IBM eServer p5 520 brings potent POWER5 technology to the entry server environment

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 104-252
July 13, 2004

 

 ENUS104-252.PDF (215KB)

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At a glance

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The model 520 offers:

  • Outstanding value for entry UNIX® servers
  • Powerful, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) e-business server
  • Deskside or rack-mount configuration
  • One 2-way, state-of-the-art, 64-bit POWER5 processor running at 1.65 GHz
  • Performance and capacity needed by demanding e-business applications
  • Up to 32 GB of memory
  • Up to 1174.4 GB of internal disk storage
  • Eight hot-swap disk bays and six-hot swap PCI-X slots for feature expandability
  • Two slimline media bays for DVD-ROM and DVD-RAM
  • One media bay for tape drive
  • Dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR)
  • Cluster 1600 enhancements
    • pSeries CSM support for model 520

For ordering, contact:

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

The IBM eServer p5 520 Deskside and Rack-mount Server (9111-520) gives you new tools for managing e-business, greater application flexibility, and innovative technology — all designed to help you capitalize on the e-business revolution. The p5-520 is available in a 2-way configuration.

The symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) uses a 2-way, state-of-the-art, 64-bit, copper-based POWER5™ microprocessor running at 1.65 GHz. The 2-way processor has 36 MB of Level 3 cache. The base 1 GB of main memory can be expanded to 32 GB for faster performance and exploitation of 64-bit addressing as used in large database applications.

The p5-520 contains up to 11 bays. There are four front-accessible, hot-swap-capable DASD bays in a minimum configuration with an additional four hot-swap-capable DASD bays optional. The eight DASD bays can accommodate up to 1174.4 GB of disk storage. Two of the remaining three bays are used for a DVD-ROM and a DVD-RAM, and the third bay can contain a tape drive.

Other integrated features include:

  • Six hot-swap 3.3-V PCI-X slots
  • Service Processor
  • Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, serial ports, USB ports, HMC ports, and remote I/O (RIO-2) ports
  • Dual Ultra320 SCSI controllers (internal) with optional RAID adapter
  • Hot-swap power and cooling
  • Redundant cooling

Dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR) is supported on the p5-520, allowing up to two partitions. In addition, the optional Advanced POWER™ Virtualization feature supports up to 10 partitions per processor.

The p5-520 is added to the hardware models supported with the pSeries® Cluster 1600 running Cluster Systems Management (CSM) V1.4 (AIX® or Linux™). For hardware control using CSM, an HMC is required.
 
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Key prerequisites

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

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2 with the 5200-04 Recommended Maintenance Package (APAR IY56722), or later
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3, or later

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

  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3

 
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Planned availability dates
  • August 31, 2004
  • September 30, 2004, for feature number 6594

 
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Description

Model 520

Summary of standard features:

  • Deskside or rack-mount (4 U) configuration
  • 2-way SMP design (one processor card)
  • 1.65 GHz POWER5 64-bit processor
    • 36 MB L3 cache
  • 1 GB of DDR-I 266 MHz ECC memory
    • Expandable to 32 GB
  • Eight hot-swap disk drive bays — two 4-packs
    • Four standard and four optional
  • Three media bays:
    • One DVD-ROM (optional — default, which may be deselected)
    • One DVD-RAM (optional)
    • One tape drive (optional)
  • Six hot-swap PCI-X slots:
    • Three 64-bit, 3.3 volt, 133 MHz (long)
    • One 64-bit, 3.3 volt, 133 MHz (short)
    • Two 32-bit, 3.3 volt, 66 MHz (short)
  • One 4-pack disk drive enclosure
  • Integrated:
    • Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    • Two Ultra320 SCSI controllers (internal) with optional RAID adapter
    • Service Processor
    • Hot-swap and redundant fans
    • Two USB ports
    • Two serial ports
    • Two HMC ports
    • Two remote I/O (RIO) ports
  • 850 watt power supply, base (redundant power optional)
  • AIX 5L V5.2 or V5.3, or later, operating system, or SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER, or later, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3

The minimum model 520 configuration must include a processor, memory, power supply, hard disk drive, a disk drive enclosure, a media backplane card, one or two configuration indicators, a power cord, and a language group specify. The defaults, if no choice is made, are:

  • 2-way Processor, 1.65 GHz: #5229
  • 1 GB memory DIMM: #4444
  • Power supply, 850 watt, base: #5158
  • 36.4 GB hard disk drive: #3273
  • 4-pack disk drive enclosure: #6574
  • Media Backplane Card: #7877
  • Configuration indicators: #7919 for deskside system; #7918 and #7160 or #7161 for rack-mount system
  • Language group specify: #9300 or 97xx
  • Power cord: #6458, #6460, #6469-#6479, #6487, #6488, #6493-#6496

A keyboard, mouse, graphics adapter, and monitor are available as options.

IBM eServer® p5 520 Value Paks

Value Paks are only available as Initial Order.

If you order a model 520 with the 2-way processor (#5229) and a minimum configuration of memory and disks, you will be entitled to a discounted AIX operating system license or may choose to purchase the system with no operating system. The discounted AIX operating system license is processed via a feature number on AIX.

All Value Paks consist of a standard configuration that must be part of the order. You may make upgrades to the standard features as needed and still receive the discounted AIX operating system.

Value Pak 1:

  • 2-way 1.65 GHz processor (1 x #5229)
  • 1 GB memory (#4444)
  • 1 x 36.4 GB disk drive (#3273)

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)

Reliability, fault tolerance, and data integrity: The reliability of the model 520 system starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be fault tolerant. During the design and development process, subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes. During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process designed to help ensure the highest level of product quality.

The model 520 system L3 cache and system memory offers ECC (error checking and correcting) fault-tolerant features. ECC is designed to correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent memory failures and single-bit hard failures. With ECC, the likelihood of memory failures will be substantially reduced. ECC also provides double-bit memory error detection that helps protect data integrity in the event of a double-bit memory failure. System memory also provides 4-bit packet error detection that helps to protect data integrity in the event of a DRAM chip failure. The system bus, I/O bus, and PCI buses are designed with parity error detection.

Disk mirroring and disk controller duplexing capability are also provided by the AIX operating system. Linux supports DASD mirroring (RAID 1). This is supported in software using the md driver. There are also hardware RAID adapters supported under Linux that support mirroring.

The Journaled File System maintains file system consistency and reduces the likelihood of data loss when the system is abnormally halted due to a power failure.

PCI extended error handling (EEH)1: In the past, PCI bus parity errors caused a global machine check interrupt, which eventually required a system reboot to continue. In the POWER5 systems, new I/O drawer hardware, system firmware, and AIX interaction have been designed to allow transparent recovery of intermittent PCI bus parity errors and graceful transition to the I/O device available state in the case of a permanent parity error in the PCI bus. This mechanism is called PCI extended error handling (EEH). EEH-enabled adapters respond to a special data packet generated from the affected PCI slot hardware by calling system firmware, which will examine the affected bus, allow the device driver to reset it, and continue without a system reboot. Currently, Linux does not support the EEH behavior. In the event of a PCI error, the system will machine check and a reboot will be required to continue.

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Indicates that this RAS function is not supported under Linux.

