Family 5331+01 IBM DS8880 Models 984, 985/85E, 986/86E, and 988/88E

IBM Canada Sales Manual
Revised: October 5, 2021


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AbstractAbstractPublicationsPublications
HighlightsHighlightsFeaturesFeatures
DescriptionDescriptionAccessoriesAccessories
ModelsModelsSuppliesSupplies


Product life cycle dates

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Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5331-85E 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 - -
5331-86E 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 - -
5331-88E 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 - -
5331-984 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 2020-06-30 -
5331-985 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 2020-06-30 -
5331-986 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 2020-06-30 -
5331-988 2017-01-10 2017-01-20 2020-06-30 -


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Abstract

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The IBM DS8880 all-flash machine types offer the exceptional performance and economic benefits of flash storage while maintaining enterprise-class reliability.

The IBM DS8880 offers three different all-flash machine types to support all the advanced functions and security capabilities that are characteristic of IBM enterprise storage:

  • Business class
  • Enterprise class
  • Analytic class

Model abstract 5331-984

The IBM 5331 DS8884 Model 984 features a 6-core processor, 153.6 TB (max capacity), 48 flash cards, 64 GB to 256 GB processor memory, and up to 8 host adapters.

Model abstract 5331-985

The IBM 5331 DS8886 Model 985 features a 8-core to 24-core per complex processor, 307.2 TB physical capacity (maximum capacity), 96 flash cards, 128 GB to 2 TB processor memory, 2 to 16 host adapters. Support Single phase power.

Model abstract 5331-986

The IBM 5331 DS8886 Model 986 features a 8-core to 24-core per complex processor, 307.2 TB physical capacity (maximum capacity), 96 flash cards, 128 GB to 2 TB processor memory, 2 to 16 host adapters. Support three phase power.

Model abstract 5331-988

The IBM 5331 DS8888 Model 988 features either a 24-or 48-core processor, 153.6 TB (base model fully populated) to 1.22 PB physical capacity (maximum capacity), 48 to 384 flash cards, 1 TB to 2 TB processor memory, 2 to 32 host adapters, and up to one Model 88E attached.

Model abstract 5331-85E

The IBM 5331 associated DS8886 Expansion Unit Model 85E has 307.2 TB (96 flash cards of 3.2 TB capacity) in the first expansion, 0 to 16 host adapters in the first expansion (for a total of up to 32 host adapters including those in the base model), and attaches to Model 985. Supports Single phase power.

Model abstract 5331-86E

IBM 5331 associated DS8886 Expansion Unit Model 86E has 307.2 TB (96 flash cards of 3.2 TB capacity) in the first expansion, 0 to 16 host adapters in the first expansion (for a total of up to 32 host adapters including those in the base model), and attaches to Model 985. Supports three phase power

Model abstract 5331-88E

The IBM 5331 associated DS8888 Expansion Unit Model 88E has 614.4 TB physical capacity, 192 flash cards, 16 or 0 host adapters, and attaches to Model 988.



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Highlights

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IBM DS8880 all-flash machine types offer increased performance and scalability to address speed demands and data growth. IBM DS8880 offers three all-flash models with the following features:

  • Support for up to 48 cores with 2 TB cache (per system)
  • 8 Gbps or 16 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON connectivity options
  • Support for up to 384 flash cards per system with the attachment of one expansion frame
  • 4U 19-inch, rack-mount enclosure pair that can be installed for up to maximum of 48 flash cards
  • Single-phase or three-phase options, depending on the model


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High-capacity flash drive set

IBM DS8880 offers a high-capacity 1.92 TB flash drive set (feature number 1622) to expand the capacity options for the business class DS8882F and DS8884F offerings.

This high-capacity flash drive is in addition to the already supported 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB high-performance flash drive sets, and 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB high-capacity flash drives.

Intermixing of high-performance and high-capacity flash drives in the same enclosure is not supported.

The 1.92 TB flash card expands the capacity options for the business class DS8882F and DS8884F offerings, providing a low capacity alternative at competitive cost within high-capacity flash drives.

High-capacity flash drive set

IBM DS8880 offers a new high-capacity 15.36 TB flash drive set (feature number 1625) to provide additional performance options with flexible capacity to address application and business requirements.

This high-capacity flash drive is in addition to the already supported 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB high-performance flash drive sets, and 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB high-capacity flash drives.

Intermixing of high-performance and high-capacity flash drives in the same enclosure is not supported.

With this added flash option, the maximum flash storage capacity supported per flash enclosure pair is 737.28 TB raw.

Enable write operations for zHyperLink

zHyperLink is a short distance, mainframe attach link. zHyperLink is intended to accelerate Db2 12 for z/OS, update intensive transaction processing, and improve active log write for z/OS. zHyperLink technology delivers low latency by using a new short distance link technology which compliments transactional SAN attached DS8880/F systems. Low latency read and write operations are provided for storage systems within the 150-metre distance requirement using a point to point link from the z14 to the DS8880/F I/O bay. Low I/O latencies deliver value through improved workload elapsed times and faster transactional response times, and contribute to lower scaling costs. The DS8880/F implementation of zHyperLink I/O delivers service times fast enough to enable a synchronous I/O model in high- performance IBM Z servers. zHyperLink writes accelerates Db2 12 for z/OS transaction processing.

Restrictions

  • The zHyperLink write capability supports Metro Mirror and HyperSwap within 150-metre distances.
  • Asynchronous replication (Global Mirror, zGlobal Mirror (XRC), Global Copy), Safeguarded Copy, DS8882F, and any other 6-core configurations are not supported for zHyperLink write operations.

IBM Storage Insights

With the basic version available at no charge, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights provides a single dashboard that gives you a clear view of all your IBM block storage, including IBM DS8880. You will be able to make better decisions by seeing trends in performance and capacity. Storage Insights simplifies uploading logs, speeds resolution with on-line configuration data, and provides an overview of open tickets, all in one place.

IBM DS8880 is introducing the next-generation Call Home infrastructure that enables continuous updates of the system's configuration and health, helping both you and IBM support to be aware of areas needing attention.

High-capacity flash drive set

IBM DS8880 offers a new high-capacity 7.68 TB flash drive set (feature number 1624) to provide additional performance options with flexible capacity to address application and business requirements.

This high-capacity flash drive is in addition to the already supported 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB high-performance flash drive sets, and the 3.84 TB high-capacity flash drive.

Easy Tier has been enhanced to support the use of high-capacity flash drives and will treat them as a separate tier when combined with high-performance flash drives. This enables both types of flash drives to be contained in the same storage pool with Easy Tier promoting the most active data to the high-performance flash drives.

Intermixing of high-performance and high-capacity flash drives in the same enclosure is not supported.

With this added flash option, the maximum flash storage capacity supported per flash enclosure pair is 368.64 TB raw.

FlashCopy support in Transparent Cloud Tiering

Transparent Cloud Tiering currently supports migration and recall of data to simplex and volumes participating in a metro mirrored relationship. This provides the capability to recall data and maintain disaster recovery and high availability positions.

Transparent Cloud Tiering is adding support for migration and recall of data to volumes that are in a FlashCopy relationship, broadening its capabilities and use cases.

IBM Storage Enabler for Containers support

Container technology is a new, up-and-coming technology which enables prepackaged and configured software to be deployed easily in any environment. This simple, flexible technology fits perfectly with the advantages of private and public cloud computing environments.

Due to this lightweight and flexible capability, containers historically have used short-term storage for the application within. As adoption for this grows, there is an inherent need for enterprise capabilities such as disaster recovery, concurrent upgrades, and container movement within the hybrid cloud environment.

IBM Storage Enabler for Containers software, in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Connect 3.4 and an orchestration layer such as Kubernetes or IBM Cloud Private, enables an application to store data separate from the container itself, in persistent, highly available DS8880 block storage.

Transparent cloud tiering

Cloud object storage delivers a solution to consolidate and store various types of unstructured data that is both dense and cost effective, whether on-premise using IBM Cloud Object Storage or a public or hybrid cloud.

IBM DS8880 offers transparent cloud tiering, a software feature that enables users to migrate and recall data directly from the DS8880 to cloud object storage without the data going through the mainframe. With tight integration with IBM DFSMS software, data continues to be managed by DFSMShsm without major changes in the operational model.

The combination of server-less data movement through DS8880 and the efficiencies in DFSMS enable a reduction in CPU processing and frees up MIPS for use by other applications. This also helps with data management across the enterprise system by adding another tier for which cold data can be archived to. With transparent cloud tiering, this additional tier will enable an IBM TS7700 to be the target of DFSMShsm migration data.

Transparent cloud tiering is a software-only enhancement and does not require additional DS8000 hardware as it uses the existing Ethernet ports on DS8000 servers. Microcode support for this function is available for R8.2.3. This support also requires z/OS V2R1 with APAR OA51622 or z/OS V2R2 with APAR OA50667.

In this release, only ECKD data format type is supported and use is restricted to simplex devices only. Configuration to connect the DS8880 to cloud object storage is performed using DSCLI and ISMF panels via a new SMS construct in z/OS.

UNMAP command (VMware support)

VAAI Thin Provisioning Block Space Reclamation (UNMAP) Primitive feature is introduced in vSphere 5.0. This feature is designed to efficiently reclaim deleted space to meet continuing storage needs.

The VMware host will notify the storage device about freed space on a thin-provisioned LUN by sending a SCSI Unmap command. DS8880 will release any entire extents that have been allocated within that freed space.

On DS8880, the extent size is either 16 MB for small extents or 1 GB for large extents. Therefore, for any space to be released, the request must be for at least 16 MB. If the request is not aligned on extent boundaries, then only full extents contained within the requested range will be released.

The UNMAP command can help improve the efficiency of storage management and released space can be claimed for use by other applications.

This function is available for R8.2.3 and also required ESXi version 5.0, or higher, on the host.

The IBM DS8880 family offers three all-flash array models, DS8884F, DS8886F, and DS8888F, to meet the demand for higher speed storage. All-flash arrays deliver higher IOPS and bandwidth with lower power consumption to reduce the total cost of ownership as compared to hybrid or HDD-based solutions.

DS8884F is a single frame, all-flash storage system designed for entry-level customers with small capacity needs looking to boost performance. DS8884F will support the following features:

  • Six cores with options of 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB memory combinations
  • Support for up to a maximum of 8 four-port or 4 eight-port host adapters
  • Support for one high-performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair with a maximum raw capacity of 153.6 TB
  • Up to 48 flash cards with capacity options of 400 GB, 800 GB, 1600 GB, and 3200 GB
  • Single-phase power supplies (Model 984/84E)

DS8886F is a one-or two-frame, all-flash storage system designed to help mid-sized organizations overcome their storage challenges with advanced functions and significantly increased performance. DS8886F will support the following features:

  • Eight cores with options of 128 GB or 256 GB, sixteen cores with options of 256 GB or 512 GB, and twenty-four cores with options of 1 TB or 2 TB memory combinations
  • Support for up to a maximum of 32 four-port or 16 eight-port host adapters
  • Support for up to two HPFE pairs with a maximum raw capacity of 307.2 TB on each frame
  • Up to 192 flash cards with capacity options of 400 GB, 800 GB, 1600 GB, and 3200 GB
  • Single-phase (Model 985/85E) or three-phase (Model 986/86E) power supplies

DS8888F is a one-or two-frame, all-flash storage system designed for businesses that need to accelerate application performance and improve server efficiency. DS8888F will support the following features:

  • Options of 24 cores with 1 TB or 48 cores with 2 TB memory combination
  • Support for up to maximum of 32 four-port or 16 eight-port host adapters
  • Support for up to four HPFE pairs with a maximum raw capacity of 614.4 TB on each frame
  • Up to 384 flash cards with capacity options of 400 GB, 800 GB, 1600 GB, and 3200 GB
  • Three-phase power supplies (Model 988/88E)

IBM DS8880 all-flash requires a corresponding advanced function license (904x-FF8) for the total physical capacity of the storage system.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM DS8880 storage family is capable as of January 20, 2017, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Model summary matrix

Base unit models

Physical capacity, flash cards, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with any attached expansion units.

