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IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade server models feature new memory and Emulex 10 GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-039
March 5, 2013

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The IBM® BladeCenter® HX5 is a blade server designed to provide new levels of utilization, performance, and reliability for compute-intensive and memory-intensive workloads such as database, virtualization, business intelligence, modeling and simulation, and other enterprise applications.

Going beyond the industry standards with unique innovations from fifth-generation IBM X-Architecture® technology (eX5), the new IBM BladeCenter HX5 models deliver improved compute performance, memory footprint, and I/O bandwidth to enable new levels of utilization in a blade form factor for compute-intensive and memory-intensive enterprise workloads.

These new IBM BladeCenter HX5 models are configured with base processor and memory options, making them easy to order, configure, and deploy.

The HX5 features:

Feature exchange

Not applicable.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).



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March 15, 2013: BladeCenter System



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BladeCenter HX5

High-performance, blade server subsystems

The IBM BladeCenter HX5 is a blade server designed to provide new levels of utilization, performance, and reliability for compute-intensive and memory-intensive workloads such as database, virtualization, business intelligence, modeling and simulation, and other enterprise applications.

The BladeCenter HX5 server supports up to two Intel Xeon processors. The processor board has the following major components:

The Intel processors contain up to 10 cores, a memory controller, and QPI links to the other bridge chips. The Intel IOH provides PCI Express® links to the Blade Expansion Connectors and CIOv Expansion Connector. The Intel ICH10 provides a PCI Express link to the IMM and Broadcom BCM5709S Gigabit Ethernet Controller, an LPC bus interface to the IMM, and USB interfaces.

The I/O functions on BladeCenter HX5 include Video, I2C, USB, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, USB (floppy, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, keyboard, and mouse), and Serial over LAN.

The Intel I/O Hub (IOH) contains the following features:

On the HX5, the PCI Express links on the IOH are configured as follows:

Intel I/O Controller Hub 10 (ICH10)

The Intel ICH10 provides South bridge function to the system. It provides PCI Express , USB, SMBus, and LPC interfaces to peripherals and integrates functions such as timer, battery-backed SRAM, DMA, and interrupt controller.

The HX5 server memory is contiguous and is shared by both processors when both processors are installed. It is Error Correction Code (ECC) protected and supports 4 GB to 512 GB for each processor blade using 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB industry-standard 240-pin, 72-bit, Very Low Profile (VLP) DDR-3 DIMMs on 16 DIMM connectors.

The operating speed of the memory is dependent on the SMI link speed of the processor.

The HX5 supports memory mirroring. Chipkill is supported in all memory configurations.

Standard BladeCenter HX5 configuration

Model information

 
            Intel
   Model    Xeon   Cores  CPU       CPU     QPI
            name          speed     power   speed      Cache
 
  7873F4x  E7-4830   8   2.13 GHz   105w   6.40 GT/s   24 MB
  7873F5x  E7-4870  10   2.40 GHz   130w   6.40 GT/s   30 MB
  7873F6x  E7-4807   6   1.86 GHz    95w   4.80 GT/s   18 MB
  7873FMx  E7-4830   8   2.13 GHz   105w   6.40 GT/s   24 MB
  7873FNx  E7-4870  10   2.40 GHz   130w   6.40 GT/s   30 MB
  7873FDx  E7-4830   8   2.13 GHz   105w   6.40 GT/s   24 MB
  7873FEx  E7-4870  10   2.40 GHz   130w   6.40 GT/s   30 MB

Model configurations

 
          Intel
 Model    Xeon    CPUs Standard   DIMM   SSDs       Blade
          name         memory     slots             width  Chassis
 
 7873F4x  E7-4830  1    2 x 4 GB   16   Open Bay    30 mm  See Below
 7873F5x  E7-4870  1    2 x 4 GB   16   Open Bay    30 mm  See Below
 7873F6x  E7-4807  2    4 x 4 GB   40   Open Bay    60 mm  See Below
 7873FMx  E7-4830  1    2 x 4 GB   16   Open Bay    30 mm  See Below
 7873FNx  E7-4870  1    2 x 4 GB   16   Open Bay    30 mm  See Below
 7873FDx  E7-4830  1    2 x 4 GB   16   Open Bay    30 mm  See Below
 7873FEx  E7-4870  1    2 x 4 GB   16   Open Bay    30 mm  See Below

The model supports the following chassis:

Additional features

BladeCenter HX5 blade servers are designed for high throughput from processor to memory, and to bus I/O.

