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IBM Power 710 Express server offers IBM POWER7 technology in 2U rack-mount configuration

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 111-170
October 12, 2011

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(Corrected on October 18, 2011)

Features 3586 and 3587 were removed.



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The Power® 710 is fueled by the outstanding performance and energy efficiency of the POWER7® processor with a choice of AIX®, IBM® i, or Linux™ operating systems and solutions from thousands of ISVs that can set your business apart from the competition -- all in a 2U rack-mount package.

  • Powerful 64-bit 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core POWER7 processor modules
    • 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core configurations
  • Up to 128 GB of memory with optional memory riser cards, optionally augmented with Active Memory™ Expansion
  • Rich I/O options in the system unit:
    • Five available PCIe Gen2 Low Profile slots
    • 1 Gb 2-port Ethernet adapter
    • Six disk/solid-state drive (SSD) SAS SFF (small form-factor) bays -- up to 3.6 TB
    • Slimline DVD-RAM
    • Bay for tape or removable drive (with #EJ0E)
    • Integrated SAS/SATA controller with RAID 0, 1, and 10 support for hard disk drive (HDD), SSD, tape, and DVD
  • EnergyScale™ technology
  • Expansion capabilities for storage drawers

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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The Power 710 Express® server is a high-performance, energy-efficient, reliable, and secure infrastructure and application server in a dense form factor. As a high-performance infrastructure or application server, the Power 710 Express contains innovative workload-optimizing technologies that are designed to maximize performance based on client computing needs and Intelligent Energy features that are designed to maximize performance and optimize energy efficiency, resulting in one of the most cost-efficient solutions for UNIX™, IBM i, and Linux deployments.

The IBM Power 710 Express server is a 2U rack-mount server with one processor socket offering 4-core 3.0 GHz, 6-core 3.7 GHz, and 8-core 3.55 GHz configurations. The new Power 710 Express model 8231-E1C provides expanded I/O capabilities using the high-performance Gen2 PCIe interfaces.

The Power 710 Express server supports a maximum of eight DDR3 DIMM slots, with four DIMM slots included in the base configuration and four DIMM slots available with an optional memory riser card, allowing for a maximum system memory of 128 GB.

Memory features (two memory DIMMs per feature) supported are 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB and run at speeds of 1066 MHz. Also, the optional Active Memory Expansion can allow the effective maximum memory capacity to be much larger than the true physical memory. Innovative compression or decompression of memory content using processor cycles can allow memory expansion up to 100%. A server with a maximum of 128 GB can effectively be expanded up to 256 GB. This can enhance virtualization and server consolidation by allowing a partition to do significantly more work with the same physical amount of memory or a server to run more partitions and do more work with the same physical amount of memory.

The Power 710 Express server offers three storage backplane options. The first supports three SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs, an SATA DVD, and a half-high tape drive. The second supports six SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs and an SATA DVD. These two choices both provide an integrated SAS controller, offering RAID 0, 1, and 10 support. The third supports six SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs, an SATA DVD, and adds support for Dual Write Cache RAID 5 or 6, and an external SAS port. HDDs and SSDs are hot-swap and front accessible with each of the three alternatives.

Other integrated features include:

  • Five PCIe x8 Gen2 Low Profile expansion slots
  • 2-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter (#9056)
  • One GX++ slot for potential future expansion
  • Service Processor
  • Integrated SAS/SATA controller for HDD, SSD, tape, and DVD, supporting RAID 0, 1, and 10; RAID 5 and 6 available
  • EnergyScale technology
  • Two system ports, three USB ports, and two HMC ports
  • Redundant and hot-swap power
  • Redundant and hot-swap cooling

Available features offer expansion capabilities for attachment of storage drawers, supporting up to 102 disk bays.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements section and Software requirements section.



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October 21, 2011



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Power 710

Summary of standard features:

  • Rack-mount (2U) configuration
  • 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core processor modules
    • 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core configurations
  • 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC memory (error checking and correcting) memory, expandable to 128 GB
  • Three storage backplane options:
    • Three SFF SAS HDDs/SSDs, SATA DVD bay, tape drive bay
    • Six SFF SAS HDDs/SSDs, SATA DVD bay
    • Six SFF SAS HDDs/SSDs, SATA DVD bay, Dual Write Cache SAS RAID, external SAS port
  • Five PCIe x8 Gen2 slots
  • One GX++ slot
  • Integrated:
    • Service Processor
    • EnergyScale technology
    • Hot-swap and redundant cooling
    • Three USB ports, two system ports, and two HMC ports
  • One power supply
    • 1725 Watt AC, Hot-swap
    • Additional power supply available for redundant power

The minimum initial order must include a processor module, processor activations, memory, one HDD/SSD, a storage backplane, a LAN adapter, a power supply and power cord, an operating system indicator, and a Language Group Specify.

If IBM i is the Primary Operating System (#2145), the initial order must also include one additional HDD/SSD, Mirrored System Disk Level Specify Code, and a System Console Indicator. A DVD is defaulted on every order but may be de-selected.

The minimum defined initial order configuration, if no choice is made, when AIX or Linux is the primary operating system is:

 
  Description                                               Feature number
  
  0/4 core 3.0 GHz POWER7 Processor Module                  EPC1
  4 Processor Activations                                   4 x EPD1
  4 GB (2 x 4096 MB) Memory                                 EM04
  146.8 GB 15k SFF HDD                                      1886
  Storage Backplane for 2.5-inch Drives                     EJ0E
  /SATA DVD/Tape
  2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter   9056
  Power Supply, 1725 Watt AC                                5603
 
  Language Group Specify                                    9300/97xx
  Primary Operating System Indicator - IBM AIX              2146 or 2147
  (#2146) or Linux (2147)
 
  One Power Cord                                            6xxx
 


Note: No internal DASD is required if feature 0837 (Boot from SAN) is selected. A Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapter must be ordered if feature 0837 is selected.

The minimum defined initial order configuration, if no choice is made, when IBM i is the primary operating system is:

 
  Description                                               Feature number
  
  0/4 core 3.0 GHz POWER7 Processor Module                  EPC1
  4 Processor Activations                                   4 x EPD1
  4 GB (2 x 4096 MB) Memory                                 EM04
  139.5 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF HDD                              2 x 1888
  Storage Backplane for six SFF Drives/SATA                 EJ0F
  DVD bay/Dual Write Cache SAS RAID, external SAS
  port
  2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter   9056
  Power Supply, 1725 Watt AC                                5603
  Language Group Specify                                    9300/97xx)
  Primary Operating System Indicator - IBM i                2145
  Mirrored System Disk Level Specify Code                   0040
  IBM i 6.1.1 or IBM i 7.1 indicator                        0566 or 0567
  System Console on HMC Indicator                           5550
  One Power Cord                                            6xxx
 

Notes:

  • When IBM i is the primary operating system (#2145), a DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM must be accessible by the Power 710. A DVD will be defaulted on every order but may be de-selected.
  • No internal DASD is required if feature 0837 (Boot from SAN) is selected. A Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapter must be ordered if feature 0837 is selected.

IBM Editions

IBM Editions are available only as initial order.

If you order a Power 710 server, IBM Edition as defined below, you can qualify for half the initial configuration's processor core activations at no additional charge.

The total memory (based on the number of cores) and the quantity/size of disks, SSDs, Fibre Channel adapters, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adapters shipped with the server are the only features that determine if a customer is entitled to a processor activation at no additional charge.

Specifically, with an IBM Edition, processor activations for the processor module options are:

Power 710

  • 3.0 GHz 4-core processor module (#EPC1)
    • 2 x #EPD1 (chargeable) and 2 x #EPE1 (no-charge) with 4-core (1 x #EPC1) configuration
  • 3.7 GHz 6-core processor module (#EPC2)
    • 3 x #EPD2 (chargeable) and 3 x #EPE2 (no-charge) with 6-core (1 x #EPC2) configuration
  • 3.55 GHz 8-core processor module (#EPC3)
    • 4 x #EPD3 (chargeable) and 4 x #EPE3 (no-charge) with 8-core (1 x #EPC3) configuration

When you purchase an IBM Edition, you can purchase an AIX, IBM i, or Linux operating system license, or you may choose to purchase the system with no operating system. The AIX, IBM i, or Linux operating system is processed via a feature number on AIX 5.3, 6.1, or 7.1; IBM i 6.1.1 or IBM i 7.1; and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you choose AIX 5.3, 6.1, or 7.1 for your primary operating system, you can also order IBM i 6.1.1 or IBM i 7.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The converse is true if you choose an IBM i or Linux subscription as your primary operating system.

Processor modules and processor activations are only available to Solution Delivery Integration (SDIs) as MES orders.

IBM Edition minimum memory definition details:

A minimum of 1 GB memory per core on the 4-core Power 710 and 2 GB memory per core on the 6-core and 8-core Power 710 is needed to qualify for the IBM Edition. There can be different valid memory configurations that meet the minimum requirement.

Edition minimum disk/SSD/Fibre Channel/FCoE definition details:

  • A minimum of two HDD, two SSD, or two Fibre Channel adapters, or two FCoE adapters. You only need to meet one of these disk/SSD/FC/FCoE criteria. Partial criteria cannot be combined.
    • Two SAS HDDs -- any capacity drives located in the system unit, feature 5886 DASD drawer, or feature 5887 DASD drawer qualify.
    • Two SAS SSDs -- any capacity drives located in the system unit, feature 5886 DASD drawer, or feature 5887 DASD drawer qualify.
    • Two SSD Modules with eMLC (#1995/#1996) -- modules located in the system unit with feature 2053 qualify.
    • Two Fibre Channel PCI-e adapters located in the system unit.
    • Two Fibre Channel over Ethernet PCI-e adapters located in the system unit.

These sample configurations can be changed as needed and still qualify for processor entitlements at no additional charge. However, selection of total memory or HDD/SSD/Fibre Channel/FCoE adapter quantities smaller than the totals defined as the minimums disqualifies the order as an IBM Edition and the no-charge processor activations are then removed.

Multiple sample POWER7 IBM Edition configurations are provided in the IBM internal configurator tool, including:

  • 3.0 GHz 4-core processor module
  • 3.7 GHz 6-core processor module
  • 3.55 GHz 8-core processor module

Dynamic logical partitioning

The dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR) function provides enhanced resource management for the Power 710 Express server. Dynamic LPAR allows available system resources to be quickly and easily configured across multiple logical partitions to meet the rapidly changing needs of your business.

Dynamic LPAR also allows you to add new system resources such as new HDDs or SSDs into your system's configuration without requiring a reboot. Without the optional PowerVM™ Standard Edition (#5227) or PowerVM Enterprise Edition (#5228) feature, as many as eight LPARs are supported in an 8-core Power 710. If the PowerVM Standard or Enterprise Edition feature is installed in the system, a maximum of 10 dynamic LPARs for each physical processor can be defined, with a Power 710 system maximum of 80 dynamic LPARs.

An HMC or IVM is required to manage the Power 710 (8231-E1C) implementing partitioning. Multiple Power 710 servers can be supported by a single HMC.

If an HMC is used to manage the Power 710, the HMC must be a CR3, or later, model rack-mount HMC or C05, or later, deskside HMC.

When IBM Systems Director is used to manage an HMC or if the HMC manages more than 254 partitions, the HMC should have 3 GB of RAM minimum and be a CR3 model, or later, rack-mount or C06, or later, deskside.

PowerVM Editions (optional)

Three optional PowerVM Edition features are now available on the Power 710 Express Edition, PowerVM Standard Edition, and PowerVM Enterprise Edition. These are managed using built-in Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) software or optionally through use of an HMC.

PowerVM Standard Edition (#5227) and PowerVM Enterprise Edition (#5228) allow customers to create partitions in units of less than 1 CPU (sub-CPU LPARs) and allow the same system I/O to be virtually added to these partitions. The optional features, available for a fee, also include a software component that provides cross-partition workload management.

PowerVM Standard and Enterprise Editions offer:

  • Micro-Partitioning® (up to 10 partitions per processor core, 80 per Power 710 system )
  • Virtualized disk and optical devices (VIOS)
  • Automated CPU reconfiguration
  • Real-time partition configuration and load statistics
  • Support for dedicated and shared processor LPAR groups
  • Support for manual provisioning of resources

At initial order entry, selecting feature number 5227 or 5228 will result in Micro-Partitioning to be enabled during manufacture and the enabling software media and publications to be shipped to the customer. When ordering feature number 5227 or 5228 as an MES, an activation key will be posted on an IBM website, and the customer must retrieve it and install it on the system.

The IBM website is

http://www-912.ibm.com/pod/pod

Other features of PowerVM Editions:

  • If any processors in a system have the Virtualization feature, all active processors must have it.
  • Once the Virtualization feature is installed in a system, it cannot be removed.
  • Virtual Ethernet and Virtual Storage are part of PowerVM Editions.

PowerVM Enterprise Edition also includes Live Partition Mobility, which allows for the movement of a logical partition from one POWER6® or POWER7 server to another with no application downtime, and Active Memory Sharing, which dynamically reallocates memory between running logical partitions on a server. Also available is PowerVM Express (#5225), designed for users looking for an introduction to more advanced virtualization features at a highly affordable price. With PowerVM Express and IVM, users can create up to three partitions on the server, leverage VIOS, utilize Shared Dedicated Capacity to help optimize use of processor cycles, and even try out the Shared Processor Pool. With its intuitive browser-based interface, IVM is easy to use and helps reduce the time and effort required to manage virtual devices, processors, and partitions. An HMC is not required.

