IBM FlashSystem 7300 delivers a virtualized, software-defined storage system

IBM Japan Hardware Announcement JG22-0009
February 8, 2022

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At a glance

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IBM FlashSystem® 7300, machine type 4657, offers IBM® Storage Expert Care service and support options in combination with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize software, IBM FlashCore® Modules, IBM Storage Insights, and storage-class memory to deliver a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) accelerated, hybrid cloud-enabled storage system. IBM FlashCore Modules and the use of storage-class memory as a higher level storage tier enables FlashSystem 7300 to deliver the highest available performance with the lowest latencies in its class.

FlashSystem 7300 is the replacement for FlashSystem 7200. It is a 2U, 24 NVMe, dual controller drawer that will take advantage of the second release from Intel™ of the Cascade Lake processor for greater performance.

FlashSystem 7300 utility model U7D delivers a variable capacity system, where billing is based on actually provisioned space above the base. The base subscription is covered by a three-year lease that entitles you to utilize the base capacity at no additional cost. If storage needs increase beyond the base capacity, usage is billed based on the average daily provisioned capacity per terabyte, per month, on a quarterly basis.



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Overview

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FlashSystem 7300 NVMe control enclosures feature:

  • Two node canisters, each with two 10-core processors and options for up to 768 GB memory to deliver a system total of 1.5 TB memory
  • Eight (four per canister) 10 Gb Ethernet ports standard for 10 Gb iSCSI connectivity
  • Up to six (three per canister) I/O adapter features for 32 Gb Fibre Channel (FC), 10/25 Gb Ethernet connectivity, and 100 Gb Ethernet connectivity
  • Support for up to twenty-four NVMe flash drive options
  • 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure

The FlashSystem 7000 family offers large form factor (LFF) and small form factor (SFF) 12 Gb SAS expansion enclosure models, as well as a high-density (HD) expansion enclosure model. FlashSystem 7000 LFF Expansion Enclosure Model 12G supports up to twelve 3.5-inch drives, while FlashSystem 7000 SFF Expansion Enclosure Model 24G supports up to twenty-four 2.5-inch drives. FlashSystem 7000 HD Expansion Enclosure Model 92G supports up to ninety-two drives. 10,000 rpm disk drives, 7.2,000 rpm disk drives, and flash (solid-state) drives are supported. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure and expansion enclosures can be intermixed within a FlashSystem 7300 system.

Attachment and intermixing of existing machine type 2076 expansion enclosure models 12G, 24G, and 92G with machine type 4657 FlashSystem 7300 controller and expansion models is not supported.

FlashSystem 7300 systems scale up to 392 drives with the attachment of FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosures. FlashSystem 7300 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A FlashSystem 7300 clustered system can contain up to four FlashSystem 7300 systems and up to 1,568 drives.

Machine type 4657 FlashSystem 7300 systems can only be clustered with other FlashSystem 7300 systems. Clustering with machine types 2076, 4664, 4666, 9846, or 9848 is not supported.

All FlashSystem 7300 functional capabilities are provided through IBM Spectrum Virtualize software. For additional information about FlashSystem 7300 functional capabilities and software, see the materials listed in the Reference information section.



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Key requirements

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FlashSystem 7300 requires IBM Spectrum Virtualize licensed machine code level 8.5, or later, for operation.

FlashSystem 7300 control enclosures support external storage virtualization. Use of the external virtualization capability is entitled through the acquisition of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (PID 5641-VC8 in AAS and PID 5725-M19 in Passport Advantage®).

See the FlashSystem 7300 product documentation and the IBM Support site for additional information about licensed machine code levels and other requirements.

FlashSystem 7300 function capabilities are provided through IBM Spectrum Virtualize software and licensed through IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 (PID 5639- F7K) for control enclosures and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansions (PID 5639-EC1) for expansion enclosures.

A three-month registration for software maintenance (SWMA) for 5639-F7K or 5639-EC1 is required if IBM Storage Expert Care is not ordered with the system. IBM Storage Insights is used to monitor the system and is required in the utility model space. For a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations, go to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) website.



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Planned availability date

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  • March 4, 2022: All IBM FlashSystem 7300 models and features, except as noted below
  • June 03, 2022: Non-China origin (feature number ADZ1)

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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IBM FlashSystem 7300 is a virtualized, software-defined storage system. Packaged in a 2U form factor with support for up to 24 NVMe drives, it brings enterprise function through IBM Spectrum Virtualize software to the midrange market.

FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 is designed to meet modern high-performance storage requirements, including ultra-low latency, cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency, and mission-critical reliability. It is built on a flash-optimized design, with an end-to-end NVMe strategy to bring extremely low latencies to organizations of all sizes.

FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 consists of:

  • Two node canisters, each with two 10-core processors and integrated hardware-assisted compression acceleration
  • 256 GB cache (128 GB per canister) standard with options from 768 GB to 1536 GB (per system)
  • Eight 10 Gb Ethernet ports standard for iSCSI connectivity (copper)
  • 32 Gb FC connectivity options with SCSI and FC-NVMe support (fiber)
  • 10/25 Gb and 100 Gb Ethernet ports for iSCSI and NVMe RDMA connectivity
  • 12 Gb SAS ports for optional expansion enclosure attachment
  • Twenty-four slots for NVMe flash drives, including four storage-class memory drives
  • 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure with AC power supplies

IBM 4657 Model U7D is the FlashSystem 7300 hardware component to be utilized in the IBM Storage Utility Offering space. It is physically and functionally identical to FlashSystem 7300 Model 924, with the exception of target configurations and variable capacity billing. The variable capacity billing uses IBM Storage Insights to monitor the system usage, enabling allocated storage usage above a base subscription rate to be billed per terabyte, per month. Allocated storage is identified as storage that is allocated to a specific host (and unusable to other hosts), whether data is written or not. For thin provisioning, the data that is actually written is considered used. For thick provisioning, total allocated volume space is considered used.

IBM Storage is also releasing FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosures under machine type 4657.

FlashSystem 7000 LFF Expansion Enclosure Model 12G includes:

  • Two expansion canisters
  • 12 Gb SAS ports for control enclosure and expansion enclosure attachment
  • Twelve slots for 3.5-inch SAS drives
  • 2U, 19-inch rack-mount enclosure with AC power supplies

FlashSystem 7000 SFF Expansion Enclosure Model 24G includes:

  • Two expansion canisters
  • 12 Gb SAS ports for control enclosure and expansion enclosure attachment
  • Twenty-four slots for 2.5-inch SAS drives
  • 2U, 19-inch rack-mount enclosure with AC power supplies

FlashSystem 7000 HD LFF Expansion Enclosure Model 92G includes:

  • Two expansion canisters
  • 12 Gb SAS ports for control enclosure and expansion enclosure attachment
  • Ninety-two slots for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SAS drives in a 3.5-inch carrier
  • 5U, 19-inch rack-mount enclosure with AC power supplies

FC and Ethernet connectivity with intermix flexibility

FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 systems include eight 10 Gb Ethernet ports standard for iSCSI connectivity and two 1 Gb Ethernet ports for service technician use. These models can be configured with up to three I/O adapter features to provide up to twenty-four 32 Gb FC ports with SCSI and FC-NVMe support, or up to twelve 10/25 Gb or 100 Gb Ethernet ports with iSCSI and NVMe RDMA support.

Storage-class memory

Continuing with the commitment to transform data value with a complete NVMe strategy, FlashSystem 7300 comes with support for storage-class memory NVMe drives. These small capacity, ultra-low latency drives can be used in conjunction with Easy Tier® to further improve the overall performance of your NVMe workloads, or as a stand alone flash storage tier with even higher performance. 1.6 TB NVMe storage-class memory drives are supported in FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 control enclosures.

IBM FlashCore Modules and industry standard NVMe drive options

FlashSystem 7300 is designed for IBM FlashCore Modules, storage-class memory drives, and industry-standard NVMe flash drives. FlashCore Modules have an increased effective capacity, which if the workload allows, can store up to three times the physical capacity of the drive. These can be augmented with storage-class memory drives to accelerate your top tier workloads. Deployments requiring higher flexibility, scalability, density, and cost benefits of hard disk drives can take advantage of FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosures.

The following NVMe FlashCore Modules are supported in FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 control enclosures:

  • 4.8 TB NVMe FlashCore Module
  • 9.6 TB NVMe FlashCore Module
  • 19.2 TB NVMe FlashCore Module
  • 38.4 TB NVMe FlashCore Module

The following NVMe industry-standard drives are supported in FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 control enclosures:

  • 1.92 TB NVMe flash drive
  • 3.84 TB NVMe flash drive
  • 7.68 TB NVMe flash drive
  • 15.36 TB NVMe flash drive
  • 30.72 TB NVMe flash drive

All drives are dual-port and hot-swappable. Drives can be intermixed in the control enclosure as long as configuration rules are followed. Expansion enclosures can be intermixed behind the control enclosure.

Drive options and intermix flexibility meet a complete range of needs

FlashSystem 7300 is designed to support the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly utilized applications to high-capacity, low usage applications, and can be configured as an all-flash or a hybrid-flash array.

