IBM System p 570 expanded with new features and function

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-677
November 6, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Prices
TOC link Publications TOC link Order now
TOC link Services  
 
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(Corrected on November 30, 2007)

In the Overview, the statement that "the SAS controller adapter (#5900, purchased separately) must be installed in the same CEC enclosure as the internal drives" was changed to "the SAS controller adapter (#5900, purchased separately) must be installed in the same MMA host system as the internal drives."
 

At a glance

New features and function for System p 570 include:

  • Redundant Service Processor support on p570
  • Concurrent Maintenance for GX Adapters on p570
  • External control of the internal SAS disks on p570
  • 4-port PCIe Ethernet adapter
  • PCI-X SAS disk controller adapter

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM POWER6™ processor-based System p™ 570 is expanded with new features and function:

  • Redundant Service Processor function for managing the service processors when one fails is now supported on all p570 systems that are operating with system firmware level FM320_xxx_xxx, or later. This support is available for p570 configurations with two or more CEC enclosures. Redundant Service Processor function requires that the Hardware Management Console (HMC) be attached to the Service Interface Card in both CEC enclosure 1 and CEC enclosure 2. The Service Interface Card in these two enclosures must be connected using an external Power Control cable (#6006 or similar).
  • The adapters that are used in the GX expansion slots are now concurrently maintainable on systems with firmware level FM320_xxx_xxx, or later. If the GX adapter were to fail, the card could be replaced with a working card without powering down the system.
  • Two new features support external control of the internal SAS disk drives. A hardware feature (#3650) that occupies PCIe slot P1-C3 provides a Mini SAS 4x connector on the rear bulkhead and allows three of the six internal SAS disk drives to be controlled by an external SAS Controller adapter, or a second feature 3651 allows all six drives to be controlled by an external SAS adapter. The SAS controller adapter (#5900, purchased separately) must be installed in the same MMA host system as the internal drives, in one of the two available PCI-X expansion slots.
  • A PCI-X SAS Controller (#5900) enables external SAS devices to be attached to the p570.
  • A PCIe 4-port 1 Gb Ethernet adapter (#5717) supports higher Ethernet density on the p570. This adapter can be configured for 10/100/1000 Mb operation in full duplex mode.
  • Three new cable features (#1828, #1841, and #1842) allow the GX Dual-Port, 12-Channel Attach adapter (#1802) to be used to attach the system to 4X channel Infiniband switches.
  • The 1 Gb Internet SCSI (iSCSI) TCP Off-Load Engine (TOE) PCI-X on Copper Media Adapter (#5713) encapsulates SCSI commands and data into TCP and transports them over the Ethernet network via IP. The receiving side disassembles the encapsulated SCSI command and data into SCSI to communicate with the target storage devices. The adapter uses an RJ45 style connector. This feature that has been identified on the p570 as "must remove" is now changed to "available" for both Initial and MES orders.
  • The 1 Gb iSCSI TCP TOE PCI-X on Fiber Media Adapter (#5714) encapsulates SCSI commands and data into TCP and transports them over the Ethernet network via IP. The receiving side disassembles the encapsulated SCSI command and data into SCSI to communicate with the target storage devices. The adapter uses the small form factor LC type fiber optic connector. This feature that has been identified on the p570 as "must remove" is now changed to "available" for both Initial and MES orders.
  • IBM is committed to providing its clients flexibility in selecting a Linux™ operating system for use with System p servers. Based on this commitment, IBM is announcing support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER™ Version 5 Update 1 (RHEL 5.1), the newest version of the Red Hat operating system on the p570 (9117-MMA). Update 1 is the minimum version of RHEL 5 supported on the p570 server, fulfilling the Statement of Direction issued in 107-288 , dated May 22, 2007.

    Refer to 207-129 , dated June 12, 2007, for details on RHEL 4 and RHEL 5 support with System p servers.

    Clients can now choose from Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER Version 4 Update 5, or later, Version 5 Update 1, or later, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 (SLES 10 SP1), or later, for use with the powerful System p 570 server.

Power Trending/Power Saver

Continuous power usage data can be collected on System p 570 systems via an Intelligent Power Distribution Unit (iPDU) that is now offered as a feature for the 19" Racks (#5889/#7109). The power usage data can be displayed from the IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager. Data administrators can use the information to monitor the power consumption of the data center at various times of the day, week, or month and use that information to identify anomalies and manage loads when electrical demands or costs are high.

Power Saver mode helps provide a way to reduce energy consumption of selected IBM System p 570 configurations. Using the Active Energy Manager, Power Saver mode can be enabled/disabled automatically based on time of day or processor utilization. Scheduling Power Saver mode for high energy usage times can reduce peak energy consumption and help lower the cost of energy used. Enabling Power Saver mode during low processor utilization periods, such as nights and weekends, can reduce overall energy consumption without impacting business operations.

