IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage 1.2.0 supports multiple petabytes of storage

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG11-0070
May 9, 2011


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(Corrected on August 24, 2011)

Product number and Pricing sections are updated.

(Corrected on June 10, 2011)

The network file protocols have been updated in the At a glance and Overview.

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IBM® Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) 1.2.0 is a scale-out NAS offering designed to manage vast repositories of information in enterprise environments requiring very large capacities, high levels of performance, and high availability. The system supports multiple petabytes of storage, billions of files in a single file system, and up to 256 file systems per system. Data access to the system from client computers is provided using industry standard network file protocols including NFS, CIFS, HTTPS, FTP, and SCP. In addition, the system supports traditional NAS features and functions, including:

  • Snapshots
  • Quotas (user, group, and fileset level)
  • Integration with user directory servers such as Microsoft® Active Directory (AD) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Command line interface (CLI) and browser-based graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Call home and remote support capabilities

In addition to these traditional features, the system supports advanced features, including integrated Tivoli® Storage Manager backup client.



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IBM SONAS is a scale-out NAS offering designed to provide a clustered NAS system with a single name space for CIFS, NFS, SCP, HTTPS, and FTP services. The system consists of:

  • Two to thirty Interface Nodes (2851-SI2)
  • One to thirty storage pods consisting of Storage Node (2851-SS2), Storage Controller (2851-DR1), and attached disks
  • One Management Node (2851-SM1)
  • Disk Storage Expansion units (2851-DE1)
  • Ethernet and InfiniBand switches and racks

The maximum configuration provides up to 14.4 PB of storage capacity in a single cluster, highly-redundant system. The storage used in the SONAS system can be high-performance 15K RPM SAS HDDs or high-capacity 7.2K RPM Nearline SAS HDDs, allowing configuration according to needs.

The Management Node provides a central point for the system administrator to configure, monitor and manage the system. The Management Node supports both a browser-based GUI and CLI. It also provides a System Health Center for monitoring the overall health of the system.

The Interface Node provides the network port connection and the file services for the IBM SONAS system. These nodes can operate at speeds of up to 10 Gbps with optional adapters, providing extremely fast access to data. These interface nodes are connected to the rest of the SONAS system via a redundant high-speed InfiniBand data network.

The IBM SONAS system has the concept of a storage pod. Each storage pod consists of a pair of Storage Nodes and one or two Storage Controllers. Each Storage Controller contains 60 disks, and can have one Disk Storage Expansion unit attached for 60 additional disks per controller. Each storage pod supports a maximum of 240 hard disk drives. A maximum of 30 storage pods are supported for a maximum of 7200 hard disk drives in a single system.

These systems are configured within three pre-defined, customizable rack configurations. The Base rack (2851-RXA) contains the Management Node(s), the InfiniBand switches, some Interface Nodes, and up to one storage pod. Each Storage Expansion rack (2851-RXB) contains up to two storage pods, for a maximum of 480 disks. The Interface Expansion Rack (2851-RXC) contains up to twenty additional Interface Nodes.

IBM SONAS Version 1.2.0 supports the following:

  • New SONAS Interface Node 2 (2851-SI2) based on System x® 3650-M3 server
  • New SONAS Storage Node 2 (2851-SS2) based on System x 3650-M3 server
  • Miscellaneous SONAS rack model (RXA, RXB and RXC) features:
    • New 8-inch rear rack extender
    • 60A power cords
    • 3-Phase power cords
    • Rack Security Kit


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Orders for IBM SONAS models must be configured using the eConfigurator (ECMSSD) to support accurate and complete order entry.



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  • May 12, 2011: IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) 1.2.0 new order shipments begins
  • June 3, 2011: Taiwan availability


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The main components of the IBM SONAS system are the Interface Node (2851-SI2), Management Node (2851-SM1), Storage Node (2851-SS2), Storage Controller (2851-DR1), and Disk Storage Expansion unit (2851-DE1). These components are assembled into one of three rack configurations with Ethernet and InfiniBand switches.