The following SAS drives are supported on FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosures:

  • FlashSystem 7000 LFF Expansion Enclosure Model 12G: High-capacity, archival-class, nearline 7,200 rpm drives in 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB, 14 TB, 16 TB, and 18 TB.
  • FlashSystem 7000 SFF Expansion Enclosure Model 24G:
    • 800 GB 3DWPD 2.5-inch drives.
    • High-performance, enterprise class disk 10,000 rpm drives in 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, and 2.4 TB.
    • Flash drives in 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, 15.36 TB, and 30.72 TB.
  • FlashSystem 7000 HD LFF Expansion Enclosure Model 92G:
    • High-capacity, archival-class, nearline 7,200 rpm drives in 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB, 14 TB, 16 TB, and 18 TB.
    • High-performance, enterprise class disk 10,000 rpm drives in 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, and 2.4 TB. These are 2.5-inch drives in 3.5-inch carriers.
    • Flash drives in 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, 15.36 TB, and 30.72 TB. These are 2.5-inch drives in 3.5-inch carriers.

Attachment and intermixing of existing machine type 2076 and 4664 expansion enclosure models 12F, 12G, 24F, 24G, and 92F, 92G, A9F, and AFF with machine type 4657 FlashSystem 7300 controller and expansion models is not supported.

Scalable configurations respond to growing capacity needs

A single FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 control enclosure can support up to 10 FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosures with a maximum of 392 drives per system. Expansion enclosures are designed to be dynamically added with no downtime, helping to quickly and seamlessly respond to growing capacity demands.

FlashSystem 7300 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A clustered FlashSystem 7300 system can contain up to four FlashSystem 7300 systems and up to 1,568 drives.

Machine type 4657 FlashSystem 7300 systems can only be clustered with other FlashSystem 7300 systems. Clustering with machine types 2076, 4664, 4666, 9846, or 9848 is not supported.

Further scalability can be achieved with virtualization of external storage. When FlashSystem 7300 virtualizes an external system, capacity in that external system inherits the functional richness and ease of use of FlashSystem 7300.

Designed for high availability

FlashSystem 7300 is designed to offer high system and data availability with the following features:

  • HyperSwap®
  • Dual-active, intelligent node canisters with mirrored cache
  • Dual-port drives with automatic drive failure detection and RAID rebuild with global hot spares
  • Redundant hardware, including power supplies and fans
  • Hot-swappable and customer replaceable components
  • Automated path failover support for the data path between the server and the drives

Encryption for enhanced data security

FlashSystem 7300 Model 924 supports encryption for data at rest. Encryption is performed by the NVMe drives and managed by the FlashSystem 7300 control enclosure for internal drives. FlashSystem 7300 control enclosures can also encrypt all attached FlashSystem 7300 expansion enclosures and data stored in externally virtualized storage subsystems.

Encryption is enabled on FlashSystem 7300 through the acquisition of the Encryption Enablement feature. This feature enables encryption on the entire FlashSystem 7300 system, including the FlashSystem 7300 control enclosure and all attached FlashSystem 7300 expansion enclosures, as well as externally virtualized storage subsystems.

The Encryption USB Flash Drives (Four Pack) feature or a supported key server are required for encryption keys management.

Rich set of functional capabilities

IBM Spectrum Virtualize combines a variety of IBM technologies, including deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, SCSI Unmap, HyperSwap (high-availability solution), Easy Tier (automatic and dynamic data tiering), encryption of internal and external virtualized storage, FlashCopy® (snapshot, Safeguarded Copy), and remote data replication. These technologies are designed to enable FlashSystem 7300 to offer a rich set of functional capabilities and deliver extraordinary levels of storage efficiency when used together.

FlashSystem 7300 functional capabilities are provided through IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000. For additional information about FlashSystem 7300 functional capabilities and software, see the materials listed in the Reference information section.

IBM Storage Insights

Cloud-based IBM Storage Insights provides a single dashboard that gives you a clear view of all your IBM block storage. You will be able to make better decisions by seeing trends in performance and capacity. Storage health information enables you to focus on areas needing attention and when IBM support is needed, Storage Insights simplifies uploading logs, speeds resolution with online configuration data, and provides an overview of open tickets all in one place.

Storage Insights Pro is a subscription service available separately, or as part of IBM Storage Expert Care Premium that provides longer historical views of data, more reporting and optimization options, and supports IBM file and block storage together with third party storage.

There is no ordering required. For registration and installation information, see the IBM Storage Insights Enrollment website.

IBM Storage Expert Care

IBM FlashSystem 7300 is a client installed product and is being released with a one-year warranty and the ability to include IBM Storage Expert Care Basic, Advanced, or Premium.

Coverage summary for IBM Storage Expert Care is detailed in the Terms and conditions section.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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FlashSystem 7000 family product information is available on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 website.

For complete information about the IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offerings, see Services Announcement JS21-0020, dated August 17, 2021.



