IBM EXP24S Power System I/O Expansion Drawer 5887 Disk Drive
The 5887 EXP24S SAS HDD/SSD Expansion Drawer is attached to SAS ports on either a PCIe SAS adapter located in the server or to the SAS ports on the rear of the server. Two SAS ports on the rear of the server are enabled with the expanded-function storage backplane with dual IOA support. One EXP24S drawer in mode 1 can be attached to the two SAS ports on the rear of the server using three meter SAS YO cables such as feature ECBT or ECBU. Either SSDs or HDDs can be placed in this drawer, but SSDs and HDDs cannot be mixed in this drawer.
The feature 5887 EXP24S drawer can be attached to SAS ports of PCIe SAS adapters using SAS YO or X cables. Up to 14 EXP24S drawers can be attached. Either SSDs or HDDs can be placed in the drawer, depending on the capabilities of the adapter running the bays. Note that longer distance SAS cables are thicker and can fill the Cable Management Arm more quickly.
Clients migrating from earlier generation servers may have been using I/O drawers such as the GX++ attached feature 5802 or 5877 PCIe 12X I/O Drawers with PCIe Gen 1 slots. Though most PCIe adapters in the feature 5802 or 5877 drawers can be moved to this server, and its disk drives converted and moved to the feature 5887 EXP24S drawer, the feature 5802 and 5877 drawers are not supported on newer Power Systems POWER8 based servers.
Weight with drives installed: 56.0 lb
Width: 17.7 in.
Depth including front bezel: 20.9 in.
Height with support rails: 3.4 in.
Rack space: 2 EIA
EXP24S 5887 System and OS Requirements
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
AIX 6.1, 7.1 or later supported
IBM i 7.1 TR8 and 7.2 or later supported
V7R3Server Firmware: FW 7.3.0 with PTFs: AA730_031.AL730_035 & AM730_035, AH730_035
V7R3 HMC Firmware: V7R7.3.0 with PTF: MH01263
IBM i OS400 as a client of VIOS: V6R1 with i 6.1.1 machine code - i 6.1.1: RS610-10 OS & RS611-D LIC with PTF: C1102610 (PTF MF57930 is required to be permanently applied prior to attaching feature 5887 to adapter feature)
V7R1 IBM i 7.1 with i 7.1.0 machine code: RS710-10 OS & RS710-C LIC or Technology Refresh 2 (PTF Group SF99707 Level 2) with PTF: C1116710, PTF MF57923 is required to be permanently applied prior to attaching feature 5887 to adapter feature