Family 2421+02 IBM System Storage DS8700 Models 941 and 94E

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  May 30, 2017.

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Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2421-94E 2009/10/202009/10/23 2014/10/012017/12/31
2421-941 2009/10/202009/10/23 2012/10/012017/12/31

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Abstract

The IBM 2421 System Storage DS8000 series encompasses the flagship disk enterprise storage products in the IBM System Storage portfolio. The DS8700 represents the latest in this series designed for high-performance, high-capacity, and resilient series of disk storage systems.

Model abstract 2421-941

The IBM 2421 System Storage DS8700 Model 941 has 2-way or 4-way processors with 256 TB physical capacity, 128 disk drives, 128 GB or 384 GB Processor memory, 16 Host Adapters, and the capability to attach one 9xE expansion unit or one to four 9xE expansion units.

Model abstract 2421-94E

The IBM 2421 System Storage DS8700 Expansion Model 94E which attaches to Model 941 has 512 TB physical capacity, 256 disk drives, and 16 Host Adapters.
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Highlights

The capabilities for the IBM System Storage DS8700 models, offering greater choices in price and performance, include:

  • IBM System Storage DS8700 high-performance flagship Model 941 and expansion Model 94E
  • POWER6-based processors
  • PCI-E-based internal fabric improvements
  • Upgraded device adapters
  • Non-disruptive upgrade path for the DS8700 Model 941 and additional Model 94E expansion frames
  • Enhancements to disk encryption key management with support for:
    • Encryption deadlock recovery key
    • Dual platform key server support
  • Value-based licensing

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Description

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series encompasses the flagship disk enterprise storage products in the IBM System Storage portfolio. The DS8700 represents the latest in this series designed for high- performance, high-capacity, and resilient series of disk storage systems. Today's announcement continues the practice of "enterprise choice" length of warranty option by allowing the high-performance flagship models (DS8700 Model 941 and associated DS8700 Expansion Unit Model 94E) to be ordered with a one-year, two-year, three-year, or four-year warranty period. This capability enables you to select the option that best addresses your business and financial needs.

Additionally, the IBM System Storage DS8700 provides functional capabilities, allowing you to choose the combination of price and efficiency that is right for your application needs. Capabilities include:

  • IBM POWER6 processor technology: The DS8700 features IBM's POWER6 server technology to help support high performance. Compared to the POWER5+ processor in previous models, the POWER6 processor can enable over a 50% performance improvement in I/O operations per second in transaction processing workload environments. Additionally, sequential workloads can receive as much as 150% bandwidth improvement. The DS8700 offers either a dual 2-way processor complex or a dual 4-way processor complex.
  • PCI-e IO enclosures: To improve IOPS (IO Operations Per Second) and sequential read/write throughput, the new IO enclosures are directly connected to the servers via point-to-point PCI-e cables. IO enclosures no longer share common 'loops', they connect directly to each internal server via separate cables and link cards.
  • Four-port device adapters: Device adapter processor hardware upgrade to processor resources for more IOPS performance to enable better utilization of SSD drives.
  • Non-disruptive upgrade path for the DS8700 Model 941 and additional Model 94E expansion frames allows processor, cache, and storage enhancement to be performed concurrently without disrupting applications.
  • Enhancements to disk encryption key management that can help address PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirements:
    • Encryption deadlock recovery key - Supports the ability for IBM to restore access to a DS8700 when the encryption key for the storage is unavailable due to an encryption deadlock scenario.
    • Dual platform key server support - DS8000 requires an isolated key server in encryption configurations. The isolated key server currently defined is an IBM System x server. Dual platform key server support allows two different server platforms to host the key manager with either platform operating in either "clear key" or "secure key" mode.
  • Value based pricing/licensing - Operating Environment License is usually priced based on the performance, capacity, speed, and other characteristics that provide value in customer environments.

Designed for high-performance, reliability, and enhanced connectivity

The IBM System Storage DS8700 models feature the following hardware and technology to enhance performance, connectivity, and reliability:

  • IBM POWER6 processor technology: The DS8700 features the IBM POWER6 server technology to help support high performance. Compared to the IBM POWER5+ processor in previous models, the POWER6 processor can enable over a 50% performance improvement in I/O operations per second in transaction processing workload environments. Additionally, sequential workloads can receive as much as 150% bandwidth improvement. The DS8700 offers either a dual 2-way processor complex or a dual 4-way processor complex.
  • PCI-e IO enclosures: To improve IOPS (IO Operations Per Second) and sequential read/write throughput, the new IO enclosures are directly connected to the internal servers via point-to-point PCI-e cables. IO enclosures no longer share common 'loops', they connect directly to each server via separate cables and link cards.
  • Four-port device adapters: Device adapter processor hardware upgrade to processor resources for more IOPS performance to enable better utilization of SSD drives.
  • Non-disruptive upgrade path for the DS8700 Model 941 and additional Model 94E expansion frames allowing processor, cache, and storage enhancements to be performed in a production concurrently.
  • Industry-standard disk drives: The DS8700 offers a selection of disk drives, including Solid State Drives (SSD), SATA drives, and Fibre Channel Encrypting drives, allowing a DS8700 to scale up to 2,048 TB of capacity.
  • Four-port Fibre Channel/FICON adapters: These adapters are designed not only to enhance connectivity, but to increase configuration flexibility because the individual ports can be configured to support Fibre Channel or FICON.
  • Processor memory offerings: The DS8700 model with 2-way configuration offers up to 128 GB of processor memory and the DS8700 model with 4-way configuration offers up to 384 GB of processor memory. In addition, the Non-Volatile Storage (NVS) scales to the processor memory size selected, which can also help optimize performance.
  • Host attachments: The DS8700 model with 2-way configuration offers up to 16 host adapters and the DS8700 model with 4-way configuration offers up to 32 host adapters. Only Fibre Channel/FICON adapters are supported.
  • High availability: The DS8700 model is designed and implemented with component redundancy to help avoid many potential single points of failure.

Logical Unit Number (LUN) and volume management

  • Non-disruptive LUN and volume creation and deletion are supported. When a LUN or volume is deleted, the capacity can be reformatted and re-used.
  • LUNs and volumes can be configured to span arrays. Therefore, the size of the volume or LUN is not constrained by the size of the array. LUNs up to 16 TB are supported. CKD volumes up to 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) supported.

The IBM System Storage DS8700 introduces the ability to support open devices up to 16 TB in size. This allows increased flexibility in managing the growing amount of data in enterprise environments. By reducing the total number of devices, administrators can simplify their datacenter configuration as well.

Dynamic Volume Expansion supporting application data growth

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series supports Dynamic Volume Expansion, which allows the size of a logical volume to be increased while it is online to a host system. This capability can simplify management by enabling easier online volume expansion to support application data growth. The maximum volume size is limited to currently supported maximum size for DS8700:

  • Open Systems (Fixed Block - FB) volumes - 2 TB
  • System z (CKD) volumes - 223 GB (262,668 cylinders)

Volumes that are expanded can be online during and after the execution of the function. Volumes may not be in Copy Services relationships (Point-in-Time Copy, FlashCopy SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Metro/Global Mirror, and z/OS Global Mirror functions) while expansion is taking place. The function can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. IBM System z and System p servers support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8000 series.

All other servers may require additional steps to be put into place in order to support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8000 series. Refer to the following IBM System Storage DS8000 series Interoperability Web site for more information.

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ ssic/index.jsp

The Dynamic Volume Expansion capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Addressing capabilities

Support for Logical Subsystems (LSS), logical devices, and logical paths defined as:

  • Up to 256 logical subsystems (LSS)
  • Up to 65,280 logical devices
  • Up to 130,560 FICON logical paths (1,280 logical paths per control unit image)
  • Up to 8,000 process logins (509 per SCSI-FCP port)

Simplified storage management for System z with z/OS

For System z and z/OS environments, the DS8700 models can support 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) 3,390 volumes. It can help relieve addressing constraints, improve disk resource utilization, and improve storage administrator productivity by providing the ability to consolidate multiple disk volumes into a single address.

Administration and management:

  • Online configuration capability features a Web-based GUI designed to offer increased ease of use.
  • A single command line interface (CLI) supports both logical configuration and copy services.

Technology and packaging

The DS8700 models feature technology, packaging, and capabilities designed to help improve availability and reduce costs.

  • Packaging allows a single DS8700 model base frame to take up to 20% less floor space than an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) base frame. This can help reduce your costs for valuable floor space.
  • Capabilities such as remote code distribution and e-mail notification of link failures can also improve availability.

Choice of models and features to meet your performance and configuration needs

The DS8700 Model 941 offers a dual 2-way processor complex and holds up to 128 disk drives for a maximum capacity up to 256 TB. The model also supports up to 128 GB of processor memory and up to 16 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

The DS8700 Model 941 also offers a dual 4-way processor complex as an optional feature and holds up to 128 disk drives for a maximum capacity of up to 256 TB. It also supports up to 384 GB of processor memory and up to 16 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With an optional Expansion Unit (DS8700 Model 94E), it scales as follows:

With one DS8700 Model 94E Expansion Unit, the DS8700 Model 941 supports up to 384 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 768 TB, and up to 32 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

With two DS8700 Model 94E Expansion Units, the DS8700 Model 941 supports up to 640 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 1280 TB, and up to 32 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

With three DS8700 Model 94E Expansion Units, the DS8700 Model 941 supports up to 896 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 1792 TB, and up to 32 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

With four DS8700 Model 94E Expansion Units, the DS8700 Model 941 supports up to 1,024 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 2048 TB, and up to 32 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

Variety of configuration options

Physical capacity for the DS8000 series is purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives (same capacity and rpm). Disk drive sets are available in many types as show in the table below. For additional flexibility, feature conversions are available to exchange existing disk drive sets when purchasing new disk drive sets with higher capacity.

Price, performance, and capacity flexibility to help address specific application and business requirements is provided through drive intermix support.

Drive   Drive    Encryption  Non-encryption  RAID      Field
Size     type    speed       drive           drive     support  Supported
------   -----  -------   ----------  --------------  -------   ---------
73 GB     SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
146 GB    SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
600 GB    SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
73 GB     FC    15K rpm       No            Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
146 GB    FC    15K rpm       Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
300 GB    FC    15K rpm       Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
450 GB    FC    15K rpm       Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
600 GB    FC    15K rpm       No            Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
1 TB      SATA  7.2K rpm      No            Yes         6, 10      Yes
2 TB      SATA  7.2K rpm      No            Yes         6, 10      Yes
 

IBM Standby Capacity on Demand offering

The IBM Standby Capacity on Demand for the DS8000 series (Standby CoD) offering allows inactive disk drives to be installed that can be easily activated as business needs require.

IBM offers Capacity on Demand solutions that are designed to meet the changing storage needs of rapidly growing On Demand Businesses. The Standby CoD offering is designed to let you tap into additional storage and is particularly attractive if you have rapid or unpredictable growth, or if you simply want the knowledge that the extra storage will be there when you need it.

With this offering, up to four Standby CoD disk drive sets (64 disk drives) can be factory or field installed into your system. To activate, you simply logically configure the disk drives for use -- a nondisruptive activity that does not require intervention from IBM.

Upon activation of any portion of a Standby CoD disk drive set, you must place an order with IBM to initiate billing for the activated set. At that time, you can also order replacement Standby CoD disk drive sets.

This offering allows you to purchase licensed functions based upon your machine's physical capacity excluding unconfigured Standby CoD capacity. This can help improve your cost of ownership because your extent of IBM authorization for licensed functions can grow at the same time you need your disk capacity to grow.

This offering does not have an offering fee premium, helping improve your cost of ownership. A Standby CoD disk drive set must be activated within a 12-month period from the date of installation; all such activation is permanent. Contact your IBM representative to obtain additional information regarding Standby CoD offering terms and conditions.

Full disk encryption

IBM recognizes the requirement for data protection, not only from hardware or software failures, but also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and re-tasking of existing hardware. Full disk encryption drive sets lets you encrypt data at rest on a DS8000 series storage controller, helping to mitigate the threat of theft or unauthorized business critical data.

The DS8000 series has the capability to allow you to install encrypted 146 GB 15,000 rpm, 300 GB 15,000 rpm, and 450 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel drives with encryption capability and with key management services supported by Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager software (TKLM). The full disk encryption disk drive sets are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 5xxx. Encryption drive set support must also be ordered via feature number 1751.

The full disk encryption support feature is available only as plant order. Plant-configured-encryption-supporting systems will be allowed to increase the number of drive sets installed at the installed location. Intermixing of drives is not supported, thus the entire subsystem is either encrypted drives (feature numbers 5xxx) or intermixed devices of Fibre Channel, SATA, and SSD devices (feature numbers 2xxx and 6xxx).

Additionally, you must complete an environment verification process to confirm best practice configuration of the encryption solution. This verification can be requested from IBM Lab Based Services (recommended), or completed by you, but is a prerequisite of the encryption solution activation process.

z/OS support of disk encryption will be available on z/OS V1.8, or later.

Disable recovery key

On a DS8700 only, if you have a security administrator, you can configure or disable a recovery key for the DS8000 storage facility image before an encryption group is created. You can disable a recovery key within a secure key environment. The state of the recovery key must be "Unconfigured" in order to disable the recovery key. Be aware that if you disable a recovery key this allows an encryption group to be configured but with no recovery alternative. If, for some reason, you do not want a recovery key, you should disable it.

Encryption deadlock recovery key is to support the ability for customer administrators to restore access to a DS8700 when the encryption key for the storage is unavailable due to an encryption deadlock scenario. If customers disable the recovery key they do so at their own risk. Refer to White Paper "IBM Encrypted Storage Overview V1.2" for best practices for prevention of the deadlock situation.

Rekey data keys of an encryption group

With security administrator access, users can rekey the data keys of their encryption group. With the encryption group rekey function, users can concurrently migrate a single platform key server configuration to a dual platform key server configuration to leverage changes in key management infrastructure. Both of these enhancements can help clients satisfy PCI (Payment Card Industry) security standards.

SATA Disk Drives (SATA)

The DS8700 offers 1 TB 7,200 rpm and 2TB 7,200 rpm Serial ATA (SATA) drive sets, providing additional price and capacity flexibility to address specific application and business requirements. The SATA disk drives can be added to the DS8700 models to support various fixed- content, data-archival, reference-data, and streaming applications that require large amounts of storage capacity at lower cost per MB.

SATA drives are not intended for use in applications that require drive utilization duty cycles greater than 20%. In addition, SATA drives are supported only in RAID-6 and RAID-10 configurations. SATA drives will not share sparing capability with non-SATA drives. The SATA disk drive sets are optional to the DS8700 and are available with feature numbers 2xxx.

Solid State Drives (SSD)

To improve data transfer rate (IOPS) and response time, the IBM DS8000 series today provides support for SSD. SSDs have improved I/O transaction-based performance over traditional platter-based drives. The IBM DS8000 series will initially offer SSDs in 73 GB and 146 GB capacities with enhanced seek time performance.

SSDs are a high-IOPS class enterprise storage device targeted at Tier 0 applications that can use high level of fast-access storage. SSDs offer a number of potential benefits over hard disk drives, including better IOPS performance, lower power consumption, less heat generation, and lower acoustical noise. The SSDs are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 6xxx.

SSDs will be limited to 256 drives per the DS8700 system. Additionally, RAID-6 and RAID-10 are not supported for SSD arrays.

z/OS support of SSDs is available on z/OS V1.8, or later.

Eight drive install groups of Solid State Disk (SSD)

Additional physical capacity for the DS8700 can be purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives (same capacity and rpm). IBM System Storage DS8700 now offers the support of eight drive install groups of SSD (half disk drive set), providing additional price/performance and capacity options to address specific application and business requirements. This support is in addition to the already supported 16 drive install groups of SSD (a disk drive set). The 73 GB and 146 GB SSD half disk drive sets are supported.

We will allow up to eight half SSD packs per system, or any combination up to eight of half or full SSD packs. (These packs are spit among eight locations in the first three frames, two in the first, four in the second, two in the third.) Once eight is reached, all half SSD packs must be converted to full SSD packs. Once eight full SSD packs exist, we'll allow MES up to 16 full SSD packs. A Disk enclosure filler half set (#2998) is required to be ordered at the same time when a SSD half drive set feature (#6xx4) is ordered. If feature numbers 6xx4 and 6xx6 are selected with feature number 1210and feature number 6xx6 is a odd number, feature numbers 2998 and 2999 must be selected.

Flexibility with support for RAID-5, RAID-6, and RAID-10

Physical capacity on the DS8000 series can be configured as RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10, or a combination of the three. RAID-5 can offer excellent performance for most applications, while RAID-10 can offer better performance for selected applications, in particular high random write content applications in an open systems environment. RAID-10 combines RAID-1 (mirroring) with RAID-0 (striping).

Each drive within a RAID-10 array is mirrored to a second drive within the array, and to improve performance, data is striped across the drives within the array. RAID-6 allows for additional fault tolerance by using a second independent distributed parity scheme (dual parity). Data is striped on a block level across a set of drives, similar to RAID-5 configurations, and a second set of parity is calculated and written across all the drives. With these two levels of parity, RAID-6 can support a high data fault tolerance.

The decision to configure capacity as RAID-6, RAID-5, or RAID-10, as well as the amount of capacity to configure for each type, can be made at any time. RAID-6, RAID-5, and RAID-10 arrays can be intermixed within a single system and the physical capacity can be logically reconfigured at a later date (for example, RAID-6 arrays can be reconfigured into RAID-5 arrays).

Connectivity with four-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters

The DS8000 series is designed to offer enhanced connectivity with the availability of four-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters. The 8Gb Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters, offered in longwave and shortwave, auto-negotiate to either 8Gb, 4Gb, or 2Gb link speeds. This flexibility enables you to exploit the potential benefits offered by higher performance, 2Gb and 4Gb SAN-based solutions.

In addition, the individual ports on the adapter can be configured with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) or FICON. This can help protect your investment in Fibre Channel adapters, and increase your ability to migrate to new servers. A DS8700 Model 941 can support up to a maximum of 32 host adapters which equates to a maximum of 128 Fibre Channel ports, however for 8GB four-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters, it can only support up to a maximum of 16 host adapters which equals to a maximum of 64 Fiber Channel ports.

The DS8700 models offer extensive connectivity support -- including Fibre Channel, or FICON -- across a broad range of server environments -- including IBM System z, System p, System i, and System x servers, as well as servers from Sun and Hewlett-Packard, and non-IBM Intel-based servers. This rich support of heterogeneous environments and attachments, along with the flexibility to easily partition the DS8000 series storage capacity among the attached environments, can help support storage consolidation requirements and dynamic, changing environments.

Improved performance with Storage Pool Striping (rotate extents)

The Storage Pool Striping (rotate extents) function optionally stripes new volumes across all ranks of an extent pool, which can help reduce the administration required to balance system loads. With multiple rank allocation support, the system can automatically perform close to the highest efficiency, requiring little or no performance administration.

