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IBM PowerLinux 7R1 Model L1D is optimized for Linux to help deliver new solutions and services faster, with higher quality

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-014
February 5, 2013

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(Corrected on February 13, 2013)

A correction was made in the "Product number" section.

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The PowerLinux™ 7R1 is fueled by the outstanding performance and energy efficiency of the IBM® POWER7+™ processor optimized for the Linux™ operating system running on the IBM Power® platform:

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



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The IBM PowerLinux™ 7R1 server delivers the outstanding performance of the IBM POWER7+ processor in a dense, highly efficient 2U rack-optimized form factor for Linux clients. It is ideal for running multiple Linux infrastructure and application workloads, and with PowerVM® virtualization, can be more economical than traditional Linux servers.

Take advantage of the scalability and capacity of IBM PowerLinux 7R1 by leveraging the feature-rich PowerVM virtualization technology from IBM to fully utilize the server's capacity and deploy virtual partitions faster. You can move workloads as needed across PowerLinux and Power Systems™ servers with Live Partition Mobility.

The IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server is a Linux only 2U rack-mount server with one processor socket offering 4-core 3.6 GHz, 6-core 4.2 GHz, and 8-core 4.2 GHz configurations.

The PowerLinux 7R1 server supports a maximum of eight DDR3 DIMM slots, with four DIMM slots included in the base configuration and four more slots available with one optional memory riser card, allowing for a maximum system memory of 256 GB.

Memory features (two memory DIMMs per feature) supported are 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB running at speeds of 1066 MHz. PowerVM now features Active Memory™ Sharing, the technology that allows you to intelligently exchange memory between running partitions for increased optimization of physical memory resources. Active Memory Sharing enables the sharing of a pool of physical memory among logical partitions (LPARs) on a single server, helping to increase memory utilization and drive down system costs.

The IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server offers three storage backplane options. The first supports three SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs, a SATA DVD, and a half-high tape drive. The second supports six SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs and a SATA DVD. These two choices both provide an integrated SAS controller, offering RAID 0, 1, and 10 support. The third supports six SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs and a SATA DVD, and adds support for dual write cache RAID 5, RAID 6, and an external SAS port. HDDs and SSDs are hot-swap and front accessible with each of the three alternatives.

Other integrated features include:

The PowerLinux system is specifically designed for emerging workloads that are proven ideal for a virtualized scale-out, Linux server environment.

The PowerLinux 7R1 server benefits from POWER7+ performance, Intelligent Threads technology, and high memory and I/O bandwidth. These workloads realize more performance, more efficient virtualization, unique workload optimizing features, and industry-leading reliability, availability, and scalability at prices comparable with traditional Linux servers.

IBM is investing in new technologies to further advance the value of the PowerLinux 7R1 server for emerging and traditional workloads.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements section and Software requirements sections.



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IBM PowerLinux 7R1

Summary of standard features:

You can order the PowerLinux 7R1 using feature number ELBB for a configuration with one 8-core POWER7+ 4.2 GHz processor module, feature number ELBE for a configuration with one 4-core POWER7+ 3.6 GHz processor module, and feature number ELBF for a configuration with one 6-core POWER7+ 4.2 GHz processor module.

In addition to the processor module, the minimum PowerLinux 7R1 initial order must include:

The minimum defined initial order configuration, if no choice is made, is as follows:

 
   Feature number    Description
  
   ELBE              Package indicator which includes:
    1 x EPLP         0/4 core 3.6 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module
    4 x EPLR         4 Processor Activations (Zero-priced)
    2 x EL2Q         Total 32 GB Memory (Zero-priced)
    2 x EL03         146.8 GB 15k SFF HDD
 
   ELBF              Package indicator which includes:
    1 x EPLQ         0/6 core 4.2 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module
    6 x EPLS         6 Processor Activations (Zero-priced)
    2 x EL2Q         Total 32 GB Memory (Zero-priced)
    2 x EL03         146.8 GB 15k SFF HDD
 
   ELBB              Package indicator which includes:
    1 x EPLK         0/8 core 4.2 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module
    8 x EPLN         8 Processor Activations (Zero-priced)
    2 x EL2Q         Total 32 GB Memory (Zero-priced)
    2 x EL03         146.8 GB 15k SFF HDD
 
  The following features are required on packages ELBB, ELBE, and ELBF:
 
   EL0T              Storage Backplane for 2.5-inch Drives/SATA DVD/Tape
                     (Zero-priced)
 
   EL11              PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter ($0)
 
    1 x 5532         Power Supply, 1925 Watt AC
    9300/97xx        Language Group Specify
    2147             Primary Operating System Indicator - Linux (#2147)
 
   8 x #EC22         IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux (1 per core)
 
     or
 
   5765-G66          GPFS
    1 x 6xxx         One Power Cord
 
 


Note: The first two memory features chosen on an initial order are installed in the nonfeaturized memory riser card. When 4 x EL15 are chosen to meet the minimum memory requirements, 1 x EL0A must be ordered. Feature number EL0A is not allowed with #EL2Q, #EL2R, or #EL2V.


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


Note: Alternative configuration options are available on a special bid basis from your IBM representative or Business Partner.

Dynamic LPAR

The dynamic LPAR function offers enhanced resource management for the PowerLinux 7R1 server. Dynamic LPAR enables available system resources to be quickly and easily configured across multiple logical partitions to meet the rapidly changing needs of your business.

With dynamic LPAR, you can add new system resources such as new HDDs or SSDs into your system's configuration without requiring a reboot. If the PowerVM for PowerLinux (EC22) feature is installed in the system, a maximum of 20 dynamic LPARs for each physical processor can be defined, with a PowerLinux 7R1 system maximum of 160 dynamic LPARs.

Notes for Systems Director and VMControl:

IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux (#EC22)

Either PowerVM for PowerLinux or GPFS is required on the PowerLinux 7R1.

PowerVM for PowerLinux enables you to create partitions in units of less than 1 CPU (sub-CPU LPARs) and enables the same system I/O to be added to these partitions. The feature also includes a software component that enables cross-partition workload management.

PowerVM for PowerLinux offers:

At initial order entry, you can select feature number EC22 to enable Micro-Partitioning during manufacture and the enabling software media and publications to be shipped to you. When you order feature number EC22 as an MES, an activation key is posted on the following website, and you must retrieve it and install it on the system. Refer to

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

Notes for PowerVM for PowerLinux :

PowerVM for PowerLinux also includes Live Partition Mobility, which allows for the movement of a logical partition from one POWER6® or POWER7 server to another with no application downtime, and Active Memory Sharing, which dynamically reallocates memory between running logical partitions on a server.

IBM PowerLinux Solution prerequisites

IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere® BigInsights™

The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere BigInsights supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 or later for IBM PowerLinux with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Version 2.0 for IBM PowerLinux on the IBM PowerLinux 7R1 8246-L1D and 8246-L1T servers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for IBM PowerLinux servers offers new pricing for cost-effective scaleout solutions. Refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 .

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Version 2.0 for IBM PowerLinux servers is available for order from IBM Passport Advantage® . Refer to

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/biginsights/

How to order the IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere BigInsights :

IBM PowerLinux Big Data solution for InfoSphere Streams

The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere Streams supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 or later for IBM PowerLinux with IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.0 for IBM PowerLinux on the IBM PowerLinux 7R1 8246-L1D and 8246-L1T servers. For expanded storage, select the 8246-L1T with the EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay drawer.

Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-118, dated July 10, 2012 .

IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.0 for IBM PowerLinux servers is available for order from IBM Passport Advantage . Refer to

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/streams/

The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere Streams supports General Parallel File System V3.4 or later. IBM's General Parallel File System enables fast, efficient, and seamless management of petabytes of data and billions of files over a big data cluster. For more information about GPFS refer to

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/gpfs

How to order the IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere Streams:

IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications

IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 or later for IBM PowerLinux , Red Hat Enterprise 6.2 or later for IBM PowerLinux , and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 or later. The solution supports IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux V2.2.1.5 and SAP POWER7 certified products with IBM DB2® V9.7. Refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 .

How to order the IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications:

IBM PowerLinux Big Data solution for Apache Hadoop

The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for Apache Hadoop supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 or later for Hadoop Common Source Version 1.1.1 on the IBM PowerLinux 7R1 8246-L1D and 8246-L1T servers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for IBM PowerLinux servers offers new pricing for cost-effective scale-out solutions. Refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 .

The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for Apache Hadoop supports the 8246-L1D and 8246-L1T servers. For expanded storage, select the 8246-L1T with the EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay drawer.

Hadoop Common Source version 1.1.1 is available for download. Refer to

http://hadoop.apache.org/common/releases.html

How to order the IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for Apache Hadoop:

IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition

The IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 or later for IBM PowerLinux , Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 or later for IBM PowerLinux , and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 or later. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM PowerLinux , refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 .

PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition supports IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux V2.2.1.5. Refer to Software Announcement 212-012, dated April 24, 2012 .

The packages for the open source applications are distributed in the supported SUSE and Red Hat releases. These workloads can be installed and configured with the IBM Installation Toolkit. Download from

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/installtools/

How to order the IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition:

IBM Solution for Websphere Mobile and Web Applications Development on PowerLinux

The IBM Solution for Websphere Mobile and Web Applications Development on PowerLinux supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 and above for IBM PowerLinux with IBM WAS Liberty Profile Version 8.5.0.1 for IBM PowerLinux on the IBM PowerLinux 7R1 8246-L1D and 8246-L1T servers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for IBM PowerLinux servers offers new pricing for cost-effective scale-out solutions.

Refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 .

The IBM Solution for Websphere Mobile and Web Applications Development on PowerLinux supports the 8246-L1D and 8246-L1T servers. For expanded storage, select the 8246-L1T with the EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay drawer.

Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-118, dated July 10, 2012 .

IBM WAS Liberty Profile Version 8.5.0.1 for IBM PowerLinux servers is available for order from IBM Passport Advantage . Refer to

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/wasdev/entry/download_wlp?lan g=en

How to order the IBM Solution for Websphere Mobile and Web Applications Development on PowerLinux :

IBM PowerLinux open source infrastructure services

The IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 or later for IBM PowerLinux , Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 or later for IBM PowerLinux , and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 or later. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM PowerLinux , refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 .

IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services supports IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux V2.2.1.5.

Refer to Software Announcement 212-012, dated April 24, 2012

The packages for the open source applications are distributed in the supported SUSE and Red Hat releases. These workloads can be installed and configured with the IBM Installation Toolkit, an optional, no-charge utility available for download from IBM

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/installtools/

How to order the IBM PowerLinux Linux Open Source Infrastructure Services:

IBM Power Systems deployment-ready services

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

For more information on deployment-ready services, visit

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

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features

Reliability, fault tolerance, and data correction

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

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

The Linux operating system supports disk drive mirroring (RAID 1) through software, while other RAID protection schemes are provided via hardware RAID adapters.

Memory error correction extensions

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

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

Fault monitoring functions

Disk drive fault tracking is designed to alert the system administrator of an impending disk drive failure before it impacts customer operation.

Mutual surveillance

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

Environmental monitoring functions

POWER7+ based servers include a range of environmental monitoring functions:

Availability enhancement functions

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

POWER7 processor functions

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

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

POWER7+ single processor check stopping

As in POWER6 and POWER7+ includes single processor check stopping for certain faults that cannot be handled by the availability enhancements described in the preceding section. This significantly reduces the probability of any one processor affecting total system availability.

Partition availability priority

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

POWER7+ cache availability

The L2 and L3 caches in the POWER7+ processor are protected with double-bit detect, single-bit correct error detection code (ECC). In addition, the caches maintain a cache line delete capability. A threshold of correctable errors detected on a cache line can result in the data in the cache line being purged and the cache line removed from further operation without requiring a reboot. An ECC uncorrectable error detected in the cache can also trigger a purge and delete of the cache line. This results in no loss of operation if the cache line contained data unmodified from what was stored in system memory. Modified data would be handled through Special Uncorrectable Error handling. L1 data and instruction caches also have a retry capability for intermittent error and a cache set delete mechanism for handling solid failures. In addition, the POWER7+ processors also have the ability to dynamically substitute a faulty bit-line in an L3 cache dedicated to a processor with a spare bit-line.

Special Uncorrectable Error handling

Special Uncorrectable Error (SUE) handling prevents an uncorrectable error in memory or cache from immediately causing the system to terminate. Rather, the system tags the data and determines whether it will ever be used again. If the error is irrelevant, it will not force a check stop. If the data is used, termination may be limited to the program/kernel or hypervisor owning the data; or the I/O adapters controlled by an I/O hub controller would freeze if data were transferred to an I/O device.

PCI extended error handling

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

Predictive failure and dynamic component deallocation

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

Uncorrectable error recovery

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

Serviceability

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

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

Service environments

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

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

Service Interface

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

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

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

First Failure Data Capture and Error Data Analysis

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

FFDC information, Error Data Analysis, and fault isolation are necessary to implement the advanced serviceability techniques that enable efficient service of the systems and to help determine the failing items.

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

Diagnostics

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

Automatic diagnostics

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

Stand-alone diagnostics

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

Concurrent maintenance

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

Service labels

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

Packaging for service

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

Error handling and reporting

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

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

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

Live Partition Mobility

With Live Partition Mobility, a user can migrate an AIX® or Linux partition running on one POWER7 or POWER7+ partition system to another POWER6 , POWER7 , or POWER7+ system without disrupting services. Also, IBM i and Linux partitions are enabled to migrate to another system without disrupting services. The migration transfers the entire system environment, including processor state, memory, attached virtual devices, and connected users. It provides continuous operating system and application availability during planned partition outages for repair of hardware and firmware faults, or continuous availability during a concurrent repair that requires freeing up CEC resources.

Service Processor

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

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

Call home

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

IBM Electronics Services

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

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

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

Select your country.

Click on " IBM Electronic Service Agent Connectivity Guide."

Benefits

Increased uptime:

Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance the warranty and maintenance service by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can optimize the time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. And 24x7 monitoring and reporting means no more dependency on human intervention or off-hours client personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security:

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

More accurate reporting:

Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you 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, you can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Services website.

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

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

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

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

Big data analytics

Companies want to deliver insights faster with optimized solutions that process structured and unstructured data on a massive scale. IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solutions offer breakthrough solutions for big data analytics whether it's IBM Big Data software solutions such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights or InfoSphere Streams, or open source software such as Apache Hadoop.

The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere BigInsights enables organizations to mine data at rest and the PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere Streams analyzes data in motion.

Apache Hadoop is a software framework that supports data-intensive applications under a free license. It enables applications to work with thousands of nodes and petabytes of data and can help users perform analysis swiftly, including unstructured data which isn't possible to analyze with conventional systems. The Apache Hadoop software framework has been updated specifically to take advantage of benefits of the Power architecture with the IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solution for Apache Hadoop.

