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IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-017
April 11, 2012


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IBM® Flex System p460 Compute Node is a full-wide Information Technology Element (ITE) server with four 4-core 64-bit 3.3 GHz processor modules, or four 8-core 64-bit 3.2 or 3.5 GHz processor modules and 32 DIMM slots which can contain up to a maximum of 512 GB of memory. Two optional SAS Small Form Factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or 1.8-inch SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) can be installed in the p460 Compute Node.

The p460 is part of IBM PureFlex System, a new category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, networking, storage, and system management capability into a single system.

IBM PureFlex System offerings include:

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 PureFlex System is the next generation of smarter computing. It integrates multiple server architectures, networking, storage, and system management capability into a single system that is easy to deploy and manage. IBM PureFlex System has full "built-in" virtualization support of servers, storage, and networking to speed provisioning and increase resiliency. In addition, it supports open and industry standards such as operating systems, networking and storage fabrics, virtualization, and system management protocols to easily fit within existing and future data center environments. IBM PureFlex System is scalable and extendable with multigeneration upgrades to protect and maximize IT investments.

The most forward-thinking companies will completely rethink the way they deploy and manage their IT environments by evolving to a more open, agile, and integrated computing system that is dynamically managed from a single vantage point to simultaneously maximize efficiency and innovation.

By doing this, companies can:

IBM PureFlex System will enable enterprises to realize these benefits while minimizing the complexity inherent in a highly virtualized environment.



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IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node is the latest high-density Information Technology Element (ITE) server with POWER7® and EnergyScale™ technology.

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node is a full-wide ITE server with four 4-core 64-bit 3.3 GHz processor modules, or four 8-core 64-bit 3.2 or 3.5 GHz processor modules and 32 DIMM slots which can contain up to a maximum of 512 GB of memory. Two optional SAS Small Form Factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or 1.8-inch SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) can be installed in the p460 Compute Node.

Integrated features on the p460 Compute Node include:

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node can be installed only in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X). The chassis has 14 ITE bays for ITE servers and supports up to 14 half-wide ITEs or 7 full-wide ITEs.

In short-term extended thermal conditions, the p460 Compute Node automatically reduces the frequency of the processor to maintain acceptable thermal or power levels. The processor frequency will automatically cycle back up as thermal or power conditions improve.

Clients should be aware that there may be applications that are sensitive to processor frequency changes. For instance, frequency reductions could potentially impact benchmarking or applications and tools that depend on execution times for accounting, CPU utilization, or profiling. It is recommended that clients check with their individual application vendors to see if there are possible impacts.

IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node features and benefits include:

IBM PureFlex System for the Flex System p460 Compute Node

The IBM PureFlex System consists of predefined, preconfigured Flex System components to simplify purchasing and provide the total Flex System integrated value proposition.

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node can be ordered as part of a PureFlex System. There are three IBM PureFlex System offerings available:

A PureFlex System consists of:

Additional Flex System Compute Nodes, Flex System Chassis, IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack, and Flex System Managers can be ordered once the basic requirements for the IBM PureFlex System are met. These additional orders will be indicated by feature number EFD4 (Expansion Option) or EFD5 (Custom Expansion). The Flex System Manager is not available with EFD4. Storwize V7000 Disk Systems can be ordered separately without meeting the requirements for the IBM PureFlex System.

The following IBM PureFlex System configurations will not be supported until April 24, 2012:

Contact your local Sales Representative for custom configuration requests.

Information on minimum configurations and options when ordering those products can be found in their online Sales Manuals at

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi
 
  Product                                Sales Manual

  IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node      7895-22X
  IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node      7895-42X
  IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node      7863-10X
  IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis     7893-92X
  IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack           7953-94X
  IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System         2076-124
  IBM 1455 BNT Rack Switch G8264         1455-64C
  IBM 2498 SAN24B-4 Express Model B24    2498-B24

For more information on IBM PureFlex Systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/pureflex

IBM PureFlex System Standard

The IBM PureFlex System Standard requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node are:

 
1 x Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-42X), with the following features: 
  1 x #EPR2 or #EPR4 or #EPR6            Processor Module
  16 X #8491 with #EPR2 or 32 x          Processor Activations
   #8491 with #EPR4 or #EPR6
  16 x #8199                             256 GB Minimum Memory
  2 x #1762                              IBM Flex System EN4054
                                          4-port 10 Gb
                                          Ethernet Adapter
  2 x #1764                              IBM Flex System FC3172
                                          2-port 8 Gb
                                          Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #2145 or #2146 or #2147            Operating System Indicator
  1 x #0265 or #0266 or #0267            Partition Specify
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #5005                              Software Preinstall
  1 x #7005                              Top Cover, No HDDs or SSDs
  16 or 32 x #5227                             PowerVM Standard (per core)
  1 x #ED21-#ED2E                        Installation/User Guide
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
Note: #1762 and #1764 are always required in the configuration. #8199,
#5277, and #7005 are minimums and can be replaced. #0566 or #0577 is
required with #2145.
 
