IBM N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters integrate the latest enhancements in PCI Express and SAS technology to offer high-performance connectivity for System x servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 114-075
April 29, 2014

ENUS114-075.PDF ENUS114-075.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  Prices Prices
 Product number Product number


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The N-Series family of SAS/SATA HBAs for IBM® System x® provide ideal solutions for all servers requiring high-speed data transfer in storage connectivity for data backup and mission-critical applications. These HBAs provide support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs.

IBM N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs:



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Overview
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The N-Series family of products offer low-cost, high-performance host bus adapters perfect for high-performance connectivity between System x servers and external storage JBOD, tape, and RAIDed units.

The N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs utilize 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to eliminate data bottlenecks and provide high data transfer rates for medium- to large-capacity server storage applications. The N2225 provides two (x4) external mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS. The N2226 provides four (x4) external mini-SAS HD connectors with sixteen lanes of 12 Gbps SAS.

Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID M-Series portfolio and N-Series products are covered under IBM warranty. All adapters and upgrade modules carry a 1-year limited warranty or, when installed in a System x server, assume your system's base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x (00AE912)

N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x (00AE916)

Warranty: The adapters come with a one-year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), limited warranty 1.

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.



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Key prerequisites
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The N2225 SAS/SATA HBA can be used on supported System x servers with an available PCI Express expansion slot and SAS cables with mini-SAS HD connectors. The N2226 requires a slot capable of providing 35W or use of auxiliary power. An auxiliary power cable is provided with the N2226 option.



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Planned availability date
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June 13, 2014



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Description
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The N-Series family of SAS/SATA HBAs provide ideal solutions for all servers requiring high-speed data transfer in storage connectivity for data backup and mission-critical applications. These HBAs provide support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs.

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x (00AE912)

N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x (00AE916)

The N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs are the latest PCIe 3.0 adapter card options for System x servers.



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Option Offerings (SEOs)

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

 
                                      Machine                      Part
Description                           type  Model Feature SEO      number

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x   3331  HC1   A5M0    00AE912  00AE912
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM system x   3331  HC1   A5M1    00AE916  00AE916
 

The following are features already announced for the 3331, 3837, 5455, 5458, 5460, 5466, 7158, 7160, 7382, 7383, 7914, 7915, and 8752 machine types:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

Quadro 4000 power cable                            5466  AC1     A3K9
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                3331  HC1     A5M0
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                3837  AC1
                                                         AC2
                                                         AC3
                                                         AC4
                                                         AC5
                                                         AC6
                                                         AC7
                                                         MC1
                                                         MC2
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5458  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                3331  HC1     A5M1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                3837  AC1
                                                         AC2
                                                         AC3
                                                         AC4
                                                         AC5
                                                         AC6
                                                         AC7
                                                         MC1
                                                         MC2
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA                  5458  AC1     A5Q6
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA                  5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA                  7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA                  7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA                  7914  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=114-075


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Publications
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Publications are shipped with the announced product.

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Displayable softcopy publications

None

Source file publications

None



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA

N2226 SAS/SATA HBA

Shipping dimensions

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA

N2226 SAS/SATA HBA

Agency approvals

N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs

Standards

None

Operating environment

N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 8% to 93% (noncondensing)

Maximum altitude: 10,700 m (35,105 ft)

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

These adapters must be installed in a selected System x server.

Software requirements

The N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs support the following major operating systems:

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

The N2226 SAS/SATA HBA is supported in x3550 M4 systems but is available only as an option and should not be shipped installed.

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 N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBA products are designated as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs require about 20 minutes for installation.

Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on.

Packaging

N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBA

Product                  Package description           Boxes
 
N2225 and N2226          Option Unit Box               1
SAS/SATA HBAs
for IBM System x
  
                      Contents:
                    
                      HBA adapter
                      2U bracket kit (N2225 only)
                      Auxiliary Power Cable (N2226 only)
                      3U bracket kit (installed)
                      CD with pubs
                      Important Notices Flyer
 
Packaging dimensions/weight

The N2225 SAS/SATA adapter is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

The N2226 SAS/SATA adapter is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Note: All measurements are approximate.

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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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

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Benefits

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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 website at

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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year

N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBA Adapters

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.

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/

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

 
                                                  Part   
Description                                       number  
 
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x               00AE912 
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x               00AE916 
 
 
Field    Plant             
install  install  MES      Cables
only     only     removal  required
 
 N        N        N       N
 

If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

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

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              HC1      A5M0          MES       Yes
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              HC1      A5M1          MES       Yes

The following are features already announced for the 3837 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              AC2                    Initial
                              AC3                    Initial
                              AC4                    Initial
                              AC5                    Initial
                              AC6                    Initial
                              AC7                    Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
                              MC2                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              AC2                    Initial
                              AC3                    Initial
                              AC4                    Initial
                              AC5                    Initial
                              AC6                    Initial
                              AC7                    Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
                              MC2                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 5455 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 5458 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
                              AC1      A5Q6          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 5460 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 5466 machine type:

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

Quadro 4000 power cable.
                              AC1      A3K9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
                              AC1      A5Q6          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7158 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
                              AC1      A5Q6          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7160 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
                              AC1      A5Q6          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7383 machine type:

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
                              AC1      A5Q6          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M0          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
                              AC1      A5M1          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
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