Family 2423+03 IBM System Storage DS8800 Model 951 and Model 95E

IBM Europe Sales Manual
Revised:  February 20, 2018.

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Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2423-95E 2010/10/072010/10/22 2015/09/162019/03/31
2423-951 2010/10/072010/10/22 2013/05/032019/03/31

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Abstract

The IBM 2423 System Storage DS8000 series is the flagship disk storage platform within the IBM System Storage portfolio. The IBM System Storage DS8800 represents the latest in this series of high-performance, high-capacity, flexible, and resilient disk storage system. With an enterprise warranty choice option, these high-performance flagship models (DS8800 Model 951 and associated DS8800 Expansion Unit Model 95E) can be ordered with a one-year, two-year, three-year, or four-year support period.

Model abstract 2423-951

The IBM 2423 base unit DS8800 Model 951 provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, device adapters, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to fifteen drive sets that contain 16 disk drives.

Model abstract 2423-95E

The IBM 2423 expansion unit DS8800 Model 95E provides the rack and packaging for an additional 21 drive sets of 16 drives (In the second position) or 30 drive sets (in the third position). Expansion frames in the second position can also contain additional host adapters, device adapters, and I/O enclosures. They also contain their own set of power supplies, batteries, and cooling. Expansion frames can only be attached to DS8000 (4-way) controllers.
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Highlights

Capabilities for the IBM System Storage DS8800 models offer greater choices in price and performance, including:


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Description

This product is provided with 1 year of standard warranty and additional years of extended warranty services to make these offerings. Customers should consult with their financial personnel on the appropriate financial treatment for this offering. This flexibility enables the best support option to be selected to addresses business and financial needs.

IBM System Storage DS8800 also designed to provide functional capabilities for the combination of price and efficiency that is right for all application needs. The DS8800 delivers cutting edge technology, improved efficiency, and increased performance. Capabilities include:

IBM POWER6+ processor technology

The DS8800 high-performance flagship model features IBM's POWER6+ server technology to help support high performance. Compared to the performance of the previous DS8000 system, DS8700, the processor aids the DS8800 in achieving sequential read throughput performance improvement of up to 20% and sequential write throughput performance improvement of up to 40%. The DS8800 offers either a dual 2-way processor complex or a dual 4-way processor complex.

The DS8800 provides a non-disruptive upgrade path for the DS8800 Model 951, and additional Model 95E expansion frames allow processor, cache, and storage enhancements to be performed concurrently without disrupting applications.

High density storage enclosure

The DS8800 provides storage enclosure support for 24 small form factor (SFF, 2.5") SAS drives in 2U of rack space. This option helps improve the storage density for disk drive modules (DDMs) as compared to previous enclosures which only supported 16 DDMs in 3.5U of rack space.

Processor memory offerings

The DS8800 model with 2-way configuration offers 16 GB of processor memory to business class customers for better price and performance. This option is intended for small configurations with limited requirements, and will not support the full feature set of the DS8000 line.

Improved high density frame design

DS8800 can support a total of 1,536 drives in a smaller footprint (four frames), supporting higher density and helping to preserve valuable raised floor space in datacenter environments. DS8800 designed to leverage best practices with hot/cold aisle data center design, drawing air for cooling from the front of the rack and exhausting hot air at the rear of the rack. Coupled with this improved cooling implementation, the reduced system footprint, small form factor SAS-2 drives, and large form factor nearline SAS-2 drives, a fully configured DS8800 consumes up to 40% less power than previous generations of DS8000. The DS8800 base model supports up to 240 drives, with the first expansion frame supporting up to 336 drives, the second expansion frame supporting up to 480 drives, and the third expansion frame supporting up to 480 drives.

Improved configuration options

DS8800 provides a business class configuration option in addition to the standard cabling. The business class option allows a system to be configured with more drives per device adapter, helping to reduce configuration cost and increasing adapter utilization. Business class cabling can change configuration options available.

8 Gbps host adapters

The DS8800 model offers enhanced connectivity with four-port and eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters. The DS8800 model offers 8 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON host support designed to offer up to 100% improvement in the single-port MBps throughput performance and up to 400% improvement in single adapter throughput performance. This can help delivers cost savings with potential reduction in the number of host ports needed.

The DS8800 8 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter supports FICON attachment to FICON Express8 on zEnterprise 196 (z196) and System z10 (z10 EC, z10 BC).

8 Gbps device adapters

The DS8800 offers 8 Gbps device adapters. These adapters provide improved IOPS performance, throughput, and scalability. They are optimized for SSD technology and architected for long term support for scalability growth. These capabilities complement the Power6+ server family to provide significant performance enhancements allowing up to 400% improvement in single adapter throughput performance.

Drive support

The 146 GB 15,000 rpm SAS drives, 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS drives, 450 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives, 600 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives, and 900 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives are additionally offered with Full Disk Encryption.

Value based pricing and licensing

Operating environment license will be priced based on the performance, capacity, speed, and other characteristics that provide value in customer environments.

High-performance, reliability, and enhanced connectivity

The IBM System Storage DS8800 models feature the following hardware and technology improvements intended to enhance performance, connectivity, and reliability:

IBM POWER6+ processor technology

The DS8800 high-performance flagship model features the IBM POWER6+ server technology to help support high performance. Compared to the performance of the previous DS8000 system, DS8700, this processor aids the DS8800 in achieving sequential read throughput performance improvement of up to 20% and sequential write throughput performance improvement of up to 40%. The DS8800 offers either a dual 2-way processor complex or a dual 4-way processor complex.

Non-disruptive upgrade path

The DS8800 also supports a non-disruptive upgrade path for the DS8800 Model 951, and additional Model 95E expansion frames allow processor, cache, and storage enhancements to be performed concurrently without disrupting applications.

High density storage enclosure

The DS8800 provides storage enclosure Gigapack support for 24 small form factor (SFF, 2.5") SAS drives in 2U of rack space. This option can help improve the storage density for disk drive modules (DDMs) as compared to the previous enclosure which only supports 16 DDMs in 3.5U of rack space. Both encryption and non-encryption drives will be supported.

Improved high density frame design

DS8800 can support a total of 1,536 drives in a significantly smaller footprint (four frames), allowing higher density and preserving valuable raise floor space in datacenter environments. A single DS8800 model base frame can take up to 50% less floor space than an IBM System Storage DS8700 system (depending on configuration). The DS8800 base model supports up to 240 drives, with the first expansion frame supporting up to 336 drives, the second expansion frame supporting up to 480 drives, and the third expansion frame supporting up to 480 drives. DS8800 leverages best practices with hot/cold aisle data center design, drawing air for cooling from the front of the rack and exhausting hot air at the rear of the rack. Combining improved cooling implementation, reduced system footprint, and small form factor SAS-2 drives, a fully configured DS8800 consumes up to 40% less power than previous generations of DS8000.

Improved configuration options

The DS8800 provides a business class configuration option in addition to the standard cabling. The business class option allows a system to be configured with more drives per device adapter, reducing configuration cost and increasing adapter utilization. Business class cabling can change configuration options available. This configuration option is intended for configurations where capacity and high resource utilization is most important. Standard cabling is optimized for performance and highly scalable configurations with large long term growth.

The DS8800 high density business class disk drive cable option is an optional feature (FC #1250).

8 Gbps host adapters

DS8800 offers enhanced connectivity with four-port and eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters. With 8 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON host support, the DS8800 is designed to deliver up to a 100% improvement in the single-port MBps throughput performance and up to 400% improvement in single adapter throughput performance. This delivers cost savings with potential reduction in the number of host ports needed.

The DS8800 8 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter supports FICON attachment to FICON Express8 on zEnterprise 196 (z196) and System z10 (z10 EC, z10 BC).

Refer to the System Storage Interoperability Center for complete information on connectivity and support requirements at

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

8 Gbps device adapters

The DS8800 offers 8 Gbps device adapters. These adapters provide improved IOPS performance, throughput, and scalability. They are optimized for SSD technology and architected for long term support for scalability growth. These capabilities complement the Power6+ server family to provide significant performance enhancements, allowing up to 400% improvement in single adapter throughput performance.

Industry-standard disk drives

The DS8800 offers a selection of disk drives, including Serial Attached SCSI second generation drives (SAS-2) that communicate using a 6 Gbps interface. These drives use a 2.5" form factor for increased density and performance per frame.

The 146 GB 15,000 rpm SAS drives, 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS drives, 450 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives, 600 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives, and 900 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives are additionally offered with Full Disk Encryption.

7,200 rpm nearline SAS drive sets

The DS8800 now offers 3 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS disk drive sets, providing additional price and capacity flexibility to address specific application and business requirements. These drives can be added to DS8800 models to support various fixed-content, data-archival, reference-data, and streaming applications that require large amounts of storage capacity at lower cost per MB. Nearline SAS drives are not intended for use in applications that require drive utilization duty cycles greater than 20% and are only supported in RAID-6 configurations. Nearline drives will not share sparing capability with non-nearline drives due to the low duty cycle nature of nearline SAS drives.

The 3 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS disk drives provide more raw capacity than existing models, up to 2.3 PB for DS8800 Model 951 (4-way) and up to 360 TB for DS8800 Model 951 (2-way). These disk drive sets are optional to the DS8800 and are available with feature number 2858 under the standard Capacity on Demand offering.

Processor memory offerings

The DS8800 model with 2-way configuration offers up to 128 GB of processor memory, and the DS8800 model with 4-way configuration offers up to 384 GB of processor memory. In addition, the non-volatile storage scales to the processor memory size selected to help optimize performance.

High availability

The DS8800 model is designed and implemented with component redundancy to help avoid many potential single points of failure.

Logical unit number (LUN) and volume management

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

LUNs and volumes can be configured to span arrays. Therefore, the size of the volume or LUN is not constrained by the size of the array. LUNs up to 16 TB are supported. CKD volumes up to 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) supported.

The IBM System Storage DS8800 introduces the ability to support open devices up to 16 TB in size. This allows increased flexibility in managing the growing amount of data in enterprise environments. By reducing the total number of devices, administrators can simplify their datacenter configuration as well.

Dynamic Volume Expansion supporting application data growth

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

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.

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

Support for logical subsystems, logical devices, and logical paths defined as:

Simplified storage management for System z with z/OS

For System z and z/OS environments, DS8800 models can support 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) 3390 volumes. It can help relieve addressing constraints, improve disk resource utilization, and improve storage administrator productivity by providing the ability to consolidate multiple disk volumes into a single address.

Administration and management

Choice of models and features

DS8800 has improved scalability over previous generations of DS8000. With a dual 4-way processor complex, the DS8800 Model 951 supports up to 240 2.5" disk drives for a maximum capacity of up to 216 TB. It also supports up to 518 GB of processor memory with up to 8 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With an optional Expansion Unit (DS8800 Model 95E), it scales as follows:

To meet performance and configuration needs, DS8800 Model 951 offers a dual 2-way or 4-way processor complex. Refer to the table below for more detail on supported drive and adapter counts with the two available cabling options.

Per frame maximum configuration table:

Model              Physical   Disk     Processor    Host     9xE
Number  Processor  Capacity  Drives     Memory    Adapters  Attach
------  ---------  --------  -------   ---------  --------  ------
Standard Cabling Configuration:
951     2-way      129 TB      144      128 GB        4       0
951     4-way      216 TB      240      384 GB        8     1 to 2
Business Class Cabling Configuration:
951     2-way      216 TB      240       64 GB        4       0
Model              Physical   Disk   Processor  Host        9xx
Number  Processor  Capacity  Drives   Memory   Adapters    Attach
------  ---------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -----------
Standard Cabling Configuration first expansion:
95E       N/A      302 TB     336      N/A        8         951
Standard Cabling Configuration second expansion:
95E       N/A      432 TB     480      N/A        0         951
Standard Cabling Configuration third expansion:
95E       N/A      432 TB     480      N/A        0         951
 

Variety of configuration options

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

Physical capacity for the DS8000 series is purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives except nearline SAS disk drives (half drive sets contains 8 identical disk drives) with the same capacity and rpm. Disk drive sets are available in many types as shown in the table below. For additional flexibility, feature conversions are available to exchange existing disk drive sets when purchasing disk drive sets with higher capacity.

