IBM BladeCenter JS22 server combines excellent processing power with the scalability, reliability, and configuration flexibility of the IBM BladeCenter architecture

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-679
November 6, 2007

 

 ENUS107679.PDF (100KB)

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Statement of general direction TOC link Order now
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(Corrected on November 7, 2007)

The Description section was revised to state that each processor is directly mounted to the planar board and includes 64 KB I-cache and 64 KB D-cache L1 per core with 4 MB L2 cache per core.
 

At a glance

. The IBM BladeCenter JS22 features:

  • Innovation with proven sixth-generation POWER technology for enhanced performance, efficiency, and reliability
  • Leadership virtualization to help cut costs and consolidate workloads
  • Innovative EnergyScale technology to help save energy costs (Go Green)
  • Flexibility to manage growth complexity and risk
  • Up to 32 GB memory for memory-intensive applications
  • Integrated dual gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated systems management processor
  • Integrated SAS controller
  • Support for one 73 GB or 146 GB SAS disk drive
  • Optional preinstall for AIX operating system or Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)

Express offerings feature a minimum of one Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drive with 4 GB DDR2, 667 MHz DIMMs.

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

For success in today's demanding marketplace, a business needs to maximize the return on its IT investments, and improve responsiveness of systems and people. By delivering leadership technologies and exceptional price/performance, IBM offerings can improve your bottom line. But competing against larger companies also requires an investment in technology and innovation that has to be justifiable from the start. The ability to cut costs with energy efficient solutions and leadership virtualization makes the IBM BladeCenter® JS22 a desirable blade server for organizations of any size. The BladeCenter JS22 can help companies save on energy costs while managing growth, complexity, and risk, all while using technology that makes innovation real and sets these companies apart from the competition.

The exceptional price/performance in a virtualized environment; breadth of available applications; reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) characteristics; energy efficiency; and leadership virtualization of the BladeCenter JS22 make it a highly desirable blade server for organizations of any size. Powered by new IBM POWER6™ processor cores, the JS22 will bring significant rewards to clients who want a durable server solution for consolidating multiple applications onto a single server, transitioning from traditional rack servers to the efficient BladeCenter H Chassis, distributing Java™ and Web serving applications, enabling high-performance computing, and implementing commercial applications in an AIX® or Linux™ environment. The flexibility to use both the leading-edge UNIX® and Linux operating systems (OS) — concurrently if desired — broadens the application offerings available and increases the ways clients can put this power to work.

Built on the promise of the IBM BladeCenter family of products — easy-to-use, integrated platforms with a high degree of deployment flexibility, scalability, and manageability — the new BladeCenter JS22 is the premier SMB (Small and Medium Business) blade for 64-bit applications. It represents one of the most cost-efficient solutions for UNIX and Linux deployment available in the market. Further enhanced by its ability to be installed in the same chassis with other BladeCenter LS, HS, QS21, and JS21 blade servers, the JS22 delivers the rapid return on investment that small businesses demand.

The JS22 delivers many new leading-edge technologies — support for AIX V6, IBM's industrial strength UNIX, and Linux operating systems; IBM EnergyScale technology; IBM Advanced POWER™ Virtualization (APV) and AltiVec SIMD acceleration functionality — in a single, high-performance, yet cost-efficient blade server with features designed for high reliability. The optional IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AEM) for POWER, V3.1 and browser-based Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) software makes it easier than ever to achieve increased utilization and energy efficiency by utilizing the APV and EnergyScale capabilities of the system.

Addressing the need for improved reliability within every blade, the JS22 blade server refreshes every major subsystem to the latest industry-standard functionality. With the low-power, 4.0 GHz high-performance, dual-core, 64-bit POWER6 processors along with the improved reliability of a SAS disk drive bay supporting a 73 GB or 146 GB disk drive, the JS22 combines leadership performance per watt and enterprise-class reliability features at a price that a small business can justify.

