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IBM System Storage N series adds additional features and capabilities to the N3220, N3240, N7950T, EXN3000, and EXN3500 systems

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG12-0004
November 13, 2012


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Pricing Pricing
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The IBM® System Storage® N3220, N3240, and N7950T (2867 Model E22 and 2857 Models A12, A14 A22, and A24) systems now include support for SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise features. Data ONTAP 8.1, or later, is required. The EXN3000 storage expansion unit now includes the option of using a 6 Gbps I/O module when using 6Gb SAS/SATA disk drives. This feature enables the use of Flash Pool storage and mixed SSD/SATA shelves with the N series systems. This feature requires Data ONTAP 8.1.1, or later.

The EXN3500 and N3220 systems now support a 900 GB small form factor SAS disk drive, expanding the capacity options available to customers.

N3240 systems now support 100 GB solid state disks (SSD) providing improved performance and configuration flexibility of the systems.



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



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December 7, 2012



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100 GB Solid state disks (#4050)

This feature provides one 100 GB solid-state drive. Physical storage capacity is up to 100 GB.

At least some of the storage in an N series system must be rotating disk drives; that is, the storage of an N series system may not be all SSD.

900 GB SFF SAS disk (#4102)

This feature provides one 900 GB SAS drive. Physical storage capacity is up to 900 GB.

IOM3 module (#2098)

This feature provides a 3 Gbps I/O module for the EXN3000. This module is mandatory for all expansions using SAS disks, and is optional for expansions using SATA disks.

IOM6 module (#2099)

This feature provides a 6 Gbps I/O module for the EXN3000. This module is optional for expansions using SATA disks. Using feature 2099 with SATA disks enables mixing SSDs (quantity of 6) with selected SATA disk capacities (quantity of 18) within a single expansion, improving the flexibility of the expansion. This mixed-shelf architecture is used in conjunction with Flash Pool technology included in Data ONTAP 8.1.1, or later. This feature requires Data ONTAP 8.1.1, or later.

SnapLock Compliance (#5909) and SnapLock Compliance - GW (#5934)

This feature enables the SnapLock Compliance licensed function subject to applying a feature activation code made available by IBM . This feature is also used for maintenance billing purposes.

The corequisite IBM 2870 feature must be purchased to establish authorization for use of the SnapLock Compliance licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM .


Note: This feature requires Data ONTAP 8.1, or later.
SnapLock Enterprise (#5919) and SnapLock Enterprise - GW (#5944)

This feature enables the SnapLock Enterprise licensed function subject to applying a feature activation code made available by IBM . SnapLock Enterprise is designed to provide high performance and high security data permanence to disk-based primary and secondary N7950T storage subsystems. An integrated element of the proven IBM Data ONTAP operating system, SnapLock software is designed to support the accuracy, integrity, and security of data by helping prevent the alteration of business records and allow rapid online access for long periods of time. SnapLock Enterprise allows administrators to delete entire SnapLock Enterprise volumes. However, it is designed to prevent any SnapLock Enterprise user or administrator from deleting or modifying individual SnapLock Enterprise WORM records. This feature is also used for maintenance billing purposes.

The corequisite IBM 2870 feature must be purchased to establish authorization for use of the SnapLock Enterprise licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM .


Note: This feature requires Data ONTAP 8.1, or later.
Complete Bundle

The SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise function is also being added to the Complete Bundle features for the N7950T.



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Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

Licensed Function Indicators:
 SnapLock Compliance             2867     E22       5909
 SnapLock Enterprise             2867     E22       5919
 SnapLock Compliance - GW        2867     E22       5934
 SnapLock Enterprise - GW        2867     E22       5944
 
Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

Licensed Function Indicators:
 SnapLock Compliance             2870     67J       5909
 SnapLock Enterprise             2870     67J       5919
 SnapLock Compliance - GW        2870     67J       5934
 SnapLock Enterprise - GW        2870     67J       5944
 
Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

Licensed Function Indicators:
 SnapLock Compliance             2857     A12       A8P5
 SnapLock Enterprise             2857     A12       A8P6
 
 SnapLock Compliance             2857     A22       A8PN
 SnapLock Enterprise             2857     A22       A8PP
 900 GB SFF SAS Disk Drive       2857     A12       4102
 900 GB SFF SAS Disk Drive       2857     A22       4102
 
Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

Licensed Function Indicators:
 SnapLock Compliance             2857     A14       A8Q5
 SnapLock Enterprise             2857     A14       A8Q6
 
 SnapLock Compliance             2857     A24       A8QN
 SnapLock Enterprise             2857     A24       A8QP
 
 100 GB Solid State Drive        2857     A14       4050
 100 GB Solid State Drive        2857     A24       4050
 
Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

Licensed Function Indicators:
 SnapLock Compliance             2870     571       A8P5
 SnapLock Enterprise             2870     571       A8P6
 
 SnapLock Compliance             2870     572       A8PN
 SnapLock Enterprise             2870     572       A8PP
 
 SnapLock Compliance             2870     573       A8Q5
 SnapLock Enterprise             2870     573       A8Q6
 
 SnapLock Compliance             2870     574       A8QN
 SnapLock Enterprise             2870     574       A8QP
 
Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

 3 Gbps interface                2857     003       2098
 6 Gbps interface                2857     003       2099
 
Description                      Machine  Model     Feature

 900 GB SFF SAS Disk Drive       2857     006       4102
                                 2857     A12, A22  4102


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The following publications are shipped with the product:

                                   Order
Title                              number
Shipped as hardcopy:
 
IBM System Storage N7X50 Series    GA32-0949
 Filer Installation and Setup
 Instructions
 
IBM System Storage N7X50 Series    GA32-0950
 Gateway Installation and Setup
 Instructions
 
Shipped on CD-ROM, all above, and
 
IBM System Storage N7X50           GA32-0948
 Series Hardware and Service Guide
 
On the web, all above, and:
 
IBM System Storage N series        GA32-0543
 Introduction and Planning Guide

All of the publications are available on the N series support website

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

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

Product publications are available in English. IBM may translate key product publications.

When completed, translations will be available through country ordering systems and the N series support website.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Licensed machine code (LMC)

The SnapLock features require LMC level 8.1, or later. Some N7950T features and functions may not be available or supported in all environments. Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating systems levels are available at

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

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

Licensed functions

Data ONTAP (feature) and Data ONTAP Essentials feature (which includes CFO) is required on every N7950T platform.

Licensed functions require the selection of N7950T Model E22 features and the acquisition of the corresponding IBM 2870 Model 67J function authorization features.

Software requirements

Current information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the Nseries systems are available at

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

The required 2870 license features are the same as for the equivalent 2867 Model E22.

Limitations

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 website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

No cables are required by the SnapLock features.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and/or integration of this product.



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Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

Three years

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Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

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