New IBM System Storage DS3000 licensed software and disk drive options deliver increased performance and functionality and greater storage capacity

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-758
October 14, 2008

 
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  • RAID 6 support is now available on the DS3000 series controllers.
    • Designed to provide greater data protection against multiple disk drive failures
  • New DS3000 licensed software options and disk drive option can enhance performance, functionality, and capacity of the DS3200, DS3300, and DS3400 controllers and EXP3000 storage expansion units.
    • Five new DS3000 licensed storage partition options
    • New DS3000 FlashCopy® expansion license
    • New DS3000 Solaris Host License
    • New higher-capacity 450 GB/15,000 rpm SAS HDD

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IBM has enhanced the functionality of the System Storagetm DS3000 series entry storage family by adding support for RAID 6, expanding the number of storage partitions, increasing the number of FlashCopies per volume, adding support for a higher-capacity SAS disk drive, and introducing Solaris server support and other enhancements.

  • RAID 6 support
    • DS3000 controllers employ high-performance, hardware-enabled RAID 6 support. RAID 6 technology is designed to provide improved data protection against multiple disk drive failure.
  • Expanded storage partitions
    • The number of storage partitions supported by the DS3000 has been expanded up to 32 partitions. This enables DS3000 controllers to provide isolated data storage for a larger number of host servers.
  • Increased number of FlashCopies
    • The number of FlashCopies per volume on DS3000 controllers has been expanded to eight. This allows more frequent data backups and increased data protection.
  • 450 GB/15,000 rpm Hot-Swap SAS HDD option
    • Support for a new 450 GB/15K SAS disk drive has been added. This increases the total amount of high-performance storage capacity available to servers and applications.
  • DS3000 Solaris Host License
    • The DS3000 series now includes host support for Sun Solaris on Intel® and SPARC servers. This new option gives small and medium-sized businesses a new low-cost storage alternative.

 
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The DS3000 licensed software options and disk drive option are compatible for use with the following DS3000 controllers and expansion units:

  • DS3200 SAS controllers, DS3300 iSCSI controllers, and DS3400 FC controllers are compatible with the following options and features in this announcement:
    • DS3000 licensed storage partition options
    • DS3000 licensed FlashCopy expansion option
    • 450 GB/15,000 rpm SAS HDD option
    • DS3000 Solaris Host License option
  • EXP3000 storage expansion units are compatible with the following option in this announcement:
    • 450 GB/15,000 rpm SAS HDD option

 
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October 27, 2008


 
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IBM System Storage DS3000 series supports the large and growing data storage requirements of business-critical applications for entry and mid-size businesses. These scalable DS3000 solutions offer you data access and protection to meet your existing storage requirements and prepare for the future.

IBM is enhancing the functionality of the DS3000 entry storage product family by adding RAID 6 support, expanding the number of storage partitions supported, increasing the number of FlashCopies per volume, adding support for a larger-capacity SAS drive, and providing Solaris server support.

RAID 6 support

High-performance, hardware-enabled RAID 6 support is now available on the DS3000 series controllers. RAID 6 technology is designed to provide improved data protection against multiple HDD failures.

New DS3000 storage partition options

The base DS3000 controller comes with four storage partitions activated. Expanding the number of storage partitions supported to 32 allows the DS3000 controllers to provide isolated data storage for a larger number of host servers. Generally, the greater the number of storage partitions available on a given DS3000 controller, the greater the number of host servers that can be supported. The following are the new storage partitions options available for the DS3200, DS3300, and DS3400 controllers:

  • DS3000 8 Partition License (#5068, part number/SEO 44W2138)
  • DS3000 32 Partition License (#5069, part number/SEO 44W2140)
  • DS3000 8 to 16 Partition Upgrade License (#5070, part number/SEO 44W2142)
  • DS3000 8 to 32 Partition Upgrade License (#5071, part number/SEO 44W2144)
  • DS3000 16 to 32 Partition Upgrade License (#5072, part number/SEO 44W2152)

DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion Plus License (#5091, part number/SEO 44W2149)

Increasing the number of FlashCopies per volume to eight allows more frequent data backups and increased data protection. The FlashCopy function is designed to provide a point-in-time copy of a logical drive. The total number of FlashCopies supported per array is 64.

