Family 2812+03 IBM XIV Storage System (M/T 2812) Model 214

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Revised: July 26, 2022


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Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2812-214 2013-02-05 2013-03-07 2018-05-27 2023-07-31


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Abstract

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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 now includes support for using Spectrum Accelerate software licenses with XIV Storage System Gen3 hardware.

This new offering is a great choice for large ELA customers as it combines the management of all software licenses for deployments that are built with Spectrum Accelerate under one ELA, including those for XIV Storage System Gen3.

In order to deliver this offering, a new software PID 5639-YYF has been created, IBM XIV Hardware Integration license for IBM Spectrum Accelerate, which should be ordered instead of the existing XIV Gen3 software PIDs (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC). There is also a corresponding feature code for XIV Gen3 hardware (0020); Hardware integration license for Spectrum Accelerate.

This offering provides a new way to meet the growing storage needs of our large enterprise customer by standardizing on Spectrum Accelerate licensing for proven enterprise-class capabilities, delivering the following benefits:

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 for machine types 2810 and 2812 with software version 11.5.1 is designed to help improve your total cost of ownership through cost-efficient and higher density 6 TB SEDs. XIV with 6 TB disk drives enables you to store 50 percent more data than 4 TB drives using the same space and power, delivering up to 12 percent lower price per TB and 33 percent lower power consumption per TB.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with XIV software version 11.5.1 is certified with SMI-S 1.6 and offers an ENERGY STAR-certified environmental footprint for your data center.

The IBM 2812 is the XIV Storage System, designed to be a scalable enterprise storage system based upon a grid array of hardware components.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 for machine types 2810 and 2812 with software version 11.4.0 is designed to help improve your bottom line with world-class efficiency-based and price-performance through cost-efficient and higher density 4 TB drive systems strengthened by the new 800 GB flash caching option.
Note: Effective February 1, 2014, the non-self-encrypting drives (SEDs) for IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 will no longer be available for newly manufactured machines. These features will continue to be available for customers looking to upgrade existing XIV Gen3 systems that utilize these non-SED drives. All new XIV Gen3 systems must be configured with SEDs, utilizing any one of the supported features for XIV Gen3 systems. All the drives used will be encryption enabled, even if the customer chooses not to activate encryption.

Model abstract 2812-214

The IBM 2812 XIV Storage System Model 214 offers up to twelve 10GbE ports for connecting to iSCSI-attached hosts or twenty-two 1GbE ports, up to 15 CPUs providing ninety physical cores (180 logical cores using Intel Hyper-Threading technology), more energy-efficient hardware that can reduce power consumption by up to 16% compared to previous models, up to 24 x 8Gb FC ports for host connectivity, up to 6 TB of SSD cache by using 400 GB drives, up to 243 TB of useable capacity, and up to 360 GB of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) cache.



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Highlights

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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 now includes support for IBM Spectrum Accelerate software licenses with XIV Storage System Gen3 hardware.

This new offering is a great choice for large ELA customers. It enables management of all software licenses for deployments that are built with Spectrum Accelerate under one ELA, including those for XIV Storage System Gen3.

In order to support this offering, new software program ID (PID) 5639-YYF IBM XIV Hardware Integration license for IBM Spectrum Accelerate is available for ordering, as well as the corresponding hardware feature code indicator (FC 0020).

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 with software version 11.4.0 is designed to:

IBM XIV Storage Systems, a powerful, innovative enterprise-class storage from IBM, includes the following features for model 214:

IBM XIV Storage Systems require a corresponding software license (5639-YYB) for each entitled data or interface module.



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Description

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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 now includes support for using Spectrum Accelerate software licenses with XIV Storage System Gen3 hardware.

A great choice for large ELA customers, this offering enables the management of all software licenses for deployments that are built with Spectrum Accelerate under one ELA, including those for XIV Storage System Gen3.

In order to deliver this offering, a new software PID 5639-YYF has been created, IBM XIV Hardware Integration license for IBM Spectrum Accelerate, which should be ordered instead of the regular XIV Gen3 software PIDs (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC). There is also a corresponding feature code for XIV Gen3 hardware (0020); Hardware integration license for Spectrum Accelerate.

This offering provides a new way to meet the growing storage needs of our large enterprise customer by standardizing on Spectrum Accelerate licensing for enterprise-class capabilities and offers the following benefits:

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 is designed to offer a performance boost for 6 TB SED-based systems. Customers can now choose to empower their systems with 6 TB SEDs to deploy large-scale clouds even more efficiently with tuning-free storage. XIV with 6 TB disk drives enables you to store 50 percent more data than 4 TB drives using the same space and power, delivering up to 12 percent lower price per TB and 33 percent lower power consumption per TB.

Exceptional rebuild speed: The XIV system can rebuild a 6 TB drive in about an hour on average, with minimal impact on system service. The exceptional speed results from performing the rebuild using all disks in the system simultaneously and rebuilding the written data only.

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 6 TB SED disk drives:

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6 TB SED HDD modules
 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         169    267    311    338    382    409    453    485
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2061)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2062)
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
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0
(with feature number 2255)
800GB/module    4.8    7.2    8.0    8.8    9.6    10.4   11.2   12.0
(with feature number 2265)

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and IBM XIV Cloud Storage for Service Providers are now ready for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOL) which are designed to enable upcoming VMware vSphere environments to easily automate XIV provisioning, offload snapshots and cloning, and instantly reclaim space, all at the virtual-machine level. Systems will also benefit from XIV hotspot-free performance predictability and extreme capacity utilization, delivered efficiently through the "one-stop-shop" IBM Storage Integration Server.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with XIV software version 11.5.1 is certified with SMI-S 1.6 support to help build dynamic, scalable, secure storage infrastructures and instant integration with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is now ENERGY STAR certified, ensuring reduced energy waste and cooling needs for cost-saving value. For current storage products with ENERGY STAR certification, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/energy-star/index.html

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 is designed to offer a performance boost for 4 TB drive based systems with an option for up to 12 TB flash caching to improve disk-to-cache ratio. Customers can now choose to empower their 4 TB systems with 800 GB flash caching per module (up to 12 TB per system), or with 400 GB flash caching per module (up to 6 TB per system) option, according to their business needs.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.4.0 is designed to enhance 4 TB drive based configurations strengthened by optional 800 GB flash drives.

XIV algorithms enhance the power of commodity flash drives to help deliver ultra-high cache performance to all system data. The new 800 GB flash caching option available for 4 TB systems supports top performance levels at a much higher density and an exceptionally low cost per TB.

