IBM ServeRAID Adapter Quick Reference

Abstract

The ServeRAID M Series family offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure. These products are optimized to deliver the performance that is demanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today's enterprises. With data transfer rates of up to 6 Gbps per port and PCI Express 3.0 host interface, the ServeRAID family bring users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the benefits of the previous generation. This document provides a summary of the features and specifications of each of the ServeRAID controllers and SAS HBAs that we currently offer for sale.

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Changes in the December 26 update:
* Added ServeRAID M5210 and M5210e controllers
* Added N2115 and N2215 SAS/SATA HBAs
* Removed withdrawn ServeRAID controllers

Contents


The ServeRAID M Series family offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure. These products are optimized to deliver the performance that is demanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today's enterprises. With data transfer rates of up to 6 Gbps per port and PCI Express 3.0 host interface, the ServeRAID family bring users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the benefits of the previous generation.

Looking for older adapters? You can find reference information for older ServeRAID controllers, all the way back to the 1996-vintage ServeRAID I adapter, in the ServeRAID Adapter Quick Reference - Archive available at http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0784.html.

This document provides a summary of the features and specifications of each of the ServeRAID controllers and SAS HBAs that we currently offer for sale.

This document includes the following topics:


Introduction

Whether you are protecting your storage network, enterprise databases, or application network, the IBM® System x® ServeRAID family of SAS/SATA Controllers and Host Bus Adapters delivers benefits to fit your requirements. IBM offers the choice of integrated single–port or dual–port RAID controllers. Combining these controllers with internal disk drives or external storage expansion unit increases storage capabilities.

Table 1. Adapter positioning
Host Bus AdaptersBasic RAID (emphasis on cost)Enterprise RAID (emphasis on performance)
12 Gbps SASN2215ServeRAID M5210
ServeRAID M5210e
6 Gbps SASN2115
IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
ServeRAID M1115
ServeRAID H1135
ServeRAID H1110
ServeRAID M1015
ServeRAID M5120
ServeRAID M5115
ServeRAID M5110
ServeRAID M5110e
ServeRAID M5025
ServeRAID M5016
ServeRAID M5015
ServeRAID M5014
3 Gbps SASServeRAID BR10il v2
3 Gbps SATAServeRAID C105
ServeRAID C100
ServeRAID M5210 and M5210e SAS/SATA Controllers

The ServeRAID M5210 and M5210e SAS/SATA controllers for IBM System x are part of the IBM ServeRAID M Series family that offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure. These products are optimized to deliver the performance that is demanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today's enterprises. M5210 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, and M5210e comes integrated with the IBM System x3650 M4 HD server. They also share a common set of upgrades, simplifying inventory management.

ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller (with an optional cache installed)
Figure 1. ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller (with an optional cache installed)

Table 2. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
Base controller
ServeRAID M5210e SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System xOnboardOnboard
ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x46C9110A3YZ
Cache upgrades
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems47C8656A3Z0
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems47C8660A3Z1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems47C8664A3Z2
Features on Demand upgrades
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems-FoD47C8708A3Z6
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Systems-FoD47C8706A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator for IBM Systems-FoD47C8710A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM Systems-FoD47C8712A3Z8


ServeRAID M510 and M5210e specifications

The ServeRAID M5210 and M5210e SAS/SATA controllers have the following specifications:
  • LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller.
  • PCI low profile, half-length - MD2 form factor (M5210) or onboard chip (M5210e).
  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports (support for 12, 6, or 3 Gbps SAS speeds and 6 or 3 Gbps SATA speeds). Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port.
  • Two internal x4 HD Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8643).
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface.
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 standard; support for RAID 5, 50, 6, and 60 with optional upgrades.
  • Optional onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1866 MHz) with the choice of the following backup:
    • 1 GB (no battery backup)
    • 1 GB or 2 GB with flash backup
  • Support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs.
  • Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. Mixing different types of drives in the same array is not supported.
  • Connections to up to 32 internal drives, depending on the server model.
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore.
  • Optional support for SSD performance acceleration with MegaRAID FastPath and SSD caching with MegaRAID CacheCade.
  • Support for up to 64 virtual disks, up to 128 arrays, up to 16 virtual disks per array, and up to 32 physical drives per array.
  • Support for logical drive sizes greater than 2 TB.
  • Support for Integrated MegaRAID (iMR) mode (no cache memory upgrades installed) or MegaRAID (MR) mode (requires 1 GB or 2 GB cache memory upgrade).
    • iMR mode supports (no cache memory upgrades installed) the following features:
      • RAID 0, 1, and 10, and, optionally, 5 and 50
      • Fixed stripe unit size of 64 KB
      • Self-encrypting drives with optional Zero Cache/RAID 5 upgrade
      • Both RAID and JBOD (pass-thru mode with system drives) configurations
        • Up to 16 drives are supported in a RAID configuration.
        • Up to 63 drives are supported in a JBOD configuration. (JBOD drives can be used as bootable drives.)
    • MR mode supports (1 GB or 2 GB cache memory upgrade required):
      • RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50 and, optionally, 6 and 60 (Non-RAID is not supported.)
      • Configurable stripe unit size from 64 KB up to 1 MB
      • Self-encrypting drives
      • Optional SSD performance features (FastPath and CacheCade)
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (CoD).
  • S.M.A.R.T. support.
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software.


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

Feature upgrade matrix for M5200 Series

The following table shows feature upgrade matrix for ServeRAID M5200 Series SAS/SATA controllers.