Model Core Per Processor Complex Physical capacity Flash cards Processor memory Host adapters
984 6-core 153.6 TB 48 256 GB 8
985 8-24-core 307.2 TB 96 128 GB - 2 TB 16
986 8-24-core 307.2 TB 96 128 GB - 2 TB 16
988 24-core or 48-core 614.4 TB 192 1 or 2 TB 16

Expansion unit models

Physical capacity, flash cards, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with the base unit.

DS8886 Configuration first expansion

Model Core Per Processor Complex Physical capacity Flash cards/Disk drives Processor memory Host adapters 98x attach
85E N/A 307.2 TB 96/0 N/A 16 985

DS8886 Configuration first expansion

Model Core Per Processor Complex Physical capacity Flash cards/Disk drives Processor memory Host adapters 98x attach
86E N/A 307.2 TB 96/0 N/A 16 986

DS8888 Configuration first expansion

Model Core Per Processor Complex Physical capacity Flash cards/Disk drives Processor memory Host adapters
88E N/A 614.4 TB 192/0 N/A 16

Customer setup (CSU)

The DS8000 is not designated as customer setup.

However, retrieval and installation of feature activation codes to activate licensed functions is a customer responsibility. Refer to IBM DS8000 Series - Function Authorizations (Machine types 904x) for more information.

Devices supported

Supported
expansion
units
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5331-85E
5331-86E
5331-88E

Information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the DS8000 series is available at the IBM System Storage DS8000 website.

Model conversions

Not available.

Feature conversions

Machine type 5331 Models 984, 985, 986, and 988

From feature   To      Returned Description
               feature parts(1)
-------------- ------- -------- -----------------------
Host adapters:
3153           3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153           3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153           3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157           3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157           3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157           3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253           3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253           3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253           3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257           3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257           3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257           3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3353           3453    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3453           3353    Yes      Host adapter conversion

Machine type 5331 Model 984

From feature      To      Returned Description
                  feature parts(1)
----------------- ------- -------- ---------------------------
Processor memory:
4223              4224    No       Processor memory conversion
4223              4225    No       Processor memory conversion
4224              4225    No       Processor memory conversion

Machine type 5331 Models 985 and 986

From feature                          To      Returned Description
                                      feature parts(1)
------------------------------------- ------- -------- -----------------
Processor memory:
4324                                  4325    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
4324                                  4326    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
4325                                  4326    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
4325                                  4327    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
4326                                  4327    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
4326                                  4328    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
4327                                  4328    Yes      Processor memory
                                                       conversion
Processor License feature indicators:
4422                                  4423    No       Processor License
                                                       feature
                                                       conversion
4422                                  4424    No       Processor License
                                                       feature
                                                       conversion
4423                                  4424    No       Processor License
                                                       feature
                                                       conversion

Machine type 5331 Model 988

From feature                          To      Returned Description
                                      feature parts(1)
------------------------------------- ------- -------- -----------------
Processor memory:
4487                                  4488    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
Processor License feature indicators:
4868                                  4888    No       Processor License
                                                       feature
                                                       conversion

Machine type 5331 Model 85E, 86E, and 88E

From feature   To      Returned Description
               feature parts(1)
-------------- ------- -------- -----------------------
Host adapters:
3153           3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153           3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3153           3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157           3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157           3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3157           3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253           3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253           3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3253           3257    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257           3153    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257           3157    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3257           3253    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3353           3453    Yes      Host adapter conversion
3453           3353    Yes      Host adapter conversion

Machine types 5331 Models 984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, and 88E

From    To      Returned Description
feature feature parts(1)
------- ------- -------- ----------------------
1610    1611    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1610    1612    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1610    1613    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1611    1612    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1611    1613    Yes      Flash cards conversion
1612    1613    Yes      Flash cards conversion

Note: (1) Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.

Machine type 533x Model 984

From feature      To      Returned Description
                  feature parts(1)
----------------- ------- -------- ---------------------------
Processor memory:
4233              4234    No       Processor memory conversion
4233              4235    No       Processor memory conversion
4234              4235    No       Processor memory conversion

Machine type 533x Models 985 and 986

From feature      To      Returned Description
                  feature parts(1)
----------------- ------- -------- ---------------------------
Processor memory:
4334              4335    No       Processor memory conversion
4334              4336    No       Processor memory conversion
4335              4336    No       Processor memory conversion
4335              4337    No       Processor memory conversion
4336              4337    No       Processor memory conversion
4336              4338    No       Processor memory conversion
4337              4338    Yes      Processor memory conversion

Machine type 533x Model 988

From feature                          To      Returned Description
                                      feature parts(1)
------------------------------------- ------- -------- -----------------
Processor memory:
4497                                  4498    No       Processor memory
                                                       conversion
Processor License feature indicators:
4878                                  4898    No       Processor License
                                                       feature
                                                       conversion

Note: (1) Parts removed as a result of a feature conversion become the property of IBM.

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Physical specifications Physical specifications Hardware requirements Hardware requirements
Operating environment Operating environment Software requirements Software requirements
Limitations Limitations


The IBM DS8880 All Flash Family consists of model 984, 985, 986, and 988 that represent the base unit and model 85E, 86E, and 88E that represent the expansion unit.

Physical view

The physical configuration of the DS8880 consists of the following components:

  • Base unit: The base unit DS8880 Model 98x provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to 4 flash enclosure pair that contain 48 flash cards can be installed.
  • Expansion unit: DS8880 Model 88E provides the rack and packaging for an additional up to one expansion frames and support up to 4 flash enclosure pair (two flash enclosures pair that contain 96 flash cards in the second position model 85E and 86E).

    Expansion frames in the second position can also contain additional host adapters, and I/O enclosures. They also contain their own set of power supplies, batteries, and cooling. Expansion frames can only be attached to DS8000 series (16-core, 24-core, or 48-core) controllers for model 85E, 86E, or 88E.

  • Host adapters: Host adapters provide the I/O connections between the DS8880 and server/fabric components. Up to sixteen Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON host adapters) can be installed in any combination in a DS8880 Model 985/986. Up to thirty-two Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8880 Model 985/986 system in any combination (16 in the DS8880 base unit and another 16 in the first DS8880 expansion unit). For DS8880 model 984 system can installed up to sixteen Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) in any combination (eight in the DS8880 base unit and another eight in the first DS8880 expansion unit). The Fibre Channel adapters have four or eight ports. They are installed within I/O enclosures and can communicate with both processor complexes.
  • Storage facility: A storage facility is composed of a storage server and two or more storage enclosures that are packaged in one or more racks with associated power supplies, batteries, and cooling.
  • Storage server: A storage server is composed of two processor complexes, two or more I/O enclosures, and a pair of Rack Power Control (RPC) cards.
  • Processor complex: A processor complex controls and manages the storage facility to perform the function of a storage server. The two processor complexes form a redundant pair and execute Licensed Machine Code (LMC) to manage and control the operations and licensed function of the DS8880. The processor complex also has Ethernet connections to allow management functions to be invoked over a network. The new DS8880 provides 6, 8, 16, and 24-core processor complex options within the same model.

Sub-components in a processor complex include:

  • Processor: The processor complex contains one or more processors that share a common address space.
  • Processor memory: The memory on a processor complex is used to store instructions and data for the processors or is used to store data that is transferred between processor complex memory and I/O adapters within the configuration. Some of the processor memory is used as Nonvolatile Storage (NVS) to store a second copy of write data to help protect against loss of data in the event of a processor or power failure. In addition, some of the processor memory is used for hardware caching to help improve the performance of the processor complex. The DS8884 (6-core) supports up to 256 GB of processor memory and the DS8886 (8-core) supports 128 GB and 256 GB of processor memory, the DS8886 (16-core) supports 256 GB and 512 GB of processor memory, and the DS8886 (24-core) supports 1,024 GB and 2,048 GB of processor memory.
  • I/O enclosures: An I/O enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external I/O adapters to the processor complex I/O interface. The I/O enclosure supports the following types of external I/O adapters:
    • Host adapters: A host adapter supports the attachment of host systems to the storage facility device adapters.
  • Storage enclosure: A storage enclosure provides a way to interconnect one or more external storage devices to the I/O interface attached to a device adapter I/O port. Each storage enclosure contains a redundant pair of storage enclosure services cards.
  • Flash cards: The flash cards provide additional capacity and performance for the DS8880. Flash cards are installed in a High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair, in an install group of sixteen flash cards and can be intermixed.
Size    Drive Drive Encryption RAID     Field
        type  speed drive      support  supported
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400 GB  Flash N/A   Yes        5, 6, 10 Yes
800 GB  Flash N/A   Yes        5, 6, 10 Yes
1600 GB Flash N/A   Yes        5, 6, 10 Yes
3200 GB Flash N/A   Yes        5, 6, 10 Yes

Logical view

To servers, the DS8000 series appears to be a set of disk volumes that can be configured to emulate disk device types that are compatible with the attaching servers.

The storage capacity of the DS8000 series is logically divided into groups of eight physical media that are each configured as either a RAID-5, RAID 6, or RAID-10 array. RAID-6 will be defaulted RAID type for all the storage media. The array is logically formatted to support either:

  • Count-key data (3380 or 3390 track format)
  • Fixed-block data (either 512 or 520 byte logical blocks)

Once formatted, the arrays are then subdivided into allocable storage units that can be allocated to individual volumes or LUNs that can be assigned to the various attached servers.

The DS8880 logical configuration is created and managed using the IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager, IBM DS Command Line Interface (CLI), or IBM DS Open API and Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Physical specifications

  • Width: 640 mm (25 in)
  • Depth: 1,440 mm (56.5 in)
  • Height: 40U: 1,939 mm (76 in)
  • Weight: Model 984: 975.7 kg (2,151 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16°C to 32°C (60°F to 90°F)
  • Relative humidity: 20% - 80%
  • Wet bulb (caloric value):
    • DS8888 Model 988/88E
      • 27715 BTU for A rack
      • 15062 BTU for B rack
    • DS8886 Model 985/85E
      • 16202 BTU for A rack
      • 11129 BTU for B rack
    • DS8886 Model 986/86E
      • 16280 BTU for A rack
      • 10662 BTU for B rack
    • DS8884
      • 7658 BTU for A rack
  • Electrical power:
    • DS8888 Model 988/88E
      • 7.9 kW for A rack
      • 4.1 kW for B rack
    • DS8886 Model 985/85E
      • 4.6 kW for A rack
      • 3.0 kW for B rack
    • DS8886 Model 986/86E
      • 4.6 kW for A rack
      • 3.0 kW for B rack
    • DS8884
      • 2.2 kW for A rack
  • Capacity of exhaust:
    • 1300 cubic feet/minute for 988
    • 1500 cubic feet/minute for 88E
    • 1300 cubic feet/minute for 985/986
    • 1500 cubic feet/minute for 85E/86E
    • 1200 cubic metre/minute for 984
  • Declared operating A-weighted sound power level: 8.4 bels
  • Leakage current: 100 mA

Power consumption

  • Model 984 (6-core) with 1 HPFE pair: 2.2 kW
  • Model 985 (8, 16, and 24-core) with 2 HPFE pair: 4.6 kW
  • Model 85E with 2 HPFE pair: 3.0 kW
  • Model 986 (8, 16, and 24-core) with 2 HPFE pair: 4.6 kW
  • Model 86E with 2 HPFE pair: 3.0 kW
  • Model 988 (24 and 48-core) with 4 HPFE pair: 7.9 kW
  • Model 88E with 4 HPFE pair: 4.1 kW

DASD Subsystems

  • Product Category (2011 law): N
  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 1,228,800 Gigabytes
  • Power consumption: 12,000 W
  • DASD Energy Consumption Efficiency: 0.0098 W/Gigabytes

Homologation

This product is not certified for connection to interfaces of public telecommunications networks in the following countries:

  • Chad
  • Eritrea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Macau (China)
  • Moldavia
  • Sri Lanka

This product is also restricted for use in the embargoed countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware requirements

Licensed Machine Code

All announced features and functions are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and require DS8000 LMC 8.8.21.xx.xx (bundle version 88.21.xxx.xx), or later.

