Family 2107+04 IBM System Storage DS8000 Series Disk Storage Model 921

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  June 28, 2016.

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TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Machine elements
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2107-921 2004/10/122004/12/03 2006/12/312016/03/31

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Abstract

The IBM 2107 System Storage DS8000 series is designed to provide unmatched functionality, flexibility, and performance for enterprise disk storage systems at improved levels of cost effectiveness. The DS8000 series incorporates IBM's POWER5 processor technology either in a dual two-way processor-complex offering, the DS8100 Model 921, or for customers requiring additional performance or capacity, two dual four-way processor-complex offerings, the DS8300 Models 922, and 9A2. The DS8300 Model 9A2 further demonstrates IBM's unique ability to converge server and storage technologies by enabling the creation of multiple IBM System Storage LPARs (Logical Partitions). These System Storage LPARs can be used for completely separate production or test environments in a single physical system. This may enable you to purchase one storage server in environments where more than one may have been needed in the past.

Model abstract 2107-921

The IBM 2107 System Storage DS8100 Model 921 is a base unit that offers a dual two-way processor complex and holds up to 128 disk drives for a maximum capacity up to 64 TB. It also supports up to 128 GB of processor memory and up to 16 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With an optional expansion unit (DS8000 Model 92E), a single DS8100 Model 921 solution supports up to 384 disk drives, for a total capacity of up to 192 TB.
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Highlights

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series is designed to provide high-performance, reliable, and exceptionally scalable disk storage needed to help simplify your storage infrastructures by providing an extraordinary platform for storage consolidation. The IBM System Storage DS8000 series is designed to:

  • Deliver robust, flexible, and cost-effective disk storage for the mission-critical workloads of medium and large enterprises

  • Enable the creation of multiple System Storage LPARs (Logical Partitions) within a single DS8300 Model 9A2 that can be used for completely separate production, test, or other unique storage environments

  • Support high availability, storage sharing and consolidation for a wide variety of operating systems and mixed server environments

  • Scale to 320 TB and facilitates asset protection with options for model-to-model field upgrades

  • Help increase storage administration productivity with centralized and simplified management

  • Provide a base unit that occupies 20 percent less floor space than the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Model 800's base unit, while holding more capacity

  • Provide a four-year warranty (IBM On-Site Repair (IOR) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response)

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Description

High-performance disk storage for business-critical enterprise workloads

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage devices. It is designed to extend upon the functionality, stability, and reliability of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server. The DS8000 series incorporates IBM's POWER5 processor technology in a dual two-way processor-complex offering, the DS8100 Model 921, or for customers requiring additional performance or capacity, two dual four-way processor-complex offerings, the DS8300 Models 922, and 9A2. These models are designed to offer higher performance, additional capacity, increased addressing capabilities, and additional enhancements versus the ESS Model 800. In addition, the DS8300 Model 9A2 further demonstrates IBM's unique ability to converge server and storage technologies by enabling the creation of multiple IBM System Storage LPARs (Logical Partitions).

The DS8000 series uses the highly reliable and functional microcode base of the TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Model 800, on top of a leading-edge, modular hardware design. This innovative design incorporates a high-bandwidth internal fabric designed to support fault tolerance, highly expandable and flexible processor memory, and the latest in Fibre Channel attached disks. It has a dual-processor complex implementation that supports concurrent microcode loads, transparent I/O failover and failback support, and redundant, hot-swappable components to help support 24 x 7 business environments. The maximum host I/O operations per second of a DS8300 is up to six times the maximum of an ESS Model 800, so that you can easily consolidate your workload into a single storage subsystem. The DS8100 and DS8300 also offer power and packaging which takes 20 percent less floor space than a base ESS Model 800.

The DS8000 series extends the advantages offered by IBM's System Storage Resiliency Family technologies, including FlashCopy, Global Mirror, Metro Mirror, as well as other mirroring functions supported by the ESS Model 800. The DS8000 series also provides z/OS performance capabilities provided by Parallel Access Volumes (PAV), I/O Priority Queuing, and Multiple Allegiance.

The DS8100 offers scalability of physical capacity from 1.1 to 192 TB, while the DS8300 offers a maximum capacity of 512 TB. Fibre Channel disks are available in 73 GB, 146 GB, and 300 GB capacities and Fibre Channel ATA (FATA) disks available in a 500 GB capacity, and these are intermixable within a single system. Thus, you can better tailor your disk storage configuration to cost effectively address capacity and performance requirements. RAID-5 as well as RAID-10 are both intermixable within a single system.

The DS8000 series offers a wide range of management functionality and flexibility to help I/T organizations more easily manage their storage environments. These systems come standard with the IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager, an easy-to-use, high-function GUI-based manager for performing and managing logical configuration and copy services functions as well as a single command line interface which can help automate these functions.

Technology for high-performance, reliability, and enhanced connectivity

The DS8000 series features the following hardware and technology that can enhance performance, connectivity, and reliability:

  • POWER5 processor technology - The DS8000 series features IBM's POWER5 server technology to help support high performance. The maximum host I/O operations per second of the DS8300 Model 922 or 9A2 is up to six times the maximum of an ESS Model 800.

  • Multiple System Storage Logical Partitions (LPARs) - The DS8300 Model 9A2 support two System Storage LPARs, each with their own resources. This may enable you to purchase one storage server in environments where more than one may have been needed in the past.

  • Industry-standard Fibre Channel disk drives - The DS8000 series offers a selection of Fibre Channel disk drives, including 300 GB drives, allowing a DS8100 to scale up to 115.2 TB of capacity and a DS8300 to scale up to 307.2 TB of capacity.

  • Fibre Channel ATA (FATA) disk drives - The DS8000 series offers a selection of FATA disk drives available in 500 GB capacity, allowing a DS8100 to scale up to 192 TB of capacity and a DS8300 to scale up to 512 TB of capacity.

  • Four-port Fibre Channel/FICON adapters - These adapters are designed not only to enhance connectivity, but increase configuration flexibility because the individual ports can be configured to support Fibre Channel or FICON.

  • Processor memory offerings - The DS8100 offers up to 128 GB of processor memory and the DS8300 offers up to 256 GB of processor memory. In addition, the Non-Volatile Storage (NVS) scales to the processor memory size selected, which can also help optimize performance. Improved caching algorithms can also help enhance performance versus the ESS Model 800 through technologies for managing cache space.

  • More host attachments than the ESS Model 800 - The DS8100 offers up to 128 MB of processor memory and the DS8300 offers up to 32 host adapters. This can be an intermix of ESCON and Fibre Channel/FICON adapters, further increasing your ability to share your disk storage.

  • Internal fabric - The DS8000 series features an internal fabric which can help provide increased bandwidth.

  • High availability - The DS8000 series is designed and implemented with component redundancy to help avoid many potential single points of failure.

Functional enhancements for flexibility and ease-of-use

The DS8000 series offers functional enhancements and capabilities that are designed to increase flexibility and usability.

Logical Unit Number (LUN) and volume management

  • Non-disruptive LUN and volume creation and deletion are now supported. When a LUN or volume is deleted, the capacity can be re- formatted and re-used.

  • LUNs and volumes can be configured to span arrays. Therefore, the size of the volume/LUN is not constrained by the size of the array. LUNs up to 2 TB are supported. CKD volumes up to 65,520 cylinders are supported.

Dynamic Volume Expansion supporting application data growth

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series supports Dynamic Volume Expansion, which provides the ability to increase the size of a logical volume 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 DS8000:

  • Open Systems (Fixed Block - FB) volumes - 2 TB
  • System z (CKD) volumes - 65,520 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 (refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 series Interoperability Matrix for more information). All other servers may require additional steps to be put into place in order to support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8000. The Dynamic Volume Expansion capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Addressing capabilities

More Logical Subsystems (LSS), logical devices, and logical paths can be defined versus the current ESS.

  • Up to 255 logical subsystems (LSS)
  • Up to 65,280 logical devices
  • Up to 130,560 FICON logical paths (1280 logical paths per control unit image)
  • Up to 8,000 process logins (509 per SCSI-FCP port)

These addressing boundaries are extended to each storage image in a DS8300 Model 9A2.

Simplified storage management for System z with z/OS

For System z and z/OS environments, the DS8000 series can support a new 65,520 cylinder 3390 volume. This volume option has a capacity of approximately 55.7 GB. 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 and offline configuration capability features an a Web-based graphical user interface (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 DS8000 series features technology, packaging, and capabilities designed to help improve availability and reduce costs.

  • The packaging allows a single DS8100 or DS8300 base frame to take up to 20% less floor space than an 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 to meet your performance and configuration needs

The DS8000 series features several models in a higher-density footprint, than the ESS Model 800, providing configuration flexibility.

The DS8100 Model 921 offers a dual two-way processor complex and holds up to 128 disk drives for a maximum capacity up to 64 TB. It also supports up to 128 GB of processor memory and up to 16 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With an optional expansion unit (DS8000 Model 92E), a single DS8100 solution supports up to 384 disk drives, for a total capacity of up to 192 TB.

The DS8300 Model 922 offers a dual four-way processor complex and holds up to 128 disk drives for a maximum capacity of up to 64 TB. It also supports up to 256 GB of processor memory and up to 16 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With up to four optional expansion units, it scales as follows:

  • With one DS8000 Model 92E expansion unit, the DS8300 Model 922 supports up to 384 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 192 TB, and up to 32 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

  • With two DS8000 Model 92E expansion units, the DS8300 Model 922 supports up to 640 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 320 TB, and up to 32 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

  • With three DS8000 Model 92E expansion units, the DS8300 Model 922 supports up to 896 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 448 TB.

