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IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-177
July 22, 2010


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Statement of general direction Statement of general direction Order now Order now

(Corrected on May 22, 2012)

Hardware requirements/Peripheral hardware and device attachments section revised with new text.

(Corrected on November 19, 2010)

Planned availability section updated with additional information and revised list of countries. Product number section updated to include administrative feature codes.Prices section updated with administrative feature codes.

(Corrected on August 4, 2010)

Hardware requirements section revised with new text.

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The new IBM® zEnterprise™ BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 002 is designed to provide a redundant hardware infrastructure that supports the multiplatform environment of z196. The zBX Model 001 allows the management of heterogeneous resources to support the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer application as a single entity of the System z10® . These infrastructures allow z196 and the System z10 to extend System z® qualities of service and management to a new set of devices.

The zBX delivers:

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



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IBM System z is taking a bold step into the future. For the first time it is possible to deploy an integrated hardware platform that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together - a system that can start to replace individual islands of computing and that can work to reduce complexity, improve security, and bring applications closer to the data they need.

IT today is all about creating an infrastructure that is dynamic and scalable as well as being flexible enough to satisfy both the needs of mission-critical work and the development and deployment of new workloads. This infrastructure must be able to make sense of data, a company's most valuable asset, with insight rather than hindsight, and it must allow a business to use IT to gain a competitive edge. In building such systems, multiplatform solutions have become the norm for handling computational acceleration and specialized processing. As these heterogeneous systems grow, the end-to-end management can become a burden on resources and the IT budget. A new technology is needed that can go to a new dimension in computing, where smarter systems and smarter software work together to address the needs of the business.

Today IBM is announcing the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). The zBX is part of the IBM zEnterprise System, a system that combines the gold standard of enterprise computing with built-in function to extend IBM's mainframe-like governance and qualities of service to special-purpose workload optimizers and general-purpose application serving. End-to-end management is enabled for this heterogeneous environment by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, which provides energy monitoring and management, goal-oriented policy management, increased security, virtual networking, and data management, consolidated in a single interface that can be tied to business requirements.

The IBM zEnterprise System is comprised of the IBM zEnterprise 196, the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, and the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).

The zBX Model 002 infrastructure works with the IBM zEnterprise 196 system to both host the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, and manage the interaction between the mainframe and distributed technologies. The blades are managed as part of a single logical virtualized environment by IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. The zBX Model 002 can support IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS V1.1 (5697-AQT) and supported POWER7 Blades.

The zBX Model 001 infrastructure works with the System z10 and extends management capabilities to manage IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS V1.1 (5697-AQT), a heterogeneous Business Intelligence (BI) application, as a single entity.

Feature exchange

None



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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The zBX Model 001 and Model 002 are available as listed above in these countries.

In addition, the Model 001 is available as listed above in these countries:

The Model 002 is planned to be available on December 10, 2010, for the following countries:

The Model 001 is planned to be available in first quarter 201,1 for the following countries:

The Model 002 is planned to be available in first quarter 2011, for the following countries:



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IBM is introducing the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). The zBX hardware infrastructure will support special purpose IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer blades and POWER 7 blades. The zBX Model 001 is designed to support the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer with the System z10 EC and System z10 BC. The zBX Model 002 attaches to the z196 server and is designed to support the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer and the IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express® blades.

The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer solution is designed to enable a new class of high speed business intelligence and analytic queries on System z complimenting current OLTP workloads already on the platform. For organizations with the majority of their data on System z , this combination is designed to offer significant value to both IT and the business.

The innovative technology within the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer offers organizations the ability to integrate business insights into the fabric of their operational process, while accelerating queries and making business insights more accessible to the front line of business. The value of this applies to executive users that need to make well-founded, strategic decisions as well as knowledge workers who need to have insight into the daily operational aspects of the business.