The minimum SONAS system configuration consists of:

  • Two Interface Nodes
  • Two 36-port 4X DDR InfiniBand switches
  • One Management Node
  • Two Storage Nodes with one Storage Controller

The maximum size of a SONAS system, in terms of Interface Nodes and Storage pods, depends on whether the 36-port or 96-port InfiniBand switch is selected. Each of the following major components requires one IB port on each IB switch:

  • Management Node
  • Interface Node
  • Storage Node

Three InfiniBand ports of each IB switch are reserved for the following components:

  • Two reserved for future use
  • One for the required Management Node

The remaining IB ports are available for Interface Nodes and Storage Nodes.

The Interface Node (2851-SI2) is a 2U server containing the following:

  • One Intel® 2.66GHz Xeon® X5650 (Nehalem EX) six-core processor
  • 24 GB of 1333-MHz DDR3 memory standard
  • Four onboard 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (two available for customer use)
  • Two 300 GB 2.5-inch SFF 10K RPM SAS Slim-HS hard disk drives with mirroring between the two HDDs
  • Four PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 adapter slots (two available for customer use)
  • Integrated Management Module (iMM)
  • Two redundant hot-swappable 675W AC power supplies
  • Six redundant hot-swappable cooling fans

The Interface Node provides the connections to the IP network for attaching to the SONAS system for network file serving capabilities (CIFS, NFS, HTTPS, FTP, SCP). A SONAS system contains a minimum of two Interface Nodes and a maximum of 30.

The Interface Node contains two redundant hot-swappable 300 GB 2.5-inch 10K RPM SAS HDDs with mirroring between them for high availability. The HDDs contain SONAS System Software which hosts the operating system and all other software needed for an operational SONAS system.

Two of the PCIe adapter slots are already populated with two single-port 4X Double Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters (HCA). The two HCAs attach to two independent InfiniBand switches in the SONAS system and interconnect the Interface Nodes to the Management Node(s) and the Storage Nodes. Two of the PCIe adapter slots are available for customer use to add more adapters for host IP interface connectivity.

Each Interface Node comes standard with two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports available to connect to the customer's IP network. Additional Ethernet connectivity may be achieved by adding one of the following features:

  • 1100 (Quad-port 1GbE NIC)
  • 1101 (Dual-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter).

Each Interface Node is connected to the two InfiniBand switches by one InfiniBand cable to each switch, a total of two cables. The InfiniBand HCAs in the Interface Nodes have an X4 port. The 36-port InfiniBand switches have QSFP connectors and the 96-port IB switches have X4 connects.

For an Interface Node (2851-SI2) in the Base rack (2851-RXA), no InfiniBand cables need to be ordered. Copper InfiniBand cables are automatically provided for all Interface Nodes in the base rack. The length of the copper InfiniBand cables provided is based on the position of the Interface Node in the rack.

The Management Node (2851-SM1) is a 2U server containing the following:

  • Two Intel Xeon E5530 (Nehalem EP) quad-core processors
  • 32 GB of DDR3 memory
  • Four onboard 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (two for connecting to customer network for management access)
  • Two 300 GB 2.5-inch SFF 10K RPM SAS Slim-HS hard disk drives with mirroring between the two HDDs
  • One non-mirrored 300 GB 2.5-inch SFF 10K RPM SAS Slim-HS hard disk drive for centralized log/trace file collection
  • Four PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 adapter slots
  • Integrated Baseboard Management controller (iBMC)
  • Two redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • Six redundant hot-swappable cooling fans

The Management Node provides the user interface for configuring, administering, and monitoring the SONAS system. A single Management Node is required. The Management Node contains two redundant hot-swappable 300 GB 2.5-inch 10K RPM SAS hard disk drives with mirroring between them for high availability. The HDDs contain SONAS System Software which hosts the operating system and all other software needed for an operational SONAS system.

Two of the PCIe x8 adapter slots are already populated with two single-port 4X Double Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand HCAs. The two HCAs attach to two independent InfiniBand switches in the SONAS system and interconnect the Management Node to the other components of the SONAS system.

