IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 101-118
April 23, 2001

IBM e(logo)server iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino — Enhanced for Collaborative Commerce

 ENUS101-118.PDF (85KB)


At a Glance

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Expanded scalability, capacity, and power

  • Five new Dedicated Domino processor features keep pace with today's Domino solutions
  • Expanded support for robust Domino applications requiring integration of:
    • Java Servlet
    • WebSphere Application Server
  • Mail and Calendar User capacity increased nearly 20% at the high end

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).

Overview

A third generation of Dedicated Servers for Domino™ expand the scalability, capacity, and power with:

  • New, faster processor features
  • Improved price/performance
  • Expanded support for more robust Domino application solutions

New Model 270 and Model 820 Processor Features — For entry Domino environments, the new Dedicated Server Model 270 processor features #2452 and #2454 help to improve response time and capacity .

For larger Domino environments, the Dedicated Server Model 820 processor features #2456, #2457, #2458 offer improved enterprise-class scalability and capacity with uni, 2-way and 4-way processors.

Enhanced Java™ Support — OS/400® V5R1 is enhanced to bolster Dedicated Server for Domino server capacity for robust Domino applications that require Java Servlet and WebSphere™ Application Server integration.

Benefits — You gain outstanding value when combined with Lotus® Domino software. This tightly integrated solution delivers world-class reliability, manageability, and availability in support of Domino functions:

  • E-mail and messaging
  • Powerful collaborative tools for teams
  • Rapid application development and Web enablement
  • Offline computing (for example, laptops, mobile sales force)
  • Foundation for knowledge management initiatives

The iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino is particularly effective when combined with the partitioning capabilities of Domino Enterprise Server to support multiple Lotus Domino workloads (for example, mail and Domino applications) on a single physical server.

iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino, extended to new Model 270 and 820 processor features, is designed specifically for Domino workloads. For more information on Model 270 and 820 features, refer to Hardware Announcement 101-117 , dated April 23, 2001.

Key Prerequisites

  • iSeries Model 270 with Dedicated Domino Processor Features
  • iSeries Model 820 with Dedicated Domino Processor Features
  • OS/400 V5R1
  • Lotus Domino software

Planned Availability Dates

May 25, 2001

  • Processor features #2452, #2454, #2456, #2457, #2458
  • Processor feature conversions
    • 2452 (270) to 2454 (270)
    • 2425 (820) to 2457 (820)
    • 2425 (820) to 2458 (820)
    • 2426 (820) to 2457 (820)
    • 2426 (820) to 2458 (820)
    • 2427 (820) to 2458 (820)
    • 2456 (820) to 2457 (820)
    • 2456 (820) to 2458 (820)
    • 2457 (820) to 2458 (820)

September 28, 2001

  • Enhanced Java Support
  • Processor feature conversions
    • 2422 (270) to 2452 (270)
    • 2422 (270) to 2454 (270)
    • 2423 (270) to 2454 (270)
    • 2424 (270) to 2454 (270)

Description

The iSeries server Models 270 and 820 include five new Domino processor features for the iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino. The scalability of these new Domino processor features can be achieved with a 1-Way to a 4-Way, increasing the MHz and pushing the number of mail and calendar users to new levels.

The iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino offers the same expandability for configuring communications, disk, memory, and peripherals as the Model 270 and Model 820 with standard processor features. It incorporates a PCI disk unit controller that allows the attachment of up to six internal disk units before additional disk controller features are required.

You can take advantage of upgrade options or growth paths for the new processor features of the iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino. Vertical upgrade paths, processor to processor conversion, are available within each model; iSeries 270 and iSeries 820.

The iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino is priced to aggressively compete with Intel-based servers and deliver a better single-server solution for multiple Domino workloads.

iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino Summary

Model 270

Processor                        #2452      #2454
Feature                          (Uni)    (2-Way)
 
Main Storage (MB)
  Minimum                          256        256
  Maximum                         8192      16384
DASD Capacity (GB)
  Minimum                         8.58       8.58
  Maximum                        421.1      421.1
Maximums:
  Communication Lines               50         50
  LAN Ports                          8          8
  Twinaxial Controllers              6          6
  CD-ROM/DVD/Internal Tape           2          2
  External Tape (Maximum)            3          3
  Optical Libraries (Maximum)        4          4
  Internal IXS Max                   3          3

Model 820

Processor                #2456          #2457     #2458
Feature                  (Uni)        (2-Way)   (4-Way)
 
Main Storage (MB)
  Minimum                  256            256       256
  Maximum                16384          32768     32768
DASD Capacity (GB)
  Minimum                 8.58           8.58      8.58
  Maximum               4159.1         4159.1    4159.1
Maximums:
  Communication Lines      160            160       160
  LAN Ports                 30             30        30
  Twinaxial Controllers     62             62        62
  CD-ROM/Internal Tape      12             12        12
  External Tape              8              8         8
  Optical Libraries         14             14        14
  Internal IXS              12             12        12