There are five IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer solution sizes supported by the zBX Model 001 and Model 002. After completing a workload assessment as part of the solution assurance process, the required number of blades (#0610) may be ordered in quantities of 7, 14, 28, 42, or 56. The solution requires IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS V1.1 (5697-AQT), DB2 V9 for z/OS (5635-DB2), PTFs for DB2 for z/OS , z/OS V1.10, or higher, XML Toolkit for z/OS V1.10, an x86 workstation for IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer studio, a System z10 or z196 with two OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR cards, a zBX with the required number of blades (#0610), and a DS5020 storage server to support the amount of DB2 raw data. More information on Smart Analytics Optimizer and the solution assurance process may be found in

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/smart-analytics-optmizer-z/

The optional POWER7 blade can be installed in the zBX, enabling application integration with System z transaction processing, messaging, and data serving capabilities. The IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express is based on the new POWER7 processor-based PS blades. They represent one of the most flexible and cost-efficient solutions for AIX® deployments available in the market. The PS701 Express blade and the zBX Model 002 infrastructure are managed as a single logical virtualized environment by the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.

The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, the zEnterprise 196, and the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension are designed to be one logical system. When a zBX is serviced by IBM (under warranty or post-warranty maintenance service contract), IBM intends to deliver service on Power® blades installed in the zBX as if those blades were components of the zBX, unless the customer requests to have such service delivered according to the blade's entitlement.

The POWER7 blade (8406-71Y) is supported in the zBX Model 002 in the following hardware configurations.

 
Feature/Feature Code         Configuration  Configuration  Configuration
                                    #1             #2            #3
 
Processor Activations (#8412)        8              8             8
 8GB Memory (#8208)                  4              8             0
16GB Memory (#8209)                  0              0             8
HDD 300GB (#8274)                    1              1             1
CFFh 10GbE (#8275)                   1              1             1
CIOv 8Gb FC (#8242)                  1              1             1
PowerVM (#5228)                      8              8             8
 

Note: Each 8406-71Y requires one #0612 as a planned POWER7 blade.

A quantity of 8 VIOS (5765-PVE) is required to support the blade. You may choose software maintenance period of one year or three years at a quantity of 8. The one year of software maintenance is obtained by ordering 5771-PVE and the three software maintenance is obtained by ordering 5773-PVE.

The PS701 Express blade with features and software may be obtained through an IBM Business Partner or Distributor, an IBM sales representative, or through

http://www.ibm.com

Further information on the IBM BladeCenter P701 Express blade can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/hardware/servers/ps700series/index.html

More information on the z196 and z10 use of zBX can be found in Hardware Announcement 110-170, dated July 22, 2010 , as well as the following two Web sites

http://www.ibm.com/systems/zenterprise
http://www.ibm.com/systems/zenterprise196

2458 Model 001 Network Connections

The zBX model 001 has been designed specifically for use with the z10 as its controlling CPC. Two connection types are required, a management network and a data network. The management network is supported by two independent and redundant Ethernet connections between the System z10 and the zBX. Once connected to a System z10 through the management network the resources of the zBX are viewed as a logical extension of the System z10 . These resources are then controlled and managed through the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) of the System z10 . The cabling necessary to implement this management network connection is provided with the zBX, and supports a maximum distance of 26 meters between the z10 and the zBX.

The data network is supported by a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) multimode fiber optic connection between the System z10 and the zBX. It consists of two independent data paths for redundancy. Any System z10 connecting to the zBX through the data network requires a port on two separate OSA-Express3 10 GbE features. All cables in support of the data network must be provided by the customer. The zBX is designed to support connectivity for up to eight System z10s. The maximum number of data connections to the System z10 is dependent depending on the configuration of the zBX Model 001 (see chart below).

 IBM  Smart Analytic       Data Network
Optimizer Blades (#0610)   Connections
 
          7                     2
         14                     2
         28                     4
         42                     6
         56                     8
 

The zBX uses short range (SR) transceivers to terminate the data network. OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR (Short Range) features are used on System z10 for a physically secure point-to-point connection. OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR (Long Range) features may be used in conjunction with an external Ethernet switch as long as SR optical connections are made with the zBX Model 001. Note that in this case the security of the network is no longer provided by physical configuration alone and the isolation of traffic to the zBX must now be provided by appropriate management and control of the customer-supplied switch.

The zBX Model 001 is configured with the necessary redundant hardware infrastructure to support the number of IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer (#0610) blades in the machine. The OSA-Express3 10 GbE features may be purchased as features for the System z10 .

