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 Linux only support at this time.
v The latest version of enabling libraries and utilities can be downloaded from Fix Central
v IBM Prerequisite website (www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf).
v IBM SSIC (System Storage Interoperation Center) (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/
v The latest version of the device driver or IBM Power RAID adapter utilities (iprutils) can be
downloaded from the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/
v For support details, see the Linux Alert website(www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/
PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3 Gb x8 Adapter (FC EJ1N and EJ1P; CCIN 57B3)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EJ1N and
FC EJ1N and EJ1P are both the same adapter with different tail stock brackets. FC EJ1N is a low-profile
adapter and FC EJ1P is a full-height adapter. FC EJ1N and EJ1P are functionally identical to FC 5901 and
5278, but designates to IBM configurator tools that the usages are tape and DVD, not disk.
The PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3 Gb x8 Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 1 (Gen1), x8
adapter. The adapter is for high-performance, high-density, and serial attached SCSI (SAS) applications. It
supports the attachment of SAS tape and DVD by using a pair of mini-SAS 4x connectors. The mini-SAS
4x connectors allow the adapter's eight physical links to be used in various narrow and wide-port
configurations. The adapter can also be used for external tape drives, which are not supported on the
newer and faster four-port 6 Gb PCIe3 adapters. The adapter does not have write cache.
The PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3 Gb x8 Adapter is a 64 bit, 3.3 V, bootable SAS adapter.
Externally attached devices are designed to run at a data rate of 1.5 Gbps for serial ATA (SATA) devices,
and 3 Gbps for SAS devices.
Managing PCIe adapters