IBM ServeRAID Quick Reference - ArchiveReference Information

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26 Dec 2013
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Abstract

Do you have an older IBM RAID controller that you can't identify? This document describes all ServeRAID controllers that are no longer sold by IBM. It is quick guide that shows photos, key features, visual identifiers, and tables listing server compatibility and feature comparisons. This archive document is a partner to the ServeRAID Quick Reference that lists all current ServeRAID controllers.

Changes in the December 26 update:
* Added withdrawn ServeRAID controllers

ServeRAID SCSI Adapter

Part number: 70G8489
Year of availability: 1996
US Announcement Letter: 196-134

Features:
  • RAID 0, 1, 5
  • SCSI Fast/wide
  • Three internal connectors, one external

Visual identifiers:
  • Single external 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connector (all other ServeRAID cards use VHDCI connectors)
  • Three internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connectors
  • Connector located vertically in the center of the board (unused)
ServeRAID
Figure 1. ServeRAID SCSI Adapter


ServeRAID II Ultra SCSI Adapter

Part number: 76H3584
Year of availability: 1997
US Announcement Letter: 197-256

Features:
  • Supports both SCSI-2 and Wide Ultra SCSI modes
  • RAID levels 0, 1, and 5
  • 4 MB of cache
  • Supports up to 45 drives
  • Supports logical drive migration
  • Three internal SCSI connectors, two or three external VHDCI connectors

Visual identifiers:
  • Two external VHDCI (very high density connector interface) connectors
  • Three internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connectors
  • Optional cable to route channel 3 externally
ServeRAID II
Figure 2. ServeRAID II Ultra SCSI Adapter

Optional cable (part 76H5400) routes channel 3 to an external connector:

ServeRAID II adapter with 3rd channel cable
Figure 3. ServeRAID II adapter with third channel cable

ServeRAID-3L Ultra2 SCSI Adapter ServeRAID-3L Ultra2 SCSI Adapter II

ServeRAID-3L:
  • Part number: 01K7364
  • Year of availability: 1998
  • US Announcement Letter: 198-232

ServeRAID-3L II:
  • Part number: 19K0564
  • Year of availability: 2000
  • US Announcement Letter: 100-101

Features:
  • 32-bit PCI adapter
  • Single channel adapter supports up to 15 disk drives
  • Low-voltage differential SCSI (LVDS) support for up to 80 MBps and cable lengths up to 25 m
  • 4 MB of standard cache
  • Hot-swap PCI support
  • 25 MHz RISC processor
  • RAID 0, 1 and 5

Visual identifiers:
  • One external VHDCI connector, labeled "LVD/SE"
  • One internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connector
  • 32-bit PCI connector (short)

The photo below is that of the ServeRAID-3L. Note that the internal connector is not on an indentation in the circuit board.
ServeRAID-3L
Figure 4. ServeRAID-3L

The ServeRAID-3L was replaced by the ServeRAID-3L II (part 19K0564) in April 2000. The internal connector of the ServeRAID-3L II adapter was redesigned so that the adapter will fit in 3U servers, such as the Netfinity 4500R. This board design is the only difference. In fact, the two adapters are the same FRU, 01K7352.


ServeRAID-3H Ultra2 SCSI Adapter

Part number: 01K7207
Year of availability: 1998
US Announcement Letter: 198-232

Features:
  • 64-bit PCI adapter (also supports 32-bit data path)
  • Three-channel adapter supports up to 45 disk drives
  • Low-voltage differential SCSI (LVDS) support for up to 80 Mbps and cable lengths up to 25 m
  • 32 MB of standard cache
  • Support for the new optional 32 MB battery-backup cache
  • Hot-swap PCI support
  • 25 MHz RISC processor
  • RAID 0, 1 and 5

Visual identifiers:
  • Two external VHDCI connectors, labeled "LVD/SE"
  • Single internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connector
  • Connector on the top edge of the card with EDO memory DIMM installed
  • Might have an optional daughter card with a battery pack (part 28L1003) installed into the connector near the handle. This adapter looks similar to the ServeRAID-3HB.
  • 64-bit PCI connector (long)

Note: The adapter also includes a cable similar to ServeRAID II option to route the internal channel 3 connector to an external VHDCI connector (not shown).
ServeRAID-3H
Figure 5. ServeRAID-3H

ServeRAID-3HB Ultra2 SCSI Adapter

Part number: 37L6086
Year of availability: 1999
US Announcement Letter: 199-152

Features:
  • Three channels that support up to 45 disk drives
  • Wide Ultra2 SCSI with up to 80 MBps data transfers and cable lengths up to 25 m
  • 32 MB EDO cache memory
  • Supports 64- or 32-bit PCI data paths
  • RAID 0, 1, 1E, 5, 5E
  • 32 MB cache
  • Battery backup standard

Visual identifiers:
  • Same as ServeRAID-3H adapter except battery backup module is standard
ServeRAID-3HB
Figure 6. ServeRAID-3HB


ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI controller

Part number: 37L6091
Year of availability: 2000
US Announcement Letter: 100-099

Features:
  • Single-channel controller
  • Supports 64- or 32-bit PCI installations
  • 16 MB ECC cache
  • Supports new Ultra160 SCSI technology — 160 MBps data transfers
  • Support for RAID 0, 00, 1, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, 5E, and 10
  • IBM Active PCI
  • Supports clustering and failover

Visual identifiers:
  • One external VHDCI connector
  • One internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connector
  • Space for two internal connectors, but only one present (same circuit board as the 4M)
ServeRAID-4L
Figure 7. ServeRAID-4L

ServeRAID-4Lx Ultra160 SCSI controller

Part number: 06P5740
Year of availability: 2001
US Announcement Letter: 101-146

Features:
  • Updated to 66 MHz PCI bus performance
  • Supports 64- or 32-bit PCI installations
  • Single-channel controller
  • 16 MB ECC cache
  • Supports new Ultra160 SCSI technology, 160 MBps data transfers
  • Support for RAID 0, 00, 1, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, 5E, and 10
  • IBM Active PCI
  • Supports clustering and failover

Visual identifiers:
  • Half-length card
  • Square heat sink in the middle of the card
  • One external VHDCI connector
  • One internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connector
  • 64-bit PCI connector (long)
ServeRAID-4Lx
Figure 8. ServeRAID-4Lx

