IBM BladeCenter JS20: The POWER of blade innovation

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-294
April 25, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
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At a glance

IBM BladeCenter JS20 (8842-RTx) features:

  • Two single-core 64-bit PowerPC 970FX 2.2 GHz/512 KB L2 processors*
  • High-speed 2 GB ECC PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory standard; up to 8 GB memory for memory-intensive applications
  • 4 total DIMM slots
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet connections with failover support
  • Integrated systems management processor
  • 4 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter for connection of SAN-based DASD
*
Processor frequency may be reduced as part of the power management feature for extended thermal conditions.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM BladeCenter® JS20 (8842-RTx) blade server combines performance and availability for the diverse demands of your datacenter. From telecommunications to company communications, the JS20 can be a key component in your strategy to reduce cost while improving reliability. The JS20 offers a choice of operating systems and BladeCenter chassis support for deployment flexibility.

Built around the proven reliability of the PowerPC® 970FX processors, the JS20 also offers high-speed memory, dual Gigabit Ethernet connections, as well as a comprehensive suite of high availability and systems management features.

The JS20 is designed with power management capabilities to enable the maximum possible up-time for your environment. Under certain short-term extended thermal conditions, the JS20 automatically reduces the frequency of the processors to maintain acceptable thermal levels. Refer to NEBS in the Operating environment section for additional details.

System management for the BladeCenter JS20:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.2: IBM Director V5.10 Agent and Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for AIX 5L, V1.5.1
  • AIX 5L V5.3: IBM Director V5.10 Server and Agent, and Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for AIX 5L, V1.5.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9: IBM Director V5.10 Server and Agent, and CSM for Linux™ on POWER™ V1.5.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for POWER: IBM Director V5.10 Server and Agent, and CSM for Linux on POWER V1.5.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER: IBM Director V5.10 Server and Agent, and CSM for Linux on POWER V1.5.1

All systems in a cluster with Red Hat must have the same configuration for all software and hardware.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • IBM 8720 or IBM 8730 BladeCenter T chassis with an available blade slot
  • Ethernet Switch Module (90P3776)
  • Fibre channel expansion card for boot and storage connection.
  • Rack

 
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Planned availability date

May 19, 2006
 
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Description

High-performance blade-server subsystems: The BladeCenter JS20 blade server is a high-throughput, two-way, SMP PowerPC-based technology blade server capable of deployment in the most rigorous environments. Each blade supports two low-power 2.2 GHz single-core processors, each with 32/64 KB L1 (data/instruction) and 512 KB L2 cache.

High-speed, PC2700 DDR SDRAM is synchronized for up to 333 MHz processor-to-memory subsystem performance.

The memory controller provides:

  • Two elastic interfaces for the processors
  • A DDR SDRAM memory interface to four DIMM slots
  • A HyperTransport channel

The JS20 also includes an integrated dual-port Ethernet controller.

Standard JS20 blade configurations

Models    Processor  L2 cache  Memory    Ethernet      HDD
 
8842-RTx  2-way      512 KB    2 GB ECC  Dual Gigabit  Open
           2.2 GHz*
           PPC 970
*
In short term extended thermal conditions, the 8842-RTx automatically reduces the frequency of the processor to maintain acceptable thermal levels. Refer to NEBS in the Operating environment section regarding frequency reduction.

Optional/additional features

Memory

  • Up to 8 GB of system memory
    • JS20 system board contains four DIMM memory connectors.
    • Memory is two-way interleaved (must be installed in matched pairs):
      • 1 GB memory DIMM (39M5839)
      • 2 GB memory DIMM (39M5843)
      • Memory sizes can be mixed
  • Two full-duplex, dual Gigabit Ethernet PCI connections, high-speed network communications to LAN clients

High-availability and serviceability

  • ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller, correct soft and hard single-bit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to LAN clients
  • Memory hardware scrubbing, designed to automatically correct soft memory errors without software intervention
  • ECC L2 cache processors help improve data reliability and reduce downtime
  • SAN boot using QLogic 4 Gb Standard Fibre Channel Expansion Card
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet connections support:
    • Failover, adapter fault tolerance
    • Open firmware/bootp
    • Wake on LAN®
    • Load balancing or teaming
  • First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
    • Collects information about system state in special registers
    • Uses collected information to identify failing components
    • Eliminates most of the requirement to use diagnostic programs to identify failures
  • An integrated management processor supports diagnostic, reset, POST, and auto recovery functions, and monitors temperature and voltage, and alerts generated when thresholds are exceeded (refer to the Limitations section for restrictions)

