IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 server node utilizes the same chassis used by the previous-generation IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4

IBM JapanHardware Announcement JG14-0243
September 9, 2014

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IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 Server Node

IBM® NeXtScale System™ is a powerful chassis-based solution comprised of compute, storage, and GPU/Phi nodes. For the M5 generation, the nx360 M5 compute node has been updated to a new version, which utilizes the same chassis (MT 5456) used by the previous-generation IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4. Each chassis can house up to 12 half-wide nx360 M5 compute nodes, or up to six GPU/Phi nodes with six nx360 M5 compute nodes, or up to six storage nodes with six nx360 M5 compute nodes. You can mix compute, GPU/Phi, and storage nodes within the chassis.

The IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 is a half-wide, dual-socket server designed for data centers that require high performance, yet are constrained on floor space, power, and cooling infrastructure. The nx360 M5 is equipped with the latest Intel Xeon™ E5-2600 v3 series processors and is ideal for clients who need a dense, flexible solution with low total cost of ownership.

New features of the NeXtScale nx360 M5 server include:

The existing n1200 Enclosure is a light chassis without integrated networking or built-in switching. As a result, no chassis-level management is required. The nodes in the chassis with front-access cabling connect to top-of-rack switches installed in the same rack or another rack.

Easy-to-order dual-socket compute nx360 M5 standard models and CTO (build your own) models are now available in Standalone Solutions Configurator Tool (SSCT), IBM Hardware Configurator (Blue Horizons), and IBM System x® and Cluster Solutions configurator (x-config).

IBM service options: Three-year Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) and on-site 1 limited warranty 2.



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IBM NeXtScale System is the next generation of dense computing. It is an open, flexible, and simple data center solution for users of technical computing, grid deployments, analytics workloads, and large-scale cloud and virtualization infrastructures.

IBM NeXtScale System is built with industry-standard components to create flexible configurations of servers, chassis, and networking switches that integrate easily in a standard 19-inch rack. It is a general-purpose platform that provides flexibility, creating unique and differentiated solutions using off-the-shelf components, such as standard PCIe adapters, networking switches, and cables. Front access to servers, networking cables, and switches enables ease of serviceability and reduces chances of miscabling. Additionally, front access allows users to stay at the front of racks in the cold aisle instead at the back in the hot aisle.

Customized solutions for your applications can be configured to meet your specific business needs for optimum compute power, GPU or co-processor acceleration, and storage with your choice of I/O and networking. Since the NeXtScale platform is optimized for standard racks, it allows the mixing of high-density NeXtScale server offerings and non-NeXtScale components within the same cluster rack.

You can purchase a fully integrated NeXtScale solution from IBM, or procure piece parts or a complete solution through your preferred Business Partner.

If purchased through Intelligent Cluster™, IBM manufacturing sites will fully integrate the components on site and test them as a complete solution before shipping the rack to your location. When you receive the rack, it is removed from the packaging, placed in its proper location, powered up, and connected to the network in minimal time. IBM personnel will confirm that the servers and network are functioning properly before acceptance.

In addition, the integrated NeXtScale solution will undergo Linpack testing on the nodes and clients who require the benchmarking results can be provided HPL output data that was obtained during the test.

IBM NeXtScale System is scalable and extendable with multigenerational upgrades to protect and maximize IT investments.

1 IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

2 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.



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Device drivers, as required



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November 19, 2014



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The NeXtScale nx360 M5 system-board tray uses the following features and technologies:

IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure Chassis (5456)

This 6U enclosure offers:

IBM NeXtScale n1200 1300 W power supply

When the IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray is installed, only 1300 W power supplies can be supported and the 1300 W power supply can be connected only when highline voltage is 220 - 240 V ac. See table below.

 
                              FPC power bank
 1300 W power supply                                    N+N
   quantity          Non-redundant   N+1 redundant    redundant
 
      2               Support         Support        Non-Support
 
      3               Support         Support        Non-Support
 
      4               Support         Support        Non-Support
 
      5               Support         Support        Non-Support
 
      6               Non-Support     Non-Support      Support
 

Power and cooling advantages

NeXtScale servers help pack more processors into the same power and cooling envelope, better utilizing floor space, and "right size" data center design. With the NeXtScale solution, less power per processor means more processing capacity per kilowatt. The NeXtScale can run cooler to deliver greater reliability.

IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger (175642X)

For dense data center environments, IBM offers smart rack-level heat management solutions such as the super-efficient IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger. The water-cooled door is designed to dissipate heat generated from the back of the rack to reduce the overall room temperature. With this combination of benefits at the server and data-center level, IBM systems deliver strong power and cooling benefits to NeXtScale clients.