The JS22 supports up to 32 GB of DDR2-based memory in four DIMM slots. In addition to standard support for ECC and IBM Chipkill™ technology designed for improved memory fault protection, the JS22 also offers memory running at up to 667 MHz for outstanding performance.

The JS22 (7998-61X) and BladeCenter H Chassis (7989-BCH) are part of the Cluster 1350 portfolio. The BladeCenter H Chassis must be ordered with at least one JS22 or one IBM BladeCenter JS21 (7988-J21) blade server.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • A BladeCenter chassis
  • When used with Serial over LAN Console support, a network switch module
  • A rack (7014-B42 recommended)
  • An operating system (AIX, Red Hat Linux, or Novell SUSE Linux)


 
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Planned availability dates
  • November 30, 2007, for the JS22 blade server and all features except 7014-B42 features 0233, 6095, 6654-6658, and 7188
  • January 8, 2008, for 7014-B42 features 0233, 6095, 6654-6658, and 7188

 
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Description

POWER6 processor-based BladeCenter JS22

The BladeCenter JS22 is the latest high-density blade server and the first blade to use POWER6 technology with EnergyScale technology. The JS22 is a single-wide, 4-core, 2-socket with two cores per socket, 4.0 GHz POWER6 SCM processor. Each processor is directly mounted to the planar board and includes 64 KB I-cache and 64 KB D-cache L1 cache per core with 4 MB L2 cache per core. The integrated memory controller supports four pluggable registered DIMMs, which must be installed in pairs. The minimum memory that can be installed is 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) and the maximum is 32 GB (2 x 16 GB). The JS22 supports Memory Scrubbing, ECC, Chipkill, and Bit Steering.

As a heterogeneous infrastructure consolidation platform, the BladeCenter H and HT Chassis also support running the JS22 alongside your Intel® processor-based HS blades, AMD Opteron processor-based LS blades, and Cell/B.E. processor-based QS21 blades in the same chassis with independent monitoring, security, power, and systems management. And with several gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and InfiniBand high-performance expansion cards to choose from, the JS22 can be tailored to the demands of your datacenter network and application workloads.

The BladeCenter H Chassis supports a maximum of 14 JS22 blades or a mix of JS22 blades with other blades. For the BladeCenter HT Chassis, the maximum number of blades is ten with five JS22 blades in each power domain.

IBM's POWER6 processors, designed with EnergyScale technology, provide features such as power trending, capping of maximum power, and thermal measurement. These features, enabled via the optional AEM V3.1 software under the IBM Director console, measure the energy use of the system and direct policies toward the energy-efficient operation of the server, while the underlying hardware adjusts to deliver the desired operating solution. The POWER6 chip is designed with additional techniques to conserve power and reduce heat generated by the server. Using a feature called "nap" mode, processor clocks can be dynamically turned off when there is no useful work to be done and turned back on when there are instructions to execute.

The JS22 has autonomic power and thermal controls designed to maintain operation in out-of-specification situations. If thermal or power conditions become unacceptable, it may reduce the processor and/or memory performance capability to maintain acceptable conditions. When the conditions are restored to an acceptable value, the blade will again automatically resume normal operation. Some applications may be sensitive to these capability changes. Contact your application vendors to determine any possible impacts.

Full keyboard, video, and mouse support can be used at installation instead of Serial over LAN (SOL), which requires a network switch module in the chassis. Multiple console connections are also supported by simultaneously using the BladeCenter keyboard, video, and mouse, a SOL connection, and a direct-serial connection. The USB bus on the BladeCenter chassis is used for keyboard support on the JS22. The Advanced Management Module (aMM) on the chassis controls the routing of keyboard inputs to one of up to 14 blade servers. An embedded video controller is used to support 2D graphics on an SVGA video display. The JS22 has four USB ports; two interface with keyboard and mouse through the aMM and two with a removable media tray also through the aMM.

As a robust blade solution for 64-bit UNIX applications, the JS22 also delivers leadership SIMD (single instruction multiple-data) capabilities with the Linux operating system for scientific research and HPC.

