IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family delivers expanded connectivity and enhanced security with encryption

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-135
October 6, 2015


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The IBM® Storwize® Family of products delivers the following enhancements:

  • 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) 4 Port Adapter for expanded connectivity on IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM Storwize V7000
  • Support of up to four 4-Port 8 Gb FC Card features for expanded connectivity on SVC
  • Encryption of externally virtualized and internal storage data at rest for enhanced security on SVC
  • Encryption of externally virtualized storage data at rest for enhanced security on Storwize V7000

These last two enhancements fulfill the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 214-450, dated October 28, 2014, IBM Storwize Family Software V7.4.0 enhances the scale and scope of its data protection proficiency.



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All features and enhancements in this announcement require IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V7.6, or later.



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December 4, 2015: 4 GB to 8 GB Cache Upgrade

December 18, 2015:

  • Encryption Enablement (feature number ACE2)
  • Encryption USB Drive Pack (feature number ACEB)
  • 4 port 16 Gb FC Card (feature number AH14)
  • 16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Pair (feature number AHB3)

The SVC Encryption Enablement feature and the Encryption USB Drive Pack feature (Machine type 2145 feature numbers ACE2 and ACEB, respectively) are not available in the following countries:

  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • People's Republic of China
  • Russia



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Select SVC and Storwize Family products support the following new features and functions:

16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter: SVC Storage Engine Model DH8 and Storwize V7000 Control Enclosure Model 524 expand 16 Gb FC connectivity with an optional 4-Port 16 Gb FC adapter card. Both models support up to four 16 Gb FC adapter cards for a total of sixteen 16 Gb FC ports per SVC engine (each node) and sixteen 16 Gb FC ports per Storwize V7000 control enclosure (eight ports per node canister).

Increased support of 8 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter: For increased front-end connectivity, SVC now supports up-to four 4-Port 8 Gb FC adapter cards for a total of sixteen 8 Gb FC ports per SVC engine.

Encryption: For improved data security and confidentiality, encryption is now available for externally virtualized capacities of Storwize V7000 and SVC. Encryption can be applied to virtualized storage arrays, even if the virtualized array doesn't have encryption capabilities. Encrypted volumes are transparent to applications, easing the implementation and operation.

For supported externally virtualized storage configurations, data encryption can be enabled by the Storwize V7000 controller or SVC Storage Engine. The data is encrypted and sent over the storage network to the virtualized storage device(s). Encryption by Spectrum Virtualize is transparent to hosts and applications, and the data is encrypted and protected across the network between the Storwize and SVC controllers and the storage device(s).

Data at rest Encryption for internal capacity of the Storwize V7000 has been available with IBM Spectrum Virtualize version 7.4.

Data at rest Encryption for internal and externally virtualized capacities of SVC is available with IBM Spectrum Virtualize version 7.6

Encryption is enabled through the acquisition of the Encryption Enablement feature. Use of the Encryption function is entitled through the acquisition of an Encryption software license.

For additional details on the encryption function and software license requirements, refer to the announcement letter listed in the Reference information section.

IBM Storwize V3700 will continue to ship from IBM Manufacturing with IBM Storwize licensed machine code level 7.5. Customers can upgrade to IBM Spectrum Virtualize licensed machine code level 7.6, or later, and upgrades will require the 4 GB to 8 Gb cache upgrade (feature number ACHB).



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For complete information about IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.6, refer to Software Announcement 215-391, dated October 06, 2015.



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Storwize V7000

Description Machine type Model Feature number
16Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Pair 2076 524 AHB3

SVC

Description Machine type Model Feature number
Encryption Enablement 2145 DH8 ACE2*
Encryption USB Drive Pack 2145 DH8 ACEB*
4 port 16Gb FC Card 2145 DH8 AH14

* These features are not available in Belarus, Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, and Russia.



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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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 115-135


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No publications are shipped with these options. Refer to the publications that shipped with your base system for information.

Product documentation is available at

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

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Storwize V7000:

  • The 16 Gb FC 4-Port Adapter Pair feature requires Spectrum Virtualize version 7.6, or later.

SVC:

  • The Encryption Enablement and Encryption USB Drive Pack features require Spectrum Virtualize version 7.6, or later.
  • The 16 Gb FC 4-Port Adapter feature requires Spectrum Virtualize version 7.6, or later.

Compatibility

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

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

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Customer responsibilities

Physical configuration and installation planning are customer responsibilities.

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This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded application software.

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



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MES discount applicable

No


Field installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

Machine type 2076 (Storwize V7000): Three years

Machine type 2145 (SVC): One year

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

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. 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. 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

Machine type 2076 (Storwize V7000): Yes

Machine type 2145 (SVC): No


Machine code

Machine type 2145 (SVC): Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.



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Machine type 2076 (Storwize V7000)

Description Model Feature number
16Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Pair 524 AHB3

Machine type 2145 (SVC)

Description Model Feature number
Encryption Enablement DH8 ACE2*
Encryption USB Drive Pack DH8 ACEB*
4 port 16Gb FC Card DH8 AH14

* These features are not available in Belarus, Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, and Russia.

Storwize V7000

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type**
16Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Pair 2076 524 AHB3 Both

SVC

Description Machine type Model Feature number Install type**
Encryption Enablement 2145 DH8 ACE2* Both
Encryption USB Drive Pack 2145 DH8 ACEB* Both
4 port 16Gb FC Card 2145 DH8 AH14 Both

* These features are not available in Belarus, Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, and Russia.

** Install type:

  • "Plant" denotes plant installation only
  • "Field" denotes field installation only
  • "Both" denotes both plant and field installation

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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