Managing PCI adapters for the IBM Power 750 or the IBM Power 760

Power Systems
Managing PCI adapters for the
8248-L4T, 8408-E8D, or 9109-RMD
IBM
Power Systems
Managing PCI adapters for the
8248-L4T, 8408-E8D, or 9109-RMD
IBM
Note
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in “Safety notices” on page v, “Notices” on
page 165, the IBM Systems Safety Notices manual, G229-9054, and the IBM Environmental Notices and User Guide, Z125–5823.
This edition applies to IBM Power Systems servers that contain the POWER7 processor and to all associated
models.
© Copyright IBM Corporation 2013, 2015.
US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract
with IBM Corp.
Contents
Safety notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Managing PCI adapters for the 8248-L4T, 8408-E8D, or 9109-RMD . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Overview of managing PCI adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
PCI Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Handling static sensitive devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Important partitioning considerations with dual-slot and multi-adapter configurations. . . . . . . . . . 4
PCI adapter information by feature type for the 8248-L4T, 8408-E8D, or 9109-RMD . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
PCIe 2-port Async EIA-232 Adapter (FC 5289; CCIN 57D4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
4-port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter (FC 5785; CCIN 57D2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
PCIe2 FH 4-Port 8 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5729; CCIN 5729) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
8 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5735; CCIN 577D). . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4 Gigabit PCI Express Single Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5773; CCIN 5773) . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5774; CCIN 5774) . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0S; CCIN 2CC3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0U; CCIN 2CC3). . . . . . . . . . . . 29
PCIe2 2-port 10 GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0W; CCIN 2CC4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
PCIe2 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC EN0A; CCIN 577F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator (FC 5748; CCIN 5748) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
PCIe3 RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC EJ0J; CCIN 57B4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC EJ0L; CCIN 57CE). . . . . . . . . . . . 46
PCIe3 4 x8 SAS Port Adapter (FC EJ10; CCIN 57B4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR Adapter (FC 5287; CCIN 5287) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SFP+ Copper Adapter (FC 5288; CCIN 5288) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
10-Gb FCoE PCIe Dual Port Adapter (FC 5708; CCIN 2B3B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter (FC 5717; CCIN 5717) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
10 Gigabit Ethernet-CX4 PCI Express Adapter (FC 5732; CCIN 5732) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
PCIe2 2x10GbE SR 2x1GbE UTP Adapter (FC 5744; CCIN 2B44) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
PCIe2 2x10GbE SFP+ Copper 2x1GbE UTP Adapter (FC 5745; CCIN 2B43) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter (FC 5767; CCIN 5767) . . . . . . . . . . . 70
2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI Express Adapter (FC 5768; CCIN 5768) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI Express Adapter (FC 5769; CCIN 5769) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter (FC 5772; CCIN 576E) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
PCIe2 4-port 1 GbE Adapter (FC 5899; CCIN 576F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter (FC EC2J; CCIN EC2G) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter (FC EC2K; CCIN EC2H). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter (FC EC27 and FC EC28) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SR Adapter (FC EC30; CCIN EC29) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
PCIe2 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter (FC EN0H; CCIN 2B93) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb FCoE and 1GbE) Copper and RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0K; CCIN 2CC1) . . . . . . . . 102
4-Port USB PCI Express Adapter (FC 2728; CCIN 57D1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor (FC 4807, FC 4808, and FC 4809; CCIN 4765) . . . . . . . . . . . 105
PCIe2 2-port 4X InfiniBand QDR Adapter (FC 5283, FC 5285; CCIN 58E2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
PCIe RAID and SSD SAS adapter 3 Gb (FC 2053, FC 2055; CCIN 57CD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
PCIe Dual - x4 3 Gb SAS RAID Adapter (FC 5903 and FC 5805; CCIN 574E) . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
PCIe Dual - x4 SAS Adapter (FC 5901; CCIN 57B3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Tri-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC 5913; CCIN 57B5) . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb (FC ESA1; CCIN 57C4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb (FC ESA3; CCIN 57BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
PCIe 2-Line WAN with Modem (FC 2893 (EN13), 2894 (EN14); CCIN 576C) . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated SAS RAID Adapter (CCIN 57C3) included in FC EDR1 . . . . . . . . . 127
IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) (FC ES09; CCIN 578A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Overview and specifications of the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) (FC ES09; CCIN 578A) . . . . . 130
Installing the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
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Verifying the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installation in an AIX logical partition . .
Verifying the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installation in a Linux VM . . . . . .
Installing the device driver for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) . . . . . . . . .
Installing the device driver in an AIX system or logical partition . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the device driver in a Linux VM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying the storage device availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying the storage device availability in an AIX system or logical partition . . . . . .
Verifying the storage device availability in a Linux VM . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Formatting the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Formatting the device in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition . . . . . . . . .
Formatting the device in a Linux VM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The rs_info Utility for the IBM Flash adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying whether the rs_info utility is installed in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition
Verifying whether the rs_info utility is installed in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine
Installing the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition . . . . . . .
Installing the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine . . . . . . .
Running the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition . . . . . . .
Running the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine . . . . . . .
The rs_info utility fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintaining the rechargeable battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and 572F/575C SAS adapters . . . .
Replacing SCSI RAID disk-controller cache battery packs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the cache battery pack on the 571B adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the cache battery pack on the 571F and 575B adapters . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the cache battery pack on the 571E, 574F, 2780, or 5708 adapters . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a 572B nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a 572F/575C card set concurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a 57B7 concurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a 57CF cache battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a 574E concurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying rechargeable battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the AIX device driver software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying the AIX device driver software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electronic emission notices
Class A Notices. . .
Class B Notices . . .
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Safety notices
Safety notices may be printed throughout this guide:
v DANGER notices call attention to a situation that is potentially lethal or extremely hazardous to
people.
v CAUTION notices call attention to a situation that is potentially hazardous to people because of some
existing condition.
v Attention notices call attention to the possibility of damage to a program, device, system, or data.
World Trade safety information
Several countries require the safety information contained in product publications to be presented in their
national languages. If this requirement applies to your country, safety information documentation is
included in the publications package (such as in printed documentation, on DVD, or as part of the
product) shipped with the product. The documentation contains the safety information in your national
language with references to the U.S. English source. Before using a U.S. English publication to install,
operate, or service this product, you must first become familiar with the related safety information
documentation. You should also refer to the safety information documentation any time you do not
clearly understand any safety information in the U.S. English publications.
Replacement or additional copies of safety information documentation can be obtained by calling the IBM
Hotline at 1-800-300-8751.
German safety information
Das Produkt ist nicht für den Einsatz an Bildschirmarbeitsplätzen im Sinne § 2 der
Bildschirmarbeitsverordnung geeignet.
Laser safety information
IBM® servers can use I/O cards or features that are fiber-optic based and that utilize lasers or LEDs.
Laser compliance
IBM servers may be installed inside or outside of an IT equipment rack.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2013, 2015
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DANGER
When working on or around the system, observe the following precautions:
Electrical voltage and current from power, telephone, and communication cables are hazardous. To
avoid a shock hazard:
v Connect power to this unit only with the IBM provided power cord. Do not use the IBM
provided power cord for any other product.
v Do not open or service any power supply assembly.
v Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration
of this product during an electrical storm.
v The product might be equipped with multiple power cords. To remove all hazardous voltages,
disconnect all power cords.
v Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet. Ensure that the outlet
supplies proper voltage and phase rotation according to the system rating plate.
v Connect any equipment that will be attached to this product to properly wired outlets.
v When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
v Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
v Disconnect the attached power cords, telecommunications systems, networks, and modems before
you open the device covers, unless instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration
procedures.
v Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following procedures when installing, moving,
or opening covers on this product or attached devices.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect:
Turn off everything (unless instructed otherwise).
Remove the power cords from the outlets.
Remove the signal cables from the connectors.
Remove all cables from the devices.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect:
Turn off everything (unless instructed otherwise).
Attach all cables to the devices.
Attach the signal cables to the connectors.
Attach the power cords to the outlets.
Turn on the devices.
(D005)
DANGER
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Observe the following precautions when working on or around your IT rack system:
v Heavy equipment–personal injury or equipment damage might result if mishandled.
v Always lower the leveling pads on the rack cabinet.
v Always install stabilizer brackets on the rack cabinet.
v To avoid hazardous conditions due to uneven mechanical loading, always install the heaviest
devices in the bottom of the rack cabinet. Always install servers and optional devices starting
from the bottom of the rack cabinet.
v Rack-mounted devices are not to be used as shelves or work spaces. Do not place objects on top
of rack-mounted devices.
v Each rack cabinet might have more than one power cord. Be sure to disconnect all power cords in
the rack cabinet when directed to disconnect power during servicing.
v Connect all devices installed in a rack cabinet to power devices installed in the same rack
cabinet. Do not plug a power cord from a device installed in one rack cabinet into a power
device installed in a different rack cabinet.
v An electrical outlet that is not correctly wired could place hazardous voltage on the metal parts of
the system or the devices that attach to the system. It is the responsibility of the customer to
ensure that the outlet is correctly wired and grounded to prevent an electrical shock.
CAUTION
v Do not install a unit in a rack where the internal rack ambient temperatures will exceed the
manufacturer's recommended ambient temperature for all your rack-mounted devices.
v Do not install a unit in a rack where the air flow is compromised. Ensure that air flow is not
blocked or reduced on any side, front, or back of a unit used for air flow through the unit.
v Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit so that
overloading of the circuits does not compromise the supply wiring or overcurrent protection. To
provide the correct power connection to a rack, refer to the rating labels located on the
equipment in the rack to determine the total power requirement of the supply circuit.
v (For sliding drawers.) Do not pull out or install any drawer or feature if the rack stabilizer brackets
are not attached to the rack. Do not pull out more than one drawer at a time. The rack might
become unstable if you pull out more than one drawer at a time.
v (For fixed drawers.) This drawer is a fixed drawer and must not be moved for servicing unless
specified by the manufacturer. Attempting to move the drawer partially or completely out of the
rack might cause the rack to become unstable or cause the drawer to fall out of the rack.
(R001)
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CAUTION:
Removing components from the upper positions in the rack cabinet improves rack stability during
relocation. Follow these general guidelines whenever you relocate a populated rack cabinet within a
room or building:
v Reduce the weight of the rack cabinet by removing equipment starting at the top of the rack
cabinet. When possible, restore the rack cabinet to the configuration of the rack cabinet as you
received it. If this configuration is not known, you must observe the following precautions:
– Remove all devices in the 32U position and above.
– Ensure that the heaviest devices are installed in the bottom of the rack cabinet.
– Ensure that there are no empty U-levels between devices installed in the rack cabinet below the
32U level.
v If the rack cabinet you are relocating is part of a suite of rack cabinets, detach the rack cabinet from
the suite.
v Inspect the route that you plan to take to eliminate potential hazards.
v Verify that the route that you choose can support the weight of the loaded rack cabinet. Refer to the
documentation that comes with your rack cabinet for the weight of a loaded rack cabinet.
v Verify that all door openings are at least 760 x 230 mm (30 x 80 in.).
v Ensure that all devices, shelves, drawers, doors, and cables are secure.
v Ensure that the four leveling pads are raised to their highest position.
v Ensure that there is no stabilizer bracket installed on the rack cabinet during movement.
v Do not use a ramp inclined at more than 10 degrees.
v When the rack cabinet is in the new location, complete the following steps:
– Lower the four leveling pads.
– Install stabilizer brackets on the rack cabinet.
– If you removed any devices from the rack cabinet, repopulate the rack cabinet from the lowest
position to the highest position.
v If a long-distance relocation is required, restore the rack cabinet to the configuration of the rack
cabinet as you received it. Pack the rack cabinet in the original packaging material, or equivalent.
Also lower the leveling pads to raise the casters off of the pallet and bolt the rack cabinet to the
pallet.
(R002)
(L001)
(L002)
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(L003)
or
All lasers are certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR Subchapter J for class
1 laser products. Outside the U.S., they are certified to be in compliance with IEC 60825 as a class 1 laser
product. Consult the label on each part for laser certification numbers and approval information.
CAUTION:
This product might contain one or more of the following devices: CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive,
DVD-RAM drive, or laser module, which are Class 1 laser products. Note the following information:
v Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to
hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
v Use of the controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein
might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
(C026)
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CAUTION:
Data processing environments can contain equipment transmitting on system links with laser modules
that operate at greater than Class 1 power levels. For this reason, never look into the end of an optical
fiber cable or open receptacle. (C027)
CAUTION:
This product contains a Class 1M laser. Do not view directly with optical instruments. (C028)
CAUTION:
Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. Note the following
information: laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical
instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam. (C030)
CAUTION:
The battery contains lithium. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn or charge the battery.
Do Not:
v ___ Throw or immerse into water
v ___ Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
v ___ Repair or disassemble
Exchange only with the IBM-approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local
regulations. In the United States, IBM has a process for the collection of this battery. For information,
call 1-800-426-4333. Have the IBM part number for the battery unit available when you call. (C003)
Power and cabling information for NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System)
GR-1089-CORE
The following comments apply to the IBM servers that have been designated as conforming to NEBS
(Network Equipment-Building System) GR-1089-CORE:
The equipment is suitable for installation in the following:
v Network telecommunications facilities
v Locations where the NEC (National Electrical Code) applies
The intrabuilding ports of this equipment are suitable for connection to intrabuilding or unexposed
wiring or cabling only. The intrabuilding ports of this equipment must not be metallically connected to the
interfaces that connect to the OSP (outside plant) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as
intrabuilding interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE) and require isolation
from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of primary protectors is not sufficient protection to connect
these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
Note: All Ethernet cables must be shielded and grounded at both ends.
The ac-powered system does not require the use of an external surge protection device (SPD).
The dc-powered system employs an isolated DC return (DC-I) design. The DC battery return terminal
shall not be connected to the chassis or frame ground.
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Managing PCI adapters for the 8248-L4T, 8408-E8D, or
9109-RMD
Learn about using and managing the peripheral component interconnect (PCI), PCI-X, and PCI Express
(PCIe) adapters that are supported for the IBM PowerLinux™ 7R4 (8248-L4T), the IBM Power® 750
(8408-E8D), and the IBM Power 760 (9109-RMD) systems. You can learn about the specifications and
instructions for specific adapters.
The following features are electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Class B features. See the Class B Notices
in the Hardware Notices section.
Table 1. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Class B features
Feature
Description
1912, 5736
PCI-X DDR 2.0 Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
1983, 5706
Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
1986, 5713
1 Gb iSCSI TOE PCI-X Adapter
2728
4-port USB PCIe Adapter
4764
PCI-X Cryptographic Coprocessor
4807
PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor
5717
4-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter
5732
10 Gb Ethernet-CX4 PCI Express Adapter
5748
POWER® GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator
5767
2-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter
5768
2-port Gb Ethernet-SX PCI Express Adapter
5769
10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI Express Adapter
5772
10 Gb Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter
5785
4 Port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter
EC2G and EL39
PCIe LP 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter
EC2H and EL3A
PCIe LP 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter
EC2J
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter
EC2K
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter
Related information:
Adapters, Devices, and Cable Information for Multiple Bus Systems (SA38-0516)
Information about older adapters that are not covered in Managing PCI adapters, and that were
announced before October 2003.
Overview of managing PCI adapters
Learn how to use and manage Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) adapters. Find specifications and
instructions for specific adapters.
The following features are electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Class B features. See the Class B Notices
in the Hardware Notices section.
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Table 2. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Class B features
Feature
Description
1912, 5736
PCI-X DDR 2.0 Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
1983, 5706
Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
1986, 5713
1 Gb iSCSI TOE PCI-X Adapter
2728
4-port USB PCIe Adapter
4764
PCI-X Cryptographic Coprocessor
4807
PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor
5717
4-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter
5732
10 Gb Ethernet-CX4 PCI Express Adapter
5748
POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator
5767
2-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter
5768
2-port Gb Ethernet-SX PCI Express Adapter
5769
10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI Express Adapter
5772
10 Gb Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter
5785
4 Port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter
EC2G and EL39
PCIe LP 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter
EC2H and EL3A
PCIe LP 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter
EC2J
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter
EC2K
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter
The adapter information that is shown here is used during non-directed service activities. The
information can be used to:
v Identify an adapter
v Find specific technical information about an adapter
v Where applicable, show special installation or cabling instructions
v Show signal names for the output-pins of the adapter connectors
v Where applicable, show the settings for switches or jumpers
Adapters can be identified by their feature code (FC) or their custom-card identification number (CCIN).
Normally, the CCIN number is labeled on the adapter.
The FRU part number (P/N) of your adapter might not match the FRU P/N listed in this information. If
the part numbers do not match, verify that the CCIN is the same. If the CCIN is same, the adapter has
the same function and can be used in the same way.
Adapters must be placed in specific peripheral component interconnect (PCI), PCI-X, or PCI Express
(PCIe) slots to function correctly or optimally. See the PCI adapter placement for system-specific
information about which slots are available and which adapters can be placed in those slots.
Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards that are not in the PCI form factor are not
described in the Managing PCI adapters information.
See Parts Information to find part numbers and location codes for these types of cards.
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See the following sections for SAS RAID enablement procedures:
v SAS RAID controllers for AIX®
v SAS RAID controllers for IBM i
v SAS RAID controllers for Linux
Related reference:
Parts information
PCI Express
Learn about PCI Express (PCIe) adapters and slots.
PCI Express (PCIe) adapters use a different type of slot than Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)
and Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X) adapters. If you attempt to force an adapter into the
wrong type of slot, you might damage the adapter or the slot. A PCI adapter can be installed in a PCI-X
slot, and a PCI-X adapter can be installed in a PCI adapter slot. A PCIe adapter cannot be installed in a
PCI or PCI-X adapter slot, and a PCI or PCI-X adapter cannot be installed in a PCIe slot. The following
illustration shows an example of a PCI-X adapter (A) next to a PCIe 4x (B) adapter.
Figure 1. PCI-X adapter and PCIe 4x adapter
PCIe adapters and slots come in 4 different sizes: 1x, 4x, 8x, and 16x. Smaller size adapters do fit in larger
slots, but larger size adapters do not fit in smaller slots. The following table shows PCIe slot
compatibility.
Table 3. PCIe slot compatibility
1x slot
4x slot
8x slot
16x slot
1x adapter
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
4x adapter
Not supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
8x adapter
Not supported
Not supported
Supported
Supported
16x adapter
Not supported
Not supported
Not supported
Supported
To learn more about the PCIe standard, see the IBM Redbooks® technote: Introduction to PCI Express.
Handling static sensitive devices
Electronic boards, adapters, media drives, and disk drives are sensitive to static electricity discharge.
These devices are wrapped in antistatic bags to prevent damage. Learn about taking precautions to
prevent damage to these devices from static electricity discharge.
v Attach a wrist strap to an unpainted metal surface of your hardware to prevent electrostatic discharge
from damaging your hardware.
v When using a wrist strap, follow all electrical safety procedures. A wrist strap is for static control. It
does not increase or decrease your risk of receiving electric shock when using or working on electrical
equipment.
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v If you do not have a wrist strap, before removing the product from ESD packaging and installing or
replacing hardware, touch an unpainted metal surface of the system for a minimum of 5 seconds.
v Do not remove the device from the antistatic bag until you are ready to install the device in the
system.
v With the device still in its antistatic bag, touch it to the metal frame of the system.
v Grasp cards and boards by the edges. Avoid touching the components and gold-edge connectors on the
adapter.
v If you need to lay the device down while it is out of the antistatic bag, lay it on the antistatic bag.
Before picking it up again, touch the antistatic bag and the metal frame of the system at the same time.
v Handle the devices carefully to prevent permanent damage.
Important partitioning considerations with dual-slot and multi-adapter
configurations
Learn about partitioning considerations with dual-slot and multi-adapter configurations.
Logical partitions can own physical I/O resources. Physical I/O resources are assigned to logical
partitions at the slot level. Assigning a slot to a logical partition enables the operating system that runs in
the logical partition to control the functionality of the I/O resource and power for that slot. When the
operating system powers a slot on or off, the physical I/O resource is powered on or off.
In some I/O configurations, the functionality of an adapter or I/O resource depends on two or more
physical slots. For example, if you have a double-wide RAID adapter (FC 2053, 2054, or 2055) that take
up two adjacent adapter slots or two separate RAID adapters paired together, both physical slots must be
assigned to the same logical partition. For example, if you install the FC 2053, 2054, or 2055 adapter in
slot 2, then the adjacent slot 3 cannot be used to install another adapter even though the slot 3 is reported
as empty. It is important to understand the wanted configuration and function being provided before
completing the logical partitioning and activation of the resources involved.
There are two I/O configurations involving adapter pairs:
v Mult-initiator and high availability
v Auxiliary Write Cache
Multi-initiator and high availability
The terms multi-initiator and high availability (HA) refer to connecting multiple adapters (typically two
adapters) to a common set of disk expansion drawers for increasing availability. This configuration is also
referred to as Dual Storage IOA configuration. This type of connection is commonly done in either of the
following configurations:
Note: Some systems have SAS RAID adapters integrated onto the system boards and use a Cache RAID Dual IOA Enablement Card (FC 5662) to enable storage adapter Write Cache and Dual Storage IOA (HA
RAID Mode). For these configurations, installation of the Cache RAID - Dual IOA Enablement Card
places the two integrated adapters into a HA RAID configuration. There are no separate SAS cables
required to connect the two integrated SAS RAID adapters to each other.
HA two-system configuration
An HA two-system configuration provides a high-availability environment for system storage by enabling
two systems or partitions to have access to the same set of disks and disk arrays. This feature is typically
used with the IBMPowerHA® SystemMirror®. The IBMPowerHA SystemMirror software provides a
commercial computing environment that ensures that mission-critical applications can recover quickly
from hardware and software failures. The support for this configuration is operating system dependent.
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HA single system configuration
An HA single system configuration provides for redundant adapters from a single system to the same set
of disks and disk arrays. This feature is typically referred to as Multi-Path I/O (MPIO). MPIO support is
part of the operating system support and can be used to provide a redundant IBM SAS RAID controller
configuration with RAID protected disks.
Auxiliary write cache adapter
The auxiliary write cache (AWC) adapter provides a duplicate, nonvolatile copy of write cache data of the
RAID controller to which it is connected.
Protection of data is enhanced by having two battery-backed (nonvolatile) copies of write cache, each
stored on separate adapters. If a failure occurs to the write cache portion of the RAID controller, or the
RAID controller itself fails in such a way that the write cache data is not recoverable, the AWC adapter
provides a backup copy of the write cache data to prevent data loss during the recovery of the failed
RAID controller. The cache data is recovered to the new replacement RAID controller and then written
out to disk before resuming normal operations.
The AWC adapter is not a failover device that can keep the system operational by continuing disk
operations when the attached RAID controller fails. The system cannot use the auxiliary copy of the
cache for runtime operations even if only the cache on the RAID controller fails. The AWC adapter does
not support any other device attachment and performs no other tasks than communicating with the
attached RAID controller to receive backup write cache data. The purpose of the AWC adapter is to
minimize the length of an unplanned outage, due to a failure of a RAID controller, by preventing loss of
critical data that might have otherwise required a system reload.
It is important to understand the difference between multi-initiator connections and AWC connections.
Connecting controllers in a multi-initiator environment refers to multiple RAID controllers connected to a
common set of disk enclosures and disks. The AWC controller is not connected to the disks, and it does
not perform device media accesses.
The RAID controller and the AWC adapter each require a PCI bus connection and are required to be in
the same partition. The two adapters are connected by an internal connection. For the planar RAID
enablement and planar auxiliary cache features, the dedicated connection is integrated into the system
planar.
Related tasks:
Serial-attached SCSI cable planning
Learn about how to install the SAS cables to the hard disk drives, solid-state drives or CD-ROMs.
Related information:
Logical partioning
Information about logical partioning.
Changing partition profile properties
Information about changing partition profile properties using the HMC.
Dual IOA Enablement Card (FC 5662)
Information about the specifications for the Dual IOA Enablement Card.
SAS RAID controllers for AIX
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the AIX.
SAS RAID controllers for IBM i
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the IBM i.
SAS RAID controllers for Linux
Information about the useage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for Linux.
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PCI adapter information by feature type for the 8248-L4T, 8408-E8D, or
9109-RMD
Find technical information for specific adapters supported on your system. Adapters can be identified by
their feature code (FC) or their custom card identification number (CCIN).
Related information:
Adapters, Devices, and Cable Information for Multiple Bus Systems (SA38-0516)
Information about older adapters that are not covered in Managing PCI adapters, and that were
announced before October 2003.
PCIe 2-port Async EIA-232 Adapter (FC 5289; CCIN 57D4)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5289 adapters.
Overview
FC 5289 and 5290 are both the same adapter. FC 5289 is a full-height adapter, and the FC 5290 is a
low-profile adapter. The names of these two adapters are:
v FC 5289: PCIe 2-port Async EIA-232 Adapter
v FC 5290: PCIe LP 2-port Async EIA-232 Adapter (tailstock only)
The FC 5289 and FC 5290 are 2-port EIA-232 asynchronous serial communications PCI Express (PCIe)
adapters that can be installed in the PCIe slots. The adapters are based on the PCIe 1.1 host bus interface.
The parallel port function is not implemented on these adapters.
Each of the two Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) channels contain 128 byte
receiver-transmitter, first-in first-out (FIFO), full modem-control signaling, and standard host interrupts. If
either of the two UART interrupts are active, the host can be interrupted through a single PCI interrupt.
The two-port adapter provides RJ45 Ethernet ports, which are connected by DB-9 connectors.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
74Y4084 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe 1.1
Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
Cat 5 unshielded twisted-pair cables
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
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Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX:
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, or later
– AIX 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5, or later
v Linux:
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.1, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5.7, or later
– See the Linux Alert site for the support details.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
4-port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter (FC 5785; CCIN 57D2)
Learn about the features, operating system requirements, and installation procedures for the feature code
(FC) 5785 adapters.
Overview
The FC 5785 is the is full-height adapter similar to FC 5277 (PCIe LP 4-port Async EIA-232 adapter),
which is the low-profile adapter.
The 4-port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter provides connections for four asynchronous EIA-232 devices
using a 4-port DB-9F DTE fan-out cable. Ports are programmable to support EIA-232 protocols at a line
speed of 128 Kbps.
The following figures show the adapter and cable.
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Figure 2. Adapter
Figure 3. Cable
Specifications
Item Description
FRU number
Adapter: 46K6734*
Cable: 46K6735*
*
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Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.
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I/O bus architecture
PCIe-V1.0a 1x
Busmaster
No
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe 1x, short form factor
Connectors
Adapter: 68-pin SCSI
Cable: 68-pin SCSI to DB 9-pin shell
Wrap plug
42R5143
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following operating systems:
v AIX:
– AIX 7.1, or later
– AIX 6.1, or later
– AIX 5L™ Version 5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level, or later
The AIX device package name is devices.pci.1410a803.rte.
v Linux:
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5.3, or later
Preparing for installation
If you are installing your operating system at this time, install your adapter before you install the
operating system. If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install your device driver
software before you install the adapter.
Installing the AIX device driver software
To install device driver software, follow the steps in “Installing the AIX device driver software” on page
162.
Installing the adapter
For general instructions on how to install a PCI adapter, see the Installing PCI adapters topic. Return here
to verify the adapter installation.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that your system unit recognizes the PCI adapter, do the following steps:
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1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type: lsdev -Cs pci
3. Press Enter.
A list of PCI devices is displayed. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down your server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 FH 4-Port 8 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5729; CCIN 5729)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5729 adapter.
Overview
The PCIe2 FH 4-Port 8 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5729) is a high-performance adapter based on the
Emulex LPe12004 PCIe Host Bus Adapter (HBA). FC 5729 is a generation-2 adapter and is supported on
systems that support the generation-2 adapters. The adapter provides four Fibre Channel ports. Each
Fibre Channel port provides single initiator capability over a fibre link. The ports have LC type
connectors and use shortwave laser optics. The adapter connects to Fibre Channel switches and operates
at link speeds of 2, 4, and 8 Gbps. The adapter automatically negotiates with the switch to the highest
speed of which the switch is capable. LEDs on each port provide information about the status and link
speed of the port.
The following figure shows the FC 5729 adapter.
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Figure 4. FC 5729 adapter
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Adapter specifications
Item Description
FRU number
74Y3467 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCI Express (PCIe) Base 2.0 and x8 PCIe bus interface
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x8 or x16 slot
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Full-height, full-length adapter with standard-size bracket
FC compatibility
2, 4, and 8 gigabit FC devices
Cables
Cables are the responsibility of the customer. Use multimode fibre optic cables with short-wave
lasers that adhere to the following specifications:
v OM3: Multimode 50/125 micron fibre, 2000 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM2: Multimode 50/125 micron fibre, 500 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM1: Multimode 62.5/125 micron fibre, 200 MHz x km bandwidth
Because core sizes are different, only OM1 cables can be connected to other OM1 cables. For best
results, do not connect OM2 cables to OM3 cables. However, if an OM2 cable is connected to an
OM3 cable, the characteristics of the OM2 cable applies to the entire length of the cables.