Notes:

  • PowerVM 2.1.2.11 with Fix Pack 22.1 and Service Pack 1, or later, and a supported AIX or Linux operating system level are minimum requirements for performing Live Partition Mobility functions on POWER7. Refer to the Software requirements section for more information on minimum AIX and Linux operating system levels.
  • Active Memory Sharing is planned to be supported with the availability of SLES 11 SP1.

Customers can upgrade from PowerVM Express to either PowerVM Standard or PowerVM Enterprise, or they can upgrade from PowerVM Standard to PowerVM Enterprise.

By upgrading to PowerVM Standard or PowerVM Enterprise, users gain the ability to create up to 80 logical partitions on the Power 710. Users also gain the ability to manage their PowerVM enabled machine with either an HMC or the Integrated Virtualization Manager.

By upgrading to PowerVM Enterprise, users can leverage Live Partition Mobility and Active Memory Sharing.

I/O drawer availability

Two disk-only I/O drawers are supported, providing large storage capacity and multiple partition support:

  • Feature 5886 EXP12S holds 3.5-inch SAS disk or SSD.
  • Feature 5887 EXP24S holds 2.5-inch SAS disk or SSD.

A single feature 5886 or 5887 drawer can be cabled to the CEC external SAS port when a feature EJ0F DASD backplane is installed in the 8231-E1C. A 3 Gbps YI cable (#3687) is used to connect the drawer to the CEC external SAS port. Feature 5886 and 5887 drawers are not available with 4-core processor feature EPC1.

EXP 12S SAS Drawer (#5886) (supported only -- not orderable)

The EXP 12S SAS Drawer (#5886) is a 2 EIA drawer and mounts in a 19-inch rack. The drawer can hold either SAS HDDs or SSD. The EXP 12S SAS drawer has twelve 3.5-inch SAS disk bays with redundant data paths to each bay. The drawer supports redundant hot-plug power and cooling and redundant hot-swap SAS expanders (Enclosure Services Manager-ESM). Each ESM has an independent SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) diagnostic processor.

The SAS HDDs or SSDs contained in the EXP12S are controlled by one or two PCIe SAS adapters connected to the EXP12S via SAS cables. The SAS cable will vary, depending upon the adapter being used, the operating system being used, and the protection desired. Twelve SAS bays are controlled by a single controller or a single pair of controllers.

A second EXP12S drawer can be attached to another drawer using two SAS EE cables, providing 24 SAS bays instead of 12 bays for the same SAS controller port. This is called cascading. In this configuration, all 24 SAS bays are controlled by a single controller or a single pair of controllers.

The feature 5886 can also be directly attached to the SAS port on the rear of the Power 710, providing a very low cost disk storage solution. When used this way, the imbedded SAS controllers in the system unit drive the HDDs in EXP12S. A second unit cannot be cascaded to a feature 5886 attached in this way.

EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer (#5887)

The EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer is an expansion drawer with twenty-four 2.5-inch form factor (SFF) SAS bays. It supports up to 24 hot-swap SFF SAS HDDs on POWER6 or POWER7 servers in 2U of 19-inch rack space. The EXP24S bays are controlled by SAS adapters or controllers attached to the I/O drawer by SAS X or Y cables.

The SFF bays of the EXP24S are different from the SFF bays of the POWER7 system units or 12X PCIe I/O Drawer (#5802). The EXP24S uses Gen2 or SFF-2 SAS drives that physically do not fit in the Gen1 or SFF-1 bays of the POWER7 system unit or 12X PCIe I/O Drawers or vice versa.

The following SFF-2/Gen2 SAS drives can be used in the EXP24S with the Power 710:

  • HDDs
    • 10k RPM 283 GB/300 GB (#1956, #1925)
    • 10k RPM 571 GB/600 GB (#1962, #1964)
    • 15k RRM 139 GB/146 GB (#1947, #1917, #1948, #1953)

The SAS adapters/controllers that support the EXP24S are:

  • PCIe Dual-x4 SAS Adapter 3 Gb (#5278)

The integrated SAS controllers that support the EXP24S off the imbedded SAS port on the rear of the server are in:

  • The Power 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 755, 770, and 780
  • The Power 520 (8203-E4A) and Power 550 (8204-E8A)

AIX, Linux, and VIOS support all of the above SAS adapters or controllers with the EXP24S.

Up to 24 HDDs can be supported with any of the supported SAS adapters or controllers.

The EXP24S has a fixed-length set of rails that allows it to fit in standard Power Systems™ 19-inch racks such as the 7014-T42 or -T00 or the feature 0551 or 0553.

19-inch racks

The Model 8231-E1C and its I/O drawers are designed to mount in the 25U 7014-S25 (#0555), 36U 7014-T00 (#0551), or the 42U 7014-T42 (#0553) rack. These racks are built to the 19-inch EIA standard. When you order a new 8231 system, you can also order the appropriate 7014 rack model with the system hardware on the same initial order. IBM is making the racks available as features of the 8231-E1C when you order additional I/O drawer hardware for an existing system (MES order). The rack feature number should be used if you want IBM to integrate the newly ordered I/O drawer in a 19-inch rack before shipping the MES order.

1.3-meter rack (#0555 -- supported only)

The 1.3-meter rack (#0555) is a 25 EIA unit rack. The rack is the same rack delivered when you order the 7014-S25 rack.

1.8-meter rack (#0551)

The 1.8-meter rack (#0551) is a 36 EIA unit rack. The rack that is delivered as feature 0551 is the same rack delivered when you order the 7014-T00 rack; the included features may be different. Some features that are delivered as part of the 7014-T00 must be ordered separately with the feature 0551. Order the feature 0551 only when required to support rack integration of MES orders prior to shipment from IBM.

2.0-meter rack (#0553)

The 2.0-meter rack (#0553) is a 42 EIA unit tall rack. The rack that is delivered as feature 0553 is the same rack delivered when you order the 7014-T42 rack; the included features may be different. Some features that are delivered as part of the 7014-T42 must be ordered separately with the feature 0553. Order the feature 0553 only when required to support rack integration of MES orders prior to shipment from IBM.

IBM Power Systems Deployment-ready Services

IBM offers a portfolio of integration, configuration, and customization services for IBM Power Systems. These Deployment-ready Services are designed to accelerate customer solution deployment and reduce related resources and cost. Offerings include:

  • Integration
    • Component integration
    • Rack integration
    • Operating system preinstallation
    • Unit personalization
    • Third-party hardware/software installation
    • Customer-specified placement
  • Asset tagging
    • Standard tagging Radio Frequency Item Device (RFID)
  • Special packaging
    • Box consolidation
  • System customization
    • Remote access partitioning customized operating system or firmware

For more information on Deployment-ready Services, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/power/deploymentreadyservices/

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features

Reliability, fault tolerance, and data correction

The reliability of systems starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be highly reliable. The POWER7 processor SCM uses lower-voltage technology, improving reliability with stacked latches to reduce soft error (SER) susceptibility. During the design and development process, subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes. During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process to help ensure the highest level of product quality.

The system cache and memory offer ECC (error checking and correcting) fault-tolerant features. ECC is designed to correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent memory failures and single-bit hard failures. With ECC, the likelihood of memory failures will be reduced. ECC also provides double-bit memory error detection that helps protect data in the event of a double-bit memory failure.

The AIX and IBM i operating systems provide disk drive mirroring and disk drive controller duplexing. The Linux operating system supports disk drive mirroring (RAID 1) through software, while other RAID protection schemes are provided via hardware RAID adapters.

Memory error correction extensions

The memory has single-bit-error correction and double-bit-error detection ECC circuitry. The ECC code is also designed such that the failure of any one specific memory module within an ECC word by itself can be corrected absent any other fault.

Memory protection features include scrubbing to detect errors, a means to call for the deallocation of memory pages for a pattern of correctable errors detected, and signaling deallocation of a logical memory block when an error occurs that cannot be corrected by the ECC code.

Fault monitoring functions
  • When a POWER7 processor-based system is initially powered on, BIST (built-in self-test) and POST (power-on self-test) check processor, cache, memory, and associated hardware required for proper booting of the operating system. If a noncritical error is detected or if the errors occur in resources that can be removed from the system configuration, the restarting process is designed to proceed to completion. The errors are logged in the system nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM).
  • Disk drive fault tracking is designed to alert the system administrator of an impending disk drive failure before it impacts customer operation.
Mutual surveillance

The Service Processor monitors the operation of the firmware during the boot process, and also monitors the hypervisor for termination. The hypervisor monitors the Service Processor and will perform a reset/reload if it detects the loss of the Service Processor. If the reset/reload does not correct the problem with the Service Processor, the hypervisor will notify the operating system and the operating system can take appropriate action, including calling for service.

Environmental monitoring functions

POWER7 based servers include a range of environmental monitoring functions:

  • Temperature monitoring warns the system administrator of potential environmental-related problems by monitoring the air inlet temperature. When the inlet temperature rises above a warning threshold, the system initiates an orderly shutdown. When the temperature exceeds the critical level or if the temperature remains above the warning level for too long, the system will shut down immediately.
  • Fan speed is controlled by monitoring actual temperatures on critical components and adjusting accordingly. If internal component temperatures reach critical levels, the system will shut down immediately, regardless of fan speed. When a redundant fan fails, the system calls out the failing fan and continues running. When a nonredundant fan fails, the system shuts down immediately.
Availability enhancement functions

The POWER7 family of systems continues to offer and introduce significant enhancements designed to increase system availability.

POWER7 processor functions

As in POWER6, the POWER7 processor has the ability to do processor instruction retry and alternate processor recovery for a number of core-related faults. This significantly reduces exposure to both hard (logic) and soft (transient) errors in the processor core. Soft failures in the processor core are transient (intermittent) errors, often due to cosmic rays or other sources of radiation, and generally are not repeatable. When an error is encountered in the core, the POWER7 processor will first automatically retry the instruction. If the source of the error was truly transient, the instruction will succeed and the system will continue as before. On IBM systems prior to POWER6, this error would have caused a checkstop.

Hard failures are more difficult, being true logical errors that will be replicated each time the instruction is repeated. Retrying the instruction will not help in this situation. As in POWER6, POWER7 processors have the ability to extract the failing instruction from the faulty core and retry it elsewhere in the system for a number of faults, after which the failing core is dynamically deconfigured and called out for replacement. These systems are designed to avoid a full system outage.

POWER7 single processor checkstopping

As in POWER6, POWER7 provides single processor checkstopping. This significantly reduces the probability of a fault in any one processor affecting total system availability.

Partition availability priority

Also available is the ability to assign availability priorities to partitions. If an alternate processor recovery event requires spare processor resources in order to protect a workload, when no other means of obtaining the spare resources is available, the system will determine which partition has the lowest priority and attempt to claim the needed resource. On a properly configured POWER7 processor-based server, this allows that capacity to be first obtained from, for example, a test partition instead of a financial accounting system.

POWER7 cache availability

The POWER® processor-based line of servers continues to be at the forefront of cache availability enhancements. The L3 cache is now integrated on the POWER7 processor. The POWER7 processor provides both L2 and L3 cache line delete functions.

Special uncorrectable error handling

Special Uncorrectable Error (SUE) handling was an IBM innovation introduced for POWER5 processors, where an uncorrectable error in memory or cache does not immediately cause the system to terminate. Rather, the system tags the data and determines whether it will ever be used again. If the error is irrelevant, it will not force a checkstop.

PCI extended error handling

PCI extended error handling (EEH)-enabled adapters respond to a special data packet generated from the affected PCI slot hardware by calling system firmware, which will examine the affected bus, allow the device driver to reset it, and continue without a system reboot. For Linux, EEH support extends to the majority of frequently used devices, although some third-party PCI devices may not provide native EEH support.

Predictive failure and dynamic component deallocation

Servers with POWER processors have long had the capability to perform predictive failure analysis on certain critical components such as processors and memory. When these components exhibit certain symptoms that may indicate a failure is imminent, the system can dynamically deallocate and call home, when enabled, about the failing part before the error is propagated system-wide. In many cases, the system will first attempt to reallocate resources in such a way that will avoid unplanned outages. In the event that insufficient resources exist to maintain full system availability, these servers will attempt to maintain partition availability by user-defined priority.

Uncorrectable error recovery

When the auto-restart option is enabled, the system can automatically restart following an unrecoverable software error, hardware failure, or environmentally induced (ac power) failure.

Serviceability

The purpose of serviceability is to repair the system while attempting to minimize or eliminate service cost (within budget objectives), while maintaining high customer satisfaction. Serviceability includes system installation, MES (system upgrades/downgrades), and system maintenance/repair. Depending upon the system and warranty contract, service may be performed by the customer, an IBM representative, or an authorized warranty service provider.

The serviceability features delivered in this system provide a highly efficient service environment by incorporating the following attributes:

  • Design for Customer Set Up (CSU), Customer Installed Features (CIF), and Customer Replaceable Units (CRU)
  • Error detection and Fault Isolation (ED/FI)
  • First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
  • Converged service approach across multiple IBM server platforms

Service environments

The HMC is a dedicated server that provides functions for configuring and managing servers for either partitioned or full-system partition using a GUI or command-line interface (CLI). An HMC attached to the system allows support personnel (with client authorization) to remotely log in to review error logs and perform remote maintenance if required.

The POWER7 processor-based platforms support two main service environments:

  • Attachment to one or more HMCs is a supported option by the system. This is the default configuration for servers supporting logical partitions with dedicated or virtual I/O. In this case, all servers have at least one logical partition.
  • No HMC. There are two service strategies for non-HMC systems:
    • Full system partition: A single partition owns all the server resources and only one operating system may be installed.
    • Partitioned system: In this configuration, the system can have more than one partition and can be running more than one operating system. In this environment, partitions are managed by the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), which provides some of the functions provided by the HMC.