The Management Node comes with two InfiniBand copper cables to connect it to the two InfiniBand switches in the base rack. The primary Management Node is assumed to be in the SONAS base rack with the two InfiniBand switches.

The Storage Node (2851-SS2) is a 2U server containing the following:

  • One Intel 2.66GHz Xeon X5650 (Nehalem EX) six-core processor
  • 24 GB of 1333-MHz DDR3 memory standard
  • Four onboard 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
  • Two 300 GB 2.5-inch SFF 10K RPM SAS Slim-HS hard disk drives with mirroring between the two HDDs
  • Four PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 adapter slots
  • Integrated Management Module (iMM)
  • Two redundant hot-swappable 675W AC power supplies
  • Six redundant hot-swappable cooling fans

The Storage Node provides the InfiniBand connection to the InfiniBand cluster interconnect and direct Fibre Channel attachment to the SONAS Storage Controller. Storage Nodes must be configured in high-availability (HA) pairs. The two Storage Nodes in the HA pair are connected to one or two SONAS Storage Controllers.


Note: The two SONAS storage nodes in an HA pair must be the same model, either both 2851-SS1 or both 2851-SS2.

Two of the onboard Ethernet ports connect the Storage Node to the internal private management network, and two for a NULL Ethernet connection to the SONAS Storage controllers.

The Storage Node contains two redundant hot-swappable 300 GB 2.5-inch 10K RPM SAS hard disk drives with mirroring between them for high availability. The HDDs contain SONAS System Software which hosts the operating system and all other software needed for an operational SONAS system.

All of the PCIe x8 adapter slots in the Storage Node are already populated with adapters. Two of the PCIe adapter slots are populated with two single-port 4X DDR InfiniBand HCAs for attaching to the two InfiniBand switches in the SONAS system. The other two PCIe x8 adapter slots are populated with two dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for attaching to the SONAS Storage Controller.

The SONAS Storage Controller (2851-DR1) is a high-performance 4U Storage Controller containing:

  • Dual redundant hot-swappable RAID controllers
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies/cooling modules
  • Support for sixty 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hard disk drives

Each RAID controller contains:

  • 4 GB of cache
  • Two 8 Gbps FC host ports
  • One drive-side SAS expansion port

The Storage Controller supports RAID 1, 5, and 6. One high-density disk Storage Expansion unit may be attached to the Storage Controller. The Storage Controller comes with four FC optical cables for attaching the Storage Controller to the two Storage Nodes.

All sixty hard disk drives in the Storage Controller must be the same, therefore a quantity of six of feature #1302 must be ordered.

The following table shows the total raw storage capacity of the Storage Controller when populated with the different hard disk drive features:

                                                        Total raw
Quantity   Feature  Description                         storage capacity

   6       1302     10-pack of 7.2K RPM 2TB NL SAS      120 TB
 

Features #9011, #9012, #9013, and #9014 are plant-only feature and are used to indicate into which Storage Controller location (1-4) this particular Storage Controller is to be placed during manufacturing. The rack must be populated from the bottom of the rack (EIA position 1) to the top of the rack (EIA position 42) for stability reasons. Therefore, the following rules apply to the placement of Storage Controllers within the rack:

  • You may not have a Storage Controller in location #4 (EIA positions 29-32) unless you have a Storage Controller in location #3 (EIA positions 21-24).
  • You may not have a Storage Controller in location #3 (EIA positions 21-24) unless you have a Storage Controller in location #2 (EIA positions 9-12).
  • You may not have a Storage Controller in location #2 (EIA positions 9-12) unless you have a Storage Controller in location #1 (EIA positions 1-4).

Additionally features #9013 and #9014 are not valid when plant-merging the Storage Controller into the Base rack (2851-RXA), since the Base rack only holds two Storage Controllers.

The SONAS Disk Storage Expansion unit (2851-DE1) is a 4U high-density disk enclosure supporting sixty 3.5-inch SATA or SAS hard disk drives. One Disk Storage Expansion unit may be attached to a single SONAS Storage Controller. Each Disk Storage Expansion unit contains the following:

  • Two SAS switch modules which provide SAS connections to the Storage Controller
  • Two redundant hot-swappable power supplies/cooling units
  • Support for sixty 3.5-inch SAS or SATA HDDs

The Disk Storage Expansion unit must be physically located in the same rack and in adjacent EIA positions as the SONAS Storage Controller to which it is attaching.

