IBM Power Systems feature new I/O enhancements

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 114-010
January 14, 2014

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Two new PCIe Gen3 SAS adapters introduce the next generation of IBM SAS adapter technology to exploit the SSD flash technology evolution, a 12 GB write cache adapter and a zero write cache adapter. Both support twice as many SSDs as earlier PCIe Gen2 SAS adapters, provide more I/O operations per second (IOPS), and support greater throughput (MB/s).

The PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter (#EJ0L) supports up to 48 SSDs and up to 96 hard disk drives (HDDs). The new adapter also effectively offers up to over six times more write cache for greater write performance than the PCIe Gen2 features 5913 and ESA3.

The PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter (#EJ0J) is a new zero write cache SAS adapter. It uses the same high-performance PCIe Gen3 technology as feature EJ0L but is a lower-cost option than the PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter while still providing better performance than delivered by the earlier PCIe Gen2 SAS adapter (#ESA1).

The PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter (#EJ0X) supports the attachment of SAS LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape drives.

All of these PCIe Gen3 adapters are introduced on the Power 795 server.

Support for the refreshed PCIe Gen2 SAS adapter, which was originally announced for just four Power Systems™ models, is expanding to include more models. The PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter (#ESA3) is now supported across most of the Power 720, 730, 740, 750, 760, 770, and 780 servers and the PowerLinux™ 7R2 and 7R4 servers. Feature ESA3 offers lower cost and higher energy efficiency than the feature 5913 SAS adapter, with the same performance and function.

Two new PCIe binary synchronous adapters (#EN13/#EN14) are available for clients running IBM i on IBM POWER7® technology-based servers who still need binary synchronous capability. These adapters can be used instead of features 2893 and 2894, which are being withdrawn from marketing. Non-binary synchronous functions are available for IBM i 7.1 TR5 and TR7 through the lower-cost PCIe async adapter (#5289/#5290).


Note: Feature number EN13 is not available in Australia and New Zealand. Feature number EN14 is only available in Australia and New Zealand.

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New high-performance PCIe3 SAS adapters for SSD and HDD

Two PCIe3 SAS adapters are introduced, one with 12 GB write cache (#EJ0L) and one with zero write cache (#EJ0J). Write cache adapters can significantly improve performance of workloads with write activity. Zero cache adapters can offer a lower-cost configuration for applications with very modest write workloads.

12 GB write cache SAS adapter

The PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 (#EJ0L) is an excellent solution for higher-performance I/O configurations of SFF (2.5-in) SAS SSDs or HDDs. It is a single-wide, full-height, short Gen3 PCIe adapter with four 6 Gb connectors.

The adapter is the next-generation large-write-cache SAS adapter following the PCIe Gen2 (PCIe2) 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter (#5913/#ESA3). It offers significantly more performance and a higher maximum number of attached SAS drives. Compared to a pair of PCIe2 adapters (#5913/#ESA3), a pair of PCIe3 adapters (#EJ0L) can deliver more than two times more IOPs. A pair of PCIe3 adapters running RAID 0 SSDs can provide up to 750,000 read IOPS in PCIe Gen1 slots. Early RAID 0 testing indicates more than one million read IOPS in a PCIe Gen2 slot. Early RAID 5 testing indicates over 800,000 read IOPS in a PCIe Gen2 slot. The PCIe3 adapter supports twice as many SSDs and 33% more HDDs than the PCIe2 adapters.

The PCIe3 adapter effectively has up to 12 GB of write cache, which can significantly improve write performance. This is effectively about six times the cache size offered in the PCIe Gen2 adapters. Physically, the PCIe3 adapter has about 3 GB of real cache, but compression built into the adapter effectively delivers about 12 GB cache for typical workloads. Compared to a pair of PCIe2 adapters, a pair of PCIe3 adapters can handle 50% - 100% more RAID 5 writes.

As of January 2014, the PCIe3 adapter is supported only in the Power 795 server and can be placed in the PCIe Gen1 slots of a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803 or #5873). It can control SAS drives located in a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803) or in a EXP24S I/O drawer (#5887). When controlling SAS drives in a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803), at least one adapter of the 12 GB write cache adapter (#EJ0L) pair must be located in that I/O drawer.

A pair of adapters works together to deliver additional performance, redundancy, and write-cache protection. A single adapter configuration is not supported. A non-paired PCIe SAS RAID indicator (#EJRU) is required by IBM Manufacturing to identify an AIX® high-availability configuration when the 12 GB write cache adapter (#EJ0L) pairing is across two servers.