Service Interface

The Service Interface allows support personnel to communicate with the service support applications in a server using a console, interface, or terminal. Delivering a clear, concise view of available service applications, the Service Interface allows the support team to manage system resources and service information in an efficient and effective way. Applications available via the Service Interface are carefully configured and placed to give service providers access to important service functions.

Different service interfaces are used, depending on the state of the system and its operating environment. The primary service interfaces are:

  • LEDs
  • Operator Panel
  • Service Processor menu
  • Operating system service menu
  • Service Focal Point™ on the HMC
  • Service Focal Point Lite on IVM

In the light path LED implementation, the system can clearly identify components for replacement by using specific component-level LEDs, and can also guide the servicer directly to the component by signaling (turning on solid) the amber system fault LED, enclosure fault LED, and the component FRU fault LED. The servicer can also use the identify function to blink the FRU-level LED. When this function is activated, a roll-up to the blue enclosure locate and system locate LEDs will occur. These LEDs will turn on solid and can be used to follow the light path from the system to the enclosure and down to the specific FRU.

First Failure Data Capture and Error Data Analysis

First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) is a technique that helps ensure that when a fault is detected in a system, the root cause of the fault will be captured without the need to re-create the problem or run any sort of extending tracing or diagnostics program. For the vast majority of faults, a good FFDC design means that the root cause can also be detected automatically without servicer intervention.

First Failure Data Capture FFDC information, error data analysis, and fault isolation are necessary to implement the advanced serviceability techniques that enable efficient service of the systems and to help determine the failing items.

In the rare absence of FFDC and Error Data Analysis, diagnostics are required to re-create the failure and determine the failing items.

Diagnostics

General diagnostic objectives are to detect and identify problems such that they can be resolved quickly. Elements of IBM's diagnostics strategy include:

  • Provide a common error code format equivalent to a system reference code, system reference number, checkpoint, or firmware error code.
  • Provide fault detection and problem isolation procedures. Support remote connection ability to be used by the IBM Remote Support Center or IBM Designated Service.
  • Provide interactive intelligence within the diagnostics with detailed online failure information while connected to IBM's back-end system.

Automatic diagnostics

Because of the FFDC technology designed into IBM servers, it is not necessary to perform re-create diagnostics for failures or require user intervention. Solid and intermittent errors are designed to be correctly detected and isolated at the time the failure occurs. Runtime and boottime diagnostics fall into this category.

Stand-alone diagnostics

As the name implies, stand-alone or user-initiated diagnostics require user intervention. The user must perform manual steps, including:

  • Compact disk-based diagnostics
  • Keying in commands
  • Interactively selecting steps from a list of choices

Concurrent maintenance

The system will continue to support concurrent maintenance of power, cooling, DASD, DVD, and firmware updates (when possible). The determination of whether a firmware release can be updated concurrently is identified in the readme information file released with the firmware.

Service labels

Service providers use these labels to assist them in performing maintenance actions. Service labels are found in various formats and positions, and are intended to transmit readily available information to the servicer during the repair process. Following are some of these service labels and their purpose:

  • Location diagrams: Location diagrams are located on the system hardware, relating information regarding the placement of hardware components. Location diagrams may include location codes, drawings of physical locations, concurrent maintenance status, or other data pertinent to a repair. Location diagrams are especially useful when multiple components are installed such as DIMMs, CPUs, processor books, fans, adapter cards, LEDs, and power supplies.
  • Remove/replace procedures: Service labels that contain remove/replace procedures are often found on a cover of the system or in other spots accessible to the servicer. These labels provide systematic procedures, including diagrams, detailing how to remove/replace certain serviceable hardware components.
  • Arrows: Numbered arrows are used to indicate the order of operation and serviceability direction of components. Some serviceable parts such as latches, levers, and touch points need to be pulled or pushed in a certain direction and certain order for the mechanical mechanisms to engage or disengage. Arrows generally improve the ease of serviceability.

Packaging for service

The following service enhancements are included in the physical packaging of the systems to facilitate service:

  • Color coding (touch points): Terracotta-colored touch points indicate that a component (FRU/CRU) can be concurrently maintained. Blue-colored touch points delineate components that are not concurrently maintained -- those that require the system to be turned off for removal or repair.
  • Tool-less design: Selected IBM systems support tool-less or simple tool designs. These designs require no tools or simple tools such as flathead screw drivers to service the hardware components.
  • Positive retention: Positive retention mechanisms help to assure proper connections between hardware components such as cables to connectors, and between two cards that attach to each other. Without positive retention, hardware components run the risk of becoming loose during shipping or installation, preventing a good electrical connection. Positive retention mechanisms like latches, levers, thumb-screws, pop Nylatches (U-clips), and cables are included to help prevent loose connections and aid in installing (seating) parts correctly. These positive retention items do not require tools.
Error handling and reporting

In the event of system hardware or environmentally induced failure, the system runtime error capture capability systematically analyzes the hardware error signature to determine the cause of failure. The analysis result will be stored in system NVRAM. When the system can be successfully restarted either manually or automatically, the error will be reported to the operating system. Error Log Analysis (ELA) can be used to display the failure cause and the physical location of the failing hardware.

With the integrated Service Processor, the system has the ability to automatically send out an alert via phone line to a pager or call for service in the event of a critical system failure. A hardware fault will also turn on the amber system fault LED located on the system unit to alert the user of an internal hardware problem. The indicator may also be set to blink by the operator as a tool to allow system identification. For identification, the blue locate LED on the enclosure and at the system level will turn on solid. The amber system fault LED will be on solid when an error condition occurs.

On POWER7 processor-based servers, hardware and software failures are recorded in the system log. When an HMC is attached, an ELA routine analyzes the error, forwards the event to the Service Focal Point (SFP) application running on the HMC, and notifies the system administrator that it has isolated a likely cause of the system problem. The Service Processor event log also records unrecoverable checkstop conditions, forwards them to the SFP application, and notifies the system administrator. Once the information is logged in the SFP application, if the system is properly configured, a call home service request will be initiated and the pertinent failure data with service parts information and part locations will be sent to an IBM Service organization. Customer contact information and specific system-related data such as the machine type, model, and serial number, along with error log data related to the failure are sent to IBM Service.

Service Processor

The Service Processor provides the capability to diagnose, check the status of, and sense the operational conditions of a system. It runs on its own power boundary and does not require resources from a system processor to be operational to perform its tasks.

The Service Processor supports surveillance of the connection to the HMC and to the system firmware (hypervisor). It also provides several remote power control options, environmental monitoring, reset, restart, remote maintenance, and diagnostic functions, including console mirroring. The Service Processors menus (ASMI) can be accessed concurrently with system operation, allowing nondisruptive abilities to change system default parameters.

Call Home

Call Home refers to an automatic or manual call from a customer location to IBM support structure with error log data, server status, or other service-related information. Call Home invokes the service organization in order for the appropriate service action to begin. Call Home can be done through HMC or most non-HMC managed systems. While configuring Call Home is optional, clients are encouraged to implement this feature in order to obtain service enhancements such as reduced problem determination and faster and potentially more accurate transmittal of error information. In general, using the Call Home feature can result in increased system availability. The Electronic Service Agent™ application can be configured for automated call home. Refer to the next section for specific details on this application.

IBM Electronics Services

Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Services web portal comprise the IBM Electronic Services solution -- dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM customers. IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. Electronic Service Agent can help focus on the customer's company business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues.

Integrated in the operating system in addition to the HMC, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and customer-perceived issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by Electronic Service Agent also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Services web portal and used to improve problem determination and resolution between the customer and the IBM support team. As part of an increased focus to provide even better service to IBM customers, Electronic Service Agent tool configuration and activation comes standard with the system. In support of this effort, a new HMC External Connectivity security whitepaper has been published, which describes data exchanges between the HMC and the IBM Service Delivery Center (SDC) and the methods and protocols for this exchange. To read the whitepaper and prepare for Electronic Service Agent installation, go to the "Reference Guide" section at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

Select your country.

Click on "IBM Electronic Service Agent Connectivity Guide."

Benefits

Increased uptime: Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance the warranty and maintenance service by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can optimize the time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. And 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting means no more dependency on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: Electronic Service Agent is secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. Electronic Service Agent securely transmits via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication between the customer and IBM only flows one way; activating Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Services website.

The Electronic Services web portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This web portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The newly improved My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by IBM Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Service Agent information that has been collected from the system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, visit the following website or contact an IBM Systems Services Representative

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Power 710 server is capable as of October 21, 2011, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

http://www-03.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM plans to offer a 15 meter, 3 Gb bandwidth SAS cable for the feature 5913 PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter when attaching the feature 5887 EXP24S Drawer for large configurations where the 10 meter cable is a distance limitation.

IBM intends to enhance the IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) to support the Power 710 (8231-E1C). IBM also intends for the current Hardware Management Console (HMC) 7042-CR6 to be upgradable to an IBM SDMC that supports the Power 710 (8231-E1C).

SUSE intends to support the IBM PCIE2 4-PORT 10 Gb & 1 Gb Ethernet Adapters (#5279, #5280) with an upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack. Their plans have a targeted availability of first quarter 2012. For additional questions about the availability of this release, contact SUSE.

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8231 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number
IBM Power 710                                     8231  E1C
Solution Delivery Integration                     8231  E1C     0002
SSD Placement Indicator 5887                      8231  E1C     0465
#1879 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0870
#1948 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0872
283GB 15K RPM SAS Disk                            8231  E1C     1879
300GB 15K RPM SAS Disk                            8231  E1C     1880
283GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1948
300GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1953
PCIe2 4Port 10GBE&1GBE SFP+ LP                    8231  E1C     5279
PCIe2 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR LP                     8231  E1C     5280
PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter                    8231  E1C     5281
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adap                    8231  E1C     5283
PCIe2 LP 2 port 10GbE SR Adapt                    8231  E1C     5284
PCIe2 LP 2 Port 10GbE SFP Copp                    8231  E1C     5286
PCIe LP 2 Port Async EIA 232 A                    8231  E1C     5290
Sys Console-Ethernet No IOP                       8231  E1C     5557
PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter                    8231  E1C     9056
Storage Backplane 6 SFF Dri                       8231  E1C     EJ0D
Storage Backplane 3 SFF Dri                       8231  E1C     EJ0E
Storage Backplane w/ext SAS                       8231  E1C     EJ0F
4GB (2x2GB) Memory DIMMs 1066                     8231  E1C     EM04
8GB (2x4GB) Memory DIMMs 1066                     8231  E1C     EM08
16GB(2x8GB) Memory Dimms, 1066                    8231  E1C     EM16
32GB (2x16GB) MemoryDIMMs,1066                    8231  E1C     EM32
4-core 3.0 GHz POWER7 Processr                    8231  E1C     EPC1
6-core 3.7 GHz POWER7 Processr                    8231  E1C     EPC2
8-core 3.55 GHz POWER7 Procesr                    8231  E1C     EPC3
One processor Activ for #EPC1                     8231  E1C     EPD1
One processor Activ for #EPC2                     8231  E1C     EPD2
One processor Activ for #EPC3                     8231  E1C     EPD3
Zero-priced Proc Act for #EPC1                    8231  E1C     EPE1
Zero-priced Proc Act for #EPC2                    8231  E1C     EPE2
Zero-priced Proc Act for #EPC3                    8231  E1C     EPE3
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge                      8231  E1C     EU01

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 8231 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

One CSC Billing Unit                              8231  E1C     0010
Ten CSC Billing Uits                              8231  E1C     0011
Mirrored System Disk Level, Sp                    8231  E1C     0040
Device Parity Protection All                      8231  E1C     0041
Device Parity RAID 6 All                          8231  E1C     0047

RISC to RISC Data Migration                       8231  E1C     0205
AIX Partition Specify                             8231  E1C     0265
Linux Partition Specify                           8231  E1C     0266
IBM i Partition Specify                           8231  E1C     0267
Specify Custom Data Protection                    8231  E1C     0296
Mirrored Level System Specify                     8231  E1C     0308
RAID Hot Spare Specify                            8231  E1C     0347
V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI C                    8231  E1C     0348
V.24/EIA232 15.2m (50 Ft) PCI                     8231  E1C     0349
V.35 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable                       8231  E1C     0353
V.35 15.2m (50 Ft) PCI Cable                      8231  E1C     0354
V.36 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable                       8231  E1C     0356
X.21 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable                       8231  E1C     0359
X.21 15.2m (50 Ft) PCI Cable                      8231  E1C     0360
V.24/EIA232 (80 Ft) PCI Cable                     8231  E1C     0365

Customer Specified Placement                      8231  E1C     0456
SSD Placement Indicator CEC                       8231  E1C     0462
19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack                      8231  E1C     0551
19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack                      8231  E1C     0553
19 inch, 1.3 meter high rack                      8231  E1C     0555
IBM i 6.1 w/6.1.1 Machine Code                    8231  E1C     0566
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code                            8231  E1C     0567
Rack Filler Panel Kit                             8231  E1C     0599
Load Source Not in CEC                            8231  E1C     0719
#1787 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0722
#1996 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0724
Specify 5886 Load Source plac                     8231  E1C     0727
#5887 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0728
SAN Load Source Specify                           8231  E1C     0837
3677 Load Source Specify                          8231  E1C     0839
3678 Load Source Specify                          8231  E1C     0840
3658 Load Source Specify                          8231  E1C     0844
1888 Load Source Specify                          8231  E1C     0853
1909 Load Source Specify                          8231  E1C     0854
1911 Load Source Specify                          8231  E1C     0856
#1916 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0857
#1947 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0871
#1956 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0874
#1962 Load Source Specify                         8231  E1C     0875
US TAA Compliance Indicator                       8231  E1C     0983

USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr                      8231  E1C     1106
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr                      8231  E1C     1107
USB Internal Docking Station                      8231  E1C     1123
80/160GB DAT160 SAS Tape Drive                    8231  E1C     1124
Custom Serv. Specify, Roch                        8231  E1C     1140



200V 16A 4.3m (14 Ft) TL Line                     8231  E1C     1406

4.3m 200V/16A Pwr Cd Italy                        8231  E1C     1408


125V 4.3m (14 Ft) Line Cord                       8231  E1C     1413
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Locking Line                     8231  E1C     1414
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Watertight LC                    8231  E1C     1415

200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Locking Line                    8231  E1C     1416

200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Watertight L                    8231  E1C     1417



4.3m 200V/16A Power Cord EU/As                    8231  E1C     1420
4.3m 200V/16A Power Cord CH/DK                    8231  E1C     1421
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Locking Line                     8231  E1C     1424
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Watertight Li                    8231  E1C     1425

200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Locking Line                    8231  E1C     1426
200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Watertight L                    8231  E1C     1427


4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord EU/As                    8231  E1C     1439
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord Denma                    8231  E1C     1440
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord S. Af                    8231  E1C     1441
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord Swiss                    8231  E1C     1442
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord UK                       8231  E1C     1443
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord Israe                    8231  E1C     1445

4.3m 200V/32A Power Cord EU 1                     8231  E1C     1449
4.3m 200V/16A Power Cord EU 2                     8231  E1C     1450
200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Line Cord                        8231  E1C     1451

200V (14 Ft) 4.3m Line Cord                       8231  E1C     1452

200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Locking Line                     8231  E1C     1453

200V 12A (14 Ft) 4.3m TL Line                     8231  E1C     1454

200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Watertight Li                    8231  E1C     1455

200V (14 Ft) 4.3m Watertight L                    8231  E1C     1456

200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Upper Line Co                    8231  E1C     1457
200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Upper Locking                    8231  E1C     1458
200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Locking                          8231  E1C     1459


4.3m 200V/16A Pwr Cd                              8231  E1C     1477
177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC AIX/Li                    8231  E1C     1775
177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC IBM i                     8231  E1C     1787
600GB 10k RPM SAS SFF Disk                        8231  E1C     1790
System port/UPS Conversion Cab                    8231  E1C     1827
300GB 10K RPM SFF SAS Disk D                      8231  E1C     1885
146GB 15K RPM SFF SAS Disk D                      8231  E1C     1886
139GB 15K RPM SFF SAS Disk D                      8231  E1C     1888
69GB SFF SAS Solid State D                        8231  E1C     1890
69GB SFF SAS Solid State Drive                    8231  E1C     1909
283GB 10K RPM SFF SAS Disk Dri                    8231  E1C     1911
571GB 10k RPM SAS SFF Disk                        8231  E1C     1916
146GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1917
300GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1925
139GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1947
283GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1956
571GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1962
600GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk                      8231  E1C     1964
177GB SSD Module with eMLC (AI                    8231  E1C     1995
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE PCI X on C                    8231  E1C     1996
PCIe LP RAID SSD SAS Adapter 3                    8231  E1C     2053
Primary OS - IBM i                                8231  E1C     2145
Primary OS AIX                                    8231  E1C     2146
Primary OS Linux                                  8231  E1C     2147
Factory Deconfiguration of 1 c                    8231  E1C     2319
LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Conv Cab                    8231  E1C     2456
LC-SC 62.5 Mic.Fib.Conv.Cable                     8231  E1C     2459
Asynch.Termin/Print.Cbl EIA232                    8231  E1C     2934
Asynchronous Cable EIA 232/V                      8231  E1C     2936
Ser to Ser Port Cab Draw/Draw                     8231  E1C     3124
Serial to Se.Port Cbl Rack 8M                     8231  E1C     3125
3-meter DDR 4X Copper                             8231  E1C     3246
Widescreen LCD Monitor                            8231  E1C     3632
T541H/L150p 15inchTFT Col.M                       8231  E1C     3637
ThinkVision L170p Flat Pan.M                      8231  E1C     3639
ThinkVision L171p Flat Panel M                    8231  E1C     3640
IBM T115 Flat Panel Monitor                       8231  E1C     3641
ThinkVision L191p Flat Panel M                    8231  E1C     3642
IBM T120 Flat Panel Monitor                       8231  E1C     3643
19in. Flat Panel Monitor                          8231  E1C     3644
17in. Flat Panel Monitor                          8231  E1C     3645
146GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive                      8231  E1C     3647
300GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive                      8231  E1C     3648
450GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive                      8231  E1C     3649
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to Dr 1M                    8231  E1C     3652
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to Dr 3M                    8231  E1C     3653
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to Dr 6M                    8231  E1C     3654
428GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive                      8231  E1C     3658
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to SAS E                    8231  E1C     3661
SAS Cbl X Adp SAS Enclosure 6M                    8231  E1C     3662
SAS Cbl X Adp SAS Encl 15M                        8231  E1C     3663
139.5GB 15k rpm SAS Disk Drive                    8231  E1C     3677
283.7GB 15k rpm SAS Disk Drive                    8231  E1C     3678
SAS Cab (AE) Adapter to En 3M                     8231  E1C     3684
SAS Cable(AE) Adapter to En 6M                    8231  E1C     3685
SAS Ca(YI) System to SAS 3M                       8231  E1C     3687
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS1.5M                    8231  E1C     3691
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS 3M                     8231  E1C     3692
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS 6M                     8231  E1C     3693
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS 15M                    8231  E1C     3694
0.3M Serial Prt Converter Cbl                     8231  E1C     3925
Serial Port Null Mod Cab 3.7M                     8231  E1C     3927
Ser.Port Null Modem Cable,10M                     8231  E1C     3928
System Serial Port Converter C                    8231  E1C     3930
6Foot Extend.Cbl for Displays                     8231  E1C     4242
Extender Cable USB Keybo 1.8M                     8231  E1C     4256
VGA to DVI Connection Converte                    8231  E1C     4276
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.                       8231  E1C     4650
Rack Indicator, Rack 1                            8231  E1C     4651
Rack Indicator, Rack 2                            8231  E1C     4652
Rack Indicator, Rack 3                            8231  E1C     4653
Rack Indicator, Rack 1                            8231  E1C     4654
Rack Indicator, Rack 5                            8231  E1C     4655
Rack Indicator, Rack 6                            8231  E1C     4656
Rack Indicator, Rack 7                            8231  E1C     4657
Rack Indicator, Rack 8                            8231  E1C     4658
Rack Indicator, Rack 9                            8231  E1C     4659
Rack Indicator, Rack 10                           8231  E1C     4660
Rack Indicator, Rack 11                           8231  E1C     4661
Rack Indicator, Rack 12                           8231  E1C     4662
Rack Indicator, Rack 13                           8231  E1C     4663
Rack Indicator, Rack 14                           8231  E1C     4664
Rack Indicator, Rack 15                           8231  E1C     4665
Rack Indicator, Rack 16                           8231  E1C     4666
Active Memory Expansion Enabl                     8231  E1C     4795
Software Preload Required                         8231  E1C     5000
Customer Solution Center Roche                    8231  E1C     5002

Power Dist Unit 1 Phase NEMA                      8231  E1C     5160
Power Dist Unit 1 Phase IEC                       8231  E1C     5161
Power Dist Unit 2 of 3 Phase                      8231  E1C     5162
Power Dist Unit - 3 Phase                         8231  E1C     5163
PowerVM Express Edition                           8231  E1C     5225
PowerVM Standard Edition                          8231  E1C     5227
PowerVM Enterprise Edition                        8231  E1C     5228
Memory Riser Card                                 8231  E1C     5265
PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics                     8231  E1C     5269
PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2 port Adapt                    8231  E1C     5270
PCIe LP 4 Port 10/100/1000 Bas                    8231  E1C     5271
PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1 port Adapt                    8231  E1C     5272
PCIe LP 8Gb 2 Port Fibre Chann                    8231  E1C     5273
PCIe LP 2 Port 1GbE SX Adapter                    8231  E1C     5274
PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1 port Adapt                     8231  E1C     5275
PCIe LP 4Gb 2 Port Fibre Chann                    8231  E1C     5276
PCIe LP 4 Port Async EIA 232 A                    8231  E1C     5277
PCIe LP 2 x4 port SAS Adapter                     8231  E1C     5278
RFID Tags for Servers, Blades                     8231  E1C     5524
Sys Console On HMC                                8231  E1C     5550
System AC Power Supply, 1725 W                    8231  E1C     5603
SATA Slimline DVD RAM Drive                       8231  E1C     5762
EXP 12S Expansion Drawer                          8231  E1C     5886
EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer                        8231  E1C     5887
Full Width Key USB, US English                    8231  E1C     5951
Full Width Key USB, French                        8231  E1C     5952
Full Width Key USB, Italian                       8231  E1C     5953
Full Width Key USB, German/Aus                    8231  E1C     5954
Full Width Key USB, UK English                    8231  E1C     5955
Full Width Key USB, Spanish                       8231  E1C     5956
Full Width Key USB, Japanese                      8231  E1C     5957
Full Width Key USB, BrazilianP                    8231  E1C     5958
Full Width Key USB, Hungarian                     8231  E1C     5959
Full Width Key USB, Korean                        8231  E1C     5960
Full Width Key USB, Chinese                       8231  E1C     5961
Full Width Key USB, French Can                    8231  E1C     5962
Full Width Key USB, Belgian/UK                    8231  E1C     5964
Full Width Key USB, Swedish/Fi                    8231  E1C     5965
Full Width Key USB, Danish                        8231  E1C     5966
Full Width Key USB, Bulgarian                     8231  E1C     5967
Full Width Key USB, Swiss/Fr/G                    8231  E1C     5968
Full Width Key USB, Norwegian                     8231  E1C     5969
Full Width Key USB, Dutch                         8231  E1C     5970
Full Width Key USB, Portuguese                    8231  E1C     5971
Full Width Key USB, Greek                         8231  E1C     5972
Full Width Key USB, Hebrew                        8231  E1C     5973
Full Width Key USB, Polish                        8231  E1C     5974
Full Width Key USB, Slovakian                     8231  E1C     5975
Full Width Key USB, Czech                         8231  E1C     5976
Full Width Key USB, Turkish                       8231  E1C     5977
Full Width Key USB, LA Spanish                    8231  E1C     5978
Full Width Key USB, Arabic                        8231  E1C     5979
Full Width Key USB, Thai                          8231  E1C     5980
Full Width Key USB, Russian                       8231  E1C     5981
Full Width Key USB, Slovenian                     8231  E1C     5982
Full Width Key USB, US English                    8231  E1C     5983
Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack                      8231  E1C     6068
Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack                      8231  E1C     6069
1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors                          8231  E1C     6248
2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors                          8231  E1C     6249
1.8m Rack Trim Kit                                8231  E1C     6263
2.0m Rack Trim Kit                                8231  E1C     6272
Pwr Cbl 14FT, Drwr - IBM PDU                      8231  E1C     6458
Pwr Crd (14FT), Drwr - OEM PDU                    8231  E1C     6460
Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drwr - OEM PDU                      8231  E1C     6469
PWR Cord(6foot),To Wall                           8231  E1C     6470
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6471
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6472
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6473
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6474
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6475
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6476
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6477
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6478
PWR Cord(9foot),(250V,10A)                        8231  E1C     6479
PWR Cord(9foot),(125V,15A)                        8231  E1C     6488
4.3m (14 Ft) 3PH/24A Power Cor                    8231  E1C     6489
4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48A Pwr Cord                     8231  E1C     6491
4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48 60A Pwr Co                    8231  E1C     6492
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A                    8231  E1C     6493
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A                    8231  E1C     6494
To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A)                      8231  E1C     6495
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A                    8231  E1C     6496
PWR Cord(6ft),To Wall/OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6497
Power Cord 6ftTo Wall OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6498
Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD                      8231  E1C     6577
Optional Rack Security Kit                        8231  E1C     6580
Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack                       8231  E1C     6586
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 125V,15A                    8231  E1C     6651

4.3m 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord                          8231  E1C     6654
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24 30A WR Pwr                       8231  E1C     6655
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24A Power Cord                      8231  E1C     6656


Pwr.Cord(9ft),To Wall/OEM PDU                     8231  E1C     6659
PWR Cord(14ft),Dr.to OEM PDU                      8231  E1C     6660

Pwr Cord 3M, Drwr to IBM PDU                      8231  E1C     6665
Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drwr - OEM PDU                      8231  E1C     6669
Pwr Crd 6-FT, (125V,15A)PT#59                     8231  E1C     6670
Pwr Crd 2.7M, Drwr - IBM PDU                      8231  E1C     6671
Pwr Crd 1.5M, Drwr - IBM PDU                      8231  E1C     6672
Pwr Crd 2.7M, Wall - OEM PDU                      8231  E1C     6680

Power Cord (6ft),To Wall                          8231  E1C     6687


IIntelligent PDU+ 1 EIA Unit                      8231  E1C     7109
Environmental Monitoring Probe                    8231  E1C     7118
Power Distribution Unit                           8231  E1C     7188
AAP Software Pre-Inst.Indic.                      8231  E1C     7305