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The following table shows the supported distances for the three different cable types at the three
different link speeds.
Table 4. Supported cable distances by link speed
Cable type
2.125 Gbps
4.25 Gbps
8.5 Gbps
OM3
0.5 m - 500 m
0.5 m - 380 m
0.5 m - 150 m
OM2
0.5 m - 300 m
0.5 m -150 m
0.5 m - 50 m
OM1
0.5 m - 150 m
0.5 m - 70 m
0.5 m - 21 m
Maximum number
For system-specific adapter placement information, see the PCI adapter placement topic.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1
– AIX 6.1
Adapter LED
Green and yellow LEDs can be seen through openings in the mounting bracket of the adapter. Green
indicates firmware operation and yellow signifies port activity. Table 5 summarizes the link rate
conditions. There is a one second pause when the LED is off between each group of fast flashes (2, 3, or
4). Observe the LED sequence for several seconds to be sure that you have correctly identified the state.
Table 5. Normal LED states
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Slow flashing
Off
Normal, link inactive or not started
On
2 fast flashes
2 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
3 fast flashes
4 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
4 fast flashes
8 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
Power-on self test (POST) conditions and results are summarized in Table 6. These states can be used to
identify abnormal states or problems. Follow the action to be taken for each condition.
Table 6. POST conditions and results
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Action to be taken
Off
Off
Wake-up failure (dead board)
Perform the AIX or IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
On
POST failure (dead board)
Perform the AIX or IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
Slow flashing
Wake-up failure monitor
Perform the AIX or IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
Fast flashes
POST failure
Perform the AIX or IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
Flashing
POST processing in progress
None
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Table 6. POST conditions and results (continued)
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Action to be taken
On
Off
Failure while functioning
Perform the AIX or IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
On
On
Failure while functioning
Perform the AIX or IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Slow flashes
Slow flashing
Offline for download
None
Slow flashes
Fast flashes
Restricted offline mode,
waiting for restart
None
Slow flashes
Flashing
Restricted offline mode, test
active
None
Replacing Fibre Channel adapters using hot swap
When hot swapping Fibre Channel adapters, be aware that device-related software for the storage devices
might have additional devices (for example, the dar device associated with the FAStT or DS4800) that
need to be removed. Refer to specific storage device documentation for information about how to remove
these additional devices.
The adapter has a unique worldwide port name (WWPN). Check the zoning and LUN assignments to
ensure that the new adapter functions as expected.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
8 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5735; CCIN
577D)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5735 adapter.
Overview
The 8 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter is a high-performance adapter based on the
Emulex LPe12002 PCIe Host Bus Adapter (HBA). Each port provides single initiator capability over a
fibre link. The ports have LC type connectors and utilize shortwave laser optics. The adapter connects to
fibre channel switches and operates at link speeds of 2, 4, and 8 Gbps. The adapter automatically
negotiates with the switch to the highest speed of which the switch is capable. LEDs on each port
provide information on the status and link speed of the port.
The following figure shows the adapter:
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Figure 5. 5735 adapter
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Adapter specifications
Item Description
FRU number
10N9824 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
11P3847 (Not designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCI Express (PCIe) Base and Card Electromechanical (CEM) 2.0
x8 PCIe bus interface
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x8 or x16 slot
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile with standard size bracket
FC compatibility
2, 4, 8 Gigabit
Cables
Cables are the responsibility of the customer. Use multimode fibre optic cables with short-wave
lasers that adhere to the following specifications:
v OM3: Multimode 50/125 micron fibre, 2000 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM2: Multimode 50/125 micron fibre, 500 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM1: Multimode 62.5/125 micron fibre, 200 MHz x km bandwidth
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Because core sizes are different, OM1 cables can only be connected to other OM1 cables. For best
results, OM2 cables should not be connected to OM3 cables. However, if an OM2 cable is
connected to an OM3 cable, the characteristics of the OM2 cable apply to the entire length of the
cables.
The following table shows the supported distances for the three different cable types at the three
different link speeds.
Table 7. Supported cable distances by link speed
Cable type
2.125 Gbps
4.25 Gbps
8.5 Gbps
OM3
0.5 m - 500 m
0.5 m - 380 m
0.5 m - 150 m
OM2
0.5 m - 300 m
0.5 m -150 m
0.5 m - 50 m
OM1
0.5 m - 150 m
0.5 m - 70 m
0.5 m - 21 m
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later
– AIX Version 6.1, or later
– AIX Version 5.3, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later (with update package)
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later.
– IBM i 6.1, or later.
Adapter LED
Green and yellow LEDs can be seen through openings in the adapter mounting bracket. Green indicates
firmware operation and yellow signifies port activity. Table 8 summarizes the link rate conditions. There
is a 1-second pause when the LED is off between each group of fast flashes (2, 3, or 4). Observe the LED
sequence for several seconds to be sure that you have correctly identified the state.
Table 8. Normal LED states
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Slow flash
Off
Normal, link inactive or not started
On
2 fast flashes
2 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
3 fast flashes
4 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
4 fast flashes
8 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
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Power-on self test (POST) conditions and results are summarized in Table 9. These states can be used to
identify abnormal states or problems. Follow the action to be taken for each condition.
Table 9. POST conditions and results
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Action to be taken
Off
Off
Wake-up failure (dead board)
Perform AIX, Linuxor IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
On
POST failure (dead board)
Perform AIX, Linuxor IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
Slow blink
Wake-up failure monitor
Perform AIX, Linuxor IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
Fast blink
POST failure
Perform AIX, Linuxor IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Off
Flashing
POST processing in progress
None
On
Off
Failure while functioning
Perform AIX, Linuxor IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
On
On
Failure while functioning
Perform AIX, Linuxor IBM i operating system
diagnostics.
Slow blink
Slow blink
Offline for download
None
Slow blink
Fast blink
Restricted offline mode,
waiting for restart
None
Slow blink
Flashing
Restricted offline mode, test
active
None
Replacing Fibre Channel adapters using hot swap
When hot swapping fibre channel adapters, be aware that device-related software for the storage devices
might have additional devices (for example, the dar device associated with the FAStT or DS4800) that
need to be removed. Refer to specific storage device documentation for information about how to remove
these additional devices.
The new adapter has a unique worldwide port name (WWPN). Check the zoning and LUN assignments
to ensure that the new adapter will function as expected.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
4 Gigabit PCI Express Single Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5773;
CCIN 5773)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5773 adapter.
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Overview
The 4 Gigabit PCI Express Single Port Fibre Channel adapter is a 64 bit, short form factor x4, PCIe
adapter with an LC-type external fiber connector that provides single initiator capability over an optical
fiber link or loop. The adapter automatically negotiates the highest data rate between the adapter and an
attaching device at 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, or 4 Gbps of which the device or switch is capable of. Distances
between the adapter and an attaching device or switch can reach up to 500 meters running at 1 Gbps
data rate, up to 300 meters running at 2 Gbps data rate, and up to 150 meters running at 4 Gbps data
rate. When used with IBM Fibre Channel storage switches that support longwave optics, the adapter can
reach distances of up to 10 kilometers running at either 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, or 4 Gbps data rates.
The adapter can be used to attach devices either directly, or with Fibre Channel switches. If you are
attaching a device or switch with an SC type fiber connector, you must use an LC-SC 50 micron fiber
converter cable (FC 2456) or an LC-SC 62.5 micron fiber converter cable (FC 2459).
The adapter has the following features:
v Compliant with the PCIe Base and Card Electromechanical (CEM) 1.0a specifications:
– x1 and x4 lane link interface at 2.5 Gbit/s (auto-negotiated with system)
– Supports VC0 (1 Virtual Channel) and TC0 (1 Traffic Class)
– Configuration and IO Memory read/write, completion, message
– Support for 64-bit addressing
– ECC error protection
– Link CRC on all PCIe packets and message information
– Large payload size: 2048 bytes for read and write
– Large read request size: 4096 bytes
v Compatible with 1, 2, and 4 Gb Fibre Channel interface:
– Auto-negotiate between 1 Gb, 2 Gb or 4 Gb link attachments
– Support for all Fibre Channel topologies: point-to-point, arbitrated loop, and fabric
– Support for Fibre Channel class 2 and 3
– Maximum Fibre Channel throughput achieved by using full duplex hardware support
v End-to-end data path parity and CRC protection, including internal data path RAMs
v Architectural support for multiple upper layer protocols
v Internal high-speed SRAM memory
v ECC protection of local memory, includes single-bit correction and double-bit protection
v Embedded shortwave optical connection with diagnostics capability
v Onboard Context Management by firmware (per port):
– Up to 510 FC Port Logins
– Up to 2047 concurrent Exchanges
– I/O multiplexing down to the FC Frame level
v Data buffers capable of supporting 64+ buffer-to-buffer (BB) credits per port for shortwave applications
v Link management and recovery handled by firmware
v Onboard diagnostic capability accessible by optional connection
v Parts and construction compliant with the European Union Directive of Restriction of Hazardous
Substances (RoHS)
v Performance up to 4.25 Gbps full duplex
The following figure shows the adapter.
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Figure 6. 5773 adapter
Adapter specifications
Item Description
FRU number
10N7249*
*
Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (for Fibre LC connector)
Note: The wrap plug is included with the card, and can also be bought from IBM.
I/O bus architecture
PCI Express (PCIe) Base and CEM 1.0a
x4 PCIe bus interface
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x4, x8, or x16 slot
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile
FC compatibility
1, 2, 4 gigabit
Cables
50/125 micron fiber (500 MHz*km bandwidth cable)
v 1.0625 Gbps 0.5 – 500 m
v 2.125 Gbps 0.5 – 300 m
v 4.25 Gbps 0.5 – 150 m
62.5/125 micron fiber (200 MHz*km bandwidth cable)
v 1.0625 Gbps 0.5 – 300 m
v 2.125 Gbps 0.5 – 150 m
v 4.25 Gbps 0.5 – 70 m
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Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
The adapter is supported under the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 5.3, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, Service Pack 4, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 1, or later
Note: If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support
the new feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites. To check for the
prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
Adapter LED states
Green and yellow LEDs can be seen through openings in the mounting bracket of the adapter. Green
indicates firmware operation and yellow signifies port activity. Table 10 summarizes normal LED states.
There is a 1 Hz pause when the LED is off between each group of fast flashes (1, 2 or 3). Observe the
LED sequence for several seconds to ensure that you correctly identify the state.
Table 10. Normal LED states
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
On
1 fast flash
1 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
2 fast flashes
2 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
3 fast flashes
4 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
Power-On Self Test (POST) conditions and results are summarized in Table 11. These states can be used to
identify abnormal states or problems.
Table 11. POST conditions and results
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Off
Off
Wake-up failure (dead board)
Off
On
POST failure (dead board)
Off
Slow flash
Wake-up failure monitor
Off
Fast flash
Failure in post
Off
Flashing
Post processing in progress
On
Off
Failure while functioning
On
On
Failure while functioning
Slow flash
Off
Normal, link down
Slow flash
On
Not defined
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Table 11. POST conditions and results (continued)
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Slow flash
Slow flash
Offline for download
Slow flash
Fast flash
Restricted offline mode, waiting for
restart
Slow flash
Flashing
Restricted offline mode, test active
Fast flash
Off
Debug monitor in restricted mode
Fast flash
On
Not defined
Fast flash
Slow flash
Debug monitor in test fixture mode
Fast flash
Fast flash
Debug monitor in remote debug
mode
Fast flash
Flashing
Not defined
Device ID jumper
The default setting for the device ID jumper labeled P0_JX is to set the jumper on pins 1 and 2 as shown
in Figure 7. Do not change the jumper settings for a standard installation.
Figure 7. Device ID jumper
Replacing hot swap HBAs
Fiber Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) connected to a fiber array storage technology (FAStT) or
DS4000® storage subsystem have a child device called a disk array router (dar). You must unconfigure the
disk array router before you can hot swap an HBA that is connected to a FAStT or DS4000 storage
subsystem. For instructions, see Replacing hot swap HBAs in the IBM System Storage® DS4000 Storage
Manager Version 9, Installation and Support Guide for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux on Power Systems™
Servers, order number GC26-7848.
Related tasks:
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Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
4 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5774; CCIN
5774)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5774 adapter.
Overview
The 4 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter is a 64 bit, short form factor x4, PCIe adapter
with an LC-type external fiber connector that provides single initiator capability over an optical fiber link
or loop. The adapter automatically negotiates the highest data rate between the adapter and an attaching
device at 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, or 4 Gbps of which the device or switch is capable. Distances between the
adapter and an attaching device or switch can reach up to 500 meters running at 1 Gbps data rate, up to
300 meters running at 2 Gbps data rate, and up to 150 meters running at 4 Gbps data rate. When used
with IBM Fibre Channel storage switches supporting long-wave optics, the adapter can reach distances of
up to 10 kilometers running at either 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, or 4 Gbps data rates.
The adapter can be used to attach devices either directly, or with Fibre Channel switches. If you are
attaching a device or switch with an SC type fiber connector, you must use an LC-SC 50 micron fiber
converter cable (FC 2456) or an LC-SC 62.5 micron fiber converter cable (FC 2459).
The adapter has the following features:
v Compliant with the PCIe Base and Card Electromechanical (CEM) 1.0a specifications:
– x1 and x4 lane link interface at 2.5 Gbit/s (auto-negotiated with system)
– Supports VC0 (1 Virtual Channel) and TC0 (1 Traffic Class)
– Configuration and IO Memory read/write, completion, message
– Support for 64-bit addressing
– ECC error protection
– Link CRC on all PCIe packets and message information
– Large payload size: 2048 bytes for read and write
– Large read request size: 4096 bytes
v Compatible with 1, 2, and 4 Gb Fibre Channel interface:
– Auto-negotiate between 1 Gb, 2 Gb or 4 Gb link attachments
– Support for all Fibre Channel topologies: point-to-point, arbitrated loop, and fabric
– Support for Fibre Channel class 2 and 3
– Maximum Fibre Channel throughput achieved by using full duplex hardware support
v End-to-end data path parity and CRC protection, including internal data path RAMs
v Architectural support for multiple upper layer protocols
v Internal high-speed SRAM memory
v ECC protection of local memory, includes single-bit correction and double-bit protection
v Embedded shortwave optical connection with diagnostics capability
v Onboard Context Management by firmware (per port):
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– Up to 510 FC Port Logins
– Up to 2047 concurrent Exchanges
– I/O multiplexing down to the FC Frame level
v Data buffers capable of supporting 64+ buffer-to-buffer (BB) credits per port for shortwave applications
v Link management and recovery handled by firmware
v Onboard diagnostic capability accessible by optional connection
v Parts and construction compliant with the European Union Directive of Restriction of Hazardous
Substances (RoHS)
v Performance up to 4.25 Gbps full duplex
The following figure shows the adapter.
Figure 8. 5774 adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
10N7255*
*
Designed to comply with RoHS requirement
Wrap plug FRU number
11P3847
I/O bus architecture
PCIe Base and CEM 1.0a
x4 PCIe bus interface
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x4, x8, or x16 slot
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile
FC compatibility
1, 2, 4 gigabit
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Cables
50/125 micron fiber (500 MHz*km bandwidth cable)
v 1.0625 Gbps 0.5 – 500 m
v 2.125 Gbps 0.5 – 300 m
v 4.25 Gbps 0.5 – 150 m
62.5/125 micron fiber (200 MHz*km bandwidth cable)
v 1.0625 Gbps 0.5 – 300 m
v 2.125 Gbps 0.5 – 150 m
v 4.25 Gbps 0.5 – 70 m
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1, or later
– AIX 6.1, or later
– AIX 5.3, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1, or later
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later
– IBM i 6.1, or later
Adapter LED states
Green and yellow LEDs can be seen through openings in the mounting bracket of the adapter. Green
indicates firmware operation and yellow signifies port activity. Table 12 summarizes normal LED states.
There is a 1 Hz pause when the LED is off between each group of fast flashes (1, 2 or 3). Observe the
LED sequence for several seconds to ensure that you correctly identify the state.
Table 12. Normal LED states
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
On
1 fast flash
1 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
2 fast flashes
2 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
On
3 fast flashes
4 Gbps link rate - normal, link active
Power-On Self Test (POST) conditions and results are summarized in Table 13 on page 24. These states
can be used to identify abnormal states or problems.
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Table 13. POST conditions and results
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Off
Off
Wake-up failure (dead board)
Off
On
POST failure (dead board)
Off
Slow flash
Wake-up failure monitor
Off
Fast flash
Failure in post
Off
Flashing
Post processing in progress
On
Off
Failure while functioning
On
On
Failure while functioning
Slow flash
Off
Normal, link down
Slow flash
On
Not defined
Slow flash
Slow flash
Offline for download
Slow flash
Fast flash
Restricted offline mode, waiting for
restart
Slow flash
Flashing
Restricted offline mode, test active
Fast flash
Off
Debug monitor in restricted mode
Fast flash
On
Not defined
Fast flash
Slow flash
Debug monitor in test fixture mode
Fast flash
Fast flash
Debug monitor in remote debug
mode
Fast flash
Flashing
Not defined
Device ID jumper
The default setting for the two device ID jumpers labeled P0_JX. and P1_JX is to set the jumpers on pins
1 and 2 as shown in Figure 9 on page 25. Do not change the jumper settings for a standard installation.
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Figure 9. Device ID jumper
Replacing hot swap HBAs
Fiber Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) connected to a fiber array storage technology (FAStT) or DS4000
storage subsystem have a child device called a disk array router (dar). You must unconfigure the disk
array router before you can hot swap an HBA that is connected to a FAStT or DS4000 storage subsystem.
For instructions, see Replacing hot swap HBAs in the IBM System Storage DS4000 Storage Manager Version 9,
Installation and Support Guide for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux on Power Systems Servers, order number
GC26-7848.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0S; CCIN 2CC3)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0S adapter.
Overview
The PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 2, x8, short
form-factor, low-profile capable, regular-height adapter. The adapter provides two 10 Gb SR optical ports
and two 1 Gb RJ45 ports. This adapter provides a PCIe 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter supports the
Ethernet network interface controller (NIC) function. The adapter is a high-performance adapter that
consolidates traffic for networking. The link aggregation and failover features of the adapter make it
suitable for critical network applications that require redundancy and high availability.
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The four-port adapter provides two 10 Gb small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) optical SR transceiver ports
and two 1 Gb RJ45 Ethernet ports. The two 10 Gb SR ports have little connector (LC) duplex-type
connectors. The optical transceiver uses shortwave laser optics and is attached with MMF-850nm fiber
cabling with LC connectors. See “Cables” on page 27 for more information about the optical cables. Each
10 Gb port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second).
Figure 10 on page 27 shows the FC EN0S adapter.
Each of the 1 Gb RJ45 port provides Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps. Each of the 1 Gb ports
is connected with a 4-pair, CAT-5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable or with a cable of higher
specification, and is supported for distances of up to 100 meters. In addition to 1 Gb (1000 Mb) networks,
100 Mb networks are also supported.
The adapter provides the following features:
v The adapter is a PCIe2 NIC network convergence adapter.
v The 10 Gb SR ports can function in the NIC mode.
v The adapter can be used as the host local area network (LAN) adapter.
v The adapter supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly
reducing processor utilization
v The adapter supports dual port operation in any PCIe3 or PCIe2 slot.
v The adapter supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only.
v The adapter supports multiple media-access control (MAC) per interface.
v The adapter supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY).
v The adapter supports the following standards for the different ports and functions:
– IEEE 802.3ae in the 10 GbE ports
– 802.3ab in the 1 GbE ports
– Ether II and IEEE 802.3 for encapsulated frames
– 802.1p for setting up priority levels in tagged VLAN frames
– 802.1Q for VLAN tagging
– 802.3x for flow control
– 802.3ad for load-balancing and failover
– IEEE 802.3ad and 802.3 for link aggregation
v The adapter provides message signal interrupts (MSI), MSI-X, and support of legacy pin interrupts.
v The adapter supports jumbo frames up to 9.6 KB.
v The adapter supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software.
v The adapter supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram
protocol (UDP), TCP segmentation Offload (TSO) for IPv4 and IPv6.
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Figure 10. FC EN0S adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E2715 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Low-profile tailstock part number: 00E2720
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (SFP+ SR wrap plug)
74Y7010 (Twinax wrap plug)
10N7405 (1 Gb UTP wrap plug)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic
collection for your system.
Cables
See “Cables” for details.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, regular-height tailstock, low-profile capable
Maximum number
For details about the maximum number of adapters that are supported, see the PCI adapter
placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
Use multimode fiber optic cables with shortwave lasers that adhere to the following specifications:
v OM3 or OM4: Multimode 50/125 micron fiber, 2000 MHz x km bandwidth
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v OM2: Multimode 50/125 micron fiber, 500 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM1: Multimode 62.5/125 micron fiber, 200 MHz x km bandwidth
Because core sizes are different, OM1 cables only can be connected to other OM1 cables. For best results,
OM2 cables must not be connected to OM3 or OM4 cables. However, if an OM2 cable is connected to an
OM3 or OM4 cable, the characteristics of the OM2 cable apply to the entire length of the cables. The
following table shows the supported distances for the different fiber optic cable types at different link
speeds.
Table 14. Supported distances for multimode fiber optic cables
Header
Cable Type and Distance
Rate
OM1
OM2
OM3
10 Gbps
0.5 meters to 33 meters
(1.64 feet to 108.26 feet)
0.5 meters to 82 meters
(1.64 feet to 269.02 feet)
0.5 meters to 300 meters
(1.64 feet to 984.25 feet)
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV56366, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV56367, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 10, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 5, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level and service Pack 10, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-08 Technology Level and service Pack 5, or later
v Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 11 Service Pack 3, or later, with current maintenance updates
available from SUSE
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.5, or later, with current maintenance updates available from Red
Hat
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7, or later, with current maintenance updates available from Red
Hat
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i supported through VIOS
– IBM i Version 7.1, or later , supported through VIOS 2.2.2, or later
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX: devices.pciex.e4148a1614109304 for SFP+ optical ports and devices.pciex.e4148a1614109404 for
RJ45 ports
v Linux: bnx2x driver
v The latest version of the device driver or iprutils can be downloaded from IBM Service and
Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/
home.html).
Related tasks:
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Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0U; CCIN
2CC3)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0U
adapter.
Overview
The PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45 Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 2, x8, short
form-factor, low-profile capable, regular-height adapter. The adapter provides two 10 Gb copper twinax
small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports and two 1 Gb RJ45 ports. This adapter provides a PCIe 2.0 host
bus interface. The adapter supports the Ethernet network interface controller (NIC) function. The adapter
is a high-performance adapter that consolidates traffic for networking. The link aggregation and failover
features of the adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that require redundancy and
high availability.
The two 10 Gb are SFP+ and do not include a transceiver. Active Copper twinax cables up to 5 meter in
length are supported such as provided by feature codes EN01, EN02 or EN03. A transceiver is included
with these cables. See “Cables” on page 31 for details. Each 10 Gb port provides Ethernet connectivity
with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second). Figure 11 on page 30 shows the FC EN0U
adapter.
Each of the 1 Gb RJ45 port provides Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps. Each of the 1 Gb ports
is connected with a 4-pair, CAT-5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable or with a cable of higher
specification, and is supported for distances of up to 100 meters. In addition to 1 Gb (1000 Mb) networks,
100 Mb networks are also supported.
The adapter provides the following features:
v The adapter is a PCIe2 NIC network convergence adapter.
v The 10 Gb ports can function in the NIC mode.
v The adapter can be used as the host local area network (LAN) adapter.
v The adapter supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly
reducing processor utilization
v The adapter supports dual port operation in any PCIe3 or PCIe2 slot.
v The adapter supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only.
v The adapter supports multiple media-access control (MAC) per interface.
v The adapter supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY).
v The adapter supports the following standards for the different ports and functions:
– IEEE 802.3ae in the 10 GbE ports
– 802.3ab in the 1 GbE ports
– Ether II and IEEE 802.3 for encapsulated frames
– 802.1p for setting up priority levels in tagged VLAN frames
– 802.1Q for VLAN tagging
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– 802.3x for flow control
– 802.3ad for load-balancing and failover
– IEEE 802.3ad and 802.3 for link aggregation
v The adapter provides message signal interrupts (MSI), MSI-X, and support of legacy pin interrupts.
v The adapter supports jumbo frames up to 9.6 KB.
v The adapter supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software.
v The adapter supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram
protocol (UDP), TCP segmentation Offload (TSO) for IPv4 and IPv6.
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Figure 11. FC EN0U adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E2715 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Low-profile tailstock part number: 00E2720
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (SFP+ SR wrap plug)
74Y7010 (Twinax wrap plug)
10N7405 (1 Gb UTP wrap plug)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
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For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic
collection for your system.
Cables
See “Cables” for details.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, regular-height tailstock, low-profile capable
Maximum number
For details about the maximum number of adapters that are supported, see the PCI adapter
placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
This adapter feature requires the use of compatible SFP+, 10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active, Ethernet
cables. See Figure 12 for a view of the cable top and cable bottom. These cables are compliant with
industry standard specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all applicable IBM
requirements.
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
See Table 15 for details about the feature codes.
Figure 12. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 15. Feature code and part number for varying lengths of the cable
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
Feature code
EN01
EN02
EN03
CCIN
EF01
EF02
EF03
Part number
46K6182
46K6183
46K6184
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
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v AIX
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV56366, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV56367, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 10, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 5, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level and service Pack 10, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-08 Technology Level and service Pack 5, or later
v Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 11 Service Pack 3, or later, with current maintenance updates
available from SUSE
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.5, or later, with current maintenance updates available from Red
Hat
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7, or later, with current maintenance updates available from Red
Hat
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i supported through VIOS
– IBM i Version 7.1, or later , supported through VIOS 2.2.2, or later
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX: devices.pciex.e4148a1614109304 for SFP+ optical ports and devices.pciex.e4148a1614109404 for
RJ45 ports
v Linux: bnx2x driver
v The latest version of the device driver or iprutils can be downloaded from IBM Service and
Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/
home.html).
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 2-port 10 GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter (FC EN0W; CCIN 2CC4)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0W
adapter.
Overview
The PCIe2 2-port 10 GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 2, x8, short form-factor,
low-profile capable, regular-height adapter. The adapter provides two 10 Gb RJ45 ports. This adapter
provides a PCIe 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter supports the Ethernet network interface controller
(NIC) function. The adapter is a high-performance adapter that consolidates traffic for networking. The
link aggregation and failover features of the adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that
require redundancy and high availability. Figure 13 on page 34 shows the FC EN0W adapter.
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The ports default to auto negotiate the highest speed either at 10 Gb (10G BaseT), 1Gb (1000 BaseT), or
100 Mb (100 BaseT) full duplex. Each RJ45 port can be configured independent of the other port. Each
RJ45 port is connected with a 4-pair, CAT-6A cable, and is supported for distances of up to 100 meters.
The adapter provides the following features:
v The adapter is a PCIe2 NIC network convergence adapter.
v The 10 Gb RJ45 ports can function in the NIC mode.
v The adapter can be used as the host local area network (LAN) adapter.
v The adapter supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly
reducing processor utilization
v The adapter supports dual port operation in any PCIe3 or PCIe2 slot.
v The adapter supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only.
v The adapter supports multiple media-access control (MAC) per interface.
v The adapter supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY).
v The adapter supports the following standards for the different ports and functions:
– IEEE 802.3ae in the 10 GbE ports
– 802.3ab in the 1 GbE ports
– Ether II and IEEE 802.3 for encapsulated frames
– 802.1p for setting up priority levels in tagged VLAN frames
– 802.1Q for VLAN tagging
– 802.3x for flow control
– 802.3ad for load-balancing and failover
– IEEE 802.3ad and 802.3 for link aggregation
v The adapter provides message signal interrupts (MSI), MSI-X, and support of legacy pin interrupts.
v The adapter supports jumbo frames up to 9.6 KB.
v The adapter supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software.
v The adapter supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram
protocol (UDP), TCP segmentation Offload (TSO) for IPv4 and IPv6.
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Figure 13. FC EN0W adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E2714 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Regular-height tailstock part number: 00E2862
Low-profile tailstock part number: 00E2721
Wrap plug FRU number
10N7405 (RJ45 wrap plug)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic
collection for your system.