1 x Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X), with the following features:
  1 x #3593                              IBM Flex System EN4093 10 Gb
                                          Virtual Fabric Scalable Switch
  2 x #3595                              IBM Flex System FC3171 8 Gb
                                          SAN Switch
  4 x #3282                              10 GbE SFP+ Transceiver
  4 x #3286                              8 GB SFP+ Transceiver
  5 x #EB29                              1000Base-T SFP RJ45 Transceiver
  1 x #9039                              Base CME
  1 x #3592                              Redundant CME
  2 x #9059                              Base Power Module (2X)
  2 x #3590                              Redundant Power Module
  4 x #4558                              Power Cord (2.5M) to PDU/UPS
  1 x #9038                              Base Fans (4X)
  1 x #7805                              Additional Fans (2X)
  1 x #4649                              Rack Integration Services
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #4681                              Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  2 x #1111                              CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M Blue
  1 x #0438                              Content Specify - 7895-42X
  1 x #0466                              Content Specify - 7955-01M
  1 x #EFM1                              Open Fabric Manager
  1 x #EPU1-#EPUE                        System Documentation and Software
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following features: #0466, #3282, or #EB29.
#EFD4 requires #0492.
 
1 x Flex System Manager (7955-01M), with the following features:
  1 x #EB32                              Virtualization Manager S/W
                                          Bundle Indicator
  4 x #EM09                              32 GB Memory
  2 x #1771                              IBM 200 GB 1.8-inch SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                              1 TB 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA
                                          Disk Drive
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #ED11-ED1E                         System Publications and Media
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order  Indicator
 
1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the following features:
  1 x #0010                              Storage Engine Preload
  4 x #5305                              5M Fiber Optic Cable
  8 x #3206                              600 GB 2.5-inch 10k HDD
  2 x #3512 or #3514                     200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  2 x #3512                              200 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  2 x #6008                              Cache 8 GB
  2 x #9730                              Power Cord - PDU Connection
  2 x #9801                              AC Power Supply
  1 x #EFD0                              V7000 Routing Indicator
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #9170                              Controller #1 Group
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following features: #3206, #3512, #3514, or
#9170.  #EFD4 requires #9171.
 
1 x IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the following features:
  4 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  4 x #7189 or #7196                     Optional PDUs
  1 x #ER01                              Integrate Chassis in Rack
  1 x #ER04                              Rack Content Specify - 2076-124
  1 x #ER1B                              Reserve 1U empty space - bottom
  1 x #ER1T                              Reserve 1U empty space - top
  1 x #EC02 or #EC05                     Rack Rear Door or RDHX
  1 x #EC03                              Side Doors
  1 x #EC06                              Rack Front Door (Blue)
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following features: #ER01, #ER03, #ER04,
#4651, #7189, or #7196.  #EFD4 requires #4652 and either #EC03 or #EC04.
 

IBM PureFlex Enterprise

The IBM PureFlex System Enterprise requires that two compute nodes (2 x 7895-42X or 2 x 7863-10X) be selected.

The IBM PureFlex System Enterprise requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node are:

 
2 x Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-42X), with the following features:
  1 or 2 x #EPR2 or #EPR4 or #EPR6       Processor Module
  16 X #8491 with #EPR2 or 32 x          Processor Activations
   #8491 with #EPR4 or #EPR6
  16 x #8199                             256 GB Minimum Memory
  2 x #1762                              IBM Flex System EN4054
                                          4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
  2 x #1764                              IBM Flex System FC3172
                                          2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #2145 or #2146 or #2147            Operating System Indicator
  1 x #0265 or #0266 or #0267            Partition Specify
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #5005                              Software Preinstall
  1 x # 7005                             Top Cover, No HDDs or SSDs
  16 or 32 x #5227                       PowerVM Standard (per core)
  1 x #ED21-#ED2E                        Installation/User Guide
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
Note: #1762 and #1764 are always required in the configuration. #8199 and
#7067 are minimums and can be replaced.
 
1 x Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X), with the following features:
  2 x #3593                              IBM Flex System EN4093 10 Gb
                                          Virtual Fabric Scalable Switch
  2 x #3595                              IBM Flex System FC3171 8 Gb
                                          SAN Switch
  2 x #3596                              Port Upgrade 1 for #3593
  2 x #3597                              Port Upgrade 2 for #3593
  8 x #3286                            8 Gb SFP+ Transceiver
  4 x #3282                              10 GbE SFP+ Transceiver
  6 x #EB29                              1000Base-T SFP RJ45 Transceiver
  1 x #9039                              Base CME
  1 x #3592                              Redundant CME
  2 x #9059                              Base Power Module (2X)
  4 x #3590                              Redundant Power Module
  6 x #4558                              Power Cord (2.5M) to PDU/UPS
  1 x #9038                              Base Fans (4X)
  2 x #7805                              Additional Fans (2X)
  1 x #4649                              Rack Integration Services
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  3 x #4681                              Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  2 x #1111                              CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M Blue
  4 x #ECB4                              10 GbE SFP+ Copper DAC Cable, 1M
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
  2 x #0438                             Content Specify - 7895-42X
  Note:  A PureFlex Enterprise requires two compute nodes.
 
