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IBM Power Systems feature new enterprise and HMC enhancements

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-178
October 7, 2013

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Statement of general direction Statement of general direction Prices Prices

(Corrected on October 17, 2013)

In the price file corrected the price for EMA4.

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Power Systems™ include the following enhancements:



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Several new options from Power Systems demonstrate how IBM is transforming the landscape for system selection regarding new workloads. Available on enterprise class systems, IBM now offers the ability to freely move processor and memory activations from one system to another system in the same pool, without the need for IBM involvement. This new feature, called Power® Enterprise Pools, gives you the flexibility for workload balancing and system maintenance. New HMC software levels are being made available in support of this capability. In addition, this new software delivers the foundation for IBM PowerVC Virtualization Center, which is designed to enhance your management of today's virtualized environment.

Also available for enterprise class systems is the option to purchase processor and memory activations along with PowerVM® licenses that are designated strictly for use with Linux operating systems. This option, Power Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), offers streamlined purchasing for Linux workloads at new low prices, while maintaining the value of consolidation, performance, security, availability, and simplicity of operations.

Reinforcing another trend in technology, Power 770 and 780 systems with POWER7+™ come standard with a base set of SSD drives. Recognized for their high performance and reliability, these drives are ideally matched to the enterprise-class reputation for handling the most rigid demands of commercial workloads.

IBM continues to expand the availability of features and eligible systems for the Managed Service Provider (MSP) offering called the MSP Utility Pricing Offer, informally known as Pay As You Grow. The program enables MSPs to pay for a portion of their new cloud configuration purchase as Pay For Use payments over time.



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Prerequisites for Power Enterprise Pools:

For more information refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Prerequisites for Power Integrated Facility for Linux ( Power IFL):



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Power 770 and 780 enhancements

Power Systems has long been recognized as a performance leader in the industry. Now that performance gets another boost with the inclusion of SSD drives in every system. Starting fourth quarter 2013, all new Power 770 and 780 systems with POWER7+ processors will include SSD drives in their system at no additional charge. Power 770 users will receive two high-speed drives, each supporting 387 GB of capacity. Power 780 users will receive three of these drives. This new offer is being made so that users can see for themselves with their own workloads, in their own environment, what a boost in performance these drives can deliver. Recognized for their high performance and reliability, these drives are ideally matched to the enterprise class reputation for handling the most rigid demands of commercial workloads.

Options are available for AIX/Linux or IBM i as well as the ability to designate placement in either the system enclosure or an EXP24S I/O drawer. When you order a new POWER7+ 770/780 or when you upgrade an earlier generation Power System into a POWER7+ 770/780 keeping the same serial number, then IBM configurator tools will add either two or three of these no-charge features to the server order. On an individual order, all the no-charge features must be the same. You can choose to add other chargeable SSD features, including a 4-pack feature, to the order to further expand potential performance gains or to implement specific SSD protection schemes. Three SSDs are required at a minimum for RAID 5. An even number of SSDs is required for RAID 10 or system mirroring. For more information, refer to Hardware Announcement 113-171, dated October 7, 2013

Power Enterprise Pools

Power Enterprise Pools establish a new level of flexibility and value for systems that operate together as a pool of resources. New mobile activations are available for use on the Power 770, 780, and 795 systems. They can be assigned to any system in a predefined pool by the user with simple HMC commands. IBM does not need to be notified when these resources are reassigned within a pool. The simplicity of operations offers new flexibility when managing large workloads in a pool of systems. This new feature is especially appealing to aid in providing continuous application availability during maintenance windows. Not only can workloads easily move to alternate systems, but now the activations can move as well.

Two types of pools are available. One enables Power 770 class systems and the other enables Power 780 and Power 795 class systems. Systems with different clock speeds are supported co-existing within the same pool and in the high-end case, even different machine type models. POWER7+ configurations are required for both the 770 and 780 systems. Specific models supported are the 9117-MMD, 9179-MHD, and 9119-FHB. Memory activations are also supported in addition to processor activations. All systems in the pool must be attached to the same HMC.

Power System users now have the satisfaction of knowing that as their requirements change, so can their systems. A simple movement of activations from one system to another helps users rebalance resources and respond to business needs. Maintenance windows now open up more easily as both workloads and activations move transparently across systems. Even disaster recovery planning becomes more manageable with the ability to move activations where and when they are needed. Power Enterprise Pools are just one more reason why enterprise class servers from Power Systems deliver value for your ever-changing business.