Table 3. Feature upgrade matrix for ServeRAID M5200 Series SAS/SATA controllers
Feature
RAID Controller
DescriptionPart numberType
M5210
M5210e
Zero Cache RAID 5 and SED Upgrades
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade47C8708FoD
Yes
Cache, RAID 5 and SED Upgrades with no backup
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade47C8656HW
Yes
Cache, RAID 5 and SED Upgrades with flash backup
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade47C8660HW
Yes
ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade47C8664HW
Yes
Advanced Upgrades*
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade47C8706FoD
Yes
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Performance Accelerator47C8710FoD
Yes
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler47C8712FoD
Yes
* Advanced Upgrade requires cache upgrade

ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller is a part of the IBM ServeRAID M Series family. The M5120 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, and it shares a common set of ServeRAID M Series upgrades available for the entire family, simplifying inventory management. This controller is optimized for high-performance external data storage with integration of dual-core chip architecture, DDR3 1333 MHz cache memory, and PCIe 3.0 host interface. A portfolio of building blocks allows clients to design around a bottoms-up approach and caters to a wide array of storage requirements. Upgrade features such as support for RAID 6/60, performance optimization, and caching with SSDs no longer require a hardware key. They are implemented through Features-on-Demand (FoD) software licenses.

ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)
Figure 2. ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)

Table 4. ServeRAID M5120 ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x81Y4478A1WX
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4484A1J3
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4487A1J4
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4559A1WY
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x81Y4508A22E
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4546A1X3
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator for IBM System x90Y4273A2MC
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x90Y4318A2MD


ServeRAID M5120 specifications

The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor
  • Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two external Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz dual-core IBM PowerPC® processor with LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10 standard, support for RAID 5, 50 and 6, 60 with additional upgrades
  • Onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1333 MHz) required for M5120 operations (does not come standard, must be purchased in addition to M5120) with the choice of:
    • 512 MB with optional battery backup
    • 512 MB or 1 GB with flash backup (MegaRAID CacheVault technology)
  • Supports SAS, SATA HDDs, and SSDs
  • Intermix of SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs is supported, but the mixing of different drives type in the same array (drive group) is not recommended
  • Connects to up to 240 external drives
  • Supports connections to EXP2512 and EXP2524 external expansion enclosures
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore
  • Optional support for SSD performance acceleration with MegaRAID FastPath and SSD caching with MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0
  • Supports up to 64 virtual drives, up to 128 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 32 physical drives per one drive group
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller supports connectivity to the IBM System Storage® external expansion enclosures listed in the following table. Up to nine expansion enclosures can be daisy chained per one M5120's external port. For better performance, distribute expansion enclosures evenly across both M5120 ports.

Table 5. IBM System Storage external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one M5120
174712XIBM System Storage EXP2512 Express18
174724XIBM System Storage EXP2524 Express9


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA Controllers

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA controllers are part of the IBM ServeRAID M Series family. While M5110 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, M5110e comes integrated with the IBM System x3650 M4 server. These controllers are optimized for high-performance, internal data storage with integration of the dual-core chip architecture, DDR3 1333 MHz cache memory, and PCIe 3.0 host interface. Upgrade features, such as support for RAID 6/60, performance optimization, and caching with SSDs, no longer require a hardware key. They are implemented through Features-on-Demand (FoD).

ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)
Figure 3. ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)

Table 6. ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System xOnboardOnboard
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x81Y4481A347
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4544A1X2
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4484A1J3
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4487A1J4
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4559A1WY
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x81Y4508A22E
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4546A1X3
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator for IBM System x90Y4273A2MC
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x90Y4318A2MD


ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e specifications

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA controllers have the following specifications:
  • PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor (M5110) or onboard chip (M5110e)
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two internal Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz dual-core IBM PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10 standard; support for RAID 5, 50 and 6, 60 with optional upgrades
  • Optional onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1333 MHz) with the choice of:
    • 512 MB with optional battery backup
    • 512 MB or 1 GB with flash backup (MegaRAID CacheVault technology)
  • Support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs
  • Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs; mixing different types of drives in the same array (drive group) not recommended
  • Connections to up to 32 internal drives, depending on the server model
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore
  • Optional support for SSD performance acceleration with MegaRAID FastPath and SSD caching with MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0
  • Support for up to 64 virtual drives, up to 128 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 32 physical drives per one drive group
  • Support for logical unit number (LUN) sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller is a part of the IBM ServeRAID M Series family. The M1115 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, and it offers a low-cost RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features-on-Demand license upgrade. With increased demand for performance and advanced features, the M1115 provides a seamless migration path to the full-featured RAID controllers, such as the ServeRAID M5110. The information about existing arrays can be recognized and imported into the new controller without requiring any reconfiguration.

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 4. ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller

Table 7. ServeRAID M1115 ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x81Y4448A1MZ
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4542A1X1


ServeRAID M1115 specifications

The ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two internal Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 533 MHz IBM PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, and 10 standard; support for RAID 5, 50 with optional upgrade
  • Zero Controller Cache, no battery/flash backup
  • Support for SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs)
  • Support for simple swap and hot swap drives
  • Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. Mixing different types of drives in the same array (drive group) not recommended
  • Connection to up to 32 internal drives, depending on the server model (Up to 16 physical drives, including hot spares, can be used in RAID configurations. The drives beyond the limit of 16 are used as stand-alone HDDs in a non-RAID environment.)
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore
  • Support for up to 16 virtual drives, up to 16 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 16 physical drives per one drive group
  • Support for virtual drive sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 64 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

Feature upgrade matrix for M1100 and M5100 series

The following table shows feature upgrade matrix for ServeRAID M1100 and M5100 series SAS/SATA controllers.