PowerLinux Big Data Solutions are optimized for both structured and unstructured data to help businesses deliver analytics services faster by taking advantage of the workload-optimizing features of the POWER7 architecture that specifically apply to big data:

InfoSphere BigInsights for PowerLinux uses the open source Apache Hadoop framework and other open source and IBM value-added technologies for distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers. This big data solution can help companies analyze social media sites for the latest buzz about their products, for example, and take action to boost sales.

InfoSphere Streams for PowerLinux analyzes data in motion. Designed to manage stream flows and apply various analytics against streaming data, it can help companies store less, analyze more, and make better decisions faster. By extracting insight from data as it streams into your organization, you can react to events as they are happening to change business outcomes. For example, financial institutions can inspect real-time credit card usage to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions.

The PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere Streams performs complex real-time analytics on data in motion. Enterprises can seamlessly extend existing applications with data mining capabilities - and scale to any size PowerLinux cluster. The PowerLinux Big Data Solution for InfoSphere Streams also leverages GPFS - the industry-leading cluster file system from IBM .

Industry Application Solutions

More companies are relying on Linux for business applications that are designed for their industry and tuned for specific business needs. PowerLinux provides a highly secure, resilient, and fully optimized stack for industry applications, enabling faster time-to-delivery for new, differentiating services with less downtime. Optimized systems tuned with PowerLinux offer a lower cost per workload for high-quality business services compared to x86 commodity servers. Solutions for government, banking, manufacturing, and others are available in several local markets.

The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications delivers a single-system SAP environment for midsize businesses, supporting up to 500 SAP users on the competitively priced IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server with IBM PowerVM and IBM DB2 . The IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server provides the ideal platform to consolidate multiple x86 server workloads onto a single server. SAP production, development, test, and database environments can run on a single high-performing, efficient, and reliable server. Consolidation of the SAP and database environments can simplify administration and maintenance for SAP applications and lower IT costs for midsize businesses.

The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications leverages IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux that is optimized for the Linux operating system and is offered exclusively on the IBM PowerLinux servers. IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux incorporates all the features of PowerVM Enterprise Edition and provides unique advanced capabilities for Linux environments, including the ability to dynamically remove memory from running virtual machines (VMs) and reallocate it to other VMs and the ability to enhance performance by automatically reacting to anticipated and unanticipated spikes in server demand.

IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux offers new pricing for cost-effective virtualized workload environments. With lower virtualization costs you receive IT savings through the total cost of acquisition (TCA) and the total cost of ownership (TCO).

The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications supports SAP's POWER7 certified products like SAP Business Suite and SAP Solution Manager with IBM DB2 V9.7. SAP products are available for order from SAP or SAP Business Partners.

Open source infrastructure services

Today, Linux is the low-cost deployment platform of choice for vital applications like web, email, and social media collaboration. Companies are replacing more expensive infrastructure applications with robust open source offerings running on Linux , and running them in virtualized environments. With the IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition you can run key infrastructure workloads with industry standards-based Linux on competitively priced PowerLinux servers. Open source applications for Power Linux are included with commercial Linux distributions from Red Hat and SUSE, and supported by Red Hat, SUSE, or IBM . Open source applications like email, file and print, web, and network infrastructure can be installed and configured in the IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition using the IBM Installation Toolkit. The IBM Installation Toolkit simplifies the setup of your workloads by stepping you through their configuration.

The IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition leverages IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux for efficient server virtualization. IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition PowerVM technology is designed to help IBM Power Systems servers deliver higher server utilization rates than VMware on x86. Running open source application workloads on a single server reduces costly IT administration, energy consumption, data center space, and other expenses associated with the deployment and maintenance of numerous servers. IBM can offer a superior economic model for workload consolidation on POWER7 servers with PowerVM software - a key driver behind recent migrations from Oracle (Sun) and HP to Power Systems technology.

IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux offers advanced virtualization functionality and is offered exclusively on the IBM PowerLinux servers. IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux's pricing structure delivers cost-effective virtualized workload environments. PowerVM technology is designed to provide secure and scalable virtualization and to control server and virtual image sprawl.

ISV industry and cross-industry solutions

IBM is working with worldwide ISVs like SAP along with regional ISVs to optimize and exploit integrated PowerVM virtualization functionality and superior performance of the PowerLinux 7R1 with their business application suites. In addition, a growing portfolio of thousands of applications is available from global and regional ISVs for the PowerLinux 7R1 server. To search for ISV applications available for the new PowerLinux 7R1 server along with the associated Linux distributions, refer to the IBM Global Solutions Directory

http://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/gsd/homepage.do

To view the full list of available applications that are compatible to run on the PowerLinux 7R1 server, use the following in your search criteria:

IBM Software

In addition, IBM Software provides a growing portfolio of solution stacks and services optimized for PowerLinux , including:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server is capable as of March 15, 2013, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

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


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VIOS 2.2.1 support for POWER 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 760, PowerLinux 7R1, and PowerLinux 7R2

IBM intends to provide to those customers with VIOS 2.2.1 the ability to run that environment on the new Power 710 (8231-E1D), PowerLinux 7R1 (8246-L1D, 8246-L1T), Power 720 (8202-E4D), Power 730 (8231-E2D), PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2D, 8246-L2T), Power 740 (8205-E6D), Power 750 (8408-E8D) and Power 760 (9109-RMD).

Red Hat Statement of Direction

IBM intends to continue to work with Red Hat to provide support for the new Power 710 (8231-E1D), PowerLinux 7R1 (8246-L1D, 8246-L1T), Power 720 (8202-E4D), Power 730 (8231-E2D), PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2D, 8246-L2T), Power 740 (8205-E6D), Power 750 (8408-E8D) and Power 760 (9109-RMD) with an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release. For additional questions about the availability of this release and supported HW servers, please consult the Red Hat Hardware Catalog at

https://hardware.redhat.com

Standard Red Hat Disclaimer Information concerning Red Hat Enterprise Linux was obtained from Red Hat. Questions concerning Red Hat Enterprise Linux should be directed to Red Hat, as Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not an IBM product. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under Red Hat's terms and conditions. Availability and support is the responsibility of Red Hat. IBM IS NOT LIABLE AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Moreover, all statements regarding IBM's or Red Hat's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Information regarding potential future third-party products that may work with an IBM product should not be relied on in making a purchase decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future third-party products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future third-party products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM or Red Hat products remain at IBM's or Red Hat's sole discretion, as applicable.