Cables
CAT-6A cable
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, regular-height tailstock, low-profile capable
Maximum number
For details about the maximum number of adapters that are supported, see the PCI adapter
placement topic collection for your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV56366, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV56367, or later
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– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 10, or later
– AIX 7.1 with the 7100-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 5, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level and service Pack 10, or later
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-08 Technology Level and service Pack 5, or later
v Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 11 Service Pack 3, or later, with current maintenance updates
available from SUSE
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.5, or later, with current maintenance updates available from Red
Hat
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7, or later, with current maintenance updates available from Red
Hat
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i supported through VIOS
v VIOS
– VIOS 2.2.3.3 with ifix IV56366, or later
– VIOS 2.2.2.5, or later
– VIOS 2.2.1.9, or later
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v Linux: bnx2x driver
v The latest version of the device driver or iprutils can be downloaded from IBM Service and
Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/
home.html).
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC EN0A; CCIN 577F)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0A
adapter.
Overview
The PCIe2 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter is an x8, generation 2, PCIe adapter. This adapter has a
little connector-type (LC) external fiber connector that provides single initiator capability over an optical
fiber link. The adapter automatically negotiates the highest data rate between the adapter and an
attaching device at a link speed of 16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, or 4 Gbps. The adapter supports a maximum link
speed of 16 Gbps at both ports. Distances between the adapter and an attaching device or switch can
reach up to 380 m running at a 4 Gbps data rate, up to 150 m running at an 8 Gbps data rate, and up to
100 m running at a 16 Gbps data rate. When used with IBM Fibre Channel storage switches supporting
long-wave optics, the adapter can reach distances of up to 10 km running at 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps, or 16 Gbps
data rates.
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Important: The PCIe2 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC EN0A) is not supported on the 8202-E4B.
The adapter has the following features:
v This adapter has parts and construction compliant with the European Union Directive of Restriction of
Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
v The adapter is compliant with the PCIe base and Card Electromechanical (CEM) 2.0 specifications with
the following characteristics:
– Provides an x8 lane link interface at 14.025 Gbps, 8.5 Gbps, or 4.25 Gbps (automatic negotiation with
system)
– Provides support for one Virtual Channel (VC0) and one Traffic Class (TC0)
– Provides configuration and I/O memory read and write, completion, and messaging capabilities
– Provides support for 64-bit addressing
– Provides error correction code (ECC) and error protection functions
– Provides link cyclic redundancy check (CRC) on all PCIe packets and message information
– Provides a large payload size of 2048 bytes for read and write functions
– Provides a large read request size of 4096 bytes
v The adapter is compatible with 4, 8, and 16 Gb Fibre Channel interface with the following
characteristics:
– Provides for automatic negotiation between 4 Gb, 8 Gb, or 16 Gb link attachments
– Provides support for the following Fibre Channel topologies: point-to-point (16Gb only) and fabric
– Provides support for Fibre Channel class 3
– Provides a maximum Fibre Channel throughput that is achieved by using full duplex hardware
support
v The adapter provides an end-to-end data path parity and CRC protection, including internal data path
random-access memory (RAM)
v Provides architectural support for multiple upper layer protocols
v Provides comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
and virtual fabric (VF)
v Provides support for message signaled interrupts extended (MSI-X)
v Provides support for 255 VFs and 1024 MSi-X
v Provides an internal, high-speed static random-access memory (SRAM) memory
v Provides ECC protection of local memory that includes single-bit correction and double-bit protection
v Provides an embedded shortwave optical connection with diagnostics capability
v Provides support for an on-board context management by firmware:
– Up to 8192 FC port logins
– I/O multiplexing down to the Fibre Channel frame level
v Provides data buffers capable of supporting 64+ buffer-to-buffer (BB) credits per port for shortwave
applications
v Provides link management and recovery that is handled by firmware
v Provides on-board diagnostic capability accessible by an optional connection
v Provides a performance up to 16 Gbps full duplex
The following figure shows the adapter.
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Figure 14. EN0A adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
74Y2221 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314
I/O bus architecture
PCIe base and CEM 2.0, x8 PCIe bus interface
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x8 or x16 slot
Voltage
3.3 V, 12 V
Form factor
Short, MD2
FC compatibility
4, 8, 16 Gb
Cables
Cables are the responsibility of the customer. Use multimode fiber optic cables with shortwave
lasers that adhere to the following specifications:
v OM3: Multimode 50/125 micron fiber, 2000 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM2: Multimode 50/125 micron fiber, 500 MHz x km bandwidth
v OM1: Multimode 62.5/125 micron fiber, 200 MHz x km bandwidth
Because core sizes are different, OM1 cables can only be connected to other OM1 cables. For best
results, OM2 cables must not be connected to OM3 cables. However, if an OM2 cable is connected
to an OM3 cable, the characteristics of the OM2 cable apply to the entire length of the cables.
The following table shows the supported distances for the different cable types at the different
link speeds.
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Table 16. Supported distances for cables
Header
Cable type and distance
Rate
OM1
OM2
OM3
4.25 Gbps
0.5 - 70 m (1.64 - 229.65 ft)
0.5 - 150 m (1.64 - 492.12 ft) 0.5 - 380 m (1.64 - 1246.71
ft)
8.5 Gbps
0.5 - 21 m (1.64 - 68.89 ft)
0.5 - 50 m (1.64 - 164.04 ft)
0.5 - 150 m (1.64 - 492.12 ft)
14.025 Gbps
0.5 - 15 m (1.64 - 49.21 ft)
0.5 - 35 m (1.64 - 114.82 ft)
0.5 - 100 m (1.64 - 328.08 ft)
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1, or later
– AIX 6.1, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later
– IBM i 6.1, or later
Adapter LED states
Green and yellow LEDs can be seen through openings in the mounting bracket of the adapter. Green
indicates firmware operation, and yellow signifies port activity. Table 17 summarizes normal LED states.
A 1 Hz pause occurs when the LED is off between each group of fast flashes (2, 3 or 4). Observe the LED
sequence for several seconds to ensure that you correctly identify the state.
Table 17. Normal LED states
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
On
2 fast flashes
4 Gbps link rate: normal, link active
On
3 fast flashes
8 Gbps link rate: normal, link active
On
4 fast flashes
16 Gbps link rate: normal, link active
Power-on-self-test (POST) conditions and results are summarized in Table 18 on page 39. These states can
be used to identify abnormal states or problems.
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Table 18. POST conditions and results
Green LED
Yellow LED
State
Off
Off
Wake-up failure of the adapter board
Off
On
POST failure of the adapter board
Off
Slow flash
Wake-up failure monitor
Off
Fast flash
Failure in post
Off
Flashing
Postprocessing in progress
On
Off
Failure while functioning
On
On
Failure while functioning
Slow flash
Off
Normal, link down
Slow flash
On
Not defined
Slow flash
Slow flash
Offline for download
Slow flash
Fast flash
Restricted offline mode, waiting for
restart
Slow flash
Flashing
Restricted offline mode, test active
Fast flash
Off
Debug monitor in restricted mode
Fast flash
On
Not defined
Fast flash
Slow flash
Debug monitor in test fixture mode
Fast flash
Fast flash
Debug monitor in remote debug
mode
Fast flash
Flashing
Not defined
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator (FC 5748; CCIN
5748)
Learn about the features, requirements, installation notes, and troubleshooting tips for the POWER
GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter.
Overview
The POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) adapter that
accelerates and enhances the system unit video. The adapter has no hardware switches to set. Mode
selection is made through the software. Figure 15 on page 40 shows the adapter and its connectors.
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Figure 15. POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter
1
Primary DVI connector (28 pin), analog, or digital
2
Secondary DVI connector (28 pin), analog, or digital
Connect the primary monitor to connector 1. If you are using an optional, secondary monitor, connect the
secondary monitor to connector 2. In the system or logical partition running AIX, the video that is
displayed on the secondary monitor is the same as the video displayed the primary monitor, and at the
same resolution and refresh rate.
The following table shows the feature code, custom card identification number, and field-replaceable unit
part number for the adapter.
Feature code (FC)
Custom card identification number
(CCIN)
Field-replaceable unit (FRU) part
number
5748
5748
10N7756*
*
Designed to comply with RoHS requirement
This adapter provides the following features:
v 8-bit indexed or 24-bit true color.
v 32-MB SDRAM frame buffer.
v x1 PCIe bus interface.
v Two DVI-I analog or digital connectors.
v One monitor connected, analog, up to 2048 x 1536 resolution.
v One monitor connected, digital, up to 1280 x 1024 resolution.
v A second monitor supported on secondary connector at up to 1600 x 1200 analog or 1280 x 1024
digital. A second monitor supported on secondary connector at up to 1600 x 1200 analog or 1280 x 1024
digital.
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– For systems or logical partitions running Linux, a second monitor is supported on the secondary
connector at resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 analog or 1280 x 1024 digital.
– For systems or logical partitions running AIX, when running with two monitors, both monitors must
have an analog connection with the same resolution, up to 1600 x 1200. The image on the primary
monitor is also displayed on the secondary monitor.
v Display power management: Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), Display Power
Management Signaling (DPMS)
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
The adapter is supported under the following operating systems:
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1
– AIX Version 6.1
– AIX Version 5.3
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
– See the Linux Alert site for the support details.
Preparing for installation
If you are installing the operating system at this time, install the adapter before you install the operating
system. See “Installing the adapter” on page 42 for instructions. If you are installing only the device
driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you install the adapter. See “Installing the
device driver software” for instructions.
Gathering tools and documentation
To install the adapter, make sure that you have access to the following items:
v The adapter
v The operating system documentation
v The system service guide for removing and replacing features
v The PCI adapter placement documentation
v A flat-blade screwdriver
v The media containing the device driver software
Installing the device driver software
This section explains how to install device driver software for the adapter. The device driver is provided
for the AIX 5L operating system.
To install device driver software, do the following steps:
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1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
2. Insert the media containing the device driver software (for example, the CD) into the media device.
If your system does not have a CD-ROM drive, refer to your system documentation for performing a
Network Installation Management (NIM) installation.
3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path command: smit devinst
4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the INPUT device / directory
for software option.
5. Type the name of the input device that you are using, or press F4 to select the input device from a
list.
6. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install
option.
7. Press F4 to select List.
8. Type / to display the Find window.
9. Type the device package name devices.pci.2b102725.
10. Press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver software.
11. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software.
12. Press Enter. The INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE window displays. The entry fields
are automatically updated.
13. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window displays.
14. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS window displays.
v The message RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration
command is in progress.
v When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the installation
summary.
v After a successful installation, SUCCESS displays in the Result column of the installation summary
at the bottom of the page.
15. Remove the installation media from the drive.
16. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
Installing the adapter
This section explains how to install the adapter. If you are installing your operating system at this time,
install your adapter before you install the operating system. If the operating system is already installed
and you need to install the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you
install the adapter. See “Installing the device driver software” on page 41 for instructions.
Attention: Before installing an adapter, review the precautions in Safety notices and Handling static
sensitive devices. Do not remove the adapter from its anti-static package until you are ready to place it in
the system unit.
To install the adapter, follow these steps:
1. Determine the PCIe slot in which to place the adapter.
The POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter has an x1 PCIe connector and can be
placed in a PCIe x1, x4, x8, or x16 slot. See PCI adapter placement for information about the PCIe
slots on your system unit.
2. Shut down the system unit and install the adapter using the instructions in the system unit
documentation.
3. Connect the monitor cable to the adapter.
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If necessary, you can use a DVI-A dongle (feature code 4276) for connecting a VGA 15-pin connector
on a monitor cable to the DVI connector on the adapter. For example, a DVI-A dongle is needed to
connect to a 7316-TF3 console or a KVM switch.
4. Start the system unit and the monitor.
5. When prompted, configure the adapter by following the online configuration instructions.
6. When Select Display (console) appears, press the number key on your keyboard for the monitor that
is to be the default.
Troubleshooting
If you have video problems after the initial installation, follow these procedures to troubleshoot the
problem:
v Check the cables.
v Check the device driver software installation.
v Check the console.
v Check the adapter installation.
Checking the cables
1. Ensure the monitor cables are connected to the correct adapter.
2. If you have more than one video adapter, be sure that each adapter is connected to a monitor.
3. Verify that the connections are secure.
4. If no log-in prompt appears, restart the system unit.
Checking the device driver software installation
Verify that the device driver for the POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter is
installed by typing the following command and then pressing Enter:
lslpp -l all | grep GXT145
If the GXT145 device driver is installed, the following table is an example of the data that appears if you
are running AIX Version 5.2:
devices.pci.2b102725.X11 5.2.0.105 COMMITTED AIXwindows GXT145 Graphics
devices.pci.2b102725.diag 5.2.0.105 COMMITTED GXT145 Graphics Adapter
devices.pci.2b102725.rte
5.2.0.105
COMMITTED GXT145 Graphics Adapter
If the POWER GXT145 device driver did not fully install, reinstall the driver. See “Installing the device
driver software” on page 41.
Checking the console
1. If you continue to experience problems, you can redirect the monitor to the new adapter using the
chdisp command.
2. If you continue to experience problems after you have checked your cables and tried the chdisp
command, run diagnostics.
Checking the adapter installation
Verify that the system unit recognizes the POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter.
At the AIX command-line type lsdev -Cs pci. If the POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator
adapter is correctly installed, the following is an example of the data that appears:
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cor0 Available 0K-00 GXT145 Graphics Adapter
If the message indicates that the adapter is DEFINED instead of AVAILABLE, shut down the system unit
and check the POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator adapter to ensure that it is installed
correctly. If you continue to experience problems after following the steps in this section, contact service
and support for assistance.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe3 RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC EJ0J; CCIN 57B4)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EJ0J adapter.
Overview
The PCIe3 RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe), generation 3, RAID SAS adapter
that has a low-profile, short-form factor, but packaged for full height installation. The adapter is used in
high-performance and high-density, serial attached SCSI (SAS) applications. It supports the attachment of
SAS disk and SAS tape by using four mini SAS high-density (HD) x4 connectors that allow the physical
links to be used in various narrow and wide-port configurations. SAS tape attachment is only supported
in a single adapter configuration and cannot be mixed with SAS disk on the same adapter. The adapter
does not have write cache. Figure 16 on page 45 shows the PCIe3 RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter.
The adapter is a 64 bit, 3.3 V, bootable SAS adapter that provides RAID 0, 5, 6, and 10 capability, and
system level mirroring via the operating system. The adapter provides both single and dual RAID
controller configurations. Dual controller configurations (dual storage IOA) must run RAID. JBOD (512
byte) functionality is supported only in a single controller configuration based on the operating system.
Best performance is achieved when multiple RAID sets are configured and optimized under a pair of
adapters in a high availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration (dual storage IOA) which allows for an
Active-Active mode of operation.
The adapter support a maximum of 98 attached disk devices that depends on the drive enclosure
attached. A maximum of 48 devices can be solid-state devices (SSDs). Externally attached devices are
designed to run at a maximum data rate of 6 Gbps for SAS disk devices and 3 Gbps for SAS tape
devices. This adapter supports RAID and non-RAID DASD, and SAS tape devices. Specific device
attachment support rules apply. This adapter supports the multi-initiator and high availability (dual
storage IOA) configurations in AIX, IBM i, and Linux partitions.. This adapter enables configuring the
SAS drives as dedicated hot-spares with equal or higher capacity.
Important: See the SAS RAID controllers for AIX, SAS RAID controllers for Linux, or SAS RAID
controllers for IBM i topics for more information and important considerations for multi-initiator and
high availability or dual storage IOA configurations
Figure 16 on page 45 shows the adapter. The connector plug (A) is installed in an empty port and
prevents damage to that port whenever a cable for the adjacent port connectors is plugged-in or
removed.
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Figure 16. PCIe3 RAID SAS adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E7167 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Connector plug part number
00FW784 (The connector plug is installed in an empty port and prevents damage to that port
whenever a cable for the adjacent port connectors is plugged-in or removed.)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe 3.0 but compatible to PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 1.0 slots.
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
Cables
Specific X, YO, AA, or AT SAS cable features with new narrow HD connectors are used to attach
to the other adapter or disk expansion drawers.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features that are being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high
availability configurations. Specific AE1 or YE1 SAS cable features are required for SAS Tape
attachment. See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile but packaged for full-height installations.
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Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes
v Four external mini SAS HD 4x connectors provide attachment of SAS device enclosures
v SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP)
v RAID 0, 5, 6, or 10 with hot-spare capability. System level mirroring through the operating
system is also supported. JBOD functionality (512 byte) is supported in a single controller
configuration only.
v Concurrent firmware update
v Removable media device (SAS Tape) are supported in a single controller configuration only
and cannot be combined with disk devices attached to the same adapter. Removable media is
not supported in multi-initiator and high availability (dual storage IOA) configurations
v Support for multi-initiator and high availability or single controller configurations
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, or later.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3, or later.
– The latest version of iprutils can be downloaded from IBM Service and Productivity Tools website
(http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/home.html).
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1 (with TR7), or later.
– IBM i 6.1 (with 6.1.1-M Machine Code), or later.
v Supported on Firmware level 7.8, or later.
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX: devices.pci.14104A0 device driver package
PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC EJ0L; CCIN
57CE)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EJ0L adapters.
Overview
The PCI Express (PCIe) generation 3, 12 GB Cache RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb Adapter is a large cache
PCIe3 SAS adapter that provides high-performance capabilities and supports the attachment of
serial-attached SCSI (SAS) disks and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) through four mini SAS high-density
(HD) connectors. The feature code (FC) EJ0L has up to a 12 GB write-cache via compression. The adapter
is a 64 bit, 3.3 V, bootable SAS adapter that supports RAID levels 0, 5, 6, and 10 as well as system level
mirroring via the operating system. The adapter must be installed in pairs and must be used in a high
availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration with two adapters in dual-controller mode (dual storage
IOA configuration). Two FC EJ0L adapters provide additional performance and adapter redundancy with
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mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity footprints between the adapters. If the FC EJ0L
pairing is broken, then the write cache is disabled. Integrated flash memory with capacitors provides
protection of the write cache in case of power failure, without the need for batteries as were used with
some previous large cache adapters.
Figure 17 shows the PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS quad-port 6 Gb adapter. The connector plug (A) is
installed in an empty port and prevents damage to that port whenever a cable for the adjacent port
connectors is plugged-in or removed.
Figure 17. PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS 6 Gb Adapter
To provide the highest bandwidth between two paired feature EJ0L adapters for the mirroring of cache
data and parity update footprints, two SAS Adapter-to-Adapter (AA) cables are required by default on
the third and fourth adapter ports until maximum device quantity attachment is required. When all
connectors are attaching SAS drives, the communication between the adapter pair is performed through
the SAS fabric via the I/O drawer and cabling.
The FC EJ0L is a single wide, full-height, short adapter. Figure 17 shows the FC EJ0L adapter. Every FC
EJ0L requires another FC EJ0L on this server, or on another server, which pairs with the SAS RAID
adapter and enables cache functionality and the other multi-initiator high availability (dual storage IOA)
functions.
Systems running the AIX or Linux operating systems support either having both EJ0L features in the
same system or partition, or in two separate systems or partitions. Systems running the IBM i operating
system do not support the pairing of adapters on different servers or different partitions, so both the EJ0L
features must be installed on the same system or partition.
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For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00FX840 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Connector plug part number
00FW784 (The connector plug is installed in an empty port and prevents damage to that port
whenever a cable for the adjacent port connectors is plugged-in or removed.)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe 3.0 but downward compatible to 2.0 and 1.0
Slot requirement
One PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
Adapters are installed in pairs.
For higher availability, place adapters in separate enclosures where supported.
Cables
Specific X , YO, AA, or AT SAS cable features with new narrow HD connectors are used to attach
to the other adapter or expansion drawers.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability
configurations. See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, full-height
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes provided
v Support of the SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP).
v Provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 with hot-spare capability. System level
mirroring through the operating system is also supported. JBOD functionality (512 byte) is not
supported except for the initial formatting to 528 bytes of new devices, as required.
v Double looping of the I/O enclosure system connection is suggested to enhance performance
when more than four adapters are installed in either FC 5803 or FC 5873.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, or later.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3, or later.
– The latest version of iprutils can be downloaded from IBM Service and Productivity Tools website
(http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/home.html).
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v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1 (with TR7), or later.
– IBM i 6.1 (with 6.1.1-M Machine Code), or later.
v Supported on Firmware level 7.8, or later.
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX: devices.pci.14104A0 device driver package
PCIe3 4 x8 SAS Port Adapter (FC EJ10; CCIN 57B4)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EJ10 adapter.
Overview
The PCIe3 4 x8 SAS Port Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe), generation 3, RAID SAS adapter that has a
low-profile, short-form factor, but packaged for full height installation. The adapter is used in
high-performance and high-density, serial attached SCSI (SAS) applications. It supports the attachment of
SAS DVD or SAS tape by using four mini SAS high-density (HD) x4 connectors that allow the physical
links to be used in various narrow and wide-port configurations. SAS tape attachment is only supported
in a single adapter configuration and cannot be mixed with SAS disk on the same adapter. The adapter
does not have write cache. Figure 18 on page 50 shows the PCIe3 4 x8 SAS Port Adapter.
A maximum of four DVD or tape drives can be attached per adapter by using four AE1 cables (FC
ECBY). A maximum of eight DVD or tape drives can be attached by using four YE1 cables (ECBZ).
Externally attached devices are designed to run at a maximum data rate of 6 Gbps for SAS tape devices.
Important: See the SAS RAID controllers for AIX, SAS RAID controllers for Linux, or SAS RAID
controllers for IBM i topics for more information and important considerations for multi-initiator and
high availability or dual storage IOA configurations
Figure 18 on page 50 shows the adapter. The connector plug (A) is installed in an empty port and
prevents damage to that port whenever a cable for the adjacent port connectors is plugged-in or
removed.
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Figure 18. PCIe3 4 x8 SAS Port Adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E7167 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Connector plug part number
00FW784 (The connector plug is installed in an empty port and prevents damage to that port
whenever a cable for the adjacent port connectors is plugged-in or removed.)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe 3.0 but compatible to PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 1.0 slots.
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
Cables
Specific AE1 or YE1 SAS cable features with new narrow HD connectors are used to attach the
adapter to SAS devices.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features that are being attached.See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile but packaged for full-height installations.
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes
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Four external mini SAS HD 4x connectors provide attachment of SAS devices
SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP)
Concurrent firmware update
Removable media device (DVD and SAS tape) are supported in a single controller
configuration only and cannot be combined with disk devices attached to the same adapter.
Removable media is not supported in multi-initiator and high availability (dual storage IOA)
configurations
v Support for multi-initiator and high availability or single controller configurations
v
v
v
v
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, or later.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3, or later.
– The latest version of iprutils can be downloaded from IBM Service and Productivity Tools website
(http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/home.html).
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1 (with TR7), or later.
– IBM i 6.1 (with 6.1.1-M Machine Code), or later.
v Supported on Firmware level 7.8, or later.
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX: devices.pci.14104A0 device driver package
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR Adapter (FC 5287; CCIN 5287)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5287 adapters.
Overview
The FC 5284 and FC 5287 are both the same adapter. FC 5284 is a low-profile adapter and the FC 5287 is
a full-height adapter.
The PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR adapter is a short, regular-height, high-performance, generation-2 PCIe
adapter. This adapter provides two 10-Gb Ethernet ports that can be configured to run at 10 Gigibits per
second (Gbps). Each of the Ethernet ports can be connected by using a little connector (LC) duplex-type
connector over a multi-mode fiber (MMF) 850 nm fiber cable up to 300 meters (984.25 feet) in length. The
adapter conforms to the IEEE, 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR specification for Ethernet transmission.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item
Description
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Adapter FRU number
74Y3457 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2.0 x8
Slot requirement
One PCIe x8, generation-2 slot.
Cables
MMF 850 nm fiber cable are connected to LC duplex-type connectors.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Low-profile
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes provided
v PCIe x8 Generation 2
v MSI-X and support of legacy pin interrupts
v 10GBASE-SR short-reach optics
v IEEE 802.3ae (10 GbE)
v IEEE 802.1p priority and 802.1Q VLAN tagging
v IEEE 802.3x flow control
v Link aggregation, 802.3ad 802.3 compliance
v IEEE 802.3ad load-balancing and failover
v Ether II and 802.3 encapsulated frames
v Multiple MAC addresses per interface
v Jumbo frames up to 9.6 Kbytes
v TCP checksum offload for IPv4
v TCP segmentation Offload (TSO) for IPv4
v UDP checksum offload for IPv4
v Receive side scaling and packet steering
v Line rate packet filtering and attack protection
Figure 19 on page 53 shows the adapter.
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Figure 19. PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR adapter
Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the adapter's operation status. The LEDs are visible
through the adapter's mounting bracket. Figure 19 shows the location of the LEDs. Table 19 describes the
different LED states and what those states indicate.
Table 19. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
LED
Light
Description
Activity/link
Green
Active link
Off
No link
The absence of a link can indicate a defective cable,
defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
Flashing
Data activity
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 and Service Pack 3, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 3, or later.
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
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v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.0.11 with Fix Pack 24 and Service Pack 1, or later.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SFP+ Copper Adapter (FC 5288; CCIN 5288)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5288 adapter.
Overview
The FC 5288 PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SFP+ copper adapter is the full-height version of the FC 5286 adapter,
which is the low-profile adapter.
The PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SFP+ copper adapter is a generation-2 PCIe adapter that provides two 10 Gb
copper small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP+) ports for connectivity with other servers or
switches in the network. Each port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps
(gigabits per second), and they use SFP+ copper twinaxial cables up to 5 m (16.4 ft) in length.
Note: The SFP+ twinaxial copper cables have connectors that are not the same as the AS/400 5250
connector, the CX4 connector, or the 10 GBASE-T connector.
Each port has a maximum speed of 10 Gbps.
The FC 5288 requires an available slot.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
74Y3459 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
Requires an available PCIe x8 low-profile slot
Cables
See “Cables” on page 55 for details
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
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Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with Service Pack 3, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 3 or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
Cables
Feature code 5288 requires the use of compatible SFP+, 10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active, Ethernet cables.
See Figure 20 for a view of the cable top and cable bottom. These cables are compliant with industry
standard specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all applicable IBM i requirements.
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
The cables contain a unique vital product data (VPD) card that includes the vendor name, part number,
EC number, serial number, and date of manufacture. See Table 20 for details about the feature codes.
Figure 20. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 20. Feature code and part number for varying lengths of the cable
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
Feature code
EN01
EN02
EN03
CCIN
EF01
EF02
EF03
Part number
46K6182
46K6183
46K6184
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
Managing PCI adapters
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IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
10-Gb FCoE PCIe Dual Port Adapter (FC 5708; CCIN 2B3B)
Learn about the features, operating system requirements, and installation notes for the feature code (FC)
5708 adapter.
Overview
The 10-Gb FCoE PCIe Dual Port Adapter is a high-performance, converged network adapter (CNA). The
adapter supports data networking and storage networking traffic on a single I/O adapter by using
Enhanced Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Both FCoE and network interface controller
(NIC) functions are available for both ports simultaneously. Using FCoE requires Convergence Enhanced
Ethernet (CEE) switches.
The following figure shows the adapter LEDs and connectors.
Figure 21. 10-Gb FCoE PCIe Dual Port Adapter
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter.
Table 21. Adapter LEDs
Green SAN LED
Green LAN LED
Activity
Off
Off
Power off
Slow flashing (unison)
Slow flashing (unison)
Power-on, no link
On
On
Link established, no activity
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Table 21. Adapter LEDs (continued)
Green SAN LED
Green LAN LED
Activity
On
Flashing
Link established,
Transmission/Receive (TX/RX) LAN
only activity
Flashing
On
Link established, TX/RX SAN only
activity
Flashing
Flashing
Link established, TX/RX LAN and
SAN activity
Slow flashing (alternating)
Slow flashing (alternating)
Beaconing
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
FRU number
46K8088 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
I/O bus architecture
PCI Express x8 generation-1 and x4 generation-2
PCI Express (PCIe) Base and Card Electromechanical (CEM) 2.0
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Connectors
LC multimode fiber optic
SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) with SR optics
Voltage
3.3 V and 12-V
Form factor
Short, low-profile with standard-size bracket
Cables
Cables are the responsibility of the customer. Use multimode fiber optic cables with short-wave
lasers that adhere to the following specifications:
v OM1
– Multimode 62.5/125 micron fiber
– 200 MHz x km bandwidth
– Maximum cable distance 1 is 33 m (108 ft)
v OM2
– Multimode 50/125 micron fiber
– 500 MHz x km bandwidth
– Maximum cable distance is 82 m (269 ft)
v OM3
– Multimode 50/125 micron fiber
– 2000 MHz x km bandwidth
– Maximum cable distance is 300 m (984 ft)
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Operating system or partition requirements
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with Service Pack 3, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later
– Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Pack 4, or later
v IBM i
– Support of this feature with IBM i requires VIOS 2.2 or later
– IBM i 7.1, or later
v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.0.12-FP24 SP02, or later
Note: If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support
the new feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites. To check for the
prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
Replacing FCoE adapters by using hot swap
When hot swapping FCoE adapters, be aware that device-related software for the storage devices might
have additional devices that must be removed. See specific storage device documentation for information
about how to remove these additional devices. The adapter has a unique worldwide port name (WWPN).