Systems management

JS20 blades feature Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for Linux on POWER V1.5.1, CSM for AIX 5L V1.5.1, and IBM Director V5.10, which must be downloaded from

  • CSM for Linux on POWER V1.5.1 (5765-G16) provides a full suite of systems management software for the JS20 including:
    • Hardware control
    • Install and update software on nodes
    • Distributed command execution
    • File synchronization across cluster
    • Monitoring and automated response
    • Automatic security configuration
    • Management of node groups (static and dynamic)
    • Diagnostics tools

    More information on CSM can be found at

  • CSM for AIX 5L V1.5.1 (5765-F67), or later

CSM/IBM Director

CSM is recommended for managing UNIX®-only clusters (Linux or AIX®) when the customer prefers a scripting interface to perform cluster management tasks. CSM provides full installation for Linux and a flexible command line interface.

IBM Director Server requires one of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER

IBM Director Agent requires one of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER

BladeCenter management module

Use the management module in the BladeCenter to manage the BladeCenter and obtain vital system information about your installed JS20 blade servers. The management module communicates with the blade servers within the BladeCenter via an RS-485 intermanagement network. This network relays vital information about individual blade servers such as:

  • Temperature
  • Voltages
  • Power supply status
  • Memory status
  • Fan status
  • HDD status
  • Error and status log

You can receive the status and you can control all blade servers within the BladeCenter. You can also shut down and restart any blade server from anywhere on the network to help save time and costs associated with travel to the actual installation.

These manageability functions are provided through a self-contained Web page, creating an easy, familiar way for administrators to monitor, control, and maintain highly available BladeCenter installations. The management module communicates to the JS20 blades through a serial-over-LAN interface.

Power management in the NEBS operating environment

The 8842-RTx model is designed with a power management capability capable of providing the maximum uptime possible for your systems.

In short term extended thermal conditions, the JS20 RTx model automatically reduces the frequency of the processor to maintain acceptable thermal levels rather than shut down completely, or fail. The processor frequency will then automatically cycle backup as thermal conditions improve. Power management is invoked only when the blade is housed in a BladeCenter T chassis, and only under the thermal conditions described as short term in the high end of the NEBS extended temperature range (41° to 55°C). The BladeCenter management module (MM) is notified when power management starts and again when it stops. Appropriate entries are then made in the MM Event Log.

Applications could be sensitive to processor frequency changes. For instance, frequency reductions could potentially impact benchmarking or applications/tools that depend on execution times for accounting, CPU utilization, or profiling. It is recommended that you contact your individual application vendors to determine if there are any possible impacts and to weigh the potential benefits and risks of 8842-RTx power management in the short term extended thermal NEBS environment before installing the system.

Note: Short term refers to a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in one year. (This refers to a total of 360 hours in any given year, but no more than 15 occurrences during that one-year period.)

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 106-294

Trademarks

 
AIX 5L and POWER are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, PowerPC, Wake on LAN, xSeries, eServer, and AIX 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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Education support

Service training: Hardware training concepts for this machine type are included in the current server base courses — XW2001, WX5035, XW3001.

The following training tools are available:

  • Service update CD-ROM
  • Hands on class

 
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Publications

An Installation and User's Guide , (24R9678), safety, and warranty publications are shipped with each JS20 blade. The Hardware Maintenance Manual is available on a CD-ROM only.

The BladeCenter® and JS20 blade Installation and User's Guides and Hardware Maintenance Manuals , in U.S. English versions, are available from


 
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Services

IBM Integrated Technology Services

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

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications: The BladeCenter JS20 8842-RTx is designed to fit into an available bay in a BladeCenter T (8720/8730) chassis.

Operating environment

For 8842-RTx:

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10° to 32°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
  • Electrical power: 200-240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 354 watts

NEBS operating environment

  • Temperature:
    • Blade server on: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F) at -60 to 1,800 m (-197 to 6,000 ft)
    • Blade server on (short term*): -5° to 55°C (23° to 131°F) at -60 to 1,800 m (-197 to 6,000 ft)
    • Blade server on: 5° to 30°C (41° to 86°F) at 1,800 to 4,000 m (600 to 13,000 ft)
    • Blade server on (short term*): -5° to 45°C (23° to 113°F) at 1,800 to 4,000 m (600 to 13,000 ft)
    • Blade server off: -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)
  • Rate of temperature change 30°C/hr (54°F/hr)
  • Humidity:
    • Blade server on: 5% to 85%
    • Blade server on (short term*): 5% to 90% but not to exceed 0.024 kg water/kg of dry air
    • Blade server off: uncontrolled
*
Short term refers to a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in one year. (This refers to a total of 360 hours in any given year, but no more than 15 occurrences during that one-year period.) In short term extended thermal conditions (41° to 55°C), the JS20 RTx model automatically reduces the frequency of the processor to maintain acceptable thermal levels. The processor frequency will automatically cycle backup as thermal conditions improve. The BladeCenter management module (MM) is notified when this power management starts and again when it stops. Entries are then made in the MM Event Log.