Customers can optionally order 400 GB flash drives, allowing them to choose the best fit for their business objectives.

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

4 TB SED 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
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0
(with feature number 2255)
800GB/module    4.8    7.2    8.0    8.8    9.6    10.4   11.2   12.0
(with feature number 2265)

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 with software version 11.4.0 for machine types 2810 and 2812 is designed to help secure data with industry-standard encryption for data at rest while avoiding performance impact.

With version 11.4, XIV Gen3 supports encryption for all capacity points:

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. The unique XIV architecture supports the use of high- density drives even for high-performance enterprise environments.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, Model 214 provides data at rest encryption for 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB systems, and software-based, encryption-ready flash drives by ordering feature number 2255.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.4.0 is designed to provide following enhancements:

Help secure data with industry-standard encryption for data at rest while avoiding performance impact

With version 11.4, XIV Gen3 supports encryption for all capacity points:

Extend productivity and data protection with new IBM Hyper-Scale Consistency

Improve your compute cloud with XIV cloud standards and integration support

XIV is well-suited for cloud deployments. The grid design stripes data across all modules and spindles and incorporates data redundancy, resulting in consistent and predictable I/O performance that is always load balanced. XIV grid architecture also enables autonomous, and fast fault recovery. XIV architecture is designed to be space- efficient and supports space reclamation. To scale out, XIV supports IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility and HyperScale Consistency. To secure cloud storage, XIV data-at-rest encryption is implemented with AES 256-bit keys, and SEDs. With XIV deep cloud integration customers can:

IBM Storage Integration Server is a new server software product that consolidates multiple integration functions on a single host or VM to support storage services from multiple IBM storage arrays and serving various target cloud environments.

Protect your investment with greater space reclamation support and flexible business continuity

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

4 TB SED 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
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0
(with feature number 2255)

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 3 TB SED disk drives:

3 TB SED HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         84     132    154    168    190    203    225    243
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2031)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2032)
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)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 2 TB SED disk drives:

2 TB SED HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable          55     88    102    111    125    134    149    161
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2021)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2022)
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)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 1 TB SED disk drives:

1 TB SED HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         28     44     51     56     63     67     75     80
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2011)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2012)
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)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

IBM 2812 XIV Storage System Model 214 and IBM 2810 XIV Storage reftem Model 214 offer a flexible warranty choice for XIV storage. 2812 XIV Model 214 supports a 3-year warranty to complement the 1-year warranty offered by the functionally equivalent, 2810 Model 214.

Model 214 offers:

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.2.0 delivers the following enhancements over previous models:

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 with IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 is designed to:

IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 for IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 can increase performance by up to 5 times in iSCSI throughput with new 10GbE ports, boost performance by up to 4.5 times for random database-like workloads with SSD read-caching (optional), and increase sequential read performance to as high as 13.7 GB/s as compared to previous models. IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 also offers support for Windows Server 2012, including space reclamation, and enables drive rebuild times as fast as 26 minutes for a fully utilized 2 TB hard disk drive under heavy load.

IBM 2812 XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 offers a flexible warranty choice for XIV Gen3 storage. 2812 Model 214 supports a 3-year warranty to complement the 1-year warranty offered by the functionally equivalent 2810 Model 214.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 models are part of a series of IBM XIV Storage Systems.

The IBM XIV Storage System series is an innovative, high-end, open disk system series designed to support business requirements for a highly available information infrastructure. XIV architecture is a grid of standard Intel and Linux components connected in any-to-any topology. This architecture is designed to support enterprise-class reliability, performance, scalability, and energy efficiency.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is designed to leverage the proven architecture to provide consistent, high performance, and high reliability with a low total cost of ownership. Several design factors contribute to this achievement:

Self-tuning and self-healing: XIV's virtualized architecture supports high system performance without manual tuning. The system can self-optimize automatically upon changes in the hardware configuration, such as the addition of modules or replacement of modules upon failure.

Ease of management: Ease of management that goes below the surface, with a virtualized architecture, highly intuitive GUI, and clever implementation of role-based management all add up to create a streamlined user experience with less administration.

High performance: A high-speed InfiniBand internal interconnect, load balancing, use of all system resources, innovative and massive caching, and CPU power combine to support high performance.

Enhanced connectivity: IBM XIV Gen3 offers multiple active/active IO interfaces with improved host connectivity with up to twenty-four 8Gbps FC ports, up to twelve 10GbE ports for connecting to iSCSI-attached hosts, or twenty-two 1Gbps Ethernet port.

Reliability: Designed to support high reliability and availability through hardware redundancy, rapid rebuild times, automatic self-healing, and preemptive, proactive support services.

Improved capacity usage: Efficient capacity utilization functionality, including space-reclamation for virtualized environments, space-efficient snapshots, and advanced thin provisioning, helps support savings in capacity and cost, and less administration requirements.

High-density storage: Enterprise-class, high density SAS disk drives create increased physical space efficiencies. Using 3 TB drives, XIV Gen3 provides up to 243 TB useable capacity in a single rack. The ability to store so much data in one system using fewer, large capacity drives, as well as the use of multi-core processors, can help to reduce power and cooling expenses for a more energy-efficient solution.

Innovative caching: Up to 360 GB of total system cache with flexible and powerful cache implementation allows the XIV system to leverage large slots for reads while enabling it to manage a smaller slot size for improved cache management and better performance. IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is upgradeable to an SSD Caching option. The SSD read-caching option is designed to provide up to 6 TB of fast read cache to support and up to a 90% reduction in I/O latency for random read workloads.

Flexible warranty: Configurations are available in both one-and three-year warranty options.

Capacity on Demand (CoD) configurations: CoD configurations are available to provide a method to quickly provision new physical storage and can be ordered at any of the valid partially populated capacities. Up to three CoD modules can be over- provisioned. Contact your sales representative for further details on CoD conditions.

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with:

1 TB raw capacity per drive

Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Useable          28     44    51     56     63     67     75     81
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface        3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 Modules
 (feature 2015)
 
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2016)
 
Disk Drives      72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel    8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
10GbE iSCSI      4      8     8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
 
1GbE iSCSI       6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
 Ports
 
Memory (GB)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214:

2 TB raw capacity per drive

Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Useable          55     88    102    111    125    134    149    161
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface        3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 Modules
 (feature 2025)
 
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2026)
 
Disk Drives      72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel    8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
10GbE iSCSI      4      8     8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
 
1GbE iSCSI       6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
 Ports
 
Memory (GB)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 

The 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 great ease-of-management and reliability.