         Drive   Drive    Encryption  Non-encryption  RAID      Field
Size     type    speed    drive       drive           support   supported
------   -----  -------   ----------  --------------  -------   ---------
300 GB    SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
400 GB    SSD     N/A         Yes           Yes          5         Yes
146 GB    SAS    15K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
300 GB    SAS    15K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
450 GB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
600 GB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
900 GB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
  3 TB  nearline  7.2K rpm    Yes           Yes          6         Yes
          SAS
 

IBM Standby Capacity on Demand offering

IBM Standby Capacity on Demand (Standy CoD) solutions are designed to meet the changing storage needs of rapidly growing e-businesses. IBM Standby CoD for the DS8000 offering allows inactive disk drives to be installed and easily activated as business needs require.

The Standby CoD provides the ability to tap into additional storage and is particularly attractive for rapid or unpredictable growth, or just for the knowledge that extra storage will be there when needed.

With this offering, up to six Standby CoD disk drive sets (96 disk drives) can be factory or field installed into the system. For activation, the disk drives should be logically configured. This is a non-disruptive activity that does not require intervention from IBM. Upon activation of any portion of a Standby CoD disk drive set, an order should be placed with IBM to initiate billing for the activated set. At that time, replacement Standby CoD disk drive sets may also be ordered.

This offering allows licensed functions to be purchased based upon the machine's physical capacity, excluding unconfigured Standby CoD capacity.

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

Full disk encryption

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

The DS8000 series allows installation of encrypted 146 GB 15,000 rpm, 300 GB 15,000 rpm, 450 GB 10,000 rpm, and 600 GB 10,000 rpm, 900 GB 10,000 rpm SAS drives, 3 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS drive and 400 GB SSD drive, and with key management services supported by Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager software. The full disk encryption disk drive sets are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 5xxx. Encryption drive set support must also be ordered via feature number 1751.

The full disk encryption support feature is available only as plant order. Plant configured encryption supporting systems will be allowed to increase the number of drive sets installed at an existing location.

Intermixing of drives is not supported, thus the entire subsystem is either encrypted drives (feature numbers 5xxx or 6x5x) or non-encrypted drives.

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

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

Disable recovery key

On a DS8800 only, if you have a security administrator, you can configure or disable a recovery key for the DS8000 storage facility image before an encryption group is created. You can disable a recovery key within a secure key environment. The state of the recovery key must be "Unconfigured" in order to disable the recovery key. Be aware that if you disable a recovery key this allows an encryption group to be configured but with no recovery alternative. If, for some reason, you do not want a recovery key, you should disable it.

Encryption deadlock recovery key is to support the ability for customer administrators to restore access to a DS8800 when the encryption key for the storage is unavailable due to an encryption deadlock scenario. If customers disable the recovery key they do so at their own risk. Refer to White Paper "IBM Encrypted Storage Overview V1.2" for best practices for prevention of the deadlock situation.

Rekey data keys of an encryption group

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

Solid state drives (SSD)

To improve data transfer rate (IOPS) and response time, IBM DS8000 series provides support for SSD. SSDs have improved I/O transaction-based performance over traditional platter-based drives. IBM DS8000 series offer SSDs in 300 GB and 400 GB capacities with enhanced response time performance. SSDs are a high-IOPS class enterprise storage device targeted at Tier 0 applications that can use a high level of fast-access storage. SSDs offer a number of potential benefits over hard disk drives, including better IOPS performance, lower power consumption, less heat generation, and lower acoustical noise. The SSDs are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 6xxx.

SSDs will be limited to 384 drives per DS8800 system. Additionally, RAID-6 and RAID-10 are not supported for SSD arrays.

Eight drive install group of solid state disk (SSD)

Additional physical capacity for the DS8800 can be purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives (same capacity and rpm). IBM System Storage DS8800 now offers the support of eight drive install group of SSD (half disk drive set), providing additional price/performance and capacity options to address specific application and business requirements. This support is in addition to the already supported 16 drive install group of SSD (a disk drive set). The 300 GB and 400 GB SSD half disk drive sets are supported.

IBM FlashCopy SE offers price and efficiency options

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 numbers 0730 and 735x-736x and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA SE feature numbers 735x-736x).

Remote Pair FlashCopy

The IBM DS8800 provides the Remote Pair FlashCopy with the capability to allow a FlashCopy (Point-in-Time copy) relationship where the FlashCopy target device is a Metro Mirror primary device. This can significantly reduces the recoverability time that exists when a FlashCopy background copy and Metro Mirror Resync are in progress. The Remote Pair FlashCopy provides a solution for data replication, data migration, remote copy, and disaster recovery tasks.

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

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

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 for high random write content applications in an open systems environment.

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

Connectivity with four/eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters

The DS8000 series is designed to offer enhanced connectivity with the availability of four-port or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters. The 8 Gb Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters, offered in longwave and shortwave, auto-negotiate to either 8 Gb, 4 Gb, or 2 Gb link speeds. This flexibility enables exploitation of the potential benefits offered by higher performance, 8 Gb SAN-based solutions, while also maintaining compatibility with existing 2 Gb and 4 Gb infrastructures. In addition, the individual ports on the adapter can be configured with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) or FICON. This protects investment in Fibre Channel adapters and increases the ability to migrate to the servers. A DS8800 Model 951 can support up to a maximum of 16 host adapters, which equates to a maximum of 128 Fibre Channel ports.

DS8800 models offer extensive connectivity support, including Fibre Channel or FICON, across a broad range of server environments, such as IBM System z, System p, System i, and System x servers, as well as servers from Sun and Hewlett-Packard, and non-IBM Intel-based servers. This rich support of heterogeneous environments and attachments, along with the flexibility to easily partition the DS8000 series storage capacity among the attached environments, can help support storage consolidation requirements and dynamic, changing environments.

Improved performance with storage pool striping (rotate extents)

The storage pool striping (rotate extents) function, by default, stripes volumes across all ranks of an extent pool to 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 as imbalances tend to occur as isolated problems. The storage pool striping function can help automate hotspot avoidance for improved performance and response time without special tuning.

This 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.

Rich set of business continuance solutions

The DS8800 models support a rich set of copy service functions and management tools that can be used to build solutions to help address business continuance requirements.

Point-in-time copy solutions

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

FlashCopy supports many advanced capabilities, including:

IBM FlashCopy SE offers price and efficiency options

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 numbers 0730 and 735x-736x and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA SE feature numbers 735x-736x).

Remote mirror and copy solutions

DS8800 models support several hardware-based remote mirror and copy solutions:

Interoperability with existing and previous generations of DS8000 series

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.

The remote mirror and copy solutions listed above are optional capabilities of the DS8800 Model 951 and are compatible with previous generations of DS8000. They are available as follows:

DS8000 series systems can also participate in global copy solutions with the IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 750, IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 800, and IBM System Storage DS6000 series systems for data migration. For more information on data migration and migration services contact IBM or a Business Partner representative.

Global Copy is a non-synchronous long distance copy option for data migration and backup, and is available under Metro Mirror and Global Mirror licenses or Remote Mirror and Copy license on older DS8000, ESS, or DS6000 systems.

Three-site Metro/Global Mirror

The DS8000 series supports three-site Metro/Global Mirror configurations. The Metro Mirror and Global Mirror functions utilize 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 to 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 to 5 seconds (bandwidth permitting) using IBM System Storage Global Mirror.

Metro/Global Mirror is designed to provide:

Metro/Global Mirror supports planned and unplanned switches 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. In the event of a loss of access to the B-site, Metro/Global Mirror is designed to provide incremental resynchronization from the local A-site to the remote C-site. The B-site can be brought back into the three-site configuration without a production outage, and with full failover and failback.

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

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

Quick initialization

IBM now supports quick initialization as an enhancement to device provisioning technology on DS8800 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 can help allow users to create an enterprise storage environment, quickly provision logical devices, and move the devices into production while utilizing the Thin Provisioning technology in less time than ever before on DS8000 systems.

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

IBM System Storage DS8800 Thin Provisioning

The DS8800 now offers Thin Provisioning. Thin Provisioning allows users to overcommit storage to specific devices and throughout the system in general. This has several potential benefits. First, users can now allocate larger logical devices without having to provision the entire device. This allows users to consume storage allocated on the DS8800 without repeated device resizing as would be required today. The level of overcommitment can be decided by the user, but as the system consumes physical storage, administrators will be notified of physical allocations as it reaches user-specified limits. Once all of the physical storage is in use, no further virtual storage can be allocated, so action must be taken before this condition occurs.

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

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

For the initial release, the IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning feature is available only for open systems, excluding System i. Support for IBM System Storage DS8800 Thin Provisioning is an optional feature of the DS8800 Model 951, and is available with the Thin Provisioning licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7071 and 0707 and corresponding DS8800 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) Thin Provisioning feature number 7071.

Thin provisioning support for Copy Services function (open systems)

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

Metro Mirror offers a synchronous, long-distance copy option that constantly updates a secondary copy of a volume to match changes made to a source volume. Global Mirror provides a long-distance remote copy solution across two sites using asynchronous technology. Metro Global Mirror is a three-site, high-availability disaster recovery solution, which uses synchronous replication to mirror data between a local site and an intermediate site, and asynchronous replication to mirror data from an intermediate site to a remote site.

The Copy Services function has extended the support of mixing thin provisioning volumes and logical volumes.

With this enhancement, existing customers that have thin provisioning volumes on the system and want to use the Copy Services function do not need any re-configuration.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier

IBM System Storage Easy Tier is designed to help automate data placement throughout the DS8800 disk pool (including multiple drive tiers) to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across drive tiers, and the ability to manually relocate full volumes. The potential benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads.

Automated Relocation

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

IBM System Storage DS8800 introduces this capability with IBM System Storage Easy Tier. Easy Tier provides the ability to manage data placement between two tiers of storage, SSD and either Fiber Channel or SATA drives. Using a learning algorithm developed with the IBM Research organization, Easy Tier is designed to eliminate the complexity of manual data placement among tiers, while providing the value and flexibility of sub-volume or sub-LUN data placement. This supports improved performance/cost options. This is an improvement over traditional tiering methods that require manual intervention to move data between tiers, or that does not work at a granular level, requiring too much data to be moved to see any benefits. The IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature can determine the appropriate tier of storage based on data access requirements and then automatically move the data to the appropriate tier. This allows the manual effort involved to be reduced, if not eliminated. In this dynamic environment, data movement is maintained to the host application regardless of the storage tier on which the data resides.

The IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature is designed to provide granularity in identifying and moving hot data at the sub-volume or sub-LUN (extent) level to SSDs. IBM System Storage Easy Tier requires the use of a hybrid extent pool which contains both SSD and HDD drives. Sub-volume or sub-LUN (extent) from HDDs can be moved dynamically within a hybrid pool to SSD drives. Data movement done by the DS8800 is dynamic and transparent to the host server and application use of the data. The Easy Tier algorithm will assign 'heat' values to each extent in a storage device. These heat values, hot or cold, will indicate what tier the data should reside on, and migration will take place automatically. Sub-volume or sub-LUN data movement is extremely important compared to full volume movement as not all data at the volume/LUN level will be hot data. Since for any given workload there is a distribution of data considered 'hot' or 'cold', there is significant overhead associated with moving entire volumes between tiers. For example, if a volumes is 1 TB, you would not have to move entire 1 TB volumes if the heat map generated indicates only 10 GB is considered "hot". The DS8800's extent size is 1 GB, requiring only 10 extents to move to optimize the workload in this example, versus 1,000 extents for a less tuned method. This capability makes improves use of the SSD technology's higher performance while reducing the number of drives needed to improved that performance. In addition, depending on the workload and environment it may be possible to combine Easy Tier, SSDs and larger capacity drives and receive equivalent or better performance than traditional high performance configurations (using small spinning disks) while providing smaller footprints and lower environmental costs.

Volume Migration

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

Volume migration implementation:

The DS8800 has been enhanced to include performance monitoring capabilities, regardless of whether you have installed and activated the Easy Tier license feature on your DS8800. The monitoring capability of the DS8700 enables it to monitor the usage of storage at the volume extent level. Monitoring statistics are gathered and analyzed every 24 hours. In an Easy Tier managed extent pool, the analysis is used to form an extent relocation plan for the extent pool, which provides a recommendation for relocating extents on a volume to the most appropriate storage device. The results of this data is summarized in a summary report from which you can download.

