IBM Storwize V3700 delivers SAS host attachment support, advanced functions, and new disk drive options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-094
June 10, 2013

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Overview Overview Product number Product number
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of general direction Statement of general direction Prices Prices

(Corrected on June 21, 2013)

The Overview, Description, and Limitations sections have been updated to clarify the 90 day feature trial.

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IBM® Storwize® V3700 now offers:



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Storwize V3700 now supports SAS host attachment, providing easy-to-use, affordable storage to address growing storage needs in IBM System x® and other selected rack server environments. Six 6Gb SAS host interface ports are standard on all Storwize V3700 systems, and additional SAS ports can be added into the system with the 6Gb SAS host interface card option. SAS host attachment support can also be enabled on previously shipped Storwize V3700 systems through the installation of a no-charge licensed machine code upgrade.

Storwize V3700 capabilities are expanded with the following optional licensed functions:

To help evaluate the benefits of these new capabilities, selected licensed functions can be enabled at no charge for a 90 day trial period. Trials are initiated from the Storwize management GUI and do not require any IBM intervention.

Additionally, Storwize V3700 offers the following new disk drive options:

These offerings fulfill the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 112-181, dated November 06, 2012 , IBM Storwize V3700 delivers innovative and easy-to-use storage to meet needs of small and medium organizations.



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The 3.5-inch disk drives are supported on Storwize V3700 LFF Control and Expansion Enclosures.

The 2.5-inch disk drive is supported on Storwize V3700 SFF Control and Expansion Enclosures.

All other items are supported on Storwize V3700 LFF and Storwize V3700 SFF Control Enclosures.

The following functions and options require Storwize V3700 licensed machine code level 7.1, or later:

The above items can be enabled on previously shipped Storwize V3700 systems through the installation licensed machine code level 7.1, or later.



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June 14, 2013



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Description
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SAS host attachment

Storwize V3700 now supports SAS host attachment to IBM System x and other selected rack servers.

In addition to 1Gb iSCSI, 6Gb SAS host interface ports are now standard on all Storwize V3700 Control Enclosure models. Additional SAS ports can be added into the system with the 6Gb SAS 4 Port Host Interface Card. SAS host attachment support can be enabled on previously shipped Storwize V3700 systems through the installation of a no-charge licensed machine code upgrade.

The following Storwize V3700 configurations are available:

  Standard                Optional

  1Gb iSCSI  6Gb SAS     1Gb iSCSI   6Gb SAS  8Gb FC     10Gb iSCSI/FCoE

  4 ports    6 ports     --         --        --         --
  4 ports    6 ports     8 ports    --        --         --
  4 ports    6 ports     --         8 ports   --         --
  4 ports    6 ports     --         --        8 ports    --
  4 ports    6 ports     --         --        --         4 ports

This broad networking support enables deployment of Storwize V3700 in the existing storage network infrastructure with confidence that the system will support additional network technologies should needs change in future.

Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

Expanded capabilities with licensed functions

Storwize V3700 capabilities are expanded with the following optional licensed functions. Each function is licensed to a Storwize V3700 control enclosure and covers the entire Storwize V3700 system (control enclosure and all attached expansion enclosures).

To help evaluate the benefits of these new capabilities, licensed functions (with the exception of FlashCopy upgrade) can be enabled at no charge for a 90 day trial period. Trials are initiated from the Storwize management GUI and do not require any IBM intervention. Upon expiration of the trial, the function will be automatically disabled, unless a license key for that function has been installed onto the machine.

Turbo performance: Turbo performance increases the maximum IOPS and throughput of a Storwize V3700 system. Configurations with greater than 80 disk drives or more than five SSDs are ideal candidates to benefit from the increased IOPS offered with Turbo performance. Configurations with greater than 30 disk drives are suited to benefit from the throughput increase offered with Turbo performance.

FlashCopy upgrade: FlashCopy allows the creation of copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development, and have the copies available almost immediately. All Storwize V3700 systems support up to 64 targets per system at no charge. The FlashCopy upgrade option increases this support to 2,040 FlashCopy targets per system.

