IBM Power Systems EasyScale for MSPs offering on the IBM Power System S822 server delivers the flexibility to scale and optimize expenses as demand changes

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 116-003
January 19, 2016

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(Corrected on January 19, 2016)

Reloaded US Prices file.



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A new IBM® Power Systems™ EasyScale for MSPs offering is now available to service providers on the IBM Power® System S822 server. The Power Systems EasyScale for MSPs offering provides clients with these benefits:

  • The flexibility to scale and optimize expenses as demand changes
  • Three IBM AIX® and three Linux™ 20-core, 3.4 GHz configurations
    • Configurations vary as to the amount of memory required. One 146 GB drive is included.
    • One core is activated. Clients can purchase processor day activations for additional processors.


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Overview
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For service providers that need to flexibly scale and optimize expense as demand changes, IBM offers IBM POWER8® technology for an on-premises purchase or lease with minimal up-front costs. The Power Systems EasyScale for MSPs offering on the Power System S822 (8284-22A) server can be ordered in six configurations, three for AIX and three for Linux:

  • Small Linux configuration: 20 cores, 3.4 GHz, 1 core activated, 256 GB memory, 146 GB drive (#EPWA)
  • Medium Linux configuration: 20 cores, 3.4 GHz, 1 core activated, 512 GB memory, 146 GB drive (#EPWB)
  • Large Linux configuration: 20 cores, 3.4 GHz, 1 core activated, 1 TB memory, 146 GB drive (#EPWC)
  • Small AIX configuration: 20 cores, 3.4 GHz, 1 core activated, 256 GB memory, 146 GB drive (#EPWD)
  • Medium AIX configuration: 20 cores, 3.4 GHz, 1 core activated, 512 GB memory, 146 GB drive (#EPWE)
  • Large AIX configuration: 20 cores, 3.4 GHz, 1 core activated, 1 TB memory, 146 GB drive (#EPWF)

Additional cores may be activated by ordering the following features:

  • 570 Processor Days for feature EPWA (#EPNA)
  • 570 Processor Days for feature EPWB (#EPNB)
  • 570 Processor Days for feature EPWC (#EPNC)
  • 570 Processor Days for feature EPWD (#EPND)
  • 570 Processor Days for feature EPWE (#EPNE)
  • 570 Processor Days for feature EPWF (#EPNF)

No additional processors or memory can be ordered. Additional disk drives or solid-state drives can be ordered. Other features are available as per ordering rules on the 8284-22A server.

IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition (#5228) is included with all configurations for all activated cores.

Processors, core activations, memory, and one disk drive are included in all the configurations.

Ordering the Power Systems EasyScale for MSPs configurations on the Power S822 server requires approval of i-listed RPQ 8A2323.



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Feature exchange
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Not applicable



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Key prerequisites
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  • New Power System S822 server (8284-22A)
  • Approval for i-listed RPQ 8A2323


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Planned availability date
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February 26, 2016



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Description
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The Small Linux configuration (#EPWA) delivers two 10-core 3.4 GHz processors equivalent to two EPXD features with one core activated, 256 GB memory equivalent to eight EM84 features, a 146 GB disk drive equivalent to feature ESDT, two power supplies equivalent to two EB2M features, and one Shipping & Handling feature equivalent to one ESC5 feature. Feature 0266 is required.

The Medium Linux configuration (#EPWB) delivers two 10-core 3.4 GHz processors equivalent to two EPXD features with one core activated, 512 GB memory equivalent to sixteen EM84 features, a 146 GB disk drive equivalent to feature ESDT, two power supplies equivalent to two EB2M features, and one Shipping & Handling feature equivalent to one ESC5 feature. Feature 0266 is required.

The Large Linux configuration (#EPWC) delivers two 10-core 3.4 GHz processors equivalent to two EPXD features with one core activated, 1 TB memory equivalent to sixteen EM85 features, a 146 GB disk drive equivalent to feature ESDT, two power supplies equivalent to two EB2M features, and one Shipping & Handling feature equivalent to one ESC5 feature. Feature 0266 is required.

