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IBM Power Systems feature new I/O and memory enhancements

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-087
May 28, 2013

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(Corrected on June 19, 2013)

In the At a glance section deleted sentence stating that Integrated Multifunction Card enhancements are expanded to "C" model 770/780.

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The following enhancements improve the Power Systems™ price-to-performance ratio and add functional capabilities:



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New Power 795 memory DIMMs using high-density 4 Gb DDR3 technology improve Power 795 price-to-performance ratios and save energy and cooling. 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB memory (#EM40, #EM41, #EM42, and #EM44) match the capacity sizes of the previously announced memory features. Existing 795 servers can use both the previously announced and the new memory features, but new servers should order only new memory features. The new memory features require firmware level 7.6, or later.

To simplify ordering billing features for Power 770/780/795, clients using very large amounts of Capacity on Demand Elastic (On/Off) memory can now specify up to 99,990 billing days at one time. The addition of a new 100 GB-day billing feature (#EMJ3) for additional granularity plus eConfig enhancements implemented earlier this year make this possible. To simplify ordering memory activation features for the 16 TB capacity of the Power 795, you can order more 256 GB activation features at one time, and a new 100 GB activation feature (#EMA3) delivers additional granularity.

The PCIe2 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter (#EN0A) offers twice the bandwidth of a 2-port 8 Gb Fibre Channel adapter in the same physical space. This adapter was recently announced on the POWER7+™ 710-760 in first quarter 2013; support is now expanded to the Power 770 and Power 780 fulfilling a statement of direction. Support for the 9117-MMC and 9179-MHC is planned in June 2013. Support for the 9117-MMD and 9179-MHD is planned in July 2013.

The PCIe2 4-port (10 Gb FCoE & 1 GbE) SR&RJ45 (#EN0H) delivers the function of up to three PCIe adapters in just one PCIe slot. It is a 2-port 10 Gb Ethernet (NIC) adapter plus a 2-port 1 Gb Ethernet (NIC) adapter plus a 2-port 10 Gb Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adapter. This adapter was announced on the POWER7+ 710-760 in first quarter 2013; support is now expanded to the Power 770 and Power 780 fulfilling a statement of direction. Support for the 9117-MMC and 9179-MHC is planned in June 2013. Support for the 9117-MMD and 9179-MHD is planned in July 2013.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (#EDR1) delivers up to 480,000 IOPs and up to 4.5 GB bandwidth in just one EIA of rack space and requires no PCIe slots to attach to a server. Support is added for the Power 770/780, 9117-MMC, and 9179-MHC in June 2013, fulfilling a statement of direction. Ultra Drawer support had previously been announced on the POWER7+ 710 through 780. Supporting the Ultra Drawer on the Power 770/780 are the addition of a full set of related 6-pack SSD features, single SSD features, GX++ attachment adapter, PCI cables, and specify features. IBM® i SSD features (#ES04 and #ESR4) are planned for the 9117-MMC and 9179-MHC in June 2013, and are planned for the 9117-MMD and 9179-MHD in July 2013.

Two new 10 Gb Ethernet adapters expand the portfolio of applications for PowerLinux™ servers. The Solarflare low-latency 10 Gb Ethernet adapters are supported on the POWER7+ PowerLinux 7R1 and 7R2 under Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 6.4. The two adapters are the PCIe2 LP 2-port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter (#EL39) and the PCIe2 LP 2-port 10 GbE SFN5162F Adapter (#EL3A). The PCIe2LP 2-port 10 GbE SFN6122F Adapter (#EL39) also supports Solarflare's OpenOnload application acceleration middleware which can provide accelerated performance to applications, without need for specialized networks.

Because of a planned withdrawal by the vendors who build the DAT160 tape drive, IBM is offering 2014 planning information to give clients who have entry tape requirements time to transition to newer entry save/restore technologies such as RDX.



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June 7, 2013, for all features except:



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New memory DIMMs

New high-density memory DIMMs using 4 Gb DRAM technology are now available for the Power 795 model FHB. This includes new memory DIMMs for 32 GB (#EM40), 64 GB (#EM41), 128 GB (#EM42), and 256 GB (#EM44) DDR3 memory features. The existing memory features use 2 Gb DRAM technology and thus require more chips for the same capacity as the newer 4 Gb DRAM technology. Leveraging the newer 4 Gb technology allows the 795 memory to use significantly less energy and cooling. The price performance of the new memory features and their activation features (#EMA2/EMA3) is also significantly improved.

The new 4 Gb memory features have exactly the same product structure and rules as the existing 2 Gb memory features with the exception of the newer 7.6 firmware level being required for the:

New memory features and existing memory features can be mixed on the same server and in the same processor book assuming 7.6 firmware is installed. Existing configuration rules fill eight DIMM slots at a time for each SCM in the processor book which has memory installed. Thus, there is no mixing of existing and new memory features on a single SCM. (There are four SCM in a processor book, each with eight DIMM slots.)

For same-serial-number model upgrades from POWER6® 595 to POWER7® 795, conversions to either the existing 795 memory features (#5600, #5601, #5602, and #5604) or the new memory features (#EM40, #EM41, #EM42, and #EM44) are supported. Assuming Firmware 7.6, the newer features are the better choice. Note that a second set of bulk memory features (#EMB1, #EMB2, #EMB3, #EMB4, and #EMB5) allow 595 bulk memory features to be converted the newer 4 Gb memory technology.

