IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 102-260
October 8, 2002

Capacity Upgrade On Demand Processors and Dynamic Logical Partitioning for IBM eServer pSeries 670 and 690 Servers

 ENUS102-260.PDF (23KB)


At a Glance

  • Processor Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD)
    • Available for IBM eServer pSeries 670 and 690 servers
    • Up to four inactive processors allowed in pSeries 670
    • Up to twelve inactive processors allowed in pSeries 690
    • Processors activated in increments of two
    • Encrypted key activates processors via system's machine code
  • Dynamic Logical Partitioning (Dynamic LPAR)
    • Available on pSeries 670 and 690 servers
    • Quickly and easily allocate system resources across multiple logical partitions
    • Add resources such as newly activated CUoD processors without re-booting the server

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview

The Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) for processors on the IBM eServer pSeries™ 670 and 690 servers allows you to have inactive processors installed in your system, which can be easily activated as your business needs require. When you need additional processing power, you simply order activation features that increase the number of active processors in your system in increments of two. CUoD for processors on the p670 and p690 servers is implemented via a keyed approach. When an activation order is received you will receive an encrypted key, which enables the system's machine code to activate the processors.

The new dynamic logical partitioning (dynamic LPAR) function provides enhanced resource management for the pSeries 670 and 690 servers. Dynamic LPAR allows available system resources to be quickly and easily configured across multiple logical partitions to meet the rapidly changing needs of your business. Dynamic LPAR also allows you to add new system resources such as newly activated CUoD processors or new hot plug PCI adapters into your system's configuration without requiring a re-boot.

Key Prerequisites

CUoD

  • AIX® V5.2 or later
  • Hardware Management Console for pSeries with V1.3 or later software

Dynamic LPAR

  • AIX 5L for V5.2 or later
  • Hardware Management Console for pSeries with V1.3 or later software
  • p670/p690 (7040-671 or 7040-681) system microcode (machine code) at the October 2002 update or later

Planned Availability Date

October 25, 2002

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo and pSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

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Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD)

  • Hardware Management Console for IBM eServer pSeries™ with V1.3, or later, software

Dynamic Logical Partitioning (Dynamic LPAR)

  • Hardware Management Console for pSeries with V1.3, or later, software
  • p670 or p690 (7040-671 or 7040-681) system microcode (machine code) at the October 2002 update or later

Software Requirements

CUoD

  • AIX® V5.2 or later

Dynamic LPAR

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2 or later

Limitations

7040-671

CUoD

  • The first MCM in a 7040-671 server implementing CUoD for processors must always have eight fully active processors.
  • The second MCM in the 7040-671 may be implemented with CUoD for processors if desired. This CUoD MCM must have a minimum of four of the eight processors active.
  • Additional processors on the CUoD MCM are activated in increments of two by ordering the appropriate activation feature number. If four processors are to be activated at the same time, the activation code should be ordered in a quantity of two.
  • Upon receipt of an order for a CUoD for processor's activation code, IBM will provide the customer a 34-character encrypted key. This key is entered into the system to activate the desired number of additional processors.
  • CUoD processors which have not been activated are available to the 7040-671 server for dynamic processor sparing. If the server detects the impending failure of an active processor it will attempt to activate one of the unused CUoD processors and add it to the system configuration. This helps to keep the server's processing power at full strength until a repair action can be scheduled.

Dynamic LPAR

  • Dynamic LPAR allows system resources to be easily and quickly configured across multiple LPARs on the p670 server.
  • Dynamic LPAR can be used to add newly activated CUoD processors into the p670 configuration without requiring a system re-boot.
  • The following are required for dynamic LPAR:
    • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2 or later
    • Hardware Management Console for pSeries with V1.3, or later, software
    • p670 system microcode (machine code) at the October 2002 update or later.

7040-681

CUoD

  • The first MCM in a 7040-681 servers implementing CUoD for processors must always have eight fully active processors.
  • The second, third, and fourth MCMs in the 7040-681 may be implemented with CUoD for processors if desired. Each CUoD MCM must have a minimum of four of the eight processors active.
  • Additional processors on the CUoD MCMs are activated in increments of two by ordering the appropriate activation feature number. If more than two processors are to be activated at the same time the activation code should be ordered in multiples.
  • Upon receipt of an order for a CUoD for processor's activation code, IBM will provide the customer a 32-character encrypted key. This key is entered into the system to activate the desired number of additional processors.
  • CUoD processors which have not been activated are available to the 7040-681 server for dynamic processor sparing. If the server detects the impending failure of an active processor it will attempt to activate one of the unused CUoD processors and add it to the system configuration. This helps to keep the server's processing power at full strength until a repair action can be scheduled.

Dynamic LPAR

  • Dynamic LPAR allows system resources to be easily and quickly configured across multiple LPARs on the p690 server.
  • Dynamic LPAR can be used to add newly activated CUoD processors into the p690 configuration without requiring a system re-boot.
  • The following are required for dynamic LPAR:
    • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2 or later
    • Hardware Management Console for pSeries with V1.3, or later, software
    • p690 system microcode (machine code) at the October 2002 update or later

Planning Information

Cable Orders: No cables required.

Security, Auditability, and Control

These products use 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.

Terms and Conditions

Feature Section

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

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.

MES Discount Applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-Installable Feature: Yes

Warranty Period: One year

Customer Set-up: No, with the exception of the "Two Processor Activation" features #7412, #7413, and #7415 are CSU = Yes.

Licensed Machine Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine

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.

                                                 Initial/
                             Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                  Number   Price      Both      CSU   MES
 
Machine Type/Model 7040-671
 
8-Way POWER4(TM) CUoD        7402     $ 80,000   Both      No    No
 Processor with 128 MB
 L3 Cache, 4-Way Active
 
Machine Type/Model 7040-681
 
8-Way POWER4 CUoD Processor  7403       120,000  Both      No    No
 Option, 4-Way Active
 
8-Way POWER4 Turbo CUoD      7405       165,000  Both      No    No
 Processor Option,
 4-Way Active
 
Machine Type/Model 7040-671
 
Two Processor Activation for 7412       30,000   Both      Yes   No
 Processor Feature #7402
 
Machine Type/Model 7040-681
 
Two Processor Activation for 7413       45,000   Both      Yes   No
 Processor Feature #7403
 
Two Processor Activation for 7415       61,875   Both      Yes   No
 Processor Feature #7405

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: RE001
 
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 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. RE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, pSeries and POWER4 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.