The DS8800 now offers a reporting tool called IBM System Storage DS8800 Storage Tier Advisor, hereafter referred to as advisor tool. The advisor tool is a Microsoft Windows application that provides a graphical representation of performance data that is collected by the Easy Tier over a 24-hour operational cycle. Volume performance statistics is included in a summary binary file that is transformed to a readable statistical report that you can download to a directory you specify on your Windows workstation from which you are accessing the DS8800. The advisor tool is the application that allows you to view the data when you point your browser to the file. (You can access the advisor tool with any standard web browser.) You can view the information displayed by the advisor tool to analyze workload statistics, evaluate which logical volumes might be candidates for Easy Tier management. If you have not installed and enabled the Easy Tier feature, you can use the performance statistics gathered by the monitoring process to help you determine whether to use Easy Tier to enable potential performance improvements in your storage environment.

The value propositions of IBM System Storage Easy Tier are:

Support for IBM System Storage Easy Tier is an optional feature of the DS8800 Model 951, and is available with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7083 and 0713 and corresponding DS8800 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature number 7083.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier Enhancements

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

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

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

The extended capabilities of Easy Tier version 2 to support:

Cold demotion

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

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

Warm demotion

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

Auto-rebalance

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

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

Rank depopulation

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

IBM System Storage Easy Tier third generation

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

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

The extended capabilities of Easy Tier third generation support

Remote mirror and copy solutions for z/OS

The following are three remote mirror and copy solutions for the z/OS environment for the DS8800 models:

z/OS Distributed Data Backup

This provides the capability to perform reliable backup of open systems data from distributed server platforms via a System z host. The open systems data will be transferred to the System z host via the fixed block command set used for the 3880 control unit, allowing backup of open data on distributed servers that are not formatted for mainframe System z I/O commands. Currently, customers are not able to effectively use System z I/O commands to backup open data along with their mainframe data. This will provide a multi-platform backup capability from System z.

Innovation Data Processing application will issue commands from z/OS to read/write data to LUNs. Support for IBM z/OS Distributed Data Backup is an optional feature of the DS8800 model 951. It is available with the z/OS Distributed Data Backup licensed feature indicator, feature numbers 7094 and 0714, and corresponding DS8800 function authorization (239x-LFA) z/OS Distributed Data Backup, feature number 7094.

IBM performance innovations for System Z environments

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

Support for FICON attachment is an optional feature of DS8800 Model 951 and is available with the FICON attachment licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7091 and 0703 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA FICON attachment feature number 7091).

Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) enable a single System z server to simultaneously process multiple I/O operations to the same logical volume to significantly reduce device queue delays by defining multiple addresses per volume. With Dynamic PAV, the assignment of addresses to volumes can be automatically managed to help meet performance objectives and reduce overall queuing. PAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series and is available with the PAV indicator feature numbers 78xx and 0780 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA PAV feature numbers 78xx). PAV also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.

HyperPAV allows an alias address to be used to access any base on the same control unit image per I/O base. This capability also allows different HyperPAV hosts to use one alias to access different bases, reducing 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 designed to enable applications to achieve equal or better performance than possible with the original PAV feature alone while using the same or fewer z/OS resources.

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

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

HyperSwap (GDPS) support

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

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

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

IBM Extended Address Volumes (EAV) for System z environments

The Extended Address Volumes (EAV) function provides support for volumes that can scale up to approximately 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders), helping to relieve address constraints to support large storage capacity needs in System z environments. Larger devices can help simplify storage management by managing fewer large volumes as opposed to many small volumes. The HyperPAV function complements EAV by allowing scaling of I/O rates against a single, larger volume. Dynamic Volume Expansion allows non-disruptive migration to the larger volume sizes now available. The function is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM System z servers with z/OS V1.12, or later. The EAV capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

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 enable greater use of large volumes.

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader (Enhanced Reader) allows automatic load balancing over multiple readers in a z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) environment. This function provides 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 systems 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 numbers 0760 and 76xx and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization - 2396-LFA feature numbers 76xx). z/OS Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment feature. The z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader function has no additional charge beyond the z/OS Global Mirror and FICON attachment feature charges.

High performance FICON multi-track 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 connection supporting multiplexed operation. High Performance FICON takes advantage of the hardware available today with enhancements that are designed to reduce the overhead associated with supported commands. Enhancements have been made to the z/Architecture and the FICON interface architecture to deliver improvements for online transaction processing workloads. zHPF is designed to help reduce overhead and improve performance when exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS operating system, and the control unit. Additionally, the changes to the architectures offer end-to-end system enhancements to improve reliability, availability, and serviceability. Existing adapters will be able to handle an intermix of transactions using FCP, FICON, and High Performance FICON protocols.

High Performance FICON can 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 those using zFS, HFS, PDSE, and striped extended format data sets. This function is available on z/OS V1.9 and z/OS V1.10 with the PTFs for APARs OA26084 and OA29017.

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

Support for High Performance FICON multi-track is an optional feature of DS8800 Model 951 and is available with the High Performance FICON licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7092 and 0709 and corresponding DS8000 series function authorization (2396-LFA High Performance FICON feature number 7092).

z/HPF extended distance

Reduces the impact associated with supported commands on current adapter hardware, thereby improving FICON throughput on the DS8800 I/O ports.

I/O priority queuing

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.

DS8000 I/O Priority Manager

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

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

The DS8000 I/O Priority Manager feature is available for open systems and System z. Support for DS8000 I/O Priority Manager is an optional feature for DS8700 model 941 and DS8800 model 951, is available with the I/O priority Manager licensed feature indicator DS8000 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) I/O Priority Manager feature number 784x and 0784, and corresponding DS8000 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) I/O Priority Manager feature number 784x.

Copy services Scope Management

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

DS8000 Storage Manager GUI

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

GUI support for resource groups

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

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

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

DS8000 Storage Manager enhancement

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

Supported browsers include:

Security enhancements

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

IPV6 Support

IBM System Storage DS8000 has been qualified 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.

Licensing capabilities for copy functions

With DS8800 models, licensing options are available for users of FlashCopy (point-in-time copy indicator feature), Metro Mirror, and Global Mirror indicator features as follows:

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

Additional DS8000 functions

Concurrent code load improvements

The current DS8800 code load process combines multiple phases of code load into one step. Because of this, code loads are perceived to be unnecessarily long. Splitting the phases into two allows for one phase (Distribution) to be done ahead of time without any loss of access or quiescing of any resource (no loss of redundancy). This would leave the other phase (Activation) to be much shorter and could be scheduled during off-peak periods. This will allow for a less than 2-hour activation phase of the main components of the DS8800. Once installed, this capability will be enabled when moving forward to future levels of code.

Prevent deletion of CKD and FB volumes in use

The DS8800 now supports additional measures to prevent online devices from deletion. "On-line" devices have a specific meaning based on volume type. For CKD volumes, the volume is "on-line" if it is participating in any Copy Services relationship, or if it is "grouped dynamic-pathing state". FB volumes are "on-line" if they are in a Copy Services relationship. The DSCLI will now always check for online status before completing a deletion command.

Smart Rebuild is designed to reduce the risk of secondary failures and data loss in RAID Arrays. The array rebuild process has been optimized to read data from as few drives in the array as possible. This reduces the amount of time required to rebuild the data in the array, as well reduce the exposure to a second drive failure during the rebuild process.

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

Management tools and utilities for administrator productivity

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

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Models

Model summary matrix

Base unit models:

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

Standard Cabling Configuration:
Models Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xE Attach
951 2-way 129 TB(1) 144 128 GB 4 0
951 4-way 216 TB(1) 240 384 GB 8 1 to 2

Business Class Cabling Configuration:
Models Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xE Attach
951 2-way 216 TB(1) 240 64 GB 4 0

Note: (1) Based on 2.5" disk drive (maximum capacity).

Expansion unit models:

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

Standard Cabling Configuration first expansion:
Models Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xx Attach
95E N/A 302 TB(1) 336 N/A 8 951

Standard Cabling Configuration second and third expansion:
Models Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xx Attach
95E N/A 432 TB(1) 480 N/A 0 951

Note: (1) Based on 2.5" disk drive (maximum capacity).

Customer setup (CSU)

The DS8000 is not designated as customer set-up.

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

Devices supported

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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/

Model conversions

There are no additional model conversions with this. This is a reminder that model conversions are disruptive. In addition, data may not be preserved during the model conversion.

Feature conversions (Machine type 2423 Model 951)

I/O Cables:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   --------------------
1320  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
 
Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2208  2608    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2208  2708    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2208  2308    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2208  2758    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2308  2608    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2308  2708    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2308  2758    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2608  2708    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2608  2758    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2708  2758    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
SAS to SSD Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   ---------------------------
2208  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2208  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2308  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2608  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2608  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2708  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2758  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2208  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2208  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2308  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2608  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2608  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2708  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2758  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2209  2208    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2309  2308    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2609  2608    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2709  2708    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2759  2758    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2859  2858    No       CoD half drive conversion
 
Host Adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
3153  3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153  3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3157  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157  3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3253  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253  3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253  3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3257  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257  3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
Processor Memory:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------
4211  4212    No       Processor memory conversion
4211  4213    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4212  4213    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4212  4222    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4213  4214    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4213  4223    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4214  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4222  4223    No       Processor memory conversion
4222  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4222  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4222  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4223  4224    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4223  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4223  4226    No       Processor memory conversion
 
4224  4225    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4224  4226    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4225  4226    No       Processor memory conversion
 
Processor Cards:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------
4301  4302    Yes      Processor card conversion
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5108  5308    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5608    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5308  5608    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5608  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5608  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5209  5108    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5309  5308    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5609  5608    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5709  5708    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5759  5758    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5859  5858    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
SSD Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------
6006  6106   Yes       SSD drive conversion
6008  6108   Yes       SSD drive conversion
6106  6108   No        SSD drive conversion
 
Encryption SSD Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------------
6156  6158   No        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 

Feature conversions (Machine type 2423 Model 95E)

Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2208  2608    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2208  2708    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
2608  2708    Yes      Disk drive set conversion
 
SAS to SSD Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   ---------------------------
2208  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2208  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2308  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2608  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2608  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2708  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2758  6006    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6008    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2208  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2208  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2308  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2608  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2608  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2708  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
2758  6106    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6108    Yes      SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   -------------------------
2209  2208    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2609  2608    No       CoD disk drive conversion
2709  2708    No       CoD disk drive conversion
 
Host Adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
3153  3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3157  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3253  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253  3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
3257  3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257  3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5608  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5609  5608    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5709  5708    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5859  5858    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
SSD Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------
6006  6106   Yes       SSD drive conversion
6008  6108   Yes       SSD drive conversion
6106  6108   No        SSD drive conversion
 
Encryption SSD Drive Sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------------
6156  6158   No        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 

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


Overview

The IBM System Storage DS8800 consists of one base unit Model 951 and up to two expansion unit Models 95E.

Physical view

The physical configuration of the DS8800 consists of the following components:

Base Unit:

The base unit DS8800 Model 951 provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, device adapters, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to fifteen drive sets that contain 16 disk drives.

Expansion Unit:

DS8800 Model 95E provides the rack and packaging for an additional 21 drive sets of 16 drives (in the second position) or 30 drive sets (in the third and fourth position). Expansion frames in the second position can also contain additional host adapters, device adapters, and I/O enclosures. They also contain their own set of power supplies, batteries, and cooling. Expansion frames can only be attached to DS8000 (4-way) controllers.

Host Adapters:

Host adapters provide the I/O connections between the DS8800 and server/fabric components. Up to 8 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON host adapters) can be installed in any combination in a DS8800 Model 951 (2-way). Up to 16 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8800 Model 951 (4-way) system in any combination (8 in DS8800 base unit and another 8 in the first DS8800 expansion unit). The Fibre Channel adapters have four or eight 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 DS8800. The processor complex also has Ethernet connections to allow management functions to be invoked over a network. The DS8800 provides both 2 and 4-way processor complex options within the same model.

Sub-components in a processor complex include:

Processor:

The processor complex contains one or more processors that share a common address space.

