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IBM High IOPS Adapter Hardware Installation Manual

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IBM High IOPS Adapter
Hardware Installation Guide
for ioMemory VSL 3.1.1

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  • Page 1 IBM High IOPS Adapter Hardware Installation Guide for ioMemory VSL 3.1.1...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Power Cables for Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters ......
  • Page 3: Ibm High Iops Hardware Installation Guide For Iomemory Vsl 3.1.1

    © Copyright International Business Machines 2012. All rights reserved. © Copyright 2006-2012 Fusion-io, Inc. All rights reserved. Fusion-io is a trademark of Fusion-io, Inc. Part Number: D0003073-001_1 Published : June 14th, 2012 IBM High IOPS Adapter Hardware Installation Guide for ioMemory VSL 3.1.1 ______ _...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    First, remove power cords from outlet. Attach signal cables to connectors. Remove signal cables from connectors. Attach power cords to outlet. Remove all cables from devices. Turn device ON. IBM High IOPS Adapter Hardware Installation Guide for ioMemory VSL 3.1.1 ______ _...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Compatible Software (Driver) The ioMemory VSL is more than just a hardware driver, it is the "secret sauce" that gives IBM High IOPS Adapters their amazing performance. Each release of the ioMemory VSL software is compatible with certain IBM High IOPS Adapters.
  • Page 6 IBM 320GB High IOPS MS Class SSD PCIe Adapter Gen1 x4 5985 81Y4519 640GB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter for IBM System x Gen1 x8 or Gen2 x4 A1NE 81Y4535 320GB High IOPS SLC Adapter for IBM system x Gen1 x4...
  • Page 7: Hardware Requirements

    Hardware Requirements PCIe Slots and Power Requirements The minimum slot requirements for your IBM High IOPS Adapter depends on the type of product. Legacy IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters require at least: A PCI-Express (PCIe) Gen1 x4 slot, with at least 4 lanes that are electrically active.
  • Page 8 , half-length slot. Adequate Power for Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters require more power than the minimum 25W provided by PCIe Gen2 slots to properly function, and therefore must receive additional power via the included power cable.
  • Page 9 I/O's (average written block sizes), the capacity of your IBM High IOPS Adapters, and the version of the ioMemory VSL. For more information, including a chart on RAM required per 100GB of IBM High IOPS Adapter capacity, consult ioMemory VSL Release Notes for the version of ioMemory VSL that you will install with the device(s).
  • Page 10: In The Box

    Firmware Requirements Your IBM High IOPS Adapter may have a minimum firmware label affixed (for example, "MIN FW: XXXXXX"). This label indicates the minimum version of the firmware that is compatible with your device. NOTE For firmware and upgrade considerations, consult the...
  • Page 11: Installing The Ibm High Iops Adapter

    Consult your computer's documentation for details on removing the panel and identifying PCIe slots. Remove the cover slot (if applicable). Power Cable: If your device includes a power cable (included with Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters), you should install it now. See Power Cables for Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters for instructions.
  • Page 12 Grasp the IBM High IOPS Adapter by the top edge and seat it gently but firmly in the available PCIe slot, for example: NOTE This illustration is an example of one type of IBM High IOPS Adapter, your specific device will install in the same manner.
  • Page 13: Half-Height Bracket Installation

    Use care in removing the retaining screws. Do not twist or pull on the bracket until both screws are out as this can cause damage to the components. To prevent damage to the IBM High IOPS Adapter, use only a Philips #1 tip screwdriver. Remove the two screws holding the full-height bracket to the IBM High IOPS Adapter Attention Take note of the position of the screws and how the bracket screw holes were inserted in the device.
  • Page 14 Align the LEDs on the IBM High IOPS Adapter with the holes in the half-height bracket. Insert the bracket screw holes in the same manner as the full height bracket was inserted. Refer to the example below that matches your device configuration.
  • Page 15: Power Cables For Second Generation Ibm High Iops Duo Adapters

    Power Cables for Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters require more than the 25W to function. If your device came with a power cable, you should use it to enable proper function.
  • Page 16 Plug the other end of the cable (shown below) into an available power source cable. NOTE There are two power cables supplied with the IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters, a 2x3 pin supporting one Duo and a 2x4 pin supporting three Duos. These power cables mate directly to the corresponding aux power connectors available in most IBM servers.
  • Page 17: Ibm Support

    IBM Support IBM High IOPS Adapter software and documentation are available on the web at the following address: http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5083174. IBM part number 81Y1036 IBM High IOPS Adapter Hardware Installation Guide for ioMemory VSL 3.1.1 ______ _...