Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-122
August 6, 2013

ENUS113-122.PDF ENUS113-122.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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Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM® System x® offers:



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Overview
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IBM System x offers a single port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded network adapter, based on the Broadcom BCM57811S controller chip, for selected IBM System x M4 rack server platforms. It leverages Broadcom's controller technology, which is designed to provide outstanding performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center. This BCM57811S-based network adapter is an excellent choice for virtualization and cloud-computing applications.

Feature exchange

None



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For information on additional support, certification, and versions of network operating systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


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Planned availability date
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August 23, 2013



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Description
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Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x

IBM System x offers a single port 10 GbE SFP+ embedded network adapter based on the Broadcom BCM57811S controller chip for selected IBM System x M4 rack server platforms.

Features and functionality:



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Product positioning
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IBM System x offers a single port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded network adapter, based on the Broadcom BCM57811S controller chip, for selected IBM System x M4 rack server platforms. It leverages Broadcom's controller technology, which is designed to provide outstanding performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center. This BCM57811S-based network adapter is an excellent choice for virtualization and cloud-computing applications.



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Description                                         MT  Model   Feature
 
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A4C3
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   7914  AC1
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   7915  AC1
 

Note: This Broadcom Adapter (part number 00D9700) is limited to one per system.

                                                                Part
Description                        Type  Model Feature   SEO    Number
 
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+    3331  HC1   A4C3    00D9700 00D9700
Embedded Adapter for IBM System x

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=113-122


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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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Services
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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 is 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 will 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

Standards

None

Operating environment
Homologation

Not applicable.

Hardware requirements

The adapter must be installed in a selected IBM System x system.

For information on additional support, certification, and versions of network operating systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Software requirements

For information on versions of network operating systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Compatibility

For information on additional support, certification, and versions of network operating systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
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 Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter product is designated as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter requires about 20 minutes for installation.

Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on.

Supplies

For end users

Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter can be purchased through dealers.

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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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

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

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support web site at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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


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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

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 which 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 is the same as the machine it is installed in.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.

Optional features warranty period


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

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

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

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

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
  
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A4C3          MES

The following are features already announced for the 7914 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              AC1      A4C3          Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7915 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
  
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              AC1      A4C3          Initial

 
                                                Part       
Description                                     number    
 
Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded        00D9700    
Adapter for IBM System x
 
 
 
Field    Plant             
install  install  MES       Cables
only     only     removal   required
 
 N        N        N           N
 
Trademarks

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

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