Some DS8000 series features and functions may not be available or supported in all environments. Current information on supported environments, prerequisites, and minimum operating system levels is available at the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center.

Software requirements

Not applicable.



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Publications

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IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide GC27-8525

The following publications are shipped with the DS8000 series:

Title                                         Order
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IBM DS8000 Customer Series Publications CDROM 01FT024
IBM DS8000 Series License Documentation CDROM 01FT061

The publications CD contains the following documents:

Title                                                          Order
                                                               number
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License Agreement for Machine Code                             SC28-6872
IBM DS8880 Introduction and Planning Guide                     GC27-8525
IBM DS8000 Host Systems Attachment Guide                       SC27-8527
IBM DS Command-Line Interface User's Guide for DS8000 series   SC27-8526
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem Device Driver User's    GC52-1309
Guide
IBM DS Open Application Programming Interface Installation and GC27-4211
Reference
IBM DS8000 series Non-IBM_Licenses_and_Notices-Rel 5.x-7.x,    GA32-2204
8.0, 8.1 , 8.2
IBM Warranty Information                                       GC26-7919
READ ME FIRST for IBM Products                                 GA32-1061
IBM System Storage Notice Regarding Storage Encryption         45W6389

The license CD contains the following documentation:

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                                                               number
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IBM System Storage DS Storage Mgr R8.2 & CIM Agent for DS Open GC27-3907
Application Programming Interface 5.8.2
IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs 98Y2827
(ILAN)
Global Mirroring Utilities for ICKDSF Users and Open Systems   GC26-7644
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Features - No charge

Description                            Machine Models            Feature
                                       type                      number
-------------------------------------- ------- ----------------- -------
Model 8xE merge indicators:
- 8xE factory merge                    5331    985, 986, 988,    0003
                                               85E, 86E, 88E
- 8xE field merge                      5331    85E, 86E, 88E     0004
- PPA Software Order Indicator         5331    984, 985, 986,    0017
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- DoD indicator                        5331    984, 985, 986,    0020
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- JEMT indicator                       5331    984, 985, 986,    0021
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E

- Shipping weight reduction            5331    984, 985, 986,    0200
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
Model 8xF position indicators:
- 98x - 8xE position 1                 5331    985, 986, 988,    0241
                                               85E, 86E, 88E
- 98x - 8xE                            5331    988, 88E          0242
position 2
400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind             5331    984, 985, 986,    0260
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind             5331    984, 985, 986,    0261
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind             5331    984, 985, 986,    0262
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind             5331    984, 985, 986,    0263
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind             5331    984, 985, 986,    0265
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind            5331    984, 985, 986,    0266
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind           5331    984, 985, 986,    0267
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
Encryption not capable                 5331    984, 985, 986,    0403
                                               988
Flash card sets custom placement       5331    984, 985, 986,    0606
indicator                                      988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
Flash enclosure pair indicators        5331    984, 985, 986,    0607
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
Safe Guarded Copy Indicator            5331    984, 985, 986,    0785
                                               988
 
Initial system capacity:
- Up to 5 TB capacity                  5331    984, 985, 986,    0795
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity             5331    984, 985, 986,    0796
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity            5331    984, 985, 986,    0797
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity            5331    984, 985, 986,    0798
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity            5331    984, 985, 986,    0799
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity           5331    984, 985, 986,    0801
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity          5331    984, 985, 986,    0803
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity          5331    984, 985, 986,    0804
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity         5331    984, 985, 986,    0806
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity        5331    984, 985, 986,    0807
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity        5331    984, 985, 986,    0808
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- 6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity       5331    984, 985, 986,    0809
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
Attachment indicators:
- IBM/Openwave Alliance indicator      5331    984, 985, 986,    0930
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM System i indicator               5331    984, 985, 986,    0931
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM System p indicator               5331    984, 985, 986,    0932
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM System x indicator               5331    984, 985, 986,    0933
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM System z indicator               5331    984, 985, 986,    0934
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM System z B/C indicator           5331    984, 985, 986,    0935
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM System zEnterprise Cloud         5331    984, 985, 986,    0936
indicator                                      988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- Linux indicator                      5331    984, 985, 986,    0940
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- Storage Appliance indicator          5331    984, 985, 986,    0952
                                               988
- IBM ProtecTIER indicator             5331    984, 985, 986,    0960
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM Storwize V7000 indicator         5331    984, 985, 986,    0961
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM N series indicator               5331    984, 985, 986,    0962
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator  5331    984, 985, 986,    0963
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- IBM/EPIC attachment indicator        5331    984, 985, 986,    0964
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- VMware VAAI indicator                5331    984, 985, 986,    0965
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- OpenStack indicator                  5331    984, 985, 986,    0966
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- US TAA compliance indicator          5331    984, 985, 986,    0983
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
- DS8000 LMC R8.2                      5331    85E, 86E, 88E     1982
indicator
- DS8000 LMC R8.3                      5331    85E, 86E, 88E     1983
indicator
- DS8000 LMC R8.4                      5331    85E, 86E, 88E     1984
- DS8000 LMC R8.5 indicator            5331    85E, 86E, 88E     1985
 
Function Authorization indicators
Base Function (BF):
- BF - Up to 100 TB capacity           5331    984, 985, 986,    8151
                                               988
- BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity     5331    984, 985, 986,    8152
                                               988
- BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity     5331    984, 985, 986,    8153
                                               988
- BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity    5331    984, 985, 986,    8154
                                               988
- BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity   5331    984, 985, 986,    8155
                                               988
- BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity   5331    984, 985, 986,    8156
                                               988
- BF - 6000.1 TB to 12000 TB           5331    984, 985, 986,    8160
                                               988
 
Copy Services (CS) license:
- CS - Inactive                        5331    984, 985, 986,    8250
                                               988
- CS - Up to 100 TB capacity           5331    984, 985, 986,    8251
                                               988
- CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity     5331    984, 985, 986,    8252
                                               988
- CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity     5331    984, 985, 986,    8253
                                               988
- CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity    5331    984, 985, 986,    8254
                                               988
- CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity   5331    984, 985, 986,    8255
                                               988
- CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity   5331    984, 985, 986,    8256
                                               988
- CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB           5331    984, 985, 986,    8260
                                               988
 
z-synergy Services (zsS) license:
- zsS - Active                         5331    984, 985, 986,    8300
                                               988
- zsS - Inactive                       5331    984, 985, 986,    8350
                                               988
- zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity          5331    984, 985, 986,    8351
                                               988
- zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity    5331    984, 985, 986,    8352
                                               988
- zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity    5331    984, 985, 986,    8353
                                               988
- zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity   5331    984, 985, 986,    8354
                                               988
- zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity  5331    984, 985, 986,    8355
                                               988
- zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity  5331    984, 985, 986,    8356
                                               988
- zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB          5331    984, 985, 986,    8360
                                               988
 
 
Copy Services Manager (CSM on HMC)
license:
- CSM on HMC - Inactive                5331    984, 985, 986,    8450
                                               988
- CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity   5331    984, 985, 986,    8451
                                               988
- CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB      5331    984, 985, 986,    8452
capacity                                       988
- CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB      5331    984, 985, 986,    8453
capacity                                       988
- CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB     5331    984, 985, 986,    8454
capacity                                       988
- CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB    5331    984, 985, 986,    8455
capacity                                       988
- CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB    5331    984, 985, 986,    8456
capacity                                       988
- CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB 5331    984, 985, 986,    8460
                                               988
 
Certified Pre-Owned Indicator          5331    984, 985, 986,    9994
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E
Shipping and Handling NC               5331    984, 985, 986,    AG00
                                               988, 85E, 86E,
                                               88E

Features - Chargeable

Description            Machine Models                            Feature
                       type                                      number
---------------------- ------- --------------------------------- -------
Custom features:
- Top Expansion        5331    985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E      0170
1.92 TB 2.5" flash encl
ind                    5331    984                               0264
Front & rear door lock 5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1014
kit
high capacity flash
Power:
- Single phase DC-UPS  5331    984, 985, 85E                     1050
- Three phase DC-UPS   5331    986, 988, 86E, 88E                1052
- Extended PLD         5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1055
Single phase line
cords:
- SPP cord, 200-240V,  5331    984, 985, 85E                     1062
60A, 3-pin connector
- SPP cord, 200-240V,  5331    984, 985, 85E                     1063
63A, no connector
Three phase line
cords:
- Three phase power    5331    986, 988, 86E, 88E                1086
cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5
pin connector
- Three phase power    5331    986, 988, 86E, 88E                1087
cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4
pin connector
- Three phase power    5331    986, 988, 86E, 88E                1088
cord, 380-415V, 40A,
no connector
- Three phase power    5331    986, 988, 86E, 88E                1089
cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4
pin connector
Special tool:
- Overhead ladder -    5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1101
5ft
- Ladder - Top         5331    985, 986, 988                     1102
 Expansion - 3ft
- Kick Step            5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1103
Management Console:
- Mgmt console -       5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1140
Primary
- Mgmt console -       5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1150
Secondary
- Management console -
Primary v2             5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1141
- Management console -
Secondary v2           5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1151
ethernet pair for 2U controllers
I/O enclosure pair     5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1303
PCIe 3
Top exit bracket:
- Top exit bracket for 5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1400
Fibre cable
Fibre Channel/FICON
cables:
40 metre, 50um Fibre   5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1410
 cable (LC/LC)
 
31 metre, 50um Fibre   5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1411
 cable (LC/SC)
 
2 metre, 50um Fibre    5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1412
 cable (LC/SC)
 
31 metre, 9um Fibre    5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1420
 cable (LC/LC)
 
31 metre, 9um Fibre    5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1421
 cable (LC/SC)
 
2 metre, 9um Fibre     5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1422
 cable (LC/SC)
- 40m zHyperlink       5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1450
cable
- 150m zHyperlink      5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1451
cable
High Performance Flash
Enclosure Gen2 family:
- High Performance     5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1600
Flash Enclosure Gen2
pair
High Performance Flash 5331    88E                               1602
Enclosure Gen2 pair
(Dynamic)
HPFE Gen 2 adapter     5331    988, 88E                          1604
pair
- 400 GB 2.5-inch      5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1610
flash card set
- 800 GB 2.5-inch      5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1611
flash card set
- 1600 GB 2.5-inch     5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1612
flash card set
- 3200 GB 2.5-inch     5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1613
flash card set
- 1.92 TB 2.5-inch     5331    984                               1622
- 3.8 TB 2.5-inch high 5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1623
capacity flash
- 7.68 TB 2.5-inch     5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1624
high capacity flash
- 15.36 TB 2.5-inch    5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1625
high capacity flash
- Flash enclosure      5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1699
filler set
 