Memory error correction extensions: The standard memory has single-error-correct and double-error-detect ECC circuitry designed to correct single-bit memory failures. The double-bit detection is designed to help maintain data integrity by detecting and reporting multiple errors beyond what the ECC circuitry can correct. The memory chips are organized such that the failure of any specific memory module only affects a single bit within an ECC word (bit scattering), thus allowing for error correction and continued operation in the presence of a complete chip failure (Chipkill™ recovery).

The memory also utilizes memory scrubbing and thresholding to determine when spare memory modules, within each bank of memory, if available, should be used to replace ones that have exceeded their threshold value (dynamic bit steering).

Redundancy for array self-healing: Although the most likely failure event in a processor is a soft single-bit error in one of its caches, there are other events that can occur, and they need to be distinguished from one another. For the L1, L2, and L3 caches and their directories, hardware and firmware keep track of whether permanent errors are being corrected beyond a threshold. If exceeded, a deferred repair error log is created. Additional run-time availability actions, such as CPU vary off2 or L3 cache line delete, are also initiated.

L1 and L2 caches and L2 and L3 directories on the POWER5 chip are manufactured with spare bits in their arrays that can be accessed via programmable steering logic to replace faulty bits in the respective arrays. This is analogous to the redundant bit steering employed in main storage as a mechanism that is designed to help avoid physical repair, and is also implemented in POWER5 systems. The steering logic is activated during processor initialization and is initiated by the built-in self-test (BIST) at power-on time.

L3 cache redundancy is implemented at the cache line level. Exceeding correctable error thresholds while running causes a dynamic L3 cache line delete function to be invoked.

2
Indicates that this RAS function is only available for a Linux operating system running the 2.6 kernel.

Service Processor: The Service Processor included in the model 520 gives you an immediate means to diagnose, check status, and sense operational conditions of a remote system, even when the main processor is inoperable.

The Service Processor enables firmware and operating system surveillance, several remote power controls, environmental monitoring (only critical errors are supported under Linux), reset, boot features, remote maintenance, and diagnostic activities, including console mirroring. The Service Processor can place calls to report surveillance failures, critical environmental faults, and critical processing faults.

Fault monitoring functions

  • BIST (built-in self-test) and POST (power-on self-test) check processor, L3 cache, memory, and associated hardware required for proper booting of the operating system every time the system is powered on. If a noncritical error is detected or if the errors occur in the resources that can be removed from the system configuration, the booting process is designed to proceed to completion. The errors are logged in the system nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM).
  • Disk drive fault tracking can alert the system administrator of an impending disk failure before it impacts customer operation.
  • The AIX or Linux log (where hardware and software failures are recorded and analyzed by Error Log Analysis (ELA) routine) warns the system administrator about the causes of system problems. This also enables IBM service representatives to bring along probable replacement hardware components when a service call is placed, thus minimizing system repair time.

Mutual surveillance: The Service Processor can monitor the operation of the firmware during the boot process, and it can monitor the operating system for loss of control. It also allows the operating system to monitor for Service Processor activity. The Service Processor can take appropriate action, including calling for service, when it detects the firmware or the operating system has lost control. Likewise, the operating system can request a Service Processor repair action, if necessary.

Environmental monitoring functions

  • Temperature monitoring increases the fan speed rotation when ambient temperature is above the normal operating range.
  • Temperature monitoring warns the system administrator of potential environmental related-problems (for example, air conditioning and air circulation around the system) so that appropriate corrective actions can be taken before a critical failure threshold is reached. It also performs an orderly system shutdown when the operating temperature exceeds the critical level.
  • Fan speed monitoring provides warning and an orderly system shutdown when the speed is out of operational specification.
  • Voltage monitoring provides warning and an orderly system shutdown when the voltages are out of operational specification.

Error handling and reporting: In the unlikely event of system hardware or environmentally induced failure, the system run-time error capture capability systematically analyzes the hardware error signature to determine the cause of failure. The analysis will be stored in the system NVRAM. When the system can be successfully rebooted either manually or automatically, the error will be reported to the AIX or Linux operating system. Error Log Analysis (ELA) can be used to display the failure cause and the physical location of failing hardware.

With the integrated Service Processor, the system has the ability to automatically send out an alert via phone line to a pager or call for service in the event of critical system failure. A hardware fault will also turn on the two Attention Indicators (one located on the front of the system unit and the other on the rear of the system) to alert the user of an internal hardware problem. The indicator may also be turned on by the operator as a tool to allow system identification. For identification, the indicators will flash, whereas the indicator will be on solid when an error condition occurs.

Availability enhancement functions

  • The auto-restart (reboot) option, when enabled, can reboot the system automatically following an unrecoverable software error, software hang, hardware failure, or environmentally induced (AC power) failure.

Serviceability: The model 520 is designed for customer setup of the machine and for subsequent addition of most features (adapters/devices)2. For a fee, IBM Service can perform the installation.

  • The model 520 allows customers to replace service parts (Customer Replaceable Unit) if they desire to do so. To accomplish this, the model 520 has incorporated LEDs that will indicate the parts needing to be replaced.
  • The model 520 allows support personnel to remotely log into a system to review error logs and perform remote maintenance. The model 520 Service Processor enables the analysis of a system that will not boot.
  • The diagnostics consist of Stand-alone Diagnostics, which are loaded from the DVD-ROM drive, and Online Diagnostics.
  • Online Diagnostics1, when installed, are resident with AIX on the disk or system. They can be booted in single-user mode (service mode), run in maintenance mode, or run concurrently (concurrent mode) with other applications. They have access to the AIX Error Log and the AIX Configuration Data.
    • Service mode allows checking of system devices and features.
    • Concurrent mode allows the normal system functions to continue while selected resources are being checked.
    • Maintenance mode allows checking of most system resources.
  • The System Management Services (SMS) error log is accessible from the SMS menu for tests performed through SMS programs. For results of Service Processor tests, access the error log from the Service Processor menu.

Note: Because the 9111-520 system has an optional DVD-ROM (#2640) and DVD-RAM (#5751), alternate methods for maintaining and servicing the system need to be available if the DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM is not ordered; an external Internet connection must be available to maintain or update system microcode to the latest required level.

Service Agent: The Service Agent is available at no additional charge. When installed on an eServer system, the Service Agent can enhance IBM's ability to provide the system with maintenance service.

The Service Agent:

  • Monitors and analyzes system errors, and if needed, can automatically place a service call to IBM without customer intervention
  • Can help reduce the effect of business disruptions due to unplanned system outages and failures
  • Performs problem analysis on a subset of hardware-related problems and, with customer authorization, can report automatically the results to IBM Service

Online customer support (OCS)1: OCS for hardware problem reporting may be performed via remote login by eServer specialists. The Electronic Service Agent™ software can also be used for this capability using normal AIX facilities.

AIX Support offerings will be under AIXSERV and Electronic Service Agent.

Trademarks

 
POWER5, POWER, Chipkill, Electronic Service Agent, EIA, and ThinkVision are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, pSeries, AIX, eServer, and TotalStorage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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IBM eServer Customer Technology Center

The IBM eServer Customer Technology Center (CTC) provides software services for IBM Business Partners and small and medium businesses customers.

The CTC:

  • Is part of the IBM eServer® development laboratory
  • Is available for projects worldwide
  • Assists IBM Business Partners and customers in developing and enhancing e-business applications
  • Helps with all phases of application development
  • Reuses proven software components to greatly shorten the development cycle and help ensure quality solutions
  • Has worked with IBM Business Partners and customers worldwide to deliver core business applications that are optimized for an eServer environment

The IBM eServer CTC is an organization of highly skilled application programmers, most of whom have their roots in eServer development labs. They are part of IBM eServer and have the mission to ensure successful eServer deployments. They are experienced with developing solutions with WebSphere®, Java™, and other e-business technologies.