Processor Memory:

The memory on a processor complex is used to store instructions and data for the processors or is used to store data that is transferred between processor complex memory and I/O adapters within the configuration. Some of the processor memory is used as Nonvolatile Storage (NVS) to store a second copy of write data to help protect against loss of data in the event of a processor or power failure. In addition, some of the processor memory is used for hardware caching to help improve the performance of the processor complex. The DS8800 (2-way) supports up to 128 GB of processor memory and the DS8800 (4-way) supports up to 384 GB of processor memory.

I/O enclosures:

An I/O enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external I/O adapters to the processor complex I/O interface. The I/O enclosure supports the following types of external I/O adapters:

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 DS8800. Disk drives are installed in disk enclosure pairs, in a disk install group of 16 identical drives of the same type (capacity and rpm). Half drive sets contain 8 identical disk drives of the same type (capacity and rpm). The DS8800 offers a selection of disk drives, including Solid State Drives (SSD), nearline SAS drives, and SAS encrypting drives, allowing a DS8800 to scale up to 2.3 PB of capacity.

         Drive   Drive    Encryption  Non-encryption  RAID      Field
Size     type    speed    drive       drive           support   supported
------   -----  -------   ----------  --------------  -------   ---------
300 GB    SSD     N/A         No            Yes          5         Yes
146 GB    SAS    15k rpm      No            Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
300 GB    SAS    15K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
450 GB    SAS    10k rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
600 GB    SAS    10k rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
900 GB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes           Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
  3 TB  nearline  7.2K rpm    No            Yes          6         Yes
          SAS
 

Logical view

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

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

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 DS8800 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 DS8800 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-2297). This publication is available by visiting

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

Operating environment

Disk drive systems

Model 951 (2-Way):

Model 951 (4-Way):

Model 95E with I/O:

Model 95E without I/O:

Limitations

Conversions between warranty machine types are not supported.

Management limitations

Disruptive activities

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

Encryption limitations

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

Only FDE (Full disk Encryption) drives can be supported in a Encryption enabled system

Encryption deadlock recovery disable key is not supported.

SSD limitations

SSD drive sets are not supported in RAID-6 or RAID-10 configurations. Intermixing of drives is not supported the entire system.

Thin Provisioning Limitations

Processor Memory Limitations

16 GB Cache is for business class only. SSD drive sets are not supported for 16 GB Cache configurations. Encryption drive sets are not supported for 16 GB Cache configurations. No copy services are supported for 16 GB Cache configurations. 16 GB Cache only supports up to 96 drives on a single device adapter pair.

Nearline SAS drive limitations

Hardware requirements

Not applicable.

Software requirements

Not applicable.
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Publications

The following publication has been updated and will be available by November 19, 2010.

Title                                        Order number
--------------------------------------       ------------
IBM System Storage DS8800 Introduction        GC27-2297
 and Planning Guide
 

The following publications are shipped with the DS8000 series:

Title                                        Order number
------------------------------------------   ------------
IBM System Storage DS8000 Series             LCD8-1642-00
 Documentation CDROM
 

The CD contains the following documents and are not shipped hardcopy:

Title                                        Order number
------------------------------------------   ------------
IBM System Storage DS8800 Introduction and    GC27-2297
 Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage DS8000 Host Systems        GC27-2298
 Attachment Guide
 
IBM System Storage DS Command-Line            GC53-1127
 Interface User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage DS Open Application        GC35-0516
 Programming Interface Reference
 
IBM System Storage Licensed Machine           GC26-7918
 Code Agreement
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem        GC52-1309
 Device driver User's Guide
 

The following documents are on the CD and are also shipped hardcopy:

DS8000 publications are available at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

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

The information center is available at

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

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


Features - No charge

Machine type 2423 Models 951 and 95E - Sales Manual feature tables.

Description                                 Machine   Model     Feature
---------------------------------------     -------   -----     -------
DS8800                                       2423      951
 
Model 9xE Merge Indicator:
- 9xE Factory Merge                                              0001
 
DoD Indicator                                                    0020
 
Model 9xE Merge Indicator:
- 9xE Factory Merge
Special Operation Process Identifier                             0098
 
JEMT indicator                                                   0021
 
Eligible for EU Shipment                                         0100
 
Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only                       0168
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Storage Enclosure Infrastructure                                 0201
 
Model 9xE Position Indicators:
- 951 - 95E position 1                                           0351
- 951 - 95E position 2                                           0352
- 951 - 95E position 3                                           0353
Licensed Function Indicators:
- OEL indicator                                                  0700
- FICON attach indicator                                         0703
- Thin Provisioning indicator                                    0707
- DB protection indicator                                        0708
- High Performance FICON indicator                               0709
- IBM System Storage Easy Tier indicator                         0713
- z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator                         0714
- PTC indicator                                                  0720
- SE indicator                                                   0730
- MGM indicator                                                  0742
- MM indicator                                                   0744
- GM indicator                                                   0746
- RMZ indicator                                                  0760
- RMZ resync indicator                                           0763
- PAV indicator                                                  0780
- HyperPAV indicator                                             0782
- I/O Priority Manager                                           0784
 
Initial System Capacity:
- Up to 2.0 TB capacity                                          0800
- 2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity                                         0802
- 5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity                                        0805
- 10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity                                       0810
- 25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity                                       0815
- 50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity                                       0820
- 75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity                                      0825
- 100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity                                     0830
- 150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity                                     0835
- 200.1 to 250.0 TB capacity                                     0840
- 250.1 to 300.0 TB capacity                                     0845
- 300.1 to 350.0 TB capacity                                     0850
- 350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity                                     0855
- 400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity                                     0860
- 450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity                                     0865
- 500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity                                     0870
- 550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity                                     0871
- 600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity                                     0872
- 700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity                                     0873
- 800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity                                     0874
- 900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity                                    0875
- 1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity                                   0876
- 1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity                                   0877
- 1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity                                   0878
- 1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity                                   0879
- 1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity                                   0880
- 1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity                                   0881
- 1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity                                   0882
- 1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity                                   0883
- 1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity                                   0884
- 1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity                                   0885
- 2000.1 to 2200.0 TB capacity                                   0886
- 2200.1 to 2400.0 TB capacity                                   0887
- 2400.1 to 2600.0 TB capacity                                   0888
- 2600.1 to 2800.0 TB capacity                                   0889
- 2800.1 to 3000.0 TB capacity                                   0890
 
Standby CoD Indicators:
- Non-Standby CoD                                                0900
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0901
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0902
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0903
- Standby CoD Indicator                                          0904
 
Attachment indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance                                          0930
- IBM System i Indicator                                         0931
- IBM System p Indicator                                         0932
- IBM System x Indicator                                         0933
- IBM System z Indicator                                         0934
- IBM System z B/C indicator                                     0935
- Linux Indicator                                                0940
- Global Mirror Indicator                                        0950
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
- IBM Storwize V7000 indicator                                   0961
- IBM System Storage N series indicator                          0962
- IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator             0963
- IBM/EPIC indicator                                             0964
 
Disk Enclosure:
- HD STD enclosure indicator                                     1242
- HD SSD enclosure indicator                                     1243
- 3.5" Disk enclosure indicator                                  1244
- HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator                              1245
 
Encryption Support:
- Encrypted Drive Set Support                                    1751
- TKLM isolated key server                                       1760
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- Customer supplied drive set                                    2990
 
Processor Cards:
- 2 Way Processor Card                                           4301
 
Function Authorization Indicators:
- OEL - inactive                                                 7030
- OEL - 1 TB unit                                                7031
- OEL - 5 TB unit                                                7032
- OEL - 10 TB unit                                               7033
- OEL - 25 TB unit                                               7034
- OEL - 50 TB unit                                               7035
- OEL - 100 TB unit                                              7040
- OEL - 200 TB unit                                              7045
- OEL - Value Unit inactive                                      7050
- OEL - 1 Value Unit                                             7051
- OEL - 5 Value Unit                                             7052
- OEL - 10 Value Unit                                            7053
- OEL - 25 Value Unit                                            7054
- OEL - 50 Value Unit                                            7055
- OEL - 100 Value Unit                                           7060
- OEL - 200 Value Unit                                           7065
- Thin Provisioning indicator                                    7071
- DB protection indicator                                        7080
- IBM System Storage Easy Tier indicator                         7083
- FICON indicator                                                7091
- zHPF indicator                                                 7092
- z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator                         7094
- PTC - inactive indicator                                       7250
- PTC - 1 TB indicator                                           7251
- PTC - 5 TB indicator                                           7252
- PTC - 10 TB indicator                                          7253
- PTC - 25 TB indicator                                          7254
- PTC - 50 TB indicator                                          7255
- PTC - 100 TB indicator                                         7260
- SE - inactive indicator                                        7350
- SE - 1 TB indicator                                            7351
- SE - 5 TB indicator                                            7352
- SE - 10 TB indicator                                           7353
- SE - 25 TB indicator                                           7354
- SE - 50 TB indicator                                           7355
- SE - 100 TB indicator                                          7360
- MGM - inactive indicator                                       7480
- MGM - 1 TB indicator                                           7481
- MGM - 5 TB indicator                                           7482
- MGM - 10 TB indicator                                          7483
- MGM - 25 TB indicator                                          7484
- MGM - 50 TB indicator                                          7485
- MGM - 100 TB indicator                                         7490
- MM - inactive indicator                                        7500
- MM - 1 TB indicator                                            7501
- MM - 5 TB indicator                                            7502
- MM - 10 TB indicator                                           7503
- MM - 25 TB indicator                                           7504
- MM - 50 TB indicator                                           7505
- MM - 100 TB indicator                                          7510
- GM - inactive indicator                                        7520
- GM - 1 TB indicator                                            7521
- GM - 5 TB indicator                                            7522
- GM - 10 TB indicator                                           7523
- GM - 25 TB indicator                                           7524
- GM - 50 TB indicator                                           7525
- GM - 100 TB indicator                                          7530
- RMZ - inactive indicator                                       7650
- RMZ - 1 TB indicator                                           7651
- RMZ - 5 TB indicator                                           7652
- RMZ - 10 TB indicator                                          7653
- RMZ - 25 TB indicator                                          7654
- RMZ - 50 TB indicator                                          7655
- RMZ - 100 TB indicator                                         7660
- RMZ resync - inactive indicator                                7680
- RMZ resync - 1 TB indicator                                    7681
- RMZ resync - 5 TB indicator                                    7682
- RMZ resync - 10 TB indicator                                   7683
- RMZ resync - 25 TB indicator                                   7684
- RMZ resync - 50 TB indicator                                   7685
- RMZ resync - 100 TB indicator                                  7690
- PAV - inactive indicator                                       7820
- PAV - 1 TB indicator                                           7821
- PAV - 5 TB indicator                                           7822
- PAV - 10 TB indicator                                          7823
- PAV - 25 TB indicator                                          7824
- PAV - 50 TB indicator                                          7825
- PAV - 100 TB indicator                                         7830
- I/O Priority Manager - inactive                                7840
- I/O Priority Manager - 1TB Indicator                           7841
- I/O Priority Manager - 5TB Indicator                           7842
- I/O Priority Manager - 10TB Indicator                          7843
- I/O Priority Manager - 25TB Indicator                          7844
- I/O Priority Manager - 50TB Indicator                          7845
- I/O Priority Manager - 100TB Indicator                         7850
- HyperPAV indicator                                             7899
 
IGF Transaction:
- IGF transaction indicator                                      7999
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
-------------------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
DS8800  Expansion Unit                         2423      95E
 
Model 9xE Merge Indicator:
- 9xE Factory Merge                                              0001
- 9xE Field Merge                                                0002
 
DoD Indicator                                                    0020
 
JEMT indicator                                                   0021
 
Eligible for EU Shipment                                         0100
 
Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only                       0168
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Storage Enclosure Infrastructure                                 0201
 
Model 9xE Position Indicators:
- 951 - 95E position 1                                           0351
- 951 - 95E position 2                                           0352
- 951 - 95E position 3                                           0353
US TAA compliance indicator                                      0402
 