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Description Machine type Models Feature
IBM FlashSystem 7300 NVMe Control Enclosure 4657 924  
IBM FlashSystem 7300 Utility Model NVMe Control Enclosure 4657 U7D  
IBM FlashSystem 7000 LFF Expansion Enclosure 4657 12G  
IBM FlashSystem 7000 SFF Expansion Enclosure 4657 24G  
IBM FlashSystem 7000 High Density LFF Expansion Enclosure 4657 92G  
JEMT Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 0021
Rack Indicator None 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4650
Rack Indicator Rack 1 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4651
Rack Indicator Rack 2 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4652
Rack Indicator Rack 3 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4653
Rack Indicator Rack 4 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4654
Rack Indicator Rack 5 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4655
Rack Indicator Rack 6 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4656
Rack Indicator Rack 7 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4657
Rack Indicator Rack 8 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4658
Rack Indicator Rack 9 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4659
Rack Indicator Rack 10 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4660
Rack Indicator Rack 11 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4661
Rack Indicator Rack 12 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4662
Rack Indicator Rack 13 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4663
Rack Indicator Rack 14 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4664
Rack Indicator Rack 15 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4665
Rack Indicator Rack 16 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 4666
Bulk Order Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 5555
Storage Subsystem ID 1 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9170
Storage Subsystem ID 2 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9171
Storage Subsystem ID 3 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9172
Storage Subsystem ID 4 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9173
Storage Subsystem ID 5 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9174
Storage Subsystem ID 6 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9175
Storage Subsystem ID 7 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9176
Storage Subsystem ID 8 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9177
Storage Subsystem ID 9 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9178
Storage Subsystem ID 10 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9179
Storage Subsystem ID 11 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9180
Storage Subsystem ID 12 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9181
Storage Subsystem ID 13 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9182
Storage Subsystem ID 14 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9183
Storage Subsystem ID 15 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9184
Storage Subsystem ID 16 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9185
Storage Subsystem ID 17 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9186
Storage Subsystem ID 18 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9187
Storage Subsystem ID 19 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9188
Storage Subsystem ID 20 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G 9189
Power Cord - EMEA 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9716
Power Cord - Australia / New Zealand 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9717
Power Cord - Europe / Africa 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9718
Power Cord - Denmark 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9719
Power Cord - South Africa 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9720
Power Cord - Switzerland 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9721
Power Cord - Chile / Italy 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9722
Power Cord - Israel 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9723
Power Cord - Argentina 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9725
Power Cord - China 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9726
Power Cord - PDU Connection 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9730
Power Cord - US / Group 1 4657 12G, 24G 9731
Power Cord - Taiwan 4657 12G, 24G 9732
Power Cord - Brazil 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9733
Power Cord - India 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G 9734
Power Cord - Japan 4657 12G, 24G 9735
Power Cord - Korea 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 9736
Power Cord - Chicago 4657 12G, 24G 9737
RFID Tag AG/AP: 902-928 MHz 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G A2EV
RFID Tag EMEA: 865.6-867.8 MHz 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G A2EW
Encryption USB Flash Drives (Four Pack) 4657 924, U7D ACEA
Encryption Enablement 4657 924, U7D ACED
768 GB Cache upgrade 4657 924, U7D ACGB
512 GB Cache upgrade 4657 924, U7D ACGJ
240 GB M.2 Boot drive Pair 4657 924, U7D ACGV
25 GbE SW SFP28 Transceivers (Four) 4657 924, U7D ACHP
10 GbE SW SFP+ Transceivers (Four) 4657 924, U7D ACHQ
32 Gb FC LW SFP Transceivers (Pair) 4657 924, U7D ACHV
100GbE QSFP28 SR4 Transceivers (Four) 4657 924, U7D ACHX
10GbE SFP+ RJ45 Transceivers (Four) 4657 924, U7D ACJ2
1m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 4657 924, U7D ACSQ
5m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 4657 924, U7D ACSR
10m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 4657 924, U7D ACSS
25m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 4657 924, U7D ACST
0.6m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 4657 12G, 24G ACUA
1.5m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 4657 12G, 24G ACUB
3m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 4657 12G, 24G, 92G ACUC
6m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 4657 12G, 24G, 92G ACUD
Generic Bezel 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ACZA
Generic Packaging 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ACZF
2 Port 100GbE RoCEv2 Adapter Card (Pair) 4657 924, U7D ADB8
SAS Expansion Enclosure Attach Card (Pair) 4657 924, U7D ADBA
25GbE (RoCE) Adapter Cards (Pair) 4657 924, U7D ADBB
25GbE (iWARP) Adapter Cards (Pair) 4657 924, U7D ADBC
32 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 4657 924, U7D ADBE
Order Type 1 Indicator - CTO 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ADN1
Order Type 2 Indicator - MTM Only 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ADN2