The CTC works with customers and IBM Business Partners on a worldwide basis, using efficient development processes to speed application deployment and minimize costs. They specialize in modernizing legacy applications with the latest technologies. The CTC can also work hand-in-hand with Business Partners and your customers to help them build similar application skills.

To engage the CTC for your next pSeries® project, contact:

    Mark Even
    eServer Custom Technology Center Opportunity Manager
    IBM U.S.
    Tel: 507-253-1313
    even@us.ibm.com

    Eric Aquaronne
    eSeries Custom Technology Center Opportunity Manager
    IBM EMEA
    Tel: 33 49211 5791
    aquaronn@fr.ibm.com

IBM Tivoli® security

Overview: Tivoli security-ready clients and agents are planned to be preinstalled on pServer POWER5™ servers running AIX® 5L V5.2 beginning in August 2004. Preinstalled Tivoli security-ready clients and agents for POWER4+™ and POWER4™ pSeries servers running AIX 5L V5.2 are planned to also be available beginning in August 2004. IBM intends to preinstall security-ready clients and agents on eServer and pSeries POWER™ servers that support AIX 5L V5.3 in the future.

The preinstalled security clients and agents software, when coupled with optional and extra cost server-based IBM Tivoli security management solution offerings, are designed to help pSeries customers address a fundamental and heightened customer need for more secure on demand systems.

Tivoli security (identity) management solutions are designed to provide two critical layers of additional defense provided by firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion-detection software — a security control layer and a security policy compliance layer.

The Tivoli control layer determines which server users can access and what users may view and do. The Tivoli security compliance layer helps to ensure that customers are in, and remain in, compliance with security policies while helping assess security risk and initiating responses to security events.

Highlights IBM Tivoli Security-Ready Clients/Agents: Now every eServer and pSeries POWER5, POWER4+, and POWER4 server with AIX 5L V5.2 is available with preinstalled Tivoli security-ready client and agent software.

  • Client for IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating System AIX
  • Agent for IBM Tivoli Identity Manager
  • Agent for IBM Tivoli Risk Manager
  • Client for IBM Tivoli Security Compliance Manager

To use each Tivoli security-ready client or agent, acquisition of the following corresponding server-based Tivoli security management product offering is required:

  • IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating System AIX
  • IBM Tivoli Identity Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Risk Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Security Compliance Manager

When preinstalled, the security-ready clients/agents are designed to help simplify the implementation and enablement of Tivoli security management solutions. The solutions enable a consistent enforcement of security management policies across eServer, pSeries, and AIX 5L as well as across heterogeneous server environments running UNIX®, Linux™, and Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems.

Optional IBM Tivoli Security Management Offerings for pSeries AIX 5L: Tivoli security-ready clients and agents for eServer and pSeries AIX 5L servers enable Tivoli security management software running on an eServer or a pSeries AIX 5L server to provide and manage two different layers of security (a control layer and a security policy compliance layer) for each connected and enabled server client. One Tivoli security management server can manage up to thousands of eServer or pSeries AIX 5L server clients. Security management capabilities include:

  • Secure and manage the pSeries AIX 5L Server: IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating System AIX is optional extra cost server-based enablement software that provides multiple eServer or pSeries AIX 5L server clients with IBM mainframe-class security. Access Manager can lock down and harden the AIX 5L operating system at the root level, thereby helping to secure applications and protect data, meet customer security audit requirements, and reduce security administration costs.
  • Set up and manage the users: IBM Tivoli Identity Manager is optional extra cost server-based enablement software that automates the creation and management of multiple user accounts. Identity Manager helps to significantly shorten the time for provisioning users from weeks to minutes and automatically discovers invalid user accounts.
  • Manage security operations: IBM Tivoli Risk Manager is optional extra cost server-based enablement software that centrally monitors, reports, and manages security events. Risk Manager helps to radically improve the administration of the whole security management environment.
  • Audit security policies for compliance: IBM Tivoli Security Compliance Manager is optional extra cost server-based enablement software that checks the server system, middleware, and applications for vulnerability and adherence to customer security policies. Security Compliance Manager determines violations against security policies that are provided by IBM or modified or written by the customer.

Complementary (Security) Offering IBM Tivoli Directory Server

  • Store users and their identities: IBM Tivoli Directory Server is server-based enablement software. Directory Server is foundational service software for building security-rich and standards-compliant identity infrastructure solutions. It provides a robust and lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) and offers a choice of providing simple user ID and password authentication or robust digital certificate-based authentication. Directory Server is provided as a part of the AIX 5L V5.2 Expansion Pack.

Customer value: Tivoli security management solutions for pSeries AIX 5L can significantly help meet the heightened and growing customer need for a more secure on demand IT and server operating environment.

Tivoli security-ready client and agent software provides customer value when preinstalled. Preinstallation with AIX 5L will help save installation planning and implementation time when the clients/agents are security enabled by Tivoli security management (server) offerings.

Significant additional customer value is provided when the Tivoli security-ready clients/agents are connected to and enabled by Tivoli security management (server) software:

  • Helps protect and optimize IT resources by controlling who has access to what
  • Helps reduce the cost of security administration and support
  • Helps manage complexity with a single user sign-on and unified user experience
  • Helps validate compliance against security policies and audits requirements

IBM value: SOSWOS (Sell Our Stuff With Our Stuff)... Tivoli security-ready clients/agents and Tivoli security management solution offerings further differentiate the value of eServer, pSeries, and AIX 5L when compared to UNIX competitors such as HP and Sun Microsystems. When marketed and sold together as an integrated security management solution, eServer, pSeries, AIX 5L, and Tivoli are a winning combination.

IBM Tivoli Security Management Solutions information sources

All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

Information on features and external devices supported by Linux on the model 520 can be found at

Certain external machine types supported on the model 520 require that specific I/O adapters be installed in the model 520. If those I/O adapters are not supported by SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER, or later, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3, the external machine types cannot be ordered unless the system will be running a different operating system on the model 520 that supports the I/O adapter. The configurator will produce a validation error, and the configurator user will have to remove the external machine type from the initial order.

Some functions and features are not available when the model 520 is used with Linux only.

Dynamic logical partitioning

The new dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR) function provides enhanced resource management for the p5-520. 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 hot plug-PCI adapters into your system's configuration without requiring a reboot. As many as two LPARs are supported in a 2-way model 520 without the Advanced POWER Virtualization feature (#7940). If the Advanced POWER Virtualization feature is installed in the system, up to 10 dynamic LPARs per processor (20 per 2-way processor card) are supported in the stand-alone SMP server configuration on the model p5-520. Dynamic LPAR requires the use of a Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Dynamic logical partitioning is supported by the following levels of the AIX and Linux operating systems:

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2, or later
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, or later

Dynamic LPAR is not supported by the current version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3.

An IBM 7310-CR2 Rack-mounted HMC or 7310-C03 Desktop HMC is required to manage POWER5 processor-based servers implementing partitioning. Multiple partitions and multiple POWER5 processor-based servers can be supported by an HMC, located locally or remotely attached to the eServer.