The Rear Door Heat eXchanger for 42U Deep Dynamic racks helps reduce the air temperature in your growing data center to approximately the same air temperature as that entering the rack, alleviating the need to add air conditioning units. This unobtrusive solution brings more cooling capacity to areas where the heat is greatest, around racks of servers with multiple, more powerful processors.

This cooling efficiency can help alleviate or possibly eliminate the need for additional air conditioning power and the associated construction cost.

Lab services

NeXtScale installation planning

Features:

Typical benefits:

NeXtScale systems management

The NeXtScale product family offers systems management support through standards-based, scriptable interfaces. This support starts with the embedded Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) baseboard management controller (BMC).

For rapid diagnosis of problems, NeXtScale supports IBM Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) preboot diagnostics and online data collection for problem determination in supported Microsoft™ Windows™ and Linux™ environments. Refer to the Dynamic System Analysis product documentation for additional detail on DSA features.

NeXtScale compute nodes support IBM Systems Director with limited function. Refer to IBM Systems Director product documentation for specific details on supported functions on NeXtScale hardware.

The compute nodes have been tested with the Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit (xCAT), an open source community-based cluster administration tool set tailored to scale-out compute environments. You can download xCAT from SourceForge at

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xcat/

For additional information on xCAT, contact your IBM Sales and Support Team, or visit

http://sourceforge.net/p/xcat/wiki/Main_Page/

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


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IBM delivers innovations that meet your specific needs. The right choice depends on your business requirements, target applications, and operating environment. NeXtScale focuses on:

The NeXtScale hardware platform is positioned for large-scale enterprise deployments that rely on recovery-oriented architecture that primarily enables redundancy through the software layer instead of redundant hardware.



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The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 5465 machine type:

Description                                         MT  Model Feature

5465-AC1                                           5465  AC1
QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver            5465  AC1     0064
Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver           5465  AC1     0069
EMEA Long Leadtime Configurations                  5465  AC1     1763
Hungary CHW plant 9SH                              5465  AC1     1764
Guad CHW plant 9KQ                                 5465  AC1     1765
ISTC CHW 9K2                                       5465  AC1     1766
RTP CHW 9NR                                        5465  AC1     1767
Offload Manufacturing to Guadalajara HVEC          5465  AC1     1768
Offload Manufacturing to RTP HVEC                  5465  AC1     1769
Offload Manufacturing to ISTC                      5465  AC1     1770
Routing for AP Foxconn                             5465  AC1     1771
Capacity Scheduling Service                        5465  AC1     1772
Custom SLA Scheduling Service                      5465  AC1     1796
Custom Asset Tagging - Standard                    5465  AC1     2200
Custom Asset Tagging - Enhanced                    5465  AC1     2201
Custom Image Load - Server                         5465  AC1     2204
Custom Media Shipgroup                             5465  AC1     2206
Request for Global Trade Number (UPC or EAN)       5465  AC1     2207
Custom Software/Firmware Setting - Standard        5465  AC1     2208
Custom Software/Firmware Setting - Enhanced        5465  AC1     2209
Custom RAID Configuration                          5465  AC1     2212
Custom Unit Carton Label                           5465  AC1     2220
Request for a new Vendor Logo Hardware             5465  AC1     2247
Request for a Classic RPQ                          5465  AC1     2248
Install largest capacity, faster drives starting
in Array 1                                         5465  AC1     2498
Install smallest capacity, slower drives starting
in Array 1                                         5465  AC1     2499
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x     5465  AC1     3578
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x       5465  AC1     3579
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x     5465  AC1     3580
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x       5465  AC1     3581
Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    5465  AC1     3589
Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      5465  AC1     3591
10GbE 850 nm Fiber SFP+ Transceiver (SR) for IBM
BladeCenter                                        5465  AC1     4942
Select Storage devices - no IBM-configured RAID
required                                           5465  AC1     5977
Select Storage devices - IBM-configured RAID       5465  AC1     5978
SOFS Solution Code MFG Instruction                 5465  AC1     6124
SAP-BWA Solution Code MFG Instruction              5465  AC1     6125
InfoSphere-BWA Solution Code MFG Instruction       5465  AC1     6126
GMAS Solution Code MFG Instruction                 5465  AC1     6127
IBW-SSD Solution Code MFG Instruction              5465  AC1     6128
Cloudburst Solution Code MFG Instruction           5465  AC1     6129
SoNAS Solution Code MFG Instruction                5465  AC1     6130
1.8" SAS Storage Support                           5465  AC1     6138
Primary Array 2 HDDs                               5465  AC1     7008
Primary Array 3 HDDs                               5465  AC1     7009
Primary Array 4 HDDs                               5465  AC1     7010
Secondary Array 2 HDDs                             5465  AC1     7015
System x iDataPlex® Solution                       5465  AC1     7018
Group ID 01                                        5465  AC1     7501
Group ID 02                                        5465  AC1     7502
Group ID 03                                        5465  AC1     7503
Group ID 04                                        5465  AC1     7504
Group ID 05                                        5465  AC1     7505
Group ID 06                                        5465  AC1     7506
Group ID 07                                        5465  AC1     7507
Group ID 08                                        5465  AC1     7508
Group ID 09                                        5465  AC1     7509
Group ID 10                                        5465  AC1     7510
Group ID 11                                        5465  AC1     7511
Group ID 12                                        5465  AC1     7512
Group ID 13                                        5465  AC1     7513
Group ID 14                                        5465  AC1     7514
Group ID 15                                        5465  AC1     7515
Group ID 16                                        5465  AC1     7516
Group ID 17                                        5465  AC1     7517
Group ID 18                                        5465  AC1     7518
Group ID 19                                        5465  AC1     7519
Group ID 20                                        5465  AC1     7520
China Warranty                                     5465  AC1     7599
Customer Solution Center Services                  5465  AC1     7831
e1350 Special Bid Solution Component               5465  AC1     7929
No HDD Selected                                    5465  AC1     8026
Consolidate Shipment                               5465  AC1     8031
e1350 Solution Component                           5465  AC1     8034
TAA Compliant Order                                5465  AC1     8067
General Racking Solution                           5465  AC1     8072
No SATA HDD Selected                               5465  AC1     8080
No 2.5" SAS HDD Selected                           5465  AC1     8081
No Publications Selected                           5465  AC1     8086
Memory Sparing                                     5465  AC1     9016
Enable Memory Mirroring                            5465  AC1     9017
Storage Subsystem ID 01                            5465  AC1     9170
Storage Subsystem ID 02                            5465  AC1     9171
Storage Subsystem ID 03                            5465  AC1     9172
Storage Subsystem ID 04                            5465  AC1     9173
Storage Subsystem ID 05                            5465  AC1     9174
Storage Subsystem ID 06                            5465  AC1     9175
Storage Subsystem ID 07                            5465  AC1     9176
Storage Subsystem ID 08                            5465  AC1     9177
Storage Subsystem ID 09                            5465  AC1     9178
Storage Subsystem ID 10                            5465  AC1     9179
Storage Subsystem ID 11                            5465  AC1     9180
Storage Subsystem ID 12                            5465  AC1     9181
Storage Subsystem ID 13                            5465  AC1     9182
Storage Subsystem ID 14                            5465  AC1     9183
Storage Subsystem ID 15                            5465  AC1     9184
Storage Subsystem ID 16                            5465  AC1     9185
Storage Subsystem ID 17                            5465  AC1     9186
Storage Subsystem ID 18                            5465  AC1     9187
Storage Subsystem ID 19                            5465  AC1     9188
Storage Subsystem ID 20                            5465  AC1     9189
Windows Specify                                    5465  AC1     9201
Red Hat Specify                                    5465  AC1     9202
SuSE Specify                                       5465  AC1     9203
Drop-in-the-Box Specify                            5465  AC1     9205
No Preload Specify                                 5465  AC1     9206
System x Cluster Upgrade                           5465  AC1     A103
Integrated Solutions - Microsoft                   5465  AC1     A192
Integrated Solutions                               5465  AC1     A193
IBM Integration Management Module Standard Upgrade 5465  AC1     A1MK
IBM Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade  5465  AC1     A1ML
High Performance Analytics Appliance               5465  AC1     A1NN
Label KC                                           5465  AC1     A2CM
IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi Downloads 5465  AC1     A2G0
Primary Array - RAID 0                             5465  AC1     A2K6
Primary Array - RAID 1                             5465  AC1     A2K7
Primary Array - RAID 5                             5465  AC1     A2K9
Primary Array - RAID 6                             5465  AC1     A2KA
Primary Array - RAID 10                            5465  AC1     A2KB
Secondary Array - RAID 0                           5465  AC1     A2KF
Secondary Array - RAID 1                           5465  AC1     A2KG
Planar Not Integrated With Chassis                 5465  AC1     A2N7
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM
System x                                           5465  AC1     A2V3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM
System x                                           5465  AC1     A2V4
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    5465  AC1     A2W5
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      5465  AC1     A2W6
Brocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x   5465  AC1     A2XU
Brocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x     5465  AC1     A2XV
NVIDIA GRID K1                                     5465  AC1     A3GM