The unique XIV architecture supports the use of high-density drives even for high-performance enterprise environments. The support of 3 TB SAS drives allows more than 50% greater capacity than the 2 TB drives and greater storage density per rack, which can help lower per-terabyte costs.

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 3 TB raw capacity per drive.

3 TB raw capacity per drive

Total Modules    6       9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Useable         84.1   132.8  154.9  168.3  190    203.6  225.3  243
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface       3      6      6      6      6      6      6      6
 Modules
 (feature 2035)
 
Data Modules     3      3      4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2036)
 
Disk Drives      72     108    120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel    8      16     16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
10GbE iSCSI      4      8      8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
 
1GbE iSCSI       6      14     14     18     18     22     22     22
 Ports
 
Memory (GB)      144    216    240    264    288    312    336    360

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 Model 214 supports SSD as read cache.

The availability of SSD read caching brings an additional performance boost to IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. With SSD read caching, the Gen3 with software version 11.2.0 further strengthens its ability to provide consistent high performance and enterprise functionality for open system storage, along with low total cost of ownership and ease of use.

SSD read caching increases the effective amount of read cache available to the system, with an emphasis on a read cache for random I/O. Designated SSD drives on each module are intended to be up to 0.40 TB, providing increased performance with higher cache hits compared to disk drives.

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Product positioning

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This offering is primarily for large enterprise customers who are leveraging ELAs to consolidate their software purchases from IBM.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is high-end, flash-optimized, ENERGY STAR-certified disk storage that is designed to support the need for high performance, reliability, flexibility, and security, while helping keep costs and complexity low. Efficient by design and created to simplify storage, the XIV Storage System Gen3 exemplifies IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing, empowering thousands of organizations worldwide to treat their data as an economic asset that is the basis for new business opportunity. Designed for consistent Tier 1 performance and high availability, XIV storage offers low total cost of ownership and can help address even the most demanding and diverse workloads.

XIV storage is designed to deliver smart, autonomous, rapidly deployed security solutions with data-at-rest encryption available across all XIV hard drives, and software-based encryption of optional flash drives from software version 11.4. Unlike some traditional storage systems, XIV is designed to offer tuning-free encryption while sustaining high performance. Customers can upgrade to encryption when they wish, nondisruptively, and use IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager to centrally manage and simplify the encryption key lifecycle. XIV supports diverse industry security, identity, and access-protocol standards. A recognized leader in storage manageability, XIV is designed to deliver a simple and exceptional user experience through its highly intuitive user interface. Now implemented through the IBM storage portfolio, the interface is able to automate many tasks, consolidate management of multiple XIV systems, and deliver a rich and comprehensive command-line interface for tailoring the system to user requirements.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is designed to deliver strengths that are well-suited to the requirements of cloud computing. The system is designed to be hotspot-free, eliminate the need for tuning, and is particularly adept at handling dynamic, heterogeneous workloads. Through IBM Hyper-Scale technologies, XIV storage offers scale-out capabilities that set a new standard for efficiently managed, cost- saving growth:

These empowering features support the IBM goal of enabling seamless XIV scaleout and management, driving operational agility and efficiency for large deployments. IBM empowers IT staff through the XIV Mobile Dashboard, an app that supports mobile devices running on iOS and Android operating systems. The app supports the monitoring of storage performance, capacity status, and health across XIV systems.

The IBM XIV Storage System is high-end disk storage that designed to support the need for high performance, reliability, flexibility, and security, while helping keep costs and complexity low. Efficient by design and created to simplify storage, the XIV Storage System exemplifies IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing, empowering thousands of organizations worldwide to treat their data as an economic asset that is the basis for new business opportunity. Designed for consistent Tier 1 performance and high availability, XIV storage offers low total cost of ownership and can help address even the most demanding and diverse workloads.

XIV storage is designed to deliver smart, autonomous, rapidly deployed security solutions, with data-at-rest encryption available across all XIV hard drives, and software-based encryption of (optional) flash drives (from software version 11.4). Unlike some traditional storage systems, XIV is designed to offer tuning-free encryption while sustaining high performance. Customers can upgrade to encryption when they wish, nondisruptively, and use Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager to centrally manage and simplify the encryption key lifecycle. XIV supports diverse industry security, identity, and access-protocol standards. A recognized leader in storage manageability, XIV is designed to deliver a simple and exceptional user experience through its highly intuitive user interface. Now implemented through the IBM storage portfolio, the interface is able to automate many tasks, consolidate management of multiple XIV systems, and deliver a rich and comprehensive command-line interface for tailoring the system to user requirements.

XIV storage is designed to deliver strengths that are well-suited to the requirements of cloud computing. The system is designed to be hotspot-free, eliminate the need for tuning, and is particularly adept at handling dynamic, heterogeneous workloads. Through IBM Hyper-Scale technologies, XIV storage offers scale-out capabilities that set a new standard for efficiently managed, cost-saving growth:

These empowering features support the IBM goal of enabling seamless XIV scaleout and management, driving operational agility and efficiency for large deployments. IBM empowers IT staff through the XIV Mobile Dashboard, a handy app that supports mobile devices running on iOS and Android operating systems. The app supports the monitoring of storage performance, capacity status, and health across XIV systems.



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Models

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Model summary matrix

Base unit model: Physical capacity, disk drives, processor memory, and host adapter values represent the maximum configuration (on a model basis) and do not include the resources associated with any attached expansion units

Model Processor Physical Capacity Disk Drives Processor Memory Host Adapter
214 Intel Grid 243 TB 180 360 GB 15

Customer setup (CSU)

The XIV is not designated as customer setup

Devices supported

Information on servers, operating systems, host adapters, and connectivity products supported by the XIV is available at the SSIC website

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

Model conversions

Not applicable.

Feature conversions

Not applicable.



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


IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 now includes support for using Spectrum Accelerate software licenses with XIV Storage System Gen3 hardware.

A great choice for large ELA customers, this offering enables the management of all software licenses for deployments that are built with Spectrum Accelerate under one ELA, including those for XIV Storage System Gen3.

In order to deliver this offering, a new software PID 5639-YYF has been created, IBM XIV Hardware Integration license for IBM Spectrum Accelerate, which should be ordered instead of the regular XIV Gen3 software PIDs (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC). There is also a corresponding feature code for XIV Gen3 hardware (0020); Hardware integration license for Spectrum Accelerate.