  1 x #0466                              Content Specify - 7955-01M
  1 x #EFM1                              Open Fabric Manager
  1 x #EPU1-#EPUE                        System Documentation and Software
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following features: #0466, #3282, or #EB29.
#EFD4 requires #0492.
 
1 x Flex System Manager (7955-01M), with the following features:
  1 x #EB32                              Virtualization Manager S/W
                                          Bundle Indicator
  4 x #EM09                              32 GB Memory
  2 x #1771                              IBM 200 GB 1.8-inch SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                              1 TB 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA
                                          Disk Drive
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #ED11-ED1E                         System Publications and Media
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3                              PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the following features:
  1 x #0010                              Storage Engine Preload
  4 x #5305                              5M Fiber Optic Cable
  8 x #3206                              600 GB 2.5-inch 10k HDD
  4 x #3512 or #3514                     200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  2 x #6008                              Cache 8 GB
  2 x #9730                              Power Cord - PDU Connection
  2 x #9801                              AC Power Supply
  1 x #EFD0                              V7000 Routing Indicator
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #9170                              Controller #1 Group
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following features: #3206, #3512, #3514, or
#9170.  #EFD4 requires #9171.
 
2 x IBM 1455 BNT Rack Switch (1455-64C), with the following features:
  1 x #EFD0                              Routing Indicator
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #6458                              Line cord
  6 x #EB28                              SFP+ Transceiver
  2 x #EB25                              3m (9.8-ft) QSFP+ DAC Break-out cable
  2 x #3287                              1m (3.3-ft) QSFP+-to-QSFP+ cable
  1 x #EU06                              19" Flexible 4 Post Rail Kit
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following feature:  #EB25. #EFD4 requires 4 x
#EB28 instead of 6 x #EB28.

2 x IBM 1455 BNT Rack Switch (1455-48E), with the following features:
 
  1 x #EFD0                              Routing Indicator
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator Rack #1
  2 x #6458                              Line cord
  3 x #ECB2                              1.5m CAT5E Ethernet cable
  1 x #EU06                              19" Flexible 4 Post Rail Kit
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
2 x IBM 2498 SAN24B-4 Express Model B24 (2498-B24), with the following
features:
  1 x #EFD0                              Routing Indicator
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  4 x #5605                              Fiber Cable LC/LC 5 m Multimode
                                          50 Micron
  1 x #2808                              8 Gbps SW SFP
                                          Transceiver - 8 Pack
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
 
 
 
1 x IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the following features:
  9 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #7189 or #7196                     Optional PDUs
  1 x #ER01                              Integrate Chassis in Rack
  1 x #ER04                              Rack Content Specify - 2076-124
  4 x #0450                              Rack Content Specify - 1455-64C/48E
  2 x #ER06                              Rack Content Specify - 2498-B24
  1 x #ER1B                              Reserve 1U empty space - bottom
  1 x #ER1T                              Reserve 1U empty space - top
  1 x #EC02 or #EC05                     Rack Rear Door or RDHX
  1 x #EC03                              Side Doors
  1 x #EC06                              Rack Front Door (Blue)
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
Note: #EFD4 does not require the following features: #ER01, #ER03, #ER04,
#4651, #7189, or #7196.  #EFD4 requires #4652 and either #EC03 or #EC04.
 
#0450 and #ER06 are only required with the Flex System p460 Compute Node
(7895-42X).

PowerVM Editions (Advanced Power® Virtualization) (Optional)

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node supports PowerVM technology. The p460 is designed to make it more affordable to consolidate multiple independent applications on a single ITE using the same proven virtualization technologies offered on IBM Power servers.

The p460 supports three leading-edge virtualization technologies: PowerVM Express Edition (#5225), PowerVM Standard Edition (#5227), and PowerVM Enterprise Edition (#5228).


Note: PowerVM Express Edition, PowerVM Standard Edition, and PowerVM Enterprise Edition are optional when running AIX or Linux. PowerVM Express Edition, PowerVM Standard Edition, or PowerVM Enterprise Edition is required when running the IBM i operating system on the p460.

Capacity Backup (CBU) Support for IBM i on the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

The CBU designation can help meet your requirements for use of a second system as backup, high availability, and disaster recovery. It enables you to temporarily transfer IBM i processor entitlements and IBM i user entitlements purchased for a primary machine to a secondary CBU system. Temporarily transferring these resources, instead of purchasing them for a secondary system, may result in significant savings.

