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IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-082
April 11, 2012


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(Corrected on May 10, 2012)

Revised Description, Product number, Technical information, Hardware requirements, and Prices sections.

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IBM® PureFlex System is 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:

The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node is a high-performance server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with new levels of CPU performance, memory capacity, and flexible configuration options.

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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The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node is a high-performance server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with new levels of CPU performance and memory capacity, and flexible configuration options. It 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 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 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 can help enterprises to achieve faster time-to-value of their IT assets, increase control of their environment, and minimize the complexity inherent in highly virtualized environments.



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Compute nodes typically contain the number and type of microprocessors, memory modules, and hard disk drives that are needed to support a specific workload environment. These nodes use integrated network ports or optional network adapters to connect to external devices through the switches or pass-thru modules that are installed in the chassis.


Note: The network adapters and ports in the nodes must be compatible with the network switches or pass-thru modules in the chassis.

These compute nodes come with Intel Xeon™ microprocessors and provide the function, reliability, and performance of the X-Architecture® systems in a small form factor design. They support various Microsoft™ Windows™ , Linux™ , and VMware operating systems and are ideally suited for high performance and virtualized environments such as memory-intensive computing, collaboration, general and mission-critical processing, and enterprise application workloads. All models come with an integrated management module (iMM2) that connects to the Chassis Management Module to provide the integrated systems-management functions for the node.

The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node is a high-density scalable compute node that is ideally suited for high performance and virtualized environments.

The Flex System x240 Compute Node provides support for optional devices, such as the following devices:

The Flex System x240 Compute Node is supported in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis only.

The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node supports memory mirroring. Chipkill is supported in all memory configurations.

Standard IBM Flex system X240 compute node processor configurations

 
              Intel™            CPU
  Feature     Xeon            speed  CPU               HDD
  Number      Name     Cores  (GHz)  power   Cache     interface
 
  EP30/EP31   E5-2690    8     2.9    130W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP3E/EP3F   E5-2667    6     2.9    130W     15MB     H/S SFF
  EP3G/EP3L   E5-2643    4     3.3    130W     10MB     H/S SFF
  EP3C/EP3D   E5-2660    8     2.2     95W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP3R/EP3S   E5-2670    8     2.6    115W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP38/EP39   E5-2609    4     2.4     80W     10MB     H/S SFF
  EP32/EP33   E5-2637    2     3.0     80W      5MB     H/S SFF
  EP34/EP35   E5-2665    8     2.4    115W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP36/EP37   E5-2603    4     1.8     80W     10MB     H/S SFF
  EP3A/EP3B   E5-2620    6     2.0     95W     15MB     H/S SFF
  EP3M/EP3N   E5-2630L   6     2.0     60W     15MB     H/S SFF
  EP3P/EP3Q   E5-2650L   8     1.8     70W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP3J/EP3K   E5-2650    8     2.0     95W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EPA5/EPB5   E5-2630    6     2.3     95W     15MB     H/S SFF
  EPA6/EPB6   E5-2640    6     2.5     95W     15MB     H/S SFF
  EPA7/EPB7   E5-2680    8     2.7    130W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP3T/EP3U   E5-2648L   8     1.8     70W     20MB     H/S SFF
  EP3V/EP3W   E5-2658    8     2.1     95W     20MB     H/S SFF
  

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IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node servers are designed for high throughput from processor to memory, and to bus I/O.

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

High-availability and serviceability features

IBM PureFlex system for the Flex System x240 Compute Node

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

The IBM Flex System x240 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, Flex System Managers, and IBM PureFlex System 42U Racks can be ordered once the basic requirements for the IBM PureFlex System are met. Storwize V7000 Disk Systems can be ordered separately without meeting the requirements for the IBM PureFlex System. These additional orders will contain feature numbers EFD4 (Expansion Option) or EFD5 (Custom Expansion). The Flex System Manager is not available with EFD4.

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

Contact your local Sales Representative for custom configuration requests.

