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IBM PureFlex System: New features available

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-182
November 13, 2012

Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Product number Product number

(Corrected on November 29, 2012)

Revised Planned availability date section.

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New PureFlex™ System features include:



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Overview
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New optional features are now available on selected PureFlex System products.



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Key prerequisites
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For individual feature requirements refer to the appropriate Sales Manual.



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Planned availability date
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December 3, 2012, for all features except for feature EHOC, which is available November 16, 2013; feature EGA3, which is available January 28, 2013; and feature EC24, which is available May 31, 2013.

All new Flex System machine type/models and features announcing on November 13, 2012, will be available starting December 3, 2012, as part of Flex System. Adding selected combinations of the new Flex System features to PureFlex Express® or PureFlex Standard single chassis configurations will have a general availability date starting December 10, 2012. Any PureFlex configuration with any combination of the IBM Flex System x440 (7917-45X) or the IBM Flex System v7000 Storage Node (4939-A29 or 4939-A49) or the IBM Flex System FC5022 24-port 16Gb ESB SAN Scalable Switch adapter (#3771), which includes a top of rack switch 1455-48E, 1455-64C or 2498-B24 will be available starting January 28, 2013, including PureFlex Enterprise and PureFlex multi-chassis configurations.



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64 GB (2 x 32 GB RDIMMs) 4 Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory

A new 64 GB memory feature (#EEMF) is now available on the IBM Flex System p260, p460, and p24L compute nodes, doubling their memory capacity. The following memory features are now available on these compute nodes:

Rack front door (Triplex, blue)

A new triplex front door in blue color (#EU21) is now available on the PureFlex System 42U rack, replacing the current front door (#EC06), which is being withdrawn.

IBM Flex System CN4058 8-port 10 Gb converged adapter (#EC24)

This adapter is now available on the IBM Flex System p260, p460, and p24L compute nodes. The adapter offers:

IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10 Gb RoCE adapter (#EC26)

This adapter is now available on the IBM Flex System p260, p460, and p24L compute nodes. The adapter offers:

IBM Flex System Fabric CN4093 10 Gb converged scalable switch (#ESW2)

This switch is now available on the IBM Flex System chassis. It offers uncompromising scalability, throughput, and performance. It is designed to help you save money and to reduce complexity by combining 10 GbE, 8 Gb native Fiber Channel, and 40 GbE ports in a high-performance platform. Consider this switch if you are looking for:

Features of this switch include the following:

IBM Flex System EN4093R 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Scalable Switch (#ESW7)

This switch is now available on the IBM Flex System Chassis. It offers uncompromising scalability, throughput, and performance. This switch can help you migrate to 10 Gb infrastructure and offers virtualization features such as virtual fabric and VMready® . Consider this switch if you want to do any of the following:

Features of this switch include the following:



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 1455, 1457, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 8406, 9117, 9179 machine type:

Planned availability date: November 16, 2012

New feature
Description                                        MT  Model Feature

Carry-over Indicator for AC Power Supply #5532
(MDL Upgrade Only)                                9117  MMD     EH0C
                                                  9179  MHD

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 1455, 1457, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 8406, 9117, 9179 machine type:

Planned availability date: December 3, 2012

New features
Description                                        MT  Model Feature

3m, Blue Cat5e Cable                              7891  73X     1111
25m, Blue Cat5e Cable                             7891  73X     1113
CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 25M YELLOW                  7891  73X     1121
IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch
(Upgrade 1)                                       7893  92X     3772
IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch
(Upgrade 2)                                       7893  92X     3773
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord                  7953  94X     6654
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A WR Pwr Cord               7953  94X     6655
4.3m (14-Ft)1PH/24A Power Cord                    7953  94X     6656


Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             1455  48E     9169
                                                  1455  64C
Month Indicator                                   7953  94X     9461



Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU)-English       7863  10X     A3L7








Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU)-English     7863  10X     A3LN








Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU)-English       7863  10X     A3M3