Table 8. Feature upgrade matrix for ServeRAID M1100 and M5100 series SAS/SATA controllers
Feature
RAID Controller
DescriptionPart numberType
M1115
M5110
M5110e
M5120*
Zero Cache RAID 5 and SED Upgrades
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4542FoD
Yes
No
No
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4544FoD
No
Yes
No
Cache, RAID 5 and SED Upgrades with optional battery backup
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4484HW
No
Yes
Yes
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit81Y4508HW
No
Yes
Yes
Cache, RAID 5 and SED Upgrades with flash backup
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4487HW
No
Yes
Yes
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4559HW
No
Yes
Yes
Advanced Upgrades**
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade81Y4546FoD
No
Yes
Yes
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator90Y4273FoD
No
Yes
Yes
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler90Y4318FoD
No
Yes
Yes
* M5120 requires cache upgrade
** Advanced Upgrade requires cache upgrade

ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x offers a low-cost enterprise-grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrates popular SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure. Ideal for supporting four HDDs in a space-constrained server configuration, the ServeRAID H1110 comes in a standard PCIe form factor, enabling it to support a wide array of servers. It features a PCI Express x4 Gen 2 host interface, MD0 form factor, and robust hardware RAID processing engine based on the LSI SAS2004 RAID on Chip (ROC) controller.

ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
Figure 5. ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x

Table 9. ServeRAID H1110 ordering part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x81Y4492A1XL


ServeRAID H1110 specifications

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:
  • Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Based on LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • x4 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10
  • Connects to up to four SAS or SATA drives
  • SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA in the same integrated volume is not supported
  • Supports simple-swap SATA and hot-swap SAS and SATA drives
  • Supports up to two integrated volumes
  • Supports up to two global hot-spare drives
  • Supports drive sizes greater than 2 TB for RAID 0, 1E, and 10 (not RAID 1)
  • Fixed stripe size of 64 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x is the next-generation 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 external RAID controller. This adapter has two external mini-SAS connectors that can control up to 240 devices and supports global and dedicated hot-spare drives. The ServeRAID M5025 controller delivers a full 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 RAID solution with the performance advantages of an extended cache and a standard battery backup unit. With the attachment of the ServeRAID M5000 Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M5025 offers the option of RAID 6, RAID 60, and SED Encryption Key Management.

ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 6. ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller

Table 10. ServeRAID M5025 part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller46M08300094
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key (RAID 6, 60; SED support)*46M09305106
IBM 3m SAS Cable (for connectivity to external SAS enclosures)39R65313707
IBM 1m SAS Cable (for connectivity to external SAS enclosures)39R65293708
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key (FastPath; CacheCade; RAID 6, 60; SED support)*81Y4426A10C
* Note: The Advanced Feature Key and Performance Accelerator Key cannot be used at the same time. Only one key can be installed onto the RAID controller.


ServeRAID M5025 specifications

The ServeRAID M5025 adapter card has the following specifications:
  • Eight external 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 ports implemented through two four-lane (x4) connectors
  • Two mini-SAS external connectors (SFF-8088)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per SAS port
  • 800 MHz PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • 512 MB onboard data cache (DDR2 running at 800 MHz)
  • Intelligent lithium polymer battery backup unit standard with up to 48 hours of data retention
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 (RAID 6 and 60 support with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key)
  • Connects to:
    • Up to 240 SAS or SATA drives
    • Up to 9 daisy-chained enclosures per port
  • SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA in the same RAID array is not supported
  • Supports up to 64 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Supports the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key, which enables the following features:
    • RAID levels 6 and 60
    • LSI SafeStore: Support for self-encrypting drive services, such as instant secure erase and local key management (which requires the use of self-encrypting drives)

The key difference between the ServeRAID M5025 and M5015 RAID controllers is that the M5025 has two external SAS 2.0 x4 connectors and the M5015 has two internal SAS 2.0 x4 connectors.

The ServeRAID M5025 Controller supports connectivity to the external SAS expansion enclosures that are listed in the following table.

Table 11. Supported expansion enclosures

Expansion Enclosure

Part number

Maximum number
of enclosures*

IBM System Storage EXP3000

172701X / 39R6464

18

IBM System Storage EXP2512 Express

174712X

18

IBM System Storage EXP2524 Express

174724X

9
* This refers the maximum number of enclosures supported connected to one ServeRAID M5025


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller offers an enterprise grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrates popular 6 Gbps SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure. In addition, M5016 comes with Flash-Backed cache offload, allowing clients to have extended-life cached data protection in their storage subsystem in the event of an unexpected power outage. This controller uses 1 GB of Flash-Backed cache with super-capacitor technology, eliminating the need for consumable batteries. In addition, it supports RAID 6 and 60, and self-encrypting drives as a standard feature. The purchase of additional feature keys is not required.

ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)
Figure 7. ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)

Table 12. ServeRAID M5016 ordering part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x90Y4304A2NF
ServeRAID M5016 Battery Tray88Y5874A39V


ServeRAID M5016 specifications

The ServeRAID M5016 adapter card has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz dual-core PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express x8 Gen 2 host interface
  • 1 GB of onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1333 MHz)
  • CacheVault technology to protect data in cache in case of critical power or server failure
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Connects to up to 128 SAS or SATA drives
  • Intermix of SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA drives in the same RAID array is not supported
  • Supports up to 64 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x is the next-generation 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 RAID controllers. The adapter has two internal mini-SAS connectors that can control up to 32 devices and supports global and dedicated hot-spare drives.