2.0m Rack Side Attach Kit                         8231  E1C     7780
Eth Cbl 6M HW Management                          8231  E1C     7801
Eth Cbl 15M HW Management                         8231  E1C     7802
Side-by-Side for 1.8m Racks                       8231  E1C     7840
Ruggedize Rack Kit                                8231  E1C     7841
Linux Software Preinstall                         8231  E1C     8143
Linux Software Preinstall BP                      8231  E1C     8144
Mouse-USB,Black KBD Att C                         8231  E1C     8841
USB Mouse                                         8231  E1C     8845
Order Routing Indicator Syste                     8231  E1C     9169
Language Group Spcf-US Eng                        8231  E1C     9300
specify mode-1 & (1)5901/5278                     8231  E1C     9359
Specify mode-1 & (2)5901/5278                     8231  E1C     9360
Specify mode-2 & (2)5901/5278                     8231  E1C     9361
Specify mode-4 & (4)5901/5278                     8231  E1C     9365
Specify mode-2 & (4)5901/5278                     8231  E1C     9366
Specify mode-1 & CEC SAS port                     8231  E1C     9384
New AIX License Core Counter                      8231  E1C     9440
New IBM i Lic Core Counter                        8231  E1C     9441
New Red Hat Lic Core Counter                      8231  E1C     9442
New SUSE Lic Core Counter                         8231  E1C     9443
Other AIX Lic Core Counter                        8231  E1C     9444
Other Linux Lic Core Counter                      8231  E1C     9445
3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt                      8231  E1C     9446
VIOS Core Counter                                 8231  E1C     9447
Month Indicator                                   8231  E1C     9461
Day Indicator                                     8231  E1C     9462
Hour Indicator                                    8231  E1C     9463
Minute Indicator                                  8231  E1C     9464
Qty Indicator                                     8231  E1C     9465
Countable Member Indicator                        8231  E1C     9466
Language Group Spcf-Dutch                         8231  E1C     9700
Language Group Spcf-French                        8231  E1C     9703
Language Group Spcf-German                        8231  E1C     9704
Language Group Spcf-Polish                        8231  E1C     9705
Lang Group Specify - Norwegian                    8231  E1C     9706
Lang.Group Spcf-Portuguese                        8231  E1C     9707
Language Group Spcf-Spanish                       8231  E1C     9708
Language Group Spcf-Italian                       8231  E1C     9711
Langua Gr Speci Canadian Frenc                    8231  E1C     9712
Language Group Spcf-Japanese                      8231  E1C     9714
Language Group Specify Tr Chin                    8231  E1C     9715
Language Group Spcf-Korean                        8231  E1C     9716
Language Group Spcf-Turkish                       8231  E1C     9718
Language Group Spcf-Hungarian                     8231  E1C     9719
Language Group Spcf-Slovakian                     8231  E1C     9720
Language Group Spcf-Russian                       8231  E1C     9721
Lang Group Spcf Simpl Chinese                     8231  E1C     9722
Language Group Spcf-Czech                         8231  E1C     9724
Language Group Spcf-Romanian                      8231  E1C     9725
Lang Group Specify - Croatian                     8231  E1C     9726
Language Group Spcf-Slovenian                     8231  E1C     9727
Lang Group Specify - Braz Port                    8231  E1C     9728
Lang Group Specify - Thai                         8231  E1C     9729
Trial Live Partition Mobility                     8231  E1C     ELPM
1m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax                    8231  E1C     EN01
3m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax                    8231  E1C     EN02
5m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax                    8231  E1C     EN03

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7891 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

USB External Docking Station R                    7891  73X     1104
                                                        74X
USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr                      7891  73X     1106
                                                        74X
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr                      7891  73X     1107
                                                        74X

Feature conversions

The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature. Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 8231-E1C virtualization engine features:
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

5225 - PowerVM Express       5227 - PowerVM Standard      No
Edition                      Edition
5225 - PowerVM Express       5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition
5227 - PowerVM Standard      5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=111-170


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IBM Power Systems hardware documentation provides you with the following topical information:

System overview
Planning for the system
Installing and configuring the system
Working with consoles, terminals, and interfaces
Managing system resources
Working with operating systems and software applications
Troubleshooting, service, and support

You can access the product documentation at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/powersys/v3r1m5/index.jsp

Product documentation is also available on DVD (SK5T-7087).

The following information is shipped with the 8231-E1C:

        Power Hardware Information DVD    SK5T-7087
        Installing the 8231-E1C
        Safety Information
        Statement of Warranty
 

Hardware documentation such as installation instructions, user's information, and service information is available to download or view at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support

AIX documentation can be found at the IBM AIX Information Center

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/index.jsp

Visit the IBM System Support Site, which contains the documentation for the hardware

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.



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IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Rack-Mount:

  Width: 440 mm (19.0 in)
  Depth: 706 mm (27.8 in)
  Height: 89 mm (3.5 in)
 
  Weight (Maximum configuration): 28.2 kg (62 lbs)
 
Operating environment
  • Temperature: (nonoperating) 5° to 45° C (41° to 113° F); recommended temperature (operating) 18° to 27° C (64° to 80° F); allowable operating temperature 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F)
  • Relative humidity: Nonoperating 8% to 80%; recommended 5.5° C (42° F) dew point to 60% RH and 15° C (59° F) dew point
  • Maximum dew point: 28° C (84° F)(operating)
  • Operating voltage: 100 to 127 V ac or 200 to 240 V ac
  • Operating frequency: 47/63 Hz
  • Maximum measured power consumption:
    • 750 watts (maximum)
  • Power factor: 0.98
  • Thermal output:
    • 2,560 Btu/hour (maximum)
  • Power-source loading
    • 0.765 kVa (maximum configuration)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Note: The maximum measured value is the worst case power consumption expected from a fully populated server under an intensive workload. The maximum measured value also accounts for component tolerance and non-ideal operating conditions. Power consumption and heat load vary greatly by server configuration and utilization. The IBM Systems Energy Estimator should be used to obtain a heat output estimate based on a specific configuration
http://www-912.ibm.com/see/EnergyEstimator

Noise level and sound power (Preliminary data)

     6.6 bels (Operating and idling)

EMC conformance classification: This equipment is subject to FCC rules and shall comply with the appropriate FCC rules before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.

  • US: FCC Class A
  • Europe: CISPR 22 Class A
  • Japan: VCCI-A
  • Korea: Korean Requirement Class A
  • China: People's Republic of China commodity inspection law Class A

Homologation -- Telecom environmental testing (Safety and EMC): Homologation approval for specific countries has been initiated with the IBM Homologation and Type Approval (HT&A) organization in LaGaude, France. This Power Systems model and applicable features meet the environmental testing requirements of the country telecom and have been designed and tested in compliance with the Full Quality Assurance Approval (FQAA) process as delivered by the British Approval Board for Telecom (BABT), the UK Telecom regulatory authority.

This product is not certified for connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Product safety/Country testing/Certification

  • UL 60950 Underwriters Laboratory, Safety Information
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-00, Canadian Standards Association
  • EN60950 European Norm
  • IEC 60950, Edition 1, International Electrotechnical Commission, Safety Information
  • Nordic deviations to IEC 60950-1 1st Edition

General requirements: The product is in compliance with IBM Corporate Bulletin C-B 0-2594-000 Statement of Conformity of IBM Product to External Standard (Suppliers Declaration).

Hardware requirements

Power 710 minimum system configuration

The Power 710 offers 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core configurations with one processor module. The Power 710 can contain up to 128 GB of system memory (64 GB maximum per memory riser card).

The Power 710 offers five PCIe x8 Gen2 slots and one PCIe x4 Gen2 Low Profile slot, and three or six SFF HDDs/SDDS and one or two media devices, depending on the storage back-plane selected.

Power 710 initial order must include a minimum of the following items:

  • One system central electronics complex (CEC) enclosure with the following items:
    • One power cord (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6478, #6488, #6489, #6491-#6494, #6496, #6577, #6580, #6651, #6653-#6660, #6665, #6669, #6671, #6672, or #6680)
    • One Language Group, Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • Choose one processor module from:
    • 4-core 3.0 GHz POWER7 processor module (#EPC1)
    • 6-core 3.7 GHz POWER7 processor module (#EPC2)
    • 8-core 3.55 GHz POWER7 processor module (#EPC3)
  • Choose processor activations from:
    • 4 x #EPD1, or 2 x #EPD1 and 2 x #EPE1 with processor card #EPC1
    • 6 x #EPD2, or 3 x #EPD2 and 3 x #EPE2 with processor card #EPC2
    • 8 x #EPD3, or 4 x #EPD3 and 4 x #EPE3 with processor card #EPC3 Notes:
    • Features EPE1, EPE2, and EPE3 are part of IBM Editions.
    • Processor activations are only available to SDIs as MES orders.
  • Choose 4 GB minimum memory from:
    • 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, DDR3 (EM04)
    • 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, DDR3 (#EM08)
    • 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, DDR3 (#EM16)
    • 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, DDR3 (EM32)
  • Choose Storage Backplane from:
    • 3 x SFF/SATA DVD bay/Tape bay (#EJ0E)
    • 6 x SFF/SATA DVD bay (#EJ0D)
    • 6 x SFF/SATA DVD bay with Dual Write Cache RAID, and an external SAS port (#EJ0F)

    Note: IBM i (#2145) requires feature EJ0F.

  • One 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter (#9056) Note: Takes up one PCIe slot.
  • Choose HDDs or SSDs from:
    • 177 GB SAS SFF SSD (#1775) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 177 GB SAS SFF SSD (#1787) (IBM i)
    • 600 GB SAS SFF HDD 10,000 RPM (#1790) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 283 GB SAS SFF HDD 10,000 RPM (#1879) (IBM i)
    • 300 GB SAS SFF HDD 15,000 RPM (#1880) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 146.8 GB SAS SFF HDD 15,000 RPM (#1886) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 300 GB SAS SFF HDD 15,000 RPM (#1885) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 139.5 GB SAS SFF HDD 15,000 RPM (#1888) (IBM i)
    • 283 GB SAS SFF HDD 10,000 RPM (#1911) (IBM i)
    • 571 GB SAS SFF 10,000 RPM (#1916) (IBM i)
    • 146.8 GB SAS HDD 15,000 RPM (#1917) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 300 GB SAS HDD 10,000 RPM (#1925) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 139 GB SAS HDD 15,000 RPM (#1947) (IBM i)
    • 283 GB SAS HDD 15,000 RPM (#1948) (IBM i)
    • 283 GB SAS HDD 10,000 RPM (#1953) (IBM i)
    • 283 GB SAS HDD 10,000 RPM (#1956) (IBM i)
    • 571 GB SAS HDD 10,000 RPM (#1962) (IBM i)
    • 600 GB SAS HDD 10,000 RPM (#1964) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 177 GB SAS 1.8" Solid-State Drive (#1995) (AIX/Linux/VIOS)
    • 177 GB SAS 1.8" Solid-State Drive (#1996) (IBM i)

      Notes:

    • Features 1995 and 1996 require feature 2053.
    • When feature 2145, the IBM i operating system, is selected, a minimum of two HDDs or SSDs is required.
    • No internal HDD or SSD is required if feature 0837 (Boot from SAN) is selected. In this case, a Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapter must also be ordered.
  • One 1725 watt AC Power Supply (1 x #5603) and one power cord (1 x #6xxx)
  • Choose Primary Operating System Indicator from:
    • IBM i (#2145 -- requires #0566 or #0567, #5550 or #5557, #5762, and #0040)
    • AIX (#2146)
    • Linux (#2147)

Note: One nonfeaturized memory riser card is included in the base system. One additional memory riser card feature (#5265) can be ordered on the Power 710.

RAID

There are multiple protection options for HDD/SSD drives in the SAS SFF bays in Power 710 system units or drives in disk-only I/O drawers. Although protecting drives is always recommended, AIX/Linux users may choose to leave some or all drives unprotected at their own risk and IBM supports these configurations. IBM i configuration rules differ in this regard, and IBM supports IBM i partition configurations only when HDD/SSD drives are protected.

This HDD/SSD drive protection can be provided by AIX, IBM i, and Linux software or by the HDD or SSD hardware controllers. Mirroring of drives is provided by AIX, IBM i, and Linux software. In addition, AIX and Linux support controllers providing RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10. IBM i integrated storage management already provides striping, so IBM i also supports controllers providing RAID 5 or 6. To further augment HDD/SSD protection, hot spare capability can be used for protected drives. Specific hot spare prerequisites apply.

An integrated SAS HDD/SSD controller is provided in the Power 710 system unit and provides support for JBOD and RAID 0, 1, and 10 for AIX or Linux. It is optionally augmented by RAID 5 and RAID 6 capability when storage backplane feature number EJ0F is added to the configuration. AIX or Linux supports all of these options. IBM i does not use JBOD and uses imbedded functions instead of RAID 10, but does leverage the RAID 5 or 6 function of the integrated controllers. Other disk/SSD controllers are provided as PCIe SAS adapters are supported. PCI Controllers with and without write cache are supported. RAID 5 and RAID 6 on controllers with write cache are supported.

AIX and Linux can use disk drives formatted with 512 byte blocks when being mirrored by the operating system. These disk drives must be reformatted to 528 byte sectors when used in RAID arrays. Although a small percentage of the drive's capacity is lost, additional data protection such as ECC and bad block detection is gained in this reformatting. For example, a 300 GB disk drive when reformatted provides around 283 GB. IBM i always uses drives formatted to 528 byte. IBM Power SSDs are formatted to 528 byte.