  • With four DS8000 Model 92E expansion units, the DS8300 Model 922 supports up to 1024 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 512 TB.

The DS8300 Model 9A2 offers a dual four-way processor complex and supports the use of two System Storage LPARs. It holds up to 128 disk drives for a maximum capacity of up to 64 TB. It also supports up to 256 GB of processor memory and up to 16 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With up to four optional DS8000 Model 9AE expansion units, it scales as follows:

  • With one DS8000 Model 9AE expansion unit, the DS8300 Model 9A2 supports up to 384 disk drives for a maximum capacity of up to 192 TB, and up to 32 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

  • With two DS8000 Model 9AE expansion units, the DS8300 Model 9A2 supports up to 640 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 320 TB, and up to 32 ESCON or Fibre Channel/FICON adapters.

  • With three DS8000 Model 9AE expansion units, the DS8300 Model 9A2 supports up to 896 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 448 TB.

  • With four DS8000 Model 9AE expansion units, the DS8300 Model 9A2 supports up to 1,024 disk drives, for a maximum capacity of up to 512 TB.

Depending on workload, the maximum host I/O operations per second of the DS8100 is up to three times the maximum of the ESS Model 800, and the maximum host I/O operations per second of the DS8300 Model is up to six times the maximum of the ESS Model 800. This may allow you to consolidate workload from multiple Model 800s or Model F20s to a single DS8100 or DS8300 system.

System Storage Logical Partitions (LPARs) enhance flexibility

The DS8300 Model 9A2 exploits LPAR technology, allowing you to run two separate storage server images. Each System Storage LPAR has access to:

  • 50/50 or 25/75 percent of the processors
  • 50/50 or 25/75 percent of the processor memory
  • Up to 16 host adapters
  • Up to 320 disk drives (up to 160 TB of capacity)

With these separate resources, each System Storage LPAR can run the same or different versions of microcode, and can be used for completely separate production, test, or other unique storage environments within this single physical system. This may enable storage consolidations where separate storage subsystems were previously required, helping to increase management efficiency and cost effectiveness.

A 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 Fibre Channel types including 73 GB (15K rpm), 146 GB (15K rpm), 300 GB (15K rpm), and 450 GB (15K rpm), and Fibre Channel ATA (FATA) types including 500 GB (7,200 rpm). 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 support for the intermix of Fibre Channel types 73 GB, 146 GB, 300 GB, or 450 GB drives as well as the FATA 500 GB type.

500 GB 7,200 RPM Fibre Channel ATA (FATA) disk drives

The DS8000 series offers 500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA disk drive sets providing additional price, and capacity flexibility to help address specific application and business requirements. The 500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA disk drives can be added to the DS8000 series models to support various fixed content, data archival, reference data, and near-line applications that require large amounts of storage capacity at lower cost per MB. The FATA drives are available for use in the DS8000 series base unit and expansion unit models, however, the FATA disk drives are not intended for use in applications that require drive utilization duty cycles greater than 20%.

IBM standby capacity on demand offering for the DS8000

The IBM Standby Capacity On Demand for DS8000 (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 e-businesses. The Standby CoD offering is designed to provide you with the ability to 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 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.

As with the IBM Standby Capacity on Demand for ESS offering, this offering also 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 since your extent of IBM authorization for licensed functions can grow at the same time you need your disk capacity to grow.

To further improve your cost of ownership, this offering does not have an offering fee premium.

A Standby CoD disk drive set must be activated within a twelve-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.

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 provide a high data fault tolerance. RAID-6 is best used in combination with the Fibre ATA (FATA) and Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives.

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).

The RAID-6 capability is optional to the DS8000 series and requires device adapter cards (feature numbers 3041, 3051, and 3061). For NEW DS8000 machine orders requiring RAID-5, RAID-6, and RAID-10 support, these device adapter cards are required for a charge.

Enhanced 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 2Gb Fibre Channel/FICON Host Adapters, offered in longwave and shortwave, auto-negotiate to either 2Gb, or 1Gb link speeds. The 4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON Host Adapters, also offered in longwave and shortwave, auto-negotiate to either 4Gb, 2Gb, or 1Gb link speeds. This flexibility enables the ability to exploit the potential benefits of fered by higher performance, 2Gb and 4Gb SAN-based solutions, while also maintaining compatibility with existing 1Gb infrastructures. 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. The DS8000 series also offers two-port ESCON adapters. A DS8100 Model 921 can support up to a maximum of 16 host adapters which equates to a maximum of 64 Fibre Channel ports or a maximum of 32 ESCON ports. The DS8300 Models 922 and 9A2 can support up to a maximum of 32 host adapters which equates to a maximum of 128 Fibre Channel ports or a maximum of 64 ESCON ports.

The DS8000 series offers extensive connectivity support -- including Fibre Channel, FICON, or ESCON -- across a broad range of server environments -- including IBM System z, System p, System i, and System x servers, as well as 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 today are supported with Storage Pool Striping. The Storage Pool Striping function is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Earthquake Resistance Kit

The Earthquake Resistance Kit is an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This is also designed to help prevent human injury. It helps keep the system available following an earthquake, by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives. A storage unit rack, with this optional seismic kit, includes cross-braces on the front and rear of the rack which prevent the rack from twisting. Hardware at the bottom of the rack secures it to the floor. Depending on the flooring in your environment, specifically non-raised floors, installation of required floor mounting hardware may be disruptive.

The Earthquake Resistance Kit is an optional feature for the DS8000 series and is available with feature number 1906.

Rich set of business continuance solutions

The DS8000 series supports 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

IBM System Storage FlashCopy is designed to provide a point-in-time copy capability for logical volumes. FlashCopy 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 is now the target).

  • FlashCopy To A Remote Mirror Primary: Lets you establish a FlashCopy relationship where the target is also a remote mirror primary volume. This enables you to 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 DS8000 series 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 DS8000s.

  • Inband Commands Over Remote Mirror Link: In a remote mirror environment, commands to manage FlashCopy at the remote site can 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 DS8000 series, and is available with the point in time indicator feature, #0720 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-PTC with feature(s) #72xx).

IBM FlashCopy SE offers price and efficiency options

Today, the DS8000 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 clients today, and help lower costs by significantly 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 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 #0730 (or SE add indicator feature #0733) and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-PTC SE feature numbers 730x-731x or 2244-PTC SE add feature numbers 733x-734x).

Remote mirror and copy solutions

The DS8000 series supports 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 non-synchronous 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 can better enable 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 an average of 3 to 5 seconds, minimizing 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.

The remote mirror and copy solutions listed above are optional capabilities of the DS8000 series. For M/T 2107 Models 921, 922, and 9A2, they are available with the remote mirror and copy indicator, feature #0740 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-RMC with feature(s) #74xx). The DS8000 series system can participate in the above remote mirror and copy solutions with the ESS Model 750, ESS Model 800, and DS6000 series systems.

  • 3-site Metro/Global Mirror: The Metro and Global Mirror 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 Metro/Global Mirror, 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. Metro/Global Mirror 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 3-5 seconds (bandwidth permitting), using IBM System Storage Global Mirror. Additionally Metro/Global Mirror is designed to provide the following:
    • Fast Failover / Failback to any site
    • Fast re-establishment of 3-site recovery, without production outages
    • Quick resynchronization to any site with incremental changes only

Metro/Global Mirror supports planned and unplanned switch from a local A-site to a remote B-site. With the cascading nature of Metro/Global Mirror, 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, Metro/Global Mirror 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 production outage, and with full failover and failback.

The Metro/Global Mirror solution is an optional capability of the DS8000 series, and is available with the MGM indicator feature #0742, and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-RMC MGM feature numbers 72xx).

(The DS6000 series is not supported in Metro/Global Mirror configurations. The ESS models are not supported in a Metro/Global Mirror incremental resync configuration (failover and failback from A-site to C-site.)

All of the above 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.

Remote mirror and copy solutions for z/OS

Following are three remote mirror and copy solutions for the z/OS environment for the DS8000 Turbo 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/ESCON Attachment licensed feature.

  • z/OS Metro/Global Mirror (3-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 Metro/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) Mirror and/or Global Mirror features. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON/ESCON Attachment licensed feature.

  • z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync (3-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 3-site z/OS Metro/Global Mirror configurations. The z/OS Metro/Global Mirror 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 3-site disaster recovery solution by reducing resync times. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync is an optional feature of the DS8000 series Turbo Models (931, 932, and 9B2), and is available with the RMZ Resync licensed feature indicator feature #0763 and #76xx and DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ resync feature #76xx). z/OS Metro/Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON/ESCON Attachment licensed feature.

IBM performance innovations for the System z environments

The DS8000 series supports the following previously introduced 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 or a single ESCON channel, but FICON, working together with other DS8000 series functions, provides a high-speed pipe supporting multiplexed operation.

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 the workload meet its performance objectives and reduce overall queuing. PAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series, available with the PAV indicator feature, #0780 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-PAV with feature(s) #78xx).

HyperPAV

Many DS8000 series users can benefit from enhancements to PAV with support for HyperPAV. 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, available with the HyperPAV indicator feature #0782 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-PAV with feature number 7899).

IBM Extended Address Volumes (EAV) for System z environments

Extended Address Volumes (EAV) function provides support for volumes that can scale up to approximately 223 GB (262,668 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.