Advanced POWER Virtualization

The JS22 has support for Advanced POWER Virtualization (APV) built into the microprocessor. The JS22 is designed to make it more affordable to consolidate multiple independent applications on a single blade using the same proven virtualization technologies offered on IBM System p™ servers.

The JS22 supports two leading-edge virtualization technologies: Advanced POWER Virtualization Standard Edition and Advanced POWER Virtualization Enterprise Edition:

  • APV Standard Edition makes the JS22 an ideal platform for consolidation of AIX and Linux applications, helping clients reduce infrastructure complexity and cost. Offering an intuitive, Web-based interface for managing virtualization within a single blade, the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) component of Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) allows the small business IT manager to quickly and easily set up and manage logical partitions (LPARs). It also enables Virtual I/O and Virtual Ethernet so that storage and communications adapters can be shared among all the LPARs running on the JS22. Ultimately, IBM Micro-Partitioning™ technology allows each processor core to be subdivided into as many as 10 virtual servers. And since the JS22 is built with POWER6 technology, other advanced virtualization functions such as Shared Dedicated Capacity may be exploited.
  • APV Enterprise Edition includes all the features of APV Standard Edition plus a new capability called Live Partition Mobility. Live Partition Mobility allows for the movement of a running partition from one POWER6 processor-based server to another with no application downtime, resulting in better system utilization, improved application availability, and potential energy savings. With Live Partition Mobility, planned application downtime due to regular server maintenance can be a thing of the past. Software Maintenance for Virtual I/O Server (577x-VIO) must be purchased with VIOS (5765-G34).

Systems management and administrative tools

Integrated diagnostic and administrative tools like IBM Predicative Failure Analysis and light path diagnostics are designed to simplify administration to help lower costs and improve control of the IT environment. Remote management capabilities allow automating IT networking tasks. Proven technology like VIOS allows the sharing of disk drives, communications, and Fibre Channel adapters.

Systems management tools for the JS22:

  • AIX 5.3 or AIX 6: IBM Director V5.1 and Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for AIX, V1.7
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER SP1® Update 1, or later: IBM Director V5.1 and CSM for Linux on POWER, V1.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER, V4.6, or later: IBM Director V5.1 and CSM for Linux on POWER, V1.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER, V5.1, or later: IBM Director V5.1 and CSM for Linux on POWER, V1.7

IBM Director V5.1 must be downloaded from

CSM for Linux on POWER, V1.7 (5765-G16) and CSM for AIX, V1.7 (5765-F67) provide a full suite of systems management software for the JS22, including:

  • Hardware control
  • Installation and updating of software on nodes
  • Distributed command execution
  • File synchronization across a 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/IBM Director positioning

CSM is recommended for managing Linux or AIX clusters if you prefer a scripting interface to perform cluster management tasks. CSM provides full installation for Linux and a flexible command-line interface.

IBM 7316-TF3 Flat Panel Console Kit

The 7316-TF3 Flat Panel Console Kit (TF3) is supported by the 7989-BCH IBM BladeCenter H Chassis (BCH). Effective January 8, 2008, one or more TF3 Consoles may be configured, ordered, and, if requested, placed in the 7014-B42 rack with one or more BCHs.
 
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Statement of general direction
  • Support for i5/OS™ operating system is planned for POWER6 processor-based blades with delivery in 2008.
  • The IBM BladeCenter S chassis is planned to support POWER6 processor-based blades for AIX, Linux on POWER, and i5/OS applications.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these statements of general direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM.

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 107-679

Trademarks

 
POWER6, POWER, Chipkill, System p, Micro-Partitioning, and i5/OS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, AIX, and SP1 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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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Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced product.

