IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine enhancements include improved performance capabilities and support optional solid-state devices

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-536
October 20, 2009

 
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For enterprises seeking to improve the cost effectiveness, flexibility, productivity, and availability of their storage infrastructure, the IBM® System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (2145-CF8) provides a combined hardware and software storage virtualization system designed to centralize and consistently manage and operate heterogeneous storage environments.

The SVC Solution can help:

  • Simplify storage infrastructures and reduce costs by combining the capacity from multiple disk storage systems into pools, which are more simply managed from a central point.
  • Get more out of existing storage assets by improving utilization, automating, provisioning, and by making storage more accessible to host applications.
  • Improve administrator productivity.
  • Avoid storage-related causes of application downtime, including data migrations.

The new IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine can help improve throughput 1.5-2x compared to earlier versions, adds 8 Gbps FC support, triples cache size to 24 GB per engine, and adds integrated support for solid-state devices.

This solution includes a Common Information Model (CIM) Agent, enabling unified storage management based on open standards for units that comply with CIM Agent standards.

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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The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine (machine type 2145 Model CF8) is the hardware component of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. The components of the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) solution include highly specialized software, storage engines installed in pairs, and power connection equipment such as Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

The SAN Volume Controller's storage engine is based on the IBM System x3550M2 hardware platform. With four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and 24 GB of cache in each engine, it is designed to provide substantially improved performance and scalability compared with prior SVC engines.

The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine now provides scale-out high performance solid-state device support with the ability to have up to four solid-state devices installed directly into each SVC hardware engine.

Another enhancements features two power supply units (PSUs) standard on the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine to support dual power inputs to the SVC Storage Engine.

Feature exchange

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The full interoperability matrix for SAN Volume Controller solution is available at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Software must be ordered separately. For additional details, refer to Software Announcement 209-261, dated October 20, 2009.


 
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November 6, 2009


 
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The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Solution is designed to incorporate specialized software, storage engines SVC Storage Engines installed in pairs, a System Storage Productivity Center console or hardware master console, and UPSs. The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller hardware configuration consists of a cluster of IBM 2145 servers, called SVC Storage Engines. Each SVC Storage Engine is a node; two nodes make up a node pair (I/O Group); up to four I/O Groups constitute a SAN Volume Controller cluster. The cluster is scalable from one to four node pairs (I/O Groups), and is supported by dual read/write cache. This design is intended to avoid single points of failure and support concurrent maintenance.

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine (2145-CF8)

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine is based on the IBM System x3550 M2, has an Intel® Core Xeon® 5500 Series quad-core processor, two power supply units (PSUs), 24 GB of cache, and four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) ports for attachment to the SAN. The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine Model CF8 auto-negotiates the fabric speed on a per-port basis and is not restricted to run at the same speed as other node pairs in the cluster.

The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine can be added in pairs to an existing cluster of Model 8F2, Model 8F4, Model 8G4, Model 8A4, or Model CF8 engines up to the maximum of four node pairs. Because the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine Model 4F2 cannot run SVC V5 software that comes preloaded on the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine Model CF8, a unique procedure is required to migrate from the Model 4F2 to the Model CF8 in an existing cluster. Refer to the support Web page and SVC documentation for details

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

One UPS - single (#8115) must also be ordered for each SVC Storage Engine.

The SVC Storage Engine is shipped with preloaded SVC Storage Software V5.1.0 (ordered separately). The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller hardware will not be shipped without a companion order for the software. For a description of the software and ordering procedures, refer to Software Announcement 209-261, dated October 20, 2009.

The storage engines must be installed in pairs to enable load sharing and failover protection. Four optical fiber cables are required by each engine in the cluster for connection to the Fibre Channel switches in the SAN. These cables are not provided as part of the engine, but may be ordered by feature number.

Each SVC Storage engine has two Ethernet ports for connection via Ethernet LAN to the System Storage Productivity Center or master console that provides configuration and error reporting, or for other functions as designated. These connections need to be aggregated through an Ethernet hub or switch. The Ethernet hub or switch and cabling are not included as part of the SAN Volume Controller.