These features, combined with SMP capability and blade-thin density, make it an excellent choice for space-constrained and power-constrained environments used for:

High-availability and serviceability features

The BladeCenter HX5 blade servers deliver reliability and serviceability.

Features include:

IBM Systems Director

BladeCenter HX5 blade servers include IBM Systems Director. IBM Systems Director is designed to be an easy-to-use, point-and-click, platform management solution that streamlines the way physical and virtual systems are managed across a multisystem environment. Leveraging industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM and non-IBM x86 platforms. Through a single user interface, IBM Systems Director provides consistent views for visualizing managed systems and determining how these systems relate to one another while identifying their individual status, thus helping to correlate technical resources with business needs.

IBM Systems Director utilizes a modular and extensible platform services foundation, providing a way to easily add advanced platform management capabilities to the base offering. The IBM Systems Director offering provides the base function needed for platform management. Advanced platform management functions can be seamlessly added as they are required. Systems Director is based on industry standards and can report results to other tools. IBM Systems Director is a strategic platform management tool that grows with the needs of a business.

Optional add-ons (available for an additional charge)

IBM ToolsCenter

The IBM System x® ToolsCenter is a collection of system management tools that can help manage your HX5 blade server and BladeCenter environment. ToolsCenter makes managing your server environment less complicated, more productive, and cost-effective.

These tools include:

BladeCenter advanced management module

BladeCenter HX5 is supported on the Advanced Management Module.

Use the Advanced Management Module in the BladeCenter to manage the BladeCenter and obtain vital system information about your installed BladeCenter HX5 servers. The management module communicates with the blade servers within the BladeCenter using an RS-485 intermanagement network. This network relays vital information about individual blade servers, such as:

You receive status and control all blade servers within the BladeCenter . You can shut down and restart any blade server from anywhere on the network to help save time and costs associated with travel to the actual installation.

These manageability functions are provided through a self-contained web page, creating an easy and familiar way for administrators to monitor, control, and maintain high availability.

IBM BladeCenter HX5 configuration

 
  Model      Processor    CPU Cache   Memory  SSD   SSD      Power
                                             Iface           Supply
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5
 7873-F4x  1 x 2.13 GHz  24 MB       2x4 GB  SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4830 8C 105W S4S
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5
 7873-F5x  2 x 2.40 GHz  30 MB       2x 4 GB SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4870 10c 130W S4S
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
 
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5 with MAX5
 7873-F6x  2 x 1.86 GHz  18 MB       4x4 GB  SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4807 6C 95W S4S + MAX5
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5
 7873-FMx  1 x 2.13 GHz  24 MB       2x 4 GB SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4830 8c 105W S4S
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5
 7873-FNx  1 x 2.40 GHz  30 MB       2x 4 GB SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4870 10c 130W S4S
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5
 7873-FDx  1 x 2.13 GHz  24 MB       2x 4 GB SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4830 8c 105W S4S
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5
 7873-FEx  1 x 2.40 GHz  30 MB       2x 4 GB SAS              **
            Intel Xeon E7-4870 10c 130W S4S
             Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (CFFh)
  
** Power supplied through BladeCenter chassis.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


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The IBM BladeCenter HX5 is a blade server designed to provide maximum utilization, performance, and reliability for compute-intensive and memory-intensive workloads such as database, virtualization, business intelligence, modeling and simulation, and other enterprise applications.

The BladeCenter HX5 blades can require less space and power resources than traditional rack offerings because of their high-density design, reduced power requirements, and single environment systems management. This is an extremely important consideration for:

They are an excellent fit for applications such as:



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The following are features already announced for the 7873 machine type:

Description                                         MT  Model  Feature
 
8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3
1333MHz VLP RDIMM                                  7873  AC1     A3BU
                                                         MC1

The following are features already announced for the 7915 machine type:

Description                                         MT  Model  Feature
 
Rack Mounted Server Cloud Solution Software Stack  7915  MC1     A45X
 

The Single Entity Offerings (SEO)

Workload Optimized Offerings

                                                      SEO
Description                                           Number
  
IBM BladeCenter HX5                                   7873F4U
IBM BladeCenter HX5                                   7873F5U
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5 with MAX5
HX5 - Memory Expanded Scalable Two Socket Server      7873F6U
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5: 4S Configurations
HX5 - Scalable 2 Socket Server (Blade-1 CONFIG)       7873FMU
                                                      7873FNU
 
HX5 - Scalable 2 Socket Server (Blade-2 CONFIG)       7873FDU
                                                      7873FEU
 

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=113-039


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An installation and user's guide, and safety and warranty publications are shipped with each IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade. The following publications are available immediately.