Note: Capacities shown are for models shipped from the plant and include any prerequisite expansion features. Some combinations of devices may be subject to configuration restrictions.

iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino Performance

Model 270

Processor                        #2452      #2454
Feature                          (Uni)    (2-Way)
 
Relative Performance
  Mail and Calendar               3070       6660
    Users
  Processor CPW                    100        240
  Interactive CPW                   0*         0*

Model 820

Processor                #2456          #2457     #2458
Feature                  (Uni)        (2-Way)   (4-Way)
 
Relative Performance
  Mail and Calendar       3110           6660    11,810
    Users
  Processor CPW            120            240       380
  Interactive CPW           0*             0*        0*

* Provides support for system administration functions.

Relative Performance: Relative performance measurements are derived by performing various monitored and measured workloads on iSeries servers. The results (reported values) can be used to compare relative performance characteristics of processor features offered for AS/400e™ servers and iSeries. Performance that individual customers experience may vary.

  • Mail and Calendar Users (MCU): This relative performance measurement is derived by performing mail and calendaring functions. The Mail and Calendar workload is significantly more complex than Simple Mail Users. This workload represents users on a Notes™ client reading, updating, or deleting documents in an e-mail database, as well as lookups in the Domino Directory, scheduling calendar appointments and invitations. Reported values reflect 70% processor utilization to allow for growth and peak loads in excess of customer workload estimates.
  • Commercial Processing Workload (CPW): This relative performance measurement is derived by performing commercial processing workloads on Dedicated Domino Processors. CPWs are representative of commercial applications, particularly those that do significant database processing in conjunction with journaling and commitment control.

    The reported values for CPW represent the capacity of non-Domino workload available to support a Domino environment. The reported CPW may be utilized by System Resource activities and Domino Resource extensions (for example, database accesses, external program calls). The amount of CPW consumed will reduce the available capacity to perform Domino workloads reflected as SMU or MCU.

    • Processor CPW is an approximate value reflecting the maximum amount of non-Domino workload (10-15% of CPU) that can be supported.
    • Interactive CPW is an approximate value reflecting the portion of Processor CPW (0% CPU) that can be used for application workloads performing interactive-based tasks (5250).

Processor Feature Conversions Within the Dedicated Server for Domino

Model 270

From:             To:
 
Processor
Feature          #2452               #2454
 
#2422              X
#2422                                  X
#2423                                  X
#2424                                  X
#2452                                  X

Model 820

From:             To:
 
Processor
Feature          #2457               #2458
 
#2425              X                   X
#2426                                  X
#2426              X
#2427                                  X
#2456              X                   X
#2457                                  X

Euro Currency

These products are not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

iSeries customers new to Lotus Domino have embraced its world-class e-mail, workflow, collaborative, and e-business capabilities.

Domino customers new to iSeries have benefited from its superior reliability and scalability as a Lotus Domino server.

Domino for iSeries has been widely hailed as a solution that brings the best together. Its success is built on these compelling values:

  • Reliability — iSeries provides outstanding single-system reliability. Lotus Domino takes advantage of the unique iSeries subsystem architecture to deliver a highly available Domino server (running one or several Domino partitions) without the costs and administrative overhead for redundant hardware and a multiserver network.
  • Scalability — iSeries offers a broad range of processor capacities, all running the same operating system and using the same administrative and programming skills. It eliminates architectural barriers. Domino customers can choose system size, number of users per system, and how to divide Domino workload among Domino partitions based on business needs, not system limitations.
  • Integration — Domino takes advantage of the integrated iSeries architecture to deliver enhanced Domino integration with these OS/400 capabilities:
    • Administrative functions
    • Security
    • Backup and recovery
    • Communications
    • Integrated File System
    • Others
  • Mixed Domino Workload — On iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino, you can have multiple partitioned Domino servers running multiple Domino tasks of e-mail, custom applications, and Web serving when the partitioning functions of the Domino Enterprise Server are utilized.
  • Remote Operations — iSeries has enjoyed a long reputation as a system that can be deployed in small remote locations without onsite technical staff. Lotus Domino for iSeries benefits from these same capabilities for automated and remote operations.
  • Speed of Deployment — OS/400 integration, its consistent GUI administrative interface through Operations Navigator, and its GUI file-management capability through NetServer, are several reasons for iSeries' easy deployment reputation. Again, Domino for iSeries builds on and benefits from that solid iSeries foundation.

The iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino extends these Domino for iSeries values by delivering outstanding price/performance in environments where you choose to run stand-alone Domino workloads separate from other applications. The new 270/820 Dedicated Domino processor features deliver additional performance and capacity over earlier processor features. iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino is enhanced with OS/400 V5R1 to deliver more capacity and support for today's robust Domino applications requiring Java Servlet and WebSphere Application Server integration with Domino.