The ServeRAID M5015 controller delivers a full RAID 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 solution with 512 MB of cache and a standard battery backup unit (standard when ordering the option part number). With the attachment of the ServeRAID M5000 Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M5015 offers the option of RAID 6, RAID 60, and SED Encryption Key management.

IBM ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 8. IBM ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller with the battery backup unit attached

Table 13. ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller46M0829 (with battery)0093 (optional battery)
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key (RAID 6, 60; SED support)*46M09305106
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit46M09175744
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable68Y73965862
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key (FastPath; CacheCade; RAID 6, 60; SED support)*81Y4426A10C
* Note: The Advanced Feature Key and Performance Accelerator Key cannot be used at the same time. Only one key can be installed onto the RAID controller.

Included components:
  • The ServeRAID M5015 option part number 46M0829 includes the M5000 battery; however, the feature code 0093 does not contain the battery. Order feature code 5744 if you want to include the battery in the server configuration.
  • The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit option part number includes a battery but does not include the remote mount cable.
  • The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable is a 24-inch cable and enables the battery to be installed separately from the adapter. The cable is only required for certain systems.


ServeRAID M5015 specifications

The ServeRAID M5015 and ServeRAID M5014 adapter cards have the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • 512 MB onboard data cache (DDR2 running at 800 MHz)
  • Standard intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention (Note that when ordering the adapter using feature code 0093, the battery is not included and must be added using feature code 5744)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 (RAID 6 and 60 support with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key)
  • Connects to up to 32 SAS or SATA drives
  • SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA in the same RAID array is not supported
  • Supports up to 64 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Supports the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key, which enables the following features:
    • RAID levels 6 and 60
    • LSI SafeStore: Support for self-encrypting drive (SED) services, such as instant secure erase and local key management (which requires the use of self-encrypting drives)


ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key
Figure 9. ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key attached to the ServeRAID M5015 Controller


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x is a 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 RAID controller. The adapter has two internal mini-SAS connectors to control up to 32 devices and support global and dedicated hot-spare drives.

The ServeRAID M5014 controller delivers a full RAID 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 solution with 256 MB of cache and an optional battery. With the attachment of the ServeRAID M5000 Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M5014 offers the option of RAID 6, RAID 60, and SED Encryption Key management.

IBM ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 10. IBM ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller

Table 14. ServeRAID M5014 Controller part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller (optional battery)46M09163877
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key (RAID 6, 60; SED support)*46M09305106
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit46M09175744
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable68Y73965862
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key (FastPath; CacheCade; RAID 6, 60; SED support)*81Y4426A10C
* Note: The Advanced Feature Key and Performance Accelerator Key cannot be used at the same time. Only one key can be installed onto the RAID controller.

Included components:
  • The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit option part number includes a battery but does not include the remote mount cable.
  • The ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable is a 24-inch cable and enables the battery to be installed separately from the adapter. The cable is only required for certain systems.


ServeRAID M5014 specifications

The ServeRAID M5014 adapter card has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • 256 MB onboard data cache (DDR2 running at 800 MHz)
  • Optional intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 (RAID 6 and 60 support with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key)
  • Connects to up to 32 SAS or SATA drives
  • SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA in the same RAID array is not supported
  • Supports up to 64 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Supports the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key which enables the following features:
    • RAID levels 6 and 60
    • LSI SafeStore: Support for self-encrypting drive (SED) services, such as instant secure erase and local key management (which requires the use of self-encrypting drives)


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x is an entry-level 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 PCI Express 2.0 RAID controller. The adapter has two internal mini-SAS connectors to drive up to 32 devices and supports the same base RAID 0, 1, and 10 feature set and drivers as the M5000 series controllers.

With the attachment of the ServeRAID M1000 Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M1015 offers the option of RAID 5 and SED Encryption Key management, while still being sensitive to administrator cost concerns in an entry-level RAID environment. This RAID controller provides connectivity to internal direct-attach or expander-attached hard disk, solid-state, or self-encrypting drives.

ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 11. ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller

Table 15. ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller46M08310095
ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key (RAID 5, 50; SED support)46M08329749


ServeRAID M1015 Specifications

The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Supports SAS and SATA drives (but not in the same RAID volume)
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 10 (RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key)
  • Connects to up to 32 SAS or SATA drives
  • Supports up to 16 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 64 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Maximum stripe size: 64 KB (fixed)
  • Supports the optional M1000 Advanced Feature Key which enables the following features:
    • RAID levels 5 and 50
    • LSI SafeStore: Support for self-encrypting drive (SED) services, such as instant secure erase and local key management (which requires the use of self-encrypting drives)

ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key

Figure 12. ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key attached to the ServeRAID M1015 controller just above the heat sink


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2

The ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 (BR10il v2) offers a low-cost, enterprise-grade RAID solution for internal HDDs and integrates SAS technology into an organization's storage infrastructure. This controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 1E.

Intended specifically for the small to medium business (SMB) market, as well as departments of a large enterprise (LE), the solution is ideal for supporting server and workgroup applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required.

ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 (BR10il v2)
Figure 13. ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 (BR10il v2)

Table 16. ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v2 (BR10il v2) part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID BR10il SAS/SATA Controller v249Y47319742


ServeRAID BR10il v2 specifications

The ServeRAID BR10il v2 has the following specifications:
  • Form factor: Rectangular card with mini-PCIe connector
  • One internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x4 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1064e
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • Cache: None
  • Maximum stripe size: 64 KB (fixed)
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 1E
  • Max number of disks without a SAS expander: 4
  • Max number of disks with a SAS expander (where supported): 63
  • Max number of disks per logical volume: 14
  • Max number of logical volumes: 2


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID C100 and C105

The IBM ServeRAID C100 and ServeRAID C105 are integrated SATA controllers with software RAID capabilities. They are a cost-effective way to provide reliability, performance, and fault-tolerant disk subsystem management to help safeguard your valuable data and enhance availability.