This offering provides a new way to meet the growing storage needs of our large enterprise customer by standardizing on Spectrum Accelerate licensing for enterprise-class capabilities and offers the following benefits:

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 is designed to offer a performance boost for 6 TB SED-based systems. Customers can now choose to empower their systems with 6 TB SEDs to deploy large-scale clouds even more efficiently with tuning-free storage. XIV with 6 TB disk drives enables you to store 50 percent more data than 4 TB drives using the same space and power, delivering up to 12 percent lower price per TB and 33 percent lower power consumption per TB.

Exceptional rebuild speed: The XIV system can rebuild a 6 TB drive in about an hour on average, with minimal impact on system service. The exceptional speed results from performing the rebuild using all disks in the system simultaneously and rebuilding the written data only.

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 6 TB SED disk drives:

6 TB SED HDD modules
 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         169    267    311    338    382    409    453    485
 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
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
 
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0
(with feature number 2255)
800GB/module    4.8    7.2    8.0    8.8    9.6    10.4   11.2   12.0
(with feature number 2265)

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and IBM XIV Cloud Storage for Service Providers are now ready for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOL) which are designed to enable upcoming VMware vSphere environments to easily automate XIV provisioning, offload snapshots and cloning, and instantly reclaim space, all at the virtual-machine level. Systems will also benefit from XIV hotspot-free performance predictability and extreme capacity utilization, delivered efficiently through the "one-stop-shop" IBM Storage Integration Server.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with XIV software version 11.5.1 is certified with SMI-S 1.6 support to help build dynamic, scalable, secure storage infrastructures and instant integration with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is now ENERGY STAR certified, ensuring reduced energy waste and cooling needs for cost-saving value. For current storage products with ENERGY STAR certification, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/energy-star/index.html

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

4 TB SED 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
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0
(with feature number 2255)
800GB/module    4.8    7.2    8.0    8.8    9.6    10.4   11.2   12.0
(with feature number 2265)

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

4 TB SED 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
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 3 TB SED disk drives:

3 TB SED HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         84     132    154    168    190    203    225    243
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2031)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2032)
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)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 2 TB SED disk drives:

2 TB SED HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable          55     88    102    111    125    134    149    161
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2021)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2022)
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)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

The following table depicts the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 1 TB SED disk drives:

1 TB SED HDD modules
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
Useable         28     44     51     56     63     67     75     80
 Capacity (TB)
Interface
 Modules         3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 (feature 2011)
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2012)
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)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 
Flash Cache extension (TB)
Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---
400GB/module    2.4    3.6    4.0    4.4    4.8    5.2    5.6    6.0

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 with IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 is designed to:

IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 for IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 can increase performance by up to 5 times in iSCSI throughput with new 10GbE ports, boost performance by up to 4.5 times for random database-like workloads with SSD read-caching (optional), and increase sequential read performance to as high as 13.7 GB/s as compared to previous models. IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 also offers support for Windows Server 2012, including space reclamation, and enables drive rebuild times as fast as 26 minutes for a fully utilized 2 TB hard disk drive under heavy load.

IBM 2812 XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 offers a flexible warranty choice for XIV Gen3 storage. 2812 Model 214 supports a 3-year warranty to complement the 1-year warranty offered by the functionally equivalent 2810 Model 214.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 models are part of a series of IBM XIV Storage Systems.

The IBM XIV Storage System series is an innovative, high-end, open disk system series designed to support business requirements for a highly available information infrastructure. XIV architecture is a grid of standard Intel and Linux components connected in any-to-any topology. This architecture is designed to support enterprise-class reliability, performance, scalability, and energy efficiency.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is designed to leverage the proven architecture to provide consistent, high performance, and high reliability with a low total cost of ownership. Several design factors contribute to this achievement:

Self-tuning and self-healing: XIV's virtualized architecture supports high system performance without manual tuning. The system can self-optimize automatically upon changes in the hardware configuration, such as the addition of modules or replacement of modules upon failure.

Ease of management: Ease of management that goes below the surface, with a virtualized architecture, highly intuitive GUI, and clever implementation of role-based management all add up to create a streamlined user experience with less administration.

High performance: A high-speed InfiniBand internal interconnect, load balancing, use of all system resources, innovative and massive caching, and CPU power combine to support high performance.

Enhanced connectivity: IBM XIV Gen3 offers multiple active/active IO interfaces with improved host connectivity with up to twenty-four 8Gbps FC ports, up to twelve 10GbE ports for connecting to iSCSI-attached hosts, or twenty-two 1Gbps Ethernet port.

Reliability: Designed to support high reliability and availability through hardware redundancy, rapid rebuild times, automatic self-healing, and preemptive, proactive support services.

Improved capacity usage: Efficient capacity utilization functionality, including space-reclamation for virtualized environments, space-efficient snapshots, and advanced thin provisioning, helps support savings in capacity and cost, and less administration requirements.

High-density storage: Enterprise-class, high density SAS disk drives create increased physical space efficiencies. Using 3 TB drives, XIV Gen3 provides up to 243 TB useable capacity in a single rack. The ability to store so much data in one system using fewer, large capacity drives, as well as the use of multi-core processors, can help to reduce power and cooling expenses for a more energy-efficient solution.

Innovative caching: Up to 360 GB of total system cache with flexible and powerful cache implementation allows the XIV system to leverage large slots for reads while enabling it to manage a smaller slot size for improved cache management and better performance. IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is upgradeable to an SSD Caching option. The SSD read-caching option is designed to provide up to 6 TB of fast read cache to support and up to a 90% reduction in I/O latency for random read workloads.

Flexible warranty: Configurations are available in both one-and three-year warranty options.

Capacity on Demand (CoD) configurations: CoD configurations are available to provide a method to quickly provision new physical storage and can be ordered at any of the valid partially populated capacities. Up to three CoD modules can be over-provisioned. Contact your sales representative for further details on CoD conditions.

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with:

1 TB raw capacity per drive

Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Useable          28     44    51     56     63     67     75     81
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface        3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 Modules
 (feature 2015)
 
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2016)
 
Disk Drives      72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel    8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
10GbE iSCSI      4      8     8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
 
1GbE iSCSI       6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
 Ports
 
Memory (GB)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214:

2 TB raw capacity per drive

Total Modules    6      9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Useable          55     88    102    111    125    134    149    161
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface        3      6     6      6      6      6      6      6
 Modules
 (feature 2025)
 
Data Modules     3      3     4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2026)
 
Disk Drives      72     108   120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel    8      16    16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
10GbE iSCSI      4      8     8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
 
1GbE iSCSI       6      14    14     18     18     22     22     22
 Ports
 
Memory (GB)      144    216   240    264    288    312    336    360
 

The 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 great ease-of-management and reliability.