With the IBM Systems Information Center, users can use a single information center to access product documentation for IBM Systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, users can efficiently find information and personalize their access to that information. The IBM Systems Information Center is at


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

  • Width: 29 mm (1.14 in)
  • Depth: 445.8 mm (17.55 in)
  • Height: 245.2 mm (9.65 in)
  • Weight: 4.35 kg (9.6 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

  • 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)
  • Power consumption (+12 V supplied by BladeCenter® chassis): 350 watts maximum

EMC conformance

  • U.S.: FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules Class A
  • Canada: ICES-004, issue 3 Class A
  • EMEA: EN55022: 2006 Class A
  • Australia and New Zealand: CISPR 22, Class A

Safety certifications

  • U.S.: (UL Mark) UL 60950-1 1st Edition
  • CAN: (cUL Mark) CAN/CSA22.2 No. 60950-1 1st Edition
  • Europe: (CE Mark) EN60950-1, 1st Edition
  • CB: IEC60950-1, 1st Edition
  • Russia: (GOST Mark) IEC60950-1

Hardware requirements

Standard JS22 blade configuration:

                         L2
7998-61X   Processor     cache    Memory    Ethernet    HDD
 
#8400      2-socket      4 MB/    2 GB -    Dual        Open
           2-core,       core     32 GB     Gigabit
           4.0 GHz
           POWER6(TM)

Serial over LAN (SOL) function routes the console data stream over the standard two, 1 Gb Ethernet ports to the chassis aMM.

Minimum system configuration

Each 7998-61X configuration must contain a minimum of:

  • One — IBM BladeCenter JS22 4-core, 4.0 GHz (#8400)
  • One — Memory DIMMs (at least one of these):
    • 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8232)
    • 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8233)
    • 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8234)
    • 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR2 533 MHz DIMMs (#8235)
  • Processor Entitlement (one of these)
    • Four — Processor Entitlement (#8401)
    • Two — Processor Entitlement (#8401)
    • Two — Zero-priced Processor Entitlement (#8399)

Note: A minimum of one copy of the Service Warranty Publications (#8259) and one copy of the JS22 Installation and User's Guide (#8260-8263, #8266-8269, or #8278-8281) is required at each customer installation.

Express configurations

If you order a JS22 server Express Product Offering, as defined here, you may qualify for a processor entitlement at no additional charge. A minimum of 4 GB of memory and one SAS 10 K SFF HDD is required to determine if a customer is entitled to a processor entitlement at no additional charge.

You can make changes to the standard features as needed and still qualify for processor entitlements at no additional charge. However, selection of total memory or DASD smaller than the totals defined as the minimums disqualifies the order as an Express Product Offering.

You must purchase Advanced POWER Virtualization Standard Edition (#5409) or Advanced POWER Virtualization Enterprise Edition (#5649) for each Express Product Offering.

  • One — IBM BladeCenter JS22 4-core, 4.0 GHz (#8400)
  • 4 GB memory DIMMs with at least 73 GB SAS HDD
  • One of these:
    • Two — 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8232)
    • One — 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8233)
    • One — 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8234)
    • One — 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR2 533 MHz DIMMs (#8235)

    Additional memory DIMMs of any size may be added.

  • One of these:
    • Four — Advanced POWER Virtualization Standard Edition (#5409)
    • Four — Advanced POWER Virtualization Enterprise Edition (#5649)
  • One of these:
    • One — IBM 73 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD (#8237)
    • One — IBM 146 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD (#8236)
  • Two — Processor Entitlement (#8401)
  • Two — Zero-priced Processor Entitlement (#8399); Receive two processor entitlements (#8399) at no additional charge. Four processors are entitled.

Note: A minimum of one copy of the Service Warranty Publications (#8259) and one copy of the JS22 Installation and User's Guide (#8260-8263, #8266-8269, or #8278-8281) is required at each customer installation.