Easy Tier : Storage tiering helps optimize storage use with data location to improve system performance, reduce costs, and simplify management. Easy Tier automatically and dynamically moves frequently accessed data to SSDs in the system, resulting in SSD performance without manually creating and managing storage tier policies. Easy Tier makes it easy and economical to deploy SSDs in the environment.

Remote mirroring: Remote mirroring provides storage system-based data replication using either synchronous or asynchronous data transfers over Fibre Channel (FC) or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) communication links:

Both functions are designed to support VMware Site Recovery Manager to help speed disaster recovery. For ultimate flexibility, Storwize V3700 remote mirroring is designed to interoperate with any other IBM Storwize family system (including IBM Storwize V7000, IBM FlexSystem V7000, and IBM SAN Volume Controller).

The remote mirroring option must be acquired (or licensed) for both the primary (local) and secondary (remote) systems. If Storwize V3700 is mirrored to a system other than Storwize V3700, the other system must have the appropriate and applicable license for remote mirroring.

New disk drive options

Storwize V3700 is designed to support the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly utilized applications to high-capacity, low usage applications. The following 6Gb SAS disk drives are now offered:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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IBM plans to enhance Storwize V3700 with a 4 TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS nearline 3.5-inch disk drive option.

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For additional information on Storwize V3700, refer to Hardware Announcement 112-181, dated November 06, 2012 , IBM Storwize V3700 delivers innovative and easy-to-use storage to meet needs of small and medium organizations.



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                                  Machine            Feature  SEO/part
Description                       type     Model     number   number

6Gb SAS 4 Port Card               2072     12C,24C   ACHJ     00Y2489
Turbo Performance                 2072     12C,24C   ACFA     00Y2481
FlashCopy Upgrade                 2072     12C,24C   ACFE     00Y2483
Remote Mirroring                  2072     12C,24C   ACFJ     00Y2485
Easy Tier                         2072     12C,24C   ACFN     00Y2487
900GB 10K 3.5-inch HDD            2072     12C,12E   ACKJ     00AR112
1.2TB 10K 3.5-inch HDD            2072     12C,12E   ACKK     00AR113
300GB 15K 3.5-inch HDD            2072     12C,12E   ACKS     00AR114
1.2TB 10K 2.5-inch HDD            2072     24C,24E   ACLM     00Y2507
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS)             2072     12C,24C   ACSA     00Y2459
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS)             2072     12C,24C   ACSB     00Y2461
3m SAS Cable (mSAS)               2072     12C,24C   ACSC     00Y2463
Line Cord (Japan)                 2072     12C,12E,  A1RE     46M2593*
                                           24C,24E
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD)          2072     12C,24C   ACTA     00Y2465
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD)          2072     12C,24C   ACTB     00Y2467
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD)            2072     12C,24C   ACTC     00Y2469

* The SEO/part number was previously announced on another machine type or model and is shown here only for completeness of the product structure. It may be available in countries of designated use only.

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No publications are shipped with these options. Refer to the publications that shipped with your base system for information. The most up-to-date product documentation, including the Storwize V3700 information center, is available and downloadable at

http://www.ibm.com/support

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The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The 3.5-inch disk drive options are supported on:

The 2.5-inch disk drive option is supported on:

The Japan line cord option is supported on:

All other items in this announcement are supported on:

The following items require Storwize V3700 licensed machine code level 7.1, or later:

The above items can be enabled on previously shipped Storwize V3700 systems through the installation licensed machine code level 7.1, or later. All other items in this announcement require Storwize V3700 licensed machine code level 6.4.1, or later.

Refer to Storwize V3700 product documentation and the IBM Systems Support site for additional information on licensed machine code levels and other requirements

http://www.ibm.com/support
Compatibility

Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic
Limitations

Storwize V3700 licensed functions are licensed to a Storwize V3700 control enclosure. Once a license function has been activated, it is not transferrable to another serial numbered Storwize V3700 Control Enclosure.

