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ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 for IBM
System x
IBM System x at-a-glance guide
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 is an ideal solution for servers that need high-speed data
transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission-critical applications. The controller is a low-cost
PCI Express x4 adapter with support for RAID 0, 1, and 1E. It provides the flexibility to use both SAS and
SATA hard drives. The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 comes in a standard form factor and
is ideal for supporting HDDs in a space-constrained server configuration.
Figure 1 shows the ServeRAID BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2.
Figure 1. ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2
Did you know?
When used in servers such as the x3200 M3 and x3250 M3, the ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller
v2 is installed in a dedicated PCI Express slot on the system board. This means that the standard PCI
Express slots are available for other adapter cards.
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 is an inexpensive way to implement RAID functionality
and supports RAID arrays comprised of SAS drives or SATA drives.
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Part number information
Table 1 lists the ordering part number and feature code.
Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code
Description
Part number
Feature code
IBM ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2
49Y4731
9742
The IBM ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 options kit contains the following items:
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ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 with 3U bracket attached
2U bracket
Quick install guide
Feature 9742 is the ServeRAID-BR10il without any bracket attached.
Features and specifications
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 card has the following specifications:
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3 Gbps throughput per port
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Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 1E
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uEFI Support
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PCI Express 2.0 x4 adapter
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PCI Express small form-factor design (MD2)
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One x4 Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF 8087)
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Based on the LSI 1064E controller with 2 MB flash memory
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Global hot spare and rebuild
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Support for S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)
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SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA in the same RAID array is not
supported
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Stripe size: 64KB (fixed)
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Max number of disks: 14 (may be less based on the number of internal drives in the server)
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Max number of logical volumes: 2
Physical specifications
The ServeRAID-BR10il has the following physical specifications (without mounting bracket):
Height: 69 mm (2.7 in)
Width: 168 mm (6.6 in)
Depth: 14 mm (.5 in)
Weight: 0.013 kg
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Operating environment
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 is supported in the following environment:
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Temperature:
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At 0-914 m (0-3000 ft): 10 to 35 °C (50 to 95 °F)
At 914-2133 m (3000-7000 ft): 10 to 32 °C (50 to 90 °F)
Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Warranty
One-year limited warranty. When installed in a System x server, this card assumes your system’s base
warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.
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Supported servers
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 is supported in the IBM System x servers listed in Table
2.
Table 2. Supported servers
Adapter
ServeRAID BR10il v2
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N
N
N
N
N
N
Notes:
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For the x3200 M3, the adapter is only supported in models with hot-swap drive bays. The adapter is
installed in the dedicated PCI Express x4 slot without the use of the 2U or 3U bracket as shown in
Figure 2.
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The x3250 M3 has the ServeRAID-BR10il v2 installed standard in all models. The adapter is installed
in the dedicated PCI Express slot without the use of the 2U or 3U bracket as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. Installing the ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 in the x3200 M3 and x3250 M3
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the adapters supported by each System x server type:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
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Supported disk drives
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 supports the disk drives that are supported on the
servers listed in Table 2. These drives, and the servers that they are supported on, are listed in Table 3.
Table 3. Supported drives
Part
Description
FF
Gbps
GB
RPM
SAS hot-swap drives
42D0632
IBM 146GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5” SFF Slim-HS HDD
2.5" Slim
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146
10K
N
Y
42D0677
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5” SFF Slim-HS HDD
2.5" Slim
6
146
15K
N
Y
42D0672
IBM 73GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5” SFF Slim-HS HDD
2.5" Slim
6
73
15K
N
Y
43W7535
IBM 73 GB 10K SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
2.5" Slim
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73
10K
N
Y
44W2244
IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" HS HDD
3.5"
6
600
15K
Y
Y
44W2239
IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" HS HDD
3.5"
6
450
15K
Y
Y
44W2234
IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" HS HDD
3.5"
6
300
15K
Y
Y
40K1044
146GB 15K 3.5" Hot Swap SAS
3.5"
3
146
15K
Y
Y
SATA hot-swap drives
43W7626
IBM Server 1TB 7200 SATA 3.5" HS HDD
3.5"
3
1000
7200
Y
Y
43W7576
750GB Hot-Swap SATA II
3.5"
3
750
7200
Y
Y
39M4530
500GB Hot-Swap SATA II
3.5"
3
500
7200
Y
Y
39M4526
250GB 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II
3.5"
3
250
7200
Y
Y
SATA simple-swap drives
43W7623
IBM Server 1TB 7200 SATA 3.5" SS
3.5"
3
1000
7200
Y
Y
43W7572
750GB Simple-Swap SATA II
3.5"
3
750
7200
Y
Y
39M4514
500GB 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II
3.5"
3
500
7200
Y
Y
39M4508
250GB 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II
3.5"
3
250
7200
Y
Y
Supported operating systems
The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 supports the following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
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SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition with Xen
VMware ESX Server 4.0
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Click System x servers , and then click Disk
controllers to see the support matrix. Click the check mark that is associated with the System x server in
question to see the details of operating system support.
Related publications
For more information refer to the following documents:
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IBM US Announcement Letter for the ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS109-589
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IBM ServerProven latest compatibility information home page
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
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System x RAID products home page
http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/product/systemx/scsi_raid.html
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IBM ServeRAID software matrix
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1SERV-RAID
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IBM System x Configuration and Options Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1SCOD-3ZVQ5W
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