The HMC is not required for a partition to run, but is required for an IBM eServer p5-520 system to create, define, and change the partition.

Advanced POWER Virtualization

Advanced POWER Virtualization (#7940) allows customers to create partitions in units of less than 1 CPU (sub-CPU LPARs) and allows the same system I/O to be virtually added to these partitions. The feature also includes a software component that provides cross-partition workload management. Advanced POWER Virtualization combines three components:

  • A firmware feature to turn on micro-partitioning (#7940)
  • A software feature to do the I/O Virtualization
  • A software feature providing partition load management

At initial order entry, selecting feature number 7940 will result in micro-partitioning to be enabled during manufacture and the enabling software media and publications will be shipped to the customer. When ordering feature number 7940 as an MES, an activation key will be posted on an IBM Web site and the customer must retrieve it and install it on the system. The IBM Web site is

Other features of Advance POWER Virtualization

  • If any processors in a system have the Virtualization feature, all active processors must have it.
  • Once the Virtualization feature is installed in a system, it cannot be removed.
  • Virtual Ethernet and Virtual Storage are part of Advanced POWER Virtualization.
  • Partition Load Manager provides automated CPU and memory resource management across AIX 5L 5.2 or 5.3 logical partitions.

Advanced POWER Virtualization is supported by the following levels of the AIX and Linux operating systems:

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3, or later
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3, or later

 
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Publications

The following information will be shipped with the 9111-520. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

 
                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
IBM eServer Hardware Information                       SK3T-8159
 Center CD-ROM
IBM eServer Safety Information                         G229-9054
Start Here for eServer                                 SA41-5156
IBM Statement of Limited Warranty                      Z125-4753
IBM License Agreement for Machine Code                 Z125-5468
Pointer Sheet for Machine Internal                     GC52-1065
 Code License Agreement

Hardware books such as installation guides, user's guides, and service guides are available to download or view at

AIX documentation can be found at

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who want to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Publication Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1. The IBM Publications Center Portal:

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 via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note: PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
 
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Services

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

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Technical information

Physical specifications

  • Deskside/Desktop:
    • Width: 203 mm (8 in)
    • Depth: 584 mm (23 in)
    • Height: 537 mm (21.1 in)
  • Rack-mount:
    • Width: 437 mm (17.2 in)
    • Depth: 508 mm (20 in)
    • Height: 178 mm (7 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 35.5 kg (78 lb)
    • Maximum configuration: 43.0 kg (95 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature (nonoperating): 5° to 45°C (41° to 113°F)
  • Recommended temperature (operating): 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum wet bulb (power off): 27°C (80°F)
  • Operating voltage: 100 to 127 or 200 to 240 V ac (auto-ranging)
  • Operating frequency: 47/63 Hz
  • Power consumption: 600 watts (maximum)
  • Thermal output: 2,046 Btu/hour (maximum)
  • Power-source loading:
    • 0.632 kVA (maximum configuration)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)

Noise level and sound power

  • Sound power model 520 rack-mount: 6.0 bels idle/6.1 bels operating
  • Sound power model 520 deskside: 6.1 bels idle/6.2 bels operating

EMC conformance classification: This equipment is subject to FCC rules and shall comply with the appropriate FCC rules before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.

  • U.S.: FCC Class B for Deskside/Desktop; FCC Class A for Rack Mount
  • Europe: CISPR 22 Class B for Deskside/Desktop; CISPR 22 Class A for Rack Mount
  • Japan: VCCI-B for Deskside/Desktop; VCCI-A for Rack Mount
  • Korea: Korean Requirement Class B for Deskside/Desktop; Class A Rack Mount
  • China: People's Republic of China commodity inspection law

Note: If the IBM 4.7 GB IDE Slimline DVD-RAM Drive (#5751) is installed in the p5-520, the EMC Classification for the Deskside/Desktop system is Class A. If the customer requirement is for a system with EMC Classification of Class B and a DVD-RAM drive, machine type/model 7210-030, the IBM DVD-RAM Drive Model 030 can be attached externally to the p5-520 via a supported SCSI adapter installed within the p5-520.

Homologation — Telecom environmental testing (safety and EMC): Homologation approval for specific countries has been initiated with the IBM Homologation and Type Approval (HT&A) organization in LaGaude, France. This pSeries model and applicable features meet the environmental testing requirements of the country Telecom and have been designed and tested in compliance with the Full Quality Assurance Approval (FQAA) process as delivered by the British Approval Board for Telecom (BABT), the U.K. Telecom regulatory authority.

Product safety/country testing/certification

  • UL 1950 Underwriters Laboratory, Safety Information
  • CSA C22.2 No. 950-M86
  • EN60950 European Norm
  • IEC 950, Edition 1, International Electrotechnical Commission, Safety Information
  • Nordic deviations to IEC-950 1st Edition, as outlined in document EMKO-TSE (05-SEC) 200/93

General requirements: The product is in compliance with IBM Corporate Bulletin C-B 0-2594-000 Statement of Conformity of IBM Product to External Standard (Suppliers Declaration).

Hardware requirements

Model 520 minimum system configuration: The model 520 server can be configured to incorporate two processors, 32 GB of system memory, six PCI adapters, and multiple media devices, as desired. This flexibility is made available through the many optional features for the model 520.

Each model 520 must include a minimum of the following items:

  • One system Central Electronics Complex (CEC) enclosure with the following items:
    • One power cord (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6479, #6487, #6488, #6493-#6498)
    • One language group specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • One processor card
    • POWER5 processor — 2-way 1.65 GHz, 36 MB L3 Cache (#5229)
  • Choose 1 GB minimum memory from:
    • 1024 MB Memory (4 x 256 MB DIMMs) (#4444)
    • 2048 MB Memory (4 x 512 MB DIMMs) (#4447)
    • 4096 MB Memory (4 x 1024 MB DIMMs) (#4445)
    • 8192 MB Memory (4 x 2048 MB DIMMs) (#4449)
    • 16384 MB Memory (4 x 4096 MB DIMMs) (#4450)
  • Choose disk drive from:
    • 36.4 GB Ultra320 10,000 rpm (#3273)
    • 36.4 GB Ultra320 15,000 rpm (#3277)
    • 73.4 GB Ultra320 10,000 rpm (#3274)
    • 73.4 GB Ultra320 15,000 rpm (#3278)
    • 146.8 GB Ultra320 10,000 rpm (#3275)
  • One 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
  • Power Supply 850 watt, base (#5158)
  • One Media Backplane Card (#7877)
  • One or two configuration indicators
    • #7919 for deskside system with IBM cover set
    • #7918 for rack-mount system with IBM bezel
    • #7160 for rack-mount system with IBM rack-mounting rails
    • #7161 for rack-mount system with OEM rack-mounting rails

    Note: If feature number 7918 is selected, either feature number 7160 or 7161 must be selected.

eServer p5 520 HA solution configuration — Rack configuration: The model 520 HA solution package must include a minimum of the following hardware and software that must be ordered together as specified: Two model 520 servers, each incorporating:

  • Minimum model 520 configuration:
    • 2-Way (#5229) processor
    • One 1 GB memory DIMM (#4444)
    • One 36.4 GB disk drive (#3273)
    • One 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
    • One Power Supply, 850 watt, base (#5158)
    • One Media Backplane Card (#7877)
    • Two configuration indicators (#7918 for IBM bezel; #7160 for IBM rack-mounting rails or #7161 for OEM rack-mounting rails)
    • One power cord (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6479, #6487, #6488, #6493-#6498)
    • One language group specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • Two SCSI adapters or one SCSI adapter and feature number 4270
  • Two LAN adapters (one integrated Ethernet port may be used)
  • One redundant CEC AC Power Supply (#5158)
  • One Asynchronous Adapter (#2943/#2944)
  • One Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Drawer/Drawer (#3124/#3125)

Note: Only one serial cable (#3124/#3125) is needed for the two model 520 systems. Redundant dedicated heartbeat and messaging paths are required via LAN and asynchronous ports on each server.

