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IBM System Storage DS3400  

   

The IBM System Storageâ„¢ DS3400 leads the way for these organizations to take advantage of consolidating and sharing this data within a direct-attach or FC SAN solution. The DS3400 Express adds the most advanced front-end 4 Gbps FC technology to IBM time-proven designs for enterprise-class RAID storage. With FC host connectivity and SAS back-end technology, the DS3400 is designed to improve productivity through data consolidation, availability, performance and scalability.


 Highlights
  • 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) interface technology
  • Direct-attach storage (DAS) or SAN solution—start with a DAS configuration and seamlessly transition to a FC SAN when ready
  • Easy to deploy and manage with the DS3000 Storage Manager
  • Combination of 12 SAS or SATA 3.5" drives per enclosure
  • Scalable to 5.4 TB of storage capacity with 450 GB hot-swappable SAS disks or 12.0 TB with 1.0 TB hot-swappable SATA disks in the first enclosure
  • Expandable by attaching up to three EXP3000s for a total of 21.6 TB of storage capacity with 450 GB SAS or up to 48.0 TB with 1.0 TB SATA
  • Flexible for use with IBM System xâ„¢ and BladeCenter® servers
  • Affordable for the small and medium business budgets
  • NEBS and ETSI compliance

 Learn More

DS3400 Data Sheet  (269KB)

Interoperability Matrix  (346KB)

DS3000 Sample Configurations ( 2.9MB)

DS3000 Implementation Guide ( 18.1MB)

IBM System Storage Product Guide  (326KB)

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HOW TO CONFIGURE YOUR DS3400: Walk through this step-by-step guide, choosing appropriate models and options as indicated below:


 Step 1: Choose your IBM System Storage DS3400 model
 

 

The DS3400 is a 4 Gb external Fibre Channel storage solution that is easy to deploy and manage. Available in single and dual controller models, the DS3400 scales in capacity to support a total of 48 hard disk drives by using the EXP3000 expansion unit. The DS3400 is a direct-attach and SAN solution for System x, and BladeCenter servers, and enables small and medium businesses to manage their fast-growing data capacity requirements on an affordable budget.

 

 


Description TD #

DS3400 FC Single Controller Model - Single controller; two 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) host ports per controller; dual-redundant, hot-swappable fans and ac power. Holds up to 12-drives internally and connection for up to 3 EXP3000's.

97588D
DS3400 FC Dual Controller Model - Dual controller; four 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) host ports; dual-redundant, hot-swappable fans and ac power.  Holds up to 12-drives internally and connection for up to 3 EXP3000's. 97589D
4-Gbps Optical Transceiver - SFP (NOTE: Two SFP's needed for the single controller model.  Four SFP's needed for dual controller model)
4-Gbps Optical Transceiver - SFP 89766D

NOTE: Ships with the rack mounting kit and two 2.8m/9ft intra-rack power cords (IEC 320-C13 to IEC 320-C14).

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Step 2: Add EXP3000 Expansion Unit

 

 

The EXP3000 supports attachment to the DS3000 Express Series providing a highly available storage system scaling up to 48 SAS and/or SATA disk drives. Up to three EXP3000s can be connected to expand capacity and IOPs performance of the solution to help address your data needs today and tomorrow.

 

EXP3000 Expansion unit Max Storage TD#
EXP3000 - 2U, 19" rack mount driven closure designed for supporting a total of twelve 3.5" disk drives.  Single ESM with dual ESM upgrade option. 12 Drives 89987D
EXP3000 options TD#
Environmental Services Module (ESM) - ESM upgrade for attaching to dual controller DS3000 models. 97593D

NOTE: The EXP3000 comes with a 3 year, parts and labor next-business-day warranty standard. Please see below for warranty uplift options.

Description  TD#
3YR onsite repair 9x5x4 hour 594401
3YR onsite repair 24x7x4 hour 043938
3YR onsite repair 24x7x2 hour 043939
5YR onsite repair 24x7x4 hour 383275
5YR onsite repair 24x7x2 hour 383276

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Step 3: Add Drives

Description TD#
SAS Drives
73.4GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD - Express Seller 30281F
146.8GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD - Express Seller 30282F
300GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD - Express Seller 30808F
450GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD - Express Seller 95459M
73.4GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD 53422C
146.8GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD 53423C
300GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD 97775D
450GB 3.5.in 15K HS SAS HDD 95458M
SATA Drives
500GB Dual Port HS SATA HDD 97514D
750GB Dual Port HS SATA HDD 97585D
1TB Dual Port HS SATA HDD 44191I

NOTE: Can support up to 12 SAS or SATA or combination of both hard drives types.