ServeRAID-4M Ultra160 SCSI controller

Part number: 37L6080
Year of availability: 2000
US Announcement Letter: 100-099

Features:
  • Two-channel controller
  • Supports 64- or 32-bit PCI installations
  • 64 MB ECC cache
  • Supports new Ultra160 SCSI technology, 160 MBps data transfers
  • Support for RAID 0, 00, 1, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, 5E, and 10
  • IBM Active PCI
  • Supports clustering and failover

Visual identifiers:
  • Two external VHDCI connectors
  • Two internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connectors
  • Battery integrated into a daughter card lengthwise along card, near handle
  • No heat sinks (4Mx has heat sinks)

ServeRAID-4M
Figure 9. ServeRAID-4M

ServeRAID-4Mx Ultra160 SCSI controller

Part number: 06P5736
Year of first availability: 2001
US Announcement Letter: 101-146

Features:
  • Updated to 66 MHz PCI bus performance
  • Two-channel controller
  • Supports 64- or 32-bit PCI installations
  • 64 MB ECC cache
  • Supports new Ultra160 SCSI technology, 160 MBps data transfers
  • Support for RAID 0, 00, 1, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, 5E, and 10
  • IBM Active PCI
  • Supports clustering and failover

Visual identifiers:
  • Similar to ServeRAID-4M (check for heat sinks)
  • Two external VHDCI connectors
  • Two internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connectors
  • Battery integrated into a daughter card lengthwise along card, near handle
  • Heat sink on central chip and smaller chip near PCI connector
ServeRAID-4Mx
Figure 10. ServeRAID-4Mx

ServeRAID-4H Ultra160 SCSI controller

Part number: 37L6889
Year of first availability: 2000
US Announcement Letter: 100-099

Features:
  • Four-channel controller
  • 128 MB ECC battery-backed cache
  • Removable/transferable cache for high-availability environments
  • 266 MHz PowerPC 750
  • Supports 64- or 32-bit PCI installations
  • Supports new Ultra160 SCSI technology, 160 MBps data transfers
  • Support for RAID 0, 00, 1, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, 5E, and 10
  • IBM Active PCI
  • Supports clustering and failover

Visual identifiers:
  • Four external VHDCI connectors
  • Two internal 68-pin industry-standard SCSI connectors
  • Large daughter card with battery attached to the main board
ServeRAID-4H
Figure 11. ServeRAID-4H

ServeRAID-5i Controller

Part number: 25P3492
Year of first availability: 2002
US Announcement Letter: 102-170

Features:
  • Wide-bandwidth, high-speed 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI controller
  • 128 MB of ECC write-back cache with battery backup
  • Supports mixed environments of Ultra320 and Ultra160 SCSI HDDs
  • RAID levels 0, 00, 1, 10, 5, 50, and IBM exclusive 1E and 1E0
  • Support for up to eight logical drives composed of 16 physical drives
  • Logical drive migration and auto synchronization support
  • Support for stripe unit sizes of 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, or 64 KB
  • Up to 28 physical drives supported per controller
  • Support for hot- and cold-swapping of HDDs

Visual identifiers:
  • No internal or external SCSI connectors (uses the server's onboard SCSI)

ServeRAID-5i
Figure 12. ServeRAID-5i

ServeRAID-6M Ultra320 SCSI controller

Part numbers:
  • 128 MB cache: part 32P0033 (2003) and 39R8815 (2006)
  • 256 MB cache: part 02R0988 (2003) and 39R8816 (2006)

US Announcement Letter: 103-206

Features:
  • 64-bit, 133 MHz PCI-X adapter
  • 128 or 256 MB ECC DDR SDRAM battery-backed cache
  • Two channels
  • Support for up to 28 HDDs
  • Ultra320 SCSI interface; Wide bandwidth for multi-drive, concurrent, streaming data transfers
  • RAID support for 0, 00, 1, 10, 1E, 1E0, 5, 50, and 5EE
  • Clustering and failover support

Visual identifiers:
  • Two external connectors and two internal connectors
  • Adaptec name and logo printed on the board (not IBM)
  • Two notches in the PCI connector, not three - indicating that it is a 3.3V adapter, not a combo 3.3V+5V adapter
  • One DIMM attached to the bottom edge of the card (see photo) for the cache
  • The 128 MB DIMM has five chips (as shown in the photo); the 256 DIMM has nine chips

Note: The battery shown in the photo is not a production-level battery.


ServeRAID-6M
Figure 13. ServeRAID-6M

ServeRAID-6i Controller

Part number: 71P8595
Year of first availability: 2003
US Announcement Letter: 103-210

Features:
  • Innovative design works with the onboard SCSI chipset of selected xSeries servers
  • Wide-bandwidth, high-speed 64-bit, 133 MHz 1 PCI-X controller
  • 128 MB of ECC write-back cache with battery backup with up to 48 hour battery life
  • Support for mixed environments of Ultra320 and Ultra160 SCSI HDDs
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 00, 1, 10, 5, 50, and IBM exclusive 1E, 5EE, and 1E0
  • Support for up to 8 logical drives composed of 16 physical drives
  • Logical drive migration and auto synchronization support
  • Support for stripe unit sizes of 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, or 64 KB
  • Up to 28 physical drives supported per controller
  • Support for hot- and cold-swapping of HDDs
  • FlashCopy support; Application for tape backup, software application test, and image rollout

Visual identifiers:
  • No internal or external SCSI connectors (uses the server's onboard SCSI)
  • Two notches in the PCI connector (versus four notches in the ServeRAID-5i)

Notes:
  • The 6i and 6i+ are physically identical adapters. The only difference is that the 6i+ is flashed at the factory to V7.0 firmware to support the x206 and x306. A ServeRAID-6i+ is supported in servers that support the ServeRAID-6i.
  • The battery shown in the photo is not a production-level battery.