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

http://gpt.itso.ibm.com/UsmWeb/welcome.do
 
  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 Chassis                   7893-92X
  IBM Flex System Manager                   7955-01M
  IBM Flex System PureFlex System 42U Rack  7953-94X
  IBM 1455 BNT Rack Switch G8264            1455-64C
  IBM 1455 BNT Rack Switch G8052            1455-48E
  IBM 2498 SAN24B-4 Express Model B24       2498-B24
  IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System            2076-124
 

For more information about IBM PureFlex Systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/pureflex

IBM PureFlex System Express

The IBM PureFlex System Express requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node are:

 
1 x Flex System x240 Compute Node (7863-10X), with the following features:
  1 x #EN20                              Compute Node with 10Gb Virtual
                                         Fabric
      or
  1 x #EN21                              Compute Node without 10Gb
                                         Virtual Fabric
  Select 1 Processor Module from:
  #EP31/EP33/EP35/EP37/EP39/EP3B/EP3D/EP3F/EP3K/EP3L/EP3N/EP3Q/EP3S/EPA5
   /EPA6/EPA7/EP3U/EP3W
  1 x #EM05 or #EEM2                     4 GB minimum memory
  1 x #1759 (Not required with #EN20)    IBM Flex System CN4054 10 Gb
                                         Virtual Fabric Adapter
  1 x #1764                              IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb
                                         Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #EBK2                              IBM Flex System x240 USB
                                         Enablement Kit
  1 x #EBK3                              2 GB USB Hypervisor Key (VMWare 5.0)
  1 x #ED01-#ED0E                        System Publications & Media
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (No charge)
  1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
 NOTE: #EBK2 and #EBK3 are required only with the IBM SmartCloud
       Entry for IBM Flex System (5765-SCP)
 
 NOTE: #1759 and #1764 are always required in the configuration.
 
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
  1 x #3595                              IBM Flex System FC3171 8 Gb
                                         SAN Switch
  2 x #3282                              10 GbE SFP+ Transceiver
  2 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 #4558                              Power Cord (2.5M) to PDU/UPS
  1 x #9038                              Base Fans (4X)
  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 #0457                              Integrate x240 in Chassis
  1 x #0466                              Integrate FSM in Chassis
  1 x #EFM1                              Open Fabric Manager
  1 x #EPU1-#EPUE                        System Documentation and Software
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (No charge)
  1 x #EFD1 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 (FSM) (7955-01M), with the following features:
  1 x #EB31                              Platform Manager S/W Bundle
  4 x #EM09                              32 GB Memory
  2 x #1771                              IBM 200 GB 1.8" SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                              1TB 7.2K  RPM 2.5" 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 #EFD1                              PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
 
1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the following features:
  1 x #0010                              Storwize V7000 S/W Preload
  2 x #5305                              1M or 5M Fiber Optic Cable
  8 x #3206                              600 GB 2.5-inch 20k HDD
  2 x #3512 or #3214                     200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  2 x #6008                              Cache 8 GB
  1 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 #EFD1 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
 
 NOTE: #EFD4 does not require the following features:  #3206, #3512,
       #3514, or #9170. #EFD4 requires #9171.
 
1 x PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the following features:
  4 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
  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 #EFD1 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
 
 NOTE: #EFD4 does not require the following features:  #ER01, #ER03,
       #ER04, #4651, #7189, or #7196. #EFD4 requires either #EC03
       or #EC04.
 

IBM PureFlex System Standard

The IBM PureFlex System Standard requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node are:

 
1 x Flex System x240 Compute Node (7863-10X), with the following features:
  1 x #EN20                              Compute Node with 10Gb Virtual
                                         Fabric
      or
  1 x #EN21                              Compute Node without 10Gb
                                         Virtual Fabric
  Select 1 Processor Module from:
  #EP31/EP33/EP35/EP37/EP39/EP3B/EP3D/EP3F/EP3K/EP3L/EP3N/EP3Q/EP3S/EPA5
   /EPA6/EPA7/EP3U/EP3W
  1 x #EM05 or #EEM2                     4 GB minimum memory
  1 x #1759 (Not required with #EN20)    IBM Flex System CN4054 10 Gb
                                         Virtual Fabric Adapter
  1 x #1764                              IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb
                                         Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis specify, Chassis #1

  1 x #EBK2                              IBM Flex System x240 USB
                                         Enablement Kit
  1 x #EBK3                              2 GB USB Hypervisor Key (VMWare 5.0)

  1 x #ED01-#ED0E                        System Publications & Media
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (No charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
  NOTE: #EBK2 and #EBK3 are required only with the IBM SmartCloud
        Entry for IBM Flex System (5765-SCP)
 
  NOTE: #1759 and #1764 are always required in the configuration.
 