The unique XIV architecture supports the use of high-density drives even for high-performance enterprise environments. The support of 3 TB SAS drives allows more than 50% greater capacity than the 2 TB drives and greater storage density per rack, which can help lower per-terabyte costs.

The following tables depict the configurations supported on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with 3 TB raw capacity per drive.

3 TB raw capacity per drive

Total Modules    6       9     10     11     12     13     14     15
-------------   -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Useable         84.1   132.8  154.9  168.3  190    203.6  225.3  243
 Capacity (TB)
 
Interface       3      6      6      6      6      6      6      6
 Modules
 (feature 2035)
 
Data Modules     3      3      4      5      6      7      8      9
 (feature 2036)
 
Disk Drives      72     108    120    132    144    156    168    180
 
Fibre Channel    8      16     16     20     20     24     24     24
 Ports
 
10GbE iSCSI      4      8      8      10     10     12     12     12
 Ports
 
1GbE iSCSI       6      14     14     18     18     22     22     22
 Ports
 
Memory (GB)      144    216    240    264    288    312    336    360

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with IBM XIV software version 11.2.0 Model 214 supports SSD as read cache.

The availability of SSD read caching brings an additional performance boost to IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. With SSD read caching, the Gen3 with software version 11.2.0 further strengthens its ability to provide consistent high performance and enterprise functionality for open system storage, along with low total cost of ownership and ease of use.

SSD read caching increases the effective amount of read cache available to the system, with an emphasis on a read cache for random I/O. Designated SSD drives on each module are intended to be up to 0.40 TB, providing increased performance with higher cache hits compared to disk drives.

Physical specifications

IBM XIV Storage System Model 2812-214

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

Operating environment

IBM XIV Storage System Model 2812-214

Homologation

This product is certified only 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, 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.

Limitations

This offering only applies to new XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 214 purchases.

Migration of XIV Storage Systems from current licensing scheme to the new scheme based on Spectrum Accelerate is not supported.

Intermixing of port bandwidth between 10 GbE and 1 Gb 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 options in a single XIV Storage System Gen3 frame is not allowed: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, or 6 TB.

Intermixing of 400 GB SSD, 800 GB SSD, or no SSD modules in a single XIV Storage System Gen3 frame is not allowed. 800 GB SSD is only available on 4 TB and 6 TB configurations.

Data-at-rest encryption and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager support are not available for China.

Hardware requirements

The supported hardware configurations are consistent with those of the existing XIV Gen3 offering with the following restrictions:

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

Software requirements

IBM XIV software version 11.6, or later, is required with PID 5639-YYF.

As a prerequisite to any order of this offering, the customer must have prepurchased and unassigned perpetual Spectrum Accelerate licenses.

For full XIV Gen3 system (15 modules):

IBM XIV software version 11.5.1 (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC), or later, must have the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (Machine type 2810 or 2812) Model 214 for operation.

IBM XIV software version 11.5.1 (5639-YYB or 5639-YYC) 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.s
trg hosts.doc/hak-homepage.html

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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

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.



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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 Information Center at

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


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Features

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Features - No charge Features - No charge Feature descriptions Feature descriptions
Features - Chargeable Features - Chargeable


Features - No charge

                                                      Feature
Description                         Machine   Model   numbers
---------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
AAS SW order indicator              2812      214     0018
HW integration license for SA
 indicator                          2812      214     0020
Base unit indicator                 2812      214     0030
Retail unit indicator               2812      214     0035
OEM unit indicator                  2812      214     0036
UNIX host attachment                2812      214     0100
Linux host attachment               2812      214     0101
Windows host attachment             2812      214     0102
Vmware host attachment              2812      214     0103
Height & Partial Weight Reduce      2812      214     0200
Full Weight Reduction               2812      214     0201
Israel MoD Indicator                2812      214     0202
RFID Labeling                       2812      214     0203

WW Global Order                     2812      214     0205
Disable encryption option, China    2812      214     0286
CoD 1 year agreement                2812      214     0301
CoD 2 years agreement               2812      214     0302
CoD 3 years agreement               2812      214     0303
6 module initial capacity           2812      214     0806
9 module initial capacity           2812      214     0809
10 module initial capacity          2812      214     0810
11 module initial capacity          2812      214     0811
12 module initial capacity          2812      214     0812
13 module initial capacity          2812      214     0813
14 module initial capacity          2812      214     0814
15 module initial capacity          2812      214     0815
TAA Compliance Indicator            2812      214     0983
Single phase power                  2812      214     9890
Three phase 60A non-EMEA            2812      214     9891
 delta power
Three phase 30A EMEA and            2812      214     9892
 A/NZ wye power
Three phase 30A non-EMEA            2812      214     9894
 delta power
Shipping & Handling NC XIV Gen3     2812      214     AG00

Features - Chargeable

                                                      Feature
Description                         Machine   Model   numbers
---------------------------------   -------   -----   -------
Ruggedized Rack                      2812      214     0080
Rear Water-Cooled Door               2812      214     0082
 
1 Giga bit Ethernet modules:
-----------------------------
1TB SED Interface Module 1GbE        2812      214     2011
1TB SED Data Module                  2812      214     2012
1TB Interface Module 1GbE            2812      214     2015
1TB Data Module                      2812      214     2016
2TB SED Interface Module 1GbE        2812      214     2021
2TB SED Data Module                  2812      214     2022
2TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE    2812      214     2023
2TB SED COD Data module              2812      214     2024
2TB Interface Module 1GbE            2812      214     2025
2TB Data Module                      2812      214     2026
2TB COD Interface Module 1GbE        2812      214     2027
2TB COD Data module                  2812      214     2028
2TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE          2812      214     2029
3TB SED Interface Module 1GbE        2812      214     2031
3TB SED Data Module                  2812      214     2032
3TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE    2812      214     2033
3TB SED COD Data module              2812      214     2034
3TB Interface Module 1GbE            2812      214     2035
3TB Data Module                      2812      214     2036
3TB COD Interface Module 1GbE        2812      214     2037
3TB COD Data module                  2812      214     2038
3TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE          2812      214     2039
2TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE          2812      214     4020
2TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE      2812      214     4021
3TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE          2812      214     4030
3TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE      2812      214     4031
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE      2812      214     4041
 