Initial System Capacity:
- Up to 2.0 TB capacity                                          0800
- 2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity                                         0802
- 5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity                                        0805
- 10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity                                       0810
- 25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity                                       0815
- 50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity                                       0820
- 75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity                                      0825
- 100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity                                     0830
- 150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity                                     0835
- 200.1 to 250.0 TB capacity                                     0840
- 250.1 to 300.0 TB capacity                                     0845
- 300.1 to 350.0 TB capacity                                     0850
- 350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity                                     0855
- 400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity                                     0860
- 450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity                                     0865
- 500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity                                     0870
- 550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity                                     0871
- 600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity                                     0872
- 700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity                                     0873
- 800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity                                     0874
- 900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity                                    0875
- 1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity                                   0876
- 1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity                                   0877
- 1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity                                   0878
- 1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity                                   0879
- 1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity                                   0880
- 1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity                                   0881
- 1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity                                   0882
- 1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity                                   0883
- 1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity                                   0884
 
Attachment indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance                                          0930
- IBM System i Indicator                                         0931
- IBM System p Indicator                                         0932
- IBM System x Indicator                                         0933
- IBM System z Indicator                                         0934
- IBM System z B/C indicator                                     0935
- Linux Indicator                                                0940
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
- IBM Storwize V7000 indicator                                   0961
- IBM System Storage N series indicator                          0962
- IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator             0963
- IBM/EPIC indicator                                             0964
- US TAA compliance indicator                                    0983
 
Disk Enclosure:
- HD STD enclosure indicator                                     1242
- HD SSD enclosure indicator                                     1243
- 3.5" Disk enclosure indicator                                  1244
- HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator                              1245
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
- DS8000 LMC R6.2 indicator                                      1823
- DS8000 LMC R6.3                                                1824
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- Customer supplied drive set                                    2990
 
Shipping and Handling NC                                         AG00
 

Features - Chargeable

ALL these features apply to Machine type 2423 Models 951 and 95E - Sales manual feature tables.

Description                                 Machine   Model   Feature
---------------------------------------     -------   -----   -------
DS8800                                       2423      951
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Power:
- Remote Power Control                                           1000
- Battery Assembly                                               1050
- Extended PLD                                                   1055
 
Single Phase Power Cords:
- SPP cord group 1                                               1060
- SPP cord group 3                                               1067
- Top exit SPP cord group 1                                      1070
- Top exit SPP cord group 3                                      1071
 
Line Cords:
- Line Cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                                    1090
- Line Cord (EMEA)                                               1091
- Line Cord (Japan/US/Canada)                                    1092
- Top exit line cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                           1095
- Top exit line cord (EMEA)                                      1096
- Top exit line cord (Japan/US/Canada)                           1097
 
Special tool:
- Universal ladder                                               1101
 
Management Console:
- Mgmt console - English Laptop internal                         1120
- Mgmt console - English Laptop external                         1130
 
External Management Console - Line Cords:
- MC Line Cord Standard Rack                                     1170
- MC Line Cord Group 1                                           1171
- MC Line Cord Group 2                                           1172
 
Disk Enclosure:
- Disk Enclosure Pair                                            1241
 
Disk Cable:
- Disk Drive Cable Group 1                                       1246
- HD BC Disk drive cable group                                   1250
 
I/O enclosure pair PCIE                                          1301
 
I/O cables:
- PCIe cable group 1                                             1320
- PCIe cable group 2                                             1321
 
Top Exit Bracket:
- Top exit bracket for Fibre cable                               1400
 
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
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
- DS8000 LMC R6.0                                                1721
- DS8000 LMC R6.1                                                1722
- DS8000 LMC R6.2                                                1723
- DS8000 LMC R6.3                                                1724
 
Earthquake Kit                                                   1906
 
Hardware Installation MES                                        1999
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15k Drive Set                                           2208
- 300 GB 15K SAS drive set                                       2308
- 450 GB 10k Drive Set                                           2608
- 600 GB 10k Drive Set                                           2708
- 900 GB 10K SAS drive set                                       2758
- 3 TB 7.2K SAS half drive set                                   2858
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15k CoD Drive Set                                       2209
- 300 GB 15K SAS CoD drive set                                   2309
- 450 GB 10k CoD Drive Set                                       2609
- 600 GB 10k CoD Drive Set                                       2709
- 900 GB 10K SAS CoD drive set                                   2759
- 3 TB 7.2K SAS CoD half drive set                               2859
 
Disk enclosure filler:
- 3.5" Disk enclosure filler set                                 2997
- Disk enclosure filler half set                                 2998
- Disk Enclosure Filler Set                                      2999
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair I                                          3053
 
Host Adapters:
- 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3153
- 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3157
- 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3253
- 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3257
 
Processor Memory:
- 16GB Processor memory                                          4211
- 32 GB Processor Memory (2 Way only)                            4212
- 64 GB Processor Memory (2 Way only)                            4213
- 128 GB Processor Memory (2 Way only)                           4214
- 32 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                            4222
- 64 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                            4223
- 128 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                           4224
- 256 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                           4225
- 384 GB Processor Memory (4 Way only)                           4226
 
Processor Cards:
- 4 Way Processor Card                                           4302
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE drive set                                       5108
- 300 GB 15K FDE drive set                                       5308
- 450 GB 10k FDE Drive Set                                       5608
- 600 GB 10k FDE Drive Set                                       5708
- 900 GB 10K FDE drive set                                       5758
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE half drive set                                   5858
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE CoD drive set                                   5209
- 300 GB 15K FDE CoD drive set                                   5309
- 450 GB 10k FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5609
- 600 GB 10k FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5709
- 900 GB 10K FDE CoD drive set                                   5759
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE CoD half drive set                               5859
 
Encryption SSD Drive Sets:
- 400 GB SSD FDE half drive set                                  6156
- 400 GB SSD FDE drive set                                       6158
 
SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 300 GB SSD half drive set                                      6006
 
-SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 300 GB SSD half drive set                                      6006
- 400 GB SSD half drive set                                      6106
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
- 300 GB SSD Drive Set                                           6008
 
SSD Drive Sets:
- 400 GB SSD drive set                                           6108
 
Description                                   Machine   Model   Feature
-------------------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
DS8800 Expansion Unit                          2423     95E
 
Shipping Weight Reduction                                        0200
 
Power:
- Battery Assembly                                               1050
- Extended PLD                                                   1055
 
Single Phase Power Cords:
- SPP cord group 1                                               1060
- SPP cord group 3                                               1067
- Top exit SPP cord group 1                                      1070
- Top exit SPP cord group 3                                      1071
 
Line Cords:
- Line Cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                                    1090
- Line Cord (EMEA)                                               1091
- Line Cord (Japan/US/Canada)                                    1092
- Top exit line cord (US/LA/AP/Canada)                           1095
- Top exit line cord (EMEA)                                      1096
- Top exit line cord (Japan/US/Canada)                           1097
 
Disk Enclosure:
- Disk Enclosure Pair                                            1241
 
Disk Cable:
- HD Disk Drive Cable Group 2                                    1247
- HD Disk Drive Cable Group 4                                    1248
- HD disk drive cable group 5                                    1249
 
I/O enclosure pair PCIE                                          1301
 
I/O cables:
- PCIe cable group 3                                             1322
 
Top Exit Bracket:
- Top exit bracket for Fibre cable                               1400
 
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
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
- DS8800 LMC R6.0                                                1821
- DS8000 LMC R6.1                                                1822
 
Earthquake Kit                                                   1906
 
Hardware Installation MES                                        1999
 
Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15k Drive Set                                           2208
- 300 GB 15K SAS drive set                                       2308
- 450 GB 10k Drive Set                                           2608
- 600 GB 10k Drive Set                                           2708
- 900 GB 10K SAS drive set                                       2758
- 3 TB 7.2K SAS half drive set                                   2858
 
Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15k CoD Drive Set                                       2209
- 300 GB 15K SAS CoD drive set                                   2309
- 450 GB 10k CoD Drive Set                                       2609
- 600 GB 10k CoD Drive Set                                       2709
- 900 GB 10K SAS CoD drive set                                   2759
- 3 TB 7.2K SAS CoD half drive set                               2859
 
Disk enclosure filler:
- 3.5" Disk enclosure filler set                                 2997
- Disk enclosure filler half set                                 2998
- Disk Enclosure Filler Set                                      2999
 
Device Adapters:
- Device Adapter Pair I                                          3053
 
Host Adapters:
- 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3153
- 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3157
- 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3253
- 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE                          3257
 
Encryption Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE drive set                                       5108
- 300 GB 15K FDE drive set                                       5308
- 450 GB 10k FDE Drive Set                                       5608
- 600 GB 10k FDE Drive Set                                       5708
- 900 GB 10K FDE drive set                                       5758
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE half drive set                                   5858
 
Encryption SSD Drive Sets:
- 400 GB SSD FDE half drive set                                  6156
- 400 GB SSD FDE drive set                                       6158
 
Encryption Standby CoD Disk Drive Sets:
- 146 GB 15K FDE CoD drive set                                   5209
- 300 GB 15K FDE CoD drive set                                   5309
- 450 GB 10k FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5609
- 600 GB 10k FDE CoD Drive Set                                   5709
- 900 GB 10K FDE CoD drive set                                   5759
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE CoD half drive set                               5859
 
SSD Disk Drive Sets:
- 300 GB SSD Drive Set                                           6008
 
SSD Half Drive Sets:
- 400 GB SSD half drive set                                      6106
 
SSD Drive Sets:
- 400 GB SSD drive set                                           6108
 
Shipping and Handling 95E                                        AGA1
 

Feature descriptions

No Charge Specify Codes for Model 951

(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature  Description        Corequisite
-------  -----------------  -------------
0001     9xE factory merge  Feature #035x
 

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.

(#0020) DoD indicator
     Feature      Description
     -------      -------------
      0020        DoD Indicator
 

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

(#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.

(#0098) Special Operation Process Identifier

This feature is for EMEA only. This feature is added to enable tracking of Used-Equipment sales through the DEX (DS8000 Storage Exchange Program) in Europe. It is a no-charge feature that indicates special manufacturing operations are to be performed. The system will allow the expansion frame in positions of 2 to 4 of model 92E upgrade to model 95E if feature code 0098 is present.

(#0100) Eligible for EU Shipment

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

(#0168) Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only

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

(#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.

(#0201) Storage Enclosure Infrastructure

This feature indicates the system is shipped with pre-installed parts (gigapack rails and mounting brackets) and notifies manufacturing to install the gigapack rails and mounting brackets for all storage enclosures.

(#035x) Model 9xE position indicators
Feature      Description               System-Level Corequisites
-------      ------------------------  ----------------------------
  0351       951 - 95E position 1      Model 95E with feature #0351
  0352       951 - 95E position 2      Model 95E with feature #0352
  0353       951 - 95E position 3      Model 95E with feature #0353
 

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

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

(#1244) 3.5" Disk enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------
 1244         3.5" Disk enclosure indicator
 

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5" spinning hard disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

A 3.5" Disk enclosure indicator (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. The 3.5" Disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or, 24 disk drives (features #2858 or #2859). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2997).

(#1245) HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       ---------------------------------
 1245         HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1245.