NVIDIA GRID K2                                     5465  AC1     A3GN
Intel Xeon Phi 7120P                               5465  AC1     A3GP
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x    5465  AC1     A3KW
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x      5465  AC1     A3KX
Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System
x                                                  5465  AC1     A3PM
Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A3PN
3U Bracket for Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E
Adapter                                            5465  AC1     A3WF
3U Bracket for Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter  5465  AC1     A3WG
N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x                5465  AC1     A3YY
ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  5465  AC1     A3YZ
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    5465  AC1     A3Z0
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    5465  AC1     A3Z1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    5465  AC1     A3Z2
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems                                    5465  AC1     A3Z3
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM
Systems-FoD                                        5465  AC1     A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
for IBM Systems-FoD                                5465  AC1     A3Z6
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator for
IBM Systems-FoD                                    5465  AC1     A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
Systems-FoD                                        5465  AC1     A3Z8
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter for IBM
System x                                           5465  AC1     A40P
Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A40Q
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A40S
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A40T
Air Baffle HDD Cage                                5465  AC1     A454
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System
x                                                  5465  AC1     A45W
Super Cap Cable 925mm for ServRAID M5200 Series
Flash                                              5465  AC1     A47F
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A487
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A489
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A48B
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A48D
KVM Dongle cable                                   5465  AC1     A4AK
IBM HDD Filler ASM GEN 3                           5465  AC1     A4C2
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A4GC
S3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A4KV
S3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A4KX
IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray           5465  AC1     A4MB
Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System
x (FoD)                                            5465  AC1     A4NZ
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD              5465  AC1     A4TL
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD              5465  AC1     A4TP
IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD              5465  AC1     A4TS
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD         5465  AC1     A4TW
Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
for IBM System x                                   5465  AC1     A4Z6
Solarflare SFN7122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Flareon Ultra for
IBM System x                                       5465  AC1     A522
GPU Filler                                         5465  AC1     A562
NVIDIA Tesla K40                                   5465  AC1     A564
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15
2133MHz LP RDIMM                                   5465  AC1     A5B5
4GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15
2133MHz LP RDIMM                                   5465  AC1     A5B6
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15
2133MHz LP RDIMM                                   5465  AC1     A5B8
32GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15
2133MHz LP LRDIMM                                  5465  AC1     A5B9
Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for IBM
System x                                           5465  AC1     A5GZ
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM
Systems FOD                                        5465  AC1     A5H5
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB
2133MHz 145W                                       5465  AC1     A5HE
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz 35MB
2133MHz 120W                                       5465  AC1     A5HF
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB
2133MHz 135W                                       5465  AC1     A5HG
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB
2133MHz 120W                                       5465  AC1     A5HH
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB
2133MHz 120W                                       5465  AC1     A5HJ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB
2133MHz 105W                                       5465  AC1     A5HK
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB
2133MHz 105W                                       5465  AC1     A5HL
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz
25-30MB 2133MHz 65W                                5465  AC1     A5HM
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB
1866MHz 90W                                        5465  AC1     A5HN
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB
1866MHz 85W                                        5465  AC1     A5HQ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz 20MB
2133MHz 135W                                       5465  AC1     A5HU
System Documentation and Software-US English       5465  AC1     A5JF
System Documentation and Software-Japanese         5465  AC1     A5JM
System Documentation and Software-Japan English    5465  AC1     A5JN
nx360 M5 Compute Node                              5465  AC1     A5JU
nx360 M5 ML2 Riser                                 5465  AC1     A5JV
nx360 M5 ML2 Filler                                5465  AC1     A5K8
nx360 M5 Name Bezel                                5465  AC1     A5K9
nx360 M5 PCI-E Dummy Filler                        5465  AC1     A5KA
nx360 M5 Interposer Dummy filler                   5465  AC1     A5KB
nx360 M5 CPU Blank Filler                          5465  AC1     A5KC
nx360 M5 PCI bracket KIT                           5465  AC1     A5KD
nx360 M5 Computer Node Label GBM                   5465  AC1     A5KF
nx360 M5 Top Cover                                 5465  AC1     A5LJ
nx360 M5 Computer Node Package                     5465  AC1     A5NB
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A5NC
IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' HDD for NeXtScale
System                                             5465  AC1     A5NG
nx360 M5 DIMM Filler                               5465  AC1     A5NK
nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket for Mellanox FDR / 40GbE      5465  AC1     A5QG
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI
Adapter for IBM System x                           5465  AC1     A5RK
IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 with PCIe Native Expansion
Tray                                               5465  AC1     A5US
nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket for Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port
10GbaseT                                           5465  AC1     A5UW
nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket for Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port
10GbE SFP+                                         5465  AC1     A5UX
nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket -Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2
Dual Port 10GbE SFP+                               5465  AC1     A5UY
nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket - Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2
Dual Port 10GbaseT                                 5465  AC1     A5UZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz 35MB
2133MHz 120W                                       5465  AC1     A5V0
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for
NextScale System                                   5465  AC1     A5VV
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for
NextScale System                                   5465  AC1     A5VW
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for
NextScale System                                   5465  AC1     A5VX
IBM 5TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for
NextScale System                                   5465  AC1     A5VY
IBM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for
NextScale System                                   5465  AC1     A5VZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz 40MB
2133MHz 135W                                       5465  AC1     AS4L
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz 45MB
2133MHz 145W                                       5465  AC1     AS4M
Essential Package                                  5465  AC1     AS6D
Enhanced Package                                   5465  AC1     AS6E
Elite Package                                      5465  AC1     AS6F

