IBM System Storage N series adds features for additional storage controller and gateway function

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-806
October 28, 2008

 
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The features listed below are available for various models of the IBM® System Storage™ N series. Refer to the Description section for details.

  • Hardware features
    4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target (#1030)
    Perf Accel Module (#1056)
    450 GB, 15K RPM FC HDD (#4007)
    450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD (#4016)
  • Licensed function (feature numbers vary by machine type and model)
    FlexScale
    FlexScale - GW
    Disk Sanitization - GW
    Adv. Single Instance Stor-Gw
Feature exchange

None.


 
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Key prerequisites
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The IBM System Storage N series requires FC, NFS, CIFS, or iSCSI protocol function.


 
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Planned availability dates
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November 21, 2008: All features except as noted below.

December 5, 2008:

450 GB, 15K RPM FC HDD (#4007)
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD (#4016)

 
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Feature descriptions

Hardware features

4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target (#1030)

This feature provides one PCIe quad-port 4-Gbps HBA for FCP target ports. This adapter may only be used to provide additional target ports; it may not be used to attach storage expansion units. It auto-negotiates connections of 1-Gbps, 2-Gbps, or 4-Gbps. Two SFP multmode optical ports with LC connectors support the following cable lengths:

Link           50 micron      62.5 micron
operating      multimode      multimode
speed          fiber          fiber
  
1 Gbps         500 m          300 m
2 Gbps         300 m          150 m
4 Gpbs         150 m           70 m

This feature is being announced for N6040 and N6070 (2858).

Perf Accel Module (#1056)

The Performance Acceleration Module is a PCIe adapter with 16 GB of onboard cache memory. It is designed to augment the system's memory and improve performance with some applications when a configuration has a limited number of disks. This design allows the N series disk configuration to be sized based on capacity, rather than performance requirements.

This feature is being announced for N6040 and N6070 (2858).

450 GB, 15K RPM FC HDD (#4007)

This feature provides one 450 gigabyte 15K RPM Fibre Channel (FC) disk drive.

This feature is being announced for EXN4000 (2863 Model 004).

450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD (#4016)

This feature provides one 450 gigabyte 15K RPM Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drive. This feature is being announced for N3300 (2859) and N3600 (2862).

Licensed function indicators

For all licensed function features, the corequisite 2870 feature must be purchased to establish authorization for use of the Licensed Function Indicator before the feature activation code is provided by IBM. You must apply the feature activation codes made available by IBM. These features are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

These features are being announced for N6040 and N6070 (2858).


Note: These features all require Data ONTAP 7.3.0, or later.

FlexScale

This feature provides the software required to support the Performance Accelerator Module (feature #1056) for storage controller configurations.

Gateway features

Licensed function indicator features with the suffix, GW, are intended exclusively to provide gateway function for Axx models.

Disk Sanitization - GW

These features enable the Disk Sanitization licensed function provided you have applied a feature activation code that is made available by IBM.

FlexScale - GW

These features provide the software required to support the Performance Accelerator Module (feature #1056).

Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW

These features are designed to provide block-level deduplication within the entire flexible volume on an IBM N series storage controller that has the NearStore feature number enabled. A-SIS only stores unique data blocks in the flexible volume and creates a small amount of additional metadata in the process. Each block of data has a digital "signature" that is compared to all other signatures in the flexible volume. If an exact byte-for-byte block match exists on the flexible volume, the duplicate block is discarded and its disk space is reclaimed.


 
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Refer to Hardware Announcement 108-807, dated October 28, 2008.

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=108-806

 
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Description                      Machine  Model        Feature
 
Hardware features
4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target        2858     A10, A20     1030
                                          A11, A21
Perf Accel Module                2858     A10, A20     1056
                                          A11, A21
450 GB, 15K RPM FC HDD           2863     004          4007
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD          2859     A10, A20     4016
                                 2862     A10, A20
 
 
Licensed Function Indicators
FlexScale                        2858     A10          6817
                                          A20          7467
                                          A11          7415
                                          A21          6076
 
FlexScale - GW                   2858     A10          6917
                                          A20          7567
                                          A11          7515
                                          A21          6176
 
Disk Sanitization - GW           2858     A10          6920
                                          A20          7580
                                          A11          7530
                                          A21          6169
 
Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW     2858     A10          6932
                                          A20          7574
                                          A11          7524
                                          A21          6182
 
Feature conversions
 
Type        From      To           Description
    
2858        6817      7467         FlexScale
2858        7415      6076         FlexScale
2858        6917      7567         FlexScale - GW
2858        7515      6176         FlexScale - GW
2858        6920      7580         Disk Sanitization - GW
2858        7530      6169         Disk Sanitization - GW
2858        6932      7574         Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW
2858        7524      6182         Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW

 
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For detailed lists of publications for N series systems, refer to Hardware Announcements:

  • 108-567, dated August 26, 2008, IBM System Storage N6040 and IBM System Storage N6070 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage with gateway options
  • 107-494, dated August 28, 2007, IBM System Storage N3300 Model A10 and Model A20 offer Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 107-495, dated August 28, 2007, IBM System Storage N3600 Model A10 and Model A20 offer Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 105-265, dated July 28, 2005, IBM TotalStorage® N3700 offers entry-level Network Attached Storage
  • 105-463, dated November 08, 2005, IBM System Storage N5200 offers midrange Network Attached Storage
  • 107-286, dated May 22, 2007, IBM System Storage N5300 Model A10 and A20 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 105-464, dated November 08, 2005, IBM System Storage N5500 offers midrange Network Attached Storage
  • 106-823, dated November 14, 2006, IBM System Storage N5600 Model A10 and A20 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 106-633, dated August 22, 2006, IBM System Storage N7600 Model A10 and A20 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 108-102, dated February 12, 2008, IBM System Storage N7700 Model A11 and Model A21 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 106-644, dated August 22, 2006, IBM System Storage N7800 Model A10 and A20 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • 108-105, dated February 12, 2008, IBM System Storage N7900 Model A11 and Model A21 offer enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage

All of the publications are available on the N series support Web site

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

Publications are only available for download for existing IBM N series customers who have registered their N series products on the N series support site.