The effectiveness of performance management is enhanced since imbalances tend to occur as isolated problems. The Storage Pool Striping function can help automate hotspot avoidance to enable improved performance and response time without special tuning.

The function can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. All host systems supported by the DS8000 series today are supported with Storage Pool Striping. The Storage Pool Striping function is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Rich set of business continuance solutions

The DS8700 models support a rich set of copy service functions and management tools that can be used to build solutions to help address business continuance requirements.

Point-in-time copy solutions

The FlashCopy advanced function is designed to provide a point-in-time copy capability for logical volumes. The FlashCopy function creates a physical point-in-time copy of the data, with minimal interruption to applications, and makes it possible to access both the source and target copies immediately.

FlashCopy supports many advanced capabilities, including:

  • Data Set FlashCopy: Allows a FlashCopy of a data set in a System z environment.
  • Multiple Relationship FlashCopy: Allows a source to have FlashCopy relationships with multiple targets simultaneously. This flexibility allows you to initiate up to 12 FlashCopy establishes on a given logical unit number (LUN), volume, or data set without needing to first wait for or cause previous relationships to end.
  • Incremental FlashCopy: Provides the capability to 'refresh' a LUN or volume involved in a FlashCopy relationship. When a subsequent FlashCopy establish is initiated, only the data required to bring the target current to the source's newly established point-in-time is copied. The direction of the "refresh" can also be reversed, in which case the LUN or volume previously defined as the target becomes the source for the LUN or volume previously defined as the source (and now defined as the target).
  • Remote Mirror Primary FlashCopy: Lets you establish a FlashCopy relationship where the target is also a remote mirror primary volume. You can create full or incremental point-in-time copies at a local site and then use remote mirroring commands to copy the data to the remote site.
  • Consistency Group Commands: Allows DS8700 model systems to hold off I/O activity to a LUN or volume until the FlashCopy Consistency Group command is issued. Consistency groups can be used to help create a consistent point-in-time copy across multiple LUNs or volumes, and even across multiple DS8700s.
  • Inband Commands Over Remote Mirror Link: In a remote mirror environment, allows commands to manage FlashCopy at the remote site to be issued from the local or intermediate site and transmitted over the remote mirror Fibre Channel links. This eliminates the need for a network connection to the remote site solely for the management of FlashCopy.

FlashCopy is an optional feature of the DS8700 models, and is available with the point-in-time indicator feature numbers 72xx and 0720 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA feature numbers 72xx).

IBM FlashCopy SE offers price and efficiency options

Today, the DS8000 series Point-in-Time Copy (IBM FlashCopy) function requires space to be set aside equal to the size of the volumes that are to be copied. The IBM System Storage DS8000 series provides support for IBM FlashCopy SE (space efficient snapshot capability) which is intended to use only the amount of storage needed by the copy.

This capability can lower the amount of storage needed by many DS8000 series clients today, and help lower costs by reducing disk capacity needed for copies. Reducing capacity in the DS8000 can also mean fewer drives and less power required for the overall system.

IBM FlashCopy SE can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. All host systems supported by the DS8000 series today are supported with FlashCopy SE (IBM System z servers require z/OS 1.7, or later, for this support). For more information on implementation of this function, please refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 FlashCopy SE Implementation Considerations and Recommendations document located at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebI ndex/FLASH10617

IBM FlashCopy SE is an optional feature on the DS8000 series, available with the SE indicator feature numbers 0730 and 735x-736x and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA SE feature numbers 735x-736x).

Remote Pair FlashCopy

The IBM DS8700 provides the Remote Pair FlashCopy with the capability to allow a FlashCopy (Point-in-Time copy) relationship where the FlashCopy target device is a Metro Mirror primary device. This significantly reduces the recoverability time that exists when a FlashCopy background copy and Metro Mirror Resync are in progress. The Remote Pair FlashCopy provides a solution for data replication, data migration, remote copy, and disaster recovery tasks.

For business continuity, the Remote Pair FlashCopy operations are non- disruptive, allowing the primary device of each FlashCopy pair to remain available to all hosts for both read and write I/O operations. Once established, Remote Pair FlashCopy operations continue unattended to support continuous data backup to the secondary device.

z/OS support of Remote Pair FlashCopy is available on z/OS V1.9, or later, using the name FlashCopy Preserve Mirror.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier Enhancements

IBM delivers the second generation of IBM System Storage Easy Tier, designed to balance system resources to address application performance objectives by automating data placement across SSD (tier 0), enterprise- class (tier 1), and near-line (tier 2) drives as well as among the ranks of the same tier. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and non-disruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across any 2 tiers of storage and the ability to manually relocate full volumes. The potential benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads.

This enhancement can help to improve storage utilization and address performance requirements for multi-tier systems that are not yet deploying solid-state drives (SSDs). Depending on the workload, up to 50% or more of tier one application data can be migrated to nearline (tier 2) without impacting application performance.

Effective automated tiering between enterprise-class and near-line drives can help reduce overall footprint and provide more cost effective capacity, while addressing performance requirements.

The extended capabilities of Easy Tier version 2 to support:

  • Cold demotion - Inactive "cold" data stored on Enterprise performance Tier is demoted to a more appropriate tier.
  • Warm demotion - When a specific rank in the higher tier exceeds its optimal performance level, selected extents are moved to other ranks to eliminate the growing hotspot.
  • Auto-Rebalance - Automatically relocate extents among the ranks within the tiers to remove workload skews on the ranks.
  • Automated relocation - Now supporting migration between any two classes of drive.

    Note that near-line drives are currently available on the DS8700 model; support for the DS8800 model will be available in a subsequent release.

  • Volume migration - Enables the manual relocation of volumes between extent pools, the restriping of volumes within an extent pool, and the ability to merge existing extent pools into a single extent pool. Intra-pool restriping is now available to rebalance the volume across the available ranks, with a general bias toward providing pure striping, without requiring pre-allocation of all extents.
  • Rank depopulation - Allow customers to non-disruptively relocate extents away from selected ranks and stop using the ranks.

Cold demotion

Cold demotion is designed to automatically recognize and demote inactive (cold) extents that are stored on a higher-performance tier to an appropriate lower-cost tier.

Cold demotion occurs when Easy Tier version 2 detects any of the following scenarios:

  • Segments in a storage pool become inactive over time, while other data remains active. This action can free up segments on the enterprise tier before the segments on the lower tier become "hot," helping the system be more responsive to new data.
  • All the segments in a storage pool become inactive simultaneously due to either a planned or unplanned outage. In this situation, Easy Tier disables cold demote when storage pools are inactive for between 15.5 and 24 hours. Disabling cold demote assists the user in scheduling extended outages or experiencing the outage without affecting the segment placement.

Warm demotion

Warm demote operation demotes "hot" extents in SSD to HDD, or from Enterprise FC to SATA drive to protect the drive performance on the system. In the enhanced Easy Tier version 2, warm demotion is rank-based and target rank is randomly selected from the lower tier. This function is triggered when bandwidth or IOPS thresholds are exceeded in the higher tier.

Auto-rebalance

In any tier, placing highly active (hot) data on the same physical rank can cause the drives or the associated device adapter (DA) to become a performance bottleneck. Likewise, over time skews can appear within a single tier that cannot be addressed by migrating data to a faster tier alone, and requires some degree of workload rebalancing within the same tier. Auto-rebalance addresses these issues within a tier. It also helps the system respond in a more timely and appropriate manner to overloading, skews and any under-utilization that might occur from addition or deletion of hardware, migration of extents between tiers, changes in the underlying volume configurations, and variations in the workload. Auto-rebalance adjusts the system in order to continuously provide good performance by balancing the load on the ranks and on DA pairs.

Easy Tier enhancements provide extended and improved capabilities to support the automatic functions of auto-rebalance, warm demotion, and cold demotion, will be made available on both DS8700 model 941 and DS8800 model 951.

Rank depopulation

In the situations of drive technology upgrade, storage re- configuration, and tearing down hybrid pools, rank depopulation allows users to relocate in-use extents away to the other ranks in the same pool and un-assign the ranks from the pool. When ranks of a tier are depopulated from the hybrid pool, the pool is automatically treated as a traditionally managed pool, without dynamic optimization. After the depopulation, the ranks can be deleted or re-configured to another pool.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier third generation

IBM System Storage Easy Tier third generation is designed to help automate data placement throughout the DS8000 disk pool between SSD drives (tier 1), enterprise class drives (tier 2), and nearline (tier 3) drives to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across any three tiers of storage and within any tier. Relocation within tiers automatically rebalances workloads across available ranks, including ranks that are added to disk pools, to maximize the performance of each tier. Pools may be configured with one, two, or three tiers. The benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads. In addition, easy tier allows the customer to manually migrate logical volumes between extent pools, to merge extent pools, or to redistribute logical volumes across the available ranks within an unmanaged extent pool.

This enhancement can help clients improve storage utilization and address performance requirements for multi-tier systems that are not yet deploying solid-state drives (SSDs). They can incrementally add SSDs to these traditional configurations for performance and nearline drives for cost savings depending on requirements. The DS8000 system performance can be automatically balanced across the new drives within the managed pool.

The extended capabilities of Easy Tier third generation support

  • Managed Extent Pools: Easy Tier third generation has extended support for one tier and three tier environments. Additionally, thin provisioned volumes can also be managed.
  • Volume migration: Enables the manual relocation of logical volumes between extent pools, restriping of logical volumes within an unmanaged extent pool, and the ability to merge existing extent pools. Easy Tier third generation has extended the support for thin provisioning volume migration and merging of extent pools that both contain thin provisioned volumes.
  • Auto-rebalance: Relocates extents among the ranks within a tier to remove workload skews on the ranks in a managed extent pool. Easy Tier third generation has extended the support for thin provisioning volumes and allows action on single tier and three tier pools to remove skews automatically including cases where ranks are added to a managed extent pool.
  • Rank depopulation: Allows customers to non-disruptively relocate extents away from selected ranks and stop using the ranks. Easy Tier third generation has extended the support for thin provisioning volumes in addition to the standard volumes.

Remote mirror and copy solutions

The DS8700 models support several hardware-based remote mirror and copy solutions:

  • IBM System Storage Metro Mirror: This solution is designed to provide real-time mirroring of logical volumes between two systems that can be located up to 300 km from each other. It is a synchronous copy solution where write operations are completed on both copies (local and remote site) before they are considered to be done.
  • IBM System Storage Global Copy: This is a nonsynchronous long- distance copy option for data migration and backup.
  • IBM System Storage Global Mirror: Global Mirror is a long-distance remote copy solution across two sites using asynchronous technology and is designed to provide the following:
    • Support for virtually unlimited distance between the local and remote sites, with the distance typically limited only by the capabilities of the network and channel extension technology being used. This helps you to choose your remote site location based on business needs and enables site separation to add protection from localized disasters.
    • A consistent and restartable copy of the data at the remote site, created with little impact to applications at the local site.
    • Data currency where, for many environments, the remote site lags behind the local site as little as 3 to 5 seconds, helping to minimize the amount of data exposure in the event of an unplanned outage. The actual lag in data currency experienced will depend upon a number of factors, including specific workload characteristics and bandwidth between the local and remote sites.
    • Dynamic selection of the desired Recovery Point Objective (RPO) based upon business requirements and optimization of available bandwidth.
    • Session support whereby data consistency at the remote site is internally managed across up to eight systems located across the local and remote sites.
    • Efficient synchronization of the local and remote sites with support for failover and failback modes, helping to reduce the time required to switch back to the local site after a planned or unplanned outage.
  • Interoperability with existing and previous generations of DS8000 series

All of the previously described remote mirroring solutions use Fibre Channel as the communications link between the primary and secondary machines. The Fibre Channel ports used for remote mirror and copy can be configured as either a dedicated remote mirror link or as a shared port between remote mirroring and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) data traffic.

The remote mirror and copy solutions listed above are optional capabilities of the DS8700 Model 941. They are available as follows:

  • Metro Mirror indicator feature numbers 75xx and 0744 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA MM feature numbers 75xx).
  • Global Mirror indicator feature numbers 75xx and 0746 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA GM feature numbers 75xx).

DS8000 series systems can participate in remote mirror and copy solutions with the IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 750, IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 800, and IBM System Storage DS6000 series systems.

Three-site Metro/Global Mirror (MGM)

The DS8000 series supports three-site MGM configurations. The MGM function utilizes synchronous mirroring (Metro Mirror) from a local A-site to a metro-distance B-site, and asynchronous mirroring (Global Mirror) from an intermediate B-site to a remote C-site. This function, referred to as MGM, is designed to provide planned and unplanned outage three-site enterprise disk data replication which can help meet rigorous three-site business resiliency needs of the enterprise data center. MGM can support synchronous replication at distances up to 303 km using IBM System Storage Metro Mirror, and can maintain the asynchronous third site for out of region recovery, at a data currency that can be within 3 to 5 seconds (bandwidth permitting) using IBM System Storage Global Mirror.

MGM is designed to deliver:

  • Fast failover/failback to any site
  • Fast re-establishment of three-site recovery without production outages
  • Quick resynchronization to any site with incremental changes only

MGM supports planned and unplanned switches from a local A-site to a remote B-site. With the cascading nature of MGM, during and after the metro-distance switch, this function can provide continuous asynchronous disaster recovery protection to the out of region remote C-site without the necessity of additional reconfiguration. Additionally, in the event of a loss of access to the B-site, MGM is designed to provide incremental resync from the local A-site to the remote C-site. The B-site can be brought back into the three-site configuration without a production outage, and with full failover and failback.

The MGM solution uses Fibre Channel as the communications link between the primary, secondary, and tertiary machines. The Fibre Channel ports used for remote mirror and copy can be configured as either a dedicated remote mirror link or as a shared port between remote mirroring and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) data traffic.

The MGM solution is an optional capability of the DS8000 series and is available with the MGM indicator feature numbers 74xx and 0742 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA MGM feature numbers 74xx).

Quick initialization

IBM now supports quick initialization as an enhancement to device provisioning technology on DS8700 platforms. Quick initialization improves initialization speeds up to 2.6 times over previous versions of the DS8700 and allows a copy services relationship to be established after a device is created, while the provisioning of storage is in progress. These improvements can help allow users to create an enterprise storage environment, quickly provision new logical devices, and move the devices into production while utilizing the new thin provisioning technology in less time than ever before on DS8700 systems.

Quick initialization is currently available on fixed block logical volumes and is also supported on CKD logical volumes.

IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning

The DS8700 now offers thin provisioning. Thin provisioning allows users to overcommit storage to specific devices and through the system in general. This has several potential benefits. First, users can now allocate larger logical devices without having to provision the entire device. This allows users to consume storage allocated on the DS8000 without repeated device resizing as would be required today. The level of overcommitment can be decided by the user, but as the system consumes physical storage, administrators will be notified of physical allocations as it reaches user-specified limits. Once all of the physical storage is in use, no further virtual storage can be allocated, so action must be taken before this condition occurs.

Thinly provisioned devices can be increased in size as needed if the logical size of the device becomes constrained. If the physical storage approaches full allocation within a given extent pool, then users can add additional physical capacity (via drive sets) to increase the size of the extent pool.

Users may see a reduction in operating costs by being able to deploy fewer physical disks to provision a given set of logical devices that are underutilized. Thin provisioned devices offer performance that is comparable to standard, fully allocated, logical devices, and are effective in reducing capacity allocations. The ability to overconfigure logical device capacities may also help to reduce operational costs related to expanding storage allocations for host system software components such as logical volume managers, file systems, and databases.

For the initial release, the IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning feature is available only for open systems, excluding System i. Support for IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning is an optional feature of the DS8700 Model 941, and is available with the Thin Provisioning licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7071 and 0707 and corresponding DS8700 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) Thin Provisioning feature number 7071.

Thin provisioning support for FlashCopy (open systems)

The FlashCopy advanced function is designed to provide a point-in-time copy capability for logical volumes. The FlashCopy function creates a physical point-in-time copy of the data, with minimal interruption to applications, and makes it possible to access both the source and target copies immediately. The FlashCopy function has extended the support of mixing thin provisioning volumes and logical volumes.

With this enhancement, existing customers that have thin provisioning volumes on the system and want to use FlashCopy function do not need any re-configuration. For the initial release, the FlashCopy function on thin provisioning volumes is available only for open systems, including System i.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier

IBM System Storage Easy Tier is designed to help automate data placement throughout the DS8700 disk pool (including multiple drive tiers) to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across drive tiers, and the ability to manually relocate full volumes across the extent pool. The benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads.

  • Automated Relocation - Volumes in an extent pool with SSD and HDD will be managed automatically by moving hot extents to SSD and cold extents to HDD
  • Volume Migration - Enables the manual relocation of volumes between extent pools, as well as the restriping of volumes within an extent pool, and the ability to merge existing extent pools.

Automated Relocation

While SSDs can provide higher performance for most workloads, they do so at a significantly higher cost than traditional spinning drives. Even with recent improvements in the cost of SSDs, they remain an expensive option for many workloads, especially those requiring large amounts of storage. Based on those higher costs, it is often not realistic to replace all spinning drives with SSDs for a given application or workload. In order to improve performance of SSDs and reduce overall system cost, infrequently accessed (cold) data can and should reside on lower cost HDDs while frequently accessed (hot) data should be moved to SSDs. The mix of SSDs and HDDs should be used to strike a proper balance between performance and cost.

IBM System Storage DS8700 introduces this capability with IBM System Storage Easy Tier. Easy Tier provides the ability to manage data placement between two tiers of storage, SSD and either Fiber Channel or SATA drives. Using a learning algorithm developed with the IBM Research organization, Easy Tier is designed to eliminate the complexity of manual data placement among tiers, while providing the value and flexibility of sub-volume or sub-LUN data placement. This supports improved performance/cost options. This is an improvement over traditional tiering methods that require manual intervention to move data between tiers, or that does not work at a granular level, requiring too much data to be moved to see any benefits. The IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature can determine the appropriate tier of storage based on data access requirements and then automatically move the data to the appropriate tier. This allows the manual effort involved to be reduced, if not eliminated. In this new dynamic environment, data movement is maintained to the host application regardless of the storage tier on which the data resides.

The IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature is designed to provide granularity in identifying and moving hot data at the sub-volume or sub-LUN (extent) level to SSDs. IBM System Storage Easy Tier requires the use of a hybrid extent pool which contains both SSD and HDD drives. Sub-volume or sub-LUN (extent) from HDDs can be moved dynamically within a hybrid pool to SSD drives. Data movement done by the DS8700 is dynamic and transparent to the host server and application use of the data. The Easy Tier algorithm will assign 'heat' values to each extent in a storage device. These heat values, hot or cold, will indicate what tier the data should reside on, and migration will take place automatically. Sub-volume or sub-LUN data movement is extremely important compared to full volume movement as not all data at the volume/LUN level will be hot data. Since for any given workload there is a distribution of data considered 'hot' or 'cold', there is significant overhead associated with moving entire volumes between tiers. For example, if a volumes is 1 TB, you would not have to move entire 1 TB volumes if the heat map generated indicates only 10 GB is considered hot. The DS8700's extent size is 1 GB, requiring only 10 extents to move to optimize the workload in this example, versus 1,000 extents for a less tuned method. This capability makes improves use of the SSD technology's higher performance while reducing the number of drives needed to improved that performance. In addition, depending on the workload and environment it may be possible to combine Easy Tier, SSDs and larger capacity drives and receive equivalent or better performance than traditional high performance configurations (using small spinning disks) while providing smaller footprints and lower environmental costs.

Volume Migration

Users can dynamically relocate logical volumes between extent pools or within an extent pool or users can change the extent allocation algorithm (EAM) of a logical volume (e.g. re-Rotate extents within the target extent pool) or users can merge two existing extent pools (combine existing extent pools with homogeneous disks; merge two extent pools with heterogeneous disks to use automated relocation; changes volume/rank to extent pool relationship without moving data).

  • Volume migration implementation
    • Migration is transparent to attached hosts
    • Allows any supported volume to be queued for migration
    • Actively migrates a number of extents per CEC concurrently
    • Overheads comparable to FlashCopy with background copy

The DS8700 has been enhanced to include performance monitoring capabilities, regardless of whether you have installed and activated the Easy Tier license feature on your DS8700. The monitoring capability of the DS8700 enables it to monitor the usage of storage at the volume extent level. Monitoring statistics are gathered and analyzed every 24 hours. In an Easy Tier managed extent pool, the analysis is used to form an extent relocation plan for the extent pool, which provides a recommendation for relocating extents on a volume to the most appropriate storage device. The results of this data is summarized in a summary report from which you can download.

The DS8700 now offers a reporting tool called IBM System Storage DS8700 Storage Tier Advisor, hereafter referred to as advisor tool. The advisor tool is a Microsoft Windows application that provides a graphical representation of performance data that is collected by the Easy Tier over a 24-hour operational cycle. Volume performance statistics is included in a summary binary file that is transformed to a readable statistical report that you can download to a directory you specify on your Windows workstation from which you are accessing the DS8700. The advisor tool is the application that allows you to view the data when you point your browser to the file. (You can access the advisor tool with any standard Web browser.) You can view the information displayed by the advisor tool to analyze workload statistics, evaluate which logical volumes might be candidates for Easy Tier management. If you have not installed and enabled the Easy Tier feature, you can use the performance statistics gathered by the monitoring process to help you determine whether to use Easy Tier to enable potential performance improvements in your storage environment.

The value propositions of IBM System Storage Easy Tier are:

  • Manage storage performance within enterprise storage system to improve dynamic application demand or dynamic system configuration
  • Improve performance/cost by taking advantage of the spectrum of storage drives available
  • With a small percentage of data relocation from tier 1 or 2 to tier 0, a significant latency reduction or throughput improvement can be achieved for the total workload
  • Moving small amounts of frequently accessed data to SSD can result in a better response time or increase in throughput, depending on customer workload and environment
  • Enable customers to develop new insights into application workloads on their storage infrastructure and develop new optimization strategies

Support for IBM System Storage Easy Tier is an optional feature of the DS8700 Model 941, and is available with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7083 and 0713 and corresponding DS8700 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature number 7083.

Remote mirror and copy solutions for z/OS

Following are three remote mirror and copy solutions for the z/OS environment for the DS8700 models:

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Global Mirror: This is a combined hardware and software business continuance solution for the System z environment providing asynchronous mirroring between systems at two sites located global distances apart. z/OS Global Mirror is an optional capability of the DS8000 series and is available with the remote mirror for z/OS indicator feature numbers 76xx and 0760 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ feature numbers 76xx). z/OS Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.
  • z/OS MGM (three-site z/OS Global Mirror and Metro Mirror): This mirroring capability utilizes z/OS Global Mirror to mirror primary-site data to a location that is a long distance away and also uses Metro Mirror to mirror primary-site data to a location within the metropolitan area. This enables a three-site high availability and disaster recovery z/OS solution for even greater protection from unplanned outages.

    z/OS MGM is an optional capability of the DS8000 series and is available with the remote mirror for z/OS indicator feature numbers 76xx and 0760 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ feature numbers 76xx) Mirror and/or Global Mirror features. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror also requires the purchase of a FICON attachment licensed feature.

  • z/OS MGM Incremental Resync (three-site z/OS Global Mirror and Metro Mirror with Incremental Resync): This capability can eliminate the need for a full copy after a HyperSwap situation in three-site z/OS MGM configurations. The z/OS MGM Incremental Resync capability is intended to enhance RMZ by enabling resynchronization of data between sites using only the changed data from the Metro Mirror target to the z/OS Global Mirror target after a GDPS HyperSwap. This can significantly reduce the amount of data to be copied after a Hyperswap situation and improve the resilience of an overall three-site disaster recovery solution by reducing resync times. z/OS MGM Incremental Resync is an optional feature of the DS8700 Model 941 and is available with the RMZ resync licensed feature indicator feature numbers 0763 and 76xx and DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ resync feature numbers 76xx). z/OS MGM also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.

(#7094) IBM z/OS Distributed Data Backup

This provides the capability to perform reliable backup of open systems Data from distributed server platforms via System z Host. The open systems Open data would be transferred to the System z Host via the Fixed Block command set used for the 3880 Control Unit. This allows backup of open data on distributed servers that is not formatted for mainframe System z I/O commands. This will provide a multiplatform backup capability from System z.

Innovation Data Processing application will issue commands from z/OS to read/write data to LUNs. Support for IBM z/OS Distributed Data Backup is an optional feature of the DS8700 Model 941, and is available with the z/OS Distributed Data Backup licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7094 and 0714 and corresponding DS8700 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) z/OS Distributed Data Backup feature number 7094.

IBM performance innovations for System z environments

FICON extends the ability of the DS8000 series system to deliver high-bandwidth potential to the logical volumes needing it, when they need it. Older technologies are limited by the bandwidth of a single disk drive, but FICON, working together with other DS8000 series functions, provides a high-speed pipe supporting multiplexed operation.

Support for FICON attachment is an optional feature of the DS8700 Model 941 and is available with the FICON attachment licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7091 and 0703 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA FICON attachment feature number 7091).

Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) enables a single System z server to simultaneously process multiple I/O operations to the same logical volume, which can help to significantly reduce device queue delays. This is achieved by defining multiple addresses per volume. With Dynamic PAV, the assignment of addresses to volumes can be automatically managed to help meet performance objectives and reduce overall queuing.

PAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series and is available with the PAV indicator feature numbers 78xx and 0780 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA PAV feature numbers 78xx). PAV also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.

HyperPAV allows an alias address to be used to access any base on the same control unit image per I/O base. This capability also allows different HyperPAV hosts to use one alias to access different bases which reduces the number of alias addresses required to support a set of bases in a System z environment with no latency in targeting an alias to a base. This functionality is also designed to enable applications to achieve equal or better performance than possible with the original PAV feature alone while also using the same or fewer z/OS resources.

HyperPAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series and is available with the HyperPAV indicator feature numbers 7899 and 0782 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA HyperPAV feature number 7899). HyperPAV also requires the purchase of PAV licensed feature(s) and the FICON attachment licensed feature.

Performance improvements to High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF)for

  • QSAM, BPAM, and BSAM access methods - With High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) with z/OS V1.13, zEnterprise servers and IBM System Storage has been designed to deliver significant I/O performance improvements for certain I/O transfers for workloads using QSAM, BPAM, and BSAM access methods. Significant I/O performance improvements are expected without the need for application changes. This builds upon existing zHPF support for VSAM, Extended Format sequential, zFS, and PDSE data sets, and provides support for these data set types when a new parameter is specified in the IGDSMSxx member of parmlib:
    • Basic non-extended format physical sequential data sets
    • Basic and large format sequential data sets

    The zHPF function without the most recent enhancements is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM zEnterprise servers with all supported FICON features (CHPID type FC) and z/OS V1.11, or later.

  • Format writes - zHPF has also been enhanced to support format writes. This capability applies to all of the same data set types that were originally supported by the Modified Indirect Data Address Word (MIDAW) facility and zHPF, in addition to QSAM, BPAM, and BSAM data sets described above. The performance value of these enhancements are highest for small records, which are typically used for databases.

    DB2 utilities use format writes. Those utilities that load or restore data into a table space or index with a 4K page size are expected to experience the most benefit.

    The zHPF enhancement for format writes is supported on DS8000 series running on IBM zEnterprise servers with all supported FICON features (CHPID type FC) and z/OS V1.11, or later.

  • DB2 List prefetch - zHPF has also been enhanced to provide improvements for DB2 list prefetch processing when using 4K pages. zHPF list prefetch is supported by the FICON Express4 and FICON Express8 features. However, those features limit the number of discontinuities that a single zHPF channel program can have to 22. If the number exceeds 22, z/OS splits the pages into two I/Os. This applies to 4K pages, since DB2 for z/OS typically reads 32x4K pages. The FICON Express 8S features remove this limitation. The result is fewer I/Os than when using FICON Express4 or FICON Express features.

    The function is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM zEnterprise servers with FICON Express8S features (CHPID type FC) and z/OS V1.11, or later.

HyperSwap (GDPS) support

HyperSwap support is designed to enhance and improve recovery in HyperSwap-enabled configurations. This support is intended to mitigate the impact of recovery scenarios and is targeted for GDPS/PPRC customers with IBM System Storage DS8700 or DS8800 series.

The DS8000 implements a new event reporting mechanism for events that greatly reduce the impact on host operating systems. This support is targeted to GDPS and PPRC customers with DS8000 disk and is intended to mitigate the impact of various, primary PPRC DS8000 recovery scenarios on host processing. The DS8000 will notify GDPS and PPRC of any recovery processing that will impact host I/Os for an extended period. GDPS and PPRC, based upon the DS8000 notification, will initiate an unplanned hot swap.

The function is supported on DS8000 series running on IBM System z servers with z/OS V1.13, or later, and GDPS V3.8, or later.

IBM Extended Address Volumes (EAV) for System z environments

EAV function provides support for volumes that can scale up to approximately 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders). This capability can help relieve address constraints to support large storage capacity needs in System z environments. Larger devices can help simplify storage management as it fosters management of fewer, large volumes as opposed to many small volumes.

The HyperPAV function available today, complements EAV by allowing scaling of I/O rates against a single, larger volume. In addition, Dynamic Volume Expansion can also allow non-disruptive migration to the larger volume sizes now available. The function is supported on DS8000 series running on IBM System z servers with z/OS V1.10, or later. The EAV capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

DS8000 I/O Priority manager

The DS8000 now features I/O Priority Manager, which enables more effective storage consolidation and performance management with the ability to align quality of service levels to separate workloads in the system. This capability is exclusive to the DS8000 and System z systems.

Users define performance goals based on priority of high, medium, low to any volume and the system will prioritize access to system resources to achieve the volume's desired quality of service. I/O Priority Manager will constantly monitor and balance system resources to help applications meet their performance targets automatically, without operator intervention.

The DS8000 I/O Priority Manager feature is available for open systems and System z. Support for DS8000 I/O Priority Manager is an optional feature for DS8700 model 941 and DS8800 model 951, is available with the I/O priority Manager licensed feature DS8000 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) I/O Priority Manager feature number 784x.

Copy Services Scope Management

This release also provides enhanced data protection for for muli- tenancy environments that use copy services. With copy services scope management, copy service relationships can be limited to the domain of a set of user specified resources. Additionally, user IDs can be configured to limit a given user ID to issuing copy services requests to a specific domain. This capability allows specific resources to be managed for copy services by specific user and prevents any host or user from initiating a copy services operation that would cross any domain boundaries. The Copy Services Scope Management capability is available for any host type on any volume type (CKD or FB). In addition to this multi-tenant capability, copy services domains can also provide general purpose partitioning to isolate heterogenous environments from each other.

DS8000 Storage Manager GUI

An updated graphical user interface (GUI) now enables easier, more effective management of the system and its advanced features. The enhanced design was inspired by the IBM System Storage XIV GUI and includes more intuitive navigation panels and streamlined configuration processes, as well as embedded links to relevant videos for quick access to useful DS8000 information. These changes were based on newer GUI technology and the common UI elements across the storage portfolio. This common GUI supports DS8000, Storwize V7000, and SAN Volume Controller (SVC) by having a common look and feel, as well as common terminology and icons can greatly simplify management of the various systems that use this common GUI and significantly reduce the costs associated with administrator training.

GUI support for resource groups

An updated GUI now enables easier, more effective management of the resource groups configurations. This DS8000 GUI allows users to create, modify, and delete Logical Volume and Logical Subsystems (CKD/FB), and display the resource group attribute.

This GUI can greatly simplify configurations and management of the resource groups that use this GUI and significantly reduce the costs associated with administrator training.

Parallel volume create and delete

This function combines all requests (volume create or delete) for a single Logical Storage Subsystem from the user into a single request. This consolidation of requests can improve volume creation and deletion performance by up to 500%, reducing configuration time and associated management costs.

DS8000 Storage Manager enhancement

Enhancements are added to the DS Storage Manager (GUI) for the DS8800 for easier and more efficient storage management. The DS Storage Man- ager is installed as a GUI for the Windows and Linux operating systems. In addition to using TPC, the GUI can be accessed from any location that has network access using a web browser.

Supported browsers include:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 - 3.4 or 3.6

Security enhancements

Users logging onto the DS8000 storage system have to be compliant to ITSC104 password requirements. Storage administrators have the ability to determine which users are currently logged into the DS8000 and disconnect users who may no longer be authorized to access the DS8000 with their current authorization roles or resource scopes.

IPv6 support

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series has been designed to meet the requirements of the IPv6 Ready Logo program, indicating its implementation of IPv6 mandatory core protocols and the ability to interoperate with other IPv6 implementations. IBM DS8700 systems can be configured in native IPv6 environments.

Multiple allegiance expands the simultaneous logical volume access capability across multiple System z servers. This function, along with PAV, enables the DS8000 series to process more I/Os in parallel helping to improve performance and enabling greater use of large volumes.

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader (Enhanced Reader) allows automatic load balancing over multiple readers in a z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) environment. This function can provide increased parallelism through multiple SDM readers and improved throughput for z/OS remote mirroring configurations. z/OS Global Mirror can also help maintain constant data consistency between mirrored sites and enable achievement of lower recovery point objectives. The function is supported on DS8000 series running on IBM System z servers with V1.7, or later.

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader requires the purchase of z/OS Global Mirror which is an optional capability of the DS8000 series (RMZ indicator feature numbers 0760 and 76xx and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization - 2396-LFA feature numbers 76xx). z/OS Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment feature. The z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader function has no additional charge beyond the z/OS Global Mirror and FICON attachment feature charges.

Extended Distance FICON for System z environments

Extended distance FICON for System z environments is an enhancement to the industry-standard FICON architecture (FC-SB-3) that can help avoid degradation of performance at extended distances by implementing a new protocol for "persistent" Information Unit (IU) pacing. Control units that exploit the enhancement to the architecture can increase the pacing count (the number of IUs allowed to be in flight from channel to control unit).

Extended Distance FICON can allow the channel to remember the last pacing update for use on subsequent operations to help avoid degradation of performance at the start of each new operation. Improved IU pacing can help to improve the utilization of the link (for example, it can help keep a 4 Gbps link fully utilized at 50 km) and provide increased distance between servers and control units. Extended Distance FICON can reduce the need for channel extenders in DS8000 series two-site and three-site z/OS Global Mirror configurations by allowing an increased number of read commands to be in flight simultaneously. This can help reduce the total-cost-of-ownership of two-site and three-site z/OS Global Mirror configurations and give you the choice of selecting lower-cost channel extenders built on frame-forwarding technology. The Extended Distance FICON capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

High Performance FICON multitrack for System z improves performance

IBM now delivers High Performance FICON for System z. Previously, FICON working together with other DS8000 series functions provided a high-speed connection supporting multiplexed operation. High Performance FICON takes advantage of the hardware available today with enhancements that are designed to reduce the overhead associated with supported commands. Enhancements are made to the z/Architecture and the FICON interface architecture to deliver improvements for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. When exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS operating system and the control unit, zHPF is designed to help reduce overhead and improve performance.

Additionally, the changes to the architectures offer end-to-end system enhancements to improve reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). Existing adapters will be able to handle an intermix of transactions using FCP, FICON, and High Performance FICON protocols.

High Performance FICON supports more than one track's worth of data in a single transfer. Applications using Media Manager for I/O with large data transfers are expected to benefit those using zFS, HFS, PDSE, and striped extended format data sets. This function is available on z/OS V1.9 and z/OS V1.10 with the PTFs for APARs OA26084 and OA29017.

This function is a modification to the FICON I/O architecture and is being worked on for inclusion into the Fibre Channel Standard by the INCITS Fibre Channel (T11) Technical Committee's FC-SB-4 project.

Support for High Performance FICON multitrack is an optional feature of the DS8700 Model 941 and is available with the High Performance FICON licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7092 and 0709 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA High Performance FICON feature number 7092).

z/HPF extended distance

Reduces the impact associated with supported commands on current adapter hardware, thereby improving FICON throughput on the DS8700 I/O ports.

I/O priority queuing allows the DS8000 series to use I/O priority information provided by the z/OS Workload Manager to manage the processing sequence of I/O operations.

Licensing capabilities for copy functions

With the DS8700 models, licensing options are available for users of FlashCopy (point-in-time copy indicator feature) and Metro Mirror and Global Mirror indicator features as follows:

  • If the function is used with open systems data only, a license is required for only the total physical capacity configured as Fixed Block (FB).
  • If the function will be used with System z data only, a license is required for only the total physical capacity configured as Count Key Data (CKD).
  • If the function is used with both open systems and System z data, a license is required for the total physical capacity of DS8000 series system.

In addition, the license scope (FB, CKD, or entire machine) client is managed through an IBM Web-based application. This allows you to change the license scope on a given machine as your business requirements change.

Additional DS8700 functions

  • End-to-end I/O priorities: The DS8000 series host adapter allows preferential treatment to higher priority I/O and provides improved response time in the overall system operation while running in IBM System p AIX and DB2 operating environments.
  • Cooperative caching: The storage facility uses a cache hint to manage the retention period of cached data and provides improved overall system performance through more efficient use of the aggregate memory resources while running in IBM System p AIX and DB2 operating environments.
  • Intelligent Write Caching: Write caches using fast, non- volatile storage are now widely used in modern storage controllers since they help reduce latency on writes. Effective algorithms for write cache management are extremely important to RAID architecture because one write can cause many disk seeks and write cache capacity is limited for overall system performance considerations.