The following are features already announced for the 5465 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

5465-AC1                                           5465  AC1
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15
2133MHz LP RDIMM                                   5465  AC1     A5B7
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz
35MB 2133MHz 145W                                  5465  AC1     A5HX
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz
35MB 2133MHz 120W                                  5465  AC1     A5HY
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz
30MB 2133MHz 135W                                  5465  AC1     A5HZ
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz
30MB 2133MHz 120W                                  5465  AC1     A5J0
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz
30MB 2133MHz 120W                                  5465  AC1     A5J1
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz
25MB 2133MHz 105W                                  5465  AC1     A5J2
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz
25MB 2133MHz 105W                                  5465  AC1     A5J3
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz
30MB 2133MHz 65W                                   5465  AC1     A5J4
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W                                   5465  AC1     A5J5
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W                                   5465  AC1     A5J7
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz
20MB 2133MHz 135W                                  5465  AC1     A5JB
nx360 M5 IMM Management Interposer                 5465  AC1     A5JX
nx360 M5 Compute Node Front Riser                  5465  AC1     A5JY
nx360 M5 RAID Riser                                5465  AC1     A5JZ
nx360 M5 Remote Battery Holder                     5465  AC1     A5K0
nx360 M5 Drive Cage with 1 LFF Assy 3.5" HDD Left  5465  AC1     A5K1
nx360 M5 1x2, 2.5" 12G HDD short cable, HW RAID
(stack-up)                                         5465  AC1     A5K3
nx360 M5 2.5" HDD 2x cable right angle cable (no
RAID)                                              5465  AC1     A5K4
nx360 M5 Rear SSD cable 1.8" server node 4 SSD to
planar (no RAID)                                   5465  AC1     A5K5
nx360 M5 1.8" SSD 12G short cable vertical (HW
RAID)                                              5465  AC1     A5K7
nx360 M5 2.5" Front Hot Swap Drive Cage            5465  AC1     A5NA
nx360 M5 1x2, 2.5" 12G HDD short cable, HW RAID
(stack-up) Port 1                                  5465  AC1     A5QH
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz
35MB 2133MHz 120W                                  5465  AC1     A5V1
nx360 M5 2.5" Rear Drive Cage                      5465  AC1     A5V2
nx360 M5 1.8" Rear Drive Cage                      5465  AC1     A5V3
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz
40MB 2133MHz 135W                                  5465  AC1     AS4P
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz
45MB 2133MHz 145W                                  5465  AC1     AS4Q

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature
 
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15
2133MHz LP RDIMM                                   3331  HC1     A5B7
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15
2133MHz LP RDIMM                                   3331  HC1     A5B8
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz
35MB 2133MHz 145W                                  3331  HC1     A5HX
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz
35MB 2133MHz 120W                                  3331  HC1     A5HY
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz
30MB 2133MHz 135W                                  3331  HC1     A5HZ
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz
30MB 2133MHz 120W                                  3331  HC1     A5J0
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz
30MB 2133MHz 120W                                  3331  HC1     A5J1
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz
25MB 2133MHz 105W                                  3331  HC1     A5J2
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz
25MB 2133MHz 105W                                  3331  HC1     A5J3
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz
30MB 2133MHz 65W                                   3331  HC1     A5J4
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W                                   3331  HC1     A5J5
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W                                   3331  HC1     A5J7
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz
20MB 2133MHz 135W                                  3331  HC1     A5JB
nx360 M5 IMM Management Interposer                 3331  HC1     A5JX
nx360 M5 Compute Node Front Riser                  3331  HC1     A5JY
nx360 M5 RAID Riser                                3331  HC1     A5JZ
nx360 M5 Remote Battery Holder                     3331  HC1     A5K0
nx360 M5 Drive Cage with 1 LFF Assy 3.5" HDD Left  3331  HC1     A5K1
nx360 M5 1x2, 2.5" 12G HDD short cable, HW RAID
(stack-up)                                         3331  HC1     A5K3
nx360 M5 2.5" HDD 2x cable right angle cable (no
RAID)                                              3331  HC1     A5K4
nx360 M5 Rear SSD cable 1.8" server node 4 SSD to
planar (no RAID)                                   3331  HC1     A5K5
nx360 M5 1.8" SSD 12G short cable vertical (HW
RAID)                                              3331  HC1     A5K7
nx360 M5 2.5" Front Hot Swap Drive Cage            3331  HC1     A5NA
nx360 M5 1x2, 2.5" 12G HDD short cable, HW RAID
(stack-up) Port 1                                  3331  HC1     A5QH
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz
35MB 2133MHz 120W                                  3331  HC1     A5V1
nx360 M5 2.5" Rear Drive Cage                      3331  HC1     A5V2
nx360 M5 1.8" Rear Drive Cage                      3331  HC1     A5V3
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz
40MB 2133MHz 135W                                  3331  HC1     AS4P
Addl Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz
45MB 2133MHz 145W                                  3331  HC1     AS4Q

nx360 M5 ML2 Riser                                 3331  HC1     AS70

The following feature numbers are automatically added to the 5372-SWX HIPO order whenever one of the hardware system units is configured in an order.

