ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller and IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 - New family of RAID controllers for System x servers

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG09-0104
March 30, 2009

 
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The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689) provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1 and 1E capability. This RAID adapter provides investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA hard drive and tape drive configurations.

The IBM® 3Gb SAS HBA v2 (44E8700) provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. This HBA provides support for SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drive configurations.

IBM Virtual Media Keys

The IBM Virtual Media Key options take the Integrated Management Module to the next level, by providing full remote control of your System x® servers allowing administrators to fully manage servers.


 
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ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689)

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1, and 1E capability. Intended for general-purpose enterprise customers, the solution is suited for supporting mission critical applications for servers where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

The low-profile MD2 form factor ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller is based on the LSI 1068E processor and enables high performance internal connectivity to SAS/SATA drives.

Features and functions:

Supported systems are x3550 M2 and x3650 M2.

System Management and RAID configuration provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller includes a one-year, limited warranty1.

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 (44E8700)

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations requiring ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. The low-cost, host bus adapter supports direct attach to internal SAS/SATA II HDDs and tape or external tape or storage controller. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 compliments IBM SAS HBA (25R8060) with the addition of uEFI support and PCIe gen 2 compatibility.

The PCI small form-factor IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is based on LSI 1068E SAS processor offering. It can handle medium-to-large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI-Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four x1 internal 7-pin connectors.

Specialized development on the IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 enables support for integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E on System x3455 for an added overhead savings at lowest possible cost for high computing systems.

Features and functions:

Supported tape attach for IBM System x3200, x3200 M2, x3250, x3250 M2, x3350, x3400, x3455, x3500, x3550, x3550 M2, x3650, x3650 M2, x3655, x3755, x3800, x3850, x3850 M2, and x3950 M2.

Supported HDD attach with Integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E for IBM System x3455.

Supported external storage attach for IBM System Storage™, 1726221X, and 172622X.

Supported tape drives are IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive (43W8478), IBM DDS Gen 5 SATA Tape Drive (43W8480), and IBM Half High LTO Generation 4 SAS Tape Drive (44E8895).

System Management and RAID configuration provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 includes a one-year, limited warranty1.

With rigorous testing by IBM through the ServerProven® program, you can maintain a high degree of confidence that your System x server storage subsystems are compatible and will function reliably.

IBM Virtual Media Keys (46C7526 and 46C7527)

The IBM Virtual Media Key options take the Integrated Management Module to the next level, by providing full remote control of your System x servers. The IBM Virtual Media Keys allow administrators to fully manage servers remotely regardless of server or operating system condition.

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty,

contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.


Note: IBM makes no representations or warranties regarding third party products or services, including those designated as ServerProven. The information in IBM Announcement Letters is subject to change without notice. Consult the IBM Sales Manual, your IBM marketing representative, or your reseller for the most current information regarding IBM products.
 
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April 10, 2009

April 30, 2009


 
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ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689)

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1, and 1E capability. Intended for general-purpose enterprise customers, the solution is suited for supporting mission critical applications for servers where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required. The low-profile MD2 form factor ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller is based on the LSI 1068E processor and enables high performance internal connectivity to SAS/SATA drives.

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 (44E8700)

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. The low-cost, host bus adapter supports direct attach to internal SAS/SATA II HDDs and tape or external tape and storage controller. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 compliments IBM SAS HBA (25R8060) with the addition of uEFI support and PCIe gen 2 compatibility. The PCI small form-factor IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is based on LSI 1068E SAS processor offering. It can handle medium to large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI-Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four x1 internal 7-pin connectors.

These controllers are ideal for supporting server and workgroup applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

Features:

Compatibility

IBM Virtual Media Keys

The IBM Virtual Media Key options take the Integrated Management Module to the next level, by providing full remote control of your System x servers. The IBM Virtual Media Keys allow administrators to fully manage servers remotely regardless of server or operating system condition.

The Integrated Management Module, an affordable, next-generation, systems-management environment, makes everyday management tasks easier and more efficient. The Integrated Management Module simplifies remote management by providing around-the-clock remote access with complete out-of-band management allowing administrators to perform systems management functions whether the server is operational or not. Combined with IBM Systems Director, the Integrated Management Module provides an end-to-end, complete, in-band and out-of-band solution.

Additional information

All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.


 
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Description                                             number
 
ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller                     44E8689
 
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                                      44E8700
 
IBM Media Key                                           46C7526
 
IBM Media Key for Entry Systems                         46C7527

 
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Performance specifications

ServeRAID-BR10i Controller

Supported systems are x3550 M2 and x3650 M2.

IBM 3Gb HBA SAS v2

Physical specifications
ServeRAID-BR10i (without mounting bracket)
 
Approximate height:  69.04 mm (2.72 in)
Approximate width:  167.82 mm (6.61 in)
Approximate depth:   14.45 mm (.57 in)
Approximate weight:  0.09kg (.2 lb)
 
IBM 3 Gb SAS HBA
 
Approximate height: 64.26 mm (2.53 in)
Approximate width: 167.82 mm (6.61 in)
Approximate depth:  14.45 mm (.57 in)
Approximate weight: 0.09kg (.2 lb)
 
Operating environment

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 8% to 80 % (non-condensing)

Agency approvals
Energy Star compliance

Is this product Energy Star Compliant? No

Note: The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements

The ServeRAID-BR10i Controller is supported on the following IBM platforms.

System name   x3550 M2      Model   All
              x3650 M2
 

System Management and RAID configuration provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is supported on the following IBM platforms.

Supported tape attach for IBM System x3200, x3200 M2, x3250, x3250 M2, x3350, x3400, x3455, x3500, x3550, x3550 M2, x3650, x3650 M2, x3655, x3800, x3850, x3850 M2, and x3950 M2.

Supported HDD attach with Integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E for IBM System x3455.

Supported external storage attach for IBM System Storage, 1726221X, and 172622X.

Supported tape drives are IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive (43W8478), IBM DDS Gen 5 SATA Tape Drive (43W8480), and IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive (44E8895).

The IBM Media Key (46C7526) is supported on following systems: System 7946 and 7947.

The IBM Media Key (46C7527) is supported on following systems: System 7321 and 7323.

Software requirements

Support for all major operating systems:

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required:

 
ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller (44E8689): No
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2                  (44E8700): Yes
 
Current - Supported devices via cables 39R6529 or 39R6531
172621X IBM System Storage DS3200
172622X IBM System Storage DS3200
 
Current - Supported external cables for attach to DS3200
39R6529 IBM 1m SAS Cable
39R6531 IBM 3m SAS Cable

Approximate installation time: 20 minutes

Packaging

One box

Shipment Group

One box

Shipment Group
Shipment Group Media Keys

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of this product are:


 
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Features and options only

Field installable                              Yes
Customer setup                                 Yes
Warranty period*                               1 yr.
Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU**
Maintenance agreement                          No
Optional upgrade                               No 
Licensed programs                              No
 

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the feature or option. All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.

* To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call IBM.

** This optional feature is designed as Customer Replacement Unit (CRU)

Licensed Machine Code

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

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support Web site

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Help and service information - Features and options

During the warranty period, you can obtain technical support using IBM's online services or by calling the IBM Support Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. For general questions related to the use of your options, fee-based support is available. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

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Placing the call to IBM

Outside the United States and Canada, contact your HelpWare® number, your place of purchase, or your local sales office.


 
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For all local charges, contact your sales representative.


 
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Country/Region             Announced
 
AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and Afghanistan
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