Note: Additional optional model 520 features can be added.

  • One AIX 5L V5.2 license
  • One HACMP™ license:
    • HACMP V5.2

    Note: HACMP V5 support of these boxes on AIX 5L 5.3, when available, will be detailed and updated in the HACMP V5 (5765-F62) Sales Manual.

  • One 7014-T00 or 7014-T42 System Rack, including:
    • Two Rack Content Specify: 9111-520 (#0229)
    • One Rack Content Specify: 2104-DS4 (#0204)
    • One Power Distribution Unit, Side Mount (#6171, #6173, or #6174)

    Note: Additional optional 7014-T00 or 7014-T42 features can be added.

  • One 2104-DS4 Expandable Storage Plus, including:
    • Four disk drives
    • One or two Ultra320 cables
    • One Rochester Manufacturing Integration (#0987) or Dublin Manufacturing Integration (#0970)

    Note: Additional optional 2104-DS4 features can be added.

RAID: Internal RAID is available on the model 520. A number of options are available to customers wanting to install RAID on their systems:

  1. Install feature number 5709, the Dual Channel SCSI RAID Enablement Card. Install four disk drives in feature number 6574, the Ultra320 SCSI 4-pack enclosure. This will allow RAID capabilities within a single 4-pack of DASD.
  2. Install feature number 5709. Install a second feature number 6574. This will allow RAID capabilities across two 4-packs of DASD.
  3. Install feature number 5709. Install feature number 6594, the Ultra320 SCSI 4-Pack Enclosure for Disk Mirroring. Install feature number 5703, the PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID Adapter. Install feature number 4267, the SCSI cable that connects the PCI Adapter to feature number 6594.

Software requirements

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

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2 with the 5200-04 Recommended Maintenance Package (APAR IY56722), or later

    Note: The Advanced POWER Virtualization feature (#7940) is not supported on AIX 5L for POWER V5.2.

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3, or later

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

  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3 (Planned availability date: September 30, 2004)

Note: Not all p5-520 system features available on the AIX operating system are available on the Linux operating systems.

Information on features and external devices supported by Linux on the model 520 can be found at

If installing the model 520 server within the Cluster 1600:

  • CSM V1.4 (AIX or Linux)

Limitations

System

  • External SCSI Port Enablement Cable
    • When feature number 4270 is installed in the system, a second 4-pack disk enclosure (second #6574 or first #6594) cannot be installed.
    • One PCI-X slot is required.
    • The maximum external cable length supported by feature number 4270 is 6 meters.
    • When an HMC is connected to the system, the integrated serial ports are rendered nonfunctional. In this case, the customer must install an asynchronous adapter for serial port usage.
  • The Tie-down Strap Security Device (#8227) is not valid with #7918.
  • The Acoustic option — Rear Muffler (#6587) is only available with a deskside configuration (#7919).

Processor cards

  • Only one processor card may be installed in the system.
  • Processor cards are soldered to the planar.

Power supply

  • The base machine contains one ac power supply with a second available for redundancy.

Dynamic logical partitioning

  • This function is supported by AIX and only in the Linux 2.6 kernel and is currently available only in SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER.

Redundant power supply/fans

  • Second optional AC (#5158) power supply
  • Redundant fans standard

System memory

  • A maximum of 32 GB of system memory.
  • A minimum of 1 GB.
  • Memory DIMMs (#4444, #4445, #4447, #4449, #4450) must be ordered and installed in quads.
  • Memory feature numbers may be mixed within a system.
  • First pair
    • J0A, J2A
  • First quad
    • J0A, J2A, J0C, J2C
  • Second pair
    • J0C, J2C
  • Second quad
    • J0B, J2B, J0D, J2D

Figure 1. Memory features

                       Feature     Minimum      Maximum
Feature                number      quantity     quantity
 
1024 MB                 4444          0            2
 (4 x 256 MB DIMMs)
 
2048 MB                 4447          0            2
 (4 x 512 MB DIMMs)
 
4096 MB                 4445          0            2
 (4 x 1024 MB DIMMs)
 
8192 MB                 4449          0            2
 (4 x 2048 MB DIMMs)
 
16384 MB                4450          0            2
 (4 x 4096 MB DIMMs)

PCI card slots: The model 520 has six hot-plug PCI-X slots.

  • Slots 4, 5, and 6 are long, 64-bit, 3.3 V, and run at 133 MHz.
  • Slots 2 and 3 are short 32-bit, 3.3 V, and run at 66 MHz.
  • Slot 1 is short, 64-bit, and runs at 133 MHz.

Graphics adapters

  • A graphics adapter, keyboard, and mouse are not required in the minimum configuration.
  • The maximum number of graphics adapters supported in the model 520 is two.

I/O adapters

  • Feature number 5709 is not plugged into a slot.
  • Refer to Figure 2 for additional I/O adapter limitations.
  • 64-bit adapters are not allowed in 32-bit slots.

Figure 2. I/O adapter features

                            Feature  Max  Slot
I/O Adapter                 number   qty  priority      Size
 
2-Port USB PCI              2738     2    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
8-Port Async                2943     6    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
128-Port Async              2944     6    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
Artic960 Hx 4-ports         2947     3    4,5,6         Long
2-Port Multiprotocol        2962     6    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
GXT135P Graphics            2849     2    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
 Accelerator
4/16 Token Ring             4959     4    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
10/100 Ethernet             4962     6    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
Gigabit Ethernet            5700     4    1,4,5,6       Short
10/100/1000 Ethernet        5701     4    1,4,5,6       Short
PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI RAID    5703     3    4,5,6         Long
2-Port 10/100/1000 Ether.   5706     4    1,4,5,6       Short
2-Port Gigabit Ether.-SX    5707     4    1,4,5,6       Short
SCSI RAID Enablement Card   5709     1    N/A           N/A
PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI         5712     4    1,4,5,6       Short
2 Gb Fibre Channel          5716     4    1,4,5,6       Short
10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X   5718     2    1,4,5,6       Short
Ultra SCSI Differential     6204     2    1,4,2,3,5,6   Short
Quad Digital Trunk          6312     2    4,5,6         Long
Audio PCI Adapter for       8244     1    2,3           Short
 Workstations

Storage devices/bays

  • The model 520 has two DASD 4-packs in the system, one mandatory (#6574) and one optional (#6574 or #6594).
  • Media bays can contain an optional DVD-ROM (#2640 or follow-on) in bay 2 and 3, an optional DVD-RAM (#5751 or follow-on) in bay 2 and 3, and an optional tape drive (#6120, #6134, #6258, or follow-ons) in bay 4.
  • If optional tape drive feature number 6258, 6120, or 6134 is installed, cable feature number 4263 is required. Cable feature number 4263 requires 6258, 6120, or 6134 to be installed.
  • If SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER, or later, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3, is being installed in the system, feature number 2640 or 5751, or follow-ons, is required.
  • The first optical device can only be installed in the top slimline media bay (Bay D2) in the rack configuration.
  • Place smallest-capacity DASD first, then place DASD with the next highest capacity. Install DASD in order of ascending capacity until all DASDs are in place.
  • Boot DASD is placed in DASD slot 8. If the system has one 4-pack installed, DASD is filled in slots 7, 6, and 5. If two 4-packs are installed, DASD is filled in slots 4, 7, 3, 6, 2, 5, and 1.