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine Model CF8 engines can replace all earlier models of the SVC Storage Engines in a cluster without disrupting applications running on the host. If replacing a Model 4F2 engine (32-bit hardware), unique procedures are required to perform the migration. Refer to the support Web page and SVC documentation for details

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

To have the new nodes replace existing nodes in an existing configuration, you must order feature number 3905 for one, and only one, of the replacement nodes that are being ordered. Feature number 3905 directs the service representative to remove the old nodes from the existing rack.

SVC V5.1 software capabilities with IBM System Storage SAN Volume

Controller Storage Engine 2145-CF8 hardware engine

With the option to use 8 Gbps LW SFPs in the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine 2145-CF8, SVC V5.1 introduces the ability to split a SVC I/O group across long distances. Careful attention should be paid to the LW SFP hardware you use in the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine to ensure it matches the supported LW SFPs, and that your SAN meets documented requirements before implementing such a configuration. Refer to the support Web page and SVC documentation for details

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

System Storage Productivity Center

IBM System Storage Productivity Center, must be ordered via AAS regardless of whether SVC V5 is ordered via AAS or Passport Advantage®.

Code preload

Storage Engine Preload (#0010)

This feature provides the required IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Software that must be preloaded by IBM on the SVC Storage Engine. It must be included with each SVC Storage Engine ordered. This feature is plant-installed only.

Storage Engine Preload PA (#0017)

Specifies that the software order be fulfilled via Passport Advantage. This feature must be included in the order for the first SVC Storage Engine ordered for a cluster (#3001), unless the software order is to be fulfilled via AAS (#0018). The order for SVC Storage Software V5 must be placed separately via Passport Advantage. This feature is plant-installed only and is mutually exclusive of feature numbers 0018 and 0019.

Storage Engine Preload AAS (#0018)

Specifies that the software order be fulfilled via AAS. This feature must be included in the order for the first SVC Storage Engine ordered for a cluster (#3001), unless the software order is to be fulfilled via Passport Advantage (#0017). The order for SVC Storage Software V5 must be placed separately via AAS. This feature is plant-installed only and is mutually exclusive of feature numbers 0017 and 0019.

Site secondary cluster (#0019)

This feature is for administrative purposes only and specifies that the order for a new cluster is not for the first cluster to be installed at the customer site; it specifies that this is for a subsequent cluster to be installed at the same site. Specifying feature number 0019 will verify that no software is to be ordered; that is, that a software license is already in effect for a cluster installed at the customer site. This feature is plant-installed only and is mutually exclusive of feature numbers 0017 and 0018.

Miscellaneous features

JEMT Indicator (#0021)

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

STG Lab Services (#1888)

This feature provides one day of Storage and Technology custom services and consulting. The STG Lab Services team must be contacted by the IBM account team, prior to placing the order for this feature, to allow the work to be completed by these services to be sized. STG Lab Services can be contacted at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/labservices_storage. html

Based on the sizing, this feature must be ordered in a quantity equal to the number of days estimated in the sizing.

Engines

Initial Storage Engine (#3001)

Feature number 3001 is used to indicate the first SVC Storage Engine of a new SAN Volume Controller cluster. It must be included for one, and only one, SVC Storage Engine in a new cluster order. An order for the SVC Storage Software V5 (5639-VC5 or 5639-VW2) must be placed when feature number 3001 is ordered. This feature also provides the publications included with the first SVC Storage Engine in the cluster. This feature is plant installed only.

Additional Storage Engine (#3002)

Feature number 3002 is used to indicate all additional SVC Storage Engines of a SAN Volume Controller cluster and for all SVC Storage Engines to be added to an existing (already installed) SAN Volume Controller cluster. When ordered as part of a new cluster, the number must be an odd number (1, 3, 5, or 7); when ordered to add to an existing cluster, the number must be even (2, 4, or 6). This feature is plant installed only.

SVC engine removal (#3905)

Feature number 3905 indicates that installed engines are to be removed from the rack by an IBM service representative. This feature should be specified only for an engine that is intended to replace a currently installed engine. The feature may be specified for only one replacement engine per order of replacements.

Solid-State Device Attachment (#4500)

This is an optional feature that is required if you are installing one or more 146 GB solid-state devices (#4601) on the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine Mode CF8. The Solid-State Device Attachment consists of a SAS adapter, and an internal connector cable, all installed on the Model CF8 hardware engine. Only one Solid-State Device Attachment feature (#4500) can be installed per Model CF8 engine. This feature is both plant- and field-installed.