    IBM Research conducts extensive investigations into improved algorithms for cache management and overall system performance improvements. Intelligent Write Caching utilizes a newly developed algorithm for write management to boost performance through improving utilization of both temporal locality (data most recently modified) and spatial locality (data located physically together).

    To increase aggregate throughput and reduce aggregate response times, the IBM DS8000 series now provides enterprise storage controllers utilizing the Intelligent Write Caching algorithm.

  • Long busy wait host tolerance: Provides new protocol that allows a target to specify that it is busy and how long the initiator should wait before retrying. This avoids the initiator from failing I/O after numerous retries and receiving busy responses and avoids the initiator retrying too soon while running in the IBM System p AIX operating environments.
  • Audit logging: The DS8700 supports audit logging and viewing of an exported log file. The DS8000 series audit logging capability includes information such as a list of users who have logged in and what the user did during their session. A separate log entry is added each time a resource is created, deleted, or modified providing enhanced administrator ease-of-use and additional security.
  • Concurrent Code Load Improvements: The current DS8700 code load process combines multiple phases of code load into one step. Because of this, code loads are perceived to be unnecessarily long. Splitting the phases into two allows for one phase (Distribution) to be done ahead of time without any loss of access or quiescing of any resource (no loss of redundancy). This would leave the other phase (Activation) to be much shorter and could be scheduled during off-peak periods. This will allow for a less than 2-hour activation phase of the main components of the DS8700. Once installed, this capability will be enabled when moving forward to future levels of code.
  • Prevent Deletion of CKD and FB Volumes in Use: The DS8700 now supports additional measures to prevent online devices from deletion. "On-line" devices have a specific meaning based on volume type. For CKD volumes, the volume is "on-line" if it is participating in any Copy Services relationship, or if it is "grouped dynamic-pathing state". FB volumes are "on-line" if they are in a Copy Services relationship. The DSCLI will now always check for online status before completing a deletion command.
  • Smart Rebuild is designed to reduce the risk of secondary failures and data loss in RAID Arrays. The array rebuild process has been optimized to read data from as few drives in the array as possible. This reduces the amount of time required to rebuild the data in the array, as well reduce the exposure to a second drive failure during the rebuild process.

The above functions are provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Support for IBM Database Protection feature:

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers the IBM Database (DB) Protection feature. The IBM DB Protection feature is an implementation of Oracle's Hardware Assisted Resilient Data (HARD) technology providing an end-to-end data validation mechanism between Oracle's relational database management system (RDBMS) software and the DS8000 series. The IBM DB Protection feature is an optional feature on the DS8000 series and is available with the DB protection indicator feature numbers 0708 and 7080 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA Database protection feature number 7080).

Refer to the Hardware Requirements section for more information on the IBM DB Protection feature.

Management tools and utilities for administrator productivity:

The DS8000 series models support the following management tools and utilities:

  • IBM System Storage Management Console: The Management Console is the focal point for maintenance activities. This dedicated laptop is physically located (installed) inside your DS8700 and can proactively monitor the state of your system, notifying you and IBM when service is required. It can also be connected to your network to enable centralized management of your system using the IBM System Storage DS Command Line Interface or storage management software utilizing the IBM System Storage DS Open API.

    An external Management Console is available as a optional feature and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high-availability requirements.

Support for System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC)

Support for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition:

  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition provides a basic storage resource management (SRM) solution. It extends existing management of a single storage system, providing capabilities such as storage reporting, monitoring, policy-based management. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition can be upgraded to IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Standard Edition (TPC SE).
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Standard Edition provides additional advanced features such as performance reporting, file-level capacity utilization, best practices-based configuration management, and wizard-driven end-to-end storage provisioning.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk is designed to provide storage device configuration, performance monitoring, and management of Storage Area Network (SAN) attached devices from a single console.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Data provides over 400 enterprise-wide reports, monitoring and alerts, policy-based action and file-system capacity automation in a heterogeneous environment. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Data is designed to help improve capacity utilization of file Systems and databases and add intelligence to data protection and retention practices.
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication is designed to support hundreds of replication sessions across thousands of data volumes, and supports both open and z/OS-attached volumes.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z offer the same capabilities and support that are provided by the IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication, but for the System z environment.

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z support:

  • FlashCopy
  • Metro Mirror
  • Metro Mirror with HyperSwap
  • Metro Mirror Open HyperSwap
  • Global Mirror
  • IBM System Storage DS8000 Metro Global Mirror
  • Basic HyperSwap
  • IBM System Storage DS8000 Metro Global Mirror with HyperSwap

Supported operating environments for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center include but are not limited to: Windows, Linux, AIX, System i, and System p. In addition to the supported environments, IBM offers the System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC) as a ordering and implementation simplification offering for TPC Basic Edition or Standard Edition. The SSPC can be ordered pre-configured with TPC software offerings, providing a center-of-the room management console.

IBM System Storage DS Command Line Interface (CLI): The DS CLI is a single CLI that has the ability to perform a wide range of commands for both configuration and copy services activities. The application has three modes of execution:

  • Single shot mode will connect, issue a single command, and then return to the user.
  • Script mode will connect, execute a predefined customer script, and then return to the user.
  • Interactive mode will place the you in a shell environment with a static connection to the storage subsystem so the user can execute multiple commands.

The CLI has the ability to dynamically invoke copy services functions. This can help enhance your productivity since it eliminates the previous requirement for you to create and save a task using the GUI. The DS CLI can also issue copy services commands to an ESS Model 750, ESS Model 800, or DS6000 series system.

The DS CLI is available with the DS8700 models at no additional charge. The DS CLI client is available for the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

IBM System Storage DS Open API: The DS Open API supports routine LUN management activities, such as LUN creation, mapping and masking, and the management of point-in-time copy. It supports these activities through the use of a standard interface as defined by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S).

The DS Open API is implemented through the IBM System Storage Common Information Model Agent (CIM Agent) for the DS Open API, a middleware application designed to provide a CIM-compliant interface. The interface is designed to allow Tivoli and third-party CIM-compliant software management tools to discover, monitor, and control DS8000 series systems. The DS Open API and CIM Agent are provided with the DS8700 models at no additional charge.

IBM System Storage Multi-path SDD: SDD is designed to provide load balancing and enhanced data availability capability in configurations with more than one I/O path between the host server and the DS8000 series system. Load balancing can help reduce or eliminate I/O bottlenecks that occur when many I/O operations are directed to common devices via the same I/O path. SDD also helps eliminate a potential single point of failure by automatically rerouting I/O operations when a path failure occurs, thereby supporting enhanced data availability capability. SDD comes with the DS8700 models at no additional charge.

The IBM System Storage DS8700 model is also enhanced with the following:

  • Enhancements to disk encryption key management that can help address PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirements:
    • Encryption deadlock recovery key - Supports the ability for IBM to restore access to a DS8700 when the encryption key for the storage is unavailable due to an encryption deadlock scenario.
    • Dual platform key server support - DS8700 requires an isolated key server in encryption configurations. The isolated key server currently defined is a Series x server. Dual platform key server support allows two different key server platforms to be configured with either platform operating in either 'clear key' or 'secure key' mode.
  • Value based licensing - Operating Environment License is usually priced based on the performance, capacity, speed, and other characteristics that provide value in customer environments.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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Models

Model summary matrix

Base unit models:

Physical capacity, disk drives, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with any attached expansion units.

Model Number Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xE Attach
941 2-way 256 TB 128 128 GB 16 0
941 4-way 256 TB 128 384 GB 16 1 to 4

Expansion unit models:

Physical capacity, disk drives, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with the base unit.

Model Number Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xx Attach
94E N/A 512 TB 256 N/A 16 941

Customer setup (CSU)

The DS8000 is not designated as customer setup.

However, retrieval and installation of feature activation codes to activate licensed functions is a customer responsibility. Refer to IBM System Storage DS8000 Series - Function Authorizations (machine type 239x) for more information.

Devices supported

Information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the DS8000 is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/storage/disk/ds8000/supserver.htm

Model conversions

Model Conversions

From       To           Returned
Model     Model         Parts(1)
-----     -----------   --------
931       941 (2-way)     Yes
932       941 (4-way)     Yes
92E       94E             Yes
 

Limitations:

  • Expansion unit model 94E is not supported when converting Model 931 to 941 (2-way). The maximum of drives supported in a DS8700 2-way system after conversion is 128 within the Model 941 frame. The 931 - 92E Position 1 indicator (feature number 0311) to a Model 931 will need to be removed by following the RPO process.
  • Expansion unit conversions will be limited to units in the second position, and those units must be converted when the controller system (Model 932) is converted. Only Model 932 units will support conversion to the Model 941 (4-way).

Feature Conversions (Machine type 2421 Model 941)

I/O Cables:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   --------------------
1320  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
 
Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  2216    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2016  2416    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2016  2616    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2416    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2616    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2816    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
2416  2616    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2416  2816    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
2616  2816    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
FC Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2416  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2616  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
FC to SATA Disk Drive Set:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  2816    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2016  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2216  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2416  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2616  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2716  2816    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2716  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
 
FC to SSD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2016  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2016  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2016  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
 
FC Standby CoD Disk Drive Set:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2717  2716    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2017  2016    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2217  2216    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2417  2416    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2617  2616    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2817  2816    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
SATA Standby CoD Disk Drive Set:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2917  2916    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
SATA Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2816  2916    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
 
SATA to SSD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2816  6016    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
2816  6116    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
2916  6016    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
2916  6116    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
 
Host Adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
3143  3243    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3143  3245    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3143  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3143  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3153  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3243  3143    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3243  3245    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3243  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3243  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3245  3143    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3245  3243    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3245  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3245  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3253  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
Processor Memory:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------
4212  4213    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4222    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4223    No       Processor memory conversion
4212  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4213  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4213  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4213  4224    No       Processor memory conversion
4213  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4213  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4214  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4214  4225    No       Processor memory conversion
4214  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4222  4223    No       Processor memory conversion
4222  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4222  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4222  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4223  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4223  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4223  4226    No       Processor memory conversion
 
4224  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4224  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4225  4226    No       Processor memory conversion
 
Processor Cards:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------
4301  4302    Yes      Processor card conversion
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5016  5116    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5016  5216    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5116  5216    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5017  5016    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5117  5116    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5217  5216    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
6014  6114    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
6014  6016    No       Disk drive set conversion
6014  6116    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
6114  6116    No       Disk drive set conversion
6016  6116    Yes      SSD disk drive conversion
 
Feature Conversions (Machine type 2421 Model 94E)
 
Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  2216    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2016  2416    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2016  2616    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2416    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2616    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2816    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
2416  2616    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2416  2816    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
2616  2816    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
FC Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2216  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2416  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2616  2716    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2017  2016    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2217  2216    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2417  2416    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2617  2616    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2817  2816    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
FC Standby CoD Disk Drive Set:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2717  2716    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
FC to SATA Disk Drive Set:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  2816    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2016  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2216  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2416  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2616  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2716  2816    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
2716  2916    Yes      FC to SATA disk drive conversion
 
FC to SSD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2016  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2016  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6014    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6114    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2016  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2016  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2216  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2416  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2616  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6016    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
2716  6116    Yes      FC to SSD disk drive conversion
 
SATA to SSD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
2816  6016    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
2816  6116    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
2916  6016    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
2916  6116    Yes      SATA to SSD disk drive conversion
 
SATA Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
2816  2916    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
SATA Standby CoD Disk Drive Set:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
2917  2916    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
Host Adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
3143  3243    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3143  3245    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3143  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3143  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3153  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3243  3143    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3243  3245    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3243  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3243  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3245  3143    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3245  3243    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3245  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3245  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3253  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5016  5116    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5016  5216    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5116  5216    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5017  5016    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5117  5116    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5217  5216    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
6014  6114    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
6014  6016    No       Disk drive set conversion
6014  6116    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
6114  6116    No       Disk drive set conversion
6016  6116    Yes      SSD disk drive conversion
 
Feature Conversions (Machine type 2421 Model 931 or 932 to
941)
 
Model 9xE Position indicators:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   ---------------------------------------
0321  0340    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
0322  0341    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
0323  0342    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
0324  0343    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
 
I/O Enclosures:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   ------------------------
1300  1301    Yes      I/O enclosure conversion
 
 
I/O Cables:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   --------------------
1312  1320    Yes      I/O cable conversion
1313  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
1314  1322    Yes      I/O cable conversion
1316  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   ----------------------------------
1701  1711     No      Microcode bundle family conversion
1702  1711     No      Microcode bundle family conversion
1703  1711     No      Microcode bundle family conversion
1701  1712     No      Microcode bundle family conversion
1702  1712     No      Microcode bundle family conversion
1703  1712     No      Microcode bundle family conversion
 
Device Adapters:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
3011  3043    Yes      Device adapter conversion
3041  3043    Yes      Device adapter conversion
 
Host Adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
3113  3143    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3213  3243    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3215  3245    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
Processor Memory:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------
4011  4212    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4213    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4213    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4013  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4012  4212    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4222    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4011  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4222    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4012  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4013  4213    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4013  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4013  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4013  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4013  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4014  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4014  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4014  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4014  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4112  4222    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4112  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4112  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4112  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4112  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4113  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4113  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4113  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4113  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4114  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4114  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4114  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4115  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4115  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
Function Authorization indicators:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------------
7000  7030   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7001  7031   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7002  7032   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7003  7033   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7004  7034   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7005  7035   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7010  7040   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
7015  7045   No        OEL function authorization indicator conversion
 
7070  7071   No        Thin Provisioning Indicator conversion
7090  7091   No        FICON function authorization indicator conversion
 
7200  7250   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
7201  7251   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
7202  7252   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
7203  7253   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
7204  7254   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
7205  7255   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
7210  7260   No        PTC function authorization indicator conversion
 
7230  7250   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
7231  7251   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
7232  7252   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
7233  7253   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
7234  7254   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
7235  7255   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
7240  7260   No       PTC Add function authorization indicator conversion
 
7300  7350   No        SE function authorization indicator conversion
7301  7351   No        SE function authorization indicator conversion
7302  7352   No        SE function authorization indicator conversion
7303  7353   No        SE function authorization indicator conversion
7304  7354   No        SE function authorization indicator conversion
7305  7355   No        SE function authorization indicator conversion
7310  7360   No         SE function authorization indicator conversion
 
7330  7350   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
7331  7351   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
7332  7352   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
7333  7353   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
7334  7354   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
7335  7355   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
7340  7360   No        SE Add function authorization indicator conversion
 
7420  7480   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
7421  7481   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
7422  7482   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
7423  7483   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
7424  7484   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
7425  7485   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
7430  7490   No        MGM function authorization indicator conversion
 
7440  7500   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
7441  7501   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
7442  7502   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
7443  7503   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
7444  7504   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
7445  7505   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
7450  7510   No        MM function authorization indicator conversion
 
7540  7500   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7541  7501   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7542  7502   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7543  7503   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7544  7504   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7545  7505   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7550  7510   No        MM Add function authorization indicator conversion
 
7460  7520   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
7461  7521   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
7462  7522   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
7463  7523   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
7464  7524   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
7465  7525   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
7470  7530   No        GM function authorization indicator conversion
 
7560  7520   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7561  7521   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7562  7522   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7563  7523   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7564  7524   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7565  7525   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
7570  7530   No        GM Add function authorization indicator conversion
 
7600  7650   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
7601  7651   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
7602  7652   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
7603  7653   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
7604  7654   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
7605  7655   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
7610  7660   No        RMZ function authorization indicator conversion
 
7630  7680   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
7631  7681   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
7632  7682   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
7633  7683   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
7634  7684   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
7635  7685   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
7640  7690   No        RMZ resync function authorization indicator
                        conversion
 
7800  7820   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
7801  7821   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
7802  7822   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
7803  7823   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
7804  7824   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
7805  7825   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
7810  7830   No        PAV function authorization indicator conversion
 
Feature Conversions (Machine type 2421 Model 92E to 94E)
 
Model 9xE Position indicators:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   ---------------------------------------
0321  0340    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
0322  0341    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
0323  0342    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
0324  0343    Yes      Model 9xE position indicator conversion
 
 
I/O Enclosures:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   ------------------------
1300  1301    Yes      I/O enclosure conversion
 
 
I/O Cables:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   --------------------
1312  1320    Yes      I/O cable conversion
1313  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
1314  1322    Yes      I/O cable conversion
1316  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
 
 
Device Adapters:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)    Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
3011  3043    Yes      Device adapter conversion
3041  3043    Yes      Device adapter conversion
 
 
Host Adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)     Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
3113  3143    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3213  3243    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3215  3245    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 

Note: (1) Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


Overview

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series is the flagship enterprise storage product in the IBM System Storage portfolio. The DS8700 represents the latest in this series of high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage systems. It consists of one base unit Model 941 and up to four expansion unit Models 94E. The DS8700 offers Fibre Channel and FICON attachment to a variety of servers.

Physical View

The physical configuration of the DS8700 consists of the following components:

  • Base Unit: The base unit DS8700 Model 941 provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, device adapters, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to eight drive sets that contain 16 disk drives.
  • Expansion Unit: DS8700 Model 94E provides the rack and packaging for an additional 16 drive sets that contain 16 disk drives. In certain configurations, the expansion units can also contain additional host adapters, device adapters, and I/O enclosures. They also contain their own set of power supplies, batteries, and cooling.
  • Host Adapters: Host adapters provide the I/O connections between the DS8700 and server/fabric components. Up to 16 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON host adapters) can be installed in any combination in a DS8700 Model 941 (2-way). Up to 32 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8700 Model 941 (4-way) system in any combination (16 in the DS8300 or DS8700 base unit and another 16 in the first DS8700 expansion unit). The Fibre Channel adapters have four ports. They are installed within I/O enclosures and can communicate with both processor complexes.
  • Storage Facility: A storage facility is composed of a storage server and two or more storage enclosures that are packaged in one or more racks with associated power supplies, batteries, and cooling.
  • Storage Server: A storage server is composed of two processor complexes, two or more I/O enclosures, and a pair of Rack Power Control (RPC) cards.
  • Processor Complex: A processor complex controls and manages the storage facility to perform the function of a storage server. The two processor complexes form a redundant pair and execute Licensed Machine Code (LMC) to manage and control the operations and licensed function of the DS8700. The processor complex also has Ethernet connections to allow management functions to be invoked over a network. The DS8700 provides both 2 and 4-way processor complex options within the same model.