HIPO
feature
number         Description
 
 A85J          5465-AC1 Routing Code

Starting Point models:

                                                     Part
Description                                          number
 
NeXtScale nx360 M5 Starting Point                    5465-FT1
 
Note:  All models are GAVs.
 
 
                                                    Part
Description                            MT    Mod    number

IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5                 5465  22J    545622J
                                       5465  42J    545642J
                                       5465  62J    545662J
Note:
 
 xxJ = Japan (Japanese)

Options

                                               Feature         Part
Description                        Type  Model code      SEO   number
 
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V)
  PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM  3331  HC1   A5B7    46W0796 46W0796
nx360 M5 ML2 Riser                 3331  HC1   AS70    00FL180 00FL180
nx360 M5 RAID Riser                3331  HC1   A5JZ    00FL179 00FL179
nx360 M5 IMM Management Interposer 3331  HC1   A5JX    00FL177 00FL177
x360 M5 1x2, 2.5" 12G HDD short
  cable, HW RAID (stack-up)        3331  HC1   A5K3    00FL170 00FL170
nx360 M5 1.8" SSD 12G short cable
  vertical (HW RAID)               3331  HC1   A5K7    00FL173 00FL173
nx360 M5 Remote Battery Holder     3331  HC1   A5K0    00FL174 00FL174
x360 M5 2.5" Front Hot Swap
  Drive Cage                       3331  HC1   A5NA    00FL175 00FL175
nx360 M5 1x2, 2.5" 12G HDD short
  cable, HW RAID (stack-up) Port 1 3331  HC1   A5QH    00KA360 00KA360
nx360 M5 Compute Node Front Riser  3331  HC1   A5JY    00FL464 00FL464
nx360 M5 Drive Cage with 1 LFF
  Assy 3.5" HDD Left               3331  HC1   A5K1    00FL465 00FL465
nx360 M5 2.5" HDD 2x cable right
  angle cable (no RAID)            3331  HC1   A5K4    00FL466 00FL466
nx360 M5 Rear SSD cable 1.8" server
  node 4 SSD to planar (no RAID)   3331  HC1   A5K5    00FL467 00FL467
nx360 M5 2.5" Rear Drive Cage      3331  HC1   A5V2    00KA894 00KA894
nx360 M5 1.8" Rear Drive Cage      3331  HC1   A5V3    00KA895 00KA895
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C
  2.6GHZ 35MB Cache 2133MHz 145W   3331  HC1   A5HX    00FL153 00FL153
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C
  2.3GHZ 35MB Cache 2133MHz 120W   3331  HC1   A5HY    00FL154 00FL154
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C
  2.6GHz 30MB Cache 2133MHz 135W   3331  HC1   A5HZ    00FL155 00FL155
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C
  2.5GHz 30MB Cache 2133MHz 120W   3331  HC1   A5J0    00FL156 00FL156
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C
  2.3GHz 30MB Cache 2133MHz 120W   3331  HC1   A5J1    00FL157 00FL157
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C
  2.6GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 105W   3331  HC1   A5J2    00FL158 00FL158
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C
  2.3GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 105W   3331  HC1   A5J3    00FL159 00FL159
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C
  1.8GHz 30MB Cache 2133MHz 65W    3331  HC1   A5J4    00FL160 00FL160
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C
  2.6GHz 20MB Cache 1866MHz 90W    3331  HC1   A5J5    00FL161 00FL161
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C
  2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1866MHz 85W    3331  HC1   A5J7    00FL163 00FL163
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C
  3.2GHz 20MB Cache 2133MHz 135W   3331  HC1   A5JB    00FL167 00FL167
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C
  2.0GHz 35MB Cache 2133MHz 120W   3331  HC1   A5V1    00KA829 00KA829
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C
  2.3GHz 40MB Cache 2133MHz 135W   3331  HC1   AS4P    00KA945 00KA945
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C
  2.3GHz 45MB Cache 2133MHz 145W   3331  HC1   AS4Q    00KA947 00KA947

8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000
  CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM 3331 HC1    3331 HC1   A5B8    46W0792 46W0792

Pseudo parts

Note: The following pseudo part numbers cannot be ordered as stand-alone parts and can be ordered only as part of a configuration created in x-config.