All sixty hard disk drives in the Disk Storage Expansion unit must be the same, therefore a quantity of six of feature #1302 must be ordered.

The following table shows the total raw storage capacity of the Disk Storage Expansion unit when populated with the different types of hard disk drive features:

                                                        Total raw
Quantity   Feature  Description                         storage capacity

   6       1302     10-pack of 7.2K RPM 2TB NL SAS      120 TB
 

Features #9021, #9022, #9023, and #9024 are plant-only features and are used to indicate into which Disk Storage Expansion unit location (1-4) this particular Disk Storage Expansion unit is to be placed during manufacturing. A Disk Storage Expansion unit must be attached to a Storage controller. The Storage Controller attached to a Disk Storage Expansion unit should be in the EIA position immediately adjacent and below the Disk Storage Expansion unit. Therefore, the following rules apply to the placement of Storage Controllers within the rack:

  • You may not have a Disk Storage Expansion unit in Disk Storage Expansion unit location #1 (EIA positions 5-8) unless you have a Storage Controller in Storage Controller location #1 (EIA positions1-4)
  • You may not have a Disk Storage Expansion unit in Disk Storage Expansion unit location #2 (EIA positions 13-16) unless you have a Storage Controller in Storage Controller location #2 (EIA positions 9-12)
  • You may not have a Disk Storage Expansion unit in Disk Storage Expansion unit location #3 (EIA positions 25-28) unless you have a Storage Controller in Storage Controller location #3 (EIA positions 21-24)
  • You may not have a Disk Storage Expansion unit in Disk Storage Expansion unit location #4 (EIA positions 33-36) unless you have a Storage Controller in Storage Controller location #4 (EIA positions 29-32)

Additionally features #9023 and #9024 are not valid when plant-merging the Storage Controller into the Base rack (2851-RXA), since the Base rack only holds two Disk Storage Expansion units.

InfiniBand switches

The major components of a SONAS system (Interface Node, Storage Node, Management Node) are interconnected by a high-performance, low-latency InfiniBand 4X DDR fabric. Two redundant InfiniBand switches are incorporated inside each SONAS system.

For small and medium configuration, a 1U 36-port 4X DDR InfiniBand switch is available. For larger configurations, a 7U 96-port 4X DDR InfiniBand switch is available. Two identical IB switches must be ordered for a SONAS system, either two 36-port IB switches or two 96-port IB switches. These IB switches are described in the following sections.

36-port IB switch

The SONAS 36-port IB switch (2851-I36) is a 4X DDR InfiniBand switch providing 36 QSFP ports, which each port operating at 20 Gbps. This IB switch provides a maximum backplane bandwidth of 1.44 Tbps and contains an embedded IB fabric manager. The switch provides two redundant hot-swap power supplies.

96-port IB switch

The 96-port IB switch (2851-I96) provides a 96-port 4X DDR InfiniBand switch providing up to 96 4X DDR X4 switch ports. The 96-port IB switch is intended for large SONAS system configurations. The IB switch provides a maximum backplane bandwidth of 3.84 Tbps. The 96-port IB switch comes standard with the following:

  • Two 96-port InfiniBand Switch Fabric boards
  • One 24-port 4X DDR Line Board
  • One Hi-Memory Management board containing an embedded IB fabric manager
  • Two power supply units
  • All fan assemblies

The 96-port switch comes standard with one 24-port 4X DDR line board to provide 24 4X DDR (20 Gbps) IB ports. Up to three additional SLB-2024 24-port 4X DDR line boards may be added for a total of 96 ports.

The 96-port IB switch comes standard with two SLB-2004 Switch Fabric boards. Up to two additional SLB-2004 Switch Fabric boards may be added to provide additional backplane bandwidth.