Maximum distances for all Ethernet and Fibre Channel cables are:

As with standard System x® practices, the zBX supports overhead Ethernet and Fibre Channel cables. At the customers request the IBM CE can remove the top plate and run the cables up.

2458 Model 002 Configuration and Network Connections

The zBX model 002 has been designed specifically for use with the z196 as its controlling CPC. The configuration is dictated by the quantity of blades supporting IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer (#0610) and the number of POWER7 blades (#0612) enabled.

The maximum number of blades that may be configured in a 2458 Model 002 is 112. There is one exception. Having seven blades (#0610) supporting IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer populates half of a BladeCenter chassis. Since one can not mix #0610 and POWER7 blades in the same BladeCenter chassis, this configuration will reduce the total number of blades that can be installed. As result, the following depicts the limits of the number of orderable blades.

 IBM  Smart Analytics         Max number         Max number total
  Optimizer blades (#0610)    PS701 blades       blades
 
            0                    112              112
            7                     98              105
           14                     98              112
           28                     84              112
           42                     70              112
           56                     56              112
 

Two new network connection types are provided, an intranode management network (INMN) and an intraensemble data network (IEDN). Once connected to a z196 through the INMN, the resources of the zBX are viewed as a logical extension of the z196. These resources are then controlled and managed through the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) of the z196. The cabling necessary to implement the INMN is provided with the zBX Model 002. The z196 connecting through the INMN is the controlling platform and must be within 26 meters of the zBX. INMN requires OSA-Express3 1000BaseT.

The IEDN is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) multimode fiber optic connection between the z196 and the zBX. It consists of two independent data paths for redundancy. Any z196 connecting to the zBX through a IEDN requires a port on two separate OSA-Express3 10 GbE features. The zBX Model 002 can support up to eight IEDNs depending on the configuration of the zBX. All cables to connect the zBX to the z196 through the IEDN must be provided by the customer.

The zBX Model 002 uses either short range (SR) or long range (LR) transceivers to terminate the IEDN. These optics need to be specified when ordering the zBX. Either OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR (Short Range) or OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR (Long Range) features can be used on z196 for a physically secure point-to-point connection.

To ease order and configuration, the zBX integrated infrastructure provides the additional necessary hardware (for example, BladeCenter chassis, Power Distribution Units, and so on) to provide a redundant environment based on the quantity of defined blades.

Maximum distances for all Ethernet and Fibre Channel cables are:

As with standard System x practices, the zBX supports overhead Ethernet and Fibre Channel cables. At the customers request the IBM CE can remove the top plate and run the cables up.

Availability and Service

The zBX Model 001 and Model 002 are based on the standard BladeCenter and blade hardware offerings. Therefore, existing product reliability is inherited. To enhance the availability of the zBX, these RAS capabilities have been incorporated in the infrastructure. They include:

The zBX Model 001 will be managed from the HMC and the supporting processor Support Elements (SE). The zBX Model 002 will be managed by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, accessible through the HMC, and the supporting processor Support Elements (SE). The following support will be provided:

Please review the Warranty Service section of this announcement for further information about the increased support provided.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension is capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the Product properly interoperates with it.



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The IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) will be attached to System z10 or z196 via two separate OSA-Express3 10 GbE features. It will provide the hardware infrastructure to host a new software application, IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1 and the PS701 Express Blade.



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In the first half of 2011, IBM intends to offer a System x blade running Linux® on System x for the IBM zEnterprise System on the zBX Model 002.

In the first half of 2011, IBM intends to offer a WebSphere® DataPower® Appliance for IBM zEnterprise System on the zBX Model 002.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these statements of general direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM .



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                                 Machine
Description                      Type    Model   Feature

zEnterprise  BladeCenter  Extension 2458   001
                                         002
 
