ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA Controllers for IBM System x

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Abstract

The IBM® ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA controllers are part of the IBM ServeRAID M Series family of products 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. While M5110 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, M5110e comes integrated with the IBM System x3650 M4 and x3750 M4 (8722) servers. These adapters also share a common set of upgrades, simplifying inventory management.

Changes in the May 8 update:
* Clarified SSD support for CacheCade

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e 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. While M5110 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, M5110e comes integrated with the IBM System x3650 M4 and x3750 M4 (8722) servers. These adapters also share a common set of upgrades, simplifying inventory management.

Figure 1 shows the ServeRAID M5110 Controller with optional cache installed.

ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)
Figure 1. ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller (with optional cache installed)

Did you know

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA 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. A portfolio of building blocks allows clients to design around a bottom-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.

Part number information

Table 1 provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

DescriptionPart numberFeature code
Base controller
ServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System xOnboardOnboard
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x81Y4481A347
Cache upgrades and battery kit
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 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade47C8670A4G6
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x81Y4508A22E
Features on Demand (FoD) upgrades
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x81Y4544A1X2
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

The ServeRAID M5110 option part number includes the following items:
  • One ServeRAID M5110 adapter card
  • Full-height (3U) bracket
  • Low-profile (2U) bracket
  • Warranty Flyer
  • ServeRAID M Documentation CD
  • Important Notices Flyer

The ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache Upgrade option part number includes the following items:
  • Cache module
  • Important Notices Flyer
  • Warranty Flyer
  • ServeRAID M Documentation CD

The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit option part number includes the following items:
  • Battery
  • Two battery cables (0.5 m and 0.95 m)
  • Important Notices Flyer
  • Lithium Battery Handling Statement
  • Warranty Flyer
  • ServeRAID M Documentation CD

ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB Flash Upgrade option part numbers include the following items:
  • Cache module
  • Flash power module
  • Two power module cables
  • Important Notices Flyer
  • Warranty Flyer
  • ServeRAID M Documentation CD

ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade, RAID 6 Upgrade, SSD Performance Accelerator, and SSD Caching Enabler option part numbers include the following items:
  • M5100 Series upgrade authorization key
  • Feature Activation Instructions

Figure 2 shows the flash-backed cache module, power module, and power cable.

Flash-backed cache module, power module, and power cable
Figure 2. Flash-backed cache module, power module, and power cable

Features

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA controllers have the following standard features:

  • Auto-resume on array rebuild or array reconstruction after the loss of system power

    Auto-resume uses non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) to save the rebuild progress during a host reboot or power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint. Auto-resume ensures that data integrity is maintained throughout the process. The card supports a number of features that are able to be implemented without rebooting the server. Applications, such as email and web server, benefit from avoiding downtime during the transition.

  • Online Capacity Expansion

    Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) allows the capacity of a virtual disk to be expanded by adding new physical disks or making use of unused space on existing disks, without requiring a reboot.

  • Online RAID Level Migration

    Online RAID Level Migration, which is also known as logical drive migration, provides the ability to migrate a virtual disk from any RAID level to any other RAID level without requiring a reboot. System availability and application functionality remain unaffected.

  • Fast initialization for quick array setup

    Fast initialization quickly writes zeros to the first and last sectors of the virtual drive. This feature allows you to immediately start writing data to the virtual drive while the initialization is running in the background.

  • Consistency check for background data integrity

    Consistency check verifies that all stripes in a virtual disk with a redundant RAID level are consistent. The consistency check will mirror data when an inconsistent stripe is detected for a RAID 1 and recreate the parity from the peer disks in the case of a RAID 5 or RAID 6. Consistency checks can be scheduled to take place periodically.

  • Extensive online configuration options and advanced monitoring and event notification

    Management tools provide convenience for the configuration of logical volumes and alerting when errors have occurred or are about to occur.

  • Patrol read for media scanning and repairing

    Patrol read is a background sentry service designed to pro-actively discover and correct media defects (bad sectors) that arise normally as a disk drive ages. The service issues a series of verify commands, and if a bad block is discovered, the card's firmware uses RAID algorithms to recreate the missing data and remap the sector to a good sector. The task is interruptible based on controller activity and host operations. The firmware also provides an interface where the patrol read task can be initiated, set up for continuous operation, and terminated from a management application. Patrol read can be activated by a manual command or automatically.

  • Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support

    A hot spare rebuilds data from all virtual disks within the disk group in which it is configured. ServeRAID provides the ability to define a physical disk as a hot spare to replace a failed drive. Hot spares can be configured as either global or dedicated. A global hot spare allows any physical drive to be designated as a hot spare. A dedicated hot spare allows the user to assign a hot spare drive to a particular array of the same drive type.

  • Single controller multipathing (failover) I/O load balancing

    The ServeRAID's firmware detects and uses multiple paths from the controllers to the SAS drives that are in enclosures. With redundant paths to the same port of a device, if one path fails, another path can be used to communicate between the controller and the drive. Using multiple paths with load balancing, instead of a single path, can increase reliability through redundancy.

  • WebBIOS configuration utility for pre-boot array configuration and management

    WebBIOS is a utility that is built into the ServeRAID controller that allows you to configure drive groups and logical drives before installing or booting the operating system.

  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

    MegaRAID Storage Manager is an easy-to-use advanced RAID management application that is used across the entire family of ServeRAID M controllers. It allows you to configure, monitor, and maintain drive groups, virtual drives, and advanced features with an intuitive GUI, reducing administrative efforts and simplifying troubleshooting.


The following features are optional and require the respective upgrade to be purchased:
  • Support for RAID levels 6 and 60 with M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade (81Y4546)
  • MegaRAID SafeStore support for self-encrypting drive (SED) services

    MegaRAID SafeStore encryption services offer instant secure erase and local key management for self-encrypting drives. This technology represents a significant step forward in securing data on a disk drive from any unauthorized access or modification resulting from theft, loss, or repurposing of drives. Instant secure erase permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning SEDs. SafeStore local key management provides the necessary management and protection of SEDs using a simple pass phrase, security key identifier, and security key file that can be set and applied to all SEDs assigned to a ServeRAID adapter. This feature removes the complexity of managing each SED’s unique encryption key, and it essentially relieves the administrator of most of the daily tasks of securing data. The SafeStore is part of any RAID 5 upgrade that is available: 81Y4544, 81Y4484, 81Y4487, 81Y4559, or 47C8670.

  • MegaRAID flash cache protection

    MegaRAID flash cache protection uses NAND flash memory powered by a supercapacitor to protect data stored in the controller cache. This module eliminates the need for a lithium-ion battery commonly used to protect DRAM cache memory on PCI RAID controllers. To avoid the possibility of data loss or corruption during a power or server failure, flash cache protection technology transfers the contents of the DRAM cache to NAND flash using power from the flash power module. After the power is restored to the RAID controller, flash cache protection technology transfers the contents of the NAND flash back to the DRAM, which will eventually be flushed to disk.

  • MegaRAID FastPath SSD performance acceleration

    MegaRAID FastPath software provides high-performance I/O acceleration for SSD-based virtual drives by exploiting 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. The feature is activated by enabling M5100 Series Performance Accelerator (90Y4273).

  • MegaRAID CacheCade SSD caching for traditional hard drives

    MegaRAID CacheCade read/write software is designed to accelerate the performance of hard disk drive (HDD) arrays with only an incremental investment in solid-state drive (SSD) technology. The software enables SSDs to be configured as a dedicated pool of controller cache to help maximize the I/O performance for transaction-intensive applications, such as databases and web serving. CacheCade software tracks data storage access patterns and identifies the most frequently accessed data. The hot data is then automatically stored on the solid-state storage devices that are assigned as a dedicated cache pool on a ServeRAID controller with the M5100 Series SSD Caching feature (90Y4318) enabled.