Order Type 3 Indicator - FC Only 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ADN3
No Rules Order Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ADNR
4.8 TB NVMe Flash Core Module 4657 924, U7D ADSA
9.6 TB NVMe Flash Core Module 4657 924, U7D ADSB
19.2 TB NVMe Flash Core Module 4657 924, U7D ADSC
38.4 TB NVMe Flash Core Module 4657 924, U7D ADSD
1.92 TB NVMe Flash Drive 4657 924, U7D ADT2
3.84 TB NVMe Flash Drive 4657 924, U7D ADT3
7.68 TB NVMe Flash Drive 4657 924, U7D ADT4
15.36 TB NVMe Flash Drive 4657 924, U7D ADT5
30.72 TB NVMe Flash Drive 4657 924, U7D ADT6
1.6 TB NVMe Storage Class Memory (SCM) Drive 4657 924, U7D ADTC
Non-China origin 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ADZ1
Variable capacity billing feature - 1 TB per month 4657 U7D AE00
Variable capacity billing feature - 10TB per month 4657 U7D AE01
Variable capacity billing feature - 100 TB per month 4657 U7D AE02
Shipping and Handling - No Charge 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AG00
Shipping and Handling 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AGDA
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH73
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH74
2.4 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH75
6 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH77
8 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH78
10 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH79
12 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH7A
14 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH7B
16 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH7C
1.92TB 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 92G AH7J
3.84TB 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 92G AH7K
7.68TB 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 92G AH7L
15.36TB 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 92G AH7M
30.72TB 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 92G AH7N
18 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 92G AH7X
6 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHD4
8 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHD5
10 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHD6
12 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHD7
14 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHD8
16 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHD9
18 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb SAS NL 3.5 Inch HDD 4657 12G AHDA
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 4657 24G AHF3
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 4657 24G AHF4
2.4 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 4657 24G AHF5
800 GB 3DWPD 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 24G AHH9
1.92TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 24G AHHG
3.84TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 24G AHHH
7.68TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 24G AHHJ
15.36TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 24G AHHK
30.72TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 4657 24G AHHL
Power Cord - PDU High Density Expansion 4657 92G AHP5
Power Cord - PDU Connection (C20) 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G AHP6
Storage as a Service Indicator 4657 924, , 12G, 24G, 92G AHY1
Remote code load exception 4657 924, U7D AHY2
Future use - reserved 3 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY3
Future use - reserved 4 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY4
Future use - reserved 5 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY5
Future use - reserved 6 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY6
Future use - reserved 7 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY7
Future use - reserved 8 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY8
Future use - reserved 9 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHY9
VersaStack Solution Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AHZC
All Flash Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 24G, 92G AHZD
Hybrid Flash Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 24G, 92G AHZE
Red Hat® OpenShift® Indicator 4657 924, U7D AJGH
Product will be contained in a LinuxONE III LT2 rack 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G AL0Z
Expert Care Advanced 1 hour Committed Contact 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALC7
Expert Care Advanced 4 hour Committed Contact 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALC8
Expert Care Advanced 4 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALC9
Expert Care Advanced 6 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCA
Expert Care Advanced 8 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCB
Expert Care Advanced 12 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCC
Expert Care Advanced 24 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCD
Expert Care Advanced 48 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCE
Expert Care Advanced 72 hour Committed Fix 4 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCF
Expert Care Advanced 1 hour Committed Contact 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCG
Expert Care Advanced 4 hour Committed Contact 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCH
Expert Care Advanced 4 hour Committed Fix 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCJ
Expert Care Advanced 6 hour Committed Fix 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCK
Expert Care Advanced 8 hour Committed Fix 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCL
Expert Care Advanced 12 hour Committed Fix 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCM
Expert Care Advanced 24 hour Committed Fix 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCN
Expert Care Advanced 48 hour Committed Fix 5 Year 4657 924, U7D ALCP
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Non Ship MES 4657 U7D AQQQ
SP Basic Selection for Storage 3 years 4657 924, U7D B0N1
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SP Basic Selection for Storage 5 years 4657 924, U7D B0PK
ServicePac® Machine Setup Support for Storage 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G B0SK
Cloud Pak System W4700 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G EAP7
CSC Order Routing Indicator - Guadalajara 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G ECSM
Route to Power Manufacturing Indicator 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G EFD0
BP Post-Sale Services: 1 Day 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G SVBP
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Other IBM Post-Sale Services: 1 Day 4657 924, U7D, 12G, 24G, 92G SVNN