Upgrades from System p5™ 570 to System p 570

The upgrade processor feature 5621 will only be available for ordering when the initial MES upgrade order is placed. The minimum supported upgrade is to a 4-core system when upgrading to the POWER6 processor feature 5621. If the POWER5+™ system being upgraded has only two processor cores, an additional processor feature must be purchased to fill both processor sockets in the primary enclosure. A p570 with POWER6 processor feature 5621 can be expanded by purchasing additional enclosures with POWER6 processor feature 5622. Processor features 5621 and 5622 cannot be mixed within the same CEC enclosure but can be mixed in the same system. The 5622 processor card accepts only POWER6 memory and has 12 DIMM slots.

p570 memory upgrade

Some memory DIMMs used in the POWER5+ (p5-570) memory subsystem may have incompatibility issues when used in a POWER6 (p570) memory subsystem. IBM will replace these DIMMs when a system is upgraded from POWER5+ processors to POWER6 processor feature number 5621. If IBM determines some of the DIMMs need to be replaced, IBM will exchange those DIMMs at no additional charge for systems being upgraded to POWER6 processor feature 5621. When you are ready to place an order to upgrade your POWER5+ processor-based system to a POWER6 processor-based system with processor feature 5621, contact your local IBM Service office and request a service call for ECA840 on your POWER5+ system. IBM Service will assist you in obtaining a snap file from your system and in submitting the snap file to IBM for analysis. This action is required to allow your upgrade order to POWER6 processor feature 5621 to be scheduled for shipment from IBM. If you are upgrading your POWER5+ system to processor feature 5622, your memory does not migrate and ECA840 is not required.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • November 16, 2007, for all features except features 5889 and 7109
  • December 7, 2007, for features 5889 and 7109

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 107-677

Trademarks

 
POWER6, System p, POWER, System p5, and POWER5+ are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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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Publications

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Services

Global 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

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Technical information

Software requirements

Refer to the specific feature description for the required operating system level support.

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.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Terms and conditions

MES discount applicable: No. Equal to the volume commitment discount.

Field-installable features: Yes

Warranty period: This feature assumes the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Customer setup: Yes

Licensed machine code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.
 
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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 specific models of the IBM System p™ 7014, 7029, 7311, 7314, 7316, 9110, 9117, 9131, 9133 machine type:

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 7014     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
Rack Content Specify: 7214-1U2 -- 1 EIA unit
                           S11 0274    $    0         Initial  N/A No
                           S25                        Initial  N/A No
                           T00                        Initial  N/A No
                           T42                        Initial  N/A No
Rack Content Specify: 3580/H3L/H3S -- 2U
                           T00 0322         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Rack Content Specify: 3580/L33/L43/S43 -- 3U
                           T00 0326         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Rack Content Specify: 3573/L2U -- 2U
                           T00 0327         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Rack Content Specify: 3573/L4U -- 4U
                           T00 0328         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Rack Content Specify: 3576/L5B -- 5U
                           T00 0343         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Rack Content Specify: 3576/E9U -- 9U
                           T00 0345         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Rack Content Specify: 3577/L5U -5U
                           T00 0346         0         Initial  N/A
                           T42                        Initial  N/A
Intelligent PDU+, base option, 1 EIA Unit,
 Universal, UTG0247 Connector
                           T00 5889     1,455         Initial  N/A No
                           T42                        Initial  N/A No
Intelligent PDU+, 1 EIA Unit, Universal,
 UTG0247 Connector
                           S25 7109     1,455         Both     Yes No
                           T00                        Both     Yes No
                           T42                        Both     Yes No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 7029     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
2-Port USB PCI Adapter 6C3     2738    $45            MES      Yes No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 7311     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
300 GB 15K RPM SCSI Disk Drive
                       D20     3585    $1,510         Both     Yes No
PCI-X DDR Dual -x4 SAS Adapter
                       D11     5900       587         Both     Yes No
                       D20                            Both     Yes No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 7314     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE PCI-X on Copper Media Adapter
                       G30     5713    $  900         Both     Yes No
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE PCI-X on Optical Media Adapter
                       G30     5714     1,400         Both     Yes No
PCI-X DDR Dual -x4 SAS Adapter
                       G30     5900       587         Both     Yes No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 7316     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
IBM 1x8 Rack Console Switch
                       TF3     4283    $1,700         Both     Yes

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 9110     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
IBM Token-Ring PCI Adapter
                       51A     4959    $662           Support  Yes No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 9117     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
1.5 Meter 12X to 4X Channel Conversion Cable
                       MMA     1828    $  397         Both     Yes No
3 Meter 12X to 4X Channel Conversion Cable
                       MMA     1841       496         Both     Yes No
10 Meter 12X to 4X Channel Conversion Cable
                       MMA     1842       794         Both     Yes No
External connection for 3 of 6 internal SAS Disk slots
                       MMA     3650       120         Both     Yes No
External connection for the 6 internal SAS Disk slots
                       MMA     3651       120         Both     Yes No
SAS Cable (AI)- 1M
                       MMA     3679        70         Both     Yes No
4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter
                       MMA     5717     1,099         Both     Yes No
PCI-X DDR Dual -x4 SAS Adapter
                       MMA     5900       777         Both     Yes No
Cable Restraint Hardware- excess Service Interface Cable
                       MMA     7099        60         Both     Yes No
Advanced POWER™ Virtualization -- Enterprise
                       MMA     7995     1,999         Both     Yes No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 9131     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
LTO Ultrium 200GB Data Cartridge
                       52A     6271    $85            Initial  N/A No

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 9133     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
LTO Ultrium 200GB Data Cartridge
                       55A     6271    $85            Initial  N/A No

The following are features already announced for the IBM System p 9111, machine type:

                                                      Initial/
                                                      MES/
Description           Model    Feature Purchase       Both/        RP
Machine Type 9111     number   number  price          Support  CSU MES
 
LTO Ultrium 200GB Data Cartridge
                       285     6271    $85            Initial  N/A No

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 9117-MMA miscellaneous features

From                         To                       Parts    Purchase
feature number               feature number           returned price
 
7942 -- Advanced POWER       7995 -- Advanced POWER   No       $689
 Virtualization -- Standard   Virtualization --
                              Enterprise

 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
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