You should be aware that there may be applications that are sensitive to processor frequency changes. For instance, frequency reductions could potentially impact benchmarking or applications/tools that depend on execution times for accounting, CPU utilization, or profiling. It is recommended that you contact your individual application vendors to determine any possible impacts and weigh the potential benefits and risks of 8842-RTx power management in the short term extended thermal NEBS environment before installing the system.

Standards

The IBM BladeCenter JS20 supports or complies with the following standards:

  • FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 3, Class A
  • UL 60950-1*
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
*
This server is certified by the respective UL agencies.

Software requirements

The following network operating systems have been tested for compatibility with the JS20 blade:

  • AIX 5L™ for POWER™ V5.2 with the 5200-08 Technology Level (APAR IY77270), or later.
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3 with the 5300-04 Technology Level (APAR IY62267), or later.
  • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for POWER
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER
  • All systems in a cluster including Red Hat Enterprise Linux must have the same hardware and software configuration. The following are not supported with Red Hat in a cluster configuration:
    • X windows
    • Print configuration
    • Java™ support
    • Red Hat certified third-party applications
    • Configuration of netdump client
    • Desktop assistance
    • Apache
    • Samba

For additional information support, certification, and version information on network operating systems, access

IBM Director Server requires one of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER

IBM Director Agent requires one of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.2
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER

Compatibility: For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with BladeCenter servers, visit

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

Limitations

  • A maximum of 8 GB of system memory is supported. The JS20 blade supports 1 GB, and 2 GB DIMM system memory options, which can coexist in the same server, although, memory DIMMs of the same capacity must be installed in matched pairs.
  • Neither a keyboard/video/mouse nor the console select button are supported on the JS20 blade; direct connections should be made using Serial over LAN.
  • The BladeCenter T chassis (8720-1RX/8730-1RX):
    • May support a mix of JS20, JS21, LS20, and HS20 blades.
    • Requires two additional 1,300-watt power supply modules if installing the 8842-RTx in BladeCenter T bays 5 through 8 or Switch Module Bays 3 and 4.
  • BladeCenter JS20:
    • Requires Serial over LAN (SOL) to perform local or network operating systems or software installation on the JS20 blade server. SOL communication requires a supported Gb Ethernet Switch Module to be installed in switch module bay 1 of the BladeCenter chassis. If Ethernet booting is employed by the user, a second supported Gb Ethernet Switch Module must also be installed.
    • The BladeCenter JS20 does not support the KVM function that is standard with the management module. The serial over LAN capability of the management module is used on the JS20 as an alternative to the functionality provided by the KVM feature.
  • BladeCenter T chassis:
    • When using Serial over LAN (SOL) for operating system or software installation (required for the JS20; optional for the HS20, or HS40), a supported Gb Ethernet Switch Module is required in switch module bay 1 of the BladeCenter chassis. If Ethernet booting is employed by the user, a second supported Gb Ethernet Switch Module must also be installed.

Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

JS20 Blade and related options

This product is designated as customer setup. Instructions are shipped with the product.

Configuration information

JS20 RTx must be installed in an IBM 8720 or IBM 8730 eServer BladeCenter T chassis.

Contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information concerning the BladeCenter T Chassis. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced.

Cable orders: No cables required.

Packaging

  • JS20 Blade carton
    • JS20 Blade
    • Publications/CD package
  • Publications package
    • Installation and User's Guide
    • Documentation CD-ROM (softcopy of publications)
    • Broadcom CD-ROM
    • Safety flyer
    • Blade ID labels

The JS20 blade is shipped in a single package.

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

  • A power-on password function provides control of access to the data and server setup program.

Limitations: The BladeCenter and JS20 blade have no security intrusion detection, therefore, they should be installed in a rack environment that provides security through lockable doors or other security measures. It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to protect sensitive data.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
 
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IBM 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 available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for 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. The news page 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. It 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 may result in 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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Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: Yes

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty,contact your reseller or IBM.