RHEL 6 Pre-Install feature for Power 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 760, 7R1, and 7R2

IBM intends to provide support for pre-install of an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release on the new Power 710 (8231-E1D), PowerLinux 7R1 (8246-L1D, 8246-L1T), Power 720 (8202-E4D), Power 730 (8231-E2D), PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2D, 8246-L2T), Power 740 (8205-E6D), Power 750 (8408-E8D) and Power 760 (9109-RMD) systems.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8246 machine type:

Description                                        MT  Model Feature
IBM PowerLinux 7R1                                8246  L1D
System AC Power Supply, 1925 W                    8246  L1D     5532
16GB (2x8GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 4Gb DDR3
DRAM                                              8246  L1D     EL2Q
32GB (2x16GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 4Gb DDR3
DRAM                                              8246  L1D     EL2R
16GB (2x8GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 4Gb DDR3
DRAM                                              8246  L1D     EL2S
32GB (2x16GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 4Gb DDR3
DRAM                                              8246  L1D     EL2T
64GB (2x32GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 4Gb DDR3
DRAM                                              8246  L1D     EL2U
64GB (2x32GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 4Gb DDR3
DRAM                                              8246  L1D     EL2V
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SR Adapter             8246  L1D     EL2Z
PCIe2 LP 4-port (10Gb FCoE & 1GbE) SRIOV SR&RJ45  8246  L1D     EL38
PowerLinux Base package -- 8-core 4.2 GHz
PowerLinux 7R1                                    8246  L1D     ELBB
PowerLinux Base package -- 4-core 3.6 GHz
PowerLinux 7R1                                    8246  L1D     ELBE
PowerLinux Base package -- 6-core 4.2 GHz
PowerLinux 7R1                                    8246  L1D     ELBF
PCIe2 LP 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter        8246  L1D     EN0B
8-core 4.2 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module
(Zero-priced)                                     8246  L1D     EPLK
Processor Activation for #EPLK (Zero-priced)      8246  L1D     EPLN
4-core 3.6 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module
(Zero-priced)                                     8246  L1D     EPLP
6-core 4.2 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module
(Zero-priced)                                     8246  L1D     EPLQ
Processor Activation for #EPLP (Zero-priced)      8246  L1D     EPLR
Processor Activation for #EPLQ (Zero-priced)      8246  L1D     EPLS
1.5TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge              8246  L1D     EU15

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 8246 machine type:

Description                                        MT  Model Feature
Linux Partition Specify                           8246  L1D     0266
V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable                8246  L1D     0348
V.35 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable                       8246  L1D     0353
X.21 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable                       8246  L1D     0359
SSD Placement Indicator - CEC                     8246  L1D     0462
19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack                      8246  L1D     0551
19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack                      8246  L1D     0553
Rack Filler Panel Kit                             8246  L1D     0599
SAN Load Source Specify                           8246  L1D     0837
US TAA Compliance Indicator                       8246  L1D     0983
USB 160 GB Removable Disk Drive                   8246  L1D     1106
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Drive                   8246  L1D     1107
Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA       8246  L1D     1140
177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC (AIX/Linux)               8246  L1D     1775
System port/UPS Conversion Cable                  8246  L1D     1827
177GB SSD Module with eMLC (AIX/Linux)            8246  L1D     1995
PCIe LP RAID & SSD SAS Adapter 3Gb                8246  L1D     2053
Primary OS - Linux                                8246  L1D     2147
Factory Deconfiguration of 1-core                 8246  L1D     2319
2M LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Converter Cable          8246  L1D     2456
2M LC-SC 62.5 Micron Fiber Converter Cable        8246  L1D     2459
3M Asynchronous Terminal/Printer Cable EIA-232    8246  L1D     2934
Asynchronous Cable EIA-232/V.24 3M                8246  L1D     2936
Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Drawer/Drawer-
3.7M                                              8246  L1D     3124
Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Rack/Rack- 8M     8246  L1D     3125
1m, (3.3-ft) IB 40G Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP        8246  L1D     3287
3m, (9.8-ft.) IB 40G Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP       8246  L1D     3288
5m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP            8246  L1D     3289
10 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP                                  8246  L1D     3290
30 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP                                  8246  L1D     3293
Widescreen LCD Monitor                            8246  L1D     3632
0.3M Serial Port Converter Cable, 9-Pin to 25-Pin 8246  L1D     3925
Serial Port Null Modem Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin,
3.7M                                              8246  L1D     3927
Serial Port Null Modem Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin, 10M 8246  L1D     3928
System Serial Port Converter Cable                8246  L1D     3930
1.8 M (6-ft) Extender Cable for Displays (15-pin
D-shell to 15-pin D-shell)                        8246  L1D     4242
Extender Cable - USB Keyboards, 1.8M              8246  L1D     4256
VGA to DVI Connection Converter                   8246  L1D     4276
Rack Integration Services: BP only                8246  L1D     4648
Rack Integration Services                         8246  L1D     4649
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            8246  L1D     4650
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           8246  L1D     4651
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           8246  L1D     4652
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           8246  L1D     4653
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           8246  L1D     4654
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           8246  L1D     4655
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           8246  L1D     4656
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           8246  L1D     4657
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           8246  L1D     4658
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           8246  L1D     4659
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          8246  L1D     4660
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          8246  L1D     4661
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          8246  L1D     4662
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          8246  L1D     4663
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          8246  L1D     4664
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          8246  L1D     4665
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          8246  L1D     4666
Software Preload Required                         8246  L1D     5000
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter                      8246  L1D     5260
PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics Accelerator         8246  L1D     5269
PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2-port Adapter                  8246  L1D     5270
PCIe LP 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet
Adapter                                           8246  L1D     5271
PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1-port Adapter                  8246  L1D     5272
PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE SX Adapter                    8246  L1D     5274
PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1-port Adapter                   8246  L1D     5275
PCIe LP 4-Port Async EIA-232 Adapter              8246  L1D     5277
PCIe2 LP 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SFP+ Copper&RJ45       8246  L1D     5279
PCIe2 LP 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR&RJ45 Adapter        8246  L1D     5280
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adapter 40Gb            8246  L1D     5283
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE SFP+ Copper Adapter         8246  L1D     5286
PCIe LP 2-Port Async EIA-232 Adapter              8246  L1D     5290
SATA Slimline DVD-RAM Drive                       8246  L1D     5771
Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack                      8246  L1D     6068
Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack                      8246  L1D     6069
1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors                          8246  L1D     6248
2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors                          8246  L1D     6249
1.8m Rack Trim Kit                                8246  L1D     6263
2.0m Rack Trim Kit                                8246  L1D     6272
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM PDU
(250V/10A)                                        8246  L1D     6458
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer To OEM PDU
(125V, 15A)                                       8246  L1D     6460
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/15A) U. S.                                  8246  L1D     6469
Power Cord 1.8m (6-ft), Drawer to Wall (125V/15A) 8246  L1D     6470
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(125V/15A)                                        8246  L1D     6471
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/16A)                                        8246  L1D     6472
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/10A)                                        8246  L1D     6473
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/13A)                                        8246  L1D     6474
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/16A)                                        8246  L1D     6475
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8246  L1D     6476
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/16A)                                        8246  L1D     6477
Power Cord 2.7 M(9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V, 16A)                                       8246  L1D     6478
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(125V/15A or 250V/10A )                           8246  L1D     6488
4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/24A 380-415V Power Cord          8246  L1D     6489
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/48A 200-240V Power Cord          8246  L1D     6491
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/48-60A 200-240V Power Cord       8246  L1D     6492
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8246  L1D     6493
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8246  L1D     6494
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V, 10A)                                       8246  L1D     6496
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A     8246  L1D     6577
Optional Rack Security Kit                        8246  L1D     6580
Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack                       8246  L1D     6586
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(125V, 15A)                                       8246  L1D     6651
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord                  8246  L1D     6654
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A WR Pwr Cord               8246  L1D     6655
4.3m (14-Ft)1PH/24A Power Cord                    8246  L1D     6656
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V, 15A)                                       8246  L1D     6659
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(125V/15A)                                        8246  L1D     6660
Power Cord 2.8m (9.2-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM
PDU, (250V/10A)                                   8246  L1D     6665
Power Cord 4.3M (14-foot), Drawer to OEM PDU,
(250V, 15A)                                       8246  L1D     6669
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU,
250V/10A                                          8246  L1D     6671
Power Cord 1.5M (5-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU,
250V/10A                                          8246  L1D     6672
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Dawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8246  L1D     6680
Intelligent PDU+, 1 EIA Unit, Universal UTG0247
Connector                                         8246  L1D     7109
Environmental Monitoring Probe                    8246  L1D     7118
Power Distribution Unit                           8246  L1D     7188
Ethernet Cable, 15m, Hardware Management Console
to System Unit                                    8246  L1D     7802
Linux Software Preinstall                         8246  L1D     8143
USB Mouse                                         8246  L1D     8845
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             8246  L1D     9169
Language Group Specify - US English               8246  L1D     9300
New Red Hat License Core Counter                  8246  L1D     9442
New SUSE License Core Counter                     8246  L1D     9443
Other Linux License Core Counter                  8246  L1D     9445
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter              8246  L1D     9446
VIOS Core Counter                                 8246  L1D     9447
Month Indicator                                   8246  L1D     9461
Day Indicator                                     8246  L1D     9462
Hour Indicator                                    8246  L1D     9463
Minute Indicator                                  8246  L1D     9464
Qty Indicator                                     8246  L1D     9465
Countable Member Indicator                        8246  L1D     9466
Language Group Specify - Dutch                    8246  L1D     9700
Language Group Specify - French                   8246  L1D     9703
Language Group Specify - German                   8246  L1D     9704
Language Group Specify - Polish                   8246  L1D     9705
Language Group Specify - Norwegian                8246  L1D     9706
Language Group Specify - Portuguese               8246  L1D     9707
Language Group Specify - Spanish                  8246  L1D     9708
Language Group Specify - Italian                  8246  L1D     9711
Language Group Specify - Canadian French          8246  L1D     9712
Language Group Specify - Japanese                 8246  L1D     9714
Language Group Specify - Traditional Chinese
(Taiwan)                                          8246  L1D     9715
Language Group Specify - Korean                   8246  L1D     9716
Language Group Specify - Turkish                  8246  L1D     9718
Language Group Specify - Hungarian                8246  L1D     9719
Language Group Specify - Slovakian                8246  L1D     9720
Language Group Specify - Russian                  8246  L1D     9721
Language Group Specify - Simplified Chinese (PRC) 8246  L1D     9722
Language Group Specify - Czech                    8246  L1D     9724
Language Group Specify -- Romanian                8246  L1D     9725
Language Group Specify - Croatian                 8246  L1D     9726
Language Group Specify -- Slovenian               8246  L1D     9727
Language Group Specify - Brazilian Portuguese     8246  L1D     9728
Language Group Specify - Thai                     8246  L1D     9729
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux                    8246  L1D     EC22
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, US English, #103P     8246  L1D     EK51
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, French, #189          8246  L1D     EK52
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Italian, #142         8246  L1D     EK53
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, German/Austrian, #129 8246  L1D     EK54
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, UK English, #166P     8246  L1D     EK55
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Spanish, #172         8246  L1D     EK56
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Japanese, #194        8246  L1D     EK57
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Brazilian
Portuguese, #275                                  8246  L1D     EK58
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Hungarian, #208       8246  L1D     EK59
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Korean, #413          8246  L1D     EK60
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Chinese, #467         8246  L1D     EK61
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, French Canadian, #445 8246  L1D     EK62
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Belgian/UK, #120      8246  L1D     EK64
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Swedish/Finnish, #153 8246  L1D     EK65
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Danish, #159          8246  L1D     EK66
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Bulgarian, #442       8246  L1D     EK67
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Swiss/French/German,
#150                                              8246  L1D     EK68
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Norwegian,#155        8246  L1D     EK69
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Dutch, #143           8246  L1D     EK70
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Portuguese, #163      8246  L1D     EK71
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Greek, #319           8246  L1D     EK72
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Hebrew, #212          8246  L1D     EK73
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Polish, #214          8246  L1D     EK74
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Slovakian, #245       8246  L1D     EK75
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Czech, #243           8246  L1D     EK76
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Turkish, #179         8246  L1D     EK77
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, LA Spanish, #171      8246  L1D     EK78
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Arabic, #253          8246  L1D     EK79
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Thai, #191            8246  L1D     EK80
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Russian, #443         8246  L1D     EK81
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Slovenian, #234       8246  L1D     EK82
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, US English Euro,
#103P                                             8246  L1D     EK83
80/160GB DAT160 SAS Tape Drive (3.5") for
PowerLinux                                        8246  L1D     EL01
300GB 10K RPM SFF SAS Disk Drive - PowerLinux     8246  L1D     EL02
146GB 15K RPM SFF SAS Disk Drive - PowerLinux     8246  L1D     EL03
PCIe LP 4Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter -
PowerLinux                                        8246  L1D     EL09
Memory Riser Card - PowerLinux (Zero-priced)      8246  L1D     EL0A
Memory Riser Card - PowerLinux                    8246  L1D     EL0K
600GB 10K RPM SAS SFF Disk Drive - PowerLinux     8246  L1D     EL0P
Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD        8246  L1D     EL0R
Storage Backplane -- 3 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/HH
Tape                                              8246  L1D     EL0T
Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/RAID/
External SAS Port                                 8246  L1D     EL0V
Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD
PowerLinux                                        8246  L1D     EL0W
Storage Backplane -- 3 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/HH
Tape - PowerLinux                                 8246  L1D     EL0X
Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/RAID/
External SAS Port - PowerLinux                    8246  L1D     EL0Y
300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF Disk Drive - PowerLinux     8246  L1D     EL0Z
PCIe LP 2-x4-port SAS Adapter 3Gb - PowerLinux    8246  L1D     EL10
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter - PowerLinux         8246  L1D     EL11
8GB (2x4GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux             8246  L1D     EL15
8GB (2x4GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux             8246  L1D     EL1F
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter           8246  L1D     EL27
PCIe LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter          8246  L1D     EL2N
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE SR Adapter                  8246  L1D     EL2P
900GB 10K RPM SAS SFF Disk Drive (Linux)          8246  L1D     EL35
Trial PowerVM Live Partition Mobility             8246  L1D     ELPM
1m (3.3-ft), 10GbE'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            8246  L1D     EN01
3m (9.8-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            8246  L1D     EN02
5m (16.4-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            8246  L1D     EN03
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter         8246  L1D     EN0Y
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs                                   8246  L1D     ERF1
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC           8246  L1D     ES0A
1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge                8246  L1D     EU01
RDX USB External Docking Station for Removable
Disk Cartridge                                    8246  L1D     EU04
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Drive                   8246  L1D     EU08
RDX USB Internal Docking Station for Removable
Disk Cartridge                                    8246  L1D     EU23


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

You can access the product documentation at

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

Product documentation is also available on DVD (5K5T-7087).

The following information is shipped with the 8246-L1D:

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Publications Center Portal

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

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

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-014


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Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

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



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Operating environment

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

Noise level and sound power (Preliminary data)

     6.6 bels (operating and idling)

EMC conformance classification:

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

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

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

Product safety/Country testing/Certification:

General requirements:

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

Homologation

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

Hardware requirements

PowerLinux 7R1 minimum system configuration

The PowerLinux 7R1 offers 4-, 6-, and 8-core configurations with one processor module. The PowerLinux 7R1 can contain up to 256 GB of system memory (64 GB maximum per memory riser card).

