IBM POWER9 technology-based servers enhance I/O options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 118-043
March 27, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTechnical informationTechnical information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product numberProduct numberPricesPrices


Overview

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The IBM® POWER9™ technology-based servers are enhanced with the PCIe2 8 Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter and the PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3 Gb x8 Adapter.

The PCIe2 8 Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter (#EN0F/#EN0G) ships a two-port, 8 Gb PCIe Gen2 Fibre Channel Adapter based on the QLogic QLE2562 Host Bus Adapter.

Features EN0F and EN0G are electronically and functionally identical with the same CCIN of 578D. EN0F has a low-profile tailstock bracket and EN0G has a full-high tailstock bracket.

The PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3 Gb x8 Adapter (#EJ1N/#EJ1P) supports the attachment of SAS tape and DVD using a pair of mini SAS 4x connectors.

Feature EJ1N and EJ1P are electrically and functionally identical with the same CCIN of 57B3. EJ1N has a low-profile tailstock bracket and EJ1P has a full-high tailstock bracket.

The IBM Power® S914 server is now supported with four 900 W power supplies (#EB2L) in a rack configuration. The four 900 W power supplies are configured as 2+2 and can support either 100 - 127 V AC input or 200 - 240 V AC input options for tower or rack version.



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Feature exchange

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Not applicable.



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Planned availability date

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April 6, 2018, except for:

  • April 20, 2018, for feature EN0G for 9009-22A, 9009-41A, and 9223-22H and for feature EJ1P for 9009-22A, 9009-42A, 9223-22H, and 9223-42H



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Description

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The POWER9 servers that support the feature EN0F are the S922 (9009-22A) and H922 (9223-22H), and the POWER9 servers that support the feature EN0G are the S924 (9009-42A), S914 (9009-41A), S922 (9009-22A), H924 (9223-42H), and H922 (9223-22H).

The PCIe2 8 Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter (#EN0F/#EN0G) feature ships a two-port, 8 Gb PCIe Gen2 Fibre Channel Adapter based on the QLogic QLE2562 Host Bus Adapter (HBA). Each port provides single initiator capability over a fiber link. The ports have LC type connectors and utilize shortwave laser optics. The adapter operates at link speeds of 2, 4, and 8 Gbps and automatically negotiates to the highest speed possible. LEDs on each port provide information on the status and link speed of the port.

The adapter connects to a Fibre Channel switch or can directly attach to a Fibre Channel port on a supported storage unit.

N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) capability is supported through VIOS.

Cables are the responsibility of the client. Use multimode fiber optic cables with short-wave lasers that adhere to the following specifications:

  • OM3 - multimode 50/125 micron fiber, 2000 MHz*km bandwidth
  • OM2 - multimode 50/125 micron fiber, 500 MHz*km bandwidth
  • OM1 - multimode 62.5/125 micron fiber, 200 MHz*km bandwidth

Because core sizes are different, OM1 cables can only be connected to other OM1 cables. For best results, OM2 cables should not be connected to OM3 cables. However, if an OM2 cable is connected to an OM3 cable, the characteristics of the OM2 cable apply to the entire length of the cables. The following table shows the supported distances for the three different cable types at the three different link speeds.

Cable 2.125 Gbps 4.25 Gbps 8.5 Gbps
OM3 5m - 500m .5m - 380m .5m - 150m
OM2 5m - 300m .5m - 150m 5m - 50m
OM1 5m - 150m .5m - 70m 5m - 21m

See also feature 5273 or 5735 for a 2-port 8 Gb Fibre Channel adapter based on an Emulex adapter.

See also optional wrap plug feature ECW0, which is a) required to run some diagnostic procedures and b) in some cases may speed system boot when placed in empty ports.

Features EN0F and EN0G are electronically and functionally identical with the same CCIN of 578D. EN0F has a low-profile tailstock bracket and EN0G has a full-high tailstock bracket.

The POWER9 servers that support the feature EJ1N are the S922 (9009-22A) and H922 (9223-22H), and the POWER9 servers that support the feature EJ1P are the S924 (9009-42A), S914 (9009-41A), S922 (9009-22A), H924 (9223-42H), and H922 (9223-22H).

The PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3 Gb x8 Adapter (#EJ1N/#EJ1P) is a PCIe Gen1 short x8 form factor adapter that supports the attachment of SAS tape and DVD using a pair of mini SAS 4x connectors. The PCIe1 can be used for external tape drives, which are not supported on the newer and faster 4-port 6 Gb PCIe3 adapter (see #EJ10 or #EJ11). The adapter supports external SAS tape drives such as the 36 GB/72 GB DAT72, 80 GB/160 GB DAT160, and 800 GB/1600 GB LTO™ 4 found in the IBM multimedia drawers such as the 7226-1U3 and 7214-1U2 or tape units such as the TS2240, TS2340, TS3100, TS3200, and TS3310. Other removable media devices supported include IBM SAS/SATA DVD-ROM/RAM drives.

SAS adapter-to-enclosure (AE) 3 Gb cables with mini-SAS connectors are used to attach these drives. See features 3684 (3 m) and 3685 (6 m). The same AE cables can often alternatively be ordered under the tape enclosure or multimedia drawer.

Feature EJ1N and EJ1P are electrically and functionally identical with the same CCIN of 57B3. EJ1N has a low-profile tailstock bracket and EJ1P has a full-high tailstock bracket.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 9009 and 9223 machine type:

New features available April 6, 2018

                                                  Machine      Feature
Description                                       type  Model  number 

PCIe1 LP SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3Gb x8 Adapter    9009  22A     EJ1N 
                                                  9223  22H          
PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3Gb x8 Adapter       9009  41A     EJ1P 
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter         9009  22A     EN0F 
                                                  9223  22H          
PCIe2 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter            9009  42A     EN0G 
                                                  9223  42H        
  

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9009, 9223 machine type:

New features available April 20, 2018

                                                  Machine      Feature
Description                                       type  Model  number 

PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD Dual-port 3Gb x8 Adapter       9009  22A     EJ1P 
                                                  9009  42A          
                                                  9223  22H          
                                                  9223  42H          
PCIe2 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter            9009  22A     EN0G 
                                                  9009  41A          
                                                  9223  22H    
      

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8828 machine type:

New features available March 27, 2018

                                                  Machine      Feature
Description                                       type  Model  number 

S&H - No Charge                                   8828  ER6     ESC0 
                                                  8828  G36     
                                                  8828  GU6     
S&H                                               8828  ER6     ESC7 
                                                  8828  G36     
                                                  8828  GU6     



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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 IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 118-043


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced products.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

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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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

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 go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Technical information

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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.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.



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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, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Terms and conditions

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Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. 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. 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


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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Prices

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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 9009 and 9223 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9009    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES  

PCIe1 LP SAS Tape/DVD 2P 3Gb
                       22A     EJ1N                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD 2P 3Gb x8
                       22A     EJ1P                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Chan
                       22A     EN0F                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe2 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel
                       22A     EN0G                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9223    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
PCIe1 LP SAS Tape/DVD 2P 3Gb
                       22H     EJ1N                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe1 SAS Tape/DVD 2P 3Gb x8
                       22H     EJ1P                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Chan
                       22H     EN0F                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe2 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel
                       22H     EN0G                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8828    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
S&H - No Charge
                       ER6     ESC0                  Initial  N/A No 
                       GU6                           Initial  N/A No
                       G36                           Initial  N/A No

S&H
                       ER6     ESC7                  Initial  N/A No 
                       GU6                           Initial  N/A No
                       G36                           Initial  N/A No

CSU = Customer setup
RP MES = Return parts, miscellaneous equipment specifications


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Pricing terms

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

ENUS-118-043-LIST_PRICES_2018_03_27.PDF ENUS-118-043-LIST_PRICES_2018_03_27.PDF

Trademarks

POWER9, Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Power, PartnerWorld and Global Technology Services are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

LTO is a trademark of HP IBM Corp. and Quantum in the U.S. and other countries.

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

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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

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