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QLogic 16 Gb Fibre Channel single-port and dual-port host bus adapters for IBM System x deliver robustness, ease of management, and high performance

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-004
January 15, 2013

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices


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The QLogic 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBAs) provide an ideal solution for all System x® servers requiring high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data-backup, mission-critical applications. The HBAs provide support for SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs, and tape drive configurations.

Features:



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Overview
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The QLogic 16 Gb Fibre Channel host bus adapters for IBM® System x are part of a family of high-performance FC HBA solutions. These HBAs deliver exceptional performance, enabling small and medium businesses to experience unsurpassed robustness and reliability for a wide spectrum of servers, storage, and SANs.

These adapters are based on a design that requires minimum user effort while delivering maximum user satisfaction. The wide adoption of installation or configuration wizards eliminates the complexity and intricacies of Fibre Channel SANs. Emphasis on ease of use at every step helps to provide a successful, enhanced experience. Default settings and auto-detect configuration (similar to those used with Microsoft™ Windows™ ) provide more user guidance for dashboard functionality to get better results.

Both HBA solutions include software installation wizards that are designed to be easy to use, and step you through the complete HBA installation for Windows with just a few mouse clicks.

In addition, each HBA includes a software utility for Windows and Linux™ SAN management for these adapters that is tailored specifically for small and medium business users. You can easily monitor and perform any necessary maintenance, including updating firmware.

These adapters broaden the IBM FC HBA portfolio for System x servers. These additions to the portfolio are offered in both single and dual-port PCI Express® HBAs.

Features include:

These 16 Gb HBA adapters are rigorously tested by IBM through the ServerProven® program to maintain compatibility and reliability with System x server storage subsystems.

Warranty: The adapters come with a one year, customer replaceable unit (CRU), limited warranty1 .

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/
Alternatively, this information is available through your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. With respect to on-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.
Feature exchange

None



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Key prerequisites
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The 16 Gb FC HBA adapters can be used on supported System x servers with an available PCI Express expansion slot.



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Planned availability date
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February 05, 2013



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Description
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The QLogic 16 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs for IBM System x offer an affordable and reliable SAN to small and medium businesses. The adapters are designed to be easy to use, with proven quality, and demonstrated robustness (highest mean-time between failures). These adapters are based on a design that requires minimum user effort while delivering maximum user satisfaction. The wide adoption of installation and configuration wizards eliminates the complexity and intricacies of Fibre Channel SANs. Emphasis on ease of use at every step helps to provide a successful, enhanced experience. Default settings and auto-detect configuration (similar to those used with Microsoft Windows ) provide more user guidance for dashboard functionality to get better results.

You can easily monitor and perform any necessary maintenance, including updating firmware.

The QLogic 16 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs are the latest PCIe adapter card options for System x servers.

Each server can be installed with one or more adapter cards to enable redundant connections within System x servers. The adapter cards offer support for 16 Gbps data rates.



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Product positioning
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None



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Product number
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Option Offerings (SEOs)

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

 
                                                                Part
Description                        Type  Model Feature   SEO    Number
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
for IBM System x                   3331  HC1    A3KW   00Y3337 00Y3337
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
for IBM System x                   3331  HC1    A3KX   00Y3341 00Y3341
  

The following are features already announced for the 2582, 2583, 3331, 4251, 4252, 6391, 7143, 7147, 7158, 7160, 7164, 7327, 7328, 7377, 7378, 7379, 7382, 7383, 7912, 7914, 7915, 7944, 7945, 8722 machine types:

Description                                         MT  Model   Feature 
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    2582  AC1     A3KW
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    2583  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    3331  HC1
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    4251  AC1
                                                         MC1

 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    4252  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    6391  AC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7327  AC1
                                                         MC1

 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7328  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7377  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7378  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7379  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7382  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7944  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    7945  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      2582  AC1     A3KX
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      2583  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      3331  HC1
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      4251  AC1
                                                         MC1

 
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      4252  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      6391  AC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7327  AC1
                                                         MC1

 
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7328  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7377  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7378  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7379  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7382  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7944  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      7945  AC1
                                                         MC1
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
 
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      4251  AC1     A3KY
                                                         MC1

 
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      4252  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      7944  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA      8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
 
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        4251  AC1     A3KZ
                                                         MC1

 
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        4252  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        7944  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA        8722  AC1
                                                         MC1

Model conversions

None

Feature conversions

None

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-004


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Publications
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Publications are shipped with the announced product.

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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: None

Source file publications: None



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Services
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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

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.

System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x technology, include the support services you need -- to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It is your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we will help you get started with a core support package that includes:

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

QLogic 16 Gb FC HBAs

Shipping dimensions

Agency approvals

QLogic 16 Gb FC HBAs

Standards

None

Operating environment

QLogic 16 Gb FC HBAs: Refer to your server environmental specifications.

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

These HBA adapters must be installed in a selected System x server.

Software requirements

The QLogic 16 Gb FC HBAs support the following major operating systems:

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The QLogic 16 Gb FC HBA products are designated as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The QLogic 16 Gb FC single-port and dual-port HBAs require about 20 minutes for installation.

Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on.

Packaging

QLogic 16 Gb FC Single and Dual Port HBAs

Product                    Package description              Boxes
 
QLogic 16 Gb FC             Option Unit Box                   1
Single-port and Dual-port
HBA for IBM System x
  
                         Contents:
               
                      16 Gb FC single-port HBA adapter or
                      16 Gb FC dual-port HBA adapter
                      Low profile bracket
                      Quick install guide
                      Documentation CD
                      Important Notices Flyer
  

The 16 Gb FC HBA is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Packaging dimensions/weight

Note: All measurements are approximate.

Supplies

For end users: QLogic 16 Gb FC single-port or dual-port HBA adapters can be purchased through dealers around the world.

Security, auditability, and control

It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed.

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
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms, "diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

QLogic 16 Gb FC HBA Adapters:

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/
Alternatively, this information is available through your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. With respect to on-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.
Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.



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

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

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

 
                                                 Part     
Description                                      number   
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x  00Y3337   
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x    00Y3341    
  
 
 
Field    Plant              
install  install  MES             Cables
only     only     removal         required
 
 N        N        N                 N
 

The following are features already announced for the 2582 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 2583 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              HC1      A3KW          MES
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              HC1      A3KX          MES

The following are features already announced for the 4251 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 4252 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 6391 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support  CSU  

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial  Yes
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial  Yes

The following are features already announced for the 7143 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7147 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7158 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7160 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7164 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7327 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7328 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7377 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7378 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7379 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7382 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support  CSU  

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial  Yes
                              MC1                    Initial  Yes
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial  Yes
                              MC1                    Initial  Yes

The following are features already announced for the 7383 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7912 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7914 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7915 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7944 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7945 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8722 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3KX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U Bracket for QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
                              AC1      A3KZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
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