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
1TB SED Interface Module 10GbE       2812      214     2111
2TB SED Interface Module 10GbE       2812      214     2121
2TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE   2812      214     2123
3TB SED Interface Module 10GbE       2812      214     2131
3TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE   2812      214     2133
4TB SED Interface Module 10GbE                         2141
4TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE                     2143
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE                       2149
2TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     4120
2TB SED CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     4121
3TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     4130
3TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE     2812      214     4131
4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE     2812      214     4141
6TB SED Interface Module 1GbE        2812      214     2061
6TB SED Data Module                  2812      214     2062
6TB SED CoD Interface Module 1GbE    2812      214     2063
6TB SED CoD Data module              2812      214     2064
6TB SED Interface Module 10GbE       2812      214     2161
6TB SED CoD Interface Module 10GbE   2812      214     2163
6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE      2812      214     4061
6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE     2812      214     4161
 
10 Giga bit Ethernet modules:
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1TB Interface Module 10GbE           2812      214     2115
2TB Interface Module 10GbE           2812      214     2125
2TB COD Interface Module 10GbE       2812      214     2127
2TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     2128
2TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     2129
3TB Interface Module 10GbE           2812      214     2135
3TB COD Interface Module 10GbE       2812      214     2137
3TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     2138
3TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE         2812      214     2139
Ethernet cable                       2812      214     3900
Fibre cable (LC)                     2812      214     3910
Fibre cable (LC/SC)                  2812      214     3920
Modem                                2812      214     9101
US/CA/LA/AP 60A pin cord             2812      214     9811
EMEA/Aus/NZ 60A hard wired           2812      214     9813
3ph non-EMEA 60A pin cord            2812      214     9820
3ph EMEA and A/NZ 30A hard wired     2812      214     9822
3ph 30A non-EMEA pin cord            2812      214     9824
Shipping & Handling XIV Gen3         2812      214     AG9L
 
IBM XIV SSD Caching option           2812      214     2255
800GB flash cache option             2812      214     2265

Feature descriptions


Note: Not all of the following features are available in all countries. Check with your country representative for specific feature availability.
(#0018) AAS SW order indicator

This feature indicates that a requisite corollary AAS software order is also being placed.

(#0020) Enabled by Spectrum Accelerate indicator

This feature indicates that this unit is enabled with Spectrum Accelerate software.

(#0030) Base unit indicator

This feature indicates that this unit is the base unit of an installation.

(#0035) Retail unit indicator

This feature provides the standard XIV branded rack and components. This is the default selection.

(#0036) OEM unit indicator

This feature provides an XIV rack and components that do not include IBM or XIV branding. It is intended for OEM use only.

(#0080) Ruggedized Rack

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides a different method to mount the rack in your environment. It has additional bracing and floor mounting methods to help resist damage in earthquake prone environments.

(#0082) Rear Water-Cooled Door

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an optional rear door water cooled heat-exchanger that can be attached to the back of the XIV rack to provide additional cooling options.

(#0100) UNIX Host Attachment

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature indicates a customer preference for UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris) host attachment.

(#0101) Linux Host Attachment

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature indicates a customer preference for Linux host attachment.

(#0102) Windows Host Attachment

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature indicates a customer preference for Windows host attachment.

(#0103) VMWare Host Attachment

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature indicates a customer preference for VMWare host attachment.

(#0200) Height Reduction / Partial Weight Reduction

This optional feature ensures a height that is reduced to 172.2 cm (67.8 in) and a weight that does not exceed 907 kg (2000lb), for traversal at the delivery site. This feature is ordered for installations where receiving a full sized assembled storage unit would be impractical, due to door height limitations, or moderate weight limitations. The unit would be delivered fully tested but partially disassembled into several easily transported subassemblies. This feature would allow racks to be safely transported on lower weight capacity elevators. At the installation site the system will be unpacked by IBM technicians, and the front door, rear door and top hat would be temporarily removed so the system can be rolled through low doorways in the customer's facility. At the final destination, all devices that were shipped separately can be installed. This feature will increase the machine installation time.

(#0201) Full Weight Reduction

This optional feature ensures a weight that does not exceed 272.2 kg (600 lb), for traversal at the delivery site. This feature is ordered for installations where receiving a full sized assembled storage unit, or ordering feature #0200 would be impractical, due to greater weight limitations. The unit would be delivered fully tested but partially disassembled into several easily transported subassemblies. This feature would allow racks to be safely transported on lower weight capacity elevators. At the installation site the system will be unpacked by IBM technicians, and the front door, rear door and side covers would be temporarily removed so the rack assembly can then be carried up stairs, hoisted via crane through windows, tipped to fit through low doorways, and rolled through low doorways in the customer's facility. At the final destination, all devices that were shipped separately can be installed. This feature will increase the machine installation time.

(#0202) Israel MoD indicator

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature indicates the need for the order to ship with all requirements necessary for the Israel Ministry of Defense. This feature must also be selected for field upgrade (MES) orders if the Israel Ministry of Defense requirements must be complied with on the upgrade order.

(#0203) RFID Labeling

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides one RFID tag which will be attached to the outside of the product for potential use with the customer-designated tracking systems. While discretion has been used in the placement of the tag on the product, this tag is not necessarily designed to be aesthetically pleasing and should not be added to the order. The maximum order quantity for this feature is one, and this feature is for initial plant order only.


Note: This feature is NOT AVAILABLE in the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Paraguay, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.
(#0205) WW Global Order

This feature allows the user to select feature #0286 in other countries besides China. This feature is not visible for selection in e-config unless pre-approved by the OM team.

(#0286) Disable encryption option, China

Having feature #0286 on the order, will cause the order to be routed to disable the encryption option of the machines shipped to China.

