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IBM ServRAID-MR10 SAS/SATA Controllers - New family of RAID controllers for System x servers and new HDDs

Europe - Last revised on October 23, 2007


Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZG07-0681 dated October 16, 2007.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • Investment protection and ease-of-use
  • Compatibility
  • Product number
  • EZA

  • Product name
  • Product specific overview
  • New Express Simple-Swap and Hot-Swap SATA II HDDs
  • New SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
  • Business Partner Services for Public Sector
  • Technical information
  • Planning information
  • Security, auditability, and control
  • HELPWARE
  • Charges
  • Terms and conditions
  • Warranty and service
  • Announcement countries

  • Announcement Letter No. ZG07-0681 dated October 16, 2007.


    Last revised on October 23, 2007.

    This Announcement has been updated in the following section:
     
     
    - EZA - correction of title
     
    

    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    Title

    IBM ServRAID-MR10 SAS/SATA Controllers - New family of RAID controllers for System x servers and new HDDs

    Overview

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller (43W4339)

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller is a high-performance PCIe RAID Controller for External Direct Attached Storage RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60. This small form factor (M2) adapter with battery backed DDR2 cache (BBU), utilizes an LSI 1078 controller with a x8 PCI Express host interface and eight external SAS/SATA II 3 Gb/s ports. MegaRAID Storage Manager(MSM), included with ServeRAID-MR10M, is a robust RAID management, configuration and reporting application.

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller (43W4280)

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller enables x3850 M2 onboard LSI 1078 controller with battery backed DDR2 cache (iTBBU) and the ability to support additional RAID levels 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60 (as with the onboard 1078, 0 and 1 are also supported). It plugs into a dedicated DIMM socket in x3850 M2. MegaRAID Storage Manager(MSM), included with ServeRAID-MR10k, is a robust RAID management, configuration and reporting application.

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

    Features include:

    • Simplified Storage Hardware compatability across server platforms using high performance LSI 1078 RAID-on-Chip (ROC).

    • Entry priced storage solutions using internal HDDs as well as external direct-attached storage. Robust SAS/SATA II technology for organization's storage infrastructure.

    • Reliability and fault-tolerance capability for supporting server mission critical applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required, such as video streaming, web content, video-on-demand, security and surveillance, fixed content, and reference data storage.

    • Investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA Hard Drive redundant configurations and RAID level migrations for Server storage. Complete Management Tools targeted for users of all experience levels. MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) provides GUI for configuration and management.

    Features and functions / Key advantages:

     ____________________________________________________
     |  ADD       | ServeRAID-MR10M  | ServeRAID-MR10k  |
     |____________|__________________|__________________|
     |Option P/N  |    43W4339       |    43W4280       |
     |____________|__________________|__________________|
     |Technology: |           SAS / SATA II             |
     |___________ |_____________________________________|
     |RAID Levels |     0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60          |
     |___________ |_____________________________________|
     |Utilities(1)| Director, DSA, MSM, CLI, Flashdrive |
     |___________ |_____________________________________|
     |Cache       | Fixed 256MB 72bit |256MB 72bit iTBBU|
     |            | BBU DDR2          |                 |
     |___________ |___________________|_________________|
     |Bus         |  PCIe x8          |   Memory Key    |
     |            |                   |   for Planar    |
     |___________ |___________________|_________________|
     |Connectors  |   2 x4 External   |      Utilizes   |
     |            |    SFF-8088       |System Connectors|
     |___________ |___________________|_________________|
     |Form Factor | MD2,Low Profile   |   Memory Key    |
     |            | (2U) Half Length  |    on Planar    |
     |__________________________________________________|
    

    ____________________________________________________ |Battery | Standard | Standard | |___________ |___________________|_________________| | - Mounting | On Card | On Chassis | |___________ |_____________________________________| | - Backup | Up to 72 hours cache protection | | | depending on operating environment | |___________ |_____________________________________| | - Replace- | IBM recommends replacement annually | | ment | | |__________________________________________________|

    Business Partners Services (41Y8217)

    One hour of STG Lab Services for System x (LSx) consulting.This unit-based fee covers one-hour of LSx consulting including travel and expenses. Example engagements include the following:

    • BladeCenter

    • High-End x3850/x3950

    • Systems Management- IBM Director, IBM RDM, and Altiris

    • VMware Virtual Infrastructure and P2V

    • Clustering with Microsoft Datacenter

    • Imaging pre-load configuration

    • DS4000 Storage

    • Server Consolidation and Server Migration

    Users can select the required number of units of consulting needed for each engagement based on LSx supplied sizing per the customer's requirements.