Other Power 795 I/O enhancements

Additional operating system support is available for the 795 PCIe Gen2 GX++ adapters which were announced in late 2012. IBM i already supports the Ethernet NIC function of CNA adapter (#EN22) adapter. Support is expanding on July 26, 2013, for IBM i 6.1 or 7.1 for the FCoE function. VIOS is prerequisite for either the NIC or FCoE function with IBM i. Red Hat Executive Linux 6.4 support of the CNA (#EN22) and 16 Gb Fibre Channel adapter (#EN23) has been added. As of April 2013, there is no SUSE Linux support announcement for these two GX++ adapters.

PCIe2 16 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter support expanded

Support is announced for the 16 Gb FC adapter on the Power 770 and 780. Support for the 9117-MMC and 9179-MHC is planned in June. Support for the 9117-MMD and 9179-MHD is planned in July.

The dual-port PCIe Gen2 16 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (#EN0A) provides a high-bandwidth connection to a Fibre Channel switch. Each port delivers up to 16 Gb bandwidth. Thus, the bandwidth of one feature #EN0A adapter is approximately equivalent to the bandwidth of two #5735/5273 dual-port 8 Gb FC adapters. Or the bandwidth of one feature #EN0A is approximately equivalent to the bandwidth of one #5729/EN0Y quad-port 8 Gb adapter.

Each 16 Gb adapter port can sense and match the speed of the switch connection running at 16 Gb, 8 Gb, or 4 Gb. Direct device support is not provided. The adapter was previously supported in Gen2 slots of the POWER7+ 720/740/750/760 ("D" models) and is now supported is added for the POWER7+ 770/780 ("D" models) and the POWER7 770/780 ("C" models). The #EN0A adapter has not been tested in PCIe Gen1 slots and is not supported in Gen1 slots.

For cabling type and length limitations refer to the feature code description in the sales manual. The cabling is the same as that used for an 8 Gb FC adapter and basically the same that as used for a 10 Gb Ethernet optical SR cabling.

Note that the entire adapter (both ports) is owned by one partition. If owned by VIOS, then VIOS can then virtualize these ports to other partitions.

NPIV support is provided through VIOS.

Software support levels are:

PCIe2 4-port (10 Gb FCoE and 1 GbE) SR and RJ45 support expanded

Support is announced for the # 4-port (2x10 Gb and 2x1 Gb ports) Ethernet adapter on the Power 770 and 780. Support for the 9117-MMC and 9179-MHC is planned in June. Support for the 9117-MMD and 9179-MHD is planned in July.

This combination 10 Gb plus 1 Gb adapter can potentially help consolidate two or more adapters, saving PCIe slots and adapters. This four-port PCIe Gen2 adapter gives you two 10 Gb CNA/FCoE ports plus two 1 Gb Ethernet ports. The full-high feature code used on the Power 770/780 is #EN0H.

A converged network adapter (CNA) is physically a 10 Gb Ethernet adapter, but a CNA port can run both Ethernet NIC traffic and simultaneously run Fibre Channel traffic (Fibre Channel over Ethernet). Handling both data streams (NIC and FC) makes it possible to reduce the number and type of adapters, cables, and switches in your data center.

Two of the ports are 10 Gb CNA/FCoE ports using SR fiber optical cabling. They are SFP+ ports with an optical transceiver already installed in the adapter. No other SFP+ transceiver type should be used. The other two ports are 1 Gb RJ45 ports using standard CAT5/CAT6A Ethernet cabling.

The adapter was previously supported in Gen2 slots of the POWER7+ 720/740/750/760 ("D" models) and is now supported is added for the POWER7+ 770/780 ("D" models) and the POWER7 770/780 ("C" models). The #EN0H adapter has not been tested in PCIe Gen1 slots and is not supported in Gen1 slots.

The 10 Gb ports of #EN0H are like the PCIe Gen1 CNA/FCoE adapter (#5708), which also delivers two 10 Gb ports. Assuming placement in PCIe Gen2 slots, both the #5708 and #EN0H offer similar CNA bandwidth. However, two additional 1 Gb ports on the #EN0H may eliminate the need for a separate 1 Gb Ethernet adapter, such as the 2-port #5767 or the 4-port #5899.

Note that the entire adapter (all four ports) is owned by one partition. If owned by VIOS, then VIOS can then virtualize these ports to other partitions. NPIV support is provided through VIOS.

For cabling information, refer to the feature code description in the sales manual.

Software support levels are:

EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer support expanded

The existing feature #EDR1 EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer will be supported on additional server models. Support was previously announced for the POWER7+ 710/720/730/740/750/760/770/780 and the POWER7+ PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2T), but will now also be supported on the POWER7 770/780 "C" models (9117-MMC and 9179-MHC). This support is planned for June 2013.

Support for the IBM i 387GB SSD features (#ES04/ESR4) on the Ultra Drawer is planned for July 27, 2013, on the POWER7+ 770 (9117-MMD) and 780 (9179-MHD). When #EDR1 support is added in June for the Power 770/780 "C" models, both #ES02/ESR2 (AIX/Linux) and #ES04/ESR4 ( IBM i) SSD features will be supported.

Solid-state drive (SSD) or flash technology can offer a much larger number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) compared to spinning disk drive (HDD) technology, and can therefore slash I/O-bound batch window times, improve interactive or query response time, and even make previously performance-impractical applications work well. Depending on the workload, it can range from 66X to 250X more IOPS with an SSD versus an HDD.