(#030x) CoD term indicator
Feature Description            System-Level Corequisites
------- ---------------------- -----------------------------------
 0301   CoD 1 year agreement   Feature #4020 or #4030 or #2049 for
                                Model 214 (1 GbE)
 0302   CoD 2 years agreement  Feature #4020 or #4030 or #2049 for
                                Model 214 (1 GbE)
 0303   CoD 3 years agreement  Feature #4020 or #4030 or #2049 for
                                Model 214 (1 GbE)
 
 0301   CoD 1 year agreement   Feature #4120 or #4130 or #2149 for
                                Model 214 (10 GbE)
 0302   CoD 2 years agreement  Feature #4120 or #4130 or #2149 for
                                Model 214 (10 GbE)
 0303   CoD 3 years agreement  Feature #4120 or #4130 or #2149 for
                                Model 214 (10 GbE)
 
Feature Description            System-Level Corequisites
------- ---------------------- -------------------------------------
 0301   CoD 1 year agreement   Feature #4021, #4031, #4041, or #4061
                                for Model 214 (1 GbE)
 0302   CoD 2 years agreement  Feature #4021, #4031, #4041, or #4061
                                for Model 214 (1 GbE)
 0303   CoD 3 years agreement  Feature #4021, #4031, #4041, or #4061
                                for Model 214 (1 GbE)
 
 0301   CoD 1 year agreement   Feature #4121, #4131, #4041, or #4061
                                for Model 214 (10 GbE)
 0302   CoD 2 years agreement  Feature #4121, #4131, #4041, or #4061
                                for Model 214 (10 GbE)
 0303   CoD 3 years agreement  Feature #4121, #4131, #4041, or #4061
                                for Model 214 (10 GbE)

These features identify whether a machine is participating in the XIV Capacity on Demand (Standby CoD) offering. They are for administrative purposes only.

One of feature #030x is required on the initial order when participating in the XIV Capacity on Demand program. The agreements are used to indicate how many years clients have from date of installation to fully populate over-provisioned CoD modules that are not activated with feature #2029 2 TB HDD CoD Activation, feature #2039 3 TB HDD CoD Activation, or feature #2049 4 TB HDD CoD Activation for non-SED drives, or for SED drive features #4021 2 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4031 3 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4041 4 TB SED HDD CoD Activation for Model 214 (with 1 GbE modules), or feature #4061 6 TB SED HDD CoD Activation for Model 214 (with 1 GbE modules), and with feature #2129 2 TB HDD CoD Activation, feature #2139 3 TB HDD CoD Activation, or feature #2149 4 TB HDD CoD Activation for non-SED drives, or for SED drive features #4121 2 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4131 3 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4141 4 TB SED HDD CoD Activation for Model 214 (with 10 GbE modules), or feature #4161 6 TB SED HDD CoD Activation for Model 214 (with 10 GbE modules).

Participation in the XIV CoD program is valid as long as there are un-activated CoD modules in the system.

When activating CoD modules, ensure that there are remaining un- activated CoD modules to continue your participation in the program.

Any order that fully activates a CoD configuration and does NOT include additional un-activated CoD features will indicate the customer's desire to complete the CoD agreement and feature #030x must be removed from the machine's serial number in question.

At this point, non-SED drive CoD features #2027 and #2028 for 2 TB drives, 3 TB CoD features #2037 and #2038, and 4 TB CoD features #2043 and #2044, and for SED drive CoD features #2023 and #2024 for 2 TB SED drives, 3 TB SED CoD features #2033 and #2034, 4 TB SED CoD features #2043 and #2044, and 6 TB SED CoD features #2063 and #2064, for Model 214 (with 1 GbE modules) can no longer be ordered against this machine's serial number.

At this point, non-SED drive CoD features #2127 and #2028 for 2 TB drives, 3 TB CoD features #2137 and #2038, and 4 TB CoD features #2143 and #2044, and for SED drive CoD features #2123 and #2024 for 2 TB SED drives, 3 TB SED CoD features #2133 and #2034, 4 TB SED CoD features #2143 and #2044, and 6 TB SED CoD features #2163 and #2064, for Model 214 (with 10 GbE modules) can no longer be ordered against this machine's serial number.

Partially populated configurations that have exited the CoD program can continue to be populated (ordered) via regular MES of non-SED features #2025 and #2026 for 2 TB drives, 3 TB features #2035 and #2036, and 4 TB features #2041 and #2042, and SED features #2021 and #2022 for 2 TB SED drives, 3 TB SED features #2031 and #2032, 4 TB SED features #2041 and #2042, for Model 214. and 6 TB SED features #2061 and #2062, for Model 214.

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

Once a client has executed either set of the above agreements, each subsequent order for any non-SED feature #2029 2 TB HDD CoD Activation, feature #2039 3 TB HDD CoD Activation, feature #2049 4 TB HDD CoD Activation, or SED feature #4021 2 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4031 3 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4041 4 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, or feature #4061 6 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, for Model 214 (1 GbE modules) requires only that the customer sign an additional IBM Supplement for XIV Standby Capacity on Demand.

Once a client has executed either set of the above agreements, each subsequent order for any non-SED feature #2129 2 TB HDD CoD Activation, feature #2139 3 TB HDD CoD Activation, or feature #2149 4 TB HDD CoD Activation, or SED feature #4121 2 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4131 3 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, feature #4141 4 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, or feature #4161 6 TB SED HDD CoD Activation, for Model 214 (10 GbE modules) requires only that the customer sign an additional IBM Supplement for XIV Standby Capacity on Demand.

(#08xx) Initial Capacity Indicators

These features indicate the total capacity of a system at initial order. They are for administrative purposes only.

(#0983) TAA Compliance Indicator

This feature indicates that the product was assembled in a manufacturing plant in the USA or in a country approved under the US Trade Agreement Act.

(#2011) 1TB SED Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 1 TB raw capacity per drive. Interface modules also provide the connectivity to external hosts.

(#2012) 1TB SED Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 1 TB raw capacity per drive.

(#2015) 1TB Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 1 TB raw capacity per drive. Interface modules also provide the connectivity to external hosts.

(#2016) 1TB Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 1 TB raw capacity per drive.

(#2021) 2TB SED Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 2TB HDDs.

(#2022) 2TB SED Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of 12 2TB HDDs.

(#2023) 2TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides the same interface module functionality as feature #2021 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2024) 2TB SED COD Data module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides the same data module functionality as feature #2022 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2025) 2TB Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 2TB HDDs.

(#2026) 2TB Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of 12 2TB HDDs.

(#2027) 2TB COD Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides the same interface module functionality as feature #2025 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2028) 2TB COD Data module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides the same data module functionality as feature #2026 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2029) 2TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2029 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2027 and #2028. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2031) 3TB SED Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 3TB HDDs.

(#2032) 3TB SED Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve 3 TB HDDs.

(#2033) 3TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2031 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2034) 3TB SED COD Data module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2032 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2035) 3TB Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 3TB HDDs.

(#2036) 3TB Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve 3 TB HDDs.