ServeRAID-6i
Figure 14. ServeRAID-6i

ServeRAID-6i+ Controller

Part number: 13N2190 (2004) and 39R8793 (2006)
Year of first availability
US Announcement Letter: 104-078

Features:
  • Innovative design works with the onboard SCSI chipset of selected xSeries servers
  • Wide-bandwidth, high-speed 64-bit, 133 MHz 1 PCI-X controller
  • 128 MB of ECC write-back cache with battery backup with up to 48 hour battery life
  • Support for mixed environments of Ultra320 and Ultra160 SCSI HDDs
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 00, 1, 10, 5, 50, and IBM exclusive 1E, 5EE, and 1E0
  • Support for up to 8 logical drives composed of 16 physical drives
  • Logical drive migration and auto synchronization support
  • Support for stripe unit sizes of 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, or 64 KB
  • Up to 28 physical drives supported per controller
  • Support for hot- and cold-swapping of HDDs
  • FlashCopy support; Application for tape backup, software application test, and image rollout

Visual identifiers:
  • No internal or external SCSI connectors (uses the server's onboard SCSI)
  • Two notches in the PCI connector (versus four notches in the ServeRAID-5i)

Notes:
  • The 6i and 6i+ are physically identical adapters. The only difference is that the 6i+ is flashed at the factory to V7.0 firmware to support the x206 and x306. A ServeRAID-6i+ is supported in servers that support the ServeRAID-6i.
  • The battery shown in the photo is not a production-level battery.


ServeRAID-6i+
Figure 15. ServeRAID-6i+


ServeRAID 7t SATA RAID Controller

Part number: 71P8648 (2004) and 39R8805 (2006)
Year of first availability: 2004
US Announcement Letter: 104-075

Features:
  • Four-port SATA controller for entry-level servers
  • Four SATA ports and associated cabling
  • 64 MB SDRAM cache
  • Universal PCI design
  • MD2 card design with Notch for installation in 3U server systems
  • Uses Intel 80302 processor
  • SMART enabled
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Support for one logical drive per array
  • Support for stripe unit sizes of 16 KB, 32 KB, or 64 KB
  • Up to four physical drives supported per controller

Visual identifiers:
  • Four internal Serial ATA (SATA) connectors
  • No external connectors

ServeRAID 7t
Figure 16. ServeRAID 7t


ServeRAID 7e SATA RAID Controller

Part number: None
Year of first availability: Varies by server
US Announcement Letter: Varies by server

Features:
  • RAID controller integrated into specific servers providing RAID-0 and RAID-1

Visual identifier:
  • No extra hardware
  • Function is integrated into the SCSI controller, SATA controller, or both of specific xSeries servers and enabled with software
  • See the Supported servers table for the servers with this controller built in.


ServeRAID 7k SATA RAID Controller

Part number: 71P8642 (2004) and 39R8800 (2006)
Year of first availability: 2004
US Announcement Letter: 104-284 (announced with the x346)

Features:
  • DIMM-shaped controller - installs in dedicated slot
  • 256 MB DDR1 333 MHz
  • RAID-0, 1, 10, 5, 50 and 5EE
  • Copyback
  • FlashCopy
  • Stripe-unit size: 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, and 64 KB
  • Enables 33 hours of battery life for 3 years at 50°C

Visual identifiers:
  • The option is shipped as a special memory DIMM with a battery attached (for battery-backup purposes)
  • Memory is 256 MB, 133 MHz (PC2100) DDR1 memory

ServeRAID 7k
Figure 17. ServeRAID 7k

ServeRAID 8e SATA RAID Controller

Part number: None
Year of first availability: 2005
US Announcement Letter: Varies by server

Features:
  • RAID controller integrated into specific servers providing RAID-0 and RAID-1

Visual identifiers:
  • No extra hardware
  • Function is integrated into the SAS or SATA controller of specific xSeries servers and enabled with software
  • See the Supported servers table for the servers with this controller built in.



ServeRAID 8i SAS controller

Part number: 13N2227 (2005), 39R8729 (2005)
Year of first availability: 2005
US Announcement Letter:
  • Part 13N2227: 105-125 (announced with the x366)
  • Part 39R8729: 105-414 (announced with x206m)

Features:
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 1E, 00, 10, 50, 1E0, 5EE
  • Zero Channel RAID (ZCR) controller
  • Half-length adapter
  • Dedicated PCI-X 64-bit ZCR slot at 133 MHz
  • Supports independent and adjustable stripe sizes of 256 KB and 512 KB
  • 256 MB cache
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Supports Logical Drive Migration, Global Hot Spare, Copyback, and FlashCopy
  • Battery backup

Visual identifiers:
  • Blue circuit board
  • The card will either have a blue handle attached (for use with x260, x366, x460) or a PCI bracket attached (for use with x206m and x306m)
  • No connectors for disks
  • Battery attached
  • The two part numbers are identical electronics - the difference is the level of firmware installed at the factory. Packaging is also different as follows:
  • Part 13N2227: Has the blue handle attached by default, with the PCI bracket in the box
  • Part 39R8729: Has the PCI bracket attached by default, with the blue handle in the box

A note about the two part numbers and firmware: 13N2227 was introduced with the x366 and may have V8.00 or later firmware. 39R8729 was introduced with the x206m and ships with V8.15 or later firmware. 39R8729 will replace 13N2227. The cards are interchangeable, but a ServeRAID-8i installed in the x206m and x306m must have V8.15 firmware or later. A card with firmware earlier than V8.15 will not function in an x206m or x306m. In addition, you cannot upgrade the firmware of the card to V8.15 while it is installed in an x206m or x306m if it has older firmware . You must upgrade the firmware in another system.

ServeRAID-8i
Figure 18. ServeRAID-8i

ServeRAID 8k SAS Controller

Part number: 25R8064
Year of first availability: 2006
US Announcement Letter: 106-379 (announced with the System x3650)

Features:
  • 256 MB DDR2 533 MHz
  • Enables 72 hours of battery life for 3 years at 45°C
  • RAID-0, 1, 1E, 10, 5, 6,
  • Copyback
  • FlashCopy
  • Stripe-unit size: 16 KB, 32 KB and 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, and 1024 KB

Visual identifiers:
  • The option is shipped as a special memory DIMM with a battery attached through wires (for battery-backup purposes)
  • The DIMM is installed in a special DIMM socket in supported servers
  • Five DRAM chips on the DIMM
  • FRU on label is 25R8076; Stamped "Adaptec ATB-200" on battery side
  • Write-back cache memory is 256 MB, 533 MHz DDR2 unbuffered memory
  • Battery is connected to the DIMM by wires and is typically mounted on the server chassis

ServeRAID 8k (battery not shown)
Figure 19. ServeRAID 8k (battery not shown)

ServeRAID 8k installed in an x3650
Figure 20. ServeRAID 8k installed in an x3650



ServeRAID 8k-l SAS Controller

Part number: None (standard in supported servers)
Year of first availability: 2006
US Announcement Letter: 106-379 (announced with the System x3650)

Features:
  • Supports RAID-0, 1, and 10

Visual identifiers:
  • A special memory DIMM, but no battery attached (unlike ServeRAID 8k)
  • One DRAM chip on the DIMM
  • No cache for data (see RETAIN tip H187701 for clarification)
  • See the Supported servers table for the servers with this controller standard

Photo not currently available. The DIMM is similar to the ServeRAID 8k but with only one DRAM chip and no battery.