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:

    Warranty Information
    P.O. Box 12195
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Attn: Dept JDJA/B203

Warranty

  • System hardware — Three years
  • Optional features — Three years

Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of 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) (keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive) service and on-site service for other selected parts.

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 below, on-site service.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, (1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and (2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Memory DIMMs
  • TOD battery
  • PCI/daughter cards
  • Labels
  • Bezels, trays, and covers
  • External cables
  • Diagnostic and test tools
  • Displays and stands
  • Keyboard, mouse, and spaceballs

On-site service: IBM on-site repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next business day response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit and suitable for the purpose. On-site service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where on-site service is not available, the normal in-county service delivery is used.

Call IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

International Warranty Service (IWS): International warranty service (IWS) is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

To determine the eligibility of your computer and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement 601-034 , dated September 25, 2001.

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat panel LCD monitors.

Licensing: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Maintenance services

ServicePac®, ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect: ServicePac, ServiceSuite and ServiceElect provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

Warranty service upgrade: During the warranty period, warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

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 below.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide 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:

  • IBM on-site repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 4 hour average response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive), 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 on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, (1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and (2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site service: IBM on-site repair (IOR), IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit and suitable for the purpose.

The following on-site service options are available:

  • IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next business day response.
  • IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 4 hour average response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response.

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts. The preferred go-to-market offerings are ServiceElect. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn.

Alternative service (Warranty service upgrades): During the warranty period, warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

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 to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below, on-site service.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide 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 option is available:

  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive), 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 on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, (1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and (2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site service: IBM on-site repair (IOR), IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit and suitable for the purpose.

The following on-site service options are available:

  • IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next business day response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.

Non-IBM parts support

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

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services: Under certain conditions, IBM Integrated Technology Services repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

IBM service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory, and so forth) installed within IBM systems covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

IBM hourly service rate classification: One

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation

Customer setup: Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated Program License Charges apply: Yes

Applicable processor group: C5

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 acquired. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or at

Educational allowance available

None
 
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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.

                                                   IBM
                   Machine    Model     Part       list
Description        type       number    number     price*
 
JS20 blade         8842       RTx       8842RTx    $2,399
 2-way 2.2 GHz,
 2 GB
*
IBM List Price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.

ServiceSuite and ServiceElect maintenance

Warranty service upgrades

                           IOR      IOR      IOR
              Machine      24 x 7   24 x 7   9 x 5
Description   type/model   4-hour   2-hour   4-hour
 
JS20          8842-RTx     $400     $480     $279

Maintenance services

                           IOR     IOR      IOR      IOR
              Machine      9 x 5   9 x 5    24 x 7   24 x 7
Description   type/model   NBD     4-hour   2-hour   4-hour
 
JS20          8842-RTx     $267    $360     $600     $400

Maintenance Service charges (legacy)

Alternative service (Warranty service upgrades)

                 Machine         IOR
Description      type/model      24 x 7
 
JS20             8842-RTx        $400

Maintenance Service

                Machine        IOR         IOR
Description     type/model     9 x 5       24 x 7
 
JS20            8842-RTx       $400        $600

ServicePac for warranty service upgrade (WSU) and maintenance

Machine                                       ServicePac
type/model      Description                   part number
 
8842            3-year WSU, IOR 24 x 7        69P9519
                 2-hour average response
 
8842            3-year WSU, IOR 24 x 7        69P9518
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            3-year WSU, IOR 9 x 5         69P9517
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            1-year IOR 24 x 7             69P9516
                 2-hour average response
 
8842            2-year IOR 24 x 7             96P2132
                 2-hour average response
 
8842            4-year IOR 24 x 7             69P9523
                 2-hour average response
 
8842            5-year IOR 24 x 7             69P9527
                 2-hour average response
 
8842            1-year IOR 24 x 7             69P9515
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            2-year IOR 24 x 7             96P2131
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            4-year IOR 24 x 7             69P9522
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            5-year IOR 24 x 7             69P9526
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            1-year IOR 9 x 5              69P9514
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            2-year IOR 9 x 5              96P2130
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            4-year IOR 9 x 5              69P9521
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            5-year IOR 9 x 5              69P9525
                 4-hour average response
 
8842            1-year IOR 9 x 5              69P9513
                 NBD response
 
8842            2-year IOR 9 x 5              96P2129
                 NBD response
 
8842            4-year IOR 9 x 5              69P9520
                 NBD response
 
8842            5-year IOR 9 x 5              69P9524
                 NBD response

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

IBM Global Financing

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

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

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle. For more financing information, visit


 
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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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