IPv6 support

The IBM System Storage DS8000 has been certified as meeting 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 DS8000 Systems can be configured in native IPv6 environments.

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader (Enhanced Reader) allows automatic load balancing over multiple readers in a z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) environment. The 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 z/OS 1.7, 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 #0760 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization - 2244-RMZ feature numbers 76xx. z/OS Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON/ESCON Attachment feature.) The z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader function has no additional charge beyond the z/OS Global Mirror and FICON/ESCON Attachment feature charge.

Extended Distance FICON for System z environments

Extended Distance FICON 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 2-site and 3-site z/OS Global Mirror configurations by allowing an increased number of read commands to be in flight simultaneously. It can drastically reduce the total-cost-of-ownership of 2-site and 3-site z/OS Global Mirror configurations and give clients 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 for System z improves performance

IBM now provides High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF). Previously, FICON working together with other DS8000 series functions provided a high-speed pipe supporting multiplexed operation. High Performance FICON takes advantage of the hardware available today, with enhancements that reduce the overhead associated with supported commands. Enhancements have been 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.

The maximum number of I/Os is designed to be improved up to 100% for small data transfers that can exploit zHPF. Realistic production workloads with a mix of data transfer sizes can see up to 30 to 70% of FICON I/Os utilizing zHPF, resulting in up to a 10 to 30% savings in channel utilization. Sequential I/Os transferring less than a single track size (for example, 12x4k bytes/IO) may also benefit.

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 is an optional feature of the DS8000 series Turbo Models (931, 932, and 9B2), and is available with the High Performance FICON licensed feature indicator feature #7092 and #0709 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA High Performance FICON feature #7092).

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.

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 to reduce costs

With the DS8000 series, new licensing options are available for users of FlashCopy (point in time copy feature #0720) and remote mirror and copy (feature #0740) 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 the DS8000 series system.

In addition, the license scope (FB, CKD, or entire machine) is client 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 DS8000 functions

  • End-to-end I/O priorities The DS8000 series host adapter now allows preferential treatment to higher priority I/O providing improved response time in 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 retention period of cached data, providing improved overall system performance through more efficient use of the aggregate memory resources while running in IBM System p AIX and DB2 operating environments.

  • 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 IBM System p AIX operating environments.

  • Audit logging The DS8000 supports audit logging and viewing of an exported log file. The DS8000 audit logging capability includes information such as a list of users who have logged in, when the user 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.

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 (M/T 2107) 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 systems (RDBMS) software and the DS8000 series. The IBM DB Protection Feature is an optional feature on the DS8000 series, available with the DB protection indicator feature #0708, and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2244-OEL Database Protection feature #7080).

Refer to the HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS section for more information on the IBM DB Proctection Feature.

Management tools and utilities to improve administrator productivity

The DS8000 series supports the following management tools and utilities:

IBM System Storage Management Console for the DS8000

The Management Console is the focal point for configuration, copy services management, and maintenance activities. The Management Console is a dedicated workstation that is physically located (installed) inside your DS8100 and DS8300 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.

For environments with high-availability requirements and multiple DS8000 series machines, cross-cabling between two internal management consoles is supported. Each internal management console can be used as a redundant management console for the other.

Support for System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC)

The System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC) provides the capability to consolidate your storage management infrastructure with a center-of- the-room management console. The DS8000 will support the SSPC, allowing clients to simply and quickly configure their systems as well as manage multiple DS8000 systems within a datacenter. The SSPC provides pre-loaded software including IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Basic Edition and the enhanced DS Storage Manager. The enterprise edition of the SSPC also supports the option to install the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication.

The SSPC is a separately purchased product (using Machine type 2805) for the DS8000 and is required for all new DS8000 machine orders, except for clients who already have TotalStorage Productivity Center (version 3.3.1, or later) installed in their datacenter. Clients with currently installed DS8000 machines are not required to purchase the SSPC, including those machines that are upgraded to Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.3.0xx.xx. Clients with currently installed DS8000 machines can continue to utilize the DS Storage Manager on the DS8000 management console for management and configuration activities.

IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager

The DS Storage Manager is a single integrated Web-based (HTML) graphical user interface (GUI) that offers:

  • Offline configuration: Allows a user to create and save logical configurations and apply them to an online DS8000 series system. This offline configuration tool is installed on a customer server and can be used for the configuration of a DS8000 series system at initial installation.

  • Online configuration: Provides real-time configuration management support.

  • Copy services: Allows a user to execute copy services functions.

The online configuration and copy services are available via a Web browser interface installed on the DS management console. The DS Storage Manager is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

IBM System Storage DS Command Line Interface (CLI)

The DS CLI is a single CLI that has the ability to perform a full set of commands for both configuration and copy services activities. The application will have three models 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 user in a shell environment with a static connection to the storage subsystem so the user can execute multiple commands.

This 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 DS8000 series at no additional charge. The DS CLI client is available for the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Novell NetWare, OS/400, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

Note: The OS/400 client supports the management of copy service functions only.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center (TPC) for Replication provides management of DS8000 series business continuance solutions, including FlashCopy and Remote Mirror and Copy functions. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.1 for FlashCopy, Metro Mirror, and Global Mirror support focuses on automating administration and configuration of these services, operational control (starting, suspending, resuming), copy services tasks, and monitoring and managing the copy sessions.

In addition to these capabilities, TPC for Replication also provides two-site Business Continuity manageability. This is intended to provide disaster recovery management through planned and unplanned failover and failback automation, and monitoring progress of the copy services so you can verify the amount of replication that has been done as well as the amount of time required to complete the replication operation.

Beginning September 8, 2006, the Global Mirror Utility (GMU) will no longer be shipped with the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 800. TPC for Replication includes similar function to GMU and GMU users should consider migrating to TPC for Replication. Support for GMU will no longer be available after June 2007.

Customers who need continued IBM support for the function provided by GMU should migrate to TPC for Replication before June 2007.

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication supports the additional flexibility for the DS8000 series. It is available with the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication software program (purchased separate from the DS8000 series). This function also requires DS8000 series Ethernet adapter features (#180x) to be installed in the DS8000 base unit models.

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 and remote mirroring. 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 allows 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 DS8000 series at no additional charge. The CIM Agent is available for the AIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

IBM System Storage multi-path Subsystem Device Driver (SDD)

SDD provides 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 is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge. Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP) attachment configurations are supported in the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, and Sun Solaris environments.

Quick initialization

IBM now supports quick initialization as an enhancement to device provisioning technology on DS8000 platforms. Quick initialization improves initialization speeds up to 2.6 times over previous versions of the DS8000 and allows a copy services relationship to be established after a device is created, while the provisioning of storage is in progress. These improvements 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 DS8000 systems.

Quick initialization is available on Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.4.3.xx (bundle version 64.3.xx.xx) and is included for no charge in that microcode release.

IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning

The DS8000 series now offers thin provisioning. Thin provisioning allows you to overcommit storage to specific devices and through the system in general. This has several key benefits. First, you can now allocate larger logical devices to users 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 you can add additional physical capacity (via drive sets) to increase the size of the extent pool.

Users may see a reduction in their 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 reduce operational costs related to expanding storage allocations for host system software components such as logical volume managers, file systems, and databases. And because users are more efficiently using their storage resources, they enjoy the green effect by avoiding the need for additional floor space, reduced power and cooling requirements, and reduced carbon footprint.

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 DS8000 series Models (921, 922, 9A2, 931, 932, and 9B2), and is available with the Thin Provisioning licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7070 and 0707 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2244-OEL) Thin Provisioning feature number 7070.

Add the following information to the DESCRIPTION section, following the "HIGH PERFORMANCE FICON FOR SYSTEM Z IMPROVES PERFORMANCE" section.

High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) enhancements

z/OS uses the new zHPF multitrack function of the IBM System Storage DS8000 series (High Performance FICON licensed feature indicator feature number 0709 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization feature number 7092) to support 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, such as 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. zHPF with multitrack operations is available in the DS8000 series Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.4.3.xx (bundle version 64.3.xx.xx) or later, with the purchase of feature number 7092.
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Product positioning

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series is designed to provide exceptional performance, scalability, and flexibility to help support 24 x 7 business operations by providing the access and protection demanded by today's business environments. It is also designed to deliver the flexibility and centralized management needed to lower long-term costs. It is part of a complete set of disk storage products that are all part of the IBM System Storage DS Family and is the IBM disk product of choice for environments that require the highest reliability, scalability, and performance for mission-critical workloads available from IBM. Clients who currently have an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) in their enterprise should also consider the IBM DS8000 series.
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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters Attaches to
921 Two-way 64 TB 128 128 GB 16 1 92E

Maximum

The Model 921 supports the attachment of one Model 92E expansion unit.

The Model 922 supports the attachment of up to four Model 92E expansion units.

The Models 9A2 supports the attachment of up to four Model 9AE expansion units.

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 2244) 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/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/index.html

Model conversions

Machine Type 2107

From        To      Returned
Model      Model    Parts(1)
-----      -----    --------
 921       922(1)     Yes
 921       9A2(1)     Yes
 922       9A2(1)     Yes
 92E       9AE(1)     Yes
 9A2       922(1)     Yes
 9AE       92E(1)     Yes
 

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 is a series of disk storage devices. It consists of base unit models (IBM System Storage DS8100 Model 921, IBM System Storage DS8300 Model 922, and IBM System Storage DS8300 Model 9A2), as well as two expansion unit models (IBM System Storage DS8000 Models 92E and 9AE). The DS8000 series offers Fibre Channel, FICON, or ESCON attachment to a variety of servers.

