IBM System x3200, x3200 M2, x3250, x3250 M2, x3350, x3400, x3455, x3500, x3550, x3550 M2, x3650, x3650 M2, x3655, x3755, x3800, x3850, x3850 M2, and x3950 M2.

Supported HDD attach with Integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E for IBM System x3455.

Supported external storage attach for IBM System Storage™, 1726221X, and 172622X.

Supported tape drives are IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive (43W8478), IBM DDS Gen 5 SATA Tape Drive (43W8480), and IBM Half High LTO Generation 4 SAS Tape Drive (44E8895).

System Management and RAID configuration provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 includes a one-year, limited warranty1.

With rigorous testing by IBM through the ServerProven® program, you can maintain a high degree of confidence that your System x server storage subsystems are compatible and will function reliably.

IBM Virtual Media Keys (46C7526 and 46C7527)

The IBM Virtual Media Key options take the Integrated Management Module to the next level, by providing full remote control of your System x servers. The IBM Virtual Media Keys allow administrators to fully manage servers remotely regardless of server or operating system condition.

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

Alternatively, this information is also available by contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.


Note: IBM makes no representations or warranties regarding third party products or services, including those designated as ServerProven. The information in IBM Announcement Letters is subject to change without notice. Consult the IBM Sales Manual, your IBM marketing representative, or your reseller for the most current information regarding IBM products.
 
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April 10, 2009

April 30, 2009


 
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ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689)

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1, and 1E capability. Intended for general-purpose enterprise customers, the solution is suited for supporting mission critical applications for servers where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required. The low-profile MD2 form factor ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller is based on the LSI 1068E processor and enables high performance internal connectivity to SAS/SATA drives.

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 (44E8700)

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. The low-cost, host bus adapter supports direct attach to internal SAS/SATA II HDDs and tape or external tape and storage controller. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 compliments IBM SAS HBA (25R8060) with the addition of uEFI support and PCIe gen 2 compatibility. The PCI small form-factor IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is based on LSI 1068E SAS processor offering. It can handle medium to large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI-Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four x1 internal 7-pin connectors.

These controllers are ideal for supporting server and workgroup applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

Features:

Compatibility

IBM Virtual Media Keys

The IBM Virtual Media Key options take the Integrated Management Module to the next level, by providing full remote control of your System x servers. The IBM Virtual Media Keys allow administrators to fully manage servers remotely regardless of server or operating system condition.

The Integrated Management Module, an affordable, next-generation, systems-management environment, makes everyday management tasks easier and more efficient. The Integrated Management Module simplifies remote management by providing around-the-clock remote access with complete out-of-band management allowing administrators to perform systems management functions whether the server is operational or not. Combined with IBM Systems Director, the Integrated Management Module provides an end-to-end, complete, in-band and out-of-band solution.

Additional information

All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.


 
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 Options SEOs
 
                                                       SEO
 Description                                           Number
 
 ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller                  44E8689
 
 IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                   44E8700
 
 
Following do not pertain to other products in this RFA.
 
 IBM Virtual Media Key                                46C7526
 
 IBM Virtual Media Key For Entry Systems              46C7527
 
  
 
 
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 7141
and 7233 Models MC1, AC1, MC2, and AC2.
 
Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                 7141  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7141  MC2   3583
                                                         AC2
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                 7233  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7233  MC2   3583
                                                         AC2
 
  
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 4190,
4192, 4193, and 4194 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                 4190  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   4192  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   4193  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   4194  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 4367 and
4368 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                 4367  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   4368  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 7973,
7974, 7975, 7976, 7977, 7978, and 7979 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                 7973  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7974  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7975  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7976  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7977  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7978  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7979  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
  
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 7163,
7940, and 7943 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                 7163  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7940  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
                                                   7943  MC1   3583
                                                         AC1
 
 
Note: The following information does not pertain to the other products
in this RFA. This RFA is being used to release the needed products.
  
The following are newly announced features on the specified model of
the IBM System 7141 and 7233 machine type.
 
Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
Enable selection of Solid State Drives for        7141  AC1  2499
Primary Array                                           MC1
                                                        AC2
                                                        MC2
 
                                                  7233  AC1  2499
                                                        MC1
                                                        AC2
                                                        MC2
 
Enable selection of Solid State Drives for        7141  AC1  2498
Secondary Array                                         MC1
                                                        AC2
                                                        MC2
 
                                                  7233  AC1  2498
                                                        MC1
                                                        AC2
                                                        MC2
 
 
                                              

 
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Performance specifications

ServeRAID-BR10i Controller

Supported systems are x3550 M2 and x3650 M2.