(#2037) 3TB COD Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2035 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2038) 3TB CoD Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2036 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2039) 3TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3 TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2039 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2037 and #2038. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2041) 4TB SED Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 4 TB raw capacity per drive. Interface modules also provide the connectivity to external hosts.

(#2042) 4TB SED Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve 4 TB HDDs.

(#2043) 4TB SED COD Interface Module 1GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2041 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2044) 4TB Data Module

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2036 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2049) 4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 4 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 21.6 TB (per module) of useable capacity in fifteen module 4TB CoD configurations.ule 4TB CoD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 4 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2049 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2043 and #2044. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2061) 6TB SED Interface Module 1GbE

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 6 TB raw capacity per drive. Interface modules also provide the connectivity to external hosts.

(#2062) 6TB SED Data Module

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve 6 TB HDDs.

(#2063) 6TB SED CoD Interface Module 1GbE

This feature has the same description as feature #2061 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2064) 6TB SED CoD Data Module

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV data module populated with a quantity of twelve 6 TB HDDs and indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2111) 1TB SED Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 1 TB raw capacity per drive. Interface modules also provide the connectivity to external hosts.

(#2121) 2TB SED Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 2TB HDDs.

(#2123) 2TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides the same interface module functionality as feature #2023 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2131) 3TB SED Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 3TB HDDs.

(#2133) 3TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2033 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2141) 4TB SED Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 4TB HDDs.

(#2143) 4TB SED COD Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2141 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2149) 4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 4 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 21.6 TB (per module) of useable capacity in fifteen module 4TB CoD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 4 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2149 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2143 and #2044. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2115) 1TB Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve drives of 1 TB raw capacity per drive. Interface modules also provide the connectivity to external hosts.

(#2125) 2TB Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 2TB HDDs.

(#2127) 2TB COD Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides the same interface module functionality as feature #2027 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2128) 2TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No Longer Available as of May 28, 2013)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2128 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2127 and #2028. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2129) 2TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2129 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2127 and #2028. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2135) 3TB Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of 12 3TB HDDs.

(#2137) 3TB COD Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2037 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2138) 3TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No Longer Available as of May 28, 2013)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3 TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2138 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2137 and #2038. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2139) 3TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3 TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #2139 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2137 and #2038. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#2161) 6TB SED Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides an InfiniBand-attached XIV interface module populated with a quantity of twelve 6TB HDDs.

(#2163) 6TB SED CoD Interface Module 10GbE

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature has the same description as feature #2161 above, but is used to indicate a Capacity on Demand (CoD) order.

(#2255) IBM XIV 400GB SSD Caching option

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides a performance boost for Gen3 systems, offering more cache capacity than existing DIMM RAM and the ability to serve up to 3x the performance for OLTP workloads.

(#2265) IBM XIV 800GB flash cache option

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

This feature provides a performance boost for Gen3 systems, offering more cache capacity than existing DIMM RAM and the ability to serve up to 3x the performance for OLTP workloads.

(#39xx) Host Connectivity Cables

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

Feature      Description
-------      -------------------------------------------------
 3900        30 meter ethernet cable for host attachment
 3910        50 micron, 30 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode
              with LC connectors
 3920        50 micron, 30 meter Fibre Channel cable multimode
              with one LC and one SC connector

These optional features provide one cable to connect a Fibre Channel adapter port to a server or fabric component port.

(#4020) 2TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4020 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2027 and #2028. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4021) 2TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2 TB SED module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB SED COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2TB SED CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4021 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2023 and #2024. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4030) 3TB HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3 TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4030 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2037 and #2038. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4031) 3TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB SED module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3 TB SED COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3 TB SED CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4031 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2033 and #2034. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4120) 2TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4120 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2127 and #2028. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4121) 2TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 2TB SED module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 10.7 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 2TB SED COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 2TB SED CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4121 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2123 and #2024. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4130) 3TB HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3 TB COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4130 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2137 and #2038. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4131) 3TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 3 TB SED module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 16.2 TB of useable capacity in fifteen module 3TB SED COD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 3TB SED CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4131 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2133 and #2034. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4041) 4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 4 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 21.6 TB (per module) of useable capacity in fifteen module 4TB CoD configurations.ule 4TB CoD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 4 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4041 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2043 and #2044. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4061) 6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 1GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 6 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 32.3 TB (per module) of useable capacity in fifteen module 6TB CoD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 6 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4061 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2063 and #2064. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4141) 4TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 4 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 21.6 TB (per module) of useable capacity in fifteen module 4TB CoD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 4 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4141 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2143 and #2044. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#4161) 6TB SED HDD CoD Activation 10GbE

(No longer available as of April 28, 2020)

This feature is used to increment the licensed available capacity in a 6 TB module Capacity on Demand machine. It provides 32.3 TB (per module) of useable capacity in fifteen module 6TB CoD configurations. Activation useable capacity varies with the number of modules in the configuration. A minimum of three activations are required for an initial 6 module 6 TB CoD order. Minimum Quantity of feature #4161 MUST BE 3 fewer than the sum of features #2163 and #2064. For example, 9 module physical configurations must have 6 activations. 14 module physical configurations must have 11 activations. This rule applies to all valid partially populated configurations.

(#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:

(#98xx) Power line cords

(No longer available as of February 20, 2019)

In addition to selecting a single-phase or three-phase ATS feature, country and amperage specific line cords must be selected. Refer to the table below for the number of cords that ship per feature number. The IBM XIV Installation and Planning Guide has additional information on power.

                                                            Number
                               Required Connector           of cords
Feature Description            ATS      type                shipped
------- ---------------------  -------- ------------------- --------
9811    1ph 60A 2wire+gd w/plug    9890 Hubbell 360P6V04       2
9813    1ph 60A 2wire+gd bare      9890 Bare lead              2
9820    3ph-dlt 60A 3wire+gd plug  9891 Hubbell 460P9V05       2
9822    3ph-wye 30A 3wire+gd bare  9892 Bare lead              2
9824    3ph-dlt 30A 3wire+gd plug  9894 Hubbell 430P9V04       2
 
(#989x) Power options

(No longer available as of May 27, 2018)

One of the following Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) must be selected based upon your GEO and site requirements. The IBM XIV Installation and Planning Guide has additional information on power.

(#AG00) Shipping and Handling No Charge for XIV Gen3

(No longer available as of May 27, 2018)

This feature indicates Model 214 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

(#AG9L) Shipping and Handling for XIV Gen3

(No longer available as of May 27, 2018)

This feature indicates each Model 214 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.
Note: Select either feature #AG9L or feature #AG00 on the order.



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