The CBU specify feature number 4898 for the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-42X) is available as part of a new compute node purchase. This CBU feature cannot be added to an existing compute node.

Certain system prerequisites must be met, and system registration and approval is required before the CBU specify feature can be applied on a new server.

Standard IBM i terms and conditions do not allow either IBM i processor entitlements or IBM i user entitlements to be transferred permanently or temporarily. These entitlements remain with the machine for which they were ordered. When you register the association between a primary and on-order CBU system, you must agree to certain terms and conditions regarding the temporary transfer. After a CBU system designation is approved and the system is installed, you can temporarily move your optional IBM i processor entitlement and user entitlements from the primary system to the CBU system for any purpose, provided the corresponding primary system processors are not being used concurrently for production purposes. The CBU system can therefore better support failover and role swapping for a full range of test, disaster recovery, and high availability scenarios. Temporary entitlement transfer means that the entitlement is a property transferred from the primary system to the CBU system, and may remain in use on the CBU as long as the registered primary and CBU systems are in deployment for the high availability or disaster recovery operation.

 
Primary System      Capacity Backup System
(Processor Group)   (Processor Group)
 
JS23/JS43 (P10)     PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
JS23/JS43 (P10)     PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
JS22 (P10)          PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
JS23/JS43 (P10)     PS700 (P05)
PS701/PS702 (P10)   PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
PS701/PS702 (P10)   PS700 (P05)
PS701/PS702 (P10)   PS700 (P05)
PS700 (P05)         PS700 (P05)
PS703 (P10)         PS703 (P10), P260, P460
PS704 (P10)         PS703 (P10), PS704 (P10), P260, P460
PS704 (P10)         PS700 (P05), P260, P460
PS704 (P10)         PS700 (P05), P260, P460
P260 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704 (P10), P260 (P10), P460 (P10)
P460 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704 (P10), P260 (P10), P460 (P10)

These systems have IBM i software licenses with an IBM i P05 or P10 processor group. The primary machine must be in the same enterprise and country as the CBU system.

Before you can temporarily transfer IBM i processor entitlements from the registered primary system, you must have more than one IBM i processor entitlement on the primary machine and at least one IBM i processor entitlement on the CBU server. You can then transfer any IBM i processor entitlements above the minimum one, assuming the total IBM i workload on the primary system does not require the IBM i entitlement that you want to transfer during the time of the transfer. During this temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number of IBM i processor entitlements are not updated, and you may see IBM i license noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system. These warning messages in this situation do not mean you are not in compliance.

The p460 high availability options include PowerHA® with Geographic Mirroring. You may also use Metro Mirror or Global Mirror replication solutions provided by the storage subsystem, and other third-party software replication packages.

Before you can temporarily transfer IBM i user entitlements you must have more than five IBM i user entitlements on the p460 primary server and at least five IBM user entitlements on the CBU server. You can transfer optional entitlements (any IBM i user entitlements above the minimum five) from the primary to the CBU. The user entitlements transferred to the CBU may not be used concurrently on the primary server from which they were transferred. If the primary server is of a P10 processor group, then the primary server must have a minimum of 10 user entitlements and the optional user entitlements (those over the 10 required) may be transferred temporarily to the CBU. As a general principle of the CBU on i offering, temporary entitlement transfer cannot originate on the CBU.

For example, if you have a p460 as your primary system with two IBM i processor entitlements (one above the minimum) and 50 IBM i user entitlements (40 above the minimum), you can temporarily transfer up to one IBM i processor entitlement and up to 40 user entitlements. During this temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number of IBM i processor and user entitlements are not updated, and you may see IBM i license noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system.

If your primary or CBU machine is sold or discontinued from use, any temporary entitlement transfers must be returned to the machine on which they were originally acquired.

For CBU registration and further details, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/cbu

N_Port ID Virtualization - NPIV

NPIV provides direct access to Fibre Channel adapters from multiple client partitions, simplifying the management of Fibre Channel SAN environments. NPIV support is included with PowerVM Express, Standard, and Enterprise Editions.

Systems Management and Administrative Tools

Integrated diagnostic and administrative tools like IBM Predictive Failure Analysis and light path diagnostics are designed to simplify administration to help lower costs and improve control of the IT environment. Remote management capabilities allow automating IT networking tasks.

Proven technology like VIOS allows the sharing of disk drives, communications, and Fibre Channel adapters.

Systems management support for IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

The compute node supports the IBM Flex System Manager management software and IBM Flex System Chassis Management Module (CMM).

IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node at A Glance

Support for IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1

Support for IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node:

IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1 support the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node. For IBM i, the p460 ITE server is supported in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis. The p460 also supports AIX and Linux operating systems.

