IBM United States Hardware Announcement
110-013, dated May 18, 2010
IBM 6Gb HBAs offer enterprise-grade data-transfer
solutions; Rack Mount Cable enables remote battery
mounting in ultra-dense servers
Table of contents
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Overview
Key prerequisites
Planned availability date
Description
Product number
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Publications
Technical information
Terms and conditions
Pricing
At a glance
The IBM® 6Gb SAS and SSD HBAs provide an ideal solution for all servers needing
high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data-backup and mission-critical
applications. The HBAs provide support for SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs, and tape
drive configurations.
Features:
• Allow you to realize a higher level of performance through:
– Attachment of 3Gb or 6Gb RAIDed external storage enclosures
– Enablement of 3Gb or 6Gb tape storage connectivity for data-archiving
applications
• Provide backward compatibility in a 3Gb environment
• Use a familiar code stack that minimizes qualification and training and reduces
time-to-market for performance-rich solutions
The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable enables remote battery
mounting in ultra-dense servers, thereby reducing thermal challenges.
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• Remote mount capability: Ideal for space-limited server environments
• Flexible battery placement: Effective thermal budget management
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM
Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Overview
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA (46M0907) and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA (46M0983)
The IBM 6Gb SAS HBA and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA are economical storage enablers to
attach RAIDed external storage enclosures and provide 3Gb or 6Gb tape storage
connectivity for data-archiving applications to realize a higher level of performance.
The PCIe small form-factor IBM 6Gb SAS HBA is based on LSI's SAS2008 controller
and can handle medium- to large-capacity server storage applications by connecting
an 8-lane PCI-Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four
internal SATA connectors.
Features and functions:
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• 6 Gbps per SAS port
• uEFI support
• PCI-e small form-factor design (MD-2)
• Four x1 internal SATA / one x4 external SFF-8088 connectors
• 8-lane Gen 2 PCI-Express
• Connection to both SAS and SATA HDDs, and SSDs
• Connection to internal and external tape drives
• Connection to external storage controllers
• Support for all major operating systems, including open-source drivers for Linux®
• Initiator Target Firmware (IT)
• Non-RAID
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable (68Y7396)
The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable offers a cost-effective,
enterprise-grade remote battery mounting solution to an organization's storage
infrastructure.
Features and functions:
• 24-inch cable length for flexible battery mounting
• Allows for ServeRAID M5000 Series SAS/SATA Controllers to be configured with a
remote mounted battery
Warranty: One year parts only
Key prerequisites
The 6Gb adapters can be used on supported System x® servers with an available
PCI Express® expansion slot.
Planned availability date
• May 31, 2010:
– IBM 6Gb SAS HBA (46M0907)
– IBM 6Gb SSD HBA (46M0983)
– 2U Bracket for ServeRAID M1015 SAS Controller or 6Gb SSD HBA (46M0984)
– 2U Bracket for IBM 6Gb SAS HBA (46M0985)
– SAS 710MM Cable (69Y4439)
• June 21, 2010:
– ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable (68Y7396)
Description
Based on LSI's SAS2008 chip, the IBM 6Gb SAS HBA allows you to attach external
storage enclosures and provide 3Gb or 6Gb tape storage connectivity for dataarchiving applications to realize a higher level of performance. This controller is ideal
for supporting server applications where high levels of sustained read and write
operations are required.
Features:
• Investment protection
• Ease of use
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Compatibility
• Support for popular network operating systems
• ServerProven® testing, which verifies servers, HDDs, tapes, and expansion units
will function properly
Product number
Single Entity Offerings (SEOs)
Description
SEO
number
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
46M0907
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable
68Y7396
The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM
System x 4190, 4192, 4193, 4194, 4251, 4252, 7163, 7233, 7327, 7328, 7836,
7837, 7839, 7946, 7947, 7978, and 7979 machine types:
Description
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2U Bracket for ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
or 6Gb SSD HBA
7946
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
7233
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
7946
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
7947
SAS 710MM Cable
7946
7947
Model
Feature
AC1
MC1
AC1
AC2
MC1
MC2
AC1
MC1
AC1
MC1
AC1
MC1
AC1
MC1
2145
3876
6433
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=110-013
Publications
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
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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
Services
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 highspeed 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's 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'll help you get started with a core support
package that includes:
• Continuous system monitoring
Electronic monitoring that helps speed up problem-solving with automated, early
detection of potential problems and system errors.
• Hardware maintenance
World-class remote and on-site hardware problem determination and repair
services.
• Software technical support
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Access to help line calls for fast, accurate answers to your questions during
installation and throughout ongoing operations.