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 #0457                              Integrate x240 in Chassis
  1 x #0466                              Integrate FSM in Chassis
  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" SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                              1TB 7.2K  RPM 2.5" 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                              PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
 
1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the following features:
  1 x #0010                              Storwize V7000 S/W Preload
  4 x #5305                              5M Fiber Optic Cable
  8 x #3206                              600 GB 2.5-inch 20k HDD
  2 x #3512 or #3415                     200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  2 x #6008                              Cache 8 GB
  1 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 PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the following features:
  4 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
  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 System Enterprise

The IBM PureFlex System Enterprise requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node are as follows.

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

 
2 x Flex System x240 Compute Node (7863-10X), with the following features:
  1 x #EN20                              Compute Node with 10Gb Virtual
                                         Fabric
      or
  1 x #EN21                              Compute Node without 10Gb
                                         Virtual Fabric
  Select 1 Processor Module from:
  #EP31/EP33/EP35/EP37/EP39/EP3B/EP3D/EP3F/EP3K/EP3L/EP3N/EP3Q/EP3S/EPA5
   /EPA6/EPA7/EP3U/EP3W
  1 x #EM05 or #EEM2                     4 GB minimum memory
  1 x #1759 (Not required with #EN20)    IBM Flex System CN4054 10 Gb
                                         Virtual Fabric Adapter
  1 x #1764                              IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb
                                         Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #4646                              Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                              Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                              Chassis specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #EBK2                              IBM Flex System x240 USB
                                         Enablement Kit
  1 x #EBK3                              2 GB USB Hypervisor Key (VMWare 5.0)
  1 x #ED01-#ED0E                        System Publications & Media
  1 x #ESC0                              Shipping and Handling (No charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4                     PureFlex System Order Indicator
 
  NOTE: #EBK2 and #EBK3 are required only with the IBM SmartCloud
        Entry for IBM Flex System (5765-SCP)
 
  NOTE: #1759 and #1764 are always required in the configuration.
 
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 #3596                              Port Upgrade 1 for #3593
  2 x #3597                              Port Upgrade 2 for #3593
  2 x #3595                              IBM Flex System FC3171 8 Gb SAN Switch
  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
  2 x #0457                              Integrate x240 in Chassis
  1 x #0466                              Integrate FSM in Chassis
  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,
       #EB29. #EFD4 requires only 1 x #3593, #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" SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                              1TB 7.2K  RPM 2.5" 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                              Storwize V7000 S/W Preload
  4 x #5305                              5M Fiber Optic Cable
  8 x #3206                              600 GB 2.5-inch 20k HDD
  4 x #3512 or #3514                     200or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  2 x #6008                              Cache 8 GB
  1 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.
 
1 x PureFlex System Rack 42U (7953-94X), with the following features:
  5 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
  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.

PureFlex system networking portfolio

Networking in data centers today is undergoing a transition from a discrete traditional model to a more flexible, optimized model or the 'smarter' model. Clients are looking to support more workloads with decreasing or flat IT budget. The network architecture on the PureFlex System is designed to address the key challenges clients are facing today in their data centers. The key attributes of the network architecture on this platform are:

One of the key attributes of most of the products on this platform is scalability. When modules are labeled 'scalable,' this means that clients can buy the base product with certain number of ports; and when they require to scale up for more ports, they can just buy the license to enable the extra ports without having to provision any new hardware.

The PureFlex System networking portfolio includes:

The IBM Flex System FC5022 2-port 16 Gb FC adapter is based on Brocade architecture to offer end-to-end 16 Gb connectivity to SAN. This adapter can auto negotiate and work at 8 Gb and 4 Gb speed also. It offers enhanced features like N-port Trunking and enhanced encryption for security.

The adapter offers these key values:

Clients can manage these devices by using the integrated Flex System Manager, or for advanced monitoring, they can use the Brocade Network Advisor.

IBM Flex system x240 compute node at a glance

When ordering a Flex System x240 Compute Node after meeting the basic requirements of the Foundations, the following processor module and minimum memory rules apply.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node is capable as of November 18, 2011, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested through the IBM website

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


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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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Enhancement for Compute Nodes and I/O

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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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 7863 machine type:

Description                                        MT  Model   Feature

IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node                 7863  10X
 

Solution Delivery Integration (SDI) Bulk MES
Order Indicator                                   7863  10X     0003

 

Purescale Application Indicator                   7863  10X     0714

US TAA Compliance Indicator                       7863  10X     0983

 

Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA       7863  10X     1140



IBM Flex System CN4054 10 Gb Virtual Fabric
Adapter                                           7863  10X     1759
iSCSI/FCoE Upgrade Key for #1759                  7863  10X     1760
IBM Flex System EN2024 4-port 1Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7863  10X     1763
IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel
Adapter                                           7863  10X     1764
300 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive             7863  10X     3743
600 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive             7863  10X     3766
ntegrate Flex Server in Chassis (BP)              7863  10X     4645
Integrate ITE in Chassis                          7863  10X     4646
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            7863  10X     4650
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           7863  10X     4651
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           7863  10X     4652
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           7863  10X     4653
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           7863  10X     4654
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           7863  10X     4655
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           7863  10X     4656
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           7863  10X     4657
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           7863  10X     4658
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           7863  10X     4659
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          7863  10X     4660
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          7863  10X     4661
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          7863  10X     4662
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          7863  10X     4663
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          7863  10X     4664
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          7863  10X     4665
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          7863  10X     4666
Chassis indicator-Not Factory Integrated          7863  10X     4680
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #1           7863  10X     4681
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #2           7863  10X     4682
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #3           7863  10X     4683
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #4           7863  10X     4684
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #5           7863  10X     4685
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #6           7863  10X     4686
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #7           7863  10X     4687
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #8           7863  10X     4688
BladeCenter chassis specify, Chassis #9           7863  10X     4689
OEM (Generic) Indicator                           7863  10X     7770
OEM (GROUPE BULL) Indicator                       7863  10X     7773
OEM (Hitachi) Indicator                           7863  10X     7775
OEM Publications for IBM Logo Product             7863  10X     7779
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             7863  10X     9169
Month Indicator                                   7863  10X     9461
Day Indicator                                     7863  10X     9462
Hour Indicator                                    7863  10X     9463
Minute Indicator                                  7863  10X     9464
Qty Indicator                                     7863  10X     9465
Countable Member Indicator                        7863  10X     9466
IBM Flex System Embedded Virtual Fabric S/W
upgrade                                           7863  10X     EB2C
Warranty for China                                7863  10X     EB2D
Slot 1 Specify Code                               7863  10X     EB2G
Blank 2 Gb USB Key Option                         7863  10X     EBK1
IBM Flex System x240 USB Enablement Kit           7863  10X     EBK2
2 GB USB Hypervisor Key (VMWare 5.0)              7863  10X     EBK3
IBM Flex System FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter      7863  10X     EC25
IBM Flex System FC5022 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter     7863  10X     EC2B
IBM Flex System IB6132 2-port FDR InfiniBand
Adapter                                           7863  10X     EC2C
IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7863  10X     EC2D
System Publications - U.S. English                7863  10X     ED01
System Publications - U.K. English                7863  10X     ED02
System Publications - Brazilian Portuguese        7863  10X     ED03
System Publications - Japanese                    7863  10X     ED04
System Publications - Japanese English            7863  10X     ED05
System Publications - Korean                      7863  10X     ED06
System Publications - Korean English              7863  10X     ED07
System Publications - Simplified Chinese          7863  10X     ED08
System Publications - Traditional Chinese (Hong
Kong)                                             7863  10X     ED09
System Publications - Traditional Chinese
(Taiwan)                                          7863  10X     ED0A
System Publications - French                      7863  10X     ED0B
System Publications - Spanish                     7863  10X     ED0C
System Publications - German                      7863  10X     ED0D
System Publications - Italian                     7863  10X     ED0E
32GB (2x16GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory  7863  10X     EEM1
4GB (2x2GB UDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory    7863  10X     EEM2
8GB (2x4GB UDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory    7863  10X     EEM3
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory    7863  10X     EEM4
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) CL11 DDR3 1600 MHz System
Memory                                            7863  10X     EEM5
32GB (2x16GB LRDIMMs) CL9 DDR3 1333 MHz System
Memory                                            7863  10X     EEM6
64GB (2x32GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory  7863  10X     EEM7
64GB (2x32GB LRDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory 7863  10X     EEM8
16GB (2x8GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1600 MHz System Memory   7863  10X     EEM9
32GB (2x16GB RDIMMs) CL11 DDR3 1600 MHz System
Memory                                            7863  10X     EEMB
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) CL11 DDR3 1600 MHz System
Memory                                            7863  10X     EEMC
IBM PureFlex System Express Indicator             7863  10X     EFD1
IBM PureFlex System Standard Indicator            7863  10X     EFD2
IBM PureFlex System Enterprise Indicator          7863  10X     EFD3
IBM PureFlex System Expansion Indicator           7863  10X     EFD4
IBM PureFlex System Custom Configuration
Indicator                                         7863  10X     EFD5
146 GB 15,000 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive             7863  10X     EHD1
500 GB 7,200 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive              7863  10X     EHD2
200 GB 2.5" SATA SSD                              7863  10X     EHD3
900 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive             7863  10X     EHD4
300 GB 15,000 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive             7863  10X     EHD5
1 TB 7,200 RPM 2.5" SAS Disk Drive                7863  10X     EHD6
250 GB 7,200 RPM 2.5" SATA Disk Drive             7863  10X     EHD7
500 GB 7,200 RPM 2.5" SATA Disk Drive             7863  10X     EHD8
1 TB 7,200 RPM 2.5" SATA Disk Drive               7863  10X     EHD9
256 GB 2.5" SATA SSD                              7863  10X     EHDC
128 GB 2.5" SATA SSD                              7863  10X     EHDD
4GB (2x2GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory    7863  10X     EM05
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory    7863  10X     EM09
16GB (2x8GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory   7863  10X     EM17
32GB (2x16GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1333 MHz System Memory  7863  10X     EM33
Microsoft Windows Indicator - R2 Mulit-lingual    7863  10X     EMS1
Microsoft Windows Indicator - R2 Traditional
Chinese 