Note: Because the 9111-520 system has optional DVD-ROM (#2640) and DVD-RAM (#5751), alternate methods for maintaining and servicing the system need to be available if the DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM is not ordered; an external Internet connection must be available to maintain or update system microcode to the latest required level.

Figure 3. Storage device features

                           Maximum                     Feature
Device                     quantity     Bay            number
 
DVD-ROM (IDE)                  2        Media 2/3      2640
 
DVD-RAM (IDE)                  2        Media 2/3      5751
 
4-mm 36/72 GB Tape (LVD)       1        Media 4        6258
 
8-mm 60/150 GB Tape (LVD)      1        Media 4        6134
 
8-mm 80/160 GB Tape (LVD)      1        Media 4        6120
 
36.4 GB 10,000 rpm             8        DASD 1-8       3273
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
 
36.4 GB 15,000 rpm             8        DASD 1-8       3277
 Ultra3 SCSI
 Disk, Hot-swap
 
73.4 GB 10,000 rpm             8        DASD 1-8       3274
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
 
73.4 GB 15,000 rpm             8        DASD 1-8       3278
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
 
146.8 GB 10,000 rpm,           8        DASD 1-8       3275
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
 
Ultra320 SCSI 4-pack           2        System Planar  6574
 
Ultra320 SCSI 4-pack           1        System Planar  6594
 for disk mirroring

I/O drawers: Model 520 systems can be attached to 7311-D20 I/O drawers using the standard RIO-2 ports. A maximum of four RIO-2 I/O drawers and one RIO loop are supported on the model 520.

Linux operating system: For customers installing SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER, or later, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER Version 3, refer to the following Web site for information on supported I/O adapters and storage devices:

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Customer setup

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.

Integrated Technology Services

Integrated Technology Services offers customers a comprehensive list of On-site Services to implement, manage, and tune the OpenPower 720. Each service is tailored to the specific configuration and customer requirements. Among available services are:

  • Implementation Services for IBM pSeries p5 and pSeries LPAR. Planning and implementation of OpenPower 720, including on-site installation of hardware and system software, and configuration of the LPAR environment.
  • IBM Migration Services for OpenPower. Planning assistance and education for migrating to an OpenPower environment.
  • IBM Implementation Services for eServer Cluster 1600. Installation, configuration, customization, testing, and verification of a clustered environment.
  • High Availability Cluster Implementation for eServer. Design, development, and implementation of high availability cluster environment for critical business needs.
  • IBM Technology Assessment and Consulting Services. Consulting services that analyze IT resources, identify cost-saving opportunities through consolidation, and recommend environmental changes to reduce the total cost of computing.

Contact your IBM representative for the complete list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and integration of this product.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

Each IBM machine is manufactured from parts that may be new or used. In some cases, a machine may not be new and may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM's appropriate warranty terms apply.

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: No

Warranty period: One year

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for your machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. 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 warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

Customer replaceable unit (CRU) service (keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or HDD)

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 at any time on your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 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. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified as follows. Tier 1 CRUs are specified in the following section. 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 is shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRU parts:

  • Battery
  • DVD drive
  • Fan
  • Disk drive
  • Power cord
  • Operator panel
  • Power supply
  • All PCI adapters
  • Service Processor

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.
  • IOR, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, excluding holidays, next-business-day service.

Warranty service upgrade

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange warranty service upgrades depending on the type of service specified for your machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

On-site Service — IBM On-site Repair (IOR): 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 warranty service upgrade options are available:

  • IOR, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, excluding holidays, 4-hour average response3
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response3
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response3

The designation of a part as IOR or CRU is independent of response time. It is possible that when upgrading to a warranty with improved response time, the appropriate problem resolution will still be to ship a CRU part to the customer for that installation. IBM will replace a CRU part at your request at no charge, if the system is covered by a same-day warranty service upgrade.

3
This type of repair service provides a response objective and is not a guarantee.

ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect (formerly ESA) maintenance: For ServiceElect (Z125-5510) and ServiceSuite (Z125-5745) Statements of Work:

Maintenance services: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service upgrades depending on the type of service specified for your machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. 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 service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

CRU service

  • If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or HDD), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time at your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. When you acquire next-business-day response On-site Service, 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. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of service specified: On-site Service. When you acquire 2- or 4-hour average response On-site Service, you may install both Tier 1 and Tier 2 CRUs yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.
  • On-site Service: IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next-business-day response or 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response. 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.
    • IOR, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, excluding IBM holidays, next-business-day service
    • IOR, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, excluding IBM holidays, 4-hour average response3
    • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response3
    • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response3

IBM will replace a CRU part at your request, at no charge, if the system is covered by a same-day 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 charges: Yes. The applicable processor Group is E5.

Licensed machine code: IBM machine code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the Machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and for which the customer has paid. Machine code may sometimes be referred to as "Licensed Internal Code" or "LIC" in documentation or on the machine with which the machine code was delivered. All such code, whether referred to or marked as machine code, Licensed Internal Code, or LIC, is subject to the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code.

Should it become necessary for IBM to make changes to machine code, IBM will make the changes available at the IBM eServer p5 technical support page on ibm.com. If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of machine code changes, you are responsible for downloading and installing the designated machine code changes as IBM specifies. You may request IBM to install machine code changes; however, you may be charged for the installation of such changes.

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

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM 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. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. By using the news page, it enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system that is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM 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 are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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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.

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM eServer 9111 machine type:

                              Feature  Purchase
Description                   number   price      MMMC(4)   CSU
 
Machine type/model 9111-520
 
eServer MT 9111                        $    0     $ 21      Yes
2-way 1.65 GHz                5229      8,005       37      Initial
 POWER5 Processor
 Card, 36 MB
 L3 Cache
IBM 80/160 GB                 6120      2,495       61      Yes
 Internal Tape
 Drive with
 VXA Technology
60/150 GB                     6134      5,206      133      Yes
 16-bit 8mm
 Internal Tape
 Drive
36/72 GB                      6258      2,495       61      Yes
 4mm Internal
 Tape Drive
Ultra320 SCSI                 6574        244       61      Yes
 4-Pack
Ultra320 SCSI                 6594        250       86      Yes
 4-Pack for
 Disk Mirroring
4
Monthly minimum maintenance charge

                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
Machine type/model 9111-520
 