Mobile and Static Activations

A new, more flexible activation type is introduced for Power Enterprise Pools. Previously announced activation features are "static" and do not move from one server to another. These static activations remain available on the Power 770, 780, and 795 and a certain number are required per server. Only new mobile activation features are can be moved in the Power Enterprise Pool. Because existing static activation features can be converted to mobile activations at a charge.

A base number of static cores must be activated on each system in the pool, consistent with previous minimum configurations. The Power 770 and Power 780 must have at least four cores activated in static capability. The Power 795 must have at least 24 cores or 25% of the installed cores, whichever is higher, activated in static capability. All remaining processor core activations on these systems can optionally be mobile activations, be static activations or a mixture. Static and mobile core activations can co-reside in the same system and in the same partition.

A maximum of 75% of all physically installed memory can have mobile activations. A minimum of 25% of all memory activations on a server must have static activations. Static and mobile memory activations can co-reside in the same system and in the same partition. Mobile activation feature codes are 100 GB.

The new mobile activation features are:

For Power 770, 780, 795      100 GB Mobile Memory Activation  (#EMA4)
For Power 770                1-Core Mobile Activation (#EP22)
For Power 780, 795           1-Core Mobile Activation (#EP23)

Power Enterprise Pools and the HMC

Each Power Enterprise Pool is managed by a single master hardware management console (HMC). The HMC that was used to create a Power Enterprise Pool is set as the master HMC of that pool. After a Power Enterprise Pool is created, a redundant HMC can be configured as a backup. All Power Enterprise Pool resource assignments must be performed by the master HMC. When powering on or restarting a server, ensure that the server is connected to the master HMC. This ensures that the required Mobile CoD resources are assigned to the server.

The maximum number of systems in a Power Enterprise Pool is 32 high-end or 48 mid-range systems. An HMC can manage multiple Power enterprise pools but is limited to 1000 total partitions. The HMC can also manage systems that are not part of the Power Enterprise Pool. Powering down an HMC does not limit the assigned resources of participating systems in a pool but does limit the ability to perform pool change operations.

After a Power Enterprise Pool is created, the HMC can be used to perform the following functions:

Power Enterprise Pools Qualifying Machines

To qualify for use of the Power Enterprise Pool offering, a participating system must be one of the following:

Each system must have installed Machine Code release level 7.8.0, or later, and be configured with at least the minimum amount of permanently active processor cores (listed below). Processor and memory activations that are enabled for movement within the pool will be in addition to these base minimum configurations.

Two types of pools are available. One enables Power 770 class systems and is restricted to valid configurations of 9117-MMD systems. This is designated as a 770 pool and can support systems with different clock speeds. One enables Power 780 (9179-MHD) and Power 795 (9119-FHB) class systems and is designated as a high-end pool. This pool can support different clock speeds and different machine types. Memory activations within a Power Enterprise Pool are independent of physical memory DIMM sizes and are supported in blocks of 100 GB.

Ordering Power Enterprise Pools

Ordering and enabling mobile activations for enterprise class systems is accomplished by following these steps.

  1. Complete and submit the Power Enterprise Pools contract and addendum (Z126-6228 and Z126-6229) specifying all system serial numbers to be included in the pool. To generate a pool ID number, send a copy to the Power Systems CoD Project Office at pcod@us.ibm.com. This IBM License Supplement for Power Enterprise Pools (Z126-6228) is required prior to ordering mobile resources but is only required once per client. The IBM License Supplement for Power Enterprise Pools Addendum (Z126-6229) is used to assign or remove systems to/from a pool.
  2. Order mobile enablement, processor, and memory activation features for participating systems. Every system in the pool must have feature #EB35 as an identifier.
  3. Ensure all participating systems and controlling HMCs have the proper level of supporting software (eFW 7.8, or later, for systems; V7.8, or later, for HMCs)
  4. When the order is fulfilled, a configuration file will be generated that contains a Power Enterprise Pool membership activation code for each of the systems in the pool along with the mobile processor and memory activations. This file will be made available on the IBM COD website at
    http://www-912.ibm.com/pod/pod

    Download the client-specific configuration file with mobile activations to the controlling HMC for the pool. The file will work only for the specified system serial numbers. A new file will be generated when systems or mobile resources are added or removed from the pool.