When using the Fibre Channel function, check the zoning and LUN assignments to ensure that the Fibre
Channel function is operating as expected.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter (FC 5717; CCIN 5717)
Learn about features, requirements, and specifications for the feature code (FC) 5717 adapter.
The 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe), full duplex, four ported,
Gigabit Ethernet adapter that can be configured to run either port at 1000, 100, or 10 Mbps data rate. This
adapter interfaces to the system through a PCIe bus and connects to a network using a 4-pair CAT-5
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable for distances of up to 100 meters. The adapter conforms to the IEEE
802.3ab 1000Base-T standard. The 5717 also supports jumbo frames when running at the 1000 Mbps
speed.
The adapter provides the following features:
v Supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly reducing central
processing unit (CPU) utilization
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v Allows quad-port operation in x4, x8, x16 slots, and each port operates without interfering with the
other
v Each port operates without interfering with the other
v Auto-negotiation, full-duplex (half-duplex available for 10/100)
v Integrated media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
v Supports Fast EtherChannel (FEC) and Gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) when used with capable switch
v Supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation control protocol when used with capable switch
v IEEE 802.1Q VLANs, IEEE 802.3 (z, ab, u, x) flow control support, IEEE 802.1p
v TCP checksum offload -- transmission control protocol (TCP), Internet Protocol (IP) for IPv4
v TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) / Large Send Offload (LSO)
v Bus width x4 lane; operable in x4, x8, or x16 slots
v Bus speed (x4, encoded rate) 10 Gbps unidirectional and 20 Gbps bidirectional
v EEPROM SPI and single EEPROM support
v Interrupt levels INTA and MSI (requires system and software support for MSI)
v IEEE 802.3ab
v Hardware certifications FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, MIC
v Four RJ-45 connectors
v LEDs on each port identifying speed and link activity
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Adapter specifications
Item Description
FRU number
46Y3512*
*
Designed to comply with RoHS requirement
I/O bus architecture
v PCIe V1.0a compliant
v Bus width x4 lane PCIe, operable in x4, x8, x16 slots
v Bus speed (x4, encoded rate) 10 Gbps unidirectional; 20 Gbps bidirectional
Busmaster
Yes
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe short form
Connector information
v Four RJ-45 ports
v Two LED adapter status indicators per port, for link activity and speed
Cabling
Customers supply their own cables. For best performance, use cables that meet Cat 5e cabling
standards, or later.
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Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the adapter's operation status. The LEDs are visible
through the adapter's mounting bracket. 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCIe Adapter shows the location of
the LEDs. Table 22 describes the different LED states and what those states indicate.
The following figure shows the adapter:
Figure 22. 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCIe Adapter
Table 22. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
LED
Light
Description
Activity/link
Green
Active link
Off
No link
The absence of a link can indicate a defective cable,
defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
Speed
Blinking
Data activity
Off
10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Orange
1000 Mbps
Operating system or partition requirements
The adapter is supported for the following operating systems:
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later
– AIX Version 6.1, or later
– AIX Version 5.3, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
If you are using another release of AIX, ensure that the adapter is supported on that release before you
install the adapter. Contact service and support for assistance.
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
Preparing for installation
If you are installing the operating system at this time, install the adapter before you install the operating
system. See “Installing the adapter” on page 63 for instructions.
If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you
install the adapter. See “Installing the device driver software” for instructions.
If you already have one of these adapters installed and working with your AIX operating system and you
are preparing to install additional adapters, the device driver is already installed and you do not need to
reinstall the device drive.
Verifying the hardware requirements
The adapter requires the following hardware:
v A wrap plug for the RJ-45 connector, if you are running the total diagnostics package
v CAT5e (or later) UTP cables for 1000 Mbps network attachment
v CAT5 or CAT3 UTP cables for 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps network attachment
Restriction: The cables can be no longer than 100 meters (328.08 feet) (including patch cables) from the
adapter to the local switch.
Verifying the software requirements
You can use the adapter on operating systems shown in “Operating system or partition requirements” on
page 60.
Gathering tools and documentation
To install the adapter, make sure you have access to the following items:
v The adapter
v The operating system documentation
v The system unit documentation for removing and replacing features
v The PCI adapter placement documentation.
v A flat-blade screwdriver
v The AIX base operating system CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX device driver CD
Installing the device driver software
This section explains how to install device driver software. The device driver is provided for the AIX 5L
operating system on the AIX base operating system CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX
device driver CD.
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To install device driver software, do the following steps:
1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
2. Insert the media containing the device driver software (for example, the CD) into the media device.
If your system does not have a CD-ROM drive, refer to your system documentation for performing a
Network Installation Management (NIM) installation.
3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path command: smit devinst
4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the INPUT device / directory
for software option.
5. Type the name of the input device that you are using, or press F4 to select the input device from a
list.
6. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install
option.
7. Press F4 to select List.
8. Type / to display the Find window.
9. Type the device package name devices.pciex.14106803 .
10. Press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver software.
11. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software.
12. Press Enter. The INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE window displays. The entry fields
are automatically updated.
13. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window displays.
14. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS window displays.
v The message RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration
command is in progress.
v When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the installation
summary.
v After a successful installation, SUCCESS displays in the Result column of the installation summary
at the bottom of the page.
15. Remove the installation media from the drive.
16. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
Verifying the AIX software installation
To verify that the device driver for the adapter is installed, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. Type lslpp -l devices.pciex.14106803.rte and press Enter.
If the device driver is installed, the following table is an example of the data that appears.
Fileset
Level
State
Description
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
devices.pciex.14106803.rte
5.x.0.0
COMMITTED
4-Port 10/100/1000
Base-TX PCI Express
Software
3. Confirm that the devices.pciex.14106803.rte filesets are installed. If no data displays in the window,
reinstall the driver.
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Installing the adapter
This section explains how to install the adapter. If you are installing the operating system at this time,
install the adapter before you install the operating system. If the operating system is already installed and
you need to install the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you install
the adapter.
Attention: Before installing an adapter, review the precautions in Safety notices and Handling static
sensitive devices. Do not remove the adapter from its anti-static package until you are ready to place it in
the system unit.
To install the adapter, follow these steps:
1. Determine the PCIe slot in which to place the adapter.
The adapter has an x4 PCIe connector and can be placed in a x4, x8 or x16 slot. See the PCI adapter
placement for information about the PCIe slots on your system unit.
2. Install the adapter using the instructions in the system unit service guide.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that the system unit recognizes the adapter, type lsdev -Cs pci at the command line and press
Enter.
A list of PCI devices displays. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down the server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
10 Gigabit Ethernet-CX4 PCI Express Adapter (FC 5732; CCIN 5732)
Learn about the features, operating system requirements, and installation procedures for the feature code
(FC) 5732 adapter.
Overview
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet-CX4 PCI Express (PCIe) Adapter is a low-profile, high performance CX4 copper
network interface controller (NIC). The product conforms to the IEEE, 802.3ae 10GBASE-CX specification
for Ethernet transmission. 10GBase-CX4 uses the XAUI (10 Gigabit attachment unit interface) specified in
802.3ae, and the 4X connector that is used for InfiniBand technology. The adapter is used to connect
servers or switches over short distances of up to 15 meters.
The following figure shows the adapter.
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Figure 23. 10 Gigabit Ethernet-CX4 PCI Express (PCIe) Adapter
The LED on the adapter provides information about the operation status of the adapter.
Table 23. Adapter LED
LED
Light
Description
Activity/Link
Green
Good link, no activity
Flashing
Transmit activity
Off
No link*
Red
Not Initialized**
Off
Initialized
Board status (visible through
ACT/LNK)
*
The absence of a link can be the result of a defective cable, a defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
**
The adapter has not been initialized by the OS. During such time:
v If no cable is connected, the Green LED is ON.
v If cable is connected and the LINK is sensed, the Green LED is OFF.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
FRU number
46K7899 (designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe-V1.1 x8
Busmaster
Yes
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Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe x8, short form
Connector information
10G Ethernet CX4 cable
Cables
Customers supply the cables. The CX4 adapter supports copper CX4 cables. Cables can be
ordered through a cable supplier.
Attributes
The adapter provide the following features:
v PCIe 1.1 x8
v MSI-X, MSI and support of traditional pin interrupts
v 10GBASE-CX
v IEEE 802.3ae (10 GbE)
v IEEE 802.1p priority and 802.1Q VLAN tagging
v IEEE 802.3x flow control
v Link aggregation, 802.3ad 802.3 compliance
v IEEE 802.3ad load-balancing and failover
v Ethernet II and 802.3 encapsulated frames
v Multiple MAC addresses per interface
v Jumbo frames up to 9.6 KB
v TCP checksum offload for IPv4 and IPv6
v TCP segmentation offfload (TSO) for IPv4 and IPv6
v User datagram protocol (UDP) checksum offload for IPv4 and IPv6
v Receive side scaling and packet steering
v Line rate packet filtering and attack protection
v IETF RDDP and RDMAC iWARP compliance (Linux only)
v APIs: RNIC-PI, kDAPL and Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 1.4 (Linux only)
v Full iSCSI software and hardware initiator support (Linux only)
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-03 Technology Level, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-10 Technology Level, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 Update 3, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, or later
AIX host bus adapter (HBA) and Ethernet drivers are contained in the following filesets:
devices.ethernet.ct3
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devices.ethernet.ct3.rte //HBA
devices.ethernet.ct3.cdli //ENT
AIX Adapter-specific device attributes are contained in the following file sets:
devices.pciex.251430001410a303 (CX4 adapter)
devices.pciex.2514310025140100 (BladeCenter hardware)
AIX Adapter-specific device attributes are contained in the following file sets:
devices.pciex.251430001410a303 (CX4 adapter)
devices.pciex.2514310025140100 (BladeCenter hardware)
Preparing for installation
If you are installing your operating system at this time, install your adapter before you install the
operating system. If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install your device driver
software before you install the adapter. Ensure that your operating system supports this adapter before
you install it. See “Operating system or partition requirements” on page 65.
Installing the AIX device driver software
To install device driver software, follow the steps in “Installing the AIX device driver software” on page
162.
Installing the adapter
For general instructions on how to install a PCI adapter, see the Installing PCI adapters topic. Return here
to verify the adapter installation.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that your system recognizes the PCI adapter, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type: lsdev -Cs pci
3. Press Enter.
A list of PCI devices is displayed. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down your server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 2x10GbE SR 2x1GbE UTP Adapter (FC 5744; CCIN 2B44)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5744 adapters.
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Overview
The FC 5280 and FC 5744 are both the same adapter. FC 5744 is a full-height adapter, and the FC 5280 is
a low-profile adapter. The names of these two adapters are:
v FC 5744: PCIe2 2x10GbE SR 2x1GbE UTP Adapter
v FC 5280: PCIe2 LP 2x10GbE SR 2x1GbE UTP Adapter
The PCIe2 2x10GbE SR 2x1GbE UTP adapter is a PCI Express generation-2, four-port Ethernet unified
wire adapter with a PCI Express 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter is optimized for cloud computing,
virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. The four port adapter provides two 10 Gb
Ethernet ports and two 1 Gb Ethernet ports. The two 10 Gb small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) single
root (SR) transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other servers or switches in the network. Each
SFP+ (SR) port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second),
and uses the SFP+ copper twinaxial cables up to 5 m (16.4 ft) in length. Each of the RJ45 ports provides
Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps. The link aggregation and failover features of the adapter
are ideal for critical network applications that require redundancy and high availability. Figure 24 shows
the FC 5745 adapter.
Figure 24. PCIe2 2x10GbE SR 2x1GbE UTP Adapter
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
FC 5280: 74Y1988 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
FC 5744: 74Y1987 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
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Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
No cables required.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating system:
v Linux:
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 2x10GbE SFP+ Copper 2x1GbE UTP Adapter (FC 5745; CCIN
2B43)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5745 adapters.
Overview
FC 5745 is a full height adapter, and the FC 5279 is a low-profile 2U adapter. The names of these two
adapters are:
v FC 5745: PCIe2 2x10GbE SFP+ Copper 2x1GbE UTP Adapter
v FC 5279: PCIe2 LP 2x10GbE SFP+ Copper 2x1GbE UTP Adapter
The PCIe2 2x10GbE SFP+ Copper 2x1GbE adapter is a PCI Express generation-2, four-port Ethernet
unified wire adapter with a PCI Express 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter is optimized for cloud
computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. The four-port adapter provides two
10 Gb Ethernet ports and two 1 Gb Ethernet ports. The two 10 Gb small form-factor pluggable (SFP+)
copper transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other servers or switches in the network. Each
SFP+ port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second), and
uses SFP+ copper twinaxial cables up to 5 m (16.4 ft) in length. Each of the RJ45 ports provides Ethernet
connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps and are connected with unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) Ethernet
cables. The link aggregation and failover features of the adapter are ideal for critical network applications
that require redundancy and high availability. Figure 25 on page 69shows the FC 5745 adapter.
Note: The SFP+ twinaxialial copper cables have connectors that are not the same as the AS/400 5250
connector, the CX4 connector, or the 10 GBASE-T connector.
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Figure 25. PCIe2 2x10GbE SFP+ Copper 2x1GbE UTP Adapter
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
FC 5279: 74Y1986 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
FC 5745: 74Y1997 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
See “Cables” on page 70 for details
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating system:
v Linux:
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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Cables
Feature codes 5279 and FC 5745 require the use of compatible SFP+, 10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active,
Ethernet cables. See Figure 26 for a view of the cable top and cable bottom. These cables are compliant
with industry standard specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all applicable IBM
requirements.
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
See Table 24 for details about the feature codes.
Figure 26. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 24. Feature code and part number for varying lengths of the cable
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
Feature code
EN01
EN02
EN03
CCIN
EF01
EF02
EF03
Part number
46K6182
46K6183
46K6184
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter (FC 5767;
CCIN 5767)
Learn about features, requirements, and specifications for the feature code (FC) 5767 adapter.
The 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter is a full duplex, dual port, gigabit
Ethernet adapter. This adapter can be configured to run each port at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps data rates. The
adapter connects to a network that uses unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable for distances of up to 100
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meters (328.08 feet). The adapter supports AIX Network Installation Management (NIM) boot capability.
The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T standard. The adapter supports jumbo frames
when running at the 1000 Mbps speed.
The adapter provides the following features:
v Supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly reducing processor
utilization
v Supports dual port operation in almost any PCIe slot, except x1
v Supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only
v Supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
v Supports Fast EtherChannel (FEC) with the existing software
v Supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software
v Supports IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation control protocol)
v Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
v Supports IEEE 802.3 z, ab, u, x flow control support
v Supports IEEE 802.1p
v Supports IEEE 802.3ab for TX
v Supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram protocol (UDP),
Internet Protocol (IP) for IPv4 and IPv6
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Supports interrupt levels INTA and MSI
v Hardware certifications FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, MIC
v Network Controller (MAC) Intel 82571EB
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Adapter specifications
Item Description
FRU number
46K6601*
*
Designed to comply with RoHS requirement
I/O bus architecture
v PCI Express V1.0a compliant
v Bus width x4 lane PCI Express, operable in x4, x8, x16 slots
v Bus speed (x4, encoded rate) 10 Gbps unidirectional; 20 Gbps bidirectional
Busmaster
Yes
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe short form
Connector information
v Two RJ-45 ports
v Two LED adapter status indicators per port, for link activity and speed
Cabling
Customers supply their own cables. For best performance, use cables that meet CAT5e cabling
standards, or later.
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Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter. The LEDs are
visible through the mounting bracket. 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter shows
the location of the LEDs. Table 25 describes the different LED states and what those states indicate. The
following figure shows the adapter.
Figure 27. 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter
Table 25. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
LED
Light
Description
Activity/link
Green
Active link
Off
No link
The absence of a link can indicate a defective cable,
defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
Speed
Flashing
Data activity
Off
10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Orange
1000 Mbps
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later.
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– AIX Version 6.1, or later.
– AIX Version 5.3, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later.
– Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later.
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later.
– IBM i 6.1, or later.
Preparing for installation
If you are installing the operating system at this time, install the adapter before you install the operating
system. See “Installing the adapter” on page 75 for instructions.
If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you
install the adapter. See “Installing the device driver software” for instructions.
If you already have one of these adapters installed and working with your AIX operating system and you
are preparing to install additional adapters, the device driver is already installed and you must not
reinstall the device drive.
Verifying the hardware requirements
The adapter requires the following hardware:
v A wrap plug for the RJ-45 connector, if you are running the total diagnostics package.
v CAT5e (or later) UTP cables for 1000 Mbps network attachment.
v CAT5 or CAT3 UTP cables for 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps network attachment.
Restriction: The cables can be no longer than 100 meters (328.08 feet) (including patch cables) from the
adapter to the local switch.
Verifying the software requirements
You can use the adapter on operating systems shown in “Operating system or partition requirements” on
page 72.
Gathering tools and documentation
To install the adapter, ensure that you have access to the following items:
v The adapter
v The operating system documentation
v The system unit documentation for removing and replacing features
v The PCI adapter placement documentation
v A flat-blade screwdriver
v The AIX base operating system CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX device driver CD
Installing the device driver software
This section explains how to install device driver software. The device driver is provided for the AIX 5L
operating system on the AIX base operating system CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX
device driver CD.
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To install device driver software, do the following steps:
1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
2. Insert the media containing the device driver software (for example, the CD) into the media device.
If your system does not have a CD-ROM drive, refer to your system documentation for performing a
Network Installation Management (NIM) installation.
3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path command: smit devinst
4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the INPUT device / directory
for software option.
5. Type the name of the input device that you are using, or press F4 to select the input device from a
list.
6. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install
option.
7. Press F4 to select List.
8. Type / to display the Find window.
9. Type the device package name devices.pciex.14104003.
10. Press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver software.
11. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software.
12. Press Enter. The INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE window displays. The entry fields
are automatically updated.
13. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window displays.
14. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS window displays.
v The message RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration
command is in progress.
v When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the installation
summary.
v After a successful installation, SUCCESS displays in the Result column of the installation summary
at the bottom of the page.
15. Remove the installation media from the drive.
16. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
Verifying the AIX software installation
To verify that the device driver for the adapter is installed, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. Type lslpp -l devices.pciex.14104003.rte and press Enter.
If the device driver is installed, the following table is an example of the data that is shown.
Fileset
Level
State
Description
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
devices.pciex.14104003.rte
5.x.0.0
COMMITTED
2-Port 10/100/1000
Base-TX Ethernet PCI
Express Adapter
3. Confirm that the devices.pciex.14104003.rte filesets are installed. If no data is shown in the window,
reinstall the driver.
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Installing the adapter
This section explains how to install the adapter. If you are installing the operating system at this time,
install the adapter before you install the operating system. If the operating system is already installed and
you must install the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you install the
adapter.
Attention: Before installing an adapter, review the precautions in Safety notices and Handling static
sensitive devices. Do not remove the adapter from its anti-static package until you are ready to place it in
the system unit.
To install the adapter, follow these steps:
1. Determine the PCIe slot in which to place the adapter.
The adapter has an x4 PCIe connector and can be placed in a x4, x8, or x16 slot. See the PCI adapter
placement for information about the PCIe slots on your system unit.
2. Install the adapter by using the instructions in the system unit service guide.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that the system unit recognizes the adapter, type lsdev -Cs pci at the command line and press
Enter.
A list of PCI devices displays. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down the server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI Express Adapter (FC 5768; CCIN 5768)
Learn about features, requirements, and specifications for the 5768 adapter.
The 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI Express Adapter provides two 1 Gbps (1000 Base-SX) full-duplex
Ethernet LAN connections. The adapter connects to a network using a standard shortwave multimode
optical cable that conforms to the IEEE 802.3z standard. The adapter supports distances of 260 m for 62.5
micron Multi Mode Fiber (MMF) and 550 m for 50.0 micron MMF. AIX Network Installation Management
(NIM) boot capability is supported with this adapter.
The adapter provides the following features:
v Supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly reducing processor
utilization
v Supports dual port operation in almost any PCIe slot, except x1
v Supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only
v Supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
v Supports Fast EtherChannel (FEC) with the existing software
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v Supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software
v Supports IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation control protocol)
v Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
v Supports IEEE 802.3 z, ab, u, x flow control support
v Supports IEEE 802.1p
v Supports IEEE 802.3ab for TX
v Supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram protocol (UDP),
Internet Protocol (IP) for IPv4 and IPv6
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Supports interrupt levels INTA and MSI
v Hardware certifications FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, MIC
v Network Controller (MAC) Intel 82571EB
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Adapter specifications
Item Description
FRU number
10N6846*
*
Designed to comply with RoHS requirement
I/O bus architecture
v PCI Express V1.0a compliant
v Bus width x4 lane PCI Express, operable in x4, x8, x16 slots
v Bus speed (x4, encoded rate) 10 Gbps unidirectional; 20 Gbps bidirectional
Busmaster
Yes
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe short form
Connector information
Two fiber optic ports, LC connector
LED status indicators for link activity and speed
Wrap plug
LC fiber optic, part number 12R9314
Cabling
Optional LC-SC converter cables are available:
v LC-SC 62.5 micron converter cable, part number 12R9322, FC 2459.
v LC-SC 50 micron use converter cable, part number 12R9321, FC 2456.
Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the adapter's operation status. The LEDs are visible
through the adapter's mounting bracket. Figure 28 on page 77 shows the location of the LEDs. Table 26 on
page 77 describes the different LED states and what those states indicate. The following figure shows the
adapter.
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Figure 28. 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI Express Adapter
1
LEDs
2
Multimode Fiber LC receptacles
Table 26. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
LED
Description
Off
No link (The absence of a link could indicate a bad cable, bad connector, or
a configuration mismatch.)
Green
Good link, no activity
Flashing Green
Good link, data activity
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1, or later.
– AIX Version 5.3, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later.
– Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later.
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later.
– IBM i 6.1, or later.
Preparing for installation
If you are installing the operating system at this time, install the adapter before you install the operating
system. See Installing the adapter for instructions.
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If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you
install the adapter. See “Installing the device driver software” for instructions.
If you already have one of these adapters installed and working with your AIX operating system and you
are preparing to install additional adapters, the device driver is already installed and you must not
reinstall the device drive.
If you already have one of these adapters installed and working with your AIX operating system and you
are preparing to install additional adapters, the device driver is already installed and you must not
reinstall the device drive.
Verify you hardware requirements
The adapter requires the following hardware:
v A wrap plug for the multimode fiber connector, if you are running the total diagnostics package
v Shortwave (850 nm) 50/62.5 micron multimode fiber network attachment
The following table indicates the allowable cable lengths from the adapter to the gigabit Ethernet switch,
including patch cables.
Table 27. Adapter cable information
Cable type
Physical connector type
Maximum range
62.5 m MMF
LC
260 meters
50 m MMF
LC
550 meters
Verify your software requirements
The adapter is supported on operating systems shown in Operating system or partition requirements.
Ensure that your operating system supports this adapter before you install it. Contact service and support
if you need assistance.
Gather tools and documentation
To install the adapter, make sure you have access to the following items:
v The adapter
v The operating system documentation
v The system unit documentation for removing and replacing features
v The PCI adapter placement documentation
v A flat-blade screwdriver
v The AIX base operating system CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX device driver CD
Installing the device driver software
This section explains how to install device driver software. The device driver is provided for the AIX 5L
operating system on the AIX base operating system CD or the AIX device driver CD.
To install device driver software, do the following steps:
1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
2. Insert the media containing the device driver software (for example, the CD) into the media device.
If your system does not have a CD-ROM drive, refer to your system documentation for performing a
Network Installation Management (NIM) installation.
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3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path command: smit devinst
4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the INPUT device / directory
for software option.
5. Type the name of the input device that you are using, or press F4 to select the input device from a
list.
6. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install
option.
7. Press F4 to select List.
8. Type / to display the Find window.
9. Type the device package name devices.pciex.14103f03.
10. Press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver software.
11. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software.
12. Press Enter. The INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE window displays. The entry fields
are automatically updated.
13. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window displays.
14. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS window displays.
v The message RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration
command is in progress.
v When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the installation
summary.
v After a successful installation, SUCCESS displays in the Result column of the installation summary
at the bottom of the page.
15. Remove the installation media from the drive.
16. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
Verify the AIX software installation
To verify that the device driver for the adapter is installed, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. Type lslpp -l devices.pciex.14103f03.rte and press Enter.
If the device driver is installed, the following is an example of the data that is displayed.
Fileset
Level
State
Description
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
devices.pciex.14103f03.rte
5.x.0.0
COMMITTED
2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX
PCI Express® Adapter
software
3. Confirm that the devices.pciex.14103f03.rte filesets are installed. If no data displays, try reinstalling the
driver.
Installing the adapter
This section explains how to install the adapter. If you are installing the operating system at this time,
install the adapter before you install the operating system. If the operating system is already installed and
you must install the device driver for this adapter, install the device driver software before you install the
adapter.
Attention: Before installing an adapter, review the precautions in Safety notices and Handling static
sensitive devices. Do not remove the adapter from its anti-static package until you are ready to place it in
the system unit.
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To install the adapter, follow these steps:
1. Determine the PCIe slot in which to place the adapter.
The adapter has an x4 PCIe connector and can be placed in a x4, x8, or x16 slot. See the PCI adapter
placement for information about the PCIe slots on your system unit.
2. Install the adapter by using the instructions in the system unit service guide.
Connecting to an Ethernet network
Refer to your local procedures for information about connecting the adapter to your Ethernet network.
Notes:
v Only one type of network can be attached to the adapter at one time.
v If your switch has an SC receptacle, you need an LC-SC converter cable.
v You must configure an IP network interface to enable the adapter to detect the link and illuminate the
link LED.
To connect the adapter to a multimode fiber network, do the following steps:
1. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the fiber cable into the adapter LC connector.
2. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the other end of the cable into the network switch.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that the system unit recognizes the adapter, type lsdev -Cs pci at the command line and press
Enter.
A list of PCI devices displays. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down the server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI Express Adapter (FC 5769; CCIN 5769)
Learn about the features, operating system requirements, and installation procedures for the feature code
(FC) 5769 adapter.
Overview
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCIe Adapter is a low-profile, high performance fiber network interface
controller (NIC). The product conforms to the IEEE, 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR specification for Ethernet
transmission.
The following figure shows the adapter LED and network connector. The following figure shows the
adapter.
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Figure 29. 10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCIe Adapter
The LED on the adapter provides information about the operation status of the adapter.
Table 28. Adapter LED
LED
Light
Description
Activity/Link
Green
Good link, no activity
Flashing Orange
Transmit activity
Off
No link*
Red
Not initialized**
Off
Initialized
Adapter card status
*
The absence of a link could be the result of a defective cable, a defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
**
The adapter has not been initialized by the operating system. During such time, the following conditions are true:
v If no cable is connected, the Green LED is ON.
v If cable is connected and the LINK is sensed, the Green LED is OFF.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
FRU number
46K7897 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe-V1.1 x8
Busmaster
Yes
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Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe x8, short form
Connector information
LC multimode fiber optic
Wrap plug
LC wrap plug-d, part number 12R9314 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
Cables
Customers supply the cables. Optional LC-SC 62.5 micron converter cable, part number 12R9322,
FC 2459, is available. For 50 micron LC-SC connections, use converter cable part number 12R9321,
FC 2456.
Attributes
The adapter provide the following features:
v PCIe 1.1 x8
v MSI-X, MSI and support of traditional pin interrupts
v 10GBASE-SR short-reach optics (850 nm)
v IEEE 802.3ae (10 GbE)
v IEEE 802.1p priority and 802.1Q VLAN tagging
v IEEE 802.3x flow control
v Link aggregation, 802.3ad 802.3 compliance
v IEEE 802.3ad load-balancing and failover
v Ethernet II and 802.3 encapsulated frames
v Multiple MAC addresses per interface
v Jumbo frames up to 9.6 KB
v TCP checksum offload for IPv4 and IPv6
v TCP segmentation offfload (TSO) for IPv4 and IPv6
v User datagram protocol (UDP) checksum offload for IPv4 and IPv6
v Receive side scaling and packet steering
v Line rate packet filtering and attack protection
v IETF RDDP and RDMAC iWARP compliance (Linux only)
v APIs: RNIC-PI, kDAPL and Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 1.4 (Linux only)
v Full iSCSI software and hardware initiator support (Linux only)
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-03 Technology Level, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-10 Technology Level, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 Update 3, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, or later
AIX host bus adapter (HBA) and Ethernet drivers are contained in the following filesets:
devices.ethernet.ct3
devices.ethernet.ct3.rte //HBA
devices.ethernet.ct3.cdli //ENT
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Preparing for installation
If you are installing your operating system at this time, install your adapter before you install the
operating system. If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install your device driver
software before you install the adapter.