All N series publications are available on the N series support Web site

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

Publications are only available for download for existing IBM N series customers who have registered their N series products on the N series support site.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Licensed machine code (LMC)

The N series requires LMC, Data ONTAP 7.1.0, or later. Some N 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

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/nas

Current license terms for the machine code, provided with this product, prohibit transfer of the machine code without approval from NetApp.

Licensed functions:

The following licensed functions are required on N series systems:

  • Data ONTAP
  • CFO or SAN Bundle (dual-node models only)

Licensed functions require the selection of N series licensed function features and the acquisition of the corresponding IBM 2870 function authorization features.

Limitations

Data ONTAP 7.3 does not support either the SnapLock Compliance or SnapLock Enterprise features.

Data ONTAP 7.3, or later is required for:

  • 4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target adapter card (#1030)
  • FlexScale
  • FlexScale - GW
  • Disk Sanitization - GW
  • Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW

Thus, for Data ONTAP 7.3, the SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise features are mutually exclusive of features requiring Data ONTAP 7.3.

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.

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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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount.

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

Three years

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.


 
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

                                Machine       Feat.  
Description                   type   model    number 
 
Hardware features
4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target     2858  A10, A20   1030    
                                    A11, A21
Perf Accel Module             2858  A10, A20   1056    
                                    A11, A21
450 GB, 15K RPM FC HDD        2863  004        4007    
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD       2859  A10, A20   4016    
                              2862  A10, A20
Licensed Function Indicators
FlexScale                     2858  A10        6817     
                                    A20        7467     
                                    A11        7415     
                                    A21        6076     
 
FlexScale - GW                2858  A10        6917     
                                    A20        7567     
                                    A11        7515     
                                    A21        6176     
 
Disk Sanitization - GW        2858  A10        6920     
                                    A20        7580     
                                    A11        7530     
                                    A21        6169     
 
Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW  2858  A10        6932     
                                    A20        7574     
                                    A11        7524     
                                    A21        6182     
 
                                           Plant/
                                           Field     MES   Cabl CSU
                             Mach/Mod/Feat install removal req. (1)
                             
4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target    2858/A10/1030  Both      Y     N    Y
Perf Accel Module            2858/A10/1056  Both      Y     N    Y
FlexScale                    2858/A10/6817  Both      N     N    Y
FlexScale - GW               2858/A10/6917  Both      N     N    Y
Disk Sanitization - GW       2858/A10/6920  Both      N     N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW 2858/A10/6932  Both      N     N    Y
 
4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target    2858/A11/1030  Both      Y     N    Y
Perf Accel Module            2858/A11/1056  Both      Y     N    Y
FlexScale                    2858/A11/7415  Both      N     N    Y
FlexScale - GW               2858/A11/7515  Both      N     N    Y
Disk Sanitization - GW       2858/A11/7530  Both      N     N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW 2858/A11/7524  Both      N     N    Y
 
4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target    2858/A20/1030  Both      Y     N    Y
Perf Accel Module            2858/A20/1056  Both      Y     N    Y
FlexScale                    2858/A20/7467  Both      N     N    Y
FlexScale - GW               2858/A20/7567  Both      N     N    Y
Disk Sanitization - GW       2858/A20/7580  Both      N     N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW 2858/A20/7574  Both      N     N    Y
 
4-Port 4-Gbps PCIe Target    2858/A21/1030  Both      Y     N    Y
Perf Accel Module            2858/A21/1056  Both      Y     N    Y
FlexScale                    2858/A21/6076  Both      N     N    Y
FlexScale - GW               2858/A21/6176  Both      N     N    Y
Disk Sanitization - GW       2858/A21/6169  Both      N     N    Y
Adv. Single Instance Stor-GW 2858/A21/6182  Both      N     N    Y
 
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD      2859/A10/4016  Both      N     N    Y
 
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD      2859/A20/4016  Both      N     N    Y
 
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD      2862/A10/4016  Both      N     N    Y
 
450 GB, 15K RPM SAS HDD      2862/A20/4016  Both      N     N    Y
 
450 GB, 15K RPM FC HDD       2863/004/4007  Both      N     N    Y
 
(1) Customer setup

ICA maintenance

IO8 IBM next day on-site repair (9 x 5)
IOR IBM 4-hr resp. on-site repair (24 x 7)
 
Machine type-model
  
2858/A10/6817              
2858/A10/6917             
2858/A10/6920             
2858/A10/6932             
 
2858/A11/7415             
2858/A11/7515             
2858/A11/7530             
2858/A11/7524             
 
2858/A20/7467             
2858/A20/7567             
2858/A20/7580             
2858/A20/7574             
 
2858/A21/6076             
2858/A21/6176             
2858/A21/6169             
2858/A21/6182              

Maintenance charges

Feature conversion purchase price
Machine  Feature     Returned Continuous   
type    from   to    parts    maintenance  
 
2858    6817  7467      N          Y            
2858    7415  6076      N          Y            
2858    6917  7567      N          Y           
2858    7515  6176      N          Y           
2858    6920  7580      N          Y           
2858    7530  6169      N          Y           
2858    6932  7574      N          Y           
2858    7524  6182      N          Y            
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