Family 2423+04 IBM DS8870 Models 961 and 96E

IBM Canada/Latin America Sales Manual
Revised:  October 15, 2019.

 
Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 

Product life cycle dates

Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2423-96E 2012/10/032012/10/19 2017/11/222020/12/31
2423-961 2012/10/032012/10/19 2016/06/012020/12/31

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Abstract

The IBM 2423 is the DS8000 series that is the flagship disk storage platform within the IBM System Storage portfolio. The IBM DS8870 represents the latest in this series of high-performance, high-capacity, flexible, and resilient disk storage systems. With the enterprise choice warranty option, these high-performance flagship models (DS8870 Model 961 and associated DS8870 Expansion Unit Model 96E) can be ordered with a one-year, two-year, three-year, or four-year support period (by ordering the appropriate machine type), which covers both hardware and advanced function software.

Model abstract 2423-961

The IBM 2423 DS8870 Model 961 features a 2-core to 16-core processor, 129 TB to 1.4 TB physical capacity, 144 to 1536 disk drives, 32 GB to 1 TB processor memory, 4 to 16 host adapters, and 0 or 1 to 3 96E attach.

Model abstract 2423-96E

The IBM 2423 associated DS8870 Expansion Unit Model 96E has 302 TB or 432 TB physical capacity, 336 or 480 disk drives, 8 or 0 host adapters, and attaches to Model 961.



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Highlights

Capabilities for IBM DS8870 models offer greater choices in price and performance, including:

  • IBM DS8870 high-performance flagship Model 961 and Model 96E Expansion Unit
  • IBM POWER7+ based processors
  • Improved rack power system
  • Scalable system memory and scalable process cores in the controllers
  • Available business class configuration
  • Encryption capability in drives is now standard
  • Limited VMware VAAI support
  • Nondisruptive upgrade path for DS8870 Model 961 and additional Model 96E expansion frames
  • Value-based licensing
  • Encryption capable flash cards
  • Available all-flash configuration
  • Available high-performance flash configuration
  • Copy Services
  • Openstack (supports open cloud infrastructure platform)
  • Easy Tier Generations I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII

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Description

This product is provided with one year of standard warranty. Additional years of extended warranty services are available to make these flexible offerings the best support option to address business and financial needs. Clients should consult with their financial personnel on the appropriate financial treatment for this offering.

The DS8870 is also designed to provide hardware features for the combination of price and efficiency that is right for all application needs. It delivers cutting edge technology, improved efficiency, and increased performance. The DS8870 excels in supporting the IBM zEnterprise EC12 and high-end IBM Power server environments and ensures clients are taking full advantage of the integration delivered by these high-end enterprise systems. Hardware features include:

IBM POWER7 processor technology

The DS8870 high-performance flagship model features IBM POWER7 server technology to help support high performance. The DS8870 model delivers up to three times performance improvement in I/O operations per second in transaction processing workload environments as the prior model. Compared to the performance of the previous DS8000 system, DS8800, this processor aids the DS8870 in improving the performance of both sequential read and sequential write throughputs by over 60%.

The DS8870 provides a nondisruptive upgrade from the smallest to the largest configuration. This includes adding cache and processors for increased performance, adding host ports for increased connectivity, adding HDDs and SSDs and additional Model 96E frames to the base 961 frame for increased capacity, and adding advanced function software features.

Memory support

DS8870 provides from 16 GB to 1 TB of processor memory and continues to be managed in 4 KB segments for optimal cache efficiency. Total memory support has increased by 266% compared to DS8800.

Improved rack power system

The DS8870 provides dc uninterrupted power supplies to replace the primary power supplies the current DS8800 is using. These power supplies improve energy efficiency and are designed to support emerging energy efficiency standards.

Business class configuration options

The DS8870 provides a business class configuration option in addition to the enterprise class. The business class option alters the standard device adapter pair to drive fill pattern and provides a lower cost system solution with a balanced trade off in performance. The business class configuration is capable of achieving similar system performance to the standard offering when in large configurations.

Business class configuration is intended for environments where the price and lower performance of a smaller DS8870 configuration are preferred. Enterprise class is targeted for performance and highly scalable configurations with large long-term growth.

Business class's advanced function licenses can be configured based on customer usage and not the total physical capacity of the system.

The 16 GB cache business class configuration has certain limitations as well, including no copy services and no I/O Priority Manager support. The business class configuration can only be applied in the factory and cannot be converted back to the standard configuration in the field.

Business Class Configuration table:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Description   DS8870 2 core  DS8870 4 core  DS8870 8 or 16 core
-----------   -------------  -------------  -------------------
Number of         16-144         16-192         16-192
drives
supported
 
Device adapter      1              1               1
pairs required
 
Number of                        208-240        208-384
drives
supported
 
Device adapter                     2               2
pairs required
 
Number of                                       400-576
drives
supported
 
Device adapter                                     3
pairs required
 
Number of                                       592-768
drives
supported
 
Device adapter                                     4
pairs required
 
Number of                                       784-960
drives
supported
 
Device adapter                                     5
pairs required
 
Number of                                       976-1056
drives
supported
 
Device adapter                                     6
pairs required
 

Drive support

  • 146 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 900 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 3 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS
  • 4 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS
  • 200 GB SSD
  • 400 GB SSD
  • 800 GB SSD
  • 1.6 TB SSD

All drives offered on the DS8870 have encryption capability.

VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) support

DS8870 will provide support for the following functions:

  • Atomic test and set (ATS) or VMware hardware-assisted locking
  • XCOPY or full copy
  • WRITE SAME
  • VMware SRM V5.0/5.1
  • IBM Storage Management Console for VMware vCenter

The VAAI API offloads storage processing functions from the server hardware to the DS8870, reducing the workload on the host server hardware for improved performance on both the network and host servers.

Value based pricing and licensing

Operating environment licenses will be priced based on the performance, capacity, speed, and other characteristics that provide value in customer environments.

The capabilities for IBM DS8870 models offer greater choices in price and performance.

High performance, reliability, and enhanced connectivity

IBM DS8870 models feature the following hardware and technology improvements intended to enhance performance, connectivity, and reliability:

IBM POWER7 processor technology

The DS8870 high-performance flagship model features IBM POWER7 server technology to help support high performance. Compared to prior models, the DS8870 is designed to deliver up to three times performance improvement in I/O operations per second in transaction processing workload environments. The POWER7 processor delivers improved performance of both sequential read and sequential write throughputs by up to 60% and can enable up to 170% performance improvement in I/O operations per second in open and CKD volumes as prior models.

The DS8870 offers a single socket 2-core processor complex and up to a dual socket 16-core processor complex per controller.

The DS8870 delivers up to three times the performance of the DS8800 and provides new leadership in Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmarks.

Refer to the SPC website for complete information on the SPC-1 and SPC-2 results at

http://www.storageperformance.org/results/

IBM POWER7+ processor technology

The DS8870 features IBM POWER7+ server technology to help deliver high performance. The DS8870 delivers up to 15% performance improvement in maximum IOPS in transaction processing workload environments over the prior processor.

The DS8870 offers a 2-core 4.228 GHz P7+ processor complex and up to a 16-core 4.228 GHz P7+ processor complex per controller.

Nondisruptive upgrade path

The DS8870 also supports a nondisruptive upgrade from the smallest to the largest configuration. This includes adding cache and processors for increased performance, adding host ports for increased connectivity, adding HDDs and SSDs and additional model 96E frames to the base 961 frame for increased capacity, and adding advanced function software features.

Industry-standard disk drives

The DS8870 offers a selection of disk drives, including 2.5-inch form factor for increased density and performance per frame and 3.5-inch nearline SAS drives which offer larger capacities. All of the drives are Serial Attached SCSI second generation drives (SAS-2) that communicate using a 6 Gbps interface.

  • 146 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 15,000 rpm SAS
  • 600 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 900 GB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm SAS
  • 3 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS
  • 4 TB 7,200 rpm nearline SAS
  • 200 GB SSD
  • 400 GB SSD
  • 800 GB SSD
  • 1.6 TB SSD

Encryption support

  • 1750 Encrypted drive set activation indicator
  • 1754 Encrypted drive deactivation indicator

All drives offered in the DS8870 have encryption capability to secure critical data. The DS8870 will also have the ability to disable the encryption function using optional feature number 1754.

Processor memory offerings

The DS8870 model with 2-core configuration offers up to 32 GB of processor memory, with 4-core configuration it offers up to 64 GB, with 8-core configuration it offers up to 256 GB, and with 16-core configuration it offers up to 1,024 GB. The write cache scales according to the processor memory size selected to help optimize performance.

Improved rack power system

DS8870 provides dc uninterrupted power supplies to replace the current primary DS8800 power supplies. The new power supplies will improve energy efficiency.

High availability

The DS8870 model is designed and implemented with component redundancy to help avoid many potential single points of failure.

Logical Unit Number (LUN) and volume management

Nondisruptive LUN and volume creation and deletion are supported. When a LUN or volume is deleted, the capacity can be reformatted and reused.

LUNs and volumes can be configured to span arrays, therefore the size of the volume or LUN is not constrained by the size of the array. LUNs up to 16 TB are supported. CKD volumes up to 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) are supported.

Dynamic Volume Expansion supporting application data growth

The IBM DS8000 series supports Dynamic Volume Expansion, allowing the size of a logical volume to be increased while it is online to a host system. This capability can simplify management by enabling easier online volume expansion to support application data growth. The maximum volume size is limited to the currently supported maximum size for DS8000:

  • Open Systems (Fixed Block - FB) volumes - 16 TB
  • System z (CKD) volumes - 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders)

Volumes that are expanded can be online during and after the execution of the function. Volumes may not be in copy services relationships (Point-in-Time Copy, FlashCopy SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Metro/Global Mirror, and z/OS Global Mirror functions) while expansion is taking place. The function can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. IBM System z and System p servers support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8000.

All other servers may require additional steps to be put into place in order to support and recognize the expanded volumes within the DS8000. The Dynamic Volume Expansion capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Addressing capabilities

Support for logical subsystems, logical devices, and logical paths defined as:

  • Up to 256 logical subsystems
  • Up to 65,280 logical devices
  • Up to 130,560 FICON logical paths (1,280 logical paths per control unit image)
  • Up to 8,000 process logins (509 per SCSI-FCP port)

Simplified storage management for System z with z/OS

For System z and z/OS environments, DS8870 models can support 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders) 3390 volumes. It can help relieve addressing constraints, improve disk resource utilization, and improve storage administrator productivity by providing the ability to consolidate multiple disk volumes into a single address.

Administration and management

  • Online configuration capability features a web-based GUI designed to offer increased ease of use
  • A single command line interface (CLI) supports both logical configuration and copy services
  • Capabilities such as remote code distribution and email notification of link failures can also improve availability

Choice of models and features

DS8870 has similar scalability as previous DS8000 and DS8800 systems. With a 2, 4, 8, or 16-core processor complex, the DS8870 Model 961 supports up to 240 2.5-inch disk drives for a maximum capacity of up to 216 TB. It also supports up to 1 TB of processor memory with up to 8 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters. With an optional expansion unit (DS8870 Model 96E), it scales as follows:

  • With one DS8870 Model 96E Expansion Unit, the DS8870 Model 961 (8 or 16-core) supports up to 576 disk drives, providing up to 518 TB of physical capacity with 900 GB SAS disk drives, up to 288 drives providing up to 864 TB of physical capacity with 3 TB nearline SAS disk drives, and up to 16 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters
  • With two DS8870 Model 96E Expansion Units, the DS8870 Model 961 (8 or 16-core) supports up to 1,056 disk drives, providing up to 950 TB of physical capacity with 900 GB SAS disk drives, up to 528 drives providing up to 1.6 PB of physical capacity with 3 TB nearline SAS disk drives, and up to 16 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters
  • With a third DS8870 Model 96E Expansion Unit, the DS8870 Model 961 (8-core with 256 GB cache or 16-core) supports up to 1,536 disk drives, providing up to 1.4 PB of physical capacity with 900 GB SAS disk drives, up to 768 drives providing up to 2.3 PB of physical capacity with 3 TB nearline SAS disk drives, and up to 16 Fibre Channel/FICON adapters

To meet performance and configuration needs, DS8870 Model 961 offers a 2, 4, 8, or 16-core processor complex. Refer to the following table for more detail on supported drive and adapter counts with the two available configuration options.

Per frame maximum configuration table:

Model              Physical   Disk     Processor    Host     9xE
number  Processor  capacity  drives     memory    adapters  attach
------  ---------  --------  -------   ---------  --------  ------
Enterprise class configuration:
961      2-core    129 TB      144       32 GB        4       0
961      4-core    216 TB      240       64 GB        8       0
961      8-core    1.4 PB     1,536     256 GB       16     1 to 3
961     16-core    1.4 PB     1,536       1 TB       16     1 to 3
 
Business Class configuration:
961      2-core    129 TB      144       32 GB        4       0
961      4-core    216 TB      240       64 GB        8       0
961      8-core    950 TB     1,056     256 GB       16     1 to 2
961     16-core    950 TB     1,056       1 TB       16     1 to 2
 
Model              Physical   Disk   Processor  Host        9xx
number  Processor  capacity  drives   memory   adapters    Attach
------  ---------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -----------
Enterprise class configuration first expansion:
96E       N/A      302 TB     336      N/A        8         961
Enterprise class configuration second/third expansions:
96E       N/A      432 TB     480      N/A        0         961
 
Business class configuration first expansion:
96E       N/A      302 TB     336      N/A        8         961
Business class configuration second expansion:
96E       N/A      432 TB     480      N/A        0         961
 

Variety of configuration options

Price, performance, and capacity flexibility to help address specific application and business requirements is provided through drive intermix support.

Physical capacity for the DS8000 series is purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains 16 identical disk drives with the same capacity and rpm. Disk drive sets are available in many types as shown in the following table. For additional flexibility, feature conversions are available to exchange existing disk drive sets when purchasing new disk drive sets with higher capacity.

         Drive      Drive    Encryption   RAID      Field
 Size    type       speed    drive        support   supported
------   -----    ---------  ----------   --------  ---------
400 GB   Flash      N/A         Yes          5         Yes
200 GB    SSD       N/A         Yes          5, 10(1)  Yes
400 GB    SSD       N/A         Yes          5, 10(1)  Yes
800 GB    SSD       N/A         Yes          5, 10(1)  Yes
1.6 TB    SSD       N/A         Yes          5, 10(1)  Yes
146 GB    SAS      15K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
300 GB    SAS      15K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
600 GB    SAS      15K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
600 GB    SAS      10K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
900 GB    SAS      10K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
1.2 TB    SAS      10K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10     Yes
  3 TB    SAS     7.2K rpm      Yes         6, 10(1)   Yes
        nearline
  4 TB    SAS     7.2K rpm      Yes         6, 10(1)   Yes
        nearline
 

Note: (1) The 3 TB and 4 TB nearline SAS, 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB drives with RAID-10 are RPQ only.

IBM Standby Capacity on Demand (CoD) offering

IBM Standby CoD solutions are designed to address the changing storage needs of rapidly growing businesses. IBM Standby CoD for the DS8000 offering allows inactive disk drives to be installed and easily activated as business needs require.

Standby CoD provides the ability to tap into additional storage and is particularly attractive for rapid or unpredictable growth, or just for the knowledge that extra storage will be there when needed.

With this offering, up to six Standby CoD disk drive sets (96 disk drives) can be factory or field installed into the system. For activation, the disk drives should be logically configured. This is a nondisruptive activity that does not require intervention from IBM. Upon activation of any portion of a Standby CoD disk drive set, an order should be placed with IBM to initiate billing for the activated set. At that time, replacement Standby CoD disk drive sets may also be ordered.

This offering allows licensed functions to be purchased based upon the machine's physical capacity, excluding unconfigured Standby CoD capacity.

This offering does not have an offering fee premium. A Standby CoD disk drive set must be activated within a 12-month period from the date of installation and all activation is permanent. Contact your IBM representative to obtain additional information regarding Standby CoD offering terms and conditions.

Full disk encryption

IBM recognizes the requirement for data protection, not only from hardware or software failures, but also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. Full disk encryption drive sets allow data encryption at rest on a DS8000 series storage controller, helping to mitigate the threat of theft, mismanagement, or loss of business critical data.

The DS8000 series allows encryption using any of the available drives with key management services supported by Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager software. Enabling encryption is optional, and may be activated using feature number 1750.

The full disk encryption support feature is available for plant and field orders. Field configured, nonencryption supporting systems will be allowed to activate encryption drives installed at an existing location. The entire subsystem must either be all encrypted by activating encryption with activation indicator feature number 1750 or all nonencrypted by ordering encryption deactivation indicator feature number 1754. The encrypted drive activation indicator feature number 1750 and the corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA feature number 1750) are available for ordering.

Additionally, an environment verification process must be completed to support best practice configuration of the encryption solution. This verification can be requested from IBM Lab Based Services (recommended), or completed by the customer, but is a prerequisite of the encryption solution activation process.

z/OS support of disk encryption is available on z/OS V1.10, or later.

Disable recovery key

On a DS8870, if you have a security administrator, you can configure or disable a recovery key for the DS8000 storage facility image before an encryption group is created. You can disable a recovery key within a secure key environment. The state of the recovery key must be unconfigured in order to disable the recovery key. Be aware that if you disable a recovery key, this allows an encryption group to be configured, but with no recovery alternative. If for some reason you do not want a recovery key, you should disable it.

Encryption deadlock recovery key supports the ability for administrators to restore access to a DS8870 when the encryption key for the storage is unavailable due to an encryption deadlock scenario. If clients disable the recovery key they do so at their own risk. Refer to the white paper IBM Encrypted Storage Overview V1.2 for best practices for prevention of the deadlock situation.

Rekey data keys of an encryption group

With security administrator access, users can rekey the data keys of their encryption group. With the encryption group rekey function, users can concurrently migrate a single platform key server configuration to a dual platform key server configuration to leverage changes in key management infrastructure. Both of these enhancements can help clients satisfy PCI security standards.

Solid state drives (SSD)

To improve data transfer rate (IOPS) and response time, IBM DS8000 series provides support for SSDs. SSDs support improved I/O transaction-based performance over traditional platter-based drives. IBM DS8870 will initially offer SSDs in 400 GB capacities with enhanced response time performance. SSDs are a high-IOPS class enterprise storage device targeted at Tier 0 applications that can use a high level of fast-access storage. SSDs offer a number of potential benefits over hard disk drives, including better IOPS performance, lower power consumption, less heat generation, and lower acoustical noise. The SSDs are optional to the DS8000 series and are available with feature numbers 6xxx.

SSDs will be limited to 384 drives per DS8870 system. Additionally, RAID-6 and RAID-10 are not supported for SSD arrays.

All-flash system and flash optimization

The DS8870 now supports an all-flash configuration. The all-flash indicator, feature number 0600, allows the customer to specify systems comprised solely of flash drives. For customers using small capacity disk drives in RAID-10 configurations to minimize I/O response times, using an all-flash configuration instead can help improve I/O response times while also reducing floor space and power requirements, all at a similar cost of ownership.

For the DS8870 POWER7+ systems, this release has been flash optimized to improve overall performance of flash drives. Compared to a similar DS8870 POWER7 system, transactional customers can see improvements up to 20% when using a DS8870 POWER7+ 16-core all-flash system and the new flash accelerator RPQ #08S1364. The flash accelerator RPQ is only offered on all-flash (feature number 0600) DS8870 POWER7+ 16-core (feature number 4414) systems.

Flash optimization II

SSD or flash technology has improved the storage system performance by providing much higher IOPS compared to spinning disk drives (HDDs) and can help to reduce I/O-bound batch window times and improve interactive or query response times.

The integration of a new high-performance flash enclosure (feature number 1500) provides a new and even higher standard of flash performance with the DS8870. The high-performance flash enclosure is directly attached to the PCIe fabric, enabling increased bandwidth and transaction processing capability. The 1U enclosure contains a pair of powerful redundant RAID controllers and up to 30 SAS flash cards. The RAID controller is specifically designed to help unleash the performance capabilities of flash-based storage. The RAID controller design combines the technical expertise of IBM research and development resources with the common building blocks from the recently acquired leader in flash integration, Texas Memory Systems. The flash enclosure (feature number 1500) in the DS8870 provides up to four times the performance of current SSDs.

The 400 GB flash cards (feature numbers 1506 and 1508) used in the high performance flash enclosure are packaged as 1.8-inch SAS encryption capable drives, which can be added to or removed concurrently while the enclosure is in use. The flash card can only be configured for RAID 5 arrays in this release.

Each of the two integrated SAS controllers in the high-performance flash enclosure require a connection to a GX++ PCIe2 x4 adapter located in the DS8870 GX++ slot. The DS8870 uses a dual-port GX++ PCIe2 adapter (feature number 3054), and thus one GX++ PCIe2 adapter can support one high-performance flash enclosure.

Each high-performance flash enclosure supports a pair of RAID controllers in an active/active configuration. The pair of controllers are fully redundant and offer complete, nondisruptive maintenance. The DS8870 offers two types of configurations:

  1. A 4U space with up to 48 TB of raw capacity, in addition to the existing standard configuration options
  2. An All-flash, single rack system configured with only flash and up to 96 TB of capacity (73.6 TB of usable capacity) in a 8U of space

The All-flash DS8870 system configuration also provides twice as many I/O enclosures and up to twice as many host adapters as the standard DS8870 single frame configuration.

Refer to the following table for more details on supported flash and adapter counts with the available configuration options:

Per frame maximum configuration table:

Model              Physical  Flash  Processor  Host      Flash
number  Processor  capacity  cards  memory     adapters  enclosures
------  ---------  --------  -----  ---------  --------  ----------
 
All-flash configuration:
961      8-core    96 TB     240    256 GB     16        8
961     16-core    96 TB     240      1 TB     16        8
 
Enterprise/Business class configuration:
961      2-core    24 TB      60     32 GB      4        2
961      4-core    48 TB     120     64 GB      8        4
961      8-core    48 TB     120    256 GB     16        4
961     16-core    48 TB     120      1 TB     16        4
 

Flash optimization III

The High-Performance Flash Enclosure (HPFE), which was previously announced for the base frame in hybrid configurations, is now available on the first expansion frame. The additional four HPFEs double the HPFE capacity in a hybrid configuration to 96 TB (120 flash cards in each the base frame and first expansion frame).

The base system performance enhancements with the HPFE enable up to 35 percent improvement in maximum IOPS in random I/O workload environments.

Refer to the following table for more details on supported flash and adapter counts with the available configuration options:

Per frame maximum configuration table:

Model              Physical  Flash  Processor  Host      Flash
number  Processor  capacity  cards  memory     adapters  enclosures
------  ---------  --------  -----  ---------  --------  ----------
Enterprise/Business class first expansion configuration:
96E      N/A       48 TB     120     N/A         16        4
 
Eight drive install groups of SSD

Additional physical capacity for the DS8870 can be purchased via disk drive sets. A disk drive set contains sixteen identical disk drives (same capacity and rpm). IBM DS8870 offers the support of eight drive install groups of SSD (half disk drive sets), providing additional price/performance and capacity options to address specific application and business requirements. This support is in addition to the already supported sixteen drive install groups of SSD (a disk drive set). The 400 GB SSD half disk drive sets are supported.

IBM FlashCopy SE offers price and efficiency options

The DS8000 Point-in-Time Copy (IBM FlashCopy) function requires space to be set aside equal to the size of the volumes that are to be copied. The IBM DS8000 series provides support for IBM FlashCopy SE (space efficient snapshot capability) which is intended to use only the amount of storage needed by the copy. This capability can lower the amount of storage needed by many DS8000 clients today, and help lower costs by significantly reducing disk capacity needed for copies. Reducing capacity in the DS8000 can also mean fewer drives and less power required for the overall system.

IBM FlashCopy SE can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. All host systems supported by the DS8000 today are supported with FlashCopy SE (IBM System z servers require z/OS 1.10, or later, for this support). For more information on implementation of this function, refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 FlashCopy SE Implementation Considerations and Recommendations document located at

http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/FLASH10617

IBM FlashCopy SE is an optional feature on the DS8000 series, available with the SE indicator feature numbers 0730 and 735x-736x and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA SE feature numbers 735x-736x).

Remote Pair FlashCopy

The IBM DS8870 provides Remote Pair FlashCopy with the capability to allow a FlashCopy (Point-in-Time Copy) relationship where the FlashCopy target device is a Metro Mirror primary device. This can significantly reduce the recovery time that exists when a FlashCopy background copy and Metro Mirror Resync are in progress. The Remote Pair FlashCopy provides a solution for data replication, data migration, remote copy, and disaster recovery tasks.

For business continuity, the Remote Pair FlashCopy operations are nondisruptive, allowing the primary device of each FlashCopy pair to remain available to all hosts for both read and write I/O operations. Once established, Remote Pair FlashCopy operations continue unattended to support continuous data backup to the secondary device.

z/OS support of Remote Pair FlashCopy is available on z/OS V1.10, or later, using the name FlashCopy Preserve Mirror.

Flexibility with support for RAID-5, RAID-6, and RAID-10

Physical capacity on the DS8000 series can be configured as RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10, or a combination of the three. RAID-5 can offer excellent performance for most applications, while RAID-10 can offer better performance for selected applications, in particular for high random write content applications in an open systems environment.

The decision to configure capacity as RAID-5, RAID-6, or RAID-10, as well as the amount of capacity to configure for each type, can be made at any time. RAID-5, RAID-6, and RAID-10 arrays can be intermixed within a single system and the physical capacity can be logically reconfigured at a later date (for example, RAID-6 arrays can be reconfigured into RAID-5 arrays).