IBM i uses the PowerVM VIOS partition for access to Flex System resources and storage devices. The VIOS partition owns adapters on the compute node and virtualizes the resources to the IBM i partition.

IBM i operating system supports the following I/O adapters and storage options on the p460:

For use with IBM i, the compute node can be deployed with one VIOS partition and one IBM i partition, with one VIOS partition and multiple IBM i partitions, or with one VIOS partition and a combination of IBM i, AIX, and Linux partitions.

IBM i 6.1 (5761-SS1) and IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1) include per processor core and per user entitlements for compute blade.



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IBM PureFlex System suits multiple delivery models from highly customizable hardware platforms to a fully integrated and optimized system:



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IBM plans to provide future upgrade offerings to enhance customer value in their new IBM PureFlex System investments as technology advancements are introduced. The availability details regarding these upgrade offerings will be made available in future announcements and communications.

To enable access to these future upgrade offerings, customers should enable delivery of their IBM PureFlex System inventory to IBM through Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM plans to expand its next-generation portfolio of IBM Flex System compute nodes. These additional compute nodes will be optimized for virtualization with the highest level of integration - advanced management, new security enhancements, and flexible IO options. In addition, IBM will continue to expand the Flex System interconnect ecosystem offerings to support higher levels of capabilities and new fabric protocols such as converged networks.

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



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Refer to IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-22X) Hardware Announcement 112-016, dated April 11, 2012.

Refer to IBM Flex System Manager (7955-01M) Hardware Announcement 112-018, dated April 11, 2012.

Refer to IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X) Hardware Announcement 112-080, dated April 11, 2012.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 7895 machine type:

Description                                        MT  Model Feature
IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node                 7895  42X
 


One CSC Billing Unit                              7895  42X     0010
Ten CSC Billing Units                             7895  42X     0011
AIX Partition Specify                             7895  42X     0265
Linux Partition Specify                           7895  42X     0266
IBM i Operating System Partition Specify          7895  42X     0267
IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 Machine Code Specify Code    7895  42X     0566
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code                            7895  42X     0567
Purescale Application Indicator                   7895  42X     0714
 
US TAA Compliance Indicator                       7895  42X     0983


USB External Docking Station for Removable Disk
Drive                                             7895  42X     1104
USB 160 GB Removable Disk Drive                   7895  42X     1106
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Drive                   7895  42X     1107
 
Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA       7895  42X     1140


IBM Flex System IB6132 2-port QDR InfiniBand
Adapter                                           7895  42X     1761
IBM Flex System EN4054 4-port 10Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7895  42X     1762
IBM Flex System EN2024 4-port 1Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7895  42X     1763
IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel
Adapter                                           7895  42X     1764
Primary OS - IBM i                                7895  42X     2145
Primary OS - AIX                                  7895  42X     2146
Primary OS - Linux                                7895  42X     2147
Factory Deconfiguration of 1-core                 7895  42X     2319
Integrate Flex Server in Chassis (BP)             7895  42X     4645
Integrate ITE in Chassis                          7895  42X     4646
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            7895  42X     4650
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           7895  42X     4651
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           7895  42X     4652
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           7895  42X     4653
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           7895  42X     4654
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           7895  42X     4655
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           7895  42X     4656
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           7895  42X     4657
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           7895  42X     4658
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           7895  42X     4659
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          7895  42X     4660
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          7895  42X     4661
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          7895  42X     4662
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          7895  42X     4663
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          7895  42X     4664
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          7895  42X     4665
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          7895  42X     4666
Chassis indicator-Not Factory Integrated          7895  42X     4680
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #1           7895  42X     4681
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #2           7895  42X     4682
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #3           7895  42X     4683
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #4           7895  42X     4684
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #5           7895  42X     4685
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #6           7895  42X     4686
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #7           7895  42X     4687
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #8           7895  42X     4688
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #9           7895  42X     4689
Active Memory Expansion Enablement                7895  42X     4796
IBM i CBU Specify Code                            7895  42X     4898
Software Preinstall                               7895  42X     5005
PowerVM Express Edition                           7895  42X     5225
PowerVM Standard Edition                          7895  42X     5227
PowerVM Enterprise Edition                        7895  42X     5228
Top Cover, No SSDs/HDDs Installed                 7895  42X     7005
Top Cover, SSDs Installed                         7895  42X     7065
Top Cover, HDDs Installed                         7895  42X     7066
 