The following figure shows a screenshot from the configuration utility for ServeRAID C100/C105 that displays information about the controller.

ServeRAID C100 configuration utility: Controller information
Figure 14. ServeRAID C100/C105 configuration utility: Controller information

The ServeRAID C100 and C105 are integrated SATA controllers that come standard with supported servers and cannot be ordered separately. The following table provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes for the additional options.

Table 17. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID C100 for IBM System xOnboardOnboard
ServeRAID C105 for IBM System xOnboardOnboard
ServeRAID C100 Series RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x-FoD*81Y4406A17U
8-Pack ServeRAID C105 Controller Enabler for IBM System x**90Y4349A2V7
* An FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C100 that enables support for RAID 5.
** An FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C105 that enables support for up to eight SATA HDDs.


ServeRAID C100 and C105 specifications

The following table lists specifications for the ServeRAID C100 and C105 controllers.

Table 18. ServeRAID C100 and C105 specifications
SpecificationC100 (System x M4 servers)C100 (System x M5 servers)C100 (nx460 M4) C105 (System x M4 servers) C105 (Blade servers)
Interface typeSATASATASATASATASATA
Number of portsUp to 6*Up to 6*4Up to 8**2
Port speed3 Gbps6 Gbps2x 3 Gbps, 2x 6 Gbps3 Gbps3 Gbps
Number of physical drives supported#Up to 4Up to 4Up to 4Up to 8**2
Number of virtual drives supportedUp to 8Up to 8Up to 8Up to 8Up to 8
Virtual drive size support> 2 TB> 2 TB> 2 TB> 2 TB> 2 TB
Stripe unit size64 KB fixed64 KB fixed64 KB fixed64 KB fixed64 KB fixed
RAID levels0, 1, 100, 1, 10, 5†0, 1, 100, 1, 100, 1, 10
SAS HDD supportNoNoNoNoNo
SATA HDD supportYesYesYesYesYes
SAS SSD supportNoNoNoNoNo
SATA SSD supportNoNoYesNoNo
Simple-swap supportYesYesYesYesNo
Hot-swap supportNoNoNoYesYes
Optical drive supportYesYesNoNoNo
Tape drive supportYesYesNoNoNo
Internal connector typeUp to six 7-pin L-shape SATAUp to six 7-pin L-shape SATA1x Mini-SAS2x Mini-SAS (SFF-8087) x42x Drive connectors
Supported serversx3100 M4, x3250 M4x3250 M5nx460 M4x3300 M4, x3530 M4, x3630 M4HS23E, x220
* Up to four ports are used to connect hard drives, and up to two ports are used to connect optical or tape drives (server dependent).
** Eight HDD support requires optional 8-pack Enabler Features on Demand (FoD) upgrade, 90Y4349.
# The maximum number of physical drives supported depends on the server model.
† RAID 5 support requires optional C100 Series RAID 5 FoD upgrade, 81Y4406.


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x

The N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x is an ideal solution for System x servers that require high-speed internal storage connectivity. This eight-port host bus adapter supports direct attachment to SAS and SATA internal HDDs and SSDs. With a low-profile form-factor design, the N2215 SAS/SATA HBA offers two x4 internal mini-SAS HD connectors.

N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
Figure 15. N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x

Table 19. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x47C8675A3YY


N2215 SAS/SATA HBA specifications

The N2215 SAS/SATA HBA has the following features and specifications:
  • LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps controller
  • PCI low profile, half-length - MD2 form factor
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports (support for 12, 6, or 3 Gbps SAS speeds and 6 or 3 Gbps SATA speeds)
  • Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
  • Two internal x4 HD Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8643)
  • Non-RAID (JBOD mode) support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs (RAID not supported)
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • High-performance IOPS LSI Fusion-MPT architecture
  • Advanced power management support
  • Support for SSP, SMP, STP, and SATA protocols
  • End-to-End CRC with Advanced Error Reporting
  • T-10 Protection Model for early detection of and recovery from data corruption
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking for EMI reductions


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

N2115 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x

The N2115 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x is an ideal solution for System x servers that require high-speed internal storage connectivity. This eight-port host bus adapter supports direct attachment to SAS and SATA internal HDDs and SSDs. With a low-profile form-factor design, the N2115 SAS/SATA HBA offers two x4 internal mini-SAS connectors.

N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
Figure 16. N2115 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x

Table 20. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
N2115 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x46C8988A3MW


N2115 SAS/SATA HBA specifications

The N2115 SAS/SATA HBA has the following features and specifications:
  • LSI SAS2308 6 Gbps I/O controller
  • PCI low profile, half-length - MD2 form factor
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports (support for 6, 3, or 1.5 Gbps speeds)
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Two internal x4 Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Non-RAID (JBOD mode) support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs (RAID not supported)
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • High-performance IOPS LSI Fusion-MPT architecture
  • Advanced power management support
  • Support for SSP, SMP, STP, and SATA protocols
  • End-to-End CRC with Advanced Error Reporting
  • T-10 Protection Model for early detection of and recovery from data corruption
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking for EMI reductions


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

IBM 6Gb SAS HBA

The IBM 6Gb SAS HBA is an economical storage enabler to attach RAID-capable external storage enclosures and provide 3 Gbps or 6 Gbps tape storage connectivity for data archiving applications to achieve a higher level of performance.

