New IBM System Storage DS5000 series host kits now available for connectivity to servers running Novell Netware and SUN/Solaris servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-895
October 28, 2008

 
 ENUS108-895.PDF (96KB)

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Two new DS5000 series host kits expand support for host servers with the following operating systems platforms:

  • Novell Netware
  • Sun Solaris

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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Two new host kit features are available for the IBM System Storagetm DS5000 series midrange disk system. These new host kits expand DS5000 series support to include servers running Novell Netware and Sun Solaris operating systems.

  • DS5000 Novell Netware Host Kit (#7722)
  • DS5000 Sun Solaris Host Kit (#7732)

For additional information on the IBM System Storage DS5000 series, refer to Hardware Announcement 108-546, dated August 26, 2008.

Feature exchange

Not applicable


 
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Key prerequisites
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DS5000 series host kit features are compatible with the following DS5000 models:

  • DS5100 controller (1818-51A)
  • DS5300 controller (1818-53A)

 
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Planned availability dates
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November 21, 2008: DS5000 Novell Netware Host Kit (#7722)

January 9, 2009: DS5000 Sun Solaris Host Kit (#7732)


 
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Description
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Two new host kit features are available for the IBM System Storage DS5000 series disk system. These host kits enable attachment of host servers running the Novell Netware operating system and the Sun Solaris operating system to the DS5000 series disk system.

  • DS5000 Novell Netware Host Kit (#7722)
  • DS5000 SUN Host Kit (#7732)

DS5000 series host kits

For attachment to host servers, at least one of the following optional host kit features must be ordered during initial order of the DS5000 disk system. The host kits for the DS5000 contain DS Storage Manager and depending upon the host kit selected, includes licensed IBM Machine Code to support attachment to host servers running Microsoft® Windows®, System p® running AIX®, System p running Linux® , Sun/Solaris, HP/HP-UX, and other Intel-based servers.

 
                                  Feature
       Description                number
 
DS5000 Windows Host Kit           7720
DS5000 Linux/Intel Host Kit       7721
DS5000 Novell Netware Host Kit    7722
DS5000 VMware ESX Host Kit        7723
DS5000 AIX/VIOS Host Kit          7731
DS5000 Sun Host Kit               7732
DS5000 HP-UX Host Kit             7733
DS5000 Linux on Power Host Kit    7734
 
 

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 at

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The DS5000 series Novell Netware Host Kit (#7722) is capable as of November 21, 2008, and the DS5000 series Sun Host Kit (#7732) is capable as of January 9, 2009, 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.


 
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                                Machine            Feature
Description                     type      Model    number
 
 
DS5000 Novell Netware Host       1818     51A,53A   7722
 
DS5000 SUN Host Kit              1818     51A,53A   7732
 
 

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=108-895

 
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A CD-ROM that contains a softcopy version (PDF format) of the product documentation is shipped with the hardware product.

In addition, the most up-to-date product documentation is available and downloadable from the following DS5000 support site

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/allproducts? brandind=5000028&taskind=1&ui=gc

 
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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

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.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For a list of hardware requirements, refer to product documentation or visit

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/allproducts? brandind=5000028&taskind=1@ui=gc
Software requirements

For a list of software requirements, refer to product documentation or visit

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/allproducts? brandind=5000028&taskind=1&ui=gc
Compatibility

DS5000 series host kit features (#7722) and (#7732) are compatible with the following DS5000 series models:

  • DS5100 controller (1818-51A)
  • DS5300 controller (1818-53A)

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

Cables

No cables required.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support for IBM Midrange Disk Systems 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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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agenttm is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

 
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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount.

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year

This feature or features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the remainder of the warranty or maintenance period for such machine.

Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine


 
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

DS5000 controller features

 
                                  Feature  Machine  Model    
          Description             number   type              
 
DS5000 Novell Netware Host         7722    1818    51A,53A   
DS5000 Sun Host Kit                7732    1818    51A,53A   
 
 
                                               Field    Plant    Cables
                                 Mach         Install  Install  Required
Description             Feature  Type Model   Only     Only
 
DS5000 Novell Netware     7722   1818 51A,53A   N        N        N
DS5000 Sun Host Kit       7732   1818 51A,53A   N        N        N
  
N = No
Y = Yes
 
 
DescriptionTypeModelFeatureList Price
DS5000 Novell Host181851A7722$1,250
DS5000 Novell Host181853A7722$1,250
DS5000 SUN Host181853A7732$7,000
DS5000 SUN Host181851A7732$7,000

 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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