Pseudo
part
numbers Description
 
00KA398 nx360 M5 CPU Blank Filler
00KA395 nx360 M5 Name Bezel
00FL463 nx360 M5 Computer Node Label GBM
00KA377 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz 145W
00KA378 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W
00KA379 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W
00KA380 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
00KA381 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
00KA382 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W
00KA383 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W
00KA384 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 65W
00KA385 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W
00KA387 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W
00KA391 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz 20MB 2133MHz 135W
00KA301 System Documentation and Software-US English
 
46W0793 8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
00KA891 IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 with PCIe Native Expansion Tray
46W0797 16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
00FL181 nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket for Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT
00FL182 nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket for Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
00FL183 nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket - Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE
          SFP+
00FL184 nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket - Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port
          10GbaseT
00KA346 nx360 M5 Top Cover
00KA828 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W
00KA862 nx360 M5 DIMM Filler
00KA942 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz 40MB 2133MHz 135W
00KA944 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2133MHz 145W
 
00KA394 nx360 M5 ML2 Filler
00KA396 nx360 M5 PCI-E Dummy Filler
00KA397 nx360 M5 Interposer Dummy filler
00KA399 nx360 M5 PCI bracket KIT
00FL185 nx360 M5 ML2 Bracket for Mellanox FDR / 40GbE
00KG556 nx360 M5 ML2 Riser
00KA840 nx360 M5 Computer Node Package
00KA307 System Documentation and Software-Japanese
00KA308 System Documentation and Software-Japan English


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The Installation and Service Guide for NeXtScale solutions, in US English, is available from

https://www.ibm.com/support/

Under Product Support, select NeXtScale, and under Popular links, select Publications lookup. Select the Product family and click on continue.

The languages that are available are:



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 node

                           5465-22x
         
Processor -                E5-2620 V3 6c 85W
 Internal speed -          2.4 GHz
 External speed -          1866 MHz
 Intel QPI                 Up to 8.0 GT/s
 Number standard -         2
 Maximum -                 2
Cache                      15 MB
Memory (DDR4)              2133
 DIMMs standard -          2 x 8 GB
 DIMM sockets -            16
 Address capability        256 GB
Video -                    SH7758
 Memory -                  16 MB (shared with IMMv2)
HDD controller             SATA
 Channels -                1
 Connector internal -      1
 Connector external -      0
Internal HDD               O/B S/S 3.5in LFF SATA
Total slots -              3
 PCIe Gen3 x16 FH/HL       1
 ML2 PCIe Gen3 x16 HH/HL   1
 PCIe Gen3 x8 LP/HL        1
Slots available -          3
Management proc -          IMM
Ethernet controller -      2 x 1 Gb
DVD-ROM -                  None

                           5465-42x
                     
Processor -                E5-2650 V3 10c 105W
 Internal speed -          2.3 GHz
 External speed -          2133 MHz
 Intel QPI                 Up to 9.6 GT/s
 Number standard -         2
 Maximum -                 2
Cache                      25 MB
Memory (DDR4)              2133
 DIMMs standard -          2 x 8 GB
 DIMM sockets -            16
 Address capability        256 GB
Video -                    SH7758
 Memory -                  16 MB (shared with IMMv2)
HDD controller             SATA
 Channels -                1
 Connector internal -      1
 Connector external -      0
Internal HDD               O/B S/S 3.5in LFF SATA
Total slots -              3
 PCIe Gen3 x16 FH/HL       1
 ML2 PCIe Gen3 x16 HH/HL   1
 PCIe Gen3 x8 LP/HL        1
Slots available -          3
Management proc -          IMM
Ethernet controller -      2 x 1 Gb
DVD-ROM -                  None

                           5465-62x
                    
Processor -                E5-2680 V3 12c 120W
 Internal speed -          2.5 GHz
 External speed -          2133 MHz
 Intel QPI                 Up to 9.6 GT/s
 Number standard -         2
 Maximum -                 2
Cache                      30 MB
Memory (DDR4)              2133
 DIMMs standard -          2 x 16 GB
 DIMM sockets -            16
 Address capability        256 GB
Video -                    SH7758
 Memory -                  16 MB (shared with IMMv2)
HDD controller             SATA
 Channels -                2
 Connector internal -      2
 Connector external -      0
Internal HDD               O/B S/S 2.5in SFF SATA
Total slots -              3
 PCIe Gen3 x16 FH/HL       1
 ML2 PCIe Gen3 x16 HH/HL   1
 PCIe Gen3 x8 LP/HL        1
Slots available -          3
Management processor -     IMM
Ethernet controller -      2 x 1 Gb
DVD-ROM -                  None
 

Supported Xeon processors

IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 server

Dimensions

IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure

Dimensions

NeXtScale nx360 M5 server specifications

Electrical

900-watt PSU electrical power specifications:
1300-watt PSU electrical power specifications:
Equipment approvals and safety
Operating environment

The IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 products are designed to operate in a general business environment, such as a Class A or A1, temperature and humidity-controlled room.

