Self-Encrypting Hard Disks (SEDs) are not supportd on IBM BladeCenter (type 7875, 8038, and 7870)



Source

RETAIN tip: H207694

Symptom

The integrated Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller on IBM BladeCenter HS22, HS22E, and HS23 does not support using Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs).

The integrated SAS controller does not support the SED hard disk drives in this list:

  146 GB 15000 rpm SAS 2.5-inch Self-Encrypting SFF G2 Hot-Swap hard drive, IBM option 90Y8944
300 GB 10000 rpm SAS 2.5-inch Self-Encrypting SFF G2 Hot-Swap hard drive, IBM option 90Y8913
600 GB 10000 rpm SAS 2.5-inch Self-Encrypting SFF G2 Hot-Swap hard drive, IBM option 90Y8908
900 GB 10000 rpm SAS 2.5-inch Self-Encrypting SFF G2 Hot-Swap hard drive, IBM option 81Y9662

The SEDs are recognized on the integrated SAS controller. However, the capability to configure the SED feature is not available for virtual disk setup.

Affected Configurations

The system can be any of the following IBM servers:

  • BladeCenter HS22, type 7870, any model
  • BladeCenter HS23, type 7875, any model
  • BladeCenter HS23E, type 8038, any model

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM options:

  • 900 GB 10000 rpm SAS 2.5-inch SFF, G2, Hot-Swap hard drive, option 81Y9650, any replacement part number

This tip is not software specific.

Additional Information

SEDs require a connection to a SAS Host Bus Adapters (HBA) that supports the SED configuration feature. The SED feature is not available on integrated SAS subsystems on IBM BladeCenter types 7875, 8038, or 7870 Blade Servers.

IBM users who purchased SED disks for use on BladeCenter models 7875, 8038, or 7870 Blade Servers can contact their IBM marketing representative or business partner for an exchange to an alternative ServerProven solution.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5092575
Last modified:  2013-02-15
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