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System Storage 4662 machine type:

Description Machine type Models Feature
10GbE SFP+ RJ45 Transceivers (Four) 4662 6H2, UH6 ACJ2
30.72TB NVMe Flash Drive 4662 6H2, UH6 AGT6
4.8TB NVMe FCM 4662 6H2, UH6 AGSA
9.6TB NVMe FCM 4662 6H2, UH6 AGSB
19.2TB NVMe FCM 4662 6H2, UH6 AGSC
38.4TB NVMe FCM 4662 6H2, UH6 AGSD


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IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education and training to support many IBM offerings. Course descriptions, training paths, and links to other IBM learning resources are available at the IBM Training website.



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To order additional hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

IBM Documentation provides you with a single point of reference where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access by going to IBM Documentation for all your product information needs.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.


National language support

When available, translated product documentation can be found in the IBM Support Portal.



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IBM Systems Lab Services

Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help build hybrid cloud and enterprise IT solutions. From servers to storage systems and software, Systems Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Systems Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Systems Lab Services is designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

IBM Consulting

As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business partner to help accelerate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson® AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support, and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client’s environment. TSS covers products from IBM and OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software, to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

IBM TechU

Improve your knowledge in hybrid cloud and AI solutions. TechU provides the most recent content so that you can learn, engage, and increase your skills with IBM Technology specialists.

A one-year, renewable digital TechU membership provides access to IBM Systems online education to help address your technical enablement needs for existing and new projects.

Submit questions or comments to techuid@us.ibm.com.

For additional details, see the IBM TechU website.

IBM Expert Labs

Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

Expert Labs' deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security® Expert Labs

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, Security Expert Labs helps clients and partners modernize the security of their applications, data, and workforce. With an extensive portfolio of consulting and learning services, Expert Labs provides project-based and premier support service subscriptions.

These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions, including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



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For installation and technical support information, see the IBM Support Portal.



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IBM Client Engineering for Systems

Client Engineering for Systems is a framework for accelerating digital transformation. It helps you generate innovative ideas and equips you with the practices, technologies, and expertise to turn those ideas into business value in weeks. When you work with Client Engineering for Systems, you bring pain points into focus. You empower your team to take manageable risks, adopt leading technologies, speed up solution development, and measure the value of everything you do. Client Engineering for Systems has experts and services to address a broad array of use cases, including capabilities for business transformation, hybrid cloud, analytics and AI, infrastructure systems, security, and more. To learn more, see the IBM Client Engineering for Systems website.



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
  • Height: 8.8 cm (3.5 in.)
  • Width: 48.3 cm (19.0 in.)
  • Depth: 85.0 cm (33.5 in.)
  • Approximate weight:
    • Empty: 38.5 kg (84.7 lb)
    • Fully configured: 44 kg (97 lb) without rails

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Standards

This product was designed, tested, manufactured, and certified for safe operation. It complies with IEC 60950-1 and/or IEC 62368-1 and where required, to relevant national differences/deviations (NDs)to these IEC base standards. This includes, but is not limited to: EN (European Norms including all Amendments under the Low Voltage Directive), UL/CSA (North America bi-national harmonized and marked per accredited NRTL agency listings), and other such derivative certifications according to corporate determinations and latest regional publication compliance standardized requirements.

Regulatory Model ID (RMID) or Machine Type - Models (MT-Ms) may also be used to supplement identification (ID) for worldwide (WW) co-compliance filings or registrations with regulatory bodies.

Operating environment

Air temperature

  • Operating: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) from 0 to 3048 m (0 to 10,000 ft); Above 900 m, de-rate maximum air temperature 1 degree per 300 m
  • Nonoperating: 1°C to 50°C (34°F to 122°F)

Relative humidity

  • Operating: 8% - 80% noncondensing
  • Nonoperating: 8% - 80% noncondensing

Electrical power

  • Voltage range: 200 - 240 V AC
  • Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz
  • Power: 2000 W (Power will vary with configuration and system usage. Maximum shown)
  • Heat dissipation (BTU per hour): 6825
  • Acoustical noise emission: 8.1 bels (idling), 8.1 bels (operating)
Software requirements

FlashSystem 7300 requires IBM Spectrum Virtualize licensed machine code level 8.5, or later, for operation.

FlashSystem 7300 control enclosures support external storage virtualization. Use of the external virtualization capability is entitled through the acquisition of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (PID 5641-VC8 in AAS and PID 5725-M19 in Passport Advantage).

See the FlashSystem 7300 product documentation and the IBM Support site for additional information about licensed machine code levels and other requirements. For a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations, go to the IBM SSIC website.

Compatibility

For a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations, go to the IBM SSIC.

Limitations

Drive considerations

Distributed RAID 1 is recommended for array configurations of three drives.

Distributed RAID 1 is recommended for array configurations of four or five drives depending on capacity and performance requirements, with Distributed RAID 5 as an alternative.

Distributed RAID 1 and 6 are recommended for array configurations of 6 drives depending on capacity and performance requirements.

Distributed RAID 6 is recommended for array configurations with seven or more drives

Distributed RAID 5 is available through a SCORE request for array configurations of three to eight drives.

Note: See the Configuration Limits and Restrictions for IBM FlashSystem 7300 document at the IBM Systems Support site for details.