IBM Flex System CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
Adapter                                           1457  7FL     EC24
                                                  7895  22X
                                                  7895  42X
IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adapter   1457  7FL     EC26
                                                  7895  22X
                                                  7895  42X
FDR InfiniBand 3M (9.8-ft) Cable                  7893  92X     ECB1
IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis Content
Specify - 4939-29A                                7893  92X     ECS1
IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis Content
Specify - 4939-49A                                7893  92X     ECS2
Flex System Enterprise Chassis Content Specify -
7895-23X                                          7893  92X     ECS3
Flex System Enterprise Chassis Content Specify -
7906-25X                                          7893  92X     ECS7
Flex System Enterprise Chassis Content Specify -
7917-45X                                          7893  92X     ECS8
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            1457  7FL     EEMF
                                                  7895  22X
                                                  7895  42X
IBM PureFlex System Custom Configuration
Indicator                                         1455  48E     EFD5
Build-To-Order Indicator                          1457  7FL     EFD9
                                                  7863  10X
                                                  7893  92X
                                                  7895  22X
                                                  7895  42X
                                                  7953  94X
                                                  7955  01M
Rack Content Specify: 1611-16E - 1U               7953  94X     ER07
Rack Content Specify: 1455-24E - 1U               7953  94X     ER08
Rack Content Specify: 1455-48E - 1U               7953  94X     ER09
Rack Content Specify: 1455-64C - 1U               7953  94X     ER0A
IBM Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged
Scalable Switch (Upgrade 1)                       7893  92X     ESU1
IBM Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged
Scalable Switch (Upgrade 2)                       7893  92X     ESU2
IBM Flex System IB6131 InfiniBand Switch (FDR
Upgrade)                                          7893  92X     ESW1
IBM Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged
Scalable Switch                                   7893  92X     ESW2
IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb Fabric Watch Upgrade  7893  92X     ESW3
IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb ISL/Trunking Upgrade  7893  92X     ESW4
IBM Flex System Fabric EN4093R 10Gb Scalable
Switch                                            7893  92X     ESW7
1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge                7891  73X     EU01
                                                  7891  74X
RDX USB External Docking Station for Removable
Disk Cartridge                                    1457  7FL     EU04
                                                  7891  73X
                                                  7891  74X
                                                  7895  22X
                                                  7895  42X
                                                  8406  70Y
                                                  8406  71Y
Rack Front Door (Tri-plex, Blue)                  7953  94X     EU21
Core Use HW Feature 10X                           7891  73X     EUC7

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 1455, 1457, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 8406, 9117, 9179 machine type:

Planned availability date: January 28, 2013

New feature
Description                                        MT  Model Feature
Multi-Chassis Indicator                           7893  92X     EGA3

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:

Feature conversions for 9117-MMB to 9117-MMC power features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts
5632 - System AC Power       5532 - System AC Power       Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for          Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power
Feature conversions for 9117-MMB to 9117-MMD power features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

5632 - System AC Power       5532 - System AC Power       Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for          Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power
Feature conversions for 9179-MHB to 9179-MHC power features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

5632 - System AC Power       5532 - System AC Power       Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for          Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power
Feature conversions for 9179-MHB to 9179-MHD power features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

5632 - System AC Power       5532 - System AC Power       Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for          Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power

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=112-182


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these features.



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Services
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Global Technology Services

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/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Physical specifications are not applicable at the feature level. For the physical specifications of a specific Machine Type/Model, refer to the appropriate Sales Manual.

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 Electronic Services
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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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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

No

Field-installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

Three-year limited warranty except for feature #EH0C under machine types 9117 and 9179, which has a one-year warranty.

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.

Customer setup

Yes, except for feature #EH0C under machine types 9117 and 9179.

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 1455, 1457, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 8406, 9117, 9179 machine type:

                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 1455    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       48E     9169          Initial  N/A No
                       64C                   Initial  N/A No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 1457    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
                       7FL     EC24          Both     Yes No
EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adaptr
                       7FL     EC26          Both     Yes No
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       7FL     EEMF          Both     Yes No
BTO Indicator
                       7FL     EFD9          Initial  N/A No
RDX USB External Docking
                       7FL     EU04          Both     Yes No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 7863    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

BTO Indicator
                       10X     EFD9          Initial  N/A No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 7891    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