With feature #1246 and #4301:

                                    Model 951                  Model 951
Model 951                           #1243                      #1245
#1242/#1244         Model 951       300 GB SSD Model 951       400 GB SSD
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008           enclosure  #6108/#6158     enclosure
enclosure           SSD drive sets  indicator  SSD drive sets  indicator
 
     Quantity          Quantity     Quantity     Quantity      Quantity
------------------  --------------  ---------  -------------  ----------
       0-3               0              0           0              0
       0-1               1              1           0              0
       0-1               0              0           1              1
       1                 2-6            2           0              0
       1                 0              0           2-6            2
       1                 1-3            1           1-3            1
       2                 1-3            1           0              0
       2                 0              0           1-3            1

With feature #1250 and #4301:

                                    Model 951                  Model 951
Model 951                           #1243                      #1245
#1242/#1244         Model 951       300 GB SSD Model 951       400 GB SSD
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008           enclosure  #6108/#6158     enclosure
enclosure           SSD drive sets  indicator  SSD drive sets  indicator
 
     Quantity          Quantity     Quantity     Quantity      Quantity
------------------  --------------  ---------  -------------  ----------
       0-5                0             0           0             0
       0-3                1             1           0             0
       0-3                0             0           1             1
       0-3                2-6           2           0             0
       0-3                0             0           2-6           2
       0-3                2-3           1           2-3           1
       4                  1-3           1           0             0
       4                  0             0           1-3           1

With feature #4302:

                                    Model 951                  Model 951
Model 951                           #1243                      #1245
#1242/#1244         Model 951       300 GB SSD Model 951       400 GB SSD
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008           enclosure  #6108/#6158     enclosure
enclosure           SSD drive sets  indicator  SSD drive sets  indicator
 
     Quantity          Quantity     Quantity     Quantity      Quantity
------------------  --------------  ---------  -------------  ----------
       0-5                 0            0            0             0
       0-3                 1            1            0             0
       0-3                 0            0            1             1
       0-2                 2            2            0             0
       0-2                 0            0            2             2
       0-2                 1            1            1             1
       0-1                 3            3            0             0
       0-1                 0            0            3             3
       0-1                 2            2            1             1
       0-1                 1            1            2             2
        1                 4-12          4            0             0
        1                  0            0           4-12           4
        1                 3-9           3           1-3            1
        1                 1-3           1           3-9            3
        1                 2-6           2           2-6            2
        2                 3-9           3            0             0
        2                  0            0           3-9            0
        2                 2-6           2           1-3            1
        2                 1-3           1           2-6            2
        3                 2-6           2            0             0
        3                  0            0           2-6            2
        3                 1-3           1           1-3            1
        4                 1-3           1            0             0
        4                  0            0           1-3            1
(#07xx) Licensed function indicators
  Feature   Description
  -------   --------------------------------------
   0700     OEL indicator
   0703     FICON attach indicator
   0707     Thin Provisioning indicator
   0708     DB protection indicator
   0709     High Performance FICON indicator
   0713     IBM System Storage Easy Tier indicator
   0714     z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator
   0720     PTC indicator
   0730     SE indicator
   0742     MGM indicator
   0744     MM indicator
   0746     GM indicator
   0760     RMZ indicator
   0763     RMZ resync indicator
   0780     PAV indicator
   0782     HyperPAV indicator
   0784     I/O Priority Manager indicator

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

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

(#08xx) Initial System Capacity
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------
 0800     Up to 2.0 TB capacity
 0802     2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity
 0805     5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity
 0810     10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity
 0815     25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity
 0820     50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity
 0825     75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity
 0830     100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity
 0835     150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity
 0840     200.1 to 250.0 TB Capacity
 0845     250.1 to 300.0 TB Capacity
 0850     300.1 to 350.0 TB Capacity
 0855     350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity
 0860     400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity
 0865     450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity
 0870     500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity
 0871     550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity
 0872     600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity
 0873     700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity
 0874     800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity
 0875     900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity
 0876     1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity
 0877     1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity
 0878     1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity
 0879     1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity
 0880     1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity
 0881     1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity
 0882     1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity
 0883     1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity
 0884     1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity
 0885     1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity
 0886     2000.1 to 2200.0 TB capacity
 0887     2200.1 to 2400.0 TB capacity
 0888     2400.1 to 2600.0 TB capacity
 0889     2600.1 to 2800.0 TB capacity
 0890     2800.1 to 3000.0 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:

(#090x) Standby CoD indicators
Feature Description             System-Level Corequisites
------- ---------------------   ----------------------------------------
0900    Non-Standby CoD         None
0901    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx9 or #5xx9 features on any models in
                                 the system
0902    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx9 or #5xx9 features on any models in
                                 the system
0903    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx9 or #5xx9 features on any models in
                                 the system
0904    Standby CoD indicator   #2xx9 or #5xx9 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.

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

Once a client has executed either set of the above agreements, each subsequent order for any #2xx9 or #5xx9 features requires only that the customer sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

When a machine exits the Standby CoD offering, feature #0901, #0902, or #0903 must be replaced with feature #0900 using the feature removal and add option. A machine exits the Standby CoD offering when all #2xx9 or #5xx9 features are converted to #2xx8 or #5xx8 features.

When an installed machine enters the Standby CoD offering through the field installation of the #2xx9 or #5xx9 features, feature #0900 must be replaced with feature #0901, #0902 or #0903 using the feature removal and add option.

(#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.

(#0931 - #0963) IBM attachment indicators
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------------------------
 0931     IBM System i indicator
 0932     IBM System p indicator
 0933     IBM System x indicator
 0934     IBM System z indicator
 0935     IBM System z Business Class indicator
 0960     IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator
 0961     IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
 0962     IBM System Storage N series indicator
 0963     IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator
 

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

(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature   Description
-------   -------------------------------------------------
 0964     IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment

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

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

(#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.

(#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.

(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------
1242          HD STD enclosure indicator
 

These features notify the manufacturing on the number of enclosure used to support spinning hard disk drive. It is for administrative purposes only.

(#1243) HD SSD enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------
1243          HD SSD enclosure indicator
 

These features notify the manufacturing on the number of enclosure used to support solid state disk drive. It is for administrative purposes only.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1243.

With feature code #4301 and #1246
Model 951
#1242/#1244         Model 951           Model 951
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008               #1243
enclosure           SSD Drive Sets      HD SSD enclosure
Quantity            Quantity            Quantity
--------            --------            --------
   0-3                 0                    0
   0-1                 1                    1
   1                   2-6                  2
   2                   1-3                  1
 
With feature code #4301 and #1250
Model 951
#1242/#1244         Model 951           Model 951
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008               #1243
enclosure           SSD Drive Sets      HD SSD enclosure
Quantity            Quantity            Quantity
--------            --------            --------
   0-5                 0                    0
   0-3                 1                    1
   0-3                 2-6                  2
   4                   1-3                  1
 
With feature code #4302
Model 951
#1242               Model 951           Model 951
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008               #1243
enclosure           SSD Drive Sets      HD SSD enclosure
Quantity            Quantity            Quantity
--------            --------            --------
   0-5                 0                    0
   0-3                 1                    1
   0-2                 2                    2
   0-1                 3                    3
   1                   4-12                 4
   2                   3-9                  3
   3                   2-6                  2
   4                   1-3                  1
 
(#2990) Customer supplied drive set

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

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 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 three disk drive sets (features #2xx8, #2xx9, and/or #2990)) or a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx8, #2xx9, and/or #2990 feature is added.

(#7xxx) Function Authorization Indicators
                                          IBM 2396
Feature  Description                      Corequisite
-------  ------------------------------   -----------------------
7030     OEL - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7030
7031     OEL - 1 TB unit indicator        Model LFA feature #7031
7032     OEL - 5 TB unit indicator        Model LFA feature #7032
7033     OEL - 10 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7033
7034     OEL - 25 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7034
7035     OEL - 50 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7035
7040     OEL - 100 TB unit indicator      Model LFA feature #7040
7045     OEL - 200 TB unit indicator      Model LFA feature #7045
7071     Thin Provisioning indicator      Model LFA feature #7071
7080     DB protection indicator          Model LFA feature #7080
7083     IBM System Storage Easy Tier     Model LFA feature #7083
7091     FICON indicator                  Model LFA feature #7091
 
7092     High Performance FICON           Model LFA feature #7092
7094     z/OS Distributed Data Backup     Model LFA feature #7094
           indicator
7250     PTC - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7250
7251     PTC - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7251
7252     PTC - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7252
7253     PTC - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7253
7254     PTC - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7254
7255     PTC - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7255
7260     PTC - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7260
 
7350     SE - inactive indicator          Model LFA feature #7350
7351     SE - 1 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7351
7352     SE - 5 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7352
7353     SE - 10 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7353
7354     SE - 25 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7354
7355     SE - 50 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7355
7360     SE - 100 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7360
 
7480     MGM - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7480
7481     MGM - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7481
7482     MGM - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7482
7483     MGM - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7483
7484     MGM - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7484
7485     MGM - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7485
7490     MGM - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7490
 
7500     MM - inactive indicator          Model LFA feature #7500
7501     MM - 1 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7501
7502     MM - 5 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7502
7503     MM - 10 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7503
7504     MM - 25 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7504
7505     MM - 50 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7505
7510     MM - 100 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7510
 
7520     GM - inactive indicator          Model LFA feature #7520
7521     GM - 1 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7521
7522     GM - 5 TB indicator              Model LFA feature #7522
7523     GM - 10 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7523
7524     GM - 25 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7524
7525     GM - 50 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7525
7530     GM - 100 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7530
 
7650     RMZ - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7650
7651     RMZ - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7651
7652     RMZ - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7652
7653     RMZ - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7653
7654     RMZ - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7654
7655     RMZ - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7655
7660     RMZ - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7660
 
7680     RMZ resync - inactive            Model LFA feature #7680
7681     RMZ resync - 1 TB unit           Model LFA feature #7681
7682     RMZ resync - 5 TB unit           Model LFA feature #7682
7683     RMZ resync - 10 TB unit          Model LFA feature #7683
7684     RMZ resync - 25 TB unit          Model LFA feature #7684
7685     RMZ resync - 50 TB unit          Model LFA feature #7685
7690     RMZ resync - 100 TB unit         Model LFA feature #7690
 
7820     PAV - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7820
7821     PAV - 1 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7821
7822     PAV - 5 TB indicator             Model LFA feature #7822
7823     PAV - 10 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7823
7824     PAV - 25 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7824
7825     PAV - 50 TB indicator            Model LFA feature #7825
7830     PAV - 100 TB indicator           Model LFA feature #7830
 
7840     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7840
         - inactive
7841     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7841
         - 1TB Indicator
7842     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7842
         - 5TB Indicator
7843     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7843
         - 10TB Indicator
7844     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7844
         - 25TB Indicator
7845     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7845
         - 50TB Indicator
7850     I/O Priority Manager             Model LFA feature #7850
         - 100TB Indicator
 
7899     HyperPAV indicator               Model LFA feature #7899

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

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

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

(#705X-706X) Value Unit Function Authorization indicators
Feature           Drive   Drive    Encryption  Non-encryption Value Units
number    Size    type    speed    drive       drive          required
-------  ------   -----  --------  ----------  -------------- -----------
6006     300 GB   SSD      N/A         No            Yes         14.5
                 (half drive set)
6106     400 GB   SSD      N/A         No            Yes         18.2
                 (half drive set)
6008     300 GB   SSD      N/A         No            Yes         29.0
6108     400 GB   SSD      N/A         No            Yes         36.4
2208     146 GB   SAS    15k rpm       No            Yes          4.8
2308     300 GB   SAS    15k rpm       No            Yes          6.8
2608     450 GB   SAS    10k rpm       No            Yes          9.0
2708     600 GB   SAS    10k rpm       No            Yes         11.5
2758     900 GB   SAS    10k rpm       No            Yes         16.0
2858       3 TB  NL SAS  7.2k rpm      No            Yes         13.5
                 (half drive set)
2990       N/A    N/A      N/A         No            Yes         11.5
5108     146 GB   SAS    15k rpm       Yes           No           4.8
5308     300 GB   SAS    15k rpm       Yes           No           6.8
5608     450 GB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes           No           9.0
5708     600 GB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes           No          11.5
5758     900 GB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes           No          16.0
5858       3 TB  NL SAS  7.2k rpm      Yes           No          13.5
                 (half drive set)
6156     400 GB   SSD      N/A         Yes           No          18.2
                 (half drive set)
6158     400 GB   SSD      N/A         Yes           No          36.4
 

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

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 2396) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM. As 2396 Function Authorization #7xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #7xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2423 machine.

(#76xx) Remote Mirror for z/OS Global Mirror Incremental Resync
    Feature
    Number   Description
    ------   ------------------------
     7680    RMZ Resync - Inactive
     7681    RMZ Resync - 1 TB unit
     7682    RMZ Resync - 5 TB unit
     7683    RMZ Resync - 10 TB unit
     7684    RMZ Resync - 25 TB unit
     7685    RMZ Resync - 50 TB unit
     7690    RMZ Resync - 100 TB unit
 

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

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

The total authorization level for this licensed function is the sum of the units (TB) associated with all the acquired feature numbers.

