IBM i Series 8205-E6B (#5736) - PCI-X DDR Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
The PCI-X DDR Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter (#5736) is a 64-bit 3.3-volt adapter and is an excellent solution for high-performance SCSI applications. The PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter provides two SCSI channels (busses), each capable of running 320 MBps (max.). Each SCSI bus can only support external attach SCSI devices.
In order to achieve an Ultra320 SCSI bus data rate of up to 320 MB per second and maintain a reasonable drive distance, the adapter utilizes Low Voltage Differential (LVD) drivers and receivers. To utilize the 320 MB per second performance, all attaching devices should also be Ultra320 LVD devices; however, if Ultra2, Ultra3, or Ultra320 devices coexist on the same bus, each device will operate at its rated speed. For lower speed single-ended (SE) devices, the SCSI bus will switch to single-ended (SE) performance and interface to all devices on that SCSI bus at the lower SE bus data rate of the device.
Two VHDCI 68-pin connectors are mounted on the adapter's end bracket allowing attachment of various LVD and SE external subsystems. A 0.3-meter converter cable, VHDCI to P, Mini-68 pin to 68-pin, (#2118) can be used with older external SE devices or subsystems to allow connection to the VHDCI connector on the PCI-X DDR Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter.
Two external ports provide connectivity to numerous other SCSI external subsystems. Check the external subsystem sales/web pages for verification of connectivity support with this adapter.
The PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter (#5736) is a native boot adapter. The adapter also supports target mode.
Feature #5736 and #5806 are physically identical cards with the same 571A CCIN. Different features are used to help IBM configurator tool understand whether or not an IOP is being used with the adapter. #5806 indicates an IOP is present.
The two external ports do not support the connection to the IBM 7131-105 IBM Multi-Storage Tower Model 105.
The Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI nonRAID Adapter has ports that are capable at running at ultra320 SCSI speeds (up to 320 MBytes/s).
Attributes provided: Attachment of external SCSI devices only on Power7 Servers.
Attributes required: One available 3.3 volt PCI or PCI-X slot or PCI-X 2.0 DDR slot
For 8202-E4B: (#5736)
Minimum required: 0
Maximum allowed: 24 (Initial order maximum: 24)
OS level required:
AIX Version 5.3 supported
AIX Version 6.1 supported
AIX Version 7.1 supported
IBM i 6.1 supported
IBM i 7.1 supported
SUSE Linux supported
Red Hat Linux supported
Refer to Software Requirements for specific O/S levels supported
Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
Return parts MES: No
Not supported in the CEC
System maximum of 24 in 4 x #5796