Additionally, a small set of SSDs can offer energy, cooling, and footprint savings by replacing a much larger set of HDDs. By combining SSDs and HDDs in the same partition or application, you can leverage the performance capability of SSD technology on hot data or files and leverage the HDD technology's lower cost per gigabyte on cold data or files. Hot SSD plus cold HDD usage can often provide the best overall system price-to-performance ratio.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer provides ultra-dense packaging and ultra-high performance for up to 30 SSDs without requiring a PCI slot. The Ultra Drawer requires only 1U (1 EIA) of standard 19-inch rack space, while delivering up to 11.6 TB of capacity using 387 GB SSDs. This ultra-dense packaging is more than twice the density of the feature #5887 EXP24S Drawer, which offers 24 drives in 2U of space, plus space needed for prerequisite SAS controllers/adapters.

Also, up to 48 additional HDDs located in up to two downstream EXP24S Disk Drawers (#5887) can be directly attached to the Ultra Drawer under AIX , Linux , or VIOS. This delivers up to 43.2 TB additional capacity using 900 GB HDD in only 4U additional rack space (2U per EXP24S drawer). Thus, in just 5U space (one EXP30 Ultra Drawer and two EXP24S drawers), up to 54.8 TB capacity can be enabled. IBM i 7.1 TR6 also supports attaching downstream EXP24S drives, but has a maximum of one downstream EXP24S drawer and therefore a maximum of up to 24 additional HDDs.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (#EDR1) delivers up to 480,000 IOPS (read only), up to 410,000 IOPS (60% read/40% write), or up to 325,000 IOPS (100% write). It enables up to 4.5 GBps bandwidth from the SSD. All of this is possible in just 1U of space -- ultra performance in an ultra-dense package. Compared to a small form factor (SFF) 15,000 rpm HDD, which typically offers 150 to 400 IOPS and needs space in a 2U form factor, the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer is far advanced.

Integrated into each EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer are two powerful IBM-designed SAS controllers with very large 3.1 GB write cache. These ultra controllers work as a pair, providing redundancy and protection of the write cache contents. The controllers use the latest and most powerful IBM SAS adapter technology and employ high-performance hardware and firmware technology. Use of IBM's active/active SAS technology enables each controller to be the optimized controller for one or more RAID arrays and delivers higher aggregate performance.

The 387 GB SSD (#ES02/#ES04) used in the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O drawer uses high-performance, industrial-strength eMLC technology. These SSDs are packaged as 1.8-inch SAS drives, which can be added to or removed concurrently while the drawer is in use. The drives are formatted to 528 byte sectors, which allows SCSI T10 standardized data integrity fields to exist on every block of data. JBOD mode (512 byte sectors) is not supported.

Feature #ES02 and #ES04 are identical SSDs, but have different feature code numbers to help IBM Configuration tools and IBM Manufacturing tool better understand the configuration you need. Feature #ES02 is used for AIX , Linux , and VIOS. Feature #ES04 is used for IBM i. When buying a new server, the 6-pack features #ESR2 and #ESR4 can be used to buy SSD at a lower price per drive. See the February 5, 2013, I/O Announcement for Power Systems for more detail on #ESR2/ESR4.

With AIX , Linux , and VIOS, the SSDs can be protected using RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, or RAID 10 by operating system mirroring (LVM). RAID 1 function is enabled by creating RAID 10 with two drives. With IBM i, the SSDs must be protected using RAID 5, RAID 6, or by operating system mirroring. Hot spare is also supported for all operating environments with RAID 5 or RAID 6. RAID 5 arrays of up to 30 drives can be configured, but to use the higher performance of active/active functionality, an even number of RAID arrays is recommended.

When you configure an EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O drawer, a minimum of six SSDs is required per drawer. The SSD can be used like any SAS drive, including boot drives or load source drives.

IBM was the first server vendor to offer Enterprise Multilevel Cell (eMLC) flash memory technology, which blends enterprise-class performance and reliability characteristics of MLC flash storage. The #ES02/ES04 387 GB SSD builds upon this base and uses advances in both the SSD device controller flash memory management and in eMLC technology itself to deliver even better value propositions. Like IBM's earlier eMLC SSD, the drives are designed for more sustained performance levels and extended endurance or reliability. For example, the Power Systems 387 GB IBM eMLC SSD modules were designed to provide 24x7 usage daily for at least five years even when running write-intensive levels. Typical client usage is expected to be much lower, especially regarding the average percentage of writes, and thus drive life span can be much longer.

The following environments are required for support of the #EDR1 EXP30 Ultra SSD drawer:

You can find the required driver update for Linux at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.html

Each of the two integrated SAS controllers in the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O drawer requires a connection to a GX++ PCIe2 Adapter located in the Power server GX++ slot. The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer is attached directly to the Power System GX++ slot for higher bandwidth. If a GX++ PCIe2 Adapter is used in the GX++ slot, the GX++ slot cannot be used for an I/O loop.

Like the Power 770 (9117-MMD) and Power 780 (9179-MHD), the Power 770 (9117-MMC) and Power 780 (9179-MHC) use a dual-port GX++ PCIe2 Adapter (#1914). One dual-port GX++ PCIe2 Adapter can support both connections to the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer's two SAS controllers. For redundancy, one Ultra Drawer can attach to two different GX++ PCIe Adapters, using just one port on each GX++ PCIe Adapter.

The connection between the GX++ PCIe adapter in the server's GX++ slot and the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer's integrated SAS controller is through a PCIe cable, 1.5 meter (#EN05), 3 meter (#EN07), or 8 meter (#EN08). Two cables are required, one for each integrated SAS controller.