These features can be ordered in any sequence or combination, with the exception of feature #7680 (see limitations below).

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

(#7999) IGF Transaction Indicator

This specific feature is used to designate that a 2423 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a 2423 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using AAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 2423 initial order.

No Charge specify codes for Model 95E

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

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

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

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

(#0020) DoD indicator
     Feature      Description
     -------      -------------
      0020        DoD Indicator
 

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

(#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.

(#0100) Eligible for EU Shipment

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

(#0168) Generic Cover and Packaging - For OEM only

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

(#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.

(#0201) Storage Enclosure Infrastructure

This feature indicates the system is shipped with pre-installed parts (gigapack rails and mounting brackets) and notifies manufacturing to install the gigapack rails and mounting brackets for all storage enclosures.

(#035x) Model 9xE position indicators
Feature      Description               System-Level Corequisites
-------      ------------------------  -----------------------------
  0351       951 - 95E position 1      Model 95E with feature #0351
  0352       951 - 95E position 2      Model 95E with feature #0352
  0353       951 - 95E position 3      Model 95E with feature #0353
 

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

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

(#0402) US TAA compliance indicator

(No Longer Available as of April 28, 2015)

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order 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.

(#0931 - #0963) IBM attachment indicators
Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------------------------
 0931     IBM System i indicator
 0932     IBM System p indicator
 0933     IBM System x indicator
 0934     IBM System z indicator
 0935     IBM System z Business Class indicator
 0960     IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator
 0961     IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
 0962     IBM System Storage N series indicator
 0963     IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator
 

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

(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature   Description
-------   -------------------------------------------------
 0964     IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment

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

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

(#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.

(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support spinning hard disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

(#1243) HD SSD enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------
1243          HD SSD enclosure indicator
 

This feature notify the manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support solid state disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1243.

    Model 95E
    #1242/#1244         Model 95E           Model 95E
    HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008               #1243
    enclosure           SSD Drive Sets      HD SSD enclosure
    Quantity            Quantity            Quantity
    --------            --------            --------
       0-7                 0                    0
       0-5                 1                    1
       0-4                 2                    2
       0-3                 3                    3
       3                   4-12                 4
       4                   3-9                  3
       5                   2-6                  2
       6                   1-3                  1
 
(#1244) 3.5" Disk enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------
1244          3.5" Disk enclosure indicator
 

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5" spinning hard disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

A 3.5" Disk enclosure indicator (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. 3.5" Disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or, 24 disk drives (features #2858 or #2859). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2997).

(#1245) HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
Feature       Description
-------       ---------------------------------
 1245         HD 400 GB SSD Enclosure indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1245.

With feature #0351:

                                    Model 951                  Model 951
Model 951                           #1243                      #1245
#1242/#1244         Model 951       300 GB SSD Model 951       400 GB
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008           enclosure  #6108/#6158     enclosure
enclosure           SSD Drive Sets  indicator  SSD Drive sets  indicator
 
     Quantity          Quantity     Quantity      Quantity     Quantity
------------------  --------------  ---------  --------------  ---------
       0-7                0             0            0             0
       0-6                1             1            0             0
       0-6                0             0            1             1
       0-5                2             2            0             0
       0-5                0             0            2             2
       0-5                1             1            1             1
       0-4                3             3            0             0
       0-4                0             0            3             3
       0-4                2             2            1             1
       0-4                1             1            2             2
        3                4-12           4            0             0
        3                 0             0           4-12           4
        3                3-9            3           1-3            1
        3                1-3            1           3-9            3
        3                2-6            2           2-6            2
        4                3-9            3            0             0
        4                 0             0           3-9            3
        4                2-6            2           1-3            1
        4                1-3            1           2-6            2
        5                2-6            2            0             0
        5                 0             0           2-6            2
        5                1-3            1           1-3            1
        6                1-3            1            0             0
        6                 0             0           1-3            1
 

With feature #0352 or #0353:

                                    Model 951                  Model 951
Model 951                           #1243                      #1245
#1242/#1244         Model 951       300 GB SSD Model 951       400GB SSD
HD STD or/and 3.5"  #6008           enclosure  #6108/#6158     enclosure
enclosure           SSD Drive Sets  indicator  SSD Drive sets  indicator
 
     Quantity          Quantity     Quantity      Quantity     Quantity
------------------  --------------  ---------  --------------  ---------
       0-10                0            0            0             0
       0-9                 1            1            0             0
       0-9                 0            0            1             1
       0-8                 2            2            0             0
       0-8                 0            0            2             2
       0-8                 1            1            1             1
       0-7                 3            3            0             0
       0-7                 0            0            3             3
       0-7                 2            2            1             1
       0-7                 1            1            2             2
        6                 4-12          4            0             0
        6                  0            0           4-12           4
        6                 3-9           3           1-3            1
        6                 1-3           1           3-9            3
        6                 2-6           2           2-6            2
        7                 3-9           3            0             0
        7                  0            0           3-9            3
        7                 2-6           2           1-3            1
        7                 1-3           1           2-6            2
        8                 2-6           2            0             0
        8                  0            0           2-6            2
        8                 1-3           1           1-3            1
        9                 1-3           0            0             0
        9                  0            0           1-3            1
 
(#182x) DS8000 LMC R6.x indicator
(#1821) DS8000 LMC R6.0 indicator

(No Longer Available as of May 8, 2012)

(#1822) DS8000 LMC R6.1 indicator

(No Longer Available as of January 27, 2012)

(#1823) DS8000 LMC R6.2 indicator

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#1824) DS8000 LMC R6.3 indicator
Feature  Description                 System-Level Corequisites
-------  -------------------------   --------------------------
 1821    DS8000 LMC R6.0 indicator   #1721 feature on Model 951
 1822    DS8000 LMC R6.1 indicator   #1722 feature on Model 951
 1823    DS8000 LMC R6.2 indicator   #1723 feature on Model 951
 1824    DS8000 LMC R6.3 indicator   #1724 feature on Model 951
 

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R6.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate FDE drive types for expansion frames.

(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 95E will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Special Feature Codes - Chargeable for Model 951

(#1000) Remote power control

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This optional feature enables remote control of the machine power.

(#1050) Battery assembly

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

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

(#1055) Extended PLD

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

(#10xx) Single Phase Power Cords

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature Description                Applicable Region or Country
------- ------------------------   ---------------------------------
 1060   SPP cord group 1           United States, LA, Canada, and AP
         (Hubbell 360P6V0, IEC
          309, 3 wire connector)
 
 1067   SPP cord group 3           EMEA
         (None)
 1070   Top Exit SPP cord group 1  United States, LA, Canada, and AP
 1071   Top Exit SPP cord group 3  EMEA
 

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

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

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

(#109x) Line cords

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature  Description                 Applicable Region or Country
-------  --------------------------- ----------------------------
 1090    Line cord                   US, LA, AP, and Canada
          (Russellstoll F35448A,
           60A connector. 4 wire
           Connector)
 1091    Line cord                   EMEA
          (None)
 1092    Line cord                   Japan, US, and Canada
          (Hubbell 460P9V05, 60A,
          IEC 309, 4 wire Connector)
 1095    Top exit line cord          US, LA, AP, and Canada
 1096    Top exit line cord          EMEA
 1097    Top exit line cord          Japan, US, and Canada
 

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.

(#1101) Universal ladder

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature      Description
-------      -----------------
 1101        Universal ladder
 

One universal ladder is required per data center. This feature is needed for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre channel cables.

(#112x, #113x) Management console

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

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

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

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

Feature #1130 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 IBM System Storage DS8800 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-2297) for information and system rack specifications.

(#117x) Management Console Line Cord

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

These features provide a line cord to supply external power to the external management console (feature #1130).

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

(#12x1) Disk enclosure pair

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------
1241          Disk enclosure pair
 

This feature provides two disk enclosures. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives.

Every disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) must be populated with either 16, 32, or, 48 disk drives (features #2xx8, #2xx9, #5xx8, #5xx9, and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). The required quantity of feature #1241 = the Sum of features #1242, #1243, and #1244.

(#1246) Disk drive cables

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       ------------------------
 1246         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.

(#1250) Disk Drive Cables

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------------
 1250         HD BC Disk drive cable group
 

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.

(#1301) I/O enclosure pair PCIE

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

(#132x) I/O cables

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

These features provide a complete set of PCIe interconnection cables.

(#1400) Top exit bracket

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------------
 1400         Top exit bracket for Fibre cable
 

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables routed to the top of the system. This feature can also be used to order replacement brackets.

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

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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:

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

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.

(#172x) DS8000 LMC R6.x
(#1721) DS8000 LMC R6.0

(No Longer Available as of October 3, 2011)

(#1722) DS8000 LMC R6.1

(No Longer Available as of January 27, 2012)

(#1723) DS8000 LMC R6.2

(No Longer Available as of March 1, 2013)

(#1724) DS8000 LMC R6.3
Feature       Description
-------       ---------------
 1721         DS8000 LMC R6.0
 1722         DS8000 LMC R6.1
 1723         DS8000 LMC R6.2
 1724         DS8000 LMC R6.3
 

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R6.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

(#1751) Encryption Support
Feature       Description
-------       ---------------------------
1751          Encrypted Drive Set Support
 

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

(#1760) TKLM isolated key server

(No Longer Available as of February 9, 2016)

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

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

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

(#1906) Earthquake kit

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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.

(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 1999         Hardware Installation MES
 

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

(#2xx8) Disk drive sets
(#2208) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2608) 450 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#2708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 2208         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2308         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2608         450 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2708         600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2758         900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2858           3 TB  7,200 rpm half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except feature #2858 which provides a set of 8 disk drives. Disk drives are installed in an disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" Disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" Disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 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 three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx8 or #2xx9 is added.

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

(#2xx9) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#2209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2609) 450 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#2709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------------
 2209        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2309        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2609        450 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2709        600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2759        900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2859          3 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except feature #2859 which provides a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" Disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" Disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 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 three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx8 or #2xx9 is added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #2xx9 feature and the addition of the corresponding #2xx8 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 #2xx9 feature installed, a #2xx8 feature of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #2xx9 feature using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #2xx9 features should be purchased instead of #2xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #2xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #2xx9 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

(#2990) Customer Supplied Drive Set

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

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 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 three disk drive sets (features #2xx8, #2xx9 and/or #2990), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets 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 #2xx8, #2xx9, and/or #2990 is added.

(#2997) 3.5" Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only 8 disk drives (one #2858 or #2859 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as feature #2858 or #2859 is added.

(#2998) Disk enclosure filler half set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210) is populated with only one SSD half drive set (feature #6xx6), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998)and two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #2xx8 or #2xx9 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as feature #2xx8 or #2xx9 is added.

(#3053) Device adapter pair I

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features (#1241) present within the Model 951, and if present, the Model 95E expansion units attached to the Model 951 (identified using features #0351 and #0352). Since the second, third, and fourth Model 95E do not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the second Model 95E must be ordered on and installed within the Model 951.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

With cable feature code #1246

                 Model 951
Model 951        Required
#1241            #3053
Quantity         Quantity
---------        ---------
   1                1
   2                2
   3                2      (with FC#4301)
   3                3      (with FC#4302)
   4                4
   5                4
 
Model 95E   Model 951
With #0351  Required
#1241       #3053
Quantity    Quantity
----------  ---------
    1           1
    2           2
    3           3
    4           4
    5           4
    6           4
    7           4
 

With feature code #1250 ordered, the required quantity of feature #3053.

                          Model 951
Model 951                 Required
#1241                     #3053
Quantity                  Quantity
---------                 ---------
   1                          1
   2                          1
   3                          2
   4                          2
   5                          2
 
Model 95E        Model 951
with #0351       Required
#1241            #3053
Quantity         Quantity
---------        ----------
   1                1
   2                2
   3                3
   4                4
   5                4
   6                4
   7                4
 

Note: The device adapters for disk enclosures installed in the first Model 95E (identified using feature #0351) are ordered on and installed within that Model 95E. Therefore, the feature #1241 quantity within the first Model 95E is not applicable for determining the required quantity of feature #3053 in the Model 951.