In addition to the new licensed FlashCopy option, the DS3000 supports two FlashCopies per array in the base models. This provides customers with the opportunity to try out the FlashCopy function before buying one of the full-function options.

450 GB/15,000 rpm Hot Swap SAS HDD (#5586, part number/SEO 42D0519)

Adding support for the 450 GB/15K SAS drive increases the total amount of high-performance storage capacity available to servers and applications and provides an additional option for combining SAS and SATA drives within the DS3000.

The 450 GB/15K SAS drive can increase physical storage capacity up to 5.4 TB per enclosure. DS3000 configurations of up to 21.6 TB can be built by attaching up to three EXP3000 expansion units and populating all enclosures with the 450 GB/15K SAS HDD.

DS3000 Solaris Host License (#5073, part number/SEO 44W2136)

Expanding the host support to include Sun Solaris on Intel or SPARC servers gives small and medium-size customers a new low-cost storage alternative with the DS3000 series storage system.

Additional enhancements

  • Support for greater than 2 TB volumes on selected supported operating system
    • DS3000 storage controllers now support volume sizes up to the maximum capacity supported on the DS3000 with three EXP3000 expansion units attached. This maximum capacity is currently 48 TB. Some host operating systems have limits on the volume size supported and this will limit the maximum volume size that can be used with DS3000 in those environments.
  • Increased number of drives per volume group to 48 with RAID 0 and RAID 1
    • DS3000 will now support 48 drives per volume group with RAID 0 and RAID 1. The maximum number of drives per volume group supported with RAID 3, 5, or 6 is 30.
  • Support of IPv6 on the management ports
    • The DS3200, DS3300, and DS3400 storage controllers support the Ethernet IPv6 protocol on the management ports. The DS3300 supports IPv6 on the host data ports also. Both IPv4 and IPv6 based networks are supported.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www-03.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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IBM System Storage DS3000 series is a family of storage enclosures from IBM. They are specifically designed to address the needs of the small and medium-sized businesses. The DS3000 series consists of the DS3200 SAS controllers, DS3300 iSCSI controllers, DS3400 FC controllers, and EXP3000 storage expansion units. With many small businesses, IT departments have one or a part-time administrator, and limited time to spend on data management. The DS3000 series can be easily installed without extensive knowledge or effort.

The DS3000 Storage Manager software was designed for easy implementation for an unseasoned administrator. The task-oriented management interface of the DS3000 Storage Manager presents tasks to the administrator first and then asks which object to perform the task on. Thus, the management application's task-oriented interface removes the resistance that many organizations have with moving to an external storage solution. The scalability of the DS3000 series helps allow businesses to respond to their constantly changing storage environment. By starting small, the DS3000 series is designed to allow users to make additional investments in their infrastructure only when their data growth necessitates it. The DS3000 series capacity is increased by either adding HDDs or by expanding the configuration by adding EXP3000 expansion units. Both of these operations can be done without having to shut down the storage enclosure. This helps to limit the impact to the business environment and gives users control of their data storage as they expand capacity on an as-needed basis.

The DS3000 series is a comprehensive storage solution for IBM System xtm and BladeCenter® servers. This flexibility helps businesses to break free of server barriers and use a single storage solution across their environments. With many functionality and availability features that come standard, and a price-point that does not strain the budget, the DS3000 series is the simple choice for the small and medium businesses. Many other storage products require the purchase of expensive options for basic storage configurations. The DS3000 series is a complete out-of-the-box solution designed to satisfy most storage needs.

Features include:

  • 2 U rack mount enclosure with 12 easily accessible drive bays
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10
  • Support for dual-ported and hot-swappable SAS disks at 10,000 and 15,000 rpm speeds
  • Support for dual-ported and hot-swappable SATA disks at 7,200 rpm speed
  • Scalability of up to 5.4 TB of internal physical storage capacity using 450 GB hot-swappable SAS disks
  • Scalability of up to 12 TB of internal physical storage capacity using 1000 GB hot-swappable SATA disks
  • Expandability by attaching up to three EXP3000s, or a total of 48 hard disk drives, for up to 48 TB physical storage capacity
  • Built-in reliability features with dual-redundant power-supplies standard
  • Three-year limited warranty on parts and labor