For more information, visit
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html
Technical information
Specified operating environment
Physical specifications
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA (46M0907) and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA (46M0983)
• Approximate height: 69 mm (2.72 in)
• Approximate width: 168 mm (6.61 in)
• Approximate depth: 14 mm (0.55 in)
• Approximate weight: 95 g (0.21 lb)
Shipping dimensions
• Approximate height: 140 mm (5.51 in)
• Approximate width: 217 mm (8.54 in)
• Approximate depth: 48 mm (1.89 in)
• Approximate weight: 450 g (0.99 lb)
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable (68Y7396)
• Approximate height: 150 mm (5.91 in)
• Approximate width: 100 mm (3.94 in)
• Approximate depth: 20 mm (0.787 in)
• Approximate weight: 400 g (0.88 lb)
Shipping dimensions
• Approximate height: 160 mm (6.30 in)
• Approximate width: 120 mm (4.73 in)
• Approximate depth: 30 mm (1.18 in)
• Approximate weight: 420 g (0.926 lb)
Agency approvals
• EN55022
• EN55024
• EN60950 / CE
• EN 61000-3-2
• EN 61000-3-3
• IEC 950 CB Scheme
• FCC Part 15 Class A, and Class B
• UL 1950
• CSA C22.2 950-95
• VCCI
• NZ AS3548 / C-tick
• RRL for MIC (KCC)
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• BSMI
• UL 94-/V
Standards
None
Operating environment
Temperature:
• 10 to 35 degrees C (50 to 95 degrees F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
• 10 to 32 degrees C (50 to 90 degrees F) at 914 to 2133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
Hardware requirements
The HBA adapters must be installed in a selected System x server.
Software requirements
The IBM 6Gb HBAs support the following major operating systems:
• Microsoft® Windows® 2003
• Microsoft Windows 2008
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
• VMware 4.0 u1
• Solaris 10
Compatibility
For latest compatibility information, visit
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/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 6Gb HBA products are designated as customer setup. Customer installation
instructions are shipped with each option part.
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Cable orders
None
Installability
The IBM 6Gb SAS HBA and IBM 6Gb SSD HBA require about 20 minutes for
installation.
Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on.
Packaging
IBM 6Gb HBAs
Product
Package description
Boxes
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
Option Unit Box
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Contents:
6Gb SAS adapter or 6Gb SSD adapter
2U bracket
Quick install guide
CD with pub
Important Notices Flyer
The 6Gb HBA is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags. Retail
only.
Packaging dimensions and weight
• Single box (HxDxW): 140 mm (5.51 in) x 48 mm (1.89 in) x 217 mm (8.54 in)
• Package weight: 450 g (0.99 lb)
Note: All measurements are approximate.
Supplies
For end users
IBM 6Gb Adapters can be purchased through dealers around the world.
The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable can be purchased
through dealers around the world.
Security, auditability, and control
It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to prevent
sensitive data from being removed.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security
features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems
and communications facilities.
IBM Electronic Services
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to
help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled
solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service
and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide
the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution
and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but
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complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services
Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the
multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support.
The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in
resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on
your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM
on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically
reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems
enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability
and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is
made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your
questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent
for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your
IBM server.
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To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic
Terms and conditions
Field installable feature
Yes
Warranty period
One year
IBM 6Gb HBA Adapters and ServeRAID M5000 Battery Mount Cable
• Warranty period1: 1 year
• Service type (IOR/IOE/CCE/CCR): CRU
• Maintenance agreement: No
• Optional upgrade: No
These features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in
which they are installed for the remainder of the warranty or maintenance period for
such machine or the original option warranty, whichever is greater.
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For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/warrantyform?
brandind=5000008
Alternatively, this information is available through your IBM representative or
reseller. Copies are available upon request.
With respect to on-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose
and resolve the problem remotely.
Customer setup
Yes
Machine code
No license terms apply.
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Pricing
For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/
Description
Part
number
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
46M0907
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount
Cable
68Y7396
Field
install
only
N
Plant
install
only
N
MES
removal
N
Cables
required
N
The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM
System x 7233 machine type:
Description
Initial/
MES/
Both
support
Model
number
Feature
number
AC1
AC2
MC1
MC2
3875
Initial
Initial
Initial
Initial
AC1
AC2
MC1
MC2
3876
Initial
Initial
Initial
Initial
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM
System x 7946 machine type:
Description
Model
number
Feature
number
2U Bracket for ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
or 6Gb SSD HBA
AC1
2145
MC1
Initial/
MES/
Both
support
Initial
Initial
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
AC1
MC1
3876
Initial
Initial
AC1
MC1
6433
Initial
Initial
SAS 710MM Cable
The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM
System x 7947 machine type:
Description
Model
number
Feature
number
Initial/
MES/
Both
support
IBM 6Gb SSD HBA
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AC1
MC1
3876
Initial
Initial
AC1
MC1
6433
Initial
Initial
SAS 710MM Cable
Trademarks
ServeRAID and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the
United States, other countries, or both.
IBM, System x, Express, ServerProven and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks
of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other
countries, or both.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States, other countries, or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of
others.
Terms of use
IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country
can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions,
and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this
announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your
information only. Additional terms of use are located at
http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/
For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM
representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page
http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/
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