(#315x, #325x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIE

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

 Feature      Description
 -------      -------------------------------------
  3153        8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
  3157        8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
  3253        8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
  3257        8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 

These features provide one four or eigth-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 balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

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

Features #315x are supported with 50 micron multimode fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Features #325x are supported with 9 micron singlemode and 50 micro multimode fibre optic cables terminated with either a LC or SC connector.

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

(#4xxx) Processor memory

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature    Description
-------    ------------------------------------
 4211       16 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4212       32 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4213       64 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4214      128 GB Processor Memory (2-Way only)
 4222       32 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4223       64 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4224      128 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4225      256 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 4226      384 GB Processor Memory (4-Way only)
 

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

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

(#43xx) Processor Cards

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 4301         2-Way Processor Card (no charge)
 4302         4-Way Processor Card
 

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

(#5xx8) FDE Disk drive sets
(#5108) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5608) 450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#5708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm FDE half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       ---------------------------------------
 5108         146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5308         300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5608         450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5708         600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5758         900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5858           3 TB 7,200 rpm FDE half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except feature #5858 which provides a set of 8 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption (FDE), capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives or non-encryption drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features or #5xx9 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

(#5xx9) Standby FDE CoD disk drive sets
(#5209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5609) 450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#5709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm FDE CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature      Description
-------      --------------------------------------------
 5209        146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5309        300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5609        450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5709        600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5759        900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5859          3 TB  7,200 rpm FDE CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except feature #5859 which provides a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption (FDE), capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives, or non-encryption drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features or #5xx9 features are added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #5xx9 features and the addition of the corresponding #5xx8 features of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #5xx9 features installed, #5xx8 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #5xx9 features using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #5xx9 features should be purchased instead of #5xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #5xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #5xx9 features require only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

(#6xxx) SSD drive sets
(#6006) 300 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2012)

(#6008) 300 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2012)

(#6106) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6108) 400 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 6006         300 GB SSD half drive set
 6106         400 GB SSD half drive set
 6008         300 GB SSD drive set
 6108         400 GB SSD drive set
 

These #6xx6 features provide a set of 8 drives while #6xx8 features provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (SSD, capacity).

With half drive sets (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6xx6), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999). With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as #6xx8 features are added.

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

Note: Only one #6xx6 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx6 and #6xx8 feature intermix within a disk enclosure. If a second set of 8 SSD drives are required, convert #6xx6 features to #6xx8 features.

(#6x58) FDE SSD drive sets
(#6156) 400 GB FDE SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6158) 400 GB FDE SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------
 6156         400 GB FDE SSD half drive set
 6158         400 GB FDE SSD drive set
 

Features #6x56 provide a set of 8 disk drives while features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption (FDE), capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives or non-encryption drives, no intermix is allowed (features #6x58 or #6x08).

With half drive sets (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6x56), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

(#7071) IBM System Storage DS8000 Thin Provisioning
    Feature       Description
    -------       -----------------
    7071          Thin Provisioning
 

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

(#7083) IBM System Storage Easy Tier
 Feature       Description
 -------       ----------------------------
 7083          IBM System Storage Easy Tier
 

This optional feature enables IBM System Storage Easy Tier. It automates data placement throughout the DS8800 disk pool (including multiple drive tiers) to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across drive tiers, and the ability to manually relocate full volumes.

(#7094) IBM z/OS Distributed Data Backup
Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------------
7094          z/OS Distributed Data Backup
 

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

Special feature codes - Chargeable for Model 95E

(#1050) Battery assembly

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

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

 Model 95E       Model 95E         Model 95E           Model 95E
 #1241           has neither       has either          has both
 Quantity        #1055 or #1301    #1055 or #1301      #1055 and #1301
 ------------    --------------    ----------------     ---------------
 0-5             #1050 = 0         #1050 = 2            #1050 = 2
 6-10            #1050 = 0         #1050 = 2            #1050 = 2
 
(#1055) Extended PLD

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

(#10xx) Single Phase Power Cords

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature Description                Applicable Region or Country
------- ------------------------   ---------------------------------
 1060   SPP cord group 1           United States, LA, Canada, and AP
         (Hubbell 360P6V0, IEC
          309, 3 wire connector)
 1067   SPP cord group 3           EMEA
         (None)
 
 1070   Top Exit SPP cord group 1  United States, LA, Canada, and AP
 1071   Top Exit SPP cord group 3  EMEA
 

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

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

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

(#109x) Line cords

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

  Feature  Description                 Applicable Region or Country
  -------  --------------------------  ----------------------------
  1090     Line cord                   US, LA, AP, and Canada
            (Russellstoll F35448A,
            60A connector. 4 wire
            connector)
  1091     Line cord                   EMEA
            (None)
  1092     Line cord                   Japan, US, and Canada
            (Hubbell 460P9V05, 60A,
            IEC 309, 4 wire Connector)
  1095     Top exit line cord          US, LA, AP, and Canada
  1096     Top exit line cord          EMEA
  1097     Top exit line cord          Japan, US, and Canada
 

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.

(#12x1) Disk enclosure pair

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------
 1241         Disk enclosure pair
 

This feature provides two disk enclosures. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives.

Every disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #2xx8, #2xx9, #5xx8, #5xx9, and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 = the Sum of features #1242, #1243 and #1244.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1241.

                                           Model 95E - #0351 Model 951
Model 95E - #0353  Model 95E - #0352   Required          Required
Disk enclosure     Disk enclosure pair #1241             #1241
pair Quantity      Quantity            Minimum Quantity  Minimum Quantity
-----------------  ------------------- ----------------- ----------------
            -                   1                  0                 2
            -                   2                  0                 3
            1                   3                  0                 4
            2                   4                  4                 4
            3                   5                  5                 4
            4                   6                  6                 4
            5                   7                  7                 4
            6                   8                  7                 5
            7                   9                  7                 5
          8-10                 10                  7                 5
(#124x) Disk drive cables

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature   Description                 Corequisite
-------   ------------------------    -------------
 1247     Disk drive cable group 2    Feature #0351
 1248     Disk drive cable group 4    Feature #0352
 1249     Disk drive cable group 5    Feature #0353
 

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

Selection of the appropriate feature is dependent upon the Model 9xE physical position (relative to the base unit) and base unit model number. The Model 951 indicator features (#03xx) are used to ensure the selection of the proper disk drive cable group feature.

If the Model 951 physical position (relative to the base unit) or the base unit model number is changed, a disk drive cable group feature is required. A disk drive cable group is obtained by ordering a feature remove of the installed #124x feature and a feature add of a 124x feature.

(#1301) I/O enclosure pair PCIE

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

It is an optional feature when feature #0351 is present.

(#132x) I/O cables

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature      Description
-------      -------------------
 1322        PCIe cable group 3
 

This feature provides a complete set of PCIe interconnection cables.

It is a required feature when feature #0351 is present.

(#1400) Top exit bracket

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 1400         Top exit bracket for Fibre cable
 

This feature provides the bracket to secure the power cords and cables routed to the top of the system. This feature can also be used to order replacement brackets.

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

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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:

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

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.

(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 1999         Hardware Installation MES
 

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

(#2xx8) Disk drive sets
(#2208) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2608) 450 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#2708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 2208         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2308         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2608         450 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2708         600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2758         900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2858           3 TB  7,200 rpm half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except feature #2858 which provides a set of 8 disk drives. Disk drives are installed in an disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" Disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" Disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 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 three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx8 or #2xx9 is added.

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

(#2xx9) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#2209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2609) 450 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#2709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------------
 2209        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2309        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2609        450 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2709        600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2759        900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2859          3 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except feature #2859 which provides a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" Disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (feature #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" Disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 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 three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx8 or feature #2xx9 is added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #2xx9 feature and the addition of the corresponding #2xx8 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 #2xx9 feature installed, #2xx8 feature of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #2xx9 feature using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #2xx9 features should be purchased instead of #2xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #2xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #2xx9 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

(#2997) 3.5" Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only 8 disk drives (one #2858 or #2859 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as feature #2858 or #2859 is added.

(#2998) Disk enclosure filler half set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1210) is populated with only one SSD half drive set (feature #6xx6), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998) and two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #2xx8 or #2xx9 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as feature #2xx8 or feature #2xx9 is added.

(#3053) Device adapter pair I

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

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

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features (#1241) present within the Model 951, and if present, the Model 95E expansion units attached to the Model 951 (identified using features #0351 and #0352). Since the second, third, and fourth Model 95E do not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the second Model 95E must be ordered on and installed within the Model 951.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

With cable feature code #1246

                 Model 951
Model 951        Required
#1241            #3053
Quantity         Quantity
---------        ---------
   1                1
   2                2
   3                2      (with FC#4301)
   3                3      (with FC#4302)
   4                4
   5                4
 
Model 95E   Model 951
With #0351  Required
#1241       #3053
Quantity    Quantity
----------  ---------
    1           1
    2           2
    3           3
    4           4
    5           4
    6           4
    7           4
 

With feature code #1250 ordered, the required quantity of feature #3053.

                          Model 951
Model 951                 Required
#1241                     #3053
Quantity                  Quantity
---------                 ---------
   1                          1
   2                          1
   3                          2
   4                          2
   5                          2
 
Model 95E        Model 951
with #0351       Required
#1241            #3053
Quantity         Quantity
---------        ----------
   1                1
   2                2
   3                3
   4                4
   5                4
   6                4
   7                4
 

Note: The device adapters for disk enclosures installed in the first Model 95E (identified using feature #0351) are ordered on and installed within that Model 95E. Therefore, the feature #1241 quantity within the first Model 95E is not applicable for determining the required quantity of feature #3053 in the Model 951.

(#315x, #325x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIE

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

 Feature      Description
 -------      -------------------------------------
  3153        8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
  3157        8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
  3253        8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
  3257        8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON Adapter PCIE
 

These features provide one four or eigth-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 balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

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

(#5xx8) FDE Disk drive sets
(#5108) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5608) 450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#5708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm FDE half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
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 5108         146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5308         300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5608         450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5708         600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5758         900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE disk drive set
 5858           3 TB  7,200 rpm FDE half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except feature #5858 which provides a set of 8 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption (FDE), capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives or non-encryption drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features or #5xx9 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

(#5xx9) Standby FDE CoD disk drive sets
(#5209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5609) 450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of May 3, 2013)

(#5709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm FDE CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature      Description
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 5209        146 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5309        300 GB 15,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5609        450 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5709        600 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5759        900 GB 10,000 rpm FDE CoD disk drive set
 5859          3 TB  7,200 rpm FDE CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except feature #5859 which provides a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption (FDE), capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives, or non-encryption drives, no intermix is allowed (features #5xxx or #2xxx).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 features or #5xx9 features are added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #5xx9 features and the addition of the corresponding #5xx8 features of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #5xx9 features installed, #5xx8 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #5xx9 features using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #5xx9 features should be purchased instead of #5xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #5xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD Indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #5xx9 features require only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

(#6xxx) SSD drive sets
(#6006) 300 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2012)

(#6008) 300 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 30, 2012)

(#6106) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6108) 400 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
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 6006         300 GB SSD half drive set
 6106         400 GB SSD half drive set
 6008         300 GB SSD drive set
 6108         400 GB SSD drive set
 

Features #6xx6 provide a set of 8 disk drives while features #6xx8 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (SSD, capacity).

With half drive sets (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6xx6), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999). With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as #6xx8 features are added.

In general, SSD drives will be installed as sparsely as possible between the installed device adapters for best performance.

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

Note: Only one #6xx6 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx6 and #6xx8 feature intermix within a disk enclosure. If a second set of 8 SSD drives are required, convert #6xx6 features to #6xx8 features.

(#6x58) FDE SSD drive sets
(#6156) 400 GB FDE SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6158) 400 GB FDE SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

Feature       Description
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 6156         400 GB FDE SSD half drive set
 6158         400 GB FDE SSD drive set
 

Features #6x56 provide a set of 8 disk drives while features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Full Disk Encryption (FDE), capacity). All disk drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same type FDE drives or non-encryption drives, no intermix is allowed (features #6x58 or #6x08).

With half drive sets (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6x56), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as #6x58 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

(#AGA1) Shipping and Handling - Model 95E

This feature indicates each Model 95E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA1 or feature #AG00 on the order.


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