DS8000 Licensed
Machine Code:
- DS8000 LMC R8.2      5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1882
- DS8000 LMC R8.3      5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1883
- DS8000 LMC R8.4      5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1884
- DS8000 LMC R8.5      5331    984, 985, 986, 988                1885
Earthquake kit         5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1906
Hardware installation  5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 1999
MES
 
Host adapters:
- 8 Gb 4 port SW       5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3153
FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
- 8 Gb 8 port SW       5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3157
FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
- 8 Gb 4 port LW       5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3253
FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
- 8 Gb 8 port LW       5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3257
FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
- 16 Gb 4 port SW      5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3353
FCP/FICON adapter PCIE
- 16 Gb 4 port LW      5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3453
FCP/FICON adapter PCIE
- zHyperlink           5331    984, 985, 986, 988, 85E, 86E, 88E 3500
adapter
- Transparent cloud
tiering 10Gb/1Gb       5331    984                               3600
- Transparent cloud    5331    985, 986, 988                     3601
tiering 10Gb/1Gb
ethernet pair for
4U controllers
 
Processor memory:
- 64GB PROCESSOR       5331    984                               4223
MEMORY 6COR
- 128GB PROCESSOR      5331    984                               4224
MEMORY 6CO
- 256GB PROCESSOR      5331    984                               4225
64 GB processor memory 5331    984                               4233
128 GB processor       5331    984                               4234
memory
256 GB processor       5331    984                               4235
memory
MEMORY 6CO
- 128 GB Processor     5331    985, 986                          4324
memory (8-core only)
- 256 GB Processor     5331    985, 986                          4325
memory (8-core or
16-core)
- 512 GB Processor     5331    985, 986                          4326
memory (16-core only)
- 1 TB Processor       5331    985, 986                          4327
memory (24-core only)
- 2 TB Processor       5331    985, 986                          4328
memory (24-core only)
- 128 GB processor     5331    985, 986                          4334
memory (8-core only)
- 256 GB processor     5331    985, 986                          4335
memory (8-core only or
16-core)
- 512 GB processor     5331    985, 986                          4336
memory (16-core only)
- 1,024 GB Processor   5331    985, 986                          4337
memory (24-core only)
- 2,048 GB Processor   5331    985, 986                          4338
memory (24-core only)
- 6 to 12 Core         5331    984                               4425
- 1 TB Processor       5331    988                               4487
processor upgrade
memory (24-core only)
- 2 TB Processor       5331    988                               4488
memory (48-core only)
 
Processor license
indicators:
- 8-core processor     5331    985, 986                          4422
indicator
- 16-core processor    5331    985, 986                          4423
indicator
- 24-core processor    5331    985, 986                          4424
indicator
- 1,024 GB Processor   5331    988                               4497
memory (24-core only)
- 2,048 GB Processor   5331    988                               4498
memory (48-core only)
- 24-core processor    5331    988                               4868
indicator
- 24-core processor II 5331    988                               4878
license indicator
- 48-core processor    5331    988                               4888
indicator
- 48-core processor II 5331    988                               4898
license indicator
Shipping and handling  5331    984                               AGAA
984
Shipping and handling  5331    985                               AGAC
985
Shipping and handling  5331    85E                               AGAD
85E
Shipping and handling  5331    986                               AGAE
986
Shipping and handling  5331    86E                               AGAF
86E
Shipping and handling  5331    988                               AGAG
988
Shipping and handling  5331    88E                               AGAH
88E

Feature descriptions


Note: Not all of the following features are available in all countries. Check with your country representative for specific feature availability.
No charge features for Model 984
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature #0017 (along with feature #84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before feature #84xx can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0403) Encryption not capable

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into China and Russia. This feature ensures the non-encryption certification key is produced for China and Russia shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8884 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0785) - Safe Guarded Copy Indicator

This feature indicates that the product uses Safe Guard Copy (SGC) functionallity.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order for each flash card capacity (each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0952) Storage Appliance indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with model AP1 (that is, it will be attached to appliances running SKLM or CSM). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
(#8450, #8452-6, #8460)

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

Feature Description                              IBM 9046 corequisite
------- ---------------------------------------- -----------------------
8151    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model FF8 feature #8151
8152    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model FF8 feature #8152
8153    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model FF8 feature #8153
8154    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model FF8 feature #8154
8155    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model FF8 feature #8155
8156    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model FF8 feature #8156
8160    BF - 6000.1 TB to 12000 TB               Model FF8 feature #8160
8250    CS - Inactive                            Model FF8 feature #8250
8251    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model FF8 feature #8251
8252    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model FF8 feature #8252
8253    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model FF8 feature #8253
8254    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model FF8 feature #8254
8255    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model FF8 feature #8255
8256    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model FF8 feature #8256
8260    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model FF8 feature #8260
8300    zsS - Active                             Model FF8 feature #8300
8350    zsS - Inactive                           Model FF8 feature #8350
8351    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity              Model FF8 feature #8351
8352    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity        Model FF8 feature #8352
8353    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity        Model FF8 feature #8353
8354    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity       Model FF8 feature #8354
8355    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity      Model FF8 feature #8355
8356    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity      Model FF8 feature #8356
8360    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB              Model FF8 feature #8360
8450    CSM on HMC - Inactive                    Model FF8 feature #8450
8451    CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity       Model FF8 feature #8451
8452    CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity Model FF8 feature #8452
8453    CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity Model FF8 feature #8453
8454    CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB         Model FF8 feature #8454
        capacity
8455    CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB        Model FF8 feature #8455
        capacity
8456    CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB        Model FF8 feature #8456
        capacity
8460    CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB     Model FF8 feature #8460

For Copy Services Manager on HMC's entitlement, order on IBM Copy Services Manager 6.x.x (5725-Z54) is required before you can configure Copy Services Manager on HMC on MT 533x on the required capacity. Ensure the number of years for software support and maintenance is purchased is tied to the warranty of the MT 533x.

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 9046) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 9046 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 5331 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #8151 - #8160 features
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x50: One
    • Feature #8300: One
    • Feature #8x51: 10 (each quantity represent per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x52 : 10 (each quantity represent per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x53 : 10 (each quantity represent per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x54 : 10 (each quantity represent per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x55 : 10 (each quantity represent per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x56 : 10 (each quantity represent per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x60 : 12 (188 for feature #8460) (each quantity represent per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Features #8300 and #8350 cannot co-exist
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8999) IGF transaction indicator

This feature is used to designate that a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using WTAAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 5331 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates Model 984 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
No charge features for Model 985
(#000x) Model 8xE merge indicators

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature  Description         Corequisite
-------  ------------------  -------------
0003     8xE factory merge   Feature #024x
 

This feature indicates an expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model, and notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
  • CSU: N/A
  • Return parts MES: N/A
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature #0017 (along with feature #84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before feature #84xx can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#024x) Model 8xE position indicators
Feature  Description            Corequisite
-------  ---------------------  -------------
0241     98x - 8xE position 1   Model 85E with feature #0241
 

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 8xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature #0241 is not supported if feature #4422 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • CSU: N/A
  • Return parts MES: N/A
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 0260, 0261, 0262, 0263, 0265: Four
    • Feature 0266, 0267: Eight at system level (Initial order maximum: Four)
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0403) Encryption not capable

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into China and Russia. This feature ensures the non-encryption certification key is produced for China and Russia shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8886 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0785) - Safe Guarded Copy Indicator

This feature indicates that the product uses Safe Guard Copy (SGC) functionallity.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order for each flash card capacity (each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0952) Storage Appliance indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with model AP1 (that is, it will be attached to appliances running SKLM or CSM). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
(#8450, #8452-6, #8460)

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

Feature Description                              IBM 9046 corequisite
------- ---------------------------------------- -----------------------
8151    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8151
8152    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8152
8153    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8153
8154    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8154
8155    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8155
8156    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8156
8160    BF - 6000.1 TB to 12000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8160
8250    CS - Inactive                            Model LF8 feature #8250
8251    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8251
8252    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8252
8253    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8253
8254    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8254
8255    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8255
8256    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8256
8260    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8260
8300    zsS - Active                             Model LF8 feature #8300
8350    zsS - Inactive                           Model LF8 feature #8350
8351    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity              Model LF8 feature #8351
8352    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8352
8353    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8353
8354    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8354
8355    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8355
8356    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8356
8360    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB              Model LF8 feature #8360
8450    CSM on HMC - Inactive                    Model LF8 feature #8450
8451    CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8451
8452    CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8452
8453    CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8453
8454    CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB         Model LF8 feature #8454
        capacity
8455    CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8455
        capacity
8456    CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8456
        capacity
8460    CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB     Model LF8 feature #8460

For Copy Services Manager on HMC's entitlement, order on IBM Copy Services Manager 6.x.x (5725-Z54) is required before you can configure Copy Services Manager on HMC on MT533x on the required capacity. Ensure the number of years for software support and maintenance is purchased is tied to the warranty of the MT533x.

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 9046) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 9046 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 5331 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #8151 - #8160 features
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x50: One
    • Feature #8300: One
    • Feature #8x51: 10 (each quantity represent per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x52 : 10 (each quantity represent per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x53 : 10 (each quantity represent per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x54 : 10 (each quantity represent per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x55 : 10 (each quantity represent per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x56 : 10 (each quantity represent per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x60 : 12 (188 for feature #8460) (each quantity represent per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Features #8300 and #8350 cannot co-exist
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8999) IGF transaction indicator

This feature is used to designate that a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using WTAAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 5331 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates Model 985 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
No charge features for Model 85E
(#000x) Model 8xE merge indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------
0003    8xE factory merge
0004    8xE field merge

These features notify Manufacturing on whether the expansion unit model is subject to a factory merge or field merge with the base unit model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0003 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

Feature #0004 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered for an installed base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a field merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature 0017 (along with feature 84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before 84xx feature code can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature code #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#024x) Model 8xE position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0241    98x - 8xE position 1 Model 85E with feature #0241

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 8xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature #0241 is not supported if feature #4422 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 0260, 0261, 0262, 0263, 0265: Four
    • Feature 0266, 0267: Eight at system level (Initial order maximum: Four)
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8886 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order for each flash card capacity (each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 9046 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#198x) DS8000 LMC R8.x indicator
(#1982) DS8000 LMC R8.2 indicator

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1983) DS8000 LMC R8.3 indicator

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1984) DS8000 LMC R8.4 indicator

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description             System-level corequisite
------- ----------------------- --------------------------
1982    DS8000 LMC R8.2         #1882 feature on Model 985
        indicator
1983    DS8000 LMC R8.3         #1883 feature on Model 985
        indicator
1984    DS8000 LMC R8.4         #1884 feature on Model 985
        indicator
1985    DS8000 LMC R8.5         #1885 feature on Model 985
        indicator

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate drive types for the expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1982, #1983: Field only
    • For feature #1984, #1985: Both
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 85E will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
No charge features for Model 986
(#000x) Model 8xE merge indicators

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature  Description         Corequisite
-------  ------------------  -------------
0003     8xE factory merge   Feature #024x
 

This feature indicates an expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model, and notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
  • CSU: N/A
  • Return parts MES: N/A
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature #0017 (along with feature #84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before feature #84xx can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#024x) Model 8xE position indicators
Feature  Description            Corequisite
-------  ---------------------  -------------
0241     98x - 8xE position 1   Model 86E with feature #0241
 