Adding or removing systems from Power Enterprise Pools

Adding or removing a system from an established Power Enterprise Pool requires notification to IBM . An updated addendum must be submitted to the Power Systems CoD Project Office (pcod@us.ibm.com) to make this change. When the update is processed, a new pool configuration file will be posted on the CoD website and must be downloaded to the controlling HMC.

Before removal from a pool, all assets (including mobile resources) that were originally purchased with the system must be returned to that same system serial number. Mobile assets belonging to a system may qualify for transfer to another system serial number depending on normal qualifying guidelines and, if possible, require additional administrative action.

Systems removed from a pool can join another pool and contribute mobile activation resources to the new pool or use another system's mobile activation resources. Mobile activations require a pool ID to be recognized.

Power Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

Running Linux workloads on Power Systems has never been easier. The new Power IFL enables users to easily acquire processor and memory activations on their enterprise class Power Systems for use with their Linux operating systems and do so at pricing that is comparable to x86 systems. Users can reduce the complexity of operations associated with server sprawl by consolidating disparate, redundant, or under utilized Linux servers while taking advantage of enterprise level resources, processes, and skills that are already in place. This new offering, Power Integrated Facility for Linux ( Power IFL), is designed to enable clients to better exploit the performance, reliability and scale of enterprise-class Power servers to improve quality of service and reduce the cost of managing their Linux ecosystem.

Power IFLs represent a virtual stack engine using CoD for enterprise class systems. Enablement is packaged in units of four processor core activations, 32 GB of memory activations, and four PowerVM for Linux licenses. Support is offered for Power 770, 780, and 795 systems. Specific models for the Power 770 include 9117-MMB, -MMC, and -MMD. Power 780 models include 9179-MHB, -MHC, and -MHD.

A consolidated environment for Linux workloads offers the following benefits to the enterprise environment:

Ordering Power Integrated Facility for Linux

Ordering of Power Integrated Facility for Linux ( Power IFL) for Power enterprise class systems is accomplished by the following:

Complete and submit the IBM Agreement for Power IFL Core Features (Z126-6230) to the CSO/BPSO prior to ordering the Power IFL for any Power Enterprise system that the Power IFLs will be installed on. The IBM Agreement for Power IFL Core features (Z126-6230) is required to be signed by the client prior to the initial shipment of the Power IFL. One signature required per customer enterprise in a given country for the first in enterprise. Subsequent orders for the Power IFL core feature do not require another IBM Agreement for Power IFL Core features (Z126-6230) to be signed.

Alternative configuration options for the Power IFLs are available on a special bid basis from your IBM representative or Business Partner.

HMC feature updates

The HMC is updated to include the following new function with the release HMC V7.8.

Version 7.8 of the HMC and will be available on December 6, 2013.

This release requires at least two gigabytes of physical memory on the HMC to be able to exploit either Power Enterprise Pool management or enablement for PowerVC. For HMCs with less than 2 GB memory, the new GUI function will automatically be disabled.

MSP Utility Pricing Offer

In support of the MSP Utility Pricing Offer, more machine type models are now are eligible for use in this offering.

Here is a summary of how the MSP pays for usage. Each quarter, a script that runs on the MSP's machine reports the CPU core usage rate for that quarter. The MSP then must order the correct quantity of HW and SW Billing Features (according to the HW/SW split of their purchased configuration) to pay IBM and the channel the amount of usage that the MSP owes for that quarter. The HW Billing Features are available in two denominations, a unit of one (#EUC6) and unit of 10 (#EUC7). This quarterly payback process continues until the full Pay for Usage amount is paid back and then payments cease.

IBM is adding more MTMs to the MSP Utility Program, which means that the Hardware Billing Features are now available for more Power Systems .

Machine Type/Models added to the MSP Utility Billing program:

Blades/Flex:

Servers:



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IBM intends to deliver the capability for the next generation of Power Systems technology to participate in the same Power Enterprise Pool with Power 795 systems and Power 770/780 systems with POWER7+ technology. Power 770 and 780 systems with POWER7+ technology are planned to support upgrades to the next generation of Power Systems technology when it becomes available. This upgrade will maintain the existing serial number of the POWER7+ system.