    Trademarks

      Business Machines Corporation: IBM, e-business logo, FlashCopy,
      PartnerLink, PFA, System x.
     
      LSI Corporation, and the LSI 1078 design, are trademarks
      or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation.
      Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of
      Microsoft Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
      Torvalds. All other brand and product names may be trademarks of
      their respective companies.
     
      Intel is a  trademark of Intel Corporation.
     
      Other company, product, or service names, may be trademarks or service
      marks of others.
    

    Notes

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          All rights reserved.
    


    Key prerequisites

    ServeRAID-MR10M

    A supported System x server with an available PCI Express expansion slot

    ServeRAID-MR10k

    A supported System x server - limit of one per server.


    At a glance

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller is a High Performance PCIe RAID Controller for External Direct Attached Storage, including IBM System Storage EXP3000. This RAID adapter provides investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA hard drive configurations, and providing performance enhancements enabled by a standard battery. The battery enables cached data protection during unexpected power outages for ServeRAID-10M when operating in its higher performance, write back, mode.

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller enables x3850 M2 onboard LSI 1078 controller with battery backed DDR2 cache (iTBBwrite back, ability to support additional RAID levels 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60 (as with the onboard 1078, 0 and 1 are also supported). This RAID adapter provides investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA hard drive configurations.

    Planned Availability Date

    November 30, 2007
     
    ServeRAID MR10k SAS/SATA Controller  (43W4280)
    73 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD  (43W7523)
    146 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD (43W7524)
    RAID 5 Primary Array (SATA)-minimum of 3 HDDs required  (43W4363)
    RAID 5 Secondary Array (SATA)-minimum of 3 HDDs         (43W4364)
    required
    RAID 5 Primary Array (SAS)-minimum of 3 HDDs required   (43W4365)
    RAID 5 Secondary Array (SAS)-minimum of 3 HDDs required (43W4366)
    RAID 6 Primary Array (SATA)-minimum of 4 HDDs required  (43W4367)
    RAID 6 Secondary Array (SATA)-minimum of 4 HDDs         (43W4368)
    required
    RAID 6 Primary Array (SAS)-minimum of 4 HDDs required   (43W4369)
    RAID 6 Secondary Array (SAS)-minimum of 4 HDDs required (43W4370)
     
    December 17, 2007
     
    ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA Controller (43W4339)
    


    Description

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller (43W4339)

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller is a high-performance PCIe RAID Controller for External Direct Attached Storage RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60. This small form factor (MD2) adapter utilizes an LSI 1078 controller with a x8 PCI Express host interface and eight external SAS/SATA II 3 Gb/s ports. MegaRAID Storage Manager(MSM) is included with the option as well as available via the Web. MSM is a robust RAID management, configuration and reporting application.

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller (43W4280)

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller enables x3850 M2 onboard LSI 1078 controller with battery backed DDR2 cache (iTBBU) and the ability to support additional RAID levels 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60 (as with the onboard 1078, 0 and 1 are also supported). It plugs into a dedicated DIMM socket in x3850 M2. MegaRAID Storage Manager, available on the Web or within ServeRAID-MR10k's shipgroup, provides a robust RAID Management and reporting application for either IR or MR environments.

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

    Features:

    • Investment protection, ease-of-use, and compatibility

    Investment protection and ease-of-use

    Storage management is provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) complimenting ServeRAID-MR10's providing high-performance data protection with an easy-to-use package. With rigorous testing by IBM through the ServerProven program, you can maintain a high degree of confidence that your System x server storage subsystem is compatible and will function reliably.