Each adapter in an adapter pair maintains cross-awareness of the other adapter to protect the write-cache contents. One or two SAS adapter-to-adapter (AA) cables are used to give you the highest possible connectivity. Four cable lengths are available: 0.6 m (#ECC0), 1.5 m (#ECC2), 3 m (#ECC3), and 6 m (#ECC4). The top one or two mini-SAS HD narrow connectors (labeled T3 and T2) on each card are used for this AA cable.

Two AA cables are required when one or two of the bottom ports are attached to I/O drawers. One AA cable is required when the bottom three ports are attached to I/O drawers. An AA cable is not required when all four connectors are needed for controlling I/O drawers. With all connectors attaching I/O drawers, the communication between the adapter pair is performed through the SAS fabric with the I/O drawer and cabling.

Up to four feature EXP24S I/O drawers (#5887) in mode 1 or mode 2 can be controlled by a pair of 12 GB write cache adapters (#EJ0L). A maximum of one 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803) in mode 1 or mode 2 can be controlled by a pair of zero write cache SAS adapters (#EJ0J). A maximum of one 12X PCIe I/O drawer and up to three EXP24s drawers can be controlled by a pair of zero write cache SAS adapters (#EJ0J).

The eight ports of an adapter pair are treated as four pairs of ports. The bottom port (labeled T0) of each adapter of an adapter pair is connected to the same I/O drawer or to the same half of an I/O drawer, a specific range of SAS bays. Likewise, the next-to-bottom port (labeled T1) of each adapter pair is connected to one specific range of SAS bays. Similarly, the two ports labeled T2 of each adapter attach to the same range of bays or attach to each other through an AA cable. The top ports labeled T3 are cabled the same way as the T2 ports.

If a feature 5803 drawer or an EXP24S drawer is in mode 2, then not all the SAS bays on the I/O drawer can be accessed by the adapter pair unless a second set of ports is used to access the other half of the drawer. If a second set of adapter ports is used to do this, then the maximum number of drawers per adapter pair is reduced.

If the I/O drawer is in mode 2, then half of its SAS bays can be controlled by one pair of SAS adapters such as a 12 GB write cache adapter pair (#EJ0L) and the other half can be controlled by a different 12 GB write cache adapter pair or by non-feature EJ0L SAS adapters. Note that for simplicity, IBM configurator tools such as eConfig assume that the SAS bays of an individual I/O drawer are controlled by one type of SAS adapter. As a client, you have more flexibility than eConfig understands. For example, an EXP24S drawer in mode 2 could have a pair of feature EJ0L adapters controlling half its SAS bays and a pair of feature 5913 adapters controlling the other half.

The maximum number of HDDs that can be controlled by one adapter pair depends on the number and type of I/O drawers and the drawers' mode setting. For example, the following numbers of HDDs can be controlled as indicated:

All the SFF (2.5-inch) SAS HDDs that are supported in the feature 5803 drawer and in the EXP24S (#5887) drawer are supported by the 12 GB write cache adapter (#EJ0L). The EXP12S (#5886) drawer and its 3.5-inch HDDs are not supported.

SSD configuration options and maximums are different from HDD usage. A 12 GB write cache adapter pair can support a maximum of 48 SSDs. All these SSDs must be attached to the bottom one or two sets of ports (T0 or T1). SSDs and HDDs can be mixed on the same adapter pair; however, SSDs and HDDs cannot be attached to the same set of adapter ports. For example, having SSDs on the T0 ports and HDDs on the T1 and T2 ports is supported, but having SSDs and HDDs on the same T1 port is not. If SSDs are placed in a feature 5803 drawer, the drawer must be in mode 2.

The maximum combined number of SAS drives on an adapter pair is 98 by using 48 SSDs and 50 HDDs (50 = 26 in a #5803 and 24 in an EXP24S). Or the maximum would be 96 using four EXP24S drawers in mode 1 with 48 SSDs in two of the drawers and 48 HDDs in the other two drawers. Pairs of 12 GB write cache adapters support 387 GB and 775 GB SFF (2.5-inch) SSDs. The older 177 GB SFF SSDs are not supported on 12 GB write cache adapter pairs.

A maximum of sixteen 12 GB write cache adapters (eight pairs or 16 halves of pairs or some combination) can be placed in a feature 5803 or feature 5873 12X PCIe I/O drawer. Of these 16 adapters, a maximum of eight adapters can be on each half of the feature 5803 or 5873 drawer. The presence of other high bandwidth adapters affects this maximum. For example, all feature EJ0L, ESA3, and 5913 SAS adapters should be combined into one total per drawer and the maximum of 16 applied.