                                   Order
     Title                         Number
 
     BladeCenter Solutions         GM13-0127
     System x Family Brochure      GM13-0128
 

The publications, IBM BladeCenter HX5 Installation and User's Guide and Problem Determination and Service Guide , in US English, are available from

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/

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

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

IBM Publications Center Portal

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

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



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Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

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

System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x technology, include the support services you need -- to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It is your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we will help you get started with a core support package that includes:

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html


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Physical specifications

BladeCenter HX5

                                  7873-F4x
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4830
                                  8 core 105w S4S
   Int. speed                     2.13 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             6.4 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          24 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          8 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              2 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   16
   Capacity                       512 GB1
  MAX5                           Optional
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II  
   Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    30 mm
 
                                  7873-F5x
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4870
                                  10 core 130w S4S
   Int. speed                     2.40 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             6.4 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          30 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          8 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              2 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   16
   Capacity                       512 GB1
  MAX5                           Optional
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II
  Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    30 mm
 
                                  7873-F6x
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4807
                                  6 core 95w S4S
   Int. speed                     1.86 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             4.80 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          18 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          16 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              4 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   40
   Capacity                       896 GB1
  MAX5                           Standard
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II
  Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    60 mm
 
                                  7873-FMx
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4830
                                  8 core 105w S4S
   Int. speed                     2.13 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             6.4 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          24 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          8 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              2 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   16
   Capacity                       512 GB1
  MAX5                           Not supported
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II
  Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    30 mm
 
                                  7873-FNx
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4870
                                  10 core 130w S4S
   Int. speed                     2.40 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             6.4 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          30 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          8 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              2 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   16
   Capacity                       512 GB1
  MAX5                           Not supported
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II
  Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    30 mm
 
                                  7873-FDx
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4830
                                  8 core 105w S4S
   Int. speed                     2.13 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             6.4 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          24 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          8 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              2 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   16
   Capacity                       512 GB1
  MAX5                           Not supported
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II
  Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    30 mm
 
                                  7873-FEx
 
                                 
 
  Processor                    Intel Xeon E7-4870
                                  10 core 130w S4S
   Int. speed                     2.40 GHz
  Max. mem. speed                1066 MHz
   Interconnect speed             6.4 GT/s
   Number standard                2
   Maximum                        2
  L3 cache (full speed)          30 MB
  Memory (VLP ECC DDR3)          8 GB
   DIMMs (Standard)              2 x 4 GB
   DIMM sockets                   16
   Capacity                       512 GB1
  MAX5                           Not supported
  Virtual Fabric Adapter         Standard
   Advanced II
  Video                          SVGA
   Memory                         128 MB
  Disk controller                SAS (optional)
   Channels                       4
   Connector internal             2
   Connector external             0
   RAID                           Yes (optional)
  SSD                             0
   Connectors                     2
   Internal capacity              800 GB2
  Total HDD bays                 Up to 2
  PCI Slots                      0
  Management processor           Standard
  Ethernet controller            Dual Gb
  FC card                        Optional
  DVD-ROM (IDE)                  0
  Diskette drive                 0
  Power supply                   0
  Blade Width                    30 mm
 
1 Total system memory capacity is based on using 32 GB memory DIMMs in the base blade and 16 GB memory DIMMs in the MAX5.
2 Capacities are based on installation of two 400 GB SSDs.

For latest information on supported HDD options, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Video subsystem
Supported BladeCenter HX5 video resolutions
 
                                           CRT ISO
               Maximum Refresh   CRT       9241.3       Flat Panel
  Resolution   Rate Supported    Support   Compliance   Support
 
 640 x 480        85 Hz          Yes       Yes          Yes
 
 800 x 600        85 Hz          Yes       Yes          Yes
 
 1024 x 768       75 Hz          Yes       Yes          Yes
 

Note: For resolutions supported by different operating systems, refer to the operating system documentation.

Dimensions - BladeCenter HX5
Electrical

BladeCenter chassis: 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz

BladeCenter HX5: 12.2 (nominal) V dc

Note: All weights and measurements are approximate.