ServeRAID 8s SAS PCIe Controller

Part number: 39R8765
Year of first availability: 2007
US Announcement Letter: 107-028

Features:
  • Two x4 Internal SFF-8470 connector / One x4 external SFF-8484 connector
  • RAID levels: 0, 1, 1E, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60
  • 8-lane 2.5 Gbps PCI Express
  • Up to 3 Gbps of performance throughput for each port at full duplex
  • Supports independent and adjustable stripe unit sizes up to 1024 KB, default 256 KB
  • Logical Drive Migration, Global Hot Spare, and Rebuild and Rapid Restore features
  • 3/4 Length, Full Height adapter
  • Optional ServeRAID-8s Battery (39R8812)

Visual identifiers:
  • One x4 external SFF-8470 SAS connector
  • Two x4 internal SFF-8484 SAS connectors
  • 3/4 length, full height board
  • Large fan on the board
  • Optional battery (option part number 39R8812)
  • Optional internal cable for hot-swap System x3250 models and hot-swap x3200 models (43W4908)
  • Optional internal cable for simple-swap x3200 models (43W4910)

ServeRAID-8s
Figure 21. ServeRAID-8s

IBM SAS HBA Controller

Part number: 25R8060
Year of first availability: 2006
US Announcement Letter: 106-646

Features:
  • 3 Gbps per SAS port
  • PCI Express host interface
  • Small form-factor design (MD-2)
  • Four x1 internal 7 pin connectors / one x4 external SFF8088
  • 8-lane 2.5 Gbps PCI-Express
  • Connects to both SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drives
  • Connects to external storage controllers via optional mini-SAS cable
  • SAS hard disk support with integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E (specific systems only)
  • SAS tape support

Visual identifiers:
  • 1 external Mini-SAS x4 connector (SFF-8088)
  • 4 internal SATA x1 connectors

IBM SAS HBA Controller
Figure 22. IBM SAS HBA Controller



MegaRAID 8480 adapter

Part number: 39R8850
Year of first availability: 2006
US Announcement Letter: 106-640

Features:
  • Two SAS SFF8470 x4 external connectors
  • Support up to 48 HDDs, using four EXP3000 external disk enclosures
  • Performance up to 3 Gbps throughput at full duplex
  • Support for independent and adjustable stripe unit sizes for 8 KB up to 128 KB configurable per logical drive
  • Support for 256 MB DDR2 SDRAM for data caching
  • An intelligent Transportable Battery Backup (iTBBU) that protects cached data for up to 72 hours in the event of power failure
  • Support for RAID-0,-1,-5,-10, and 50

Visual identifiers:
  • Two SAS SFF8470 x4 external connectors
  • Full-height half-length adapter
  • Attached battery

MegaRAID 8480 adapter
Figure 23. MegaRAID 8480 adapter




ServeRAID-MR10il SAS/SATA II Controller

Part number: 44E8767
Year of first availability: 2008
US Announcement Letter: AG08-0353 (announced in Asia Pacific countries only)

Features:
  • Low-profile MD2 half-length 2U form factor adapter card
  • Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1078e
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • 128 MB cache
  • Stripe unit sizes up to 1024 KB, default 256 KB
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • Support for Logical Drive Migration, Global Hot Spare, and Rebuild and Rapid Restore features

Visual identifiers:
  • No external connectors
  • Low-profile MD2 half-length 2U form factor adapter card.
  • Two x4 SFF-8087 connectors on left side of card

ServeRAID-MR10il SAS/SATA II Controller
Figure 24. ServeRAID-MR10il SAS/SATA II Controller



ServeRAID BR10il SAS/SATA Controller

Part number: 44X0411
Year of first availability: 2008
US Announcement Letter: US108-352

Features:
  • Form factor: Rectangular card with mini-PCIe connector
  • One internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • PCI Express 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

Visual identifiers:
  • No external connectors
  • Rectangular card with mini-PCIe connector
  • One x4 SFF-8087 connector

IBM ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA PCIe Controller
Figure 25. IBM ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA PCIe Controller

ServeRAID MR10k SAS/SATA Controller

Part number: 43W4280
Year of first availability: 2007
US Announcement Letter: US107-594

Features:
  • Installs in a dedicated connector on the system planar
  • DIMM form factor (uses existing SAS connections as provided by the server)
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1078E
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • 256 MB cache
  • External Intelligent Transportable Battery Backup (iTBBU) connected via wires (FRU 44W4283)
  • Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

Visual identifiers:
  • The option is shipped as a special memory DIMM with a battery attached through wires (for battery-backup purposes)
  • The DIMM is installed in a special DIMM socket in supported servers
  • Five DRAM chips on the DIMM
  • FRU on label is 25R8076; Stamped "Adaptec ATB-200" on battery side
  • Battery is connected to the DIMM by wires and is typically mounted on the server chassis

MR10k installed in the x3850 M2
Figure 26. ServeRAID MR10k SAS/SATA Controller


ServeRAID MR10is VAULT SAS/SATA Controller

Part number: 44E8695
Year of first availability: 2008
US Announcement Letter: US108-444

Features:
  • Stored data encryption
  • Full height (3U), half length card
  • Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1078DE
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • 256 MB cache
  • Li-Ion battery backup
  • Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

Visual identifiers:
  • No external connectors
  • Full-height half-length form factor adapter card.
  • Two x4 SFF-8087 connectors on right side of card
  • Battery is mounted on left side of card

ServeRAID-MR10is VAULT SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 27. ServeRAID-MR10is VAULT SAS/SATA Controller



IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission critical applications. This HBA provides support for SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drive configurations.