For high-availability configurations in an AIX or Linux environment, an Ultra Drawer can be attached to two different GX++ PCIe Adapters located on two different servers. For example, one Ultra Drawer can be attached to one port of a feature #1914 GX++ Adapter on a Power 750 and to one port of a feature #1914 GX++ Adapter on a Power 780. In another example, one Ultra Drawer can be attached to one port of a feature #EJ03 GX++ Adapter on a Power 740 and to one port of a feature #EJ03 GX++ Adapter on a Power 730. Typically, this would be done under control of AIX PowerHA® software in the same way an SAS adapter pair such as a pair of feature #5913 or a pair of feature #5805 can be attached. In this scenario, if one server fails, the other server can access all the SAS drives controlled by the Ultra Drawer's integrated SAS controllers. To assist IBM configurator tools in recognizing this scenario, two specify feature numbers are used for each EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer shared across two servers, feature #5925 and feature #5927. IBM i does not support the placement of GX++ PCIe2 Adapters in different servers.

The 30 SAS SSD bays are always physically one set of drives, even though there may be multiple RAID arrays in this one set. With two or more RAID arrays, each RAID array can be optimized to either of the integrated SAS controllers to take advantage of active/active performance improvements through the read/write bandwidth of both adapters.

In all the above scenarios, the two integrated Ultra SAS controllers work as a pair to protect the write cache contents. If one of the controllers fails or the controller's PCI cable or its GX++ PCIe2 adapter fails, the write cache contents are written out to the SAS drives and caching is disabled. The remaining SAS adapter is designed to continue working without using the write cache. This helps ensure that write cache contents do not become a possible single point of failure and data loss. Full access to all the devices and RAID protection is maintained through the remaining integrated Ultra SAS controller. When the pairing is reestablished, write cache usage resumes. Note that the SAS controller's performance for many workloads can be noticeably reduced if the write cache is not being used. To help alert the operations staff of the problem, multiple error messages are posted, advising of the missing pairing for write cache.

The write cache contents are also protected against power failures. Super capacitors in the integrated SAS controllers provide power to write out cache content to integrated nonvolatile flash memory in the integrated SAS controllers if power is lost. Because batteries are not used, no battery maintenance is required.

Four SAS ports on the rear of the EXP30 Ultra Drawer (#EDR1) enable up to two EXP24S Disk Drawers (#5887) to be attached, supporting up to 48 SAS bays. Two ports are labeled T1 and two are labeled T2. Two EX SAS cables (#5926 (1.5m), #3675 (3m), or #3680 (6m)) attach the Ultra Drawer (#EDR1) and each EXP24S Disk Drawer (#5887). These two cables provide two connections to each EXP24S Drawer for redundancy and performance. One EXP24S Drawer (#5887) is attached to the T1 ports. A second EXP24S is attached to the T2 ports. The integrated SAS controllers drive both the SSD in the Ultra Drawer and the HDD in the EXP24S (#5887). SSDs are not supported in the EXP24S in this configuration. The EXP24S must be in mode 1. One EXP24S cannot be attached to two different Ultra Drawers. AIX , Linux , and VIOS support using two downstream EXP24s and IBM i supports using one downstream EXP24S. The no-charge specify feature #9388 communicates to IBM Manufacturing that a feature #5887 EXP24S will be attached to the SSD Ultra Drawer.

The feature #EDR1 EXP30 Ultra drawer has extensive redundancy and concurrent maintenance capability. It includes redundant fans, redundant power supplies, and redundant integrated SAS controllers. There are redundant SAS paths all the way from the GX++ adapter to the SAS drives. Concurrent maintenance is supported for fans, power supplies, SAS controllers, and SSD SAS bays. PCI cables between the system unit and Ultra Drawer can also be disconnected and reconnected, but will require the associated GX slot and the imbedded SAS controller to be reset as part of the reconnect procedure. The POWER7+ 770/780 GX++ PCI adapters initially do not have concurrent maintenance support, but this CHARM support is planned for first half 2013

EXP24S Disk Drawers (#5887) can be attached, detached, or replaced concurrently downstream of the EXP30 Ultra Drawer, but both imbedded SAS controllers must be taken offline. Thus, unless redundant EXP30 Ultra Drawers have been implemented, or unless the temporary loss of EXP30 access is insignificant to the configuration, scheduled downtime should be expected.

PowerLinux I/O and application enhancement

Solarflare's SFN6122F and SFN5162F 10 Gb Ethernet server adapters can enable high throughput, low latency,f and high CPU efficiency, improving the performance and efficiency of network communications, network-attached storage and remote file system access. Solarflare's unique hardware-accelerated virtualized NIC (vNIC) architecture can provide high scalability, high throughput, and low latency benefits to a wide range of network-intensive applications. Each vNIC provides a dedicated channel between the network adapter and host software, allowing network I/O processing to be distributed efficiently over multiple CPU cores. This can reduce or eliminate processing bottlenecks and can dramatically improve I/O performance on busy networks.

Solarflare SFN6122F 10 Gb Ethernet adapters support the OpenOnload application acceleration middleware, which can provide ultra-low latency, very high throughput, and reduced latency jitter even as message loads increase. SFN6122F with OpenOnload bypasses the network stack in the operating system kernel by dedicating a vNIC to each accelerated application, reducing the processing associated with networking and improving core scaling. SFN6122F application acceleration is based on industry standard APIs and protocols; for applications written to standard POSIX socket APIs, 10 Gb Ethernet accelerated performance can be achieved without modifications to applications, proprietary protocols, or specialized networks.

Two white papers from Solarflare offer additional detail.

These adapters are supported in the PCIe Gen2 slots of the PowerLinux 7R1 and 7R2, 8246-L1D/-L2D/-L1T/-L2T, under Red Hat Executive Linux 6.4. The adapter has two 10 Gb SFP+ ports supporting active copper twinax cables up to 5 meters long.