Microsoft Windows Indicator - Enterprise 10
Multi-lingual                                     7863  10X     EMS4
Microsoft Windows Indicator - Enterprise 10
Traditional Chinese                               7863  10X     EMS5

Microsoft Windows Indicator - Enterprise 25
Multi-lingual                                     7863  10X     EMS7
Microsoft Windows Indicator - Enterprise 25
Traditional Chinese                               7863  10X     EMS8

Microsoft Windows Indicator - Datacenter -
Mulit-lingual                                     7863  10X     EMSA
Microsoft Windows Indicator - Datacenter -
Traditional Chinese                               7863  10X     EMSB

Compute Node with 10Gb Virtual Fabric             7863  10X     EN20
Compute Node Without 10Gb Virtual Fabric          7863  10X     EN21
Additional 8-core 2.9 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP30
8-core 2.9 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP31
Additional 2-core 3.0 GHz Processor, 5MB Cache    7863  10X     EP32
2-core 3.0 GHz Processor, 5MB Cache               7863  10X     EP33
Additional 8-core 2.4 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP34
8-core 2.4 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP35
Additional 4-core 1.8 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache   7863  10X     EP36
4-core 1.8 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache              7863  10X     EP37
Additional 4-core 2.4 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache   7863  10X     EP38
4-core 2.4 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache              7863  10X     EP39
Additional 6-core 2.0 GHz Processor, 15MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3A
6-core 2.0 GHz Processor, 15MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3B
Additional 8-core 2.2 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3C
8-core 2.2 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3D
Additional 6-core 2.9 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3E
6-core 2.9 GHz Processor, 15MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3F
Additional 4-core 3.3 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3G
Additional 8-core 2.0 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3J
8-core 2.0 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3K
4-core 3.3 GHz Processor, 10MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3L
Additional 6-core 2.0 GHz Processor, 15MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3M
6-core 2.0 GHz Processor, 15MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3N
Additional 8-core 1.8 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3P
8-core 1.8 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3Q
Additional 8-core 2.6 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3R
8-core 2.6 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3S
Additional 8-core 1.8 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3T
8-core 1.8 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3U
Additional 8-core 2.1 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EP3V
8-core 2.1 GHz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EP3W
6-core 2.3 Ghz Processor, 15MB Cache              7863  10X     EPA5
6-core 2.5 Ghz Processor, 15MB Cache              7863  10X     EPA6
8-core 2.7 Ghz Processor, 20MB Cache              7863  10X     EPA7
Additional 6-core 2.3 Ghz Processor, 15MB Cache   7863  10X     EPB5
Additional 6-core 2.5 Ghz Processor, 15MB Cache   7863  10X     EPB6
Additional 8-core 2.7 Ghz Processor, 20MB Cache   7863  10X     EPB7
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs                                   7863  10X     ERF1
S&H - No Charge                                   7863  10X     ESC0
S&H                                               7863  10X     ESC4

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=112-082


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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 (S5KT-7087) or at

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

The following information is shipped with the 7863-10X:

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

Visit the IBM System Support Site, which contains the documentation for the hardware

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

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

IBM Publications Center Portal

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

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



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Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

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

Flex System support services

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 is 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:

Base/Basic and Essential support options are available across all geographies with High Availability and Premium services having availability tailored to geographic market needs.