Physical view

The physical configuration of the DS8000 series consists of the following components:

  • Base Unit: The base units (DS8100 Model 921, DS8300 Models 922 and 9AE) provide 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. The DS8300 Model 9A2 also contains additional components to support multiple IBM System Storage LPARs (Logical Partitions).

  • Expansion Unit: The expansion units (DS8000 Models 92E and 9AE) provide 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 DS8000 series and server/fabric components. Up to 16 ESCON or Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON host adapters) can be installed in any combination in a DS8100. Up to 32 ESCON or Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8300 system in any combination (16 in the DS8300 base unit and another 16 in the first DS8000 expansion unit). The ESCON adapters have two ports and 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 DS8000 series. The processor complex also has Ethernet connections to allow management functions to be invoked over a network.

Sub-components in a processor complex include:

  • Processor: The processor complex contains one or more processors that share a common address space. In the DS8300 Model 9A2, each of the two System Storage LPARs has access to 50 percent of the processors.

  • 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 DS8100 Model 921 supports up to 128 GB of processor memory and the DS8300 Model 922 and 9A2 support up to 256 GB of processor memory. In the DS8300 Models 9A2, and 9B2, each of the two System Storage LPARs has access to 50 percent of the 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 interface. 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. In the DS8300 Model 9A2, each of the two System Storage LPARs has access to a maximum of 50 percent of the installed host 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 Fibre Channel arbitrated loop (FC-AL). Each DS8100 system can have up to four device adapter pairs and each DS8300 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 DS8000. Disk drives are installed in disk enclosure pairs, in a disk install group of 16 identical drives of the same type (capacity and rpm). Drive sets are available with Fibre Channel 73 GB (15K rpm), 146 GB (10K and 15K rpm), and 300 GB (10K and 15K rpm) drives, and Fibre Channel ATA 500 GB (7,200 rpm). In the DS8300 Model 9A2 and 9B2, each of the two System Storage LPARs has access to a maximum of 50 percent of the installed disk drives.

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 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 DS8100 and DS8300 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.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/index.html

Operating environment

Refer to the Installation and Planning Guide.

Disk drive systems

Model 921

  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 64 Terabytes
  • Power consumption: 5000 watts

Limitations

  • The amount of physical capacity within the 2107 system that can be logically configured for use will be enforced by the 2107 Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with the extent of IBM authorization established for licensed functions activated on the machine. The 2107 Licensed Machine Code will not allow the logical configuration of physical capacity beyond the extent of IBM authorization (except when activating Standby CoD capacity).

  • The deactivation of an activated licensed function, or a lateral change or reduction in the license scope is a disruptive activity and requires a machine IML (Models 921, 922, 931, and 932) or reboot of the affected System Storage LPAR (Models 9A2, and 9B2).

  • Reconfiguration activity with the offline configuration tool is not supported.

  • Conversions between warranty machine types are not supported.

  • If a third or fourth expansion unit is attached to a DS8300, the following Model Conversions are not supported:
    • From Model 922 to Model 9A2
    • From Model 9A2 to Model 922
    • From Model 932 to Model 9B2
    • From Model 9B2 to Model 932
    • From Model 92E to Model 9AE
    • From Model 9AE to Model 92E

  • For the Dynamic Volume Expansion 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) while expansion is taking place.

    • The following activities are disruptive:

      • Model conversions. In addition, data may not be preserved during the model conversion.

      • Removal of an expansion unit model from the base unit model. Data may not be preserved during this activity.

      • Field attachment of a Model 92E with the 922 - 92E Position 1 indicator (feature number 0221) to a Model 922.

      • Field attachment of a Model 9AE with the 9A2 - 9AE Position 1 indicator (feature number 0231) to a Model 9A2.

      • The installation of feature numbers 150x.

  • SATA Limitations:
    • 1 TB 7,200 rpm SATA Drive sets are not supported in RAID-5 configurations.
    • SEFLC Repository data is not supported on 1 TB 7,200 rpm SATA drive sets.

  • Thin Provisioning Limitations:

    • Thin Provisioned devices are not supported in any Copy Services (FlashCopy, Metro Mirror, Global Copy, Global Mirror, Metro Global Mirror) relationship.

    • No Thin Provisioning support on System i and System z/OS volumes series.

Hardware requirements

Licensed Machine Code

The DS8000 series Models 921, 922, 92E, 9A2, and 9AE require Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.0.0, or later.

DS8000 series LMC level 5.0.3 or later is required for the following item:

  • DS CLI client for OS/400

DS8000 series LMC level 5.3.0xx.xx (bundle version 63.0.xx.xx), or later, is required for the following items:

  • IBM FlashCopy SE
  • Dynamic Volume Expansion
  • Storage Pool Striping (rotate extents)
  • z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader
  • DS Storage Manager enhancements
  • System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC)
  • Intermix of DS8000 Machine types

DS8000 series LMC level 5.2.200.x (bundle version 6.2.200.x), or later, is required for the following items:

  • IBM POWER5+ processor upgrade (feature numbers 150x)
  • RM Ethernet Adapter Pair (feature numbers 180x)
  • 500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA disk drives and Standby CoD disk drives (feature numbers 25xx)
  • 4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature numbers 31xx and 32xx)
  • Earthquake Resistance Kit (feature number 1906)
  • End-to-End I/O Priorities
  • Cooperative Caching
  • Long Busy Wait Host Tolerance

DS8000 series LMC level 5.2.4xx.xx (bundle version 62.42.xx.x), or later is required for the following items:

  • Third and fourth expansion unit support on DS8300
  • Single Phase Power support (feature numbers 106x)
  • IBM Dabatase Protection Feature (Japan Only)

DS8000 series LMC level 5.3.1xx.xx (bundle version 63.1.xx.xx), or later, is required for the following item:

  • Extended Distance FICON

DS8000 series LMC level 5.4.0xx.xx (bundle version 64.0.xx.xx), or later, is required for the following items:

  • RAID-6
  • 450 GB 15,000 rpm Fibre Channel Disk Drive
  • Extended Distance FICON
  • Variable LPAR
  • Extended Address Volumes
  • IPv6

DS8000 series LMC level 5.4.2xx.xx (bundle version 64.2.xx.xx), or later, is required for the following items:

  • 1 TB 7,200 rpm Serial ATA (SATA) Disk Drive
  • Intelligent Write Caching
  • Remote Pair FlashCopy

Some DS8000 series features and functions may not be available or supported in all environments. Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating systems levels is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.pdf

Licensed functions

The following licensed functions are available on the DS8000 series M/T 2107 Models 92x/9Ax:

DS8000 Licensed Function    Description
------------------------    -------------------------------------------
Operating environment       IBM System Storage DS Operating Environment
 
Database Protection         IBM Database Protection Feature
 
Point in time copy          IBM System Storage FlashCopy
 
Point in time copy Add-on   IBM System Storage FlashCopy
 
FlashCopy SE                IBM System Storage FlashCopy SE
 
FlashCopy SE Add-on         IBM System Storage FlashCopy SE
 
Remote mirror and copy      IBM System Storage Metro Mirror
                            IBM System Storage Global Mirror
                            IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
Metro/Global Mirror         IBM System Storage Metro/Global Mirror
 
Remote mirror for z/OS      IBM System Storage z/OS Global Mirror
 
Parallel access volumes     Parallel access volumes
 
HyperPAV                    IBM HyperPAV
 

Licensed functions require the selection of a DS8000 series feature number (IBM 2107) and the purchase of DS8000 Series Function Authorization (IBM 2244) feature numbers:

  • The 2107 licensed function indicator feature number enables the technical activation of the function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM.

  • The 2244 function authorization feature numbers establish the extent of authorization for that function on the 2107 machine for which it was acquired.
                             IBM 2107                IBM 2244
                             Indicator         Function Authorization
Licensed Function          Feature Number    Models and Feature Numbers
-----------------------    --------------    --------------------------
Operating environment          0700                Model OEL 70xx
Database Protection            0708                Model OEL 7080
Point in time copy             0720                Model PTC 72xx
Point in time copy add         0723                Model PTC 72xx
FlashCopy SE                   0730                Model PTC 73xx
FlashCopy SE add               0733                Model PTC 73xx
Remote mirror and copy         0740                Model RMC 74xx
Metro/Global Mirror            0742                Model RMC 74xx
Remote mirror for z/OS         0760                Model RMZ 76xx
Parallel access volumes        0780                Model PAV 78xx
HyperPAV                       0782                Model PAV 7899
 

Operating environment

An operating environment license is required on every 2107 base unit (Models 921, 922, and 9A2). The extent of IBM authorization acquired through the 2244 Model OEL feature numbers must cover the physical capacity of the 2107 system, where system is defined as the base unit and all physically attached expansion units (excluding Standby CoD capacity).

If the operating environment license has not been acquired and activated on the machine, disk drives installed within the 2107 system cannot be logically configured for use. Upon activation of the operating environment, disk drives can be logically configured up to the extent of IBM authorization.

As additional disk drives are installed, the extent of IBM authorization must be increased by acquiring additional 2244 Model OEL feature numbers. Otherwise, the additional disk drives cannot be logically configured for use.

For a 2107 system with Standby CoD disk drives (#2xx7 features), activation (logical configuration) of CoD disk drives may exceed the extent of IBM authorization for the operating environment, in which case an increased authorization level must be acquired.

