ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x

IBM Redbooks Product Guide


Abstract

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.

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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. Figure 1 shows the adapter.

ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
Figure 1. ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x

Did you know

6 Gbps SAS 2.0 technology has been introduced to address data off-load bottlenecks in the direct-access storage environment. This new throughput doubles the transfer rate of the previous generation. SAS 2.0 is designed for backward compatibility with 3 Gbps SAS as well as with 3 Gbps SATA hard drives.

Hardware RAID offers better reliability, performance, and lower CPU utilization in server environments compared to software RAID implementations.


Part number information

Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x81Y4492A1XL

The ServeRAID H1110 option part number includes the following items:
  • One ServeRAID H1110 adapter card (without brackets)
  • One full-height (3U) bracket
  • One low-profile (2U) bracket
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Warranty Flyer
  • IBM Important Notices Document
  • Documentation CD


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


Features

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following features:
  • Resynchronization with Concurrent Host I/O Operation:

    Host's I/O operations are not halted when the volume is re-synchronized because of a hot-spare activation or disk replacement, thereby avoiding downtime.

  • Online Capacity Expansion for Integrated Mirroring (RAID 1) volumes:

    Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) allows the capacity of a two-drive integrated mirroring volume (RAID 1) to be expanded by replacing existing physical disks with larger capacity disks without disrupting volume operations.

  • Write Journaling for data integrity:

    Write Journaling is used to verify that the disks in a mirrored volume are synchronized. It automatically synchronizes potentially inconsistent data after the unexpected loss of electrical power.

  • Background initialization for quick volume setup:

    Background initialization allows host I/O operations on a newly created mirrored volume without waiting for the process of copying data from the primary disks to secondary disks to complete.

  • Consistency Check for background data integrity:

    Consistency Check verifies that all data on the primary and secondary disks in a mirrored volume are identical.

  • Global Hot Spare support:

    A hot spare rebuilds data from a failed drive in an integrated volume that supports data redundancy. ServeRAID provides the ability to define a physical disk as a global hot spare to replace a failed drive. A global hot spare allows any physical drive to be designated as a hot spare for all configured integrated volumes.




Supported servers

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter is supported on the IBM System x servers that are listed in Table 2.

Table 2. Supported System x servers

Device

Part number

x3100 M3

x3200 M3

x3250 M3



x3550 M3

x3620 M3

x3630 M3

x3650 M3

x3690 X5

x3755 M3

x3850 X5

ServeRAID H1110

81Y4492

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

N
Note: This adapter is not supported on older servers that are not listed in the table 2.

See IBM ServerProven for the latest information about the System x servers that support each adapter: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Supported disk drives

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter supports both simple-swap and hot-swap disk drives. The card supports SAS and SATA disk drives. SATA solid state drives (SSDs) are also supported; however, this adapter is not performance optimized for SSDs. The maximum quantity of drives supported by ServeRAID H1110 is four. Refer to the "Internal Disk Storage Options" section of the related IBM Redbooks at-a-glance guide for each supported server:

Table 3 lists currently available disk drives that can be used with the ServeRAID H1110 adapter if they are supported in a particular server. The encryption feature of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) is not supported by ServeRAID H1110.

Table 3. Supported hard disk drives
Part numberDescription
3.5" Simple-Swap SATA HDDs
39M4508250GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II
43W7750IBM 250GB SATA 3.5" SS HDD
39M4514 500GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II
None*IBM Server 1TB 7200 SATA 3.5" Simple-Swap HDD
42D0787IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
3.5" Hot-Swap SATA HDD
39M4526250GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II
43W7754IBM 250GB SATA 3.5" HS HDD
39M4530 500GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II
43W7626 IBM 1TB 7200 SATA 3.5" HS HDD
42D0782IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
81Y9774IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HS HDD
3.5" Hot-Swap SAS HDDs
44W2234IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
44W2239IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
44W2244IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
42D0777IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
42D0767IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
81Y9758IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
2.5" Hot-Swap SAS HDDs
42D0672IBM 73GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5” SFF Slim-HS HDD
42D0632IBM 146GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
42D0677IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
44W2294IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED
42D0637IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
44W2264IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED
42D0707500GB 7200 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
49Y2003IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
81Y9690IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
2.5" Hot-Swap SATA HDDs
42D0747IBM 160GB 7200 NL SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
81Y9722IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
81Y9726IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
42D0752 IBM 500GB 7200 NL SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
81Y9730IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
2.5" Hot-Swap SATA Solid state drives
43W7714 IBM 50 GB SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS High IOPS SSD
2.5" Simple-Swap SATA Solid state drives
None*50 GB Simple-Swap SATA SSD
* This drive is only available through configure-to-order (CTO) or special bid.

Operating environment

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following dimensions:
  • Height: 17 mm (0.67 in)
  • Width: 64 mm (2.54 in)
  • Depth: 79 mm (3.12 in)
  • Weight: 47 g (0.11 lb)

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following shipping dimensions:
  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in)
  • Width: 143 mm (5.63 in)
  • Depth: 238 mm (9.38 in)
  • Weight: 222 g (0.49 lb)

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter is supported in the following environment:
  • Temperature:
    • 10 to 35° C (50 to 95° F) at 0 to 914m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10 to 32° C (50 to 90° F) at 914 to 2133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)


Regulatory Compliance

The ServeRAID H1110 conforms to the following international standards:
  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN60950 / CE
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • IEC 950 CB Scheme
  • FCC Class A
  • UL 1950
  • CSA C22.2 950-95
  • VCCI
  • NZ AS3548 / C-tick
  • RRL for MIC (KCC)
  • BSMI
  • UL 94-/V


Warranty

One-year limited warranty. When installed on a System x server, these cards assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade. Batteries for System x RAID adapters always have a one-year limited warranty.


Supported operating systems

The ServeRAID H1110 supports the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition x64
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition x64
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Workgroup Edition x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition with Xen
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.0
  • VMware ESXi 4.1

See the IBM ServerProven website for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Click System x servers, then Disk controllers to see the support matrix. Click the check mark that is associated with the System x server in question to see the details of the operating system support.


Related publications

For more information, refer to the following documents:

Special Notices

This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.

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