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 remains at our sole discretion.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date: November 5, 2013

New features
Description                                        MT  Model Feature

 
Power Integrated Facility for Linux Package       9117  MMB     ELJ0
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD
Power IFL Processor Activation                    9117  MMB     ELJ1
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD
Power IFL Memory Activation                       9117  MMB     ELJ2
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux                       9117  MMB     ELJ3
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD
Power IFL Processor Activation                    9117  MMB     ELJ4
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9117  MMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7895, 7954, 8231, 8233, 8268, 8406, 8408, 9109, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date: November 22, 2013

New features
Description                                        MT  Model Feature

 
Core Use HW Feature                               7895  23A     EUC6
                                                  7895  23X
                                                  8406  70Y
Core Use HW Feature 10X                           8406  70Y     EUC7
Core Use HW Feature 10X                           7895  23A     EUC7
                                                  7895  23X
                                                  7895  42X
                                                  7895  43X
                                                  7954  24X
                                                  8231  E1D
                                                  8231  E2D
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8268  E1D
                                                  8408  E8D
                                                  9109  RMD
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
                                                  9179  MHD

The following are newly announced features on the specific model of the IBM Power Systems 9119 machine type:

Planned availability date: December 6, 2013

New features
Description                                        MT  Model Feature

Mobile Enablement                                 9119  FHB     EB35
100 GB Mobile Memory Activation                   9119  FHB     EMA4
1-Core Mobile Activation                          9119  FHB     EP23
 
The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the
IBM Power Systems 9117 and 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date: April 25, 2014

New features
Description                                        MT  Model Feature

 
Mobile Enablement                                 9117  MMD     EB35
                                                  9179  MHD
100 GB Mobile Memory Activation                   9117  MMD     EMA4
                                                  9179  MHD
1-Core Mobile Activation                          9117  MMD     EP22
1-Core Mobile Activation                          9179  MHD     EP23

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 9117-MMB virtualization engine features
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8018 - Advanced POWER®        7995 - PowerVM - Enterprise  No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition
Indicator
Feature conversions for 9117-MMC virtualization engine features
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8018 - Advanced POWER        7995 - PowerVM - Enterprise  No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition
Indicator
Feature conversions for 9117-MMD memory features
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From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

EMA3 - Activation of 100 GB  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile Memory  Yes
DDR3 POWER7+ Memory          Activation
Feature conversions for 9117-MMD processor features
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From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

EPMA - 1-Core Activation     EP22 - 1-Core Mobile         Yes
for Processor Feature EPM0   Activation
EPMB - 1-Core Activation     EP22 - 1-Core Mobile         Yes
for Processor Feature EPM1   Activation
Feature conversions for 9117-MMD virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

8018 - Advanced POWER        7995 - PowerVM - Enterprise  No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition
Indicator
Feature conversions for 9119-FHB memory features
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From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

8213 - Activation of 100 GB  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile Memory  Yes
DDR3 POWER7 Memory           Activation
EMA3 - Activation of 100 GB  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile Memory  Yes
DDR3 POWER7+ Memory          Activation
Feature conversions for 9119-FHB processor features
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From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

4713 - Single core           EP23 - 1-Core Mobile         Yes
activation for POWER7 CoD    Activation
Processor Book #4700
4714 - Single core           EP23 - 1-Core Mobile         Yes
activation for POWER7 CoD    Activation
Processor Book #4702
Feature conversions for 9119-FHB virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

8019 - Advanced POWER        8002 - PowerVM (Enterprise   No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition)
Indicator
8597 - PowerVM - Standard    8598 - PowerVM (Enterprise   No
Edition, Qty 100 of #7943    Edition), Qty 100 of #8002
Feature conversions for 9179-MHB virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

8018 - Advanced POWER        7995 - PowerVM - Enterprise  No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition
Indicator
Feature conversions for 9179-MHC virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

8018 - Advanced POWER        7995 - PowerVM - Enterprise  No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition
Indicator
Feature conversions for 9179-MHD memory features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

EMA3 - Activation of 100 GB  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile Memory  Yes
DDR3 POWER7+ Memory          Activation
Feature conversions for 9179-MHD processor features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

EPHA - 1-Core Activation     EP23 - 1-Core Mobile         Yes
for Processor Feature EPHO   Activation
EPHC - 1-Core Activation     EP23 - 1-Core Mobile         Yes
for Processor Feature EPH2   Activation
Feature conversions for 9179-MHD virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                        parts

8018 - Advanced POWER        7995 - PowerVM - Enterprise  No
Virtualization Carry Over    Edition
Indicator
 

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=113-178


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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For physical specifications, refer to the Sales Manual.

