IBM System Storage DS5000 series supports next generation, high-performance 10Gb iSCSI technology

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG11-0111
May 9, 2011


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Planned availability date Planned availability date Pricing Pricing
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IBM® System Storage® DS5000 series midrange disk systems now offer a dual-port 10Gb iSCSI host interface card feature. iSCSI allows you to capitalize on existing IT skills and infrastructure by delivering block-based storage across the IP network to iSCSI (Ethernet) servers.

This new feature allows you to potentially benefit from the lower cost and increased performance offered by the next-generation, 10Gb iSCSI technology.

Additionally, the DS5000 series now offers:

  • A 600 GB 10,000 rpm FC-SAS disk drive module feature: This new feature utilizes a 6Gb SAS disk drive fitted with an SAS to Fibre Channel (FC) interposer. And with 520 byte sector formatting, this drive is designed to support the T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) function now also available on the DS5000.
  • T10 PI support: An industry standard extension to the SCSI protocol designed to provide an extra level of data integrity by safeguarding each user data block with 8 bytes of integrity metadata while the data is being transferred between the storage controller and the PI-formatted disk drives.
  • IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager V2.0: Advanced, federated, cross-domain key management when using the DS5000 disk encryption option with encryption-capable disk drives. With Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager, keys can be more easily, more consistently, and more centrally managed.


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10Gb iSCSI host interface card and T10 PI function are supported on the DS5100 and DS5300 Storage Controllers and require:

  • Controller firmware level 07.77, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.77, or later

The 600 GB FC-SAS disk drive module is supported on the EXP5000 Storage Expansion Unit and requires:

  • Controller firmware level 07.77, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.77, or later

Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager V2.0 is supported with the DS5100 and DS5300 Storage Controllers and requires:

  • Controller firmware level 07.70.38, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.70, or later


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  • May 9, 2011: IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager V2.0 support
  • May 27, 2011: All other items


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                                 Machine            Feature
Description                      type     Model     number
 
Two 10GB iSCSI 2 Port Cards      1818     51A, 53A  2062
600GB 10K FC-SAS DDM             1818     D1A       6612
600GB 10K FC-SAS FDE DDM         1818     D1A       6622
600GB 10K FC-SAS DDM 16 Pack     1818     D1A       6632
600GB 10K FC-SAS FDE DDM 16 Pack 1818     D1A       6642
 


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10Gb iSCSI Host Interface Card

The 10Gb iSCSI Host Interface Card (feature number 2062) provides two host ports cards, each with two 10Gb iSCSI ports populated with an SFP+ module. This card runs at a 10Gb link speed only.

The 10Gb iSCSI card requires the use of a 10Gb external switch. The DS5000 iSCSI ports cannot be directly attached to server ports.

Host attachment cables are required to connect the DS5000 iSCSI host ports to switch ports. The DS5000 requires a 10GBASE-SR cable terminated with an SFP+ connector:

  • OM3 multi-mode fiber cable (300 meter maximum length)

Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

When using SSIC, select the following search criterion to view the interoperability support for this announcement:

  • Product Family: IBM System Storage Midrange Disk
  • Product Model: DS5100 or DS5300
  • Product Version: DS5100 (07.77) or DS5300 (07.77)

SSIC will be updated with information for controller firmware 07.77 on or prior to the planned availability date.


Note: The 10Gb iSCSI Host Interface Card (feature number 2062) is not compatible with the 1Gb iSCSI Host Interface Card (feature number 2060). Both cards cannot be installed within the same DS5000 system.

T10 Protection Information

T10 Protection Information (PI) is supported only with data processed through the FC host ports on the storage controller.

  • For all FC attached data, T10 PI can be enabled between the storage controller and its disk drives.

T10 PI requires the use of PI-formatted disk drives:

  • The 600 GB 10,000 rpm FC-SAS disk drive module is a PI-formatted drive. It is formatted at 520 bytes per sector, with 512 bytes for user data and 8 bytes for integrity metadata. This drive can be used with or without T10 PI function enabled and can be intermixed with a storage enclosure or across storage system non-PI formatted drives.
  • T10 PI can be used with any RAID level. To use the T10 PI function, all drives within the RAID array must be PI-formatted drives. PI-formatted and non-PI formatted drives can be intermixed within a RAID array, but then the T10 PI function cannot be enabled on that array.


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No publications are shipped with this option. Refer to the publications that shipped with your base system for information.

Publications and product documentation are available at the IBM System Storage Support site

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


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EMC conformance

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

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Dual port 10Gb iSCSI host port card

The 10Gb iSCSI host port card is supported on the following products:

  • DS5100 and DS5300 Storage Controllers (machine type 1818 models 51A and 53A)

The feature requires:

  • Controller firmware level 07.77, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.77, or later

600 GB 10,000 rpm FC-SAS disk drive module

The 600 GB FC-SAS disk drive module is supported on the following product:

  • EXP5000 Storage Expansion Unit (machine type 1818 model D1A)

The feature requires:

  • Controller firmware level 07.77, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.77 or, later

T10 Protection Information (T10 PI)

T10 PI is supported on the following products:

  • DS5100 and DS5300 Storage Controllers (machine type 1818 models 51A and 53A)

The function requires:

  • Controller firmware level 07.77, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.77, or later

T10 PI requires the use a Fibre Channel host port card:

  • DS5100 and DS5300:
    • Four port 4Gb Fibre Channel host port card (feature number 2050)
    • Four port 8Gb Fibre Channel host port card (feature number 2052)

T10 PI requires the use of a PI-formatted disk drive:

  • EXP5000:
    • 600 GB 10,000 rpm FC-SAS disk drive module (feature numbers 6612 and 6632)
    • 600 GB 10,000 rpm FC-SAS FDE disk drive module (feature numbers 6622 and 6642)

IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager

Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager V2.0 is supported with the following products:

  • DS5100 and DS5300 Storage Controllers (machine type 1818 models 51A and 53A)

This support requires:

  • Controller firmware level 07.70.38, or later
  • DS Storage Manager 10.70, or later

Other requirements

Refer to the product documentation and the IBM Systems Support site for additional information on controller firmware levels and other requirements

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/
Compatibility

Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

When using SSIC, select the following search criterion to view the interoperability support for this announcement:

  • Product Family: IBM System Storage Midrange Disk
  • Product Model: DS5100 or DS5300
  • Product Version: DS5100 (07.77) or DS5300 (07.77)

SSIC will be updated with information for controller firmware 07.77 on or prior to the planned availability date.

Limitations

Refer to the Additional information section.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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

Host attachment cables are required to connect DS5000 iSCSI host ports to switch ports. Refer to the Additional information section for cable requirements.

As a convenience, a limited selection of cables can be ordered with your DS5000:

  • 10m OM3 fiber optic cable (feature number 5810)
  • 10m OM3 fiber optic cable (4 pack) (feature number 5818)

Cables and installation services are available from IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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



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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year

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Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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