IBM 3Gb HBA SAS v2

Physical specifications
ServeRAID-BR10i (without mounting bracket)
 
Approximate height:  69.04 mm (2.72 in)
Approximate width:  167.82 mm (6.61 in)
Approximate depth:   14.45 mm (.57 in)
Approximate weight:  0.09kg (.2 lb)
 
IBM 3 Gb SAS HBA
 
Approximate height: 64.26 mm (2.53 in)
Approximate width: 167.82 mm (6.61 in)
Approximate depth:  14.45 mm (.57 in)
Approximate weight: 0.09kg (.2 lb)
 
Operating environment

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 8% to 80 % (non-condensing)

Agency approvals
Energy Star compliance

Is this product Energy Star Compliant? No

Note: The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements

The ServeRAID-BR10i Controller is supported on the following IBM platforms.

System name   x3550 M2      Model   All
              x3650 M2
 

System Management and RAID configuration provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is supported on the following IBM platforms.

Supported tape attach for IBM System x3200, x3200 M2, x3250, x3250 M2, x3350, x3400, x3455, x3500, x3550, x3550 M2, x3650, x3650 M2, x3655, x3800, x3850, x3850 M2, and x3950 M2.

Supported HDD attach with Integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E for IBM System x3455.

Supported external storage attach for IBM System Storage, 1726221X, and 172622X.

Supported tape drives are IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive (43W8478), IBM DDS Gen 5 SATA Tape Drive (43W8480), and IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive (44E8895).

The IBM Media Key (46C7526) is supported on following systems: System 7946 and 7947.

The IBM Media Key (46C7527) is supported on following systems: System 7321 and 7323.

Software requirements

Support for all major operating systems:

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required:

 
ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689): No
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                  (44E8700): Yes
 
Current - Supported devices via cables 39R6529 or 39R6531
172621X IBM System Storage DS3200
172622X IBM System Storage DS3200
 
Current - Supported external cables for attach to DS3200
39R6529 IBM 1m SAS Cable
39R6531 IBM 3m SAS Cable

Approximate installation time: 20 minutes

Packaging

One box

Shipment Group

One box

Shipment Group
Shipment Group Media Keys

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of this product are:


 
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Features and options only

Field installable                              Yes
Customer setup                                 Yes
Warranty period*                               1 yr.
Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU**
Maintenance agreement                          No
Optional upgrade                               No 
Licensed programs                              No
 

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the feature or option. All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.

* To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call IBM.

** This optional feature is designed as Customer Replacement Unit (CRU)

Licensed Machine Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support Web site

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

In the United States, call 800-426-7378, or write to:

Warranty Information
500 Park Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Attn:  Dept ZPYA/B500

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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

 
Options SEOs
 
                           SEO
Description                number      
 
ServeRAID-BR10i           44E8689       
SAS/SATA Controller
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2        44E8700      
 
 
Following do not pertain to other products in RFA.
 
IBM Media Key             46C7526        
 
IBM Media Key for         46C7527         
Entry Systems
 
 
       
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 7141,
and 7233 Models MC1, AC1, MC2, and AC2.
 
Description                                   MT  Model Feature   
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                           7141  MC1   3583      
                                                   AC1
                                             7141  MC2   3583         
                                                   AC2
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                           7233  MC1   3583     
                                                   AC1
                                             7233  MC2   3583         
                                                   AC2
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 4190,
4192, 4193, and 4194 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                   MT  Model Feature   
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                           4190  MC1   3583       
                                                   AC1
                                             4192  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             4193  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             4194  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
  
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 4367 and
4368 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
 Description                                  MT  Model Feature   
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                           4367  MC1   3583       
                                                   AC1
                                             4368  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 7973,
7974, 7975, 7976, 7977, 7978, and 7979 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                   MT  Model Feature   
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                           7973  MC1   3583        
                                                   AC1
                                             7974  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             7975  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             7976  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             7977  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             7978  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             7979  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
 
 
The following is a newly announced feature for the machine type 7163,
7940, and 7943 Models MC1 and AC1.
 
Description                                   MT  Model Feature   
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                           7163  MC1   3583        
                                                   AC1
                                             7940  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
                                             7943  MC1   3583          
                                                   AC1
 
 
Note: The following information does not pertain to the other products
in this RFA. This RFA is being used to release the needed products.
 
The following are newly announced features on the specified model of
the IBM System 7141 and 7233 machine type.
 
Description                                   MT  Model Feature    
  
Enable selection of Solid State Drives for   7141  AC1  2499       
Primary Array                                      MC1
                                                   AC2
                                                   MC2
                                             7233  AC1  2499        
                                                   MC1
                                                   AC2
                                                   MC2
 
Enable selection of Solid State Drives for   7141  AC1  2498        
Secondary Array                                    MC1
                                                   AC2
                                                   MC2
 
                                             7233  AC1  2498        
                                                   MC1
                                                   AC2
                                                   MC2
 
 
 
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