The 96-port IB switch comes standard with two power supplies. Up to two additional PSUs may be added for redundancy. The two standard power supplies are capable of powering a fully configured 96-port IB switch with:

  • Four SFV-2004 Switch Fabric boards
  • Four SLB-2024 24-port 4X DDR line boards
  • Two SMB-HM Hi-Memory Management boards

The following options may be added to the 96-port InfiniBand switch:

  • FC 1500 96-port InfiniBand Switch Fabric board
  • FC 1501 24-port 4X DDR InfiniBand Line Board
  • FC 1502 Hi-Memory Management Board
  • FC 1503 Power Supply

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For more information on IBM SONAS, refer to:

  • Software Announcement AG10-0036, dated February 09, 2010
  • Software Announcement AP11-0106, dated May 09, 2011
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0254, dated November 30, 2010


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                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number
 
IBM System Storage® SONAS                2851      SI2
 Interface Node 2
Second 2.66GHz Intel Xeon X5650                           0102
 6-core processor
Additional 24 GB Memory                                   1003
Quad port 1GbE NIC                                        1100*
Dual port 10Gb CNA                                        1101*
10m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1220*
 cable
20m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1221*
 cable
30m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1222*
 cable
50m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1223*
 cable
10m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1230*
 cable
20m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1231*
 cable
30m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1232*
 cable
50m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1233*
 cable
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
Field merge into 2851 rack                                9001*
Bulk order feature                                        9555*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      SM1
Management Node
USB Modem                                                 1002*
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      SS2
 Storage Node 2
10m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1220*
 cable
20m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1221*
 cable
30m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1222*
 cable
50m InfiniBand X4 to QSFP optical                         1223*
 cable
10m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1230*
 cable
20m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1231*
 cable
30m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1232*
 cable
50m InfiniBand X4 to X4 optical                           1233*
 cable
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
Field merge into 2851 rack                                9001*
Bulk order feature                                        9555*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      DR1
Storage Controller
10-pack of 7.2K RPM 2TB Nearline                          1302*
SAS HDDs
10-pack of 15K RPM 600 GB SAS                             1311*
hard disk drives
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
Plant install 1st Storage Controller                      9011*
 (EIA positions 1-4)
Plant install 2nd Storage Controller                      9012*
 (EIA positions 9-12)
Plant install 3rd Storage Controller                      9013*
 (EIA positions 21-24)
Plant install 4th Storage Controller                      9014*
 (EIA positions 29-32)
Bulk order feature                                        9555*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
Install in Base Rack                                      9800*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #1                      9801*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #2                      9802*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #3                      9803*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #4                      9804*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #5                      9805*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #6                      9806*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #7                      9807*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #8                      9808*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #9                      9809*
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9810*
 #10
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9811*
 #11
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9812*
 #12
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9813*
 #13
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9814*
 #14
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9815*
 #15
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      DE1
Disk Storage Expansion unit (DSE)
10-pack of 7.2K RPM 2TB Nearline SAS HDDs                 1302*
10-pack of 15K RPM 600 GB SAS                             1311*
hard disk drives
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
Plant install 1st DES unit                                9021*
(EIA positions 5-8)
Plant install 2nd DES unit                                9022*
(EIA positions 13-16)
Plant install 3rd DES unit                                9023*
(EIA positions 25-28)
Plant install 4th DES unit                                9024*
(EIA positions 33-36)
Bulk order feature                                        9555*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
Install in Base rack                                      9800*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #1                      9801*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #2                      9802*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #3                      9803*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #4                      9804*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #5                      9805*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #6                      9806*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #7                      9807*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #8                      9808*
Install in Storage Expansion rack #9                      9809*
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9810*
 #10
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9811*
 #11
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9812*
 #12
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9813*
 #13
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9814*
 #14
Install in Storage Expansion rack                         9815*
 #15
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      I36
 36-port InfiniBand Switch
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      I96
 96-port InfiniBand Switch
96-port InfiniBand Switch Fabric                          1500*
boards
24-port 4X DDR InfiniBand                                 1501*
Line Board
Hi-memory Management                                      1502*
board
Power supply                                              1503*
Plant merge into 2851 rack                                9000*
IGF transaction indicator                                 9556*
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      RXA
Base rack
Two 50-port 10/100/1000 Level 2                           0100*
Ethernet switches
Service Ladder                                            0101*
Plant install Interface Node                              5000*
Plant install Management Node                             5002*
Plant install Storage Node                                5004*
Plant install Storage Controller                          5006*
Plant install disk Storage Expansion                      5008*
unit
Plant install 36-port IB switch                           5010*
Plant install 96-port IB switch                           5011*
Standard front and rear doors                             6070*
Suite Attach Kit 2m rack                                  6086*
Side Panel                                                6098*
Acoustic front and rear doors                             6249*
Rack Security Kit                                         6580
Rear Door Heat Exchanger                                  6858*
Side mount 1-phase PDUs                                   7188*
Intelligent PDUs                                          7192*
Config #1, 36-port IB switches,                           9003*
Interface Nodes only
Config #2, 96-port IB switches,                           9004*
Interface Nodes only
Config #,3, 36-port IB switches,                          9005*
Interface Nodes and storage pod
Power cord - 3-PH, 32A, IEC309,                           9853
 3P+N+G
Power cord 1-ph, NEMA L6-30                               9854*
Power cord 1-ph IEC309, P+N+G                             9856*
 32A
Power cord 1-ph Aust./New Zealand                         9857*
Power cord 1-ph, 250Vac Korea                             9858*
Remote Technical Advisor                                  9900*
Premium Technical Advisor                                 9901*
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      RXB
Storage Expansion rack
Two 50-port 10/100/1000 Level 2                           0100*
Ethernet switches
Plant install Storage Node                                5004*
Plant install Storage Controller                          5006*
Plant install disk Storage Expansion                      5008*
unit
Standard front and rear doors                             6070*
Suite Attach Kit 2m rack                                  6086*
Side Panel                                                6098*
Acoustic front and rear doors                             6249*
Rack Security Kit                                         6580
Rear Door Heat Exchanger                                  6858*
Side mount 1-phase PDUs                                   7188*
Intelligent PDUs                                          7192*
Storage Expansion rack #1                                 9701*
Storage Expansion rack #2                                 9702*
Storage Expansion rack #3                                 9703*
Storage Expansion rack #4                                 9704*
Storage Expansion rack #5                                 9705*
Storage Expansion rack #6                                 9706*
Storage Expansion rack #7                                 9707*
Storage Expansion rack #8                                 9708*
Storage Expansion rack #9                                 9709*
Storage Expansion rack #10                                9710*
Storage Expansion rack #11                                9711*
Storage Expansion rack #12                                9712*
Storage Expansion rack #13                                9713*
Storage Expansion rack #14                                9714*
Storage Expansion rack #15                                9715*
Power cord - 3-PH, 32A, IEC309,                           9853
 3P+N+G
Power cord 1-ph, NEMA L6-30                               9854*
Power cord 1-ph IEC309, P+N+G                             9856*
 32A
Power cord 1-ph Aust./New Zealand                         9857*
Power cord 1-ph, 250Vac Korea                             9858*
Power cord - 2-PH, 60A, IEC309,                           9859
 2P+G
Remote Technical Advisor                                  9900*
Premium Technical Advisor                                 9901*
 