Hardware requirements

Prerequisites for Power Enterprise Pools:

Limitations and prerequisites for Power Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

Limitations and prerequisites for HMC

HMC models that cannot be upgraded to support this functionality:

For HMC models with less than 2 GB of memory, new GUI functionality will automatically be disabled. HMC operation will then continue in legacy mode. Also note: HMC V7.8 will be the last HMC code level upgrade for HMC models 7310-C05, 7310-C06, 7042-C06, 7042-C07, 7315-CR3, 7310-CR3, 7310-CR4, 7042-CR4.

Limitations

Limitations for Power Enterprise Pools:

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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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

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Power Enterprise Pools

Eligible Program Authorizations

As a result of authorized participation in Power Enterprise Pools offering, the customer is authorized to temporarily transfer entitlements for authorized use of each Eligible Program from a Power Systems server that is participating in the pool to another Power Systems server that is also participating in the pool. Eligible programs are defined in the IBM License Supplement for Power Enterprise Pools (Z126-6228). Users agree not to exceed the maximum number of software licenses within the pool for any specific software agreement.

Required Maintenance Service and Support

Within each Power Enterprise Pool, all participating systems must either be serviced by IBM under warranty or an IBM maintenance service agreement, or not be serviced by IBM . In addition, each eligible program that is entitled for IBM software maintenance (SWMA) on one or more systems participating in the pool must also have a valid SWMA agreement on every participating system in the pool on which such eligible program will execute.

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

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7895, 7954, 8231, 8233, 8268, 8408, 9109, 9117, 9119, 9179 machine type:

                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 7895    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature 10
                       23A     EUC7 MES      Yes No
                       23X          MES      Yes No
                       42X          MES      Yes No
                       43X          MES      Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 7954    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       24X     EUC6 MES      Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       24X     EUC7 MES      Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8231    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       E1D     EUC6 MES      Yes No
                       E2D          MES      Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       E1D     EUC7 MES      Yes No
                       E2D          MES      Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8233    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature 10
                       E8B     EUC7 MES      Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8268    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       E1D     EUC6  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       E1D     EUC7  MES     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8408    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       E8D     EUC6  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       E8D     EUC7  MES     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9109    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       RMD     EUC6  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       RMD     EUC7  MES     Yes No
                                     Initial/
                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature  Both/       RP
Machine Type 9117    Number Numbers  Support CSU MES

Mobile Enablement
                       MMD     EB35  MES     Yes No
Power Int Fac For Linux Packag
                       MMB     ELJ0  MES     Yes No
                      	MMC           Both    Yes No                       
                       MMD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL Processor Activation
                       MMB     ELJ1  MES     Yes No
                       MMC           Both    Yes No
                       MMD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL Memory Activation
                       MMB     ELJ2  MES     Yes No
                       MMC           Both    Yes No
                       MMD           Both    No  No
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux
                       MMB     ELJ3  MES     Yes No
                       MMC           Both    Yes No
                       MMD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL Processor Activation
                       MMB     ELJ4  MES     Yes No
                       MMC           Both    Yes No
                       MMD           Both    Yes No
100 GB Mobile Memory Activatio
                       MMD     EMA4  MES     Yes No
1-Core Mobile Activation
                       MMD     EP22  MES     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/         RP
Machine Type 9119    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Mobile Enablement
                       FHB     EB35  MES     Yes No
Power Int Fac For Linux Packag
                       FHB     ELJ0  Both    Yes No
Power IFL Processor Activation
                       FHB     ELJ1  Both    Yes No
Power IFL Memory Activation
                       FHB     ELJ2  Both    Yes No
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux
                       FHB     ELJ3  Both    Yes No
Power IFL Processor Activation
                       FHB     ELJ4  Both    Yes No
100 GB Mobile Memory Activatio
                       FHB     EMA4  MES     Yes No
1-Core Mobile Activation
                       FHB     EP23  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature
                       FHB     EUC6  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       FHB     EUC7  MES     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 9179    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Mobile Enablement
                       MHD     EB35  MES     Yes No
Power Int Fac For Linux Packag
                       MHB     ELJ0  MES     Yes No
                       MHC           Both    Yes No
                       MHD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL Processor Activation
                       MHB     ELJ1  MES     Yes No
                       MHC           Both    Yes No
                       MHD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL Memory Activation
                       MHB     ELJ2  MES     Yes No
                       MHC           Both    Yes No
                       MHD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux
                       MHB     ELJ3  MES     Yes No
                       MHC           Both    Yes No
                       MHD           Both    Yes No
Power IFL Processor Activation
                       MHC     ELJ4  Both    Yes No
                       MHD           Both    Yes No
100 GB Mobile Memory Activatio
                       MHD     EMA4  MES     Yes No
1-Core Mobile Activation
                       MHD     EP23  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature
                       MHC     EUC6  MES     Yes No
                       MHD           MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       MHC     EUC7  MES     Yes No
                       MHD           MES     Yes No

