IBM System p 570 expanded with new features and functionIBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-677
November 6, 2007
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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
|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
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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
, 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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|Planned availability dates|
- November 16, 2007, for all features except features 5889 and 7109
- December 7, 2007, for features 5889 and 7109
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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.
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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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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 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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