  • Planned availability is September 28, 2001, and will require a re-installation of OS/400 licensed internal code.
  • All Dedicated Server for Domino processor features, including 820, 170, and 270, can take advantage of these enhancements.

When the iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino is the Better Choice

The iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino is most appropriate for one of the following Domino solution scenarios:

  • One or more stand-alone servers to support one or more Domino applications, including:
    • Domino e-mail
    • Calendaring and scheduling
    • Domino.Doc
    • QuickPlace
    • Sametime
    • Domino Workflow
    • Web serving (stand-alone or accessing remote DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) data on other iSeries or AS/400e servers)
    • Standard Lotus Domino template applications (discussion database, workflow) and custom-developed applications written with Domino Designer that do not rely on local database access.
    • A reliable, stable server to consolidate multiple single-function Intel servers supporting mission-critical Lotus Domino applications
    • A highly reliable, manageable server environment for remote Domino workgroups managed from centrally located administration staff

The iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino can run Domino with or without complementary workloads (for example, Java Servlets, WebSphere Application Server). Complementary work is any processing directly related to, used with, or in direct support of Domino, where Domino is the primary server workload (using the dominant portion of the server's processing capacity).

In addition, applications that share iSeries resources (such as disk storage, printers, and tape devices) but use minimal iSeries processing power are also appropriate for the Dedicated Server. Applications that run on the Integrated xSeries Server, such as NT file and application serving and firewall functions, fall in this category.

When the iSeries 270 or 8XX servers are the Better Choice

iSeries Models 270 or 820 with standard processor features are most appropriate for any of the following Domino solution scenarios:

  • Running Domino on the same server with existing standalone non-Domino iSeries applications (for example, interactive applications, RPG/COBOL applications).
  • Deploying Domino applications with dependency on data stored on local DB2® UDB for iSeries.
  • Capacity needs approach the top end of the capacity delivered with the Domino Processor Feature in either the iSeries 270 or 820.

For Domino sizing information, use the Workload Estimator and for more information about the iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino, refer to "Evaluating Appropriate Workloads for the iSeries Dedicated Server for Domino" at:

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, iSeries, xSeries, the e-business logo, and AS/400e are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/400, DB2, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino and Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Previous Dedicated Server for Domino™ Summary (V4R5)

Model 270

Processor                #2422          #2423     #2424
Feature                  (Uni)          (Uni)   (2-Way)
 
Main Storage (MB)
  Minimum                  256            256       256
  Maximum                 4096           8192      8192
DASD Capacity (GB)
  Minimum                 8.58           8.58      8.58
  Maximum                421.1          421.1     421.1
Maximums:
  Communication Lines       50             50        50
  LAN Ports                  8              8         8
  Twinaxial Controllers      6              6         6
  CD-ROM/Internal Tape       2              2         2
  External Tape              3              3         3
    (Maximum)
  Optical Libraries (3995)   4              4         4

Model 820

Processor                #2425          #2426     #2427
Feature                  (Uni)        (2-Way)   (4-Way)
 
Main Storage (MB)
  Minimum                  256            256       256
  Maximum                 8192          16384     16384
DASD Capacity (GB)
  Minimum                 8.58           8.58      8.58
  Maximum               4159.1         4159.1    4159.1
Maximums:
  Communication Lines      160            160       160
  LAN Ports                 30             30        30
  Twinaxial Controllers     62             62        62
  CD-ROM/Internal Tape      12             12        12
  External Tape              8              8         8
    (Maximum)
  Optical Libraries (3995)  14             14        14

Note: Capacities shown are for models shipped from the plant and include any prerequisite expansion features. Some combinations of devices may be subject to configuration restrictions.

Previous Dedicated Server for Domino Performance (V4R5)

Model 270

Processor                #2422          #2423     #2424
Feature                  (Uni)          (Uni)   (2-Way)
 
Relative Performance
  Simple Mail Users       2400           3860      7580
  Mail and Calendaring    1600           2570      5050
  Processor CPW             50            100       200
  Interactive CPW           0*             0*        0*

Model 820

Processor                #2425          #2426     #2427
Feature                  (Uni)        (2-Way)   (4-Way)
 
Relative Performance
  Simple Mail Users       3860           8420     14840
  Mail and Calendaring    2570           5610      9890
  Processor CPW            100            200       300
  Interactive CPW           0*             0*        0*

* Provides support for system administration functions.

Relative Performance: Relative performance measurements are derived by performing various monitored and measured workloads on AS/400e™ servers. The results (reported values) can be used to compare relative performance characteristics of processor features offered for AS/400e servers. Performance that you experience may vary.