Remote mirror and copy

To use remote mirror and copy, the remote mirror and copy function authorization (2244 Model RMC) must be purchased for both the primary and secondary 2107.

Remote mirror and copy requires the installation of at least one Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter on each 2107 system in the remote mirror and copy configuration to serve as the remote mirror and copy communications link. For higher availability, IBM recommends that more than one host adapter per system be used for the remote mirror and copy connectivity.

Remote mirror and copy is supported with the use of SAN fabric products, channel extenders, and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) products. A current list of supported environments, configurations, network connectivity, and products is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.pdf

Vendors should be consulted regarding hardware and software prerequisites when using their products in a remote mirror and copy configuration. IBM is not responsible for third-party products.

IBM supports the use of remote mirror and copy over the network technologies that are currently supported by the channel extender products, including Fibre Channel, Ethernet/IP, ATM-OC3, and T1/T3. Evaluation, qualification, approval, and support of remote mirror and copy configurations using channel extender products are the sole responsibility of the channel extender vendor. The vendor should be contacted for its distance capability, line quality requirements, as well as SAN and WAN attachment capabilities.

Global Mirror

Global Mirror has the following, additional prerequisites:

  • A point in time copy function authorization (2244 Model PTC) must be purchased for the secondary 2107.

  • If Global Mirror will be used during failback on the secondary system, a point in time copy function authorization must also be purchased on the primary system.

In the event of a planned or unplanned outage, recovery procedures are required to achieve a consistent and restartable copy of the data at the remote site. Scripts and software can be used to help automate these procedures.

3-Site Metro/Global Mirror

The 3-site Metro/Global Mirror support 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 Metro/Global Mirror, 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. When considering the Metro/Global Mirror solution in your environment, the following licensed functions are required as shown:

  • D8000 Models 921, 922, and 9A2:
    • Site A - A Metro/Global Mirror license, and a Remote Mirror and Copy license
    • Site B - A Metro/Global Mirror license, and a Remote Mirror and Copy license
    • Site C - A Metro/Global Mirror license, a Remote Mirror and Copy license, and a Point-in-Time Copy license

Remote mirror for z/OS

When failback from the secondary 2107 to the primary 2107 is required, the remote mirror for z/OS function authorization (2244 Model RMZ) must be purchased for both systems.

Remote mirror for z/OS is supported with the use of channel extenders and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) products. A current list of supported environments, configurations, network connectivity, and products is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.pdf

Vendors should be consulted regarding hardware and software prerequisites when using their products in a DS8000 remote mirror for z/OS configuration. IBM is not responsible for third-party products.

IBM supports the use of remote mirror for z/OS over the network technologies that are currently supported by the channel extender products, including Fibre Channel, Ethernet/IP, ATM-OC3, and T1/T3. Evaluation, qualification, approval, and support of remote mirror for z/OS configurations using channel extender products are the sole responsibility of the channel extender vendor. The vendor should be contacted for its distance capability, line quality requirements, as well as SAN and WAN attachment capabilities.

z/OS Metro/Global Mirror

z/OS Metro/Global Mirror requires the purchase of remote mirror for z/OS and remote mirror and copy.

Remote mirror and copy must be purchased for both the primary and secondary system, and requires the installation of at least one Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter on each DS8000. Refer to the "Remote mirror and copy" section above for additional information.

Third and fourth expansion unit support requirements

The IBM System Storage DS8000 series (M/T 2107) supports additional capacity options by providing attachment of third and fourth expansion units (Models 92E and 9AE) to the DS8300 (Models 922, and 9A2). The following hardware features are required, as specified, in ALL third and fourth expansion unit configurations:

  • A minimum of 64 GB Processor Memory or greater (feature numbers 41xx) is required.

  • When attaching a third expansion unit, the first expansion unit must be completely full (the second expansion unit can be empty).

  • When attaching a fourth expansion unit, the base unit (Models 922, or 9A2), the first expansion unit, and the second expansion unit must be completely full (the third expansion unit can be empty).

  • If you are running Copy Services functions (2244-RMC, 2244-PTC, or 2244-RMZ), a minimum of 128 GB Processor Memory or greater (feature numbers 41xx) is required.

  • If you have Copy Services licenses (2244-RMC, 2244-PTC, or 2244-RMZ) that are 100 TB or greater, a minimum of 256 GB Processor Memory (feature numbers 41xx) is required.

    • If you have a DS8000 System Storage LPAR Model (Model 9A2 with combined Copy Services licenses (2244-RMC, 2244-PTC, or 2244-RMZ) of 100 TB or greater, a minimum of 256 GB Processor Memory (feature numbers 41xx) is required.

IBM DATABASE (DB) PROTECTION FEATURE

The following configurations are supported with the IBM DB Protection Feature:

  • Operating Systems:

    • Hewlett Packard HP-UX 11i v2 (version 11.23 with following patches):
      • Required Patch Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23), September, 2004
      • Base Quality Pack Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2, September, 2006
      • Applications Quality Pack Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2, September, 2006, PHCO_35063

    • SUN Solaris 8 (64-bit)

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM):
    • Hewlett Packard LVM
    • VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1

  • Multipath Driver:

    • For Hewlett Packard:
      • PV Links (Built-in function of HP LVM for raw logical volume

    • For SUN:
      • DMP (Built-in function of VERITAS Volume Manager) for raw logical volume

  • Database:

    • For Hewlett Packard:
      • Oracle9i Database Release 2 (Version 9.2.0.8)

    • For SUN:
      • Oracle9i Database Release 2 (Version 9.2.0.8)

Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating systems levels for the IBM DB Protection Feature is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.pdf

Software requirements

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

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.pdf

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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the DS8000 series:

                                                      Order
  Title                                               Number
  -------------------------------------------       ---------
  IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and        GC35-0515
   Planning Guide
 
  IBM System Storage DS8000 Host Systems            SC26-7917
   Attachment Guide
 
  IBM System Storage DS8000 User's Guide            SC26-7915
 
  IBM System Storage DS8000 Command-Line            SC26-7916
   Interface User's Guide
 
  IBM System Storage DS Open Application            GC35-0516
   Programming Interface Reference
 
  IBM System Storage DS8000 Messages                GC26-7914
   Reference
 
  IBM System Storage 2107 Statement of              GC26-7919
   Limited Warranty
 
  IBM System Storage 2107 Licensed Machine          GC26-7918
   Code Agreement
 

DS8000 publications are available at:

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 Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at:

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

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material. This site offers customized search functions to locate publications. This site also offers access to the Publication Notification System (PNS), a site where you can subscribe to receive e-mail notifications regarding new or revised publications that are of interest to you.

The Publications Center can be accessed at:

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

The IBM System Storage DS8000 is supported by an Information Center, which is an online information system that is shipped as an integrated information system (also available from the Web and on a CD-ROM as a stand-alone information system). The Information Center provides easy accessibility and retrievability to user assistance topics through a user friendly navigation structure. The Information Center navigation is categorized to allow users to quickly familiarize themselves with the major aspects of the product and to easily recognize the topics for which they require more information.

The Information Center can be searched in its entirety for specific topic information that users can quickly access for more information. User assistance for tasks, conceptual data, referential data, user scenarios, tutorials, and other types of user information are all combined within the Information Center rather than being spread across several publications within the product library. This makes the information easier to access and allows users of the IBM System Storage DS8000 series to access information more efficiently and effectively.

                                         Order
         Title                           Number      Language
------------------------------------    ---------    --------
IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction  GC26-0515    English
  and Planning Guide                    GC85-0137    Polish
                                        GC22-0306    Hungarian
                                        G151-0179    Simplified Chinese
                                        GC43-0386    Russian
                                        GC16-0393    Turkish
                                        GD88-6345    Japanese
IBM System Storage DS8000 Host Systems  SC26-7917    English
  Attachment Guide                      SC85-0138    Polish
                                        SC22-0307    Hungarian
                                        SC22-0307    Russian
                                        SD88-6347    Japanese
IBM System Storage DS8000 User's Guide  SC26-7915    English
                                        SC85-0139    Polish
                                        SC22-0308    Hungarian
                                        S152-0918    Simplified Chinese
                                        SC43-0397    Russian
                                        SC09-3719    Czech
                                        SD88-6346    Japanese
                                        SC10-9948    Spanish
IBM System Storage DS Open Application  GC35-0516    English
  Programming Interface Reference       GD88-6344    Japanese
IBM System Storage DS8000               SC26-7916    English
 Command-Line Interface User's Guide
IBM System Storage DS8000 Messages      GC26-7914    English
  Reference                             G151-0056    Simplified Chinese
                                        GD88-6392    Japanese
 

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Features
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Features - No charge

Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
-------------------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
DS8100                                          2107     921
Model 9xE Merge Indicator:
- 9xE Factory Merge                                              0001
 
JEMT indicator                                                   0021
R6 capable indicator                                             0031
 
Eligible for EU Shipment                                         0100
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Model 9xE Position Indicator:
- 921 - 92E Position 1                                           0211
 
    BSMI Certifications
    - BSMI Certificate - Taiwan                                  0400
 
Licensed Function Indicators:
- OEL Indicator                                                  0700
- DB protection indicator                                        0708
- High Performance Ficon indicator                               0709
- PTC Indicator                                                  0720
- PTC add indicator                                              0723
- SE indicator                                                   0730
- SE add indicator                                               0733
- RMC Indicator                                                  0740
- MGM Indicator                                                  0742
- RMZ Indicator                                                  0760
- RMZ resync indicator                                           0763
- PAV Indicator                                                  0780
- HyperPAV Indicator                                             0782
 