SDI Software Pre-Install Indicator                7895  42X     7305

32GB (2 x 16GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  42X     8145
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory    7895  42X     8196
16GB (2x8GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory   7895  42X     8199
177 GB 1.8" SATA Solid State Drive                7895  42X     8207
300 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  42X     8274
600 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  42X     8276
900 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  42X     8311
One Processor Entitlement                         7895  42X     8491
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             7895  42X     9169
New AIX License Core Counter                      7895  42X     9440
New IBM i License Core Counter                    7895  42X     9441
New Red Hat License Core Counter                  7895  42X     9442
New SUSE License Core Counter                     7895  42X     9443
Other AIX License Core Counter                    7895  42X     9444
Other Linux License Core Counter                  7895  42X     9445
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter              7895  42X     9446
VIOS Core Counter                                 7895  42X     9447
Month Indicator                                   7895  42X     9461
Day Indicator                                     7895  42X     9462
Hour Indicator                                    7895  42X     9463
Minute Indicator                                  7895  42X     9464
Qty Indicator                                     7895  42X     9465
Countable Member Indicator                        7895  42X     9466
System Guides - English                           7895  42X     ED21
System Guides - UK-English                        7895  42X     ED22
System Guides - Brazilian Portuguese              7895  42X     ED23
System Guides - Japanese                          7895  42X     ED24
System Guides - Japanese English                  7895  42X     ED25
System Guides - Korean                            7895  42X     ED26
System Guides - Korean English                    7895  42X     ED27
System Guides - Chinese English                   7895  42X     ED28
System Guides - Chinese Hong Kong                 7895  42X     ED29
System Guides - Chinese Taiwan                    7895  42X     ED2A
System Guides - French                            7895  42X     ED2B
System Guides - Spanish                           7895  42X     ED2C
System Guides - German                            7895  42X     ED2D
System Guides - Italian                           7895  42X     ED2E
IBM PureFlex System Standard Indicator            7895  42X     EFD2
IBM PureFlex System Enterprise Indicator          7895  42X     EFD3
IBM PureFlex System Expansion Indicator           7895  42X     EFD4
IBM PureFlex System Custom Configuration
Indicator                                         7895  42X     EFD5
Trial PowerVM Live Partition Mobility             7895  42X     ELPM
4GB (2x2GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 2Gb DDR3 DRAM 7895  42X     EM04
16-core 3.3 GHz POWER7 Processor Module           7895  42X     EPR2
32-core 3.2 GHz POWER7 Processor Module           7895  42X     EPR4
32-core 3.5 GHz POWER7 Processor Module           7895  42X     EPR6
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs                                   7895  42X     ERF1
S&H - No Charge                                   7895  42X     ESC0
S&H                                               7895  42X     ESC4
1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge                7895  42X     EU01

Feature conversions

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

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

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 7895-42X virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts
5225 - PowerVM Express       5227 - PowerVM Standard      No
Edition                      Edition
5225 - PowerVM Express       5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition
5227 - PowerVM Standard      5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition

Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)

The reliability of the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-42X) starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be fault-tolerant. POWER7 uses lower voltage technology in the processor SCMs that improves reliability and stacked latches to reduce soft error (SER) susceptibility. During the design and development process, subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes. During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process to help ensure high product quality levels.

The processor and memory subsystem contains a number of features designed to avoid or correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent failures as well as handle solid faults in components, including selective redundancy to tolerate certain faults without requiring an outage or parts replacement.



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IBM Power Systems hardware documentation provides you with the following topical information:

You can access the product documentation on a DVD (SK5T-7087) or at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/index.jsp

The following information is shipped with the 7895-42X:

Hardware documentation such as installation instructions, user's information, and service information is available to download or view at

http://www.ibm.com/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


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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.

Flex System Support Service

Recommended core technical support: Make the most of IBM Flex System technology, include the essential support services - to help keep both the hardware and software working day after day, at peak performance. It's the first step toward helping to protect the investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit business needs. And to help with the introduction of these IBM systems we have created a tiered structure of offerings that will help get you started with a core support package of options. The tiered support structure of offerings for IBM systems builds upon the base hardware warranty service through enhanced service levels to the minimum recommended level of Essential Support elements covering 24x7 Hardware and Software Support which should include the following:

For more information, visit

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/tech-support-and-maintenance-services.html


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Physical specifications

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

Note: The maximum measured value is the worst case power consumption expected from a fully populated server under an intensive workload. The maximum measured value also accounts for component tolerance and non-ideal operating conditions. Power consumption and heat load vary greatly by server configuration and utilization. The IBM Systems Energy Estimator should be used to obtain a heat output estimate based on a specific configuration.
http://www-912.ibm.com/see/EnergyEstimator
EMC conformance

Safety certifications

Hardware requirements

Standard IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node configuration:

                          L3
7895-42X  Processor       cache  Memory  Local storage
       
          16-core 3.3/    4MB/   4GB -   Two optional 2.5"
          32-core 3.2/    core   512GB   HDDs or 1.8" SSDs
          32-core 3.5
          GHz POWER7

Minimum system configuration

Each 7895-42X configuration must contain a minimum of:


Note: PowerVM Express Edition (16 or 32 x #5225) will be included in the base configuration. Either PowerVM Standard Edition (16 or 32 x #5227) or PowerVM Enterprise Edition (16 or 32 x #5228) may be substituted for PowerVM Express Edition. PowerVM is not required and may be removed from the order. If the IBM i operating system is installed on the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node, a PowerVM edition is required.


