IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 offers new 3 TB SAS drive feature

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 111-203
October 11, 2011


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices


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IBM® XIV® Storage System Gen3 now includes support for 3 TB SAS drives. With this new feature, the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 provides a new higher-density option in this enterprise-class storage. The 3 TB SAS drive feature in the XIV allows for up to 243 TB of usable capacity in a single rack.



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Overview
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IBM XIV Storage System Model 114 for machine types 2810 and 2812 is now offering the 3 Terabyte (TB) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives populated in the XIV interface and data modules.



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Key prerequisites
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XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 114 with IBM XIV Storage System Software Version 11.0.1, or later, installed.



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Planned availability date
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November 17, 2011



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Description
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The IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 114 is now able to scale even higher in a single rack footprint.

The XIV line of storage products continues to provide the same great ease-of-management and reliability. Now, XIV is able to offer even more capacity to support high-performance enterprise workloads.

The unique XIV architecture supports the use of high-density drives even for high-performance enterprise environments. The new support of 3 TB SAS drives allows more than 50% greater capacity than the 2 TB drives and greater storage density per rack, which can help lower per-terabyte costs.

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 3 TB SAS drives.

3 TB HDD modules

 
Total Modules   6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
 
Usable         84.1  132.8   154.9  168.3  190    203.6  225.3  243.3
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface
 Modules        3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 1135)
 
Data Modules    3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 1136)
 
Disk Drives     72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel   8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
iSCSI Ports     6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
 
Memory (GB)     144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 

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  • High-performance InfiniBand interconnect
  • New motherboard and processors
  • SAS controllers and 3 TB drives
  • 50% more cache per module (24 GB)
  • Expanded iSCSI connectivity
  • Upgradeable to SDD caching
  • 8 Gb FC ports


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Reference information
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Refer to Hardware Announcement 111-128, dated July 12, 2011.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=111-203


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                                                      Feature
Description                         Machine   Model   number
 
3TB Interface Module                 2810      114     1135
3TB Data Module                      2810      114     1136
3TB COD Interface Module             2810      114     1147
3TB COD Data module                  2810      114     1148
3TB HDD CoD Activation               2810      114     1150
 

                                                      Feature
Description                         Machine   Model   number
 
3TB Interface Module                 2812      114     1135
3TB Data Module                      2812      114     1136
3TB COD Interface Module             2812      114     1147
3TB COD Data module                  2812      114     1148
3TB HDD CoD Activation               2812      114     1150
 

Model conversions

No model conversions.



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Publications
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The following publications are shipped with this product.

 
Title                                               Order number
 
International Program License Agreement             Z125-3301
 Additional copies
 
IBM XIV Storage System Safety Notices               GA32-0832
(standard - 29 languages)
 
License Information document                        GC27-2216
 
IBM System Storage® XIV Storage System Machine      GC27-2268
 type 2810 and 2812 Statement of Limited Warranty
 

Product publications can be viewed and downloaded online from the IBM XIV Storage System Information Center at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ibmxiv/r2/index.jsp

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

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

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



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These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM XIV Storage System Model 2810-114

  • Width: 660 mm (26 in)
  • Depth: 1200 mm (47.2 in)
  • Height: 2020 mm (79.5 in)
  • Weight: 1044.5 kg (2303.1 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

IBM XIV Storage System Model 2812-114

  • Width: 660 mm (26 in)
  • Depth: 1200 mm (47.2 in)
  • Height: 2020 mm (79.5 in)
  • Weight: 1044.5 kg (2303.1 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

IBM XIV Storage System Model 2810-114

  • Temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Relative humidity: 25% to 80%
  • Wet bulb (caloric value): 23 kcal/hour or Btu
  • Electrical power:
    • 2TB HDD - 6.7 kVA max consumption
    • 3TB HDD - 7.0 kVA max consumption
  • Noise level: 56 dBa

IBM XIV Storage System Model 2812-114

  • Temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Relative humidity: 25% to 80%
  • Wet bulb (caloric value): 23 kcal/hour or Btu
  • Electrical power:
    • 2TB HDD - 6.7 kVA max consumption
    • 3TB HDD - 7.0 kVA max consumption
  • Noise level: 56 dBa
Hardware requirements

2810-114 and 2812-114 must have the 5639-YYB IBM XIV Storage Software for operation.

Limitations
  • Existing drive rules apply:
    • No intermix with 2 TB
    • Fast track MES upgrades
    • No field upgrade from 2 TB to 3 TB
  • Drive encryption is not supported on these drives
User group requirements
  • Code level 11.0.1 will support 3 TB and 2 TB drives

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Installation planning

Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Installation planning and usage documentation and resources may be found at the IBM product support website

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/XIV

Customer documentation, safety, and warranty information for the IBM XIV Storage System and IBM XIV Storage System Software products can also be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ibmxiv/r2/index.jsp

Logical configuration planning and creation

Logical configuration planning and creation are customer responsibilities. Logical configuration refers to defining hosts, volumes, and LUNs mapping to hosts, defining event notifications, defining target connectivity, defining mirroring, defining snapshots, and all actions related to implementation of the XIV Storage System within the customer's IT environment, other than physical installation. Creation of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration are customer responsibilities. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the IBM XIV GUI or XCLI. This XIV GUI provides an easy-to-use, straightforward option for accomplishing these tasks, and is the recommended method. IBM SmoothStart Implementation and Configuration Services are also available for those customers who prefer to have IBM complete the initial configuration for them. Additional services are also available. Refer to the Services section for more information on available services.

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

Cable orders

There are two types of cables available for host attachment to the XIV Storage System. Feature 3900 should be used to attach iSCSI hosts and features 3910 and 3920 are to be used to connect hosts through fiber optic cables. All Fibre Channel connections to the XIV device should be made with 50 micron (multimode) fiber optic cables.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities

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



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IBM Electronic Services
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The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

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

Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine

Optional features warranty period

Optional features - One year



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                                                         Field   Plant
            Machine       Feature                        install install
Description type    Model number                         only    only
 
3TB          2810    114   1135                             N       N
 Interface Module
3TB Data     2810    114   1136                             N       N
 Module
3TB COD      2810    114   1147                             N       N
 Interface Module
3TB COD      2810    114   1148                             N       N
 Data module
3TB HDD      2810    114   1150                             N       N
 CoD Activation
 
                                      
                                                         Field   Plant
            Machine       Feature                        install install
Description type    Model number                         only    only
 
3TB          2812    114   1135                             N       N
 Interface Module
3TB Data     2812    114   1136                             N       N
 Module
3TB COD      2812    114   1147                             N       N
 Interface Module
3TB COD      2812    114   1148                             N       N
 Data module
3TB HDD      2812    114   1150                             N       N
 CoD Activation
  

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Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the US only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-111-203-List_prices_2011_10_11.PDF ENUS-111-203-List_prices_2011_10_11.PDF

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