HMC w/Dual EN                                     0091
Power 3Ph Delta w/cord                            0520
Power w/o cord                                    0521
60A/208V 1Ph Cord                                 0531
63A/230V 1Ph Cord                                 0532
32A/380-415V 3Ph WYE Cord                         0533
Rear Door Heat Exchanger                          0540
Std Front Door                                    0541
Std Rear Door                                     0542
Acoustic Door Set                                 0543
Chassis Counter Weight                            0544
Rack height reduction                             0570
Primary zBX rack                                  0601
Expansion zBX rack                                0602
zBX configured chassis asm                        0603
10 GbE ESM Switch                                 0605
Fibre channel switch                              0606
Mgmt TOR switch                                   0607
ISAOPT Blade                                      0610
8 Gb SW optical module                            0615
ESM filler plate                                  0618
Rack filler plate                                 0619
US English                                        2924
France                                            2928
German                                            2929
Spanish - Non Spain                               2930
Spain                                             2931
Italian                                           2932
Canadian French                                   2935
Portuguese                                        2978
Brazilian Portuguese                              2979
UK English                                        2980
Norwegian                                         2983
Sweden Finland                                    2987
Netherlands                                       2988
Belgian French                                    2989
Denmark                                           2993
Swiss French, German                              2997
Luxembourg Belgium ordered                        5560
Iceland ordered in Denmark                        5561
China ordered in Hong Kong                        5562
Flat-panel display                                6096
RPO Action Flag                                   9003
 
                                 Machine
Description                      Type    Model   Feature
 
zEnterprise  BladeCenter  Extension 2458   001
 
zBX Model 001                                     0500
10 Gb SR optical module                           0614
1m LC Duplex cable                                0616
5m LC Duplex cable                                0617
 
 
                                 Machine
Description                      Type    Model   Feature
 
zEnterprise  BladeCenter  Extension 2458   002
 
zBX Model 002                                     0501
IEDN TOR switch                                   0608
Pwr Blade Enablement                              0612
1000 mm CAT6 cable                                0620
5m LC Duplex cable                                0621
15 ft CAT6 cable                                  0624
3200 mm CAT6 cable                                0625
10 GbE 1m SFP cable                               0626
10 GbE 3m SFP cable                               0627
10 GbE 7m SFP cable                               0628
10 GbE LR 10km SFP                                0632
10 GbE SR SFP                                     0633
 
                                     Machine
Description                          Type     Model  Feature
 
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension    2458     002
 Month indicator                                     0660
 Day indicator                                       0661
 Hour indicator                                      0662
 Minute indicator                                    0663

Model conversions

zBX 2458 Model 001 can be upgraded to a 2458 Model 002. Note that each zBX has an affinity for a specific System z10 or z196. Therefore, upgrading from a Model 001 to a Model 002 also requires an upgrade from a z10 to a z196. In addition, upgrading a z10 to a z196 also forces a Model 001 to a Model 002 upgrade for an attached zBX.

Refer to the zBX MES Upgrade Options section of this announcement for details on the upgrade paths.

Feature conversions

Not applicable.



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Visit the following Web site for additional information

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

Call IBM IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

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=110-177


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The following publications are available now in the Library section of Resource Link™ .

 
           Title                                        Order Number
 
zBX Installation Manual for Physical Planning 2458-001  GC28-6887
zBX Installation Manual for Physical Planning 2458-002  GC27-2611
PR/SM Planning Guide                                    SB10-7155
System Overview                                         SA22-1086
Functional Matrix                                       ZSW0-1335
 

The following publications are shipped with the product and available in the Library section of Resource Link .

           Title                                        Order Number
 
zBX Service Guide                                       GC28-6884
zBX Installation Manual 2458-001                        GC28-6885
zBX Installation Manual 2458-002                        GC27-2610
zBX Safety Inspection                                   GC28-6889
System z Statement of Limited Warranty                  GC28-6883
Systems Safety Notices                                  G229-9054
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide            Z125-5823
 

The following publications will be available at planned availability in the Library section of Resource Link .

             Title                                      Order Number
 
Application Programming Interfaces for JAVA             API-JAVA
Application Programming Interfaces                      SB10-7030
Support Element Operations Guide (V2.11.0)              SC28-6869
Hardware Management Console Operations Guide (V2.11.0)  SC28-6895
IOCP User's Guide                                       SB10-7037
 

Publications for zBX can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation. The following Redpaper publications will provide additional information, once they become available.