146 GB Solid-State Device (#4601)

This is an optional feature to install 146 GB solid state devices directly on the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine Model CF8 hardware engine. The Solid-State Device Attachment feature (#4500) must be ordered with one or more 146 GB Solid-State Devices (#4601). Up to a quantity of four of this feature code number 4601 can be ordered per Model CF8 hardware engine, and for data protection it is advised that they be ordered in the same quantity for each Model CF8 engine in a node pair. For example, if you are ordering a 4-node cluster, but you want to have 146 GB solid state capacity too, you should order two 146 GB Solid-State Device features (#4601), one on each of two nodes in that 4-node cluster. Another example is if you wish to configure 292 GB usable capacity on an SVC 4-node cluster. Two of the nodes can be ordered without feature numbers 4500 and 4601. Each of the other two nodes in the cluster should be configured with quantity equal to one of feature number 4500 and quantity equal to two of feature number 4601. These nodes should be paired together when configuring the SVC cluster so that the solid-state devices are mirrored for data protection. To maximize usable SSD capacity, you may optionally mirror the solid-state devices to other storage managed by the SVC that is not necessarily on solid-state devices. This approach is only suggested for workloads with primarily read I/Os since write I/O performance will be dependent on the non-SSD storage. In any case, mirroring the solid-state devices is strongly advised for data protection.

Refer to the support Web page and SVC documentation for details

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

This feature is both plant- and field-installed.

Cables, interfaces, and power

5 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC (#5305)

This feature provides one 5-meter, fiber optic cable with LC connectors on each end. Four of this feature may be ordered with each SVC Storage Engine. This feature is both plant and field ordered but customer-installed.

25 m Fiber Opt Cable LC-LC (#5325)

This feature provides one 25-meter, fiber optic cable with LC connectors on each end. Four of this feature may be ordered with each SVC Storage Engine. This feature is both plant and field ordered but customer-installed.

8 Gpbs LW SFP (#5608)

SVC V5.1 introduces the ability to split a SVC I/O group across long distances. The 8 Gpbs LW SFP feature number 5608 is currently the only supported hardware for use in these configurations. Your SAN must also meet documented requirements before implementing such a configuration. Refer to the support Web page and SVC documentation for details

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

This feature is both plant and field ordered but customer-installed.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) (#8115)

In the event of a power failure, the UPS can provide temporary power while the contents of the SAN Volume Controller cache and cluster information is written to the internal disk drive of each node of the SAN Volume Controller.

The UPS monitors the condition of its battery to enable planned maintenance actions to be performed. Each UPS provides an independent source of power to the node to which it is connected. It must not be used for any other purpose.

The UPS - single feature (#8115) provides one UPS for one SVC Storage Engine of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller cluster. One UPS - single (#8115) must be ordered for each engine of a cluster, both for the initial engine (#3001) and for additional engines (#3002). Note that the UPS that is feature number 8115 of a previous SVC Storage Engine model (for example, 2145-8F4) is not compatible for use in place of the UPS that is feature number 8115 of the current SVC Storage Engine model (2145-CF8).

Each UPS - single (#8115) requires a 200 - 240 V, minimum 5 amp power source; the UPS - single (#8115) is protected by its own 10 amp circuit breaker. UPSs of a node pair (I/O group) should be connected to separate circuits to provide added redundancy.

A power cord to connect the UPS to a standard PDU ships standard with the UPS. A country-specific power cord to connect to an alternate power source must also be ordered with the UPS.

This feature may be mixed with UPS feature number 8100 in a SAN Volume Controller configuration only for configurations running SVC Storage Software V2, or later. For configurations running SVC Software V1, UPS feature number 8100 must be used; V1 does not support feature number 8115.

For clusters of two or six engines, the use of UPS - single (#8115) may result in a lower-price solution. UPS feature number 8100 supported up to four nodes.

This feature is both plant- and field-installed.