If you are running the total diagnostics package you need a wrap plug for the multimode fiber connector
used for the adapter. To connect to a network, you need a shortwave (850 nm) 50/62.5 micron multimode
fiber network attachment.
The following tables indicates the allowable cable lengths from the adapter to the gigabit Ethernet switch,
including patch cables:
Table 29. Cable information
Fiber cable type
Connector type
Minimum modal
bandwidth at 850 nm
(MHz x km)
62.5 µm MMF
LC
160
2 to 26
200
2 to 33
400
2 to 66
500
2 to 82
2000
2 to 300
50 µm MMF
LC
Operating range in meters
Ensure that your operating system supports this adapter before you install it. See “Operating system or
partition requirements” on page 82.
Installing the AIX device driver software
To install device driver software, follow the steps in “Installing the AIX device driver software” on page
162.
Installing the adapter
For general instructions on how to install a PCI adapter, see the Installing PCI adapters topic. Return here
to verify the adapter installation.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that your system recognizes the PCI adapter, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type: lsdev -Cs pci
3. Press Enter.
A list of PCI devices is displayed. If the adapter is installed correctly, the status of available for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If a message indicates that any of the ports are
defined instead of available, shut down your server and verify that the adapter was installed correctly.
Connecting to an Ethernet network
This section explains how to connect the adapter to the multimode fiber network. Refer to your local
procedures for information about connecting the adapter to your Ethernet network.
Note: Only one type of network can be attached to the adapter at one time.
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To connect the adapter to a multimode fiber network, do the following steps:
1. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the fiber cable into the adapter LC connector.
2. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the other end of the cable into the network switch.
Notes:
v The adapter requires an 850 nm multimode fiber optic cable. See Table 29 on page 83.
v If your switch has an SC receptacle, you need an LC-SC converter cable.
v It is necessary to configure an IP network interface to enable the adapter to detect a link and to
illuminate the link LED.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter (FC 5772; CCIN 576E)
Learn about the features, operating system requirements, and installation notes for the feature code (FC)
5772 adapter.
Overview
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter is a low-profile, fiber network interface controller (NIC).
This adapter is based on the dual port 82598EB 10 GbE controller. The product conforms to the IEEE
802.3 standard and supports standards for system manageability and power management. Additionally, it
conforms to the 802.3ae 10GBASE-LR specification for Ethernet transmissions over 1310 nm single-mode
fiber optic cable for distances up to 10 kilometers.
The following figure shows the adapter LEDs and network connector.
Figure 30. 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter
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Specifications
Item Description
FRU number
10N9034 ( Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
I/O bus architecture
PCI-Express V1.1 and v2.0 (gen 1 only)
Busmaster
Yes
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Adapter size
PCIe short form
Connector information
LC single mode fiber optic
Wrap plug
LC fiber optic, part number 12R9313
Cables
Customers supply the cables.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1, or later
– AIX 6.1, or later
– AIX 5.3, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1, or later
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later
– IBM i 6.1, or later
Preparing for installation
This section helps you prepare to install your adapter. Preparing to install the adapter involves the
following tasks:
v Verifying your hardware requirements
v Verifying your software requirements
v Gathering tools and documentation
If you are installing your operating system at this time, install your adapter before you install the
operating system. See “Installing the adapter” on page 88 for instructions.
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If you are installing only the device driver for this adapter, install your device driver software before you
install the adapter. See “Installing the device driver software” for instructions.
Verifying your hardware requirements
The adapter requires the following hardware:
v If you are running the total diagnostics package you will need a wrap plug for the single mode fiber
connector used on the LR adapter.
v To connect to a network you will need a 1310 nm single mode fiber network attachment for the LR
adapter.
The following tables indicates the allowable cable lengths from the adapter to the gigabit Ethernet switch,
including patch cables:
Table 30. 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter cable information
Fiber cable type
Connector type
Operating range in meters
9 µm SMF
LC
10 Km
Verifying your software requirements
Ensure that your operating system supports this adapter before you install it. See “Operating system or
partition requirements” on page 85.
Gathering tools and documentation
To install the adapter, make sure you have access to the following items:
v The adapter
v The operating system documentation
v The system unit documentation
v The PCI adapter placement information for the system unit
v Wrap plugs
v A flat-blade screwdriver
v The operating system CD, which includes the device driver, or the device driver CD-ROM
Installing the device driver software
This section explains how to install device driver software for the adapter. The device driver is provided
for the AIX operating system.
Be sure you have read “Preparing for installation” on page 85 to determine which of the following tasks
to do:
v If you should install your device driver software first, go to step 1 of this section.
v If you should install your adapter hardware first, go to “Installing the adapter” on page 88. When you
install AIX, your adapter device driver is automatically installed.
To install device driver software, do the following steps:
1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
2. Insert the media that contains the device driver software (for example, a CD-ROM) into the
appropriate media device.
3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path: smitty devinst
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4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software screen highlights the INPUT device/directory for
software option.
5. Select or type your input device:
v Press F4 to display the input device list.
v Select the name of the device (for example, CD-ROM) that you are using and press Enter.
or
v In the entry field, type the name of the input device you are using and press Enter.
v The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install option.
6. Press F4 to display the SOFTWARE to install window.
7. Type the following to display the Find window: /
8. Type the device package name: devices.pciex.8680c71014108003.rte.
9. Press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver software.
10. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software.
11. Press Enter. The INSTALL ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE window is shown. The entry fields
are automatically updated.
12. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window is shown.
13. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS window is shown.
v The term RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration command is
in progress.
v When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the Installation
Summary.
v After a successful installation, SUCCESS is displayed in the Result column of the Installation
Summary at the bottom of the page.
14. Remove the installation media from the drive.
15. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
16. Go to the adapter installation procedure, “Installing the adapter” on page 88.
Verify AIX software installation
To verify that the device driver for the adapter is installed, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type lslpp -l devices.pciex.8680c71014108003.rte.
3. Press Enter.
If the adapter device driver is installed, the following is an example of the data that is displayed on the
window:
Fileset
Level
State
Description
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
devices.pciex.8680c71014108003.rte
5.3.8.0
COMMITTED
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express
Adapter Software
Verify that the file sets are installed at the AIX version level you are running. Level 5.3.8.0 is an example.
If the correct information is displayed, continue to the next section, Installing the adapter. If no data is
displayed on your screen, the adapter device driver did not install correctly. Try reinstalling the driver.
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Installing the adapter
For instructions on how to install PCI adapters, see Installing the PCI adapters topic.
Verifying the adapter installation
To verify that your system unit recognizes the PCI adapter, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type: lsdev -Cs pci
3. Press Enter.
A list of PCI devices are displayed. If the adapter is installed correctly, an Available status for each port
indicates that the adapter is installed and ready to use. If the message on your screen indicates that any
of the ports are DEFINED instead of AVAILABLE, shut down your server and verify that the adapter was
installed correctly.
Connecting to an Ethernet network
This section explains how to connect the adapter to the multimode fiber network. Refer to your local
procedures for information about connecting the adapter to your Ethernet network.
Note: Only one type of network can be attached to the adapter at one time.
To connect the adapter to a multimode fiber network, do the following steps:
1. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the fiber cable into the adapter LC connector.
2. Insert the male fiber LC connector of the other end of the cable into the network switch.
Notes:
v The adapter requires a 1310 nm single-mode fiber optic cable. See Table 30 on page 86.
v If your switch has an SC receptacle, you need an LC-SC converter cable.
v It is necessary to configure an IP network interface to enable the adapter to detect a link and to
illuminate the link LED.
Adapter LEDs
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter. The LEDs are
visible through the mounting bracket and, when lit, indicate the following conditions:
Table 31. Adapter LEDs
LED
Light
Description
Activity/Link
Green
Good link, no activity
Blinking
Transmit activity
Off
No link*
*
The absence of a link could be the result of a defective cable, a defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
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PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 4-port 1 GbE Adapter (FC 5899; CCIN 576F)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5899 adapters.
Overview
The PCIe2 LP 4-port 1 GbE Adapter is a full-height, generation-2 PCIe adapter. This adapter provides
four 1-Gb Ethernet ports that can be configured to run at 1000 megabits per second (Mbps) (or 1 gigabit
per second (Gbps)), 100 Mbps, or 10 Mbps. The adapter connects to a network that uses unshielded
twisted pair (UTP) cable for distances of up to 100 meters (328.08 feet). The adapter supports AIX
Network Installation Management (NIM) boot capability. The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ab
1000Base-T standard. The adapter supports jumbo frames when running at the 1000 Mbps speed.
Each of the Ethernet ports can be connected by using:
v CAT5e (or later) UTP cables for 1000 Mbps network attachment
v CAT5 or CAT3 UTP cables for 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps network attachment
The cables are attached to the copper RJ45 connectors. Each port is independent of one another and
supports full-duplex or half-duplex. The half-duplex mode does not support a speed of 1000 Mbps.
The adapter provides the following features:
v Supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly reducing processor
utilization
v Supports dual port operation in almost any PCIe slot, except x1
v Supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only
v Supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
v Supports Fast EtherChannel (FEC) with the existing software
v Supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software
v Supports IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation control protocol)
v Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
v Supports IEEE 802.3 z, ab, u, x flow control support
v Supports IEEE 802.1p
v Supports IEEE 802.3ab for TX
v Supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram protocol (UDP),
Internet Protocol (IP) for IPv4 and IPv6
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Supports interrupt levels INTA and MSI
v Hardware certifications FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, MIC
v Network Controller (MAC) Intel 82571EB
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
74Y4064 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
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Wrap plug
10N7405
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2.0, x4
Slot requirement
One PCIe x4 slot.
Cables
4-pair, CAT5e, UTP cables are connected to copper RJ45 connectors.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, full-height
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Connector information
v Two RJ-45 ports
v Two LED adapter status indicators per port, for link activity and speed
Attributes provided
v PCIe x4, generation-1 or generation-2
v 4-Port machine access code (MAC)
v High performance IPV4/IPV6 checksum offload
v Large Send and Large Receive Support
v Multiple Queues
v VIOS
The following figure shows the adapter.
Figure 31. Adapter
Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter. The LEDs are
visible through the mounting bracket. Figure 31 shows the location of the LEDs. Table 32 on page 91
describes the different LED states and what those states indicate.
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Table 32. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
LED
Light
Description
Speed
Yellow
10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
Green
1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps
Green flashing
Active link or data activity
Off
No link
Activity/link
The absence of a link can indicate a defective cable,
defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later.
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-00 Technology Level and Service Pack 6, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, and Service Pack 4, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 8, or later.
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 6, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, or later.
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8, or later.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 2, or later (with update package).
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later.
– IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 machine code 6.1.1, or later.
v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.1.4, or later.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter (FC EC2J; CCIN EC2G)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EC2J
adapters.
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Overview
The FC EC2J PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN6122F adapter is a regular-height adapter equivalent to the FC
EC2G, which is a low-profile adapter.
The adapter is a PCIe generation-2 (PCIe2), dual-port, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter with a PCIe 2.0
host bus interface. The adapter delivers high-bandwidth and low-latency 10 GbE connectivity. The
adapter is optimized for high-transaction databases, cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other
data center applications. The adapter improves network performance by instantiating protected virtual
network interface controller (vNIC) interfaces for each running guest operating system or application,
which gives it a direct pipeline to the Ethernet network. This architecture provides the most efficient way
to maximize network and processor efficiency. The adapter supports Solarflare OpenOnload
(http://support.solarflare.com/oem/ibmpower) for environments that require high performance and low
latency. You can download the Solarflare NET drivers that support this adapter, from the Solarflare
Support Site (http://support.solarflare.com/oem/ibmpower ).
The two 10 Gb small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other
servers or switches in the network. Each SFP+ port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data
rate of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), and uses the SFP+ copper twinaxial cables up to 5 m (16.4 ft) in
length.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Figure 32 shows the adapter.
Figure 32. FC EC2J adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E8224 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
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I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
For details, see “Cables.”
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following version of the operating system:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.4 for POWER, or later, with current maintenance updates available
from Red Hat.
Note: OpenOnload and performance optimized drivers are available for download directly from the
Solarflare Support Site (http://support.solarflare.com/oem/ibmpower ).
Cables
FC EC2J requires the use of compatible SFP+, 10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active Ethernet cables. For a
view of the cable top and cable bottom, see Figure 33. These cables are compliant with industry standard
specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all applicable IBM requirements.
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
For details about the cable feature codes, see Table 33.
Figure 33. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 33. FC and part number for varying lengths of the cable
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
FC
EN01
EN02
EN03
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Table 33. FC and part number for varying lengths of the cable (continued)
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
CCIN
EF01
EF02
EF03
Part number
46K6182
46K6183
46K6184
PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter (FC EC2K; CCIN EC2H)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EC2K
adapters.
Overview
The FC EC2K PCIe 2-Port 10 GbE SFN5162F adapter is a regular-height adapter equivalent to the FC
EC2K, which is a low-profile adapter.
The adapter is a PCIe generation-2 (PCIe2), dual-port, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter with a PCIe 2.0
host bus interface. The adapter delivers high-bandwidth and low-latency 10 GbE connectivity. The
adapter is optimized for high-transaction databases, cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other
data center applications. The adapter improves network performance by instantiating protected virtual
network interface controller (vNIC) interfaces for each running guest operating system or application,
which gives it a direct pipeline to the Ethernet network. This architecture provides the most efficient way
to maximize network and processor efficiency. You can download the Solarflare NET drivers that support
this adapter, from the Solarflare Support Site (http://support.solarflare.com/oem/ibmpower ).
The two 10 Gb small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other
servers or switches in the network. Each SFP+ port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data
rate of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), and uses the SFP+ copper twinaxial cables up to 5 m (16.4 ft) in
length.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Figure 34 on page 95 shows the adapter.
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Figure 34. FC EC2K adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E8230 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
For details, see “Cables” on page 96.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following version of the operating system:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.4 for POWER, or later, with current maintenance updates available
from Red Hat.
Note: OpenOnload and performance optimized drivers are available for download directly from the
Solarflare Support Site (http://support.solarflare.com/oem/ibmpower ).
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Cables
FC EC2K requires the use of compatible SFP+, 10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active Ethernet cables. For a
view of the cable top and cable bottom, see Figure 35. These cables are compliant with industry standard
specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all applicable IBM requirements.
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
For details about the cable feature codes, see Table 34.
Figure 35. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 34. Feature code and part number for varying lengths of the cable
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
Feature code
EN01
EN02
EN03
CCIN
EF01
EF02
EF03
Part number
46K6182
46K6183
46K6184
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter (FC EC27 and FC EC28)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EC27 and FC
EC28 adapters.
Overview
The FC EC27 and FC EC28 are the same adapter. FC EC28 is a full-height adapter, and the FC EC27 is a
low-profile adapter. The names of these two adapters are:
v FC EC27: PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SFP+ adapter
v FC EC28: PCIe2 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SFP+ adapter
The adapter is a PCIe generation-2 (PCIe2), dual port, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter with a PCIe 2.0
host bus interface. The adapter delivers high-bandwidth and low-latency 10 GbE connectivity. The
adapter is optimized for high-transaction databases, cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other
data center applications. The adapter improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth
to the central processing unit (CPU) and providing enhanced performance. The two 10 Gb small
form-factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other servers or switches in
the network. Each SFP+ port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 gigabits per
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second (Gbps), and uses the SFP+ copper twinaxial cables up to 5 m (16.4 ft) in length. The link
aggregation and failover features of the adapter are ideal for critical network applications that require
redundancy and high availability.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
FC EC27: 74Y1988 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
FC EC28 74Y1987 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
See “Cables” for details
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Limitations
This adapter cannot be used to boot an LPAR via AIX NIM or Linux Network Install. Systems
that require installation from a network source must be configured with another Ethernet adapter
that supports boot capability.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating system:
v AIX:
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 3, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level and Service Pack 3, or later
v Linux:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.3 for POWER, or later, with current maintenance updates
available from Red Hat.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2, or later, with current maintenance updates available
from SuSE.
v Firmware level 7.6, or later.
Cables
Feature codes EC27 and EC28 require the use of compatible SFP+, 10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active,
Ethernet cables. See Figure 36 on page 98 for a view of the cable top and cable bottom. These cables are
compliant with industry standard specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all
applicable IBM requirements.
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
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See Table 35 for details about the feature codes.
Figure 36. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 35. Feature code and part number for varying lengths of the cable
Cable length
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
Feature code
EN01
EN02
EN03
CCIN
EF01
EF02
EF03
Part number
46K6182
46K6183
46K6184
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SR Adapter (FC EC30; CCIN EC29)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EC30
adapters.
Overview
The FC EC29 and FC EC30 are the same adapter. FC EC29 is a low-profile adapter, and FC EC30 is a
full-height adapter. The names of these two adapters are:
v FC EC29: PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SR adapter
v FC EC30: PCIe2 2-Port 10 GbE RoCE SR adapter
The adapter is a PCIe generation-2 (PCIe2), dual port, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter with a PCIe 2.0
host bus interface. The adapter supports the InfiniBand trade association (IBTA) standard for remote
direct memory access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet (RoCE). The adapter supports short range (SR)
optical connectivity. The adapter delivers high-bandwidth and low-latency 10 GbE connectivity. The
adapter is optimized for high-transaction databases, cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other
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data center applications. The adapter improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth
to the processor and providing enhanced performance. The adapter minimizes processor usage by
efficiently using memory access.
The adapter has a preinstalled optical transceiver. Little connector (LC) type connectors connect the
adapter to standard 10-Gb SR optical cabling and provide up to 300 m (984.25 ft) cable length. The two
transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other servers or switches in the network. Each port
provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). The link
aggregation and failover features of the adapter are ideal for critical network applications that require
redundancy and high availability.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E1601 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For the slot priorities, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
Cables
Supports standard 10-Gb SR optical cabling and up to 300 m (984.25 ft) cable length.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Limitations
This adapter cannot be used to boot an LPAR via AIX NIM or Linux Network Install. Systems
that require installation from a network source must be configured with another Ethernet adapter
that supports boot capability.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating system:
v AIX:
– AIX Version 7.1, or later
– AIX Version 6.1, or later
v Linux:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.3 for POWER, or later, with current maintenance updates
available from Red Hat.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2, or later, with current maintenance updates available
from SuSE.
v Firmware level 7.6, or later.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
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Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter (FC EN0H; CCIN 2B93)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0H
adapters.
Overview
The PCIe2 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 2, low-profile capable
adapter. The adapter has four-ports and is a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network
adapter (CNA). This adapter provides a PCIe 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter is a high-performance
adapter that consolidates traffic for networking and Fibre Channel storage. The adapter is optimized for
cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. Both FCoE and network
interface controller (NIC) functions are available for both FCoE ports. Use of the FCoE requires that you
use convergence enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switches. The link aggregation and failover features of the
adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that require redundancy and high availability.
The four-port adapter provides two 10 Gb FCoE SR small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports and two 1
Gb RJ45 Ethernet ports. The two 10 Gb FCoE ports are connected by little connector-type (LC) connectors.
Each FCoE port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second).
Each of the 1 Gb ports provides Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps and is connected with
Ethernet cables. A 10 Mb data rate is not supported. Figure 37 shows the FC EN0H adapter.
Restriction: The 1 Gb Ethernet ports do not support data rates of 10 Mbps (megabits per second).
Figure 37. FC EN0H adapter
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Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E3498 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (for Fibre LC connector)
10N7405 (for RJ45 connector)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic
collection for your system.
Cables
SR SFP+ optical fiber cables and Cat5 Ethernet cables
Voltage
3.3 V, 12 V
Form factor
Short, regular sized bracket, low-profile capable
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1, or later
– AIX 6.1, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later
– IBM i 6.1, or later
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
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PCIe2 4-port (10Gb FCoE and 1GbE) Copper and RJ45 Adapter (FC
EN0K; CCIN 2CC1)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0K
adapters.
Overview
The PCIe2 4-port (10Gb FCoE and 1GbE) Copper and RJ45 Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 2,
regular-height adapter. The adapter has four-ports and is a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
converged network adapter (CNA). This adapter provides a PCIe 2.0 host bus interface. The adapter is a
high-performance adapter that consolidates traffic for networking and Fibre Channel storage. The adapter
is optimized for cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. Both the
FCoE and network interface controller (NIC) functions are available for all the four ports. Use of the
FCoE requires that you use convergence enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switches. The link aggregation and
failover features of the adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that require redundancy
and high availability.
The four-port adapter provides two 10 Gb FCoE Copper Twin-axial ports and two 1 Gb RJ45 Ethernet
ports. The two 10 Gb FCoE ports are connected by little connector-type (LC) connectors. Each FCoE port
provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second). Each of the 1
Gb ports provides Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps and is connected with Ethernet cables. A
10 Mb data rate is not supported. Figure 38 shows the FC EN0K adapter.
Restriction: The 1 Gb Ethernet ports do not support data rates of 10 Mbps (megabits per second).
The adapter is Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) capable. The adapter can function as a boot
adapter. The adapter supports all Fibre Channel and Ethernet topologies.
Figure 38. FC EN0K adapter
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Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E8140 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Wrap plug FRU number
12R9314 (for Fibre LC connector)
10N7405 (for RJ45 connector)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Slot requirement
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic
collection for your system.
Cables
SR SFP+ Copper Twinax and Cat5 Ethernet cables
Voltage
3.3 V, 12 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1, or later
– AIX 6.1, or later
v Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 11 SP 3, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.5, or later
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i Version 7.1, or later , supported through VIOS 2.2.2, or later
4-Port USB PCI Express Adapter (FC 2728; CCIN 57D1)
Learn about the specifications for the feature code (FC) 2728 adapters.
The FC 2728 4-Port USB PCIe Adapter is a single-lane (1x) PCIe high-performance expansion adapter that
provides the following features and support:
v Compliance with PCIe base specification revision 1.1
v Single-lane (1x) PCI Express for a throughput of 2.5 Gbps
v Single-slot, half-length PCIe card
v FCC Class A
v Four downstream, external, high-speed USB 2.0 ports
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v Data-transfer rates of 480 Mbps (high-speed), 12 Mbps (full-speed), and 1.5 Mbps (low-speed)
v Full compliance with Universal Serial Bus (USB) specifications, revision 1.1 and 2.0
v Simultaneous operation of multiple USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices
v Compliance with Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) and Open Host Controller Interface
(OHCI) standards
v Integrated dual-speed USB transceivers
v A total of 126 USB hubs and devices are supported by the adapter
1
1
The four external ports are shared and controlled by three internal USB controllers. AIX might list only
the three controllers; however, all four ports are operational.
IPHCDFC2728-0
The following figure shows the adapter.
Figure 39. 4-Port USB PCIe Adapter
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
FRU number
46K7494 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
Bus architecture
PCI 2.2 compliant
Busmaster
Yes
Card type
Full size
Maximum number and adapter slots
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Connector
Standard USB single pin-type series "A" receptacle
Wrap plug
None
Cables
None
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Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX 7.1
– AIX 6.1
– AIX 5.3 for POWER
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor (FC 4807, FC 4808, and FC 4809;
CCIN 4765)
Learn about the specifications for the PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor.
The PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor adapters (feature codes (FC) 4807, FC 4808, and FC 4809) provide
the secure-key cryptographic accelerator and the Cryptographic Coprocessor functions in a single PCIe
card. The coprocessor functions are targeted to banking and finance applications. The financial personal
identification number (PIN) processing and Euro pay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV) credit card functions are
provided. EMV is a standard for the integrated-chip based credit cards. The secure-key accelerator
functions are targeted to improving the performance of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) transactions. The (FC
4807, FC 4808, and FC 4809 provide the security and performance required to support emerging digital
signature applications. The host application access to the cryptographic services of the (FC 4807, FC 4808,
and FC 4809 are by the Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) application programming interfaces
(APIs) and by the Public-Key Cryptographic Standards (PKCS11). The (FC 4807, FC 4808, and FC 4809
provide secure storage of cryptographic keys in a tamper-resistant hardware security module, which is
designed to meet FIPS PUB 140-2 on security requirements.
The FC 4807, FC 4808, and FC 4809 are the same adapter but the different FCs indicate if a blind-swap
cassette is used and the type of the cassette.
v FC 4807 is not a blind-swap cassette
v FC 4808 is a generation-3 blind-swap cassette
v FC 4809 is a generation-4 blind-swap cassette
IBM PCIe Cryptographic adapter highlights:
v PCIe 4x standard height - half length
v Integrated Dual PPC processors
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v ASIC (Accelerator engines)
v Supports the Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) application programming interfaces (APIs)
and the Public-Key Cryptographic Standards (PKCS11) on the single firmware load.
v 3072, 4096 bit RSA CRT HW (including routing)
v SHA 256 required HW or firmware within secure module (including routing)
v Secure Key AES 128, 192, 256 bit keys
v Fast path – symmetric and asymmetric (secure and clear key)
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Supported operating systems
The following versions of the operating systems are supported:
v AIX
– AIX 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level, or later.
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level, or later.
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later.
– IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 machine code or later.
Specifications and requirements
FRU number:
45D7948
RoHS compliant with server exemption
Placement information
To view information about the PCI adapter placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic
collection for your system.
I/O bus architecture
PCI Express v1.1a
Storage
Shipping and storage temperature below -35°C ± 60°C (-31°F ± 140°F) or above 1°C ± 60°C
(33.8°F ± 140°F) limits.
Operation (ambient in system)
This component collects and controls all the sensors to prevent the physical penetration and any
abnormal environmental condition within its wide operational range of 10°C ± 35°C (50°F ±
95°F).
Tamper protection range
Outside of the tamper protection range limits of -38°C ±3°C (-41.8°F to -31°F) to +90°C ± 2°C
(190.4°F to 197.6°F), the card will be permanently disable.
Handling requirements
Each PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor includes a certified device key. This electronic key, which is
stored in the adapter's battery-powered and protected memory, digitally signs status messages to
confirm that the PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor is genuine and that no tampering has occurred.
If any of the secure module's tamper sensors are triggered by tampering or by accident, the PCIe
Cryptographic Coprocessor erases all data in the protected memory, including the certified device
key. Incorrect removal of the batteries triggers the tamper sensors and destroys the certified
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device keys. The PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor cannot operate without the certified device
keys. To protect the keys, follow the guidelines given in the documentation provided with the
coprocessor.
Attention: The batteries keep the coprocessor powered on even when it is not installed in a
system. When handling, installing, or removing the adapter, do not let the adapter circuits come
in contact with any conductive surface or tools. Doing so can render the adapter permanently
inoperable.
Do not remove the batteries of the adapter. Data in the protected memory is lost when battery
power is removed. For information about replacing the batteries, see the Installation Manual at
the IBM Cryptocard website at http://www-03.ibm.com/security/cryptocards/.
Attention:
While installing the coprocessor, observe the following precautions:
v The coprocessor is always powered by the batteries, even when it is not installed in the system.
v The battery power is necessary to keep the coprocessor operational.
v The loss of battery power or a voltage drop triggers a tamper event and permanently renders
the coprocessor inoperable.
v Any short on the battery power distribution circuits causes a voltage drop and a tamper event.
v Do not lay the coprocessor on or cause the coprocessor to come in contact with any conductive
surface.
v Do not strike the coprocessor circuits with metal or conductive tools.
v Use static-protective measures at all times when handling the coprocessor.
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Removing and replacing parts on type 2748, 2757, 2763, 2778, 2780, 2782, 4758, 4764, 5703, 5708, 5709,
571B, 571E, 571F, 573D, 574F, 575B
Find instructions for removing and replacing parts.
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 2-port 4X InfiniBand QDR Adapter (FC 5283, FC 5285; CCIN
58E2)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5283 and FC
5285 adapters.
Overview
The PCIe2 2-port 4X IB QDR Adapters are generation-2 4X InfiniBand QDR adapters that provides high
speed connectivity with other servers or InfiniBand switches.
The names for these adapters are:
v FC 5283: PCIe2 LP 2-port 4X InfiniBand QDR Adapter
v FC 5285: PCIe2 2-port 4X InfiniBand QDR Adapter
Each port has a maximum of 40 Gb allotted to it.
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The FC 5283 is a low-profile adapter and requires an available generation-2 low-profile slot in FC 5685
(PCIe Riser Card (Generation-2)). FC 5285 has a high-profile tailstock and requires a full-height
generation-2 slot.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
74Y2987 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe x8
Slot requirement
Requires an available slot in FC 5685
Cables
No cables required.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX:
– AIX 7.1 with Service Pack 3, or later.
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5 or later.
– AIX 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level, and Service Pack 6 or later.
v Linux:
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 3, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 5.6, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 6, or later
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe RAID and SSD SAS adapter 3 Gb (FC 2053, FC 2055; CCIN 57CD)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 2053 or 2055
adapter.