           Title                                     Order Number
 
Using  IBM  System z  as the foundation for
your information management architecture             REDP4606
 
IBM zEnterprise  BladeCenter  Extension Model 001      REDP4668
 

For other IBM Redbooks® publications, refer to

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/


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Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

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



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Dimensions:
                          Depth     Width    Height
                        
Each racks with standard covers as installed:
  - Inches                43.3      25.5       79.8
  - Centimeter           109.9      64.8      202.7

Palletized rack (Americas)
   - Inches               51.0      32.9       78.8
   - Centimeter          129.5      91.2      200.0
 
Palletized rack (Asia Pacific)
   - Inches               51.0      32.9       83.6
   - Centimeter          129.5      91.2      212.5
 
                   Maximum System Model 001
                   28  IBM  Smart Analytics
                   Optimizer Blades per rack
                 
 
                        582
                        1280
 
 
 
                   Maximum System Model 002
                   28  IBM  Smart Analytics
                   Optimizer Blades per rack
            
 
                         582
                         1280
 
 
                   Maximum System Model 002
                   28  POWER7  blades per rack
                
 
                        582
                        1280
 
Operating environment

Temperature:

Relative humidity: 8% to 80% (percent)

Wet bulb (caloric value): 23° C (73° F) Operating Mode

Max dew point: 17° C (62.6° F) Operating Mode

Electrical power: All values are maximums for the specified solution size. Power factor is approximately unity for all cases.

Acoustical Noise Level for 28 blade configuration and standard door set:

Acoustical Noise Level for 28 blade configuration and acoustic door set (#0543):

Acoustical Noise Level for 56 blade configuration and standard door set:

Acoustical Noise Level for 56 blade configuration and acoustic door set (#0543):

Acoustical Noise Level for 112 blade configuration and standard door set:

Acoustical Noise Level for 112 blade configuration and acoustic door set (#0543):

Hardware requirements

You should review the PSP buckets for minimum Machine Change Levels (MCLs) and software PTF levels before IPLing operating systems. To support new functions and features, MCLs are required.

Descriptions of the MCLs are available now through Resource Link .

Access Resource Link at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Select:

Fixes, Hardware, Exception Letters
Click on xxxxx
Click on Driver xx Customer Exception Letter

The most recent driver information is at the top of the list.

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

The IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension supports the use of external disk devices for use with POWER7 blades. Supported devices can be found at

http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/zsp03437usen/ZSP03437USEN.PDF

While the zBX supports devices as described in the document, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM.

Note: IBM cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions regarding the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.

Software requirements

The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer software requires:

The POWER7 blades requires:

To enable DB2 for z/OS to route queries to an attached IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer a particular PTF needs to be applied, refer to the support document referenced below.

For additional information regarding the hardware and software requirements for installing IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for z/OS , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=4163&uid=swg27016498

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Information on customer responsibilities for site preparation can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
Cable orders
Fiber optic cable orders

Fiber optic cables for the zBX are available from IBM Site and Facilities Services.

Refer to the services section of Resource Link for further details. Access Resource Link at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Cabling responsibilities

Fiber optic cables, cable planning, labeling, and placement are all customer responsibilities for new installations and upgrades. Fiber optic conversion kits and Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables are not orderable as features on a zBX. Installation Planning Representatives (IPRs) and System Service Representatives (SSRs) will not perform the fiber optic cabling tasks without a services contract.

The following tasks are required to be performed by the customer prior to machine installation:

Additional service charges may be incurred during the server installation if the above cabling tasks are not accomplished as required.

For further details also refer to the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP), available on Resource Link .
Note: IBM Site and Facilities Services can satisfy your fiber optic as well as your copper cabling requirements.

Installability

The average installation time for a zBX is approximately 13 installer hours. This does not include planning hours. This assumes the Pre-Installation Configuration Service, a full System Assurance Product Review, and implementation of the cable services have been performed. Contact your IBM representative for details on these services.

Security, auditability, and control

The zBX uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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



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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, visit

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


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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

Warranty service

zBX provides increased service over normal blades with the following characteristics:

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information.

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

The following service is available as warranty for your machine type.

Warranty service upgrades

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information.

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

The following service is provided.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

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

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM . IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine.

In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), in other countries contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed internal code

IBM Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications as authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement at

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

or by contacting your IBM representative. Specific Machine LIC Type Model 2458-001 or 2458-002.