Connectivity with Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters

The DS8000 series is designed to offer enhanced connectivity with the availability of four-port or eight-port Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters. The 8 Gb Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters, offered in longwave and shortwave, auto-negotiate to either 8 Gb, 4 Gb, or 2 Gb link speeds. This flexibility enables exploitation of the potential benefits offered by the higher performance, 8 Gb SAN-based solutions, while also maintaining compatibility with existing 2 Gb and 4 Gb infrastructures. In addition, the individual ports on the adapter can be configured with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) or FICON. This can help protect investment in Fibre Channel adapters and increase the ability to migrate to new servers. A DS8870 Model 961 can support up to a maximum of 16 host adapters, which equates to a maximum of 128 Fibre Channel ports.

DS8870 models offer extensive connectivity support, including Fibre Channel or FICON, across a broad range of server environments, such as IBM System z, System p, System i, and System x servers, as well as servers from Sun, Hewlett-Packard, and non-IBM Intel-based servers. This rich support of heterogeneous environments and attachments, along with the flexibility to easily partition the DS8000 series storage capacity among the attached environments, can help support storage consolidation requirements and dynamic, changing environments.

Improved performance with storage pool striping (rotate extents)

The storage pool striping (rotate extents) function, by default, stripes new volumes across all ranks of an extent pool to help reduce the administration required to balance system loads. With multiple rank allocation support, the system can automatically perform close to its highest efficiency, requiring little or no performance administration. The effectiveness of performance management is enhanced as imbalances tend to occur as isolated problems. The storage pool striping function can help automate hotspot avoidance for improved performance and response time without special tuning.

This function can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. All host systems supported by the DS8000 today are supported with storage pool striping. The storage pool striping function is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Rich set of business continuance solutions

DS8870 models support a rich set of copy service functions and management tools that can be used to build solutions to help address business continuance requirements.

Point-in-time copy solutions

The FlashCopy advanced function is designed to provide a point-in-time copy capability for logical volumes. The FlashCopy function creates a physical point-in-time copy of the data, with minimal interruption to applications, and makes it possible to access both the source and target copies immediately.

FlashCopy supports many advanced capabilities, including:

  • Data Set FlashCopy - Allows a FlashCopy of a data set in a System z environment.
  • Multiple Relationship FlashCopy - Allows a source to have FlashCopy relationships with multiple targets simultaneously. This flexibility allows you to initiate up to twelve FlashCopy establishes on a given LUN, volume, or data set without needing to first wait for or cause a previous relationship to end.
  • Incremental FlashCopy - Provides the capability to refresh a LUN or volume involved in a FlashCopy relationship. When a subsequent FlashCopy Establish is initiated, only the data required to bring the target current to the source's newly established point-in-time is copied. The direction of the refresh can also be reversed, in which case the LUN or volume previously defined as the target becomes the source for the LUN or volume previously defined as the source (and now defined as the target).
  • Multiple Incremental FlashCopy which provides incremental FlashCopy with up to twelve targets from a single source.
  • Remote Mirror Primary FlashCopy - Allows a FlashCopy relationship to be established where the target is also a remote mirror primary volume. This enables a full or incremental point-in-time copy to be created at a local site, and then use remote mirroring commands to copy the data to the remote site.
  • Consistency Group Commands - Allows DS8870 model systems to hold off I/O activity to a LUN or volume until the FlashCopy Consistency Group command is issued. Consistency groups can be used to help create a consistent point-in-time copy across multiple LUNs or volumes, and even across multiple DS8870s.
  • Inband commands over remote mirror link - A remote mirror environment allows commands to manage FlashCopy at the remote site to be issued from the local or intermediate site and transmitted over the remote mirror Fibre Channel links. This helps eliminate the need for a network connection to the remote site solely for the management of FlashCopy. FlashCopy is an optional feature of the DS8870 models, and is available with the point-in-time indicator feature numbers 72xx and 0720 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA feature number 72xx).
IBM FlashCopy SE price and efficiency options

The DS8000 Point-in-Time Copy (IBM FlashCopy) function requires space to be set aside equal to the size of the volumes that are to be copied. The IBM DS8000 series provides support for IBM FlashCopy SE (space efficient snapshot capability) which is intended to use only the amount of storage needed by the copy. This capability can lower the amount of storage needed by many DS8000 clients today, and help lower costs by significantly reducing disk capacity needed for copies. Reducing capacity in the DS8000 can also mean fewer drives and less power required for the overall system.

IBM FlashCopy SE can be managed and configured via the DS Storage Manager, DS CLI, and DS Open API. All host systems supported by the DS8000 today are supported with FlashCopy SE (IBM System z servers require z/OS 1.10, or later, for this support). For more information on implementation of this function, refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 FlashCopy SE Implementation Considerations and Recommendations document located at

http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/FLASH10617

IBM FlashCopy SE is an optional feature on the DS8000 series, available with the SE indicator feature numbers 0730 and 735x-736x and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA SE feature numbers 735x-736x).

Remote mirror and copy solutions

DS8870 models support several hardware-based remote mirror and copy solutions:

  • IBM System Storage Metro Mirror - This solution is designed to provide real-time mirroring of logical volumes between two systems that can be located up to 300 km from each other. It is a synchronous copy solution where write operations are completed on both copies (local and remote site) before they are considered to be done.
  • IBM System Storage Global Copy - This is a nonsynchronous long-distance copy option for data migration and backup.
  • IBM System Storage Global Mirror - Global Mirror is a long-distance remote copy solution across two sites using asynchronous technology, and is designed to provide the following:
    • Support for virtually unlimited distance between the local and remote sites, with the distance typically limited only by the capabilities of the network and channel extension technology being used. This can better enable you to choose your remote site location based on business needs and enables site separation to add protection from localized disasters.
    • A consistent and restartable copy of the data at the remote site, created with little impact to applications at the local site.
    • Data currency where, for many environments, the remote site lags behind the local site as little as 3 to 5 seconds, helping to reduce the amount of data exposure in the event of an unplanned outage. The actual lag in data currency experienced will depend upon a number of factors, including specific workload characteristics and bandwidth between the local and remote sites.
    • Dynamic selection of the desired Recovery Point Objective (RPO) based upon business requirements and optimization of available bandwidth.
    • Session support whereby data consistency at the remote site is internally managed across up to eight systems located across the local and remote sites.
    • Efficient synchronization of the local and remote sites with support for failover and failback modes, helping to reduce the time required to switch back to the local site after a planned or unplanned outage.
  • Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC) - provides the capability to have two PPRC relationships on a single primary volume. With this enhancement, there will be another target available to provide additional data protection to act as a backup if a disaster occurs.
    • Enables the combination of two Metro Mirrors, two Global Copies, one Metro Mirror and one Global Mirror, one Metro Mirror and one Global Copy and one Metro Mirror and one Metro/Global Mirror relationship.
    • Two Global Mirror relationships are not supported.
    • This function will also support an incremental resynchronization capability between the two target volumes in both planned and unplanned HyperSwap situations.
    • IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) supports DS8000 Multiple Target PPRC capabilities.

Interoperability with existing and previous generations of DS8000 series

All of the above remote mirroring solutions use Fibre Channel as the communications link between the primary and secondary machines. The Fibre Channel ports used for remote mirror and copy can be configured as either a dedicated remote mirror link or as a shared port between remote mirroring and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) data traffic.

The remote mirror and copy solutions listed above are optional capabilities and are compatible with previous generations of DS8000. They are available as follows:

  • Metro Mirror indicator feature numbers 75xx and 0744 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA MM feature numbers 75xx).
  • Global Mirror indicator feature numbers 75xx and 0746 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA GM feature numbers 75xx).

DS8000 series systems can also participate in global copy solutions with the IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 750, IBM TotalStorage ESS Model 800, and IBM System Storage DS6000 series systems for data migration. For more information on data migration and migration services contact IBM or a Business Partner representative.

Global Copy is a nonsynchronous long-distance copy option for data migration and backup, and is available under Metro Mirror and Global Mirror licenses or Remote Mirror and Copy license on older DS8000, ESS, or DS6000 systems.

Three-site Metro/Global Mirror

The DS8000 series supports three-site Metro/Global Mirror configurations. The Metro Mirror and Global Mirror functions utilize synchronous mirroring (Metro Mirror) from a local A-site to a metro-distance B-site, and asynchronous mirroring (Global Mirror) from an intermediate B-site to a remote C-site. This function, referred to as Metro/Global Mirror, is designed to provide planned and unplanned outage three-site enterprise disk data replication to help address rigorous three-site business resiliency needs of the enterprise data center. Metro/Global Mirror can support synchronous replication at distances up to 303 km using IBM System Storage Metro Mirror, and can maintain the asynchronous third site for out of region recovery, at a data currency that can be within 3 to 5 seconds (bandwidth permitting) using IBM System Storage Global Mirror.

Metro/Global Mirror is designed to provide:

  • Fast failover/failback to any site
  • Fast re-establishment of three-site recovery without production outages
  • Quick resynchronization to any site with incremental changes only

Metro/Global Mirror supports planned and unplanned switches from a local A-site to a remote B-site. With the cascading nature of Metro/Global Mirror, during and after the metro-distance switch, this function can provide continuous asynchronous disaster recovery protection to the out of region remote C-site without the necessity of additional reconfiguration. In the event of a loss of access to the B-site, Metro/Global Mirror is designed to provide incremental resynchronization from the local A-site to the remote C-site. The B-site can be brought back into the three-site configuration without a production outage, and with full failover and failback.

The Metro/Global Mirror solution uses Fibre Channel as the communications link between the primary, secondary, and tertiary machines. The Fibre Channel ports used for remote mirror and copy can be configured as either a dedicated remote mirror link or as a shared port between remote mirroring and FCP data traffic.

The Metro/Global Mirror solution is an optional capability of the DS8000 series and is available with the Metro/Global Mirror indicator feature numbers 74xx and 0742 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA MGM feature numbers 74xx).

Quick initialization

IBM now supports quick initialization as an enhancement to device provisioning technology on DS8870 platforms. Quick initialization improves initialization speeds up to 2.6 times over previous versions and allows a copy services relationship to be established after a device is created, while the provisioning of storage is in progress. These improvements can help users to create an enterprise storage environment, quickly provision new logical devices, and move the devices into production while utilizing the new thin provisioning technology in less time than ever before on DS8000 systems.

Quick initialization is currently available on fixed block logical volumes and is also supported on CKD logical volumes.

IBM DS8870 Thin Provisioning

The DS8870 also offers thin provisioning to allow users to over- commit storage to specific devices and throughout the system in general. This has several potential benefits. First, users can now allocate larger logical devices without having to provision the entire device, allowing storage to be allocated on the DS8870 without repeated device resizing as would be required today. The level of over-commitment can be decided by the user, but as the system consumes physical storage, administrators will be notified of physical allocations as it reaches user-specified limits. Once all of the physical storage is in use, no further virtual storage can be allocated, so action must be taken before this condition occurs.

Thinly provisioned devices can be increased in size as needed if the logical size of the device becomes constrained. If the physical storage approaches full allocation within a given extent pool, then users can add additional physical capacity (via drive sets) to increase the size of the extent pool.

Users may see a reduction in operating costs by being able to deploy fewer physical disks to provision a given set of logical devices that are underutilized. Thin provisioned devices offer performance that is comparable to standard, fully allocated, logical devices, and are effective in reducing capacity allocations. The ability to overconfigure logical device capacities may also help to reduce operational costs related to expanding storage allocations for host system software components such as logical volume managers, file systems, and databases.

For the initial release, the IBM DS8000 thin provisioning feature is available only for open systems, excluding System i. Support for IBM DS8870 thin provisioning is an optional feature of the DS8870 Model 961, and is available with the thin provisioning licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7071 and 0707 and corresponding DS8870 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) Thin Provisioning feature number 7071.

Thin provisioning support for Copy Services function (open systems)

The FlashCopy advanced function is designed to provide a point-in-time copy capability for logical volumes. The FlashCopy function creates a physical point-in-time copy of the data, with minimal interruption to applications, and makes it possible to access both the source and target copies immediately.

Metro Mirror offers a synchronous, long-distance copy option that constantly updates a secondary copy of a volume to match changes made to a source volume. Global Mirror provides a long-distance remote copy solution across two sites using asynchronous technology. Metro Global Mirror is a three-site, high-availability disaster recovery solution, which uses synchronous replication to mirror data between a local site and an intermediate site, and asynchronous replication to mirror data from an intermediate site to a remote site.

The Copy Services function has extended the support of mixing thin provisioning volumes and logical volumes.

With this enhancement, existing customers that have thin provisioning volumes on the system and want to use the Copy Services function do not need any reconfiguration.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier

IBM System Storage Easy Tier is designed to help automate data placement throughout the DS8870 disk pool (including multiple drive tiers) to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across drive tiers, and the ability to manually relocate full volumes. The potential benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads.

  • Automated relocation - Manages volumes in an extent pool with SSD and HDD by automatically moving hot extents to SSD and cold extents to HDD.
  • Volume migration - Enables the manual relocation of volumes between extent pools, as well as the restriping of volumes within an extent pool, and the ability to merge existing extent pools.

Automated relocation

While SSDs can provide higher performance for most workloads, they do so at a significantly higher cost than traditional spinning drives. Even with recent improvements in the cost of SSDs, they remain an expensive option for many workloads, especially those requiring large amounts of storage. Based on those higher costs, it is often not realistic to replace all spinning drives with SSDs for a given application or workload. In order to improve performance of SSDs and reduce overall system cost, infrequently accessed (cold) data can and should reside on lower cost HDDs while frequently accessed (hot) data should be moved to the SSDs. The mix of SSDs and HDDs should be used to strike a proper balance between performance and cost.

IBM DS8870 introduces this capability with IBM System Storage Easy Tier. Easy Tier provides the ability to manage data placement between two tiers of storage, SSD and either Fibre Channel or SATA drives. Using a learning algorithm developed with the IBM Research organization, Easy Tier is designed to eliminate the complexity of manual data placement among tiers, while providing the value and flexibility of sub-volume or sub-LUN data placement. This supports improved performance cost options and is an improvement over traditional tiering methods that require manual intervention to move data between tiers, or ones that do not work at a granular level, requiring too much data to be moved to see any benefit. The IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature can determine the appropriate tier of storage based on data access requirements and then automatically move the data to the appropriate tier. This allows the manual effort involved to be reduced, if not eliminated. In this new dynamic environment, data movement is maintained to the host application regardless of the storage tier on which the data resides.

The IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature is designed to provide granularity in identifying and moving hot data at the sub-volume or sub-LUN (extent) level to SSDs. Easy Tier requires the use of a hybrid extent pool which contains both SSD and HDD drives. Sub-volume or sub-LUN (extent) from HDDs can be moved dynamically within a hybrid pool to SSD drives. Data movement done by the DS8870 is designed to be dynamic and transparent to the host server and application use of the data. The Easy Tier algorithm will assign heat values to each extent in a storage device. These heat values, hot or cold, will indicate what tier the data should reside on, and migration will take place automatically. Sub-volume or sub-LUN data movement is extremely important compared to full volume movement as not all data at the volume/LUN level will be hot data. Since for any given workload there is a distribution of data considered hot or cold, there is significant overhead associated with moving entire volumes between tiers. For example, if a volume is 1 TB, you would not have to move entire 1 TB volumes if the heat map generated indicates only 10 GB is considered hot. The DS8870 extent size is 1 GB, requiring only 10 extents to move to optimize the workload in this example, versus 1,000 extents for a less tuned method. This capability makes improved use of the SSD technology's higher performance while reducing the number of drives needed to improved that performance. In addition, depending on the workload and environment, it may be possible to combine Easy Tier, SSDs, and larger capacity drives and receive equivalent or better performance than traditional high-performance configurations (using small spinning disks) while providing smaller footprints and lower environmental costs.

Volume migration

Users can

  • Relocate logical volumes between extent pools or within an extent pool
  • Change the extent allocation algorithm (EAM) of a logical volume (for example, rerotate extents within the target extent pool)
  • Merge two existing extent pools
    • Combine existing extent pools with homogeneous disks
    • Merge two extent pools with heterogeneous disks to use automated relocation
    • Change volume/rank to extent pool relationship without moving data

Volume migration implementation:

  • Offers transparent migration to attached hosts
  • Allows any supported volume to be queued for migration
  • Actively migrates a number of extents per CEC concurrently
  • Delivers overheads comparable to FlashCopy with background copy

The DS8870 has been enhanced to include performance monitoring capabilities, regardless of whether you have installed and activated the Easy Tier license feature on your DS8870. The monitoring capability of the DS8870 enables it to monitor the usage of storage at the volume extent level. Monitoring statistics are gathered and analyzed every 24 hours. In an Easy Tier managed extent pool, the analysis is used to form an extent relocation plan for the extent pool, which provides a recommendation for relocating extents on a volume to the most appropriate storage device. The results of this data is summarized in a summary report which you can download.

The DS8870 offers a reporting tool called IBM DS8870 Storage Tier Advisor, hereafter referred to as advisor tool. The advisor tool is a Microsoft Windows application that provides a graphical representation of performance data collected by the Easy Tier over a 24-hour operational cycle. Volume performance statistics are included in a summary binary file that is transformed to a readable statistical report that you can download to a directory you specify on your Windows workstation from which you are accessing the DS8870. The advisor tool is the application that allows you to view the data when you point your browser to the file. You can access the advisor tool with any supported web browser and view the information displayed by the advisor tool to analyze workload statistics and evaluate which logical volumes might be candidates for Easy Tier management. If you have not installed and enabled the Easy Tier feature, you can use the performance statistics gathered by the monitoring process to help you determine whether to use Easy Tier to enable potential performance improvements in your storage environment.

The value propositions of IBM System Storage Easy Tier are:

  • Manage storage performance within an enterprise storage system to improve dynamic application demand or dynamic system configuration
  • Improve performance costs by taking advantage of the spectrum of storage drives available
  • Improved throughput performance or a significant latency reduction can be achieved for the total workload with a small percentage of data relocation from tier 1 or 2 to tier 0
  • Moving small amounts of frequently accessed data to SSDs can result in a better response time or increased throughput, depending on customer workload and environment
  • Enables customers to develop new insights into application workloads on their storage infrastructure and develop new optimization strategies

Support for IBM System Storage Easy Tier is an optional feature of the DS8870 Model 961 and is available with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7083 and 0713 and corresponding DS8870 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) IBM System Storage Easy Tier feature number 7083.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier enhancements

IBM delivers the second generation of IBM System Storage Easy Tier, designed to balance system resources to address application performance objectives by automating data placement across SSDs (tier 0), enterprise-class (tier 1), and nearline (tier 2) drives, as well as among the ranks of the same tier. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across drive tiers of storage and the ability to manually relocate full volumes. The benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads.

This enhancement can help to improve storage utilization and address performance requirements for multi-tier systems that are not yet deploying SSDs. Depending on the workload, up to 50% or more of tier one application data can be migrated to nearline (tier 2) without impacting application performance.

Effective automated tiering between enterprise-class and nearline drives can help reduce overall footprint and provide more cost-effective capacity, while addressing performance requirements.

The extended capabilities of Easy Tier version 2 are designed to support:

  • Cold demotion - Inactive cold data stored on a enterprise performance tier is demoted to a more appropriate tier.
  • Warm demotion - When a specific rank in the higher tier exceeds its optimal performance level, selected extents are moved to other ranks to eliminate the growing hotspot.
  • Auto-rebalance - Automatically relocates extents among the ranks within the tiers to remove workload skews on the ranks.
  • Automated relocation - Now supporting migration between any two classes of drives.
  • Volume migration - Enables the manual relocation of volumes between extent pools, the restriping of volumes within an extent pool, and the ability to merge existing extent pools into a single extent pool. Intra-pool restriping is now available to rebalance the volume across the available ranks, with a general bias toward providing pure striping, without requiring pre-allocation of all extents.
  • Rank depopulation - Allows clients to nondisruptively relocate extents away from selected ranks and stop using the ranks.

Cold demotion

Cold demotion is designed to automatically recognize and demote inactive (cold) extents that are stored on a higher performance tier to an appropriate lower cost tier.

Cold demotion occurs when Easy Tier version 2 detects any of the following scenarios:

  • Segments in a storage pool become inactive over time, while other data remains active. This action can free up segments on the enterprise tier before the segments on the lower tier become hot, helping the system be more responsive to new data.
  • All the segments in a storage pool become inactive simultaneously due to either a planned or unplanned outage. In this situation, Easy Tier disables cold demote when storage pools are inactive between 15.5 and 24 hours. Disabling cold demote assists the user in scheduling extended outages or experiencing the outage without affecting the segment placement.

Warm demotion

The warm demote operation demotes hot extents in SSDs to HDDs, or from Enterprise FC to SATA drives to protect the drive performance on the system. In the enhanced Easy Tier version 2, warm demotion is rank-based and target rank is randomly selected from the lower tier. This function is triggered when bandwidth or IOPS thresholds are exceeded in the higher tier.

Auto-rebalance

In any tier, placing highly active (hot) data on the same physical rank can cause the drives or the associated device adapter (DA) to become a performance bottleneck. Over time, skews can appear within a single tier that cannot be addressed by migrating data to a faster tier alone, and requires some degree of workload rebalancing within the same tier. Auto-rebalance addresses these issues within a tier. It also helps the system respond in a more timely, appropriate manner to overloading skews and any under-utilization that might occur from the addition or deletion of hardware, migration of extents between tiers, changes in the underlying volume configurations, and variations in the workload. Auto-rebalance adjusts the system in order to continuously provide good performance by balancing the load on the ranks and on DA pairs.

Easy Tier enhancements provide extended and improved capabilities to support the automatic functions of auto-rebalance, warm demotion, and cold demotion, and will be made available on previous DS8700 Model 941, DS8800 Model 951, and the current DS8870 Model 961.

Rank depopulation

In the situation of drive technology upgrades, storage reconfigurations, and tearing down hybrid pools, rank depopulation allows users to relocate in-use extents away to the other ranks in the same pool and unassign the ranks from the pool. When ranks of a tier are depopulated from the hybrid pool, the pool is automatically treated as a traditionally managed pool, without dynamic optimization. After the depopulation, the ranks can be deleted or reconfigured to another pool.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier third generation

IBM System Storage Easy Tier third generation is designed to help automate data placement throughout the DS8000 disk pool between SSD drives (tier 1), enterprise class drives (tier 2), and nearline (tier 3) drives to intelligently align the system with current workload requirements. This includes the ability for the system to automatically and nondisruptively relocate data (at the extent level) across any three tiers of storage and within any tier. Relocation within tiers automatically rebalances workloads across available ranks, including ranks that are added to disk pools, to maximize the performance of each tier. Pools may be configured with one, two, or three tiers. The benefit is to align performance of the system with the appropriate application workloads. In addition, Easy Tier allows you to manually migrate logical volumes between extent pools, merge extent pools, or redistribute logical volumes across the available ranks within an unmanaged extent pool.

This enhancement can help clients improve storage utilization and address performance requirements for multitier systems that are not yet deploying SSDs. They can incrementally add SSDs to these traditional configurations for performance and nearline drives for cost savings depending on requirements. The DS8000 system performance can be automatically balanced across the new drives within the managed pool.

The extended capabilities of Easy Tier third generation support

  • Managed extent pools - Enables extended support for one tier and three tier environments, with management for provisioned volumes.
  • Volume migration - Enables the manual relocation of logical volumes between extent pools, restriping of logical volumes within an unmanaged extent pool, and the ability to merge existing extent pools. Easy Tier third generation has extended the support for thin provisioning volume migration and merging of extent pools that both contain thin provisioned volumes.
  • Auto-rebalance - Relocates extents among the ranks within a tier to remove workload skews on the ranks in a managed extent pool. Easy Tier third generation has extended the support for thin provisioning volumes and allows action on single tier and three tier pools to remove skews automatically, including cases where ranks are added to a managed extent pool.
  • Rank depopulation - Allows customers to nondisruptively relocate extents away from selected ranks and stop using the ranks. Easy Tier third generation has extended the support for thin provisioning volumes in addition to the standard volumes.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier fourth generation

Easy Tier fourth generation can support any type of encryption drives in addition to non-encryption drives.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier fifth generation

Easy Tier Server

IBM System Storage Easy Tier Server is designed to improve the time for the application to access data that is stored on the attached servers or a DS8870 system. Easy Tier is designed to copy the frequently accessed data from the DS8870 storage tier to any supported direct attached flash connected to either a POWER7 or POWER7+ server, while maintaining the enterprise reliability, replication, and synchronization the DS8870 already supports. This capability can provide increased transaction throughput by up to five times and supports all advanced functions enabled on the DS8870 transparently to the application. This function is supported only on POWER servers running AIX operating systems.

Easy Tier Server solution is an optional capability of the DS8000 series, and is available with the Easy Tier Server indicator feature numbers 0715 and 7084, and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA Easy Tier Server indicator feature number 7084).

Easy Tier Application

Easy Tier now allows administrators and applications to direct data placement in the underlying storage system through the Easy Tier Application. With this feature, Easy Tier now expands its automatic data placement framework to help improve storage performance based on application and business knowledge.

Easy Tier Application is the next evolution in the Easy Tier technology roadmap. Explicit data placement requests through the Easy Tier Application interface will be prioritized by Easy Tier in conjunction with its knowledge of measured data heat, storage device health, and the available capacity of a target tier. Easy Tier then generates migration plans based on these data placement requests and automatic tier management algorithms. In this way, Easy Tier Application adds to Easy Tier by supporting a user-controlled way to optimize the placement of individual volumes that are in a DS8000 extent pool containing multiple tiers of disk drives.

Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer

Easy Tier now has the ability to transfer the heat map, also known as learning data, from the Metro Mirror/Global Copy/Global Mirror (MM/GC/GM) primary site and reapply it to the secondary site periodically through the Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer utility. Upon receiving a heat map, Easy Tier running on the DS8000 located at the secondary site uses the heat map to relocate the data to the appropriate storage tiers on a scheduled basis. With this capability, DS8000 can maintain the application-level performance at the MM/GC/GM secondary site assuming it has a similar configuration as the primary site. The goal is for a replication secondary to keep up with its primary in terms of data placement. This way, when the secondary has to take over supporting a production workload after a failover from the primary to the secondary site, there would be little to no impact to storage performance.

Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer utility provides a command line interface. It requires a Windows or Linux server with an IP network connected to the managed DS8000 systems on both primary sites and secondary sites. It can be installed and deployed in existing servers in a customer environment. After identifying the managed DS8000 systems to the Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer utility, it will detect the replication relationships and automatically schedule heat map transfers.

Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer utility provides the flexibility of managing up to 30 DS8000 systems with copy service relationships among them with a single software instance. It allows the combination of automatic heat map transfer done every 12 hours and manual data transfers initiated by the user as needed. It also provides a monitor interface to query the transfer results.

Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer utility communicates with the managed DS8000s using the same protocol as the DSCLI and users can apply the same authentication and secure methods as DSCLI for the Easy Tier Heat map transfer utility.

The Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer utility is also integrated with TPC-R and all the functions are available through TPC-R 5.1.1.1 release.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier sixth generation

Easy Tier sixth generation can support flash cards in addition to any type of encryption drives and non-encryption drives. All previously announced IBM Easy Tier functions apply to the new flash cards, including manual volume migration, automated sub-volume data relocation to help optimize price and performance, automated performance rebalancing within drive tiers (in both single tier and multi-tier drive pools), hotspot management, rank depopulation, and Easy Tier Application interfaces.

IBM Easy Tier will copy frequently accessed data from the DS8870 storage tier to an IBM Flash Adapter 90 attached to a POWER 740+ server, in addition to the EXP24/EXP30 Ultra SSD that DS8870 already supports. This enhancement is provided on the Easy Tier Server.

IBM System Storage Easy Tier seventh generation

Easy Tier application z/OS integration will deliver the following capabilities:

  • This delivered capability is able to be exploited by clients in this release for DB2 to provide hints to Easy Tier on the DS8000 when a database reorganize is done so that the target datasets for the database will be reorganized and optimized based on the activity of the application.
  • This capability includes a number of lower level APIs for the DS8000 and DFSMS which can also be exploited in the future by other applications and for other purposes.

In addition to the Easy Tier application z/OS integration capabilities, enhancements to the DSCLI version of the Easy Tier application include:

  • Easy Tier application is extended to allow a volume to be prevented from being demoted to tier 2 storage, as well as pinning a volume to a specific tier, thus making it possible to prohibit the volume from being demoted to tier 2 and to promote any extents that might already be on tier 2 storage. This will enable clients to have a single pool with three tiers of storage and to choose by policy to have volumes which are:
    • Able to be located on all three tiers (Flash/Enterprise/nearline) depending on workload
    • Able to be located only on tier 0/tier 1 to avoid potential for lower nearline performance
    • Assigned to tier 0 to guarantee flash performance
    • Assigned to tier 1 storage or assigned to tier 2 storage (this is not generally a recommended use case for optimal system performance but might be appropriate in specific cases)
  • Easy Tier Application also provides a number of controls operating at the storage pool level to override Easy Tier behavior in specific use cases. This includes the ability to perform the following actions at the storage pool level:
    • Pause Easy Tier learning and migration for specific time periods
    • Reset Easy Tier learning information and history

There are also a number of enhancements to Easy Tier algorithms to improve the overall use experience with Easy Tier and to handle specific situations that can arise in client environments.

Remote mirror and copy solutions for z/OS

The following are three remote mirror and copy solutions for the z/OS environment for DS8870 models:

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Global Mirror: This is a combined hardware and software business continuance solution for the System z environment providing asynchronous mirroring between systems at two sites located global distances apart. z/OS Global Mirror is an optional capability of the DS8000 series and is available with the remote mirror for z/OS indicator feature numbers 76xx and 0760 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ feature numbers 76xx). z/OS Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.
  • z/OS Metro/Global Mirror (three-site z/OS Global Mirror and Metro Mirror): This mirroring capability utilizes z/OS Global Mirror to mirror primary site data to a location that is a long distance away and also uses Metro Mirror to mirror primary site data to a location within the metropolitan area. This enables a three-site, high availability and disaster recovery z/OS solution for even greater protection from unplanned outages. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror is an optional capability of the DS8000 series and is available with the remote mirror for z/OS indicator feature numbers 76xx and 0760 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ feature numbers 76xx) Mirror and Global Mirror features. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror also requires the purchase of a FICON attachment licensed feature.
  • Three-site z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync: This capability can eliminate the need for a full copy after a HyperSwap situation in three-site z/OS Metro/Global Mirror configurations. The z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync capability is intended to enhance Remote Mirror for z/OS by enabling resynchronization of data between sites using only the changed data from the Metro Mirror target to the z/OS Global Mirror target after a GDPS HyperSwap. This can significantly reduce the amount of data to be copied after a HyperSwap situation and improve the resilience of an overall three-site disaster recovery solution by reducing resync times. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync is an optional feature of the DS8870 Model 961 and is available with the RMZ resync licensed feature indicator feature numbers 0763 and 76xx and DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA RMZ resync feature numbers 76xx). z/OS Metro/Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.

z/OS Distributed Data Backup

This provides the capability to perform reliable backup of open systems data from distributed server platforms via a System z host. The open systems data will be transferred to the System z host via the fixed block command set used for the 3880 control unit, allowing backup of open data on distributed servers that are not formatted for mainframe System z I/O commands. Currently, clients are not able to effectively use System z I/O commands to backup open data along with their mainframe data. This will provide a multi-platform backup capability from System z.

The Innovation Data Processing application will issue commands from z/OS to read/write data to LUNs. Support for IBM z/OS Distributed Data Backup is an optional feature of the DS8870 Model 961. It is available with the z/OS Distributed Data Backup licensed feature indicator, feature numbers 7094 and 0714, and corresponding DS8870 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) z/OS Distributed Data Backup feature number 7094.

IBM performance innovations for System z environments

FICON extends the ability of the DS8000 series system to help deliver high bandwidth potential to the logical volumes needing it, when they need it. Older technologies are limited by the bandwidth of a single disk drive, but FICON, working together with other DS8000 series functions, provides a high-speed pipe supporting multiplexed operation.

Support for FICON attachment is an optional feature of DS8870 Model 961 and is available with the FICON attachment licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7091 and 0703 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA FICON attachment feature number 7091).

Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) enable a single System z server to simultaneously process multiple I/O operations to the same logical volume to significantly reduce device queue delays by defining multiple addresses per volume. With Dynamic PAV, the assignment of addresses to volumes can be automatically managed to help meet performance objectives and reduce overall queuing. PAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series and is available with the PAV indicator feature numbers 78xx and 0780 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA PAV feature numbers 78xx). PAV also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment licensed feature.

HyperPAV allows an alias address to be used to access any base on the same control unit image per I/O base. This capability also allows different HyperPAV hosts to use one alias to access different bases, reducing the number of alias addresses required to support a set of bases in a System z environment with no latency in targeting an alias to a base. This functionality is designed to enable applications to achieve equal or better performance than possible with the original PAV feature alone while using the same or fewer z/OS resources.

HyperPAV is an optional feature on the DS8000 series and is available with the HyperPAV indicator feature numbers 7899 and 0782 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA HyperPAV feature number 7899). HyperPAV also requires the purchase of PAV licensed features and the FICON attachment licensed feature.

Performance improvements to High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) for:

  • QSAM, BPAM, and BSAM access methods: With zHPF with z/OS V1.13, zEnterprise servers and IBM System Storage has been designed to deliver significant I/O performance improvements for certain I/O transfers for workloads using QSAM, BPAM, and BSAM access methods. Significant I/O performance improvements are expected without the need for application changes. This builds upon existing zHPF support for VSAM, Extended Format sequential, zFS, and PDSE data sets, and provides support for these data set types when a new parameter is specified in the IGDSMSxx member of parmlib:
    • Basic nonextended format physical sequential data sets
    • Basic and large format sequential data sets

    The zHPF function without the most recent enhancements is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM zEnterprise servers with all supported FICON features (CHPID type FC) and z/OS V1.11, or later.

  • Format writes: zHPF has also been enhanced to support format writes. This capability applies to all of the same data set types that were originally supported by the Modified Indirect Data Address Word (MIDAW) facility and zHPF, in addition to QSAM, BPAM, and BSAM data sets described above. The performance value of these enhancements are highest for small records, which are typically used for databases.

    DB2 utilities use format writes. Those utilities that load or restore data into a table space or index with a 4K page size are expected to experience the most benefit.

    The zHPF enhancement for format writes is supported on the DS8000 series systems running on IBM zEnterprise servers with all supported FICON features (CHPID type FC) and z/OS V1.11, or later.

  • DB2 List Prefetch: zHPF has also been enhanced to provide improvements for DB2 List Prefetch processing when using 4K pages. zHPF list prefetch is supported by the FICON Express4 and FICON Express8 features. However, those features limit the number of discontinuities that a single zHPF channel program can have to 22. If the number exceeds 22, z/OS splits the pages into two I/Os. This applies to 4K pages, since DB2 for z/OS typically reads 32x4K pages. The FICON Express 8S features remove this limitation. The result is fewer I/Os than when using FICON Express4 or FICON Express features.

    The function is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM zEnterprise servers with FICON Express8S features (CHPID type FC) and z/OS V1.11, or later.

IBM zHyperWrite

IBM zHyperWrite is a new technology provided by IBM DS8870, exploited by z/OS and DB2 to accelerate DB2 log writes when using IBM GDPS or IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication HyperSwap technology. DB2 log data sets allocated to volumes which are replicated with Metro Mirror and are z/OS HyperSwap-enabled can take advantage of this support which is designed to deliver improved DB2 transactional response time and log throughput improvements while maintaining the continuous availability of secondary copies in support of disaster recovery. In IBM laboratory tests, up to 43 percent decrease in log write time was observed and is expected to provide improved DB2 transactional response time and log throughput improvements. zHyperWrite requires z/OS V2.1 with PTFs, and DB2 10 or DB2 11.

z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) workload-based write pacing with HyperPAV support

z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) workload-based write pacing with HyperPAV support is now designed to work with z/OS Workload Manager to automatically throttle low-priority write operations when they would cause significant delays that might affect response time. This new function is intended to make it unnecessary to manually adjust write pacing settings and monitor data set residency, and to help improve performance when write activity is high. Additionally, lower priority write requests can be requeued by z/OS so that HyperPAV aliases can be used to execute read requests. When write requests are requeued, the use of HyperPAV aliases is also paced by z/OS when there is congestion to minimize low-priority work from consuming all the available aliases. It requires z/OS V1.13, or later, with the PTFs.

HyperSwap (GDPS) support

HyperSwap support is designed to enhance and improve recovery in HyperSwap-enabled configurations. This support is intended to mitigate the impact of recovery scenarios and is targeted for GDPS/PPRC IBM System Storage DS8700, DS8800, or later series clients.

The DS8000 implements a new event reporting mechanism for events that greatly reduce the impact on host operating systems. This support is targeted to GDPS and PPRC clients with DS8000 disk and is intended to mitigate the impact of various, primary PPRC DS8000 recovery scenarios on host processing. The DS8000 will notify GDPS and PPRC of any recovery processing that will impact host I/Os for an extended period. GDPS and PPRC, based upon the DS8000 notification, will initiate an unplanned hot swap.

The function is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM System z servers with z/OS V1.13, or later, and GDPS V3.8, or later.

IBM Extended Address Volumes (EAV) for System z environments

The EAV function provides support for volumes that can scale up to approximately 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinders), helping to relieve address constraints to support large storage capacity needs in System z environments. Larger devices can help simplify storage management by managing fewer large volumes as opposed to many small volumes. The HyperPAV function complements EAV by allowing scaling of I/O rates against a single, larger volume. Dynamic Volume Expansion allows nondisruptive migration to the larger volume sizes now available. The function is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM System z servers with z/OS V1.10, or later. The EAV capability is provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

Multiple allegiance expands the simultaneous logical volume access capability across multiple System z servers. This function, along with PAV, enables the DS8000 series to process more I/Os in parallel, helping to improve performance and enable greater use of large volumes.

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader (enhanced reader) allows automatic load balancing over multiple readers in a z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) environment. This function provides increased parallelism through multiple SDM readers and improved throughput for z/OS remote mirroring configurations. z/OS Global Mirror can also help maintain constant data consistency between mirrored sites and enable achievement of lower recovery point objectives. The function is supported on DS8000 series systems running on IBM System z servers with z/OS 1.10, or later.

z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader requires the purchase of z/OS Global Mirror which is an optional capability of the DS8000 series (RMZ indicator feature numbers 0760 and 76xx and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization - 2396-LFA feature numbers 76xx). z/OS Global Mirror also requires the purchase of the FICON attachment feature. The z/OS Global Mirror Multiple Reader function has no additional charge beyond the z/OS Global Mirror and FICON attachment feature charges.

High performance FICON multi-track for System z improves performance

Previously, FICON working together with other DS8000 series functions provided a high-speed connection supporting multiplexed operation. High Performance FICON takes advantage of the hardware available today with enhancements that are designed to reduce the overhead associated with supported commands. Enhancements have been made to the z/Architecture and the FICON interface architecture to deliver improvements for online transaction processing workloads. zHPF is designed to help reduce overhead and improve performance when exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS operating system, and the control unit. Additionally, the changes to the architectures offer end-to-end system enhancements to improve reliability, availability, and serviceability. Existing adapters will be able to handle an intermix of transactions using FCP, FICON, and High Performance FICON protocols.

High Performance FICON can support more than one track's worth of data in a single transfer. Applications using Media Manager for I/O with large data transfers are expected to benefit those using zFS, HFS, PDSE, and striped extended format data sets. This function is available on z/OS V1.9 and z/OS V1.10 with the PTFs for APARs OA26084 and OA29017.

This function is a modification to the FICON I/O architecture and is being worked on for inclusion into the Fibre Channel Standard by the INCITS Fibre Channel (T11) Technical Committee's FC-SB-4 project.

Support for High Performance FICON multi-track is an optional feature of DS8870 Model 961 and is available with the High Performance FICON licensed feature indicator feature numbers 7092 and 0709 and corresponding DS8000 series Function Authorization (2396-LFA High Performance FICON feature number 7092).

z/HPF extended distance

Reduces the impact associated with supported commands on current adapter hardware, thereby improving FICON throughput on the DS8870 I/O ports.

I/O priority queuing

I/O priority queuing allows the DS8000 series to use I/O priority information provided by the z/OS Workload Manager to manage the processing sequence of I/O operations.

DS8000 I/O Priority Manager

The DS8000 now features I/O Priority Manager which enables more effective storage consolidation and performance management with the ability to align quality of service levels to separate workloads in the system. This capability is exclusive to the DS8000 and System z systems.

Users define performance goals based on priority of high, medium, or low to any volume and the system will prioritize access to system resources to achieve the volume's desired quality of service. I/O Priority Manager is designed to constantly monitor and balance system resources to help applications meet their performance targets automatically, without operator intervention.

The DS8000 I/O Priority Manager feature is available for open systems and System z. Support for DS8000 I/O Priority Manager is an optional feature for DS8870 Model 961, is available with the I/O priority Manager licensed feature indicator DS8000 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) I/O Priority Manager feature numbers 784x and 0784 and corresponding DS8000 Function Authorization (239x-LFA) I/O Priority Manager feature numbers 784x.

Copy Services Scope Management

This release also provides enhanced data protection for multitenancy environments that use copy services. With Copy Services Scope Management, copy service relationships can be limited to the domain of a set of user specified resources. Additionally, user IDs can be configured to limit a given user ID to issuing copy services requests to a specific domain. This capability allows specific resources to be managed for copy services by a specific user and prevents any host or user from initiating a copy services operation that would cross any domain boundaries. The Copy Services Scope Management capability is available for any host type on any volume type (CKD or FB). In addition to this multitenant capability, copy services domains can also provide general purpose partitioning to isolate heterogenous environments from each other.

DS8000 Storage Manager GUI

An updated GUI now enables easier, more effective management of the system and its advanced features. The enhanced design was inspired by the IBM System Storage XIV GUI and includes more intuitive navigation panels and streamlined configuration processes, as well as embedded links to relevant videos for quick access to useful DS8000 information. These changes were based on newer GUI technology and the common UI elements across the storage portfolio. This common GUI supports DS8000, Storwize V7000, and SAN Volume Controller (SVC) by having a common look and feel, as well as common terminology and icons to greatly simplify management of the various systems that use this common GUI, and significantly reduce the costs associated with administrator training.

GUI support for resource groups

An updated GUI now enables easier, more effective management of the resource groups configurations. This DS8000 GUI allows users to create, modify, and delete Logical Volume and Logical Subsystems (CKD/FB), and display the resource group attribute.

This GUI can greatly simplify configurations and management of the resource groups that use this GUI and significantly reduce the costs associated with administrator training.

DS8000 Storage Manager enhancement

Enhancements were added to the DS Storage Manager (GUI) for the DS8870 for easier and more efficient storage management. The DS Storage Manager is installed as a GUI for the Windows and Linux operating systems. In addition to using IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, the GUI can be accessed from any location that has network access using a web browser.

Supported browsers include:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 10 ESR

Security enhancements

Users logging onto the DS8000 storage system have to be compliant to ITSC104 password requirements. Storage administrators have the ability to determine which users are currently logged into the DS8000 and disconnect users who may no longer be authorized to access the DS8000 with their current authorization roles or resource scopes.

NIST SP 800-131A

In addition to the existing DS8870 security features, to further help protect sensitiveive information stored in the DS8870 from unauthorized access or fraudulent changes, DS8870 is compliant to the NIST SP 800-131A.

For more information on how to configure the storage system to be compliant to the NIST SP 800-131A standard, refer to the IBM DS8870 Introduction and Planning Guide(GC27-4209).

IPV6 support

The DS8000 has been qualified as meeting the requirements of the IPv6 Ready Logo program, indicating its implementation of IPv6 mandatory core protocols and the ability to interoperate with other IPv6 implementations. DS8000 systems can be configured in native IPv6 environments.

Licensing capabilities for copy functions

With DS8870 models, licensing options are available for users of FlashCopy (point-in-time copy indicator feature), Metro Mirror, and Global Mirror indicator features as follows:

  • If the function is used with open systems data only, a license is required for only the total physical capacity configured as fixed block (FB).
  • If the function will be used with System z data only, a license is required for only the total physical capacity configured as count key data (CKD).
  • If the function is used with both open systems and System z data, a license is required for the total physical capacity of the DS8000 series system.
  • If the function is used with DS8870 business class and open systems data, a license is required for usage based and can be less than the total physical capacity of the DS8000 series system.

In addition, the license scope (FB, CKD, or entire machine) client is managed through an IBM web-based application to change the license scope on a given machine as business requirements change.

Additional DS8000 functions

  • End-to-end I/O priorities: The DS8000 series host adapter allows preferential treatment to higher priority I/O and provides improved response time in the overall system operation while running in IBM System p AIX and DB2 operating environments.
  • Cooperative caching: The storage facility uses a cache hint to manage the retention period of cached data and provides improved over-all system performance through more efficient use of the aggregate memory resources while running in IBM System p AIX and DB2 operating environments.
  • Intelligent write caching: Write caches using fast, nonvolatile storage are now widely used in modern storage controllers since they help reduce latency on writes. Intelligent write caching utilizes a newly developed algorithm for write management to boost performance through improving utilization of both temporal locality (data most recently modified) and spatial locality (data located physically together). To increase aggregate throughput and reduce aggregate response times, the IBM DS8000 series now provides enterprise storage controllers utilizing the intelligent write caching algorithm.
  • Long busy wait host tolerance: Host tolerance delivers a new protocol that allows a target to specify that it is busy and how long the initiator should wait before retrying. This avoids initiator failure of I/O after numerous retries and receiving busy responses, and avoids the initiator retrying too soon while running in the IBM System p AIX operating environments.
  • Audit logging: DS8000 supports audit logging and viewing of an exported log file. The DS8000 audit logging capability includes information such as a list of users who have logged in and what the user did during their session. A separate log entry is added each time a resource is created, deleted, or modified providing enhanced administrator ease-of-use and additional security.

Concurrent code load improvements

The current DS8870 code load process combines multiple phases of code load into one step. Because of this, code loads are perceived to be unnecessarily long. Splitting the phases into two allows for one phase (distribution) to be done ahead of time without any loss of access or quiescing of any resource (no loss of redundancy). This would leave the other phase (activation) to be much shorter and could be scheduled during off-peak periods. This will allow for a less than 2-hour activation phase of the main components of the DS8870. Once installed, this capability will be enabled when moving forward to future levels of code.

Concurrent code load has made significant average time reductions of up to 50%, including the amount of time when the system is in single cluster mode, where one processors is taken offline during code update.

In addition to this advantage, the code is able to reduce the risk exposure because of a code update interruption. It is able to automatically recover from these situations and complete the code update without suspending the next level of support.

Warmstart enhancement

Warmstart is a built-in architecture design on the DS8000 storage with the purpose of optimizing data integrity and data protection during hardware or microcode component error recovery. Due to the requirement for faster response time, there are many improvements to help reduce and even help eliminate warmstarts in certain events. The following events are the ones supported in this release:

  • Lightweight On-demand Dump (ODD): The ability to capture data for analysis with no impact to host applications.
  • No warmstart for power events: Any failure related to batteries, uninterruptible power supplies, and power components will not require warmstart. Data capture for analysis will be using ODD.

Prevent deletion of CKD and FB volumes in use

The DS8870 supports additional measures to prevent online devices from deletion. Online devices have a specific meaning based on volume type. For CKD volumes, the volume is online if it is participating in any Copy Services relationship, or if it is grouped dynamic-pathing state. FB volumes are online if they are in a Copy Services relationship. The DSCLI will now always check for online status before completing a deletion command.

Smart Rebuild is designed to help reduce the possibility of secondary failures and data loss in RAID Arrays. The array rebuild process has been designed to read data from as few drives in the array as possible. This can help reduce the amount of time required to rebuild the data in the array, as well reducing the exposure to a second drive failure during the rebuild process.

The above functions are provided with the DS8000 series at no additional charge.

OpenStack support

DS8870 offers full support for OpenStack releases Havana and Icehouse. Support is provided through the OpenStack Cinder driver currently available for download.

OpenStack is a rapidly growing, open cloud infrastructure platform that allows companies to build massively scale-able clouds either for private, hybrid, and public use or to become Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers.

OpenStack Cinder support enables:

  • The cloud administrator to add compute and storage resources to the OpenStack infrastructure.
  • Creation of a new VM, and determination of appropriate storage capacity and capabilities required for the new VM.
  • Tier 1 distributed storage with consistent response time, high performance, reliability, and resiliency for a choice in DS8870 extent pool Tier 1 data placement.
  • Automatic provisioning, mapping, and configuration of new storage volumes on the DS8870 that are then attached to the newly created VM.

Volume replication and volume retype for OpenStack

With the release of OpenStack Juno, cloud administrators can now take advantage of synchronous mirroring within the OpenStack Cinder framework. This feature is presented as a capability, allowing for a volume type to be assigned which allows a volume on one DS8870 to be replicated to a volume on another DS8870. As a volume type, the cloud administrator can define this capability to their tiers of storage, providing additional flexibility and protection for their block storage.

Additionally available in the DS8870 Cinder driver for OpenStack is the ability to concurrently change the type of a volume (volume retype). This capability gives cloud administrators better definition and movement of their data based on ever changing data requirements. Changing the type of a volume gives flexibility to move volumes between defined tiers and also provides the ability to maneuver data to the subsystem that best suits the workload.

Management tools and utilities for administrator productivity

The DS8000 series models support the following management tools and utilities:

  • IBM management console: The management console is the focal point for maintenance activities and is a dedicated laptop that is physically located (installed) inside your DS8870 and can proactively monitor the state of your system, notifying you and IBM when service is required. It can also be connected to your network to enable centralized management of your system using the IBM DS Command Line Interface or storage management software utilizing the IBM DS Open API. An external Management Console is available as a optional feature and can be used as a redundant management console for environments with high availability requirements.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center: IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is a storage resource management application available for DS8000 management. It is designed to provide centralized, automated, and simplified management of complex and heterogeneous storage environments.
    • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1 provides a wealth of storage resource management tools. It extends existing management of a single storage system, providing capabilities such as storage reporting, monitoring, and policy-based management. Additionally, it provides storage device configuration, performance monitoring, and management of storage area network (SAN) attached devices. It provides over 400 enterprise-wide reports, monitoring alerts, policy-based action, and file-system capacity utilization information in a heterogeneous environment. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is designed to help improve capacity utilization of storage systems, adding intelligence to data protection and retention practices. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1 now includes replication management capabilities designed to support hundreds of replication sessions across thousands of data volumes and supports both open and z/OS-attached volumes.
    • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for replication for System z offers the same capabilities and support that are provided by the IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication, but for the System z environment. It supports:
      • FlashCopy
      • Metro Mirror
      • Metro Mirror with HyperSwap
      • Metro Mirror Open HyperSwap
      • Global Mirror
      • IBM DS8000 Metro Global Mirror
      • Basic HyperSwap
      • IBM DS8000 Metro Global Mirror with HyperSwap

    Supported operating environments for IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center include, but are not limited to, Windows, Linux, AIX, System i, and System p.

  • IBM DS command line interface (CLI) is a single CLI that has the ability to perform a wide range of commands for both configuration and copy services activities. The application has three modes of execution:
    • Single shot mode will connect, issue a single command, and then return to the user.
    • Script mode will connect, execute a predefined customer script, and then return to the user.
    • Interactive mode will place the user in a shell environment with a static connection to the storage subsystem so the user can execute multiple commands.

