IBM System Storage DCS9900 Storage System delivers Infiniband host connectivity, Sleep Mode option, and a new DCS9900 Model 3S2 Expansion Unit employing high performance SAS disk drives

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-912
November 25, 2008

 
 ENUS108-912.PDF (107KB)

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The IBM® System Storage™ DCS9900 Storage System offers Infiniband host connectivity capability and a new Model 3S2 Disk Expansion Unit:

  • Infiniband host connectivity
    • Adds a new high speed host connectivity option for attachment of host systems to the DCS9900 Storage System
    • Complements Fibre Channel host connectivity
    • Offers host cables in several convenient lengths
  • DCS9900 Model 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit
    • 3U SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit has 16 disk drive capacity.
    • Currently available disk drive selection includes the 146 GB/15,000 rpm SAS drive, 300 GB/15,000 rpm SAS drive, and the 450 GB/15,000 rpm SAS drive.
    • DCS9900 configurations, using the Model 3S2 Expansion Unit, can scale up to 320 disk drives and yield up to 144 TB physical storage capacity.

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


 
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The IBM System Storage DCS9900 Storage System, supporting Fibre Channel host connectivity, adds Infiniband host connectivity capabilitites and a new DCS9900 Model 3S2 Disk Expansion Unit that utilizes high-performance SAS disk drives.

Also new is the addition of a DCS9900 Sleep Mode option that is designed to put "idle" tiers of SATA drives into standby mode. In standby mode, the mechanical head assembly is parked within the disk drive, and the spindle is stopped, saving energy and helping to reduce power consumption within the data center.

The DCS9900 Storage System is designed to help address the storage needs of highly scalable, data streaming applications served by Deep Computing systems, System p® High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, Broadcast Video, and System x™ 1350™ Linux® Cluster systems.

The DCS9900 Storage System offering now consists of the DCS9900 Controller Model CP2, DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit, and the DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit. The DCS9900 controller attaches to the DCS9900 storage expansion units using twenty 3 Gbps SAS v1.0 disk expansion ports.

The DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 attaches to the DCS9900 Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units and is designed to scale up to 1,200 disks, providing up to 1,200 terabytes (TB) storage capacity in one DCS9900 controller system. Likewise, the DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 also attaches to the DCS9900 Model 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units and is designed to scale up to 320 disks, providing up to 144 TB storage capacity in one DCS9900 controller system.

For additional information about the IBM System Storage DCS9900 Storage System, refer to Hardware Announcement 108-793, dated October 14, 2008.

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The System Storage DCS9900 Storage System attaches to the following host systems:

  • Blue Gene® and Deep Computing
  • IBM System p High Performance Computing (HPC) systems
  • Broadcast video applications
  • IBM System x 1350 Linux Cluster

Mandatory RPQ 8S0870

All orders for the DCS9900 Storage System, which includes the DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 and the DCS9900 Storage Expansion Units, must first be approved via the mandatory I-listed RPQ 8S0870. Ask your IBM representative how to order the I-listed RPQ. Refer to the Limitations section for details.


 
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December 5, 2008


 
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Enhancements to the DCS9900 Storage System

IBM System Storage DCS9900 Storage System offering consists of the DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 (1269-CP2), the DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S1), and the DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S2).

The DCS9900 Model CP2 controller supports Fibre Channel and Infiniband host connectivity and can attach up to 20 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units to build storage configurations that can range from 150 to 1,200 disks and scale from 21.9 to 1,200 TB physical storage capacity.

The DCS9900 Model CP2 controller can also attach up to 20 DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units to build storage configurations that can range from 80 to 320 disks and scale from 11.68 to 144 TB physical storage capacity.

DCS9900 Controller Model CP2

The DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 (1269-CP2) comes in a 4U rack-mount enclosure containing dual controllers with 5 GB cache (2.5 GB cache per controller) and eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host ports or eight IB 4x DDR host ports. The DCS9900 controller attaches to DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units and DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units using 3 Gbps SAS v1.0 disk expansion ports. The DCS9900 Model CP2 controller can support up to 1,200 disks, yielding up to 1,200 TB physical storage capacity, 64 thousand LUNs, and up to 4,096 direct host logins per DCS9900 system.

The DCS9900 controller is designed to support managed Quality of Service to provide uninterrupted data delivery, as well as source all of its performance from multiple target LUNs or a single target "PowerLUN," reducing the need for host-based striping software.