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2
Figure 28. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2

Table 1. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 part number and feature code
Description Part number Feature code
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 44E8700 3583

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 specifications
  • 1 external Mini-SAS x4 connector (SFF-8088)
  • 4 internal SATA x1 connectors
  • LSI 1068E SAS controller
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • RAID levels : None*

* The 3Gb SAS HBA v2 supports RAID but only on the System x3455 (RAID levels 0, 1, 1E are supported). All other supported systems support tape connectivity only. See the announcement letter (link below) for details.

Resources



ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller is a high performance PCIe RAID Controller for external direct-attached storage, including IBM System Storage EXP3000. This RAID adapter provides investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA hard drive configurations, and providing performance enhancements enabled by a standard battery. The battery enables cached data protection during unexpected power outages when the controller is operating in its higher performance, write back mode.
ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 29. ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller

Table 2. ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller part number and feature code
Description Part number Feature code
ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA Controller 44E8825
43W4339*
3559
* Part number 43W4339 is withdrawn

ServeRAID MR10M specifications

The ServeRAID MR10M has the following specifications:
  • MD2 form factor card (2U low profile height)
  • Two SFF-8088 SAS x4 external connectors
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1078e
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • 256 MB cache
  • Li-Ion battery backup
  • Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

Resources




ServeRAID MR10i SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA Controller is a low-cost PCIe RAID controller for Internal System RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60. This full height, half length adapter uses an LSI 1078 controller with an x8 PCI Express host interface and eight internal SAS/SATA II 3 Gb/s ports. MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM), included with ServeRAID-MR10i, is a robust RAID management, configuration, and reporting application.

ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 30. ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA Controller

Table 3. ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA Controller part numbers and feature codes.
Description Part number Feature code
ServeRAID MR10i SAS/SATA Controller 43W4296 3571
ServeRAID-MR10i NiMH Battery 43W4299* None
ServeRAID-MR10i Li-Ion Battery 44E8826 5864
* Withdrawn from marketing

ServeRAID MR10i specifications

The ServeRAID MR10i has the following specifications:
  • Full height (3U), half length card
  • Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1078e
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • 256 MB cache
  • Optional battery backup; two options: NiMH (now withdrawn from marketing) or Li-Ion
  • Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

Note: Not all servers that support this controller also support the battery. See IBM ServerProven® for details.

Resources


ServeRAID BR10i SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller provides an ideal solution for all servers requiring solid performance with RAID 0, 1 and 1E capability. This RAID adapter provides investment protection by supporting SAS and SATA hard drive and tape drive configurations.

ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 31. ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller

Table 4. ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller part number and feature code
Description Part number Feature code
ServeRAID BR10i SAS/SATA Controller 44E8689 3577

ServeRAID BR10i specifications

The ServeRAID BR10i has the following specifications:
  • Low-profile MD2 half-length 2U form factor adapter card
  • Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • SAS Controller: LSI 1068e
  • 3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
  • Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
  • Cache: None
  • uEFI support
  • Maximum stripe size: 64 KB (fixed)
  • RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 1E


Resources

ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller

Today's business-critical servers require more protection, performance, and manageability than ever. An enterprise-grade RAID solution needs to provide the greatest level of data protection, the highest performance, and easy-to-use management tools. The ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller combines the PM8013 maxSAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller and the RAID stack from PMC-Sierra to accommodate the most rigorous server environments and to support high-performing SSDs.

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Figure 32. ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller

Table 5. ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller part numbers and feature codes
Description Part number Feature code
ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller 46M0969 3889


ServeRAID B5015 specifications

The ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller has the following specifications:
  • RAID 1 and 5 support
  • Hot-spare support with automatic rebuild capability
  • Background data scrubbing
  • 6 Gbps per SAS port
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • PCI MD2 low profile form factor
  • Two x4 internal (SFF-8087) connectors
  • SAS controller: PMC-Sierra PM8013 maxSAS 6 Gbps SAS RoC controller
  • Up to 8 disk drives per RAID adapter
  • Performance optimized for SSDs
  • Three multi-threading MIPS processing cores
  • High performance contention-free architecture
  • Up to four ServeRAID B5015 adapters supported in a system
  • Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
  • Support for up to 4 arrays/logical volumes


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:

ServeRAID MR10ie (CIOv) SAS/SATA Controller

The ServeRAID-MR10ie Controller is a high-performance PCIe RAID Controller expansion card for BladeCenter for on-board and external Direct Attached Storage RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60. This expansion card form factor (CIOv) with battery backed memory cache, utilizes an LSI 1078 controller for support with up to 26 disk drives. Option includes battery backup module (BBU) that installs in blade server DIMM socket.

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

Table 6. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
Description Part number System x feature code
ServeRAID MR10ie (CIOv) Controller for IBM BladeCenter (includes battery) 46C7167 0070
Battery for ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller 46M0800 5741


ServeRAID MR10ie (CIOv) specifications

The ServeRAID MR10ie (CIOv) Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two SAS ports routed internally to the two hot-swap drive bays
  • Two SAS ports routed internally to the chassis I/O bays 3 and 4
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Provides 256 MB of ECC DDR-2 battery-backed cache
  • 3 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 1.0 x4 host interface
  • Based on the LSI 1078 controller
  • Supports up to 26 disk drives
  • Supports connectivity to the BladeCenter S disk storage modules (via SAS Connectivity Modules) and tape drives
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP3000, EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures


Resources

For more information, see the following documents:


Feature comparison

The following three tables provide a comparison of features between the members of the ServeRAID family and other RAID controllers sold by IBM.

