IBM System Storage DS8000 series (Machine Types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) delivers 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drivesIBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-101
February 13, 2007
|At a glance|
IBM System Storage DS8000 series (M/Ts 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) offers support for 300 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel disk drives (feature numbers 24xx); also offered as part of the Standby Capacity on Demand (CoD) option.
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Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at
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The IBM System Storage DS8000 series now offers 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drives supporting improved
performance and additional priced options. The 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drives can support up to 30
percent increased throughput and increased I/O operations per second as compared to similar-size
10,000 rpm disk drives, providing potential benefits for transaction processing workloads.
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All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000
series, and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.2.410.xx (bundle version 6.2.410.xx),
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|Planned availability date|
March 9, 2007
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300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive offers additional price/performance options
Physical capacity for the DS8000 series is purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives (same capacity and rpm). The DS8000 series now offers 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets, providing additional price, performance, and capacity flexibility to address specific application and business requirements. This support is in addition to the already supported 73 GB (15,000 rpm), 146 GB (10,000 rpm, 15,000 rpm), and 300 GB (10,000 rpm) Fibre Channel disk drive sets, and 500 GB (7,200 rpm) FATA disk drive sets, as well as intermix of 73 GB, 146 GB, 300 GB, and 500 GB disk drives. The 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drives can support up to 30 percent increased throughput and increased I/O operations per second as compared to similar-size 10,000 rpm disk drives, to benefit transaction processing workloads.
For additional flexibility, feature conversions are available for the 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets to exchange existing disk drive sets when purchasing new disk drive sets with higher capacity. The 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 24xx.
300 GB 15,000 rpm Standby Capacity on Demand (Standby CoD) Disk Drive sets
The IBM Standby CoD offering for the DS8000 series allows inactive capacity to be installed and easily activated as business needs require. The DS8000 series now offers the 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive sets as part of the Standby CoD offering. This offering provides up to four Standby CoD disk drive sets (64 disk drives) that can be factory or field installed into your system. The 300 GB 15,000 rpm Standby CoD drive sets are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 24xx.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site at
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
The IBM System Storage DS8100, IBM System Storage DS8300, and IBM System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit are capable, as of December 3, 2004, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at
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For details, refer to the following announcements:
- Hardware Announcement 106-809 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a one-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)
- Hardware Announcement 106-813 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a two-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)
- Hardware Announcement 106-808 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a three-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)
- Hardware Announcement 106-814 (IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a four-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty)
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).
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The following publication has been updated to reflect this announcement and will be available by March 9, 2007.
Title Order number IBM System Storage(TM) DS8000 GC35-0515 Introduction and Planning Guide
DS8000 publications are available at
Publications can be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or through the Publications Center Web site at
The DS8000 information center is designed to provide comprehensive, browser-based information. It can help provide easy access to tasks, concepts, reference information, tutorials, code samples, scenarios, and other product information. It contains assistance for the tasks that users must perform and links to additional information.
To find information, users can search, browse the contents, use the index, follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics they want to read offline. The information center is available at
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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.
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Specified operating environment
Physical specifications: Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515). This publication is available by visiting
Licensed Machine Code: All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.2.410.xx (bundle version 6.2.410.xx), or later.
Some DS8000 series features and functions may not be available or supported in all environments. Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating systems levels is available at
Physical configuration planning: Physical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Your disk marketing specialist can help you plan and select the DS8000 series physical configuration and features. Introductory information, including required and optional features, can be found in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515).
Capacity and performance planning assistance is also available. Through the use of Disk Magic, your disk marketing specialist can help you plan and anticipate performance characteristics for specific workloads by modelling proposed configurations.
Installation planning: Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Information about planning the installation of your DS8000 series, including equipment, site, and power requirements, can be found in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515).
Logical configuration planning and application: Logical configuration planning is a customer responsibility. Logical configuration refers to the creation of RAID ranks, volumes, and/or LUNs, and the assignment of the configured capacity to servers.
Application of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration is a customer responsibility. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, or DS Open API.
IBM Global Services will also apply and/or modify your logical configuration (fee-based services).
Licensed Machine Code planning and application: IBM may release changes to the DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code. IBM plans to make most DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code changes available for download by the DS8000 series system from the IBM System Storage technical support Web site. Please note that not all Licensed Machine Code changes may be available via the support Web site. If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Licensed Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Licensed Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. The DS8000 series includes many enhancements to make the Licensed Machine Code change process simpler, quicker, and more automated. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Licensed Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.
Calculating physical and effective capacity: Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515) for capacity calculation guidelines.
Direct customer support: Direct customer support for the DS8000 series is provided by IBM Operational Support Services Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to product and feature usage ("how to"), configuration, and product compatibility for eligible products. For a list of the products supported via Support Line, visit the following Web site
For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features of the 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
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent.
IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.
To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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|Terms and conditions|
MES discount applicable: No
Field-installable feature: Yes
- Machine Type 2421: One year
- Machine Type 2422: Two years
- Machine Type 2423: Three years
- Machine Type 2424: Four years
Customer setup: No
Licensed internal code:
Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.
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Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.
To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255) Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329) Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Americas Call Centers Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor 105 Moatfield Drive North York, Ontario Canada M3B 3R1 Reference: YE001
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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