FlashCore Modules:

  • Distributed RAID 6 (min. 6, max. 128)
  • Distributed RAID 5 (min. 4, max. 128)
  • Distributed RAID 0 (min. 2, max. 16)
  • FlashCore Modules in the same RAID array must be of the same capacity

Industry standard NVMe drives:

  • Distributed RAID 6 (min. 6, max. 128)
  • Distributed RAID 5 (min. 4, max. 128)
  • Distributed RAID 0 (min. 2, max. 16)
  • Industry-standard NVMe drives in the same RAID array must be of the same capacity

Storage class memory drives:

  • Distributed RAID 6 (min. 6, max. 12)
  • Distributed RAID 5 (min. 4, max. 12)
  • Distributed RAID 0 (min. 2, max. 12)
  • Storage Class Memory drives in the same RAID array must be of the same capacity

Supported memory configurations

  Cache upgrade System memory Total DIMMs
1 - 256 GB 8x32 GB
2 FC ACGJ 768 GB 24x32 GB
3 FC ACGJ + FC ACGB 1536 GB 48x32 GB

Expansion enclosure attachment rules

Machine type Model Max. quantity of SAS chains per controller or node pair Max. quantity of expansion enclosures per SAS chain (12G-24G / 92G) Max. quantity of drive slots per SAS chain Max. quantity of SAS drive slots per system Max. quantity of SAS drive slots per clustered system
4657 924 2 5 / 2 184 368 1472

2U expansion enclosures and 5U expansion enclosure mix rules

  Maximum # of drive slots per SAS expansion string            
  5U            
2U   0 1 2 3 4 5
  0 0 24 48 72 96 120
  1 92 116 140 164    
  2 184          

Encryption

The Encryption Enablement feature and the Encryption USB Drive Pack feature (feature numbers ACE8 and ACEA, respectively) are not available in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, or Russia.

Encryption may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. See the V8.5 Configuration Limits and Restrictions for IBM FlashSystem 7300 document at the IBM Systems Support site for details.

I/O Cards

All Ethernet cards can be used with the iSCSI protocol. 25 Gb iWARP Ethernet cards can also be used for clustering. 25 Gb and 100 Gb RoCE Ethernet cards can be used for NVMe RDMA.

Planning information

Client responsibilities

Physical configuration and installation planning, along with machine installation and configuration, are client responsibilities.

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

Cables are required for the following:

  • I/O connectivity to servers and fabric components
  • Expansion enclosure attachment
  • System management

As a convenience, a limited selection of cables can be ordered with FlashSystem 7000 machines. See the Product number section for feature numbers.

Cables, along with installation services, are also available from IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services, an IBM Global Services offering.

I/O connectivity cables

Cables are required to connect the FlashSystem 7300 I/O ports to server or fabric ports.

32 Gb FC: FlashSystem 7300 requires a 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector. The following can be ordered with FlashSystem 7300 control enclosure models:

  • 1-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • 5-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • 10-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • 25-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)

10/25 Gb Ethernet: When using optical connectors, the FlashSystem 7300 requires 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector. The following fiber optic cables can be ordered with FlashSystem 7300 control enclosure models:

  • 1-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • 5-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • 10-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • 25-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)

10/25 GbE I/O ports can be used with a 10GBASE-T (RJ45), available to order with the FlashSystem 7300 control enclosure models

10/25 GbE and 100 GbE I/O ports can be used with customer supplied active and passive cables as listed in the product documentation 100Gb Ethernet: When using QSFP28 optical connectors, the FlashSystem 7300 requires OM3 or OM4 MPO fiber cables.

Expansion enclosure attachment cables

Cables are required to connect a FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure to the FlashSystem 7300 control enclosure and to another FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure. This requires a 12 Gb mini-SAS HD 4x cable terminated with SFF-8644 connectors. The following can be ordered with the FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosures:

  • 0.6-meter 12 Gb SAS cable (mSAS HD)
  • 1.5-meter 12 Gb SAS cable (mSAS HD)
  • 3-meter 12 Gb SAS cable (mSAS HD)
  • 6-meter 12 Gb SAS cable (mSAS HD)

System management cables

FlashSystem 7300 requires a Category 5 or Category 5E Ethernet cable terminated with an 8P8C modular connector (RJ45 compatible connector). This cable is not available for ordering with the machine and must be supplied by the client.

Direct client support

Technical support information is available at the IBM Support Portal.