Other I/O enhancements

Additional IBM i support is announced for the 4-port CNA adapter (#EN0H/EN0J) on the Power 710/760 and for the Integrated Multifunction Cards (#EN10/EN11) on the Power 750 Express® and Power 760 which were announced in February 2013. IBM i already supports the Ethernet NIC function of these CNA ports. Support is expanding on July 26, 2013, for IBM i 6.1 or 7.1 for the FCoE function. VIOS is prerequisite for either the NIC or FCoE function with IBM i.

A new feature #EH0D eases same-serial-number upgrades into the POWER7+ 770 (9117-MMD) from earlier POWER7 770 models which already had enabled Active Memory Mirroring. IBM Manufacturing systems use this feature when doing a same-serial-number upgrade into a POWER7+ 9117-MMD from a 9117-MMC. eConfig will automatically place #EHOD on the order if Active Memory Mirroring (AMM) enablement is already on the 9117-MMC server.

Configuration flexibility is enhanced for the 10 Gb RoCE Ethernet Adapters (#EC27, #EC28, #EC29, and #EC30). These adapters are now supported in the PCIe Gen1 slots of the 12X-attached PCIe I/O Drawers (#5802 or #5877). The adapters were already supported in the PCIe Gen2 slots and the 12X-attached I/O drawers (#5803 or #5873). Note that when located in Gen1 slots, the maximum possible throughput of the adapter may be somewhat limited if both ports are being simultaneously heavily used.

IBM Storage introduced the FlashSystem portfolio of flash-based storage systems on April 11, 2013.

Refer to Hardware Announcements 113-046, dated April 11, 2013 and 113-047, dated April 11, 2013 .

The following FlashSystem products are orderable in AAS and connect to IBM Power servers via fibre channel attachment:

FlashSystem storage systems occupy 1U of standard 19-inch rack space. Refer to the IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center (SSIC) for additional details

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


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I/O withdrawal

IBM plans to withdraw from marketing the DAT160 tape drive in mid 2014 for Power Systems . The withdrawal is due to projected supply constraints of new drives. This does not impact IBM plans for support of existing DAT160 tape drives or IBM plans to provide additional tape cartridges to existing clients. Clients seeking an entry save/restore tape drive should consider RDX technology which can offer higher capacity, higher speed, higher reliability, and lower docking station cost. Clients seeking a somewhat higher entry save/restore tape drive should consider LTO™ , the Ultrium™ technology.

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8246, 8408, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date: May 28, 2013

New feature
                                                   Machine        Feature
Description                                        type model     number

 
Power Cloud Integrated Solution Indicator For
Order Routing                                      8202 E4D       0712
                                                   8231 E1D
                                                   8231 E2D
                                                   8408 E8D
                                                   9109 RMD
Carry-Over Indicator for AMM #4797 (Upgrades
only)                                              9117 MMD       EH0D

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8246, 8408, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date: June 7, 2013

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                                                Machine      Feature
Description                                      type model   number

 
Customer Specified Placement                      8246  L1D     0456
                                                  8246  L1T
                                                  8246  L2D
                                                  8246  L2T
#ES04 Load Source Specify                         9117  MMC     0882
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD
Quantity 150 of #1962                             8231  E2D     1817
Quantity 150 of #1956                             8231  E2D     1844
GX++ 2-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter                      9117  MMC     1914
                                                  9179  MHC
Quantity 150 of #1948                             8231  E2D     1927
SAS EX Cable 3m - Drawer to Drawer                9117  MMC     3675
                                                  9179  MHC
SAS EX Cable 6m - Drawer to Drawer                9117  MMC     3680
                                                  9179  MHC
Shared EXP30 Indicator                            9117  MMC     5925
                                                  9179  MHC
SAS EX Cable 1.5m - Drawer to Drawer              9117  MMC     5926
                                                  9179  MHC
Remote EXP30 Indicator                            9117  MMC     5927
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-1 & EXP30 for 1 EXP24S #5887         9117  MMC     9388
                                                  9179  MHC
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer                        9117  MMC     EDR1
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE SFN6122F Adapter            8246  L1D     EL39
                                                  8246  L1T
                                                  8246  L2D
                                                  8246  L2T
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE SFN5162F Adapter            8246  L1D     EL3A
                                                  8246  L1T
                                                  8246  L2D
                                                  8246  L2T
0/32GB DDR3 Memory (4X8GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7+ CoD Memory                                9119  FHB     EM40
0/64GB DDR3 Memory (4X16GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7+ CoD Memory                                9119  FHB     EM41
0/128GB DDR3 Memory (4X32GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7+ CoD Memory                                9119  FHB     EM42
0/256GB DDR3 Memory (4X64GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7+ CoD Memory                                9119  FHB     EM44
Activation of 1 GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory            9119  FHB     EMA2
Activation of 100 GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory          9119  FHB     EMA3
0/256GB DDR3 Memory (4XEM41) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7 CoD Memory                                 9119  FHB     EMB1
0/512GB DDR3 Memory (8XEM41) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7 CoD Memory                                 9119  FHB     EMB2
0/1024GB DDR3 Memory (8XEM42) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7 CoD Memory                                 9119  FHB     EMB3
0/256GB DDR3 Memory (8XEM40) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7 CoD Memory                                 9119  FHB     EMB4
0/512GB DDR3 Memory (16XEM40) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER7 CoD Memory                                 9119  FHB     EMB5
On/Off 100 GB-Days, Memory Billing POWER7         9117  MMB     EMJ3
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m                                9117  MMC     EN05
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe x8 Cable 3m                                  9117  MMC     EN07
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe x8 Cable 8m                                  9117  MMC     EN08
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe2 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter           9117  MMC     EN0A
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb FCoE & 1GbE) SR&RJ45           9117  MMC     EN0H
                                                  9179  MHC
Quantity 150 of #1738 (856GB SFF-2 disk)          8231  E2D     EQ38
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC        9117  MMC     ES02
                                                  9179  MHC
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD for IBM i with eMLC            9117  MMC     ES04
                                                  9179  MHC
Six ES04 387GB 1.8" SAS SSD for IBM i with eMLC   9117  MMC     ESR4
                                                  9179  MHC
25th Anniversary Edition                          8202  E4D     EU28
                                                  8205  E6D
Software preload define                           8202  E4D     EUC0
                                                  8205  E6D
                                                  8231  E1D
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8408  E8D
Software preload define                           8202  E4D     EUC1
                                                  8205  E6D
                                                  8231  E1D
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8408  E8D
Software preload define                           8202  E4D     EUC2
                                                  8205  E6D
                                                  8231  E1D
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8408  E8D
Software preload define                           8202  E4D     EUC3
                                                  8205  E6D
                                                  8231  E1D
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8408  E8D