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
 
Standby CoD Indicators:
- Non-Standby CoD                                                0900
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0901
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0902
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0903
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0904
 
Administrative Indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance                                          0930
- IBM iSeries Indicator                                          0931
- IBM pSeries Indicator                                          0932
- IBM xSeries Indicator                                          0933
- IBM zSeries Indicator                                          0934
- Linux Indicator                                                0940
- Global mirror indicator                                        0950
 
Line Cords:
- Line Cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                                    1090
- Line Cord (EMEA)                                               1091
- Line Cord (Japan/US/Canada)                                    1092
- Line Cord (US Chicago)                                         1093
 
IGF Transaction:
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7000
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7001
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7002
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7003
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7004
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7005
- IGF Transaction: OEL                                           7010
- IGF transaction: OEL                                           7015
- IGF transaction: DB Protection                                 7080
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7200
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7201
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7202
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7203
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7204
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7205
- IGF Transaction: PTC                                           7210
- IGF transaction: PTC                                           7215
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7230
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7231
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7232
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7233
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7234
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7235
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7240
- IGF transaction: PTC add                                       7245
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7300
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7301
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7302
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7303
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7304
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7305
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7310
- IGF transaction: SE                                            7315
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7330
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7331
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7332
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7333
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7334
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7335
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7340
- IGF transaction: SE add                                        7345
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7400
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7401
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7402
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7403
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7404
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7405
- IGF Transaction: RMC                                           7410
- IGF transaction: RMC                                           7415
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7420
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7421
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7422
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7423
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7424
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7425
- IGF Transaction: MGM                                           7430
- IGF transaction: MGM                                           7435
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7600
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7601
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7602
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7603
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7604
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7605
- IGF Transaction: RMZ                                           7610
- IGF transaction: RMZ                                           7615
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7800
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7801
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7802
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7803
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7804
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7805
- IGF Transaction: PAV                                           7810
- IGF transaction: PAV                                           7815
- IGF Transaction: HyperPAV                                      7899
 
Input Voltage:
- AC Voltage: 200V - 240V                                        9090
- AC Voltage: 380V - 480V                                        9091
 
Management Console - Keyboard:
- MC Keyboard - US English                                       9100
- MC Keyboard - Japanese                                         9101
- MC Keyboard - US English                                       9110
- MC Keyboard - Japanese                                         9111
 

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators

Feature  Description        Corequisite
-------  -----------------  -------------
0001     9xE factory merge  Feature #0211
 

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: Two.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Models with different machine type numbers are not allowed when feature code #0001 is present.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install 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.

(#0031) R6 capable indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM DS8000 system with device adapters that will be RAID 6 capable (when the function is available). It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: Feature number 0031 must be added to the machine when device adapter feature number 3011 is ordered.
  • Corequisites: This feature is only valid with device adapter feature number 3011.
  • Limitations: None.
  • 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: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#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.

(#021x - #023x) Model 9xE position indicators

Feature      Description             System-Level Corequisites
-------      --------------------    ----------------------------
  0211       921 - 92E position 1    Model 92E with feature #0211
 

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 9xE expansion unit. It is 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: Feature #1600 is required.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#07x0) Licensed function indicators

  Feature Description            System-Level Corequisites
  ----------------------------   ---------------------------------
  0700 OEL indicator             IBM 2244 Model OEL #70xx features
  0707 Thin Provisioning         IBM 2244 Model OEL #7070 feature
         indicator
 
  0708 DB protection indicator   IBM 2244 Model OEL #7080 feature
 
  0709 High Performance FICON    IBM 2244 Model OEL #7092 feature
        indicator
  0720 PTC indicator             IBM 2244 Model PTC #72xx features
  0723 PTC add indicator         IBM 2244 Model PTC #72xx features
  0730 SE indicator              IBM 2244 Model PTC #73xx features
  0733 SE add indicator          IBM 2244 Model PTC #73xx features
  0740 RMC indicator             IBM 2244 Model RMC #74xx features
  0742 MGM indicator             IBM 2244 Model RMC #74xx features
  0760 RMZ indicator             IBM 2244 Model RMZ #76xx features
  0763 RMZ Resync indicator      IBM 2244 Model RMZ #76xx features
  0780 PAV indicator             IBM 2244 Model PAV #78xx features
  0782 HyperPAV indicator        IBM 2244 Model PAV #7899 feature
 

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 2244) 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.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #0700 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model OEL feature
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #0700 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model OEL feature #7000.
    • Feature #0720 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model PTC feature #7200.
    • Feature #0723 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model PTC feature #7230.
    • Feature #0730 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model PTC feature #7300.
    • Feature #0733 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model PTC feature #7330.
    • Feature #0740 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model RMC feature #7400.
    • Feature #0742 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model RMC feature #7420.
    • Feature #0760 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model RMZ feature #7600.
    • Feature #0763 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model RMZ feature #7630.
    • Feature #0780 is not compatible with IBM 2244 Model PAV feature #7800.
  • Plant install / field install: Field Only.

(#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
 

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 disk drives on order for each disk drive capacity. #2xx7 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, or 500 GB).
  • 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 features on any models in the system
0902    Standby CoD indicator  #2xx7 features on any models in the system
0903    Standby CoD indicator  #2xx7 features on any models in the system
0904    Standby CoD indicator  #2xx7 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, #0903, or #0904 is required on machines participating in the Standby CoD offering. Standby CoD program participation is defined as the presence of the #2xx7 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.
  • Feature #0904 is 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 #2xx7 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, #0903, #0904 must be replaced with feature #0900 using the feature removal and add option. A machine exits the Standby CoD offering when all #2xx7 features are converted to #2xx6 features.

When an installed machine enters the Standby CoD offering through the field installation of the #2xx7 features, feature #0900 must be replaced with feature #0901, #0902, #0903, #0904 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 features, regardless of whether the #2xx7 features are present on the base unit model or attached expansion unit models.
  • Plant install / field install: Features #0900, #0901, and #0904 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 2244 function authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#0931 - #0934) IBM eServer indicators

  • 0931 IBM iSeries indicator
  • 0932 IBM pSeries indicator
  • 0933 IBM xSeries indicator
  • 0934 IBM zSeries indicator

These features indicate the IBM eServer 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 (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 2244 function authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.

(#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 2244 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: Feature #0740.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#909x) Input voltage

Feature  Description
-------  --------------------------------------------
 9090    Nominal AC Voltage: 200V - 240V
          Supported line cord features:
           #1090 - Line cord (US, LA, AP, and Canada)
           #1092 - Line cord (Japan, US, and Canada)
           #1093 - Line cord (US - Chicago)
 
 9091    Nominal AC Voltage: 380V - 480V
          Supported line cord features:
           #1090 - Line cord (US, LA, AP, and Canada)
           #1091 - Line cord (EMEA)
 

These features are used to specify the nominal AC voltage (phase to phase) supported by the AC/DC power supply installed in the machine.

This feature can be changed on an installed machine by submitting a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ).

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #9090 is not compatible with feature #1091.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.

(#910x - #911x) Management console keyboard

(#9100) Management console keyboard

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

(#9101) Management console keyboard

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

(#9110) Management console keyboard

(No Longer Available as of August 31, 2011)

(#9111) Management console keyboard

(No Longer Available as of August 31, 2011)

Feature Description            Corequisite
---------------------------    -------------
 9100 Keyboard - US English    Feature #1100
 9101 Keyboard - Japanese      Feature #1100
 
 9110 Keyboard - US English    Feature #1110
 9111 Keyboard - Japanese      Feature #1110
 

These features are used to specify the keyboard supplied with the management console feature (#1100 and #1110).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One #910x feature and one #911x feature.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

COLOR: A specify code is not required.

VOLTAGE: A specify code is not required.

POWER SUPPLY: A specify feature is required to select the type of AC/DC power supply installed in the machine.

Feature  Description
-------  --------------------------------
 9090    Nominal AC Voltage:  200V - 240V
 9091    Nominal AC Voltage:  380V - 480V
 

POWER CORDS: A special feature is required to select the type of line cord provided with the machine.

     Feature  Description  Applicable Region or Country
     -------  -----------  ----------------------------
       1090   Line cord    US, LA, AP, and Canada
       1091   Line cord    EMEA
       1092   Line cord    Japan, US, and Canada
       1093   Line cord    US (Chicago)
 

LANGUAGE: A specify code is not required.

OPERATOR PANEL LANGUAGE GROUPS: A specify code is not required.

