ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers - Two x4 port internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA solutions for high-density servers with the flexibility to use both SAS and SATA hard drives

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-416
September 8, 2009

 
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(Corrected on October 2, 2009)

The list of supported systems was revised.
 
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ServeRAID™ M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers can provide the performance required for extensive computations and the flexibility to use both SAS and SATA hard drives.

Features include:

ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit can provide enterprise-grade reliability businesses seek without compromising performance and reliability.

Features include:

For technical support:


 
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ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers (46M0916 and 46M0829)

ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers offer a cost-effective enterprise-grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrate emerging SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure. At 6 Gbps, the M5014 and M5015 offer improved performance over their predecessors.

Ideal for supporting server mission-critical applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required, such as video streaming, Web content, video-on-demand, security and surveillance, fixed content, and reference data storage, the M5014 and M5015 offer RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50. In addition, they are capable of Online Capacity Expansion (OCE), Online RAID Level Migration (RLM), single controller multipathing, load balancing, and other key RAID data protection features. M5014 comes with 256 MB of DDR2 SDRAM and supports an optional ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit and M5015 comes with 512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM and an intelligent battery backup module. This memory attaches directly to the adapters, providing the performance demanded by today's enterprise client, and is x8 lane PCI Gen 2 compliant.

ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers support SAS and SATA hard drive redundant configurations for server storage, thereby providing investment protection to our clients. The M5014 and M5015 can be easily configured and managed with MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) and MegaCLI (Command Line Interface) tools.

Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers are covered under IBM warranty. These adapters carry a one-year limited warranty or, when installed in a System x® server, assume your system's base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

Features and functions:

ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers (46M0916 and 46M0829)

Warranty

ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 offer a one-year limited warranty1.

ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit (46M0917)

The kit provides an enterprise-grade battery for added performance on high-density servers that require battery-backed protection.

It adds a cost-effective enterprise-grade intelligent battery backup solution to an organization's storage infrastructure. With 48 hours of data retention time while on battery backup, data is guaranteed to be safe during an emergency. The kit offers the performance advantages of DRAM as a write cache medium.

ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit uses a battery "gas gauge" to accurately estimate the remaining energy capacity of the battery, similar to the way a cell phone or laptop computer does. In addition, it offers a monthly learn cycle where write caching for the system is turned off so that the battery can be discharged and recharged in order to recalibrate the gauge.

Features and functions:

Warranty

Batteries are consumables; therefore, not covered under warranty.

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

Alternatively, this information is also available by contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.


 
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SAS/SATA Controllers can be used on supported System x servers with an available full-height PCI Express expansion slot.


 
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October 13, 2009


 
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These controllers are ideal for supporting server applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

Features:

Compatibility


 
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Options SEOs
 
                                                   SEO
Description                                        number
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller                46M0829
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller                46M0916
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit                 46M0917
The following are newly announced features for the x3400 M2 system:
 
Description                                  MT    Model  Feature
  
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller          7836  AC1    0093
                                                   MC1
                                             7837  AC1    0093
                                                   MC1
 
 ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller         7836  AC1    3877
                                                   MC1
                                             7837  AC1    3877
                                                   MC1
 
 ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit          7836  AC1    5744
                                                   MC1
                                             7837  AC1    5744
                                                   MC1
 
The following are newly announced features for the x3500 M2 system:
 
Description                                  MT    Model  Feature
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller          7839  AC1    0093
                                                   MC1
 
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller          7839  AC1    3877
                                                   MC1
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit           7839  AC1    5744
                                                   MC1 
 
The following are newly announced features for the x3550 M2 system:
 
Description                                  MT    Model  Feature
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller          7946  AC1    0093 
                                                   MC1
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit           7946  AC1    5744
                                                   MC1 
 
The following are newly announced features for the x3650 M2 system:
 
Description                                  MT    Model  Feature
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller          7947  AC1    0093
                                                   MC1
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit           7947  AC1    5744
                                                   MC1 

Product names

Technical information

Performance specifications
Physical specifications

ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller (46M0829)

ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller (46M0916)

ServeRAID M5000 Series battery (46M0917)

Operating environment
Agency approvals
Energy Star compliance

Is this product Energy Star Compliant? No

Note: The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements

The following systems are supported for ServeRAID M5014 and M5015 Controllers and M5000 Battery Kit.

System     Machine number      Models
 
 x3400 M2   7836,7837            All
 x3500 M2   7839                 All
 x3550 M2   7946                 All
 x3650 M2   7947                 All
Software requirements

The ServeRAID M5015 supports all major operating systems:

Compatibility

For the latest compatibility information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 20 minutes

Packaging

One box

Shipment group, M5015
Shipment group, M5014
Shipment group, M5000

Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and application software.


 
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Field installable                              Yes
Customer setup                                 Yes 
Warranty period*                               1 yr*
Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU**
Maintenance agreement                          No
Optional upgrade                               No 
Licensed programs                              Yes 

The IBM SAS/SATA Controllers are covered by a one-year, limited warranty. Batteries are consumables; therefore, not covered under this warranty. The battery option ships in its own packaging separate from the adapter.

Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the feature or option. All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.

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

** These optional features are designated as Customer Replacement Units (CRU).

CRU Service:IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified below, On-site Service.

Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following have been designated as a Tier 1 CRU:

Licensed machine code

IBM machine code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the machine code. IBM plans to make the machine code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support Web site

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service. Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the feature or option. All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed. In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC, 27709, Attn: Dept JDJA/B203.

Help and service information -- Features and options

During the warranty period, you can obtain technical support using IBM's online services or by calling the IBM Support Center at 800-426-737824 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. For general questions related to the use of your options, fee-based support is available. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

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Within the United States, call the IBM Support Center at 800-426-7378.

Charges

For current System x prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/
 
Options SEOs
 
                           SEO
Description                number   
 
ServeRAID M5015            46M0829    
SAS/SATA Controller
 
ServeRAID M5014            46M0916
SAS/SATA Controller
 
ServeRAID M5000            46M0917  
Series Battery Kit
 
The following are newly announced features for the x3400 M2 system:
 
Description                                       MT    Model Feature
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller               7836  AC1   0093
                                                        MC1
                                                  7837  AC1   0093
                                                        MC1
 
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller               7836  AC1   3877
                                                        MC1
                                                  7837  AC1   3877
                                                        MC1
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit                7836  AC1   5744
                                                        MC1
                                                  7837  AC1   5744
                                                        MC1
 
The following are newly announced features for the x3500 M2 system:
 
Description                                        MT    Model Feature
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller                7839  AC1   0093
                                                         MC1
 
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller                7839  AC1   3877
                                                         MC1
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit                 7839  AC1   5744
                                                         MC1 
 
The following are newly announced features for the x3550 M2 system:
 
Description                                        MT   Model Feature
 
 ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller               7946  AC1   0093
                                                         MC1
 
 ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit                7946  AC1   5744
                                                         MC1
  
The following are newly announced features for the x3650 M2 system:
 
Description                                        MT   Model  Feature
 
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller                7947  AC1   0093
                                                         MC1
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit                 7947  AC1   5744
                                                         MC1
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