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IBM 5913 57B5 RAID SAS 6Gb 3port Adapter 00E9419 00J0596 74Y7759 74Y7749

IBM 5913 57B5 RAID SAS 6Gb 3port Adapter 00E9419 00J0596 74Y7759 74Y7749


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    Product Description

    PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Tri-port 6 Gb Adapter (FC 5913; CCIN 57B5) IBM Part Numbers 00J0596 OR 00E7353 OR 00E5902 OR 00E9419 OR 74Y7749 77Y7759

    The PCI Express (PCIe) generation-2, 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Tri-port 6 Gb Adapter is a large cache PCIe2 SAS adapter that provides high-performance capabilities and supports the attachment of serial-attached SCSI (SAS) disks and SAS solid-state drives through mini SAS HD (high density) connectors. The feature code (FC) 5913 has a 1.8 GB write-cache. The adapter must be installed in pairs and must be used in a high availability, multi-initiator RAID configuration with two adapters in dual-controller mode (Dual Storage IOA configuration). Two FC 5913 adapters provide additional performance and adapter redundancy with mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity footprints between the adapters. If the FC 5913 pairing is broken, then the write cache is disabled. Integrated flash memory with capacitors provides protection of the write cache in case of power failure, without the need for batteries as were used with previous large cache adapters.

    To provide the highest bandwidth between two paired feature 5913 adapters for the mirroring of cache data and parity update footprints, a SAS Adapter-to-Adapter (AA) cable is required by default on the third adapter port until maximum device quantity attachment is required. When all three connectors are attaching SAS drives, the communication between the adapter pair is performed through the SAS fabric via the I/O drawer and cabling.

    The FC 5913 is a single wide, full-height, short adapter.

    Every FC 5913 requires another 6 Gbps SAS RAID adapter (FC 5913) on this server, or on another server, which pairs with the SAS RAID adapter and enables the onboard caches to function. See Figure 1 that shows the FC 5913 adapter.

    Systems running the AIX® or Linux operating systems support either having both 5913 features in the same system or partition, or in two separate systems or partitions. Systems running the IBM® i operating system do not support the pairing of adapters on different servers or different partitions, so both the 5913 features must be installed on the same system or partition.

    For details about slot priorities and placement rules, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.


    Adapter FRU number
    00J0596 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
    I/O bus architecture
    PCIe2.0 x8
    Slot requirement
    One PCIe x8 slot per adapter.
    Adapters are installed in pairs.
    For higher availability, place adapters in separate enclosures where supported.
    Specific X , YO, AA, or AT SAS cables with HD connectors are used to attach to the expansion drawers.
    SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device features being attached. Special cabling is required for multi-initiator and high availability configurations.
    3.3 V
    Form factor
    Short, full-height
    Maximum number
    For the maximum adapters supported, see the PCI adapter placement topic collection for your system.
    Attributes provided
    • Provides three mini-SAS high-density (HD) connectors for attaching the SAS drives in the FC 5887 EXP24S, FC 5886 EXP12S, FC 5802, or FC 5803 12X PCIe I/O drawers. A maximum of three EXP24S, or six EXP12S, or a mix of each can be attached to the same FC 5913 pair.
      Note: If SSDs are installed in one of the FC 5886 EXP12S drawers, then a second FC 5886 is not allowed to be attached (or cascaded) to the first FC 5886 on that port.
    • Supports a maximum of 72 hard disk drives or a maximum 24 SSDs (depending on the type of enclosures attached), or a combination of both with specific placement rules for each enclosure.
    • If FC 5913 is controlling drives that are installed in FC 5802 or FC 5803, then the FC 5913 adapter pairs must be in that FC 5802 or FC 5803. The AA cable is required on the top mini-SAS HD port of the adapter pair. Use a pair of FC 3689, 0.6 m AT SAS cables to connect the FC 5913 adapter pair to the SAS connectors. An FC 5887 EXP24S or FC 5886 EXP12S can be attached to the other port on the FC 5913 pair.
    • An AA SAS cable with HD connectors attached to the FC 5913 pair provides a higher performance path for mirrored write-cache data and mirrored RAID parity footprints between the adapters and is required unless all three ports are being used to attach EXP24S or EXP12S I/O drawers.
      Note: Solid-state drives (SSDs) are not allowed on the top port (T2).
    • Support of the SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP).
    • Provides RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 with hot-spare capability. System level mirroring through the operating system is also supported. JBOD functionality (512 byte) is not supported except for the initial formatting to 528 bytes of new devices, as required.
    • A single pair of FC 5913 adapters is not supported to attach to both halves of an FC 5887 EXP24S drawer that is configured in mode 2.
    • Double looping of the I/O enclosure system connection is suggested to enhance performance when more than four adapters are installed in either FC 5803 or FC 5873.


    This adapter is supported for the following versions of operating systems:

    • AIX
      • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level, or later
      • AIX Version 7.1 with Service Pack 3, or later
      • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5, or later
      • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level, and Service Pack 5, or later
      • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level, and Service Pack 6, or later
      • AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or later
    • Linux
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 for POWER®, or later
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 for POWER, or later
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 1, or later (with update package)
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 4, or later
    • IBM i
      • IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 3.
      • IBM i 6.1.1 with Resave E (RS611-E).
    • VIOS
      • VIOS support requires VIOS SP02, or later


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