AIX Partition Specify         0265     $    0     Both      Yes   No
Linux Partition Specify       0266          0     Both      Yes   No
Integrate with DR400 --       0705         NC
 IBM TotalStorage(R)
 Retention Solution
CCS Customer Service          0986         NC     Initial
 Specify (U.S.)
PCI SCSI Adapter              2114        225     Both      Yes   No
 16-Bit Differential
 External Y Cable
Converter Cable,              2118         50     Both      Yes   No
 VHDCI to P, Mini
 68-pin to 68-pin,
 0.3M
0.6M 16-bit                   2424         90     Both      Yes   No
 SCSI-2 System to
 System Cable
2.5M 16-bit                   2425        108     Both      Yes   No
 SCSI-2 System to
 System Cable
LC-SC 50 Micron               2456         83     Both      Yes   No
 Fiber Converter
 Cable
LC-SC 62.5 Micron             2459         83     Both      Yes   No
 Fiber Converter Cable
External USB 1.44 MB          2591         83     Both      Yes   No
 Diskette Drive
IDE Slimline DVD-ROM          2640        378     Both      Yes   No
 Drive
2-Port USB PCI                2738        250     Both      Yes   No
 
 Adapter
POWER GXT135P Graphics        2849        412     Both      Yes   No
 Accelerator with
 Digital Support
 
                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port             2861     $  354     Both      Yes   No
 EIA(TM)-232 Cable
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port             2863        417     Both      Yes   No
 X.21 Cable
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port             2864        700     Both      Yes   No
 V.35 (DTE) Cable
IBM ARTIC960RxD Quad DTA,     2877         25     Both      No    No
 H.100, 4-Drop Cable
Asynchronous Terminal/        2934         37     Both      Yes   No
 Printer Cable EIA-232
Asynchronous Cable            2936         61     Both      Yes   No
 EIA-232/V.24
8-Port Asynchronous           2943      1,162     Both      Yes   No
 Adapter EIA-232/
 RS-422, PCI bus
128-Port Asynchronous         2944      1,079     Both      Yes   No
 Controller, PCI bus
IBM ARTIC960Hx 4-Port         2947      3,021     Both      Yes   No
 Multiprotocol PCI
 Adapter
Cable, V.24 / EIA-232         2951        146     Both      Yes   No
Cable, V.35                   2952        267     Both      Yes   No
Cable, V.36 / EIA-499         2953        212     Both      Yes   No
Cable, X.21                   2954        146     Both      Yes   No
2-Port Multiprotocol          2962      1,666     Both      Yes   No
 PCI Adapter
Serial-to-Serial Port         3124         67     Both      Yes   No
 Cable for Drawer/Drawer
Serial-to-Serial Port         3125         67     Both      Yes   No
 Cable for Rack/Rack
RIO-2 (Remote I/O-2)          3146        350     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, 1.2M
RIO-2 (Remote I/O-2)          3147        550     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, 3.5M
RIO-2 (Remote I/O-2)          3148        850     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, 10M
RIO-2 (Remote I/O-2)          3156        400     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, 1.75M
RIO-2 (Remote I/O-2)          3168        450     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, 2.5M
36.4 GB 10,000 rpm            3273        750     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 10,000 rpm            3274      1,400     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
146.8 GB 10,000 rpm           3275      1,999     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
36.4 GB 15,000 rpm            3277      1,771     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 15,000 rpm            3278      2,715     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
L200P Flat Panel              3636      1,645     Both      Yes   No
 
 Monitor
IBM T541H/L150p               3637        625     Both      Yes   No
 15" TFT
 Color Monitor
IBM C220p 21-inch             3638        829     Both      Yes   No
 Color Monitor,
 Business Black,
 and Cable
ThinkVision(TM) L170p         3639        829     Both      Yes   No
 Flat Panel Monitor
Service Package               3752         62     Both      Yes   No
Serial Port Converter         3925         21     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, 9-Pin to 25-Pin
 
                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
Asynch Printer/               3926    $    76     Both      Yes   No
 Terminal Cable,
 9-pin to
 25-pin, 4M
6-Foot Extender Cable         4242         83     Both      Yes   No
 for Displays (15-pin
 D-shell to 15-pin
 D-shell)
Extender Cable --             4256         42     Both      Yes   No
 USB Keyboards, 2 M
SCSI Cables (Power            4263         83     Both      Yes   No
 and Logic),
 PCI Riser to
 SCSI LVD
 Media Device;
 Mounting Tray
SCSI Cable, PCI Adapter       4267         50     Both      Yes   No
 to Hot-Swap Disks
External SCSI Port            4270        226     Both      Yes   No
 Enablement Cable
H-100 Bus                     4353         83     Both      No    No
 8-position Cable
1024 MB (4 x 256 MB)          4444      1,100     Both      Yes   No
 DIMMs, 208-pin,
 266 MHz DDR SDRAM
4096 MB (4 x 1024 MB)         4445      3,550     Both      Yes   No
 DIMMs, 208-pin,
 266 MHz DDR SDRAM
2048 MB (4 x 512 MB)          4447      1,700     Both      Yes   No
 DIMMs, 208-pin,
 266 MHz DDR SDRAM
8192 MB (4 x 2048 MB)         4449     12,375     Both      Yes   No
DIMMs, 208-pin,
 266 MHz DDR
 Stacked SDRAM
16 GB (4 x 4096 MB)           4450     45,000     Both      Yes   No
DIMMs, 208-pin,
 266 MHz DDR
 Stacked SDRAM
Rack Status Beacon            4691         10     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, Junction Box
 to Drawer or
 Status Beacon
Rack Status Beacon            4692         10     Both      Yes   No
 Cable, Junction Box
 Daisy Chain
Rack Status Beacon            4693        292     Both      Yes   No
 
 Junction Box
IBM Token-Ring                4959        662     Both      Yes   No
 PCI Adapter
10/100 Mbps Ethernet          4962        412     Both      Yes   No
 PCI Adapter II
Customer Service              5001         NC     Initial
 Specify
Software Preinstall           5005          0     Initial
Power Supply,                 5158        417     Both      Yes   No
 850 Watt AC,
 Hot-swap,
 Base and Redundant
2-way 1.65 GHz                5229      8,005     Initial
 POWER5 Processor
 Card, 36 MB
 L3 Cache
IBM Gigabit                   5700      1,416     Both      Yes   No
 Ethernet-SX
 PCI-X Adapter
IBM 10/100/1000               5701      1,066     Both      Yes   No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
 
                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
PCI-X Dual Channel            5703     $3,000     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI
 RAID Adapter
IBM 2-Port                    5706      1,599     Both      Yes   No
 10/100/1000 Base-TX
 Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit            5707      2,124     Both      Yes   No
 Ethernet-SX
 PCI-X Adapter
Dual Channel SCSI             5709      2,175     Both      Yes   No
 RAID Enablement Card
PCI-X Dual Channel            5712        658     Both      Yes   No
 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
2 Gigabit Fibre               5716      2,267     Both      Yes   No
 Channel PCI-X
 Adapter
10 Gigabit Ethernet           5718      5,000     Both      Yes   No
 PCI-X Adapter
IBM 4.7 GB IDE                5751      1,000     Both      Yes   No
 Slimline DVD-RAM Drive
Power Control Cable           6001         25     Both      Yes   No
 (SPCN) -- 2 meter
Power Control Cable           6006         40     Both      Yes   No
 (SPCN) -- 3 meter
Power Control Cable           6007         70     Both      Yes   No
 (SPCN) -- 15 meter
Power Control Cable           6008         50     Both      Yes   No
 (SPCN) -- 6 meter
Power Control Cable           6029         90     Both      Yes   No
 (SPCN) -- 30 meter
IBM 80/160 GB                 6120      2,495     Both      Yes   No
 Internal Tape
 Drive with
 VXA Technology
60/150 GB 16-bit              6134      5,206     Both      Yes   No
 8-mm Internal
 Tape Drive
PCI Universal                 6204        541     Both      Yes   No
 Differential
 Ultra SCSI
 Adapter
36/72 GB 4-mm                 6258      2,495     Both      Yes   No
 Internal
 Tape Drive
Quad Digital Trunk            6312      9,580     Both      No    No
 Telephony PCI Adapter
Power Cable --                6458         14     Both      Yes   No
 Drawer to IBM
 PDU, 14 foot,
 250V/10A
Power Cord (14 foot),         6460         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall (125V, 15A),
 Plug Type #4
Power Cord (14 foot),         6469         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall, (250V, 15A),
 U.S., Plug Type #5
Power Cord (6 foot),          6470         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall (125V, 15A),
 Plug Type #4
Power Cord (9 foot),          6471         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (125V, 15A),
 Plug Type #70
Power Cord (9 foot),          6472         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 16A),
 Plug Type #18
 