For more information, visit

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


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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node

 
      7863-10X
 
          Processor
          Intel           CPU
          Xeon            speed
          Name     Cores  (GHz)  Cache
      
          E5-2690    8     2.9     20MB
          E5-2667    6     2.9     15MB
          E5-2643    4     3.3     10MB
          E5-2660    8     2.2     20MB
          E5-2670    8     2.6     20MB
          E5-2609    4     2.4     10MB
          E5-2637    2     3.0      5MB
          E5-2665    8     2.4     20MB
          E5-2603    4     1.8     10MB
          E5-2620    6     2.0     15MB
          E5-2630L   6     2.0     15MB
          E5-2650L   8     1.8     20MB
          E5-2650    8     2.0     20MB
          E5-2630    6     2.3     15MB
          E5-2640    6     2.5     15MB
          E5-2680    8     2.7     20MB
          E5-2648L   8     1.8     20MB
          E5-2658    8     2.1     20MB
 
          Memory (LP ECC DDR3)        4,8,16,32,64 GB features
          Maximum speed               1600 MHz
          DIMMs (Minimum)             2 x 2 GB
          DIMM sockets                24
          Maximum Capacity            768 GB1
          Mezzanine card              Optional
          Standard                    0
          Maximum with #EN20          1
          Maximum with #EN21          2
          Video                       SVGA
          Memory                      128 MB
          Disk controller             SAS
          Channels                    2
          Connector int.              2
          Connector ext.              0
          RAID                        Standard
          Internal capacity           2 TB2
          Total HDD or SSD Bays       Up to 2
          Management processor        Standard
          Ethernet controller         Dual 10 Gb (Standard)
 

1Total system memory capacity is based on using 32 GB memory DIMMs.

2Capacities are based on installation of two 1 TB SAS HDDs.

Video subsystem

Supported IBM Flex system x240 compute node video resolutions

 
                   Maximum Refresh
      Resolution   Rate Supported    Bpp
 
     640 x 400     60, 72, 75, 85    8, 16, 24
     800 x 600     60, 72, 75, 85    8, 16, 24
    1024 x 768     60, 72, 75, 85    8, 16, 24
    1280 x 1024    60, 75            8, 16, 24
    1440 x 900     60, 60, RB        8, 16, 24
    1600 x 1200    60, 75            8, 16, 24
    1680 x 1050    60, 60, RB        8, 16, 24
 

Note: Each resolution supports both CRT and Flat Panel monitors. For CRT monitors, each resolution complies with CRT ISO 9241.3.

Dimensions - Flex system x240 compute node

Electrical


Note: All weights and measurements are approximate.

Standards

Equipment approvals and safety

Operating environment

The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node products are designed to operate in a general business environment, such as a Class A or A1, temperature and humidity-controlled room.

Hardware requirements

Minimum system configuration

Each Flex System x240 Compute Node must contain a minimum of:

For service, the server requires a compatible:

Compatibility

The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node contains licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. IBM system BIOS is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.

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

Limitations

Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

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 required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of 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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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 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-specific 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 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) 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:

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.

Service level is:

Non-IBM parts support

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

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 clients, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

International Warranty Services (IWS)

IWS is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type, for example, On-site repair and customer replaceable unit, and service level, 9 x 5 next-business-day and 24 x 7, 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 client. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. Refer to the Warranty service section for additional details.

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

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 on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine.

The service level is:

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 the CRU and On-site Service level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, refer to the 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, using an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. 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.

Service levels are:

Customer Replaceable Unit Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, 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 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, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) 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, clients 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.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

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

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

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 other terms provided with the fix, as applicable.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education clients. 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 7863 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description            Model   Feature               Both/        RP   
                       Number  Number                Support  CSU MES 
IBM 7863-10X
                       10X                                    Yes
Purescale App Indicator
                       10X     0714                  Both     Yes

US TAA Compliance Indicator
                       10X     0983                  Both     Yes No



Custom Serv. Specify, Roch
                       10X     1140                  Both     Yes No