Power on

Power off

Storage (nonoperating):

Shipment (nonoperating)

Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 40°C, with relaxed support:

Specific processors supported environment:

Japan energy saving standard

Energy value tables - NeXtScale nx360 M5

                                       System Idle   Energy
                                       Power         Consumption
    Machine      CPU                   Consumption   Efficiency
    type/Model   model                 (Watts)       (W1/GTOPS)
  
    546522x     E5-2620 v3,2.4GHz,6C    113.43       0.226152
    546542x     E5-2650 v3,2.3GHz,10C   123.41       0.155428
    546562x     E5-2680 v3,2.5GHz,12C   126.34       0.122264
 
                                            2011     W1
    Processor              CTP     W1/CTP   critera  judgement
 
    E5-2620 v3 2.4GHz 6C   288400  0.226152 6.2      Pass
    E5-2650 v3 2.3GHz 10C  456550  0.155428 6.2      Pass
    E5-2680 v3 2.5GHz 12C  594167  0.122264 6.2      Pass
Hardware requirements

For service, the NeXtScale requires a compatible:

Note: Rack must have 784.86 mm (30.9 in) minimum clearance on the front and back sides of the rack to allow service.

Software requirements

The following network operating systems are supported in the NeXtScale:

Note: For additional support, certification, and version information on network operating systems, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Compatibility

All components of the System x NeXtScale are compatible when purchased as a supported NeXtScale solution.

Limitations

The IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray will not support 900 W PSUs when installed in the chassis.

NeXtScale options are supported only when ordered and deployed in a NeXtScale solution. They will not be supported when ordered without a corresponding order for a NeXtScale configuration.

Regarding the use of solid-state disk drives, solid-state memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of write cycles that each cell can incur. As a result, each solid-state device has a maximum amount of write cycles to which it can be subjected, documented as TBW (Total Bytes Written). IBM is not responsible for replacement of hardware that has reached the maximum guaranteed number of write cycles. This limit may be revealed as the device failing to respond to system-generated commands or becoming incapable of being written to. Additional information is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/storage/solidstate/index.html

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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

Clients are responsible for preparing their site for installation.

You are expected to review the Installation Planning Guide before the delivery of your NeXtScale product. Clients' responsibilities must be verified as complete before scheduling an IBM installer to come on site. Visit

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

To service your NeXtScale or obtain IBM service, the NeXtScale requires a compatible:

Note: Rack must have 784.86 mm (30.9 in) minimum clearance on the front and back sides of the rack to allow service.

Cable orders

All cables are supplied with the NeXtScale. Depending on the applications, the cables may be fully installed, partially installed (plugged at one end and packaged for shipping), or included as part of a shipment group.

Installability

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

Security, auditability, and control

This offering uses the security and auditability features from standard IBM offerings and supported Linux distributions.

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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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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

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

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits via either the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic 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. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM. The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.

More accurate reporting: Since 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 Support website at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by 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 Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from their systems, 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, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

Warranty period

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.

The following have been designated as consumables, supply items, or structural parts and therefore not covered by this warranty:

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. 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. 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- and location-specific information.

The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your Machine.

Based upon availability, a CRU 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, and 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 or features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. If required, On-site Repair is provided, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. 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. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is used.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=GCOR-3FBJK2

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement AA01-3100 , dated September 28, 2001.

Licensing

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Warranty service upgrades

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

General terms and conditions

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

No

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-304.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

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

http://www.ibm.com/support

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.

Access to IBM Flex System® fix downloads will be granted upon entitlement validation. The terms and conditions for fixes will be covered under the License Agreement for Machine Code, International Program License Agreement, International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs and/or other terms provided with the fix, as applicable.

Machine Code license acceptance requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the machine.

Educational allowance

None



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

ServicePac® prices

For additional information and pricing on all Japanese ServicePacs, visit

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/jp/ja/it-services/jp-of-its-servicespac-no-hatena.html

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.



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Country/Region             Announced        Date
 
AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes            September 9, 2014
 India/South Asia**          Yes            September 9, 2014
 Australia                   Yes            September 9, 2014
 People's Republic of China  Yes            September 9, 2014
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes            September 9, 2014
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes            September 9, 2014
 Taiwan                      Yes            September 9, 2014
 Korea                       Yes            September 9, 2014
 New Zealand                 Yes            September 9, 2014
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes            September 9, 2014
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
Trademarks

NeXtScale System, Intelligent Cluster, IBM Project Financing and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, System x, PartnerWorld, Global Technology Services, Express, iDataPlex, AIX, IBM Flex System and ServicePac are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel Xeon and Intel are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds 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/jp/ja/

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/jp/