Note: A minimum of one copy of the IBM Flex System p260/p460 Compute Node Installation/User Guide (ED21-ED2E) is required at each customer installation.

Optional and additional features

Expansion cards

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node has four slots supporting the following PCIe expansion cards:

A maximum of 2 x #1761 or #1764 is allowed.

A maximum of 4 x #1762 or #1763 is allowed.

Software requirements

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node server supports the AIX, Linux, and IBM i operating systems, providing the flexibility of using applications written for any one of the three. IBM has qualified two popular Linux distributions for use with the p460:

One or more of the following operating systems is required for an operational IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node:

If installing the AIX operating system (one of these):

If installing the IBM i operating system:


Note: VIOS is required with the IBM i operating system.

If installing VIOS:

If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):

Users should also update their systems with the latest Linux for POWER service and productivity tools from the IBM website

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


Note: For systems ordered with the Linux operating system, IBM ships the most current versions available from the distributor. If your hardware requires a different version of a Linux OS than that shipped by IBM, you must obtain it via download from the Linux distributor's website. Information concerning access to a distributor's website is located on the product registration card delivered to you as part of your Linux OS order.

Processor is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A processor (commonly called a processor core or CPU) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic units. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. A PoE must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Limitations: Solid State Memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of write cycles that each cell can incur. As a result each solid state device has a maximum amount of write cycles it can be subjected to, documented as TBW (Total Bytes Written). IBM is not responsible for replacement of hardware that has reached the maximum guaranteed number of write cycles. This limit may be revealed as the device failing to communicate to system generated commands or become incapable of being written to.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

Limitations: The IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis and the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node have no security-intrusion detection.

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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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

Three years


Note: For configurations that support the RAID battery, the RAID battery will be warranted for 1 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 that 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 are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

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- and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU.

Tier 1 CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs 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, 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 parts:

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 service level is:

Non-IBM parts 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 their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service (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?Indocid=MIGR-5070246

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

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide 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. See the warranty services information for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

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. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.

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 service level is:


Note: Canada does not offer 2-hour response option.

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the on-site service levels specified above. For additional information on the CRU service, see warranty information.

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. 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-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

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 service level is:


Note: Canada does not offer 2-hour response option.
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the 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 upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day 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.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

Non-IBM parts service

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

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines 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.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

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

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

Graduated program license charges apply

Yes

The applicable processor tier is Small.

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-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

Machine using LMC: Type Model 7895 42X

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

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/

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.

Access to IBM PureFlex System fix downloads will be granted upon entitlement validation. The terms and conditions for fixes will be covered under the License Agreement for Machine Code, International Program License Agreement, International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs, and/or other terms provided with the fix, as applicable.

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 5% for the products in this announcement.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7895 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                     Model  Feature                  Both/        RP
Description          number number                   Support  CSU MES
IBM 7895-42X
                       42X                                    Yes
 


One CSC Billing Unit
                       42X     0010                  Both     Yes No
Ten CSC Billing Units
                       42X     0011                  Both     Yes No
AIX Partition Specify
                       42X     0265                  Initial  N/A No
Linux Partition Specify
                       42X     0266                  Initial  N/A No
IBM i Partition Specify
                       42X     0267                  Initial  N/A No
IBM i 6.1 w/6.1.1 Machine Code
                       42X     0566                  Initial  N/A No
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code
                       42X     0567                  Initial  N/A No
Purescale App Indicator
                       42X     0714                  Initial  N/A No

 
US TAA Compliance Indicator
                       42X     0983                  Both     Yes No


USB External Docking Station R
                       42X     1104                  Both     Yes No
USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       42X     1106                  Both     Yes No
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       42X     1107                  Both     Yes No

 
Custom Serv. Specify, Roch
                       42X     1140                  Both     Yes No