The PCIe small form-factor IBM 6Gb SAS HBA is based on the LSI SAS2008 controller and can handle medium to large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four internal SATA connectors.

IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter
Figure 17. IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter with the PCIe slot bracket removed

Table 21. IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter for System x46M09073875


IBM 6Gb SAS HBA specifications

The IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter has the following specifications:
  • One external SAS x4 connector (SFF-8088)
  • Four internal SATA x1 connectors (SFF-8087)
  • PCI Express x8 2.0 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI SAS2008
  • 6 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • MD2 small form factor
  • High performance I/O Processor: PowerPC 440 at 533 MHz
  • UEFI support
  • RAID levels : None (uses RAID as provided by external disk enclosures)
  • Maximum endpoint devices: 512
  • Power consumption: 13.5 W

For a list of supported tape drives and external disk enclosures, see the IBM 6Gb SAS HBA Product Guide:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0776.html

Note: The adapter does not support internal disk drives.


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA

The IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA is an ideal host bus adapter to connect to high-performance solid state drives. With a PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface, two SAS x4 SFF-8087 connectors, and a high performance PowerPC I/O processor, this HBA can support the bandwidth that solid state drives can generate.

IBM 6Gb SSD Host Bus Adapter
Figure 18. IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA

Table 22. IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA*46M09123876
* Formerly known as the IBM 6Gb SSD Host Bus Adapter for IBM System x

See the IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA Product Guide for a list of supported drives:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0744.html


IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA specifications

The IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA has the following specifications:
  • Two internal mini-SAS x4 connectors (SFF-8087)
  • PCI Express x8 2.0 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI SAS2008
  • 6 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • MD2 small form factor
  • High performance I/O Processor: PowerPC 440 at 533 MHz
  • uEFI support
  • RAID levels : None
  • Maximum endpoint devices: 256
  • Power consumption: 13.5 W


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller is a high-performance offering for IBM Flex System™ compute nodes. It enables a high-performance RAID solution composed of combinations of SAS or SATA drives or high-throughput solid-state drives (SSDs). The offering is designed around a base RAID adapter with a set of upgrades that are rich with features, designed to minimize parts-on-the-floor, optimized for storage performance, and consistent with existing industry-leading ServeRAID products.

The ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System is capable of delivering several focused solutions depending on business needs, offering two-drive HDD connectivity or support for up to eight 1.8-inch SSDs or combinations of HDDs and SSDs. Software upgrades include SSD performance features or an extra layer of redundancy with RAID 6. These solutions are realized by pairing M5115 with one or more available hardware kits and Feature-on-Demand license upgrades.

The following table provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 23. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberSystem x feature code
ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM Flex System90Y4390A2XW
Hardware enablement kits - IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex System x24090Y4342A2XX
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for x24090Y4341A2XY
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM Flex System x24090Y4391A2XZ
Hardware enablement kits - IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node
ServeRAID M5100 Series Enablement Kit for IBM Flex System x22090Y4424A35L
ServeRAID M5100 Series IBM Flex System Flash Kit for x22090Y4425A35M
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Expansion Kit for IBM Flex System x22090Y4426A35N
Feature on demand licenses (for both x240 and x220)
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex System90Y4410A2Y1
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Upgrade for IBM Flex System90Y4412A2Y2
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM Flex System90Y4447A36G


ServeRAID M5115 specifications

The ServeRAID M5115 has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz dual-core IBM PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 standard; support for RAID 6 and 60 with optional upgrade using 90Y4411
  • Optional onboard 1 GB data cache (DDR3 running at 1333 MHz) with optional flash backup (MegaRAID CacheVault technology) as part of the Enablement Kit 90Y4342
  • Support for SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs
  • Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs; mixing different types of drives in the same array (drive group) is not recommended
  • Support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore
  • Optional support for SSD performance acceleration with MegaRAID FastPath and SSD caching with MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 (90Y4447)
  • Support for up to 64 virtual drives, up to 128 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 32 physical drives per one drive group
  • Support for logical unit number (LUN) sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

Optional add-ons to the ServeRAID M5115 controller are RAID 6 support, SSD performance accelerator, and SSD caching enabler. The feature upgrades are as listed in the following table. These are all Feature on Demand (FoD) license upgrades.

Table 24. Supported upgrade features
Part numberDescription
90Y4410ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM Flex System
90Y4412ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Accelerator for IBM Flex System (MegaRAID FastPath)
90Y4447ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM Flex System (MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0)

These features are described as follows:
  • RAID 6 Upgrade (90Y4410)

    Adds support for RAID 6 and RAID 60. This is a Feature on Demand license.

  • Performance Accelerator (90Y4412)

    The Performance Accelerator for IBM Flex System (implemented using the LSI MegaRAID FastPath software) provides high-performance I/O acceleration for SSD-based virtual drives by using an extremely low-latency I/O path to increase the maximum I/O per second (IOPS) capability of the controller. This feature boosts the performance of applications with a highly random data storage access pattern, such as transactional databases. Part number 90Y4412 is a Feature on Demand license.

  • SSD Caching Enabler for traditional hard drives (90Y4447)

    The SSD Caching Enabler for IBM Flex System (implemented using the LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0) is designed to accelerate the performance of hard disk drive (HDD) arrays with only an incremental investment in solid-state drive (SSD) technology. The feature enables the SSDs to be configured as a dedicated cache to help maximize the I/O performance for transaction-intensive applications, such as databases and web serving. The feature tracks data storage access patterns and identifies the most frequently accessed data. The hot data is then automatically stored on the SSDs that are assigned as a dedicated cache pool on the ServeRAID controller. Part number 90Y4447 is a Feature on Demand license. This feature requires at least one SSD drive be installed.



Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID H1135 SAS/SATA Controller

The IBM ServeRAID H1135 controller enables you to use RAID technology to manage hard disk drive configurations and integrate Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology into your storage infrastructure. You can install the optional IBM ServeRAID H1135 controller in an IBM Flex System x220 compute node or an IBM BladeCenter® HS23E blade server.

The following table provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 25. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
DescriptionPart numberSystem x feature code
ServeRAID H1135 Controller for IBM Flex System and BladeCenter90Y4750A1XJ


ServeRAID H1135 specifications

The ServeRAID H1135 Controller has the following specifications:
  • Based on the LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps SAS 4-port controller
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • CIOv form factor
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 host interface
  • Two SAS ports routed internally to the two hot-swap drive bays
  • Two SAS ports routed externally to the chassis I/O bays 3 and 4
  • Support for SAS/SATA HDD and SSD drives
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10, and non-RAID
  • Support for up to two RAID volumes
  • Support for up to 10 drives in one RAID volume
  • Support up to 14 volume drives, including up to two hot-spare drives
  • Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB
  • Fixed stripe size of 64 KB
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Support for MegaRAID Storage Manager management software
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP3000, EXP2512, and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures
  • Supports connectivity to the BladeCenter S disk storage modules (via SAS Connectivity Modules or SAS RAID Controller Modules), tape drives, and external storage systems
  • Supports operations as a RAID controller for the internal drives and as an HBA for the external storage at the same time


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

Supported servers

The following tables list supported IBM System x, iDataPlex, BladeCenter and Flex System servers.

Table 26. Supported IBM System x servers (Part 1)
Server
M5025
M5016
M5015
M5014
M1015
BR10il v2
6Gb SAS
6Gb SSD
x3100 M4
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
x3200 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3200 M3
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
x3250 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3250 M3
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
x3250 M4
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
x3250 M5
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3300 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3350
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3400
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3400 M2
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
x3400 M3
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
x3500
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3500 M2
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
x3500 M3
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
x3500 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3530 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3550
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3550 M2
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
x3550 M3
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
x3550 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3620 M3
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
x3630 M3
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
x3630 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3650
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3650 M2
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
x3650 M3
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
x3650 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
x3650 M4 HD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3690 X5
Y
Y*
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
x3750 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3755 M3
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
x3850 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3950 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3850 X5
Y
Y*
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
x3950 X5
Y
Y*
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
* Supported for Intel Xeon E7 family-based eX5 servers, requires optional M5016 Battery Tray (88Y5874).

Table 26. Supported IBM System x servers (Part 2)
Server
M5210
M5210e
M5120
M5110
M5110e
M1115
H1110
C105
C100
N2215
N2115
x3100 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
x3200 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3200 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3250 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3250 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3250 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
x3250 M5
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
x3300 M4
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
x3350
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3400
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3400 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3400 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3500
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3500 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3500 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3500 M4
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3530 M4
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
x3550
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3550 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3550 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3550 M4
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3620 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3630 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3630 M4
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
x3650
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3650 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3650 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
x3650 M4
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
x3650 M4 HD
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
x3690 X5
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
x3750 M4
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
x3755 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3850 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3950 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
x3850 X5
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
x3950 X5
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y

Table 27. Supported IBM iDataPlex and NeXtScale servers (Part 1)
Server
M5025
M5016
M5015
M5014
M1015
B5015
BR10il v2
6Gb SAS
6Gb SSD
dx320
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx340
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx360
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx360 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx360 M3
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
dx360 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
nx360 M4
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

Table 27. Supported IBM iDataPlex and NeXtScale servers (Part 2)
Server
M5210
M5210e
M5120
M5110
M5110e
M1115
H1110
C105
C100
N2215
N2115
dx320
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx340
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx360
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx360 M2
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
dx360 M3
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
dx360 M4
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
nx360 M4
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y

Table 28. Supported IBM BladeCenter servers
Server
M5115
H1135
C105
HS12 (8028)
N
N
N
HS22 (7870)
N
N
N
HS22V (7871)
N
N
N
HS23 (7875)
N
N
N
HS23E (8038)
N
Y
Y
HX5 (7872)
N
N
N
HX5 (7873)
N
N
N
PS700/PS701/PS702 (8406)
N
N
N
PS703/PS704 (7891)
N
N
N

Table 29. Supported IBM Flex System servers
Server
M5115
H1135
C105
x220
Y
Y
Y
x240
Y
N
N
p24L
N
N
N
p260
N
N
N
p460
N
N
N

See the IBM ServerProven Web site for the latest information about the adapters supported by each System x server model: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.

Feature comparison

The following tables compare features of the ServeRAID controllers.