RAID controller device driver downloads: http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-65723

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Feature comparison - ServeRAID 1-4 adapters

Table 7. Feature comparison - ServeRAID to ServeRAID 4H
Feature_____________ SR II 3L 3L-II* 3H 3HB 4L 4Lx 4M 4Mx 4H
SCSI or SATA SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI
First available 1996 1997 1998 2000 1998 1999 2000 2001 2000 2001 2000
US Announcement Letter 196-134 197-256 198-232 100-101 198-232 199-152 100-099 101-146 100-099 101-146 100-099
Marketing part number 70G8489 76H3584 01K7364 19K0564 01K7207 37L6086 37L6091 06P5740 37L6080 06P5736 37L6889
FRU part number (adapter only) 06H9334 76H3587 37L6083
01K7352
01K7352 01K7396 01K7396 09N9540 06P5741 37L7258 06P5737 37L6892
Useful links Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers Guide
Drivers
Guide
Drivers
Guide
Drivers
Guide
Drivers
Guide
Drivers
Internal connectors 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
External connectors (std/max) 1/1 2/3 1/1 1/1 2/3 2/3 1/1 1/1 2/2 2/2 4/4
Cable for extra external connector None Optional
76H5400
None None Included Included None None None None None
External connector type 68 pin VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI VHDCI
Cache 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB 128 MB
Battery backup for cache No Optional
76H5401
28L1003
No No Optional
28L1003
Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
SCSI channels / SATA ports 3 3 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 4
Disks per channel (SCSI) or port (SATA) 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 15 14 15
SCSI level SCSI F/W Ultra Ultra2 Ultra2 Ultra2 Ultra2 Ultra160 Ultra160 Ultra160 Ultra160 Ultra160
PCI or PCI-X or PCI Express PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI PCI
PCI bus speed 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 66 MHz 33 MHz 66 MHz 33 MHz
PCI bus width 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
PCI bus voltage 5V 5V 5V 5V 5V 5V 3.3 or 5V 3.3 or 5V 3.3 or 5V 3.3 or 5V 3.3 or 5V
Autosync No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Optimal" SCSI speed setting No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LVDS support No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
I2O enabled No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Active PCI support (hot-swap) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clustering support No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usable in a fault-tolerant pair No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data scrubbing No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FlashCopy No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Copyback No No No No No No No No No No No
Maximum stripe size 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB
RAID-0 and RAID-1 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-5 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-1E support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-5E support No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-5EE support (replaces 5E) No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No
RAID-6 No No No No No No No No No No No
RAID-00 support No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-10 support No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-1E0 support No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-50 support No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-60 support No No No No No No No No No No No
Feature SR II 3L 3L-II* 3H 3HB 4L 4Lx 4M 4Mx 4H

* The ServeRAID-3L II, part 19K0564, replaced the ServeRAID-3L. The ServeRAID-3L and ServeRAID-3L II have identical features and support the same servers. The ServeRAID-3L II has a different card design so that it will fit vertically in 3U servers.


Feature comparison - ServeRAID 5-7

Table 8. Feature comparison - ServeRAID 5i to ServeRAID 7k
Feature 5i 6M 6M 6i SR-6i+ 7t 7e 7k
SCSI or SATA or SAS SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SCSI SATA SCSI, SATA SCSI
First available 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2004
US Announcement Letter 102-170 103-206 103-206 103-210 104-078 104-075 104-284
Marketing part number 25P3492 32P0033
39R8815
02R0988
39R8816
71P8595 13N2190
39R8793
71P8648
39R8805
None 71P8642
39R8800
Processor Intel IOP321 600 MHz Intel IOP321 600 MHz Intel IOP321 400 MHz 80302 Not applicable Intel IOP332
Useful links Guide
Drivers
Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers Drivers
Internal connectors 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 0
External connectors (std/max) 0 2/2 2/2 0 0 0 0 0
Cable for extra external connector None None None None None None None None
External connector type None VHDCI VHDCI None None None None None
Cache 128 MB 128 MB 256 MB 128 MB 128 MB 64 MB None 256 MB
Battery backup for cache Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
SCSI channels / SATA ports / SAS ports 1 on server 2 2 1 or 2 on server 1 or 2 on server 4 1 or 2 2 on server
Disks per channel (SCSI) or port (SATA/SAS) 14 14 14 14 14 1 Varies 14
SCSI level Ultra320 Ultra320 Ultra320 Ultra320 Ultra320 SATA Ultra320 Ultra320
PCI or PCI-X or PCI Express PCI PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI PCI-X PCI-X 1.0
PCI bus speed 66 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz 66 MHz Varies 100 MHz
PCI bus width 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
PCI bus voltage 3.3 or 5V 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V or 5V Not applicable Not applicable
Autosync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Optimal" SCSI speed setting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
LVDS support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
I2O enabled Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Not applicable Yes
Active PCI support (hot-swap) No No No No No No No No
Clustering support No Yes Yes No No No No No
Usable in a fault-tolerant pair No Yes Yes No No No No No
Data scrubbing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
FlashCopy No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Copyback No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Maximum stripe size 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB
RAID-0 and RAID-1 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID-5 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
RAID-1E support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RAID-5E support No No No No No No No No
RAID-5EE support (replaces 5E) No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RAID-6 No No No No No No No No
RAID-00 support No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RAID-10 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
RAID-1E0 support No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RAID-50 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RAID-60 support No No No No No No No No
Feature 5i 6M 6M 6i SR-6i+ 7t 7e 7k


Feature comparison - ServeRAID 8, SAS HBA, MegaRAID

Table 9. Feature comparsion - ServeRAID 8i - ServeRAID 8s, SAS HBA, and MegaRAID
Feature___________________ 8i 8e 8k-l 8k 8s SASHBA MegaRAID
SCSI or SATA or SAS SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
First available 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2006 2006
US Announcement Letter 105-125 106-379 107-028 106-646 106-640
Marketing part number 13N2227
39R8729
None None 25R8064 39R8765 25R8060 39R8850
Processor Intel IOP321 Not applicable Vitesse VSC7250 Vitesse VSC7250 LSI 1064E Intel Brockton IOP XScale processor
Useful links Drivers
Install Guide
Drivers Drivers
Install Guide
Drivers
Install Guide
Drivers
Install Guide
Support Support
Internal connectors 1 0 1 1 2 4 (x1) 0
External connectors (std/max) 0 0 1 1 1 1 (x4) 2 SAS x4
External connector type None None None None SFF-8470 SFF-8088 SFF-8470
Cache 256 MB None None 256 MB 256 MB None 256 MB
Battery backup for cache Yes No No Yes Optional
39R8812
None Yes
SATA / SAS ports 6 or 8 Varies 8 8 2 4 2
SAS level SAS
SATA 2
SAS
SATA 2
SAS
SATA 2
SAS
SATA 2
SAS
SATA 2
SAS
SATA 2
SAS
SATA 2
PCI or PCI-X or PCI Express PCI-X 1.0 PCI-X PCIe PCIe PCIe PCIe PCIe
PCI bus speed 133 MHz Varies x4 x4 x8 x8 x8
PCI bus width 64-bit Varies Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
PCI bus voltage 3.3V Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Autosync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Active PCI support (hot-swap) No No No No No No No
Clustering support No No No No No No No
Usable in a fault-tolerant pair No No No No No No No
Data scrubbing ("Patrol read") Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
FlashCopy Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Copyback Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Maximum stripe size 1024 KB 64 KB 1024 KB 1024 KB 1024 KB 64 KB 128 KB
RAID-0 and RAID-1 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes
RAID-5 support Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
RAID-1E support Yes No No Yes Yes Yes* No
RAID-5E support No No No No No No No
RAID-5EE support (replaces 5E) Yes No No No No No No
RAID-6 Yes No No Yes Yes No No
RAID-00 support Yes No No No No No No
RAID-10 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
RAID-1E0 support Yes No No No No No No
RAID-50 support Yes No No No Yes No Yes
RAID-60 support Yes No No No Yes No No
Feature___________________ 8i 8e 8k-l 8k 8s SASHBA MegaRAID