The PowerLinux 7R1 offers five PCIe x8 Gen2 slots and one PCIe x4 Gen2 low profile slots, and three or six SFF HDDs/SDDs and one or two media devices, depending on the storage backplane selected.

PowerLinux 7R1 initial order must include a minimum of the following items:


Note: One nonfeaturized memory riser card is included in the base system. One additional memory riser card feature (#EL0K) can be ordered on the PowerLinux 7R1.

RAID

There are multiple protection options for HDD/SSD drives in the SAS SFF bays in PowerLinux 7R1 system units or drives in disk-only I/O drawers. Although protecting drives is always recommended, Linux users may choose to leave some or all drives unprotected at their own risk and IBM supports these configurations.

This HDD/SSD drive protection can be provided by Linux software or by the HDD or SSD hardware controllers. Mirroring of drives is provided by Linux software. In addition, Linux supports controllers providing RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10. To further augment HDD/SSD protection, hot spare capability can be used for protected drives. Specific hot spare prerequisites apply.

An integrated SAS HDD/SSD controller is provided in the PowerLinux 7R1 system unit and provides support for JBOD and RAID 0, 1, and 10 for Linux . It is optionally augmented by RAID 5 and RAID 6 capability when storage backplane feature number EL0V is added to the configuration. Other disk/SSD controllers are provided as PCIe SAS adapters are supported. PCI Controllers with and without write cache are supported. RAID 5 and RAID 6 on controllers with write cache are supported.

Linux can use disk drives formatted with 256 byte blocks when being mirrored by the operating system. These disk drives must be reformatted to 528 byte sectors when used in RAID arrays. Although a small percentage of the drive's capacity is lost, additional data protection such as ECC and bad block detection is gained in this reformatting. For example, a 300 GB disk drive when reformatted provides around 283 GB. IBM Power SSDs are formatted to 528 bytes.

Software requirements

For software requirements for each feature number, visit

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

System

Hardware Management Console (HMC) Machine Code

Notes for Systems Director and VMControl:

If you are attaching an HMC to a new server or adding function to an existing server that requires a firmware update, the HMC Machine Code may need to be updated. Machine Code includes firmware and microcode. Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

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

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

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

The IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) Release 7.7.0 Service Pack 1 contains the following:

HMC V7 R7.7.0: The IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) V7.7.0 contains the following:

HMC V7 R7.7.0 SP1: The IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) V7.7.0 contains the following:

Boot requirements

Selecting feature 0837 will indicate boot from SAN.

Processor modules

Power supply

One 1925 watt ac power supply (1 x #5532) is required. A second power supply is available for redundant power.

Redundant fans

Redundant fans are standard.

Power cords

One power cord is required. The PowerLinux 7R1 supports 100-127 V ac and 200-240 V ac power cords.

System memory

A minimum 32 GB is required on the PowerLinux 7R1. A system must be ordered with a minimum/maximum of 4 x #EL15, 2 x #EL2Q, 1 x #EL2R, or 1 x #EL2V.

If more than 32 GB of memory is required, optional memory features EL1F, EL2S, EL2T, and EL2U may be ordered.

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

Memory features
 
                             Feature     Minimum     Maximum
        Feature              number      quantity    quantity
 
        8 GB 1066 MHz        EL15            0           4
         (2 x 4 GB RDIMMs)
         (Zero priced)
 
        16 GB 1066 MHz       EL2R            0           2
         (2 x 8 GB RDIMMs)
         (Zero priced)
 
        32 GB 1066 MHz       EL2S            0           1
         (2 x 16 GB RDIMMs)
         (Zero priced)
 
        64 GB 1066 MHz       EL2V            0           1
         (2 x 8 32 GB RDIMMs)
         (Zero priced)
 
 
        8 GB 1066 MHz        EL1F            0           4
         (2 x 4 GB RDIMMs)
         (Reduced price)
 
        16 GB 1066 MHz       EL2S            0           4
         (2 x 8 GB RDIMMs)
         (Reduced price)
 
        32 GB 1066 MHz       EL2T            0           4
         (2 x 16 GB RDIMMs)
         (Reduced price)
 
        64 GB 1066 MHz       EL2V            0           4
         (2 x 32 GB RDIMMs)
         (Reduced price)
 

PCI card slots

The PowerLinux 7R1 contains five x8 Gen2 slots and one x4 Gen2 PCIe Low Profile slot, which is restricted to the standard Ethernet adapter.

Graphics adapters

I/O adapters

I/O adapter features
 
                                  Orderable  Supported CEC Sys
                                  feature    feature   Max Max
I/O adapter                       number     number    qty qty  Size
 
PCIe LP RAID & SSD SAS A          2053                  2   2   LP
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter      5260                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics Acc 5269                  4   4   LP
PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2-port Adapter  5270                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-T 5271                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1-port Adapter  5272                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE SX Adapter    5274                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1-port Adapter   5275                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 4-Port Async EIA-232 Adap 5277                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1/10GbE SFP+      5279                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1/10GbE SR        5280                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-port 4X IB QDR   5283                  2   2   LP
PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE SFP   5286                  5   5   LP
PCIe  LP 2-Port Async EIA 232     5290                  2   2   LP
PCIe LP 4 Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel EL09                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 2-x4-port SAS Adapter 3Gb EL10                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter ($0) EL11                  1   1   LP
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+   EL27                  5   5   LP
PCIe LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel  EL2N                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR    EL2P                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SR     EL2Z                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 4-port (10Gb FCoE & 1GbE)EL38                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 16Gb 2-port Fibre ChannelEN0B                  5   5   LP
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel EN0Y                  5   5   LP

Storage devices/Bays

Storage device features
 
                                             Orderable
                        Maximum              feature
Device                  quantity  Bay        number
 
DVD-RAM (SATA)              1      Slim       5771
 
80/160GB DAT160 SAS         1      Tape       EL01
Tape Drive (3.5") for
PowerLinux
 
RDX USB Internal            1      Tape       EU23
Docking Station for
Removable Disk Cartridge
 
 
 
                                             Orderable
                       Maximum               feature
Device                 quantity   Bay        number
 
177 GB SAS, SFF,           6      SFF 1-6    1775
 Solid-state
 
387 GB SAS, SFF,           6      SFF 1-6    ES0A
 Solid-state
 
300 GB 10K,                6      SFF 1-6    EL02
 SAS, SFF
 
146.8 GB 15K,              6      SFF 1-6    EL03
 SAS, SFF
 
600 GB 10K,                6      SFF 1-6    EL0P
 SAS, SFF
 
900 GB 10K,                6      SFF 1-6    EL35
 SAS, SFF
 
300 GB 15K,                6      SFF 1-6    EL0Z
 SAS, SFF
 
177 GB 1.8",               4      2 per      1995
 Solid-state, for #2053           #2053
 

Note: Six HDDs or SSDs maximum can be installed internally.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

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

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



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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 24 x 7 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 either via 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 system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

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

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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

Three years.

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

Warranty service

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

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

CRU Service

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

Tier 1 (mandatory) 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.

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

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

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

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

To service a Linux system end to end, Linux service and productivity tools must be installed from the web page at

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

It's automatically loaded if IBM manufacturing installs Linux image or IBM Installation Toolkit.

PowerPack is the best way to install required service packages from the website.

Linux call home feature is also supported in a stand-alone system configuration to report serviceable events.