                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
Power Cord (9 foot),          6473     $   14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type 19
Power Cord (9 foot),          6474         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 13A),
 Plug Type #23
Power Cord (9 foot),          6475         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 16A),
 Plug Type #32
Power Cord (9 foot),          6476         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #24
Power Cord (9 foot),          6477         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 16A),
 Plug Type #22
Power Cord (9 foot),          6478         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 16A),
 Plug Type #25
Power Cord (9 foot),          6479         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #6
Power Cord (6 foot),          6487         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall, (250V, 15A),
 U.S., Plug Type #5
Power Cord (9 foot),          6488         40     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (125V, 15A
 or 250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #2
Power Cord (9 foot),          6493         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #62
Power Cord (9 foot),          6494         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #69
Power Cord (9 foot),          6495         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #64
Power Cord (9 foot),          6496         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A),
 Plug Type #66
Power Cord (6 foot),          6497         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 15A),
 Plug Type #10
Power Cord (6 foot),          6498         14     Both      Yes   No
 to Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 15A),
 Plug Type #34
Ultra320 SCSI 4-Pack          6574        244     Both      Yes   No
Ultra320 SCSI 4-Pack          6594        250     Both      Yes   No
 for Disk Mirroring
Acoustic Option --            6587         54     Both      Yes   No
 Rear Muffler
IBM Rack-mount                7160         75     Both      Yes   No
 Drawer Rail Kit
OEM Rack-mount                7161         75     Both      Yes   No
 Drawer Rail Kit
 
                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
AAP Software                  7305         NC     Initial
 Pre-Install
 Indicator
Ethernet Cable, 6M,           7801     $   12     Both      Yes   No
 Hardware Management
 Console to
 System Unit
Ethernet Cable, 15M,          7802         26     Both      Yes   No
 Hardware Management
 Console to
 System Unit
Media Backplane               7877        120     Both      Yes   No
IBM Rack-mount                7918         75     Both      Yes   No
 Drawer Bezel
 and Hardware
IBM Deskside Cover Set        7919        150     Both      Yes   No
Advanced POWER                7940        590     Both      Yes   No
 Virtualization
128-Port Asynchronous         8131         50     Both      Yes   No
 Controller Cable,
 4.5 Meter
128-Port Asynchronous         8132         33     Both      Yes   No
 Controller Cable,
 23 cm (9 in)
RJ-45 to DB-25                8133        100     Both      Yes   No
 Converter Cable
 Rack Mountable
Remote Asynchronous           8136      2,083     Both      Yes   No
 Node 16-Port
 EIA-232
Enhanced Remote               8137      1,329     Both      Yes   No
 Asynchronous Node
 16-Port EIA-232
Tie-down Strap                8227         59     Both      Yes   No
 Security Device
Audio PCI Adapter             8244         29     Both      Yes   No
 for Workstations
Quiet Touch Keyboard --
 USB, Business Black
  U.S. English, #103P         8800         83     Both      Yes   No
  French, #189                8801         83     Both      Yes   No
  Italian, #142               8802         83     Both      Yes   No
  German/Austrian, #129       8803         83     Both      Yes   No
  U.K. English, #166          8804         83     Both      Yes   No
  Spanish, #172               8805         83     Both      Yes   No
  Japanese, #194              8806         83     Both      Yes   No
  Brazilian/                  8807         83     Both      Yes   No
   Portuguese, #275
  Canadian French, #058       8808         83     Both      Yes   No
  Belgian/Dutch, #120         8810         83     Both      Yes   No
  Swedish/Finnish, #153       8811         83     Both      Yes   No
  Danish, #159                8812         83     Both      Yes   No
  Bulgarian, #442             8813         83     Both      Yes   No
  Swiss/French/               8814         83     Both      Yes   No
   German, #150F/G
  Norwegian, #155             8816         83     Both      Yes   No
  Dutch, #143                 8817         83     Both      Yes   No
  Portuguese, #163            8818         83     Both      Yes   No
  Greek, #319                 8819         83     Both      Yes   No
  Hebrew, #212                8820         83     Both      Yes   No
  Hungarian, #208             8821         83     Both      Yes   No
  Polish, #214                8823         83     Both      Yes   No
  Slovakian, #245             8825         83     Both      Yes   No
  Czech, #243                 8826         83     Both      Yes   No
  Turkish, #179               8827         83     Both      Yes   No
  LA Spanish, #171            8829         83     Both      Yes   No
  Arabic, #238                8830         83     Both      Yes   No
  Korean, #413                8833         83     Both      Yes   No
  Chinese/U.S., #467          8834         83     Both      Yes   No
 
                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
  French Canadian, #445       8835        $83     Both      Yes   No
  Thai, #191                  8836         83     Both      Yes   No
  Russian, #443               8838         83     Both      Yes   No
  Yugoslavian/                8839         83     Both      Yes   No
   Latin, #105
  U.S. English                8840         83     Both      Yes   No
   (EMEA), #103P
Mouse -- Business             8841         62     Both      Yes   No
 Black with Keyboard
 Attachment Cable
Southern Hemisphere           9004          0     Both      Yes   No
 Designator for
 Monitors
Language Group Specify
 U.S. English                 9300         NC     Initial
 Dutch                        9700         NC     Initial
 French                       9703         NC     Initial
 German                       9704         NC     Initial
 Polish                       9705         NC     Initial
 Portuguese                   9707         NC     Initial
 Spanish                      9708         NC     Initial
 Italian                      9711         NC     Initial
 Canadian French              9712         NC     Initial
 Japanese                     9714         NC     Initial
 Traditional                  9715         NC     Initial
  Chinese (Taiwan)
 Korean                       9716         NC     Initial
 Turkish                      9718         NC     Initial
 Hungarian                    9719         NC     Initial
 Slovakian                    9720         NC     Initial
 Russian                      9721         NC     Initial
 Simplified                   9722         NC     Initial
  Chinese (PRC)
 Czech                        9724         NC     Initial
 Romanian                     9725         NC     Initial
 Slovenian                    9727         NC     Initial

The following are new features on the 9078-160:

                                                  Initial/
                              Feature  Purchase   MES/            RP
Description                   number   price      Both      CSU   MES
 
Machine type/model 9111-160
 
9111 Type Server              0018     $0         Both      No    No

Warranty service upgrades

 IOR            IOR             IOR
9 x 5          24 x 7          24 x 7
4-hour         2-hour         same day
 
$216           $660            $420

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