IBM Power Systems SSD options offer enhanced performance at a lower cost and deliver server enhancements

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 117-108
November 21, 2017

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesPublicationsPublications
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTechnical informationTechnical information
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Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices


At a glance

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A new generation of Enterprise 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSD) featuring 3D NAND industry-leading, high-density solid-state storage technology delivers increased value for users of IBM® Power Systems™ servers.



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Overview

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IBM POWER8® technology-based servers now feature 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) Enterprise (SAS) SSD technology. These Enterprise SSDs (previously called eMLC) provide high-performance, enterprise-class storage at much higher performance levels than is available on disk drives. The Enterprise SSDs represent the new generation of SSD introduced by Power Systems. These drives are rated at 10 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) calculated over a five-year period.

The 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB (1.55 TB) capacity point SAS SSDs included in the Power® SAS SSD portfolio are refreshed. The new Enterprise SAS SSDs are supported in all POWER8 system units with SAS bays and run by integrated SAS controllers. The SAS SSDs are also supported in the EXP24S or EXP24SX storage drawer when attached to a POWER8 system and run by PCIe3 SAS RAID controller.

The new Enterprise SSDs can be intermixed with existing SSD configurations, providing flexible growth to existing servers. Both 4224 (4k) and 528 (5xx) byte sector features are offered to provide configuration flexibility for POWER8 servers.



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Feature exchange

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Not applicable



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Key prerequisites

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For the operating system required, see the specific feature description section in the individual server Sales Manuals.



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Planned availability date

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  • November 21, 2017: Feature ECSF
  • December 1, 2017: Features ELG5, ELG9, ELGB, ELGD, ELGF, ELGH, ELGK, ELGM, ELGP, ELGR, ELR5, ELRB, ELRF, ELRK, ELRP, ELZ6, ELZA, ELZC, ELZE, ELZG, ELZJ, ELZL, ELZN, ELZQ, ELZS, EQG5, EQG6, EQGB, EQGC, EQGF, EQGG, EQGK, EQGL, EQGP, EQGQ, ESG5, ESG6, ESG9, ESGA, ESGB, ESGC, ESGD, ESGE, ESGF, ESGG, ESGH, ESGJ, ESGK, ESGL, ESGM, ESGN, ESGP, ESGQ, ESGR, ESGS, EB50, EB51, EB52, EB54, EB5A, EB5B, EB5C, EB5D, EB5E, EB5F, EB5G, and EB5H



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Description

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The Enterprise SAS SSDs are 2.5-inch SFF drives that can be installed either in the POWER8 system unit SAS bays (SFF-3) or in EXP24S or EXP24SX SAS bays (SFF-2) attached to a POWER8 server.

Power Enterprise SSDs include the latest 3D NAND technology flash memory, which improves enterprise-class reliability, endurance, and capacity characteristics. The Enterprise SSDs build upon a heritage of performance and endurance to provide a better value proposition to users of POWER8 servers.

The POWER8 servers that support the new Enterprise SAS SSDs in their system unit are the S812L (8247-21L), S814 (8286-41A), S824 (8286-42A), S812 (8284-21A), S822 (8284-22A), S822L (8247-22L), S824L (8247-42L), E850 (8408-E8E), and E850C (8408-44E). The SFF-3 SAS bay in these servers uses an SFF-3 carrier/tray, on which the SAS drive is mounted. Other model POWER8 servers do not have SAS bays in their system units and therefore cannot support Enterprise SFF-3 SSDs. Earlier Power servers do not use the SFF-3 SAS bay.

When attached to a POWER8 server, the EXP24S or EXP24SX I/O drawers (#5887, #EL1S, #ESLS, or #ELLS) can hold up to 24 SAS SSDs. The EXP24S and EXP24SX SAS bays use an SFF-2 carrier/tray, on which the SAS drive is mounted. The Power S814 (6-core and 8-core), S822, S824, E850, E870, and E880 servers support the features 5887 EXP24S and ESLS EXP24SX. The S812L, S822L, and S824L servers support the features EL1S EXP24S and ELLS EXP24SX.

The Enterprise SSDs refresh the previously available 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1.55 TB capacity points for POWER8 servers. These are 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1600 GB SSDs that are always formatted either to 4224 (4k) byte sectors or to 528 (5xx) byte sectors for additional protection, resulting in 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacities. The 4096 or 512 byte sectors or JBOD are not supported. The 4k drives are not supported on servers older than POWER8.

Multiple features are available for ordering SSDs to meet your business requirements.