The DCS9900 controller incorporates enterprise-class data protection with on-the-fly parity checking on all read I/Os, as well as hardware enabled RAID 6, which protects data in the event of double disk failure in the same redundancy group, without adversely affecting data availability or system performance.

Additionally, the DCS9900 includes block level virtualization, to virtualize storage deployment and system management, through LUN aliasing, WWN masking and filtering, or port zoning.

The DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 attaches to DCS9900 Storage Expansion Units to form the following supported, orderable configurations:

  • One DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller attached to five DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units
    • Range from 150 to 300 disk drives (in increments of 10 disk drives)
    • Scales from 21.9 to 300 TB physical storage capacity
  • One DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller attached to 10 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units
    • Range from 150 to 600 disk drives (in increments of 10 disk drives)
    • Scales from 21.9 to 600 TB physical storage capacity
  • One DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller attached to 20 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units
    • Range from 600 to 1,200 disk drives (in increments of 10 disk drives)
    • Scales from 87.6 to 1,200 TB physical storage capacity
  • One DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller attached to 10 DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units
    • Range from 80 to 160 disk drives (in increments of 10 disk drives)
    • Scales from 11.7 to 72 TB physical storage capacity
  • One DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller attached to 20 DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units
    • Range from 160 to 320 disk drives (in increments of 10 disk drives)
    • Scales from 23.4 to 144 TB physical storage capacity

Each DCS9900 Storage System must be ordered with the minimum number of disk drives. You can then order an additional ten drives at a time per disk expansion unit, applied to the overall DCS9900 system configuration.

DCS9900 Sleep Mode feature (#4110)

The DCS9900 Sleep Mode option enables Massive Array of Idle Disks (MAID) capability. The Sleep Mode feature (#4110) is only applicable to DCS9900 configurations with SATA disk drives. The DCS9900 Sleep Mode option is designed to put "idle" tiers of SATA drives into standby mode. In standby mode, the mechanical head assembly is parked within the disk drive, and the spindle is stopped, thus saving energy and helping to reduce power consumption within the datacenter.

When the DCS9900 Sleep Mode is enabled for an idle tier of disk drives and the idle tier is in the standby mode, the drive logic continues to listen for new commands. When disk access commands are received by the drive logic, the idle tier of drives will be returned to active mode.

The Sleep Mode feature is designed to operate on a per tier basis, so that a tier of ten drives will either be active (spinning) or in the standby mode. In contrast to competing systems offering MAID capability that do not have all drives operational at the same time, the DCS9900 system maintains full performance capabilities, and is designed for use as both primary and secondary near-line storage.

DCS9900 Storage Expansion Units

DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S1)

The DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit comes in a 4U, rack-mounted, 60 SAS or 60 SATA disk enclosure. Internally the Model 3S1 accommodates up to 60 SAS or 60 SATA disk drives logically configured as a 1x60 or 2x30 connection to the DCS9900 Model CP2 controller. This is dependent upon whether the configuration will contain five 3S1 expansion units or ten/twenty 3S1 expansion units. The Model 3S1 includes hot-swappable power supplies and hot-swappable cooling fans.

The Model 3S1 disk expansion unit integrates into a 45U 1050 mm deep rack, rack feature (#2003). A single DCS9900 system can consist of a configuration made up of either one or two racks. The first rack can contain either five 3S1 expansion units or ten 3S1 expansion units. The second rack must contain ten 3S1 expansion units for a maximum configuration of up to twenty 3S1 expansion units and up to 1,200 disk drives.

An order for a configuration made up of five 3S1 disk expansion units must be ordered with a minimum of 150 disk drives (30 drives per 3S1 expansion unit), and scales in increments of 10, up to a maximum of 300 disk drives (60 drives per 3S1 expansion unit).

Each group of five 3S1 disk expansion units ordered must contain the same number and same type of disk drives, and ordered in increments of 10 drives applied across the entire configuration. For example, each of the five 3S1 expansion units in the rack may contain either 30, 32, 34, 36,.......54, 56, 58, up to 60 disk drives. But all 3S1 expansion units must contain the same number and type of drives.

Additionally, when field upgrading from five 3S1 expansion units to ten 3S1 expansion units, specify feature 9231, the resulting rack of ten 3S1s expansion units must contain the same number and type of disk drives in each expansion unit.

