New options for IBM System Storage DCS9900 Storage System can help increase physical storage capacity and reduce noise level of large disk storage configurations

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-053
February 9, 2010

 
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New disk drive features, IHD disk drive feature, and an acoustic door for the System Storage™ DCS9900 Storage System:

  • A 2 TB/7200 rpm SATA drive feature (#3205) is now for available for applications requiring a higher rotational speed than the 2 TB/5400 SATA drive feature (#3204).
  • A new 600 GB/15,000 rpm SAS drive feature (#3234) provides a higher capacity SAS drive for the DCS9900 system.
  • The new disk drive features are compatible with the DCS9900 Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit.
  • IHD SAS Drive pair feature (#2310) for the DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller is designed to work in conjunction with a customer supplied UPS system to provide enhanced cache memory data protection in the event of a power failure.
  • Acoustic door feature (#2019) for the DCS9900 45U rack helps to mitigate noise from heavily populated configurations.

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 DCS9900 Storage System is enhanced with the following new features:

  • 2 TB/7200 rpm SATA Disk Drive feature (#3205) -- Complements the previously announced 2 TB/5400 rpm SATA disk drive (#3204) for the DCS9900 Model 3S1 Expansion Unit, by offering a 2 TB SATA drive with a higher rotational speed. Some applications may require or run more efficiently with higher rotational speed drives.
  • 600 GB/15,000 rpm SAS Disk Drive feature (#3234) -- Provides a higher capacity SAS drive than previously offered for the DCS9900 Model 3S1 Expansion Unit. DCS9900 configurations can be built that scale up to 720 TB using the 600 GB SAS drive.
  • Internal Hard Drive (IHD) SAS Drive pair (#2310) -- The IHD feature is designed for use in the DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller. This feature works in conjunction with a customer provided UPS system to provide enhanced cache memory data protection in the event of a power failure. This is a "plant-installed" only feature and is not available for field installation.
  • Acoustic Door feature (#2019) -- Delivers an acoustic door for the DCS9900 45U rack feature (#2003) that is designed to help reduce the noise levels associated with large configurations of disk drives. This is a "plant-installed" only feature and is not available for field installation.
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The 2 TB/7200 rpm SATA disk drive feature (#3205) and 600 GB/15,000 rpm SAS disk drive feature (#3234) are compatible with the DCS9900 Model 3S1 Storage Expansion Unit (1269-3S1).

IHD SAS Drive pair feature (#2310) is for use with the DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller (1269-CP2).

The Acoustic Door feature (#2019) is for use with the DCS9900 45U rack.

Mandatory RPQ 8S0870

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


 
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February 19, 2010


 
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2 TB/7200 rpm SATA Disk Drive (#3205)

The 2000 GB (2TB)/7200 rpm SATA Disk Drive feature (#3205) is designed for use with the DCS9900 Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit. Employing 2 TB SATA disk drives in DCS9900 system configurations can enable the physical storage capacity up to a maximum of 2400 TB. The 2 TB/7200 rpm SATA Disk Drive feature (#3205) complements the previously announced 2 TB/5400 rpm SATA disk drive (#3204) for the DCS9900 Model 3S1 Expansion Unit, by offering a 2 TB SATA drive with a higher rotational speed. Some applications may require or run more efficiently with higher rotational speed drives.

600 GB/15,000 rpm SAS Disk Drive (#3234)

The 600 GB/15,000 rpm SAS Disk Drive feature (#3234) is designed for use with the DCS9900 Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Storage Expansion Unit. DCS9900 configurations can be built that scale up to 720 TB using the 600 GB SAS drive.

Internal Hard Drive (IHD) SAS Drive pair (#2310)

The Internal Hard Drive (IHD) SAS Drive Pair feature (#2310) provides a plant-installed pair of SAS disk drives that are mounted internally within the DCS9900 Model CP2 Controller 4U enclosure. The IHD SAS drive pair, working in conjunction with a customer provided UPS system, is designed to provide enhanced data protection for DCS9900 systems with caching enabled, which require controller cache write-back data to be flushed to non-volatile storage during a power event.

Upon a power event, the DCS9900 IHD management software is invoked to help move data from the DCS9900 cache memory to the IHD SAS drive pair before shutting down the DCS9900. When the power event has subsided, DCS9900 IHD backup software assists to help restore cache data, in preparation for restoring system operation of the DCS9900.

The IHD SAS Drive pair feature (#2310) is a "plant-installed" only feature and is not available for field installation. Refer to the Limitations section for more information on this feature.

Acoustic Door for DCS9900 45U rack (#2019)

The Acoustic Door feature (#2019) delivers an acoustic door for the DCS9900 45U rack feature (#2003). This feature is designed to help reduce the noise levels associated with large configurations of disk drives. This is a "plant-installed" only feature and is not available for field installation. Refer to the Limitations section for additional information on this feature.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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
 
 
Acoustic Rack Door              1269      CP2      2019
 
Internal SAS Drive pair         1269      CP2      2310
 
2TB/7200 rpm SATA Disk Drive    1269      3S1      3205
 
 
600 GB/15K SAS Disk Drive       1269      3S1      3234
 

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

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements will be defined as part of the overall systems evaluation customers receive with mandatory prerequisite RPQ 8S0870.

Contact your IBM representative.

Software requirements

Software requirements will be defined as a part of the overall systems evaluation customers receive with mandatory prerequisite RPQ 8S0870.

Contact your IBM representative.

Limitations

The DCS9900 2 TB/7200 rpm SATA disk drive feature (#3205) and 600 GB/15,000 rpm SATA disk drive feature (#3234) are compatible with the DCS9900 Model 3S1 SAS/SATA Expansion Unit (1269-3S1).

The Internal Hard Drive (IHD) SAS Drive Pair feature (#2310) is designed to provide enhanced data protection for DCS9900 systems with caching enabled, when the DCS9900 is setup and configured with a supported UPS system provided by the customer, as described in the DCS9900 Installation Guide. Customers are responsible for taking into consideration the necessary site planning, configuration, and network infrastructure requirements as described in the DCS9900 Installation Guide.

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/

Note: 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.

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 features must first be approved by ordering mandatory I-listed RPQ 8S0870. Contact your IBM representative to order the I-listed RPQ.

Planning information

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

No cables required.

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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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year. If a feature is added to a DCS9900 Storage System without replacing a previously-installed feature, IBM provides the same base warranty as was announced for the DCS9900, for example, a one-year warranty. The warranty starts on the feature's "Date of Installation". If this IBM feature replaces another IBM feature that was removed, it assumes the remaining warranty of the feature that was removed.

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.


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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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