Four key characteristics are differentiated in these features:

  • Capacity: 387 GB, 775 GB, or 1.55 TB.
  • Carrier/tray or SAS bay: SFF-3 or SFF-2.
  • Sector size: 5xx (528) or 4k (4224) byte.
  • Type server/OS: Linux®-only or multi-OS. If multi-OS and planning for IBM i or AIX®/Linux, footnote 1 applies.

Multi-OS server feature numbers

SSD For SFF-3 and 4k For SFF-3 and 5xx For SFF-2 and 4k For SFF-2 and 5xx
387 GB ESGD and ESGE 1 ESG9 and ESGA 1 ESGB and ESGC 1 ESG5 and ESG6 1
775 GB ESGN and ESGM 1 ESGH and ESGJ 1 ESGK and ESGL 1 ESGF and ESGG 1
1.55 TB ESGS and ESGR 1 Not applicable 2 ESGP and ESGQ 1 Not applicable 2

Linux-only server feature numbers

SSD For SFF-3 and 4k For SFF-3 and 5xx For SFF-2 and 4k For SFF-2 and 5xx
387 GB ELGD ELG9 ELGB ELG5
775 GB ELGM ELGH ELGK ELGF
1.5 TB ELGR Not applicable 2 ELGP Not applicable 2

1 The multi-OS SSDs for AIX/Linux and IBM i are identical. There are two feature numbers instead of one because IBM i configurations require protection such as mirroring or RAID 5, whereas AIX and Linux only strongly recommend protection. Different feature numbers enable IBM configuration tools such as e-config to apply the appropriate rules even when both OS environments or VIOS are on the same server.

2 The 1.55 TB capacity SSD is not available on servers older than POWER8. It is available as a 4k drive and is not available as a 5xx drive.

In addition to the above features, "quantity 150" features for the SFF-2 drives address maximum order quantity limitations within the IBM ordering and manufacturing systems. No-charge load source specify features provide guidance to IBM configuration tools and manufacturing.

Controllers and adapters

The new Enterprise SSDs are run either by the integrated SAS controllers in the POWER8 system unit or by PCIe3 SAS adapters. The PCIe3 adapters are:

  • PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID PLUS SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 (#EJ14)
  • PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 (#EJ0L)
  • PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 (#EJ0J or #EL59)
  • PCIe3 LP RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 (#EJ0M or #EL3B)

Support of the new Enterprise SSDs by earlier SAS adapters prior to PCIe3 is not planned.

The SSD configuration rules, maximums, limitations, and capabilities of these PCIe3 SAS adapters and integrated POWER8 SAS controllers are unchanged, whether new Enterprise SSDs are used or earlier SSDs are used. You can mix Enterprise SSDs and earlier SSDs under the same controller or adapter, as well as mix them in the same array. This allows existing SSD investments to be leveraged and can provide more flexible growth.

Existing SSD rules are unchanged. For example:

  • Do not mix different size capacities such as 387 GB and 775 GB in the same array or mix 775 GB and 1.55 TB in the same array.
  • Do not mix 4k and 5xx drives in the same array.
  • The largest SSD supported in the 4-core S814 server is 387 GB.
  • Do not mix SSDs and HDDs in the same array unless it is an Easy Tier® array.
  • 4k drives are not supported on servers older than POWER8.

Software requirements (assuming the server supports this software level):

  • AIX supported
  • Linux supported
  • IBM i supported

See the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.



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Statement of general direction

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The AI era is driving new data-intensive challenges for the big data and analytics workflows. To help meet these demands, IBM Power Systems intends to announce a next-generation big data server with IBM's new POWER9™ processor and industry-leading data transfer interfaces such as PCIe Gen 4 and CAPI 2.0. This data-centric architecture is intended to enable high data throughput for data-intensive and compute-intensive workloads such as modern data stores and big data analytics.