Table 30. Feature comparison: ServeRAID controllers for System x and iDataPlex servers (Part 1)
Feature
M5025
M5016
M5015
M5014
M1015
BR10il v2
6Gb SAS
6Gb SSD
Port interface
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
Port speed, Gbps
6
6
6
6
6
3
6
6
Number of ports
8
8
8
8
8
4
8
8
PCIe spec
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.0
2.0
2.0
PCIe lanes
x8
x8
x8
x8
x8
x4
x8
x8
Int. connectors
0
2
2
2
2
1
4
2
Ext. connectors
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
SAS controller
LSI SAS
2108
LSI SAS
2208
LSI SAS
2108
LSI SAS
2108
LSI SAS
2008
LSI SAS
1064
LSI SAS
2008
LSI SAS
2008
Cache (MB)#
512
1024
512
256
None
None
None
None
Battery backup
Y
N
Y
Opt
N
N
N
N
Flash backup
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Data encryption
Opt
Y
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
Max stripe size (KB) (F=fixed)
1024
1024
1024
1024
64
64-F
N/A
N/A
Mixing SAS & SATA‡
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
SSD support
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Tape support
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Max volumes
64
64
64
64
16
2
N/A
N/A
Max volume size
64TB
64TB
64TB
64TB
64TB
Y
N/A
N/A
UEFI support
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Patrol read (data scrubbing)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Consistency check
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Online RAID Level Migration†
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Online Capacity Expansion
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
AutoSync (auto-rebuild)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Copyback§
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N/A
N/A
FastPath
Opt
N
Opt
Opt
N
N
N/A
N/A
CacheCade
Opt
N
Opt
Opt
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-0
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
RAID-1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
RAID-1E
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N/A
N/A
RAID-5
Y
Y
Y
Y
Opt
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-6
Opt
Y
Opt
Opt
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-10
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-50
Y
Y
Y
Y
Opt
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-60
Opt
Y
Opt
Opt
N
N
N/A
N/A
# Opt=optional
‡ Requires that the server also supports the mixing of SAS & SATA drives.
† Online RAID Level Migration (RLM) is also known as Logical Drive Migration (LDM).
§ Copyback is also known as Revertible Hot Spare.

Table 30. Feature comparison: ServeRAID controllers for System x and iDataPlex servers (Part 2)
Feature
M5210
M5210e
M5120
M5110
M5110e
M1115
H1110
C105
C100
N2215
N2115
Port interface
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SATA
SATA
SAS
SAS
Port speed, Gbps
12
12
6
6
6
6
6
3
3
12
6
Number of ports
8
8
8
8
8
8
4
8
Up to 6
8
8
PCIe spec
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.0
2.0
N/A
N/A
3.0
3.0
PCIe lanes
x8
x8
x8
x8
x8
x8
x4
N/A
N/A
x8
x8
Int. connectors
2
2
0
2
2
2
2
2
Up to 6
2
2
Ext. connectors
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SAS controller
LSI SAS
3108
LSI SAS
3108
LSI SAS
2208
LSI SAS
2208
LSI SAS
2208
LSI SAS
2008
LSI SAS
2004
None
None
LSI SAS
3008
LSI SAS
2308
Cache (MB)#
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
None
None
None
None
None
None
Battery backup
None
None
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N
N
N
Flash backup
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N
N
N
Data encryption
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N
N
Max stripe size (KB) (F=fixed)
1024
1024
1024
1024
1024
64
64-F
64-F
64-F
N/A
N/A
Mixing SAS & SATA‡
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
SSD support
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Tape support
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Max volumes
64
64
64
64
64
16
2
8
8
N/A
N/A
Max volume size
64TB
64TB
64TB
64TB
64TB
64TB
16TB
>2TB
>2TB
N/A
N/A
UEFI support
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Patrol read (data scrubbing)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Consistency check
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Online RAID Level Migration†
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
Online Capacity Expansion
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N/A
N/A
AutoSync (auto-rebuild)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
Copyback§
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
FastPath
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
CacheCade
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-0
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
RAID-1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
RAID-1E
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-5
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-6
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-10
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
N/A
RAID-50
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
RAID-60
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
Opt
N
N
N
N/A
N/A
# Opt=optional
‡ Requires that the server also supports the mixing of SAS & SATA drives.
† Online RAID Level Migration (RLM) is also known as Logical Drive Migration (LDM).
§ Copyback is also known as Revertible Hot Spare.

Table 31. Feature comparison: ServeRAID controllers for BladeCenter and Flex System servers
Feature
M5115
H1135
C105
Port interface
SAS
SAS
SATA
Port speed, Gbps
6
6
3
Number of ports
8
4
2
PCIe spec
3.0
2.0
N/A
PCIe lanes
x8
x4
N/A
Int. connectors
2
0
2
Ext. connectors
0
0
0
SAS controller
LSI SAS
2208
LSI SAS
2004
None
Cache (MB)#
Opt
None
None
Battery backup
N
N
N
Flash backup
Opt
N
N
Data encryption
Opt
N
N
Max stripe size (KB) (F=fixed)
1024
64-F
64-F
Mixing SAS & SATA‡
Y
Y
N
SSD support
Y
Y
N
Tape support
N
N
N
Max volumes
64
2
8
Max volume size
64TB
>2TB
>2TB
UEFI support
Y
Y
Y
Patrol read (data scrubbing)
Y
Y
Y
Consistency check
Y
Y
Y
Online RAID Level Migration†
Y
N
N
Online Capacity Expansion
Y
Y
N
AutoSync (auto-rebuild)
Y
Y
Y
Copyback§
Y
N
N
FastPath
Opt
N
N
CacheCade
Opt
N
N
RAID-0
Y
Y
Y
RAID-1
Y
Y
Y
RAID-1E
N
Y
N
RAID-5
Y
N
N
RAID-6
Opt
N
N
RAID-10
Y
Y
Y
RAID-50
Y
N
N
RAID-60
Opt
N
N
# Opt=optional
‡ Requires that the server also supports the mixing of SAS & SATA drives.
* The ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller does not support the use of SATA or SSD drives on the blade.
† Online RAID Level Migration (RLM) is also known as Logical Drive Migration (LDM).
§ Copyback is also known as Revertible Hot Spare.

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