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 8xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature #0241 is not supported if feature #4422 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • CSU: N/A
  • Return parts MES: N/A
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 0260, 0261, 0262, 0263, 0265: Four
    • Feature 0266, 0267: Eight at system level (Initial order maximum: Four)
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0403) Encryption not capable

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into China and Russia. This feature ensures the non-encryption certification key is produced for China and Russia shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8886 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0785) - Safe Guarded Copy Indicator

This feature indicates that the product uses Safe Guard Copy (SGC) functionallity.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order for each flash card capacity (each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0952) Storage Appliance indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with model AP1 (that is, it will be attached to appliances running SKLM or CSM). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
(#8450, #8452-6, #8460)

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

Feature Description                              IBM 9046 corequisite
------- ---------------------------------------- -----------------------
8151    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8151
8152    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8152
8153    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8153
8154    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8154
8155    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8155
8156    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8156
8160    BF - 6000.1 TB to 12000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8160
8250    CS - Inactive                            Model LF8 feature #8250
8251    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8251
8252    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8252
8253    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8253
8254    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8254
8255    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8255
8256    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8256
8260    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8260
8300    zsS - Active                             Model LF8 feature #8300
8350    zsS - Inactive                           Model LF8 feature #8350
8351    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity              Model LF8 feature #8351
8352    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8352
8353    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8353
8354    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8354
8355    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8355
8356    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8356
8360    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB              Model LF8 feature #8360
8450    CSM on HMC - Inactive                    Model LF8 feature #8450
8451    CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8451
8452    CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8452
8453    CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8453
8454    CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB         Model LF8 feature #8454
        capacity
8455    CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8455
        capacity
8456    CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8456
        capacity
8460    CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB     Model LF8 feature #8460

For Copy Services Manager on HMC's entitlement, order on IBM Copy Services Manager 6.x.x (5725-Z54) is required before you can configure Copy Services Manager on HMC on MT533x on the required capacity. Ensure the number of years for software support and maintenance is purchased is tied to the warranty of the MT533x.

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 9046) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 9046 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 5331 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #8151 - #8160 features
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x50: One
    • Feature #8300: One
    • Feature #8x51: 10 (each quantity represent per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x52 : 10 (each quantity represent per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x53 : 10 (each quantity represent per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x54 : 10 (each quantity represent per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x55 : 10 (each quantity represent per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x56 : 10 (each quantity represent per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x60 : 12 (188 for feature #8460) (each quantity represent per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Features #8300 and #8350 cannot co-exist
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8999) IGF transaction indicator

This feature is used to designate that a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using WTAAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 5331 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates Model 986 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
No charge features for Model 86E
(#000x) Model 8xE merge indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------
0003    8xE factory merge
0004    8xE field merge

These features notify Manufacturing on whether the expansion unit model is subject to a factory merge or field merge with the base unit model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0003 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

Feature #0004 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered for an installed base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a field merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature 0017 (along with feature 84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before 84xx feature code can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature code #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#024x) Model 8xE position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0241    98x - 8xE position 1 Model 86E with feature #0241

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 8xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Feature #0241 is not supported if feature #4422 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 0260, 0261, 0262, 0263, 0265: Four
    • Feature 0266, 0267: Eight at system level (Initial order maximum: Four)
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8886 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicator

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order for each flash card capacity (each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 9046 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#198x) DS8000 LMC R8.x indicator
(#1982) DS8000 LMC R8.2 indicator

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1983) DS8000 LMC R8.3 indicator

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1984) DS8000 LMC R8.4 indicator

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description             System-level corequisite
------- ----------------------- --------------------------
1982    DS8000 LMC R8.2         #1882 feature on Model 986
        indicator
1983    DS8000 LMC R8.3         #1883 feature on Model 986
        indicator
1984    DS8000 LMC R8.4         #1884 feature on Model 986
        indicator
1985    DS8000 LMC R8.5         #1885 feature on Model 986
        indicator

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate drive types for the expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1982, #1983: Field only
    • For feature #1984, #1985: Both
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 86E will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
No charge features for Model 988
(#000x) Model 8xE merge indicators

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature Description       Corequisite
------- ----------------- -------------
0003    8xE factory merge Feature #024x

This feature indicates an expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model, and notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required. This feature is for administrative purposes only

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature #0017 (along with feature #84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before feature #84xx can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#024x) Model 8xE position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0241    98x - 8xE position 1 Model 88E with feature #0241
0242    98x - 8xE position 2 Model 88E with feature #0242

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 8xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #0241/#0242 is not supported if feature #4868 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 0260, 0261, 0262, 0263, 0265: Four
    • Feature 0266, 0267: 16 at system level (Initial order maximum: Four)
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0403) Encryption not capable

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into China and Russia. This feature ensures the non-encryption certification key is produced for China and Russia shipments to comply with the requirements.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8886 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- -------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicators

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0785) - Safe Guarded Copy Indicator

This feature indicates that the product uses Safe Guard Copy (SGC) functionallity.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order (each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB or 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

All applicable features should be specified.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0952) Storage Appliance indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with model AP1 (that is, it will be attached to appliances running SKLM or CSM). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8xxx) Function Authorization indicators
(#8450, #8452-6, #8460)

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

Feature Description                              IBM 9046 corequisite
------- ---------------------------------------- -----------------------
8151    BF - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8151
8152    BF - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8152
8153    BF - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8153
8154    BF - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8154
8155    BF - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8155
8156    BF - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8156
8160    BF - 6000.1 TB to 12000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8160
8250    CS - Inactive                            Model LF8 feature #8250
8251    CS - Up to 100 TB capacity               Model LF8 feature #8251
8252    CS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8252
8253    CS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity         Model LF8 feature #8253
8254    CS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8254
8255    CS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8255
8256    CS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8256
8260    CS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB               Model LF8 feature #8260
8300    zsS - Active                             Model LF8 feature #8300
8350    zsS - Inactive                           Model LF8 feature #8350
8351    zsS - Up to 100 TB capacity              Model LF8 feature #8351
8352    zsS - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8352
8353    zsS - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity        Model LF8 feature #8353
8354    zsS - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8354
8355    zsS - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8355
8356    zsS - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity      Model LF8 feature #8356
8360    zsS - 6000.1 TB to 10000 TB              Model LF8 feature #8360
8450    CSM on HMC - Inactive                    Model LF8 feature #8450
8451    CSM on HMC - Up to 100 TB capacity       Model LF8 feature #8451
8452    CSM on HMC - 100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8452
8453    CSM on HMC - 250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity Model LF8 feature #8453
8454    CSM on HMC - 500.1 TB to 1250 TB         Model LF8 feature #8454
        capacity
8455    CSM on HMC - 1250.1 TB to 3000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8455
        capacity
8456    CSM on HMC - 3000.1 TB to 6000 TB        Model LF8 feature #8456
        capacity
8460    CSM on HMC - 6000.1 TB to 100,000 TB     Model LF8 feature #8460

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are also used for maintenance billing purposes.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 9046) feature numbers must be purchased to establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

As 9046 Function Authorization #8xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #8xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 5331 machine.

For Copy Services Manager on HMC's entitlement, order on IBM Copy Services Manager 6.x.x (5725-Z54) is required before you can configure Copy Services Manager on HMC on MT533x on the required capacity. Ensure the number of years for software support and maintenance is purchased is tied to the warranty of the MT533x.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #8151 - #8160 features
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature #8x50: One
    • Feature #8300: One
    • Feature #8x51: 10 (each quantity represent per 10 TB)
    • Features #8x52 : 10 (each quantity represent per 15 TB)
    • Features #8x53 : 10 (each quantity represent per 25 TB)
    • Features #8x54 : 10 (each quantity represent per 75 TB)
    • Features #8x55 : 10 (each quantity represent per 175 TB)
    • Features #8x56 : 10 (each quantity represent per 300 TB)
    • Features #8x60 : 12 (188 for feature #8460) (each quantity represent per 500 TB)
  • Corequisites: See table above
  • Limitations: Features #8300 and #8350 cannot co-exist
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#8999) IGF transaction indicator

This feature is used to designate that a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 5331 machine is involved in an IGF transaction, this feature must be ordered as a Record Purposes Only (RPO) MES. The RPO MES order must be placed using WTAAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 5331 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates Model 988 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
No charge features for Model 88E
(#000x) Model 8xE merge indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------
0003    8xE factory merge
0004    8xE field merge

These features notify Manufacturing on whether the expansion unit model is subject to a factory merge or field merge with the base unit model. This feature is for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0003 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered with the initial order of the base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a factory merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

Feature #0004 is required if the expansion unit model is being ordered for an installed base unit model. It notifies Manufacturing that a field merge of the base unit and expansion unit is required.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0017) PPA Software Order Indicator

This feature indicates the customer (enterprise) does not have a CSM on HMC software license and a license will be ordered using Passport Advantage.

Software order indicator feature #0017 (along with feature #84xx) must be specified on the machine type 533x ordered for a given customer.

This feature is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Comments:
    • CSM PA order number has to be input before feature #84xx can be selected
    • CSM has to be ordered through Passport Advantage before feature #0017 can be selected
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature Description
------- -------------
0020    DoD indicator

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defence orders.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0021) JEMT indicator

This feature is used to indicate an IBM internal order for machine under the Joint Engineering Manufacturing Test (JEMT) program. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#0200) Shipping weight reduction

This optional feature ensures the maximum shipping weight of the machine does not exceed 909 kg (2,000 lb.) during the initial shipment.

The machine weight is reduced by removing selected components, which will be shipped separately. The components are installed into the machine by the IBM service representative during the machine installation. This feature will increase the machine installation time and should only be ordered if required.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only
(#024x) Model 8xE position indicators
Feature Description          System-level corequisites
------- -------------------- ----------------------------
0241    98x - 8xE position 1 Model 88E with feature #0241
0242    98x - 8xE position 2 Model 88E with feature #0242

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 8xE expansion unit. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of this feature can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, it must be added or removed if changes are made to the system-level configuration.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: See table above. Feature #0242 will required feature #1883.
  • Limitations: Feature #0241/0242 is not supported if feature #4868 is ordered
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 0260, 0261, 0262, 0263, 0265: Six
    • Feature 0266, 0267: 16 at system level (Initial order maximum: Six)
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0606) Flash card sets custom placement indicator
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
0606    Flash card sets custom placement indicator

This feature gives users the opportunity to manually select high performance flash enclosure (HPFE) pair (feature #1600) allowing the flash card sets to be spread across HPFE pair to optimize performance.
Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the e-config system will allocate the required number of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive enclosures first. No intermix of different capacity drives within the enclosure is allowed.

The number of HPFE pair cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by e-config. Also, the total number of HPFE pair cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the e-config system.