In addition to the Licensed Internal Code, models of the zBX may also include code that is licensed under terms of one or more non-IBM license agreements. The specific licenses governing use of such code can be obtained at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/sbp_servers.html
Educational allowance

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



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                  Mach                             EW MMMC     Init/
Description         Type     Mod Feature          ** Fe Indicat  MES
 
zBX                 2458     001                          X
zBX                 2458     002                          X
 
HMC w/Dual EN                     0091            **            Both
Power 3Ph Delta w/cord            0520            **            Both
Power w/o cord                    0521            **            Both
60A/208V 1Ph Cord                 0531            **            Both
63A/230V 1Ph Cord                 0532            **            Both
32A/380-415V 3Ph WYE Cord         0533            **            Both
Rear Door Heat Exchanger          0540            **            Both
Std Front Door                    0541            **            Both
Std Rear Door                     0542            **            Both
Acoustic Door Set                 0543            **            Both
Chassis Counter Weight            0544            **            Both
Rack height reduction             0570            **            Both
Primary zBX rack                  0601            **            Both
Expansion zBX rack                0602            **            Both
zBX configured chassis asm        0603            **      X     Both
10 GbE ESM Switch                 0605            **            Both
Fibre channel switch              0606            **            Both
Mgmt TOR switch                   0607            **      X     Both
ISAOPT Blade                      0610            **      X     Both
8 Gb SW optical module            0615            **            Both
ESM filler plate                  0618            **            Both
Rack filler plate                 0619            **            Both
US English                        2924            **            Init
France                            2928            **            Init
German                            2929            **            Init
Spanish - Non Spain               2930            **            Init
Spain                             2931            **            Init
Italian                           2932            **            Init
Canadian French                   2935            **            Init
Portuguese                        2978            **            Init
Brazilian Portuguese              2979            **            Init
UK English                        2980            **            Init
Norwegian                         2983            **            Init
Sweden Finland                    2987            **            Init
Netherlands                       2988            **            Init
Belgian French                    2989            **            Init
Denmark                           2993            **            Init
Swiss French, German              2997            **            Init
Luxembourg Belgium ordered        5560            **            Init
Iceland ordered in Denmark        5561            **            Init
China ordered in Hong Kong        5562            **            Init
Flat-panel display                6096            **            Both
RPO Action Flag                   9003            **            MES
 

 
                    Mach                            EW MMMC    Init/
Description         Type     Mod Feat Price      ** Fe Indicat MES
 
zBX                 2458     001                          X
 
zBX Model 001                     0500            **            Both
10 Gb SR optical module           0614            **            Both
1m LC Duplex cable                0616            **            Both
5m LC Duplex cable                0617            **            Both



 
                    Mach                             EW MMMC    Init/
Description         Type     Mod Feat Price       ** Fe Indicat MES
 
zBX                 2458     002                          X
 
zBX Model 002                     0501            **            Both
IEDN TOR switch                   0608            **      X     Both
Pwr Blade Enablement              0612            **      X     Both
1000 mm CAT6 cable                0620            **            Both
5m LC Duplex cable                0621            **            Both
15 ft CAT6 cable                  0624            **            Both
3200 mm CAT6 cable                0625            **            Both
10 GbE 1m SFP cable               0626            **            Both
10 GbE 3m SFP cable               0627            **            Both
10 GbE 7m SFP cable               0628            **            Both
10 GbE LR 10km SFP                0632            **            Both
10 GbE SR SFP                     0633            **            Both


                     Mach                                        Init/
Description          Type    Mod  Feat            **             MES
 
zBX                  2458    002
Month indicator                   0660            **             Both
Day indicator                     0661            **             Both
Hour indicator                    0662            **             Both
Minute indicator                  0663            **             Both

No Charge features

  Feature Code               Description
 
  0660                       Month indicator
  0661                       Day indicator
  0662                       Hour indicator
  0663                       Minute indicator


** If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or
   replaced become the property of  IBM  and must be returned. 
 
Note 1: Column 'EW Fe' is Electronic Waste Recycling Fee.
        Y1: Subject to $6.00 fee  (4-14" video device)
        Y2: Subject to $8.00 fee  (15-34" video device)
 

ServicePac prices

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

IBM Global Financing

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



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