IB6132 2-port QDR InfiniBand
                       42X     1761                  Both     Yes No
EN4054 4-port 10Gb E'net Adapt
                       42X     1762                  Both     Yes No
EN2024 4-port 1Gb E'net Adaptr
                       42X     1763                  Both     Yes No
FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter
                       42X     1764                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS - IBM i
                       42X     2145                  Initial  N/A No
Primary OS AIX
                       42X     2146                  Initial  N/A No
Primary OS Linux
                       42X     2147                  Initial  N/A No
Factory Deconfiguration of 1 c
                       42X     2319                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate Flex Server Chassis
                       42X     4645                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate ITE in Chassis
                       42X     4646                  Initial  N/A No
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.
                       42X     4650                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       42X     4651                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       42X     4652                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       42X     4653                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 4
                       42X     4654                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       42X     4655                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       42X     4656                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       42X     4657                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       42X     4658                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       42X     4659                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       42X     4660                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       42X     4661                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       42X     4662                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       42X     4663                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       42X     4664                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       42X     4665                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       42X     4666                  Initial  N/A No
ChasIndicator-Not fact integr
                       42X     4680                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #1
                       42X     4681                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #2
                       42X     4682                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #3
                       42X     4683                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #4
                       42X     4684                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #5
                       42X     4685                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #6
                       42X     4686                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #7
                       42X     4687                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #8
                       42X     4688                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #9
                       42X     4689                  Initial  N/A No
Active Memory Expansion Enabl
                       42X     4796                  Both     Yes
IBM i CBU Specify Code
                       42X     4898                  Both     Yes No
Software Preinstall
                       42X     5005                  Initial  N/A No
PowerVM Express Edition
                       42X     5225                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Standard Edition
                       42X     5227                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Enterprise Edition
                       42X     5228                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, No SSDs/HDDs
                       42X     7005                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, SSDs Installed
                       42X     7065                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, HDDs Installed
                       42X     7066                  Both     Yes No

 
AAP Software Pre-Inst.Indic.
                       42X     7305                  Initial  N/A No


32GB (2 x 16GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       42X     8145                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       42X     8196                  Both     Yes No
16GB (2x8GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       42X     8199                  Both     Yes No
177 GB Solid State Drive
                       42X     8207                  Both     Yes No
300 GB SAS 10K RPM SAS HDD
                       42X     8274                  Both     Yes No
600 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF
                       42X     8276                  Both     Yes No
900 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF
                       42X     8311                  Both     Yes No
One Processor Entitlement
                       42X     8491                  Both     Yes No
Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       42X     9169                  Initial  N/A No
New AIX License Core Counter
                       42X     9440                  Initial  N/A No
New IBM i Lic Core Counter
                       42X     9441                  Initial  N/A No
New Red Hat Lic Core Counter
                       42X     9442                  Initial  N/A No
New SUSE Lic Core Counter
                       42X     9443                  Initial  N/A No
Other AIX Lic Core Counter
                       42X     9444                  Initial  N/A No
Other Linux Lic Core Counter
                       42X     9445                  Initial  N/A No
3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt
                       42X     9446                  Initial  N/A No
VIOS Core Counter
                       42X     9447                  Initial  N/A No
Month Indicator
                       42X     9461                  Initial  N/A No
Day Indicator
                       42X     9462                  Initial  N/A No
Hour Indicator
                       42X     9463                  Initial  N/A No
Minute Indicator
                       42X     9464                  Initial  N/A No
Qty Indicator
                       42X     9465                  Initial  N/A No
Countable Member Indicator
                       42X     9466                  Initial  N/A No
System Guides - English
                       42X     ED21                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - UK-English
                       42X     ED22                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Brazilian Port
                       42X     ED23                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Japanese
                       42X     ED24                  Both     Yes No
System Guides-Japanese English
                       42X     ED25                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Korean
                       42X     ED26                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Korean English
                       42X     ED27                  Both     Yes No
System Guides- Chinese English
                       42X     ED28                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese HK
                       42X     ED29                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese Taiwan
                       42X     ED2A                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - French
                       42X     ED2B                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Spanish
                       42X     ED2C                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - German
                       42X     ED2D                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Italian
                       42X     ED2E                  Both     Yes No
PureFlex System Standard Ind.
                       42X     EFD2                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Enterprise Ind
                       42X     EFD3                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Expansion Ind
                       42X     EFD4                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Custom Ind.
                       42X     EFD5                  Initial  N/A No
Trial Live Partition Mobility
                       42X     ELPM                  Both     Yes No
4GB (2x2GB) Memory DIMMs 1066
                       42X     EM04                  Both     Yes No
16-core 3.3 GHz POWER7 Proc
                       42X     EPR2                  Both     Yes No
32-core 3.2 GHz POWER7 Proc
                       42X     EPR4                  Both     Yes No
32-core 3.5 GHz POWER7 Proc
                       42X     EPR6                  Both     Yes No
RFID Tags for Compute Nodes
                       42X     ERF1                  Initial  N/A
S&H - No Charge
                       42X     ESC0                  Initial  N/A No
S&H
                       42X     ESC4                  Initial  N/A No
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       42X     EU01                  Both     Yes No

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-112-017-LIST_PRICES_2012_04_11.PDF ENUS-112-017-LIST_PRICES_2012_04_11.PDF

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 7895-42X virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts     
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned  

5225 - PowerVM Express    5227 - PowerVM Standard   No       
Edition                   Edition
5225 - PowerVM Express    5228 - PowerVM            No      
Edition                   Enterprise Edition
5227 - PowerVM Standard   5228 - PowerVM            No       
Edition                   Enterprise Edition

Maintenance charges

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ServicePac prices

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

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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 life cycle.



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