Optional and additional features

  • Up to 32 GB of system memory
    • The JS22 system board contains four RDIMM memory connections.
    • Memory must be installed in matched pairs with a minimum of 2 GB and maximum of 32 GB.
    • Memory sizes can be mixed.
    • JS22 supports Memory Scrubbing, ECC, Chipkill™, and Bit Steering.
    • 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) , 4 GB (2 x 1 GB), and 8 GB (2 x 1 GB) DIMMs operate at 667 MHz while the 16 GB (2 x 1 GB) DIMM operates at 533 MHz.
  • SAS Controller, supporting up to 146 GB
    • Internal disk drive, SFF (2.5 in) 73 GB SAS (#8237)
    • Internal disk drive, SFF (2.5 in) 146 GB SAS (#8236)

Expansion cards

The form factor of the expansion card determines whether an additional expansion card or SAS internal HDD can be installed in the JS22.

  • The QLogic iSCSI Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter (#8238) is a standard, or large, form factor expansion card. The installation of this card precludes support for the SAS HDD. The maximum allowed is one.
  • One small form factor high speed daughter card (HSDC) expansion card may be installed on the JS22 along with one SAS HDD. The Cisco Systems 4X InfiniBand HCA Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter (#8256) is a small form factor HSDC expansion cards.
  • One combination form factor vertical (CFFv) may be installed with a combination form factor horizontal (CFFh) expansion card and one SAS HDD.

    CFFv expansion cards include:

    • QLogic 4 GB 2 Port Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter (#8248)
    • Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFv) (#8249)
    • SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter (#8250)
    • Emulex 4 GB Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFv) (#8251)

    CFFh expansion card:

    • QLogic Ethernet and 4 GB Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFh)
    • 4X InfiniBand DDR Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter (#8258)
    • Cisco 4X InfiniBand DDR Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter (#8297)
    • Voltaire 4X InfiniBand DDR Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter (#8298)

Software requirements

The JS22 server supports the AIX® and Linux™ operating systems, giving clients the flexibility of using applications written for either. IBM has qualified two popular Linux distributions for use with the JS22 server:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for POWER

One or more of the following operating systems is required for an operational JS22:

  • AIX V5.3 Technology Level 5300-06 with Service Pack 4, or later
  • AIX V5.3 Technology Level 5300-07, or later
  • AIX V6.1 Technology Level 6100-00, or later
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER SP1® Update 1, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER, V4.6, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER, V5.1, or later

iSCSI boot is available through an iSCSI software initiator running on the embedded Ethernet controller or the iSCSI expansion card (#8238). The AIX operating system supports iSCSI boot through an iSCSI software initiator on any supported Ethernet controller including Ethernet expansion cards.

It is possible to place an order for a Linux operating system from Red Hat or Novell through IBM. Although IBM takes orders for these operating systems on behalf of Red Hat or Novell, such software is licensed and distributed by Red Hat or Novell, not IBM. Orders placed through IBM will receive the appropriate minimum revision if media is requested or IBM will generate a message in eConfig that the required revision is only available through the distribution download site.

Note: SLES 10 SP1 U1 is only available from Novell on special request.

Note: The Ethernet failover function is planned to be enabled for the Linux operating systems in second quarter 2008.

Supported software

AIX V3.1                                            5765-PEP
AIX V5.3                                            5765-G03
AIX V6.1                                            5765-G62
AIXLink/x.25 V2.1                                   5765-E85
CSM for AIX V1.7                                    5765-F67
CSM for Linux on POWER V1.7                         5765-G16
ESSL for AIX, V4.2*                                 5765-F82
ESSL for AIX, V4.3*                                 5765-F82
ESSL for Linux on POWER, V4.2*                      5765-G17
ESSL for Linux on POWER, V4.3*                      5765-G17
Fast Connect V3.2                                   5765-E72
GPFS(TM) for AIX, V3.1                              5765-G66
GPFS for POWER, V3.2                                5765-G66
GPFS for AIX, V2.3                                  5765-F64
GPFS for Linux on POWER V2.3                        5765-G20
HACMP(TM) V5                                        5765-F62
IBM Director V5                                     5765-DR1
ITM V6.1                                            5765-ITM
ITUAM V6.1                                          5724-O33
TWS LoadLeveler(R) V3.4*                            5765-E69
TWS LoadLeveler for Linux V3.4*                     5724-I23
Parallel Environment V4.3*                          5765-F83
Parallel ESSL V3.3*                                 5765-F84
Parallel ESSL for Linux on POWER*                   5765-G18
Performance AIDE V3.1                               5765-E68
Performance Toolbox V3.1                            5765-E74
Virtual I/O Server V1.5                             5765-G34
GEORM V2.4                                          5765-E82
XL C/C++ Advanced Edition for Linux,V9.0            5724-S73
XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Linux, V11.1        5724-S74
XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX, V9.0               5724-S70
XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX, V9.0           5724-S71
XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, V11.1        5724-S72
 