 
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                                               Machine
Description                                    type    Models   Feature
 
Sftwe Firmware Setting Enh                      1726   HC3       2209
 
DS3000 8 Partition License                      1726   HC2,HC3,  5068
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 32 Partition License                     1726   HC2,HC3,  5069
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 8-16 Part. Upgde Lic                     1726   HC2,HC3,  5070
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 8-32 Part. Upgde Lic                     1726   HC2,HC3,  5071
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 16-32 Part. Upgde Lic                    1726   HC2,HC3,  5072
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 Solaris Host License                     1726   HC2,HC3,  5073
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 FlashCpy Exp Plus Lic                    1726   HC2,HC3,  5091
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
450GB 15K 3.5" SAS HDD                          1726   HC2,HC3,  5586
                                                       HC4,HC6,
                                                       HC7,HC8
 
 
450GB 15K 3.5" SAS HDD                          1727   HC1,HC5   5586
 
Single Entity Offerings (SEO)
 
 
                                 SEO
Description                      number
 
DS3000 8 Partition License       44W2138
 
DS3000 32 Partition License      44W2140
 
DS3000 8-16 Part. Upgde Lic      44W2142
 
DS3000 8-32 Part. Upgde Lic      44W2144
 
DS3000 16-32 Part. Upgde Lic     44W2152
 
DS3000 FlashCpy Exp Plus Lic     44W2149
 
DS3000 Solaris Host License      44W2136
 
Model conversions:  None.
 
Feature conversions:  None.
 

 
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Compatibility

For compatibility information, consult the DS3000 Interoperability Matrix

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds3000/pdf/interop.pdf

The DS3000 licensed software options and disk drive option are compatible and for use with the following DS3000 controllers and expansion units:

  • DS3200 SAS controllers, DS3300 iSCSI controllers, and DS3400 FC controllers are compatible with the following options and features in this announcement:
    • DS3000 licensed storage partition options (#5068, part number/SEO 44W2138), (#5069, part number/SEO 44W2140), (#5070, part number/SEO 44W2142), (#5071, part number/SEO 44W2144), (#5072, part number/SEO 44W2152)
    • DS3000 licensed FlashCopy expansion option (#5091, part number/SEO 44W2149)
    • 450 GB/15,000 rpm SAS HDD option (#5586, part number/SEO 42D0519)
    • DS3000 Solaris Host License option (#5073, part number/SEO 44W2136)
  • EXP3000 storage expansion units are compatible with the following option in this announcement:
    • 450 GB/15,000 rpm SAS HDD option (#5586, part number/SEO 42D0519)

Planning information

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

No cables are required.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support for DS3000 series storage products is provided by IBM Operational Support Services -- Support Line. This fee service provides voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services -- Support Line helps 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

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

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, 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

Optional features initially installed in an IBM DS3000 system carry the same warranty and warranty service support category as the DS3000 system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply


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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/
                                                       Initial/
                                                       MES/
                             Feature  Mach             Both
          Description        number   type  Model      support
 
Sftwe Firmware Setting Enh    2209    1726  HC3         Initial
 
DS3000 8 Partition License    5068    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 32 Partition License   5069    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 8-16 Part. Upgde Lic   5070    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 8-32 Part. Upgde Lic   5071    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 16-32 Part. Upgde Lic  5072    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 Solaris Host License   5073    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
DS3000 FlashCpy Exp Plus Lic  5091    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
450GB 15K 3.5" SAS HDD        5586    1726  HC2,HC3,    Initial
                                            HC4,HC6,
                                            HC7,HC8
 
450GB 15K 3.5" SAS HDD        5586    1727  HC1,HC5     Initial
Single Entity Offerings (SEO) 
 
                                      SEO      
          Description                 number   
 
DS3000 8 Partition License           44W2138   
DS3000 32 Partition License          44W2140  
DS3000 8-16 Partition Upgrade Lic    44W2142   
DS3000 8-32 Partition Upgrade Lic    44W2144   
DS3000 16-32 Partition Upgrade Lic   44W2152  
DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion Plus Lic  44W2149  
DS3000 Solaris Host License          44W2136   
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