New SSD and indicator features for IBM Flex System V7000 deliver increased capacity and manageability

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG13-0292
October 8, 2013

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
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At a glance
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IBM Flex System™ V7000 Storage Node is a powerful block storage system designed to integrate into the IBM® PureFlex™ System and IBM Flex System infrastructure for extremely rapid storage deployment and breakthrough management simplicity. Flex System V7000:



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Overview
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IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is an integrated storage system for IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System , designed to deliver high performance, advanced function, high availability, and modular and scalable storage capacity. IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System integrate multiple server architectures, networking, storage, and system management capability into a single system that is easy to deploy and manage.

IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System have built-in virtualization support of servers, storage, and networking to speed provisioning and increase resiliency. In addition, they support multiple open industry standards, operating systems, networking and storage fabrics, virtualization, and system management protocols to easily fit within existing and future datacenter environments. IBM PureFlex System and Flex System are scalable and extendable with multi-generational upgrades to protect and maximize IT investments.

An 800 GB 2.5 inch SSD is now being offered for the Flex System V7000. This new SSD doubles the capacity of the largest SSD previously offered on the Flex System V7000.



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Key prerequisites
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Flex System V7000 Storage Node requires:



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Planned availability date
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December 6, 2013



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Description
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The IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is a powerful block storage system designed to integrate into the IBM PureFlex System or IBM Flex System infrastructure for extremely rapid storage deployment and breakthrough management simplicity. By enabling virtualization, consolidation, and tiering in businesses of all sizes, it is designed to improve application availability and resource utilization. Flex System V7000 offers easy-to-use, efficient, and cost-effective management capabilities for both new and existing storage resources in the IT infrastructure. This storage system combines no-compromise design along with virtualization, efficiency, and performance capabilities.

IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is built on the industry-leading storage virtualization and efficiency capabilities of IBM Storwize V7000, including:

IBM Flex System V7000 helps simplify and speed deployment of IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System , providing superior integration of server and storage management to automate and streamline provisioning for greater responsiveness to business needs and lower overall cost. Speed time to value with:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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                                           Machine
Description                                type      Model    Feature
 
800 GB 2.5 inch SSD                        4939      A49,A29  AD47
IBM i Edition for PureFlex Indicator       4939      A49      EBM1
IBM PF Express Indicator                   4939      A49,A29  EFDA
IBM PF Enterprise Ind                      4939      A49,A29  EFDC
IBM PF Custom Exp Ind                      4939      A49,A29  EFDE
IBM PF Express Exp Ind                     4939      A49,A29  EFDF
IBM PF Enterprise Exp Ind                  4939      A49,A29  EFDH
Fibre Channel Pass Through Indicator       4939      A49,A29  EFPT
VDI Edition for PureFlex Indicator         4939      A49      EVD1


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with the announced products.



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Services
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Global Technology Services®

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Technical information
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Planning information

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

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware.

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

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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IBM Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledge base. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Terms and conditions
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An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. 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 effective on its date of installation. 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.



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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

Trademarks

IBM Flex System, PureFlex, Real-time Compression and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Storwize, System Storage, Easy Tier, Global Technology Services and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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