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IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter for System x
Lenovo Press Product Guide
The IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA is an economical storage enabler to attach RAID-capable external storage
enclosures and provide 3 Gbps or 6 Gbps tape storage connectivity for data archiving applications to
achieve a higher level of performance.
The PCIe small form-factor IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA is based on the LSI SAS2008 controller and can handle
medium to large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI Express adapter with
one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four internal SATA connectors.
The IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter is shown in Figure 1 (with the 3U bracket removed).
Figure 1. IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter
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 and
tape drives.
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  • Page 1 The PCIe small form-factor IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA is based on the LSI SAS2008 controller and can handle medium to large capacity server storage applications by connecting an 8-lane PCI Express adapter with one external x4 SFF-8088 connector and four internal SATA connectors.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    Spread Spectrum Clocking for EMI reductions  Warranty One-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported IBM System x® server, these cards assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade. IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter for System x...
  • Page 3: Supported Servers

    Supported servers The compatibility information for the IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter and System x, IBM iDataPlex®, and IBM NeXtScale servers is listed in Table 2. Table 2. Server compatibility, part 1 (M5 systems with v3 processors) Part...
  • Page 4 IBM GoVault Internal Dock, 42D8771  Internal tape drives are connected to the IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA using the internal SAS or SATA cable supplied with the tape drive. The adapter supports connectivity to the following 6 Gbps SAS external storage systems: IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Single Controller Storage System (1746A2S) ...
  • Page 5 The adapter supports connectivity to the following SAS external tape backup units: IBM System Storage TS2230 Half-High LTO 3 SAS Tape Drive, 3580S3V  IBM System Storage TS2240 Half-High LTO 4 SAS Tape Drive, 3580S4V  IBM System Storage TS2250 Half-High LTO 5 SAS Tape Drive, 3580S5E ...
  • Page 6: Supported Operating Systems

    VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)  See the IBM ServerProven Web site for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Click System x servers, then Disk controllers to see the support matrix. Click the check mark that is associated with the System x server in question to see details about the operating system support.
  • Page 7: Related Publications

    IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter Installation and User's Guide  http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5084780 IBM ServeRAID Adapter Quick Reference  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0054.html?Open IBM System x Configuration and Options Guide:  http://ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/ IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)  http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter for System x...
  • Page 8 Furthermore, some measurements may have been estimated through extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment. © Copyright Lenovo 2010-2014. All rights reserved. IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter for System x...
  • Page 9 Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. IBM 6 Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter for System x...