For DS8886 example, where a quantity of four of feature #1610 (400 GB 2.5-inch flash card) is ordered, when feature #0606 is selected, quantity 2 of feature #1600 (HPFE pair) can be manually selected. This will result in first two sets of flash card sets being installed in the first enclosure pair and second sets of being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two microbays.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0607) Flash enclosure pair indicators
Feature Description
------- -------------------------------
0607    Flash enclosure pair indicators

This feature notifies manufacturing whether short or long, even both cables are required to ship to support the install action of the flash enclosure pair to the I/O bay pair. This feature will add the previous quantity of the high performance flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600) together with the current MES quantity of the flash enclosure Gen2 pair (#1600).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0795-#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
0795    Up to 5 TB capacity
0796    5.1 TB to 10 TB capacity
0797    10.1 TB to 25 TB capacity
0798    25.1 TB to 50 TB capacity
0799    50.1 TB to 75 TB capacity
0801    75.1 TB to 100 TB capacity
0803    100.1 TB to 250 TB capacity
0804    250.1 TB to 500 TB capacity
0806    500.1 TB to 1250 TB capacity
0807    1250.1 TB to 3000 TB capacity
0808    3000.1 TB to 6000 TB capacity
0809    6000.1 TB to 12000 TB capacity

These features indicate the total capacity of a system (base unit and any attached expansion unit models) at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

To determine the total capacity, perform the following calculation:

  • Determine the total number of #16xx flash card features on the order ((each quantity represents 16 cards for #16xx)
  • Multiply each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB or 3.2 TB)
  • Add together all the resulting values
  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/Openwave strategic alliance. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
0931    IBM System i indicator
0932    IBM System p indicator
0933    IBM System x indicator
0934    IBM System z indicator
0935    IBM System z B/C indicator
0936    IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator

These features indicate the IBM System Server environments in which the machine will be used. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: When specified, a feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 9046 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0940) Linux indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, it will be attached to servers running the Linux operating system). It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------
0960    IBM ProtecTIER indicator
0961    IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
0962    IBM N series indicator
0963    IBM SAN Volume Controller indicator

These features indicate the machine will be attached with other IBM System Storage configurations. They are for administrative purposes only and do not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------------------
0964    IBM/EPIC indicator (for EPIC software environment)

This feature indicates the order is included in sales activity associated with the IBM/EPIC software environment. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature should be used with both plant and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a VMware VAAI support environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

This feature indicates the machine will be used with OpenStack SW driver support Cloud environment. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

This optional feature is for the US Government customers and customers ordering on behalf of the US Government. When used, it provides the DS8000 as a TAA compliant system. It should not be used except where bids or customers require TAA compliance and orders with this feature number will be reviewed for relevance. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one and is for initial plant order only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None, but a post-configuration/order review will be made to ensure TAA compliance is required
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#198x) DS8000 LMC R8.x indicator
(#1982) DS8000 LMC R8.2 indicator

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1983) DS8000 LMC R8.3 indicator

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1984) DS8000 LMC R8.4 indicator

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description             System-level corequisite
------- ----------------------- --------------------------
1982    DS8000 LMC R8.2         #1882 feature on Model 988
        indicator
1983    DS8000 LMC R8.3         #1883 feature on Model 988
        indicator
1984    DS8000 LMC R8.4         #1884 feature on Model 988
        indicator
1985    DS8000 LMC R8.5         #1885 feature on Model 988
        indicator

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family. It is used as an indicator on the LMC versions loaded on the base model and allows manufacturing to build the appropriate drive types for the expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1982, #1983: Field only
    • For feature #1984, #1985: Both
(#9994) Certified Pre-Owned Indicator

This feature indicates an order for a refurbished machine under the terms of the Certified Pre-Owned offering. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 88E will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 984
(#026x) Flash enclosure indicators
Feature Description                  Corequisite
                                     feature
                                     number
------- ---------------------------- -----------
0260    400 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1610
0261    800 GB 2.5" flash encl ind   1611
0262    1.6 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1612
0263    3.2 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1613
0264    1.92 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1622
0265    3.8 TB 2.5" flash encl ind   1623
0266    7.68 TB 2.5" flash encl ind  1624
0267    15.36 TB 2.5" flash encl ind 1625

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB flash cards. These features are used together with feature #0606. It is for administrative purposes only.

User need to indicate how many flash enclosure are required based on the type of flash drive they selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Feature #0606 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 5331 system. The 5331 system is defined as the 5331 base unit and all physically attached 5331 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
------- -----------------------------------------------------------
1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5-feet
Feature Description
------- ------------------------
1101    Overhead ladder - 5-feet

One overhead ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre Channel cables.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Features #1062, #1063, or #1400 may be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1103) Kick Step
Feature Description
------- -----------
1103    Kick Step

One kick Step is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for service/installation of High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1600 is required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1140, #1150) Management console

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
------- ------------------------
1140    Mgmt console - Primary
1150    Mgmt console - Secondary

These features provide a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1140 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1150 provides a secondary management console for mounting into model 984 system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1150 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1140: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature to select feature #1141
    • Feature #1150: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature if required.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1150 can only be added to configurations with feature #1140 already selected
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1140. Feature #1150 is plant and field install.
  • Comments: Quantity one of feature #1140 or #1141 is required. Feature #1140 is the default.
(#1141) Management console - Primary v2

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display that is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
  • Comments: Quantity 1 of feature #1140 or #1141 is required
(#1151) Management console - Secondary v2

This feature provides a secondary management console for mounting into the system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.

  • Minimum required: 0 (1 if copy services feature #82xx is selected)
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1151 can only be added to configurations with feature #1141 already present
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: User is allowed to deselect this feature if required
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One when feature #1600 is equal to one or two, two when feature #1600 is equal to three or above
  • Prerequisites: Feature #4224, #4234, #4225 or #4235 must be present to allow quantity of two of feature #1303
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------
1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1450) 40m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 40 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 40 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1451) 150m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 150 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Any quantity above one will required LMC 8.3 (feature #1883)
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
------- -------------------------------------
1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1622    1.92 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1622, 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Features #1622 and #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of raw capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of raw capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of raw capacity with large extents.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#188X) DS8000 LMC R8.X
(#1882) DS8000 LMC R8.2

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1883) DS8000 LMC R8.3

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1884) DS8000 LMC R8.4

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description
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1882    DS8000 LMC R8.2
1883    DS8000 LMC R8.3
1884    DS8000 LMC R8.4
1885    DS8000 LMC R8.5

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1882, #1883: Field only
    • For feature #1884, #1885: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 984:
    • With ONE I/O bay pair (Feature #1303):
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: Eight
      • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: Four
    • With TWO I/O bay pairs (Feature #1303):
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
      • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four (Initial order maximum: 4 (1 or 3 cannot be ordered))
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires features #1303, #4425, and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2 or 4.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: zHyperlink is not available on configurations with 6-cores
  • Cable order: Features #1450 and #1451 are optional cables for this feature. Cabling might be provided by the customer.
(#3600) Transparent cloud tiering 10Gb/1Gb ethernet pair for 2U controllers

This feature provides a pair of 2-port 10 Gbps SFP+ optical / 2-port 1Gbps RJ-45 copper longwave adapters (one for each one of the 2U central electronics complexes) to improve bandwidth for a native cloud storage tier in IBM Z environments.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires LMC R8.3 (Feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: 10 km maximum distance
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4223    64 GB processor memory
4224    128 GB processor memory
4225    256 GB processor memory

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either features #4223, #4224, or #4225 require #4421 processor license feature
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4233    64 GB processor memory
4234    128 GB processor memory
4235    256 GB processor memory

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Either features #4233, #4234, or #4235 require #4421 processor license feature. Require feature #1883.
  • Limitations: No intermix of feature #422x with #423x
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#442x) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4421    6-core processor license indicator

This feature provides a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #4421 requires either #4223, #4224, or #4225 processor memory feature
  • Limitations: No expansions frame supported
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4425) 6 to 12 Core processor upgrade

This feature provides an additional 6 Core processor for a 12 Core configuration. This additional processor is available in new orders and as a field upgrade. It is required to have zHyperlink support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #4421 (6-core processor), 256 GB cache (features #4225 or #4235), zSynergy Services activated (feature #8300) and LMC R8.3.3 (feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: This feature is only required to support zHyperlink. If there are no zHyperlink adapters (feature #3500) in the order, this feature should be removed from the order.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: If this feature is selected, a minimum of 2 x #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) have to be added. Not available on Open environments.
(#AGAA) Shipping and Handling - Model 984

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates each Model 984 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAA or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 985
(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the base rack has exceed the 40U height and additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: Zero. One if feature #1600 quantity exceeds three.
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1062 or #1063 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 5331 system. The 5331 system is defined as the 5331 base unit and all physically attached 5331 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
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1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5-feet
Feature Description
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1101    Overhead ladder - 5-feet

One overhead ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre Channel cables.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Any of these features #1062, #1063, and/or #1400 may be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1102) Ladder - Top Expansion - 3-feet

One ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for installation of additional materials to expand the 40U to 46U top expansion.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0170 will be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1103) Kick Step
Feature Description
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1103    Kick Step

One kick Step is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for service/installation of High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1600 is required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1140, #1150) Management console

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
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1140    Mgmt console - Primary
1150    Mgmt console - Secondary

These features provide a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1140 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1150 provides a secondary management console for mounting into model 985 system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1150 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1140: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature to select feature #1141
    • Feature #1150: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature if required.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1150 can only be added to configurations with feature #1140 already selected
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1140. Feature #1150 is plant and field install.
  • Comments: Quantity one of feature #1140 or #1141 is required. Feature #1140 is the default.
(#1141) Management console - Primary v2

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display that is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
  • Comments: Quantity 1 of feature #1140 or #1141 is required
(#1151) Management console - Secondary v2

This feature provides a secondary management console for mounting into the system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.

  • Minimum required: 0 (1 if copy services feature #82xx is selected)
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1151 can only be added to configurations with feature #1141 already present
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: User is allowed to deselect this feature if required
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#145x) zHyperlink cable
Feature Description
------- ----------------------
1450    40m zHyperlink cable
1451    150m zHyperlink cable

These optional features provide one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14).

Each cable is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the single cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Two fibre type options are available with specifications supporting different distances for the zHyperLink Express:

  • 150 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • 40 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #1450 or #1451 require #3500 zHyperlink adapter
  • Limitations: 150m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Any quantity above two will required LMC 8.3 (feature #1883)
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: 12
    • Feature 1624, 1625: 24 at system level (Initial order maximum: 12)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. The maximum Thin Provisioning capacity would be 2x the maximum formatted physical capacity.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#188X) DS8000 LMC R8.X
(#1882) DS8000 LMC R8.2

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1883) DS8000 LMC R8.3

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1884) DS8000 LMC R8.4

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description
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1882    DS8000 LMC R8.2
1883    DS8000 LMC R8.3
1884    DS8000 LMC R8.4
1885    DS8000 LMC R8.5

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1882, #1883: Field only
    • For feature #1884, #1885: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
------- -------------------------
1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to 32 host adapter ports. To support more than 32 host adapter ports, additional I/O enclosure pairs are required. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 985:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: Eight
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 985 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 32
      • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter
Feature Description
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3500    zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a 1 port adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Zero when feature #4422 (8-core processor) is present. Eight per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4423 (16-Core processor) is present. Twelve per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4424 (24-Core processor) is present. (Initial order: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with 8-Core processor (feature #4422) configurations
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3601) Transparent cloud tiering 10Gb/1Gb ethernet pair for 4U controllers

This feature provides a pair of 2-port 10 Gbps SFP+ optical / 2-port 1Gbps RJ-45 copper longwave adapters (one for each one of the 4U central electronics complexes) to improve bandwidth for a native cloud storage tier in IBM Z environments.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: 10 km maximum distance
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4324    128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
4325    256 GB processor memory (8-core only or 16-core)
4326    512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
4327    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4328    2,048 GB Processor memory (24-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #4324 or #4325 require #4422 processor license feature
    • Either features #4325 or #4326 require #4423 processor license feature
    • Either features #4327 or #4328 require #4424 processor license feature
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4334    128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
4335    256 GB processor memory (8-core only or 16-core)
4336    512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
4337    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4338    2,048 GB Processor memory (24-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #4334 or #4335 require #4422 processor license feature
    • Either features #4335 or #4336 require #4423 processor license feature
    • Either features #4337 or #4338 require #4424 processor license feature
    • Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: No intermix of feature #432x with #433x
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#442x) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4422    8-core processor license indicator
4423    16-core processor license indicator
4424    24-core processor license indicator

This feature provides a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #4422 requires either #4324 or #4325 processor memory feature
    • Feature #4423 requires #4325 or #4326 processor memory feature
    • Feature #4424 requires either #4327 or #4328 processor memory feature
  • Limitations: None expansion frame supported
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGAC) Shipping and Handling - Model 985

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates each Model 985 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAC or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 85E
(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the system has exceed the 40U height. Additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: Zero. One if feature #0170 already exists on Model 985.
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1050) Single Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 533x system. A 533x system is defined as the 533x base unit and all physically attached 533x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Single phase line cords
Feature Description
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1062    SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
1063    SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided

These features are used to specify a single phase power configuration.