    The CLI has the ability to dynamically invoke copy services functions. This can help enhance your productivity since it eliminates the previous requirement for you to create and save a task using the GUI. The DS CLI can also issue copy services commands to an ESS Model 750, ESS Model 800, or DS6000 series system. The DS CLI is available with the DS8870 models at no additional charge. The DS CLI client is available for the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

  • IBM DS open API supports routine LUN management activities, such as LUN creation, mapping and masking, and the management of point-in-time copy and remote mirroring. It supports these activities through the use of a standard interface as defined by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). DS Open API is implemented through the IBM System Storage Common Information Model Agent (CIM Agent) for the DS Open API, a middleware application designed to provide a CIM-compliant interface. The interface is designed to allow Tivoli and third-party CIM-compliant software management tools to discover, monitor, and control DS8000 series systems. The DS Open API and CIM Agent are provided with the DS8870 models at no additional charge.
  • IBM System Storage multi-path subsystem device driver (SDD) is designed to provide load balancing and enhanced data availability capability in configurations with more than one I/O path between the host server and the DS8000 series system. Load balancing can help reduce or eliminate I/O bottlenecks that occur when many I/O operations are directed to common devices via the same I/O path. SDD also helps eliminate a potential single point of failure by automatically rerouting I/O operations when a path failure occurs, thereby supporting enhanced data availability capability. SDD is provided with the DS8870 models at no additional charge.

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Models

Model summary matrix

Base unit models:

Physical capacity, disk drives, 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.

Enterprise class configuration:

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drive Processor Memory Host Adapters 96E Attach
961 2-core 129 TB 144 32 GB 4 0
961 4-core 216 TB 240 64 GB 8 0
961 8-core 1.4 PB 1,536 256 GB 16 1 to 3
961 16-core 1.4 PB 1,536 1 TB 16 1 to 3

Business class configuration:

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drive Processor Memory Host Adapters 96E Attach
961 2-core 129 TB 144 32 GB 4 0
961 4-core 216 TB 240 64 GB 8 0
961 8-core 950 TB 1,056 256 GB 16 1 to 2
961 16-core 950 TB 1,056 1 TB 16 1 to 2

Note: The number of disk drives supported is based on 2.5 inch SFF SAS disk drives.

Expansion unit models:

Physical capacity, disk drives, 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.

Enterprise class configuration first expansion:

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drive Processor Memory Host Adapters 96E Attach
96E N/A 302 TB 336 N/A 8 961

Enterprise class configuration second expansions:

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapters 9xx Attach
96E N/A 432 TB 480 N/A 0 961

Business class configuration first expansion:

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drive Processor Memory Host Adapters 96E Attach
96E N/A 302 TB 336 N/A 8 961

Business class configuration second/third expansions:

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drive Processor Memory Host Adapters 96E Attach
96E N/A 432 TB 480 N/A 0 961

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 type 239x) for more information.

Devices supported

Machine       Supported
type model    expansion units
----------    ---------------
2423  961        2423  96E
 

Information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the DS8000 series is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds8000/

Model conversions

    From                  To
    ----                 ----
Type    Model        Type    Model     Description
----    -----        ----    -----     ----------------
2421     951         2421     961      DS8870 Model 961
2422     951         2422     961      DS8870 Model 961
2423     951         2423     961      DS8870 Model 961
2424     951         2424     961      DS8870 Model 961
2421     95E         2421     96E      DS8870 Model 96E
2422     95E         2422     96E      DS8870 Model 96E
2423     95E         2423     96E      DS8870 Model 96E
2424     95E         2424     96E      DS8870 Model 96E
 

All the nonencryption and encryption drives will be transferred from the DS8800 to the DS8870 during the model conversions.

This is a reminder that model conversions are disruptive. Customers are responsible for backing up all data on the DS8800 and restoring it when the DS8870 is ready for production. The approximate duration for the conversion is three days Prerequisites for model conversions can be found in the IBM DS8870 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-4209).

Feature conversions

From    Model From    To      Model To      Returned
Machine       feature Machine       feature parts(1) Descriptio
type                  type
------- ----- ------- ------- ----- ------- -------- ----------
2421    961   5308    2421    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    961   5618    2421    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    961   5708    2421    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    961   5768    2421    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    961   5868    2421    961   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    96E   5308    2421    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    96E   5618    2421    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    96E   5708    2421    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    96E   5768    2421    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2421    96E   5868    2421    96E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    961   5308    2422    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    961   5618    2422    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    961   5708    2422    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    961   5768    2422    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    961   5868    2422    961   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    96E   5308    2422    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    96E   5618    2422    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    96E   5708    2422    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    96E   5768    2422    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2422    96E   5868    2422    96E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    961   5308    2423    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    961   5618    2423    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    961   5708    2423    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    961   5768    2423    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    961   5868    2423    961   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    96E   5308    2423    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    96E   5618    2423    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    96E   5708    2423    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    96E   5768    2423    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2423    96E   5868    2423    96E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    961   5308    2424    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    961   5618    2424    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    961   5708    2424    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    961   5768    2424    961   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    961   5868    2424    961   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    96E   5308    2424    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    96E   5618    2424    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    96E   5708    2424    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    96E   5768    2424    96E   5778    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion
2424    96E   5868    2424    96E   5878    Yes      Disk Drive
                                                     Conversion

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

Feature conversions (Machine type 2423 Model 961):

I/O cables:
 
Feature     Returned
From   To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   --------------------
1320  1321    Yes      I/O cable conversion
 
Host adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
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
 
Processor memory:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------
4311  4312    No       Processor memory conversion
4311  4314    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4312  4313    No       Processor memory conversion
4312  4314    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4313  4314    No       Processor memory conversion
4313  4315    No       Processor memory conversion
4313  4316    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4313  4317    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4314  4315    No       Processor memory conversion
4314  4316    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4314  4317    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4315  4316    Yes      Processor memory conversion
4315  4317    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
4316  4317    Yes      Processor memory conversion
 
Processor cards:
 
Feature     Returned
From  To    Parts(1)   Description
----  ----  --------   ------------------------------
4301  4412  Yes        4-core P7+ Processor indicator
4301  4413  Yes        8-core P7+ Processor indicator
4301  4414  Yes        16-core P7+ Processor indicator
 
4302  4413  Yes        8-core P7+ Processor indicator
4302  4414  Yes        16-core P7+ Processor indicator
 
 
Processor License feature indicators:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
4401  4402    No       Processor License feature conversion
4401  4403    No       Processor License feature conversion
4401  4404    No       Processor License feature conversion
 
4402  4403    No       Processor License feature conversion
4402  4404    No       Processor License feature conversion
 
4403  4404    No       Processor License feature conversion
 
Encryption disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5108  5308    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5618    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5308  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5618  5768    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5618  5868    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5708  5618    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5768  5868    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5209  5108    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5309  5308    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5619  5618    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5709  5708    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5759  5758    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5859  5858    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
Encryption SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------------
6058  6158  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058  6258  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
6156  6158   No        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6156  6258  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6156  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
6158  6258  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6158  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
6258  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
Encryption SAS to SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------
5108  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5108  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5108  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5108  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5308  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5618  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5708  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5758  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5758  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5758  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5758  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5768  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
Model 9xE position indicators:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------
0351  0361  No         951 - 95E position 1 to 961 - 96E position 1
0352  0362  No         951 - 95E position 2 to 961 - 96E position 2
0353  0363  No         951 - 95E position 3 to 961 - 96E position 3
 
Power:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ----------------
1050  1051  Yes        Battery assembly
 
Single phase line cords:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------
1060  1061  Yes        SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector
1067  1068  Yes        SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector
1070  1072  Yes        Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector
1071  1073  Yes        Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 63A, no connector
 
Three phase line cords:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------
1090  1082  Yes        Three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A, 4-pin
                         connector
1091  1081  Yes        Three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 32A, no
                         connector
1092  1082  Yes        Three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A, 4-pin
                         connector
1095  1084  Yes        Top exit three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A
                         4-pin connector
1096  1083  Yes        Top exit three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 32A
                         no connector
1097  1084  Yes        Top exit three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A
                         4-pin connector
 
Disk enclosures:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------------------------------
1242  1244  No         HD STD enclosure indicator to 3.5" disk enclosure
                        indicator
1242  1245  No         HD STD enclosure indicator to 400 GB SSD enclosure
                        indicator
1255  1257  No         HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
                       to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 
1245  1257  No         HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
                       to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 
1256  1257  No         HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
                       to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 
Disk cables:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ---- --------   --------------------------------------------------
1242  1244  No         HD STD enclosure indicator to 3.5" disk enclosure
                        indicator
1242  1245  No         HD STD enclosure indicator to 400 GB SSD enclosure
                        indicator
 
Disk cables:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ---- --------   --------------------------------------------------
1250  1246  Yes       Business class cabling to Enterprise class cabling
 
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------
1721  1732  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1
1722  1732  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1
1723  1732  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1
1724  1732  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1
 
 
Encryption support:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ----------------------------------------
1751  1750  No         Encrypted drive set activation indicator
 
Disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
2208  2308  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2208  2708  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2208  2758  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2208  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2308  2708  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2308  2758  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2308  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2708  2758  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2708  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2758  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
 
 
SAS to SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------
2208  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2208  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
 
Standby CoD disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
2209  2208  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2309  2308  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2709  2708  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2759  2758  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2859  2858  No         CoD half drive conversion
 
 
Processor Cards:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------------------------
4301  4402  Yes        4-core Processor indicator
4301  4403  Yes        8-core Processor indicator
4301  4404  Yes        16-core Processor indicator
4302  4403  Yes        8-core Processor indicator
4302  4404  Yes        16-core Processor indicator
 
4401  4413  Yes        2-core to 8-core P7+ processor indicator
4402  4413  Yes        4-core to 8-core P7+ processor indicator
4403  4413  Yes        8-core to 8-core P7+ processor indicator
4403  4414  Yes        8-core to 16 core P7+ processor indicator
4404  4414  Yes        16-core to 16-core P7+ processor indicator
 
4411  4412  Yes        2-core P7+ to 4-core P7+ processor indicator
4411  4413  Yes        2-core P7+ to 8-core P7+ processor indicator
4412  4413  Yes        4 core P7+ to 8-core P7+ processor indicator
4412  4414  Yes        4 core P7+ to 16-core P7+ processor indicator
4413  4414  Yes        8 core P7+ to 16-core P7+ processor indicator
 
Encryption disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5108  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5758  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5108  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5758  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5758  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5858  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
 
Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5769  5768  No         Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5869  5868  No         Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
 
SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------
6106  6108  No         SSD drive conversion

Feature conversions (Machine type 2423 Model 96E):

Host adapters:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -----------------------
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
 
Encryption disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5108  5308    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5618    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5308  5708    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5618  5768    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5618  5868    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5708  5618    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5758    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
5768  5868    Yes      Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From   To  Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5209  5108    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5309  5308    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5619  5618    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5709  5708    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5759  5758    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
5859  5858    No       Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
Encryption SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)   Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------------
6058  6158  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058  6258  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6058  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
6156  6158   No        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6156  6258  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6156  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
6158  6258  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
6158  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
6258  6358  Yes        Encryption SSD drive conversion
 
Encryption SAS to SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------
5108  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5108  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5108  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5108  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5308  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5308  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5618  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5618  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5708  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5708  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5758  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5758  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5758  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5758  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
5768  6058  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768  6158  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768  6258  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
5768  6358  Yes        Encryption SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
Model 9xE position indicators:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------
0351  0361  No         951 - 95E position 1 to 961 - 96E position 1
0352  0362  No         951 - 95E position 2 to 961 - 96E position 2
0353  0363  No         951 - 95E position 3 to 961 - 96E position 3
 
 
Power:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ----------------
1050  1051  Yes        Battery assembly
 
 
Single phase line cords:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------
1060  1061  Yes        SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector
1067  1068  Yes        SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector
1070  1072  Yes        Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector
1071  1073  Yes        Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 63A, no connector
 
 
Three phase line cords:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------------------------------
1090  1082  Yes        Three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A, 4-pin
                        connector
1091  1081  Yes        Three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 32A, no
                        connector
1092  1082  Yes        Three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A, 4-pin
                        connector
1095  1084  Yes        Top exit three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A
                        4-pin connector
1096  1083  Yes        Top exit three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 32A
                        no connector
1097  1084  Yes        Top exit three phase low voltage, 200-240V, 60A
                        4-pin connector
 
Disk enclosures:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------------------------------
1242  1244  No         HD STD enclosure indicator to 3.5" disk enclosure
                        indicator
1242  1245  No         HD STD enclosure indicator to 400 GB SSD enclosure
                        indicator
1255  1257  No         HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
                       to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 
1245  1257  No         HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
                       to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 
1256  1257  No         HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
                       to 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 
 
DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
1821  1832  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator
1822  1832  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator
1823  1832  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator
1824  1832  No         DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator
 
 
Disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
2208  2308  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2208  2708  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2208  2758  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2208  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2308  2708  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2308  2758  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2308  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2708  2758  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2708  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
2758  2858  Yes        Disk drive set conversion
 
 
SAS to SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ---------------------------
2208  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2208  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2308  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2708  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6106  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
2758  6108  Yes        SAS to SSD drive conversion
 
 
Standby CoD disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    -------------------------
2209  2208  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2309  2308  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2709  2708  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2759  2758  No         CoD disk drive conversion
2859  2858  No         CoD half drive conversion
 
 
Encryption disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5108  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5758  5858  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
5108  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5108  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5308  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5708  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5758  5768  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5758  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
5858  5868  Yes        Encryption disk drive set conversion
 
 
Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    ------------------------------------
5769  5768  No         Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
5869  5868  No         Encryption CoD disk drive conversion
 
 
SSD drive sets:
 
Feature    Returned
From  To   Parts(1)    Description
----  ---- --------    --------------------
6106  6108  No         SSD drive conversion
 

Note: (1) Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.



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Technical description

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


Overview

The IBM DS8870 consists of one base unit Model 961 and up to three expansion unit Models 96E.

Physical view

The physical configuration of the DS8870 consists of the following components:

Base unit

The base unit DS8870 Model 961 provides the rack and packaging that contain a dual processor complex, host adapters, I/O enclosures, device adapters, power supplies, batteries, and cooling, as well as space for up to 15 drive sets that contain 16 disk drives.

Expansion unit

DS8870 Model 96E provides the rack and packaging for an additional 21 drive sets of 16 drives (in the second position) or 30 drive sets (in the third and fourth positions). Expansion frames in the second position can also contain additional host adapters, device 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 (8-core or 16-core) controllers.

Host adapters

Host adapters provide the I/O connections between the DS8870 and server/fabric components. Up to eight Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON host adapters) can be installed in any combination in a DS8870 Model 961 (4-core). Up to 16 Fibre Channel (SCSI-FCP and FICON) host adapters can be installed in a DS8870 Model 961 (8-core or 16-core) system in any combination (eight in DS8870 base unit and another eight in the first DS8870 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 DS8870. The processor complex also has ethernet connections to allow management functions to be invoked over a network. The DS8870 provides 2, 4, 8, and 16-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 the 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 DS8870 (2-core) supports up to 32 GB, the DS8870 (4-core) supports up 64 GB, the DS8870 (8-core) supports up to 256 GB, and the DS8870 (16-core) supports up to 1,024 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.
  • Device adapters - A device adapter supports the attachment of storage devices to the storage facility through one or more I/O ports. The attachment is a PCIe point-to-point connection in a DS8870 system. Each DS8870 Model 961 (2-core) system can have up to two device adapter pairs, each DS8870 Model 961 (4-core) system can have up to four device adapter pairs, and each DS8870 Model 961 (8-core or 16-core) system can have up to eight device adapter pairs.

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.

Disk drives

The disk drives provide storage capacity for the DS8870. Disk drives are installed in disk enclosure pairs, in a disk install group of 16 identical drives of the same type (capacity and rpm).

The DS8870 offers a selection of disk drives, including Solid State Drives (SSD), nearline SAS drives, and SAS encrypting drives, allowing a DS8870 to scale up to 3 PB of capacity.

Flash cards

The flash cards provide additional capacity and performance for the DS8870. Flash cards are installed in a high-performance flash enclosure, in a size of 16 flash cards or 30 cards of the same type.

         Drive    Drive    Encryption    RAID      Field
Size     type     speed    drive         support   supported
------   -----   -------   ----------   --------   ---------
400 GB   Flash     N/A        Yes          5          Yes
200 GB    SSD      N/A        Yes          5. 10(1)   Yes
400 GB    SSD      N/A        Yes          5, 10(1)   Yes
800 GB    SSD      N/A        Yes          5. 10(1)   Yes
1.6 TB    SSD      N/A        Yes          5. 10(1)   Yes
146 GB    SAS    15K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10      Yes
300 GB    SAS    15K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10      Yes
600 GB    SAS    15K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10      Yes
600 GB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10      Yes
900 GB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10      Yes
1.2 TB    SAS    10K rpm      Yes       5, 6, 10      Yes
  3 TB    SAS    7.2K rpm     Yes         6, 10(1)    Yes
       nearline
  4 TB    SAS    7.2K rpm     Yes         6, 10(1)    Yes
       nearline
 

Note: (1) The 3 TB and 4 TB nearline SAS, 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB SSD drives with RAID-10 are RPQ only.

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 disk drives that are each configured as either a RAID-5, RAID-6, or RAID-10 array. 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, allocatable storage units that can be allocated to individual volumes or LUNs that can be assigned to the various attached servers.

The DS8870 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.

Physical specifications

  • Width: 848 mm (33.4 in)
  • Depth: 1,227 mm (48.3 in)
  • Height: 1,934 mm (76 in)
  • Weight: 1,216 kg (2,675 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16 to 32.0 degrees C (60 to 90 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80 percent
  • Wet bulb (caloric value):
    • 20,500 BTU for A rack
    • 19,200 BTU for B rack
    • 19,800 BTU for C rack
  • Electrical power:
    • 6.0 KW for A rack
    • 5.6 KW for B rack
    • 5.8 KW for C rack
  • Capacity of exhaust:
    • 32.5 cubic meter/minute for 961
    • 35.4 cubic meter/minute for 96E
  • Noise level: 60 dB
  • Leakage and starting current: 60mA/<100 ampere
  • Leakage and starting current: 60mA/<100 ampere

Model 961 (2-core):

  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 216 TB
  • Power consumption: 4.1 KW

Model 961 (4, 8, and 16-core):

  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 360 TB
  • Power consumption: 6.0 KW

Model 96E with 336 drives:

  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 302 TB
  • Power consumption: 5.6 KW

Model 96E with 480 drives:

  • Maximum physical storage capacity: 432 TB
  • Power consumption: 5.8 KW

Limitations

Conversions between warranty machine types are not supported.

Management limitations

  • For the Dynamic Volume Expansion function, volumes that are expanded may not be in Copy Services relationships (Point-in-Time Copy, FlashCopy SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Metro/Global Mirror, and z/OS Global Mirror) while expansion is taking place.
  • The size limit for single volumes in a Copy Services relationship is 2 TB. This limit does not apply to extents (when part of multiple volumes).
  • For VMware VAAI support, the following functions will not be available:
    • Thin Provisioning in ESXi 5.x
    • Block Delete in ESXi 5.x

Disruptive activities

  • Removal of an expansion unit model from the base unit model. Data will not be preserved during this activity.

The deactivation of an activated licensed function, or a lateral change or reduction in the license scope, is a nondisruptive activity which will occur at the next machine IML.

  • A lateral change is defined as changing the license scope from FB to CKD or from CKD to FB.
  • A reduction is defined as changing the license scope from ALL to FB or from ALL to CKD.
  • The amount of physical capacity within a 2423 system that can be logically configured for use will be enforced by the 2423 Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with the extent of IBM authorization established for licensed functions activated on the machine.

SSD limitations

SSD drive sets are not supported in RAID-6 or RAID-10 configurations. Intermixing of drives within the disk enclosure is not supported on the entire system.

Thin provisioning limitations

No thin provisioning support on System z/OS volumes series.

Model conversion/upgrade limitations

The business class configuration can only be applied in the factory and cannot be converted back to the standard configuration in the field.

Hardware requirements

Not applicable.

Software requirements

Not applicable.



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Publications

The following publication has been updated to reflect this announcement and will be available October 6, 2014.

Title                                        Order number
------------------------------------------   ------------
IBM DS8870 Introduction and Planning Guide   GC27-4209
 

The following publications are shipped with the DS8000 series:

Title                                        Order number
---------------------------------------      ------------
IBM DS8000 Customer Series Publications      00RX756
 CDROM
 
IBM DS8000 Series License Documentation      00RX755
 CDROM
 

The publications CD contains the following documents:

Title                                        Order number
------------------------------------         ------------
License Agreement for Machine Code           SC28-6872
 
IBM DS8870 Introduction and Planning         GC27-4209
 Guide
 
IBM DS8000 Host Systems Attachment           GC27-4210
 Guide
 
IBM DS Command-Line Interface User's         GC53-4212
 for DS8000 series
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem       GC52-1309
 Device Driver User's Guide
 
IBM DS Open Application Programming          GC27-4211
 Interface Installation and Reference
 
IBM DS8000 series                            GA32-2204
 Non-IBM_Licenses_and_Notices-Rel
 5.x-6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
 
IBM Warranty Information                     GC26-7919
 
READ ME FIRST for IBM Products               GA32-1061
 
IBM System Storage Notice Regarding          45W6389
 Storage Encryption
 

The license CD contains the following documentation:

Title                                        Order number
--------------------------------------       ------------
IBM System Storage DS Storage Mgr R7.4       GC27-3907
 & CIM Agent for DS Open Application
 Programming Interface 5.7.4
 
IBM International License Agreement for      98Y2827
 Non-Warranted Programs (ILAN)
 
Global Mirroring Utilities for ICKDSF Users  GC26-7644
 and Open Systems Environments License
 Information

DS8000 publications are available at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

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IBM Knowledge Center provides a centralized and consolidated way to access the information you need to use IBM products and also provides innovative ways to find information and to create your own set of information to cater to your needs. You will be able to personalize views, build customer documents, and interact with other information. Visit IBM Knowledge Center to learn more

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Features

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Features - No charge

Description                                 Machine   Model     Feature
---------------------------------------     -------   -----     -------
DS8870                                       2423      961
 
Model 9xE merge indicators:
- 9xE factory merge                                              0001
 
DoD indicator                                                    0020
 
JEMT indicator                                                   0021
 
Generic cover and packaging - for OEM only                       0168
 
Custom features:
- High-performance all-flash single frame                        0169
 indicator
 
Shipping weight reduction                                        0200
 
PCIe and SPCN cable group indicator                              0202
Sub-capacity licensing indicator                                 0203
 
Model 9xE position indicators:
- 961 - 96E position 1                                           0361
- 961 - 96E position 2                                           0362
- 961 - 96E position 3                                           0363