Redundant AC Power (#8300)

This is an optional feature that is designed to enhance reliability by accepting power from two separate circuits. Each Redundant AC Power switch can be used to supply power to one or two SVC UPSs (#8115). The preferred configuration is one Redundant AC Power switch for each SVC UPS (each SVC storage engine). If two SVC UPSs are powered by a single Redundant AC Power switch, the two nodes must not be in the same I/O group. In the event of the failure of either of the input circuits, power continues to be provided to the SVC UPS by the redundant circuit.

This feature is designed to provide power to UPS feature number 8115 only; it must not be used for any other purpose.

Each of the two power sources are required to be 200 - 240 V, minimum 5 amp, 50/60 Hz, single phase, and to have IEC320-C19 type outlets. The power cable (cord), between the Redundant AC Power switch and each connected SVC UPS, is rated at 10 amps.

Each input circuit for the Redundant AC Power switch must be protected by a circuit breaker with maximum rating of 16 amps. Where the Redundant AC Power switch is used to supply a single UPS, a circuit breaker with a minimum rating of 5 amps is required; if two UPSs are being powered then a breaker with a minimum rating of 7 amps is required.

Power cords to connect the redundant ac power switch to a standard PDU ships standard with the switch. The redundant ac power switch connects to a rack PDU only. There are no separate country-specific power cords for the switch.

This optional feature is both plant- and field-installable.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

For hardware offerings

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Controls and latches are operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.
  • The keys on the panel are tactilely discernible without activating them.

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

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

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=109-536

 
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For more information on the SAN Volume Controller V5 software that is preloaded on the 2145-CF8, refer to Software Announcement 209-261, dated October 20, 2009.

For IBM System Storage Productivity Center ordering information, refer to 109-730, dated October 20, 2009.

For IBM statement on compliance with European Union Directive on Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002/95/EC) (RoHS), visit

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment

 
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                                                     Plant/
Description                    Machine Model Feature Field   CSU
 
SVC Storage Engine              2145    CF8
Storage Engine Preload          2145    CF8   0010   Plant   No
Storage Engine Preload PA       2145    CF8   0017   Plant   No
 
Storage Engine Preload AAS      2145    CF8   0018   Plant   No
 
Site secondary HW cluster       2145    CF8   0019   Plant   No
JEMT Indicator                  2145    CF8   0021   Plant   No
STG Lab Services                2145    CF8   1888   Both    No
Initial Storage Engine          2145    CF8   3001   Plant   No
Additional Storage Engine       2145    CF8   3002   Plant   No
SVC engine removal              2145    CF8   3905   Both    No
Solid-State Device Attachment   2145    CF8   4500   Both    No
146GB Solid-State Device        2145    CF8   4601   Both    No
5 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC     2145    CF8   5305   Both    Yes
25 m Fiber Opt Cable LC-LC      2145    CF8   5325   Both    Yes
IBM 8Gbps LW SFP                2145    CF8   5608   Both    Yes
UPS - Single                    2145    CF8   8115   Both    No
Redundant AC Power              2145    CF8   8300   Both    No
 
UPS (#8115) POWER (LINE) CORDS:
 
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#1)        2145    CF8   9714   Both    No
 U.S. 250V/10A 6 ft
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#2)        2145    CF8   9715   Both    No
 US/Japan/S.America 9 ft
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#3)        2145    CF8   9716   Both    No
 Eur,Mid-East,Africa
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#4)        2145    CF8   9717   Both    No
 Austral,N.Z.
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#5)        2145    CF8   9718   Both    No
 Eur,Africa
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#6)        2145    CF8   9719   Both    No
 Eur,Den
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#7)        2145    CF8   9720   Both    No
 Pakistan,S.Africa
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#8)        2145    CF8   9721   Both    No
 Switz,Liechtenstein
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#9)        2145    CF8   9722   Both    No
 Chile,Italy,Ethiopia
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#10)       2145    CF8   9723   Both    No
 Israel
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#11)       2145    CF8   9724   Both    No
 Thailand
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#12)       2145    CF8   9725   Both    No
 Argentina
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#13)       2145    CF8   9726   Both    No
 China
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#14)       2145    CF8   9727   Both    No
 Taiwan
 
CSU = Customer setup
 

 
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Courses regarding SAN Volume Controller planning, usage, and benefits can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/training/global

Search on coursecode = SN82G or coursecode = SN83G or select your country/region, then search on course code.


 
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The following publications are shipped as hardcopy with the product.