Sub-components in a processor complex include:

  • Processor: The processor complex contains one or more processors that share a common address space.
  • Processor Memory: The memory on a processor complex is used to store instructions and data for the processors or is used to store data that is transferred between processor complex memory and I/O adapters within the configuration. Some of the processor memory is used as Nonvolatile Storage (NVS) to store a second copy of write data to help protect against loss of data in the event of a processor or power failure. In addition, some of the processor memory is used for hardware caching to help improve the performance of the processor complex. The DS8700 (2-way) supports up to 128 GB of processor memory and the DS8700 (4-way) supports up to 384 GB of processor memory.
  • I/O enclosures: An I/O enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external I/O adapters to the processor complex I/O inter-face. The I/O enclosure supports the following types of external I/O adapters:
    • Host Adapters: A host adapter supports the attachment of host systems to the storage facility Device Adapters.
    • Device Adapters: A device adapter supports the attachment of storage devices to the storage facility through one or more I/O ports. The attachment is a PCI-e point to point connection in a DS8700 system. Each DS8700 Model 941 (2-way) system can have up to four device adapter pairs and each DS8700 Model 941 (4-way) system can have up to eight device adapter pairs.
  • Storage enclosure: A storage enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external storage devices to the I/O interface attached to a device adapter I/O port. Each storage enclosure contains a redundant pair of storage enclosure services cards.
  • Disk Drives: The disk drives provide storage capacity for the DS8700. Disk drives are installed in disk enclosure pairs, in a disk install group of 16 identical drives of the same type (capacity and rpm). The DS8700 offers a selection of disk drives, including Solid State Drives (SSD), SATA drives, and Fibre Channel Encrypting drives, allowing a DS8700 to scale up to 2048 TB of capacity.
Drive   Drive   Encryption  Non-encryption  RAID      Field
Size    type    speed       drive           drive     support   Supported
------   -----  -------     --------------- --------  -------   ---------
73 GB     SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
146 GB    SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
600 GB    SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
73 GB     FC    15K rpm       No            Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
146 GB    FC    15K rpm       Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
300 GB    FC    15K rpm       Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
450 GB    FC    15K rpm       Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
600 GB    FC    15K rpm       No            Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
1 TB      SATA  7.2K rpm      No            Yes         6, 10      Yes
2 TB      SATA  7.2K rpm      No            Yes         6, 10      Yes
 

Logical View

To servers, the DS8000 series appears to be a set of disk volumes that can be configured to emulate disk device types that are compatible with the attaching servers.

The storage capacity of the DS8000 series is logically divided into groups of eight physical disk drives that are each configured as either a RAID-5, RAID-6, or RAID-10 array. The array is logically formatted to support either:

  • Count-key data (3380 or 3390 track format)
  • Fixed-block data (either 512 or 520 byte logical blocks)

Once formatted, the arrays are then subdivided allocatable storage units that can be allocated to individual volumes or LUNs that can be assigned to the various attached servers.

The DS8700 logical configuration is created and managed using the IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager, IBM System Storage DS Command Line Interface (CLI), or IBM System Storage DS Open API.

Physical specifications

Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515). This publication is available at:

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/

Operating environment

Disk drive systems

Model 941 (2-Way):

Maximum physical storage capacity: 256 TB
Power consumption: 6.7 KW
 

Model 941 (4-Way):

Maximum physical storage capacity: 256 TB
Power consumption: 7.3 KW
 

Model 94E with I/O:

Maximum physical storage capacity: 512 TB
Power consumption: 7.1 KW
 

Model 94E without I/O:

Maximum physical storage capacity: 512 TB
Power consumption: 5.7 KW
 

Limitations

Conversions between warranty machine types are not supported.

For the Dynamic Volume Expansion function, volumes that are expanded may not be in Copy Services relationships (Point-in-Time Copy, FlashCopy SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Metro/Global Mirror, and z/OS Global Mirror) while expansion is taking place.

The following activities are disruptive:

  • Removal of an expansion unit model from the base unit model. Data may not be preserved during this activity.
  • The amount of physical capacity within a machine type 2421, 2422, 2423, or 2424 system that can be logically configured for use will be enforced by the machine type 2421, 2422, 2423, or 2424 Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with the extent of IBM authorization established for licensed functions activated on the machine.

The deactivation of an activated licensed function, or a lateral change or reduction in the license scope, is a non-disruptive activity which will occur at the next machine IML.

  • A lateral change is defined as changing the license scope from FB to CKD or from CKD to FB.
  • A reduction is defined as changing the license scope from ALL to FB or from ALL to CKD.

If a third and fourth expansion unit are attached to a DS8700, the following considerations need to be made:

  • To add third expansion unit, frame A must have 4 Disk Enclosure Pairs (#1210)
  • To add fourth expansion unit, frame A must have 4 and frame B must have 8 Disk Enclosure Pairs (#1210)

Encryption Limitations

Plant configured systems with Encryption Drive Set support (feature number 1751) can support field installation of encrypted drives. Existing DS8000 systems or systems lacking the Encryption Drive Set support feature will not support Encryption Drive Sets.

Encryption Drive Sets are not supported with Fibre Channel Drive Sets, SATA Drive Sets, or SSD Drive Sets.

SATA Limitations

1 TB and 2 TB (7,200 rpm) SATA Drive sets are not supported in RAID-5 configurations.

SEFLC Repository data is not supported on 1 TB and 2TB (7,200 rpm) SATA drive sets.

SSD Limitations

SSD Drive Sets are not supported in RAID-6 or RAID-10 configurations.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier Limitation

  • Not supported on a machine that is encryption capable

Thin Provisioning Limitations

  • Thin Provisioned devices are not supported in any Copy Services (Metro Mirror, Global Copy, Global Mirror, Metro Global Mirror) relationship.
  • No Thin Provisioning support on System z/OS volumes series.

Other limitations

  • No GUI on the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Model conversion/upgrade limitations

  • No model conversion from 9B2 to 941.
  • Model conversions from 931 and 932 to 941 is a factory model upgrade. The purchase of a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ) is required. This is highly disruptive and requires migration of data off and back on to the system. Additional requirements may be present depending on the configuration of the system to be converted. These requirements will be defined as part of the ordering process for the conversion and may be priced. Some system options are not supported as part of the model conversion process and will need to be removed prior to the upgrade.
  • During a model upgrade in a supported configuration (931 or 932), any unsupported features will need to be removed via RPO MES or converted to supported features to allow the model conversion to be ordered. Model conversions are factory upgrades, and can only be performed in an IBM facility. Shipping arrangements, data migration or additional steps may be required.

Unsupported models conversions and features:

Unsupported Model Conversions
------------------------------   ------------------------------------
Model 9B2                        8300- LPAR
Model 9AE                        8300- LPAR Expansion Frame
 
Unsupported Feature Conversions
-------------------------------  ------------------------------------
Feature 0311                     92E 1st Expansion on a 2way
Feature 0707                     Thin Provisioning Indicator
Feature 0723                     PTC Add Indicator
Feature 0733                     SE Add Indicator
Feature 0754                     MM Add Indicator
Feature 0756                     GM Add Indicator
Feature 1100                     Management console - internal
Feature 1110                     External Management Console
Feature 1173 - 1189              MC Line Cord Groups 3 - 19
Feature 1199                     HMC Ethernet Cable Pair
Feature 1213                     Disk Drive Cable Group 3
Feature 1430, 1431, 1432         ESCON Cables
Feature 1440, 1441               ESCON PL Cables
Feature 1600                     BSMI Certificate - Taiwan
Feature 1801, 1802, 1803         RM Ethernet Adapter Pairs
Feature 1906                     Earthquake Resistance Kit
Feature 2116                     146 GB 10K Drive Set
Feature 2117                     146 GB 10K CoD Drive Set
Feature 2316                     300 GB 10K Drive Set
Feature 2317                     300 GB 10K CoD Drive Set
Feature 3011                     Device Adapter Pair
Feature 3111                     2Gb SW FCP/FICON adapter
Feature 3211                     2Gb LW FCP/FICON adapter
Feature 3311, 3321, 3331         ESCON Adapters
Feature 4011                     16 GB Processor Memory
Feature 7215                     PTC - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7245                     PTC Add - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7315                     SE - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7345                     SE Add - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7435                     MGM - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7455                     MM - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7475                     GM - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7555                     MM Add - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7575                     GM Add - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7615                     RMZ - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7645                     RMZ resync - 200 TB indicator
Feature 7815                     PAV - 200 TB indicator
Feature 9090, 9091               AC Input Voltage
Feature 9110, 9111               External Management Console - Keyboard
Feature 9100                     Internal management console
                                   keyboard - US English
Feature 9101                     Internal management console
                                   keyboard - Japanese
 

Hardware requirements

Not applicable.

Software requirements

Not applicable.
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Publications

The following publication will be available by October 20, 2009.

Title                                        Order number
--------------------------------------       ------------
IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction        GC35-0515
 and Planning Guide
 

The following publications are shipped with the DS8000 series:

Title                                        Order number
------------------------------------------   ------------
IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and    GC35-0515
 Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage DS8000 Host Systems        SC26-7917
 Attachment Guide
 
IBM System Storage DS Command-Line            GC53-1127
 Interface User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage DS Open Application        GC35-0516
 Programming Interface Reference
 
IBM System Storage Statement of               GC26-7919
 Limited Warranty
 
IBM System Storage Licensed Machine           GC26-7918
 Code Agreement
 

For DS8000 publications, visit:

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/index.html

Publications can be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or through the Publications Center Web site at:

http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/
cgibin/pbi.cgi
 

The DS8000 information center is designed to provide comprehensive, browser-based information. It can help provide easy access to tasks, concepts, reference information, tutorials, code samples, scenarios, and other product information. It contains assistance for the tasks that users must perform and links to additional information. To find information, users can search, browse the contents, use the index, follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics they want to read offline.

The information center is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

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Features
TOC Link Features - No charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature descriptions


Features - No charge

Machine type 2421 Models 941 and 94E - Sales Manual feature tables.

Description                                 Machine   Model     Feature
---------------------------------------     -------   -----     -------
DS8700                                       2421      941
 
Model 9xE Merge Indicator:
- 9xE Factory Merge                                              0001
 
DoD Indicator                                                    0020
 
JEMT indicator                                                   0021
 
Eligible for EU Shipment                                         0100
 
Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only                       0168
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Model 9xE Position Indicators:
- 941 - 94E position 1                                           0340
- 941 - 92E/94E position 2                                       0341
- 941 - 92E/94E position 3                                       0342
- 941 - 92E/94E position 4                                       0343
BSMI Certifications
- BSMI Certificate - Taiwan                                      0400
 
Licensed Function Indicators:
- OEL indicator                                                  0700
- FICON attach indicator                                         0703
- Thin Provisioning indicator                                    0707
- DB protection indicator                                        0708
- High Performance FICON indicator                               0709
- IBM System Storage Easy Tier                                   0713
    indicator
- z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator                         0714
- PTC indicator                                                  0720
- SE indicator                                                   0730
- MGM indicator                                                  0742
- MM indicator                                                   0744
- GM indicator                                                   0746
 
- RMZ indicator                                                  0760
- RMZ resync indicator                                           0763
- PAV indicator                                                  0780
- HyperPAV indicator                                             0782
- I/O Priority Manager                                           0784
 
Initial System Capacity:
- Up to 2.0 TB capacity                                          0800
- 2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity                                         0802
- 5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity                                        0805
- 10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity                                       0810
- 25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity                                       0815
- 50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity                                       0820
- 75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity                                      0825
- 100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity                                     0830
- 150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity                                     0835
- 200.1 to 250.0 TB capacity                                     0840
- 250.1 to 300.0 TB capacity                                     0845
- 300.1 to 350.0 TB capacity                                     0850
- 350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity                                     0855
- 400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity                                     0860
- 450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity                                     0865
- 500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity                                     0870
- 550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity                                     0871
- 600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity                                     0872
- 700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity                                     0873
- 800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity                                     0874
- 900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity                                    0875
- 1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity                                   0876
- 1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity                                   0877
- 1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity                                   0878
- 1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity                                   0879
- 1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity                                   0880
- 1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity                                   0881
- 1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity                                   0882
- 1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity                                   0883
- 1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity                                   0884
- 1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity                                   0885
- 2000.1 to 2100.0 TB capacity                                   0886
 
Standby CoD Indicators:
- Non-Standby CoD                                                0900
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0901
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0902
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0903
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0904
 
Attachment indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance                                          0930
- IBM System i Indicator                                         0931
- IBM System p Indicator                                         0932
- IBM System x Indicator                                         0933
- IBM System z Indicator                                         0934
- Linux Indicator                                                0940
- Global Mirror Indicator                                        0950
- IBM System z Business Class indicator                          0951
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
- IBM Storwize V7000 indicator                                   0961
- IBM System Storage N series indicator                          0962
- IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator             0963
- IBM/EPIC indicator                                             0964
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- Customer supplied drive set                                    2990
 
Function Authorization Indicators:
- OEL - inactive                                                 7030
- OEL - 1 TB unit                                                7031
- OEL - 5 TB unit                                                7032
- OEL - 10 TB unit                                               7033
- OEL - 25 TB unit                                               7034
- OEL - 50 TB unit                                               7035
- OEL - 100 TB unit                                              7040
- OEL - 200 TB unit                                              7045
- OEL - Value Unit inactive                                      7050
- OEL - 1 Value Unit                                             7051
- OEL - 5 Value Unit                                             7052
- OEL - 10 Value Unit                                            7053
- OEL - 25 Value Unit                                            7054
- OEL - 50 Value Unit                                            7055
- OEL - 100 Value Unit                                           7060
- OEL - 200 Value Unit                                           7065
 
- DB protection indicator                                        7080
- FICON indicator                                                7091
- zHPF indicator                                                 7092
- PTC - inactive indicator                                       7250
- PTC - 1 TB indicator                                           7251
- PTC - 5 TB indicator                                           7252
- PTC - 10 TB indicator                                          7253
- PTC - 25 TB indicator                                          7254
- PTC - 50 TB indicator                                          7255
- PTC - 100 TB indicator                                         7260
- SE - inactive indicator                                        7350
- SE - 1 TB indicator                                            7351
- SE - 5 TB indicator                                            7352
- SE - 10 TB indicator                                           7353
- SE - 25 TB indicator                                           7354
- SE - 50 TB indicator                                           7355
- SE - 100 TB indicator                                          7360
- MGM - inactive indicator                                       7480
- MGM - 1 TB indicator                                           7481
- MGM - 5 TB indicator                                           7482
- MGM - 10 TB indicator                                          7483
- MGM - 25 TB indicator                                          7484
- MGM - 50 TB indicator                                          7485
- MGM - 100 TB indicator                                         7490
- MM - inactive indicator                                        7500
- MM - 1 TB indicator                                            7501
- MM - 5 TB indicator                                            7502
- MM - 10 TB indicator                                           7503
- MM - 25 TB indicator                                           7504
- MM - 50 TB indicator                                           7505
- MM - 100 TB indicator                                          7510
- GM - inactive indicator                                        7520
- GM - 1 TB indicator                                            7521
- GM - 5 TB indicator                                            7522
- GM - 10 TB indicator                                           7523
- GM - 25 TB indicator                                           7524
- GM - 50 TB indicator                                           7525
- GM - 100 TB indicator                                          7530
- RMZ - inactive indicator                                       7650
- RMZ - 1 TB indicator                                           7651
- RMZ - 5 TB indicator                                           7652
- RMZ - 10 TB indicator                                          7653
- RMZ - 25 TB indicator                                          7654
- RMZ - 50 TB indicator                                          7655
- RMZ - 100 TB indicator                                         7660
- RMZ resync - inactive indicator                                7680
- RMZ resync - 1 TB indicator                                    7681
- RMZ resync - 5 TB indicator                                    7682
- RMZ resync - 10 TB indicator                                   7683
- RMZ resync - 25 TB indicator                                   7684
- RMZ resync - 50 TB indicator                                   7685
- RMZ resync - 100 TB indicator                                  7690
- PAV - inactive indicator                                       7820
- PAV - 1 TB indicator                                           7821
- PAV - 5 TB indicator                                           7822
- PAV - 10 TB indicator                                          7823
- PAV - 25 TB indicator                                          7824
- PAV - 50 TB indicator                                          7825
- PAV - 100 TB indicator                                         7830
- I/O Priority Manager - inactive                                7840
- I/O Priority Manager - 1TB Indicator                           7841
- I/O Priority Manager - 5TB Indicator                           7842
- I/O Priority Manager - 10TB Indicator                          7843
- I/O Priority Manager - 25TB Indicator                          7844
- I/O Priority Manager - 50TB Indicator                          7845
- I/O Priority Manager - 100TB Indicator                         7850
- HyperPAV indicator                                             7899
 
IGF Transaction:
- IGF transaction indicator                                      7999
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
-------------------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
DS8700  Expansion Unit                         2421      94E
 
Model 9xE Merge Indicator:
- 9xE Factory Merge                                              0001
- 9xE Field Merge                                                0002
 
DoD Indicator                                                    0020
 
JEMT indicator                                                   0021
 
Eligible for EU Shipment                                         0100
 
Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only                       0168
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Model 9xE Position Indicators:
- 941 - 94E position 1                                           0340
- 941 - 92E/94E position 2                                       0341
- 941 - 92E/94E position 3                                       0342
- 941 - 92E/94E position 4                                       0343
BSMI Certifications
- BSMI Certificate - Taiwan                                      0400
Attachment indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance                                          0930
- IBM System i Indicator                                         0931
- IBM System p Indicator                                         0932
- IBM System x Indicator                                         0933
- IBM System z Indicator                                         0934
- Linux Indicator                                                0940
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
- IBM Storwize V7000 indicator                                   0961
- IBM System Storage N series indicator                          0962
- IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator             0963
- IBM/EPIC indicator                                             0964
 
Power:
- Power module - second pair                                     1020
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- Customer supplied drive set                                    2990
 
Shipping and Handling NC                                         AG00
 

Features - Chargeable

Description                                 Machine   Model   Feature
---------------------------------------     -------   -----   -------
DS8700                                       2421      941
 
Power:
- Remote Power Control                                           1000
- Battery Assembly                                               1050
- Extended PLD                                                   1055
 
Single Phase Power Cords:
- SPP cord group 1                                               1060
- SPP cord group 2                                               1065
- SPP cord group 3                                               1067
 
Line Cords:
- Line Cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                                    1090
- Line Cord (EMEA)                                               1091
- Line Cord (Japan)                                              1092
- Line Cord (US Chicago)                                         1093
 
Management Console:
- Mgmt console - English Laptop internal                         1120
- Mgmt console - Japanese Laptop internal                        1121
- Mgmt console - English Laptop external                         1130
- Mgmt console - Japanese Laptop external                        1131
 
External Management Console - Line Cords:
- MC Line Cord Standard Rack                                     1170
- MC Line Cord Group 1                                           1171
- MC Line Cord Group 2                                           1172
 
Disk Enclosure:
- Disk Enclosure Pair                                            1210
 
Disk Cable:
- Disk Drive Cable Group 1                                       1211
 
