ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller offers 8-port internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA solution with Flash-Backed cache offload capability for servers with the flexibility to use both SAS and SATA hard drives

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 111-215
December 13, 2011

ENUS111-215.PDF ENUS111-215.PDF

Table of contents
Overview Overview Product number Product number
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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At a glance
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ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller can provide a cost-effective RAID solution with all the benefits that enterprise-grade RAID demands.



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Overview
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ServeRAID M5016 SA/SATA Controller for IBM® System x® (90Y4304)

ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller offers an enterprise grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrates popular SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure.

In addition, M5016 comes with Flash-Backed cache offload allowing clients to have extended-life cached data protection in their storage sub-system in the event of an unexpected power outage.

Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller is covered under IBM warranty. This adapter carries a one-year limited warranty, or when installed in a System x Server these cards assume your system's base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

Features and functions of the ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x:

Warranty

The ServeRAID M5016 Controller offers a one-year limited warranty1.

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

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

Feature exchange

None



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



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Planned availability date
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December 16, 2011: ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller (90Y4304)



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Description
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ServeRAID M5016 Controller

This controller is ideal for supporting server applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

Features:

Compatibility

Configurator support



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Product positioning
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Single Entity Offerings (SEOs)

 
                                                          SEO
 Description                                              number
 
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x      90Y4304
 
 
 
 
The following feature already announced for the 3331, 7944, 7945 machine
type.

Description                                         MT  Model   Feature

Remote Mount cable for ServeRAID M5100 Series
upgrades                                           7944  AC1     A1X9
                                                         MC1
Remote Mount cable for ServeRAID M5100 Series
upgrades                                           7945  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  3331  HC1     A2NF
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  7944  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  7945  AC1
                                                         MC1
Power Module Mounting HW                           7944  AC1     A2V8
                                                         MC1
Power Module Mounting HW                           7945  AC1
                                                         MC1

ServeRAID M5100 Series 425mm Flash Power Module    7944  AC1     A1X9
Cable                                                    MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series 425mm Flash Power Module    7945  AC1     A1X9
Cable                                                    MC1

Model conversions

None

Feature conversions

None

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=111-215


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Publications
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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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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller (90Y4304)

Shipping dimensions

Hardware requirements

The controller must be installed in a selected System x server:

Agency approvals

Standards

None

Operating environment
Hardware requirements

None

Software requirements

The ServeRAID M5016 SATA/SAS Controller supports 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 ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller is designed as a customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller requires about 20 minutes for installation.

Installation includes unpacking, attaching a customer-provided power cord, setting up, and powering on.

Packaging

ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller

Product                  Package description                Boxes
 
ServeRAID M5016            Option Unit Box                   1
SAS/SATA Controller
 
 
                         Contents:
                    
                      ServeRAID M5016 adapter
                      2U bracket
                      3U bracket
                      Cache module
                      Power module
                      2-Power module cables
                      Power module tray
                      Quick Install Guide
                      CD with pub
                      Important Notices Flyer
  

The ServeRAID M5016 Controller is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Packaging dimensions/weight

Note: All measurements are approximate.

Supplies

For end users: ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller 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 features

Yes

Warranty period

One year

ServeRAID M5016 Controller offers a one year limited warranty1

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.

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

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

The following parts are designated as Tier 1 CRUs.

CRUs:



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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

                                                    SEO
      Description                                   number      
  
 ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for            90Y4304    
 IBM System x
 
 
 
The following feature already announced for the 3331 machine
type.

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
 
                              HC1      A2NF          MES
 
The following are features already announced for the 7944 machine
type.

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support   

Remote Mount cable for ServeRAID M5100 Series
upgrades
                              AC1      A1X9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              AC1      A2NF          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

Power Module Mounting HW
                              AC1      A2V8          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

ServeRAID M5100 Series 425mm Flash Power Module
Cable                         AC1      A1X9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
 
The following are features already announced for the 7945 machine
type.

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support   

Remote Mount cable for ServeRAID M5100 Series
upgrades
                              AC1      A1X9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              AC1      A2NF          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
Power Module Mounting HW
                              AC1      A2V8          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series 425mm Flash Power Module
Cable                         AC1      A1X9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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