Specific X, YO, or AT SAS cable features with new narrow HD connectors are used to attach to
the 5887 disk drive enclosure.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability
configurations. See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
Full high PCIe3 four port x8 adapter with up to 12 GB write cache
Important requirements for adapter installation
An automatic sector conversion takes place for use with the new adapter when migrating existing SAS
disk enclosures and devices from existing previous PCIe SAS adapters to PCIe2 or PCIe3 SAS adapters.
For more information about the migration procedures, see Upgrading a SAS RAID storage adapter.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether any prerequisites must be met for this feature and attaching
devices. To check for operating system and partition requirements, see one of the following links:
v The latest version of enabling libraries and utilities can be downloaded from Fix Central
v IBM Power Systems Prerequisites (https://www14.software.ibm.com/support/customercare/iprt/
v IBM SSIC (System Storage Interoperation Center)(http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/
v The latest version of the device driver or the IBM Power RAID adapter utilities (iprutils) can be
downloaded from the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/
v For more information on Linux support, see the Linux Alert website(www14.software.ibm.com/
PCIe3 x8 cache SAS RAID Internal Adapter 6 Gb (FC EJ1D and EJ1M; CCIN 57D8)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the high-function PCIe3 x8 cache
SAS RAID internal adapter 6 Gb (FC EJ1D and EJ1M; CCIN 57D8) that is integrated with the composite
storage backplane in the 9009-41A, 9009-42A, or 9223-42H.
The expanded function PCIe3 x8 cache SAS RAID internal adapter 6 Gb is an internal PCI Express
generation 3 (PCIe3), serial-attached SCSI (SAS) Random Array of Independent Disks (RAID) adapter
integrated in the 9009-41A, 9009-42A, or 9223-42H. The PCIe3 x8 cache SAS RAID internal adapter 6 Gb
(CCIN 57D8) is part of the composite feature of the high-function storage backplane (FC EJ1D and EJ1M).
The adapter contains the SAS RAID controller.
A pair of these high-function internal adapters is pre-installed in the dedicated internal PCIe3 x8 slots
P1-C49 and P1-C50 in the 9009-41A, 9009-42A, or 9223-42H. The high-function composite storage feature
(FC EJ1D and EJ1M) provides the following features:
v A high-function storage backplane (CCIN 6B64 or 2D35) that provides slots for 12 numbers of 2.5
inches small form-factor (SFF) hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SDDs) without a RDX
Managing PCIe adapters