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Specific SAS cables are required to attach to the mini-SAS HD narrow connectors of the 12 GB write cache adapters These cables are very similar to the mini-SAS HD cables introduced with the PCIe2 feature 5913, ESA1, and ESA2 SAS adapters but are slightly narrower. Narrower cable connectors are required for the PCIe3 SAS adapters because their four ports are located very closely together. The earlier mini-SAS HD non-narrow cables are not supported on the PCIe3 SAS adapters. The new narrow cables are supported on the PCIe2 SAS adapters.

To attach to the SAS drives in a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803), 0.6-meter HD SAS AT cables are used (#ECBB).

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To attach to an EXP24S I/O Drawer (#5887), HD SAS YO or X cables are used. Four lengths of YO cables with mini-SAS HD narrow connectors are available: 1.5 meter (#ECBT), 3 meter (#ECBU), 6 meter (#ECBV), and 10 meter (#ECBW). Three lengths of X cables with mini-SAS HD narrow connectors are available: 3 meter (#ECBJ), 6 meter (#ECBK), and 10 meter (#ECBL). All of these cables support 6 Gb throughput.

The 12 GB write cache adapter supports a full set of protection options for its SAS drives. For AIX, Linux™, and VIOS, this includes RAID 0, 5, 6, and 10, as well as operating system mirroring. For IBM i, this includes RAID 5 and 6 or operating system mirroring. Hot spare is also supported for AIX, IBM i, Linux, and VIOS. RAID sets with up to a maximum of 32 devices can be configured, depending on the environment.

For additional performance, pairs of 12 GB write cache adapters support Active/Active protocols. This means that as long as there are at least two arrays configured per pair of adapters, additional I/O performance is gained by using the bandwidth of both adapters in the pair.

The 12 GB write cache adapter is supported by:

Refer to the feature EJ0L adapter description in the Sales Manual for the appropriate machine type-model for additional information such as Technology Level and Service Pack levels.

The SAS drives attached to a pair of 12 GB write cache adapters must use 528-byte sector formatting. The 512-byte sector (JBOD) formatted drives are not supported except when initially formatting to 528 bytes under AIX or Linux. Thus, any AIX, Linux, and VIOS drives that are not already formatted to 528-byte sectors need to be reformatted to 528 bytes before being added to a 12 GB write cache adapter RAID array.

Additional protection capabilities called T10 Data Integrity Function (DIF) are designed into Power Systems PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS adapters. As a result, the formatting of HDD/SSD arrays on PCIe3/PCIe2 SAS adapters differs slightly compared to the formatting on the older PCIe Gen1 SAS adapters such as the feature 5904, 5906, 5908, 5805, or 5903 adapters.

Like the PCIe2 SAS adapters (#5913 or #ESA3) and unlike PCIe1 SAS adapters with write caches, batteries are not used in the PCIe3 SAS adapters to protect cache contents in case of a power failure. Built-in flash memory protection with capacitors is used instead. This avoids the need to change batteries as they age.

The 528-byte formatted SAS drives or arrays can usually be easily moved off of older PCIe1 SAS adapters to the PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS adapter and will automatically be converted by the PCIe2 or PCIe3 SAS adapter. The word "usually" is used because AIX, Linux, and VIOS drives that were placed in an array that did not use the default 256,000 stripe size or that were individually included into an existing array will require reformatting before being moved to the PCIe3 or PCIe2 adapter.
Note: Moving drives off the PCIe3 or PCIe2 adapter and onto older PCIe1 or PCI-X SAS adapters requires the HDDs or SSDs to be reformatted before being placed on the older adapters.

One no-charge specify code is used with each EXP24S (#5887) to communicate to IBM configurator tools and to IBM Manufacturing which mode setting, adapter, and SAS cable are needed. With this specify code, no hardware is shipped. The physical adapters, controllers, and cables must be ordered with their own chargeable feature numbers. There are more technically supported configurations than represented by these specify codes. IBM Manufacturing and IBM configurator tools such as eConfig only understand and support EXP24S configurations represented by these specify codes.

EXP24S I/O Drawer (#5887) specify codes used with the 12 GB write cache adapter (#EJ0L) include:

There are also two specify features to assist IBM Manufacturing in determining how to cable a feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer in mode 2 without customer-specified placement information. Specify code EJRW indicates an 12 GB write cache adapter pair connection to the left side of the 12X PCIe drawer. Specify code EJRX indicates the right half.