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Step 4: Add Accessories & Host Licenses

Accessories

Description TD#
1GB Cache Memory (512MB Cache is included by default per controller.  Purchase two for dual controller models.)
DS3000 1GB Cache Memory Upgrade 97594D
DS3400 FC Controller Upgrade (Needed only for the single controller model.)
DS3400 FC Controller Upgrade 97592D
DS3000 System Memory Cache Battery (For replacement purposes only)
DS3000 System Memory Cache Battery 97595D

Host Licenses

Description TD#
DS3000 AIX Host Attach License (Expanding the host support to include AIX servers.)
DS3000 AIX Host Attach License 30834F
DS3000 Linux on Power Host Attach License (Expanding the host support to include Linux on Power servers.)
DS3000 Linux on Power Host Attach License 30835F
DS3000 Solaris Host License (Expanding the host support to include Sun Solaris on Intel or SPARC servers gives small and medium-size customers a new low-cost storage alternative with the DS3000 series storage system.)
DS3000 Solaris Host License 95457M

NOTE: Windows and Linux on Intel Host Attach License comes standard on all DS3000 models

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Step 5: Premium Features

Description  TD #
DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion License enables FlashCopy. FlashCopy is a point-in-time copy of a source logical drive.  Allows for up to 4 FlashCopies per volume.  NOTE: As a standard configuration, 2 FlashCopies are enabled on every DS3000 storage subsystem and this premium feature enables up to 64 FlashCopies.
DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion License (1 license per DS3000) 97599D
DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion Plus License increases the number of FlashCopies per volume to eight allows more frequent data backups and increased data protection.  NOTE:  Requires DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion License (39R6533).
DS3000 FlashCopy Expansion Plus License (1 license per DS3000) - NEW! 95456M
VolumeCopy is a way to provide a complete point-in-time copy of a source logical drive. As opposed to FlashCopy (where only the original values of changed data are copied to the repository), the whole source logical drive is copied to target. You can use this functionality for data replication, relocation, backup, or to restore snapshot data to the original logical drive. The time required to establish a copy will depend on the size of the source data and the operation priority settings. While establishing the copy, the source logical drive will be in read-only state.  Once all the data is copied to the target, the target will remain available if the source logical drive is lost. NOTE: The VolumeCopy premium feature allows for up to 128 VolumeCopies. Be aware that FlashCopy is a prerequisite for VolumeCopy.
DS3000 Volume Copy License (1 license per DS3000) 97600D
FlashCopy / VolumeCopy License in a cost saving bundle of both the FlashCopy and VolumeCopy license.
DS3000 FlashCopy / VolumeCopy License (1 license per DS3000) 97601D
Storage partitioning adds a high level of flexibility to the DS3000 Storage Server. It allows you to connect a much higher number of host systems, either in stand-alone or clustered mode. Without storage partitioning, the logical drives configured on a DS3200 can only be accessed by a limited number of host systems or by a single cluster. This can surely lead to inefficient use of Storage Server hardware. Storage partitioning, on the other hand, allows you to create sets, containing the hosts with their host bus adapters and the logical drives. We call these sets storage partitions. Now the host systems can only access their assigned logical drives, just as if these logical drives were locally attached to them. Storage partitioning adapts the SAN idea of globally accessible storage to the local-storage-minded operating systems. Storage partitioning lets you map and mask LUNs (that is why it is also referred to as LUN masking). That means once you have assigned the LUN to a host it is hidden from all other hosts connected to the same Storage Server. Therefore, the access to that LUN is exclusively reserved for that host. NOTE: DS3400 comes standard with 4 storage partitions.
DS3000 upgrade from 4 to 8 storage partitions 95451M
DS3000 upgrade from 4 to 16 storage partitions 97598D
DS3000 upgrade from 4 to 32 storage partitions 95452M
DS3000 upgrade from 8 to 16 storage partitions 95453M
DS3000 upgrade from 8 to 32 storage partitions 95454M
DS3000 upgrade from 16 to 32 storage partitions 95455M

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Step 6: Cabling

Description  TD#
Fibre Optic Cables
1m Fibre Optic Cable LC-LC 030038
5m Fibre Optic Cable LC-LC 030039
25m Fibre Optic Cable LC-LC 030040
SAS Cables (Connecting DS3400 to EXP3000)
1m SAS Cable 97351D
3m SAS Cable 97638D

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Step 7: SAN Switches

For detailed SAN switch specifications visit the SAN Networking page.


Step 8: HBAs

8GB Fibre Channel HBAs

Description  TD#
Emulex 8GB FC Single-port HBA
Emulex 8GB FC Single-port HBA PCI-E - NEW! 44915K
Emulex 8GB FC Dual-port HBA
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA PCI-E - NEW! 44916K
QLogic 8GB FC Single-port HBA
QLogic 8GB FC Single-port HBA PCI-E - NEW! 44917K
QLogic 8GB FC Dual-port HBA
QLogic 8GB FC Dual-port HBA PCI-E - NEW! 44918K

NOTE: Please visit IBM's ServerProven site for server compatibility.

4GB Fibre Channel HBAs

Description  TD#
Emulex 4GB FC Single-port HBA
Emulex 4GB FC Single-port HBA PCI-E 97100D
Emulex 4GB FC Dual-port HBA
Emulex 4GB FC Dual-port HBA PCI-E 97101D
QLogic 4GB FC Single-port HBA
QLogic 4GB FC Single-port HBA PCI-E 97436D
QLogic 4GB FC Dual-port HBA
QLogic 4GB FC Dual-port HBA PCI-E 97437D

NOTE: Please visit IBM's ServerProven site for server compatibility.

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Step 9: Maintenance Options

NOTE: The DS3400 comes with a 3 year, parts and labor next-business-day warranty standard. Many options are available to uplift this protection to higher levels.

Description  TD#
3 Year Onsite Repair 9x5 4 Hour Response 30197F
3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 97773D
3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 2 Hour Response 44594K
5 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 30716F
5 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 2 Hour Response 97622D

(RTS) Phone support for the DS3400 24X7

Description  TD#
1 Year Remote Technical Support for Storage Devices 655254
3 Year Remote Technical Support for Storage Devices 53218C

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