* The SAS HBA only supports the System x3455 for disk RAID (RAID 0, 1, 1E). All other supported systems support tape connectivity only.
** The 3 Gb SAS HBA v2 only supports the System x3455 for disk RAID (RAID 0, 1, 1E). All other supported systems support tape connectivity only. See the announcement letter 109-099 for details.

Table 10. Feature comparison - ServeRAID MR and BR
Feature MR10ie B5015 MR10is MR10k BR10il MR10M MR10i BR10i 3Gb SAS v2
Port interface SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS
Port speed, Gbps 3 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Number of ports 8 8
PCIe spec 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
PCIe lanes x4 x8 x8 x8 x4 x8 x8 x8 x8
Int. connectors 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 4
Ext. connectors 0 0 0 0** 0 2 0 0 1
SAS controller LSI SAS
1078
PMC
8013
LSI SAS
1078 DE
LSI SAS
1078
LSI SAS
1064
LSI SAS
1078
LSI SAS
1078
LSI SAS
1068
LSI SAS
1068
Cache (MB)# 256 None 256 256 None 256 256 None None
Battery Y N Y Y N Y Opt N N
Flash N N N N N N N N N
Data encryption N N Y N N N N N N
Max stripe size (KB) (F=fixed) 1024 1024 1024 1024 64-F 1024 1024 64-F N/A
Mixing SAS & SATA drives‡ Y N/A
SSD support Y Y N N Y N
Tape support Y N N N N N N N Y
Max volumes 64 4 N/A
Max LUN size >2TB N/A
UEFI support Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Patrol read (data scrubbing) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N/A
Consistency check Y
Online RAID Level Migration† Y Y Y N/A
Online Capacity Expansion Y N/A
AutoSync Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N/A
Copyback§ N N Y Y N Y Y N N
FastPath N N N N N N N N
CacheCade N N N N N N N N
RAID-0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y*
RAID-1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y*
RAID-1E N N N N Y N N Y Y*
RAID-5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N
RAID-6 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N
RAID-10 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N
RAID-50 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N
RAID-60 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N
# Opt=optional
** The ServeRAID-MR10k does not have an external connector; however, the System x3850 M2 and x3950 M2 servers have a SFF-8088 external SAS port to which the MR10k connects.
* The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 only supports RAID on the System x3455. All other supported systems support tape connectivity only.
‡ Support for arrays comprised of SAS drives connected to the same controller as arrays comprised of SATA drives (but not SAS & SATA drives in the same array). Requires that the server also supports the mixing of SAS & SATA.
† Online RAID Level Migration (RLM) is also known as Logical Drive Migration (LDM)
§ Copyback is also known as Revertible Hot Spare.


Supported servers

The following tables lists which servers support each of the ServeRAID adapters. For the latest information about supported adapters, see ServerProven at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

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IBM Netfinity servers

Note: RAID controllers newer than the ones shown are not supported.

Table 11. Supported IBM Netfinity servers
Server SR II 3L 3H 3HB 4L 4Lx 4M 4Mx 4H 5i 6M
Netfinity 1000 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No
Netfinity 3000 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Netfinity 3500 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Netfinity 3500 M20 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Netfinity 4000R No No No No No No No No No No No No
Netfinity 4500R No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netfinity 5000 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No
Netfinity 5100 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netfinity 5500 family* No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Netfinity 5600 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netfinity 6000R No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netfinity 7000 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Netfinity 7000 M10 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No
Netfinity 7100 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netfinity 7600 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netfinity 8500R No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

* The Netfinity 5500, 5500 M10, and 5500 M20 have a ServeRAID-II controller built in on the server's planar. Two internal connectors: one to the internal hot-swap backplane and one that can be routed externally using an optional cable 03K9313.


IBM eServer xSeries servers

Note: RAID controllers newer than the ones shown in the table are not supported.

Table 12. Supported IBM eServer xSeries servers

xSeries

SR

II

3L

3H

3HB

4L

4Lx

4M

4Mx

4H

5i

6M

6i

6i+

7t

7e

7k

8i

8e

8k-l

8k

8s

x130 Value

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x130 Perf

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x135 Value

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x135 Perf

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x150

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x200 (8478)

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x200 (8479)

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x205

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x206

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

x206m

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

Y

No

No

Y

Y

No

No

No

x220 (8645)

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x220 (8646)

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x225 (8647)

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x225 (8649)

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x226

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

x230

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x232

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x235

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x236

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

x240

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x250

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x255

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x260

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

x300

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x305

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x306

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

x306m

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

Y

Y

No

No

No

xSeries server

SR

II

3L

3H

3HB

4L

4Lx

4M

4Mx

4H

5i

6M

6i

6i+

7t

7e

7k

8i

8e

8k-l

8k

8s

x330 (8654)

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x330 (8674)

No

No

Y

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x330 (8675)

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x335

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x336

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x340

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x342

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x343

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x345

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x346

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

x350

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x360

No

No

No

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x365

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

No

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x366

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

x370

No

No

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x380

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x382

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x440

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x445

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

Y

Y

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x450

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x455

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

x460 & MXE-460

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

No

Y

No

No

No

No

xSeries server

SR

II

3L

3H

3HB

4L

4Lx

4M

4Mx

4H

5i

6M

6i

6i+

7t

7e

7k

8i

8e

8k-l

8k

8s


IBM eServer systems

Note: RAID controllers newer than the ones shown in the table are not supported.