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8246, 8408, 9109, 9117, 9119, an 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date: July 19, 2013

New feature
                                                Machine      Feature
Description                                       type model number

 
PCIe2 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter           9117  MMD     EN0A
                                                  9179  MHD
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb FCoE & 1GbE) SR&RJ45           9117  MMD     EN0H
                                                  9179  MHD
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD for IBM i with eMLC            9117  MMD     ES04
                                                  9179  MHD
Six ES04 387GB 1.8" SAS SSD for IBM i with eMLC   9117  MMD     ESR4
                                                  9179  MHD

Feature conversions

The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature. Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 9119-FHA to 9119-FHB memory features
                                                          Return
From feature number:         To feature number:            parts

5693 - 0/4GB DDR2 Memory     EM40 - 0/32GB DDR3 Memory    Yes
(4X1GB) DIMMS- 667 MHz-      (4X8GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5694 - 0/8GB DDR2 Memory     EM40 - 0/32GB DDR3 Memory    Yes
(4X2GB) DIMMS- 667 MHz-      (4X8GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5695 - 0/16GB DDR2 Memory    EM40 - 0/32GB DDR3 Memory    Yes
(4X4GB) DIMMS- 533 MHz-      (4X8GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5694 - 0/8GB DDR2 Memory     EM41 - 0/64GB DDR3 Memory    Yes
(4X2GB) DIMMS- 667 MHz-      (4X16GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5695 - 0/16GB DDR2 Memory    EM41 - 0/64GB DDR3 Memory    Yes
(4X4GB) DIMMS- 533 MHz-      (4X16GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5696 - 0/32GB DDR2 Memory    EM41 - 0/64GB DDR3 Memory    Yes
(4X8GB) DIMMS- 400 MHz-      (4X16GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5695 - 0/16GB DDR2 Memory    EM42 - 0/128GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
(4X4GB) DIMMS- 533 MHz-      (4X32GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5696 - 0/32GB DDR2 Memory    EM42 - 0/128GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
(4X8GB) DIMMS- 400 MHz-      (4X32GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
POWER6 CoD Memory            POWER7+ CoD Memory
5697 - 0/64GB DDR2           EM42 - 0/128GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory(4X16GB) DIMMS, 400    (4X32GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
MHz, POWER6 CoD Memory       POWER7+ CoD Memory
5697 - 0/64GB DDR2           EM44 - 0/256GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory(4X16GB) DIMMS, 400    (4X64GB) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
MHz, POWER6 CoD Memory       POWER7+ CoD Memory
5680 - Activation of 1GB     EMA2 - Activation of 1 GB    No
DDR2 POWER6 Memory           DDR3 POWER7+ Memory
5681 - Activation of 256 GB  EMA3 - Activation of 100 GB  No
DDR2 POWER6 Memory           DDR3 POWER7+ Memory
5684 - Activation of 100 GB  EMA3 - Activation of 100 GB  No
DDR2 Memory                  DDR3 POWER7+ Memory
8202 - 0/256 GB 533MHz DDR2  EMB1 - 0/256GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory Package (16x#5695)    (4XEM41) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8203 - 0/512 GB 533MHz DDR2  EMB2 - 0/512GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory Package (32x#5695)    (8XEM41) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8204 - 0/512 GB 400MHz DDR2  EMB2 - 0/512GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory Package (16x#5696)    (8XEM41) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8203 - 0/512 GB 533MHz DDR2  EMB3 - 0/1024GB DDR3 Memory  Yes
Memory Package (32x#5695)    (8XEM42) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8204 - 0/512 GB 400MHz DDR2  EMB3 - 0/1024GB DDR3 Memory  Yes
Memory Package (16x#5696)    (8XEM42) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8201 - 0/256 GB 677MHz DDR2  EMB4 - 0/256GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory Package (32x#5694)    (8XEM40) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8202 - 0/256 GB 533MHz DDR2  EMB4 - 0/256GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory Package (16x#5695)    (8XEM40) DIMMS - 1066 MHz -
                             POWER7 CoD Memory
8203 - 0/512 GB 533MHz DDR2  EMB5 - 0/512GB DDR3 Memory   Yes
Memory Package (32x#5695)    (16XEM40) DIMMS - 1066 MHz
                             - POWER7 CoD Memory

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=113-087


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No publications are shipped with these features.