 
                                        Machine   Model   Feature
Description                             type      number  number

IBM System Storage SONAS                2851      RXC
Interface expansion rack
Two 50-port 10/100/1000 Level 2                           0100*
Ethernet switches
Plant install Interface Node                              5000*
Standard front and rear doors                             6070*
Suite Attach Kit 2m rack                                  6086*
Side Panel                                                6098*
Acoustic front and rear doors                             6249*
Rack Security Kit                                         6580
Rear Door Heat Exchanger                                  6858*
Side mount 1-phase PDUs                                   7188*
Intelligent PDUs                                          7192*
Power cord - 3-PH, 32A, IEC309,                           9853
 3P+N+G
Power cord 1-ph, NEMA L6-30                               9854*
Power cord 1-ph IEC309, P+N+G                             9856*
 32A
Power cord 1-ph Aust./New Zealand                         9857*
Power cord 1-ph, 250Vac Korea                             9858*
Remote Technical Advisor                                  9900*
Premium Technical Advisor                                 9901*
 

* Previously announced feature



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Classroom Courses - available to IBM, Business Partners, and Customers

Course Number           Course Title

SSD0                    IBM Scale Out Network Attached
                         Storage (SONAS) Technical Training

For more information and course schedules, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/zz/en?pageType=tp_search

Search on the course number - 'SSD0'

Or link to course offering information directly.

