SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenterProduct Guide (withdrawn product)

Updated
19 Apr 2013
Form Number
TIPS0701
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10 pages, 328 KB

Abstract

The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter offers the ideal way to connect the supported BladeCenter servers to a wide variety of SAS storage devices. Built on proven 3 Gbps, full-duplex, SAS technology, the expansion card can connect to the IBM System Storage DS3200 from the BladeCenter E or H chassis, and to multiple Disk Storage Modules in the BladeCenter S.

Note: This adapter is withdrawn from marketing.

Introduction

The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter is an expansion card that offers the ideal way to connect the supported BladeCenter servers to a wide variety of SAS storage devices. Built on proven 3 Gbps, full-duplex, SAS technology, the SAS Connectivity Card can connect to the IBM System Storage DS3200 from the BladeCenter E or H chassis, and to multiple Disk Storage Modules in the BladeCenter S. The card routes the pair of SAS channels from the blade's onboard SAS controller to SAS switches installed in the BladeCenter chassis.

This card is installed into the CIOv slot of the supported blade server. It provides connections to SAS modules located in bays 3 and 4 of supported BladeCenter chassis. The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) is shown in Figure 1.

SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter
Figure 1. SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter

Did you know?

The adapter is based on the PCI Express bus, which can be thought of as a high-speed serial replacement of the older technology. Its use offers many benefits, including higher speeds and the ability to send and receive data at the same time.

When using the CIOv adapter, you can simultaneously use a CFFh adapter to enable more types of I/O to supported blade servers such as the HS22 when installed in the BladeCenter H chassis. The innovative design of the CIOv adapter works with the CFFh adapter to support this combination.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a point-to-point architecture in which all storage devices connect directly to a SAS port rather than sharing a common bus as traditional SCSI devices do. Point-to-point links increase data throughput and improve the ability to locate and fix disk failures. SAS architecture solves the parallel SCSI problems of clock skew and signal degradation at higher signaling rates.

Part number information

The part number to order this card is shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Ordering part number and feature code

Description Part number Feature code
SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter 43W4068 1041

The part number includes the following items:

  • One SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter
  • The Documentation CD that contains the SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter Installation and User’s Guide
  • The IBM Important Notices document

Features

SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) has the following features:

  • CIOv form factor
  • Provides external connections for the two SAS ports of blade server's onboard LSI 1064e disk storage controller
  • Support for two full-duplex SAS ports at 3 Gbps maximum per channel
  • Support for SAS, SSP, and SMP protocols

Operating environment

The expansion card is supported in this environment:

  • Temperature:
    • 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10 to 32°C (50 to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

Supported servers and I/O modules

The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) is supported in the BladeCenter servers listed in Table 2.

Table 1. Supported servers

Product description Part number HS12 (8028) HS22 (7870) HS22V (7871) HS23 (7875) HS23E (8038) HX5 (7873) PS701/2/3 (8406) PS703/4 (7891)
SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) 43W4068 N Y Y Y N Y Y Y

See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the expansion cards supported by each blade server type: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.

CIOv expansion cards are installed in the CIOv slot in supported servers such as the HS22, as shown in Figure 2.

Location of the CIOv slot in the BladeCenter HS22
Figure 2. Location of the CIOv slot in the BladeCenter HS22

The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) requires that a supported I/O module is installed in bay 3 (and bay 4 depending on the configuration) of the chassis in which the cards and servers are installed. Table 3 lists the supported I/O modules.

Table 2. I/O modules supported with the SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv)


I/O module

Part number

BladeCenter S

BladeCenter E

BladeCenter H

BladeCenter T

BladeCenter HT

SAS Connectivity Module

39Y9195

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

SAS RAID Controller Module

43W3584

Y

N

N

N

N

Supported operating systems

The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, Standard x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, Datacenter x64 and x86 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2003 R2 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for x86

See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the specific versions and service packs supported: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Select the blade server and then select the expansion card to see the supported operating systems.

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following:

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