LA--->

LA--->
System z synergy bundle 0401
<---LA
<---LA US TAA compliance indicator 0402 Encryption not capable 0403 High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators: - Enclosure position 1B Full 0511 - Enclosure position 2B Full 0512 - Enclosure position 3B Full 0513 - Enclosure position 4B Full 0514 - Enclosure position 5B Full 0515 - Enclosure position 6B Full 0516 - Enclosure position 7B Full 0517 - Enclosure position 8B Full 0518 All-flash indicator 0600 Business Class indicator 0601 Flash accelerator indicator 0602 SAS-SSD mix indicator 0603 SSD custom placement indicator 0604 Licensed Function indicators: - OEL indicator 0700 - FICON attach indicator 0703 - Thin Provisioning indicator 0707 - DB protection indicator 0708 - High performance FICON indicator 0709 - Easy Tier indicator 0713 - z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator 0714 - Easy Tier Server indicator 0715 - PTC indicator 0720 - SE indicator 0730 - MGM indicator 0742 - MM indicator 0744 - Multiple Target PPRC indicator 0745 - GM indicator 0746 - RMZ indicator 0760 - RMZ resync indicator 0763 - PAV indicator 0780 - HyperPAV indicator 0782 - I/O Priority Manager 0784 Initial system capacity: - Up to 2.0 TB capacity 0800 - 2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity 0802 - 5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity 0805 - 10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity 0810 - 25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity 0815 - 50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity 0820 - 75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity 0825 - 100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity 0830 - 150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity 0835 - 200.1 to 250.0 TB capacity 0840 - 250.1 to 300.0 TB capacity 0845 - 300.1 to 350.0 TB capacity 0850 - 350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity 0855 - 400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity 0860 - 450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity 0865 - 500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity 0870 - 550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity 0871 - 600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity 0872 - 700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity 0873 - 800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity 0874 - 900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity 0875 - 1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity 0876 - 1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity 0877 - 1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity 0878 - 1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity 0879 - 1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity 0880 - 1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity 0881 - 1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity 0882 - 1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity 0883 - 1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity 0884 - 1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity 0885 - 2000.1 to 2200.0 TB capacity 0886 - 2200.1 to 2400.0 TB capacity 0887 - 2400.1 to 2600.0 TB capacity 0888 - 2600.1 to 2800.0 TB capacity 0889 - 2800.1 to 3000.0 TB capacity 0890 Standby CoD indicators: - Non-Standby CoD 0900 - Standby CoD indicator 0901 - Standby CoD indicator 0902 - Standby CoD indicator 0903 - Standby CoD indicator 0904 Attachment indicators: - IBM/Openwave Alliance indicator 0930 - IBM System i indicator 0931 - IBM System p indicator 0932 - IBM System x indicator 0933 - IBM System z indicator 0934 - IBM System z B/C indicator 0935 - IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator 0936 - Linux indicator 0940 - Global Mirror indicator 0950 - IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator 0960 - IBM Storwize V7000 indicator 0961 - IBM System Storage N series indicator 0962 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator 0963 - IBM/EPIC attachment indicator 0964 - VMware VAAI indicator 0965 - OpenStack indicator 0966 - US TAA compliance indicator 0983 Disk enclosures: - HD STD enclosure indicator 1242 - 3.5" disk enclosure indicator 1244 - HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator 1245 Disk drive enclosures: - HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator 1255 - HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator 1256 - HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator 1257 Encryption support: - Encrypted drive set activation indicator 1750 - Encrypted drive deactivation indicator 1754 Customer supplied drive set 2990 Processor License feature indicators: - 2-core Processor memory 4401 Function Authorization indicators: - Multiple Target PPRC indicator 7025 - OEL - inactive 7030 - OEL - 1 TB unit 7031 - OEL - 5 TB unit 7032 - OEL - 10 TB unit 7033 - OEL - 25 TB unit 7034 - OEL - 50 TB unit 7035 - OEL - 100 TB unit 7040 - OEL - 200 TB unit 7045 - OEL - Value Unit inactive 7050 - OEL - 1 Value Unit 7051 - OEL - 5 Value Unit 7052 - OEL - 10 Value Unit 7053 - OEL - 25 Value Unit 7054 - OEL - 50 Value Unit 7055 - OEL - 100 Value Unit 7060 - OEL - 200 Value Unit 7065 - Thin Provisioning indicator 7071 - DB protection indicator 7080 - Easy Tier indicator 7083 - Easy Tier Server indicator 7084 - FICON indicator 7091 - zHPF indicator 7092 - z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator 7094 - PTC - inactive indicator 7250 - PTC - 1 TB indicator 7251 - PTC - 5 TB indicator 7252 - PTC - 10 TB indicator 7253 - PTC - 25 TB indicator 7254 - PTC - 50 TB indicator 7255 - PTC - 100 TB indicator 7260 - SE - inactive indicator 7350 - SE - 1 TB indicator 7351 - SE - 5 TB indicator 7352 - SE - 10 TB indicator 7353 - SE - 25 TB indicator 7354 - SE - 50 TB indicator 7355 - SE - 100 TB indicator 7360 - MGM - inactive indicator 7480 - MGM - 1 TB indicator 7481 - MGM - 5 TB indicator 7482 - MGM - 10 TB indicator 7483 - MGM - 25 TB indicator 7484 - MGM - 50 TB indicator 7485 - MGM - 100 TB indicator 7490 - MM - inactive indicator 7500 - MM - 1 TB indicator 7501 - MM - 5 TB indicator 7502 - MM - 10 TB indicator 7503 - MM - 25 TB indicator 7504 - MM - 50 TB indicator 7505 - MM - 100 TB indicator 7510 - GM - inactive indicator 7520 - GM - 1 TB indicator 7521 - GM - 5 TB indicator 7522 - GM - 10 TB indicator 7523 - GM - 25 TB indicator 7524 - GM - 50 TB indicator 7525 - GM - 100 TB indicator 7530 - RMZ - inactive indicator 7650 - RMZ - 1 TB indicator 7651 - RMZ - 5 TB indicator 7652 - RMZ - 10 TB indicator 7653 - RMZ - 25 TB indicator 7654 - RMZ - 50 TB indicator 7655 - RMZ - 100 TB indicator 7660 - RMZ resync - inactive indicator 7680 - RMZ resync - 1 TB indicator 7681 - RMZ resync - 5 TB indicator 7682 - RMZ resync - 10 TB indicator 7683 - RMZ resync - 25 TB indicator 7684 - RMZ resync - 50 TB indicator 7685 - RMZ resync - 100 TB indicator 7690 - PAV - inactive indicator 7820 - PAV - 1 TB indicator 7821 - PAV - 5 TB indicator 7822 - PAV - 10 TB indicator 7823 - PAV - 25 TB indicator 7824 - PAV - 50 TB indicator 7825 - PAV - 100 TB indicator 7830 - I/O Priority Manager - inactive 7840 - I/O Priority Manager - 1 TB indicator 7841 - I/O Priority Manager - 5 TB indicator 7842 - I/O Priority Manager - 10 TB indicator 7843 - I/O Priority Manager - 25 TB indicator 7844 - I/O Priority Manager - 50 TB indicator 7845 - I/O Priority Manager - 100 TB indicator 7850 - HyperPAV indicator 7899 IGF transaction: - IGF transaction indicator 7999 Shipping and Handling NC AG00 Description Machine Model Feature ------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ------- DS8870 Expansion Unit 2423 96E Model 9xE merge indicators: - 9xE factory merge 0001 - 9xE field merge 0002 DoD indicator 0020 JEMT indicator 0021 Shipping weight reduction 0200 Model 9xE position indicators: - 961 - 96E position 1 0361 - 961 - 96E position 2 0362 - 961 - 96E position 3 0363 US TAA compliance indicator 0402 High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators: - Enclosure position 1 Full 0511 - Enclosure position 2 Full 0512 - Enclosure position 3 Full 0513 - Enclosure position 4 Full 0514 Business Class indicator 0601 SAS-SSD mix indicator 0603 SSD custom placement indicator 0604 Initial system capacity: - Up to 2.0 TB capacity 0800 - 2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity 0802 - 5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity 0805 - 10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity 0810 - 25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity 0815 - 50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity 0820 - 75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity 0825 - 100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity 0830 - 150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity 0835 - 200.1 to 250.0 TB capacity 0840 - 250.1 to 300.0 TB capacity 0845 - 300.1 to 350.0 TB capacity 0850 - 350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity 0855 - 400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity 0860 - 450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity 0865 - 500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity 0870 - 550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity 0871 - 600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity 0872 - 700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity 0873 - 800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity 0874 - 900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity 0875 - 1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity 0876 - 1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity 0877 - 1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity 0878 - 1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity 0879 - 1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity 0880 - 1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity 0881 - 1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity 0882 - 1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity 0883 - 1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity 0884 - 1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity 0885 - 2000.1 to 2200.0 TB capacity 0886 - 2200.1 to 2400.0 TB capacity 0887 - 2400.1 to 2600.0 TB capacity 0888 - 2600.1 to 2800.0 TB capacity 0889 - 2800.1 to 3000.0 TB capacity 0890 Attachment indicators: - IBM/Openwave Alliance indicator 0930 - IBM System i indicator 0931 - IBM System p indicator 0932 - IBM System x indicator 0933 - IBM System z indicator 0934 - IBM System z B/C indicator 0935 - IBM System zEnterprise Cloud indicator 0936 - Linux indicator 0940 - IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator 0960 - IBM Storwize V7000 indicator 0961 - IBM System Storage N series indicator 0962 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller indicator 0963 - IBM / EPIC attachment indicator 0964 - VMware VAAI indicator 0965 - OpenStack indicator 0966 - US TAA compliance indicator 0983 Disk enclosures: - HD STD enclosure indicator 1242 - 3.5" disk enclosure indicator 1244 - HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator 1245 Disk drive enclosures: - HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator 1255 - HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator 1256 - HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator 1257 DS8000 Licensed Machine Code: - DS8000 LMC R7.0 indicator 1831 - DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator 1832 - DS8000 LMC R7.2 indicator 1833 - DS8000 LMC R7.3 indicator 1834 - DS8000 LMC R7.4 indicator 1835 - DS8000 LMC R7.5 indicator 1836 Customer supplied drive set 2990 Shipping and Handling NC AG00

Features - Chargeable

Description                                 Machine   Model   Feature
---------------------------------------     -------   -----   -------
DS8870                                       2423      961
 
High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators:
- Enclosure position 1                                           0411
- Enclosure position 2                                           0412
- Enclosure position 3                                           0413
- Enclosure position 4                                           0414
- Enclosure position 5                                           0415
- Enclosure position 6                                           0416
- Enclosure position 7                                           0417
- Enclosure position 8                                           0418
 
High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators:
- Enclosure position 1B Full                                     0511
- Enclosure position 2B Full                                     0512
- Enclosure position 3B Full                                     0513
- Enclosure position 4B Full                                     0514
- Enclosure position 5B Full                                     0515
- Enclosure position 6B Full                                     0516
- Enclosure position 7B Full                                     0517
- Enclosure position 8B Full                                     0518
 
DS8000 multi-thread performance accelerator indicator            0605
 
Model conversion kits:
- Model conversion kit for RPC                                   1010
- Model conversion kit for EPLD                                  1011
- Model conversion kit for bracket                               1012
- Model conversion for Earthquake kit                            1013
 
Power:
- Remote power control                                           1000
- Battery assembly                                               1051
- Extended PLD                                                   1055
 
Single phase line cords:
- SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector                       1061
- SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector                          1068
- Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector                   1072
- Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 63A, no connector                      1073
 
Three phase line cords:
- Three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 30A,                       1080
   5-pin connector
- Three phase wye, 380-440V, 32A, no connector                   1081
- Three phase delta, 200-240V, 60A, 4-pin connector              1082
- Top exit three phase wye, 380-440V, 32A, no connector          1083
- Top exit three phase delta, 200-240V, 60A, 4-pin connector     1084
- Top exit three phase high voltage, 380-415V,                   1085
   30A, 5-pin connector
 
Special tool:
- Overhead ladder - 5ft                                          1101
 
Management Console:
- Mgmt console - English laptop internal                         1120
- Mgmt console - English laptop external                         1130
 
External management console - line cords:
- MC line cord standard rack                                     1170
- MC line cord group 1                                           1171
- MC line cord group 2                                           1172
 
Disk drive enclosures:
- HD disk enclosure pair                                         1241
 
Disk drive cables:
- Disk drive cable group 1                                       1246
 
I/O enclosure pair PCIe                                          1301
 
I/O cables:
- PCIe cable group 1                                             1320
- PCIe cable group 2                                             1321
 
Top exit bracket:
- Top exit bracket for Fibre cable                               1400
 
Fibre Channel/FICON cables:
- 50 um Fibre cable (LC)                                         1410
- 50 um Fibre cable (LC/SC)                                      1411
- 50 um Fibre cable (Jumper)                                     1412
- 9 um Fibre cable (LC)                                          1420
- 9 um Fibre cable (LC/SC)                                       1421
- 9 um Fibre cable (Jumper)                                      1422
 
High-performance flash card sets:
- High-performance flash enclosure                               1500
- 400 GB 1.8" flash card set A                                   1506
- 400 GB 1.8" flash card set B                                   1508
- 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R)                           1596
- 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R)                           1598
- Flash enclosure filler set                                     1599

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017) DS8000 Licensed Machine Code: - DS8000 LMC R7.0 1731 - DS8000 LMC R7.1 1732 - DS8000 LMC R7.2 1733 - DS8000 LMC R7.3 1734 - DS8000 LMC R7.4 1735 - DS8000 LMC R7.5 1736 Encryption support: - TKLM isolated key server 1760 Earthquake kit 1906 Hardware installation MES 1999 Disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K drive set 2208 - 300 GB 15K SAS drive set 2308 - 600 GB 10K drive set 2708 - 900 GB 10K SAS drive set 2758 - 3 TB 7.2K SAS half drive set 2858 Standby CoD disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K CoD drive set 2209 - 300 GB 15K SAS CoD drive set 2309 - 600 GB 10K CoD drive set 2709 - 900 GB 10K SAS CoD drive set 2759 - 3 TB 7.2K SAS CoD half drive set 2859 Disk enclosure filler sets: - 3.5" disk enclosure filler set 2997 - Disk enclosure half filler set 2998 - Disk enclosure filler set 2999 Device adapters: - Device adapter pair I 3053 - High-performance flash adapter pair 3054 Host adapters: - 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3153 - 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3157 - 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3253 - 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3257 - 16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIE 3353 - 16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIE 3453 Processor memory: - 16 GB Processor memory (2-core only) 4311 - 32 GB Processor memory (2-core only) 4312 - 64 GB Processor memory (4-core only) 4313 - 128 GB Processor memory (8-core only) 4314 - 256 GB Processor memory (8-core only) 4315 - 512 GB Processor memory (16-core only) 4316 - 1 TB Processor memory (16-core only) 4317 Processor license indicators: - 4-core processor indicator 4402 - 8-core processor indicator 4403 - 16-core processor indicator 4404 - 2-core P7+ processor indicator 4411 - 4-core P7+ processor indicator 4412 - 8-core P7+ processor indicator 4413 - 16-core P7+ processor indicator 4414 Encryption disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K drive set 5108 - 300 GB 15K drive set 5308 - 600 GB 15K drive set 5618 - 600 GB 10k drive set 5708 - 900 GB 10K drive set 5758 - 1.2 TB 10K drive set 5768 - 3 TB 7.2K half drive set 5858 - 4 TB 7.2K half drive set 5868 Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K CoD drive set 5209 - 300 GB 15K CoD drive set 5309 - 600 GB 15K CoD drive set 5619 - 600 GB 10k CoD drive set 5709 - 900 GB 10K CoD drive set 5759 - 1.2 TB 10K CoD drive set 5769 - 1.8 TB 10K drive set 5778 - 3 TB 7.2K CoD half drive set 5859 - 4 TB 7.2K CoD half drive set 5869 - 6 TB 7.2K half drive set 5878 SSD half drive sets: - 400 GB SSD half drive set 6106 SSD disk drive sets: - 400 GB SSD drive set 6108 Encryption SSD half drive sets: - 400 GB SSD half drive set 6156 Encryption SSD drive sets: - 200 GB SSD drive set 6058 - 400 GB SSD drive set 6158 - 800 GB SSD drive set 6258 - 1.6 TB SSD drive set 6358 Shipping and Handling 961 AGA2 Description Machine Model Feature ------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ------- DS8870 Expansion Unit 2423 96E High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators: - Enclosure position 1 0411 - Enclosure position 2 0412 - Enclosure position 3 0413 - Enclosure position 4 0414 Model conversion kits: - Model conversion kit for EPLD 1011 - Model conversion kit for bracket 1012 - Model conversion for Earthquake kit 1013 Power: - Battery assembly 1051 - Extended PLD 1055 Single phase line cords: - SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector 1061 - SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no connector 1068 - Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 60A, 3-pin connector 1072 - Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 63A, no connector 1073 Three phase line cords: - Three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 30A, 1080 5-pin connector - Three phase wye, 380-440V, 32A, no connector 1081 - Three phase delta, 200-240, 60A, 4-pin connector 1082 - Top exit three phase wye, 380-440V, 32A, no connector 1083 - Top exit three phase delta, 200-240, 60A, 4-pin connector 1084 - Top exit three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 1085 30A, 5-pin connector Disk drive enclosures: - HD disk enclosure pair 1241 Disk drive cables: - HD disk drive cable group 2 1247 - HD disk drive cable group 4 1248 - HD disk drive cable group 5 1249 I/O enclosure pair PCIe 1301 I/O cables: - PCIe cable group 3 1322 Top exit bracket: - Top exit bracket for Fibre cable 1400 Fibre Channel/FICON cables: - 50 um Fibre cable (LC) 1410 - 50 um Fibre cable (LC/SC) 1411 - 50 um Fibre cable (Jumper) 1412 - 9 um Fibre cable (LC) 1420 - 9 um Fibre cable (LC/SC) 1421 - 9 um Fibre cable (Jumper) 1422 High-performance flash card sets: - High-performance flash enclosure 1500 - 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A 1506 - 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B 1508 - 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set A (R) 1596 - 400 GB 1.8-inch flash card set B (R) 1598 - Flash enclosure filler set 1599 Earthquake kit 1906 Hardware installation MES 1999 Disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K drive set 2208 - 300 GB 15K SAS drive set 2308 - 600 GB 10K drive set 2708 - 900 GB 10K SAS drive set 2758 - 3 TB 7.2K SAS half drive set 2858 Standby CoD disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K CoD drive set 2209 - 300 GB 15K SAS CoD drive set 2309 - 600 GB 10K CoD drive set 2709 - 900 GB 10K SAS CoD drive set 2759 - 3 TB 7.2K SAS CoD half drive set 2859 Disk enclosure filler sets: - 3.5" disk enclosure filler set 2997 - Disk enclosure half filler set 2998 - Disk enclosure filler set 2999 Device adapters: - Device adapter pair I 3053 - High-performance flash adapter pair 3054 Host adapters: - 8 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3153 - 8 Gb 8 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3157 - 8 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3253 - 8 Gb 8 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIe 3257 - 16 Gb 4 port SW FCP/FICON adapter PCIE 3353 - 16 Gb 4 port LW FCP/FICON adapter PCIE 3453 Encryption disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K drive set 5108 - 300 GB 15K drive set 5308 - 600 GB 15K drive set 5618 - 600 GB 10k drive set 5708 - 900 GB 10K drive set 5758 - 1.2 TB 10K drive set 5768 - 3 TB 7.2K half drive set 5858 - 4 TB 7.2K half drive set 5868 Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets: - 146 GB 15K CoD drive set 5209 - 300 GB 15K CoD drive set 5309 - 600 GB 15K CoD drive set 5619 - 600 GB 10k CoD drive set 5709 - 900 GB 10K CoD drive set 5759 - 1.2 TB 10K CoD drive set 5769 - 1.8 TB 10K drive set 5778 - 3 TB 7.2K CoD half drive set 5859 - 4 TB 7.2K CoD half drive set 5869 - 6 TB 7.2K half drive set 5878 SSD half drive sets: - 400 GB SSD half drive set 6106 SSD disk drive sets: - 400 GB SSD drive set 6108 Encryption SSD half drive sets: - 400 GB SSD half drive set 6156 Encryption SSD drive sets: - 200 GB SSD drive set 6058 - 400 GB SSD drive set 6158 - 800 GB SSD drive set 6258 - 1.6 TB SSD drive set 6358 Shipping and Handling 96E AGA3

Feature descriptions

No Charge Features for Model 961
(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
Feature  Description        Corequisite
-------  -----------------  -------------
 0001    9xE factory merge  Feature #036x
 

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: Three.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature      Description
-------      -------------
 0020        DoD Indicator
 

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense 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: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Not compatible with 07xx features.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0168) Generic cover and packaging - For OEM only

This feature is used to indicate a DS8000 series machine that is installed with blank cover and packaging (without IBM logo). This feature is meant for OEM customers to customize the cover and packaging. For normal orders, do not select this feature.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0169) High-performance all-flash single frame indicator

This feature allows customers to configure the all-flash configuration option and notifies manufacturing to install the high- performance flash enclosure, a GX++ PCIe2 Adapter and a unique cover based on this configuration.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: This feature only supports a single frame. Not compatible with features #036x. No other drive type (SAS, NL-SAS, and SSD) will be available.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant 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.
(#0202) PCIe and SPCN cable group indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship long PCIe and SPCN cables for attaching the expansion unit to the base model (961).

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: Two
  • Corequisites: Required when feature #0361 is ordered.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#0203) Sub-capacity licensing indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with sub-capacity license in the sales activity associated with advanced functions. It is for administrative purposes only.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration on both initial and MES order activity.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: When specified, this feature should only be shown when an RPQ is approved and a password is typed in the text box (administrative use).
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#036x) Model 9xE position indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description               System-level Corequisites
-------      --------------------      ----------------------------
  0361       961 - 96E position 1      Model 96E with feature #0361
  0362       961 - 96E position 2      Model 96E with feature #0362
  0363       961 - 96E position 3      Model 96E with feature #0363
 

These features indicate the presence of an attached Model 9xE 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: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #4311, #4312, and #4313 are not supported if feature #0361, #0362, and #0363 are ordered. Feature #4314 is not supported if feature #0363 is ordered.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.

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(#0401) System z synergy bundle
Feature      Description
-------      -----------------------
 0401        System z synergy bundle
 

This feature bundles the following DS8000 System z synergy functionalities that are part of the DS8000 microcode:

  • HyperSwap Soft Fence
  • Metro Mirror suspension message aggregation
  • EasyTier Heat Map Transfer
  • ICKDSF volume format write protection

The feature indicates that the DS8000 has support for the functionalities mentioned above.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.

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(#0402) US TAA compliance indicator

(No Longer Available as of April 28, 2015)

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 install only.
(#0403) Encryption not capable

The government agency for the People's Republic of China and Russia have new encryption compliance requirements on products sold into their respective countries. This feature ensures an invalid encryption certification key is produced for those countries to comply with the new encryption compliance requirements.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Not compatible with feature #1754.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0600) All-flash indicator
Feature      Description
-------      -------------------
 0600        All-flash indicator
 

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with flash drives (features #6xxx) only. The maximum number of flash drives supported for this configuration will follow the rules of the existing flash drives (features #6xxx). It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0601) Business Class indicator

This feature allows customers to configure the business class configuration option and notifies manufacturing to install the drives and device adapters based on this configuration.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0601 requires DS8000 LMC R7.1 (#173x), or later.
  • Limitations: Field migration from this feature to the standard configuration is not allowed. This feature only supports up to two expansion frames. Not compatible with feature #0363. Not compatible with feature #0934.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0602) Flash accelerator indicator
Feature      Description
-------      ---------------------------
 0602        Flash accelerator indicator
 

This feature replaces the requirement for RPQ #8S1364 for the flash accelerator feature. It indicates the machine will be configured with flash drives (features #6xxx) or flash cards (features #15xx) and a P7+ 16-core processor only. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Requires feature numbers #0600, #4414 and #1733, or #0169 , #4414 and #1734.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0603) SAS-SSD mix indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with solid state drives (features #6xxx) and SAS disk drives (#5xx8) within a storage enclosure. Development will provide a document to manufacturing where to place the drive sets. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature will remove features #1242, #1245, #1255, and #1256 from the configuration to avoid any confusion and errors on the configuration output file.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0603 requires feature #0604 to be selected.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#0604) SSD custom placement indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------
 0604        SSD custom placement indicator
 

This feature allows users to manually select additional SSD enclosure indicators (feature #1245, #1255, or #1256) allowing the SSD's to be spread over additional DA pairs to optimize performance.

Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the eConfig 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 SSD indicators cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by eConfig. Also, the total number of enclosure indicators cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the eConfig system.

Assuming no HDDs, for example, where a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the normal quantity of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator) is two. This will result in two sets of SSDs being installed in the first enclosure pair and two sets of SSDs being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two DA pairs.

Alternatively, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of four of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator). This would result in a set of SSDs being installed in each of the four enclosure pairs, spread across four DA pairs.

Additionally, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of three of feature #1255. This would result in the installation of two sets of SSDs in the first enclosure pair, a set of SSDs in the second enclosure pair, and a set of SSDs in the third enclosure pair, spread across three DA pairs.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#07xx) Licensed function indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------------
 0700     OEL indicator
 0703     FICON attach indicator
 0707     Thin Provisioning indicator
 0708     DB protection indicator
 0709     High Performance FICON indicator
 0713     IBM System Storage Easy Tier indicator
 0714     z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator
 0715     Easy Tier Server indicator
 0720     PTC indicator
 0730     SE indicator
 0742     MGM indicator
 0744     MM indicator
 0746     GM indicator
 0760     RMZ indicator
 0763     RMZ resync indicator
 0780     PAV indicator
 0782     HyperPAV indicator
 0784     I/O Priority Manager indicator
 

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 2398) 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.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number. Feature #0713 default set to 1.
  • Corequisites: See table above. Additionally, the function authorization indicator features (#7xxx) must be ordered/installed.
    • The Function Authorization indicator features (#7xxx) must be ordered/installed.
    • When 242x #7xxx features (except the "inactive" #7xxx features) are present, the corresponding 242x #07xx licensed function indicator must also be present.
  • Limitations: When a 242x "inactive" #7xxx feature is present, the #07xx features cannot be present.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0745) Multiple Target PPRC indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature #0745 is an administrative indicator and is used for tracking and monitoring the number of clients that are using this function. No activation code is required.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Either feature #7480-#7490 or #7500-#7510 or #7520-#7530 must be ordered.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#08xx) Initial system capacity
Feature   Description
-------   ----------------------------
 0800     Up to 2.0 TB capacity
 0802     2.1 to 5.0 TB capacity
 0805     5.1 to 10.0 TB capacity
 0810     10.1 to 25.0 TB capacity
 0815     25.1 to 50.0 TB capacity
 0820     50.1 to 75.0 TB capacity
 0825     75.1 to 100.0 TB capacity
 0830     100.1 to 150.0 TB capacity
 0835     150.1 to 200.0 TB capacity
 0840     200.1 to 250.0 TB Capacity
 0845     250.1 to 300.0 TB Capacity
 0850     300.1 to 350.0 TB Capacity
 0855     350.1 to 400.0 TB capacity
 0860     400.1 to 450.0 TB capacity
 0865     450.1 to 500.0 TB capacity
 0870     500.1 to 550.0 TB capacity
 0871     550.1 to 600.0 TB capacity
 0872     600.1 to 700.0 TB capacity
 0873     700.1 to 800.0 TB capacity
 0874     800.1 to 900.0 TB capacity
 0875     900.1 to 1000.0 TB capacity
 0876     1000.1 to 1100.0 TB capacity
 0877     1100.1 to 1200.0 TB capacity
 0878     1200.1 to 1300.0 TB capacity
 0879     1300.1 to 1400.0 TB capacity
 0880     1400.1 to 1500.0 TB capacity
 0881     1500.1 to 1600.0 TB capacity
 0882     1600.1 to 1700.0 TB capacity
 0883     1700.1 to 1800.0 TB capacity
 0884     1800.1 to 1900.0 TB capacity
 0885     1900.1 to 2000.0 TB capacity
 0886     2000.1 to 2200.0 TB capacity
 0887     2200.1 to 2400.0 TB capacity
 0888     2400.1 to 2600.0 TB capacity
 0889     2600.1 to 2800.0 TB capacity
 0890     2800.1 to 3000.0 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 #5xx8 and #6xxx disk drive features on the order for each disk drive capacity. #5xx9 Standby CoD disk drive features are excluded from this calculation.
  • Multiple each total by its respective disk drive capacity (i.e., 146 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB, or 3 TB).
  • Add together all the resulting values.
  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#090x) Standby CoD indicators
(#0901) Standby CoD indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#0904) Standby CoD indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature Description             System-Level Corequisites
------- ---------------------   -------------------------------
 0900    Non-Standby CoD         None
 0901    Standby CoD indicator   #5xx9 features on any models in
                                  the system
 0902    Standby CoD indicator   #5xx9 features on any models in
                                  the system
 0903    Standby CoD indicator   #5xx9 features on any models in
                                  the system
 0904    Standby CoD indicator   #5xx9 features on any models in
                                  the system
 

Each feature identifies whether a machine is participating in the DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (Standby CoD) offering. They are for administrative purposes only.

