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

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 114-144
August 26, 2014

ENUS114-144.PDF ENUS114-144.PDF

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

Portfolio richness:

Consistency:

Flexibility:

Performance:



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

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

The ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller is a small form factor PCIe adapter that provides two (x4) external mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates. The controller boasts several standard features including RAID 0/1/5/10/50, 2 GB of 72-bit 1866 MHz DDR3 cache to enhance performance, and flash-backed-cache-offload, which allows clients to have an extended-life energy source for cached data protection in their storage subsystem. Additional upgrades are available to optimize SSD performance, support RAID Levels 6 and 60, and add SSD caching support.

Providing that additional peace of mind, your ServeRAID M-Series portfolio is covered under IBM warranty. All adapters 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 of the ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller (00AE938):

Warranty

ServeRAID options offer a 1-year limited warranty 1 or, when installed in a System x server, assume your system's base warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.

IBM RDX 2.0 TB Cartridge

IBM RDX features a high-capacity, shock-resistant 2.0 TB cartridge, making your storage options extremely flexible. The RDX USB 3.0 docking stations are offered in external stand-alone and internal 5.25-inch half height units to seamlessly integrate into your System x or BladeCenter® environment. The USB interface ensures a simple installation while providing high performance, with sustained transfer rates of up to 96 Mbps.

Features and functions:

The RDX 2.0 TB Cartridge carries 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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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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Description
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ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x (00AE938)

Compatibility: The following Features on Demand (FoD) options can be used to upgrade ServeRAID M5225-2GB Controller functionality:



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                                 Machine                       Part
Description                      type  Model Feature  SEO      number

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA     3331  HC1   A5ND     00AE938  00AE938
Controller for IBM System x
 

RDX 2.0 TB Cartridge             3331  HC1   AS3K   00KC506 00KC506
 

The following are features already announced for the 3331, 3837, 5455, 5457, 5458, 5460, 5466, 7158, 7160, 7383, 7912, 7914, 7915, and 8752 machine types:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

Super Cap Cable 425mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash                                              5455  AC1     A47G
                                                         MC1
Super Cap Cable 425mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash                                              5457  AC1
                                                         MC1
Super Cap Cable 425mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash                                              7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           3331  HC1     A5ND
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           3837  AC1
                                                         AC2
                                                         AC3
                                                         AC4
                                                         AC5
                                                         AC6
                                                         AC7
                                                         MC1
                                                         MC2
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           5457  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           5458  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           5466  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x                                           8752  AC1
                                                         MC1
RDX 2.0 TB Cartridge                               3331  HC1     AS3K
 
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters                  5466  AC1     AS3L
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters                  7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters                  7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters                  8752  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=114-144


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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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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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Recommended core technical support

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller (00AE938)

Shipping dimensions

Hardware requirements

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

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.

Software requirements

The IBM ServeRAID M5225-2GB product option is supported on 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

None.

Additional information is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/
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 M5225-2GB product is designed as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

RAID cables

Installability

The IBM ServeRAID M5225-2GB 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 M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller option

Product                  Package description                Boxes
 
ServeRAID M5225-2GB        Option Unit Box                   1
SAS/SATA Controller
for IBM System x
 
                         Contents:
       
                      ServeRAID M5225-2GB controller with 3U bracket
                      2U bracket
                      Offload Power Module
                      Two power module cables
                      CD with Pub (including UG and QIG)
                      Important Notices Flyer
                      Warranty
 
 

The ServeRAID M5225-2GB Controller is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Packaging dimensions and 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 24x7 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 website 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 features section

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

One year.

ServeRAID options offer a 1-year limited warranty 1.



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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 M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller          00AE938   
for IBM System x
 
RDX 2.0 TB Cartridge                             00KC506
 

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

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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              HC1      A5ND          MES

RDX 2.0 TB Cartridge
                              HC1      AS3K          MES

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

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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          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

Super Cap Cable 425mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash
                              AC1      A47G          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 5457 machine type:

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

Super Cap Cable 425mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash
                              AC1      A47G          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters
                              AC1      AS3L          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters
                              AC1      AS3L          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters
                              AC1      AS3L          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7912 machine type:

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

Super Cap Cable 425mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash
                              AC1      A47G          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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

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

ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller for IBM
System x
                              AC1      A5ND          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2U bracket for x2 mini-SAS HD low
profile-external-storage adapters
                              AC1      AS3L          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
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