An order for a configuration made up of ten 3S1 disk expansion units must be ordered with a minimum of 150 disk drives (15 drives per 3S1 expansion unit), and scales in increments of ten drives up to a maximum of 600 drives (60 disk drives per 3S1 enclosure).

Each group of ten 3S1 disk expansion units ordered must contain the same number and type of disk drives and ordered in increments of ten drives applied across the entire configuration. For example, each of the ten 3S1 expansion units in the rack may contain either 15, 16, 17, 18,.......57, 58, 59, up to 60 disk drives. But all expansion units must contain the same number and type of drives.

A configuration made up of two racks of ten 3S1 expansion units attached to a DCS9900 controller can have a different disk drive feature in each rack. Therefore, disk drive features must not be intermixed within each rack of five 3S1s or each rack of ten 3S1s, however, configurations made up of two racks of ten 3S1 expansion units can have a different SAS or SATA disk drive feature in each rack.

  • 500 GB SATA disk drive (#3201)
  • 750 GB SATA disk drive (#3202)
  • 1000 GB SATA disk drive (#3203)
  • 146 GB/15K SAS disk drive (#3231)
  • 300 GB/15K SAS disk drive (#3232)
  • 450 GB/15K SAS disk drive (#3233)

Every DCS9900 system location, which has a DCS9900 system configuration that uses the 45U 1050mm deep Rack Unit (#2003), must have access to one Service Ladder (#2011). The Service Ladder is mandatory for installation, service, and maintenance of components within the upper drawers of the 45U 1050mm deep Rack Unit. Failure to have at least one Service Ladder available in a required location could result in delayed or prolonged maintenance times.

Refer to the Limitations section for additional information on the Service Ladder requirements.

DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S2)

The DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit comes in a 3U, rack-mounted, 16-slot SAS disk enclosure. This model includes hot-swappable power supplies and hot-swappable cooling fans. The Model 3S2 disk expansion unit integrates into a 42U 1050mm

The Model 3S2 disk expansion unit must be ordered with a minimum of 8 and scales up to a maximum of 16 SAS disk drives. A single DCS9900 system can consist of a configuration made up of either 1 or 2 racks, with each rack containing ten 3S2 expansion units, for a maximum configuration of up to twenty 3S2 expansion units and up to 320 disk drives. Each group of ten 3S2 disk expansion units in a rack must be ordered with a minimum of 80, and scales in increments of 10 drives, up to a maximum of 160 disk drives.

Additionally, each of the 10 disk expansion units housed in the same rack must contain the same number and type of disk drives. For example, each of the 10 disk expansion units in the rack may contain either 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16 disk drives; but all 10 expansion units must contain the same number and type of drives.

A configuration made up of two racks attached to a single DCS9900 controller, with each rack containing ten 3S2 expansion units, can have a different disk drive feature in each of the two racks. Therefore, disk drive features must not be intermixed within each set of ten 3S2 expansion units, however, each rack of ten 3S2s attached to a single DCS9900 controller can have a different disk drive feature.

The following are the available SAS disk drive features for the Model 3S2. Only one disk drive feature may be selected and used throughout each rack of ten 3S2 expansions units attached to a DCS9900 controller.

  • 146 GB/15K SAS disk drive (#3331)
  • 300 GB/15K SAS disk drive (#3332)
  • 450 GB/15K SAS disk drive (#3333)

Orderable configurations of the IBM System Storage DCS9900 Storage System

The orderable configurations are determined by specify features (#9221 - #9251).

  • Specify feature (#9221) - One DCS9900 controller attached to five DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in one 45U rack.
  • Specify feature (#9222) - One DCS9900 controller attached to 10 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in one 45U rack.
  • Specify feature (#9223) - One DCS9550 controller attached to 20 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled two 45U racks.
  • Specify feature (#9231) - Field Upgrade to 10 Model 3S1s: Addition of five DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units for field installation into an existing 45U rack.
  • Specify feature (#9232) - Field Upgrade to 20 Model 3S1s: 10 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in a 45U rack.
  • Specify feature (#9241) - One DCS9900 controller attached to 10 DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units assembled in a 42U rack.
  • Specify feature (#9242) - One DCS9900 controller attached to 20 DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units assembled in two 42U racks.
  • Specify feature (#9251) - Field Upgrade to 20 Model 3S2s: 10 DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Units assembled in a 42U rack.