Zero write cache PCIe3 SAS adapter

The PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 (#EJ0J) is a very cost-effective solution for higher-performance I/O configurations of SFF (2.5 inch) SAS SSDs or HDDs with small or modest write workloads. The 12 GB write cache adapter (#EJ0L) is a single-wide, full-height, short Gen3 PCIe adapter with four 6 Gb connectors.

The PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 adapter is the next generation of zero write cache SAS adapters, following the feature ESA1 PCIe Gen2 (PCIe2) RAID SAS Adapter. It offers more performance and a higher maximum of attached SAS drives. The new adapter can offer over twice as many IOPS as the previous adapter and supports twice as many SSDs. The new adapter also supports HDDs and SSDs while the previous adapter supports only SSDs.

The new adapter has no write cache. For workloads that have limited writes, it is more cost effective than a pair of 12 GB write cache adapters (#EJ0L). The zero write cache adapter is less expensive than an adapter with write cache. In addition, you can use a single zero write cache adapter instead of the required pair for adapters with cache. This can save a PCIe slot. A pair of zero write cache adapters offers redundancy and can boost performance using Active/Active, but is optional.

The zero write cache adapter is a PCIe Gen3 6 Gb adapter with four ports and can also be compared to the PCIe Gen1 3 Gb adapter (#5901) with two ports. Both adapters have zero write cache. Where throughput is an important factor, the zero write cache adapter is a clear winner with 6 Gb ports versus the 3 Gb ports of the feature 5901 adapter. In addition, zero write cache adapter has twice as many ports.

As of January 2014, the zero write cache adapter is supported only in the Power 795 server and can be placed in a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803 or #5873). It can control SAS drives located in a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803) or in an EXP24S I/O drawer (#5887). When a pair of zero write cache adapters controls SAS drives in a feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer, at least one of the adapters must be located in that I/O drawer. When a single (non-paired) zero write cache adapter controls SAS drives in a feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer, it must be located in that I/O drawer.

Each adapter in a zero write cache adapter pair maintains cross-awareness of the other adapter through the SAS cabling to the I/O drawers. SAS AA cables are not used.

Up to four EXP24S I/O drawers in mode 1 or mode 2 can be controlled by a zero write cache adapter or adapter pair. If there are four EXP24S in mode 2, then only half of their bays can be controlled. A maximum of one EXP24S drawer in mode 4 can be controlled. A maximum of one feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer in mode 2 or mode 4 can be controlled by a zero write cache adapter or pair of adapters. A feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer in mode 1 is not supported. EXP24S drawers and feature 5803 drawers cannot be controlled by the same zero write cache adapters or pair of adapters.

If configured as an adapter pair, the eight ports of the adapter pair are treated as four pairs of ports. The bottom port (labeled T0) of each adapter of an adapter pair is connected to the same I/O drawer or to the same half of an I/O drawer -- a specific range of SAS bays. Likewise, the next-to-bottom port (labeled T1) of each adapter pair is connected to one specific range of SAS bays. Similarly, the two ports labeled T2 of each adapter attach to the same I/O drawer and the top ports labeled T3 are each attached to a specific range of SAS bays.

If an I/O drawer is in mode 2, then half of its SAS bays can be controlled by one zero write cache adapter or pair of adapters and the other half can be controlled by different SAS adapters. Note that for configurator simplicity, IBM configurator tools such as eConfig assume the SAS bays of an individual I/O drawer are controlled by one type of SAS adapter. As a client, you have more flexibility than eConfig understands. For example, technically, an EXP24S drawer in mode 2 could have a zero write cache adapter controlling half its SAS bays and a 12 GB write cache adapter pair controlling the other half.

If an I/O drawer is in mode 4 and controlled by a zero write cache adapter or pair of adapters, IBM does not support any mixing of other adapters or adapter types on the drawer. This is both a technical statement and a configurator statement.

The maximum number of HDDs that can be controlled by one adapter or adapter pair depends on the number and type of I/O drawer and the drawer's mode setting. For example, the following numbers of HDDs can be controlled as indicated:

All the SFF (2.5-inch) SAS HDDs that are supported in the feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer and in the feature 5887 EXP24S I/O drawer are supported by the zero write cache adapter. The feature 5886 EXP12S drawer and its 3.5-inch HDDs are not supported.

SSD configuration options and maximums are different from HDD usage. A zero write cache adapter or adapter pair can support a maximum of 48 SSDs. All these SSDs must be attached to the bottom one or two sets of ports (T0 or T1). SSDs and HDDs can be mixed on the same adapter or adapter pair; however, SSDs and HDDs cannot be attached to the same adapter port. For example, SSDs on the T0 ports and HDDs on the T1 and T2 ports is supported, but having SSDs and HDDs on the same T1 port is not. If SSDs are placed in a feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer, the drawer must be in mode 2.

