IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 103-286
October 14, 2003
IBM pSeries 670 and 690 expand configuration flexibility with Capacity BackUp offering
At a glance
Greatly enhance the configuration flexibility of pSeries 670 and 690 servers with a complete system backup of affordable 8-way CUoD processor features that remain in standby mode until you need them.
Thirty days (240 processor-days) of temporary On/Off CoD activation are included with each of these processor features:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
Disaster recovery has just gotten easier and more affordable for pSeries® 670 and 690 servers used as disaster backup systems. The pSeries for Capacity BackUp (CBU) offering consists of an 8-way Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) processor feature with all eight processors inactive. The processors are offered on pSeries 670 and 690 systems specifically configured for disaster recovery backup and remain inactive until you need them.
The 8-way CUoD processor features deliver durable 1.5 GHz POWER4+ processors for p670 and 1.3 GHz POWER4, 1.5 GHz POWER4+, and 1.7 GHz POWER4+ processors for p690. The p670 for CBU server must be configured as a 16-way system with four active processors, and the p690 for CBU server must be configured as a 32-way system with four active processors.
In the event of a disaster, the processors can be temporarily activated to meet processing requirements. Each 8-way CUoD processor feature includes 240 processor-days of temporary On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) activation. A p670 CBU system includes 240 individual processor-days, and the p690 CBU system includes 720 individual processor-days of on/off usage. You may activate and deactivate as many pairs of CUoD processors as you want until the total processing days have been reached. Additional On/Off CoD activations may be purchased if needed.
Additional enhancements: Entry-level p670 configurations with CUoD processors can now be order with a single multiple chip module (MCM) feature (#7400), enabling four processors to be active and four to remain in standby. Previously, the minimum configuration required eight active processors.
In another enhancement, p650, p670, and p690 servers now support CUoD activation (permanent, trial, and temporary On/Off CoD) when running Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. A partition reboot is required if adding CUoD resources (processors or memory) to a Linux partition. A system reboot is required if adding CUoD resources to a system running Linux as the only operating system in a single system image mode.
The previously announced Memory on Demand features for p650, p670, and p690 are now supported by AIX® 5.1 when the server is configured in a single system image.
Refer to the Software requirements for details.
Planned availability date
October 31, 2003
pSeries® 670 and 690 Capacity BackUp Configuration
CUoD for memory is supported on p670 and p690 CBU systems. This enables the disaster recovery
system to permanently grow memory to match memory growth on the production server. It is
recommended that the backup system maintain the same amount of active memory as the production
system to ensure the highest level of service in the event of a disaster. CUoD for memory is
permanent activation only and is separate and independent from the On/Off CoD for processors on the
Customer responsibilities: In the event of a disaster and the production system cannot be repaired, you should contact your IBM representative and submit a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ) to transition the CBU system to a normal production server. Pricing of these situations will be handled individually and will be managed to minimize disruption to the system operation.
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.
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.
IBM Electronic Services
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer®. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service 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. Using 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 system to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnosing problems.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit:
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 Feature Purchase Description number number price Machine type 7040 Power Converter 61D 6237 $ 4,000 Assembly -- Type 2, I/O Drawer 8-Way POWER4+(TM) CUoD 671 7401 34,000 Processor with 128 MB L3 Cache, 0-Way Active 8-Way POWER4+ CUoD 681 7407 55,000 Processor 0-Way Active 8-Way POWER4+ Turbo 681 7408 70,000 CUoD Processor 0-Way Active 8-Way POWER4(TM) Turbo 681 7409 38,000 CUoD Processor Option, 0-Way Active
Model Feature Description number number MMMC(1) Machine type 7040 8-Way POWER4+ CUoD 671 7401 $1,337 Processor with 128 MB L3 Cache, 0-Way Active 8-Way POWER4+ CUoD 681 7407 1,378 Processor 0-Way Active 8-Way POWER4+ Turbo 681 7408 1,546 CUoD Processor 0-Way Active 8-Way POWER4 Turbo 681 7409 1,676 CUoD Processor Option, 0-Way Active POWER4 1.1 GHz First 681 8009 3,417 MCM Upgrade Indicator POWER4 1.1 GHz Second 681 8010 3,417 MCM Upgrade Indicator POWER4+ 1.5GHz MCM 681 8012 3,936 Upgrade Indicator
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.