I/O enclosure pair PCIE                                          1301
 
I/O cables
- PCI-E cable group 1                                            1320
- PCI-E cable group 2                                            1321
 
Fibre Channel/FICON Cables:
- 50 um Fibre Cable (LC)                                         1410
- 50 um Fibre Cable (LC/SC)                                      1411
- 50 um Fibre Cable (Jumper)                                     1412
- 9 um Fibre Cable (LC)                                          1420
- 9 um Fibre Cable (LC/SC)                                       1421
- 9 um Fibre Cable (Jumper)                                      1422
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
-Release 5 Bundle Family                                         1711
-Release 5.1 Bundle Family                                       1712
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
-DS8000 LMC R6.1                                                 1722
-DS8000 LMC R6.2                                                 1723
-DS8000 LMC R6.3                                                 1724
 
Encryption Support:
- Encrypted Drive Set Support                                    1751
- TKLM isolated key server                                       1760
 
Performance Accelerator                                          1980
 
Hardware Installation MES                                        1999
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB 15K Drive Set                                            2016
- 146 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2216
- 300 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2416
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
- 600 GB 15K FC drive set                                        2716
- 1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set                                       2816
- 2 TB 7.2K SATA drive set                                       2916
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                        2017
- 146 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2217
- 300 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2417
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
- 600 GB 15K FC CoD drive set                                    2717
- 1 TB 7.2K SATA CoD Drive Set                                   2817
- 2 TB 7.2K SATA CoD drive set                                   2917
 
Disk enclosure filler:
- Disk enclosure filler half set                                 2998
Disk Enclosure Filler Set                                        2999
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair III                                        3043
 
Host Adapters:
- 4Gb SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                                  3143
- 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3153
- 4Gb LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                                  3243
- 4Gb 10km LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                             3245
- 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3253
 
Processor Memory:
- 32 GB Processor Memory (2 Way only)                            4212
- 64 GB Processor Memory (2 Way only)                            4213
- 128 GB Processor Memory (2 Way only)                           4214
- 32 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                            4222
- 64 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                            4223
- 128 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                           4224
- 256 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                           4225
- 384 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                           4226
 
Processor Cards:
- 2 Way Processor Card                                           4301
- 4 Way Processor Card                                           4302
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE Drive Set                                       5016
- 300 GB 15K FDE Drive Set                                       5116
- 450 GB 15K FDE Drive Set                                       5216
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5017
- 300 GB 15K FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5117
- 450 GB 15K FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5217
 
SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 73 GB SSD half drive set                                       6014
- 146 GB SSD half drive set                                      6114
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB SSD Drive Set                                            6016
- 146 GB SSD Drive Set                                           6116
 
 
SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 600 GB SSD half drive set                                      6214
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
- 600 GB SSD disk drive set                                      6216
 
Function Authorization indicators:
- Thin Provisioning Indicator                                    7071
- IBM System Storage Easy Tier                                   7083
    indicator
- z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator                         7094
 
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
-------------------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
DS8700 Expansion Unit                          2421     94E
 
Initial System Capacity:
- Up to 2.0 TB capacity                                          0800
- 2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity                                         0802
- 5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity                                        0805
- 10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity                                       0810
- 25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity                                       0815
- 50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity                                       0820
- 75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity                                      0825
- 100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity                                     0830
- 150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity                                     0835
- 200.1 to 250.0 TB capacity                                     0840
- 250.1 to 300.0 TB capacity                                     0845
- 300.1 to 350.0 TB capacity                                     0850
- 350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity                                     0855
- 400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity                                     0860
- 450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity                                     0865
- 500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity                                     0870
- 550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity                                     0871
- 600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity                                     0872
- 700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity                                     0873
- 800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity                                     0874
- 900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity                                    0875
- 1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity                                   0876
- 1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity                                   0877
- 1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity                                   0878
- 1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity                                   0879
- 1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity                                   0880
- 1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity                                   0881
- 1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity                                   0882
- 1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity                                   0883
- 1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity                                   0884
- 1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity                                   0885
- 2000.1 to 2100.0 TB capacity                                   0886
 
Power:
- Battery Assembly                                               1050
- Extended PLD                                                   1055
 
Line Cords:
- Line Cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                                    1090
- Line Cord (EMEA)                                               1091
- Line Cord (Japan)                                              1092
- Line Cord (US Chicago)                                         1093
 
Disk Enclosure:
- Disk Enclosure Pair                                            1210
 
Disk Cable:
- Disk Drive Cable Group 2                                       1212
- Disk Drive Cable Group 4                                       1214
 
I/O enclosure pair PCIE                                          1301
 
I/O cables
- PCI-E cable group 3                                            1322
 
Fibre Channel/FICON Cables:
- 50 um Fibre Cable (LC)                                         1410
- 50 um Fibre Cable (LC/SC)                                      1411
- 50 um Fibre Cable (Jumper)                                     1412
- 9 um Fibre Cable (LC)                                          1420
- 9 um Fibre Cable (LC/SC)                                       1421
- 9 um Fibre Cable (Jumper)                                      1422
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- DS8000 LMC R6.1                                                1822
- DS8000 LMC R6.2                                                1823
- DS8000 LMC R6.3                                                1824
 
Performance Accelerator                                          1980
 
Hardware Installation MES                                        1999
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB 15K Drive Set                                            2016
- 146 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2216
- 300 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2416
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
- 600 GB 15K FC drive set                                        2716
- 1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set                                       2816
- 2 TB 7.2K SATA drive set                                       2916
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                        2017
- 146 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2217
- 300 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2417
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
- 600 GB 15K FC CoD drive set                                    2717
- 1 TB 7.2K SATA CoD Drive Set                                   2817
- 2 TB 7.2K SATA CoD drive set                                   2917
 
 
Disk enclosure filler:
- Disk enclosure filler half set                                 2998
Disk Enclosure Filler Set                                        2999
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair III                                        3043
 
Host Adapters:
- 4Gb SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                                  3143
- 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3153
- 4Gb LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                                  3243
- 4Gb 10km LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                             3245
- 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3253
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE Drive Set                                       5016
- 300 GB 15K FDE Drive Set                                       5116
- 450 GB 15K FDE Drive Set                                       5216
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5017
- 300 GB 15K FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5117
- 450 GB 15K FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5217
 
SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 73 GB SSD half drive set                                       6014
- 146 GB SSD half drive set                                      6114
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB SSD Drive Set                                            6016
- 146 GB SSD Drive Set                                           6116
 
SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 600 GB SSD half drive set                                      6214
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
- 600 GB SSD disk drive set                                      6216
 
Shipping and Handling 94E                                        AGA0
 

Feature descriptions

No Charge Specify Codes for Model 941

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature  Description        Corequisite
-------  -----------------  -------------
0001     9xE factory merge  Feature #034x
 

This feature indicates an expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model, and notifies Manufacturing that a "factory merge" of the base unit and expansion unit is required. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites:
    • See table above.
    • One #0001 feature is required when features #0340, #0341, #0342, or #0343 are present.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0020) DoD indicator
     Feature      Description
     -------      -------------
      0020        DoD Indicator
 

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense orders.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant Only.
(#0021) JEMT indicator

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.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Not compatible with 07xx features.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0098) Special Operation Process Identifier

This feature is for EMEA only. This feature is added to enable tracking of Used-Equipment sales through the DEX (DS8000 Storage Exchange Program) in Europe. It is a no-charge feature that indicates special manufacturing operations are to be performed. The system will allow the expansion frame in positions of 2 to 4 of model 92E upgrade to model 94E if feature code 0098 is present.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 999 (Initial order maximum: 250).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: EMEA only.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0100) Eligible for EU Shipment

This feature is used to indicate a DS8000 series machine that is eligible for EU shipment.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#0168) Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only

This feature is used to indicate a DS8000 series machine that is installed with blank cover and packaging (without IBM logo). This feature is meant for OEM customer to customize the cover and packaging. For normal order, please do not select this feature.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(034x) Model 9xE position indicators
Feature      Description               System-Level Corequisites
-------      ------------------------  -----------------------------
  0340       941 - 94E position 1      Model 94E  with feature #0340
  0341       941 - 92E/94E position 2  Model 94E  with feature #0341
  0342       941 - 92E/94E position 3  Model 94E  with feature #0342
  0343       941 - 92E/94E position 4  Model 94E  with feature #0343
 

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 9xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0400) BSMI Certificate - Taiwan

The Taiwan government agency has new compliance requirements being put on products sold into Taiwan. This feature is to ensure special BSMI documents are produced for Taiwan shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#07xx) Licensed Function Indicators
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------
 0700     OEL indicator
 0703     FICON attach indicator
 0707     Thin Provisioning indicator
 0708     DB protection indicator
 0709     High Performance FICON indicator
 0713     IBM System Storage Easy Tier indicator
 0714     z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator
 0720     PTC indicator
 0730     SE indicator
 0742     MGM indicator
 0744     MM indicator
 0746     GM indicator
 0760     RMZ indicator
 0763     RMZ resync indicator
 0780     PAV indicator
 0782     HyperPAV indicator
 0784     I/O Priority Manager  indicator
 

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applyinga feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 series Function Authorization (machine type 2396) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites: See table above. Additionally, the function authorization indicator features (#7xxx) must be ordered/installed.
    • The Function Authorization indicator features (#7xxx) must be ordered/installed.
    • When 242x #7xxx features (except the "inactive" #7xxx features) are present, the corresponding 242x #07xx licensed function indicator must also be present.
  • Limitations: When a 242x "inactive" #7xxx feature is present, the #07xx features cannot be present.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#08xx) Initial System Capacity
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------
 0800     Up to 2.0 TB capacity
 0802     2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity
 0805     5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity
 0810     10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity
 
 0815     25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity
 
 0820     50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity
 0825     75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity
 
 0830     100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity
 0835     150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity
 
 0840     200.1 to 250.0 TB Capacity
 0845     250.1 to 300.0 TB Capacity
 
 0850     300.1 to 350.0 TB Capacity
 0855     350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity
 
 0860     400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity
 0865     450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity
 
 0870     500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity
 0871     550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity
 0872     600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity
 0873     700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity
 0874     800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity
 0875     900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity
 0876     1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity
 0877     1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity
 0878     1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity
 0879     1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity
 0880     1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity
 0881     1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity
 0882     1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity
 0883     1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity
 0884     1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity
 0885     1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity
 0886     2000.1 to 2100.0 TB capacity
 

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #2xx6, #5xx6, and #6xx6 disk drives on order for each disk drive capacity. #2xx7 and #5xx7 Standby CoD disk drives are excluded from this calculation.
  • Multiple each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 73 GB, 146 GB, 300 GB, 450 GB or 1 TB).
  • Add together all the resulting values.
  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#090x) Standby CoD indicators
Feature Description             System-Level Corequisites
------- ---------------------   ----------------------------------------
0900    Non-Standby CoD         None
0901    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx7 or #5xx7 features on any models in
                                 the system
0902    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx7 or #5xx7 features on any models in
                                 the system
0903    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx7 or #5xx7 features on any models in
                                 the system
0904    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx7 or #5xx7 features on any models in
                                 the system
 

Each feature identifies whether a machine is participating in the DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (Standby CoD) offering. They are for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0900 is required on machines not participating in the Standby CoD offering.

  • Feature #0901, #0902, or #0903 is required on machines participating in the Standby CoD offering. Standby CoD program participation is defined as the presence of the #2xx7 or #5xx7 features (Standby CoD disk drive) on the base unit model and any attached expansion unit models.
  • Feature #0901 is the default indicator and indicates participation under standard offering terms and conditions. This feature is designated as "manual schedule"; as such, orders with this feature will not be scheduled (accepted) until confirmation is received that the Standby CoD agreements have been signed by the client.
  • Feature #0902 and #0903 are used on an exception basis only. These features are designated as "manual schedule"; as such, orders with these features will not be scheduled (accepted) until geography brand management approval is obtained, and confirmation is received that the Standby CoD agreements have been signed by the client.

One of the following agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first machine configured with Standby CoD features:

  • For clients who have a signed IBM Customer Agreement (or equivalent):
    • IBM Customer Agreement, Attachment for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the U.S., this is form number Z125-7142), and
    • IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the U.S., this is form number Z125-7144).
  • For clients who do not have a signed IBM Customer Agreement (or equivalent):
    • IBM Agreement for Capacity Upgrade on Demand (in the U.S., this is form number Z125-6310), and
    • IBM Agreement for Capacity Upgrade on Demand, Attachment for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the U.S., this is form number Z125-7143), and
    • IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the U.S., this is form number Z125-7144).

Once a client has executed either set of the above agreements, each subsequent order for any #2xx7or #5xx7 features requires only that the customer sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

When a machine exits the Standby CoD offering, feature #0901, #0902, or #0903 must be replaced with feature #0900 using the feature removal and add option. A machine exits the Standby CoD offering when all #2xx7 or #5xx7 features are converted to #2xx6 or #5xx6 features.

When an installed machine enters the Standby CoD offering through the field installation of the #2xx7 or #5xx7 features, feature #0900 must be replaced with feature #0901, #0902 or #0903 using the feature removal and add option.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #0900 is not compatible with the #2xx7 or #5xx7 features, regardless of whether the #2xx7 or #5xx7 features are present on the base unit model or attached expansion unit models.
  • Plant install / field install: Features #0900 and #0901 are both; features #0902 and #0903 are plant install only.
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: When specified, the feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0931 - #0934) IBM e-server indicators
Feature   Description
-------   ----------------------
0931      IBM System i indicator
0932      IBM System p indicator
0933      IBM System x indicator
0934      IBM System z indicator
 

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (for example, base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0950) Global Mirror indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Global Mirror configuration. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Global Mirror (GM) feature(s) #75xx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0951) IBM System z Business Class indicator
    Feature       Description
    -------       -------------------------------------
    0951          IBM System z Business Class Indicator
 

This optional feature is intended for systems attached to a IBM System z Business Class mainframe system. This restricts configuration options to better match business class customer requirements.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Prerequisites: Installation of the FICON Attachment feature #7091 (as well as IBM 242x indicator feature numbers 7091 and 0703) is required.
  • Corequisites:
    None.
  • Limitations:
    FC 03xx not supported (No Expansion Frame Support)
    One FC 2416 is default drive selection (300 GB 15k FC)
    FC 4212 is default memory selection (32 GB Memory Only)
    FC 4302 is not supported (2 way only)
    FC 1751 or 5xxx is not supported (No Encryption Support)
    FC 6xxx is not supported (No SSD Support)
    FC 1980 is not supported (No Performance Accelerator Support)
  • Plant install / field install: Plant.
(#0960) IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be attached with IBM System Storage ProtecTIER configuration. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0961 - #0963) IBM attachment indicators
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------------------------
 0961     IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
 0962     IBM System Storage N series indicator
 0963     IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator
 

This feature indicates the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature   Description
-------   -------------------------------------------------
 0964     IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2990) Customer supplied drive set

This feature provides an indicator that the customer will supply a third party disk drive set purchased from IBM Global Financing. This feature indicates a set of 16 disk drives. This feature provides no physical parts, nor does it drive enclosure planning. A RPQ is required for all physical parts planning. It is the responsibility of the sales representative to ensure correct inventory record management of this offering.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #12x0). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #2xx6, #2xx7, and/or #2990) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx6, #2xx7, or #2990 is added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install / field install: Field Install Only.
(#7xxx) Function Authorization Indicators
                                          IBM 2396
Feature  Description                      Corequisite
-------  ------------------------------   -----------------------
7030     OEL - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7030
7031     OEL - 1 TB unit indicator        Model LFA feature #7031
7032     OEL - 5 TB unit indicator        Model LFA feature #7032
7033     OEL - 10 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7033
7034     OEL - 25 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7034
7035     OEL - 50 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7035
7040     OEL - 100 TB unit indicator      Model LFA feature #7040
7045     OEL - 200 TB unit indicator      Model LFA feature #7045
7071     Thin Provisioning indicator      Model LFA feature #7071
7080     DB protection indicator          Model LFA feature #7080
7083     IBM System Storage Easy Tier     Model LFA feature #7083
7091     FICON indicator                  Model LFA feature #7091
7092     High Performance FICON           Model LFA feature #7092
7094     z/OS Distributed Data Backup     Model LFA feature #7094
           indicator
 
7250     PTC - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7250
7251     PTC - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7251
7252     PTC - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7252
7253     PTC - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7253
7254     PTC - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7254
7255     PTC - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7255
7260     PTC - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7260
 
7350     SE - inactive indicator          Model LFA feature #7350
7351     SE - 1 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7351
7352     SE - 5 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7352
7353     SE - 10 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7353
7354     SE - 25 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7354
7355     SE - 50 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7355
7360     SE - 100 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7360
 
7480     MGM - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7480
7481     MGM - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7481
7482     MGM - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7482
7483     MGM - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7483
7484     MGM - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7484
7485     MGM - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7485
7490     MGM - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7490
 
7500     MM - inactive indicator          Model LFA feature #7500
7501     MM - 1 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7501
7502     MM - 5 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7502
7503     MM - 10 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7503
7504     MM - 25 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7504
7505     MM - 50 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7505
7510     MM - 100 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7510
 
7520     GM - inactive indicator          Model LFA feature #7520
7521     GM - 1 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7521
7522     GM - 5 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7522
7523     GM - 10 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7523
7524     GM - 25 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7524
7525     GM - 50 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7525
7530     GM - 100 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7530
 
7650     RMZ - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7650
7651     RMZ - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7651
7652     RMZ - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7652
7653     RMZ - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7653
7654     RMZ - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7654
7655     RMZ - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7655
7660     RMZ - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7660
 
7680     RMZ resync - inactive            Model LFA feature #7680
7681     RMZ resync - 1 TB unit           Model LFA feature #7681
7682     RMZ resync - 5 TB unit           Model LFA feature #7682
7683     RMZ resync - 10 TB unit          Model LFA feature #7683
7684     RMZ resync - 25 TB unit          Model LFA feature #7684
7685     RMZ resync - 50 TB unit          Model LFA feature #7685
7690     RMZ resync - 100 TB unit         Model LFA feature #7690
 
7820     PAV - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7820
7821     PAV - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7821
7822     PAV - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7822
7823     PAV - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7823
7824     PAV - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7824
7825     PAV - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7825
7830     PAV - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7830
 
7840     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7840
         - inactive
7841     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7841
         - 1TB Indicator
7842     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7842
         - 5TB Indicator
7843     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7843
         - 10TB Indicator
7844     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7844
         - 25TB Indicator
7845     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7845
         - 50TB Indicator
7850     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7850
         - 100TB Indicator
7899     HyperPAV indicator               Model LFA feature #7899
 

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 2396) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 2396 Function Authorization #7xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #7xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2421 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #7030 - #7065 features.
  • Maximum allowed: 99 per feature number.
  • Corequisites: See table above. Additionally, the licensed function indicator features (#07xx) must be ordered/installed. Features #7840 - #7850 require DS8000 LMC R6.1 (#172x) or later.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#705x - #706x) Value Unit Function Authorization indicators
                                                                Value
Feature         Drive         Drive  Encryption  Non-encryption Units
Number  Size    type          speed  drive       drive          Required
------- ------  -----         -----  ----------  ------------   --------
 6014   73 GB   SSD half set   N/A      No          Yes          6.0
 6114   146 GB  SSD half set   N/A      No          Yes          9.0
 6214   600 GB  SSD half set   N/A      No          Yes          25.0
 6016   73 GB   SSD            N/A      No          Yes          12.0
 6116   146 GB  SSD            N/A      No          Yes          18.0
 6216   600 GB  SSD            N/A      No          Yes          50.0
 2016   73 GB   FC           15K rpm    No          Yes          3.3
 2216   146 GB  FC           15K rpm    No          Yes          4.8
 2416   300 GB  FC           15K rpm    No          Yes          6.8
 2616   450 GB  FC           15K rpm    No          Yes          9.0
 2716   600 GB  FC           15K rpm    No          Yes          11.5
 5016   146 GB  FC           15K rpm    Yes         No           4.8
 5116   300 GB  FC           15K rpm    Yes         No           6.8
 5216   450 GB  FC           15K rpm    Yes         No           9.0
 2816   1 TB    SATA         7.2K rpm   No          Yes          11.0
 2916   2 TB    SATA         7.2K rpm   No          Yes          20.0
 

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are required in addition to the per TB features (#703x-704x). For each drive set listed above, the corresponding number of value units must be purchased.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 2396) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM. As 2396 Function Authorization #7xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #7xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2421 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #7050 - #7065 features.
  • Maximum allowed: 99 per feature number.
  • Corequisites: See table above. Additionally, the Licensed function indicator features (#07xx) must be ordered/installed.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#7999) IGF Transaction Indicator

This specify feature is used to designate that a new 2421 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 2421 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using AAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 2421 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.