                                            Order
           Title                            number
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller   GC52-1356
 Model 2145-CF8 Hardware Installation Guide
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller   GC27-2226
 Hardware Maintenance Guide
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller   GC27-2227
 Troubleshooting Guide
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller   SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration
 Guide
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller   GC26-7951
 Read First
 
 IBM Systems Safety Notices                 G229-9054
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller   SK5T-8802
 Customer Documentation
   (CD containing all documentation)
 

Additional copies of the above listed publications will be available on November 6, 2009.

You can use the following options to order or download additional copies.

THE IBM Publications Center

Hardcopy of selected SAN Volume Controller publications are available for a fee from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.

Additional publications information

  • To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, visit the IBM Publications Center Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order
  • To directly download publications in PDF format, visit the IBM product support Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145
  • Call the Publications Support Group at 800-879-2755, and select option 1.
  • Contact your IBM representative

 
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Physical specifications

SVC Storage Engine

  • Width: 440 mm (17.3 in)
  • Depth: 737 mm (29 in)
  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
  • Weight: 14.0 kg (30.3 lb)

UPS - single (#8115)

  • Width: 440 mm (17.3 in)
  • Depth: 578 mm (22.8 in)
  • Height: 44 mm (1.73 in)
  • Weight: 19 kg (42 lb)

Note: These dimensions represent a single UPS.

Redundant AC Power (#8300)

  • Width: 192 mm (7.6 in)
  • Depth: 221 mm (8.7 in)
  • Height: 44.5 mm (1.75 in)
  • Weight: 2.6 kg (5.7 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

SVC Storage Engine

  • Temperature (operating)
    • 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10° to 32° C (50° to 90° F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Temperature (powered off):
    • 10° to 43° C (50° to 109° F)
  • Temperature (storage):
    • 1° to 60° C (34° to 140° F) at 0 to 2,133 m (0 to 7,000 ft)
  • Temperature (shipping):
    • -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F) at 0 to 10,668 m (0 to 35,000 ft)
  • Electrical power: 200 - 240 V ac, 3.8 A, 50/60 Hz
  • Relative humidity (operating and powered off): 8% to 80%
  • Relative humidity (storage): 5% to 80%
  • Relative humidity (shipping): 5% to 100% (including condensation but excluding rain)
  • Wet bulb
    • Wet bulb (operating temp): 23° C
    • Wet bulb (powered off temp): 27° C
    • Wet bulb (storage and shipping temp): 29° C
  • Noise level: 6.5 bels LwAd - when operating in a 2146 system rack
    Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

UPS - single (#8115)


Note: The specifications for the UPS are taken from specifications provided by the manufacturer; they are presented for reference only. For use in the SAN Volume Controller environment, the UPS has been programmed to shut down outside of the range of 200 - 240 V.

  • Temperature (operating)
    • 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F) at 0 to 1,500 m (0 to 4,921 ft) above sea level
  • Temperature (operating)
    • 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F) at 1,500 to 3,000 m (4,921 to 9,842 ft) above sea level
  • Temperature (powered off)
    • 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F) at 0 to 1,500 m (0 to 4,921 ft) above sea level
  • Temperature (storage and shipping)
    • -15° to +55° C (5° to 131° F) at 0 to 1,500 m (0 to 4,921 ft) above sea level
  • Relative humidity (operating and powered off)
    • 5% to 95%
  • Relative humidity (storage)
    • 5% to 95%
  • Relative humidity (shipping)
    • 5% to 95% (noncondensing)
  • Wet bulb
    • Wet bulb (operating temp): 23° C
    • Wet bulb (powered off temp): 27° C
    • Wet bulb (storage and shipping temp): 29° C
  • Noise level
    • 5.2 bels LwAd - Declared (upper limit) A-weighted sound power level 36 dB A-weighted sound pressure level (bystander positions).

Note: The noise emission levels are reported in conformance with ISO 9296 with measurements made according to ISO 7779.