Software requirements

If installing the AIX operating system (one of these):

  • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-00 Technology Level, with Service Pack 4 (planned availability: November 16, 2011), or later
  • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level with Service Pack 6, or later
  • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level with Service Pack 7, or later
  • AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level with Service Pack 5, or later


Note: VIOS support requires VIOS 2.2.1.0, or later

If installing the IBM i operating system:

  • IBM i 6.1 with i 6.1.1 machine code, or later
  • IBM i 7.1, or later

If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1, or later, with current maintenance updates available from SUSE to enable all planned functionality
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4, with current maintenance updates available from SUSE to enable all planned functionality
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.1 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5.7 for POWER, or later

    Users should also update their systems with the latest Linux for Power service and productivity tools available at

    http://www.ibm.com/support/customercare/sas/f/lopdiags/home.html

If installing VIOS:

  • VIOS 2.2.1.0, or later

If installing IBM Systems Director:

  • IBM Systems Director Editions for Power Systems, V6.2.1, or later

Firmware level efw 7.4 is required.

Java™ 1.4.2 on POWER7

There are unique considerations when running Java 1.4.2 on POWER7. For best exploitation of the outstanding performance capabilities and most recent improvements of POWER7 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 6 or Java 5 whenever possible.

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/service.html

Refer to the IBM Prerequisite website for software requirements for each feature number

https://www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf
Limitations

System

  • Integrated system ports are not supported under AIX or Linux when the HMC ports are connected to an HMC. Either the HMC ports or the integrated system ports can be used, but not both. IBM i can continue to use a system port for communication to a UPS even with an HMC attached.
  • The integrated system ports are supported for modem and async terminal connections by AIX or Linux. Any other application using serial ports requires a serial port adapter to be installed in a PCI slot. The integrated system ports do not support HACMP™ configurations. IBM i only supports the use of the system ports for attachment to a UPS.

Hardware Management Console (HMC) machine code

An HMC or IVM is required to manage the Power 710 (8231-E1C) implementing partitioning. Multiple Power 710 servers can be supported by a single HMC.

If an HMC is used to manage the Power 710, the HMC must be a CR3, or later, model rack-mount HMC or C05, or later, deskside HMC.

If attaching an HMC to a new server or adding function to an existing server that requires a firmware update, the HMC machine code may need to be updated.

To determine the HMC machine code level required for the firmware level on any server, go to the following web page to access the Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) on or after the planned availability date for this product. FLRT will identify the correct HMC machine code for the selected system firmware level

https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/hmc/home.html

If a single HMC is attached to multiple servers, the HMC machine code level must be updated to the server with the most recent firmware level. All prior levels of server firmware are supported with the latest HMC machine code level.

When IBM Systems Director is used to manage an HMC or if the HMC manages more than 254 partitions, the HMC should have 3 GB of RAM minimum and be a CR3 model, or later, rack-mount or C06, or later, deskside.

Boot requirements

  • Selection of feature 0837 will indicate boot from SAN.
  • If IBM i (#2145) is selected as the primary operating system and SAN boot is not selected (#0837), one of the following Load Source specify codes must be specified:
    • #0722 -- #1787 (177 GB SFF SSD) Load Source Specify
    • #0724 -- #1996 (177 GB 1.8" SSD) Load Source Specify
    • #07271 -- Remote Load Source Specify in #5886
    • #0728 -- Remote Load Source Specify in #5887
    • #08391 -- #3677 (139.5 GB 15K RPM HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #08401 -- #3678 (283.7 GB 15K RPM HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #08441 -- #3658 (428 GB 15K RPM HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0853 -- #1888 (138 GB 15K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #08541 -- #1909 (69 GB SFF SSD) Load Source Specify
    • #0856 -- #1911 (283 GB 10K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0857 -- #1916 (571 GB 10K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0870 -- #1879 (283 GB 15K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0871 -- #1947 (139 GB 15K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0872 -- #1948 (283 GB 15K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0874 -- #1956 (283 GB 10K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    • #0875 -- #1962 (571 GB 10K RPM SFF HDD) Load Source Specify
    1
    Support only, not orderable.
  • If IBM i (#2145) is selected, one of the following system console specify codes must be selected:
    • #5550 -- System Console on HMC
    • #5557 -- System Console - Ethernet No IOP

Processor modules

  • One processor module is required on an order with four, six, or eight processor cores on the processor module. A minimum/maximum of one processor module is required on a Power 710 order.
  • All processors must be activated.
    • The 4-core 3.0 GHz processor module (#EPC1) requires that four processor activation codes be ordered. A maximum of four processor activation code features (4 x #EPD1, or 2 x #EPD1 and 2 x #EPE1) are allowed per processor module.
    • The 6-core 3.7 GHz processor module (#EPC2) requires that six processor activation codes be ordered. A maximum of six processor activation code features (6 x #EPD2, or 3 x #EPD2 and 3 x #EPE2) are allowed per processor module.
    • The 8-core 3.55 GHz processor module (#EPC3) requires that eight processor activation codes be ordered. A maximum of eight processor activation code features (8 x #EPD3, or 4 x #EPD3 and 4 x #EPE3) are allowed per processor module.

Power supply

  • One 1725 watt AC power supply (1 x #5603).
  • A second 1725 watt ac power supply (#5603) is available for redundant power.

Redundant fans

  • Redundant fans standard

Power cords

One power cord is required for each power supply on the order. The Power 710 supports 110-127 V ac and 200-240 V ac power cords.

System memory

A minimum 4 GB or two DIMMs of memory is required on the Power 710.

  • The base machine contains one nonfeaturized memory riser card with four DIMM sockets. Memory features consume two memory DIMM sockets.
    • The Power 710 offers one optional memory riser card feature (1 x #5265) with an additional four DIMM sockets. Maximum system memory is 64 GB without feature 5265 and 128 GB with one x feature 5265.
  • A system can be ordered with a single memory feature EM04, EM08, EM16, or EM32. The second memory feature ordered on the same memory riser card does not have to match the first memory feature. Memory features can be mixed on either memory riser card.
  • A minimum of one memory feature must be plugged into each memory riser card. Empty memory riser cards are not allowed.
  • There is a performance benefit when all DIMMs on a memory riser card are of the same capacity.
  • It is generally recommended that memory be installed evenly across all memory riser cards in the system. Balancing memory across the installed memory riser cards allows memory access in a consistent manner and typically results in the best possible performance for your configuration. However, balancing memory fairly evenly across multiple memory riser cards, compared to balancing memory exactly evenly typically has a very small performance difference.

Plans for future memory upgrades should be taken into account when deciding which memory feature size to use at the time of initial system order.

 
       Figure 1.  Memory features
 
                                Feature     Minimum    Maximum
           Feature              number      quantity   quantity
 
           4 GB 1066 MHz        EM04        0          4
 
           8 GB 1066 MHz        EM08        0          4
 
           16 GB 1066 MHz       EM16        0          4
 
           32 GB 1066 MHz       EM32        0          4
 

Drawer/Tower attachment:

  • Feature number 5886 EXP12S SAS DASD Expansion Drawer
    • Feature number EJ0F supports one feature number 5886 drawer directly off the system unit's SAS port.
    • EXP12S drawers are attached to a PCIe SAS adapter via SAS cables.
    • Not orderable on a 4-core Power 710 system (#EPC1).
    • The system maximum is eight.
  • Feature number 5887 EXP24S SAS DASD Expansion Drawer
    • Feature number EJ0F supports one feature number 5887 drawer directly off the system unit's SAS port.
    • EXP24S drawers are attached to a PCIe SAS adapter via SAS cables.
    • Not orderable on a 4-core Power 710 system (#EPC1).
    • The system maximum is four.

The following list shows I/O drawers that are supported or available on the 8231 machine type and the correct interface to use for each of the drawers:

                                              Order
    Feature description                       status     Interface
 
    5886    Exp 12S SAS Disk Drawer           Supported  SAS
    5887    Exp 24S SAS Disk Drawer           Available  SAS
 

PCI card slots

The Power 710 contains five PCIe x8 Gen2 slots and one PCIe x4 Gen2 Low Profile slot.

  • Feature number 9056 is required in the 8231-E1C minimum configuration and occupies the x4 slot.
  • One GX++ slot is available on the Power 710. The GX++ slot does not share space with the CEC PCIe Low Profile adapter slots.

Graphics adapters

  • A graphics adapter, keyboard, and mouse are not required in the minimum configuration.
  • The maximum number of graphics adapters supported in the Power 710 CEC is four. Not supported under IBM i.

I/O adapters

  • Feature number 9056 is required in the 8231-E1C minimum configuration and occupies the x4 slot.
  • Refer to Figure 2 for additional I/O adapter information.
 
    Figure 2.  I/O adapter features
  
                                       Orderable  Supported CEC Sys
                                       feature    feature   Max Max
     I/O adapter                       number     number    qty qty  Size
     
     PCIe LP RAID & SSD SAS A          2053                  2   2   LP
     PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics Acc 5269                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2-port Adapter  5270                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-T 5271                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1-port Adapter  5272                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel  5273                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE SX Adapter    5274                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1-port Adapter   5275                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 4Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel  5276                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 4-Port Async EIA-232 Adap 5277                  5   5   LP
     PCIe LP 2-x4-port SAS Adapter 3Gb 5278                  5   5   LP
     PCIe2 LP 4-port 1/10GbE SFP+      5279                  5   5   LP
     PCIe2 LP 4-port 1/10GbE SR        5280                  5   5   LP
     PCIe  LP 2-port 1GbE TX           5281                  5   5   LP
     PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-port 4X IB QDR   5283                  5   5   LP
     PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR    5284                  5   5   LP
     PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE SFP   5286                  5   5   LP
     PCIe  LP 2-Port Async EIA 232     5290                  2   2   LP
     PCIe  LP 2-Port 1GbE TX           9056                  1   1   LP
 
 

Storage devices/Bays

  • The Power 710 has a slim media bay that can contain an optional DVD-RAM (#5762 or follow-on) and a tape bay (only available with #EJ0E) that can contain a tape drive or removable disk drive.
  • Either feature number EJ0E, EJ0D, or EJ0F must be selected.
    • Feature number EJ0E supports three small form-factor (SFF) disk units, either HDD or SSD, an SATA DVD, and a tape. No split backplane supported. No RAID 5 or 6 support.
    • Feature number EJ0D supports six SFF disk units, either HDD or SSD, and an SATA DVD. No split backplane supported. No RAID 5 or 6 support.
    • Feature number EJ0F supports six SFF disk units, either HDD or SSD, and an SATA DVD. No split backplane supported. RAID 5 and 6 are supported.
    • A valid orderable HDD or SSD is required in a minimum configuration. No HDDs or SSDs are required in the CEC if feature number 0837 is selected.
    • A feature 1124 DAT160 80/160 GB tape feature and a feature 1123 USB Internal Docking Station for Removable RDX Disk Drive are mutually exclusive. One or the other can be on the system but not both. A minimum of one x feature 1106 or feature 1107 must be ordered with each feature 1124 ordered.
  • SAS-bay-based SSDs (#1775, #1787, #1890, and #1909) support restrictions:
    • SFF features 1775, 1787, 1890 and 1909 are supported in the Power 710 CEC.
    • SSDs and disk drives (HDDs) are not allowed to mirror each other.
    • When feature EJ0F contains SSDs, no feature 5886 or 5887 DASD drawer is allowed to connect to the external SAS port.
  • HDD/SSD Data Protection -- if IBM i (#2145) is selected, one of the following is required:
    • Disk mirroring (default) -- requires feature 0040 or 0308
    • SAN boot (#0837)
    • RAID -- requires feature EJ0F
    • Mixed Data Protection (#0296)
    Figure 3. Storage device features
 
                                                   Orderable
                             Maximum               feature
     Device                  quantity   Bay        number
    
     DVD-RAM (SATA)              1      Slim       5762
 
     DAT160 80/160 GB Tape       1      Tape       1124
     USB Internal Docking Station
     for Removable RDX Disk
     Drive                       1      Tape       1123
 
 
                                                       Orderable  Supported
                           Maximum                     feature   feature
     Device                quantity        Bay         number    number
     
                           AIX IBM i Linux
 
     177 GB SAS, SFF,       6    0      6  SFF 1-6     1775
       Solid-state
     177 GB SAS, SFF,       0    6      0  SFF 1-6     1787
       Solid-state
     600 GB 10K,            6    0      6  SFF 1-6     1790
       SAS, SFF
     283 GB 10K,            0    6      0  SFF 1-6     1879
       SAS, SFF
     300 GB 10K,            6    0      6  SFF 1-6     1880
       SAS, SFF
     300 GB 10K,            6    0      6  SFF 1-6     1885
       SAS, SFF
     146.8 GB 15K,          6    0      6  SFF 1-6     1886
       SAS, SFF
     139.5 GB 15K,          0    6      0  SFF 1-6     1888
       SAS, SFF
     69 GB SAS, SFF,        6    0      6  SFF 1-6               1890
       Solid-state
     69 GB SAS, SFF,        0    6      0  SFF 1-6               1909
       Solid-state
    283 GB 10K,             0    6      0  SFF 1-6     1911
           SAS, SFF
    571 GB 10K,             0    6      0  SFF 1-6     1916
           SAS, SFF
    177 GB SAS, 1.8",       8    0      8              1995
       Solid-state                         8 in 2 x #2053
    177 GB SAS, 1.8",       0    8      0              1996
       Solid-state                         8 in 2 x #2053
 
      Note:  Six hard disk drives or solid-state drives maximum can be
             installed internally.
  