Feature #0900 is required on machines not participating in the Standby CoD offering.

  • Feature #0901, #0902, #0903, or #0904 is required on machines participating in the Standby CoD offering. Standby CoD program participation is defined as the presence of #5xx9 features (Standby CoD disk drives) on the base unit model and any attached expansion unit models.
  • Feature #0901 is the default indicator and indicates participation under standard offering terms and conditions. This feature is designated as "manual schedule"; as such, orders with this feature will not be scheduled (accepted) until confirmation is received that the Standby CoD agreements have been signed by the client.
  • Feature #0902 and #0903 are used on an exception basis only. These features are designated as "manual schedule"; as such, orders with these features will not be scheduled (accepted) until geography brand management approval is obtained, and confirmation is received that the Standby CoD agreements have been signed by the client.
  • Feature #0904 is used on an exception basis only. This feature is designated as "manual schedule"; as such, orders with this feature will not be scheduled (accepted) until geography brand management approval is obtained, and confirmation is received that the Standby CoD agreements have been signed by the client.

One of the following agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first machine configured with Standby CoD features:

  • For clients who have a signed IBM Customer Agreement (or equivalent):
    • IBM Customer Agreement, Attachment for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the US, this is form number Z125-7142), and
    • IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the US, this is form number Z125-7144).
  • For clients who do not have a signed IBM Customer Agreement (or equivalent):
    • IBM Agreement for Capacity Upgrade on Demand (in the US, this is form number Z125-6310), and
    • IBM Agreement for Capacity Upgrade on Demand, Attachment for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the US, this is form number Z125-7142), and
    • IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand (in the US, this is form number Z125-7144).

Once a client has executed either set of the above agreements, each subsequent order for any #5xx9 features require only that the customer sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

When a machine exits the Standby CoD offering, feature #0901, #0902, #0903, or #0904 must be replaced with feature #0900 using the feature removal and add option. A machine exits the Standby CoD offering when all #5xx9 features are converted to #5xx8 features.

When an installed machine enters the Standby CoD offering through field installation of #5xx9 features, feature #0900 must be replaced with feature #0901, #0902, #0903, or #0904 using the feature removal and add option.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #0900 is not compatible with #5xx9 features, regardless of whether #5xx9 features are present on the base unit model or attached expansion unit models.
  • Plant install / field install: Features #0900, #0901, and #0904 are both; features #0902 and #0903 are plant install only.
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, the feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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 Business Class 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: 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 all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0940) Linux indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, 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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0950) Global Mirror indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Global Mirror configuration. It is for administrative purposes only and does not affect the technical capabilities of the machine.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Global Mirror (GM) features #75xx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature   Description
-------   --------------------------------------------------
 0960     IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator
 0961     IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
 0962     IBM System Storage N series indicator
 0963     IBM System Storage 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: When specified, these features should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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.
(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------
 1242         HD STD enclosure indicator
 

These features notify the manufacturing on the number of enclosure used to support spinning hard disk drive. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Five.
  • Corequisites: Each #1242 feature requires one #5xxx feature. One of these features must be #5xx8 or #5xx9 features (excluding #58x8 or 58x9 features).
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • #5xx8 and #5xx9 features (excluding #58x8 and #58x9 features) can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1244) 3.5" disk enclosure indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------
 1244         3.5" disk enclosure indicator
 

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5" spinning hard disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

A 3.5" disk enclosure indicator (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. The 3.5" disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or 24 disk drives (features #58x8 or #58x9). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Five.
  • Corequisites: Each #1244 feature requires one #58x8 or #58x9 feature.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a 3.5" disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • The #58x8 and #58x9 features can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#12xx) SSD enclosure indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      ---------------------------------
 1245        HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
 1255        HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
 1256        HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
 1257        HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 

The number of 200 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicators are based on the number of SSD capacity drive types selected by the user and each enclosure indicator indicates up to three sets of SSD drives of the same capacity type.

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 GB SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1245, #1255, #1256, and #1257.

With feature #0601 and either feature #4311 or #4312:
 
Model 961
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
1                   1 - 3              2
 
Model 961
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
1                   1 - 3              2
 
Model 961
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
1                   1 - 3              2
 
Model 961
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
1                   1 - 3              2
 
With feature #0601 and either feature #4313, #4314, #4315,
#4316, or #4317:
 
Model 961
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
--------            --------           -----------------------------
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
 
Model 961
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
Model 961
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
--------            -------------      -----------------------------
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
Model 961
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
--------            -------------      -----------------------------
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
With either feature #4311 or #4312:
 
Model 961
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
3                   7 - 9              0
2                   4 - 6              1
1                   1 - 3              2
 
Model 961
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------
3                   7 - 9              0
2                   4 - 6              1
1                   1 - 3              2
 
Model 961
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
3                   7 - 9              0
2                   4 - 6              1
1                   1 - 3              2
 
Model 961
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
3                   7 - 9              0
2                   4 - 6              1
1                   1 - 3              2
 
With either feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317:
 
Model 961
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
5                   13 - 15            0
4                   10 - 12            1
3                   7 - 9              2
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
Model 961
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
5                   13 - 15            0
4                   10 - 12            1
3                   7 - 9              2
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
********************************
 
Model 961
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
5                   13 - 15            0
4                   10 - 12            1
3                   7 - 9              2
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
Model 961
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 961          Model 961
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
5                   13 - 15            0
4                   10 - 12            1
3                   7 - 9              2
2                   4 - 6              3
1                   1 - 3              4
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Five.
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1245 requires a minimum of one #6156 or #6158 feature. Each feature #1255 requires a minimum of one #6058 feature. Each feature #1256 requires a minimum of one #6258 feature. Each feature #1257 requires a minimum of one #6358 feature.
  • Limitations:
    • Maximum of three #1245, #1255, #1256, #1257 features are allowed if feature #4311 or #4312 is ordered.
    • Maximum of one #1245, #1255, #1256, #1257 features are allowed if feature #4311 or #4312 and #0601 are ordered.
    • No intermix of #6xx6 and #6xx8 features within the enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#175x) Encryption support

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------------------------
 1750         Encrypted drive set activation indicator
 1754         Encrypted drive deactivation indicator
 

Feature #1750 allows a DS8000 system to enable support for encryption using the full disk encryption drives already populated in every DS8870 machine. Feature #1754 will indicate no encryption support is required using the drives available in the machine.

DS8000 series Function Authorization (Machine type 2396) feature #1750 must be ordered before the feature activation code is provided by IBM.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One. Feature #1750 can be deselected if desired.
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #1750 must be added to any plant order with #5xxx or #6xxx features as the default.
    • One of feature #1750 or #1754 must be selected.
    • The function authorization indicator feature #1750 must be ordered on Machine type 2396.
  • Limitations: Feature #1750 is not compatible with feature #1754. Feature #1750 is not available in the People's Republic of China.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2990) Customer supplied drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature is an indicator that the customer will supply a third party disk drive set purchased from IBM Global Financing. This feature indicates a set of 16 disk drives. This feature provides no physical parts, nor does it drive enclosure planning. A RPQ is required for all physical parts planning. It is the responsibility of the sales representative to ensure correct inventory record management for this offering.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (features #12x1). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #2xx8, #2xx9, and/or #2990)) or a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as feature #2xx8, #2xx9, and/or #2990 is added.

Note: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None. Maximum allowed: Maximum quantity is fifteen if feature #4402, #4403 or #4404 is ordered. Maximum quantity is nine if feature #4401 is ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1241 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: Features #2xxx and #5xxx are not compatible. They are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field Install Only.
(#7xxx) Function Authorization indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

                                                  IBM 2398
Feature  Description                              Corequisite
-------  ---------------------------------------  -----------------------
 7025    Multiple Target PPRC indicator           Model LFA feature #7025
 7030    OEL - inactive indicator                 Model LFA feature #7030
 7031    OEL - 1 TB unit indicator                Model LFA feature #7031
 7032    OEL - 5 TB unit indicator                Model LFA feature #7032
 7033    OEL - 10 TB unit indicator               Model LFA feature #7033
 7034    OEL - 25 TB unit indicator               Model LFA feature #7034
 7035    OEL - 50 TB unit indicator               Model LFA feature #7035
 7040    OEL - 100 TB unit indicator              Model LFA feature #7040
 7045    OEL - 200 TB unit indicator              Model LFA feature #7045
 
 7071    Thin Provisioning indicator              Model LFA feature #7071
 7080    DB protection indicator                  Model LFA feature #7080
 7083    IBM System Storage Easy Tier indicator   Model LFA feature #7083
 7084    IBM System Storage Easy Tier Server      Model LFA feature #7084
          indicator
 7091    FICON indicator                          Model LFA feature #7091
 7092    High Performance FICON indicator         Model LFA feature #7092
 7094    z/OS Distributed Data Backup indicator   Model LFA feature #7094
 
 7250    PTC - inactive indicator                 Model LFA feature #7250
 7251    PTC - 1 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7251
 7252    PTC - 5 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7252
 7253    PTC - 10 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7253
 7254    PTC - 25 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7254
 7255    PTC - 50 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7255
 7260    PTC - 100 TB indicator                   Model LFA feature #7260
 
 7350    SE - inactive indicator                  Model LFA feature #7350
 7351    SE - 1 TB indicator                      Model LFA feature #7351
 7352    SE - 5 TB indicator                      Model LFA feature #7352
 7353    SE - 10 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7353
 7354    SE - 25 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7354
 7355    SE - 50 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7355
 7360    SE - 100 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7360
 
 7480    MGM - inactive indicator                 Model LFA feature #7480
 7481    MGM - 1 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7481
 7482    MGM - 5 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7482
 7483    MGM - 10 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7483
 7484    MGM - 25 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7484
 7485    MGM - 50 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7485
 7490    MGM - 100 TB indicator                   Model LFA feature #7490
 
 7500    MM - inactive indicator                  Model LFA feature #7500
 7501    MM - 1 TB indicator                      Model LFA feature #7501
 7502    MM - 5 TB indicator                      Model LFA feature #7502
 7503    MM - 10 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7503
 7504    MM - 25 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7504
 7505    MM - 50 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7505
 7510    MM - 100 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7510
 
 7520    GM - inactive indicator                  Model LFA feature #7520
 7521    GM - 1 TB indicator                      Model LFA feature #7521
 7522    GM - 5 TB indicator                      Model LFA feature #7522
 7523    GM - 10 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7523
 7524    GM - 25 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7524
 7525    GM - 50 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7525
 7530    GM - 100 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7530
 
 7650    RMZ - inactive indicator                 Model LFA feature #7650
 7651    RMZ - 1 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7651
 7652    RMZ - 5 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7652
 7653    RMZ - 10 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7653
 7654    RMZ - 25 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7654
 7655    RMZ - 50 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7655
 7660    RMZ - 100 TB indicator                   Model LFA feature #7660
 
 7680    RMZ resync - inactive                    Model LFA feature #7680
 7681    RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                   Model LFA feature #7681
 7682    RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                   Model LFA feature #7682
 7683    RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                  Model LFA feature #7683
 7684    RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                  Model LFA feature #7684
 7685    RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                  Model LFA feature #7685
 7690    RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                 Model LFA feature #7690
 
 7820    PAV - inactive indicator                 Model LFA feature #7820
 7821    PAV - 1 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7821
 7822    PAV - 5 TB indicator                     Model LFA feature #7822
 7823    PAV - 10 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7823
 7824    PAV - 25 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7824
 7825    PAV - 50 TB indicator                    Model LFA feature #7825
 7830    PAV - 100 TB indicator                   Model LFA feature #7830
 
 7840    I/O Priority Manager -inactive indicator Model LFA feature #7840
 7841    I/O Priority Manager - 1 TB indicator    Model LFA feature #7841
 7842    I/O Priority Manager - 5 TB indicator    Model LFA feature #7842
 7843    I/O Priority Manager - 10 TB indicator   Model LFA feature #7843
 7844    I/O Priority Manager - 25 TB indicator   Model LFA feature #7844
 7845    I/O Priority Manager - 50 TB indicator   Model LFA feature #7845
 7850    I/O Priority Manager - 100 TB indicator  Model LFA feature #7850
 
 7899    HyperPAV indicator                       Model LFA feature #7899
 

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 2398) 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 2398 Function Authorization #7xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #7xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2423 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #7030 - #7045 features.
  • Maximum allowed: 99 per feature number. Feature #7083 default set to 1.
  • Corequisites: See table above. Additionally, the licensed function indicator features (#07xx) must be ordered/installed. Feature #7084 requires DS8000 LMC R7.1 (#173x), or later. Feature #7025 requires DS8000 LMC R7.4 (#1735), or later.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#705x-706x) Value Unit Function Authorization indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

                                          IBM 2396
Feature  Description                      Corequisite
-------  ------------------------------   -----------------------
 7050    OEL - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7050
 7051    OEL - 1 Value Unit indicator     Model LFA feature #7051
 7052    OEL - 5 Value Unit indicator     Model LFA feature #7052
 7053    OEL - 10 Value Unit indicator    Model LFA feature #7053
 7054    OEL - 25 Value Unit indicator    Model LFA feature #7054
 7055    OEL - 50 Value Unit indicator    Model LFA feature #7055
 7060    OEL - 100 Value Unit indicator   Model LFA feature #7060
 7065    OEL - 200 Value Unit indicator   Model LFA feature #7065
 
                   Drive   Drive    Encryption  Value Units
Feature    Size    type    speed    drive       required
-------    ------  -----  --------  ----------  -----------
1506/1596 400 GB   Flash   N/A          Yes        36.4
          (16 cards)
1508/1598 400 GB   Flash   N/A          Yes        31.8
          (14 cards)
2208      146 GB   SAS    15k rpm       No          4.8
2308      300 GB   SAS    15k rpm       No          6.8
2708      600 GB   SAS    10k rpm       No         11.5
2758      900 GB   SAS    10k rpm       No         16.0
2858        3 TB  NL SAS  7.2k rpm      No         13.5
                  (half drive set)
2990        N/A    N/A      N/A         No         11.5
5108      146 GB   SAS    15k rpm       Yes         4.8
5308      300 GB   SAS    15k rpm       Yes         6.8
5618      600 GB   SAS    15k rpm       Yes        11.5
5708      600 GB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes        11.5
5758      900 GB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes        16.0
5768      1.2 TB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes        20.0
5778      1.8 TB   SAS    10k rpm       Yes        29.5
5858        3 TB  NL SAS  7.2k rpm      Yes        13.5
                  (half drive set)
5868        4 TB  NL SAS  7.2k rpm      Yes        16.2
                  (half drive set)
5878        6 TB  NL SAS  7.2k rpm      Yes        22.0
                  (half drive set)
6058      200 GB   SSD      N/A         Yes        21.6
6106      400 GB   SSD      N/A         No         18.2
                  (half drive set)
6108      400 GB   SSD      N/A         No         36.4
6156      400 GB   SSD      N/A         Yes        18.2
                  (half drive set)
6158      400 GB   SSD      N/A         Yes        36.4
6258      800 GB   SSD      N/A         Yes        64.0
6358      1.6 TB   SSD      N/A         Yes       125.0
 

These features enable a licensed function subject to the client applying a feature activation code made available by IBM. They are required in addition to the per TB features (#703x-704x). For each drive set listed above, the corresponding number of value units must be purchased.

DS8000 Series Function Authorization (machine type 2398) 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 2398 Function Authorization #7xxx features are ordered (plant and field install), the same #7xxx features (in the same quantity) must also be ordered against the 2423 machine.

  • Minimum required: At least one of the #7050 - #7065 features.
  • Maximum allowed: 99 per feature number.
  • Corequisites: See table above. Additionally, the Licensed function indicator features (#07xx) must be ordered/installed.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#7999) IGF transaction indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature is used to designate that a new 2423 machine is involved in an IGF transaction (lease or financing). It is for administrative purposes only.

When a new 2423 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 AAS or WTAAS; it cannot be ordered using e-config.

This feature is field-install only and cannot be included on the 2423 initial order.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 961 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 96E
(#000x) Model 9xE merge indicators
(#0002) Model 9xE field merge

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature   Description
-------   -----------------
 0001     9xE factory merge
 0002     9xE 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 #0001 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 #0002 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.
(#0020) DoD indicator
Feature      Description
-------      -------------
 0020        DoD Indicator
 

This feature provides a special label required for Department of Defense 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: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Not compatible with 07xx features.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0168) Generic cover and packaging - for OEM customers only

This feature is used to indicate that a DS8000 series machine is installed with blank cover and packaging (without IBM logo). This feature is for OEM customers to customize the cover and packaging. For normal orders, do not select this feature.

  • 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.
(#036x) Model 9xE position indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature     Description                 System-level corequisites
-------     --------------------        ----------------------------
 0361       961 - 96E position 1        Model 96E with feature #0361
 0362       961 - 96E position 2        Model 96E with feature #0362
 0363       961 - 96E position 3        Model 96E with feature #0363
 

These features indicate the base unit model number and the physical position of the expansion unit model relative to the base enclosure. They are used to determine multi-model system configuration rules, including cross-model feature corequisites.

Incorrect use of these features can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations. Therefore, they 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 #4311, #4312, and #4313 are not supported. Feature #0363 is not supported if feature #4314 is ordered.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0402) US TAA compliance indicator

(No Longer Available as of April 28, 2015)

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 install only.
(#0601) Business Class indicator

This feature allows customers to configure the business class configuration option and notifies manufacturing to install the drives and device adapters based on this configuration on the expansion frame.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0601 must be on Model 961.
  • Limitations: Field migration from this feature to the standard configuration is not allowed. This feature only supports up to two expansion frames. Not compatible with feature #0363.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#0603) SAS-SSD mix indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature indicates that the machine will be configured with solid state drives (features #6xxx) and SAS disk drives (#5xx8) within a storage enclosure. Development will provide a document to manufacturing where to place the drive sets. It is for administrative purposes only.

This feature will remove features #1242, #1245, #1255, and #1256 from the configuration to avoid any confusion and errors on the configuration output file.

A SCORE RPQ will be required and the RPQ team will provide a password to validate the configuration.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #0603 requires feature #0604 to be selected.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#0604) SSD custom placement indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------
 0604        SSD custom placement indicator
 

This feature allows users to manually select additional SSD enclosure indicators (feature #1245, #1255, or #1256) allowing the SSD's to be spread over additional DA pairs to optimize performance.

Note: If you have ordered HDDs, the eConfig 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 SSD indicators cannot be reduced from the minimum determined by eConfig. Also, the total number of enclosure indicators cannot be increased above the maximum allowed in the eConfig system.

Assuming no HDDs, for example, where a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the normal quantity of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator) is two. This will result in two sets of SSDs being installed in the first enclosure pair and two sets of SSDs being installed in the second enclosure pair, spread on two DA pairs.

Alternatively, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of four of feature #1255 (HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator). This would result in a set of SSDs being installed in each of the four enclosure pairs, spread across four DA pairs.

Additionally, assuming a quantity of four of feature #6058 (200 GB SSD drive set) is ordered, the user can select feature #0604 and manually select a quantity of three of feature #1255. This would result in the installation of two sets of SSDs in the first enclosure pair, a set of SSDs in the second enclosure pair, and a set of SSDs in the third enclosure pair, spread across three DA pairs.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0930) IBM/Openwave alliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, the feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 2398 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0931 - #0936) IBM attachment indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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 Business Class 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 2398 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0940) Linux indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature indicates the machine will be used in a Linux environment (that is, 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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and the 2398 Function Authorization model and features associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0960 - #0963) IBM storage indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature   Description
-------   -------------------------------------------------
 0960     IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator
 0961     IBM Storwize V7000 indicator
 0962     IBM System Storage N series indicator
 0963     IBM System Storage 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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0964) IBM/EPIC indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0965) VMware VAAI indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0966) OpenStack indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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: When specified, this feature should be added to all models within the system (e.g., base unit model and all attached expansion unit models) and all 239x Function Authorization models associated with the machine.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0983) US TAA compliance indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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.
(#1242) HD STD enclosure indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------
 1242         HD STD enclosure indicator
 

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support spinning hard disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Seven if feature #0361 exists and ten if feature #0362 or #0363 exists.
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1242 requires one #5xxx feature. One of these features must be feature #5xx8 or #5xx9 (excluding #58x8 or 58x9 features).
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a STD disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • The #5xx8 and #5xx9 features can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1244) 3.5" disk enclosure indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------
 1244         3.5" disk enclosure indicator
 

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 3.5" spinning hard disk drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

A 3.5" disk enclosure indicator (feature #1244) supports up to 24 disk drives. A 3.5" disk enclosure pair is populated with either 8, 16, or, 24 disk drives (features #58x8 or #58x9). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 8 or 16 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Seven if feature #0361 exists and ten if feature #0362 or #0363 exists.
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1244 requires one #58x8 or 58x9 feature. Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a 3.5" disk enclosure must be of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • The #58x8 and #58x9 features can be installed within the same STD disk enclosure as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#12xx) SSD enclosure indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      ---------------------------------
 1245        HD 400 GB SSD enclosure indicator
 1255        HD 200 GB SSD enclosure indicator
 1256        HD 800 GB SSD enclosure indicator
 1257        HD 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicator
 

The number of 200 GB, 800 GB, and 1.6 TB SSD enclosure indicators are based on the number of SSD capacity drive types selected by the user and each enclosure indicator indicates up to three sets of SSD drives of the same capacity type.

This feature notifies manufacturing on the number of enclosures used to support 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 GB SSD drives. It is for administrative purposes only.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1245, #1255, #1256, #1257.

With feature #0601 and #0361:
 
Model 96E
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                0-6
 
Model 96E
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                0-6
 
Model 96E
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                0-6
 
Model 96E
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                0-6
 
With feature #0601 and #0362:
 
Model 96E
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                9
   2                 4-6                8
   3                 7-9                7
 
Model 96E
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                9
   2                 2-6                8
   3                 3-9                7
   2                  2                0-8
(each enclosure 1 drive set)
 
Model 96E
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                9
   2                 4-6                8
   3                 7-9                7
 
Model 96E
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                9
   2                 4-6                8
   3                 7-9                7
 
With feature #0361:
 
Model 96E
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                 6
   2                 4-6                 5
   3                 7-9                 4
   4                 10-12               3
   5                 13-15               2
   6                 16-18               1
   7                 19-21               0
 
Model 96E
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                 6
   2                 2-6                 5
   3                 3-9                 4
   4                 4-12                5
   5                 5-15                0
 
Model 96E
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                 6
   2                 4-6                 5
   3                 7-9                 4
   4                 10-12               3
   5                 13-15               2
   6                 16-18               1
   7                 19-21               0
 
Model 96E
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                 1-3                 6
   2                 4-6                 5
   3                 7-9                 4
   4                 10-12               3
   5                 13-15               2
   6                 16-18               1
   7                 19-21               0
 
With feature #0362 or #0363:
 
Model 96E
#1255
200 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6058              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                  1-3                9
   2                  4-6                8
   3                  7-9                7
   4                  10-12              6
   5                  13-15              5
   6                  16-18              4
   7                  19-21              3
   8                  22-24              2
   9                  25-27              1
  10                  28-30              0
 
Model 96E
#1245
400 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6158              #1242/#1244/#1255/#1256/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                  1-3                9
   2                  2-6                8
   3                  3-9                7
   4                  4-12               6
   5                  5-15               5
   6                  6-18               4
   7                  7-21               3
   8                  8-24               2
   9                  9-27               1
  10                 10-30               0
 
Model 96E
#1256
800 GB SSD          Model 96E          Model 96E
Enclosure           #6258              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1257
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                  1-3                9
   2                  4-6                8
   3                  7-9                7
   4                  10-12              6
   5                  13-15              5
   6                  16-18              4
   7                  19-21              3
   8                  22-24              2
   9                  25-27              1
  10                  28-30              0
 
Model 96E
#1257
1,600 GB SSD        Model 96E         Model 96E
Enclosure           #6358              #1242/#1244/#1245/#1255/#1256
indicator           SSD drive set      enclosure indicator
quantity            quantity           quantity
----------          -------------      -----------------------------
   1                  1-3                9
   2                  4-6                8
   3                  7-9                7
   4                  10-12              6
   5                  13-15              5
   6                  16-18              4
   7                  19-21              3
   8                  22-24              2
   9                  25-27              1
  10                  28-30              0
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Seven if feature #0361 exists and ten if feature #0362 or #0363 exists. One if feature #0361 and #0601 exists. Three if feature #0362 and #0601 exists.
  • Corequisites: Each feature #1245 requires a minimum of one #6156 or #6158 feature. Each feature #1255 requires a minimum of one #6058 feature. Each feature #1256 requires a minimum of one #6258 feature. Each feature #1257 requires a minimum of one #6358 feature.
  • Limitations: No intermix of #6xx6 and #6xx8 features within the enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#183x) DS8000 LMC R7.x indicator
(#1831) DS8000 LMC R7.0 indicator

(No Longer Available as of November 1, 2013)

(#1832) DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator

(No Longer Available as of April 4, 2014)

(#1833) DS8000 LMC R7.2 indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2014)

(#1834) DS8000 LMC R7.3 indicator

(No Longer Available as of May 22, 2015)

(#1835) DS8000 LMC R7.4 indicator

(No Longer Available as of June 16, 2017)

(#1836) DS8000 LMC R7.5 indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature  Description                 System-Level Corequisites
-------  -------------------------   --------------------------
 1831    DS8000 LMC R7.0 indicator   #1731 feature on Model 961
 1832    DS8000 LMC R7.1 indicator   #1732 feature on Model 961
 1833    DS8000 LMC R7.2 indicator   #1733 feature on Model 961
 1834    DS8000 LMC R7.3 indicator   #1733 feature on Model 961
 1835    DS8000 LMC R7.4 indicator   #1735 feature on Model 961
 1836    DS8000 LMC R7.5 indicator   #1736 feature on Model 961
 

This feature provides DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R7.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.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#2990) Customer supplied drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides an indicator that the customer will supply a third party disk drive set purchased from IBM Global Financing. This feature indicates a set of 16 disk drives. This feature provides no physical parts, nor does it drive enclosure planning. A RPQ is required for all physical parts planning. It is the responsibility of the sales representative to ensure correct inventory record management of this offering.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (features #12x1). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #2xx8, #2xx9 and/or #2990), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #2xx8, #2xx9, and/or #2990 are added.