Note: Not all SSDs support the CacheCade feature. For details, refer to the following web page: https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5094754

Technical 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, 1 GB, or 2 GB with flash backup (MegaRAID flash cache protection 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
  • 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
  • Support for Integrated MegaRAID (iMR) mode (no cache memory upgrades installed) or MegaRAID (MR) mode (requires 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB cache memory upgrade)
    • iMR mode (no cache memory upgrades installed) supports:
      • 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 FoD 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 (512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB cache memory upgrade required) supports:
      • 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

Feature upgrade matrix

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e provide support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 as standard capabilities. Additional functional upgrades optionally are available to expand the standard capabilities. Some upgrades do not depend on other upgrades and can be applied to "out-of-the-box" controllers (we call them primary upgrades). Certain upgrades cannot be applied to "out-of-the-box" controllers and require that other upgrades are enabled before applying these upgrades (we call them secondary upgrades). There are two types of available upgrades: hardware (HW) and Feature on Demand (FoD). Hardware upgrades contain physical parts (for example, cache module or battery). FoD upgrades are software licenses. The following table lists the available primary upgrades, their capabilities, and types.

Table 2. ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e primary upgrades and their features

Feature
RAID 5, 50SED512 MB
DDR3
cache
1 GB
DDR3
cache
2 GB
DDR3
cache
Flash-
backed
cache
Option descriptionPart numberType
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4544FoD
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4484HW
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4487HW
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade81Y4559HW
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade47C8670HW
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes

The following table shows the secondary upgrades, their capabilities, types, and dependencies. The primary feature upgrades, on which the secondary upgrades depend, are listed in their respective columns. "Required" means that the primary upgrade listed in the column must be enabled before enabling the secondary feature listed in that particular row.

Table 3. ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e secondary upgrades, their features, and dependencies
Primary
feature upgrades

Secondary
feature upgrades
Option description
Zero
Cache/
RAID 5
512 MB
Cache/
RAID 5
512 MB
Flash/
RAID 5
1 GB
Flash/
RAID 5
2 GB
Flash/
RAID 5
Part number
81Y454481Y448481Y448781Y455947C8670
Upgrade type
FoDHWHWHWHW
FeatureOption descriptionPart numberType
Battery-backed
cache
Battery Kit81Y4508HW
No support
Required
No support
No support
No support
RAID 6, 60RAID 6 Upgrade81Y4546FoD
No support
Required
Required
Required
Required
FastPathSSD Performance Accelerator90Y4273FoD
No support
Required
Required
Required
Required
CacheCadeSSD Caching Enabler90Y4318FoD
No support
Required
Required
Required
Required

Supported servers

The following table lists the compatibility information for the ServeRAID M5110e and M5110 controllers and IBM System x and IBM iDataPlex® servers.

12 Gb SAS/SATA support: M5110 and M5110e controllers do not support 12 Gb SAS/SATA internal storage expansion options that can be installed in x3500 M4, x3550 M4, and x3650 M4 servers.

Table 4. System x and iDataPlex compatibility (Part 1)

Part
number
Description
x3100 M4 (2582)
x3250 M4 (2583)
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3690 X5 (7147)
x3750 M4 (8722)
x3850 X5 (7143)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
OnboardServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
81Y4481ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4544ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4484ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4487ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4559ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
47C8670ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
81Y4508ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4546ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
90Y4273ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
90Y4318ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y


Table 4. System x and iDataPlex compatibility (Part 2)
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
OnboardServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
Y
N
N
N
81Y4481ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
81Y4544ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
81Y4484ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
81Y4487ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
81Y4559ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
47C8670ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y4508ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
81Y4546ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
90Y4273ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
90Y4318ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N


For more information about the System x servers that support each adapter, see the IBM ServerProven® website:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Supported drives

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA controllers support the drives that are supported in the servers listed in Table 4. The maximum number of drives that can be connected to the RAID controller is limited by the maximum number of internal drive bays for a supported server.

