ServeRAID M-Series family of products offers enterprise-class RAID solutions to enhance the server storage subsystem enabling use of SAS and SATA media

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 114-076
April 29, 2014

ENUS114-076.PDF ENUS114-076.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 M-Series family of products can provide state-of-the-art RAID solutions with all the benefits that enterprise-grade RAID demands.

Portfolio richness

Consistency

Flexibility

Performance



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

ServeRAID M1215 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. M1215 provides two (x4) internal mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates.

Additionally, clients utilizing current ServeRAID M5210 and M5210e controllers can benefit from a new 4 GB Flash-Backed-Cache-Offload module.

Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID M-Series portfolio 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.

Features and functions

RAID controller

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (46C9114)

New upgrade to existing M5200 controllers

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4 GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems (47C8668)

Warranty

The ServeRAID options offer a 1-year limited warranty 1.

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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Feature exchange
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None



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Key prerequisites
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The ServeRAID M5200 4 GB Flash/RAID 5 upgrade can be used on supported System x servers with M5200 or M5210e controllers containing an available cache slot and an available off-load power module bay.

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller can be used on supported System x servers with an available PCI Express expansion slot and SAS cables with mini-SAS HD connectors.



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Planned availability date
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June 6, 2014

May 2, 2014



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Description
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ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (46C9114)

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4 GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems (47C8668)

Features:



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Product positioning
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                                      Machine                   Part
Description                           type  Model Feature  SEO  Number

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller    3331  HC1  A45W  46C9114 46C9114
for IBM System x
 
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5      3331  HC1  A5H5  00AE930 00AE930
Upgrade for IBM Systems-FoD
 
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID  3331  HC1  A3Z3  47C8668 47C8668
5 Upgrade for IBM Systems
 

The following are features already announced for the 3331, 3837, 5374, 5460, 5466, 7383, 7914, 7915, 8722, 8752 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    3331  HC1     A3Z3
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    3837  AC1
                                                         AC2
                                                         AC3
                                                         AC4
                                                         AC5
                                                         AC6
                                                         AC7
                                                         MC1
                                                         MC2
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    8752  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  3331  HC1     A45W
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  8752  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD                                        3331  HC1     A5H5
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD                                        5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD                                        7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD                                        7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD                                        8752  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller Upgrade
Placement                                          5374  CM1    A5M2
 
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
Placement                                          5374  CM1    A46T

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=114-076


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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.

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For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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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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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade (47C8668)

Flash Module:

Power Module:

Shipping dimensions:

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller (46C9114)

Shipping dimensions:

Agency approvals

Standards

None

Operating environment
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

None

Software requirements
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

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 are designed as a customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The IBM ServeRAID Controller and RAID 5 Upgrade require about 20 minutes for installation.

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

Packaging

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller and RAID Upgrade Options

Product                       Package description            Boxes

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA      Option Box                     1
Controller for IBM System x
 
ServeRAID M1200 Series        Option Box                     1
Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
 
ServeRAID M5200 Series        Option Box                     1
4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM System x
 
 
                      Contents:

                      SAS/SATA Controller
                            or
                      Cache module
                      Cache-to-Flash Power module
                      Two power module cables
                      ServeRAID M Documentation CD
                      Important Notices Flyer
 

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller (46C9114) is shipped as a single package.

Shipping dimensions

The ServeRAID M5200 Series 4 GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Packaging dimensions/weight

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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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 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.

Optional features warranty period

Optional features: One year

ServeRAID options offer a 1-year limited warranty 1.

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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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/

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

                                                       SEO
Description                                            number   

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x   46C9114         
 
ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade       00AE930         
for IBM Systems-FoD
 
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade        47C8668         
for IBM Systems
 

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              HC1      A3Z3          MES
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              HC1      A45W          MES
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD
                              HC1      A5H5          MES

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          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 5374 machine type:

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

ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller Upgrade Placement
                              CM1      A5M2           Initial
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade Placement
                              CM1      A46T           Initial
 

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              AC1      A45W          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD
                              AC1      A5H5          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          Initial  Yes
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              AC1      A45W          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD
                              AC1      A5H5          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              AC1      A45W          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD
                              AC1      A5H5          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8752 machine type:

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

ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for
IBM Systems
                              AC1      A3Z3          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x
                              AC1      A45W          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD
                              AC1      A5H5          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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