    Compatibility

    • Support for popular network operating systems
    • ServerProven testing - Verifies servers, HDDs, and the ServeRAID-MR10k, MR10M SAS/SATA Controllers function properly

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

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


    Product number

                                                   Order
    Description                                    Number  EAN Number
    ---------------------------------------------  ------- ----------------
    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller            43W4339 50-50145-01306-2
     
    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller            43W4280 50-50145-01904-0
     
    RAID 5 Primary Array (SATA)-minimum of 3
    HDDs required                                  43W4363 50-50145-02160-9
     
    RAID 5 Secondary Array (SATA)-minimum of 3
    HDDs required                                  43W4364 50-50145-02161-6
     
    RAID 5 Primary Array (SAS)-minimum of 3
    HDDs required                                  43W4365 50-50145-02162-3
     
    RAID 5 Secondary Array (SAS)-minimum of 3
    HDDs required                                  43W4366 50-50145-02163-0
     
    RAID 6 Primary Array (SATA)-minimum of 4
    HDDs required                                  43W4367 50-50145-02164-7
     
    RAID 6 Secondary Array (SATA)-minimum of 4
    HDDs required                                  43W4368 50-50145-02165-4
     
    RAID 6 Primary Array (SAS)-minimum of 4
    HDDs required                                  43W4369 50-50145-02166-1
     
    RAID 6 Secondary Array (SAS)-minimum of 4
    HDDs required                                  43W4370 50-50145-02167-8
     
    73 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD            43W7523 50-50145-02053-4
     
    146 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD           43W7524 50-50145-02054-1
    


    EZA

    43W4280, 43W4339, 43W7523, 43W7524, 43W4363, 43W4364, 43W4365, 43W4366, 43W4367, 43W4368, 43W4369, 43W4370

    Product name

    • ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller (43W4280)

    • ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller (43W4339)

    • 73 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD (43W7523)

    • 146 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD (43W7524)

    • RAID 5 Primary Array (SATA)-minimum of (43W4363) 3 HDDs required

    • RAID 5 Secondary Array (SATA)-minimum (43W4364) of 3 HDDs required

    • RAID 5 Primary Array (SAS)-minimum of (43W4365) 3 HDDs required

    • RAID 5 Secondary Array (SAS)-minimum (43W4366) of 3 HDDS required

    • RAID 6 Primary Array (SATA)-minimum of (43W4367) 4 HDDs required

    • RAID 6 Secondary Array (SATA)-minimum (43W4368) of 4 HDDs required

    • RAID 6 Primary Array (SAS)-minimum of (43W4369) 4 HDDs required

    • RAID 6 Secondary Array (SAS)-minimum (43W4370) of 4 HDDs required

     

    Product specific overview

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller (43W4339)

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller is a high-performance PCIe RAID Controller for External Direct Attached Storage RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60. This small form factor (MD2) adapter utilizes an LSI 1078 controller with a x8 PCI Express host interface and eight external SAS/SATA II 3 Gb/s ports. MegaRAID Storage Manager(MSM) is included with the option as well as available via the Web. MSM is a robust RAID management, configuration and reporting application.

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller (43W4280)

    ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller enables x3850 M2 onboard LSI 1078 controller with battery backed DDR2 cache (iTBBU) and the ability to support additional RAID levels 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60 (as with the onboard 1078, 0 and 1 are also supported). It plugs into a dedicated DIMM socket in x3850 M2. MegaRAID Storage Manager, available on the Web or within ServeRAID-MR10k's shipgroup, provides a robust RAID Management and reporting application for either IR or MR environments.

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

    Features:

    • Investment protection, ease-of-use, and compatibility
     

    New Express Simple-Swap and Hot-Swap SATA II HDDs

    Express 500GB Simple-Swap SATA II
    Express 750GB Simple-Swap SATA II
    Express 500GB Hot-Swap SATA II
    Express 750GB Hot-Swap SATA II
    Express 300GB 15K Hot-Swap SAS
    

    New SAS Hot-Swap HDDs

    73 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD
    146 GB 15K 3.5-Inch SAS Hot-Swap HDD
    

    Business Partner Services for Public Sector

    One day of STG Lab Services for System x (LSx) consulting.This unit-based fee covers one-day or eight-hours of LSx consulting including travel and expenses. Example engagements include the following:

    • BladeCenter

    • High-End x3850/x3950

    • Systems Management- IBM Director, IBM RDM, and Altiris

    • VMware Virtual Infrastructure and P2V

    • Clustering with Microsoft Datacenter

    • Imaging pre-load configuration

    • DS4000 Storage

    • Server Consolidation and Server Migration

    Users can select the required number of units of consulting needed for each engagement based on LSx supplied sizing per the customer's requirements.