Standards

This system supports or complies with the following standards:

Equipment approvals and safety

These servers are certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.

Operating environment - BladeCenter HX5
Homologation

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

Hardware requirements

For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:

Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.

For service, the server requires a compatible:

When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your server either directly or indirectly through a console switch.

Software requirements
Programming requirements

The following network operating systems have been tested for compatibility with the BladeCenter HX5.

For additional information, support, certification, and versions of network operating systems, access

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Compatibility

The IBM BladeCenter HX5 contains licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. IBM system BIOS is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the IBM BladeCenter HX5 and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.

For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with System x servers, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for System x servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

Limitations

Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

This product is designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with the product.

Configuration information

BladeCenter HX5 blades must be installed in a BladeCenter chassis.

BladeCenter configuration

The BladeCenter contains 14 blade server bays supporting up to 14 hot-swap BladeCenter HX5 blades. A control panel, located at the top left of the unit, contains the following LEDs:

Memory support

The following memory options are supported with BladeCenter HX5:

Option Description                                        Option
 
2 GB (1x2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3-10600                      46C0560
 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz VLP RDIMM
4 GB (1x4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3-10600 CL9                  46C0564
 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz VLP RDIMM
8 GB (1x8 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9                 00D4985
 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz VLP RDIMM
8 GB (1x8 GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V) PC3-8500 CL7                   46C0570
 ECC DDR3 1066 MHz VLP RDIMM
16 GB (1x16 GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3-10600 CL9                46C0599
 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz VLP RDIMM
16 GB (1x16 GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7                90Y3221
 ECC DDR3 1066 MHz VLP RDIMM
16 GB (1x16 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11                90Y3157
 ECC DDR3 1600 MHz VLP RDIMM
32 GB (1x32 GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9               00D5008
 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz VLP RDIMM
 

Memory must be installed in pairs of two identical DIMMs per processors installed. Although the DIMM pairs installed can be of different sizes, the pairs must be of the same speed.

Power considerations

The BladeCenter HX5 is supported in the BladeCenter H chassis (machine type 8852), the BladeCenter S chassis (machine type 8886), and the BladeCenter HT chassis (machine types 8740 and 8750). For supported configurations, refer to the AC Model BladeCenter hardware configuration tools via the web

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/configtools.html

Note: Consult specific chassis announcements for more information on setup and redundancy.

Cable orders

Each BladeCenter HX5 blade contains two Gigabit Ethernet connections. An optional BladeCenter Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module must be installed in the BladeCenter to support external Ethernet connections.

Cabling is not included with the server. Consult the Ethernet Switch module documentation for external cabling requirements.

Installations using the BladeCenter Fibre Channel Switch Module require short-wave or long-wave small form factor pluggable (SFP) options and appropriate Fibre Channel cabling.

Installability

Each IBM BladeCenter HX5 requires approximately 10 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install an operating system, additional options, or features.

Packaging - BladeCenter HX5
Product                Package Description                Boxes
 
BladeCenter HX5        BladeCenter HX5 Carton               1
 
                       Contents:
                    
                       BladeCenter HX5                      1
                       Publications/CD Package              1
 
BladeCenter HX5        Publications Package                 1
 
                       Contents:
                 
        Documentation CD-ROM (softcopy of publications)
        Safety flyer
        Standard form factor I/O Expansion card tray kit

The BladeCenter HX5 blades are shipped in a single package. The approximate shipping dimensions and weight are:

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

The IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades have no security intrusion detection. Therefore, they should be installed in a rack environment that provides security through lockable doors or other security measures. It is the client's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to protect sensitive data.

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



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

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

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

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support website at

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

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

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

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


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IBM Global Financing

Yes

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM .

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:

Warranty Information
P.O. Box 12195
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Attn: Dept JDJA/B203

Warranty period

Note: For configurations that support the RAID battery, the RAID battery will be warranted for one year effective on its "Date of Installation." All other product warranty terms for the machine remain unchanged.

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

The following has been designated as a consumable or supply item and is, therefore, not covered by this warranty:

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your machine.

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

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. If required, On-site Repair is provided, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is used.

Call IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

Calls must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time in order to qualify for NBD service.

International Warranty Service (IWS)

IWS is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=GCOR-3FBJK2

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement 601-034, dated September 25, 2001 .