Redundant AC Power (#8300)

  • Temperature (operating)
    • 15° to 32° C (59° to 90° F) at 0 to 2133 m (0 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity (operating and powered off)
    • 20% to 80%
  • Temperature (powered off): 10° to 43° C (50° to 109° F)
  • Temperature (storage): 1° to 60° C (34° to 140° F) at 0 to 2,133 m (0 to 7,000 ft)
  • Temperature (shipping): -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F) at 0 to 10,668 m (0 to 35,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity (storage): 5% to 80%
  • Relative humidity (shipping): 5% to 100% (including condensation but excluding rain)
  • Wet bulb
    • Wet bulb (operating temp): 23° C
    • Wet bulb (powered off temp): 27° C
    • Wet bulb (storage and shipping temp): 29° C
  • Electrical power: 200 - 240 V ac, 10 A, 50/60 Hz
Hardware requirements
UPS - single (#8115) requirements

Each UPS - single (#8115) in the cluster must be provided a single-phase 200 - 240 volt, minimum 5 amp, 50 or 60 Hz power source. It is not required, but recommended that the UPS for each node of a node pair be on a separate, independent, circuit to provide added redundancy in the system structure.

A power cord to connect the UPS (#8115) to a standard PDU ships standard with the UPS.

In addition, a country-specific power cord must be specified by feature number for connection to wall-type outlets should the rack not have a compatible PDU or if the PDU has wall-type outlets. One of the following power cord specify features is required to connect the UPS to the alternate power source.

Each power cord feature provides one country-specific power cord. Countries supported by these features include:

  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#1) (#9714)
    • Provides power cords for U.S., Canada, Mexico, others.
    • Six feet (1.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/15 A.
    • Attached plug (NEMA L6-15P) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5115
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#2) (#9715)
    • Provides power cords for U.S., Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (South), Liberia, Mexico, N. Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad, Venezuela.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/15 A.
    • Attached plug (NEMA L6-15P) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5116
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#3) (#9716)
    • Provides power cords for Antigua, Bahrain, Brunei, Channel Islands, China (Hong Kong S.A.R.), Cyprus, Dubai, Figi, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Nigeria, Polynesia, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Yemen, Zambia.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (BS 1363/A) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5151
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#4) (#9717)
    • Provides power cords for Argentina, Australia, China (PRC), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Uruguay, Western Samoa.
    • Nine feet (2. 8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (AS/NZS C112) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5102
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#5) (#9718)
    • Provides power cords for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, China (Macau S.A.R.), Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hungry, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malagasy, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Niger, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, former USSR, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zimbabwe.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (CEE 7-VII) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5123
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#6) (#9719)
    • Provides power cords for Denmark.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (DK2-5a) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5130
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#7) (#9720)
    • Provides power cords for Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (SABS 164) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5144
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#8) (#9721)
    • Provides power cords for Switzerland, Liechtenstein.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (1011-S2450 7) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5158
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#9) (#9722)
    • Provides power cords for Chile, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Somalia.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (CEI 23-16) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5165
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#10) (#9723)
    • Provides power cords for Israel.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (SI 32) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5172
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#11) (#9724)
    • Provides power cords for Thailand.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (NEMA 6-15P) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5095
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#12) (#9725)
    • Provides power cords for Argentina.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A.
    • Attached plug (IRSM 2073) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5068
  • UPS-8115 Power Cord (#13) (#9726)
    • Provides power cords for China.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/6 A.
    • Attached plug (GB 2099.1) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input.
    • Part number: 39M5206
  • UPS 8115 Power Cord (#14) (#9727)
    • Provides power cords for Taiwan.
    • Nine feet (2.8 m), unshielded, rated 250 V/10 A
    • Attached plug (CNS 10917-3) designed for 200 - 240 V ac input
    • Part number: 39M5254
Ethernet connection

Every IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller must be connected via Ethernet to a System Storage Productivity Center or master console. Multiple clusters can be managed by a single System Storage Productivity Center or master console. Therefore, at least the first cluster installed in a SAN must include an SSPC (machine type 2805) or master console.

Fibre Channel and Ethernet cabling is not included as part of the hardware provided by IBM. These are the responsibility of the customer. Each SVC Storage Engine requires four fiber optic cables. Fiber optic cables may be optionally ordered with the SVC Storage Engines by feature number.

Software requirements

The SVC Storage Engines require that SVC Storage Software V5 (5639-VC5 or 5639-VW2), or later, be ordered at the same time the initial order for the engines of a cluster is placed.