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



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7014, 7042, 7120, 7965, 8001, 8247, 8284, 8286, 8335, 8408, 8828, 8831, 8867, 9080, and 9119 machine type:

New feature available November 21, 2017

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

Custom Service Specify, Montpellier, France       7014  B42     ECSF 
                                                  7014  T00          
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7042  CR9
                                                  7120  24E          
                                                  7120  48E          
                                                  7120  48L          
                                                  7120  64C          
                                                  7120  64F          
                                                  7965  94Y          
                                                  7965  S42          
                                                  8001  12C          
                                                  8001  22C          
                                                  8247  21L          
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
                                                  8284  21A          
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8335  GCA          
                                                  8335  GTB        
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  8828  E36          
                                                  8828  E37          
                                                  8828  ED0          
                                                  8828  ED1          
                                                  8828  ED2    
                                                  8831  F36          
                                                  8831  F37          
                                                  8831  NF2          
                                                  8831  S48          
                                                  8831  S52          
                                                  8867  FM1          
                                                  8867  FM2      
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME
        

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8247, 8284, 8286, 8408, 9080, and 9119 machine type:

New features available December 1, 2017

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for Linux      8247  21L     ELG5 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for Linux      8247  21L     ELG9 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for Linux       8247  21L     ELGB 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for Linux       8247  21L     ELGD 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for Linux      8247  21L     ELGF 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for Linux      8247  21L     ELGH 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for Linux       8247  21L     ELGK 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for Linux       8247  21L     ELGM 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for Linux      8247  21L     ELGP 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for Linux      8247  21L     ELGR 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #ELG5 (387GB SAS 5xx)             8247  21L     ELR5 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #ELGB (387GB SAS 4k)              8247  21L     ELRB 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #ELGF (775GB SAS 5xx)             8247  21L     ELRF 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #ELGK (775GB SAS 4k)              8247  21L     ELRK 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #ELGP (1.55TB SAS 4k)             8247  21L     ELRP 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
#ESG6 Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-2)       8286  41A     ELZ6 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ESGA Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-3)       8284  21A     ELZA 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
#ESGC Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-2)       8286  41A     ELZC 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ESGE Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-3)       8284  21A     ELZE 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
#ESGG Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-2)       8286  41A     ELZG 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ESGJ Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-3)       8286  41A     ELZJ 
                                                  8286  42A          
#ESGL Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-2)       8286  41A     ELZL 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ESGN Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-3)       8286  41A     ELZN 
                                                  8286  42A          
#ESGQ Load Source Specify (1.55TB SSD SFF-2)      8286  41A     ELZQ 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ESGS Load Source Specify (1.55TB SSD SFF-3)      8286  41A     ELZS 
                                                  8286  42A          
Quantity 150 of #ESG5 (387GB SAS 5xx)             8284  22A     EQG5 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESG6 (387GB SAS 5xx)             8286  41A     EQG6 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGB (387GB SAS 4k)              8284  22A     EQGB 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGC (387GB SAS 4k)              8286  41A     EQGC 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGF (775GB SAS 5xx)             8284  22A     EQGF 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGG (775GB SAS 5xx)             8286  41A     EQGG 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGK (775GB SAS 4k)              8284  22A     EQGK 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGL (775GB SAS 4k)              8286  41A     EQGL 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGP (1.55TB SAS 4k)             8284  22A     EQGP 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ESGQ (1.55TB SAS 4k)             8286  41A     EQGQ 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  8284  21A     ESG5 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      8286  41A     ESG6 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  8284  21A     ESG9 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      8284  21A     ESGA 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   8284  21A     ESGB 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       8286  41A     ESGC 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   8284  21A     ESGD 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       8284  21A     ESGE 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  8284  21A     ESGF 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      8286  41A     ESGG 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  8284  21A     ESGH 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      8286  41A     ESGJ 
                                                  8286  42A          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   8284  21A     ESGK 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       8286  41A     ESGL 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   8284  21A     ESGM 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       8286  41A     ESGN 
                                                  8286  42A          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  8284  21A     ESGP 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      8286  41A     ESGQ 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9080  MHE          
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  8284  21A     ESGR 
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  44E          
                                                  8408  E8E          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      8286  41A     ESGS 
                                                  8286  42A         
0.5m EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB50 
1.0m EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB51 
2.0M EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB52 
1.5M EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB54 
3M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                    8408  E8E     EB5A 
5M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                    8408  E8E     EB5B 
10M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB5C 
15M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB5D 
20M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB5E 
30M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB5F 
50M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   8408  E8E     EB5G 
100M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                  8408  E8E     EB5H 



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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Terms and conditions

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Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

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


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.



