|Table of contents|
(Corrected on June 21, 2013)The Overview, Description, and Limitations sections have been updated to clarify the 90 day feature trial.
|At a glance|
IBM® Storwize® V3700 now offers:
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.
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.
|Planned availability date|
June 14, 2013
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
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:
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|Statement of general direction|
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.
Option 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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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
Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations
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.
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.
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.
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.
|IBM Electronic Services|
Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.
Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to
The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.
Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .
More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.
Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at
My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledge base. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.
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MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount
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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:
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