Licensing

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Maintenance services

ServicePac , ServiceSuite , ServiceElect, and ServiceElite

ServicePac® , ServiceSuite® , ServiceElect, and ServiceElite provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

Warranty service upgrade

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

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

CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified below.

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

Maintenance service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site Service

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

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts.

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

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

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

A CRU will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your machine.

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

Maintenance service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site Service

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

Non-IBM parts support

Warranty service

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

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services

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

IBM Service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, or memory) installed within IBM machines covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

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

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

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

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Machine Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support website:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

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



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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

The following are features already announced for the 7873 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/       
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3
1333MHz VLP RDIMM
                              AC1      A3BU          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following is a feature already announced for the 7915 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  
 
Rack Mounted Server Cloud Solution Software Stack
 
                              MC1      A45X          Initial
 
IBM BladeCenter HX5

                                                    Initial/
                                                    MES/
Description                        SEO              Both/         
                                   Number           Support  CSU  
 
1x E7-4830 8C 2.13Ghz 105W S4S,    7873F4U          Both     Yes
 2x4GB, VFA
1x E7-4870 10C 2.40GHz 130W S4S,   7873F5U          Both     Yes
 2x4GB, VFA
2x E7-4807 6C 1.86GHz 95W          7873F6U          Both     Yes
 S4S + MAX5, 4x4GB, VFA
1x E7-4830 8C 2.13Ghz 105W S4S,    7873FMU          Both     Yes
 2x4GB, VFA
1x E7-4870 10C 2.40GHz 130W S4S,   7873FNU          Both     Yes
 2x4GB, VFA
1x E7-4830 8C 2.13Ghz 105W S4S,    7873FDU          Both     Yes
 2x4GB, VFA
1x E7-4870 10C 2.40GHz 130W S4S,   7873FEU          Both     Yes
 2x4GB, VFA
 
Maintenance charges

For additional information on maintenance and pricing, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or your IBM Business Partner, or call 1-800-IBM-CALL (1-800-426-2255).

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance

 
Machine                               ServicePac ServicePac
Type/Model   Service Description         SEO        MTM       
  
  7873       3 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 4 Hour Response        84Y2399    67567D8         
  7873       3 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 4 Hour Response       84Y2400    67567D9         
  7873       3 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 2 Hour Response       84Y2401    67567DA         
  7873       4 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 Next Business Day      84Y2402    67567DB         
  7873       4 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 4 Hour Response        84Y2403    67567DC         
  7873       4 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 4 Hour Response       84Y2404    67567DD         
  7873       4 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 2 Hour Response       84Y2405    67567DF         
  7873       5 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 Next Business Day      84Y2406    67567DG         
  7873       5 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 4 Hour Response        84Y2407    67567DH         
  7873       5 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 4 Hour Response       84Y2408    67567DJ         
  7873       5 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 2 Hour Response       84Y2409    67567DK      
   

ServicePac for Maintenance Agreement

 
Machine                                ServicePac ServicePac
Type/Model   Description                  SEO        MTM       
 
 
  7873       1 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 Next Business Day      84Y2410    6756MD7         
  7873       1 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 4 Hour Response        84Y2411    6756MD8         
  7873       1 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 4 Hour Response       84Y2412    6756MD9         
  7873       1 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 2 Hour Response       84Y2413    6756MDA         
  7873       2 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 Next Business Day      84Y2414    6756MDB         
  7873       2 Year Onsite Repair
             9x5 4 Hour Response        84Y2415    6756MDC         
  7873       2 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 4 Hour Response       84Y2416    6756MDD         
  7873       2 Year Onsite Repair
             24x7 2 Hour Response       84Y2417    6756MDF  
       

ServicePac for Essential Support

Warranty and Maintenance Option plus Remote Technical Support

 
Machine                                ServicePac
Type/Model   Description                  SEO                
  
  7873       3 Year Onsite Repair       84Y2418                   
             24x7 4 Hour Response,
             Base Software Support,
             Hardware How-To 24x7

Maintenance plus Remote Technical Support

 
 Machine                                  ServicePac
 Type/Model   Description                    SEO              
 
  7873       1 Year Onsite Repair          84Y2419                 
             24x7 4 Hour Response plus
             1 Year Base Software Support
             and Hardware How To 24x7
  7873       1 Year Onsite Repair          84Y2420                 
             9x5 NBD plus 1 Year Base
             Software Support and
             Hardware How To 24x7

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: SE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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