On-site Service:

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

Non-IBM parts service

Warranty service

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

Warranty service upgrades

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

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

On-site Service

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

The service level is:


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

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. IBM may request Electronic Service Agent (ESA) activation and you must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. 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, may be limited in some areas, and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

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

The service level is:


Note: Canada does not offer 2-hour response option.
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

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

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

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

Non-IBM parts service

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

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

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

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

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

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

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

Graduated program license charges apply

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.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html
 
Machine using LMC Type Model
     8246-L1D

Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

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

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 18% for the products in this announcement.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8246 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                     Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Description          number number                   support  CSU MES
IBM PowerLinux 7R2
                       L1D                                    Yes
Linux Partition Specify
                       L1D     0266                  Both     Yes No
V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI C
                       L1D     0348                  Both     Yes No
V.35 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable
                       L1D     0353                  Both     Yes No
X.21 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable
                       L1D     0359                  Both     Yes No
SSD Placement Indicator CEC
                       L1D     0462                  Both     Yes No
19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack
                       L1D     0551                  MES      Yes No
19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack
                       L1D     0553                  MES      Yes No
Rack Filler Panel Kit
                       L1D     0599                  Both     Yes No
SAN Load Source Specify
                       L1D     0837                  Both     Yes No
 
US TAA Compliance Indicator
                       L1D     0983                  Both     Yes No

 
USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       L1D     1106                  Support  Yes No
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       L1D     1107                  Both     Yes No
Custom Serv. Specify, Roch
                       L1D     1140                  Both     Yes No
177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC AIX/Li
                       L1D     1775                  Both     Yes No
System port/UPS Conversion Cab
                       L1D     1827                  Both     Yes No
177GB SSD Module with eMLC (AI
                       L1D     1995                  Both     No  No
PCIe LP RAID SSD SAS Adapter 3
                       L1D     2053                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS Linux
                       L1D     2147                  Both     Yes No
Factory Deconfiguration of 1 c
                       L1D     2319                  Initial  N/A No
LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Conv Cab
                       L1D     2456                  Both     Yes No
LC-SC 62.5 Mic.Fib.Conv.Cable
                       L1D     2459                  Both     Yes No
Asynch.Termin/Print.Cbl EIA232
                       L1D     2934                  Both     Yes No
Asynchronous Cable EIA 232/V
                       L1D     2936                  Both     Yes No
Ser to Ser Port Cab Draw/Draw
                       L1D     3124                  Both     Yes No
Serial to Se.Port Cbl Rack 8M
                       L1D     3125                  Both     Yes No
1m, QDR IB Copper Cable
                       L1D     3287                  Both     Yes No
3m, QDR IB Copper Cable
                       L1D     3288                  Both     Yes No
5m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable
                       L1D     3289                  Both     Yes No
10m QDR IB Optic Cable
                       L1D     3290                  Both     Yes No
30m QDR IB Optic Cable
                       L1D     3293                  Both     Yes No
Widescreen LCD Monitor
                       L1D     3632                  Both     Yes No
0.3M Serial Prt Converter Cbl
                       L1D     3925                  Both     Yes No
Serial Port Null Mod Cab 3.7M
                       L1D     3927                  Both     Yes No
Ser.Port Null Modem Cable,10M
                       L1D     3928                  Both     Yes No
System Serial Port Converter C
                       L1D     3930                  Both     Yes No
6Foot Extend.Cbl for Displays
                       L1D     4242                  Both     Yes No
Extender Cable USB Keybo 1.8M
                       L1D     4256                  Both     Yes No
VGA to DVI Connection Converte
                       L1D     4276                  Both     Yes No
Rack Integration Services: BP
                       L1D     4648                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Integration Services
                       L1D     4649                  Initial  N/A No
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.
                       L1D     4650                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       L1D     4651                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       L1D     4652                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       L1D     4653                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 4
                       L1D     4654                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       L1D     4655                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       L1D     4656                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       L1D     4657                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       L1D     4658                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       L1D     4659                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       L1D     4660                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       L1D     4661                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       L1D     4662                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       L1D     4663                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       L1D     4664                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       L1D     4665                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       L1D     4666                  Initial  N/A No
Software Preload Required
                       L1D     5000                  Initial  N/A No
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       L1D     5260                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics
                       L1D     5269                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2 port Adapt
                       L1D     5270                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 4 Port 10/100/1000 Bas
                       L1D     5271                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1 port Adapt
                       L1D     5272                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2 Port 1GbE SX Adapter
                       L1D     5274                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1 port Adapt
                       L1D     5275                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 4 Port Async EIA 232 A
                       L1D     5277                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4Port 10GBE&1GBE SFP+ LP
                       L1D     5279                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR LP
                       L1D     5280                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adap
                       L1D     5283                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2 Port 10GbE SFP Copp
                       L1D     5286                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 2 Port Async EIA 232 A
                       L1D     5290                  Both     Yes No
System Pwr Sup -1925W
                       L1D     5532                  Both     Yes No
SATA Slimline DVD-RAM Drive
                       L1D     5771                  Both     Yes No
Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack
                       L1D     6068                  MES      Yes No
Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack
                       L1D     6069                  MES      Yes No
1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors
                       L1D     6248                  MES      Yes No
2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors
                       L1D     6249                  MES      Yes No
1.8m Rack Trim Kit
                       L1D     6263                  MES      Yes No
2.0m Rack Trim Kit
                       L1D     6272                  MES      Yes No
Pwr Crd 4.3m 14ft Wall IBM PDU
                       L1D     6458                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd (14FT), Drwr - OEM PDU
                       L1D     6460                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 4.3m 14ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6469                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 1.8m 6ft Wall 125V/15A
                       L1D     6470                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6471                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6472                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6473                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6474                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6475                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6476                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6477                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6478                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6488                  Both     Yes No
4.3m (14 Ft) 3PH/24A Power Cor
                       L1D     6489                  MES      Yes No
4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48A Pwr Cord
                       L1D     6491                  MES      Yes No
4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48 60A Pwr Co
                       L1D     6492                  MES      Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6493                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6494                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A
                       L1D     6496                  Both     Yes No
Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD
                       L1D     6577                  Both     Yes No
Optional Rack Security Kit
                       L1D     6580                  MES      Yes No
Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack
                       L1D     6586                  MES      Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 125V,15A
                       L1D     6651                  Both     Yes No
4.3m 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord
                       L1D     6654                  MES      Yes No
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24 30A WR Pwr
                       L1D     6655                  MES      Yes No
4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24A Power Cord
                       L1D     6656                  MES      Yes No
Pwr.Cord(9ft),To Wall/OEM PDU
                       L1D     6659                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 14ft 4.3m WallOEM PDU
                       L1D     6660                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.8m 9.2ft Wall PDU
                       L1D     6665                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drwr - OEM PDU
                       L1D     6669                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7M, Drwr - IBM PDU
                       L1D     6671                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 1.5M, Drwr - IBM PDU
                       L1D     6672                  Both     Yes No
Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU
                       L1D     6680                  Both     Yes No
Intelligent PDU+ 1 EIA Unit
                       L1D     7109                  MES      Yes No
Environmental Monitoring Probe
                       L1D     7118                  Both     Yes No
Power Distribution Unit
                       L1D     7188                  MES      Yes No
Eth Cbl 15M HW Management
                       L1D     7802                  Both     Yes No
Linux Software Preinstall
                       L1D     8143                  Initial  N/A No
USB Mouse
                       L1D     8845                  Both     Yes No
Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       L1D     9169                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-US Eng
                       L1D     9300                  Initial  N/A No
New Red Hat Lic Core Counter
                       L1D     9442                  Initial  N/A No
New SUSE Lic Core Counter
                       L1D     9443                  Initial  N/A No
Other Linux Lic Core Counter
                       L1D     9445                  Initial  N/A No
3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt
                       L1D     9446                  Initial  N/A No
VIOS Core Counter
                       L1D     9447                  Initial  N/A No
Month Indicator
                       L1D     9461                  Initial  N/A No
Day Indicator
                       L1D     9462                  Initial  N/A No
Hour Indicator
                       L1D     9463                  Initial  N/A No
Minute Indicator
                       L1D     9464                  Initial  N/A No
Qty Indicator
                       L1D     9465                  Initial  N/A No
Countable Member Indicator
                       L1D     9466                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Dutch
                       L1D     9700                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-French
                       L1D     9703                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-German
                       L1D     9704                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Polish
                       L1D     9705                  Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Norwegian
                       L1D     9706                  Initial  N/A No
Lang.Group Spcf-Portuguese
                       L1D     9707                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Spanish
                       L1D     9708                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Italian
                       L1D     9711                  Initial  N/A No
Langua Gr Speci Canadian Frenc
                       L1D     9712                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Japanese
                       L1D     9714                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Specify Tr Chin
                       L1D     9715                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Korean
                       L1D     9716                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Turkish
                       L1D     9718                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Hungarian
                       L1D     9719                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Slovakian
                       L1D     9720                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Russian
                       L1D     9721                  Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Spcf Simpl Chinese
                       L1D     9722                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Czech
                       L1D     9724                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Romanian
                       L1D     9725                  Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Croatian
                       L1D     9726                  Initial  N/A No
Language Group Spcf-Slovenian
                       L1D     9727                  Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Braz Port
                       L1D     9728                  Initial  N/A No
Lang Group Specify - Thai
                       L1D     9729                  Initial  N/A No
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux
                       L1D     EC22                  Both     Yes No