CN4054 10 Gb Virtual Fabric
                       10X     1759                  Both     Yes No
Upgrade Key for #1759
                       10X     1760                  Both     Yes No
EN2024 4-port 1Gb E'net Adaptr
                       10X     1763                  Both     Yes No
FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter
                       10X     1764                  Both     Yes No
300 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     3743                  Both     Yes No
600 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     3766                  Both     Yes No
Integrate Flex Server Chassis
                       10X     4645                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate ITE in Chassis
                       10X     4646                  Initial  N/A No
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.
                       10X     4650                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       10X     4651                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       10X     4652                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       10X     4653                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 4
                       10X     4654                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       10X     4655                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       10X     4656                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       10X     4657                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       10X     4658                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       10X     4659                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       10X     4660                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       10X     4661                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       10X     4662                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       10X     4663                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       10X     4664                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       10X     4665                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       10X     4666                  Initial  N/A No
ChasIndicator-Not fact integr
                       10X     4680                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #1
                       10X     4681                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #2
                       10X     4682                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #3
                       10X     4683                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #4
                       10X     4684                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #5
                       10X     4685                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #6
                       10X     4686                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #7
                       10X     4687                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #8
                       10X     4688                  Initial  N/A No
BC Chassis, Chassis #9
                       10X     4689                  Initial  N/A No

Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       10X     9169                  Initial  N/A No
Month Indicator
                       10X     9461                  Initial  N/A No
Day Indicator
                       10X     9462                  Initial  N/A No
Hour Indicator
                       10X     9463                  Initial  N/A No
Minute Indicator
                       10X     9464                  Initial  N/A No
Qty Indicator
                       10X     9465                  Initial  N/A No
Countable Member Indicator
                       10X     9466                  Initial  N/A No
Virtual Fabric S/W Upgrade
                       10X     EB2C                  Both     Yes No
Warranty for China
                       10X     EB2D                  Both     Yes No
Slot 1 Specify Code
                       10X     EB2G                  Both     Yes No
Blank 2 Gb USB Key Option
                       10X     EBK1                  Both     Yes No
USB Enablement Kit
                       10X     EBK2                  Both     Yes No
2GB USB Hypervisor Key
                       10X     EBK3                  Both     Yes No
FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter
                       10X     EC25                  Both     Yes No
FC5022 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter
                       10X     EC2B                  Both     Yes No
IB6132 2-port InfiniBand Adapt
                       10X     EC2C                  Both     Yes No
EN4132 2-port 10Gb E'net Adapt
                       10X     EC2D                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-US English
                       10X     ED01                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-UK English
                       10X     ED02                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Brazilian Port
                       10X     ED03                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Japanese
                       10X     ED04                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Japanese English
                       10X     ED05                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Korean
                       10X     ED06                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Korean English
                       10X     ED07                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs - Chinese English
                       10X     ED08                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Chinese Hong Kong
                       10X     ED09                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs- Chinese Taiwan
                       10X     ED0A                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-French
                       10X     ED0B                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Spanish
                       10X     ED0C                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-German
                       10X     ED0D                  Both     Yes No
System Pubs-Italian
                       10X     ED0E                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2x16GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM1                  Both     Yes No
4GB (2x2GB UDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM2                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB UDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM3                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM4                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM5                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2x16GB LRDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM6                  Both     Yes No
64GB (2x32GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM7                  Both     Yes No
64GB (2x32GB LRDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM8                  Both     Yes No
16GB (2x8GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEM9                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2x16GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEMB                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EEMC                  Both     Yes No
PureFlex System Express Ind.
                       10X     EFD1                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Standard Ind.
                       10X     EFD2                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Enterprise Ind
                       10X     EFD3                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Expansion Ind
                       10X     EFD4                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Custom Ind.
                       10X     EFD5                  Initial  N/A No
146 GB 15,000 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     EHD1                  Both     Yes No
500 GB 7,200 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     EHD2                  Both     Yes No
200 GB 2.5 SATA SSD