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Overview
The PCIe-based solid-state drive (SSD) offering consists of a SAS PCIe adapter and an SSD module. The
RAID and SSD SAS adapter is a double-wide, low-profile, short, PCIe x8 adapter that requires two
adjacent PCIe slots. You can plug one, two, or four SSD modules directly onto the adapter and avoid the
use of any SFF, 3.5 inch SAS bays, or any cabling to the SAS disk enclosures.
Though it is physically the same PCIe adapter, there are two feature codes (FC):
v PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter 3 Gb (FC 2053) designates a low-profile PCIe adapter to be used in
the Power 710 Express, Power 720 Express, Power 730 Express, and Power 740 Express low-profile
slots.
v PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter 3 Gb with Blind Swap Cassette (FC 2055) designates that the PCIe
adapter is in a double-wide blind swap cassette for use in a 12X-attached 5802 and 5877 PCIe I/O
drawer.
Though it is physically the same SSD module, two feature codes are used to describe the different
operating system environments. The following are the two codes that enable the IBM configurator tools
to track the different SSD protection rules that are associated with the AIX, IBM i, and Linux operating
systems:
v 177 GB SSD Module with enterprise multi-level cell (EMLC) (AIX or Linux) is FC 1995
v 177 GB SSD Module with EMLC (IBM i) is FC 1996
There are multiple configuration options that provide SSD protection and redundancy. If you want
redundancy at an adapter level, you can mirror the SSD module of one PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter
against the SSD module of another PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter by using the IBM AIX, IBM i, or
Linux operating system. This configuration is suggested because there is no write cache in the PCIe RAID
and SSD SAS Adapter. However, the RAID 5 or RAID 6 can also be used. If you want RAID 0, you must
mirror the SSD module though the operating system. Ensure that if an SSD module requires to be
replaced or moved, the PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter on which the SSD module is located must be
removed from the server or I/O drawer before the SSD module can be accessed. This action is different
from the existing 69 GB SSD configurations, which can use the SAS bay hot-plug capability to remove
and replace a single SSD module without removing the associated PCI SAS adapter.
For the AIX and Linux operating systems, if you do not want to have PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter
redundancy, but still want to protect the SSD module content, the PCIe RAID and SSD SAS Adapter can
provide RAID 5 or RAID-6 level protection on the PCIe adapter. RAID 10 is not supported for the PCIe
RAID and SSD SAS adapter. Hot-spare capability can optionally be used with RAID 5 but the spare SSD
module must be on that same PCIe RAID and SSD SAS adapter.
The following figure shows the adapter.
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Figure 40. PCIe Dual - x4 3 Gb SAS RAID Adapter
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
Low-profile FRU 74Y6406
Full height FRU 74Y6409
(Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
SSD Module (CCIN 58B2) FRU number
1.8 inch 177 GB small form factor solid-state drive on PCIe SAS RAID and SSD adapter.
FRU 43W7749
I/O bus architecture
PCIe x8
Slot requirement
Two PCIe x8 slots per adapter. (The adapter physically plugs into one slot and covers the
adjacent slot to the left.)
Cables
No cables are required.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes
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v The PCIe adapters and their associated SSD modules are supported in the IBM Power 710
Express, IBM Power 720 Express, IBM Power 730 Express, IBM Power 740 Express, and IBM
Power 750 Express system units or in the feature 5802 and 5877 12X PCIe I/O drawers when
attached to the IBM Power 720 Express, IBM Power 740 Express, IBM Power 750 Express, IBM
Power 770, and IBM Power 780.
v The adapter is not supported in the IBM Power 770 and IBM Power 780 system units. It is not
supported in the 12X-attached feature 5803 and 5873 PCIe I/O drawers. It is not supported on
POWER6® servers.
v Each RAID formatted (528-byte blocks) SSD module provides up to 177 GB of capacity in the
IBM AIX, IBM i, or Linux environment. Modules can also be formatted as a JBOD (512 byte
blocks) and provide up to 200 GB of capacity in an AIX and Linux environment. Formatting for
RAID provides additional data integrity and the option to use RAID 0 (when SSD modules are
mirrored at the operating system level), RAID 5, or RAID 6.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 7
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 3
– AIX for POWER Version 5.3 with the 5300-10 Technology Level and Service Pack 5
– AIX for POWER Version 5.3 with the 5300-11 Technology Level and Service Pack 5
– AIX for POWER Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 2
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5, with update 5, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, with Service Pack 3, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, with Service Pack 1, or later
v IBM i
– IBM i Version 7.1
– IBM i Version 6.1, or later
v VIOS
– VIOS Version 2.2, or later
This adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX: devices.pciex.14103903 device driver package
v Linux:
– iprutils version 2.2.21 and ipr driver version 2.2.0.3 (or newer) for RHEL5 kernels
– iprutils version 2.2.21 and ipr driver version 2.2.0.3 (or newer) for SLES10 kernels
– iprutils version 2.2.21 and ipr driver version 2.4.3 (or newer) for SLES11 kernels
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
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Cables
None
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe Dual - x4 3 Gb SAS RAID Adapter (FC 5903 and FC 5805; CCIN
574E)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5903 and FC
5805 adapters.
Overview
The PCI Express (PCIe) Dual - x4 3 Gb SAS RAID Adapter supports the attachment of Serial attached
SCSI (SAS) disk and SAS solid-state drives using a pair of mini SAS 4x connectors. The 5903 or 5805 has
a 380 MB write cache and a concurrently replaceable cache battery pack. The adapter must always be
installed in pairs and is always to be used in a high availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration using
two adapters in dual-controller mode. Two 5903 or 5805 adapters provide mirrored write-cache data and
mirrored RAID parity footprints between the adapters. If the 5903 or 5805 pairing is broken, then write
cache is disabled.
Important: See the SAS RAID controllers for AIX, SAS RAID controllers for Linux, or SAS RAID
controllers for IBM i topics for more information and important considerations for multi-initiator and
high availability or dual storage IOA configurations
The 5903 or 5805 supports SAS small form factor (SFF) disk drives located in a PCIe 12X I/O Drawer or
SAS disk drives located in an EXP 12S Disk Drawer. It can also be connected to the internal disk drives in
the system unit using the appropriate split disk backplane feature and cabling.
The adapter is a 3.3 V, PCI-e x8 bootable SAS adapter that provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID
10 for the AIX and Linux operating systems. Under the IBM i operating system, mirroring and data
spreading are provided by the operating system, and RAID 5 and RAID 6 are provided by the adapter.
With adequate cabling and configuration, multiple wide ports are used to provide redundant paths to
each dual port SAS drive or solid-state drive. The adapter manages SAS path redundancy and path
switching in case a SAS failure occur.
The 5903 or 5805 contains a LED ((C) in Figure 41 on page 113) that flashes if the cache data is present.
The cache-data present LED flashes when there is possible data in the cache on the adapter. If the cache
data present LED is flashing, do not replace the cache battery pack. If replaced when the LED is flashing,
the cache data is lost. See Figure 41 on page 113 to locate the cache-data present LED on this adapter.
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Attention: Do not attempt to replace the cache battery pack if the cache-data present LED on the card is
flashing. The cache-data present LED indicates that there is possible data in the cache on the adapter. To
prevent data loss, first make sure that the system has been shut down correctly. If the cache-data present
LED is flashing, refer to one of the following topics before removing the cache battery pack.
v For Linux operating systems, see Displaying rechargeable battery information.
v For AIX operating systems, see Displaying rechargeable battery information.
v For IBM i operating systems, see Displaying rechargeable battery information.
Note: When configuring a raid array using the IBM toolkit and the FC5903 adapter for a system running
Linux, the list of supported Direct Attach Storage Devices (DASD) is visible in the HMC only if you
select the LVM configure option in the IBM toolkit.
The following figure shows the adapter.
Figure 41. PCIe Dual - x4 3 Gb SAS RAID Adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
46K4735 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
Battery FRU number
44V7597 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe x8
Slot requirement
One PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
Adapters are installed in pairs.
Adapter pairs do not require to be in the same enclosure. For higher availability, place adapters
in separate enclosures. See the PCI adapter placement for placement rules.
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Cables
When you attach 5886 EXP 12S Disk Drawer, at least one of the following SAS (X) cables must be
used: 3661, 3662 or 3663.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability
configurations. See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes
v 48 SAS disk dives supported when the adapter is configured with four 5886 EXP 12S Disk
Drawers
v 42 SAS disk drives supported when the adapter is configured with a 19-inch PCIe 12X I/O
Drawer and two 5886 EXP 12S Disk Drawers (18 SFF disk drives plus up to 24 SAS disk
drives)
v SAS speed: 3 Gbps
v SAS Serial-SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP) are supported
v 380 MB of non-volatile fast write cache can increase disk subsystem performance
v Dual controller supports mirrored-write cache data and mirrored-RAID parity footprints
v Concurrent firmware update supported
v Eight physical links from two mini SAS 4x connectors are provided
v Concurrent replaceable cache battery pack
v Removable media devices are not supported
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX:
– AIX 5L Version 5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level and Service Pack 8, or later
– AIX 5L Version 5.3 with the 5300-08 Technology Level and Service Pack 6, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 2, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-10 Technology Level, or later
– AIX 6.1 and Service Pack 8, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 3, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-03 Technology Level, or later
v Linux:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4, with update 7, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5, with update 2, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, with service pack 2, or later
v IBM i
– IBM i 6.1.1 and Resave A, or later, is required for Dual Storage IOA support.
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
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To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
Related tasks:
Serial-attached SCSI cable planning
Learn about how to install the SAS cables to the hard disk drives, solid-state drives or CD-ROMs.
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
Related information:
SAS RAID controllers for AIX
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the AIX.
SAS RAID controllers for IBM i
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the IBM i.
SAS RAID controllers for Linux
Information about the useage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for Linux.
PCIe Dual - x4 SAS Adapter (FC 5901; CCIN 57B3)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5901 adapter.
Overview
The PCI Express (PCIe) Dual - 4x SAS adapter is a low-profile short form factor adapter for
high-performance and high-density, serial attached SCSI (SAS) applications. It supports the attachment of
SAS disk, tape, and DVD by using a pair of mini SAS 4x connectors which allow the eight physical links
to be used in various narrow and wide-port configurations. The adapter does not have write cache.
The adapter is a 64 bit, 3.3 V, bootable SAS adapter that provides RAID 0, 5, 6, and 10 capability. Some
RAID level support is operating system dependent. The adapter provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and
RAID 10 for the AIX and Linux operating systems. IBM i operating system provides mirroring and data
spreading capability. FC 5901 does not support the RAID 5 and RAID 6 configurations. The adapter does
not have write cache. (The write performance of RAID 5 and RAID 6 can be poor on adapters that do not
provide write cache. Consider using an adapter which provides write cache when using RAID 5 or RAID
6.)
The adapter can address up to 48 SAS disk drives, although the actual number of drives in a system is
subject to the physical placement limitations of the system. Externally attached devices are designed to
run at a data rate of 1.5 Gbps for serial ATA (SATA) devices, and 3 Gbps for SAS devices. This card
supports RAID and non-RAID DASD, tape, and optical devices. This adapter supports the multi-initiator
and high availability configurations in AIX and Linux. IBM i does not support feature 5901 in
multi-initiator and high availability configurations.
Important: See the SAS RAID controllers for AIX, SAS RAID controllers for Linux, or SAS RAID
controllers for IBM i topics for more information and important considerations for multi-initiator and
high availability or dual storage IOA configurations
The 5901 supports SAS SFF disk drives located in a PCIe 12X I/O Drawer or SAS disk drives located in
an EXP 12S Disk Drawer or SAS disk drives located in a supported POWER system unit (split disk
backplane).
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Figure 42. PCIe Dual - x4 SAS adapter
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
44V4852 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe
Slot requirement
One available PCIe x8 slot
Cables
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability
configurations. See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, low-profile
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes
v Two external mini SAS 4x connectors provide attachment of SAS and Serial Advanced
Technology Attachment (SATA) device enclosures
v SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP), Serial ATA Tunneling Protocol (STP), and Serial Management
Protocol (SMP)
v RAID 0, 5, 6, 10
The write performance of RAID 5 and RAID 6 can be poor on adapters that do not provide
write cache. Consider using an adapter that provides write cache when using RAID 5 or RAID
6.
v Concurrent firmware update
v Removable media device supported (Removable media is not supported in multi-initiator and
high availability configurations)
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v Removable media device supported
v 440 - 500 Mhz PowerPC® (PPC)
v Support for multi-initiator and high availability configurations
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1, or later.
– AIX Version 5.3, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later.
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1, or later.
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later.
– IBM i 6.1, or later.
This adapter requires the following device drivers:
v AIX: devices.pci.1410bd02 device driver package
v Linux:
–
iprutils version 2.4.1 and ipr driver version 2.0.11.6 (or newer) for RHEL4 kernels
–
iprutils version 2.4.1 and ipr driver version 2.2.0.2 (or newer) for RHEL5 kernels
–
iprutils version 2.4.1 and ipr driver version 2.2.0.2 (or newer) for SLES10 kernels
Related tasks:
Serial-attached SCSI cable planning
Learn about how to install the SAS cables to the hard disk drives, solid-state drives or CD-ROMs.
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
Related information:
SAS RAID controllers for AIX
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the AIX.
SAS RAID controllers for IBM i
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the IBM i.
SAS RAID controllers for Linux
Information about the useage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for Linux.
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PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Tri-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC 5913; CCIN
57B5)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) 5913 adapters.
Overview
The PCI Express (PCIe) generation-2, 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Tri-port 6 Gb Adapter is a large cache
PCIe2 SAS adapter that provides high-performance capabilities and supports the attachment of
serial-attached SCSI (SAS) disks and SAS solid-state drives through mini SAS HD (high density)
connectors. The feature code (FC) 5913 has a 1.8 GB write-cache. The adapter must be installed in pairs
and must be used in a high availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration with two adapters in
dual-controller mode (Dual Storage IOA configuration). Two FC 5913 adapters provide additional
performance and adapter redundancy with mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity
footprints between the adapters. If the FC 5913 pairing is broken, then the write cache is disabled.
Integrated flash memory with capacitors provides protection of the write cache in case of power failure,
without the need for batteries as were used with previous large cache adapters.
To provide the highest bandwidth between two paired feature 5913 adapters for the mirroring of cache
data and parity update footprints, a SAS Adapter-to-Adapter (AA) cable is required by default on the
third adapter port until maximum device quantity attachment is required. When all three connectors are
attaching SAS drives, the communication between the adapter pair is performed through the SAS fabric
via the I/O drawer and cabling.
The FC 5913 is a single wide, full-height, short adapter.
Every FC 5913 requires another 6 Gbps SAS RAID adapter (FC 5913) on this server, or on another server,
which pairs with the SAS RAID adapter and enables the onboard caches to function. See Figure 43 on
page 120 that shows the FC 5913 adapter.
Systems running the AIX or Linux operating systems support either having both 5913 features in the
same system or partition, or in two separate systems or partitions. Systems running the IBM i operating
system do not support the pairing of adapters on different servers or different partitions, so both the 5913
features must be installed on the same system or partition.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00J0596 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2.0 x8
Slot requirement
One PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
Adapters are installed in pairs.
For higher availability, place adapters in separate enclosures where supported.
Cables
Specific X , YO, AA, or AT SAS cables with HD connectors are used to attach to the expansion
drawers.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability
configurations.
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Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, full-height
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes provided
v Provides three mini-SAS high-density (HD) connectors for attaching the SAS drives in the FC
5887 EXP24S, FC 5886 EXP12S, FC 5802, or FC 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawers. A maximum of
three EXP24S, or six EXP12S, or a mix of each can be attached to the same FC 5913 pair.
Note: If SSDs are installed in one of the FC 5886 EXP12S drawers, then a second FC 5886 is
not allowed to be attached (or cascaded) to the first FC 5886 on that port.
v Supports a maximum of 72 hard disk drives or a maximum 24 SSDs (depending on the type of
enclosures attached), or a combination of both with specific placement rules for each enclosure.
v If FC 5913 is controlling drives that are installed in FC 5802 or FC 5803, then the FC 5913
adapter pairs must be in that FC 5802 or FC 5803. The AA cable is required on the top
mini-SAS HD port of the adapter pair. Use a pair of FC 3689, 0.6 m AT SAS cables to connect
the FC 5913 adapter pair to the SAS connectors. An FC 5887 EXP24S or FC 5886 EXP12S can be
attached to the other port on the FC 5913 pair.
v An AA SAS cable with HD connectors attached to the FC 5913 pair provides a higher
performance path for mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity footprints between
the adapters and is required unless all three ports are being used to attach EXP24S or EXP12S
I/O drawers.
Note: Solid-state drives (SSDs) are not allowed on the top port (T2).
v Support of the SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP).
v Provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 with hot-spare capability. System level
mirroring through the operating system is also supported. JBOD functionality (512 byte) is not
supported except for the initial formatting to 528 bytes of new devices, as required.
v A single pair of FC 5913 adapters is not supported to attach to both halves of an FC 5887
EXP24S drawer that is configured in mode 2.
v Double looping of the I/O enclosure system connection is suggested to enhance performance
when more than four adapters are installed in either FC 5803 or FC 5873.
The following figure shows the adapter.
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Figure 43. 5913 Adapter
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level, or later
– AIX Version 7.1 with Service Pack 3, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level, and Service Pack 6, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 for POWER, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later (with update package)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 4, or later
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 3.
– IBM i 6.1.1 with Resave E (RS611-E).
v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.0.12-FP24 SP02, or later
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Other important requirements for adapter installation
v If you are attaching a new or existing FC 5886 to an FC 5913 adapter, verify that the latest System
Enclosure Services (SES) code is applied to the FC 5886 before attaching to the FC 5913 adapter, see the
IBM Prerequisites website.
v If you are attaching a new or existing FC 5887 to an FC 5913 adapter, verify that the latest System
Enclosure Services (SES) code is applied to the FC 5887 before attaching to the FC 5913 adapter, see the
IBM Prerequisites website.
v If you are installing the FC 5913 in the 8202-E4B, 8202-E4C, 8202-E4D, 8205-E6B, 8205-E6C, or 8205-E6D
system, turn off the acoustic mode by using advanced system management (ASM) options. For
instructions, see Configuring the acoustic mode control.
v If you are migrating existing SAS disk enclosures and devices from existing previous SAS adapters, an
automatic sector conversion takes place for use with the new FC 5913 adapters. For information about
the migrating procedures, see Upgrading the adapter.
POWER6 restrictions
If you are installing the FC 5913 in a POWER6 server, the following restrictions apply:
v The FC 5913 adapter is not supported in the POWER6 system units and must be placed in the I/O
expansion units attached to the server units.
v The FC 5913 adapter is not supported for controlling the boot or load source drives on POWER6
systems.
Related tasks:
Serial-attached SCSI cable planning
Learn about how to install the SAS cables to the hard disk drives, solid-state drives or CD-ROMs.
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
Related information:
SAS RAID controllers for AIX
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the AIX.
SAS RAID controllers for IBM i
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the IBM i.
SAS RAID controllers for Linux
Information about the useage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for Linux.
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb (FC ESA1; CCIN 57C4)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) ESA1
adapters.
Overview
The FC ESA1 is a full-height adapter and the FC ESA2 is a low-profile adapter. The names of these two
adapters are:
v FC ESA1: PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb
v FC ESA2: PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb LP
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The PCI Express generation-2 (PCIe2), RAID SAS dual-port 6Gb Adapter provides high-performance
solid-state drives (SSD) controller functions by using the PCIe2 technology. The adapter does not have
write cache and thus pairing with another PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb (either FC ESA1 or
FC ESA2) is optional. Pairing can provide controller redundancy and enhanced performance. There are
no batteries in the adapter to maintain.
The PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb supports SSD only. Hard disk drives (HDD) are not
supported by this adapter. The 69 GB SSD features are not supported.
The adapter provides two mini-SAS high density (HD) connectors for the attachment of SSDs located in
the FC 5887 EXP24S, FC 5802, or FC 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawers. X , YO, or AT SAS cables with HD
connectors are used to attach to these drawers. A maximum of 18, 26, or 24 SSD can be controlled
depending on the I/O drawers being used. Only one drawer can be controlled. The FC 5802 12X PCIe
I/O drawer has a maximum of 18 SSDs. The FC 5803 PCIe I/O Drawer has a maximum of 26 SSDs. The
FC 5887 EXP24S Drawer has a maximum of 24 SSDs. If the SSDs are located in FC 5802 or FC 5803, one
or both of the controlling adapter pair must be located in that FC 5802 or FC 5803.
A single adapter or a pair of adapters provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 configurations for
systems or partitions running the AIX or Linux operating system and VIOS. The PCIe2 RAID SAS
Adapter Dual-port 6Gb does not support JBOD. The adapter provides RAID 5 and RAID 6 for systems or
partitions running the IBM i operating system. IBM i provides both mirroring and data spreading.
Systems or partitions running the AIX or Linux operating system and VIOS provide mirroring (logical
volume manager (LVM)).
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00E6727 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2.0 x8
Slot requirement
One PCIe2, x8, slot per adapter.
Cables
Specific X , YO, or AT SAS cables with HD connectors are used to attach to the expansion
drawers.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Regular, full-height
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes provided
v High-performance SSD SAS adapter without write cache
v Optional pairing (Multi-Initiator and High Availability or Dual Storage IOA)
v Support of the SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP).
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level, and Service Pack 4, or later.
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– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-00 Technology Level, and Service Pack 6, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, and Service Pack 4, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 8, or later.
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level, and Service Pack 6, or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 for POWER, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 for POWER, or later
– Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 2, or later (with update package)
– Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 4, or later
– See the Linux Alert site for the support details.
v IBM i
– IBM i 6.1.0 with machine code 6.1.1, or later.
v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.1.4, or later
Related tasks:
Serial-attached SCSI cable planning
Learn about how to install the SAS cables to the hard disk drives, solid-state drives or CD-ROMs.
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
Related information:
SAS RAID controllers for AIX
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the AIX.
SAS RAID controllers for IBM i
Information about usage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for the IBM i.
SAS RAID controllers for Linux
Information about the useage and maintenance information for the SAS RAID Controller for Linux.
PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb (FC ESA3; CCIN
57BB)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) ESA3
adapters.
Overview
The PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb is a PCI Express generation-2 (PCIe2) adapter
that provides high-performance capabilities and supports the attachment of serial-attached SCSI (SAS)
disks and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) through three mini SAS high-density (HD) connectors. The FC
ESA3 adapter is a large cache PCIe2 SAS adapter. The FC ESA3 has a 1.8 GB write-cache. The adapter
must be installed in pairs and must be used in a high availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration with
two adapters in dual-controller mode (dual storage IOA configuration). Two FC ESA3 adapters provide
additional performance and adapter redundancy with mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID
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parity footprints between the adapters. If the FC ESA3 pairing is broken, the write cache is disabled.
Integrated flash memory with capacitors protects the write cache during a power failure, without the
need for batteries.
To provide the highest bandwidth between two paired feature ESA3 adapters for the mirroring of cache
data and parity update footprints, a SAS Adapter-to-Adapter (AA) cable is required by default on the
third adapter port until maximum device quantity attachment is required. When all three connectors are
attached to SAS drives, the communication between the adapter pair is performed through the SAS fabric
via the I/O drawer and cables.
The FC ESA3 is a single wide, full-height, short adapter.
Every FC ESA3 requires another 6 Gbps SAS RAID adapter (FC ESA3) on the server it is attached to, or
on another server, which pairs with the SAS RAID adapter and enables the onboard caches to function.
The FC ESA3 adapter is shown in Figure 44 on page 125.
Systems that are running the AIX or Linux operating systems support either having both the FC ESA3
adapters in the same system or partition, or in two separate systems or partitions. Systems that are
running the IBM i operating system do not support the pairing of adapters on different servers or
different partitions, so both the FC ESA3 adapters must be installed in the same system or partition.
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
000FY204 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2.0 x8
Slot requirement
One PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
Adapters are installed in pairs.
For higher availability, place adapters in separate enclosures where supported.
Cables
Specific X , YO, AA, or AT SAS cables with HD connectors are used to attach to the expansion
drawers.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability
configurations. See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Voltage
3.3 V
Form factor
Short, full-height
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Attributes provided
v Provides three mini-SAS high-density (HD) connectors for attaching the SAS drives in the FC
5887 EXP24S, FC 5886 EXP12S, FC 5802, or FC 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawers. A maximum of
three EXP24S, or six EXP12S, or a mix of each can be attached to the same FC ESA3 pair.
Note: If SSDs are installed in one of the FC 5886 EXP12S drawers, then a second FC 5886 is
not allowed to be attached (or cascaded) to the first FC 5886 on that port.
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v Supports a maximum of 72 hard disk drives or a maximum of 24 SSDs (depending on the type
of enclosures attached), or a combination of both with specific placement rules for each
enclosure.
v If FC ESA3 is controlling drives that are installed in FC 5802 or FC 5803, then the AA cable is
required on the top mini-SAS HD port of the adapter pair. Use a pair of FC 3689, 0.6 m AT
SAS cables to connect the FC ESA3 adapter pair to the SAS connectors. An FC 5887 EXP24S or
FC 5886 EXP12S can be attached to the other port on the FC ESA3 pair.
v An AA SAS cable with HD connectors attached to the FC ESA3 pair provides a higher
performance path for mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity footprints between
the adapters and is required unless all three ports are being used to attach EXP24S or EXP12S
I/O drawers.
Note: Solid-state drives (SSDs) are not allowed on the top port (T2).
v Support of the SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP).
v Provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 with hot-spare capability. System level
mirroring through the operating system is also supported. JBOD functionality (512 byte) is not
supported except for the initial formatting to 528 bytes of new devices, as required.
v A single pair of FC ESA3 adapters is not supported to attach to both halves of an FC 5887
EXP24S drawer that is configured in mode 2.
v Double looping of the I/O enclosure system connection is suggested to enhance performance
when more than four adapters are installed in either FC 5803 or FC 5873.
Figure 44 shows the adapter.
Figure 44. ESA3 Adapter
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level, or later
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– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-02 Technology Level with Service Pack update, or later
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level with Service Pack update, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 for POWER, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later (with update package)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 4, or later
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7.
– IBM i 6.1.1 with Resave M (RS611-M), or later.
v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.3.0, or later
Other important requirements for adapter installation
v If you are attaching a new or existing FC 5886 to an FC ESA3 adapter, verify that the latest System
Enclosure Services (SES) code is applied to the FC 5886 before attaching to the FC ESA3 adapter, see
the IBM Prerequisites website.
v If you are attaching a new or existing FC 5887 to an FC ESA3 adapter, verify that the latest System
Enclosure Services (SES) code is applied to the FC 5887 before attaching to the FC ESA3 adapter, see
the IBM Prerequisites website.
v If you are installing the FC ESA3 in the 8202-E4B, 8202-E4C, 8202-E4D, 8205-E6B, 8205-E6C, or
8205-E6D system, turn off the acoustic mode by using advanced system management (ASM) options.
For instructions, see Configuring the acoustic mode control.
v If you are migrating existing SAS disk enclosures and devices from existing previous SAS adapters, an
automatic sector conversion takes place for use with the new FC ESA3 adapters. For information about
the migrating procedures, see Upgrading the adapter.
v FC ESA3 is not compatible with FC 5913 and so must not be connected in same adapter pair.
POWER6 restrictions
FC ESA3 is not supported in a POWER6 server.
PCIe 2-Line WAN with Modem (FC 2893 (EN13), 2894 (EN14); CCIN
576C)
Learn about the features of the PCIe 2-Line WAN with Modem.
This adapter is a 2-line per port WAN with Modem PCIe adapter. Port 0 is the modem port and supports
V.92 56K Async PPP, V.92 data modem, V.44 data compression, V.34 FAX modem and FAX functions, such
as ECM and 2D/1D conversion. Port 0 does not provide Sync modem capabilities (SDLC and Sync PPP).
Port 1 is the RVX port and provides Bisync functionality.
2893 is the non-CIM (Complex Impedance Matching) version offered in all countries and regions except
Australia and New Zealand.
2894 is the CIM (Complex Impedance Matching) version offered only in Australia and New Zealand.
The FRU part numbers for the adapter are:
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v FC 2893 and 2894: 44V5323
Adapter type
Short, x4, PCIe
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for
your system.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether there are any prerequisites for this feature and attaching devices.
To check for the prerequisites, see IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
The adapter is supported on the following versions of the operating systems:
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1, or later
v IBM i
– IBM i 7.1, or later
– IBM i 6.1, or later
Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated SAS RAID Adapter (CCIN 57C3)
included in FC EDR1
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated
SAS RAID adapter that is integrated with the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (feature code EDR1 PCIe
storage enclosure). The adapters reports as PCIe2 3.1GB Cache RAID SAS Enclosure 6Gb x8.