Note: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Maximum quantity is 21 if feature #0361 is ordered. Maximum quantity is 30 if feature #0362 or #0363 is ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1241 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
  • Limitations: Features #2xxx and #5xxx are not compatible. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only
(#AG00) Shipping and Handling - No charge

This feature indicates Model 96E 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 961
(#04xx - #05xx) High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description                            Corequisites
-------      --------------------                   --------------------
 0411        Enclosure position 1
 0412        Enclosure position 2
 0413        Enclosure position 3
 0414        Enclosure position 4
 0415        Enclosure position 5
 0416        Enclosure position 6
 0417        Enclosure position 7
 0418        Enclosure position 8
 0511        Enclosure position 1 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 1
 0512        Enclosure position 2 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 2
 0513        Enclosure position 3 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 3
 0514        Enclosure position 4 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 4
 0515        Enclosure position 5 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 5
 0516        Enclosure position 6 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 6
 0517        Enclosure position 7 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 7
 0518        Enclosure position 8 Full (no charge)  Enclosure position 8

These features indicate the position of a high-performance flash enclosure installed on the base unit. They are used to determine the correct cables and mounting hardware that will be shipped.

Every enclosure position will allow users to select 400 GB 1.8" flash drive sets (feature numbers 1506 and 1508).

Features #0511-#0518 are used to map the full enclosure (administrative only).

Incorrect use of these features can result in creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two, when feature #4312 is selected. Four (#0411-#0414), when either feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317 are ordered. Eight, when feature #0169 and either features #4315, #4316, or #4317 are ordered.
  • Corequisites: Refer to the table above.
  • Limitations: Feature #4311 does not support #04xx features. Feature #4312 supports features #0411 and #0413 only.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#0605) DS8000 multi-thread performance accelerator indicator

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      -----------------------------------------------------
 0605        DS8000 multi-thread performance accelerator indicator
 

This feature informs manufacturing that the CPU needs tuning and additional field installation instructions are required. This feature is only available with configured P7 or P7+ 16-core processors. The overall performance will increase up to 35%. It is for administrative purposes only.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Features #4404 or #4414 and #1735 are required.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1000) Remote power control

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This optional feature enables remote control of the machine power.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1010) Model conversion kit for RPC

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the Remote Power Controller card that is comparable to DS8870 Model 961 for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1000 must exist in Model 951's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1011) Model conversion kit for EPLD

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the EXTENDED PLD that is comparable to DS8870 Model 961 for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1055 must exist in Model 951's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1012) Model conversion kit for bracket

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the new bracket to replace the existing bracket on DS8870 Model 961 for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature code #1400 must exist in Model 951's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1013) Model conversion for Earthquake kit

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the new Earthquake kit to replace the existing kit on DS8870 Model 961 for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1906 must exist in Model 951's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1051) Battery assembly

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a battery assembly to power the machine and is also used when the external power source is lost. It is a default feature and if feature #1055 is present, then additional feature #1051 is required.

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

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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 242x system. The 242x system is defined as the 242x base unit and all physically attached 242x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#10xx) Single phase line cords

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature    Description
-------    -----------------------------------------------------------
 1061      SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
 
 1068      SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided
 
 1072      Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer
            connector
 
 1073      Top exit SPP, 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.

Field upgrade can be requested by submitting a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ).

These features can be changed on an already installed machine by submitting an RPQ.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1072 and #1073.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#108x) Three phase line cords

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature  Description
-------  --------------------------------------------------------------
 1080    Three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 30A, IEC 60309 5-pin
          connector
 1081    Three phase high voltage, (five wire 3P+N+G), 380-415V
          phase to phase, 32A, no customer connector provided
 1082    Three phase low voltage (four wire 3P+G), 200-240V phase to
          phase, 60A, IEC 60309 4-pin customer connector
 1083    Top exit three phase high voltage (five wire 3P+N+G), 380-415V
          phase to phase, 32A, no customer connector provided
 1084    Top exit three phase low voltage (four wire 3P+G), 200-240V
          phase to phase, 60A, IEC 60309 4-pin customer connector
 1085    Top exit three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 30A, 5-pin
          connector
 

These features provide two three-phase line cords to supply external power to the machine.

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1083, #1084, and #1085.
  • Limitations: Features #1080 and #1085 are restricted to US and Canada.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1101) Overhead ladder - 5ft

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

Feature      Description
-------      ---------------------
 1101        Overhead ladder - 5ft
 

One overhead ladder is recommended per data center. 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 #1072, #1073, #1083, #1084, and/or #1400 may be required.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#112x, #113x) Management console

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

Feature  Description
-------  --------------------------------------
Laptop management console:
 1120    Mgmt console - English Laptop internal
 1130    Mgmt console - English Laptop external
 

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

Feature #1120 provides a management console that is installed (physically located) inside the machine. This feature is required.

Feature #1130 provides a management console for mounting into a 19-inch system rack or other supported external installation. 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 #1130 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.

Refer to the IBM DS8870 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-4209) for information and system rack specifications.

  • Minimum required:
    • Feature #1120: One.
    • Feature #1130: None. One, if any of these features #7250-#7260, #7350-#7360, #7480-#7490, #7500-#7510, #7520-#7530, #7650-#7660, #7680-#7690, #7820-#7830, and #7899, is selected.
  • Maximum allowed: One per feature number.
  • Corequisites:
    • Feature #1130 requires one #117x feature.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #1130 can only be added to configurations with feature #1120 already selected.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only for feature #1120.
  • Plant install / field install: Both for feature #1130.
(#117x) Management console line cord

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

Feature Description                 Applicable Region or Country
------- --------------------------  ------------------------------------
 1170   MC line cord standard rack  All
 
 1171   MC line cord group 1        United States, Canada, Bahamas,
                                    Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil,
                                    Colombia, Costa Rica,
                                    Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
                                    El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana,
                                    Honduras, Jamaica, Japan,
                                    Japan (PDS), Korea, Mexico,
                                    Netherlands Antilles, Panama,
                                    Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Surinam,
                                    Taiwan, Trinidad, Venezuela
 
 1172   MC line cord group 2        Brazil
         (125V, 15A)
 

These features provide a line cord to supply external power to the external management console (feature #1130).

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1130.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#12x1) HD disk enclosure pair

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------
 1241         HD disk enclosure pair
 

This feature provides two disk enclosures. A disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives. (2.5" disk) or 24 disk drives (3.5" disk).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #5xx8, #5xx9, and/or #6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with only 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 = the Sum of features #1242, #1245, #1255, #1256 and #1244.

  • Minimum required: None if feature #1500 is present in the configuration and one if feature #1500 is not present in the configuration.
  • Maximum allowed: Five are allowed if feature #4402, #4412, #4403, #4413, #4404, and #4414 are ordered and three are allowed only if features #4401 and #4411 are ordered.
  • Corequisites: Each #1241 feature requires one feature #1242, #1244, #1245, #1255, or #1256. The required quantity of feature #1241 = the Sum of features #1242, #1244, #1245, #1255 and #1256.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • #5xx8, #5xx9, and #6xx8 features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • Only #58x8 or #58x9 features can be installed within the 3.5" disk enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1246) Disk drive cables

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

Feature       Description
-------       ------------------------
 1246         Disk drive cable group 1
 

This feature provides a complete set of Fibre Channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: If feature #4402, #4412, #4403, #4413, #4404, or #4414 is ordered, the maximum number of drives supported is 240.
  • Plant install / field install: Plant install only.
(#1301) I/O enclosure pair PCIe

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs, two high-performance SSD DA pairs, and up to four host adapters.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Two. One, if feature #4311 or #4312 are ordered. Four, if feature #0169 and either feature #4315, #4316, or #4317 are ordered.
  • Corequisites: If features #4402, #4403, #4404, #4412, #4413, and #4414 are ordered, it will be required to order two #1301 features.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#132x) I/O cables
(#1320) PCIe cable group 1

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

(#1321) PCIe cable group 2

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description            Corequisite
-------      ------------------     --------------------
 1320        PCIe cable group 1     None
 1321        PCIe cable group 2     Two of feature #1301
 

These features provide a complete set of PCIe interconnection cables.

  • Minimum required: One, either feature #1320 or #1321.
  • Maximum allowed: One, either feature #1320 or #1321.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1400) Top exit bracket

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 1400         Top exit bracket for Fibre cable
 

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables routed to the top of the system. If a spare or replacement bracket is needed, submit a request with the quantity required to the plant including the machine serial number and the MES order number.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      --------------------------------------------------
 1410        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with LC connectors
 1411        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with an LC and SC connector
 1412        50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              multimode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 
 1420        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with LC connectors
 1421        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with an LC and SC connector
 1422        9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              singlemode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 

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 either a LC or SC 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 and #3157).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with:

  • Long-wave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (feature #3253 and #3257).

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

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: See description above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1500) High-performance flash enclosure

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature      Description
-------      --------------------------------
 1500        High-performance flash enclosure
 

This feature provides 1U (1 EIA) high-performance flash enclosure that supports up to 30 flash cards (1.8" cards).

Each enclosure will be populated with 16 cards (feature #1506) and 14 cards (feature #1508).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two, when feature #4312 is ordered. Four, when either feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317 is ordered. Eight, if features #0169 and #4315, or #4316, or #4317 are ordered.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Feature #4311 does not support feature #1500.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#15xx) High-performance flash card sets
(#1506) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set A

(No Longer Available as of June 6, 2015)

(#1508) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set B

(No Longer Available as of June 6, 2015)

(#1596) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set A (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1598) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set B (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

------- --------------------------------
Feature Description
1506    400 GB 1.8" flash card set A
1508    400 GB 1.8" flash card set B
1596    400 GB 1.8" flash card set A (R)
1598    400 GB 1.8" flash card set B (R)

Feature #15x6 provides a set of 16 flash cards and feature #15x8 provides a set of 14 flash cards. Flash cards must be installed in a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500).

Note: Feature #15x6 must be selected before feature #15x8 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two of each feature code when feature #4312 is selected. Four of each feature, when either feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316 or #4317 is ordered. Eight of each feature, when feature #0169 and either feature #4315, #4316, or #4317 are ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1500 features may be required.
    • Additional #3054 features may be required.
    • Feature #1750 or #1754 will be added to any order containing #15xx features.
    • Feature #1736 is required to support #1596 and #1598.
  • Limitations: All flash cards installed within a DS8000 system must be the same capacity type (features #15xx). Not available when feature #4311 is selected. No intermix is allowed between feature #1506/#1508 or/and #1596/ #1598 within a HPFE (feature #1500).
  • Plant install / field install: Both, except for features #1506 and 1508 which are field install only.
(#1599) Flash enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

This feature provides a set of 14 flash enclosure fillers.

If a high performance flash enclosure (feature #1500) is populated with 16 flash cards (one #15x6 features) only, it must be populated with one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1599).

If a high performance flash enclosure is populated with feature #1599, it must be removed once features #15x8 are added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#173X) DS8000 LMC R7.X
(#1731) DS8000 LMC R7.0

(No Longer Available as of November 1, 2013)

(#1732) DS8000 LMC R7.1

(No Longer Available as of April 4, 2014)

(#1733) DS8000 LMC R7.2

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2014)

(#1733) DS8000 LMC R7.2

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2014)

(#1734) DS8000 LMC R7.3

(No Longer Available as of May 22, 2015)

(#1735) DS8000 LMC R7.4

(No Longer Available as of June 1, 2016)

(#1736) DS8000 LMC R7.5

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       ---------------
 1731         DS8000 LMC R7.0
 1732         DS8000 LMC R7.1
 1733         DS8000 LMC R7.2
 1734         DS8000 LMC R7.3
 1735         DS8000 LMC R7.4
 1736         DS8000 LMC R7.5
 

These features provide DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC) R7.x corresponding to the appropriate bundle family.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1760) TKLM isolated key server

(No Longer Available as of July 25, 2015)

Feature    Description
-------    ------------------------------------
 1760       TKLM isolated key server
 

This feature provides the necessary hardware for the DS8000 system to support Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager. Customers will need to acquire a TKLM license for use of the TKLM software ordered separately from the stand-alone server hardware.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: This feature is not available in the People's Republic of China.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1906) Earthquake kit

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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 #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2xx8) Disk drive sets
(#2208) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#2708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 2208         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2308         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2708         600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2758         900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2858           3 TB  7,200 rpm half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except feature #2858 which provides a set of 8 disk drives. Disk drives are installed in an disk enclosure pair (features #12x1) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (features #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as features #2xx8 or #2xx9 are added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Maximum quantity is 15 if feature #4402, #4412, #4403, #4413, #4404, or #4414 is ordered. Maximum quantity is nine if feature #4401 and #4411 are ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Features #1244 and #2997 will be required for feature #2858.
  • Limitations: Features #2xxx and #5xxx are compatible if feature #1735 or later is ordered. Intermix of #2xxx and #5xxx within the storage enclosure pair is not compatible. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2xx9) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#2209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#2709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------------
 2209        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2309        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2709        600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2759        900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2859          3 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except feature #2859 which provides a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" disk enclosure pair (feature #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (features #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as features #2xx8 or #2xx9 are added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #2xx9 features and the addition of the corresponding #2xx8 features of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #2xx9 features installed, #2xx8 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #2xx9 features using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #2xx9 features should be purchased instead of #2xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #2xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #2xx9 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

Note: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Six, subject to the following:
    • One #2xx9 feature requires a minimum quantity of three #2xx8 features.
    • Two #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of six #2xx8 features.
    • Three #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #2xx8 features.
    • Four #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #2xx8 features.
    • Five #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 12 #2xx8 features.
    • Six #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 15 #2xx8 features.

      The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #2xx8 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.

  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional 239x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional #1244 and #2997 features may be required for feature #2859.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed 15. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2997) 3.5" disk enclosure filler set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only 8 disk drives (one #58x8 or #58x9 feature), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as #58x8 or #58x9 features are added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Fourteen.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed fifteen. Feature #2997 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#2998) Disk enclosure filler half set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only one SSD half drive set (features #6xx6), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998) and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #6xx6 features cannot exceed 2. Feature #2998 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #5xx8 or #5xx9 features - except #58xx features), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as features #5xx8 or #5xx9 (except #58xx features) are added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Fourteen.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed fifteen. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#3053) Device adapter pair I

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature     Description
-------     ---------------------
 3053       Device adapter pair I
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features #1241 that are present within the Model 961, and if present, the Model 96E expansion units attached to the Model 961 (identified using features #0361 and #0362).

Since the second, third, and fourth Model 96E do not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for disk enclosures installed within the second Model 96E must be ordered on and installed within the Model 961.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

With feature #0601 and feature #4401:
 
                                         Model 961
       Model 961        Model 961        required
       #1241            #1245            #3053
       quantity         quantity         quantity
       ---------   or   ---------        --------
         1-3               1                1
 
With feature #0601 and either feature #4402, #4412, #4403, #4413, #4404,
or #4414:
 
                                         Model 961
       Model 961        Model 961        required
       #1241            #1245            #3053
       quantity         quantity         quantity
       ---------   or   ---------        --------
         1-4               1                1
          5                2                2
 
With feature #4402, #4412, #4403, 34413, #4404 or #4414:
 
                        Model 961
       Model 961        required
       #1241            #3053
       quantity         quantity
       ---------        --------
          1                1
          2                2
          3                3
          4                4
          5                4
 
 
With feature #4311 or #4312 ordered, the required quantity of feature
#3053 needed:
                                  Model 961
        Model 961                 required
        #1241                     #3053
        quantity                  quantity
        ---------                 ---------
           1                          1
           2                          2
           3                          2
 

Note: Device adapters for disk enclosures installed in the first Model 96E (identified using feature #0361) are ordered on and installed within that Model 96E. Therefore, the feature #1241 quantity within the first Model 96E is not applicable for determining the required quantity of feature #3053 in the Model 961.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Either feature #4402, #4412, #4403, #4413, #4404, or #4414 is required when the quantity of feature #3053 is greater than two.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#3054) High-performance flash adapter pair

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      -----------------------------------
 3054        High-performance flash adapter pair
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

The required quantity of this feature is only based upon the number of high-performance flash enclosures (features #1500) that are present within Model 961, and if present, Model 96E expansion units attached to Model 961 (identified using features #0361 and #0362).

Since the second, third, and fourth Model 96E do not support I/O enclo-sure pairs, the device adapters for high-performance flash enclosures installed within the second Model 96E must be ordered on and installed within Model 961.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3054.

Without feature #0169:

                 Model 961
Model 961        required
#1500            #3054
quantity         quantity
---------        --------
   1                1
   2                2
   3                3
   4                4
 

With feature #0169 and either #4315, or #4316, or #4317:

                 Model 961
Model 961        required
#1500            #3054
quantity         quantity
---------        --------
   1                1
   2                2
   3                3
   4                4
   5                5
   6                6
   7                7
   8                8
  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Eight.
  • Corequisites: Either features #4315, #4316, or #4317 and #0169 are required when the quantity of feature #3054 is greater than four.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#315x, #325x, #335x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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 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 are supported.

    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.

  • 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 961:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3157, #3253, #3257, #3353, or #3453: Eight.
    • If either feature #4401 or #4411 are present: Four.
    • If feature #0169 and either feature #4315, #4316, or #4317 are present: 16.
  • Maximum allowed per multi-model system:
    • Model 961 plus one expansion unit attached:
    • Any combination of features #3153, #3157, #3253, #3257, #3353, or #3453: 16.
  • Corequisites: Features #3353 and #3453 require feature #1736, or later.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#4xxx) Processor memory

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature    Description
-------    ----------------------------------------
 4311         16 GB Processor memory (2-core only)
 4312         32 GB processor memory (2-core only)
 4313         64 GB processor memory (4-core only)
 4314        128 GB processor memory (8-core only)
 4315        256 GB processor memory (8-core only)
 4316        512 GB processor memory (16-core only)
 4317      1,024 GB Processor memory (16-core only)
 

Use the following table for the minimum cache requirements for the POWER7 to POWER7+ processor upgrade:

From:                              To:
-----                              ---
 
Feature  Processor / memory        Feature  Processor / memory
-------  --------------------      -------  ------------------------
4401     2-core / 16 or 32 GB      4413     8-core / 128 GB
4402     4-core / 64 GB            4413     8-core / 128 or 256 GB
4403     8-core / 128 GB           4413     8-core / 128 or 256 GB
4403     8-core / 128 GB           4414     16-core / 512 GB
4403     8-core / 256 GB           4414     16-core / 512 GB or 1 TB
4404     16-core / 512 GB          4414     16-core / 512 GB or 1 TB
 

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:
    • Features #4401 or #4411 require either #4311 or #4312 processor memory feature.
    • Features #4402 or #4412 require #4313 processor memory feature.
    • Features #4403 or #4413 require either #4314 or #4315 processor memory feature.
    • Features #4404 or #4414 require either #4316 or #4317 processor memory feature.
  • Limitations: Limitations for feature #4312 are only applicable for the last two limitation bullets. For features #4311 and #4312:
    • No I/O priority manager support (features #7840-#7850).
    • No copy services support for feature #4311 (features #072x-#076x, features #72xx-#76xx).
    • Maximum disk drives supported are 144 (features #5xxx), except 3.5" NL-SAS drives (features #58x8) supported are 72.
    • Maximum device adapters supported is two (feature #3053).
(#440x) Processor license indicators

(No Longer Available as of July 7, 2014)

Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------------------------
 4401          2-core processor license indicator (no charge)
 4402          4-core processor license indicator
 4403          8-core processor license indicator
 4404         16-core processor license indicator
 

Use the following table for the minimum cache requirements for the POWER7 to POWER7+ processor upgrade:

From:                              To:
-----                              ---
 
Feature  Processor / memory        Feature  Processor / memory
-------  --------------------      -------  ------------------------
4401     2-core / 16 or 32 GB      4413     8-core / 128 GB
4402     4-core / 64 GB            4413     8-core / 128 or 256 GB
4403     8-core / 128 GB           4413     8-core / 128 or 256 GB
4403     8-core / 128 GB           4414     16-core / 512 GB
4403     8-core / 256 GB           4414     16-core / 512 GB or 1 TB
4404     16-core / 512 GB          4414     16-core / 512 GB or 1 TB
 

These features provide a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: If features #4402, #4403, #4404, #4412, #4413, or #4414 are ordered, an additional I/O enclosure pair feature #1301 may be required. Features #4411, #4412, #4413, and #4414 require feature #1733.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #4403, #4404, #4413, or #4414 is required to support feature #0362 (second expansion frame).
    • Features #4403 or #4413 and #4315 or features #4404 or #4414 are required to support feature #0363 (third expansion frame).
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#441x) Processor license indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       ---------------------------------------
 4411          2-core P7+ processor license indicator
 4412          4-core P7+ processor license indicator
 4413          8-core P7+ processor license indicator
 4414         16-core P7+ processor license indicator
 

Use the following table for the minimum cache requirements for the POWER7 to POWER7+ processor upgrade:

From:                              To:
-----                              ---
 
Feature  Processor / memory        Feature  Processor / memory
-------  --------------------      -------  ------------------------
4401     2-core / 16 or 32 GB      4413     8-core / 128 GB
4402     4-core / 64 GB            4413     8-core / 128 or 256 GB
4403     8-core / 128 GB           4413     8-core / 128 or 256 GB
4403     8-core / 128 GB           4414     16-core / 512 GB
4403     8-core / 256 GB           4414     16-core / 512 GB or 1 TB
4404     16-core / 512 GB          4414     16-core / 512 GB or 1 TB
 

These features provide a processor card corresponding to the appropriate system.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: If features #4402, #4403, #4404, #4412, #4413, or #4414 are ordered, an additional I/O enclosure pair feature #1301 may be required. Features #4411, #4412, #4413, and #4414 require feature #1733.
  • Limitations:
    • Feature #4403, #4404, #4413, or #4414 is required to support feature #0362 (second expansion frame).
    • Features #4403 or #4413 and #4315 or features #4404 or #4414 are required to support feature #0363 (third expansion frame).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx8) Disk drive sets
(#5108) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5618) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5768) 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5778) 1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5868) 4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#5878) 6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature Description
------- --------------------------------
5108    146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5308    300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5618    600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5708    600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5758    900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5768    1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5778    1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5858    3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5868    4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5878    6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except features #58x8 which provide a set of 8 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 and 4 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 or #5xx9 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Maximum quantity is 15 if features #4402, #4403, #4404, #4412, #4413, or #4414 are ordered. Maximum quantity is nine only if feature #4401 or #4411 are ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1750 or #1754 will be added to any order containing #5xxx features
    • Features #1244 and #2997 may be required for features #58x8
    • Features #5768 and #5868 require feature #1733, or later
    • Feature #5618 requires feature #1735, or later
    • Feature #5778 and #5878 require feature #1736, or later
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx9) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#5209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#5709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5769) 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5869) 4 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature      Description
-------      ----------------------------------------
 5209        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5309        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5619        600 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5709        600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5759        900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5769        1.2 TB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5859          3 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 5869          4 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except features #58x9 which provide a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 and 4 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 or #5xx9 features are added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #5xx9 features and the addition of the corresponding #5xx8 features of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #5xx9 features installed, #5xx8 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #5xx9 features using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #5xx9 features should be purchased instead of #5xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #5xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #5xx9 features require only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Six, subject to the following: One #5xx9 feature requires a minimum quantity of three #5xx8 features.
    • Two #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of six #5xx8 features.
    • Three #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #5xx8 features.
    • Four #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #5xx8 features.
    • Five #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 12 #5xx8 features.
    • Six #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 15 #5xx8 features.

      Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #5xx8 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.

  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional 239x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels. Additional #1244 and #2997 features may be required for #58x9 features.
    • Features #5769 and #5869 require feature #1733, or later.
    • Feature #5619 requires feature #1735, or later.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed fifteen. Feature #2999 or #2997 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install/field install: Both.
(#6xxx) SSD drive sets
(#6106) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6108) 400 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature       Description
-------       -------------------------
 6106         400 GB SSD half drive set
 6108         400 GB SSD drive set
 

These #6xx6 features provide a set of eight drives while #6xx8 features provide a set of 16 disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (SSD, capacity).

With half drive sets (eight drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6xx6), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999). With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as #6xx8 features are added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Note: 1: Only one #6xx6 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx6 and #6xx8 feature intermix within a disk enclosure. If a second set of eight SSD drives are required, convert the #6xx6 features to #6xx8 features.