                       10X     EHD3                  Both     Yes No
900 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     EHD4                  Both     Yes No
300 GB 15,000 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     EHD5                  Both     Yes No
1 TB 7,200 RPM 2.5 SAS Disk
                       10X     EHD6                  Both     Yes No
250 GB 7,200 RPM 2.5 SATA Disk
                       10X     EHD7                  Both     Yes No
500 GB 7,200 RPM 2.5 SATA Disk
                       10X     EHD8                  Both     Yes No
1 TB 7,200 RPM 2.5 SATA Disk
                       10X     EHD9                  Both     Yes No
256 GB 2.5 SATA SSD
                       10X     EHDC                  Both     Yes No
128 GB 2.5 SATA SSD
                       10X     EHDD                  Both     Yes No
4GB (2x2GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EM05                  Both     Yes No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EM09                  Both     Yes No
16GB (2x8GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EM17                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2x16GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       10X     EM33                  Both     Yes No
MS Ind.- R2 Multi-lingual
                       10X     EMS1                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-R2 Trad. Chinese
                       10X     EMS2                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-Ent 10 Mulit-lingual
                       10X     EMS4                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-Ent 10 Trad. Chinese
                       10X     EMS5                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-Ent 25 Mulit-lingual
                       10X     EMS7                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-Ent 25 Trad. Chinese
                       10X     EMS8                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-Data Cen Mulit-lingual
                       10X     EMSA                  Initial  N/A No
MS Ind.-Data Cen Trad. Chinese
                       10X     EMSB                  Initial  N/A No
Compute Node w/10Gb Virtual Fa
                       10X     EN20                  Initial  Yes No
Compute Node w/o 10Gb Virtual
                       10X     EN21                  Initial  Yes No
Add. 8-core 2.9GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP30                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.9GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP31                  Both     Yes No
Add. 2-core 3.0GHz, 5MB Proc
                       10X     EP32                  Both     Yes No
2-core 3.0GHz, 5MB Processor
                       10X     EP33                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 2.4GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP34                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.4GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP35                  Both     Yes No
Add. 4-core 1.8GHz, 10MB Proc
                       10X     EP36                  Both     Yes No
4-core 1.8GHz, 10MB Processor
                       10X     EP37                  Both     Yes No
Add. 4-core 2.4GHz, 10MB Proc
                       10X     EP38                  Both     Yes No
4-core 2.4GHz, 10MB Processor
                       10X     EP39                  Both     Yes No
Add. 6-core 2.0GHz, 15MB Proc
                       10X     EP3A                  Both     Yes No
6-core 2.0GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EP3B                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 2.2GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP3C                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.2GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP3D                  Both     Yes No
Add. 6-core 2.9GHz, 15MB Proc
                       10X     EP3E                  Both     Yes No
6-core 2.9GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EP3F                  Both     Yes No
Add. 4-core 3.3GHz, 10MB Proc
                       10X     EP3G                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 2.0GHz, 15MB Proc
                       10X     EP3J                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.0GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP3K                  Both     Yes No
4-core 3.3GHz, 10MB Processor
                       10X     EP3L                  Both     Yes No
Add. 6-core 2.0GHz, 15MB Proc
                       10X     EP3M                  Both     Yes No
6-core 2.0GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EP3N                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 1.8GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP3P                  Both     Yes No
8-core 1.8GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP3Q                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 2.6GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP3R                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.6GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP3S                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 1.8GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP3T                  Both     Yes No
8-core 1.8GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP3U                  Both     Yes No
Add. 8-core 2.1GHz, 20MB Proc
                       10X     EP3V                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.1GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EP3W                  Both     Yes No
This feature is only available to SDIs as an MES order.
6-core 2.3 GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EPA5                  Both     Yes No
This feature is only available to SDIs as an MES order.
6-core 2.5 GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EPA6                  Both     Yes No
This feature is only available to SDIs as an MES order.
8-core 2.7 GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EPA7                  Both     Yes No
6-core 2.3 GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EPB5                  Both     Yes No
6-core 2.5 GHz, 15MB Processor
                       10X     EPB6                  Both     Yes No
8-core 2.7 GHz, 20MB Processor
                       10X     EPB7                  Both     Yes No
RFID Tags for Compute Nodes
                       10X     ERF1                  Initial  N/A No
S&H - No Charge
                       10X     ESC0                  Initial  N/A No
S&H
                       10X     ESC4                  Initial  N/A No

Pricing terms

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Maintenance charges

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

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

IBM Global Financing

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing of hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors.

Financing Power Systems solutions from IBM Global Financing can help clients acquire more from existing budgets while helping them conserve cash, and provides a comprehensive end to end multivendor IT financing solution. This end-to-end approach helps form the foundation of a cohesive technology management strategy that can be superior to ownership. We can help reduce costs compared to purchase, increase ROI, lower Total Cost of Ownership, minimize risk, improve accountability, and enable clients to focus on their core business strategies while giving clients the ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.

Through our IBM Project Financing™ program, credit qualified clients can obtain funding to design and build their entire IT infrastructure, aligning up-front costs to expected project benefits. This could include financing for select facility design and construction, building and structural upgrades, infrastructure equipment, IT hardware, software, services and consulting. Through our Global Asset Recovery Services' buyback program clients can obtain cash for marketable IT assets and dispose of non-marketable assets in a way that complies with environmental laws and regulations.

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 clients. For all client segments offerings, rates, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

For more information, contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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