The maximum combined number of SAS drives on an adapter pair is 96 by using 48 SSDs and 48 HDDs in an EXP24S drawer in mode 1.

The zero write cache adapter supports 387 GB and 775 GB SFF (2.5-inch) SSDs. The older 177 GB SFF SSDs are not supported on the adapter.

A maximum of 20 zero write cache adapters can be placed in a feature 5803 or 5873 12X PCIe I/O drawer.

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Specific SAS cables are required to attach to the mini-SAS HD narrow connectors of the zero write cache adapters. These cables are very similar to the mini-SAS HD cables introduced with the PCIe2 feature 5913, ESA1, and ESA2 SAS adapters but are slightly narrower. Narrower cable connectors are required for the PCIe3 SAS adapters because their four ports are located very closely together. The earlier mini-SAS HD non-narrow cables are not supported on the PCIe3 SAS adapters. The new narrow cables are supported on the PCIe2 SAS adapters.

To attach to the SAS drives in a feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer, 0.6-meter HD SAS AT cables are used (#ECBB).

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To attach to a EXP24S I/O Drawer, HD SAS YO or X cables are used. Four lengths of YO cables with mini-SAS HD narrow connectors are available: 1.5 meter (#ECBT), 3 meter (#ECBU), 6 meter (#ECBV), and 10 meter (#ECBW). Three lengths of X cables with mini-SAS HD narrow connectors are available: 3 meter (#ECBJ), 6 meter (#ECBK), and 10 meter (#ECBL). All of these support 6 Gb throughput.

The zero write cache adapter supports a full set of protection options for its SAS drives. For AIX, Linux, and VIOS, this includes RAID 0, 5, 6, and 10, as well as operating system mirroring. For IBM i, this includes RAID 5 and 6 or operating system mirroring. Hot spare is also supported for AIX, IBM i, Linux, and VIOS. RAID sets with up to a maximum of 32 devices can be configured, depending on the environment.

For additional performance, pairs of zero write cache adapters support Active/Active protocols. This means that as long as there are at least two arrays configured per pair of adapters, additional I/O performance is gained by using the bandwidth of both adapters in the pair.

The zero write cache adapter is supported by:

Refer to the feature EJ0J adapter description in the Sales Manual for the appropriate machine type-model for additional information such as Technology Level and Service Pack levels.

The SAS drives attached to a zero write cache adapter must use 528-byte sector formatting. The 512-byte sector (JBOD) formatted drives are not supported except when initially formatting to 528 bytes under AIX or Linux. Thus, any AIX, Linux, and VIOS drives that are not already formatted to 528-byte sectors will need to be reformatted to 528 bytes before being added to a zero write cache adapter RAID array.

Additional protection capabilities called T10 Data Integrity Function (DIF) are designed into Power Systems PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS adapters. As a result, the formatting of HDD or SSD arrays on PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS adapters differs slightly compared to the formatting on the older PCIe Gen1 SAS adapters such as the feature 5904, 5906, 5908, 5805, or 5903 adapters.

The 528-byte formatted SAS drives or arrays can usually be easily moved off of older PCIe1 SAS adapters to the PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS adapter and will automatically be converted by the PCIe2 or PCIe3 SAS adapter. The word "usually" is used because AIX, Linux, and VIOS drives that were placed in an array that did not use the default 256,000 stripe size or that were individually included into an existing array will require reformatting before being moved to the PCIe3 or PCIe2 adapter.
Note: Moving drives off the PCIe3 or PCIe2 adapter and onto older PCIe1 or PCI-X SAS adapters requires the HDDs or SSDs to be reformatted before being placed on the older adapters.

One no-charge specify code is used with each EXP24S I/O Drawer (#5887) to communicate to IBM configurator tools and to IBM Manufacturing which mode setting, adapter, and SAS cable are needed. With this specify code, no hardware is shipped. The physical adapters, controllers, and cables must be ordered with their own chargeable feature numbers. There are more technically supported configurations than represented by these specify codes. IBM Manufacturing and IBM configurator tools such as eConfig only understand and support EXP24S configurations represented by these specify codes.

EXP24S I/O Drawer (#5887) specify codes used with the zero write cache adapter (#EJ0J) include:

All of the above EXP24S specify codes assume the adapter or adapter pair is controlling all of the SAS bays in the drawer. But to communicate a need for a partial configuration where the adapter or adapter pair is running a portion of the SAS bays, leaving the option for future growth, the following specify codes are used:

There are also two specify features to assist IBM Manufacturing in determining how to cable a feature 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer in mode 2 without customer-specified placement information. Specify code EJRY indicates a zero write cache adapter pair connection to the left side of the 12X PCIe drawer. Specify code EJRZ indicates the right half.