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Prices

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

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7014, 7042, 7120, 7965, 8001, 8247, 8284, 8286, 8335, 8408, 8828, 8831, 8867, 9080, and 9119 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7014    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 

Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       B42     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       T00                           Both     Yes No 
                       T42                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7042    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       CR9     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7120    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       24E     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       48E                           Both     Yes No 
                       48L                           Both     Yes No 
                       64C                           Both     Yes No 
                       64F                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7965    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       94Y     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       S42                           Both     Yes No 
                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8001    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       12C     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22C                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8247    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       21L     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21L     ELG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21L     ELG9                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21L     ELGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21L     ELGD                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21L     ELGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21L     ELGH                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21L     ELGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21L     ELGM                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21L     ELGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21L     ELGR                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ELG5
                       21L     ELR5                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ELGB
                       21L     ELRB                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ELGF
                       21L     ELRF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ELGK
                       21L     ELRK                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ELGP
                       21L     ELRP                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8284    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       21A     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGA Load Source Specify
                       21A     ELZA                  Both     Yes No 
#ESGE Load Source Specify
                       21A     ELZE                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG5
                       22A     EQG5                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGB
                       22A     EQGB                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGF
                       22A     EQGF                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGK
                       22A     EQGK                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGP
                       22A     EQGP                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21A     ESG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21A     ESG9                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21A     ESGA                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGD                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGE                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21A     ESGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       21A     ESGH                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGM                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       21A     ESGR                  Both     Yes No 
                       22A                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8286    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       41A     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESG6 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZ6                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGA Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZA                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGC Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZC                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGE Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZE                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGG Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZG                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGJ Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZJ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGL Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZL                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGN Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZN                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGQ Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGS Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELZS                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG5
                       41A     EQG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG6
                       41A     EQG6                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGB
                       41A     EQGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGC
                       41A     EQGC                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGF
                       41A     EQGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGG
                       41A     EQGG                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGK
                       41A     EQGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGL
                       41A     EQGL                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGP
                       41A     EQGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGQ
                       41A     EQGQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESG6                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESG9                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESGA                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGC                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGD                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGE                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESGG                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESGH                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       41A     ESGJ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGL                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGM                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGN                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGR                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       41A     ESGS                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8335    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       GCA     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       GTB                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8408    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       44E     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG5
                       44E     EQG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGB
                       44E     EQGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGF
                       44E     EQGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGK
                       44E     EQGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGP
                       44E     EQGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       44E     ESG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       44E     ESG9                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       44E     ESGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       44E     ESGD                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       44E     ESGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       44E     ESGH                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       44E     ESGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       44E     ESGM                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       44E     ESGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       44E     ESGR                  Both     Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8828    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       E36     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       E37                           Both     Yes No 
                       ED0                           Both     Yes No 
                       ED1                           Both     Yes No 
                       ED2                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8831    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       F36     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       F37                           Both     Yes No 
                       NF2                           Both     Yes No 
                       S48                           Both     Yes No 
                       S52                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8867    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       FM1     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       FM2                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9080    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       MHE     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESG6 Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZ6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGC Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZC                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGG Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGL Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGQ Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG5
                       MHE     EQG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG6
                       MHE     EQG6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGB
                       MHE     EQGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGC
                       MHE     EQGC                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGF
                       MHE     EQGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGG
                       MHE     EQGG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGK
                       MHE     EQGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGL
                       MHE     EQGL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGP
                       MHE     EQGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGQ
                       MHE     EQGQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESG6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGC                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESGG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9119    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Custom Serv. Specify, France
                       MHE     ECSF                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESG6 Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZ6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGC Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZC                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGG Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGL Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ESGQ Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELZQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG5
                       MHE     EQG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESG6
                       MHE     EQG6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGB
                       MHE     EQGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGC
                       MHE     EQGC                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGF
                       MHE     EQGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGG
                       MHE     EQGG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGK
                       MHE     EQGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGL
                       MHE     EQGL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGP
                       MHE     EQGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of #ESGQ
                       MHE     EQGQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESG5                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESG6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGC                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESGF                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SSD
                       MHE     ESGG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGK                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGP                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SSD
                       MHE     ESGQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No
 
                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8408    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
0.5m EDR IB Copper Cable
                       E8E     EB50                  MES      Yes No 
1.0m EDR IB Copper Cable
                       E8E     EB51                  MES      Yes No 
2.0M EDR IB Copper Cable
                       E8E     EB52                  MES      Yes No 
1.5M EDR IB Copper Cable
                       E8E     EB54                  MES      Yes No 
3M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5A                  MES      Yes No 
5M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5B                  MES      Yes No 
10M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5C                  MES      Yes No 
15M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5D                  MES      Yes No 
20M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5E                  MES      Yes No 
30M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5F                  MES      Yes No 
50M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5G                  MES      Yes No 
100M EDR IB Optical Cable
                       E8E     EB5H                  MES      Yes No 

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


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