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You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at

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                                Machine           Feature
Description                     type      Model   number
 
DCS9900 3S2 Expansion Unit      1269      3S2
(1x16 SAS disk expansion unit)
 
42U 1050mm deep Rack Unit       1269      CP2      2004 
16-Dsk/Ch Interconnect Kit      1269      CP2      2015
 
16-Dsk/Ch Da.Chain/Blt Kit      1269      CP2      2025
 
8 IB 4x DDR Host Ports          1269      CP2      2215
 
1 Meter IB Cable                1269      CP2      2241
3 Meter IB Cable                1269      CP2      2242
5 Meter IB Cable                1269      CP2      2243
10 Meter IB Cable               1269      CP2      2244
 
146 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S2      3331
300 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S2      3332
450 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S2      3333
 
DCS9900 Sleep Mode option       1269      CP2      4110
IPO-Mod CP2 w/10 Mod 3S2        1269      CP2      9241
IPO-Mod CP2 w/20 Mod 3S2        1269      CP2      9242
Fld Upgde to 20 Mod 3S2         1269      CP2      9251 

 
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Hardcopy publications and support documentation on CD-ROM are included with the orderable configurations.


 
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Physical specifications

DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S2)

Width:  483 mm (19.0 in)
Depth:  551 mm (21.7 in)
Height: 130 mm (5.13 in)
Weight:   9 kg (19.8 lb) empty enclosure
Weight:  35 kg (77.6 lb) weight with 16 disk drives
Operating environment

DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S2)

Temperature/Temperature range: (operating) 5 to 40 degrees C
Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Operational derating:  Derate ambient temperature by 1 degree C
for every 1,000 feet (304.8 meters) increase above sea level
Electrical power:
- Voltage range: 110-240 V ac
- Operating current: 1.27-3.3 amperes total
- Power:  400 watts typical with 16 disk drives
- Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Capacity of exhaust: 72 cfm
Cooling: 1,365 BTU/hour
Noise level: Acoustic Declared Sound Power Level 5.9 bels
Limitations

All orders for the DCS9900 Storage System, which includes the DCS9900 Controller Model CP2 (1269-CP2), DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S1), and DCS9900 3S2 SAS Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S2), must first be approved by ordering mandatory I-listed RPQ 8S0870. Contact your IBM representative to order the I-listed RPQ.

Sleep Mode feature (#4110) is only applicable to DCS9900 configurations with SATA disk drives.

The following two DCS9900 system configurations which use the 3S1 Storage Expansion Units, exceed IBM's recommended criteria for acceptable noise levels.

  • DCS9900 configuration with Specify feature (#9221)
    • One DCS9900 Model CP2 controller with five Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Expansion Units installed in a 45U rack.
  • DCS9900 configuration with Specify feature (#9222)
    • One DCS9900 Model CP2 controller with ten Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Expansion Units installed in a 45U rack.

For detailed measurement data, refer to the DCS9900 Noise Declaration document included in the RPQ package for DCS9900 configurations that utilize the 3S1 Storage Expansion Unit. The DCS9900 Noise Declaration document is also available by visiting

http://www.datadirectnet.com/dcs9900/

Notice: Government regulations (such as those prescribed by OSHA or European Community Directives) may govern noise level exposure in the workplace and may apply to you and your DCS9900 Storage System installation. The actual sound pressure levels in your installation depend upon a variety of factors, including the number of racks in the installation; the size, materials, and configuration of the room; the noise levels from other equipment; the room ambient temperature, and employees' location in relation to the equipment. Further, compliance with such government regulations also depends upon a variety of additional factors, including the duration of employees' exposure and whether employees wear hearing protection. IBM recommends that you consult with qualified experts in this field to determine whether you are in compliance with the applicable regulations.

The following four DCS9900 system configurations, which use the 3S1 Storage Expansion Units, exceed IBM's recommended criteria for acceptable tilt requirements:

  • DCS9900 configuration with Specify feature (#9222) - One DCS9900 controller attached to 10 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in one 45U rack.
  • DCS9900 configuration with Specify feature (#9223) - One DCS9550 controller attached to 20 DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in two 45U racks.
  • DCS9900 configuration with Specify feature (#9231) - Field Upgrade to 10 Model 3S1s: Addition of five DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units for field installation into an existing 45U rack, resulting in a total of ten DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in a 45U rack.
  • DCS9900 configuration with Specify feature (#9232) - Field Upgrade to 20 Model 3S1s: Addition of ten DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in a 45U rack, resulting in a total of twenty DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units assembled in two 45U racks.