3m, Blue Cat5e Cable
                       73X     1111          Both     Yes No
25m, Blue Cat5e Cable
                       73X     1113          Both     Yes No
CAT5E Ethernet Cbl 25M YELLOW
                                             Both     Yes No
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       73X     EU01          Both     Yes No
                       74X                   Both     Yes No
RDX USB External Docking
                       73X     EU04          Initial  N/A No
                       74X                   Initial  N/A No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       73X     EUC7          MES      Yes No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 7893    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

FC5022 Port Upgrade 1
                       92X     3772          Both     Yes No
FC5022 Port Upgrade 2
                       92X     3773          Both     Yes No
FDR InfiniBand 3M Cable
                       92X     ECB1          Both     Yes No
Content Specify - 4939-29A
                       92X     ECS1          Both     Yes No
Content Specify - 4939-49A
                       92X     ECS2          Both     Yes No
Content Specify - 7895-23X
                       92X     ECS3          Initial  N/A No
Content Specify - 7906-25X
                       92X     ECS7          Initial  N/A No
Content Specify - 7917-45X
                       92X     ECS8          Initial  N/A No
BTO Indicator
                       92X     EFD9          Initial  N/A No
Multi-Chassis Indicator
                       92X     EGA3          Initial  N/A No
CN4093 Port Upgrade 1
                       92X     ESU1          Both     Yes No
CN4093 Port Upgrade 2
                       92X     ESU2          Both     Yes No
IB6131Switch FDR Upgrade
                       92X     ESW1          Both     Yes No
CN4093 10Gb Converged Switch
                       92X     ESW2          Both     Yes No
FC5022 Fabric Watch Upgrade
                                             Both     Yes No
FC5022 ISL/Trunking Upgrade
                       92X     ESW4          Both     Yes No
Fabric EN4093R 10Gb Switch
                       92X     ESW7          Both     Yes No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 7895    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
                       22X     EC24          Both     Yes No
                       42X                   Both     Yes No
EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adaptr
                       22X     EC26          Both     Yes No
                       42X                   Both     Yes No
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       22X     EEMF          Both     Yes No
                       42X                   Both     Yes No
BTO Indicator
                       22X     EFD9          Initial  N/A No
                       42X                   Initial  N/A No
RDX USB External Docking
                       22X     EU04          Both     Yes No
                       42X                   Both     Yes No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 7953    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

4.3m 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord
                       94X     6654          Both     Yes No
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24 30A WR Pwr
                       94X     6655          Both     Yes No
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24A Power Cord
                       94X     6656          Both     Yes No
Month Indicator
                       94X     9461          Initial  N/A No
BTO Indicator
                       94X     EFD9          Initial  N/A No
Rack Content Specify: 1611-16E
                       94X     ER07          Initial  N/A No
Rack Content Specify: 1455-24E
                       94X     ER08          Initial  N/A No
Rack Content Specify: 1455-48E
                       94X     ER09          Initial  N/A No
Rack Content Specify: 1455-64C
                       94X     ER0A          Initial  N/A No
Rack Front Door(Tri-plex,Blue)
                       94X     EU21          Initial  N/A No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 7955    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

BTO Indicator
                       01M     EFD9          Initial  N/A No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 8406    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

RDX USB External Docking
                       70Y     EU04          Initial  N/A No
                       71Y                   Initial  N/A No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 9117    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 1455, machine type:

                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature          Both/        RP
Machine Type 1455    Number Numbers          Support  CSU MES

PureFlex System Custom Ind.
                       48E     EFD5          Initial  N/A No

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 9117-MMB to 9117-MMC power features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                     returned 

5632 - System AC Power    5532 - System AC Power    Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for       Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power
Feature conversions for 9117-MMB to 9117-MMD power features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                     returned 

5632 - System AC Power    5532 - System AC Power    Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for       Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power
Feature conversions for 9179-MHB to 9179-MHC power features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                     returned 

5632 - System AC Power    5532 - System AC Power    Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for       Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power
Feature conversions for 9179-MHB to 9179-MHD power features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                     returned 

5632 - System AC Power    5532 - System AC Power    Yes
Supply, 1725 W, for       Supply, 1925 W
Redundant Power

Pricing terms

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-112-182-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_13.PDF ENUS-112-182-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_13.PDF

Trademarks

PureFlex, IBM Flex System, Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Express and VMready are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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