The Small AIX configuration (#EPWD) delivers two 10-core 3.4 GHz processors equivalent to two EPXD features with one core activated, 256 GB memory equivalent to eight EM84 features, a 146 GB disk drive equivalent to feature ESDT, two power supplies equivalent to two EB2M features, and one Shipping & Handling feature equivalent to one ESC5 feature. Feature 0265 is required.

The Medium AIX configuration (#EPWE) delivers two 10-core 3.4 GHz processors equivalent to two EPXD features with one core activated, 512 GB memory equivalent to sixteen EM84 features, a 146 GB disk drive equivalent to feature ESDT, two power supplies equivalent to two EB2M features, and one Shipping & Handling feature equivalent to one ESC5 feature. Feature 0265 is required.

The Large AIX configuration (#EPWF) delivers two 10-core 3.4 GHz processors equivalent to two EPXD features with one core activated, 1 TB memory equivalent to sixteen EM85 features, a 146 GB disk drive equivalent to feature ESDT, two power supplies equivalent to two EB2M features, and one Shipping & Handling feature equivalent to one ESC5 feature. Feature 0265 is required.

Note: Feature number 0456 is not allowed on orders with feature numbers EPWA, EPWB, EPWC, EPWD, EPWE, or EPWF.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8284 machine type:

New features available February 26, 2016

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number
570 Processor Days Activation for #EPWA           8284  22A     EPNA 
570 Processor Days Activation for #EPWB           8284  22A     EPNB 
570 Processor Days Activation for #EPWC           8284  22A     EPNC 
570 Processor Days Activation for #EPWD           8284  22A     EPND 
570 Processor Days Activation for #EPWE           8284  22A     EPNE 
570 Processor Days Activation for #EPWF           8284  22A     EPNF 
Small Linux Configuration --2 10-core 3.42GHz
Processors, 256 GB Memory, 146 GB HDD             8284  22A     EPWA 
Medium Linux Configuration - 2 10-core 3.42 GHz
Processors, 512 GB Memory, 146 GB HDD             8284  22A     EPWB 
Large Linux Configuration -- 2 10-core 3.42 GHz
Processors, 1 TB Memory, 146 GB HDD               8284  22A     EPWC 
Small AIX Configuration -- 2 10-core 3.42 GHz
Processors, 256 GB Memory, 146 GB HDD             8284  22A     EPWD 
Medium AIX Configuration - 2 10-core 3.42 GHz
Processors, 512 GB Memory, 146 GB HDD             8284  22A     EPWE 
Large AIX Configuration - 2 10--core 3.42 GHz
Processors, 1 TB Memory, 146 GB HDD               8284  22A     EPWF 



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Business Partner information
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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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 116-003


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with the announced products.

The IBM Publications Center Portal is located at

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For physical specifications, refer to the Sales Manual.

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

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

Equal to the volume commitment discount


Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

This feature assumes the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which they are installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.


Customer setup

Yes


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine


Optional features warranty period

  • Optional features - One year



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8284 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8284    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
570 Days Activation-EPWA
                     22A     EPNA                    Both     Yes No 
570 Days Activation-EPWB
                     22A     EPNB                    Both     Yes No 
570 Days Activation-EPWC
                     22A     EPNC                    Both     Yes No 
570 Days Activation-EPWD
                     22A     EPND                    Both     Yes No 
570 Days Activation-EPWE
                     22A     EPNE                    Both     Yes No 
570 Days Activation-EPWF
                     22A     EPNF                    Both     Yes No 
Linux- 20-core 3.42 GHz, 256GB
                     22A     EPWA                    Initial  N/A No 
Linux-20-core 3.42 GHz, 512GB
                     22A     EPWB                    Initial  N/A No 
Linux-20-core 3.42GHz, 1TB Mem
                     22A     EPWC                    Initial  N/A No 
AIX-20-core 3.42GHz, 256GB Mem
                     22A     EPWD                    Initial  N/A No 
AIX-20-core 3.42GHz, 512GB Mem
                     22A     EPWE                    Initial  N/A No 
AIX-20-core 3.42GHz, 1TB Mem
                     22A     EPWF                    Initial  N/A No 

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the US 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-116-003-LIST_PRICES_2016_01_19.PDF ENUS-116-003-LIST_PRICES_2016_01_19.PDF

Feature conversion purchase price

Not applicable

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