IBM 6Gb HBAs offer enterprise-grade data-transfer solutions; Rack Mount Cable enables remote battery mounting in ultra-dense servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-013
May 18, 2010

 
 ENUS110-013.PDF (92KB)

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Pricing Pricing
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The IBM® 6Gb SAS and SSD HBAs provide an ideal solution for all servers needing high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data-backup and mission-critical applications. The HBAs provide support for SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs, and tape drive configurations.

Features:

The ServeRAID™ M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable enables remote battery mounting in ultra-dense servers, thereby reducing thermal challenges.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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IBM 6Gb SAS HBA (46M0907) and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA (46M0983)

The IBM 6Gb SAS HBA and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA are economical storage enablers to attach RAIDed external storage enclosures and provide 3Gb or 6Gb tape storage connectivity for data-archiving applications to realize a higher level of performance.

The PCIe small form-factor IBM 6Gb SAS HBA is based on LSI's SAS2008 controller and can handle medium- to large-capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI-Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four internal SATA connectors.

Features and functions:

ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable (68Y7396)

The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable offers a cost-effective, enterprise-grade remote battery mounting solution to an organization's storage infrastructure.

Features and functions:

Warranty: One year parts only


 
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The 6Gb adapters can be used on supported System x® servers with an available PCI Express® expansion slot.


 
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Description
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Based on LSI's SAS2008 chip, the IBM 6Gb SAS HBA allows you to attach external storage enclosures and provide 3Gb or 6Gb tape storage connectivity for data-archiving applications to realize a higher level of performance. This controller is ideal for supporting server applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

Features:

Compatibility


 
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Single Entity Offerings (SEOs)

 
                                                          SEO
Description                                               number
 
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA                                           46M0907
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable         68Y7396

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 4190, 4192, 4193, 4194, 4251, 4252, 7163, 7233, 7327, 7328, 7836, 7837, 7839, 7946, 7947, 7978, and 7979 machine types:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature 
 
2U Bracket for ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
or 6Gb SSD HBA                                     7946  AC1     2145
                                                         MC1
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA                                    7233  AC1     3876
                                                         AC2
                                                         MC1
                                                         MC2
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA                                    7946  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA                                    7947  AC1
                                                         MC1
SAS 710MM Cable                                    7946  AC1     6433
                                                         MC1
                                                   7947  AC1
                                                         MC1

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=110-013

 
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Publications are shipped with the announced product.

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.

Displayable softcopy publications

None

Source file publications

None


 
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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

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.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.

System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x technology, include the support services you need -- to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It's your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we'll help you get started with a core support package that includes:

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html

 
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM 6Gb SAS HBA (46M0907) and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA (46M0983)

Shipping dimensions

ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable (68Y7396)

Shipping dimensions

Agency approvals

Standards

None

Operating environment

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)

Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

Hardware requirements

The HBA adapters must be installed in a selected System x server.

Software requirements

The IBM 6Gb HBAs support the following 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

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The IBM 6Gb HBA products are designated as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The IBM 6Gb SAS HBA and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA require about 20 minutes for installation.

Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on.

Packaging

IBM 6Gb HBAs

Product                  Package description      Boxes
 
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA          Option Unit Box          1
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
 
                         Contents:
 
                         6Gb SAS adapter or 6Gb SSD adapter
                         2U bracket
                         Quick install guide
                         CD with pub
                         Important Notices Flyer

The 6Gb HBA is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags. Retail only.

Packaging dimensions and weight

Note: All measurements are approximate.

Supplies

For end users

IBM 6Gb Adapters can be purchased through dealers around the world.

The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable can be purchased through dealers around the world.

Security, auditability, and control

It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed.

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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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

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.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
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Terms and conditions
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Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year

IBM 6Gb HBA Adapters and ServeRAID M5000 Battery Mount Cable

These features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which they are installed for the remainder of the warranty or maintenance period for such machine or the original option warranty, whichever is greater.

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

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/warrantyform?brandind=5000008

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

With respect to on-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.


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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/
 
                                                Part    
Description                                     number
 
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA                                 46M0907
 
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount     68Y7396
Cable
 
Field    Plant             
install  install  MES      Cables
only     only     removal  required
 
 N        N        N        N

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 7233 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                              Model    Feature       Both
Description                   number   number        support
 
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
                              AC1      3875          Initial
                              AC2                    Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
                              MC2                    Initial
 
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
                              AC1      3876          Initial
                              AC2                    Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
                              MC2                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 7946 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                              Model    Feature       Both
Description                   number   number        support
 
2U Bracket for ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
or 6Gb SSD HBA
                              AC1      2145          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
 
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
                              AC1      3876          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
SAS 710MM Cable
                              AC1      6433          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System x 7947 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                              Model    Feature       Both
Description                   number   number        support
 
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
                              AC1      3876          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
SAS 710MM Cable
                              AC1      6433          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
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