Supported 2.5" simple-swap hard disk drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 5. Supported 2.5" simple-swap hard disk drives

Part numberProduct description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SAS
90Y8935IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y1996IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
90Y8895IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y1991IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
81Y9674IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
90Y8890IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AD107IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2SS Hybrid
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
49Y2027IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
49Y2022IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF NHS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9654IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
00AD080IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
NL SATA
81Y9734IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
81Y9738IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
81Y9742IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y


Supported 2.5" hot-swap hard disk drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 6. Supported 2.5" hot-swap hard disk drives
Part numberProduct description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SAS
90Y8926IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8944IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
42D0677IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8877IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8913IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
42D0637IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9670IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AD102IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
90Y8872IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8908IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y2003IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9662IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
81Y9650IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AD075IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
00AD085IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
NL SAS
90Y8953IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
42D0707IBM 500GB 7200 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9690IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
NL SATA
81Y9722IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
81Y9726IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
81Y9730IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N


Supported 3.5" hot-swap hard disk drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 7. Supported 3.5" hot-swap hard disk drives
Part numberProduct description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SAS
49Y6092IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
44W2234IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6097IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
44W2239IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6102IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
44W2244IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
NL SAS
90Y8567IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
42D0777IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8572IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
00W1533IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
42D0767IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8577IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
81Y9758IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6210IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
00W1543IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
49Y6205IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
NL SATA
81Y9786IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
39M4530500GB 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9790IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
43W7626IBM Server 1TB 7200 SATA 3.5'' HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9794IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
42D0782IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9798IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
81Y9774IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6002IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
49Y6185IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

Supported 3.5" simple-swap hard disk drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 8. Supported 3.5" simple-swap hard disk drives
Part
number
Product description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
NL SATA
81Y9802IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
39M4514500GB 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9806IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
43W7622IBM 1TB 7.2K SATA 3.5" Simple-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9810IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
42D0787IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9814IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
81Y9778IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6012IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
49Y6190IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N


Supported 1.8-inch solid-state drives (SSDs) and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 9. Supported 1.8"-inch solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SATA
49Y5834IBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
00W1222IBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00W1227IBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y5993IBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00W1120IBM 100GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6119IBM 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6124IBM 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ040S3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
00AJ045S3500 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ050S3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8366S3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8371S3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N

Supported 2.5-inch hot-swap solid-state drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 10. Supported 2.5"-inch hot-swap solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SAS
49Y6129IBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6134IBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6139IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6195IBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
SATA
00W1125IBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y5839IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8648IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8643IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y5844IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ000S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ005S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ010S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ015S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8331S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8336S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8341S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N


Supported 2.5-inch simple-swap solid-state drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 11. Supported 2.5"-inch simple-swap solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SAS
49Y6144IBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
49Y6149IBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
49Y6154IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
49Y6200IBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
SATA
00W1130IBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
49Y5849IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
90Y8668IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
90Y8663IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
49Y5854IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
00AJ020S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
00AJ025S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
00AJ030S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
00AJ035S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
41Y8351S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
41Y8356S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
41Y8361S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y


Supported 3.5-inch hot-swap solid-state drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

Table 12. Supported 3.5"-inch hot-swap solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8722)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
SAS
00W1306IBM 200GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1311IBM 400GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1316IBM 800GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
SATA
00W1286IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1291IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1296IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1301IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N

Supported operating systems

The ServeRAID M5110 and M5110e SAS/SATA Controllers support the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • 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
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • 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
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1

See the IBM ServerProven® website for the latest information about the specific versions and service levels supported and any other prerequisites:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml

Warranty

The ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller carries a 1-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported System x server, the adapter assumes your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.



Physical specifications

The ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller has the following physical specifications:

Dimensions (approximate):
  • Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.)
  • Width: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Depth: 168 mm (6.6 in.)
  • Weight: 77 g (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions (approximate):
  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in.)
  • Width: 143.0 mm (5.6 in.)
  • Depth: 238 mm (9.4 in.)
  • Weight: 222 g (0.5 lb)

Operating environment

The ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller is supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature:
    • 10 to 35 degrees C (50 to 95 F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10 to 32 degrees C (50 to 90 F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

Agency approvals

The adapter conforms to the following standards:

  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN60950 / CE
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • IEC 950 CB Scheme
  • FCC Part 15 Class A, and Class B
  • UL 1950
  • CSA C22.2 950-95
  • VCCI
  • NZ AS3548 / C-tick
  • RRL for MIC (KCC)
  • BSMI
  • UL 94-/V

Related publications and links

For more information, see the following documents:


Special Notices

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06 March 2012

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