The DCS9900 configurations listed above fully meet the stated 14 degree tilt requirement in all anticipated relocation, installation, and site handling activities when no hard drives are installed in the DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units. The DCS9900 configurations listed above fully meet the 10 degree tilt requirement of all national regulation and standards with or without hard drives installed in the DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units.

Note: When populated with hard drives, the DCS9900 configurations listed above will not satisfy the 14 degree tilt requirements held by IBM. When populated with hard drives, the 45U racks in the DCS9900 configurations listed above will tilt over at 13.1 degrees elevation on the left and right side. Therefore, for all movement of the DCS9900 configurations listed above, IBM recommends the depopulation of all drives from the DCS9900 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Units to achieve the 14 degree stability requirement. Also note that the customer is responsible for using professional movers or riggers per the Delivery and Subsequent Transportation of the Equipment section on page 2 of the DCS9900 1269-3S1 Storage Expansion Unit Installation, Service, and User Guide, GA32-0612-00.

DCS9550 system customers contemplating the purchase and installation of a DCS9900 system should review the Operating environment section for the DCS9900 system in this announcement. The operating environment for the DCS9900 is different from the DCS9550, regarding weight, power consumption, acoustics, and thermals.

Planning information

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Cable orders

All required cables necessary to attach the DCS9550 Storage System to servers are determined as part of the prerequisite mandatory RPQ.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host 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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Warranty period

One year

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. This product is covered by the following type of service.

On-site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of On-site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

On-site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following service selections are available as warranty upgrades for your machine.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response

Maintenance Services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the Machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM Machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4-hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response
Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed internal code and licensed machine code

These products do not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

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A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

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Product charges
                                Machine           Feature  
Description                     type      Model   number   
 
(DCS9900 3S2 Expansion Unit     1269      3S2              
(1x16 SAS disk expansion unit)
 
42U 1050mm deep Rack Unit       1269      CP2      2004    
16-Dsk/Ch Interconnect Kit      1269      CP2      2015    
16-Dsk/Ch Da.Chain/Blt Kit      1269      CP2      2025    
 
8 IB 4x DDR Host Ports          1269      CP2      2215    
 
1 Meter IB Cable                1269      CP2      2241    
3 Meter IB Cable                1269      CP2      2242    
5 Meter IB Cable                1269      CP2      2243    
10 Meter IB Cable               1269      CP2      2244    
 
146 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S2      3331    
300 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S2      3332    
450 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S2      3333    
 
DCS9900 Sleep Mode option       1269      CP2      4110    
IPO-Mod CP2 w/10 Mod 3S2        1269      CP2      9241     
IPO-Mod CP2 w/20 Mod 3S2        1269      CP2      9242     
Fld Upgde to 20 Mod 3S2         1269      CP2      9251      
                                                  Field    Plant    Cables
                      Mach            Feature     install  install  required
Description           type  Model     number      only     only
 
42U Rack Unit         1269  CP2       2004        N        N        N
 
16-Dsk/Ch Interct Kit 1269  CP2       2015        N        Y        N
16-Dsk Da.Chain/Blt   1269  CP2       2025        N        N        N
8 IB 4x DDR Host pts  1269  CP2       2215        N        Y        N
 
1 Meter IB Cable      1269  CP2       2241        N        N        N
3 Meter IB Cable      1269  CP2       2242        N        N        N
5 Meter IB Cable      1269  CP2       2243        N        N        N
10 Meter IB Cable     1269  CP2       2243        N        N        N
 
146 GB/15K SAS Disk   1269  3S2       3331        N        N        N
300 GB/15K SAS Disk   1269  3S2       3332        N        N        N
450 GB/15K SAS Disk   1269  3S2       3333        N        N        N
 
DCS9900 Sleep Mode    1269  CP2       4110        N        N        N
IPO-CP2 w/10 Mod 3S2  1269  CP2       9241        N        Y        N
IPO-CP2 w/20 Mod 3S2  1269  CP2       9242        N        Y        N
 
Fld Upgde to 20/3S2   1269  CP2       9251        Y        N        N
 
Y = Yes
N = No

 
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Identify your local IBM representative, 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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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