Overview
The PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated SAS RAID adapter is an internal PCI Express generation-2 (PCIe2),
serial-attached SCSI (SAS) Random Array of Independent Disks (RAID) adapter integrated into the EDR1
PCIe storage enclosure. The adapter contains the SAS RAID controller and SAS Expander. The internal
adapter with the SAS RAID controller and SAS Expander is called as the enclosure RAID module (ERM).
This adapter supports the attachment of the 1.8 inch SAS solid-state drive feature ES02 internal to the
PCIe storage enclosure, as well as hard disk drives installed in an optional attached 5887 disk drawer.
The EDR1 PCIe storage enclosure connects to the server via a PCIe x8 cable at its PCIe x8 cable port. The
PCIe cable is connected to the GX ++ PCIe2 adapter in the server.
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The FC EDR1 PCIe storage enclosure is always supplied with two PCIe2 internal SAS RAID adapters
preinstalled. These must be used in a high availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration with the two
adapters in dual-controller mode (Dual Storage IOA configuration).
The optional 5887 disk drawers can be connected to the EDR1 PCIe storage enclosure using SAS EX
cables installed at the ERM1 high density SAS connectors (C1-T1 or C1-T2) and ERM2 high density SAS
connectors (C2-T1 or C2-T2). Each 5887 disk drawer must be connected to the T1 ports on both ERMs or
to the T2 ports on both expanders. The attached 5887 disk drawers must be configured in mode 1 only.
Each of the two high performance, integrated SAS controllers physically provide 3.1 GB write-cache.
Working as a pair, they provide additional performance and adapter redundancy with mirrored
write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity footprints between the adapters. The cache contents are
designed to be protected by integrated flash memory with capacitors in case of power failure without the
need for batteries as were used with previous large cache adapters. If the pairing is broken, write-cache is
disabled after existing cache content is written out to the drives and performance may be degraded until
the controller pairing is reestablished.
Both controllers can support a minimum of 6 SSD and a maximum of 30 SSD. The SAS SSD bays are
always physically one set of drives, even though there may be multiple RAID arrays in this one set. With
two or more RAID arrays, each RAID array can be optimized to either of the integrated SAS controllers
to take advantage of Active/Active performance improvements via the R/W bandwidth of both adapters.
The location codes for the PCIe connector on the PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated SAS RAID adapter are:
1. Internal adapter ERM 1: C1-T3
2. Internal adapter ERM 2: C2-T3
See Figure 45 for the location codes for the PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated SAS RAID adapter in the EDR1
PCIe storage enclosure.
Figure 45. Location codes of the PCIe2 3.1GB Cache Integrated SAS RAID adapter
Servers running the AIX or Linux operating system support both adapters RAID controllers owned by
the same or different partitions. The controllers provide RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10
configurations for servers running the AIX or Linux operating system, and supported by VIOS. AIX,
Linux, or VIOS also provide mirroring (logical volume manager (LVM)) capabilities.
For the EDR1 feature, these adapters can be maintained concurrently, along with most other components
in the EDR1 PCIe storage enclosure.
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See figure that shows the ERM.
Figure 46. CCIN 57C3 PCIe2 3.1GB Cache RAID SAS Enclosure 6Gb x8
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter CCIN number
57C3
I/O bus architecture
PCIe2 x8
Cables
PCIe cables FC EN05 and FC EN07.
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level, and Service Pack 4, or later.
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-00 Technology Level, and Service Pack 6, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, and Service Pack 4, or later
– AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 6, or later
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 for POWER, or later
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 for POWER, or later
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 2, or later (with update package)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 4, or later
– For support details, see the Linux Alert website (www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.htm)
v VIOS
– VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.1.4, or later
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Related tasks:
Installing PCI adapters
Related reference:
IBM Prerequisite Web page
Parts information
PCI adapter placement
“Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards” on page 2
Find links to topics that cover Backplane daughter cards and RAID enablement cards.
IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) (FC ES09; CCIN 578A)
Find information about the specifications, operating system requirements, and drivers for the IBM PCIe
Flash adapter. You can also find information about installing, formatting, and troubleshooting the IBM
PCIe Flash adapter.
Overview and specifications of the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) (FC ES09;
CCIN 578A)
Find information about the overview, specifications, and operating system requirements for the feature
code (FC) ES09 adapters.
Overview
The IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) is a PCIe enabled high-performance enterprise multi-level cell
(eMLC) Flash storage adapter that provides 900 GB of usable storage capacity. It is a single-wide,
full-height, half-width, generation-2 PCIe adapter. The adapter capable of providing a read bandwidth of
1.3 gigabyte per second (GBps) and a 4K-read input/output operations per second (IOPS) of 325,000. The
adapter increases the performance of applications that require larger and faster data buffer areas.
As the device does not contain an internal RAID, you can mirror the FC ES09 at the adapter level to
provide enhanced data integrity. Install the adapter in pairs to enable mirroring.
The FC ES09 adapter provides the following features:
v 32 nm Toshiba eMLC NAND Flash
v Capacitive emergency power loss protection
v Minimal host processor and RAM requirements
v Native block size of 4096
v 512 byte access support
Figure 47 on page 131 shows the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB).
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Figure 47. IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
Find the following information about the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB):
v “Specifications”
v “Operating system or partition requirements” on page 132
v “Device drivers” on page 132
v “Installing the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)” on page 132
v “Installing the device driver for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)” on page 134
v “Verifying the storage device availability” on page 134
v “Formatting the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)” on page 135
v “Using the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)” on page 135
v “The rs_info Utility for the IBM Flash adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)” on page 137
Specifications
Item Description
Adapter FRU number
00AF045 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement).
I/O bus architecture
PCIe 2.0, x8.
Slot requirement
One PCIe x8 slot.
Cables
No cables are required.
Voltage
3.3 V
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Form factor
Full-height, half-width.
Maximum number
For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your
system.
Storage
900 GB.
Operating system or partition requirements
This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:
v AIX
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 9, or later.
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, and Service Pack 9, or later.
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-08 Technology Level, and Service Pack 4 or later.
v Linux
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.5, or later.
Device drivers
The adapter requires the following drivers:
v AIX operating system requires rsxx device driver Rational® Portfolio Manager (RPM).
For instructions to install the device driver, see “Installing the device driver in an AIX system or logical
partition” on page 134.
v Linux operating systems:
– The rsxx device driver is automatically installed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, or later versions.
For instructions to install the device driver, see “Installing the device driver in a Linux VM” on page
134.
Installing the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
Find information about installing the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) and verifying the installation in
a system that is running the AIX or Linux operating system.
Important: Ensure that the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) is supported on your system.
1. To install the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) in your system, go to Installing PCI adapters and
complete the installation procedure for the system you are working with.
2. After you complete installing the adapter, verify the adapter installation.
v For instructions to verify installation in an AIX logical partition, see “Verifying the IBM Flash
Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installation in an AIX logical partition.”
v For instructions to verify installation in a Linux virtual machine (VM), see “Verifying the IBM Flash
Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installation in a Linux VM” on page 133.
Verifying the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installation in an AIX logical partition:
Learn to verify the adapter installation in the system or logical partition that is running the AIX operating
system.
1. Use the HMC to verify the adapter installation. For instructions, see Verifying the installed part.
2. Verify that the physical adapter is partitioned to the logical partition that you wanted the adapter to
be available in.
Note: Ensure that the adapter is detected in the partition.
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3. To detect the installed adapter in the system or logical partition that is running the AIX operating
system, run the following command:
cfgmgr
Note: The following message is displayed if you are installing the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2
0.9TB) for the first time in the system or logical partition.
The following screen is displayed indicating that the adapter is installed and detected in the VM.
0514-621 WARNING: The following device packages are required for
device support but are not currently installed.
devices.pciex.flash:devices.pciex.pciex1014.4aa.1014.70.3:
devices.pciex.1410aa0414107000:devices.pciex.14107000:
devices.pciex.pciex1014.4aa.3:devices.pciex.1410aa04:
devices.pciex.pciexclass.050100:
devices.pciex.pciexclass.000501
4. If the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) is already listed as available, no further installation steps
are required.
5. Verify if whether the Flash adapter is available by running the following command:
-bash-4.2# lsdev -Cc disk
The following screen is displayed:
hdisk0 Available 00-00-00 Other SAS Disk Drive
hdisk1 Available 07-00-01 IBM Flash Adapter Disk
Next, you can install the device driver. For instructions to install the device driver in system or logical
partition that is running the AIX operating system, see “Installing the device driver in an AIX system or
logical partition” on page 134.
Verifying the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installation in a Linux VM:
Learn how to verify the Flash storage adapter installation in a Linux virtual machine (VM).
1. Use the HMC to verify the adapter installation. For instructions, see Verifying the installed part.
2. Verify if whether the physical adapter is partitioned to the logical partition that you wanted the
adapter to be available in.
Note: Ensure that the adapter is detected in the partition.
3. To detect the installed adapter in the system or VM that is running the Linux operating system, run
the following command:
lspci | grep IBM
The following screen is displayed indicating that the adapter is installed and detected in the VM.
01:00.0 FLASH memory: IBM Device 04aa (rev 03)
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Next, you can install the device driver. For instructions to install the device driver in a system or logical
partition that is running the Linux operating system, see “Installing the device driver in a Linux VM.”
Installing the device driver for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
Find information about installing the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) device driver in a system that
is running the AIX or Linux operating system.
Important: Ensure that you have verified that the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) is installed in
your system.
You can choose from the following options that are based on the operating system that controls the
adapter:
v “Installing the device driver in an AIX system or logical partition”
v “Installing the device driver in a Linux VM”
Installing the device driver in an AIX system or logical partition:
Learn how to install the device driver for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) in an AIX logical
partition.
Important: You must install the device driver before you can use the installed IBM Flash Adapter 90
(PCIe2 0.9TB).
Complete the following steps to install the device driver in an AIX system or logical partition:
1. Download the device driver from Fix Central (www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral).
2. Install the rpm (as root or with root permissions) by using the following command:
rpm -ihv xxx.x.x, where xxx.x.x is the rpm-name.
3. Run cfgmgr.
After the device driver is installed, verify that the Flash storage adapter is available. For instructions, see
“Verifying the storage device availability in an AIX system or logical partition” on page 135.
Installing the device driver in a Linux VM:
Learn how to install the device driver for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) in a Linux virtual
machine (VM).
Note: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.5 uses the rsxx device driver to control the Flash storage
adapter.
1. To download and install the rsxx_utils package, see the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website
(http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/home.html).
2. After the device driver is installed, verify that the Flash storage adapter is available. For instructions,
see “Verifying the storage device availability in a Linux VM” on page 135.
Verifying the storage device availability
Find information about verifying the storage device (IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)) availability
after you have installed the device driver in a system that is running the AIX or Linux operating system.
Important: Ensure that you have installed the device driver for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
for the operating system that the adapter is installed in.
To install the device driver in a system that is running the AIX operating system, see “Installing the
device driver in an AIX system or logical partition.”
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To install the device driver in a system that is running the Linux operating system, see “Installing the
device driver in a Linux VM” on page 134.
You can choose from the following options that are based on the operating system that controls the
adapter:
v “Verifying the storage device availability in an AIX system or logical partition”
v “Verifying the storage device availability in a Linux VM”
Verifying the storage device availability in an AIX system or logical partition:
Learn how to verify the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) availability as a storage device in a system
that is running the AIX operating system.
1. To verify that the installed adapter is available in the system or logical partition that is running the
AIX operating system, run the following command:
lsdev -Cc disk
2. The following screen is displayed indicating that the adapter is installed and ready to use in the
system or logical partition.
hdisk0 Available 00-00-00 Other SAS Disk Drive
hdisk1 Available 07-00-01 IBM Flash Adapter Disk
...
Verifying the storage device availability in a Linux VM:
Learn how to verify the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) availability as a storage device in a system
or virtual machine (VM) that is running the Linux operating system.
1. To verify that the installed adapter in the system or VM that is running the Linux operating system is
available, run the following command:
ls /dev/rsxx*
2. The following screen is displayed indicating that the adapter is installed and ready to use in the VM.
/dev/rsxx0
...
Using the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
Find information about using the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) PCIe Flash storage device in a
system that is running the AIX or Linux operating system.
After you verify that the installed IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) is ready for use, you can use the
device as a disk storage device.
You can find information about mirroring the FC ES09 adapters by using the Logical Volume Manager
(LVM) in the AIX Logical Volume Manager mirrors configuration requirements topic.
Formatting the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
Find information about formatting the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) in a system that is running
the AIX or Linux operating system.
Use this procedure to format the installed or replaced IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) PCIe storage
device.
Choose one of the following options based on the operating system that controls the adapter:
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v “Formatting the device in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition”
v “Formatting the device in a Linux VM”
Formatting the device in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition:
Learn how to format the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) device in an AIX system or an AIX logical
partition.
Important: If you format the device, the data on the device will be destroyed. Ensure that you back up
the data before you format the device.
To format the installed or replaced Flash storage adapter device by using the diagnostic command,
complete the following steps:
1. Log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type diag and press Enter.
3. On the Diagnostic Operating Instructions display, press Enter to continue.
4. On the Function Selection display, select Task Selection.
5. Select Format Media.
6. Select IBM Flash Adapter Disk.
A + should appear next to the disk.
7. Press F7.
8. Select Format without Certify.
9. Select Yes.
After the device driver is installed, verify that the Flash storage adapter is available in the system. For
instructions, see “Verifying the storage device availability in an AIX system or logical partition” on page
135.
Formatting the device in a Linux VM:
Learn how to format the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) device in a Linux virtual machine (VM).
Important: If you format the device, the data on the device will be destroyed. Ensure that you back up
the data before you format the device.
To format the installed or replaced Flash adapter by using the rs_format utility, complete the following
steps:
1. Log in as root user.
2. On the command line of the Linux session, type rs_format, and then press Enter.
The following screen is displayed:
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# rs_format
Operating on device: /dev/rsxx0
* WARNING *
This utility is data destructive. Backup all data before proceeding.
Are you sure you want to continue? Enter ’Yes’ to confirm: Yes
3. Type Yes, and then press Enter.
The following screen is displayed after the device is formatted:
Operating on device: /dev/rsxx0
* WARNING *
This utility is data destructive. Backup all data before proceeding.
Are you sure you want to continue? Enter ’Yes’ to confirm: Yes
Formatting DONE
Format successful
After the device driver is installed, verify that the Flash storage adapter is available in the system. For
instructions, see “Verifying the storage device availability in a Linux VM” on page 135.
The rs_info Utility for the IBM Flash adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB)
Learn how to install and use the rs_info utility to get information about the state and condition of the
IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB).
The rs_info utility provides information about the state and condition of the IBM Flash adapter.
Choose from the following options that are based on the operating system that controls the adapter:
v “Verifying whether the rs_info utility is installed in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition” on
page 138
v “Verifying whether the rs_info utility is installed in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine” on page
138
v “Installing the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition” on page 138
v “Installing the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine” on page 139
v “Running the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition” on page 140
v “Running the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine” on page 143
v “The rs_info utility fields” on page 145
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Verifying whether the rs_info utility is installed in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition:
Learn to verify whether the rs_info utility is installed in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition.
1. Log in as root user.
2. Run the following command:
which /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/rs_info
v If the rs_info utility is installed, the following screen is displayed:
# which /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/rs_info
/usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/rs_info
v If the rs_info utility is not installed, the following screen is displayed:
# which /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/rs_info
which: 0652-140 Cannot find /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/rs_info
Next, you can choose to do one of the following actions:
v If the rs_info utility is installed, you can run the rs_info utility. For instructions, see “Running the
rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition” on page 140.
v If the rs_info utility is not installed, you can install the rs_info utility. For instructions, see “Installing
the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition.”
Verifying whether the rs_info utility is installed in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine:
Learn to verify whether the rs_info utility is installed in a Linux virtual machine (VM).
1. Log in as root user.
2. On the command line of the Linux session, type which /usr/bin/rs_info, and then press Enter.
v If the rs_info utility is installed, the following screen is displayed:
## which /usr/bin/rs_info
/usr/bin/rs_info
v If the rs_info utility is not installed, the following screen is displayed:
# which /usr/bin/rs_info
/usr/bin/which: no rs_info in (/usr/bin)
Next, you can choose to do one of the following actions:
v If the rs_info utility is installed, you can run the rs_info utility. For instructions, see “Running the
rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine” on page 143.
v If the rs_info utility is not installed, you can install the rs_info utility. For instructions, see “Installing
the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine” on page 139.
Installing the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition:
Learn how to install the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition.
The rs_info utility is installed by using the Rational Portfolio Manager (RPM) device driver. For
instructions to install the device driver in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition, see “Installing the
device driver in an AIX system or logical partition” on page 134.
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Installing the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine:
Learn to install the rs_info utility in a Linux virtual machine (VM).
The rs_info is installed by using the rsxx-utils package from the Yum repository.
To install the rsxx-utils package, complete the following steps:
1. Log in as root user.
2. On the command line of the Linux session, type yum install rsxx-utils and then press Enter.
The following screen is displayed:
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rsxx-utils.ppc64 0:4.0.2.2487-1.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
=============================================================================
Package
Arch
Version
Repository
Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
rsxx-utils
ppc64
4.0.2.2487-1.el6
IBM_Power_Tools
330 k
Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install
1 Package(s)
Total download size: 330 k
Installed size: 741 k
Is this ok [y/N]:
3. Press Y, and then press Enter.
The following screen is displayed, which indicates that the installation of the rsxx-utils package is
complete:
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Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
rsxx-utils-4.0.2.2487-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
| 330 kB
00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing : rsxx-utils-4.0.2.2487-1.el6.ppc64
1/1
Verifying
1/1
: rsxx-utils-4.0.2.2487-1.el6.ppc64
Installed:
rsxx-utils.ppc64 0:4.0.2.2487-1.el6
Complete!
Next, you can verify whether the rs_info utility has installed correctly. For instructions, see “Verifying
whether the rs_info utility is installed in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine” on page 138.
You can also run the rs_info command to view the details of the IBM Flash adapters that are available in
the system. For instructions, see “Running the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual
machine” on page 143.
Running the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition:
Learn to run the rs_info utility in an AIX system or an AIX logical partition and understand the output.
The rs_info utility can be run on the PCIe Flash Storage adapters that are available in an AIX system or
an AIX logical partition, but do not work on defined storage adapters.
To identify the available storage adapters and then run the rs_info utility, complete the following steps:
1. Run the following command to determine the available storage adapters:
lsdev -Cc disk | grep "Flash Adapter"
An output similar to the following screen is displayed, which shows the available disks:
# lsdev -Cc disk | grep "Flash Adapter"
hdisk1 Defined
07-00-01 IBM Flash Adapter Disk
hdisk2 Available 07-00-01 IBM Flash Adapter Disk
hdisk3 Defined
08-00-01 IBM Flash Adapter Disk
Where, hdisk2 is the only available IBM Flash Adapter.
2. To run the rs_info utility on the available storage adapter, run the following command:
/usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/rs_info
An output similar to the following screen is displayed, which shows the available disks:
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# /opt/freeware/bin/rs_info
Please choose from the following or ’all’:
1) /dev/hdisk1
2) /dev/hdisk2
3) /dev/hdisk3
?
Where, hdisk2 is the only available IBM Flash adapter.
3. Select the number that is associated with the disk for which you want to run the rs_info utility, or
enter all if you want to select all the IBM Flash Adapters that are available to the system. If you
select 2 an output similar to the following screen is displayed:
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/dev/rsxx0
Device File: /dev/rsxx0
Part Number: 00AF044
FRU Number: 00AF045
CCIN: 578A
EC: H48566L
Firmware Level: 07_08768
Serial: YL10WP0R1EE4
Aux Serial: N/A
Card State: Good
Presented Capacity: 901939986432 Bytes
Physical Capacity: 1374389534720 Bytes
Board Temperature: 41.5 *C
Board Current: 01.555A
Board Voltage: 12.350V
Board Power: 19.204W
Capacitor Voltage: 09.229V
Powerloss Protection: True
Total Board Runtime: 216:10:11:20
Flash Type: Toshiba eMLC 256 Gb
Flash Page Size: 8192 Bytes
Flash Sector Size: 4096 Bytes
Flash Health State: Good
Flash Health %: 98%
Flash Wear Health: 100%
Bad Planes FPGA 0: 0
Bad Planes FPGA 1: 0
Bad Planes FPGA 2: 0
Bad Planes FPGA 3: 0
Factory Bad Blocks: 2222
Runtime Bad Blocks: 843
Total Bad Blocks: 3065
Flash User Writes (4k): 9730409781
Flash Moves (4k): 4629735275
Flash Total Writes (4k): 15955716728
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For information about the fields that are displayed in the output, see “The rs_info utility fields” on page
145.
Running the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine:
Learn to run the rs_info utility in a Linux system or Linux virtual machine and understand the output.
The rs_info utility can be run on the PCIe Flash Storage adapters that are available in the Linux
operating system or Linux logical partition, but do not work on defined storage adapters.
To identify the available storage adapters and then run the rs_info utility, complete the following steps:
1. Log in as root user.
2. Run the following command:
/usr/bin/rs_info
An output similar to the following screen is displayed:
# /usr/bin/rs_info
Please choose from the following or ’all’:
1) /dev/rsxx0
2) /dev/rsxx1
?
3. Select the number that is associated with the disk for which you want to run the rs_info utility, or
enter all if you want to select all the IBM Flash Adapters that are available to the system. An output
similar to the following screen is displayed:
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/dev/rsxx0
Device File: /dev/rsxx0
Part Number: 00AF044
FRU Number: 00AF045
CCIN: 578A
EC: H48566L
Firmware Level: 07_08768
Serial: YL10WP0R1EE4
Aux Serial: N/A
Card State: Good
Presented Capacity: 901939986432 Bytes
Physical Capacity: 1374389534720 Bytes
Board Temperature: 41.5 *C
Board Current: 01.555A
Board Voltage: 12.350V
Board Power: 19.204W
Capacitor Voltage: 09.229V
Powerloss Protection: True
Total Board Runtime: 216:10:11:20
Flash Type: Toshiba eMLC 256 Gb
Flash Page Size: 8192 Bytes
Flash Sector Size: 4096 Bytes
Flash Health State: Good
Flash Health %: 98%
Flash Wear Health: 100%
Bad Planes FPGA 0: 0
Bad Planes FPGA 1: 0
Bad Planes FPGA 2: 0
Bad Planes FPGA 3: 0
Factory Bad Blocks: 2222
Runtime Bad Blocks: 843
Total Bad Blocks: 3065
Flash User Writes (4k): 9730409781
Flash Moves (4k): 4629735275
Flash Total Writes (4k): 15955716728
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For information about the fields that are displayed in the output, see “The rs_info utility fields.”
The rs_info utility fields:
Find the description and details about the fields that are displayed in the rs_info output when the
rs_info utility is run for the IBM Flash Adapter 90 (PCIe2 0.9TB) installed in the system or virtual
machine.
Table 36 provides the description and details of the fields in the rs_info utility output.
Table 36. The rs_info utility fields
Field
Description
Device File
The device file that is assigned by the operating system in which the IBM Flash Adapter is
installed.
Part Number
The part number of the IBM Flash Adapters.
FRU Number
The FRU number of the IBM Flash Adapters.
CCIN
The CCIN number of the IBM Flash Adapters.
EC
The EC number of the IBM Flash Adapter.
Firmware Level
The current firmware version that is running on the card.
Serial
The serial number of the IBM Flash Adapter.
Aux Serial
The serial number of the auxiliary boards that are located in the IBM Flash Adapter. There
are no auxiliary boards that are located in the IBM Flash Adapter. Therefore, this field is
displayed as N/A.
Card State
The state of the card. The different states follow:
v Shutdown
v Starting
v Formatting
v Uninitialized
v Good
v Shutting Down
v Fault
v Read Only Fault
v dStroying
v Unknown
Presented Capacity
The capacity as viewed by the operating system.
Physical Capacity
The full capacity of the flash on the IBM Flash Adapter, that is 1.2 Terabyte (TB). The extra
300 GB is used by the Flash adapter when bad flash blocks form in the flash storage, or
during Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) protection.
Board Temperature
The temperature on the card.
Board Current
®
The current drawn by the card.
Board Voltage
The voltage across the card.
Board Power
The amount of power used on the card.
Capacitor Voltage
The voltage across the capacitors that are located on the card.
Powerloss Protection Displays True if capacitors are located on the card, and displays as False if capacitors are not
located on the card.
Total Board Runtime The total time for which the card is powered on through out the life of the card.
Flash Type
The specific type of flash that is used on the IBM Flash Adapter.
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Table 36. The rs_info utility fields (continued)
Field
Description
Flash Page Size
The size of each individual page in the flash.
Flash Sector Size
The size of each sector in the flash.
Flash Health State
The represents the health of the flash. The states follow:
v Good
v Warn
Flash Health %
The reported total health, in percentage, of the flash on the card.
Flash Wear Health
The health of the flash on the card displayed as a percentage.
Bad Planes FPGA X
The number of reported bad planes on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) X.
Factory Bad Blocks
The number of bad blocks that are detected during manufacturing.
Runtime Bad Blocks
The number of bad blocks that occurred during the use of the card.
Total Bad Blocks
The sum of the factory bad blocks and the runtime bad blocks.
Flash User Writes
(4k)
The number of writes that are issued from the host.
Flash Moves (4k)
The number of moves (writes) during flashcard garbage-collection.
Flash Total Writes
(4k)
The total number of writes to the adapter, including host writes, garbage-collection, moves,
and RAID protection.
Maintaining the rechargeable battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and
572F/575C SAS adapters
Learn about the rechargeable battery maintenance tasks that include displaying rechargeable battery
information, forcing a rechargeable battery error, and replacing the rechargeable cache battery pack.
Attention: Use these procedures only if directed from an isolation procedure or a maintenance analysis
procedure (MAP).
The following list provides references to information about maintaining the rechargeable battery on the
SAS adapters for systems or logical partition that run on the AIX, IBM i, or Linux operating systems:
v For information about maintaining the rechargeable battery for systems that run on the AIX operating
system, see Maintaining the rechargeable battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and 572F/575C SAS
adapters.
v For information about maintaining the rechargeable battery for systems that run on the Linux
operating system, see Rechargeable battery maintenance.
v For information about maintaining the rechargeable battery for systems that run on the IBM i operating
system, see Rechargeable battery maintenance.
Replacing SCSI RAID disk-controller cache battery packs
Learn how to remove or replace the cache battery from its controller.
Replacing this feature is a customer task. You can perform this task yourself, or contact an authorized
service provider to perform the task for you. You might be charged a fee by the authorized service
provider for this service.
To complete the procedures for the adapters, you might also need to use removal and replacement
procedures for PCI adapters.
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Replacing the cache battery pack on the 571B adapter
Learn how to replace the cache battery pack on the controller.
The following procedure describes how to replace a cache battery pack on the PCI-X DDR Dual Channel
Ultra320 SCSI RAID adapter, CCIN 571B. The following feature codes apply to the 571B adapter.
Feature
CCIN
Description
0658
1913
5737
5776
571B
PCI-X DDR Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID adapter
Replacing this feature is a customer task. You can perform this task yourself, or contact an authorized
service provider to perform the task for you. You might be charged a fee by the authorized service
provider for this service.
Important: Removing the cache battery with the system or partition already in a powered-off state might
result in the loss of customer data. If the system has been powered off prior to the battery service action,
you must IPL to DST and continue this procedure before replacing the battery.
For information about replacing the cache battery pack on an AIX system or partition, see the PCI-X SCSI
RAID Controller Reference Guide for AIX in the IBM(r) AIX Information Center.
For information about replacing the cache battery pack on a Linux system or partition, see the PCI-X
SCSI RAID Controller Reference Guide for Linux. This guide is available from the SCSI PCI Adapters web
page.
To replace the cache battery pack on the 571B adapter using the IBM i operating system, complete the
following steps:
Note: To complete this procedure using i, you do not need to power off the system.
1. Ensure that the cache battery pack is in an error state before replacing it. This action will prevent
possible data loss by ensuring that all cache data is written to disk before battery replacement. To
force the cache battery pack into an error state, do the following steps on the system or partition that
is using the 571B:
a. Be sure that you are signed on to the system with at least service level authority.
b. On the command line, type strsst and press Enter.
c. On the System Service Tools (SST) Sign On display, type your service tools user ID and service
tools password. Press Enter.
d. On the System Service Tools (SST) display, select Start a Service Tool. Press Enter.
e. On the Start a Service Tool display, select Hardware Service Manager. Press Enter.
f. On the hardware Service Manager display, select Work with resources containing cache battery
packs. Press Enter.
g. On the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display, select Force battery pack
into error state for the I/O card. Press Enter.
h. On the Force Battery Packs Into Error State display, verify that the correct I/O adapter has been
selected, and press the function key that confirms your choice.
i. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select Display
battery information. Then verify that the Battery pack can be safely replaced field indicates yes. If
it does not indicate yes, contact your next level of support before continuing this procedure.