                                                    Orderable  Supported
                        Maximum                     feature    feature
    Device              quantity        Bay         number     number
    
                       AIX IBM i Linux
    146.8 GB 15K RPM,   96   0   96     8 x #5886   3647
      SAS
    300 GB 15K RPM,     96   0   96     8 x #5886   3648
      SAS
    450 GB 15K RPM,     96   0   96     8 x #5886   3649
      SAS
    139.6 GB 15K RPM,    0  96    0     8 x #5886   3677
      SAS
    283.8 GB 15K RPM,    0  96    0     8 x #5886   3678
      SAS
    428.4 GB 15K RPM,    0  96    0     8 x #5886   3658
      SAS
    146.8 GB, 15K,      96   0   96     4 x #5887   1917
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    300 GB 10K,         96   0   96     4 x #5887   1925
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    139 GB 15K,          0  96    0     4 x #5887   1947
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    283 GB 15K,          0  96    0     4 x #5887   1948
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    300 GB 15K,         96   0   96     4 x #5887   1953
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    283 GB 10K,          0  96    0     4 x #5887   1956
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    571 GB 10K,          0  96    0     4 x #5887   1962
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
    600 GB 10K,         96   0   96     4 x #5887   1964
          SAS, SFF, GEN2
     

Notes:

  • A 3.5-inch DASD is not supported in the 8231-E1C CEC.
  • SCSI disks are not supported on the 8231-E1C.
  • Each feature 5886 supports a maximum of 12 HDDs or 8 SSDs.
  • Each feature 5887 supports a maximum of 24 HDDs or SSDs.
  • 96 GEN2 disks or solid-state drives maximum can be installed in 4 x #5887

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host software and application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

Three years. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

CRU service:

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 CRU:

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 CRU:

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRU parts:

  • DASD Drive
  • DASD Media Backplane
  • DVD Drive
  • Fan Air Baffle
  • Fan
  • All PCI Adapters
  • Memory Riser Card
  • Power Supply
  • Line/power cord
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • External cables
  • Display
  • Operator Panel
  • TOD Battery
  • Memory DIMMs
  • Processor VRM
  • SAS Conduit Cable
  • SAS Tape Drive Cables
  • USB and SAS Tape Drive
  • USB Tape Drive Signal Cable
  • Storage Interposer
  • SPCN Cable
  • Interlock Switch
  • RAID Battery
  • RAID Battery Package Card
  • RAID Battery Card
On-site Service:

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response. Calls must be received by 5:00 pm local time in order to qualify for next-business-day response.

Non-IBM parts support

Warranty service: IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Non-IBM parts service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of On-Site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

On-site Service:

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine.

The service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4-hour average, same-business-day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response, same day
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response, same day


Note: Canada does not offer 2 hour response option.

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under the CRU and On-site Service level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.

Maintenance services:

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service:

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4-hour average response, same-business day
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response, same day
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response, same day


Note: Canada does not offer 2-hour response option.

Customer Replaceable Unit Service:

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

Yes

The applicable processor tier is: Small
Licensed machine code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

Machine using LMC Type Model

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM pSeries® technical support website

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 8% for the products in this announcement.



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Product charges

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8231 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
                     Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Description          number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES
IBM Power 710
                       E1C                                    Yes

One CSC Billing Unit
                       E1C     0010                  Both     Yes No
Ten CSC Billing Uits
                       E1C     0011                  Both     Yes No
Mirrored System Disk Level, Sp
                       E1C     0040                  Both     Yes No
Device Parity Protection All
                       E1C     0041                  Both     Yes No
Device Parity RAID 6 All
                       E1C     0047                  Both     Yes No

RISC to RISC Data Migration
                       E1C     0205                  Initial  N/A No
AIX Partition Specify
                       E1C     0265                  Both     Yes No
Linux Partition Specify
                       E1C     0266                  Both     Yes No
IBM i Partition Specify
                       E1C     0267                  Both     Yes No
Specify Custom Data Protection
                       E1C     0296                  Both     Yes No
Mirrored Level System Specify
                       E1C     0308                  Both     Yes No
RAID Hot Spare Specify
                       E1C     0347                  Both     Yes No
V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI C
                       E1C     0348                  Both     Yes No
V.24/EIA232 15.2m (50 Ft) PCI
                       E1C     0349                  Support  Yes No
V.35 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable
                       E1C     0353                  Both     Yes No
V.35 15.2m (50 Ft) PCI Cable
                       E1C     0354                  Support  Yes No
V.36 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable
                       E1C     0356                  Support  Yes No
X.21 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable
                       E1C     0359                  Both     Yes No
X.21 15.2m (50 Ft) PCI Cable
                       E1C     0360                  Support  Yes No
V.24/EIA232 (80 Ft) PCI Cable
                       E1C     0365                  Support  Yes No

Customer Specified Placement
                       E1C     0456                  Initial  N/A No
SSD Placement Indicator CEC
                       E1C     0462                  Both     N/A No
SSD Placement Indicator 5887
                       E1C     0465                  Initial  N/A No
19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack
                       E1C     0551                  MES      Yes No
19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack
                       E1C     0553                  MES      Yes No
19 inch, 1.3 meter high rack
                       E1C     0555                  Support  Yes No
IBM i 6.1 w/6.1.1 Machine Code
                       E1C     0566                  Both     Yes No
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code
                       E1C     0567                  Both     Yes No
Rack Filler Panel Kit
                       E1C     0599                  Both     Yes No
Load Source Not in CEC
                       E1C     0719                  Both     Yes No
#1787 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0722                  Both     Yes No
#1996 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0724                  Both     Yes No
Specify 5886 Load Source plac
                       E1C     0727                  Both     Yes No
#5887 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0728                  Both     Yes No
SAN Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0837                  Both     Yes No
3677 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0839                  Support  Yes No
3678 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0840                  Support  Yes No
3658 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0844                  Support  Yes No
1888 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0853                  Both     Yes No
1909 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0854                  Support  Yes No
911 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0856                  Both     Yes No
#1916 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0857                  Both     Yes No
#1879 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0870                  Both     Yes No
#1947 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0871                  Both     Yes No
#1948 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0872                  Both     Yes No
#1956 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0874                  Both     Yes No
#1962 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0875                  Both     Yes No
US TAA Compliance Indicator
                       E1C     0983                  Both     Yes No

USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       E1C     1106                  Both     Yes No
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       E1C     1107                  Both     Yes No
USB Internal Docking Station
                       E1C     1123                  Both     Yes No
80/160GB DAT160 SAS Tape Drive
                       E1C     1124                  Both     Yes No
Custom Serv. Specify, Roch
                       E1C     1140                  Both     Yes No



200V 16A 4.3m (14 Ft) TL Line
                       E1C     1406                  Support  Yes No

4.3m 200V/16A Pwr Cd Italy
                       E1C     1408                  Support  Yes No


125V 4.3m (14 Ft) Line Cord
                       E1C     1413                  Support  Yes No
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Locking Line
                       E1C     1414                  Support  Yes No
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Watertight LC
                       E1C     1415                  Support  Yes No

200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Locking Line
                       E1C     1416                  Support  Yes No

200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Watertight L
                       E1C     1417                  Support  Yes No



4.3m 200V/16A Power Cord EU/As
                       E1C     1420                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/16A Power Cord CH/DK
                       E1C     1421                  Support  Yes No
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Locking Line
                       E1C     1424                  Support  Yes No
200V 1.8m (6 Ft) Watertight Li
                       E1C     1425                  Support  Yes No

200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Locking Line
                       E1C     1426                  Support  Yes No
200V 4.3m (14 Ft) Watertight L
                       E1C     1427                  Support  Yes No


4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord EU/As
                       E1C     1439                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord Denma
                       E1C     1440                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord S. Af
                       E1C     1441                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord Swiss
                       E1C     1442                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord UK
                       E1C     1443                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/10A Power Cord Israe
                       E1C     1445                  Support  Yes No

4.3m 200V/32A Power Cord EU 1
                       E1C     1449                  Support  Yes No
4.3m 200V/16A Power Cord EU 2
                       E1C     1450                  Support  Yes No
200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Line Cord
                       E1C     1451                  Support  Yes No

200V (14 Ft) 4.3m Line Cord
                       E1C     1452                  Support  Yes No

200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Locking Line
                       E1C     1453                  Support  Yes No

200V 12A (14 Ft) 4.3m TL Line
                       E1C     1454                  Support  Yes No

200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Watertight Li
                       E1C     1455                  Support  Yes No

200V (14 Ft) 4.3m Watertight L
                       E1C     1456                  Support  Yes No

200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Upper Line Co
                       E1C     1457                  Support  Yes No
200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Upper Locking
                       E1C     1458                  Support  Yes No
200V (6 Ft) 1.8m Locking
                       E1C     1459                  Support  Yes No


4.3m 200V/16A Pwr Cd
                       E1C     1477                  Support  Yes No
177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC AIX/Li
                       E1C     1775                  Both     Yes No
177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC IBM i
                       E1C     1787                  Both     Yes No
600GB 10k RPM SAS SFF Disk
                       E1C     1790                  Both     Yes No
System port/UPS Conversion Cab
                       E1C     1827                  Both     Yes No
283GB 15K RPM SAS Disk
                       E1C     1879                  Both     Yes No
300GB 15K RPM SAS Disk
                       E1C     1880                  Both     Yes No
300GB 10K RPM SFF SAS Disk D
                       E1C     1885                  Both     Yes No
146GB 15K RPM SFF SAS Disk D
                       E1C     1886                  Both     Yes No
139GB 15K RPM SFF SAS Disk D
                       E1C     1888                  Both     Yes No
69GB SFF SAS Solid State D
                       E1C     1890                  Support  Yes No
69GB SFF SAS Solid State Drive
                       E1C     1909                  Support  Yes No
283GB 10K RPM SFF SAS Disk Dri
                       E1C     1911                  Both     Yes No
571GB 10k RPM SAS SFF Disk
                       E1C     1916                  Both     Yes No
146GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1917                  Both     Yes No
300GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1925                  Both     Yes No
139GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1947                  Both     Yes No
283GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1948                  Both     Yes No
300GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1953                  Both     Yes No
283GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1956                  Both     Yes No
571GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1962                  Both     Yes No
600GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk
                       E1C     1964                  Both     Yes No
177GB SSD Module with eMLC (AI
                       E1C     1995                  Both     No  No
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE PCI X on C
                       E1C     1996                  Both     No  No
PCIe LP RAID SSD SAS Adapter 3
                       E1C     2053                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS - IBM i
                       E1C     2145                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS AIX
                       E1C     2146                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS Linux
                       E1C     2147                  Both     Yes No
Factory Deconfiguration of 1 c
                       E1C     2319                  Initial  N/A No
LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Conv Cab
                       E1C     2456                  Both     Yes No
LC-SC 62.5 Mic.Fib.Conv.Cable
                       E1C     2459                  Both     Yes No
Asynch.Termin/Print.Cbl EIA232
                       E1C     2934                  Both     Yes No
Asynchronous Cable EIA 232/V
                       E1C     2936                  Both     Yes No
Ser to Ser Port Cab Draw/Draw
                       E1C     3124                  Both     Yes No
Serial to Se.Port Cbl Rack 8M
                       E1C     3125                  Both     Yes No
3-meter DDR 4X Copper
                       E1C     3246                  Both     Yes No

Note: The monitor or display features are subject to a $16
Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (15-INCH TO 34-INCH VIDEO DEVICE.)


Widescreen LCD Monitor
                       E1C     3632                  Both     Yes No
T541H/L150p 15inchTFT Col.M
                       E1C     3637                  Support  Yes No
ThinkVision L170p Flat Pan.M
                       E1C     3639                  Support  Yes No
ThinkVision L171p Flat Panel M
                       E1C     3640                  Support  Yes No
IBM T115 Flat Panel Monitor
                       E1C     3641                  Support  Yes No
ThinkVision L191p Flat Panel M
                       E1C     3642                  Support  Yes No
IBM T120 Flat Panel Monitor
                       E1C     3643                  Support  Yes No
19in. Flat Panel Monitor
                       E1C     3644                  Support  Yes No
17in. Flat Panel Monitor
                       E1C     3645                  Support  Yes No
146GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive
                       E1C     3647                  Both     Yes No
300GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive
                       E1C     3648                  Both     Yes No
450GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive
                       E1C     3649                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to Dr 1M
                       E1C     3652                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to Dr 3M
                       E1C     3653                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to Dr 6M
                       E1C     3654                  Both     Yes No
428GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive
                       E1C     3658                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to SAS E
                       E1C     3661                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cbl X Adp SAS Enclosure 6M
                       E1C     3662                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cbl X Adp SAS Encl 15M
                       E1C     3663                  Both     Yes No
139.5GB 15k rpm SAS Disk Drive
                       E1C     3677                  Both     Yes No
283.7GB 15k rpm SAS Disk Drive
                       E1C     3678                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cab (AE) Adapter to En 3M
                       E1C     3684                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cable(AE) Adapter to En 6M
                       E1C     3685                  Both     Yes No
SAS Ca(YI) System to SAS 3M
                       E1C     3687                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS1.5M
                       E1C     3691                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS 3M
                       E1C     3692                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS 6M
                       E1C     3693                  Both     Yes No
SAS Cab(YO) Adapter to SAS 15M
                       E1C     3694                  Both     Yes No
0.3M Serial Prt Converter Cbl
                       E1C     3925                  Both     Yes No
Serial Port Null Mod Cab 3.7M
                       E1C     3927                  Both     Yes No
Ser.Port Null Modem Cable,10M
                       E1C     3928                  Both     Yes No
System Serial Port Converter C
                       E1C     3930                  Both     Yes No
6Foot Extend.Cbl for Displays
                       E1C     4242                  Both     Yes No
Extender Cable USB Keybo 1.8M
                       E1C     4256                  Both     Yes No
VGA to DVI Connection Converte
                       E1C     4276                  Both     Yes No
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.
                       E1C     4650                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       E1C     4651                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       E1C     4652                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       E1C     4653                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       E1C     4654                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       E1C     4655                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       E1C     4656                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       E1C     4657                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       E1C     4658                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       E1C     4659                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       E1C     4660                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       E1C     4661                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       E1C     4662                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       E1C     4663                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       E1C     4664                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       E1C     4665                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       E1C     4666                  Initial  N/A No
Active Memory Expansion Enabl
                       E1C     4795                  Both     Yes No
Software Preload Required
                       E1C     5000                  Initial  N/A No
Customer Solution Center Roche
                       E1C     5002                  Initial  N/A No