Features - Chargeable

Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
-------------------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
DS8100                                          2107     921
 
Licensed Function Indicators:
- Thin Provisioning indicator                                    0707
 
Power:
- Remote Power Control                                           1000
- Battery Assembly                                               1050
- Extended PLD                                                   1055
 
Management Console:
- Management Console Internal                                    1100
- Management Console External                                    1110
 
External Management Console - Line Cords:
- MC Line Cord Standard Rack                                     1170
- MC Line Cord Group 1                                           1171
- MC Line Cord Group 2                                           1172
- MC Line Cord Group 3                                           1173
- MC Line Cord Group 4                                           1174
- MC Line Cord Group 5                                           1175
- MC Line Cord Group 6                                           1176
- MC Line Cord Group 7                                           1177
- MC Line Cord Group 8                                           1178
- MC Line Cord Group 9                                           1179
- MC Line Cord Group 10                                          1180
- MC Line Cord Group 11                                          1181
- MC Line Cord Group 12                                          1182
- MC Line Cord Group 13                                          1183
- MC Line Cord Group 14                                          1184
- MC Line Cord Group 15                                          1185
- MC Line Cord Group 16                                          1186
- MC Line Cord Group 17                                          1187
- MC Line Cord Group 18                                          1188
- MC Line Cord Group 19                                          1189
 
HMC Ethernet Cable Pair                                          1199
 
Disk Enclosure:
- Disk Enclosure Pair                                            1210
 
Disk Cable:
- Disk Drive Cable Group 1                                       1211
 
I/O Enclosure Pair                                               1300
 
I/O Cable:
  RIO-G Cable Group 2                                            1312
 
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
 
ESCON Cables:
- ESCON Cable (MT-RJ)                                            1430
- ESCON Cable (MT-RJ/DUP)                                        1431
- ESCON Cable (Jumper)                                           1432
- ESCON PL Cable (MT-RJ)                                         1440
- ESCON PL Cable (MT-RJ/DUP)                                     1441
 
Processor Upgrade:
- POWER5+ Processor Upgrade                                      1501
 
BSMI Certifications
- BSMI Certificate - Taiwan                                      1600
 
Microcode Bundle Family:
- Release 4 Bundle Family                                        1701
 
Command Ports:
- RM Ethernet Adapter Pair                                       1801
 
Earthquake Resistance Kit                                        1906
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB 15K Drive Set                                            2016
- 146 GB 10K Drive Set                                           2116
- 146 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2216
- 300 GB 10K Drive Set                                           2316
- 300 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2416
- 500 GB 7.2K FATA Drive Set                                     2516
- 450 GB 15K Drive Set                                           2616
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 73 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                        2017
- 146 GB 10K CoD Drive Set                                       2117
- 146 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2217
- 300 GB 10K CoD Drive Set                                       2317
- 300 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2417
- 500 GB 7.2K FATA CoD Drive Set                                 2517
- 450 GB 15K CoD Drive Set                                       2617
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set                                       2816
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 1 TB 7.2K SATA CoD Drive Set                                   2817
 
Disk Enclosure Filler Set                                        2999
 
Device Adapter:
- Device Adapter Pair                                            3011
- Device Adapter Pair II                                         3041
 
Host Adapters:
- 2Gb SW FCP/FICON Adapter                                       3111
- 4Gb SW FCP/FICON Adapter                                       3113
- 2Gb LW FCP/FICON Adapter                                       3211
- 4Gb LW FCP/FICON Adapter                                       3213
- 4Gb 10km LW FCP/FICON Adapter                                  3215
- ESCON Adapter                                                  3311
 
Processor Memory:
- 16 GB Processor Memory                                         4001
- 32 GB Processor Memory                                         4002
- 64 GB Processor Memory                                         4003
- 128 GB Processor Memory                                        4004
- 16 GB Processor Memory                                         4011
- 32 GB Processor Memory                                         4012
- 64 GB Processor Memory                                         4013
- 128 GB Processor Memory                                        4014
 
High Performance Ficon for System z (zHPF):
- IGF transaction: HPF                                           7092
 
Remote Mirror and Copy for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ resync):
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7630
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7631
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7632
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7633
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7634
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7635
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7640
- IGF transaction: RMZ resync                                    7645
 
IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning:
- Thin Provisioning                                              7070
 

(#1000) Remote power control

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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 June 28, 2016)

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

It is a required feature when feature #1300 or #1055 is present.

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

(#1055) Extended PLD

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites:
    • If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 2107 system. 2107 system is defined as the 2107 base unit and all physically attached 2107 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#109x) Line cords

(#1090) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#1091) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#1092) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#1093) Line cord

(No Longer Available as of December 21, 2010)

  Feature  Description  Applicable Region or Country  Corequisite
  -------  -----------  ----------------------------  ----------------
  1090     Line cord    US, LA, AP, and Canada        Feature #9090 or
                                                                 #9091
  1091     Line cord    EMEA                          Feature #9091
  1092     Line cord    Japan, US, and Canada         Feature #9090
  1093     Line cord    US (Chicago)                  Feature #9090
 

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: See table above.
  • Limitations:
    • Features #1092 and #1093 are not compatible with feature #9091.
    • Feature #1091 is not compatible with feature #9090.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#1100) Management console

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

(#1110) Management console

(No Longer Available as of August 31, 2011)

Feature Description:

  • 1100 Internal management console
  • 1110 External management console

These features provide a dedicated workstation 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 #1100 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1110 provides a management console for mounting into a 19-inch system rack. 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 #1110 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 (GC35-0495) for planning information and system rack specifications.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1100: One.
    • Feature #1110: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #1100 requires one #910x feature.
    • Feature #1110 requires one #117x or #118x feature and one #911x feature.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#117x - #118x) Management console line cord

(#1170) MC line cord standard rack

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#1171) MC line cord group 1

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#1172) MC line cord group 2

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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)
 
 1173   MC line cord group 3      Belgium, Finland, France,
         (250V, 16A)               Indonesia, Korea
 
 1174   MC line cord group 4      Denmark
         (250V, 10A)
 
 1175   MC line cord group 5      United Kingdom
         (250V, 13A)
 
 1176   MC line cord group 6      Israel
         (250V, 6A to 16A)
 
 1177   MC line cord group 7      Switzerland
          (250V, 10A)
 
 1178   MC line cord group 8      Pakistan, South Africa
          (250V, 16A)
 
 1179   MC line cord group 9      Chile, Italy
         (250V, 10A and 16A)
 
 1180   MC line cord group 10     Argentina, Australia, New Zealand
         (250V, 10A)
 
 1181   MC line cord group 11     Thailand
         (250V, 15A)
 
 1182   MC line cord group 12     Uruguay
         (250V, 10A)
 
 1183   MC line cord group 13     China
         (250V, 10A)
 
 1184   MC line cord group 14     India
         (250V, 10A)
 
 1185   MC line cord group 15     Brazil
         (250V,10A)
 
 1186   MC line cord group 16     Korea
         (250V, 10A)
 1187   MC line cord group 17     Taiwan
         (250V, 10A)
 
1188    MC line cord group 18     Japan
         (250V, 10A)
 
1189    MC line cord group 19     US Chicago
         (250V, 10A)
 

These features provide a line cord to supply external power to the external management console (feature #1110).

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1110.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#1199) - HMC Ethernet Cable Pair

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

This feature provides an ethernet cable pair when a customer desires to cross-couple two DS8000s and their HMCs to achieve a one-HMC to two-DS8000 configuration.

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

(#12x0) Disk enclosure pair

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

      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 (feature #2xx6 and/or #2xx7). 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 two #2xxx features. One of these features must be feature #2xx6 or #2xx7.
  • 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 #2xx6 and #2xx7 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

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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.

(#1300) I/O enclosure pair

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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: Two.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.

(#131x) I/O cables

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

Feature      Description
-------      -------------------
1312         RIO-G cable group 2
 

This feature provides a complete set of RIO-G interconnection cables.

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

(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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 #3111, #3113, #3121, #3123, #3131, and #3133).
  • Long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3211, #3221, and #3231) only when the adapter is operating at a 1Gb per second transfer rate.

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

  • Long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3211, #3213, #3215, #3221, #3223, #3225, #3231, #3233, and #3235).

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.

(#143x - #144x) ESCON cables

Feature     Description
-------     ------------------------------------------------------------
 1430       31 meter ESCON cable with MT-RJ connectors
(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)
 1431       31 meter ESCON cable with a MT-RJ and ESCON Duplex connector
(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)
 1432       2 meter ESCON conversion cable with a MT-RJ connector and
             ESCON Duplex receptacle
(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)
 1440       31 meter plenum-rated ESCON cable with MT-RJ connectors
(No Longer Available as of September 5, 2008)
 1441       31 meter plenum-rated ESCON cable with a MT-RJ and
             ESCON Duplex connector
(No Longer Available as of September 5, 2008)
 

These optional features provide one 62.5 micron ESCON cable to connect an ESCON adapter port to a server or fabric port.

Each cable has a small form-factor, industry-standard MT-RJ connector for attachment to the ESCON adapter port. The cables are available with either an MT-RJ or ESCON Duplex connector for attachment to the server or fabric port.

Feature #1432 provides a "pigtail" conversion cable that can be used to attach the ESCON adapter port to a cable with an ESCON Duplex connector.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#150x) IBM POWER5+ Processor

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

Feature     Description
-------     ------------------------------------------------------------
1501        POWER5+ Processor Upgrade for Model 921
 

This optional feature provides the IBM POWER5+ processor for the DS8000 series.

Feature conversions are available for when a 92x/9Ax model conversion takes place. The feature conversions are a returned part MES.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Installation of processor memory features #401x.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.

(#1600) BSMI Certificate - Taiwan

(No Longer Available as of September 5, 2008)

The Taiwan government agency has new compliance requirements being put on products sold into Taiwan.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0400 is required.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#170x) Microcode bundle family

        Feature       Description
        -------       -------------------
        1701          Release 4 Bundle Family
   (No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)
 

This feature provides Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 5.4.0xx.xx (bundle version 64.0.xx.xx, or later).

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

(#180X) Command Ports

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

  Feature       Description
  -------       -----------------------------------------
   1801         Replication Manager Ethernet Adapter Pair
 

This optional feature provides two Ethernet adapter cards in order to enable the port on the DS8000 to run IBM TPC Replication Manager. When IBM TPC for Replication is ordered with the DS8000, this feature should be added to the system.