2. Remove the 571B from its PCI slot:
3. Replace the cache battery pack by performing the following steps:
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CAUTION:
The battery is a lithium ion battery. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn. Exchange only with
the IBM-approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations. In the
United States, IBM has a process for the collection of this battery. For information, call
1-800-426-4333. Have the IBM part number for the battery unit available when you call. (C007)
Attention:
v Attach a wrist strap to an unpainted metal surface of your hardware to prevent electrostatic
discharge (ESD) from damaging your hardware.
v When using a wrist strap, follow all electrical safety procedures. A wrist strap is for static control. It
does not increase or decrease your risk of receiving electric shock when using or working on
electrical equipment.
v If you do not have a wrist strap, just prior to removing the product from ESD packaging and
installing or replacing hardware, touch an unpainted metal surface of the system for a minimum of
5 seconds.
a. Unplug the battery connector B from its connector in the adapter. Squeeze the retaining latch
while gently pulling on the plug. The plug connects to the board in only one way so that it cannot
be inserted incorrectly during the replacement procedure.
b. Locate the two plastic rivets C that hold the cache battery pack in place. From the back of the
adapter, remove the two pins D that are installed inside of the rivets.
4. Release the push rivets C that secure the battery assembly to the adapter, and push the rivets through
the back of the adapter. Remove the battery pack A from the adapter. If the rivets C cannot be pushed
through the back of the adapter, go to step 4a.
Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the
new battery. This is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery
has been replaced.
If the rivets C cannot be pushed through the back of the adapter, follow these steps to push the rivets
out with a ballpoint pen:
a. Locate a retractable-ballpoint pen.
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Note: A medium-sized retractable-ballpoint pen is preferred or an equivalent item with a small
opening can be used. The small opening must be large enough so the pen (or equivalent) will go
around the tip of the rivet, but small enough that it does not slide over the rivet and make contact
with the battery assembly bracket.
b. Slide the card off the edge of the work area just enough so rivet C can be pushed out of the back
of the adapter.
c. Hold the pen with the ballpoint retracted, place the pen on top of rivet C, and gently push straight
down until rivet C pushes out.
d. Repeat Steps 4b and 4c for the other rivet C.
e. Remove the cache battery pack A from the adapter.
f. Turn the adapter over and push the rivets C back into the adapter.
5. Install the new battery pack A onto the push rivets C of the adapter.
6. Reinsert the pins D into the rivets on the back of the card.
7. Connect the cache battery pack connector B to the adapter. The plug connects to the adapter in only
one way, so it cannot be inserted incorrectly.
8. Reinstall the adapter.
9. Verify that the part is correctly installed.
Replacing the cache battery pack on the 571F and 575B adapters
You might need to replace the cache battery pack. Use the procedure in this section to perform this task.
This procedure describes how to replace the cache battery pack on the PCI-X DDR double wide quad
channel Ultra 320 SCSI RAID adapter with auxiliary write cache, CCIN 571F (controller) and 575B
(cache). The following feature codes apply to this double-wide adapter.
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Feature
CCIN
Description
0650
0651
5739
5746
5778
5781
5782
571F
575B
PCI-X DDR double wide quad channel Ultra 320 SCSI RAID adapter with auxiliary write
cache
Note: The cache battery for both the 571F adapter and the 575B adapter is contained in the single battery
FRU that is physically located on the 575B auxiliary write cache adapter. The functions of forcing the
battery pack into an error state and starting IOA cache on either adapter in the card set will result in the
same functions automatically being performed on the other adapter in the card set.
Replacing this feature is a customer task. You can perform this task yourself, or contact an authorized
service provider to perform the task for you. You might be charged a fee by the authorized service
provider for this service.
Important: Removing the cache battery with the system or partition already in a powered-off state might
result in the loss of customer data. If the system has been powered off prior to the battery service action,
you must IPL to DST and continue this procedure before replacing the battery.
For information about replacing the cache battery pack on an AIX system or partition, see the PCI-X SCSI
RAID Controller Reference Guide for AIX in the IBM(r) AIX Information Center.
For information about replacing the cache battery pack on a Linux system or partition, see the PCI-X
SCSI RAID Controller Reference Guide for Linux. This guide is available from the SCSI PCI Adapters web
page.
To replace the 571F adapter or 575B cache battery pack using the IBM i operating system, complete the
following procedure:
Note: To complete these procedures, do not power off the adapter or power off the system or partition.
The cache battery on these adapters is designed to be replaced concurrently.
1. Ensure that the cache battery pack is in an error state before replacing it. This action will prevent
possible data loss by ensuring that all cache data is written to disk before battery replacement. To
force the cache battery pack into an error state, do the following steps on the system or partition that
is using the adapter:
a. Be sure that you are signed on to the system with at least service level authority.
b. On the command line, type strsst. Press Enter.
c. On the System Service Tools (SST) Sign On display, type your service tools user ID and service
tools password. Press Enter.
2. Does the system or partition have i Version 5 Release 4 or later?
v Yes: Continue with the next step.
v No: Go to step 4.
3. On the System Service Tools (SST) display, select Start a Service Tool. Press Enter.
a. On the Start a Service Tool display, select Hardware Service Manager. Press Enter.
b. On the hardware Service Manager display, select Work with resources containing cache battery
packs. Press Enter.
c. On the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display, select Force battery pack
into error state for the I/O card. Press Enter.
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d. On the Force Battery Packs Into Error State display, verify that the correct I/O adapter has been
selected, and press the function key that confirms your choice.
e. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select Display
battery information and verify that the Battery pack can be safely replaced field indicates yes. If
it does not indicate yes, contact your next level of support before continuing this procedure.
f. Continue with step 5.
4. On the System Service Tools (SST) display, select Start a Service Tool. Press Enter.
a. Select Display/Alter/Dump.
b. Select Display/Alter storage.
c. Select Licensed Internal Code (LIC) data.
d. Select Advanced Analysis.
e. Select the BATTERY INFO command.
f. On the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display, type -LIST in the Options field. Press Enter.
g. Find and note the resource name of the card you are working with.
Note: You can safely replace the cache battery pack when the display lists yes next to Battery
pack can be safely replaced.
h. Return to the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display. Type -Force -IOA xxxx where xxxx is
the card resource name that you are working with and noted in the previous step. Press Enter.
i. Follow the directions on the display to confirm forcing the cache battery pack into an error state.
j. Return to the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display. Type -LIST -IOA xxxx, where xxxx is
the card resource name that you are working with. Press Enter. The Can be Safely Replaced field
should indicate yes.
5. Replace the cache battery pack by performing the following steps:
CAUTION:
The battery is a lithium ion battery. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn. Exchange only with
the IBM-approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations. In the
United States, IBM has a process for the collection of this battery. For information, call
1-800-426-4333. Have the IBM part number for the battery unit available when you call. (C007)
Attention:
v Attach a wrist strap to an unpainted metal surface of your hardware to prevent electrostatic
discharge (ESD) from damaging your hardware.
v When using a wrist strap, follow all electrical safety procedures. A wrist strap is for static control.
It does not increase or decrease your risk of receiving electric shock when using or working on
electrical equipment.
v If you do not have a wrist strap, just prior to removing the product from ESD packaging and
installing or replacing hardware, touch an unpainted metal surface of the system for a minimum
of 5 seconds.
a. Identify the correct adapter.
b. Locate the metal cover A that contains the cache battery pack. Pull out the push rivet B to release
the metal cover A.
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6. Remove the cache battery pack by grasping the tab C and removing the battery from the adapter.
7. Install the new cache battery pack into the adapter, ensuring that the cache battery pack is seated
correctly in its socket.
8. Replace metal cover A and push in on the push rivet B to secure the cover.
9. Does the system or partition have IBM i Version 5 Release 4, or later?
v Yes: Continue with the next step.
v No: Go to step 12.
10. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA
cache. Press Enter.
11. Verify the Cache was started message is received. This ends the procedure.
12. Return to the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display and type -START -IOA xxxx where xxxx is
the card resource name that you are working with.
13. Ensure that you get the message Cache started on IOA.
Replacing the cache battery pack on the 571E, 574F, 2780, or 5708
adapters
Learn how to replace the cache battery pack.
This procedure describes how to replace the cache battery pack on the adapters listed in the following
table
Feature
CCIN
Description
5582
571E
PCI-X DDR Quad Channel Ultra 320 SCSI RAID adapter with an auxiliary-write cache IOA
5583
574F
0627
2780
PCI-X Ultra4 RAID disk-controller
2780
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Feature
CCIN
Description
0641
2780
PCI-X Ultra4 RAID disk-controller with an auxiliary-write cache IOA
5590
574F
5580
2780
PCI-X Ultra4 RAID disk-controller auxiliary-write cache IOA
5708
0649
571E
PCI-X DDR Quad Channel Ultra 320 SCSI RAID adapter
5738
5777
Replacing this feature is a customer task. You can perform this task yourself, or contact an authorized
service provider to perform the task for you. You might be charged a fee by the authorized service
provider for this service.
Important: Removing the cache battery with the system or partition already in a powered-off state might
result in the loss of customer data. If the system has been powered off prior to the battery service action,
you must IPL to DST and continue this procedure before replacing the battery.
Notes:
v The 0649 is not supported by the IBM i operating system.
v The 5708 is not supported by the IBM i operating system.
For information about replacing the cache battery pack on an AIX system or partition, see the PCI-X SCSI
RAID Controller Reference Guide for AIX in the IBM(r) AIX Information Center.
For information about replacing the cache battery pack on a Linux system or partition, see the PCI-X
SCSI RAID Controller Reference Guide for Linux. This guide is available from the SCSI PCI Adapters web
page.
Note: To complete these procedures, do not power off the adapter or power off the system or partition.
The cache battery on these adapters is designed to be replaced concurrently.
To replace the cache battery pack using the IBM i operating system, complete the following procedure:
1. Ensure that the cache battery pack is in an error state before replacing it. This action will prevent
possible data loss by ensuring that all cache data is written to disk before battery replacement. To
force the cache battery pack into an error state, do the following steps on the system or partition that
is using the adapters:
a. Be sure that you are signed on to the system with at least service level authority.
b. On the command line, type strsst. Press Enter.
c. Type your service tools user ID and service tools password on the System Service Tools (SST)
Sign On display. Press Enter.
2. Is the system or partition running have i Version 5 Release 4, or later?
v Yes: Continue with the next step.
v No: Go to step 4.
3. On the System Service Tools (SST) display, select Start a Service Tool. Press Enter.
a. On the Start a Service Tool display, select Hardware Service Manager. Press Enter.
b. On the hardware Service Manager display, select Work with resources containing cache battery
packs. Press Enter.
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c. On the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display, select Force battery pack
into error state for the I/O card. Press Enter.
d. On the Force Battery Packs Into Error State display, verify that the correct I/O adapter has been
selected and press the function key that confirms your choice.
e. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select Display
battery information. Verify that the Battery pack can be safely replaced field indicates yes. If it
does not indicate yes, contact your next level of support before continuing this procedure.
f. Continue with step 5.
4. On the System Service Tools (SST) display, select Start a Service Tool. Press Enter.
a. Select Display/Alter/Dump.
b. Select Display/Alter storage.
c. Select Licensed Internal Code (LIC) data.
d. Select Advanced Analysis.
e. Select the BATTERY INFO command.
f. On the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display, type -LIST in the Options field. Press Enter.
g. Find and note the resource name of the adapter you are working with.
Note: You can safely replace the cache battery pack when the display lists yes next to Battery
pack can be safely replaced.
h. Return to the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display. Type -Force -IOA xxxx where xxxx is
the card resource name that you are working with and noted in the previous step. Press Enter.
i. Follow the directions on the display to confirm forcing the cache battery pack into an error state.
j. Return to the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display. Type -LIST -IOA xxxx, where xxxx is
the card resource name that you are working with. Press Enter. The Battery pack can be safely
replaced field indicates yes.
5. Replace the cache battery pack by performing the following steps:
CAUTION:
The battery is a lithium ion battery. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn. Exchange only with
the IBM-approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations. In the
United States, IBM has a process for the collection of this battery. For information, call
1-800-426-4333. Have the IBM part number for the battery unit available when you call. (C007)
Attention:
v Attach a wrist strap to an unpainted metal surface of your hardware to prevent electrostatic
discharge (ESD) from damaging your hardware.
v When using a wrist strap, follow all electrical safety procedures. A wrist strap is for static control.
It does not increase or decrease your risk of receiving electric shock when using or working on
electrical equipment.
v If you do not have a wrist strap, just prior to removing the product from ESD packaging and
installing or replacing hardware, touch an unpainted metal surface of the system for a minimum
of 5 seconds.
a. Identify the correct adapter.
b. Locate the metal cover A that contains the battery pack. Pull out the push rivet to release the
metal cover A.
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6. Disconnect the plug that connects the cache battery pack and the adapter. Squeeze the retaining latch
while gently pulling on the plug. The plug connects to the board in only one way, so it cannot be
inserted incorrectly during the replacement procedure.
7. Remove the cache battery pack by gently pulling it out of the adapter.
8. Install the new cache battery pack.
9. Connect the cache battery pack plug to the card. The plug connects to the card in only one way so
that it cannot be inserted incorrectly during the replacement procedure.
10. Replace metal cover A and push in the push rivet to secure the cover to the adapter.
11. Does the system or partition have i Version 5 Release 4 or later?
v Yes: Continue with the next step.
v No: Go to step 14.
12. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA
cache. Press Enter.
13. Verify the Cache was started message is received. This step ends the procedure.
14. Return to the Specify Advanced Analysis Options display and type -START -IOA xxxx where xxxx is
the card resource name that you are working with.
15. Ensure that the Cache started on IOA message is received.
Replacing a battery pack
Follow these guidelines before you replace the battery pack.
Note: When replacing the cache battery pack, the battery must be disconnected for at least 60 seconds
before you connect the new battery. This duration is the minimum amount of time that is needed for the
card to recognize that the battery has been replaced.
Note: The battery is a lithium ion battery. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn. Exchange only with
the IBM-approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations. In the United
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States, IBM has a process for the collection of this battery. For information, call 1-800-426-4333. Have the
IBM part number for the battery unit available when you call.
Attention: To prevent data loss, if the cache battery pack is not already in the error state, follow the
steps described in Forcing a rechargeable battery error before proceeding. If the cache data present LED is
flashing, do not replace the cache battery pack or data will be lost. See the feature descriptions and the
figures in the following sections to determine if your adapter has a cache data present LED and the
location of the LED.
Attention: Static electricity can damage this device and your system unit. To avoid damage, keep this
device in its antistatic protective bag until you are ready to install it. To reduce the possibility of
electrostatic discharge, read the following precautions:
v Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you.
v Handle the device carefully, holding it by its edges or its frame.
v Do not touch solder joints, pins, or exposed printed circuitry.
v Do not leave the device where others can handle and possibly damage the device.
v While the device is still in its antistatic package, touch it to an unpainted metal part of the system unit
for at least 2 seconds. (This duration drains static electricity from the package and from your body.)
v Remove the device from its package and install it directly into your system unit without setting it
down. If it is necessary to set the device down, place it on its static-protective package. (If your device
is a controller, place it component-side up.) Do not place the device on your system unit cover or on a
metal table.
v Take additional care when handling devices during cold weather, as heating reduces indoor humidity
and increases static electricity.
Replacing a 572B nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack
Use this procedure to replace the nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 572B.
Attention: Before continuing with this procedure, determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery
pack. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when
Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced.
To replace a nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack, complete the following steps:
1. Remove the controller from the system. See your system documentation for instructions.
2. Place the controller on a surface that is electrostatic-discharge protected.
3. Unplug the battery connector (B) from its connector on the adapter, squeezing the retaining latch
while gently pulling on the plug. The plug connects to the board in only one way, so it cannot be
inserted incorrectly during the replacement procedure.
Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the
new battery. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the adapter to recognize that
the battery has been replaced.
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(A) Cache battery pack
(B) Battery connector
(C) Plastic rivet
(D) Plastic pin
Figure 48. Removing the cache battery
4. Locate the two plastic rivets (C) that hold the cache battery pack in place. From the back of the
adapter, remove the two pins (D) that are inserted inside of the rivets.
5. Release the rivets (C) that secure the battery assembly to the adapter. Press the rivets through the
back of the adapter and remove the battery pack (A) from the adapter. If the rivets (C) cannot be
pressed through the back of the adapter, follow these steps to press out the rivets with a ballpoint
pen:
a. Locate a retractable ballpoint pen.
Note: A medium-sized retractable ballpoint pen is preferred, or an equivalent item with a small
opening can be used. The small opening must be large enough so that the pen (or equivalent) can
go around the tip of the rivet, but small enough that it does not slide over the rivet and contact
the battery assembly bracket.
b. Slide the card off the edge of the work area enough so rivet (C) can be pressed out of the back of
the adapter.
c. Hold the pen with the ballpoint retracted, place the pen on top of rivet (C), and gently press
straight down until rivet (C) presses out.
d. Repeat steps 5b and 5c for the other rivet (C).
e. Remove the cache battery pack (A) from the adapter.
f. Turn the adapter over and press the rivets (C) back into the adapter.
6. Install the new battery pack. (A) onto the press rivets (C) of the adapter.
7. Reinsert the pins (D) into the rivets from the back of the adapter.
8. Connect the cache battery pack connector (B) to the adapter. The plug connects to the adapter in only
one way, so it cannot be inserted incorrectly.
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9. Reinstall the adapter.
Replacing a 572F/575C card set concurrent maintainable battery pack
Use this procedure to replace the concurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 572F/575C
card set.
Attention: Before you continue with this procedure, determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery
pack. See “Maintaining the rechargeable battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and 572F/575C SAS adapters”
on page 146. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can
be safely replaced. If the cache data present LED is flashing, do not replace the cache battery pack or
the cache data is lost. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards for the LED details and
its location.
To replace a 572F/575C concurrent maintainable battery pack, complete the following steps:
1. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components, locate the metal cover (A) that holds
the battery pack. Pull out on the push-rivet (B) to release the metal cover (A).
(A) Metal cover
(B) Push-rivet
(C) Tab
Figure 49. Replacing the 572F/575C cache battery
2. Remove the battery unit by pulling on tab (C).
Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before you connect
the new battery. This duration is the minimum amount of time that is needed for the card to
recognize that the battery has been replaced.
3. Install the new cache battery pack by reversing this procedure. Ensure that the replacement cache
battery pack is fully seated.
4. Restart the write cache of the adapter by completing the following steps:
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a. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start
IOA cache. Press Enter.
b. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started.
Replacing a 57B7 concurrent maintainable battery pack
Use this procedure to replace the concurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 57B7.
Attention: Before continuing with this procedure, determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery
pack, see “Maintaining the rechargeable battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and 572F/575C SAS adapters”
on page 146. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can
be safely replaced. If the cache data present LED is flashing, do not replace the cache battery pack or
the cache data is lost. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards and the following
figures to determine whether your adapter has a cache data present LED and its location.
To replace a 57B7 concurrent maintainable battery pack, complete the following steps:
1. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components, verify that the cache data present
LED (C) is not flashing. If it is flashing, do not continue; return to “Maintaining the rechargeable
battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and 572F/575C SAS adapters” on page 146.
(A) Cache battery lever
(B) Cache battery pack
(C) Cache present LED
Figure 50. Removing the 57B7 cache battery
2. Move the cache battery lever (A) away from the connector to disengage the battery from the
connector.
Note: Hold the RAID auxiliary cache card with one hand to ensure it stays in the connector while
you use the other hand to move the lever and remove the battery from the card.
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3. Continue to slide the cache battery pack out of the mounting guides and remove it from the
controller.
Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before you connect
the new battery. This duration is the minimum amount of time that is needed for the card to
recognize that the battery has been replaced.
4. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components, move the lever to the unlatched
position (away from the connector).
(A) Cache battery lever
(B) Cache battery pack
(C) Cache battery connector
Figure 51. Replacing the 57B7 cache battery
5. Slide the new cache battery pack into the mounting guides on the controller until it is seated in the
battery connector.
6. After the battery is seated in the connector, move the lever to the latched position to fully seat the
battery into the connector.
7. Restart the write cache of the adapter by completing the following steps:
a. Navigate to the IBM SAS Disk Array Manager by using the steps in Using the Disk Array
Manager.
b. Select Diagnostics and Recovery > Controller Rechargeable Battery Maintenance > Start Adapter
Cache Option.
c. Select the controller with the battery you just replaced and then press Enter.
Replacing a 57CF cache battery pack
Learn how to replace the 57CF cache battery pack.
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To replace the 57CF cache battery pack, see Removing and replacing the 175 MB cache RAID - dual IOA
enablement card cache battery packRemoving and replacing the 175 MB cache RAID - dual IOA
enablement card cache battery pack.
Replacing a 574E concurrent maintainable battery pack
Use this procedure to replace the concurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 574E.
Attention: Before continuing with this procedure, determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery
pack. See “Maintaining the rechargeable battery on the 57B7, 57CF, 574E, and 572F/575C SAS adapters”
on page 146. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can
be safely replaced. If the cache data present LED is flashing, do not replace the cache battery pack or
data will be lost. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards and the following figures to
determine whether your adapter has a cache data present LED and its location.
To replace a 574E concurrent maintainable battery pack, complete the following steps:
1. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components, verify that the cache data present
LED (C) is not flashing. If it is flashing, do not continue; return to Forcing a rechargeable battery
error.
(B) Cache battery pack
(C) Cache data present LED
(D) Cache battery tab
(E) Cache battery tab
Figure 52. Replacing the 574E cache battery
2. Squeeze tab (D) against tab (E) to disengage the battery retaining tab, pull out the cache battery pack
(B), and remove it from the controller.
Important: Use caution when squeezing tabs because the plastic parts can be fragile.
Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before you connect
the new battery. This duration is the minimum amount of time that is needed for the card to
recognize that the battery has been replaced.
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3. Install the new cache battery pack by reversing this procedure. Ensure that the replacement cache
battery back is fully seated.
4. Restart the write cache of the adapter by completing the following steps:
a. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start
IOA cache. Press Enter.
b. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started.
Displaying rechargeable battery information
Learn about the procedure to display information about the rechargeable battery in the RAID controller
for your operating system.
The following list provide the procedures to display rechargeable battery information in the SAS RAID
adapters for the system or logical partition that is running on the AIX, IBM i, or Linux operating systems:
v For information about displaying the rechargeable battery information for the system running on the
AIX operating system, see Displaying rechargeable battery information.
v For information about displaying the rechargeable battery information for the system running on the
Linux operating system, see Displaying rechargeable battery information.
v For information about displaying the rechargeable battery information for the system running on the
IBM i operating system, see Displaying rechargeable battery information.
Installing the AIX device driver software
Learn how to install the AIX device driver software for a PCI adapter.
If you are installing the AIX operating system at this time, install the adapter before you install the
operating system. When you install AIX, the adapter device driver is automatically installed and the
following procedure does not apply to your situation.
If you are installing only the device driver for a PCI adapter, perform these steps:
1. Log in to the system unit as root user.
2. Insert the media containing the device driver software (for example, the CD) into the media device.
If your system does not have a CD-ROM drive, refer to your system documentation for performing a
Network Installation Management (NIM) installation.
3. Type the following System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) fast path command: smit devinst.
4. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the INPUT device /
directory for software option.
5. Type the name of the input device that you are using, or press F4 to select the input device from a
list.
6. Press Enter. The Install Additional Device Software window highlights the SOFTWARE to install
option.
7. Press F4 to select List.
8. Type / to display the Find window.
9. Type the device package name, and press Enter. The system finds and highlights this device driver
software.
10. Press F7 to select the highlighted device driver software, and press Enter. The INSTALL
ADDITIONAL DEVICE SOFTWARE window is displayed. The entry fields are automatically
updated.
11. Press Enter to accept the information. The ARE YOU SURE window is displayed.
12. Press Enter to accept the information. The COMMAND STATUS window is displayed.
v The message RUNNING is highlighted to indicate that the installation and configuration command is
in progress.
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v When RUNNING changes to OK, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the installation summary.
v After a successful installation, SUCCESS displayed in the Result column of the installation summary
at the bottom of the page.
13. Remove the installation media from the drive.
14. Press F10 to exit SMIT.
Verifying the AIX device driver software
Learn how to verify the AIX device driver is installed for a PCI adapter.
To verify that the AIX device driver for an adapter is installed, do the following steps:
1. If necessary, log in as root user.
2. At the command line, type lslpp -l devices.xxxxxxxxxx where xxxxxxxxxx is the device package
name.
3. Press Enter.
If the adapter device driver is installed, the following is an example of the data that is displayed on the
window.
File set
Level
State
Description
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
devices.xxxxxxxxxx
5.3.8.0
COMMITTED
Adapter name software
Verify that the file sets are installed at the AIX version level you are running. Level 5.3.8.0 is an example.
If no data is displayed on your screen, the adapter device driver was not installed correctly. Try
reinstalling the driver.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
European Community Compliance Statement
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on
the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot
accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a
non-recommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology
Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for
commercial and industrial environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with
licensed communication equipment.
European Community contact:
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Technical Regulations, Department M372
IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany
Tele: +49 7032 15 2941
email: lugi@de.ibm.com
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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VCCI Statement - Japan
The following is a summary of the VCCI Japanese statement in the box above:
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. If this equipment is used in a
domestic environment, radio interference may occur, in which case, the user may be required to take
corrective actions.
Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase)
Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Confirmed Harmonics Guideline with Modifications (products greater than 20 A per
phase)
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement - People's Republic of China
Declaration: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may need to perform practical action.
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Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement - Taiwan
The following is a summary of the EMI Taiwan statement above.
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference
in which case the user will be required to take adequate measures.
IBM Taiwan Contact Information:
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement - Korea
Germany Compliance Statement
Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis: Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse A EU-Richtlinie zur
Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG zur Angleichung der
Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten und hält die
Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse A ein.
Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu
betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. IBM
übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne
Zustimmung von IBM verändert bzw. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne
Empfehlung von IBM gesteckt/eingebaut werden.
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EN 55022 Klasse A Geräte müssen mit folgendem Warnhinweis versehen werden:
"Warnung: Dieses ist eine Einrichtung der Klasse A. Diese Einrichtung kann im Wohnbereich
Funk-Störungen verursachen; in diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber verlangt werden, angemessene
Maßnahmen zu ergreifen und dafür aufzukommen."
Deutschland: Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten
Dieses Produkt entspricht dem “Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten
(EMVG)“. Dies ist die Umsetzung der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von
Geräten (EMVG) (bzw. der EMC EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EG) für Geräte der Klasse A
Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen
- CE - zu führen.
Verantwortlich für die Einhaltung der EMV Vorschriften ist der Hersteller:
International Business Machines Corp.
New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504
Tel: 914-499-1900
Der verantwortliche Ansprechpartner des Herstellers in der EU ist:
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Technical Regulations, Abteilung M372
IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany
Tel: +49 7032 15 2941
email: lugi@de.ibm.com
Generelle Informationen:
Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse A.
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement - Russia
Class B Notices
The following Class B statements apply to features designated as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Class B in the feature installation information.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation.
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This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
v Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
v Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
v Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
v Consult an IBM-authorized dealer or service representative for help.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission
limits. Proper cables and connectors are available from IBM-authorized dealers. IBM is not responsible for
any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
European Community Compliance Statement
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on
the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot
accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a
non-recommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Information Technology
Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class B equipment were derived for
typical residential environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed
communication equipment.
European Community contact:
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Technical Regulations, Department M372
IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany
Tele: +49 7032 15 2941
email: lugi@de.ibm.com
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VCCI Statement - Japan
Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase)
Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Confirmed Harmonics Guideline with Modifications (products greater than 20 A per
phase)
IBM Taiwan Contact Information
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement - Korea
Germany Compliance Statement
Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis: Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse B EU-Richtlinie zur
Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit
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Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG zur Angleichung der
Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten und hält die
Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse B ein.
Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu
betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. IBM
übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne
Zustimmung von IBM verändert bzw. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne
Empfehlung von IBM gesteckt/eingebaut werden.
Deutschland: Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten
Dieses Produkt entspricht dem “Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten
(EMVG)“. Dies ist die Umsetzung der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von
Geräten (EMVG) (bzw. der EMC EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EG) für Geräte der Klasse B
Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen
- CE - zu führen.
Verantwortlich für die Einhaltung der EMV Vorschriften ist der Hersteller:
International Business Machines Corp.
New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504
Tel: 914-499-1900
Der verantwortliche Ansprechpartner des Herstellers in der EU ist:
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Technical Regulations, Abteilung M372
IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany
Tel: +49 7032 15 2941
email: lugi@de.ibm.com
Generelle Informationen:
Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B.
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