  • Simple Mail Users (SMU): This relative performance measurement is derived by performing high-volume Lotus® Domino mail workloads on Dedicated Domino Processors. SMUs are representative of mail applications, particularly those that do not perform any database-related tasks.

    SMUs represent the estimated number of concurrent light mail users for the Dedicated Domino Processors. Reported values reflect 70% processor utilization to allow for growth and for peak loads in excess of customer workload estimates.

  • Mail and Calendaring Users (MCU): This relative performance measurement is derived by performing mail and calendaring functions. The Mail and Calendaring workload is significantly more complex than Simple Mail Users. This workload represents users on a Notes™ client reading, updating, or deleting documents in an e-mail database, as well as lookups in the Domino Directory, scheduling calendar appointments and invitations. Reported values reflect 70% processor utilization to allow for growth and peak loads in excess of customer workload estimates.

  • Commercial Processing Workload (CPW): This relative performance measurement is derived by performing commercial processing workloads on Dedicated Domino Processors. CPWs are representative of commercial applications, particularly those that do significant database processing in conjunction with journaling and commitment control.

    The reported values for CPW represent the capacity of non-Domino workload available to support a Domino environment. The reported CPW may be utilized by System Resource activities and Domino Resource extensions (for example, database accesses, external program calls). The amount of CPW consumed will reduce the available capacity to perform Domino workloads reflected as SMU or MCU.

    • Processor CPW is an approximate value reflecting the maximum amount of non-Domino workload (10-15% of CPU) that can be supported.
    • Interactive CPW is an approximate value reflecting the portion of Processor CPW (0% CPU) that can be used for application workloads performing interactive-based tasks (5250).

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

  • iSeries Model 270 with Dedicated Domino Processor Features
  • or
  • iSeries Model 820 with Dedicated Domino Processor Features

Software Requirements

OS/400® V5R1

Plus one of the following:

  • Domino Mail Server for iSeries, Release 5.0.6a, or later
  • Domino Application Server for iSeries, Release 5.0.6a, or later
  • Domino Enterprise Server for iSeries, Release 5.0.6a, or later
  • Domino Advanced Enterprise Server for iSeries, Release 5.0.6a, or later

Details on required QMR and QMU release levels are available at:

Select "Support."

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: A refreshed version of OS/400 V5R1, with enhanced DSD support for Domino Java™ Servlet and WebSphere™ Application Server workloads will be automatically ordered by the configurator and shipped on separate CDs (PRPQ 5799-DSD) for customers using V5R1 on Domino processors between May 25, 2001, and September 28, 2001. A re-installation of OS/400 licensed internal code (CDs with a date stamp of September 28, 2001, or later) will be required to take advantage of the enhanced Dedicated Server for Domino support.

Existing customers (currently have a Dedicated Server for Domino installed) who wish to purchase OS/400 V5R1, should wait until after September 28, 2001, to take delivery and avoid re-installation of the licensed internal code.

Cable Orders: No cables required.

Security, Auditability, and Control

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

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA).

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.

All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM Machine in which the features are installed.

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                        Model         Purchase
Description             Number        Price          MMMC(1)
 
9406 System Unit        270*          $ 4,000        $105
9406 System Unit        820*           10,000         158

*Previously announced

1
Monthly minimum maintenance charge

Features With Maintenance Charges

                        Feature       Purchase
Description             Number        Price          MMMC
 
Dedicated Domino
  Processor             2452          $ 5,000        $114
  2-Way Processor       2454           15,000         192
  Processor             2456              500          44
  2-Way Processor       2457           11,500         117
  4-Way Processor       2458           20,000         144

Feature Removal Prices: Feature removals not associated with MES upgrades are available for a charge.

Processor Feature Conversions

From                          To               Purchase
9406:                         9406:            Price
 
Convert 2422 (270)            2452 (270)       $ 6,000
Convert 2422 (270)            2454 (270)        14,625
Convert 2423 (270)            2454 (270)        13,650
Convert 2424 (270)            2454 (270)         9,000
Convert 2452 (270)            2454 (270)        14,625
Convert 2425 (820)            2457 (820)        12,000
Convert 2425 (820)            2458 (820)        25,500
Convert 2426 (820)            2457 (820)        10,500
Convert 2426 (820)            2458 (820)        18,000
Convert 2427 (820)            2458 (820)        17,000
Convert 2456 (820)            2457 (820)        12,100
Convert 2456 (820)            2458 (820)        21,450
Convert 2457 (820)            2458 (820)        19,500

Graduated Charges: The following processor groups apply for Model 270 software with graduated charges:

Processor                     Processor
Feature                       Group
 
2452                          P10
2454                          P10

The following processor groups apply for Model 820 software with graduated charges:

2456                          PO5
2457                          P10
2458                          P10

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
AS/400e, iSeries, and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino and Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.