* Servers, either stand-alone or connected via an Ethernet
  LAN supporting IP, are supported.

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) for POWER has a per-chassis license (BCC), which will allow you to run SLES 10 on each blade server in the IBM BladeCenter H or HT Chassis (up to fourteen 7998-61X blade servers).

Planning information

Cable orders: No cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

  • A power-on password function provides control of who has access to the data and server setup program on the server.
  • A selectable boot sequence can be used to prevent unauthorized installation of software or removal of data from the diskette drive.

Limitations: The BladeCenter and JS22 blade have no security-intrusion detection.

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.

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Terms and conditions

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: Three years

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via 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. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

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. This product is covered by Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service and On-site Service for other selected parts.

Customer Replaceable Unit 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 upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU.

Tier 1 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.

Tier 2 CRU: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

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 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

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

  • DASD
  • TOD battery
  • PCI/Daughter cards
  • Expansion cards
  • Labels
  • Bezels, trays, and covers
  • External cables

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.

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response

Calls must be received by 5 p.m. local time in order to qualify for Next-Business-Day Service.

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

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide 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.

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. The following service selections are available as warranty upgrades for your machine.

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

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, refer to warranty information.

Maintenance Services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via 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 maintenance 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. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

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.

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

Customer Replaceable Unit Service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, 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 upon your request.

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 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.

Non-IBM parts support

Under certain conditions, IBM 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 (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines 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.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type, for example, On-site Repair and Customer Replaceable Unit, and service level, 9 x 5 next-business-day and 24x7, provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine 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.

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 program license charges apply: Yes. The applicable processor group is 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 acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement or by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

Machine using LMC: Type Model 7998-61X

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM technical support Web site

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 5% for the products in this announcement.
 
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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 BladeCenter 7998 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                                    Feature Purchase Both/        RP
Description                   Model number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
IBM 7998-61X                  61X           $   220           Yes
IBM Express Seller Indicator  61X   0050          0  Both     NA  No
Assembled in USA              61X   0983         NC  Initial  NA  No
Integrate Blade Server in     61X   4645         20  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis (BP)
Integrate Blade Server in     61X   4646         25  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis
 
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on all orders
(#4650 to #4666).
 
