ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 - A new RAID controller for System x servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-589
September 22, 2009

 
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The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 offers a low-cost, enterprise-grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrates emerging SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure. This controller:

IBM® Single Cable USB Conversion Option

For technical support:


 
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The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 (49Y4731) offers a low-cost, enterprise-grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrates emerging SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure.

Ideal for supporting four HDDs in a space-constrained server configuration, the ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 comes in a standard PCIe form factor, enabling it to support a wide array of servers. Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 is covered under IBM warranty. This adapter carries a one-year limited warranty or, when installed in a System x® Server, assumes your system's base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

Features and functions include:

Supported systems are IBM System x3200 M3, x3250 M3, and x3400 M2.

System management and RAID configuration are provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) and IBM Director.

The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller includes a one-year, limited warranty.1

With rigorous testing by IBM through the ServerProven® program, you can maintain a high degree of confidence that your System x server storage subsystems are compatible and will function reliably.

IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO) (43V6147)

The IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO) carries a one-year parts-only limited warranty.1

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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Key prerequisites
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The ServeRAID-BR10il v2 requires a supported System x server with an available PCI Express expansion slot.


 
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The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 features investment protection and compatibility.

Compatibility

The IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO) features:


 
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ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2               49Y4731

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 7836 and 7837 machine types:

Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
3U Bracket for ServeRAID™ BR10-il SAS/SATA
Controller v2                                      7836  AC1     2133
                                                         MC1
3U Bracket for ServeRAID BR10-il SAS/SATA
Controller v2                                      7837  AC1
                                                         MC1

The following are features already announced for the 3331, 7836, and 7837 machine types:

Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2            7836  AC1     9742
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2            7837  AC1
                                                         MC1

Note: The following information does not pertain to the other products in this announcement. This announcement is being used to release the needed product.

 
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IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option                43V6147

Technical information

Performance specifications

ServeRAID-BR10il Controller v2

Supported systems are x3200 M3, x3250 M3, and x3400 M2.

Physical specifications
ServeRAID-BR10il (without mounting bracket)
 
Approximate height:  69.04 mm (2.72 in)
Approximate width:  167.82 mm (6.61 in)
Approximate depth:  14.45 mm (.57 in)
Approximate weight:  0.013 kg
 
ServeRaid-BR10il card with 3U bracket, screw
 
Approximate height: 20 mm (4.724 in )
Approximate width:  92 mm (3.622 in)
Approximate depth:  18.42 mm (0.725in )
Approximate weight:  0.09 kg (.2 lb)
 
ServeRaid-BR10il card 2U bracket, with screw
 
Approximate height:  79.2 mm  (3.118 in)
Approximate width:  27.1 mm  (1.067 in)
Approximate depth:  18.42 mm (0.725 in)
Approximate weight:  0.0485 kg 
Operating environment

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)

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 ServeRAID-BR10il Controller is supported on the following IBM platforms.

 
System name   x3200 M3   Machine type  7327,     Model   All
                                       7328
              x3250 M3                 4251, 4252        All
              x3400 M2                 7836, 7837        All

System management and RAID configuration are provided via MegaRAID Storage Manager.

The IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO) provides attachment of the supported server to the following IBM console switches:

Software requirements

Support for all major operating systems:

Compatibility

For 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:

Approximate installation time: 20 minutes

Packaging

One box

Shipment group

Packaging dimensions

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and application software.


 
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Features and options only

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

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.

** This optional feature is designed as Customer Replacement Unit (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.

In the United States, call 800-426-7378, or write to:

Warranty Information
500 Park Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Attn:  Dept ZPYA/B500

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.

Accessing IBM online services

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/support
Placing the call to IBM

Use one of the following numbers when calling IBM for technical support:


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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/
 
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                           SEO
Description                number      
 
ServeRAID-BR10il          49Y4731    
SAS/SATA Controller v2

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 7836 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                             Model  Feature          Both         RP
Description                  number number           support  CSU MES 
 
3U Bracket for ServeRAID BR10-il SAS/SATA
Controller v2
                              AC1   2133             Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7836 machine type:

 
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                             Model  Feature          Both         RP
Description                  number number           support  CSU MES 
 
ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2
                              AC1   9742             Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 7837 machine type:

 
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                             Model  Feature          Both         RP
Description                  number number           support  CSU MES 
 
3U Bracket for ServeRAID BR10-il SAS/SATA
Controller v2
                              AC1   2133             Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7837 machine type:

 
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                             Model  Feature          Both         RP
Description                  number number           support  CSU MES 
 
ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2
                              AC1      9742          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

Note: The following information does not pertain to the other products in this announcement. This announcement is being used to release the needed product.

 
Options SEOs
 
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Description                                       number     
 
IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option            43V6147
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