ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller and associated solutions offer enterprise-grade RAID solution for next-generation IBM Flex System enhancing use of both SAS and SATA media

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-079
April 11, 2012

ENUS112-079.PDF ENUS112-079.PDF

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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

(Corrected on May 15, 2012)

Corrected the ServeRAID M5100 Flash kit for x240 feature name listed throughout announcement.

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ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller family of products for IBM® Flex System 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 M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System

The IBM ServeRAID M5115 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 the 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 a base RAID adapter 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 M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System is capable of delivering several focused-solutions depending on business needs, offering basic HDD connectivity, support for 1.8-inch SSDs, a high-performance solution or an extra layer of redundancy with RAID 6. These solutions are realized by pairing M5115 with one or more available hardware kits and Feature-on-Demand license upgrades.

Providing that additional peace of mind, the 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 IBM Flex System, assume the system's base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

M5115 Controller and upgrades

RAID controller:

These controllers offer:

Hardware kits

ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4342)

ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for x240 (90Y4341)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4391)

Feature-on-Demand upgrades

ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex System (90Y4410)

ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for IBM Flex System (90Y4412)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM Flex System (90Y4447)

Warranty

The ServeRAID options offer a one-year limited warranty1.

1For 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.

Feature exchange

None



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Key prerequisites
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An M5115 solution requires an M5115 controller and either an Enablement Kit or a Flash Kit.



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Planned availability date
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June 22, 2012



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Description
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ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System (90Y4390)

ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4342)

ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for x240 (90Y4341)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4391)

ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex System (90Y4411)

ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for IBM Flex System (90Y4412)

Features:

Compatibility

Configurator support



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Product positioning
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None



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Option Offerings (SEOs)

 
                                                          SEO
 Description                                              number
 
 ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System  90Y4390
 
 ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex       90Y4342
 System x240
 ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for     90Y4341
 x240
 ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM         90Y4391
 Flex System x240
 ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex       90Y4410
 System
 ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for IBM       90Y4412
 Flex System
 ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM       90Y4447
 Flex System
  

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries® 8737 machine type:

Description                                         MT  Model   Feature

ServeRAID M5100 Series Left Side Air Baffle for
IBM Flex System x240                               8737  AC1     A2Y0
                                                         MC1

The following are features already announced for the 3331, 8737 machine types:

Description                                         MT  Model   Feature

ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex
System                                             3331  HC1     A2XW
ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex
System                                             8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex
System x240                                        3331  HC1     A2XX
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex
System x240                                        8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for
x240                                               3331  HC1     A2XY
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for
x240                                               8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM
Flex System x240                                   3331  HC1     A2XZ
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM
Flex System x240                                   8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex
System                                             3331  HC1     A2Y1
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex
System                                             8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for
IBM Flex System                                    3331  HC1     A2Y2
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for
IBM Flex System                                    8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
Flex System                                        3331  HC1     A36G
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
Flex System                                        8737  AC1
                                                         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=112-079


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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller (90Y4390)

Shipping dimensions

ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4342)

Shipping dimensions

ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for x240 (90Y4341)

Shipping dimensions

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4391)

Shipping dimensions

Standards

None

Operating environment
Hardware requirements

The controller must be installed in selected IBM Flex System server:

Agency approvals

Software requirements

The IBM ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA 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

Solid-state memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of write cycles that each cell can incur. As a result each solid state device has a maximum amount of write cycles it can be subjected to, documented as Total Bytes Written (TBW). IBM is not responsible for replacement of hardware that has reached the maximum guaranteed number of write cycles. This limit may be revealed as the device failing to communicate to system generated commands or become incapable of being written to.

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 M5115 SAS/SATA family of products are designed as a customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The IBM ServeRAID M5115 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 M5115 SAS/SATA Controller and M5100 Options

Product                  Package description               Boxes
 
ServeRAID M5115            Option Unit Box                   1
SAS/SATA Controller
for IBM Flex System
 
                      Contents:
                   
                      ServeRAID M5115 controller
                      ServeRAID M Documentation CD
                      Important Notices Flyer
  

The ServeRAID M5115 Controller is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System

ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4342)

ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for x240 (90Y4341)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4391)

ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex System (90Y4410)

ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4412)

ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM Flex System x240 (90Y4447)

Note: All measurements are approximate.

Supplies

For users: ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA 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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Field installable features

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

ServeRAID options offer 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.

1For 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.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.



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                                                        SEO
Description                                             number   
 
ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex        90Y4390        
System
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex      90Y4342        
System x240
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for    90Y4341        
x240
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM        90Y4391        
Flex System x240
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex      90Y4410        
System
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for IBM      90Y4412        
Flex System
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM      90Y4447        
Flex System
 

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

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex
System
                              HC1      A2XW          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex
System x240
                              HC1      A2XX          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for 
x240
                              HC1      A2XY          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM
Flex System x240
                              HC1      A2XZ          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex
System
                              HC1      A2Y1          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for
IBM Flex System
                              HC1      A2Y2          MES
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
Flex System
                              HC1      A36G          Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 8737 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
ServeRAID M5100 Series Left Side Air Baffle for IBM
Flex System x240
                              AC1      A2Y0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8737 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex
System
                              AC1      A2XW          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex
System x240
                              AC1      A2XX          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for
x240
                              AC1      A2XY          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM
Flex System x240
                              AC1      A2XZ          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex
System
                              AC1      A2Y1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for
IBM Flex System
                              AC1      A2Y2          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
Flex System
                              AC1      A36G          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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