SAS LTO™ enhancement: PCIe3 6Gb Adapter

The PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter Quad-port 6Gb (#EJ0X) supports the attachment of SAS LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape drives. The 6Gb ports offer twice the bandwidth of the existing PCIe1 SAS adapter's (#5901) 3 Gb ports. This allows the PCIe3 SAS adapter to better match the performance bandwidth capabilities of the newer LTO SAS drives. Plus, the new PCIe3 adapter has four ports, whereas the previous PCIe1 adapter has two ports, giving a fourfold bandwidth advantage to the PCIe3 adapter.

The new PCIe3 adapter also has a fourfold attachability advantage: it can use either YE1 SAS cables or AE1 SAS cables. One SAS drive can be attached using a AE1 cable. One or two SAS tape drives can be attached using a YE1 cable. Thus, using four YE1 SAS cables, the new PCIe3 adapter supports up to eight LTO-5/6 SAS tape drives, whereas the previous PCIe1 adapter supports up to two tape drives.

Feature EJ0X requires Mini-SAS HD Narrow cables. The AE1 cable (#ECBY) is a 4-meter cable. The YE1 cable (#ECBZ) is a 3-meter cable. Physically identical AE1 and YE1 SAS cables can also be ordered with the IBM SAS LTO tape drive enclosures using feature number 5507 (AE1) or feature number 5509 (YE1). Note that these identical AE1 or YE1 SAS cables can alternatively be ordered with the LTO drive in a 7226-1U3 Multi-Media Enclosure and if ordered there will use feature code #9850, #5507 (AE1) or #5509 (YE1).

The PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter (#EJ0L) is supported in the Power 795 server and can be placed in the PCIe Gen1 slots of a 12X PCIe I/O drawer (#5803 or #5873). It can control IBM SAS LTO-5/6 tape drives located in IBM enclosures such as the 3580-H5S (TS2250), 3580-H6S (TS2260), 3580-S63 (TS2260/TS2360), and 7226-1U3 (Removable Media Drawer).

The PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter Quad-port 6Gb (#EJ0X) is supported by:

Refer to the feature EJ0X adapter description in the Sales Manual for the appropriate machine type-model for additional information such as Technology Level and Service Pack levels.

Physically and electronically, this adapter is identical to the zero write cache adapter (#EJ0J), which was discussed earlier in this announcement letter. It uses the same 57B4 CCIN. It has a different feature number so that IBM configuration tools understand the intended usage. Attaching both HDDs or SSDs and tape to this adapter is not supported. Clients may re-purpose their zero write cache adapter to attach tape or re-purpose their PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter Quad-port 6Gb to attach SSDs or HDDs; however, IBM configuration tools are not aware of this flexibility.

As a tape controller, the PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter Quad-port 6Gb is always configured as a single card and never used as a pair of cards.

Only LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape drives are supported on the PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter Quad-port 6Gb. Earlier generations of SAS LTO tape drives and other SAS or SATA tape drives or optical drives are not supported.

Expanded support of PCIE Gen2 SAS adapter

Support for the refreshed PCIe Gen2 SAS adapter (#ESA3) is expanded to include more models. The feature ESA3 adapter is now supported on the:

The PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter (#ESA3) was originally announced October 7, 2013, for just four Power Systems models. Refer to Hardware Announcement 113-171, dated October 07, 2013 , for configuration usage details.

The feature ESA3 adapter has a lower cost and is more energy efficient than the feature 5913 SAS adapter, yet it has the same performance and function.

Binary asynchronous adapters (#EN13/#EN14)

Although the use of binary synchronous, a synchronous communications protocol, has greatly decreased, some IBM i clients still have applications that need to be migrated to newer servers without replacing the existing binary synchronous communications infrastructure. The feature EN13 and EN14 adapters can accommodate these needs on POWER7 and POWER7+™ technology-based servers. The PCIe binary synchronous adapters provide binary synchronous functionality identical to the PCIe 2-Line WAN with Modem features 2893 and 2894, which will be withdrawn from marketing in the future.

The new adapters are full-high PCIe adapters with one RVX communication port that can be used for binary synchronous communication using an external, client-provided modem. Feature EN14 is used in Australia and New Zealand and complies to CIM standards. Feature EN13 is used in other countries.