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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

For Physical specifications, refer to the Sales Manual.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

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



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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 Web site 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 your 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

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


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MES discount applicable

Yes

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

These features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which they are installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Customer setup

Yes, except for features #EQ77, #EM40 through #EM44, and #EMB1 through #EMB5 under machine type 9119

Machine code

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8246, 8408, 9109, 9117, 9119, 9179 machine types:

                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8202    number numbers Support  CSU MES

Power Cloud Solution Indicator
                       E4D     0712 Initial  N/A No
25th Anniversary Edition
                       E4D     EU28 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E4D     EUC0 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E4D     EUC1 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E4D     EUC2 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E4D     EUC3 Initial  N/A No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8205    number numbers Support  CSU MES
-
25th Anniversary Edition
                       E6D     EU28 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E6D     EUC0 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E6D     EUC1 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E6D     EUC2 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E6D     EUC3 Initial  N/A No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8231    number numbers Support  CSU MES

Power Cloud Solution Indicator
                       E1D     0712 Initial  N/A No
                       E2D          Initial  N/A No
Quantity 150 of #1738
                       E2D     EQ38 Both     Yes No
Software preload define
                       E1D     EUC0 Initial  N/A No
                       E2D          Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E1D     EUC1 Initial  N/A No
                       E2D          Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E1D     EUC2 Initial  N/A No
                       E2D          Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E1D     EUC3 Initial  N/A No
                       E2D          Initial  N/A No
                                             Initial/
                                             MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8246    number numbers Support  CSU MES

Customer Specified Placement
                       L1D     0456 Initial  N/A No
                       L1T          Initial  N/A No
                       L2D          Initial  N/A No
                       L2T          Initial  N/A No
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE SFN6122F
                       L1D     EL39 Both     Yes No
                       L1T          Both     Yes No
                       L2D          Both     Yes No
                       L2T          Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE SFN5162F
                       L1D     EL3A Both     Yes No
                       L1T          Both     Yes No
                       L2D          Both     Yes No
                       L2T          Both     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8408    number numbers Support  CSU MES

Power Cloud Solution Indicator
                       E8D     0712 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E8D     EUC0 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E8D     EUC1 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E8D     EUC2 Initial  N/A No
Software preload define
                       E8D     EUC3 Initial  N/A No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9109    number numbers Support  CSU MES

Power Cloud Solution Indicator
                       RMD     0712 Initial  N/A No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9117    number numbers Support  CSU MES

#ES04 Load Source Specify
                       MMC     0882 Both     Yes No
                       MMD          Both     Yes No
Carry-Over Indicator for AMM
                       MMD     EH0D MES      Yes No
On/Off, 100 GB-Days Billing
                       MMB     EMJ3 MES      Yes No
                       MMC          MES      Yes No
                       MMD          MES      Yes No
PCIe2 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channe
                       MMC     EN0A Both     Yes No
                       MMD          Both     Yes No
PICe2 4-port 10Gb FCoE & 1GbE
                       MMC     EN0H Both     Yes No
                       MMD          Both     Yes No
387 GB 1.8 SSD for IBMi w/eMLC
                       MMC     ES04 Both     Yes No
                       MMD          Both     Yes No
Six ES04 387 GB 1.8 SSD IBMi
                       MMC     ESR4 Initial  Yes No
                       MMD          Initial  Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9119    number numbers Support  CSU MES

0/32GB DDR3 1066MHz 4 DIMMs
                       FHB     EM40 Both     No  Yes
0/64GB DDR3 1066MHz 4 DIMMs
                       FHB     EM41 Both     No  Yes
0/128GB DDR3 1066MHz 4 DIMMs
                       FHB     EM42 Both     No  Yes
0/256GB DDR3 1066MHz 4 DIMMs
                       FHB     EM44 Both     No  No
Activation of 1 GB DDR3 P7+
                       FHB     EMA2 Both     Yes No
QTY 100 OF FC EMA2, 1GB Act
                       FHB     EMA3 Both     Yes No
0/256GB DDR3 1066MHz 16 DIMMs
                       FHB     EMB1 Both     No  Yes
0/512GB DDR3 1066MHz 32 DIMMs
                       FHB     EMB2 Both     No  Yes
0/1024GB DDR3 1066MHz 32 DIMMs
                       FHB     EMB3 Both     No  Yes
0/256GB DDR3 1066MHz 32 DIMMs
                       FHB     EMB4 Both     No  Yes
0/512GB DDR3 1066MHz 64 DIMMs
                       FHB     EMB5 Both     No  Yes
On/Off, 100 GB-Days Billing
                       FHB     EMJ3 MES      Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9179    number numbers Support  CSU MES

#ES04 Load Source Specify
                       MHC     0882 Both     Yes No
                       MHD          Both     Yes No
On/Off, 100 GB-Days Billing
                       MHB     EMJ3 MES      Yes No
                       MHC          MES      Yes No
                       MHD          MES      Yes No
PCIe2 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channe
                       MHC     EN0A Both     Yes No
                       MHD          Both     Yes No
PICe2 4-port 10Gb FCoE & 1GbE
                       MHC     EN0H Both     Yes No
                       MHD          Both     Yes No
387 GB 1.8 SSD for IBMi w/eMLC
                       MHC     ES04 Both     Yes No
                       MHD          Both     Yes No
Six ES04 387 GB 1.8 SSD IBMi
                       MHC     ESR4 Initial  Yes No
                       MHD          Initial  Yes No

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 8231, 9117, 9179 machine types:

                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8231    number numbers Support  CSU MES

Quantity 150 of #1962
                       E2D     1817 Both     Yes No
Quantity 150 of #1956
                       E2D     1844 Both     Yes No
Quantity 150 of #1948
                       E2D     1927 Both     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9117    number numbers Support  CSU MES