SSD0 course information:

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search_results&rowStart=0&rowsToReturn=20&searchString=ssd0

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Information about IBM SONAS is provided on the Internet in the SONAS Information Center. The SONAS Information Center is also accessible through the product interface for easy access to task-specific topics. Adobe® Acrobat PDF versions of the content for browsing or printing are also in the SONAS Information Center and available as no-charge downloads from the IBM Publications website. In addition, a CD-ROM containing the SONAS product documentation is shipped with each order. To access the latest SONAS product information, see the IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage Information Center at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/sonasic/sonas1ic/index.jsp

The following publications are shipped with the product.

                                          Order
Title                                     number
 
Environmental Notices and User Guide      Z125-5823
IBM Translated Safety Notices             G229-9054
IBM Statement of Limited Warranty         GA32-0722
 

The following publication will be available at product availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                         Order
Title                                    number
 
SONAS Software Administration Guide      GA32-0713
IBM Scale Out Network Attached           GA32-0718
 Storage Software Configuration Guide
SONAS User's Guide                       GA32-0714
SONAS Installation Guide                 GA32-0715
SONAS Introduction & Planning Guide      GA32-0716
Problem Determination and                GA32-0717
 Troubleshooting Guide
 

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

An online IBM information center will be available on the general availability date at the following website

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/sonasic/sonas1ic/index.jsp


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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.



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EMC conformance

  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438 (Taiwan EMC Standard)
  • ACA C-Tick (Australia and New Zealand)

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Width:    644 mm  (25.4 in.)
Depth:   1608 mm  (63.3 in.)
Height:  2015 mm  (79.3 in.)
 
                      Fully populated
Model                 Weight

2851-RXA   FC 9003     794 Kg   (1750 lbs)
2851-RXA   FC 9004     749 Kg   (1650 lbs)
2851-RXA   FC 9005    1044 Kg   (2300 lbs)
2851-RXB              1343 Kg   (2960 lbs)
2851-RXC               817 Kg   (1800 lbs)
Operating environment

Recommended

Temperature: 18° to 27° C1
Relative humidity: 60% RH max
Maximum dew point: 5.5° to 15° C

Allowable

Temperature: 15° to 32° C2
Relative humidity: 20 to 80% RH
Maximum dew point: 17° C
Maximum altitude: 3050 m (10000 ft)
1
Derate maximum recommended temperature 1° C per 300 m above 1800 m
2
Derate maximum allowable temperature 1° C per 300 m above 900 m

Note: Conforms to ASHRAE Class 1 (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

Non-operating (equipment powered off)

Temperature: 5° to 45° C
Relative humidity: 8 to 80%
Maximum dew point: 27° C

Shipping

Temperature: -40° to 60° C
Relative humidity: 5 to 100% (non condensing)
Maximum wet bulb: 29° C

SONAS hardware running continuously must be within the recommended operating environment. Operation of the SONAS hardware at the maximum allowable temperature is only intended for short durations such as can occur during a hard drive or power supply replacement. Continuous operation above the recommend maximum temperature will increase the probability of component failure.

The air flow enters at the front of the rack and leaves at the back. To prevent the air that is leaving the rack from entering the intake of another piece of equipment, racks should be positioned in alternate rows, back-to-back and front-to-front. The front of racks should be positioned on floor-tile seams, with a full line of perforated tiles immediately in front of the racks, and the air temperature in front of the rack at less than 27 C.