The PCIe 2-Line WAN with Modem features (#2893/#2894) being withdrawn also support non-binary synchronous (async) communications for IBM i. The full-high and low-profile PCIe 2-port Async Adapter, features 5289 and 5290 respectively, can provide a lower-cost solution to IBM i clients. IBM i 7.1 TR 5 supports async and fax capability. IBM i 7.1 TR7 adds supports for async PPP capability.


Note: Feature number EN13 is not available in Australia and New Zealand. Feature number EN14 is only available in Australia and New Zealand.

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7316, 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8246, 8248, 8408, 8412, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

New features available January 31, 2014
                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

Purescale Application Indicator                   7316  TF3     0714
10 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP                                  9119  FHB     3290
30 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP                                  9119  FHB     3293
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR3
Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe SAS RAID Adapter   8231  E2C     EJS1
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-2 & (2)ESA3 for EXP24S (#5887/#EL1S) 8231  E2C     EJS2
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-1 & (2)ESA3 for EXP24S (#5887/#EL1S) 8231  E2C     EJS3
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-2 & (4)ESA3 for EXP24S (#5887/#EL1S) 8231  E2C     EJS4
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Drawer to PCIe2 1.8GB
RAID SAS Adapter                                  8202  E4C     EJS5
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drawer to PCIe2 1.8GB
RAID SAS Adapter                                  8202  E4C     EJS6
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD
PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter                        8202  E4B     EN13
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8202  E4D
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8205  E6D
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  9109  RMD
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD

PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb
CR                                                8202  E4C     ESA3
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8246  L2S
                                                  8246  L2T
                                                  8248  L4T
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  8412  EAD
                                                  9109  RMD


Note: Feature number EN13 is not available in Australia and New Zealand. Feature number EN14 is only available in Australia and New Zealand.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7316, 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8246, 8248, 8408, 8412, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

New features available February 28, 2014
                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

SAS AT Cable 0.6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to 12X
Enclosure (AT)                                    9119  FHB     ECBB
SAS X Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBJ
SAS X Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBK
SAS X Cable 10m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBL
SAS YO Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBT
SAS YO Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBU
SAS YO Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBV
SAS YO Cable 10m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBW
SAS AE1 Cable 4m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBY
SAS YE1 Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure                                         9119  FHB     ECBZ
SAS AA Cable 0.6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter                                           9119  FHB     ECC0
SAS AA Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter                                           9119  FHB     ECC2
SAS AA Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter                                           9119  FHB     ECC3
SAS AA Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter                                           9119  FHB     ECC4
PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8           9119  FHB     EJ0J
PCIe3 12GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb
x8                                                9119  FHB     EJ0L
PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8           9119  FHB     EJ0X
Specify Mode-1 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR1
Specify Mode-1 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR2
Specify Mode-2 & (4)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR4
Specify Mode-4 & (4)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR5
Specify Mode-2 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR6
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJR7
Specify Mode-2 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/El1S)  9119  FHB     EJRA
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRB
Specify Mode-4 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRC
Specify Mode-4 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRD
Specify Mode-4 & (3)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5888/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRE
Specify Mode-1 & (2)EJ0L for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRP
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0L for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRS
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0L for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)  9119  FHB     EJRT
Non-paired Indicator EJ0L PCIe SAS RAID Adapter   9119  FHB     EJRU
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Drawer to PCIe3 12GB
RAID SAS Adapter                                  9119  FHB     EJRW
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drawer to PCIe3 12GB
RAID SAS Adapter                                  9119  FHB     EJRX
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Drawer to PCIe3 RAID
SAS Adapter                                       9119  FHB     EJRY
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drawer to PCIe3 RAID
SAS Adapter                                       9119  FHB     EJRZ

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=114-010


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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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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For physical specifications, refer to the Sales Manual.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer 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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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 24x7 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 website 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 knowledgebase. 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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MES discount applicable

Yes. Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

These features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which they are installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Customer setup

Yes.

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7316, 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8246, 8248, 8408, 8412, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 7316    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Purescale Application Ind
                       TF3     0714                  Initial  N/A No
                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8202    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       E4B     EN13                  MES      Yes No
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8205    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       E6B     EN13                  MES      Yes No
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No
                       E6D                           Both     Yes No
 