These features provide two single phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1062 or #1063)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: The same power cord feature number is required on both Models 985 and 85E. Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1062 and #1063
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1303 is only compatible with feature #0241
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#145x) zHyperlink cable
Feature Description
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1450    40m zHyperlink cable
1451    150m zHyperlink cable

These optional features provide one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14).

Each cable is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the single cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Two fibre type options are available with specifications supporting different distances for the zHyperLink Express:

  • 150 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • 40 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #1450 or #1451 require #3500 zHyperlink adapter
  • Limitations: 150m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
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1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Any quantity above two will required LMC 8.3 (feature #1883)
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. The maximum Thin Provisioning capacity would be 2x the maximum formatted physical capacity.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to 32 host adapters. To support more than 32 host adapter ports, additional I/O enclosure pairs are required. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 985:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: Eight
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 985 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 32
      • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter
Feature Description
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3500    zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a 1 port adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Zero when feature #4422 (8-core processor) is present. Eight per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4423 (16-Core processor) is present. Twelve per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4424 (24-Core processor) is present. (Initial order: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with 8-Core processor (feature #4422) configurations. This feature is not compatible with features #0242, #0243, or #0244. (Second, third, or fourth expansion frames)
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGAD) Shipping and Handling - Model 85E

This feature indicates each Model 85E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAD or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 986
(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the base rack has exceed the 40U height and additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: Zero. One if feature #1600 quantity exceeds two.
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1052) Three Phase DC-UPS

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 5331 system. The 5331 system is defined as the 5331 base unit and all physically attached 5331 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Three phase line cords
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------------------
1086    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin connector
1087    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin connector
1088    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no connector
1089    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin connector

These features are used to specify a three phase power configuration.

These features provide two three phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1086, #1087, #1088, and #1089
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5-feet
Feature Description
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1101    Overhead ladder - 5-feet

One overhead ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre Channel cables.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Any of these features #1086, #1087, #1088, #1089, and/or #1400 may be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1102) Ladder - Top Expansion - 3-feet

One ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for installation of additional materials to expand the 40U to 46U top expansion.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0170 will be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1103) Kick Step
Feature Description
------- -----------
1103    Kick Step

One kick Step is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for service/installation of High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1600 is required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1140, #1150) Management console

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
------- ------------------------------
1140    Management console - Primary
1150    Management console - Secondary
 

These features provide a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1140 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1150 provides a secondary management console for mounting into model 988 system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1150 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1140: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature to select feature #1141
    • Feature #1150: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature if required.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1150 can only be added to configurations with feature #1140 already selected
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1140. Feature #1150 is plant and field install.
  • Comments: Quantity one of feature #1140 or #1141 is required. Feature #1140 is the default.
(#1141) Management console - Primary v2

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display that is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
  • Comments: Quantity 1 of feature #1140 or #1141 is required
(#1151) Management console - Secondary v2

This feature provides a secondary management console for mounting into the system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.

  • Minimum required: 0 (1 if copy services feature #82xx is selected)
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1151 can only be added to configurations with feature #1141 already present
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: User is allowed to deselect this feature if required
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#145x) zHyperlink cable
Feature Description
------- ----------------------
1450    40m zHyperlink cable
1451    150m zHyperlink cable

These optional features provide one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14).

Each cable is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the single cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Two fibre type options are available with specifications supporting different distances for the zHyperLink Express:

  • 150 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • 40 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #1450 or #1451 require #3500 zHyperlink adapter
  • Limitations: 150m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------
1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Any quantity above two will required LMC 8.3 (feature #1883)
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: 12
    • Feature 1624, 1625: 24 at system level (Initial order maximum: 12)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. The maximum Thin Provisioning capacity would be 2x the maximum formatted physical capacity.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#188X) DS8000 LMC R8.X
(#1882) DS8000 LMC R8.2

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1883) DS8000 LMC R8.3

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1884) DS8000 LMC R8.4

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description
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1882    DS8000 LMC R8.2
1883    DS8000 LMC R8.3
1884    DS8000 LMC R8.4
1885    DS8000 LMC R8.5

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1882, #1883: Field only
    • For feature #1884, #1885: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to 32 host adapter ports. To support more than 32 host adapter ports, additional I/O enclosure pairs are required. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 986:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: Eight
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 986 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 32
      • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter
Feature Description
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3500    zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a 1 port adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Zero when feature #4422 (8-core processor) is present. Eight per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4423 (16-Core processor) is present. Twelve per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4424 (24-Core processor) is present. (Initial order: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with 8-Core processor (feature #4422) configurations
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3601) Transparent cloud tiering 10Gb/1Gb ethernet pair for 4U controllers

This feature provides a pair of 2-port 10 Gbps SFP+ optical / 2-port 1Gbps RJ-45 copper longwave adapters (one for each one of the 4U central electronics complexes) to improve bandwidth for a native cloud storage tier in IBM Z environments.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: 10 km maximum distance
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4324    128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
4325    256 GB processor memory (8-core only or 16-core)
4326    512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
4327    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4328    2,048 GB Processor memory (24-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #4324 or #4325 require #4422 processor license feature
    • Either features #4325 or #4326 require #4423 processor license feature
    • Either features #4327 or #4328 require #4424 processor license feature
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4334    128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
4335    256 GB processor memory (8-core only or 16-core)
4336    512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
4337    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4338    2,048 GB Processor memory (24-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #4334 or #4335 require #4422 processor license feature
    • Either features #4335 or #4336 require #4423 processor license feature
    • Either features #4337 or #4338 require #4424 processor license feature
    • Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: No intermix of feature #432x with #433x
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#442x) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4422    8-core processor license indicator
4423    16-core processor license indicator
4424    24-core processor license indicator

This feature provides a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #4422 requires either #4324 or #4325 processor memory feature
    • Feature #4423 requires #4325 or #4326 processor memory feature
    • Feature #4424 requires either #4327 or #4328 processor memory feature
  • Limitations: No expansion frame supported
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGAE) Shipping and Handling - Model 986

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates each Model 986 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAE or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 86E
(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the system has exceed the 40U height and additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: Zero. One if feature #0170 already exists on Model 986.
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1052) Three Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 533x system. A 533x system is defined as the 533x base unit and all physically attached 533x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Three phase line cords
Feature Description
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1086    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin connector
1087    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin connector
1088    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no connector
1089    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin connector

These features are used to specify a three phase power configuration.

These features provide two three phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1086, #1087, #1088, and #1089.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1303 is only compatible with feature #0241
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#145x) zHyperlink cable
Feature Description
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1450    40m zHyperlink cable
1451    150m zHyperlink cable

These optional features provide one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14).

Each cable is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the single cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Two fibre type options are available with specifications supporting different distances for the zHyperLink Express:

  • 150 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • 40 m: OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.
  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites:
    • Either features #1450 or #1451 require #3500 zHyperlink adapter
  • Limitations: 150m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
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1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: Any quantity above two will required LMC 8.3 (feature #1883)
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. The maximum Thin Provisioning capacity would be 2x the maximum formatted physical capacity.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to 32 host adapters. To support more than 32 host adapter ports, additional I/O enclosure pairs are required. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 986:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: Eight
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 986 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 32
      • Any combination of features #3157, or #3257: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter
Feature Description
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3500    zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a 1 port adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Zero when feature #4422 (8-core processor) is present. Eight per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4423 (16-Core processor) is present. Twelve per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4424 (24-Core processor) is present. (Initial order: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with 8-Core processor (feature #4422) configurations. This feature is not compatible with features #0242, #0243, or #0244. (Second, third, or fourth expansion frames)
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGAF) Shipping and Handling - Model 86E

This feature indicates each Model 86E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAF or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 988
(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the system has exceed the 40U height and additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: Zero. One if feature #1600 quantity exceeds two or if feature #1602 is ordered in the first expansion frame.
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1052) Three Phase DC-UPS

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 5331 system. The 5331 system is defined as the 5331 base unit and all physically attached 5331 expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Three phase line cords
Feature Description
------- ------------------------------------------------------
1086    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin connector
1087    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin connector
1088    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no connector
1089    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin connector

These features are used to specify a three phase power configuration.

These features provide two three phase power cords for external power supply to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1086, #1087, #1088, and #1089
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5-feet
Feature Description
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1101    Overhead ladder - 5-feet

One overhead ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for top exit installation of power cords and Fibre Channel cables.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Any of these features #1086, #1087, #1088, #1089, and/or #1400 may be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1102) Ladder - Top Expansion - 3-feet
Feature Description
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1102    Overhead ladder - 3-feet

One ladder is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for installation of additional materials to expand the 40U to 46U top expansion.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0170 will be required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1103) Kick Step
Feature Description
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1103    Kick Step

One kick Step is recommended per data centre. This feature is required for service/installation of High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One recommended per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1600 is required
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1140, #1150) Management console

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

Feature Description
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1140    Management console - Primary
1150    Management console - Secondary

These features provide a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display. The management console is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

Feature #1140 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1150 provides a secondary management console for mounting into model 988 system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console. When used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, this feature is capable of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Feature #1150 can also be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements. To help preserve console functionality, the management console is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1140: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature to select feature #1141
    • Feature #1150: One. User is allowed to deselect this feature if required.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1150 can only be added to configurations with feature #1140 already selected
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1140. Feature #1150 is plant and field install.
  • Comments: Quantity one of feature #1140 or #1141 is required. Feature #1140 is the default.
(#1141) Management console - Primary v2

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature provides a dedicated PC consisting of a processor, keyboard, and display that is used for machine configuration, management, and service activities, including call home and remote support.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
  • Comments: Quantity 1 of feature #1140 or #1141 is required
(#1151) Management console - Secondary v2

This feature provides a secondary management console for mounting into the system rack. The PC will share the existing keyboard and display with the primary management console and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.

  • Minimum required: 0 (1 if copy services feature #82xx is selected)
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1151 can only be added to configurations with feature #1141 already present
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Comments: User is allowed to deselect this feature if required
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1450) 40m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 40 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 40 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1451) 150m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 150 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
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1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1604) HPFE Gen 2 adapter pair
Feature Description
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1604    HPFE Gen 2 adapter pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of HPFE Gen 2 adapter pairs used to support flash card. Each HPFE Gen 2 adapter pair is required for each HPFE Gen 2 pair if the HPFE Gen 2 pair exceed quantity four on the first expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four (The last two quantities of #1602 on the first expansion frame and the first two quantities of #1602 on the second expansion frame)
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
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1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: 12
    • Feature 1624, 1625: 48 at system level (Initial order maximum: 12)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. The maximum Thin Provisioning capacity would be 2x the maximum formatted physical capacity.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#188X) DS8000 LMC R8.X
(#1882) DS8000 LMC R8.2

(No longer available as of November 21, 2018)

(#1883) DS8000 LMC R8.3

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

(#1884) DS8000 LMC R8.4

(No longer available as of January 14, 2020)

Feature Description
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1882    DS8000 LMC R8.2
1883    DS8000 LMC R8.3
1884    DS8000 LMC R8.4
1885    DS8000 LMC R8.5

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R8.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install:
    • For feature #1882, #1883: Field only
    • For feature #1884, #1885: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
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3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the base model.