You may also contact your IBM representative.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded application software.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period
Warranty and additional coverage options Coverage summary1
Warranty Period:

Service Level:
One year standard warranty

IBM CRU and On-Site, 9x5 Next Business Day
Service upgrade options2  
IBM Storage Expert Care Basic Available in 1-5 years

IBM On-Site Repair, 9x5 Next Business Day

Licensed Machine Code Subscription and Support

IBM Storage Expert Care Services:

  • Installation, usage, and configuration support line
  • Predictive alerting
  • Automated ticket management
IBM Storage Expert Care Advanced Available in 1-5 years

IBM On-Site Repair, 24x7 Same Day

Licensed Machine Code Subscription and Support

IBM Storage Expert Care Services:

  • Installation, usage, and configuration support line
  • Proactive issue resolution
  • Predictive alerting
  • Automated ticket management
IBM Storage Expert Care Premium Available in 1-5 years

IBM On-Site Repair, 24x7 Same Day

Enhanced response time for defect support:

  • Response time is defined as the elapsed time between technical support receipt of the client problem submission and the acknowledgment of the submission
  • 30-minute targeted response time objectives for severity 1 and severity 2 problem reports

Licensed Machine Code Subscription and Support IBM Storage Expert Care Services:

  • Installation, usage, and configuration support line
  • Proactive issue resolution
  • Predictive alerting

Automated ticket management

IBM Storage Insights Pro with more detailed reports and planning

Remote Code Load:

  • Code upgrades are provided by IBM remote support representatives up to twice per year to keep your systems up to date
  • On-site code load services available through feature code #AHY2 - Remote code load exception when required

Technical Account Manager will serve as the key client interface for in-scope hardware and software, delivering partnership and consultancy, as well as direct engagement on high- priority support cases.
1 An IBM Storage Expert Care Service upgrade option is highly recommended, but not mandatory.
2 See complete coverage details below.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

For complete information about the IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offerings, see Services Announcement JS21-0002, dated February 9, 2021.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Client Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs (control enclosure):

  • Power Cable
  • I/O adapter
  • SFP
  • DIMM
  • Fan modules
  • Fibre cable
  • SAS cable
  • Drive
  • Coin cell
  • Bezel
  • Node battery
  • PSU
  • Rail kit
  • Drive blank
  • Node canister

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs (2U expansion enclosures):

  • Power cable
  • Drive
  • Bezel
  • PSU
  • Rail kit
  • Drive blank
  • Mini SAS-HD cable
  • Expansion canister

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs (5U expansion enclosures):

  • Power cable
  • Drive
  • Fascia
  • PSU
  • Rail kit
  • Fan module
  • Drive blank
  • Mini SAS-HD cable
  • Control panel
  • SAS expander module
  • Cable management arms
  • Lid
  • Fan interface board
  • Expansion canister
CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response. Calls must be received by 3:00 PM local time in order to qualify for next business day response.

CRU and Machine Exchange Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of operation. You must pack the failed machine into the shipping container that contained the replacement machine and return the failed machine to IBM. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM. You may be charged for the replacement machine if IBM does not receive the failed machine within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.


Advanced Part Exchange warranty service

Use the Advanced Part Exchange warranty service to order and track replacement parts directly under Client Replaceable Unit or Parts Only Service following procedures that are provided by IBM. Replacement parts are shipped to your location for you to install. IBM will use commercially reasonable delivery methods to ship the replacement part for NBD delivery. Advanced Part Exchange warranty service is not available in all countries. You must be approved and registered to use this service. Contact your IBM representative or your reseller for further information.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Client Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
Maintenance service options
Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.


On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

  • IBM On-Site Repair, Next Business Day Response Target, Monday-Friday during core business.
  • IBM On-Site Repair, Same Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Sunday 00:00-24:00, 365 days a year.

Client Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, DIMM, battery, power supply, drive, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRUs: Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

For machines with On-site Same-day Response Service, IBM will replace a Tier 1 CRU part at your request, at no additional charge.

Tier 2 (optional) CRUs: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs (control enclosure):

  • Power Cable
  • I/O adapter
  • SFP
  • DIMM
  • Fan modules
  • Fibre cable
  • SAS cable
  • Drive
  • Coin cell
  • Bezel
  • Node battery
  • PSU
  • Rail kit
  • Drive blank
  • Node canister

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs (2U expansion enclosures):

  • Power cable
  • Drive
  • Bezel
  • PSU
  • Rail kit
  • Drive blank
  • Mini SAS-HD cable
  • Expansion canister

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs (5U expansion enclosures):

  • Power cable
  • Drive
  • Fascia
  • PSU
  • Rail kit
  • Fan module
  • Drive blank
  • Mini SAS-HD cable
  • Control panel
  • SAS expander module
  • Cable management arms
  • Lid
  • Fan interface board
  • Expansion canister

Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, clients are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Client setup. Clients are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine. IBM installation can be ordered as an additional service (feature code B0SK)

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Machine Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a client on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the client. You can obtain the agreement from the License Agreement for Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code website.

Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

You may also obtain updated code by contacting your IBM representative.

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the Machine.

Educational allowance

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education clients. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.



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