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IBM i POWER External Storage Support Matrix Summary

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Sue Baker

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Advanced Technical Sales

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Product(s) covered:

DASD; DS3000; DS3200; DS3400; DS3500; DS4000; DS4700; DS4800; DS5000; DS5020; DS5100; DS5300; DS6000; DS8000; DS8300; DS8700; DS8800; i5 520; i5 550; i5 570; i5 595; N series; NAS; OS/400; Power5; POWER6; POWER7; Power 750; Power 770; Power 780; Power 795; Power Systems I/O; SAN Volume Controller; VIOS; XIV storage systems

Abstract: The "IBM i POWER External Storage Support Matrix Summary" provides you with a quick summary of all IBM supported external storage - native attached (fiber direct or SAN) or virtualized (PowerVM VIOS), and how it can be used. For non-IBM storage on IBM i, please contact the 3rd party vendor to determine support.


Most recent changes:
  • May 11, 2016: Added Storwize V5010, V5020, and V5030; IBM i 7.3; other minor updates
  • March 7, 2016: Added DS8880 support
  • October 7, 2015: Added note regarding Flash System reporting host state as "degraded"
  • September 9, 2015: Minor fix for storage attached to POWER8 servers.
  • June 29, 2015: Added information regarding firmware required on POWER7 servers to support direct and native attached Flash Systems. Fixed feature code for low profile 8Gbps fibre channel adapter.




Planning and Design


IBM Power Systems; IBM System i Family; IBM System Storage


i5/OS; IBM i; OS/400


DS8000, V7000, DS5000, DS4000, DS3000, DS6000, IBM i storage, IBM i external storage, IBM i, i5/OS, OS/400, storage, SVC, XIV, V3700, DS8870

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