No Charge specify codes for Model 94E

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature  Description
-------  -----------------
0001     9xE factory merge
0002     9xE field merge
 

These features notify Manufacturing on whether the expansion unit model is subject to a "factory merge" or "field merge" with the base unit model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0001 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a "factory merge" of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

Feature #0002 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered for an installed base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a "field merge" of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0020) DoD indicator
     Feature      Description
     -------      -------------
      0020        DoD Indicator
 

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense orders.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant Only.
(#0021) JEMT indicator

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.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Not compatible with 07xx features.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0100) Eligible for EU Shipment

This feature is used to indicate a DS8000 series machine that is eligible for EU shipment.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.
(#0168) Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only

This feature is used to indicate a DS8000 series machine that is installed with blank cover and packaging (without IBM logo). This feature is meant for OEM customer to customize the cover and packaging. For normal order, please do not select this feature.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#034x) Model 9xE position indicators
Feature     Description                 System-Level Corequisites
-------     -----------------------     -----------------------------
 0340       941 - 94E position 1        Model 94E  with feature #0340
 0341       941 - 92E/94E position 2    Model 94E  with feature #0341
 0342       941 - 92E/94E position 3    Model 94E  with feature #0342
 0343       941 - 92E/94E position 4    Model 94E  with feature #0343
 

These features indicate the base unit model number and the physical position of the expansion unit model relative to the base enclosure. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of these features can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, they must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0400) BSMI Certificate - Taiwan

The Taiwan government agency has new compliance requirements being put on products sold into Taiwan. This feature is to ensure special BSMI documents are produced for Taiwan shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: When specified, the feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 2396 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0931 - #0934) IBM e-server indicators
Feature   Description
-------   ----------------------
0931      IBM System i indicator
0932      IBM System p indicator
0933      IBM System x indicator
0934      IBM System z indicator
 

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (for example, base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 2396 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0960) IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be attached with IBM System Storage ProtecTIER configuration. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0961 - #0963) IBM attachment indicators
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------------------------
 0961     IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
 0962     IBM System Storage N series indicator
 0963     IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator
 

This feature indicates the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature   Description
-------   -------------------------------------------------
 0964     IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1020) Power Module - second pair

This feature provides a second pair of disk drive power modules. It is a required feature when the quantity of #1210 features exceeds four.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See description above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2990) Customer Supplied Drive Set

This feature provides an indicator that the customer will supply a third party disk drive set purchased from IBM Global Financing. This feature indicates a set of 16 disk drives. This feature provides no physical parts, nor does it drive enclosure planning. A RPQ is required for all physical parts planning. It is the responsibility of the sales representative to ensure correct inventory record management of this offering.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #12x0). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #2xx6, #2xx7, and/or #2990) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx6, #2xx7, or #2990 is added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 16.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed sixteen. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install / field install: Field Install Only.
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 94E will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.

Special Feature Codes - Chargeable for Model 941

(#1000) Remote power control

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This optional feature enables remote control of the machine power.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1050) Battery assembly

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides a battery assembly to power the machine when the external power source is lost.

It is a required feature when feature #1301 or #1055 is present.

  • Minimum required: Two.
  • Maximum allowed: Three.
  • Corequisites: If feature #4301 is present, two battery assemblies (#1050) are required. If feature #4302 is present, three are required. Processor upgrades from feature #4301 to #4302 must order an additional battery assembly feature #1050.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1055) Extended PLD

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 242x system. 242x system is defined as the 242x base unit and all physically attached 242x expansion units. Two feature #1050 are required when used in expansion racks without feature #1301.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#106x) Single Phase Power Cords
Feature Description                Applicable Region or Country
------- ------------------------   ---------------------------------
 1060   SPP cord group 1           United States, LA, Canada, and AP
         (Hubbell 360P6V0, 60A,
          IEC 309, 3 wire
          connector)
 
 1065   SPP cord group 2           US Chicago
         (Hubbell 360P6V0, 60A,
          IEC 309, 3 wire
          connector)
 
 1067   SPP cord group 3           EMEA
         (None)
 

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features can only be installed in the factory, and a field upgrade can be requested by submitting a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ).

These features can be changed on an already installed machine by submitting an RPQ.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: For 2 way system only.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#109x) Line cords
(#1090) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1091) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1092) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1093) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

Feature  Description  Applicable Region or Country
-------  -----------  ----------------------------
 1090    Line cord    US, LA, AP, and Canada
 (Russellstoll F35448A, 60A connector. 4 wire connector)
 
 1091    Line cord    EMEA
 (None)
 
 1092    Line cord    Japan, US, and Canada
 (Hubbell 460P9V05, 60A, IEC 309, 4 wire Connector)
 
 1093    Line cord    US (Chicago)
 (Russellstoll F35448A, 60A connector. 4 wire connector)
 

These features provide two three-phase line cords to supply external power to the machine.

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#112x, #113x) Management console
(#1120) Management console

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1121) Management console

(No Longer Available as of August 31, 2011)

(#1130) Management console

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1131) Management console

(No Longer Available as of August 31, 2011)

Feature  Description
-------  ---------------------------------------
Laptop Management Console:
 1120    Mgmt console - English Laptop internal
 1121    Mgmt console - Japanese Laptop internal
 1130    Mgmt console - English Laptop external
 1131    Mgmt console - Japanese Laptop external
 

These features provide a dedicated laptop consisting of a processor, keyboard, display, modem, and Ethernet cables. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1120 or #1121 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1130 or #1131 provides a management console for mounting into a 19-inch system rack or other supported external installation. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1130 or #1131 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

Refer to the DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515) for information and system rack specifications.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1120 or #1121: One.
    • Feature #1130 or #1131: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #113x requires one #117x feature.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #1130 can only be added to configurations with feature #1120 already selected.
    • Feature #1131 can only be added to configurations with feature #1121 already selected.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#117x) Management Console Line Cord
(#1170) MC line cord standard rack

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1171) MC line cord group 1

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1172) MC line cord group 2

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature Description                 Applicable Region or Country
------- --------------------------  ------------------------------------
 1170   MC line cord standard rack  All
 
 1171   MC line cord group 1        United States, Canada, Bahamas,
                                     Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil,
                                     Colombia, Costa Rica,
                                     Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
                                     El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana,
                                     Honduras, Jamaica, Japan,
                                     Japan (PDS), Korea, Mexico,
                                     Netherlands Antilles, Panama,
                                     Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Surinam,
                                     Taiwan, Trinidad, Venezuela
 
 1172   MC line cord group 2        Brazil
         (125V, 15A)
 

These features provide a line cord to supply external power to the external management console (feature #113x).

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: Feature #113x.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#12X0) Disk Enclosure Pair
(#1210) Disk Enclosure Pair

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature    Description
-------    -------------------
1210       Disk enclosure pair
 

This feature provides two disk enclosures. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 32 disk drives.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16 or 32 disk drives (features #2xx6, #5xx6, or #6xx6 and/or #2xx7, #5xx7, or #6xx7). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Each #12x0 feature requires one #2xxx, #5xxx, or #6xxx features. One of these features must be feature #2xx6, #2xx7, #5xx6, #5xx7, or #6xxx.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • The #2xx6, #2xx7, #5xx6, #5xx7, or #6xxx features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • A disk enclosure pair cannot be populated with two #2999 features.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#121x) Disk drive cables
Feature       Description
-------       ------------------------
 1211         Disk drive cable group 1
 

This feature provides a complete set of fibre channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#1301) I/O enclosure pair PCIE

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: One with feature #4301; two with feature #4302.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: Two #1301 features are required when 3 or more features #1210 is present.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#132x) I/O cables
(#1320) PCI-E cable group 1

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1321) PCI-E cable group 2 01

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description            Corequisite
-------      -------------------    -----------------------
 1320        PCI-E cable group 1    None
 1321        PCI-E cable group 2    Two FC #1301
 

This feature provides a complete set of PCI-E interconnection cables.

  • Minimum required: One, either feature #1320 or #1321.
  • Maximum allowed: One, either feature #1320 or #1321.
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      --------------------------------------------------
 1410        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with LC connectors
 1411        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with an LC and SC connector
 1412        50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              multimode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 
 1420        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with LC connectors
 1421        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with an LC and SC connector
 1422        9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              singlemode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has an LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with either an LC or SC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with:

  • Short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature #3143).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with:

  • Long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3243 and #3245).

Feature #1412 and #1422 provide a "pigtail" conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with an SC connector.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: See description above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#17xx) Microcode bundle family
(#1711) Microcode bundle family

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#1712) Microcode bundle family

(No Longer Available as of September 9, 2011)

(#1722) DS8000 LMC R6.1

(No Longer Available as of January 27, 2012)

(#1723) DS8000 LMC R6.2

(No Longer Available as of March 1, 2013)

(#1724) DS8000 LMC R6.3
    Feature       Description
    -------       -------------------------
     1711         Release 5 Bundle Family
     1712         Release 5.1 Bundle Family
     1722         DS8000 LMC R6.1
     1723         DS8000 LMC R6.2
     1724         DS8000 LMC R6.3
 

This feature provides Licensed Machine Code (LMC) corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: FC #1722 cannot be installed in DS8100 and DS8300 242x M/Ts and Models.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#175x) Encryption Support
Feature       Description
-------       ---------------------------
1751          Encrypted Drive Set Support
 

This feature provides all hardware necessary for a DS8000 system to support Full Disk Encryption Drives in supported configurations.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Must be added to any plant order with feature #5xxx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant Only.
(#1760) TKLM isolated key server

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       ------------------------
1760          TKLM isolated key server
 

This features provide the necessary hardware to DS8000 system to support the Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager.

Customers will need to acquire a TKLM license for use of the TKLM software, ordered separately from the standalone server hardware.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1980) Performance accelerator

This feature allows 32 disk drives per DA pair versus the minimum of 64 disk drives per DA pair required in standard configurations. Disk drive slots are filled skipping every other pair slot (skipping the even slots).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: This feature is supported on the Models 941 and 94E. This feature is supported with the first and second 94E expansion unit, however the second 94E expansion unit can only hold up to 64 drives.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant.
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 1999         Hardware Installation MES
 

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #2xxx, #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2xx6) Disk drive sets
(#2016) 73 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of March 31, 2010)

(#2216) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#2816) 1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#2916) 2 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of November 1, 2013)

(#2416) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2616) 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2716) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------------
 2016         73 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2216         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2416         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2616         450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2716         600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2816         1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set
 2916         2 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #12x0). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #2xx6 and/or #2xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx6 or feature #2xx7 is added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2xx7) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#2017) 73 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of March 31, 2010)

(#2217) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#2817) 1 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#2917) 2 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of November 1, 2013)

(#2417) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2617) 450 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2717) 6000 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      -----------------------------------
 2017        73 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2217        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2417        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2617        450 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2717        6000 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2817        1 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set
 2917        2 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #2xx6 and/or #2xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx6 or feature #2xx7 is added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #2xx7 feature and the addition of the corresponding #2xx6 feature of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #2xx7 feature installed, #2xx6 feature of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #2xx7 feature using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #2xx7 features should be purchased instead of #2xx6 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #2xx7 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #2xx7 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four, subject to the following:
    • One #2xx7 feature requires a minimum quantity of two #2xx6 features.
    • Two #2xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of four #2xx6 features.
    • Three #2xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of four #2xx6 features.
    • Four #2xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of eight #2xx6 features. Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #2xx6 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional 239x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install/field install: Both.
(#2998) Disk enclosure filler half set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210) is populated with only one SSD half drive set (feature #6xx4), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 2.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #6xx4 features cannot exceed 2. Feature #2998 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #2xx6 or #2xx7 feature), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as feature #2xx6 or #2xx7 is added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#3043) Device adapter pair III

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature     Description
-------     -----------------------
 3043       Device adapter pair III
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features (#1210) present within the Model 941, and if present, the second, third, and fourth Model 94E expansion unit attached to the Model 941 (identified using features #0341, #0342, #0343). Since the second, third, and fourth Model 94E does not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the second Model 94E must be ordered on and installed within the Model 941.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3043.

For a String of Frames:

Frame      Description                 Feature number
-----      ------------------------    --------------
  A        Base Model 941                   NIL
  B        Expansion 94E Position 1         0340
  C        Expansion 94E Position 2         0341
 
*Disk Enclosure   *Disk Enclosure   *Disk Enclosure   Device Adapter
 Pair (#1210)      Pair (#1210)      Pair (#1210)     Pair III (#3043)
 Quantity in       Quantity in       Quantity in      Quantity in
 A Frame           B Frame           C Frame          A Frame
---------------   ---------------   ---------------   ----------------
     1-2               0-8                0                  1
     1-2               8                  1-2                2
     1-2               8                  3-8                3
     3-4               0-8                0                  2
     3-4               8                  1-2                3
     3-4               8                  3-8                4
 
* Without SSD Drive Sets
 

Note: The quantity of disk enclosure pairs in the B Frame does not impact the quantity of Device Adapter pairs in the A frame.

SSD Drive Sets                              Device Adapter
(#6016/#6116)                               Pair III (#3043)
Quantity              Frame Position        Quantity
--------------        --------------        ----------------
     1-2                    A                      1
     3-4                    A                      2
     5-6                    B                      3
     7-8                    B                      4
     9-10                   B                      5
    11-12                   B                      6
    13-14                   C                      7
    15-16                   C                      8
 

Note: The device adapters for disk enclosures installed in the first Model 94E (identified using feature #0340) are ordered on and installed within that Model 94E. Therefore, the feature #1210 quantity within the first Model 94E is not applicable for determining the required quantity of feature #3043 in the Model 941.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0341 is required when the quantity of feature #3043 is greater than two.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#314x, #315x, #324x, #325x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIE

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      ----------------------------------
 3143        4Gb SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3153        8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3243        4Gb LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3253        8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3245        4Gb 10km LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 

These features provide one four-portFibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balance manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

Four ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 8Gb, 4Gb, or 2Gb per second SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies are supported.

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #314x and #315x is supported with 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with an LC connector.

Feature #314x and #315x is supported with 9 micron singlemode and 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with an LC connector.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None.
    • A minimum of two #3143, #3153, #3243, #3253 or #3245 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per system:
    • Any combination of feature #3143, #3243 or #3245: 16.
    • Any combination of feature #3153, #3253: 8.
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 941 plus one expansion unit attached:
    • Any combination of feature #3143, #3153, #3243, #3253 or #3245: 16.
  • Corequisites: For Feature codes #3153 and #3253, Feature #1722 must be ordered for plant order.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#4xxx) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature    Description
-------    ------------------------------------
 4212       32 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4213       64 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4214      128 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4222       32 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4223       64 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4224      128 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4225      256 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4226      384 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as "feature conversion" transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #4301 requires #421x processor memory features. Feature #4302 requires #422x processor memory features.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both, although field installation of feature #4212 is supported during a model conversion only.
(#43xx) Processor Cards

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------
 4301         2-Way Processor Card
 4302         4-Way Processor Card
 

This feature provides a Processor Card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Processor upgrades from feature #4301 to #4302 must order an additional battery assembly feature #1050.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#5xx6) FDE Disk drive sets
(#5016) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#5116) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#5216) 450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       ------------------------------------
 5016         146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5116         300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5216         450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption, capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives or Non-Encryption Drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #5xx6 and/or #5xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #5xx6 or feature #5xx7 is added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Feature #1751 must be added to any order containing #5xxx features.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count. All Full Disk Encryption disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the encryption type (feature #5xxx).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx7) Standby FDE CoD disk drive sets
(#5017) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#5117) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#5217) 450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      ----------------------------------------
 5017        146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5117        300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5217        450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption, capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives, or Non-Encryption Drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #5xx6 and/or #5xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #5xx6 or feature #5xx7 is added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #5xx7 feature and the addition of the corresponding #5xx6 feature of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #5xx7 feature installed, #5xx6 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #5xx7 feature using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #5xx7 features should be purchased instead of #5xx6 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #5xx7 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #5xx7 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four, subject to the following:
    • One #5xx7 feature requires a minimum quantity of two #5xx6 features.
    • Two #5xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of four #5xx6 features.
    • Three #5xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of six #5xx6 features.
    • Four #5xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of eight #5xx6 features. Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #5xx6 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Feature #1751 must be added to any order containing #5xxx features.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install/field install: Both.
(#6xxx) SSD Disk drive sets
(#6014) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6114) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6016) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6116) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6214) 600 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#6216) 600 GB SSD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 6014         73 GB SSD half drive set
 6114         146 GB SSD half drive set
 6214         600 GB SSD half drive set
 6016         73 GB SSD disk drive set
 6116         146 GB SSD disk drive set
 6216         600 GB SSD disk drive set
 

Features #6014, #6114, and #6214 provide a set of 8 drives while features #6016, #6116, and #6216 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to four half drive sets or two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (SSD, capacity).