Note: 2: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None. If #2xx8 features are not present; One.
  • Maximum allowed: 12 for #6xx8 features and one for #6xx6 features.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1241 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional #1245 feature is required if feature #6106 or #6108 is ordered.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #6xx8 features cannot exceed 12 per Model 951. No #5xxx features are allowed on a system with #6xxx features. No intermix of features #6xx6 and #6xx8 within a drive enclosure. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6156) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#6258) 800 GB SSD drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#6358) 1.6 TB SSD drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------
 6058         200 GB SSD drive set
 6156         400 GB SSD half drive set
 6158         400 GB SSD drive set
 6258         800 GB SSD drive set
 6358         1.6 TB SSD drive set
 

Features #6x56 provide a set of 8 disk drives while features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Capacity).

With half drive sets (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6x56), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Note: Only one #6xx6 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx6 and #6xx8 feature intermix within a disk enclosure. If a second set of 8 SSD drives are required, convert #6xx6 features to #6xx8 features.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 15 with features #6x58 and feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317. Nine if feature #4401 or #4411 is ordered. Six #6x58 features with feature #0601 and feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317. One with #6x56 features.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1245 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Feature #1750 or #1754 will be added to any order containing #6xxx features.
    • Features #6058 and #6258 require feature #1734, or later.
    • Feature #6358 requires feature #1735, or later.
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx). No intermix between #6xx6 and #6xx8 features within a drive enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGA2) Shipping and Handling - Model 961

This feature indicates each Model 961 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA2 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 96E
(#04xx - #05xx) High-performance flash enclosure placement indicators

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

 Feature      Description                           Corequisites
 -------      --------------------                  -------------------
  0411        Enclosure position 1
  0412        Enclosure position 2
  0413        Enclosure position 3
  0414        Enclosure position 4
  0511        Enclosure position 1 Full (no charge) Enclosure position 1
  0512        Enclosure position 2 Full (no charge) Enclosure position 2
  0513        Enclosure position 3 Full (no charge) Enclosure position 3
  0514        Enclosure position 4 Full (no charge) Enclosure position 4
 

These features indicate the position of a high-performance flash enclosure installed on the first expansion frame. They are used to determine the correct cables and mounting hardware that will be shipped.

Every enclosure position will allow users to select 400 GB 1.8-inch flash drive sets (features #506 and #1508).

Features #0511-#0514 are used to map the full enclosure (administrative only).

Incorrect use of these features can result in the creation and shipment of incorrect and/or incomplete configurations.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Refer to the table above.
  • Limitations: Only support for the first expansion frame (feature #0361 only).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1011) Model conversion kit for EPLD

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the EXTENDED PLD that is comparable to DS8870 Model 96E for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1055 must exist in Model 95E's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1012) Model conversion kit for bracket

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the new bracket to replace the existing bracket on DS8870 Model 96E for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1400 must exist in Model 95E's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1013) Model conversion for Earthquake kit

This feature notifies manufacturing to ship the new Earthquake kit to replace the existing kit on DS8870 Model 96E for model conversion purposes.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1906 must exist in Model 95E's configuration.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field only.
(#1051) Battery assembly

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a battery assembly to power the machine when the external power source is lost.

The conditions under which this feature is required and the quantity required is outlined in the table below:

     Model 96E         Model 96E
     has no            has
     #1055             #1055
     ---------         ---------
     #1051 = 1         #1051 = 2
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: See above table.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1055) Extended PLD

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1055 requires two #1051 features. If feature #1055 is selected, it must be selected for all units in the 242x system. A 242x system is defined as the 242x base unit and all physically attached 242x expansion units.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#10xx) Single phase line cords

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature    Description
-------    -----------------------------------------------------------
 1061      SPP cord, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer connector
 
 1068      SPP cord, 200-240V, 63A, no customer connector provided
 
 1072      Top exit SPP, 200-240V, 60A, IEC 60309 3-pin customer
            connector
 
 1073      Top exit SPP, 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.

Field upgrade can be requested by submitting a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ).

These features can be changed on an already installed machine by submitting an RPQ.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: The same power cord feature number is required on both Models 961 and 96E. Feature #1101 may be required for features #1072 and #1073.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#108x) Three phase line cords

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature  Description
-------  --------------------------------------------------------------
 1080    Three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 30A, IEC 60309 5-pin
          connector
 1081    Three phase high voltage, (five wire 3P+N+G), 380-415V
          phase to phase, 32A, no customer connector provided
 1082    Three phase low voltage (four wire 3P+G), 200-240V phase to
          phase, 60A, IEC 60309 4-pin customer connector
 1083    Top exit three phase high voltage (five wire 3P+N+G), 380-415V
          phase to phase, 32A, no customer connector provided
 1084    Top exit three phase low voltage (four wire 3P+G), 200-240V
          phase to phase, 60A, IEC 60309 4-pin customer connector
 1085    Top exit three phase high voltage, 380-415V, 30A, 5-pin
          connector
 

These features provide two three-phase line cords to supply external power to the machine.

These features can be used to order replacement line cords.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for features #1083, #1084, and #1085.
  • Limitations: Features #1080 and #1085 are restricted to US and Canada.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#12x1) HD disk enclosure pair

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       ----------------------
 1241         HD disk enclosure pair

This feature provides two disk enclosures. The HD disk enclosure pair supports up to 48 disk drives (2.5" disk) or 24 disk drives (3.5" disk).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either 16, 32, or 48 disk drives (features #5xx8, #5xx9, or 6xx8). If a disk enclosure pair i populated with 16 or 32 disk drives, it must be populated with one or tw disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

The required quantity of feature #1241 = the Sum of features #1242, #1244, #1245, #1255 and #1256.

Refer to the table below to determine the minimum required quantity of feature #1241 for the Business Class configuration (#0601).

                    Model 961
Model 96E - #0361   required
Disk enclosure      #1241
pair quantity       minimum quantity
-----------------   -----------------
      1-7                   5

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #1241.

                                       Model 96E - #0361 Model 961
Model 96E - #0363  Model 96E - #0362   required          required
Disk enclosure     Disk enclosure pair #1241             #1241
pair quantity      quantity            minimum quantity  minimum quantit
-----------------  ------------------- ----------------- ---------------
        -                   1                  0                 2
        -                   2                  0                 3
        1                   3                  0                 4
        2                   4                  4                 4
        3                   5                  5                 4
        4                   6                  6                 4
        5                   7                  7                 4
        6                   8                  7                 5
        7                   9                  7                 5
      8-10                 10                  7                 5
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Seven are allowed if feature #0361 is ordered. Ten are allowed if feature #0362 or #0363 is ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Each #12x1 feature requires one #5xxx or #6xxx features.
    • One of these features must be #5xx8, #5xx9, or #6xx8 features.
    • Each #1241 feature requires one feature #1242, #1244, #1245, #1255 or #1256.
    • The required quantity of feature #1241 = the Sum of features #1242, #1244, #1245, #1255 and #1256.
  • Limitations:
    • All disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed), if disk enclosure pair is populated with 16 drives of a withdrawn type, a drive of the same capacity but a higher speed may be installed.
    • The #5xx8, #5xx9, and #6xx8 features can be installed within the same disk enclosure pair as long as the drives are of the same type (capacity and speed).
    • Only feature #58x8 or #58x9 can be installed within the 3.5" disk enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#124x) Disk drive cables
Feature   Description                 Corequisite
-------   ------------------------    -------------
 1247     Disk drive cable group 2    Feature #0361
 1248     Disk drive cable group 4    Feature #0362
 1249     Disk drive cable group 5    Feature #0363
 

These features provide a complete set of Fibre Channel cables to connect all the disk drives (supported within the model) to their appropriate device adapters.

Selection of the appropriate feature is dependent upon the Model 9xE physical position (relative to the base unit) and base unit model number. The Model 961 indicator features (#03xx) are used to ensure the selection of the proper disk drive cable group feature.

If the Model 961 physical position (relative to the base unit) or the base unit model number is changed, a new disk drive cable group feature is required. A new disk drive cable group is obtained by ordering a feature remove of the installed #124x feature and a feature add of a new 124x feature.

  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: See table above.
  • Limitations:
    • If feature #0361 is ordered, the maximum drives supported is 336.
    • If features #0362 or #0363 are ordered, the maximum drives supported is 480.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#1301) I/O enclosure pair PCIe

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides two I/O enclosures. An I/O enclosure pair supports up to two device adapter pairs and up to four host adapters.

It is an optional feature when feature #0361 is present.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Two.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Feature #1301 is not compatible with feature #0362 or #0363.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#132x) I/O cables
Feature      Description
-------      ------------------
 1322        PCIe cable group 3
 

This feature provides a complete set of PCIe interconnection cables.

It is a required feature when feature #0361 is present.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Feature #1322 is not compatible with feature #0362 or #0363.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1400) Top exit bracket

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 1400         Top exit bracket for Fibre cable
 

This feature provides the bracket to secure the Fibre cables routed to the top of the system. If a spare or replacement bracket is needed, submit a request with the quantity required to the plant including the machine serial number and the MES order number.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: Feature #1101 may be required for feature #1400.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#141x - 142x) Fibre Channel/FICON cables

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      -------------------------------------------------
 1410        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with LC connectors
 1411        50 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              multimode with an LC and SC connector
 1412        50 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              multimode with an LC connector and SC receptacle
 
 1420        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with LC connectors
 1421        9 micron, 31 meter Fibre Channel cable
              singlemode with an LC and SC connector
 1422        9 micron, 2 meter Fibre Channel conversion cable
              singlemode with an LC connector and SC receptacle

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 an LC connector for attachment to the Fibre Channel/FICON adapter port. The cables are available with either an LC or SC connector for attachment to the server or fabric component port.

The 50 micron cables (#141x features) are compatible with:

  • Shortwave Fibre Channel/FICON host adapters (features #3153 and #3157).

The 9 micron cables (#142x features) are compatible with:

  • Longwave Fibre Channel/FICON adapters (features #3253 and #3257).

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

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: 99.
  • Corequisites: See description above.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#1500) High-performance flash enclosure

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature      Description
-------      --------------------------------
 1500        High-performance flash enclosure
 

This feature provides 1U (1 EIA) high-performance flash enclosure that supports up to 30 flash cards (1.8-inch cards).

Each enclosure will be populated with 16 cards (feature #1506) and 14 cards (feature #1508).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: Feature #0169 is not supported. Only support for the first expansion frame (feature #0361 only).
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#15xx) High-performance flash card sets
(#1506) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set A

(No Longer Available as of June 6, 2015)

(#1508) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set B

(No Longer Available as of June 6, 2015)

(#1596) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set A (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

(#1598) 400 GB 1.8" flash card set B (R)

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

Feature Description
------- --------------------------------
1506    400 GB 1.8" flash card set A
1508    400 GB 1.8" flash card set B
1596    400 GB 1.8" flash card set A (R)
1598    400 GB 1.8" flash card set B (R)
 

Feature #15x6 provides a set of 16 flash cards and feature #15x8 provides a set of 14 flash cards. Flash cards must be installed in a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500).

Note: Feature #15x6 must be selected before feature #15x8 can be selected.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four of each feature.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1500 features may be required.
    • Additional #3054 features may be required.
    • Feature #1750 or #1754 will be added to any order containing #15xx features.
    • Feature #1736 is required to support #1596 and #1598.
  • Limitations: All flash cards installed within a DS8000 system must be the same capacity type (features #15xx). Only support for the first expansion frame (feature #0361) is supported. No intermix is allowed between feature #1506/#1508 or/and #1596/#1598 within a HPFE (feature #1500)
  • Plant install / field install: Both, except for features #1506 and 1508 which are field install only.
(#1599) Flash enclosure filler set

(No Longer Available as of September 29, 2017)

This feature provides a set of 14 flash enclosure fillers.

If a high-performance flash enclosure (feature #1500) is populated with 16 flash cards (one #15x6 feature) only, it must be populated with one flash enclosure filler set (feature #1599).

If a high-performance flash enclosure is populated with feature #1599, it must be removed once #15x8 features are added.

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

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

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 #3xxx, #4xxx, #5xxx, and #6xxx.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2xx8) Disk drive sets
(#2208) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#2708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#2758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#2858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       --------------------------------
 2208         146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2308         300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
 2708         600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2758         900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
 2858           3 TB  7,200 rpm half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except feature #2858 which provides a set of 8 disk drives. Disk drives are installed in an disk enclosure pair (features #12x1) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (features #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as features #2xx8 or #2xx9 are added.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Note: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Maximum quantity is 21 if feature #0361 is ordered. Maximum quantity is 30 if feature #0362/#0363 is ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Features #1244 and #2997 will be required for feature #2858.
  • Limitations: Features #2xxx and #5xxx are compatible if feature #1735 or later is ordered. Intermix of #2xxx and #5xxx within the storage enclosure pair is not compatible. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#2xx9) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#2209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#2309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#2709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#2759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#2859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      ------------------------------------
 2209        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2309        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2709        600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2759        900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 2859          3 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except feature #2859 which provides a set of eight CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 TB disk drives are installed in an 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair (features #12x1) can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (capacity and speed).

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #2xx8 and/or #2xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as features #2xx8 or features #2xx9 are added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #2xx9 features and the addition of the corresponding #2xx8 features of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #2xx9 features installed, #2xx8 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #2xx9 features using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #2xx9 features should be purchased instead of #2xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #2xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #2xx9 features requires only that the client sign an additional IBM IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

Note: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Six, subject to the following:
    • One #2xx9 feature requires a minimum quantity of three #2xx8 features.
    • Two #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of six #2xx8 features.
    • Three #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #2xx8 features.
    • Four #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #2xx8 features.
    • Five #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 12 #2xx8 features.
    • Six #2xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 15 #2xx8 features .

      Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #2xx8 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.

  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional 239x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional #1244 and #2997 features may be required for feature #2859.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #2xxx features cannot exceed 30. Feature #2999 must be included in the total quantity count. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install/field install: Field install only.
(#2997) 3.5" Disk enclosure filler set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1244) is populated with only 8 disk drives (one #58x8 or #58x9 features), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2997, the #2997 feature must be removed as features #58x8 or #58x9 are added.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Twenty if feature #0361 is ordered and twenty-nine if feature #0362 or #0363 is ordered.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#2998) Disk enclosure filler half set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a set of 8 disk enclosure fillers. If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only one SSD half drive set (features #6xx6), it must be populated with one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998) and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: One.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #6xx6 features cannot exceed 2 Feature #2998 must be included in the total quantity count. Maximum allowed per multi-model system: 1 for feature #2998.
  • Plant / field install: Both
(#2999) Disk enclosure filler set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

This feature provides a set of 16 disk enclosure fillers.

If a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) is populated with only 16 disk drives (one #5xx8 or #5xx9 features - except #58xx), it must be populated with two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the #2999 feature must be removed as features #5xx8 or #5xx9 (except features #58xx) are added.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: Twenty if feature #0361 is ordered and twenty nine if feature #0362 or #0363 is ordered.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#3053) Device adapter pair I

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature     Description
-------     ---------------------
 3053       Device adapter pair I
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

This feature is only supported on the first Model 96E attached to a Model 961 (identified using feature #0361).

The required quantity of this feature is based upon only the number of disk enclosure pair features present in the first Model 96E except with feature #0601.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3053.

With feature #0601:
 
 Model 96E with #0361    Model 96E with #0361   Model 961
 #1241 quantity          #1245 quantity         required #3053 quantity
 -------------------- or --------------------   -----------------------
         1-3                      1                         2
         4-7                                                3
 
 Model 96E with #0362    Model 96E with #0362   Model 961/96E
 #1241 quantity          #1245 quantity         required #3053 quantity
 -------------------- or --------------------   -----------------------
         1-4                      1                   4
         5-8                      2                   1 (Model 96E)
         9-10                     3                   2 (Model 96E)
 
 Model 96E                       Model 96E
 #3053 quantity                  required #1301 quantity
 --------------                  -----------------------
       0                                    0
      1-4                                   2
 
Without feature #0601:
 
 Model 96E with #0361            Model 96E
 #1241 quantity                  required #3053 quantity
 --------------------            -----------------------
          1                                 1
          2                                 2
          3                                 3
          4                                 4
          5                                 4
          6                                 4
          7                                 4
 
 Model 96E                       Model 96E
 #3053 quantity                  required #1301 quantity
 --------------                  -----------------------
      0                                     0
     1-4                                    2
 
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: Two #1301 features are required for up to four #3053 features.
  • Limitations: Feature #3053 is not compatible with feature #0362 or #0363.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#3054) High-performance flash adapter pair

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      -----------------------------------
 3054        High-performance flash adapter pair
 

This feature provides two device adapters. Device adapters are installed in an I/O enclosure pair (one device adapter pair in each I/O enclosure). An I/O enclosure pair can support up to two device adapter pairs.

The required quantity of this feature is only based upon the number of High-performance flash enclosures (feature #1500) that are present within Model 961, and if present, Model 96E expansion units attached to Model 961 (identified using feature #0361 and #0362).

Since the second, third, and fourth Model 96E does not support I/O enclosure pairs, the device adapters for high-performance flash enclosures installed within the second Model 96E must be ordered for and installed within Model 961.

Refer to the table below to determine the required quantity of feature #3054.

                     Model 96E
    Model 96E        required
    #1500            #3054
    quantity         quantity
    ---------        --------
       1                1
       2                2
       3                3
       4                4
 
  • Minimum required: One.
  • Maximum allowed: Four.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#315x, #325x) Fibre Channel/FICON adapter PCIe

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

------- --------------------------------------
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 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 balance 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 are supported.

    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 connector.
  • Feature conversions are available to exchange installed adapters when purchasing new adapters of a different type. The conversions are a returned parts MES.
  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed per 96E:
    • Model 96E with feature #0361: Any combination of features #3153, #3157, #3253, #3257, #3353, or #3453: Eight.
    • Model 96E with feature #0362 or #0363: None.
    • Maximum allowed per multi-model system: 16.
  • Corequisites: Features #3353 and #3453 require feature #1836, or later.
  • Limitations: Features #3153, #3157, #3253, #3257, #3353, and #3453 are not compatible with features #0362 and #0363.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx8) Disk drive sets
(#5108) 146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5308) 300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5618) 600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5708) 600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5758) 900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5768) 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5778) 1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5858) 3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5868) 4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#5878) 6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature Description
------- --------------------------------
5108    146 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5308    300 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5618    600 GB 15,000 rpm disk drive set
5708    600 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5758    900 GB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5768    1.2 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5778    1.8 TB 10,000 rpm disk drive set
5858    3 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5868    4 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set
5878    6 TB 7,200 rpm half drive set

These features provide a set of 16 disk drives except features #58x8 which provide a set of 8 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 and 4 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 or #5xx9 features are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed: Maximum quantity is 15 if features #4402, #4403, #4404, #4412, #4413, or #4414 are ordered. Maximum quantity is nine only if feature #4401 or #4411 are ordered.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required
    • Additional #3053 features may be required
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels
    • Feature #1750 or #1754 will be added to any order containing #5xxx features
    • Features #1244 and #2997 may be required for features #58x8
    • Features #5768 and #5868 require feature #1733, or later
    • Feature #5618 requires feature #1735, or later
    • Feature #5778 and #5878 require feature #1736, or later
  • Limitations: No intermix between #5xxx and #6xxx features within an enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both.
(#5xx9) Standby CoD disk drive sets
(#5209) 146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of September 16, 2015)

(#5309) 300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

(#5709) 600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5759) 900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5769) 1.2 TB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#5859) 3 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of December 6, 2013)

(#5869) 4 TB 7,200 rpm CoD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature      Description
-------      ----------------------------------------
 5209        146 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5309        300 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5619        600 GB 15,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5709        600 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5759        900 GB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5769        1.2 TB 10,000 rpm CoD disk drive set
 5859          3 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 5869          4 TB  7,200 rpm CoD half drive set
 

These features provide a set of 16 CoD disk drives except features #58x9 which provide a set of 8 CoD disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241) except 3 and 4 TB disk drives are installed in a 3.5" disk enclosure pair (features #12x4). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). Each 3.5" disk enclosure pair can support up to 24 disk drives. All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be the same type and capacity.

Every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #5xx8 and/or #5xx9), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999 or #2997), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999 or #2997). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999 or #2997, the feature must be removed as #5xx8 or #5xx9 features are added.

Activated CoD disk drives are purchased using a "feature conversion" transaction, resulting in the removal of the #5xx9 features and the addition of the corresponding #5xx8 features of the same capacity and speed. The transaction is invoiced at the differential price between the features removed and added.

For each type of #5xx9 features installed, #5xx8 features of the same type (capacity and speed) cannot be ordered without first purchasing the #5xx9 features using the "feature conversion" transaction described above.

Note: If the client wants to continue to have CoD disk drives installed in their machine, one or more replacement #5xx9 features should be purchased instead of #5xx8 features.

When purchasing Standby CoD disk drives, agreements must be signed by the client prior to the acquisition of their first DS8000 configured with #5xx9 features. See the #090x features (Standby CoD indicators) for additional information.

Once the required agreements have been executed, each subsequent order of #5xx9 features require only that the client sign an additional IBM Supplement for DS8000 Standby Capacity on Demand.

  • Minimum required: None.
  • Maximum allowed:
    • Six, subject to the following: One #5xx9 feature requires a minimum quantity of three #5xx8 features.
    • Two #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of six #5xx8 features.
    • Three #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #5xx8 features.
    • Four #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of nine #5xx8 features.
    • Five #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 12 #5xx8 features.
    • Six #5xx9 features require a minimum quantity of 15 #5xx8 features.

      Note: The maximum allowed, as well as the required minimum quantity of #5xx8 features, applies to the system, where the system is defined as the base unit model and all attached expansion unit models.

  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1242 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional 239x Value Unit Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels. Additional #1244 and #2997 features may be required for #58x9 features.
    • Features #5769 and #5869 require feature #1733, or later.
    • Feature #5619 requires feature #1735, or later.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #5xxx features cannot exceed fifteen. Feature #2999 or #2997 must be included in the total quantity count.
  • Plant install/field install: Both.
(#6xxx) SSD drive sets
(#6106) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6108) 400 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of November 22, 2017)

Feature       Description
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 6106         400 GB SSD half drive set
 6108         400 GB SSD drive set
 

Features #6xx6 provide a set of eight disk drives while features #6xx8 provide a set of 16 disk drives. Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (SSD, capacity).

With half drive sets (eight drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6xx6), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999). With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6xx8), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as #6xx8 features are added.

In general, SSD drives will be installed as sparsely as possible between the installed device adapters for best performance.

Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Note: 1: Only one #6xx6 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx6 and #6xx8 feature intermix within a disk enclosure. If a second set of eight SSD drives are required, convert #6xx6 features to #6xx8 features.

Note: 2: These features are only available for field upgrade from Model 951 to Model 961 conversion.

  • Minimum required: None. If #2xx8 features are not present, one.
  • Maximum allowed: 12 with #6xx8 features and one with #6xx6 features.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1241 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Additional feature #1245 is required if feature #6106 or #6108 is ordered.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of #6xx8 features cannot exceed 24 per multi-model system. No #5xxx features are allowed on a system with #6xxx features. No intermix of features #6xx6 and #6xx8 within a drive enclosure. These features are only available for field model conversion from Model 951 to Model 961.
  • Plant install / field install: Field install only.
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6156) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set
(#6x58) SSD drive sets
(#6058) 200 GB SSD drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 25, 2017)

(#6156) 400 GB SSD half drive set

(No Longer Available as of January 14, 2015)

(#6158) 400 GB SSD drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#6258) 800 GB SSD drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

(#6358) 1.6 TB SSD drive set

(No longer available as of June 29, 2019)

Feature       Description
-------       -----------------------------
 6058         200 GB SSD drive set
 6156         400 GB SSD half drive set
 6158         400 GB SSD drive set
 6258         800 GB SSD drive set
 6358         1.6 TB SSD drive set
 

Features #6x56 provide a set of 8 disk drives while features #6x58 provide a set of 16 disk drives.

Disk drives are installed in a disk enclosure pair (feature #1241). Each disk enclosure pair can support up to three disk drive sets (up to 48 disk drives). All the disk drives installed within a disk enclosure pair must be of the same type (Capacity).

With half drive sets (8 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either one half drive set (features #6x56), one disk enclosure filler half set (feature #2998), and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999).

With disk drive sets (16 drives per set), every disk enclosure pair must be populated with either three disk drive sets (features #6x58), a combination of one disk drive set and two disk enclosure filler sets (feature #2999), or a combination of two disk drive sets and one disk enclosure filler set (feature #2999). If a disk enclosure pair is populated with feature #2999, the feature must be removed as features #6x58 are added. Feature conversions are available to exchange installed disk drives when purchasing new disk drives of a higher capacity and/or speed. The conversions are a returned parts MES.

Note: Only one #6xx6 feature is allowed at a time, no #6xx6 and #6xx8 feature intermix within a disk enclosure. If a second set of 8 SSD drives are required, convert #6xx6 features to #6xx8 features.

  • Minimum required: None
  • Maximum allowed: 15 with features #6x58 and feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317. Nine if feature #4401 or #4411 is ordered. Six #6x58 features with feature #0601 and feature #4313, #4314, #4315, #4316, or #4317. One with #6x56 features.
  • Corequisites:
    • Additional #1245 and #2999 features may be required.
    • Additional #3053 features may be required.
    • Additional 239x Function Authorization features may be required to upgrade authorization and enablement levels.
    • Feature #1750 or #1754 will be added to any order containing #6xxx features.
    • Features #6058 and #6258 require feature #1734, or later.
    • Feature #6358 requires feature #1735, or later.
  • Limitations: All SSD drives installed within a DS8000 system must be of the same capacity type (features #6xxx). No intermix between #6xx6 and #6xx8 features within a drive enclosure.
  • Plant install / field install: Both
(#AGA3) Shipping and Handling - Model 96E

This feature indicates each Model 96E on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AGA3 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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