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

(#1906) Earthquake Resistance Kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake, by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

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

(#2xx6) Disk drive sets

(#2016) 73 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of March 27, 2009)

(#2116) 146 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 11, 2008)

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

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#2316) 300 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 11, 2008)

(#2516) 500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of October 17, 2008)

(#2816) 1 TB 7.2K SATA Drive Set

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

(#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)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 2016         73 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2116         146 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2216         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2316         300 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2416         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2516         500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA disk drive set
 2616         450 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2816        1 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: Eight.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1210 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3011 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 27, 2009)

(#2117) 146 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 11, 2008)

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

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#2317) 300 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 11, 2008)

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

(No Longer Available as of October 1, 2014)

(#2517) 500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA 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)

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

(No Longer Available as of July 2, 2010)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------------
 2017        73 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2117        146 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2217        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2317        300 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2417        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2517        500 GB 7,200 rpm FATA CoD disk drive set
 2617        450 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2817        1 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 exchange" 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 exchange" 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 #3011 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.

(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

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.

(#30xx) Device adapter pair

(#3041) Device adapter pair II

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

Feature     Description
-------     -------------------
 3011       Device adapter pair
 3041       Device adapter pair II
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter 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 921, and if present, an attached Model 92E expansion unit. Since a Model 92E attached to a Model 921 does not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the Model 92E must be ordered on and installed within the Model 921.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3011 and #3041:

Model 921         Model 92E         Model 921
#1210 Quantity    #1210 Quantity    Required #3011 & #3041 Quantity
--------------    --------------    -------------------------------
1-2               0                 1
1-2               1-2               2
1-2               3-4               3
1-2               5-6               3
1-2               7-8               4
 
3-4               0                 2
3-4               1-2               3
3-4               3-4               4
3-4               5-6               4
3-4               7-8               4
 
  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0211 is required when the quantity of feature #3011 and #3041 is greater than two.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.

(#31x1, #32x1) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter

(#3111) 2Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - short wave

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

(#3113) 4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - short wave

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#3211) 2Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - long wave

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)

(#3213) 4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - long wave

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

(#3215) 4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - 10km long wave

(No Longer Available as of June 28, 2016)

Feature      Description
-------      --------------------------------------------
 3111        2Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - short wave
 3113        4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - short wave
 3211        2Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - long wave
 3213        4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - long wave
 3215        4Gb Fibre Channel/FICON adapter - 10km long wave
 

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 4Gb, 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 #31x1 is supported with 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with an LC connector.
  • Feature #32x1 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.
      • A minimum of two #3111, #3113, #3211, #3213, #3215, or #3311 features of the same type are required.
      • If feature #3111, or #3113 is present, the minimum required for feature #3111, or #3113 is two.
      • If feature #3211, #3213, or #3215 is present, the minimum required for feature #3211, #3213, or #3215 is two.
  • Maximum allowed per system:
    • Any combination of feature #3111, #3113, #3211, #3213, #3215, or #3311: 16.
    • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
      • Model 921 plus one expansion unit attached:
        • Any combination of feature #3111, #3113, #3211, #3213, #3215, or #3311: 16.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#33xx) ESCON adapter

Feature      Description
-------      -------------
 3311        ESCON adapter
(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2009)
 

These features provide one two-port ESCON 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.

This 64-bit adapter supports two ESCON links. Each port utilizes a Light Emitting Diode (LED) as the optical transceiver. Cables for connecting the ports to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #143x and #144x features. This feature supports use of 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a small form factor, industry standard MT-RJ 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 #3111, #3113, #3211, #3213, #3215, or #3311 features of the same type are required.
    • If feature #3311 is present, the minimum required for feature #3311 is two.
    • Maximum allowed per model:
      • Any combination of feature #3111, #3113, #3211, #3213, #3215, or #3311: 16.
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 921 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of feature #3111, #3113, #3211, #3213, #3215, or #3311: 16.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

(#4001) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

(#4002) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

(#4003) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

(#4004) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

(#4011) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of September 30, 2010)

(#4012) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

(#4013) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

(#4014) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of November 18, 2011)

Feature    Description
-------    -----------------------
 4001      16 GB processor memory
 4002      32 GB processor memory
 4003      64 GB processor memory
 4004      128 GB processor memory
 4011      16 GB Processor Memory
 4012      32 GB Processor Memory
 4013      64 GB Processor Memory
 4014      128 GB Processor Memory
 

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

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

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

(#7070) IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning

    Feature       Description
    -------       ------------------------
    7070          Thin Provisioning
 

This optional feature enables thin provisioning, called IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin provisioning, 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: Field Only.

(#7xxx) IGF transaction indicators

                                          IBM 2244
Feature  Description                      Corequisite
-------  --------------------             -----------------------
7000     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7000
7001     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7001
7002     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7002
7003     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7003
7004     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7004
7005     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7005
7010     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7010
7015     IGF transaction: OEL             Model OEL feature #7015
 
7070     IGF transaction: Thin Provisioning  Model OEL feature #7070
 
7080     IGF transaction: DB Protection   Model OEL feature #7080
 
7092     IGF transaction: HPF             Model OEL feature #7092
 
7200     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7200
7201     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7201
7202     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7202
7203     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7203
7204     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7204
7205     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7205
7210     IGF transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7210
7215     IGB transaction: PTC             Model PTC feature #7215
 
7230     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7230
7231     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7231
7232     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7232
7233     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7233
7234     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7234
7235     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7235
7240     IGF transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7240
7245     IGB transaction: PTC add         Model PTC feature #7245
 
7300     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7300
7301     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7301
7302     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7302
7303     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7303
7304     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7304
7305     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7305
7310     IGF transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7310
7315     IGB transaction: SE              Model PTC feature #7315
 
7330     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7330
7331     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7331
7332     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7332
7333     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7333
7334     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7334
7335     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7335
7340     IGF transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7340
7345     IGB transaction: SE add          Model PTC feature #7345
 
7400     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7400
7401     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7401
7402     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7402
7403     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7403
7404     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7404
7405     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7405
7410     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7410
7415     IGF transaction: RMC             Model RMC feature #7415
 
7420     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7420
7421     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7421
7422     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7422
7423     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7423
7424     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7424
7425     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7425
7430     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7430
7435     IGF transaction: MGM             Model RMC feature #7435
 
7600     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7600
7601     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7601
7602     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7602
7603     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7603
7604     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7604
7605     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7605
7610     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7610
7615     IGF transaction: RMZ             Model RMZ feature #7615
 
7630     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7630
7631     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7631
7632     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7632
7633     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7633
7634     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7634
7635     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7635
7640     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7640
7645     IGF transaction: RMZ resync      Model RMZ feature #7645
 
7800     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7800
7801     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7801
7802     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7802
7803     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7803
7804     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7804
7805     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7805
7810     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7810
7815     IGF transaction: PAV             Model PAV feature #7815
 
7899     IGF transaction: HyperPAV        Model PAV feature #7899
 

These features indicate 2244 Function Authorization order transactions on a machine involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). They are for administrative purposes only. These features are used as follows:

  • When a new 2107 machine is ordered with the 2244 function authorizations, a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES must be used to add the corresponding #7xxx features to the 2107 machine. The #7xxx feature numbers and quantity added to the 2107 machine via RPO MES must match the 2244 function authorization #7xxx feature numbers and quantity.
  • When a new 2244 Function Authorization model is ordered on an installed 2107 machine, the corresponding #7xxx features must be added to the 2107 machine. The #7xxx feature numbers and quantity added to the 2107 machine must match the 2244 Function Authorization order transaction. (The use of an RPO MES is not required for this condition.)
  • When #7xxx features are ordered as a field install feature on the 2244 Function Authorization models associated with the 2107 machine, the corresponding #7xxx features must be added to/removed from the 2107 machine. The #7xxx feature numbers and quantity added to/removed from the 2107 machine must match the 2244 Function Authorization order transaction. (The use of an RPO MES is not required for this condition.)
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99 per feature.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field Only.

(#76xx) Remote Mirror for z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync

 Feature
 Number   Description
 ------   -------------------
  7630    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7631    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7632    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7633    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7634    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7635    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7640    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
  7645    IGF transaction: RMZ resync
 

These features establish the extent of IBM authorization for the use of the following z/OS remote mirroring licensed function on a specific 2107 machine:

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync

This licensed function is authorized on the the basis of physical capacity and has a license scope of CKD. The total authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within the system that will be logically configured as CKD.

For the 2107 Model 9A2 or 9B2, the total authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity that will be logically configured as CKD in the System Storage LPARs that the function will be activated.

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.

These features can be ordered in any sequence or combination, with the exception of feature #7630 (see limitations below).

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

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #7630: One.
    • Features #7631 to #7645: 99 per feature number.
    • Prerequisites: Installation of the Remote Mirror for z/OS (RMZ) features #76xx (as well as IBM 2107 indicator feature numbers 76xx and 0760) is required before RMZ incremental resync features can be installed/ordered.
  • Corequisites: Features #7631 to #7645 require the same IBM 2107 indicator feature(s) #7631 to #7645, and indicator feature #0763 to be ordered.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #7630 is not compatible with features #7631 to #7645. When adding feature #7630, all other #76xx features must be re- moved.
    • Feature #7630 is only compatible with IBM 2107 feature #7630.
    • Feature #7630 is not compatible with IBM 2107 feature #0763.
    • Features #7631 to #7645 are not compatible with feature #7630. When adding features #7631 to #7645, feature #7630 must be removed.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Plant install / field install: Field Only.

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