With half drive set (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6xx4), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). With disk drive set (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #6xx6) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #6xx6 is added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Supported SSD half drive set and disk drive set configurations:

Note: Only one #6xx4 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx4 and #6xx6 feature intermix within a disk enclosure.

Table 1: When referring to the table below, any #6xx6 feature can be replaced by a #6xx4 feature, but since the system limit of feature #6xx4 is one, to continue to install #6xxx features, the #6xx4 feature must be converted to a #6xx6 feature.

  No. of      Drive         Frame       Min. IO Enclosure   Co-req
  Drive Sets  Sets   DA's   Installed   Pairs               Features
  ----------  -----  ----   ---------   -----------------   --------
   1          6xx6   1      A           2                   None
   2          6xx6   2      A           2                   None
   3          6xx6   3      B           2                   0340
   4          6xx6   4      B           2                   0340
   5          6xx6   5      B           2                   0340
   6          6xx6   6      B           2                   0340
   7          6xx6   7      C           2                   0341
   8          6xx6   8      C           2                   0341
   9          6xx6   8      A           2                   None
   10         6xx6   8      A           2                   None
   11         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   12         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   13         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   14         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   15         6xx6   8      C           2                   0341
   16         6xx6   8      C           2                   0341
 
  • Minimum required: None. If feature #2xx6 is not present, One.
  • Maximum allowed: 4 with feature #6xx6 and 1 with feature #6xx4.
  • Corequisites:
    Minimum 1 Drive enclosure pair (feature #1210) per feature #6xxx for the first 8 of feature #6xxx in a system for a valid system configuration
    Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    Additional #3043 features may be required.
    Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: No #5xxx features are allowed on a system with #6xxx features. No intermix of features #6xx4 and #6xx6 within a drive enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#7071) IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning
    Feature       Description
    -------       -----------------
    7071          Thin Provisioning
 

This optional feature enables thin provisioning, called IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin provisioning, and delivers the highest storage utilization possible by eliminating allocated but unused capacity. IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin provisioning completely separates storage allocation from utilization, enabling users to allocate any size virtual volume upfront yet only consume actual physical capacity when data is written by the application. It reduces the amount of physical disk capacity initially required. As utilization of disk space increases over time, users can purchase more disk capacity as it is needed and install it without affecting their applications.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: The thin provisioning licensed function indicator feature (#0707) must be ordered/installed.
  • Limitations: Open system volumes only for this release.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#7083) IBM System Storage Easy Tier
    Feature       Description
    -------       ----------------------------
    7083          IBM System Storage Easy Tier
 

This optional feature enables IBM System Storage Easy Tier. It automates data placement throughout the DS8700 disk pool (including multiple drive tiers) to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across drive tiers, and the ability to manually relocate full volumes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites:
    • The IBM System Storage Easy Tier licensed function indicator feature (#0713) must be ordered/installed.
  • Limitations:
    • Not supported on a machine that is encryption capable. (Encrypted Drive Set Support feature #1751).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#7094) IBM z/OS Distributed Data Backup
    Feature       Description
    -------       ----------------------------
    7094          z/OS Distributed Data Backup

This optional feature enables z/OS Distributed Data Backup, allows customer to perform backup of open data via a zSeries host to obtain a more reliable backup strategy.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Prerequisites: Installation of the FICON Attachment feature #7091 (as well as IBM 242x indicator feature numbers 7091 and 0703) is required before z/OS Distributed Data Backup features can be installed/ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #7094 requires the same IBM 242x indicator - Feature #7094, and indicator feature #0714 to be ordered.
    • Requires Innovation Data Processing application running on System z.
  • Limitations: Open System volumes only for this release.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#76xx) Remote Mirror for z/OS Global Mirror Incremental Resync
    Feature
    Number   Description
    ------   ------------------------
     7680    RMZ Resync - Inactive
     7681    RMZ Resync - 1 TB unit
     7682    RMZ Resync - 5 TB unit
     7683    RMZ Resync - 10 TB unit
     7684    RMZ Resync - 25 TB unit
     7685    RMZ Resync - 50 TB unit
     7690    RMZ Resync - 100 TB unit
 

These features establish the extent of IBM authorization for the use of the following z/OS remote mirroring licensed function on a specific 242x machine:

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Global Mirror Incremental Resync

The authorization level provided by each feature number is stated within the feature number description. The unit represents physical capacity, where a TB (terabyte) equals one trillion bytes.

The total authorization level for this licensed function is the sum of the units (terabytes) associated with all the acquired feature numbers. ;p.These features can be ordered in any sequence or combination, with the exception of feature #7680 (see limitations below).

The extent of IBM authorization is increased by ordering additional features.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #7680: One.
    • Features #7681 to #7690: 99 per feature number.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Installation of the Remote Mirror for z/OS (RMZ) features #76xx (as well as IBM 242x indicator feature numbers 76xx and 0760) is required before RMZ incremental resync features can be installed/ordered.
    • Installation of the FICON Attachment feature #7091 (as well as IBM 242x indicator feature numbers 7091 and 0703) is required before RMZ incremental resync features can be installed/ordered.
  • Corequisites: Features #7681 to #7690 require the same IBM 242x indicator feature(s) #7681 to #7690, and indicator feature #0763 to be ordered.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #7680 is not compatible with features #7681 to #7690. When adding feature #7680, all other #76xx features must be removed.
    • Feature #7680 is only compatible with IBM 242x feature #7680.
    • Feature #7680 is not compatible with IBM 242x feature #0763.
    • Features #7681 to #7690 are not compatible with feature #7680. When adding features #7681 to #7690, feature #7680 must be removed.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

Special Feature Codes - Chargeable for Model 94E

(#08xx) Initial System Capacity
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------
 0800     Up to 2.0 TB capacity
 0802     2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity
 0805     5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity
 0810     10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity
 0815     25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity
 0820     50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity
 0825     75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity
 0830     100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity
 0835     150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity
 0840     200.1 to 250.0 TB Capacity
 0845     250.1 to 300.0 TB Capacity
 0850     300.1 to 350.0 TB Capacity
 0855     350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity
 0860     400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity
 0865     450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity
 0870     500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity
 0871     550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity
 0872     600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity
 0873     700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity
 0874     800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity
 0875     900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity
 0876     1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity
 
(#1050) Battery assembly

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides a battery assembly to power the machine when the external power source is lost.

The conditions under which this feature is required and the quantity required is outlined in the table below:

 Model 94E       Model 94E         Model 94E           Model 94E
 #1210           has neither       has either          has both
 Quantity        #1055 or #1301    #1055 or #1301      #1055 and #1301
 ------------    --------------    ----------------    ---------------
 0-4             #1050 = 0         #1050 = 2            #1050 = 2
 5-8             #1050 = 0         #1050 = 2            #1050 = 2
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: See above table.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1055) Extended PLD

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1055 requires two #1050 features. If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 242x system. A 242x system is defined as the 242x base unit and all physically attached 242x expansion units. Two feature #1050 are required when used in expansion racks without feature #1301.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#109x) Line cords
(#1090) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1091) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1092) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1093) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

Feature  Description  Applicable Region or Country
-------  -----------  ----------------------------
 1090    Line cord    US, LA, AP, and Canada
 (Russellstoll F35448A, 60A connector. 4 wire connector)
 
 1091    Line cord    EMEA
 (None)
 
 1092    Line cord    Japan, US, and Canada
 (Hubbell 460P9V05, 60A, IEC 309, 4 wire Connector)
 
 1093    Line cord    US (Chicago)
 (Russellstoll F35448A, 60A connector. 4 wire connector)
 

These features provide two three-phase line cords to supply external power to the machine.

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#12x0) Disk Enclosure Pair
(#1210) Disk Enclosure Pair

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature    Description
-------    -------------------
1210       Disk enclosure pair
 

This feature provides two disk enclosures. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 32 disk drives.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16 or 32 disk drives (features #2xx6, #5xx6, or #6xx6 and/or #2xx7, #5xx7, or #6xx7). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

  • Minimum requires : One.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites: Each #12x0 feature requires one #2xxx, #5xxx, or #6xxx features. One of these features must be feature #2xx6, #2xx7, #5xx6, #5xx7, or #6xxx.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed), if disk enclosure pair is populated with 16 drives of a withdrawn type (feature #21xx, #23xx), a drive of the same capacity but a higher speed may be installed.
    • The #2xxx6, #2xx7, #5xx6, #5xx7, or #6xxx features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed), if disk enclosure pair is populated with 16 drives of a withdrawn type (feature #21xx, #23xx), a drive of the same capacity but a higher speed may be installed.
    • A disk enclosure pair cannot be populated with two #2999 features.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#121x) Disk drive cables
(#1212) Disk drive cable group 2

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#1214) Disk drive cable group 4

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature   Description                 Corequisite
-------   ------------------------    ------------------------------
 1212     Disk drive cable group 2    Feature #0340
 1214     Disk drive cable group 4    Feature #0341, #0342, or #0343
 

This feature provides a complete set of fibre channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

Selection of the appropriate feature is dependent upon the Model 9xE physical position (relative to the base unit) and base unit model number. The Model 941 indicator features (#03xx) are used to ensure the selection of the proper disk drive cable group feature.

If the Model 941 physical position (relative to the base unit) or the base unit model number is changed, a new disk drive cable group feature is required. A new disk drive cable group is obtained by ordering a feature remove of the installed #121x feature and a feature add of a new 121x feature.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1301) I/O enclosure pair PCIE

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: One with feature #4301; two with feature #4302.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: Two #1301 features are required when 3 or more features #1210 is present.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#132x) I/O cables
(#1322) PCI-E cable group 3

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      -------------------
 1322        PCI-E cable group 3
 

This feature provides a complete set of PCI-E interconnection cables.

It is a required feature when feature #0340 is present.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Feature #1322 is not compatible with features #0341, #0342, and #0343.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      -------------------------------------------------
 1410        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with LC connectors
 1411        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with an LC and SC connector
 1412        50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              multimode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 
 1420        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with LC connectors
 1421        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with an LC and SC connector
 1422        9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              singlemode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has an LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with either an LC or SC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with:

  • Shortwave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature #3143).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with:

  • Longwave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3243 and #3245).

Feature #1412 and #1422 provide a "pigtail" conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with an SC connector.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: See description above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#182x) Microcode bundle family
(#1822) DS8000 LMC R6.1 indicator

(No Longer Available as of January 27, 2012)

(#1823) DS8000 LMC R6.2 indicator

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#1824) DS8000 LMC R6.3 indicator
Feature   Description                System-Level Corequisites
-------   -----------------------    --------------------------
 1822     DS8000 LMC R6.1 indicator  #1722 feature on model 941
 1823     DS8000 LMC R6.2 indicator  #1723 feature on model 941
 1824     DS8000 LMC R6.3 indicator  #1724 feature on model 941
 

This feature provides Licensed Machine Code (LMC) corresponding to theappropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate FDE drive types for expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1980) Performance Accelerator

This feature allows 32 disk drives per DA pair versus the minimum of 64 disk drives per DA pair required in standard configurations. Disk drive slots are filled skipping every other pair slot (skipping the even slots).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: This feature is supported on the Models 941 and 94E. This feature is supported with the first and second 94E expansion unit, however the second 94E expansion unit can only hold up to 64 drives.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant.
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 1999         Hardware Installation MES
 

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #2xxx, #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2xx6) Disk drive sets
(#2016) 73 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of March 31, 2010)

(#2216) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#2816) 1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#2916) 2 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of November 1, 2013)

(#2416) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2616) 450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2716) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 2016         73 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2216         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2416         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2616         450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2716         600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2816         1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set
 2916         2 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in an disk enclosure pair (feature #12x0). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #2xx6 and/or #2xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx6 or feature #2xx7 is added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: 16.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 293x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2xx7) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#2017) 73 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of March 31, 2010)

(#2217) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#2817) 1 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#2917) 2 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of November 1, 2013)

(#2417) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2617) 450 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2717) 6000 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      -----------------------------------
 2017        73 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2217        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2417        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2617        450 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2717        6000 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2817        1 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set
 2917        2 TB 7,200 rpm CoD SATA Drive Set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in an disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #2xx6 and/or #2xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx6 or feature #2xx7 is added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #2xx7 feature and the addition of the corresponding #2xx6 feature of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #2xx7 feature installed, #2xx6 feature of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #2xx7 feature using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #2xx7 features should be purchased instead of #2xx6 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #2xx7 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #2xx7 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four, subject to the following:
    • One #2xx7 feature requires a minimum quantity of two #2xx6 features.
    • Two #2xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of four #2xx6 features.
    • Three #2xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of four #2xx6 features.
    • Four #2xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of eight #2xx6 features.

      Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #2xx6 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.

  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 293x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional 239x value unit function authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2998) Disk enclosure filler half set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210) is populated with only one SSD half drive set (feature #6xx4), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 4.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #6xx4 features cannot exceed 4 with feature #0340 and 2 with feature #0341. Feature #2998 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #2xx6 or #2xx7 feature), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as feature #2xx6 or feature #2xx7 is added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#3043) Device adapter pair III

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature     Description
-------     -----------------------
 3043       Device adapter pair III
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

This feature is only supported on the first Model 94E attached to a Model 941 (identified using feature #0340).

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features present in the first Model 94E.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3043:

 Model 94E with #0340            Model 94E with #0340
 #1210 Quantity                  Required #3043 Quantity
 --------------                  -----------------------
      0                                      0
      1-2                                    1
      3-4                                    2
      5-6                                    3
      7-8                                    4
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0340 is required when the quantity of feature #3043 is greater than two.
  • Limitations: Feature #3043 is not compatible with features #0341, #0342, and #0343.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#314x, #315x, #324x, #325x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIE

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature    Description
-------    ----------------------------------
 3143      4Gb SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3153      8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3243      4Gb LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3253      8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 3245      4Gb 10km LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 

These features provide one four-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balance manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 8Gb, 4Gb, or 2Gb, or 1Gb per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies are supported

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

  • Feature #314x and #315x is supported with 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with an LC connector.
  • Feature #314x and #315x is supported with 9 micron singlemode and 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with an LC connector., although 50 micron is supported only when the adapter is operating a 1Gb per second transfer rate.
  • Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed per system:
    • Model 94E with feature #0340: Any combination of feature #3143, #3243 or #3245: 16.
    • Model 94E with feature #0340: Any combination of feature #3153 or #3253: 8
    • Model 94E with features #0341, #0342, and #0343: None.
    • Maximum allowed per multi-model system: 16 with feature #3153 or #3253, otherwise 32.
  • Corequisites: For Feature codes #3153 and #3253, Feature #1722 must be ordered for plant order.
  • Limitations: Features #3143, #3153, #3243, #3253 and #3245 are not compatible with features #0341, #0342, and #0343.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx6) FDE Disk drive sets
(#5016) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#5116) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#5216) 450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       ------------------------------------
 5016         146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5116         300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5216         450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption, capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives or Non-Encryption Drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #5xx6 and/or #5xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #5xx6 or feature #5xx7 is added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Feature #1751 must be added to any order containing #5xxx features.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count. All Full Disk Encryption disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the encryption type (feature #5xxx).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx7) Standby FDE CoD disk drive sets
(#5017) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#5117) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#5217) 450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------------
 5017        146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5117        300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5217        450 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption, capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives, or Non-Encryption Drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #5xx6 and/or #5xx7) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #5xx6 or feature #5xx7 is added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #5xx7 feature and the addition of the corresponding #5xx6 feature of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #5xx7 feature installed, #5xx6 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #5xx7 feature using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #5xx7 features should be purchased instead of #5xx6 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #5xx7 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #5xx7 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four, subject to the following:
    • One #5xx7 feature requires a minimum quantity of two #5xx6 features.
    • Two #5xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of four #5xx6 features.
    • Three #5xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of six #5xx6 features.
    • Four #5xx7 features requires a minimum quantity of eight #5xx6 features. Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #5xx6 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3043 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Feature #1751 must be added to any order containing #5xxx features.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed eight. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install/field install: Both.
(#6xxx) SSD Disk drive sets
(#6014) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6114) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6016) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6116) SSD Disk drive sets

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

(#6214) 600 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#6216) 600 GB SSD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 6014         73 GB SSD half drive set
 6114         146 GB SSD half drive set
 6214         600 GB SSD half drive set
 6016         73 GB SSD disk drive set
 6116         146 GB SSD disk drive set
 6216         600 GB SSD disk drive set
 

Features #6014, #6114, and #6214 provide a set of 8 drives while features #6016, #6116, and #6216 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to four half drive sets or two disk drive sets (up to 32 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (SSD, capacity).

With half drive set (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6xx4), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). With disk drive set (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either two disk drive sets (features #6xx6) or a combination of one disk drive set and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #6xx6 is added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Supported SSD half drive set and disk drive set configurations:

Note: Only one #6xx4 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx4 and #6xx6 feature intermix within a disk enclosure.

Table 1: When referring to the table below, any #6xx6 feature can be replaced by a #6xx4 feature, but since the system limit of feature #6xx4 is one, to continue to install #6xxx features, the #6xx4 feature must be converted to a #6xx6 feature.

  No. of      Drive         Frame       Min. IO Enclosure   Co-req
  Drive Sets  Sets   DA's   Installed   Pairs               Features
  ----------  -----  ----   ---------   -----------------   --------
   1          6xx6   1      A           2                   None
   2          6xx6   2      A           2                   None
   3          6xx6   3      B           2                   0340
   4          6xx6   4      B           2                   0340
   5          6xx6   5      B           2                   0340
   6          6xx6   6      B           2                   0340
   7          6xx6   7      C           2                   0341
   8          6xx6   8      C           2                   0341
   9          6xx6   8      A           2                   None
   10         6xx6   8      A           2                   None
   11         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   12         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   13         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   14         6xx6   8      B           2                   0340
   15         6xx6   8      C           2                   0341
   16         6xx6   8      C           2                   0341
 
  • Minimum required: None. If feature #2xx6 is not present, One.
  • Maximum allowed:
    8 with feature #6xx6 and #0340
    4 with feature #6xx6 and #0341
    1 with feature #6xx4
  • Corequisites:
    Minimum 1 Drive enclosure pair (feature #1210) per feature #6xxx for the first 8 of feature #6xxx in a system for a valid system configuration
    Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    Additional #3043 features may be required.
    Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: No #5xxx features are allowed on a system with #6xxx features. No intermix of features #6xx4 and #6xx6 within a drive enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#AGA0) Shipping and Handling - Model 94E

This feature indicates each Model 94E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA0 or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only.

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Accessories

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Customer replacement parts

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Supplemental media

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