Power Dist Unit 1 Phase NEMA
                       E1C     5160                  Support  Yes No
Power Dist Unit 1 Phase IEC
                       E1C     5161                  Support  Yes No
Power Dist Unit 2 of 3 Phase
                       E1C     5162                  Support  Yes No
Power Dist Unit - 3 Phase
                       E1C     5163                  Support  Yes No
PowerVM Express Edition
                       E1C     5225                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Standard Edition
                       E1C     5227                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Enterprise Edition
                       E1C     5228                  Both     Yes No
Memory Riser Card
                       E1C     5265                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics
                       E1C     5269                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2 port Adapt
                       E1C     5270                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 4 Port 10/100/1000 Bas
                       E1C     5271                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1 port Adapt
                       E1C     5272                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 8Gb 2 Port Fibre Chann
                       E1C     5273                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2 Port 1GbE SX Adapter
                       E1C     5274                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1 port Adapt
                       E1C     5275                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 4Gb 2 Port Fibre Chann
                       E1C     5276                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 4 Port Async EIA 232 A
                       E1C     5277                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2 x4 port SAS Adapter
                       E1C     5278                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4Port 10GBE&1GBE SFP+ LP
                       E1C     5279                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR LP
                       E1C     5280                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter
                       E1C     5281                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adap
                       E1C     5283                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2 port 10GbE SR Adapt
                       E1C     5284                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2 Port 10GbE SFP Copp
                       E1C     5286                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2 Port Async EIA 232 A
                       E1C     5290                  Both     Yes No
RFID Tags for Servers, Blades
                       E1C     5524                  Initial  N/A No
Sys Console On HMC
                       E1C     5550                  Both     Yes No
Sys Console-Ethernet No IOP
                       E1C     5557                  Initial  N/A No
System AC Power Supply, 1725 W
                       E1C     5603                  Both     Yes No
SATA Slimline DVD RAM Drive
                       E1C     5762                  Both     Yes No
EXP 12S Expansion Drawer
                       E1C     5886                  Support  Yes No
EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer
                       E1C     5887                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, US English
                       E1C     5951                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, French
                       E1C     5952                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Italian
                       E1C     5953                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, German/Aus
                       E1C     5954                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, UK English
                       E1C     5955                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Spanish
                       E1C     5956                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Japanese
                       E1C     5957                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, BrazilianP
                       E1C     5958                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Hungarian
                       E1C     5959                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Korean
                       E1C     5960                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Chinese
                       E1C     5961                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, French Can
                       E1C     5962                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Belgian/UK
                       E1C     5964                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Swedish/Fi
                       E1C     5965                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Danish
                       E1C     5966                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Bulgarian
                       E1C     5967                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Swiss/Fr/G
                       E1C     5968                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Norwegian
                       E1C     5969                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Dutch
                       E1C     5970                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Portuguese
                       E1C     5971                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Greek
                       E1C     5972                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Hebrew
                       E1C     5973                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Polish
                       E1C     5974                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Slovakian
                       E1C     5975                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Czech
                       E1C     5976                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Turkish
                       E1C     5977                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, LA Spanish
                       E1C     5978                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Arabic
                       E1C     5979                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Thai
                       E1C     5980                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Russian
                       E1C     5981                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Slovenian
                       E1C     5982                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, US English
                       E1C     5983                  Both     Yes No
Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack
                       E1C     6068                  MES      Yes No
Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack
                       E1C     6069                  MES      Yes No
1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors
                       E1C     6248                  MES      Yes No
2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors
                       E1C     6249                  MES      Yes No
1.8m Rack Trim Kit
                       E1C     6263                  MES      Yes No
2.0m Rack Trim Kit
                       E1C     6272                  MES      Yes No
Pwr Cbl 14FT, Drwr - IBM PDU
                       E1C     6458                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd (14FT), Drwr - OEM PDU
                       E1C     6460                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drwr - OEM PDU
                       E1C     6469                  Both     Yes No
PWR Cord(6foot),To Wall
                       E1C     6470                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6471                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6472                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6473                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6474                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6475                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6476                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6477                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6478                  Both     Yes No
PWR Cord(9foot),(250V,10A)
                       E1C     6479                  Support  Yes No
PWR Cord(9foot),(125V,15A)
                       E1C     6488                  Both     Yes No
4.3m (14 Ft) 3PH/24A Power Cor
                       E1C     6489                  MES      Yes No
4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48A Pwr Cord
                       E1C     6491                  MES      Yes No
4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48 60A Pwr Co
                       E1C     6492                  MES      Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A
                       E1C     6493                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A
                       E1C     6494                  Both     Yes No
To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A)
                       E1C     6495                  Support  Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A
                       E1C     6496                  Both     Yes No
PWR Cord(6ft),To Wall/OEM PDU
                       E1C     6497                  Support  Yes No
Power Cord 6ftTo Wall OEM PDU
                       E1C     6498                  Support  Yes No
Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD
                       E1C     6577                  Both     Yes No
Optional Rack Security Kit
                       E1C     6580                  MES      Yes No
Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack
                       E1C     6586                  MES      Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 125V,15A
                       E1C     6651                  Both     Yes No

4.3m 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord
                       E1C     6654                  MES      Yes No
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24 30A WR Pwr
                       E1C     6655                  MES      Yes No
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24A Power Cord
                       E1C     6656                  MES      Yes No


Pwr.Cord(9ft),To Wall/OEM PDU
                       E1C     6659                  Both     Yes No
PWR Cord(14ft),Dr.to OEM PDU
                       E1C     6660                  Both     Yes No

Pwr Cord 3M, Drwr to IBM PDU
                       E1C     6665                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drwr - OEM PDU
                       E1C     6669                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 6-FT, (125V,15A)PT#59
                       E1C     6670                  Support  Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7M, Drwr - IBM PDU
                       E1C     6671                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 1.5M, Drwr - IBM PDU
                       E1C     6672                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7M, Wall - OEM PDU
                       E1C     6680                  Both     Yes No

Power Cord (6ft),To Wall
                       E1C     6687                  Support  Yes No


IIntelligent PDU+ 1 EIA Unit
                       E1C     7109                  MES      Yes No
Environmental Monitoring Probe
                       E1C     7118                  Both     Yes No
Power Distribution Unit
                       E1C     7188                  MES      Yes No
AAP Software Pre-Inst.Indic.
                       E1C     7305                  Initial  N/A No

2.0m Rack Side Attach Kit
                       E1C     7780                  Support  Yes No
Eth Cbl 6M HW Management
                       E1C     7801                  Support  Yes No
Eth Cbl 15M HW Management
                       E1C     7802                  Both     Yes No
Side-by-Side for 1.8m Racks
                       E1C     7840                  Support  Yes No
Ruggedize Rack Kit
                       E1C     7841                  Support  Yes No
Linux Software Preinstall
                       E1C     8143                  Initial  N/A No
Linux Software Preinstall BP
                       E1C     8144                  Initial  N/A No
Mouse-USB,Black KBD Att C
                       E1C     8841                  Support  Yes No
USB Mouse
                       E1C     8845                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter
                       E1C     9056                  Initial  N/A No
Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       E1C     9169                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-US Eng
                       E1C     9300     NC           Initial  N/A No
specify mode-1 & (1)5901/5278
                       E1C     9359                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-1 & (2)5901/5278
                       E1C     9360                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 & (2)5901/5278
                       E1C     9361                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 & (4)5901/5278
                       E1C     9365                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 & (4)5901/5278
                       E1C     9366                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-1 & CEC SAS port
                       E1C     9384                  Both     Yes No
New AIX License Core Counter
                       E1C     9440     NC           Initial  N/A No
New IBM i Lic Core Counter
                       E1C     9441     NC           Initial  N/A No
New Red Hat Lic Core Counter
                       E1C     9442     NC           Initial  N/A No
New SUSE Lic Core Counter
                       E1C     9443     NC           Initial  N/A No
Other AIX Lic Core Counter
                       E1C     9444     NC           Initial  N/A No
Other Linux Lic Core Counter
                       E1C     9445     NC           Initial  N/A No
3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt
                       E1C     9446     NC           Initial  N/A No
VIOS Core Counter
                       E1C     9447     NC           Initial  N/A No
Month Indicator
                       E1C     9461                  Initial  N/A No
Day Indicator
                       E1C     9462                  Initial  N/A No
Hour Indicator
                       E1C     9463                  Initial  N/A No
Minute Indicator
                       E1C     9464                  Initial  N/A No
Qty Indicator
                       E1C     9465                  Initial  N/A No
Countable Member Indicator
                       E1C     9466                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Dutch
                       E1C     9700     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-French
                       E1C     9703     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-German
                       E1C     9704     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Polish
                       E1C     9705     NC           Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Norwegian
                       E1C     9706     NC           Initial  N/A No
Lang.Group Spcf-Portuguese
                       E1C     9707     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Spanish
                       E1C     9708     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Italian
                       E1C     9711     NC           Initial  N/A No
Langua Gr Speci Canadian Frenc
                       E1C     9712     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Japanese
                       E1C     9714     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Specify Tr Chin
                       E1C     9715     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Korean
                       E1C     9716     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Turkish
                       E1C     9718     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Hungarian
                       E1C     9719     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Slovakian
                       E1C     9720     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Russian
                       E1C     9721     NC           Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Spcf Simpl Chinese
                       E1C     9722     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Czech
                       E1C     9724     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Romanian
                       E1C     9725     NC           Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Croatian
                       E1C     9726     NC           Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Slovenian
                       E1C     9727     NC           Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Braz Port
                       E1C     9728     NC           Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Thai
                       E1C     9729     NC           Initial  N/A No
Storage Backplane 6 SFF Dri
                       E1C     EJ0D                  Both     Yes No
Storage Backplane 3 SFF Dri
                       E1C     EJ0E                  Both     Yes No
Storage Backplane w/ext SAS
                       E1C     EJ0F                  Both     Yes No
Trial Live Partition Mobility
                       E1C     ELPM                  Both     Yes No
4GB (2x2GB) Memory DIMMs 1066
                       E1C     EM04                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB) Memory DIMMs 1066
                       E1C     EM08                  Both     Yes No
16GB(2x8GB) Memory Dimms, 1066
                       E1C     EM16                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2x16GB) MemoryDIMMs,1066
                       E1C     EM32                  Both     Yes No
1m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       E1C     EN01                  Both     Yes No
3m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       E1C     EN02                  Both     Yes No
5m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       E1C     EN03                  Both     Yes No
4-core 3.0 GHz POWER7 Processr
                       E1C     EPC1                  Both     Yes No
6-core 3.7 GHz POWER7 Processr
                       E1C     EPC2                  Both     Yes No
8-core 3.55 GHz POWER7 Procesr
                       E1C     EPC3                  Both     Yes No
One processor Activ for #EPC1
                       E1C     EPD1                  Both     Yes No
One processor Activ for #EPC2
                       E1C     EPD2                  Both     Yes No
One processor Activ for #EPC3
                       E1C     EPD3                  Both     Yes No
Zero-priced Proc Act for #EPC1
                       E1C     EPE1                  Both     Yes No
Zero-priced Proc Act for #EPC2
                       E1C     EPE2                  Both     Yes No
Zero-priced Proc Act for #EPC3
                       E1C     EPE3                  Both     Yes No
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       E1C     EU01                  Both     Yes No

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7891 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Machine type 7891    number numbers Price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

USB External Docking Station R
                       73X     1104                  Both     Yes
                       74X                           Both     Yes
USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       73X     1106                  Both     Yes No
                       74X                           Both     Yes No
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       73X     1107                  Both     Yes
                       74X                           Both     Yes

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 8231-E1C virtualization engine features:
                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned Price

5225 - PowerVM Express    5227 - PowerVM Standard   No           
Edition                   Edition
5225 - PowerVM Express    5228 - PowerVM            No           
Edition                   Enterprise Edition
5227 - PowerVM Standard   5228 - PowerVM            No           
Edition                   Enterprise Edition

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Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-111-170-List_prices_2011_10_12.PDF ENUS-111-170-List_prices_2011_10_12.PDF

ServicePac prices

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

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IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing of hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors.

Financing Power Systems solutions from IBM Global Financing can help customers acquire more from existing budgets while helping them conserve cash, and provides a comprehensive end to end multi vendor IT financing solution. This end-to-end approach helps form the foundation of a cohesive technology management strategy that can be superior to ownership. We can help reduce costs compared to purchase, increase ROI, lower Total Cost of Ownership, minimize risk, improve accountability, and enable customers to focus on their core business strategies while giving customers the ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.

Through our IBM Project Financing™ program, credit qualified customers can obtain funding to design and build their entire IT infrastructure, aligning up-front costs to expected project benefits. This could include financing for select facility design and construction, building and structural upgrades, infrastructure equipment, IT hardware, software, services and consulting. Through our Global Asset Recovery Services' buyback program customers can obtain cash for marketable IT assets and dispose of non-marketable assets in a way that complies with environmental laws and regulations.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. For all customer segments offerings, rates, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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