Table 13. Supported IBM eServer systems
Server SR II 3L 3H 3HB 4L 4Lx 4M 4Mx 4H 5i 6M 6i 6i+ 7t 7e 7k 8i 8e 8k-l 8k 8s
eServer 325 No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
eServer 326 No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No
eServer 326m No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No


IBM System x servers

Note: RAID controllers older than the ones shown in the table are not supported.

Table 14. Supported IBM System x servers (Part 1)
Server
6M
6i
6i+
7t
7e
7k
8i
8e
8k-l
8k
8s
x3100 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3105 N N N Y N N N N N N N
x3200 N N N N N N N N N N Y
x3200 M2 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3200 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3250 SATA N N N N N N N N N N N
x3250 SAS/SATA N N N N N N N N N N Y
x3250 M2 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3250 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3350 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3400 SATA N N N N N N N Y N Y Y
x3400 SAS/SATA N N N N N N N N Y Y Y
x3400 M2 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3400 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3450 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3455 N N N N N N N N N N Y
x3500 N N N N N N N N N N Y
x3500 M2 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3500 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3550 SATA N N N N N N N Y N Y N
x3550 SAS/SATA N N N N N N N N Y Y N
x3550 M2 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3550 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3610 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3620 M3 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3650 Y N N N N N N N Y Y Y
x3650 T 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 N N N N N
x3655 N N N N N N N Y Y Y N
x3690 X5 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3755 N N N N N N N N N Y Y
x3800 Y N N N N N Y N N N Y
x3850 Y N N N N N Y N N N Y
x3850 M2 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3850 X5 N N N N N N N N N N N
x3950 / E Y N N N N N Y 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 N
x3950 X5 N N N N N N N N N N N

Table 14. Supported IBM System x servers (Part 2)
Server
SAS
HBA
MR
8480
MR
10is
MR
10k
BR
10il
3 Gb
SAS
HBA
MR
10M
MR
10i
BR
10i
B5015
x3100 M3 N N N N N N N N N N
x3105 Y* N N N N N N N N N
x3200 Y* N N N N N N N N N
x3200 M2 Y* N Y N Y Y† N Y N N
x3200 M3 N N Y N N Y† Y Y N N
x3250 SATA Y* N N N N N N N N N
x3250 SAS/SATA Y* N N N N N N N N N
x3250 M2 Y* N Y N Y Y† Y Y** N N
x3250 M3 N N Y N N Y† Y Y** N N
x3350 Y* N Y N Y Y† Y Y N N
x3400 SATA Y* N N N N Y† Y Y N N
x3400 SAS/SATA Y* N Y N N Y† Y Y N N
x3400 M2 N N Y N N Y† Y Y Y N
x3400 M3 N N N N N Y† Y Y Y N
x3450 N N N N N N N N N N
x3455 Y* N N N N Y† N N N N
x3500 Y* Y Y N N Y† Y Y N N
x3500 M2 N N Y N N Y† Y Y Y N
x3500 M3 N N N N N Y† Y Y Y N
x3550 SATA Y* Y N N N Y† Y Y N N
x3550 SAS/SATA Y* Y Y N N Y† Y Y N N
x3550 M2 N N Y N N Y† Y Y Y Y
x3550 M3 N N N N N Y† Y Y Y Y
x3610 N N N N N N N N N N
x3620 M3 N N N N N Y† N N N N
x3650 Y* Y Y N N Y† Y Y N N
x3650 T N N N N N N N N N N
x3650 M2 N N Y N N Y† Y Y Y Y
x3650 M3 N N N N N Y† Y Y Y Y
x3655 Y* N N N N Y† N N N N
x3690 X5 N N N N N Y† N N Y N
x3755 Y* Y N N N Y† Y N N N
x3800 N Y N N N N N N N N
x3850 N Y N N N N N N N N
x3850 M2 Y* N Y‡ Y N Y† Y N N N
x3850 X5 N N N N N Y† N N Y N
x3950 / E N N N N N N N N N N
x3950 M2 Y* N Y‡ Y N Y† Y N N N
x3850 X5 N N N N N Y† N N Y Y
x3950 X5 N N N N N Y† N N Y Y
* The SAS HBA and 3 Gb SAS HBA v2 supports disk connectivity on the x3455 only. All other supported systems support tape connectivity only.
** The ServeRAID MR10i is only supported on models of the x3250 M2/M3 with 2.5" drive bays. The MR10i is not supported on models with 3.5" drive bays.
§ The ServeRAID MR10il is available in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and ASEAN countries.
† The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 supports disk connectivity on the x3455 only. All other supported systems support tape connectivity only.
‡ The ServeRAID MR10is is supported on the x3850 M2 and x3950 M2 machine type 7141 only, not type 7233


IBM iDataPlex servers

Note: RAID controllers older than the ones shown in the table are not supported.

Table 15. Supported IBM iDataPlex servers
Server
SAS HBA
MR 8480
MR10is
MR10k
BR10il
3 Gb SAS HBA
MR10M
MR10i
BR10i
dx320 N N N N N N N N N
dx340 N N N N N N N Y Y
dx360 N N N N N N N N Y
dx360 M2 N N N N Y N N Y Y
dx360 M3 N N N N Y N N N N


IBM BladeCenter servers and expansion blades

Note: RAID controllers other than the ones shown in the table are not supported.

Table 16: Supported IBM BladeCenter servers and expansion blades
Server 6M 8k-l 8k MR10ie
HS12 8014 No No No No
HS12 8028 No No No Yes
HS20 8843 Yes‡ No No No
HS21 Yes‡ Yes† Yes† No
HS21 XM Yes‡ Yes† Yes† No
HS22 No No No Yes
HS22V No No No Yes
LS21 No Yes† Yes† No
LS22 No No No No
LS41 No Yes† Yes† No
LS42 No No No No
SIO 39R7563 No Yes Yes No
PEU2 25K8373 Yes No No No
‡ With the addition of the BladeCenter PCI Expansion Unit 2 (PEU2), 25K8373
† With the addition of the BladeCenter Storage and I/O (SIO) Expansion Unit, 39R7563
* With the addition of the BladeCenter PCI Express I/O Expansion Unit, 43W4391

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