  • Minimum required: None. A minimum of two #3153, #3253, #3157, #3257, #3353, or #3453 features of the same type are required.
  • Maximum allowed per Model 988:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: Eight
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 988 plus one expansion unit attached:
      • Any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 32
      • Any combination of features #3157 or #3257: 16
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Eight per system when feature #4868 or #4878 (24-Core processor) is present. Sixteen per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4888 or #4898 (48-Core processor) is present (Initial order maximum: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Cable order: Features #1450 and #1451 are optional cables for this feature. Cabling might be provided by the customer.
(#3601) Transparent cloud tiering 10Gb/1Gb ethernet pair for 4U controllers

This feature provides a pair of 2-port 10 Gbps SFP+ optical / 2-port 1Gbps RJ-45 copper longwave adapters (one for each one of the 4U central electronics complexes) to improve bandwidth for a native cloud storage tier in IBM Z environments.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher
  • Limitations: 10 km maximum distance
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4487    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4488    2,048 GB Processor memory (48-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #4487 requires #4868 processor license feature
    • Feature #4488 requires #4888 processor license feature
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#4xxx) Processor memory
Feature Description
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4497    1,024 GB Processor memory (24-core only)
4498    2,048 GB Processor memory (48-core only)

Each feature designates the amount of processor memory installed in the machine.

Processor memory upgrades are processed as a feature conversion transaction. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #4497 requires #4878 processor license feature
    • Feature #4498 requires #4898 processor license feature
    • Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: No intermix of feature #448x with #449x
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#48xx) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4868    24-core processor license indicator
4888    48-core processor license indicator

This feature provides a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #4878 requires #4497 processor memory feature
    • Feature #4898 requires #4498 processor memory feature
    • Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: Feature #4898 is required to support feature #024x (expansion frame positions). No intermix of feature #4868/#4888 with #4878/#4898
  • Plant install / field install: Field
(#48xx) Processor license indicators
Feature Description
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4878    24-core processor II license indicator
4898    48-core processor II license indicator

This feature provides a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #4878 requires #4497 processor memory feature
    • Feature #4888 requires #4498 processor memory feature
    • Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: Feature #4888 is required to support feature #024x (expansion frame positions). No intermix of feature #4868/#4888 with #4878/#4898.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGAG) Shipping and Handling - Model 988

(No longer available as of June 30, 2020)

This feature indicates each Model 988 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAG or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
Chargeable features for Model 88E
(#0170) Top Expansion

This feature is used to indicate the system has exceed the 40U height and additional materials are required to support the top hat expansion.

  • Minimum required: Zero. One if feature #0170 already exists on Model 988 or if feature #1602 is ordered in the first expansion frame.
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1014) - Front & rear door lock kit

This feature code provides two sets of lock/keys (one for the front door, one for the rear door). On new machines, the cover locks are shipped separately for installation in the field.

  • Minimum required: 0
  • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 0)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: None
  • Comments: None
(#1052) Three Phase DC-UPS

This feature provides the primary source of power for the storage system.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089 must be selected
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only
(#1055) Extended PLD

This optional feature provides extended protection from a power line disturbance (PLD).

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 533x system. The 533x system is defined as the 533x base unit and all physically attached 533x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#10xx) Three phase line cords
Feature Description
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1086    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 30A, 5 pin connector
1087    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 30A, 4 pin connector
1088    Three phase power cord, 380-415V, 40A, no connector
1089    Three phase power cord, 200-240V, 60A, 4 pin connector

These features are used to specify a three phase power configuration.

These features provide two three phase power cords to supply external power to the machine and also can be used to order replacement line cords. These features also cover the top exit power cord and the cable you order is meant for top exit. Order feature code #1101 for the overhead ladder.

  • Minimum required: One per feature number (select either feature #1086, #1087, #1088, or #1089)
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: The same power cord feature number is required on both Models 988 and 88E. Feature #1101 may be required for features #1086, #1087, #1088, and #1089.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1303) I/O enclosure pair PCIe 3

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two HPFE Gen 2 adapter cards, up to two HPFE Gen 2 enclosure pairs, up to four zHyperLink adapters, and up to eight host adapters.

  • Minimum required: Two
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: Feature #1303 is only compatible with feature #0241. Not compatible with feature #0242.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1400) Top exit bracket
Feature Description
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1400    Top exit bracket for Fibre cable

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables and power line cords routed to the top of the system.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1410 - #1422) Fibre Channel/FICON cables
  • (#1410) 40 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1411) 31 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1412) 2 metre, 50um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1420) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/LC)
  • (#1421) 31 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)
  • (#1422) 2 metre, 9um Fibre cable (LC/SC)

These optional features provide one Fibre Channel cable to connect a Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

Each cable has a LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with a LC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with short-wave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (feature #3153, #3157, and #3353).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3253, #3257, and #3453).

Features #1412 and #1422 provide a pigtail conversion cable that can be used to attach the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port to a cable with a LC connector.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Corequisites: See description above
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1450) 40m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 40 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 2.0 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 40 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with feature #0242 (Second expansion frame)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1451) 150m zHyperlink cable

This features provides one zHyperlink cable to connect a zHyperlink adapter port to a server or port of the zHyperLink Express feature (#0431 in IBM z14). It is a single 24-fibre cable with Multi-fibre Termination Push-on (MTP) connectors. Internally, the cable houses 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive. The specifications of the cable are: 150 m, OM4 50/125 micrometer multimode fibre optic cable with a fibre bandwidth at wavelength: 4.7 GHz-km at 850 nm.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 99
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #3500 (zHyperlink adapter) to be present in the system
  • Limitations: 40 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration.
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with feature #0242 (Second expansion frame)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1600) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair
Feature Description
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1600    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1602) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)
Feature Description
------- ----------------------------------------------------
1602    High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair (Dynamic)

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of 4U (4 EIA) flash enclosures pair used to support flash card. Each enclosure pair will be populated with 48 cards. A set of optical cables are included to connect between flash enclosures pair to the HPFE Gen 2 adapter.

The first expansion frame must have quantity of 4 feature #1600 before feature #1602 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Six (Quantity 2 on first expansion frame)
  • Corequisites: Require feature #1883
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1604) HPFE Gen 2 adapter pair
Feature Description
------- ------------------------
1604    HPFE Gen 2 adapter pair

This feature notifies Manufacturing on the number of HPFE Gen 2 adapter pairs used to support flash card. Each HPFE Gen 2 adapter pair is required for each HPFE Gen 2 pair if the HPFE Gen 2 pair exceed quantity four on the first expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Four (The last four quantities of #1602 on the second expansion frame)
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#161x) Flash card sets
(#1610) 400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set

(No longer available as of September 30, 2019)

Feature Description
------- -------------------------------------
1610    400 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1611    800 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1612    1600 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1613    3200 GB 2.5-inch flash card set
1623    3.8 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1624    7.68 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash
1625    15.36 TB 2.5-inch high capacity flash

These features provide a set of 16 flash cards.

Flash cards are installed in a flash enclosure pair (feature #1602). Each flash enclosure pair can support up to three flash drive sets (up to 48 flash drives).

Every flash enclosure pair must be populated with either three flash card sets (features #161x), a combination of one flash card set and two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699), or a combination of two flash card sets and one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1699). If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the feature must be removed as #161x features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed flash cards when purchasing new flash card of a higher capacity. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The flash cards feature numbers 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1623 can be configured as RAID 5, 6, or 10. The flash card feature number 1624 and 1625 can be configured as RAID 6 only.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Feature 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1623: 18
    • Feature 1624, 1625: 48 at system level (Initial order maximum: 18)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1600 and #1699 features may be required
    • Additional 904x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1624 requires feature #1884 (LMC R8.4) to be ordered
    • Feature #1625 requires feature #1885 (LMC R8.5) to be ordered
  • Limitations: Cannot intermix different capacity within an enclosure pair. Systems with 512 GB of processor memory or less can support up to 512 TiB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 2 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. Systems with 1 TB of processor memory or more can support up to 2 PB of formatted physical capacity with small extents or up to 8 PiB of formatted physical capacity with large extents. The maximum Thin Provisioning capacity would be 2x the maximum formatted physical capacity.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1699) Flash enclosure filler set

This feature provides a set of 16 flash enclosure fillers. If a flash enclosure pair (feature #1600) is populated with only 16 flash cards (one #161x feature), it must be populated with two flash enclosure filler sets (feature #1699).

If a flash enclosure pair is populated with feature #1699, the #1699 feature must be removed as #161x features are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 12
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1906) Earthquake kit

This feature provides an optional seismic kit for stabilizing the storage unit rack, so that the rack complies with IBM earthquake resistance standards. It is important for computer systems to be adequately restrained during earthquakes. This helps to prevent human injury. It also ensures that the system will be available following the earthquake by limiting potential damage to critical system components such as hard drives.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1999) Hardware Installation MES
Feature Description
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1999    Hardware Installation MES

This feature provides IBM trained personnel to perform the hardware installation.

  • Minimum required: One per hardware field install order
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: Must be attached to any hardware field install order. This includes features #16xx, #3xxx, and #4xxx.
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe
Feature Description
------- --------------------------------------
3153    8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3157    8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3253    8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3257    8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3353    16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe
3453    16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe

These features provide one either four or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapter. Host adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure. An I/O enclosure pair can support up to eight host adapters. For higher availability, it is recommended that adapters always be added in pairs and in a balanced manner across the machine.

Each adapter supports:

  • Four or eight ports, each with a full duplex transfer rate at 1600 MB, 800 MB, 400 MB, or 200 MB per second
  • SCSI-FCP ULP (Upper Layer Protocol) on point-to-point, fabric, and arbitrated loop (private loop) topologies
  • FICON ULP on point-to-point and fabric topologies

Note: SCSI-FCP and FICON are not supported simultaneously on the same port.
Note: FC-AL Topology is not supported on 16GFC adapters.

Cables for connecting an adapter port to a server or fabric port can be purchased using the #141x and #142x features.

Feature #315x and #3353 are supported with 50 micron multimode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC connector.

Feature #325x and #3453 are supported with 9 micron single mode Fibre optic cables terminated with a LC.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

The combination of four ports and eight ports of host adapter cards cannot exceed 64 ports on the expansion model.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed per Model 88E:
    • Model 88E with feature #0241 and any combination of features #3153, #3253, #3353, or #3453: 16
    • Any combination of features #3153 or #3257: Eight
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system: 32
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#3500) zHyperlink adapter

This feature provides a one port zHyperlink adapter which resides in the PCIe G3 I/O drawer of the DS8880 and supports direct connectivity to IBM Z at distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Sixteen per system (Base and expansion frames) when feature #4888 or #4898 (48-Core processor) is present (Initial order maximum: Eight - Feature #3500 cannot be ordered in quantities of 1, 3, 5, or 7)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: This feature requires feature #1303 and LMC R8.3 (feature #1883) or higher. FICON connectivity to each IBM z14 connected via zHyperLinks
  • Limitations: 150 m maximum distance in a point to point configuration. This feature can only be ordered in quantities of 2, 4, 6, or 8
  • Compatibility: This feature is not compatible with feature #0242 (Second expansion frame)
  • Plant install / field install: Both
  • Cable order: Features #1450 and #1451 are optional cables for this feature. Cabling might be provided by the customer.
(#AGAH) Shipping and Handling - Model 88E

This feature indicates each Model 88E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AGAH or feature #AG00 on the order.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant install / field install: Plant only


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