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 7895, 8406, machine type:

                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 7895    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       23A     EUC6  MES     Yes No
                       23X           MES     Yes No
                                    Initial/
                                    MES/
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP
Machine Type 8406    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES

Core Use HW Feature
                       70Y     EUC6  MES     Yes No
Core Use HW Feature 10
                       70Y     EUC7  MES     Yes No

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 9117-MMB virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8018 - Advanced POWER     7995 - PowerVM -          No       
Virtualization Carry      Enterprise Edition
Over Indicator
Feature conversions for 9117-MMC virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8018 - Advanced POWER     7995 - PowerVM -          No                  
Virtualization Carry      Enterprise Edition
Over Indicator
Feature conversions for 9117-MMD memory features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

EMA3 - Activation of 100  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile      Yes      
GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory    Memory Activation
Feature conversions for 9117-MMD processor features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

EPMA - 1-Core Activation  EP22 - 1-Core Mobile      Yes      
for Processor Feature     Activation
EPM0
EPMB - 1-Core Activation  EP22 - 1-Core Mobile      Yes     
for Processor Feature     Activation
EPM1
Feature conversions for 9117-MMD virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8018 - Advanced POWER     7995 - PowerVM -          No                    
Virtualization Carry      Enterprise Edition
Over Indicator
Feature conversions for 9119-FHB memory features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8213 - Activation of 100  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile      Yes      
GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory     Memory Activation
EMA3 - Activation of 100  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile      Yes      
GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory    Memory Activation
Feature conversions for 9119-FHB processor features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

4713 - Single core        EP23 - 1-Core Mobile      Yes      
activation for POWER7     Activation
CoD Processor Book #4700
4714 - Single core        EP23 - 1-Core Mobile      Yes      
activation for POWER7     Activation
CoD Processor Book #4702
Feature conversions for 9119-FHB virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8019 - Advanced POWER     8002 - PowerVM            No                   
Virtualization Carry      (Enterprise Edition)
Over Indicator
8597 - PowerVM -Standard  8598 - PowerVM                     
Edition, Qty 100 of #7943 (Enterprise Edition),
                          Qty 100 of #8002
Feature conversions for 9179-MHB virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8018 - Advanced POWER     7995 - PowerVM -          No                   
Virtualization Carry      Enterprise Edition
Over Indicator
Feature conversions for 9179-MHC virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8018 - Advanced POWER     7995 - PowerVM -          No                   
Virtualization Carry      Enterprise Edition
Over Indicator
Feature conversions for 9179-MHD memory features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

EMA3 - Activation of 100  EMA4 - 100 GB Mobile      Yes      
GB DDR3 POWER7+ Memory    Memory Activation
Feature conversions for 9179-MHD processor features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

EPHA - 1-Core Activation  EP23 - 1-Core Mobile      Yes      
for Processor Feature     Activation
EPHO
EPHC - 1-Core Activation  EP23 - 1-Core Mobile      Yes      
for Processor Feature     Activation
EPH2
Feature conversions for 9179-MHD virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned 

8018 - Advanced POWER     7995 - PowerVM -          No                   
Virtualization Carry      Enterprise Edition
Over Indicator

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