Full Width Key USB, US English
                       L1D     EK51                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, French
                       L1D     EK52                  Both     Yes No
Full WidthKey USB,Italian
                       L1D     EK53                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, German/Aus
                       L1D     EK54                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, UK English
                       L1D     EK55                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Spanish
                       L1D     EK56                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Japanese
                       L1D     EK57                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, BrazilianP
                       L1D     EK58                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Hungarian
                       L1D     EK59                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Korean
                       L1D     EK60                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Chinese
                       L1D     EK61                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, French Can
                       L1D     EK62                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Belgian/UK
                       L1D     EK64                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Swedish/Fi
                       L1D     EK65                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Danish
                       L1D     EK66                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Bulgarian
                       L1D     EK67                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Swiss/Fr/G
                       L1D     EK68                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Norwegian
                       L1D     EK69                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Dutch
                       L1D     EK70                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Portuguese
                       L1D     EK71                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Greek
                       L1D     EK72                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Hebrew
                       L1D     EK73                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Polish
                       L1D     EK74                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Slovakian
                       L1D     EK75                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Czech
                       L1D     EK76                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Turkish
                       L1D     EK77                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, LA Spanish
                       L1D     EK78                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Arabic
                       L1D     EK79                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Thai
                       L1D     EK80                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Russian
                       L1D     EK81                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, Slovenian
                       L1D     EK82                  Both     Yes No
Full Width Key USB, US English
                       L1D     EK83                  Both     Yes No
80/160GB Tape - PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL01                  Both     Yes No
300GB 10K SFF Disk-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL02                  Both     Yes No
146GB 15K SFF Disk-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL03                  Both     Yes No
4Gb 2-port FCAL - PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL09                  Both     Yes No
Memory Riser Card(Zero-priced)
                       L1D     EL0A                  Initial  N/A No
Memory Riser Card - PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL0K                  Both     Yes No
600GB 10K SFF Disk-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL0P                  Both     Yes No
Storage Backplane 6 SFF Dri
                       L1D     EL0R                  Initial  N/A No
Storage Backplane 3 SFF Dri
                       L1D     EL0T                  Initial  N/A No
Storage Backplane w/ext SAS
                       L1D     EL0V                  Initial  N/A No
Backplane 6 SFFs -PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL0W                  MES      Yes No
Backplane 3 SFFs -PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL0X                  MES      Yes No
Backplane w/ext SAS-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL0Y                  MES      Yes No
300GB 15K SFF Disk-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL0Z                  Both     Yes No
2-port SAS adapter -PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL10                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       L1D     EL11                  Initial  N/A No
8GB (2x4GB) Memory-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL15                  Initial  N/A No
8GB (2x4GB) Memory-PowerLinux
                       L1D     EL1F                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP
                       L1D     EL27                  Both     Yes No
PCIe LP 8Gb 2 Port Fibre Chann
                       L1D     EL2N                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2 port 10GbE SR Adapt
                       L1D     EL2P                  Both     Yes No
16GB (2x8GB) Memory DIMMs 1066
                       L1D     EL2Q                  Initial  N/A No
32GB (2x16GB) Mem DIMMs 1066
                       L1D     EL2R                  Initial  N/A No
16GB (2x8GB) Memory DIMMs 1066
                       L1D     EL2S                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2x16GB) Mem DIMMs 1066
                       L1D     EL2T                  Both     Yes No
64GB (2x32GB) Mem DIMMs 1066
                       L1D     EL2U                  Both     Yes No
64GB (2x32GB) Mem DIMMs 1066
                       L1D     EL2V                  Initial  N/A No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SR
                       L1D     EL2Z                  Both     Yes No
900GB 10k RPM SAS SFF Disk
                       L1D     EL35                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 4-port 10GB FCoE & 1G
                       L1D     EL38                  Both     Yes No
PowerLinux Base - 8c 4.2 GHz
                       L1D     ELBB                  Initial  N/A No
PowerLinux Base - 4c 3.6GHz
                       L1D     ELBE                  Initial  N/A No
PowerLinux Base - 6c 4.2 GHz
                       L1D     ELBF                  Initial  N/A No
Trial Live Partition Mobility
                       L1D     ELPM                  Both     Yes No
1m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       L1D     EN01                  Both     Yes No
3m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       L1D     EN02                  Both     Yes No
5m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       L1D     EN03                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 16Gb 2-port Fibre Cha
                       L1D     EN0B                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Chan
                       L1D     EN0Y                  Both     Yes No
8-core 4.2 GHz (Zero-priced)
                       L1D     EPLK                  Initial  N/A No
EPLK Proc Activ (Zero-priced)
                       L1D     EPLN                  Initial  N/A No
4-core 3.6 GHz (Zero-priced)
                       L1D     EPLP                  Initial  N/A No
6-core 4.2 GHz (Zero-priced)
                       L1D     EPLQ                  Initial  N/A No
One processor Activ for #EPLP
                       L1D     EPLR                  Initial  N/A No
One processor Activ for #EPLQ
                       L1D     EPLS                  Initial  N/A No
RFID Tags for Compute Nodes
                       L1D     ERF1                  Initial  N/A No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       L1D     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       L1D     EU01                  Both     Yes No
RDX USB External Docking
                       L1D     EU04                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       L1D     EU08                  Both     Yes No
1.5TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       L1D     EU15                  Both     Yes No
RDX USB Internal Docking
                       L1D     EU23                  Both     Yes No

Pricing terms

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

ENUS-113-014-LIST_PRICES_2013_02_05.PDF ENUS-113-014-LIST_PRICES_2013_02_05.PDF

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

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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.

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

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

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

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



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