                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8231    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       E2C     EJS1                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E2C     EJS2                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E2C     EJS3                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E2C     EJS4                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E2C     EJS5                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       E2C     EJS6                  Both     Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       E2C     EN13                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       E2C     ESA3                  MES      Yes No
                       E2D                           Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8233    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       E8B     EN13                  MES      Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8246    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       L2S     EJS1                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       L2S     EJS2                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       L2S     EJS3                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       L2S     EJS4                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       L2S     EJS5                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       L2S     EJS6                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       L2S     ESA3                  MES      Yes No
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8248    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       L4T     EJS1                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       L4T     EJS2                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       L4T     EJS3                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       L4T     EJS4                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       L4T     EJS5                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       L4T     EJS6                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       L4T     ESA3                  Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8408    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       E8D     EJS1                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E8D     EJS2                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E8D     EJS3                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E8D     EJS4                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E8D     EJS5                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       E8D     EJS6                  Both     Yes No
PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       E8D     EN13                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       E8D     ESA3                  Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8412    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       EAD     EJS1                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       EAD     EJS2                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       EAD     EJS3                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       EAD     EJS4                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       EAD     EJS5                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       EAD     EJS6                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       EAD     ESA3                  Both     Yes No
                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 9109    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       RMD     EJS1                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       RMD     EJS2                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       RMD     EJS3                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       RMD     EJS4                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       RMD     EJS5                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       RMD     EJS6                  Both     Yes No
PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       RMD     EN13                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       RMD     ESA3                  Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 9117    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       MMB     EN13                  MES      Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
                       MMD                           Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 9119    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

10m QDR IB Optic Cable
                       FHB     3290                  Both     Yes No
30m QDR IB Optic Cable
                       FHB     3293                  Both     Yes No
SAS AT Cable 0.6m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBB                  Both     Yes No
SAS X Cable 3m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBJ                  Both     Yes No
SAS X Cable 6m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBK                  Both     Yes No
SAS X Cable 10m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBL                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBT                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 3m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBU                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 6m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBV                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 10m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBW                  Both     Yes No
SAS AE1 Cable 4m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBY                  Both     Yes No
SAS YE1 Cable 3m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECBZ                  Both     No  No
SAS AA Cable 0.6m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECC0                  Both     Yes No
SAS AA Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECC2                  Both     Yes No
SAS AA Cable 3m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECC3                  Both     Yes No
SAS AA Cable 6m - HD Narrow
                       FHB     ECC4                  Both     Yes No
PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter 4-port
                       FHB     EJ0J                  Both     No  No
PCIe3 12GB Cache RAID SAS Adap
                       FHB     EJ0L                  Both     No  No
PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter 4-port
                       FHB     EJ0X                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode1 & (1)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR1                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode1 &1(2)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR2                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode1 & (2)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR3                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR4                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode4 & (4)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR5                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode2 & (1)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR6                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode2 & (2)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJR7                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode2 & (1)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRA                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode2 & (2)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRB                  Both     No  No
Specify-Mode4 & (1)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRC                  Both     No  No
Specify-Mode4 & (2)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRD                  Both     Yes No
Specify-Mode4 & (3)EJ0J-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRE                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode1 & (2)EJ0L-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRP                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode2 & (2)EJ0L-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRS                  Both     No  No
Specify Mode2 & (2)EJ0L-EXP24S
                       FHB     EJRT                  Both     No  No
Non-paired Indicator EJ0L PCIe
                       FHB     EJRU                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Drwr
                       FHB     EJRW                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       FHB     EJRX                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Hafl 12X I/O Drwr
                       FHB     EJRY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       FHB     EJRZ                  Both     Yes No
PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       FHB     EN13                  Both     Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 9179    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
                       MHB     EN13                  MES      Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
                       MHD                           Both     Yes No

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 9117, 9179 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8202    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       E4C     EJS1                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E4C     EJS2                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E4C     EJS3                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E4C     EJS4                  MES      Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E4C     EJS5                  MES      Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       E4C     EJS6                  MES      Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       E4C     ESA3                  MES      Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 8205    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       E6C     EJS1                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E6C     EJS2                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E6C     EJS3                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       E6C     EJS4                  MES      Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E6C     EJS5                  MES      Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       E6C     EJS6                  MES      Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       E6C     ESA3                  MES      Yes No

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 9117    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       MMC     EJS1                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       MMC     EJS2                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       MMC     EJS3                  MES      Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       MMC     EJS4                  MES      Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       MMC     EJS5                  MES      Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       MMC     EJS6                  MES      Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       MMC     ESA3                  MES      Yes No
                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 9179    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

Non-paired Indicator ESA3 PCIe
                       MHC     EJS1                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       MHC     EJS2                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode1 & (2)ESA3-EXP24S
                       MHC     EJS3                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode2 & (4)ESA3-EXP24S
                       MHC     EJS4                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       MHC     EJS5                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drw
                       MHC     EJS6                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Ada
                       MHC     ESA3                  Both     Yes No

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