IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 version 11.3 features support for 4 TB disk drives for increased maximum usable capacity for Model 214

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG13-0104
June 10, 2013

ENUSAG13-0104.PDF ENUSAG13-0104.PDF

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(Corrected on June 17, 2013)

The Product number and Prices sections have been updated to include SED in the feature descriptions.

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IBM® XIV® Storage System Gen3 now includes support for 4 TB Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives. With this new feature, the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 provides a new higher density option for enterprise-class storage. Support for 4 TB disk drives increases maximum usable capacity by 33% over 3 TB drives, up to 325 TB per system, contributing to space and energy efficiencies. Customers using the 4 TB based XIV system benefit from up to 25% less power consumption per usable TB. They also benefit from reductions of up to 26% in price per usable TB over the 2 TB based system and up to 11% over the 3 TB based system.



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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 for machine types 2810 and 2812 now supports 4 TB SAS hard disk drives in XIV interface and data modules. The XIV system scales up to 325 TB in configurations of 4 TB disk drives, including 48 GB RAM per module. These systems enable 33% more capacity than a system with 3 TB drives in the same footprint while maintaining a similar level of performance.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.3.0 is designed to provide application-transparent movement of volumes between XIV systems by using IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility. This Hyper-Scale capability is complemented by IBM Hyper-Scale Manager, previously named XIV Multi-System Manager and available since October 3, 2012. IBM Hyper-Scale Manager provides a scalable, intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that enables integrated and consolidated management of multiple XIV systems across the enterprise. Refer to Software Announcement AP12-0347, dated October 03, 2012 , for more information.



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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 with IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0, or later, installed.

Intermixing of port bandwidth between 10GbE and 1Gb within the same system is not supported (mutually exclusive).

Partially populated IBM XIV Storage Systems Gen3 that are shipped from the factory with any of the raw capacity per drive options must continue to be populated with the same raw capacity per drive option.

Intermixing of any of these capacity points options in a single XIV Storage System Gen3 frame is not allowed: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, or 4 TB.



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Planned availability date
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July 25, 2013



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Description
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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 is now able to scale even higher in a single rack footprint. The XIV line of storage products continues to provide the same great ease-of-management and reliability, now offering even more capacity to support high-performance enterprise workloads. The unique XIV architecture supports the use of high-density drives even for high-performance enterprise environments. The new support of 4 TB disk drives increases maximum usable capacity by 33% over 3 TB drives, up to 325 TB per system, contributing to space and energy efficiencies and offering lower per-terabyte costs. A 4 TB configuration includes double the RAM size over a 3 TB system for a total of 48 GB RAM per module, enabling similar performance levels to a 3 TB system. Additional cost benefits include up to 25% reduced energy use per usable TB over the 3 TB based system, reductions of up to 11% in price per usable TB over the 3 TB based system, and up to 26% per usable TB over the 2 TB based system.

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 4 TB disk drives:

4 TB HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         112    177    207    225    254    272    301    325
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2041)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2042)
Disk Drives      72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
Fibre Channel    8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
iSCSI 1GbE Ports 6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
iSCSI 10GbE      4      8     8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
Memory (GB)      288    432   480    528    576    624    672    720

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.3.0 provides online volume mobility with IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility. IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility enables nondisruptive movement of volumes between XIV systems, facilitating thin provisioning, easier workload balancing across the data center and systems repurposing.

Exceptionally elastic, XIV storage delivers strengths that are well-suited for the unique requirements of cloud deployments and effective cloud computing. The system is designed to be hotspot-free, reducing or eliminating the need for tuning of any kind. The system particularly adept at handling dynamic, heterogeneous workloads. Through IBM Hyper-Scale technologies, XIV storage is designed to enable customers to move volumes online between multiple XIV systems without interruption to host applications ( IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility) and scale management across multiple XIV systems with simplicity via a consolidated, integrated display ( IBM Hyper-Scale Manager). Volume mobility and consolidated management are key customer-empowering capabilities that support the IBM goal of enabling seamless management of multiple XIV systems. Both capabilities drive operational agility and efficiency for the cloud and large deployments.

