ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x

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Abstract

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM® System x® is a part of the 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. The M1215 offers a low-cost internal RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features on Demand (FoD) license upgrade. The M1215 provides two internal mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates.

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Introduction

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM® System x® is a part of the 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. The M1215 offers a low-cost internal RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features on Demand (FoD) license upgrade. The M1215, shown in Figure 1, provides two internal mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates.

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 1. ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller

Did you know?

The M1215 is an entry-level internal data storage solution that provides hardware RAID capabilities and advanced features, such as online capacity expansion and RAID-level migration. The optional RAID 5 upgrade and support for self encrypting drives no longer requires a hardware key because the upgrade functionality is implemented through Features on Demand (FoD) software licenses.

With increased demand for performance and advanced features, the M1215 provides a seamless migration path to the full-featured RAID controllers, such as the ServeRAID M5210. The information about existing arrays can be recognized and imported into the new controller without any reconfiguration.

Rigorous testing of the M1215 by IBM through the IBM ServerProven® program ensures a high degree of confidence in storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing an additional peace of mind, this controller is covered under IBM warranty.

Part number information

Table 1 provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

DescriptionPart numberFeature code
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x46C9114A45W
ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems-FoD00AE930A5H5

The ServeRAID M1215 option part number includes the following items:
  • One ServeRAID M1215 adapter card with full-height (3U) bracket attached
  • Low-profile (2U) bracket
  • Warranty Flyer
  • ServeRAID M Documentation CD
  • Important Notices Flyer

The ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade option part number includes the following items:
  • M1200 Series upgrade authorization key
  • Feature Activation Instructions

Features

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following standard features:

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

    Auto-resume uses non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) to save rebuild progress during a host reboot or power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint. Auto-resume ensures that data integrity is maintained through 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 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 (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 zeroes 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 will recreate the parity from the peer disks in the case of a RAID 5. 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 proactively 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 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.

  • Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) configuration utility for pre-boot array configuration and management

    HII is a utility 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 purchase of an additional upgrade:
  • RAID 5, 50 support with Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (part number 00AE930)
  • 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. 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 essentially, it relieves the administrator of most of the daily tasks of securing data. The SafeStore feature is a part of a RAID 5 upgrade (part number 00AE930).


Technical specifications

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor
  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two internal mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8643)
  • Supports 12, 6, and 3 Gbps SAS and 6 and 3 Gbps SATA data transfer rates
  • Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Support both RAID and JBOD (pass-thru mode with system drives) configurations
    • Up to 32 drives, including hot spares, are supported in a RAID configuration.
    • Up to 64 drives are supported in a JBOD (non-RAID) configuration.
  • 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 supported.
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore
  • Support for up to 32 virtual drives, up to 32 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 32 physical drives per one drive group
  • Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB
  • Fixed stripe size of 64 KB
  • 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 M1215 SAS/SATA Controller provides support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 as standard, ready to use or "out-of-the-box" capabilities. An optional feature upgrade is available to expand standard capabilities with RAID 5, 50 and self-encrypting drives. This Features on Demand (FoD) upgrade is a software license. The following table lists the available upgrade and its capabilities.

Table 2. ServeRAID M1215 optional upgrade and its features

Feature
RAID 5, 50SED
Option descriptionPart NumberType
ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems FOD00AE930FoD
Yes
Yes

Supported servers

Table 3 lists the compatibility information for the M1215 controller and System x, IBM iDataPlex®, and IBM NeXtScale servers.

Note: M1215 controller does not support 6 Gb SAS/SATA internal storage backplanes that can be installed in x3500 M4 and x3550 M4 servers.

Table 3. System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale compatibility (Part 1)

Part numberDescription
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160, E5-2400 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
x3750 M4 (8752)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (3837)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
46C9114ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
00AE930ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N

Table 3. System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale compatibility (Part 2)
Part numberDescription
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/x3950 X5 (7143)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
46C9114ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AE930ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
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 M1215 SAS/SATA Controller supports the drives that are supported in the servers listed in Table 3 (Parts 1 and 2). 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" hot-swap hard disk drives and the servers with which they are supported are listed in the following table.

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

Part numberProduct description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8752)
SAS
90Y8926IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
90Y8944IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
42D0677IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8877IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
90Y8913IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
42D0637IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9670IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
00AD102IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
90Y8872IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
90Y8908IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
49Y2003IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9662IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
81Y9650IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
00AD075IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
00AD085IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
NL SAS
90Y8953IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
42D0707IBM 500GB 7200 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9690IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
NL SATA
81Y9722IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
81Y9726IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
81Y9730IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y


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

Table 6. Supported 3.5" hot-swap hard disk drives
Part
number
Product description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8752)
SAS
49Y6092IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
44W2234IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6097IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
44W2239IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6102IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
44W2244IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
NL SAS
90Y8567IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
42D0777IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8572IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00W1533IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
42D0767IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8577IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
81Y9758IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6210IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00W1543IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6205IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
NL SATA
81Y9786IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
39M4530500GB 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9790IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
43W7626IBM Server 1TB 7200 SATA 3.5'' HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9794IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
42D0782IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y9798IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
81Y9774IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6002IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
49Y6185IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
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 7. Supported 1.8"-inch solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8752)
SATA
49Y5834IBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1222IBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1227IBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y5993IBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1120IBM 100GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6119IBM 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y6124IBM 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ040S3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ045S3500 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ050S3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
41Y8366S3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
41Y8371S3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
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 8. Supported 2.5"-inch hot-swap solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8752)
SAS
49Y6129IBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6134IBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6139IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y6195IBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
SATA
00W1125IBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y5839IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8648IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
90Y8643IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
49Y5844IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ000S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ005S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ010S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
00AJ015S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8331S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8336S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8341S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N


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

Table 9. Supported 3.5"-inch hot-swap solid-state drives
Part
number
Product description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3750 M4 (8752)
SAS
00W1306IBM 200GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1311IBM 400GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1316IBM 800GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
SATA
00W1286IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00W1291IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00W1296IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00W1301IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ460S3500 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ465S3500 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ470S3500 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ475S3500 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ480S3700 200GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ485S3700 400GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ490S3700 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N


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 operating systems

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 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
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)

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 M1215 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 M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following physical specifications:

Dimensions (approximate):
  • Height: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Width: 17 mm (0.7 in.)
  • Depth: 170 mm (6.7 in.)
  • Weight: 88 g (0.2 lb.)

Shipping dimensions (approximate):
  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in.)
  • Width: 143 mm (5.6 in.)
  • Depth: 238 mm (9.4 in.)
  • Weight: 193 g (0.4 lb.)

Operating environment

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller is supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature:
    • Operational: 5 to 40 degrees C (41 to 104 F) at 0 to 5,000 m (0 to 16,404 ft)
    • Non-operational: -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 F) at 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 93% (noncondensing)

Agency approvals

The adapter conforms to the following regulations:

  • UL
  • cUL
  • IEC60950
  • EMC
  • FCC
  • CE
  • VCCI
  • BSMI
  • C-tick
  • KC

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