The licensed function 90 day trial is enabled on a per-function basis and functions do not need to be evaluated simultaneously. A given licensed function can be enabled only once for the 90 day trial per Storwize V3700 Control Enclosure.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration and installation planning, along with machine installation and configuration, are customer responsibilities.

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

Cable orders

Host interface cables are required to connect Storwize V3700 SAS host ports to server ports. Storwize V3700 requires a mini-SAS HD 4x cable terminated with an SFF-8644 connector.

As a convenience, a limited selection of cables can be ordered with the Storwize V3700 machine.

Refer to the Product number section for features and part numbers.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware.

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



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MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Warranty period

Three years

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature is the same as the machine it is installed.

Customer Setup: Yes

Machine code: Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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The following are newly announced features on specified models of machine type 2072.

Feature
number      Description                         

ACHJ        6Gb SAS 4 Port Card                        
ACFA        Turbo Performance                          
ACFE        FlashCopy Upgrade                          
ACFJ        Remote Mirroring                           
ACFN        Easy Tier                                  
ACKJ        900GB 10K 3.5-inch HDD                     
ACKK        1.2TB 10K 3.5-inch HDD                     
ACKS        300GB 15K 3.5-inch HDD                     
ACLM        1.2TB 10K 2.5-inch HDD                     
ACSA        0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS)                      
ACSB        1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS)                      
ACSC        3m SAS Cable (mSAS)                        
A1RE        Line Cord (Japan)                          

The following are newly announced option SEOs / part numbers on machine type 2071. These options are supported on Storwize V3700.

 
Option
SEO/part
number      Description                         

00Y2489     6Gb SAS 4 Port Card                        
00Y2481     Turbo Performance                          
00Y2483     FlashCopy Upgrade                          
00Y2485     Remote Mirroring                           
00Y2487     Easy Tier                                  
00AR112     900GB 10K 3.5-inch HDD                     
00AR113     1.2TB 10K 3.5-inch HDD                     
00AR114     300GB 15K 3.5-inch HDD                     
00Y2507     1.2TB 10K 2.5-inch HDD                     
00Y2459     0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS)                      
00Y2461     1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS)                      
00Y2463     3m SAS Cable (mSAS)                        

The following SEO / part number was announced on another machine type and is now supported on Storwize V3700. It is shown here only for completeness of the product structure. Refer to the item's original announcement letter for pricing information.

 
Option
SEO/part
number      Description

46M2593     Line Cord (Japan)
  
                            Machine            Feature  SEO/part  Install
Description                 type     Model     number   number    type**

6Gb SAS 4 Port Card         2072     12C,24C   ACHJ     00Y2489   Both
Turbo Performance           2072     12C,24C   ACFA     00Y2481   Both
FlashCopy Upgrade           2072     12C,24C   ACFE     00Y2483   Both
Remote Mirroring            2072     12C,24C   ACFJ     00Y2485   Both
Easy Tier                   2072     12C,24C   ACFN     00Y2487   Both
900GB 10K 3.5-inch HDD      2072     12C,12E   ACKJ     00AR112   Both
1.2TB 10K 3.5-inch HDD      2072     12C,12E   ACKK     00AR113   Both
300GB 15K 3.5-inch HDD      2072     12C,12E   ACKS     00AR114   Both
1.2TB 10K 2.5-inch HDD      2072     24C,24E   ACLM     00Y2507   Both
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS)       2072     12C,24C   ACSA     00Y2459   Both
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS)       2072     12C,24C   ACSB     00Y2461   Both
3m SAS Cable (mSAS)         2072     12C,24C   ACSC     00Y2463   Both
Line Cord (Japan)           2072     12C,12E,  A1RE     46M2593*  Both
                                     24C,24E
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD)    2072     12C,24C   ACTA     00Y2465   Both
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD)    2072     12C,24C   ACTB     00Y2467   Both
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD)      2072     12C,24C   ACTC     00Y2469   Both

* This SEO/part number was announced on another machine type or model and is shown here only for completeness of the product structure.

** Install type:

Pricing terms

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