Rack Indicator -- Not         61X   4650          0  Initial  NA  No
 Factory Integrated
Rack Indicator, Rack #1       61X   4651          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #2       61X   4652          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #3       61X   4653          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #4       61X   4654          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #5       61X   4655          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #6       61X   4656          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #7       61X   4657          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #8       61X   4658          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #9       61X   4659          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #10      61X   4660          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #11      61X   4661          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #12      61X   4662          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #13      61X   4663          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #14      61X   4664          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #15      61X   4665          0  Initial  NA  No
Rack Indicator, Rack #16      61X   4666          0  Initial  NA  No
Chassis Indicator -- Not      61X   4680          0  Initial  NA  No
 Factory Integrated
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4681          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #1
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4682          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #2
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4683          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #3
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4684          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #4
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4685          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #5
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4686          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #6
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4687          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #7
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4688          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #8
BladeCenter chassis specify,  61X   4689          0  Initial  NA  No
 Chassis #9
Custom Service Specify,       61X   5001          0  Both     Yes No
 Off-Site
Software Preinstall           61X   5005          0  Initial  NA  No
Custom Service Specify,       61X   5039          0  Both     Yes No
 On-Site
Advanced POWER Virtualization 61X   5409          0  Both     Yes No
 Standard Edition
Advanced POWER Virtualization 61X   5649        309  Both     Yes No
 Enterprise Edition
SDI Software Pre-Install      61X   7305         NC  Initial  NA  No
 Indicator
Software Preinstall           61X   8146         60  Initial  NA  No
2GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 667MHz    61X   8232        449  Both     Yes No
 DIMMs
4GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667MHz    61X   8233        899  Both     Yes No
 DIMMs
8GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 667MHz    61X   8234      2,299  Both     Yes No
 DIMMs
16GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR2 533MHz   61X   8235     13,699  Both     Yes No
 DIMMs
IBM 146GB SAS 10K SFF HDD     61X   8236        429  Both     Yes No
IBM 73GB SAS 10K SFF HDD      61X   8237        329  Both     Yes No
QLogic iSCSI Expansion Card   61X   8238        699  Both     Yes No
 for IBM BladeCenter
QLogic 4Gb 2 Port Fibre       61X   8248        799  Both     Yes No
 Channel Expansion Card
 (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter
Ethernet Expansion Card       61X   8249        249  Both     Yes No
 (CFFv)
SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) for 61X   8250        249  Both     Yes No
 IBM BladeCenter
Emulex 4Gb Fibre Channel      61X   8251        799  Both     Yes No
 Expansion Card (CFFv) for
  IBM Blade Center
QLogic Ethernet and 4 Gb      61X   8252      3,019  Both     Yes No
 Fibre Channel Expansion Card
 (CFFh)
Cisco Systems 4x InfiniBand   61X   8256      1,699  Both     Yes No
 HCA Expansion Card for IBM
 BladeCenter
4X InfiniBand DDR Expansion   61X   8258      1,199  Both     Yes No
 Card (CFFh) for IBM
 BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8259          0  Both     Yes No
 
 Service/Warranty Pubs
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8260          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Eng)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8261          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (UK Eng)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8262          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Japanese Eng)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8263          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (French)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8266          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (German)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8267          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Spanish)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8268          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Italian)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8269          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Japanese)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8278          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Traditional Chinese)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8279          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Simplified Chinese)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8280          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Korean)
IBM BladeCenter JS22          61X   8281          0  Both     Yes No
 Installation/Users Guide
 (Brazilian Portuguese)
Cisco 4x InfiniBand DDR       61X   8297      1,399  Both     Yes No
 Expansion Card (CFFh) for
 IBM BladeCenter
Voltaire 4x InfiniBand DDR    61X   8298      1,399  Both     Yes No
 Expansion Card (CFFh) for
 IBM BladeCenter
Zero-priced Express Product   61X   8399          0  Initial  NA  No
 Offering Processor
 Entitlement for #8400
IBM BladeCenter JS22 4-core   61X   8400      4,481  Initial  NA  No
 4.0 GHz Processor
One Processor Entitlement for 61X   8401        100  Initial  NA  No
 Processor Feature #8400
Order Routing Indicator --    61X   9169         NC  Initial  NA  No
 System Plant
Month Indicator               61X   9461         NC  Initial  NA  No
Day Indicator                 61X   9462         NC  Initial  NA  No
Hour Indicator                61X   9463         NC  Initial  NA  No
Minute Indicator              61X   9464         NC  Initial  NA  No
Qty Indicator                 61X   9465         NC  Initial  NA  No
Countable Member Indicator    61X   9466         NC  Initial  NA  No

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the BladeCenter 7014, 7316, 7988, 7989 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
 
                                                     MES/
Description                         Feature Purchase Both/        RP
machine type 7014             Model number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
Custom Service Specify,       B42   5039    $     0  Both     Yes No
 On-Site
Intelligent PDU+, 1 EIA Unit, B42   7109      1,455  Both     Yes No
 Universal, UTG0247 Connector
Month Indicator               B42   9461         NC  Initial  NA  No
Day Indicator                 B42   9462         NC  Initial  NA  No
Hour Indicator                B42   9463         NC  Initial  NA  No
Minute Indicator              B42   9464         NC  Initial  NA  No