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IBM XIV Storage System is a high-end, grid-based storage solution for open system platforms that is designed to offer tuning-free and consistent high performance across multiple systems, with breakthrough ease of use and a low total cost of ownership. An integral product within the IBM Smarter Storage offering, IBM XIV Storage System is a good fit for clients' cloud and big data needs, applying its unique architecture and other strengths to competently address the special requirements of such deployments. The XIV Storage System eliminates the need for tuning of any kind, and is particularly adept at handling dynamic, heterogeneous workloads. It is a powerful storage solution for clients seeking high performance and reliability at excellent TCO, data center management scalability, and low-touch ease of use with no need for tiering for reduced storage administrative task load.



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Reference information
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For information on IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, refer to Hardware Announcement AG13-0013, dated February 05, 2013 , new Model 214 for IBM XIV Storage Systems machine types 2810 and 2812.



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                                  Machine       Feature
Description                       type    model number
 
4TB SED Interface Module 1GbE     2810    214   2041
4TB SED Data Module                             2042
4TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE               2043
4TB SED COD Data  module                        2044
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE                 2049
4TB SED Interface Module 10GbE                  2141
4TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE              2143
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE                2149
 
                                  Machine       Feature
Description                       type    model number
 
4TB SED Interface Module 1GbE     2812    214   2041
4TB SED Data Module                             2042
4TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE               2043
4TB SED COD Data  module                        2044
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE                 2049
4TB SED Interface Module 10GbE                  2141
4TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE              2143
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE                2149


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Publications
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The following publications are shipped with this product:

 
Title                                               Order number
 
International Program License Agreement             Z125-3301
 additional copies
IBM Safety Notices (standard - 29 languages)        G229-9054
 available
License Information document                        GC27-2216
IBM System Storage® XIV Storage System Machine       GC27-2268
 type 2810 and 2812 Statement of Limited Warranty
 

Product publications can be viewed and downloaded online from the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Information Center at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ibmxiv/r2/index.jsp


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EMC conformance

Specified operating environment

Operating environment

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 2810-214

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 2812-214

Homologation

The following product is only certified in the following countries for connection to interfaces of public telecommunications networks.

(#9101) Modem

This feature provides a modem that is installed in the XIV Storage System rack. The modem is used for remote support activities and is a required feature where available. The modem is available in the following countries:

Acores, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas (The), Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bulgium, Bulgaria, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canaries, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia (The), Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guiana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conaky, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong (Territory of China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau (China), Macedonia, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Monaco, Montserrat, Morocco / Western Sahara, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Republic of Djibouti, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania,Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

In other countries, further certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions. In some countries, the availability of the product may depend on the availability of the relevant national regulatory certificates.

Hardware requirements

The 2810-214 and 2812-214 must have the 5639-YYB IBM XIV Storage Software for operation.

Software requirements

IBM XIV Storage Software version 11.3.0 (5639-YYB), or later, must have the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (Machine type 2810 or 2812) Model 214 for operation.

IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 supports attachment in multiple host operating system environments.

Information about the IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit can be found at

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/strhosts/ic/topic/com.ibm.help.strghosts.doc/hak-home page.html

For current supported software levels and related XIV interoperability, visit the XIV Support website

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/XIV

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Intermixing of port bandwidth between 10GbE and 1Gb within the same system is not supported (mutually exclusive).

Partially populated IBM XIV Storage Systems Gen3 that are shipped from the factory with any of the raw capacity per drive options must continue to be populated with the same raw capacity per drive option.

Intermixing any of the following capacity point options in a single IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 frame is not allowed: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, or 4 TB.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Installation planning

Installation planning is a customer responsibility. Installation planning and usage documentation and resources may be found at the IBM product support website

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/XIV

Customer documentation, safety, and warranty information for the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and IBM XIV Storage System Software products can also be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ibmxiv/r2/index.jsp

Logical configuration planning and creation

Logical configuration planning and creation are customer responsibilities. Logical configuration refers to defining hosts, volumes, and LUNs mapping to hosts, defining event notifications, defining target connectivity, defining mirroring, defining snapshots, and all actions related to implementation of the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 within the customer's IT environment, other than physical installation. Creation of the initial logical configuration and all subsequent modifications to the logical configuration are customer responsibilities. The logical configuration can be created, applied, and modified using the IBM XIV GUI or XCLI. Additional services are also available. Refer to the Services section for more information on available services.

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

There are two types of cables available for host attachment to the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. Feature number 3900 should be used to attach iSCSI hosts and feature numbers 3910 and 3920 are to be used to connect hosts via fiber optic cables. All FC connections to the XIV device should be made with 50 micron (multimode) fiber optic cables.

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This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.

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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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year

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Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine

Optional features warranty period

Optional features - One year



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AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
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