The software can be ordered via the AAS ordering system or the Passport Advantage system. The appropriate hardware feature that indicates the desired fulfillment system (#0017 for Passport Advantage, #0018 for AAS) must be included in the hardware order for the initial engine to be installed at a customer location (for 5639-VC5) or to install the initial engine in a cluster for 5639-VW2 (SVC Entry Edition Software). When using or ordering SVC software 5639-VC5, only one software order and license is required for each customer location. For SVC Entry Edition Software (5639-VW2), a software license is required for each SVC cluster.

For additional details, refer to Software Announcement 209-261, dated October 20, 2009.

Limitations

The maximum number of SVC Storage Engines supported in a SAN Volume Controller cluster is eight.

For limitations of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Solution, imposed by the SVC Storage Software, refer to Software Announcement 209-261, dated October 20, 2009.

Additional limitations and configuration guidelines may apply, as listed under Configuration Requirements and Guidelines at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

One 220 V power source is required for each UPS feature. Use of separate, independent circuits for the power sources for each node of a node pair is recommended to enhance redundancy within the system.

Redundant AC Power (#8300)

Each of the two power sources are required to be 200 - 240 V, minimum 5 amp, 50/60 Hz, single phase, and to have IEC320-C19 type outlets.

Each input circuit for the Redundant AC Power switch must be protected by a circuit breaker with maximum rating of 16 amps. Where the Redundant AC Power switch is used to supply a single UPS, a circuit breaker with a minimum rating of 5 amps is required; if two UPSs are being powered then a breaker with a minimum rating of 7 amps is required.

SVC engine removal (#3905)

The SVC engine removal feature should be considered if the engines being ordered will be installed as replacements for currently installed engines. This feature allows the IBM Customer Engineer to physically remove the old engine from its rack.

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: LC-LC fiber optic cables required by the SVC Storage Engines are supplied by the customer. Fiber optic cables can, optionally, be ordered by feature number.

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, go to

http://www.ibm.com/support

and select appropriate country, or contact your IBM representative for additional assistance.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded 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 Global Financing

Yes

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.

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 service level is 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response.

  • 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, same-business-day 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

Four

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 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

The Machine Installation Guide specifies site preparation, physical requirements and installation (operating) environment, and any cabling included in the installation along with the approximate installation time in hours. Customer requests for installation of items not covered in the installation guide may be performed at IBM's hourly service rate designated for the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed machine code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/

You may also obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.


 
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                              Machine Model  Feature     
Description                    type   number number    
 
SVC Storage Engine             2145    CF8              
Storage Engine Preload         2145    CF8    0010     
Storage Engine Preload PA      2145    CF8    0017     
 
Storage Engine Preload AAS     2145    CF8    0018 
    
Site secondary HW cluster      2145    CF8    0019     
JEMT Indicator                 2145    CF8    0021     
STG Lab Services               2145    CF8    1888     
Initial Storage Engine         2145    CF8    3001     
Additional Storage Engine      2145    CF8    3002     
SVC engine removal             2145    CF8    3905     
Solid-State Device Attachment  2145    CF8    4500     
146 GB Solid-State Device      2145    CF8    4601     
5 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC    2145    CF8    5305     
25 m Fiber Opt Cable LC-LC     2145    CF8    5325     
IBM 8Gbps LW SFP               2145    CF8    5608     
UPS - single                   2145    CF8    8115     
Redundant AC Power             2145    CF8    8300     
 
UPS (#8115) Power Cords:
 
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#1)       2145    CF8    9714     
  U.S. 250V/10A 6 ft
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#2)       2145    CF8    9715     
  US/Japan/S.America 9 ft
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#3)       2145    CF8    9716     
 Eur,Mid-East,Africa
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#4)       2145    CF8    9717     
 Austral,N.Z.
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#5)       2145    CF8    9718     
 Eur,Africa
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#6)       2145    CF8    9719     
 Eur,Den
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#7)       2145    CF8    9720     
 Pakistan,S.Africa
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#8)       2145    CF8    9721     
 Switz,Liechtenstein
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#9)       2145    CF8    9722     
 Chile,Italy,Ethiopia
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#10)      2145    CF8    9723     
 Israel
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#11)      2145    CF8    9724     
 Thailand
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#12)      2145    CF8    9725     
 Argentina
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#13)      2145    CF8    9726     
 China
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#14)      2145    CF8    9727     
 Taiwan
 