    Product positioning   

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

    Technical information

    Performance specifications   

    • Functions as a HDD RAID controller

    • RAID levels: 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, & 60

    • 8-lane 2.5 Gbps PCI Express

    • Cache size 256 MB ECC DDR2

    • Up to 3 GB/second of performance throughput for each port at full duplex

    • Supports independent and adjustable stripe unit sizes up to 1024 KB, default 256 KB

    • Logical Drive Migration, Global Hot Spare, and Rebuild and Rapid Restore features

    • ServeRAID-MR10M has two x4 external SFF-8088 connectors
     

    Physical specifications   

    ServeRAID-MR10M (without mounting bracket)
     
    Approximate height:  68.8 mm (2.71 in)
    Approximate width:  169.5 mm (6.67 in)
    Approximate depth:   16.6 mm (0.65 in)
    Approximate weight: 0.170 kg (0.375 lb)
     
     
    ServeRAID-MR10k (dimensions do not include battery, which is mounted on
    server chassis)
     
    Approximate height:  39.09 mm (1.50 in)
    Approximate width:  133.74 mm (5.27 in)
    Approximate depth:    5.21 mm (0.21 in)
    Approximate weight:  0.058 kg (0.13 lb)(including battery)
     
    Express SATA II HDDs and SAS HDDs
     
    Approximate height: 69.04 mm (2.72 in)
    Approximate width:  167.82 mm (6.61 in)
    Approximate depth:  14.45 mm (.57 in)
    Approximate weight:  .5kg (1.1 lb)
    

    Operating environment   

    Temperature         : 10 to 35 degrees(C) (50 to 95 F) at 0 to 914 m
                          (0 to 3000 ft)
                        :  10 to 32 degrees C (50 to 90 F) at 914 m to 2,133
                           (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
     
    Relative humidity: 8 to 80 % (non-condensing)
     
    

    Agency approvals   

    • Ul

    • cUL

    • TUV

    • IEC950

    • VDE

     

    Energy Star compliance   
    Is this product Energy Star Compliant? No  

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

    Hardware requirements   
    The ServeRAID-MR10M Controller is supported on the following IBM platforms.

    System name   x3550
                  x3650
                  x3655
                  x3755
                  x3850 M2
     
    The ServeRAID-MR10k Controller is supported on the following IBM
    platforms.
     
    System name  x3850 M2
    

    Software requirements   
    Support for all major operating systems

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Red Hat
    • VMWare
    • SUSE Linux

    Compatibility   
    For latest compatibility information, visit

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

    Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

    Limitations   

    • None

    Planning information

     
    None
    Additional Cable Orders Required: No
    Approximate Installation Time: 20 minutes
    

    ServeRAID-MR10M SAS Controller compatible cables Cable Cable description part number ============ ============ IBM 3m SAS Cable, 39R6531 IBM 1m SAS Cable, 39R6529

    Packaging   

    One box

    Shipment Group 

    • ServRAID-MR10 controller
    • CD
    • Safety flyer
    • Quick Install
    • Battery on 10M and 10k controller
    • Low profile bracket 10M controller

    One box

    Shipment Group 

    • SATA II or SAS HDD
    • Safety flyer
    • Quick install

    Security, auditability, and control

    Security and auditability features of this product are:

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

    HELPWARE

    HELPWARE Service comes with delivery of every IBM System in all European, Middle Eastern and African Countries

    Placing the call to IBM   
    Use one of the following numbers when calling IBM for technical support:

    • Outside the United States and Canada, contact your HelpWare number, your place of purchase, or your local sales office.

    Charges

    For all Local charges contact you IBM marketing representative


    Terms and conditions

    This product is available from IBM under the terms and conditions for Purchase.

                       IBM TERMS AND CONDITIONS
                       FEATURES AND OPTIONS ONLY
     
     Field installable                              Yes
     Customer setup                                 Yes
     Warranty period*                               1 yr.
     Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU
     Maintenance agreement                          No
     Optional upgrade                               No
     IBM Hourly Service Rate                        Two
     Licensed programs                              No
     
    Note:
    The IBM ServeRAID-MR10 SAS/SATA Controllers are covered by a one-year,
    limited warranty. Batteries are consumables; therefore, not covered unde
    this warranty. The battery option ships in its own packaging separate
    from the adapter.
     
    Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms
    and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the
    feature or option.
     
    All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the
    INM machine type in which the feature is installed.
     
    * To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact
    your reseller or call IBM.
    

    Warranty and service

    • Helpware: Contact your IBM HelpWare number, your place of purchase, or your local IBM office.

    Announcement countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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