IBM ServeRAID M-Series products offer enterprise-class RAID solutions to enhance server storage and enable use of both SAS and SATA media

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-048
March 6, 2012

ENUS112-048.PDF ENUS112-048.PDF

Table of contents
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® ServeRAID M-Series family of products can provide state-of-the-art RAID solutions with all the benefits that enterprise-grade RAID demands.



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Overview
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ServeRAID M-Series SAS/SATA Controllers for IBM System x®

The IBM ServeRAID M-Series family of products offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure.

These products are optimized to deliver performance demanded by ever-growing I/O requirements of today's enterprises. They integrate popular disk media such as SAS and SATA HDDs and emerging solid state disks into an organization's storage infrastructure.

The portfolio is designed around several base solutions with a set of upgrades that are rich with features, designed to minimize parts-on-the-floor, optimized for storage performance, and consistent with existing industry-leading ServeRAID products.

ServeRAID M1115 offers a low-cost RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features-on-Demand license upgrade. ServeRAID M5110 and M5120 cap the top end of the spectrum with a superior array of features. While M5110 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, M5110e comes integrated with the IBM System x3650 M4 server. The M5120 is the external version of M5110 providing connectivity to external JBODs and also comes in a small form factor PCIe adapter. They share a common set of upgrades simplifying inventory management. Clients looking for added write performance can benefit from a 512MB cache module with a battery for cache protection. ServeRAID M5120, M5110, and M5110e also support 512 MB and 1 GB Flash-Backed-Cache-Offload modules allowing clients to have an extended-life energy source for cache protection in their storage subsystem. A set of Features-on-Demand license upgrades provide RAID 6/60 and performance optimization as well as caching with solid state media.

Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID M-Series portfolio is covered under IBM warranty. All adapters and upgrade modules 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.

M5110, M5110e, and M5120 Controllers and upgrades

RAID Controllers

These controllers offer:

ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x

This controller offers:

Upgrades

RAID Controller

This controller offers:

Upgrade

This upgrade offers:

Warranty

The ServeRAID Options offer a one-year limited warranty 1.


Note: The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery has a one-year warranty period effective on its "Date of Installation." The M5100 Series Battery warranty period is independent of the warranty period of the machine into which it is installed.

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

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/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.



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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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March 16, 2012

May 24, 2012



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Description
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ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (81Y4478)

ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (81Y4481)

ServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (90Y4344)

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (81Y4448)

ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x (81Y4544)

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x (81Y4484)

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x (81Y4487)

ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x (81Y4559)

ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x (81Y4546)

ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x (81Y4508)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator for IBM System x (90Y4273)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x (90Y4318)

ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x (81Y4542)

Features:

Compatibility

Configurator support



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Option Offerings (SEOs)

 
                                                          SEO
Description                                               number
 
ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x      81Y4448
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for     81Y4484
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for     81Y4487
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for       81Y4559
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for      81Y4544
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x    81Y4546
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator        90Y4273
IBM System x
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for      81Y4542
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for            90Y4318
IBM System x
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x       81Y4508
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x      81Y4478
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x      81Y4481

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A1J3
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A1J4
ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  3331  HC1     A1MZ
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A1WY
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A1X1
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A1X2
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM
System x                                           3331  HC1     A1X3
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System
x                                                  3331  HC1     A22E
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A2MC
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for
IBM System x                                       3331  HC1     A2MD
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           3331  HC1     A1WX
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           3331  HC1     A347

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=112-048



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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

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IBM Publications Center Portal

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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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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.

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System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller (81Y4448)

ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller (81Y4481)

ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (81Y4478)

Shipping dimensions

Hardware requirements

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

Agency approvals

Standards

None

Operating environment

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)

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

Software requirements

The IBM ServeRAID M-Series family of products and options are supported on 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 ServeRAID M-Series family of products is designed as a customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The IBM ServeRAID M-Series family of controllers requires about 20 minutes for installation.

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

Packaging

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller

Product                  Package description                Boxes
 
ServeRAID M1115            Option Unit Box                   1
SAS/SATA Controller
 
                         Contents:
                     
                      ServeRAID M1115 controller
                      2U bracket
                      3U bracket
                      ServeRAID M Documentation CD
                      Important Notices Flyer

The ServeRAID M1115 Controller is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Packaging dimensions and weight

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache Upgrade for IBM System x

Product                  Package description                Boxes

ServeRAID M5110            Option Unit Box                   1
SAS/SATA Controller

                           Contents:

                         ServeRAID M5110 controller          
                         2U bracket               
                         3U bracket              
                         Important Notices Flyer      
                         ServeRAID M Documentation CD
Product                  Package description                Boxes

ServeRAID M5120            Option Unit Box                   1
SAS/SATA Controller

                           Contents: 

                         ServeRAID M5120 controller              
                         2U bracket            
                         ServeRAID M Documentation CD      
                         Important Notices Flyer

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache Upgrade for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash Upgrade for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash Upgrade for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator for IBM System x

ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x

Note: All measurements are approximate.

Supplies

For end users: ServeRAID M-Series family of products 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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Field installable features

Yes

Warranty period

One year

ServeRAID options offer a one year limited warranty 1.

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.
Note: The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery has a one-year warranty period effective on its "Date of Installation." The M5100 Series Battery warranty period is independent of the warranty period of the machine into which it is installed.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.



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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 M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x   81Y4448  
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for  81Y4484  
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for  81Y4487  
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for    81Y4559 
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for   81Y4544 
IBM System x
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM          81Y4546  
System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator     90Y4273 
for IBM System x
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for   81Y4542  
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x    81Y4508  
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for         90Y4318  
IBM System x
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x   81Y4478 
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x   81Y4481 

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/ 
                              Model    Feature        Both         RP
Description                   number   number         support  CSU MES

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A1J3          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A1J4          MES
ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              HC1      A1MZ          MES
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              HC1      A1WX          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM System x
                              HC1      A1WY          MES
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A1X1          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A1X2          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM
System x
                              HC1      A1X3          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x
                              HC1      A22E          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A2MC          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
System x
                              HC1      A2MD          MES
 
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                      HC1      A347          MES
 
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