5913 - IBM PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb
(#5913) - PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb (Part Numbers: OUE7971, OUE7972, OUE9419, 57B5, 57C3)
The PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb (#5913) provides high performance HDD or SSD controller function using PCIe Gen2 technology. HDD and SSD can be either SFF or 3.5-inch drives (or both). A pair of adapters are required to provide mirrored write cache data and adapter redundancy. Integrated flash memory provides protection of the write cache without batteries in case of power failure.
The #5913 provides three Mini-SAS HD (high density) connectors for the attachment of SAS drives located in the #5887 EXP24S, #5886 EPX12S, or #5802/5803 12X PCIe I/O drawers. X, YO or AT SAS cables with HD connectors are used to attach to these drawers. A max of 3 EXP24S or 6 EXP12S can be attached. If controlling drives in a #5802/ 5803 the #5913 pairs must be located in that #5802/5803. An AA SAS cable with HD connectors is attached to the #5913 pair to communicate status and cache content information and is required unless all three ports are being used to attach I/O drawers. The #5913 provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10 for AIX and Linux and VIOS. The adapter provides RAID 5 and RAID 6 for IBM i. IBM i provides both OS mirroring and data spreading. AIX/Linux/VIOS provide OS mirroring (LVM). The adapter's CCIN is 57B5.
The IBM 5913 PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb feature is supported on the following IBM iSeries & Power Systems: 9119-FHB, 8202-E4B, 8202-E4C, 8202-E4D, 8203-E4A, 8204-E8A, 8205-E6B, 8205-E6C, 8205-E6D, 8233-E8B, 8234-EMA, 8236-E8C, 8412-EAD, 9117-MMB, 9117-MMC, 9117-MMD, 9179-MHB, 9179-MHC, 9179-MHD, 9405-520, 9406-520, 9406-525, 9406-550, 9406-570, 9406-595, 9407-M15, 9408-M25, 9409-M50, 9411-MMA, 9117-MMA, 7040-61D, 7311-D10, 9123-D20, 9124-720, 9110-510, 9111-51A, 9113-285, 9115-505, 9116-561, 9117-570, 9118, 9119-FHA, 9125-575, 9125-F2A, 9131-52A, 9133-55A
Attributes provided: PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter
Attributes required: One PCIe slot per #5913
OS level required:
AIX Version 5.3, 6.1 & 7.1
IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 machine code or later supported
Red Hat Linux
Refer to Software Requirements for specific O/S levels supported
Note: For performance when more than four are in a #5802 or #5887 we recommend only one loop per drawer. Although this adapter is supported on IBM i in a VIOS configuration, caution is recommended with workloads that are heavy writes, including system functions such as load/restore.