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                         Feature Purchase Both/        RP
machine type 7316             Model number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
Month Indicator               TF3   9461         NC  Initial  NA
Day Indicator                 TF3   9462         NC  Initial  NA
Hour Indicator                TF3   9463         NC  Initial  NA
Minute Indicator              TF3   9464         NC  Initial  NA
Qty Indicator                 TF3   9465         NC  Initial  NA  No
Countable Member Indicator    TF3   9466         NC  Initial  NA  No

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                         Feature Purchase Both/        RP
machine type 7988             Model number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
Custom Service Specify,       J21   5039    $0       Both     Yes No
 On-Site
Month Indicator               J21   9461         NC  Initial  NA  No
Day Indicator                 J21   9462         NC  Initial  NA  No
Hour Indicator                J21   9463         NC  Initial  NA  No
Minute Indicator              J21   9464         NC  Initial  NA  No
Qty Indicator                 J21   9465         NC  Initial  NA  No
Countable Member Indicator    J21   9466         NC  Initial  NA  No

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                         Feature Purchase Both/        RP
machine type 7989             Model number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
BladeCenter Chassis content   BCH   0292    $     0  Initial  NA  No
 specify -- 7998-61X
4X InfiniBand Pass-Thru       BCH   3216      6,999  Both     Yes No
 Module for IBM BladeCenter
InfiniBand 3m DDR 4X Copper   BCH   3246        149  Both     Yes No
 Cable
InfiniBand 8m DDR 4X Copper   BCH   3247        249  Both     Yes No
 Cable
Custom Service Specify,       BCH   5039          0  Both     Yes No
 On-Site
Month Indicator               BCH   9461         NC  Initial  NA  No
Day Indicator                 BCH   9462         NC  Initial  NA  No
Hour Indicator                BCH   9463         NC  Initial  NA  No
Minute Indicator              BCH   9464         NC  Initial  NA  No
Qty Indicator                 BCH   9465         NC  Initial  NA  No
Countable Member Indicator    BCH   9466         NC  Initial  NA  No

The following are features already announced for the BladeCenter 7014 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                         Feature Purchase Both/        RP
machine type 7014             Model number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
Rack Content Specify:         B42   0233         NC  Initial  NA  No
 7316-TF3 -- 1 EIA
Power Cord for PDU to         B42   6095    $    25  Both     Yes No
 External I/O Device
Power Cord, 7188/9188 PDU     B42   6654        240  Both     Yes No
 To Wall, 4.3M, 24A, NEMA
 L6-30 Plug
Power Cord, 7188/9188 PDU     B42   6655        240  Both     Yes No
 To Wall, 4.3M, 24A, RS
 3750DP (Watertight) Plug
Power Cord, 7188/9188 PDU     B42   6656        240  Both     Yes No
 To Wall, 4.3M, 24A, IEC
 309 P+N+G 32A Plug
Power Cord, 7188/9188 PDU To  B42   6657        240  Both     Yes No
 Wall, 4.3M, 24A, PDL Plug
Power Cord, 7188/9188 PDU To  B42   6658        240  Both     Yes No
 Wall, 4.3M, 24A, Korean Plug
Rear Door Heat Exchanger      B42   6858      4,350  Both     Yes No
Power Distribution Unit --    B42   7188      1,000  Both     Yes No
 1 EIA Unit, Universal,
  UTG0247 Connector

Feature conversions for 7998-61X miscellaneous features

                                                Parts  Purchase
From feature:           To feature:             ret    price
 
5409 -- Advanced POWER  5649 -- Advanced POWER  No     $309
 Virtualization          Virtualization
 Standard Edition        Enterprise Edition

Annual minimum maintenance charges

              IO8          IOR
Machine       9 x 5        24 x 7
type/model    4-hour       2-hour
 
7998-61X      $216         $342

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both 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

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.
 
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 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
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