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ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 SAS/SATA Controllers
Product Guide
The ServeRAID M5015 and ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controllers for System x are the next-generation
6 Gbps SAS 2.0 RAID controllers. The adapters have two internal mini-SAS connectors to control up to 32
devices and support global and dedicated hot-spare drives. The ServeRAID M5014 controller delivers a full
RAID 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 solution, while the ServeRAID M5015 provides additional performance advantages of
an extended cache and a standard battery backup unit. With the attachment of the ServeRAID M5000
Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 offer the option of RAID 6, RAID 60, and SED
Encryption Key management.
Figure 1 shows the ServeRAID M5015 with its standard battery backup unit.
Figure 1. ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
Did you know?
6 Gbps SAS 2.0 technology has been introduced to address data off-load bottlenecks in the direct-access
storage environment. This new throughput doubles the transfer rate of the previous generation. SAS 2.0 is
designed for backward compatibility with 3 Gbps SAS as well as with 3 Gbps SATA hard drives.
Self-encrypting drives are based on a new technology that helps prevent data from being accessed without
authorization. These drives adhere to the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Enterprise Security Subsystem
Class specification and are National Security Agency qualified to provide government-grade encryption.
With self-encrypting drives (SEDs), if a drive is removed from its storage system or the server that it is
housed in, the data on that drive is encrypted and useless to anyone who attempts to access it without the
appropriate security authorization.
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    RAID 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 solution, while the ServeRAID M5015 provides additional performance advantages of an extended cache and a standard battery backup unit. With the attachment of the ServeRAID M5000 Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 offer the option of RAID 6, RAID 60, and SED Encryption Key management.

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    Documentation CD The Important Notices Document Note: The ServeRAID M5015 option part number 46M0829 includes the M5000 battery, however the feature code 0093 does not contain the battery. Order feature code 5744 if you wish to include the battery in the server configuration.

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    Specifications The ServeRAID M5015 and ServeRAID M5014 adapter cards have the following specifications: Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087) 6 Gbps throughput per port 800 MHz PowerPC processor with LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface...

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    Features The ServeRAID M5015 and ServeRAID M5014 adapter cards have the following features: Auto-resume on array rebuild or array reconstruction after loss of system power Auto-resume uses non-volatile NVRAM to save rebuild progress during a host reboot or power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint. Auto-resume will ensure data integrity is maintained through the process.

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    Note: To use the SED services of the ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key, you must use self- encrypting drives as listed in "Supported disk drives" below. Figure 3 shows the ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key attached to the ServeRAID M5015 controller.

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    Performance Accelerator Key is installed. The functions of the Advanced Feature Key are provided by the Performance Accelerator Key. No further migration steps are needed. Operating environment The ServeRAID M5015 and ServeRAID M5014 adapter cards are supported in the following environment: Temperature: At 0-1000 m (0-3000 ft): 10-35° C (50-95° F) At 1000-2100 m (3000-7000 ft): 10-32°...

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    Supported servers The ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 adapter cards are supported on the System x servers listed in Table 2. Table 2. Supported System x servers (Part 1) ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller 46M0829 ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller 46M0916 ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit...

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    Supported operating systems The ServeRAID M5015 and ServeRAID M5014 adapter cards support the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition...

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    US Announcement Letter for the M5000 Series Battery Remote Mount Cable: http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS110-013 ServeRAID software matrix: http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-RAID System x Configuration and Options Guide: http://www.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/ Related product families Product families related to this document are the following: RAID Adapters ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 SAS/SATA Controllers...

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    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk. Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment.

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