Recommended Power ratings for 2851 (per line cord)
 
Inrush
                  Frequency  Current   current   Power
Product   Voltage     (Hz)    (Amps)     (A)    (Watts)   KVA    Kbtu/hr

2851-RXA  200-240    50-60      24       300     4800     4.8     16.4
2851-RXB  200-240    50-60      24       300     4800     4.8     16.4
2851-RXC  200-240    50-60      24       300     4800     4.8     16.4

2851-I36  100-240    50-60      15       N/A     1500     1.5      5.2
2851-I96  100-240    50-60       5       N/A      500     0.5      1.7

2851-DE1  200-240    50-60      10       N/A     2000     2.0      6.9
2851-DR1  200-240    50-60      10       N/A     2000     2.0      6.9
2851-SI2  100-127    50-60       7.8     N/A      780     0.78     2.7
 SS2,SM1  /200-240              /3.8
 
Software requirements

The SONAS SW PID (5639-SN1) is a corequisite of the Management, Interface, and Storage hardware Nodes (2851-SI2, -SM1, -SS2), and must be ordered concurrently with the proper chargeable feature.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage machine type (2851) is designated as Customer Engineer (CE) installable. CE setup, operation, and service publications are available.

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

It is the customer's responsibility to provide the appropriate type for connecting the host or network and the 2851.

The cables to connect the various components of the 2851 must be ordered on the initial order and replacements can be obtained by ordering via MES.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Warranty period

One year

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 which 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 is the same as the machine it is installed.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Hard disk drive
  • Optical drive
  • Fan
  • I/O adapters
  • Operator panel
  • PCI adapters
  • Power cord
  • Power supply
  • Processor power regulator
  • Service processor
CRU and On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response. Calls must be received by 5 p.m. local time in order to qualify for next business day response.
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average, same business day response. Same business day service level includes the installation of Tier 1 CRUs at no additional charge.
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average, same day response. Same day service level includes the installation of Tier 1 CRUs at no additional charge.
CRU and Courier or Depot Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or you will disconnect the failing machine for collection arranged by IBM. IBM will provide you with a shipping container for you to return your machine to a designated service center. A courier will pick up your machine and deliver it to the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, IBM will arrange the return delivery of the machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification.

CRU and Customer Carry-In or Mail-In Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or you will deliver or mail, as IBM specifies (prepaid unless IBM specifies otherwise), the failing machine suitably packaged to a location IBM designates. After IBM has repaired or exchanged the machine, IBM will make it available for your collection or, for mail-in service, IBM will return it to you at IBM's expense, unless IBM specifies otherwise. You are responsible for the subsequent installation and verification of the machine.

CRU and Machine Exchange Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of operation. You must pack the failed machine into the shipping container that contained the replacement machine and return the failed machine to IBM. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM. You may be charged for the replacement machine if IBM does not receive the failed machine within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Non-IBM parts service

Warranty service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

Maintenance service options

CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average, same business day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response, same day
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response, same day

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under the CRU and On-site Service level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. Certain Machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average response, same business day
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response, same day
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response, same day
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

CRU and Courier or Depot Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or you must disconnect the failing machine for collection arranged by IBM. IBM will provide you with a shipping container for you to return your machine to a designated service center. A courier will pick up your machine and deliver it to the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, IBM will arrange the return delivery of the machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification.

CRU and Customer Carry-In or Mail-In Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or you will deliver or mail, as IBM specifies (prepaid, unless IBM specifies otherwise) the failing machine suitably packaged to a location IBM designates. After IBM has repaired or exchanged the machine, IBM will make it available for your collection or, for mail-in service, IBM will return it to you at IBM's expense, unless IBM specifies otherwise. You are responsible for the subsequent installation and verification of the machine.

CRU and Machine Exchange Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of operation. You must pack the failed machine into the shipping container that contained the replacement machine and return the failed machine to IBM. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM. You may be charged for the replacement machine if IBM does not receive the failed machine within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

No

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office. A Systems Assurance Review is mandatory for this product. The SAR will qualify the site environment and capture customer requirements for a custom mfg. build prior to the IBM installation.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

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 at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/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 Storage technical support Web site

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/nas/sonas

You may also obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

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.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.



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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.



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 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
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    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
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