GX++ 2-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter
                       MMC     1914 Both     Yes No
SAS EX cable 3M - Drw to Drw
                       MMC     3675 Both     Yes No
SAS EX Cable 6m - Drw to Drw
                       MMC     3680 Both     Yes No
Shared EXP30 Indicator
                       MMC     5925 Both     Yes No
SAS EX Cable 1.5m - Drw to Drw
                       MMC     5926 Both     Yes No
Remote EXP30 Indicator
                       MMC     5927 Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & EXP30 for 1 EXP24S #5
                       MMC     9388 Both     Yes No
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer
                       MMC     EDR1 Both     No  No
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m
                       MMC     EN05 Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 3m
                       MMC     EN07 Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 8m
                       MMC     EN08 Both     Yes No
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD (AIX/Linux)
                       MMC     ES02 Both     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9179    number numbers Support  CSU MES

GX++ 2-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter
                       MHC     1914 Both     Yes No
SAS EX cable 3M - Drw to Drw
                       MHC     3675 Both     Yes No
SAS EX Cable 6m - Drw to Drw
                       MHC     3680 Both     Yes No
Shared EXP30 Indicator
                       MHC     5925 Both     Yes No
SAS EX Cable 1.5m - Drw to Drw
                       MHC     5926 Both     Yes No
Remote EXP30 Indicator
                       MHC     5927 Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & EXP30 for 1 EXP24S #5
                       MHC     9388 Both     Yes No
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer
                       MHC     EDR1 Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m
                       MHC     EN05 Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 3m
                       MHC     EN07 Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 8m
                       MHC     EN08 Both     Yes No
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD (AIX/Linux)
                       MHC     ES02 Both     Yes No

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 9119-FHA to 9119-FHB memory features
                                                    Parts    
From feature number:      To feature number         returned 

5693 - 0/4GB DDR2 Memory  EM40 - 0/32GB DDR3        Yes      
(4X1GB) DIMMS- 667 MHz-   Memory (4X8GB) DIMMS -
POWER6 CoD Memory         1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
                          Memory
5694 - 0/8GB DDR2 Memory  EM40 - 0/32GB DDR3        Yes      
(4X2GB) DIMMS- 667 MHz-   Memory (4X8GB) DIMMS -
POWER6 CoD Memory         1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
                          Memory
5695 - 0/16GB DDR2        EM40 - 0/32GB DDR3        Yes      
Memory (4X4GB) DIMMS-     Memory (4X8GB) DIMMS -
533 MHz- POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5694 - 0/8GB DDR2 Memory  EM41 - 0/64GB DDR3        Yes      
(4X2GB) DIMMS- 667 MHz-   Memory (4X16GB) DIMMS -
POWER6 CoD Memory         1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
                          Memory
5695 - 0/16GB DDR2        EM41 - 0/64GB DDR3        Yes      
Memory (4X4GB) DIMMS-     Memory (4X16GB) DIMMS -
533 MHz- POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5696 - 0/32GB DDR2        EM41 - 0/64GB DDR3        Yes      
Memory (4X8GB) DIMMS-     Memory (4X16GB) DIMMS -
400 MHz- POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5695 - 0/16GB DDR2        EM42 - 0/128GB DDR3       Yes      
Memory (4X4GB) DIMMS-     Memory (4X32GB) DIMMS -
533 MHz- POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5696 - 0/32GB DDR2        EM42 - 0/128GB DDR3       Yes      
Memory (4X8GB) DIMMS-     Memory (4X32GB) DIMMS -
400 MHz- POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5697 - 0/64GB DDR2        EM42 - 0/128GB DDR3       Yes      
Memory(4X16GB) DIMMS,     Memory (4X32GB) DIMMS -
400 MHz, POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5697 - 0/64GB DDR2        EM44 - 0/256GB DDR3       Yes      
Memory(4X16GB) DIMMS,     Memory (4X64GB) DIMMS -
400 MHz, POWER6 CoD       1066 MHz - POWER7+ CoD
Memory                    Memory
5680 - Activation of 1GB  EMA2 - Activation of 1    No       
DDR2 POWER6 Memory        GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory
5681 - Activation of 256  EMA3 - Activation of 100  No       
GB DDR2 POWER6 Memory     GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory
5684 - Activation of 100  EMA3 - Activation of 100  No       
GB DDR2 Memory            GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory
8202 - 0/256 GB 533MHz    EMB1 - 0/256GB DDR3       Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (4XEM41) DIMMS -
(16x#5695)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8203 - 0/512 GB 533MHz    EMB2 - 0/512GB DDR3       Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (8XEM41) DIMMS -
(32x#5695)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8204 - 0/512 GB 400MHz    EMB2 - 0/512GB DDR3       Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (8XEM41) DIMMS -
(16x#5696)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8203 - 0/512 GB 533MHz    EMB3 - 0/1024GB DDR3      Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (8XEM42) DIMMS -
(32x#5695)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8204 - 0/512 GB 400MHz    EMB3 - 0/1024GB DDR3      Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (8XEM42) DIMMS -
(16x#5696)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8201 - 0/256 GB 677MHz    EMB4 - 0/256GB DDR3       Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (8XEM40) DIMMS -
(32x#5694)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8202 - 0/256 GB 533MHz    EMB4 - 0/256GB DDR3       Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (8XEM40) DIMMS -
(16x#5695)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory
8203 - 0/512 GB 533MHz    EMB5 - 0/512GB DDR3       Yes      
DDR2 Memory Package       Memory (16XEM40) DIMMS -
(32x#5695)                1066 MHz - POWER7 CoD
                          Memory

Pricing terms

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