 
                              Machine        Field   Plant
                              Model         Install Install  MES  CSU
                              Mach/Mod/Feat  Only    Only   Remov   
                        
Storage Engine Preload        2145/CF8/0010    N       Y      N    N
Storage Engine Preload PA     2145/CF8/0017    N       Y      N    N
 
Storage Engine Preload AAS    2145/CF8/0018    N       Y      N    N
 
Site secondary HW cluster     2145/CF8/0019    N       Y      N    N
JEMT Indicator                2145/CF8/0021    N       Y      N    N
STG Lab Services              2145/CF8/1888    N       N      N    N
Initial Storage Engine        2145/CF8/3001    N       Y      N    N
Additional Storage Engine     2145/CF8/3002    N       Y      N    N
SVC engine removal            2145/CF8/3905    N       N      N    N
Solid-State Device Attachment 2145/CF8/4500    N       N      N    N
146GB Solid-State Device      2145/CF8/4601    N       N      N    N
5 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC   2145/CF8/5305    N       N      N    Y
25 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC  2145/CF8/5325    N       N      N    Y
IBM 8Gbps LW SFP              2145/CF8/5608    N       N      N    Y
UPS - single                  2145/CF8/8115    N       N      N    N
Redundant AC Power            2145/CF8/8300    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#1)      2145/CF8/9714    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#2)      2145/CF8/9715    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#3)      2145/CF8/9716    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#4)      2145/CF8/9717    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#5)      2145/CF8/9718    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#6)      2145/CF8/9719    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#7)      2145/CF8/9720    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#8)      2145/CF8/9721    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#9)      2145/CF8/9722    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#10)     2145/CF8/9723    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#11)     2145/CF8/9724    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#12)     2145/CF8/9725    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#13)     2145/CF8/9726    N       N      N    N
UPS-8115 Power Cord (#14)     2145/CF8/9727    N       N      N    N

Machine typeModelFeature numberDescription U.S. List Price
2145CF8IBM System Storage SVC Storage Engine $16,500.00
2145CF80010Storage Engine Preload N/C
2145CF80017Storage Engine Preload - PA N/C
2145CF80018Storage Engine Preload - AAS N/C
2145CF80019Site Secondary HW Cluster N/C
2145CF80021JEMT Indicator N/C
2145CF81888STG Lab Services $2,500.00
2145CF83001Initial Storage Engine N/C
2145CF83002Additional Storage Engine N/C
2145CF83905SVC Engine Removal $2,000.00
2145CF84500Solid-State Device Attachment $1,121.00
2145CF84601146GB Solid-State Device $26,999.00
2145CF853055 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC $170.00
2145CF8532525 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC $260.00
2145CF85608IBM 8Gbps LW SFP $499.00
2145CF88115UPS - Single Engine $1,000.00
2145CF88300Redundant AC Power $860.00
2145CF89714UPS-8115 Power Cord (#1) U.S. 6 ft $0
2145CF89715UPS-8115 Power Cord (#2) US/Jap/SAf 9 ft $0
2145CF89716UPS-8115 Power Cord (#3) EMEA/Afr $0
2145CF89717UPS-8115 Power Cord (#4) Aus/NZ $0
2145CF89718UPS-8115 Power Cord (#5) Eur/Africa $0
2145CF89719UPS-8115 Power Cord (#6) Eur/Den $0
2145CF89720UPS-8115 Power Cord (#7) Pakis/Safr $0
2145CF89721UPS-8115 Power Cord (#8) Swz/Leich $0
2145CF89722UPS-8115 Power Cord (#9) Ch/It/Eth $0
2145CF89723UPS-8115 Power Cord (#10) Israel $0
2145CF89724UPS-8115 Power Cord (#11) Thailand $0
2145CF89725UPS-8115 Power Cord (#12) Argentina $0
2145CF89726UPS-8115 Power Cord (#13) China $0
2145CF89727UPS-8115 Power Cord (#14) Taiwan $0

Maintenance charges

For additional information on maintenance and pricing, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or your IBM Business Partner, or call 1-800-IBM-CALL (1-800-426-2255).

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.

For more financing information, please visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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